Lost Medicaid Funding
To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.
Things you should Know
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 10:03am.
R.Neal has the info:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 9:28am.
Folks on the R side have a choice of right and righter for Congress in the 3rd District. Their campaigns look like a contest to see who can promise to sell off public schools, destroy Social Security, and trash the environment the fastest, while hating on providing affordable health insurance and holding down working folks paychecks. I rate it a toss up on those points.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 8:12am.
More pictures and some info at the link.
Submitted by onetahiti on July 28, 2014 - 6:47am.
Three Roane County primary school classes are hoping for tablet computers to help them with their studies. Two classes need one tablet and the other needs two.
Unfortunately, these requests are all over $800 each and are unlikely to be filled by any one donor. However, if each school supporter in our community donates just a little, together we could get these students the computers they need.
Please consider helping these children by donating to their projects at DonorsChoose.org: Link....
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 26, 2014 - 8:28am.
In the meantime CEO pay and executive bonuses rise dramatically, as have rates.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 26, 2014 - 8:18am.
Corker delays action on ending delays for veterans seeking medical treatment...says Congress needs time to study why VA needs to hire more doctors and nurses.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 5:06pm.
I wonder if the big news from this is that the unlock effort seems to have stemmed from the petitions.whitehouse.gov site where 115,000 citizens called for this legislation?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 9:34am.
Note: This is Gerald Largin's column from today's Roane County News. I do not re-post articles from media outlets for reasons of copyright and deference, but this is one time I'll make an exception due to the pertinence to Roane County. The TVA Board of Directors should respond to this article with their reasons for allowing a TVA policy this blatantly counter productive. It is long and I hope you will read the entire thing and pass it on.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Lick Skillet Flats has seen the beginning of activity in the development of McGlothin-Largen Park, which the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency on
The sign also explains that the area was “Donated to the People of Tennessee in Memory of Martha McGlothin Largen and John Roy Largen.”
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 8:48am.
ANOTHER LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST FORMER CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEPUTY - BREAKING NEWS
Another multi-million dollar lawsuit involving Cumberland County law enforcement has been filed in a middle Tennessee U.S. District Court. The plaintiff, Keith Jarred Flynn, filed the suit naming former Cumberland County deputy Dustin Hensley, three other deputies, the sheriff’s department and the county as defendants. Flynn alleges in the suit that on June 20th of last year, he was pulled over by Hensley on Pomona Road for a vehicle violation. Flynn says he was ordered out of his car and to get on the ground which he complied after he told Hensley he has a pocketknife on him. The suit then states that Hensley tasered Flynn and handcuffed him in the presence of a minor that was in Flynn’s vehicle.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 7:59am.
Some Roane County Progressive blogger guy gets quoted a lot in Pam's take down of Marty's call for Dems to crossover and vote against Chuck and for Weston.
Little understood in these matters is that the lower the votes in the Democratic primary, the lower the number of delegates TN has at the National convention.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 7:44am.
In less than two weeks this part of the fun time in TN elections will be over. It makes me sad somehow. It's all personal with no real policy differences between the two.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 23, 2014 - 8:00pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 23, 2014 - 7:13pm.
From our "We told you so" Dept...The discussion is here:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 23, 2014 - 9:38am.
Is there a new poll out?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 6:37pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 6:02pm.
If you want simplistic answers to complex problems, you should vote for a Republican. If you want to be represented by one of the most intelligent people I've ever met, Here she is...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 12:20pm.
Nooga.com's David Allen Martin...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 8:04am.
Great singer/songwriters and consumate musicians, these guys are on the rise in a big way. The audience was different in that we didn't see anyone we knew. They seemed to be teenagers and boomers, with a few in between. How do you reach that demographic? NPR!
It was a sell out show at the Bijou on a Monday night. The NPR connection is Prairie Home Companion and the Tiny Desk Concert. Here is the latter:
You can download their first two albums for free at their website. Buy something anyway.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 7:22am.
Women in Tennesee need to ask themselves if they want Stacey Campfield, Ken Yager and Kent Calfee making their reproductive healthcare decisions? That's what Amendment 1 would do. Is that what you want?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 6:14am.
It appears that our East TN media have decided to report on the 3rd District Congressional contest as a society fashion social and leave the voters to be informed by campaign commercials. There is nothing of substance in the Times Free Press coverage of the only event that has all three congressional candidates present and answering the same questions. One wonders if the reporter were even present, given the inane coverage. The TFP is obviously backing Wamp from the photo they chose to use.
The big news of the night appears to be that Chuck cries when he thinks of children pledging allegiance to the flag and that Mary Headrick told Democrats it is foolish to crossover and vote for either of the Republicans because it won't make a lick of difference in Tennessee's future.
Here's the story for what it is worth:
Submitted by mushy on July 21, 2014 - 10:40am.
Yes, the same dynamic group that had you dancing in the aisles last July, is coming back! C. Vaughn Leslie is bringing his group "Boy's Night Out" back to the Princess for The Tony Mason Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 21, 2014 - 9:22am.
As I pour 2 more inches out of the rain guage. That's 5 inches this week here in Whites Creek Gorge.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 21, 2014 - 8:16am.
Election rhetoric is an astounding thing and it's not helped by the "he said, she said" style of lazy reporting we get these days. Speaking to the Tea Party, which eats political BS like strawberries on ice cream, Wamp repeated his "do nothing Congressman charge against Fleischmann by denigrating his House Appropriations Committee assignment:
Submitted by onetahiti on July 19, 2014 - 4:29am.
Updated: There are only 18 15 days left to the DonorsChoose.org funding request of a class of Raymond S. Bower elementary school students. They are hoping for math-themed books to read, graph paper, and other math-related supplies.
The students have raised most of the funds needed but are still $184.89 $174.89 from their goal.
Please, won't you consider giving at least a little? We can let these would-be readers and math students know we care: Link....
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 18, 2014 - 1:10pm.
The status of Wamp's employment being a "paid leave of absence" could result in significant fines from the Federal Election Commission if a complaint by a Signal Mountain businessman proves valid. If Wamp is campaigning instead of working while drawing a paycheck that is a rather large problem for him. The FEC has not responded to the complaint at this point. Wamp and his employer both claim Wamp is "working remotely" and is not on paid leave.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 18, 2014 - 11:07am.
This is aimed at Kentucky, but it could just as well be Tennessee.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 17, 2014 - 7:38am.
Here are today's top reads from around Tennessee, brought to you by Crockett Policy Institute:
EPB Considers Plan to Take Gigabit Service To Rural S.E. Tennessee
Chattanooga has the fastest internet service in the nation. We could have that internet in Roane County only there is a state law that says you can't. That make sense to you? Well there is a conflict between the FCC and that state law. Now the US House wants to stop the people from competing with corporations. Ever the servant of corporations who want to eviscerate competition, Marsha Blackburn want you to keep your slow old steam powered internet under the mantle of "state rights" and how dare the FCC try to do anything for the people that will make corporations have to earn their money!
Submitted by mushy on July 16, 2014 - 3:20pm.
Last Saturday was the next to last edition of the Cruisin' Harriman for 2014, and to say it was hot would be an understatement!
Almost brutal to an "over the hill fat boy" like myself. I walked up Roane Street to the firetruck blocking Roane Street on the west end, and back down to the cars parked in front of the old Miller and Brewer Building (about 3 blocks), and was drenched! It was a two-shower day!
Submitted by mushy on July 16, 2014 - 12:29pm.
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