University of Tennessee “Frackademia” Program Put to Rest, for Now

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 5:45 am

University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s “frackademia” program proposal – set to transform UT’s Institute of Agriculture into a de facto fracking land leasing agency – has been put to rest for now, according to The Tennesseean. In short: the university’s premiere leasing proposal for acreage didn’t recieve a single bid.

 

No Republican Is Safe From Conservatives: Tennessee Edition

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 11:10 am

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has officially received his first Republican primary challenger. State Representative Joe Carr is going to challenge Alexander for being too liberal.

Late Night: On the Road to Dystopia

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 8:00 pm

A couple of things that always struck me about the writings of Asimov et al is the inherent optimism each of these authors showed in their writings. It seems, in their “future histories” that there is/will be a dystopian interlude that humanity has to struggle through, maybe even more than one. I have always found these to be optimistic that we will reach the stars and do so before we kill ourselves and all living creatures.

The State that time forgot (probably on purpose)

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 1:30 am

As disgusting as it may be to see Tennessee revisit one of its historical low-lights, I guess any time spent on this does keep their legislators from pissing in their pants about Sharia law or salivating at the thought of mechanical rape:

Super Tuesday – Live Blog Part Two – Update: Santorum Wins North Dakota, Romney Wins Idaho

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 6:27 pm

It is Super Tuesday with 10 states voting: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. You can find my primer for tonight here and find part one of the live blog here. Real time results can be found at Politico or Google. To recap: So far Newt Gingrich won Georgia. [...]

Super Tuesday – Live Blog – Update: Gingrich Wins Georgia – Romney Wins Massachusetts, Virginia and Vermont – Santorum Wins Tennessee and Oklahoma

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:59 pm

It is Super Tuesday in the Republican presidential primary. This is the single biggest day in the primary with roughly 20 percent of the delegates at stake. People are voting in ten states today: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. You can find my primer for tonight here.

Super Tuesday Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:00 am

Today is the all important Super Tuesday. Ten states with nearly 20 percent of the total delegates are voting in the Republican presidential primary: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Here’s a summary of what to expect in each of these states and what the polls are saying.

Anti-gay TN Lawmaker Stacey Campfield Whines About Booting from Restaurant, Buttsex Obsession

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 7:05 am

It’s nice to see a bigot get a taste of his own medicine. As you may have heard, the “don’t say gay bill” legislator in Tennessee, State Senator Stacey Campfield, was booted out of a restaurant in Knoxville, The Bistro at the Bijou, by the owner for his recent remarks about gays and the origin of AIDS.

FDL Movie Night – The Last Mountain

By: Monday June 27, 2011 5:00 pm

An epic portrait of one community’s long-time battle to take on Massey Energy lawlessness and their Big Coal sycophants in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia, The Last Mountain just might be one of the most timely and game-changing films in years. Beautifully filmed, at once provocative and disquieting, The Last Mountain wonderfully captures the inspiring resistance and indefatigable campaigns of coal mining families — and their outside supporters — to stand up and defend their land and lives.

Late Night: Waltzing in Hell. Or Tennessee.

By: Tuesday June 21, 2011 8:00 pm

I have family in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to lots that is good about America: barbecue, blues, jazz, Elvis, the St. Jude Memorial Research Center/Children’s Hospital, not to mention some gorgeous scenery and important history. But gods have mercy on us, they are crazy there. And it is just getting worse. …

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