February 23, 2018

Dangerous Waters 

Dear Editor, 

Nixon’s Watergate sent 48 People to Prison. Russia Gate will dwarf Watergate. The Constitution of the United States; Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 8, means Trump can not rent hotel rooms and banquet halls to foreigners inside or outside of America. 

Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 6; means Trump can’t rent golf carts to the secret service. His golf cart bills alone are almost $1 million already. The list goes on and on. As one of the crybabies and losers the Grainger Today editor labeled the anti-Trump voters, I would like to ask that before the ladies of the Grainger Today change the name of Bean Station to “Trumptown,” let’s look at some of the damage already done. 

I’ve made sure to verify two or more sources and always double check the facts. Real news from multiple sources. Never Fox News, which is not a news channel. It is a GOP propaganda network for billionaires to control sheep.  Your paper Nov. 1 said that Senator Corker gave Obama a blank check on the Iran Nuclear Deal. That does not match reports from MSNBC, CNN or PBS. Nor does it agree with any of the independent news networks. 

Under your personal column titled “Corker Flips,” The Tennessean is called a “leftist rag.” I found articles on Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, but nothing even close to far left. You attacked Bob Corker for being honest. Then, you verified exactly what Senator Corker said. Your quote, “President Trump is the same man as candidate Trump.” Bob Corker said the same thing and that Trump showed no signs of learning to be a president. Multiple senseless “campaign rallies” after January 20, 2017 proves you right that he is “still the same man.” A blowhard, habitual liar. 

Ronald Reagan Jr. said recently on MSNBC, that “President Trump was something the Electoral College vomited into our laps.” 

The first moves Trump and his team of billionaires made was to legalize the dumping of coal ash into Kentucky streams and rollback 865 regulations on the oil and chemical companies. These are hazmat chemicals, poisons to humans. Trump then put Scott Pruitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, a man that sued the EPA 14 times for the oil and chemical companies. He is not going to protect anything except corporate profits. Google Scott Pruitt’s  

$25,000 soundproof phone booth at taxpayer’s expense. Honest people do not need $25,000 soundproof phone booths. Maybe you think all this doesn’t matter to Grainger County citizens. Or worse, maybe you think it’s “refreshing,” like your article called it. 

Did the rollback of 865 hazmat regulations attribute [SIC] to the massive fire and explosion at Eastman Chemical in Kingsport? YouTube MSNBC video under Kingsport Tennessee explosion. See the bridge in the background? Following this accident, the same day, reports were that there was no danger to the public! Nothing safe makes 50-foot flames and blows up buildings. The day after, Hurricane Maria came through with inches of rain over two more days. Washing the contaminated area into the Holston River flowing to Cherokee Lake. The EPA has been castrated by Trump through Pruitt. Has anybody tested the water since the Eastman explosion? It’s possible that all the communities downstream of Kingsport are in danger. I rushed and bought a water filter system immediately and started warning friends. 

Flint Michigan is proof the government would hide lead poisoning to a whole city. Does anyone think that Eastman Chemical or the EPA are going to tell us that they’ve poisoned our water? Not likely. Wake up folks. Chemical poisoning is permanent. It’s not a safe bet that Trump’s head of the EPA is going to care about our water. Filter all the tap water your family drinks. As the chemicals flow downstream, the fish may not be safe either. 

I am forwarding this letter to Senators Alexander and Corker as a request for emergency safety water monitoring from the explosion site down to the Cherokee Lake. Senators call the EPA, senator@corker.senate.gov.  

Send your Thank-you letters to President Donald Trump, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500. Jesus is supposed to represent love not hate.

 Mark G. Flippin 
Bean Station 

Grainger County Business & Industry Directory

Grainger County Business & Industry Directory

Dangerous Waters 

Dear Editor, 

Nixon’s Watergate sent 48 People to Prison. Russia Gate will dwarf Watergate. The Constitution of the United States; Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 8, means Trump can not rent hotel rooms and banquet halls to foreigners inside or outside of America. 

Article 2, Section 1, Paragraph 6; means Trump can’t rent golf carts to the secret service. His golf cart bills alone are almost $1 million already. The list goes on and on. As one of the crybabies and losers the Grainger Today editor labeled the anti-Trump voters, I would like to ask that before the ladies of the Grainger Today change the name of Bean Station to “Trumptown,” let’s look at some of the damage already done. 

I’ve made sure to verify two or more sources and always double check the facts. Real news from multiple sources. Never Fox News, which is not a news channel. It is a GOP propaganda network for billionaires to control sheep.  Your paper Nov. 1 said that Senator Corker gave Obama a blank check on the Iran Nuclear Deal. That does not match reports from MSNBC, CNN or PBS. Nor does it agree with any of the independent news networks. 

Under your personal column titled “Corker Flips,” The Tennessean is called a “leftist rag.” I found articles on Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, but nothing even close to far left. You attacked Bob Corker for being honest. Then, you verified exactly what Senator Corker said. Your quote, “President Trump is the same man as candidate Trump.” Bob Corker said the same thing and that Trump showed no signs of learning to be a president. Multiple senseless “campaign rallies” after January 20, 2017 proves you right that he is “still the same man.” A blowhard, habitual liar. 

Ronald Reagan Jr. said recently on MSNBC, that “President Trump was something the Electoral College vomited into our laps.” 

The first moves Trump and his team of billionaires made was to legalize the dumping of coal ash into Kentucky streams and rollback 865 regulations on the oil and chemical companies. These are hazmat chemicals, poisons to humans. Trump then put Scott Pruitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, a man that sued the EPA 14 times for the oil and chemical companies. He is not going to protect anything except corporate profits. Google Scott Pruitt’s  

$25,000 soundproof phone booth at taxpayer’s expense. Honest people do not need $25,000 soundproof phone booths. Maybe you think all this doesn’t matter to Grainger County citizens. Or worse, maybe you think it’s “refreshing,” like your article called it. 

Did the rollback of 865 hazmat regulations attribute [SIC] to the massive fire and explosion at Eastman Chemical in Kingsport? YouTube MSNBC video under Kingsport Tennessee explosion. See the bridge in the background? Following this accident, the same day, reports were that there was no danger to the public! Nothing safe makes 50-foot flames and blows up buildings. The day after, Hurricane Maria came through with inches of rain over two more days. Washing the contaminated area into the Holston River flowing to Cherokee Lake. The EPA has been castrated by Trump through Pruitt. Has anybody tested the water since the Eastman explosion? It’s possible that all the communities downstream of Kingsport are in danger. I rushed and bought a water filter system immediately and started warning friends. 

Flint Michigan is proof the government would hide lead poisoning to a whole city. Does anyone think that Eastman Chemical or the EPA are going to tell us that they’ve poisoned our water? Not likely. Wake up folks. Chemical poisoning is permanent. It’s not a safe bet that Trump’s head of the EPA is going to care about our water. Filter all the tap water your family drinks. As the chemicals flow downstream, the fish may not be safe either. 

I am forwarding this letter to Senators Alexander and Corker as a request for emergency safety water monitoring from the explosion site down to the Cherokee Lake. Senators call the EPA, senator@corker.senate.gov.  

Send your Thank-you letters to President Donald Trump, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500. Jesus is supposed to represent love not hate.

 Mark G. Flippin 
Bean Station