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Comment Archives: stories: News: Pith in the Wind

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Donna you're ignoring the facts. Civil rights legislation has been passed and upheld by the courts. Having said that the only thing that bothers me is your presumptuousness in speaking for others. It's one thing to speak for your alleged sister who, for all I know, may be a convenient fiction. Please don't add further insult by assuming you know how I feel.

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Posted by Fred on 04/29/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Fred, you have shown yourself incapable of understanding the concept of individual freedom and rights and the concept of balance of those rights in our society, so there is no point in further responding to you. Also, it bothers you and certain others, just absolutely frosts you, when facts about me, and some others obviously, don't fit the narrative you want to tell about us. Well, we control our own narrative, you don't, and we will continue to tell it, not only for ourselves but for those we speak for who can no longer speak for themselves.

My mother and I happened to be talking about my sister today and what she would think about all that has happened since she died. She would be thrilled with the marriage ruling. She was pretty outspoken about doing her own thing and letting others do theirs. She wouldn't be trying to force someone to bake a cake or do anything else for her that they didn't want to do. She wanted acceptance, understanding, equality, opportunity. She would not have wanted to live in a police state intent on controlling our every move.

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Posted by Donna on 04/29/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

@Fred: "... or how they live their life the business owner's business?"

They are asking the business owner to enhance (in his eyes) their immoral lifestyles. Is their lifestyle immoral? In some societies they are executed, but who am I to judge?

"...O'er the land of the FREE, and the home of the brave."

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Posted by yoyo moi on 04/29/2016 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Activists Deliver 'People's State of Metro' Address; One Protester Arrested

So when there's no actual law being violated, MNPD uses "disorderly conduct" to suppress free speech rights and dissent? Shame!

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Posted by Kenneth Thomas on 04/29/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Barry Talks Transit, Affordable Housing and Conflict in First State of Metro

For starters you could let people ride the bus free or for 25 cents. Perhaps that might fill up the empty buses, sometimes the big jointed ones, going out West End, AMP country, empty. OK, 50 cents.

Those big jointed buses are "articulated hybrids."

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Posted by whitehunter on 04/29/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Kid Rock is a Real Person with a Real, Dead Friend

I agree, this happens everywhere unfortunately. I travel out of town often for work and find myself getting back to the hotel late in the evening just when the late local news is on. Usually the leading story is of the 911 calls being released. It doesn't just happen in Nashville and it doesn't happen to celebrities only.

And Donna, how can a dead person give permission to anyone for anything?!?!

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Posted by T Sachs on 04/29/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Barry Talks Transit, Affordable Housing and Conflict in First State of Metro

I wish Mayor Barry well on her public transportation initiatives. Unfortunately, our state legislature is filled with dipsticks from Heehaw Junction, TN who don't quite cotton to public transportation. It's a challenge to make someone whose definition of a traffic jam is three pickup trucks stuck behind a tractor understand the crunch the metro Nashville region is under.

The Trinity Lane widening at I-24/I-65 just finished, after being spearheaded by James Robertson shortly after founding Fort Nashborough, but as someone driving in I-24 it's hard to tell the before-and-after difference. East Nashville is growing so quickly that whatever extra road capacity TDOT was trying to add was eaten by growth before they could finish. My car still gets stuck in traffic at the same spot, only there are two lanes instead of one now.

Dear Legislature, this is a *Tennessee* problem, not just a Nashville problem. In my own county, ~50% of the population commutes to Davidson County for work. I can't speak for the rest of them, but I'm tired of getting caught in "rush hour" traffic at 7 pm because you're afraid to raise gas taxes a few pennies while oil prices have collapsed.

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Posted by T.J. Snodgrass on 04/29/2016 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Barry Talks Transit, Affordable Housing and Conflict in First State of Metro

If any had bothered, at my suggestion, to read the WSJ the other day, one could have learned about the success of limiting zoning with resulting protection of affordable housing in Houston. Handouts for Title 8 housing and the set asides for cheap housing do not work, actually worsening the problem..

The mayor goes blindly down the path of liberal "solutions" noe over 50 years old.

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Posted by whitehunter on 04/29/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Grassroots Organizers Plan Silent Vigil, Press Conference During State of Metro Address

Recall the War on Poverty,

50 years of poverty and trillions spent. Democrats/liberals in control in these broken down big cities. The Anglworm knows this. So does S Hale- wonders what to do, page after page followed by his side-kick who some hope will replace the disgraced B Phillips.

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Posted by whitehunter on 04/29/2016 at 4:57 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Now you're changing your argument yoyo, but the question is still the same: if someone goes to a business and asks for a service the business provides why is the customer's skin color, religion, or how they live their life the business owner's business?

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Posted by Fred on 04/29/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

"The question is, if, for example, someone goes into a bakery solely to buy a cake why is it the baker's business what they do elsewhere?"

That's not the question. The question is, "Should someone be compelled by law to deal with someone to whom they are morally opposed?"

BTW, I think the business owner should deal with whomever, or whatever, but I don't think they should be forced to do so by law.

@John The Revelator: I've never commented about your mother under my name or any sock puppet except a few years ago I mentioned that she did a poor job raising you and instilling values. You continue to prove me right.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 04/29/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Hmmmm, hmmmmm, hmm, tweet - tweet - tweet.

(I'm humming and whistling with my fingers in my ears until Fred gives up and goes away.)

(I win every argument like this.)

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Posted by yøyo moi on 04/29/2016 at 4:11 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Dennis Hastert, Baltimore and the 'Woman Card'

My mother prays for the shit-eating, scoundrel, yoyo moi.

I hope he decides to make toast in the bathtub.

A lot.

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Posted by John the Revelator on 04/29/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

It also occurs to me that it's funny yoyo moi should mention restaurants. In addition to lying is he deliberately ignoring history? At one time in this country restaurants did refuse service to certain classes of people. It led to sit-ins and other protests.

That comparison is equivalent whereas yoyo moi's example of people having sex in restaurants isn't, unless he knows of some restaurants where having sex is on the menu.

Anyway let's just be clear that Donna is arguing that those restaurants should have been allowed to voluntarily decide to serve all people because civil rights legislation is "intrusive" and part of a "police state".

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Posted by Fred on 04/29/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Grassroots Organizers Plan Silent Vigil, Press Conference During State of Metro Address

Generational poverty is the primary cause of poverty. But not all poor people are homeless, and not all homeless people are poor.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 04/29/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

In 3, 2, 1...

What do you have to say about my mother, yoyo?

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Posted by John the Revelator on 04/29/2016 at 3:44 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

He understands Fred.

You can't see him grinning for all the shit in his mouth.

(He's a shit eating liar.)

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Posted by John the Revelator on 04/29/2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

I'll never admit I recognize a false equivalency.

As a propagandist, It's my favorite weapon.

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Posted by yøyo moi on 04/29/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

yoyo moi Nice try but you still don't understand the argument. The question is, if, for example, someone goes into a bakery solely to buy a cake why is it the baker's business what they do elsewhere?

Hopefully that explanation will help you understand what a false equivalency is and why you're guilty of it.

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Posted by Fred on 04/29/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Has Rep. Tilman Goins Just Helped all of Tennessee's Immigrants?

Pretty sure they are Baptists; they attend a Baptist Church in Morristown. Throwing in the misinformation that they are Muslims while Islamist imperialists sneak into the US & inundate Europe on the Trojan Horse of asylum is a low, dishonest scam!

Posted by Howard Tofind on 04/29/2016 at 3:30 PM

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