Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thousands of Freshmen Could Lose Scholarships...Gerrymandering...Obama Gives Cancer Survivor a Lift...Crockett Buzz

Thousands of Tennessee college freshmen in danger of losing scholarship

It’s worse than gerrymandering: This is the reform we need to restore democracy, competitive elections

Judge denies request to dismiss lawsuit on abortion measure

As Donald Trump surges in polls, Democrats cheer

Madison cancer survivor gets surprise lift from Obama

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Real Reason Haslam Did Not Meet With the President of the United States of America

From the TFP:

"Gov. Bill Haslam did not greet the president at the airport, and doesn't plan to attend the president's speech. Although there is nothing listed on the Knoxville Republican's public schedule today, Haslam spokesman David Smith said the timing didn't work out for Haslam to meet with the president.
Haslam had "meetings" Wednesday, Smith said. He didn't elaborate."

We are now told that Haslam was busy working out the structure of the new Department of Irrelevancy, which he will head.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What the Scotus Coal Ruling Actually Means

Anton Scalia intentionally falsified the arithmetic in negating the EPA's  standing to regulate mercury emissions from coal fired generating plants under its current regulatory position. The EPA should immediately reformulate the numbers and issue new regulations that essentially do the same thing. Coal is killing people even more quickly than it is killing our planet. Those deaths and many more coal caused illnesses were the basis of the North Carolina Attorney General's law suit against TVA that ultimately forced TVA to install newer more effective pollution controls on Watts Bar and three other coal fired plants in TN.

Eric Wolf at Politico has a very good overview of where we stand at the moment with a conservative dominated Scotus ruling that lives don;t matter as long as there's a profit to be had.

Seven Counties Refuse to Obey TN Atorney General and the Law of the Land...More from CPI Buzz

Seven Tennessee counties not licensing same-sex marriages

Supporters seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Supreme Court Upholds Use of Controversial Execution Drug

Why Obama chose Nashville for health care speech

Monday, June 29, 2015

From our "Not Again?" Dept: TNGOP Drafts Bill to Save Us from Imaginary Threats (Crockett Buzz for 6-29-15)

Tennessee drafting 'Pastor Protection Act' after Supreme Court ruling

Obama to speak in Nashville area Wednesday about ACA

Supreme Court on right side of history

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Crockett Buzz: TN Logo Named "Pork of the Year"

New TN logo named 'Pork of the Year' by Beacon Center

Battle Over Gas Tax Looming in Tennessee

‘Highway for Heroes’ program launched in Tennessee

Haslam will ‘wait and see’ on gay marriage, health care rulings

Monday, June 15, 2015

"Insure TN Would Save 54 Hospitals From Closure" Crockett Buzz for 6-15-15

Supreme Court races the clock on gay marriage, Obamacare and more

Fisk student walks from N.C. to D.C. for Insure TN

Haslam plans gas tax tour; AFP plans anti-tax tour