Today, 3 PM.
The Vols will try to stop the Gators' winning streak
Nice to see you again.
Oh, the two teams have played every year over the last decade, but it hasn’t felt like this.
Teeth-gritting, slobbering intensity.
Pure old-fashioned hate.
The smell of pressure in the air.
Go Vols!bizgrrl's blog | 10 comments | | | By michael kaplan, Fri, 2016/09/23 - 9:53pm
Requiem for the American Dream
2015, Color, 75 minutes
In a series of interviews spanning four years, linguist and social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.
Sunday, October 16, 7:00 pm
University of Tennessee Hodges Library 101 (Auditorium)
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN 37996
Free and open to the public
Discussion to follow the screening
Democratic Socialists of America (Knoxville)
Platypus Affiliated Society (Knoxville)
It's almost time for the rumble. The first 2016 presidential debate will be Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 9 PM to 10:30 PM.
Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Vanity Fair - How Clinton can beat Trump
The Atlantic - When Donald meets Hillary
Could be a tough debate. How do you handle the Donald while not ending up looking like Jeb, Marco, Chris, Ted, etc.?bizgrrl's blog | 6 comments | | | By R. Neal, Fri, 2016/09/23 - 8:19am
Ruby Tuesday announced yesterday that they are selling their Maryville Church St. headquarters property to Altar’d State, a Knoxville apparel company, for $2.8 million.
They are also moving their Restaurant Support Center to their facilities on Broadway in Maryville. News reports say that 19 operations employees will be laid off in the process. The changes are related to their recent announcement that they are closing 95 restaurants as part of their "asset rationalization plan."
CEO James J. Buettgen announced on Sept. 13th that he is resigning. He has been with the company since December, 2012 and has been unsuccessful in turning the struggling business around. Ruby Tuesday's stock has fallen 60% on his watch.
With all their talk about a "fresh start," menu tweaks, atmosphere makeovers, price adjustments, coupon promotions and so on, they still seem to be missing the basic concepts of good food and good service at reasonable prices.
Here's a recent email exchange with their CEO...R. Neal's blog | 4 comments | Read more | | | By R. Neal, Thu, 2016/09/22 - 8:16am
The @instapundit twitter account is currently suspended. It's not clear if it is a temporary or permanent ban. It appears his account was suspended after he retweeted a photo of protesters blocking I-277 in Charlotte and commented "run them down."
See also: Knoxville News Sentinel...
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds responds...R. Neal's blog | 19 comments | | | By R. Neal, Thu, 2016/09/22 - 6:48am
The Mrs. has finally dumped IE and is now using Chrome on all her devices, including her desktop. Welcome to the 21st century!R. Neal's blog | 1 comment | | | By jbr, Wed, 2016/09/21 - 12:54pm
Elizabeth Warren in action ....
Watch the video ...
from CNN ...
jbr's blog | 2 comments | | | By jbr, Wed, 2016/09/21 - 12:27pm
Millions of phony accounts. Fake bank card PIN numbers. Fictitious email accounts. Wells Fargo admitted to firing 5,300 employees for engaging in these shocking tactics.
The bank earlier this month paid $185 million in penalties and has since apologized.
from Environmental Working Group
jbr's blog | Add new comment | | | By R. Neal, Wed, 2016/09/21 - 10:14am
Knox County, Tennessee
All 6 water systems tested positive for chromium-6. 56 out of 59 samples tested positive for chromium-6.
Average: 0.0747 ppb
Range: ND - 0.160 ppb
California Public Health Goal: 0.02 ppb
Systems Containing Chromium-6
Frank Cagle is using the wrong propaganda talking points when he states in his column today that "The Tennessee Valley Authority board has voted to ban houseboats on its lakes."R. Neal's blog | 10 comments | | | By bizgrrl, Wed, 2016/09/21 - 8:46am
TDOT is planning to replace the Broadway bridge/viaduct over the train tracks between Jackson Ave. and Depot St. This stretch of Broadway is expected to be closed for 2 1/2 years starting some time in 2017.
The planned detour will go east on Summit Hill to north on Hall of Fame Drive, then west on Fifth Ave. For those in the know, instead of Hall of Fame, the route for locals can be north on Gay Street or Central.bizgrrl's blog | 4 comments | | | By jbr, Tue, 2016/09/20 - 9:53pm
With our high pollution levels I wonder what degree of this is in Knoxville
From Lancaster University ...
jbr's blog | Add new comment | | | By jbr, Tue, 2016/09/20 - 12:45am
Tiny magnetic particles from air pollution have for the first time been discovered to be lodged in human brains– and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Here we go again
No excuse for six developers on MPC commission. Should be more like 2 or 3. MPC commission should be representative of the community. The mayor is way wrong on this one.
from The Shopper-News ...
“I have become aware that Mayor Burchett is planning to appoint yet another developer/builder to the MPC. The building/development community is already well represented on the MPC with at least six members, and many people believe that a regular citizen should be appointed instead.
jbr's blog | 2 comments | | | By R. Neal, Mon, 2016/09/19 - 1:48pm
We need someone with ties to homeowner groups, families or schools – a regular person – not yet another developer.”
Knoxville City Council member Nick Della Volpe is organizing an "East and Northeast Knoxville Economic Summit" to discuss the "potential for retail growth and medical services in the northeast quadrant of the city."
Details in the media advisory after the break...Add new comment | Read more | | | By R. Neal, Mon, 2016/09/19 - 1:39pm
From Knoxville City Council Member Nick Pavlis...
The annual South Knoxville local elected officials forum will be held Thursday September 29th from 6:00-7:30 pm. The forum will be held at South Knoxville Elementary school located at 801 Sevier Avenue. This is a chance to hear comments from and ask questions to your School Board member Amber Rountree, County Commissioner Carson Dailey, and City Council member Nick Pavlis.3 comments | | | By eellis, Mon, 2016/09/19 - 12:00pm
Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Knoxville Attorney Tammy Kaousias for a discussion of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman, at this month's Books Sandwiched In, a program series sponsored by the Friends of KCPL.
“Give Us the Ballot brings to life the struggle and increasingly intense backlash against the Voting Rights Act of 1965," Kaousias says. “This struggle is going on right now, and each one of us is a living participant and creator of this historical struggle.”Add new comment | Read more | | | By bizgrrl, Mon, 2016/09/19 - 6:55am
It's going on the second week after a major gas pipeline break in Alabama.
We haven't tried to buy gas in the past four days. We have noticed gas prices are rising, over $2 many places.
Be careful around truckers hauling gas. They're working on twelve hour days.bizgrrl's blog | 7 comments | | | By bizgrrl, Mon, 2016/09/19 - 6:36am
Krispy Kreme is celebrating Talk like a Pirate Day.
A free donut if you talk like a pirate.
Dress like a pirate and you get a dozen free donuts.
...he no longer wants to be called a vice presidential candidate.
He opposes the word “vice” on religious grounds
asked during his press conference if he condemned the word “vice” on Christian principles, why then didn’t he condemn the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization, that openly participates in immoral and wicked behavior?
“I would,” he answered. “But if we start criticizing deplorables, we run the risk of losing half our voters.”
“The Bible says that the Lord helps those who help themselves,” Pence responded.
“But governor,” the reporter responded, “that phrase is not in the Bible.”
“Never mind,” Pence responded, “it’s in the Republican Bible.”
Anyone afraid to put out a Clinton for President yard sign or bumper sticker on your car?bizgrrl's blog | 16 comments | | |