Moonshiner Popcorn is dead

There’s no word on a cause of death yet, but long time moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton died today.  Here’s a local story. As I’m writing this, I noticed that WATE.com is reporting that it’s an apparent suicide. It’s ridiculous that we even spent tax dollars chasing him, and I for one am glad that he […]

We don’t need no education

I’ve made a point to be careful about what I say about Knoxville and Tennessee in general.  After all, I don’t want to piss off too many people that I may have to deal with on a day to day basis. But the past couple of days have pissed me off, so it’s about time […]

Knoxville Area Economy Heading Down

It’s been a bad week for business in the Knoxville area to say the least.  Here are some headlines from just this past week: Goody’s shutting doors after 55 years in business (800 jobs lost) Sea Ray plant closing (575 jobs lost) Officials ‘in shock’ as Alcoa announces layoff of 450 (450 jobs lost) ImagePoint […]

$200K for Knoxville recyling study?

Here’s a brilliant use of money – at least it’s not tax dollars….   The city of Knoxville has received a $200,000 grant aimed at developing a realistic strategy to substantially increase residential recycling rates. I’ve never understood the recycling program here.  You can pay extra to have your recycling picked up, or you can drop […]

Vols lose to Wyoming?

I knew the Vols were bad this year, that they have played some of the worst football I’ve ever seen from a major program, that their play calling on offense was horrid (Hey Fulmer – play Madden sometime!) but even I didn’t expect them to lose to a bad Wyoming team.  At home. Here’s something […]

Shooting Warrants

In case anyone is interested, here’s a link to the search warrant for David Adkisson’s home.  It’s linked from WBIR’s site, as the Knoxville News Sentinel is once again way behind the other local media in publishing up to date information. Warrant #1 Warrant #2 I also have copies of the warrants stored locally in […]

Knoxville Church Shooting Coverage

The Knoxville News Sentinel deleted a lot of comments on its’ story during the day Sunday.  I left a few comments regarding deleting the comments and their coverage of the story in general.  Guess what – my comments were deleted….  Here’s what they posted as a reason this morning: Posted by KNSemily on July 28, […]

Heat Pumps – Part 2

Ok, I promised to follow up with my search for a replacement for my 32 year old GE AC and natural gas furnace, so here’s what I’ve done. My search for impartial reliability ratings was fruitless – no one does reliability ratings on heat pumps that I can find.  In talking to the dealers that […]

It ain’t rocket science

As I was driving around the streets of west Knoxville this afternoon, the stupidity of the traffic light system here made my blood boil.  Why can’t Knoxville set the timing on the lights so you don’t stop at every single light? It ain’t rocket science!  Take Cedar Bluff road – please!  I defy anyone, at […]