The Daily Bucket: Saving the Redwoods #3; We Knocked off a Gas Station.

An Oregon developer of a proposed gas station next to a creek and wetlands has withdrawn his application. In short:  Victory! Withdrawn App, how sweet the sound, Saving trees … thirty feet around. They were doomed on this place, but now are saved, thanks to Grace. The nearby neighborhoods’ coveys of bird watchers and Lake…

Over 200 commentors reject Chevron gas station/mini-mart.

A developer’s plans to site a Chevron service station and mini-mart hit a hurricane of resistance,  in part to the valiant efforts of several Kos contributors, and many others. In some ways this is Daily Kos’ interim victory, since widespread publication of my earlier Daily Kos Daily Bucket, Save the Redwoods, helped engage folks.  www.dailykos.com/… Not…

Texas TV station: Trump & GOP liars on Preexisting Conditions. Surprising!

Surprisingly KHOU, a Texas TV station decided to fact check the president and the GOP on the veracity of their preexisting conditions claim. The station called them out in no uncertain terms. Trump and his cabal have been lying to Americans about their support for preexisting conditions even as they are suing to overturn Obamacare which is…

Sinclair-owned TV station loses advertisers over pulling truth-telling meteorologist off the air

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is an update to a previous story I published here. According to the Springfield (IL) Journal-Register, at least four advertisers have pulled their funding from Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned ABC affiliate WICS-TV, which is licensed to Springfield, Illinois and serves much of central Illinois and, through its full-power rebroadcaster WICD-TV, east-central Illinois. This…