Nationally it's about an even split, with a bias to Chick-fil-a in the south and other conservative states. But in 10 years the chain will be gone - for reasons that will be nothing to do with opinions of homosexuals or marriage.
"It is probably about 98% complete". Probably? About? "It was delayed because of the impact of the tornadoes, and some spring storms and some heavy rains" Does TVA project planning assume perfect weather in its schedules?
Typical TVA nuclear incompetence. Just like Watts Bar 2. Late, over-budget and yet another hot summer with Brown's Ferry limited to 50% output.
Peachh2u - If you try and abandon a child at one of those locations, do you think they just let you walk out the door? Even this poor simple-minded woman had enough sense to realize that she would probably get into trouble for leaving her kid at a police station. Of course the deluded idiot was soon found and arrested anyway.
Tax fossil fuels enough to reflect their finite suppy and real cost to society, and there's no need for subsidies to encourage electric cars or mandated mpg values. Doing this would also generate badly-needed additional revenue to pay for the things the government must spend to keep our society civil.
"Socialism" doesn't mean the same thing in the US as it does elsewhere. Here it is a derogatory term, generally referring to anything centrally funded for the common good - with the notable exceptions of The Military and bailing out large financial institutions.
TVA had exactly the same problem with cost and schedule overruns of its nuke construction back in the days when all that work was done by TVA employees and not contracting companies. These problems are simply inherent in the nuclear business.
Is the cartoon implying that TVA is drunk on money?
No, No! TVA is a Federal Government Agency and therefore MUST be less competent than private utilities like Duke and Southern Company, no matter what the comparative electricity rates and salaries. "Everyone knows" that government entities are bad and cannot run a business properly. How could "everyone" possibly be wrong?
Our democratic process is so much better now that people must produce drivers licenses to vote. Just as doing that has hugely improved the safety of our air travel.
The last thing we need now is an expensively revamped shopping mall. Better to shut Northgate down and spend our money on more important things.