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Re: “The legendary attorney they called 'Citizen' made crusading seem fun

George believed that there was no greater honor in the world than to be a citizen of the United States. Hence, his affection for the title.

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Posted by Phillip Purcell on 08/28/2014 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Can little-known Democrat Lenda Sherrell succeed where Jim Tracy failed against Scott DesJarlais?

I agree with Sherrell relative to personal decisions, but to have affairs with patients and to only receive an unprofessional conduct "slap on the hand" from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners is unacceptable by this Board. It's an integrity hit to the medical community and clearly demonstrates this Board cannot support and police it's own. And the good doctor's reward? We elected him to congress. Apparently, a good place to be if you're void in integrity.

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Posted by skb68322 on 08/28/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “The Front of the Book: Sheila Barnett, Lenda Sherrell, Citizen Barrett and More

Or rather HER (Lenda Sherrell). ;-)

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Posted by Gregory D. Hanners on 08/28/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Don't want to go to college, eh? Here's a dirty secret — you don't have to

While I certainly don't feel as if those who don't wish to attend college should feel obligated to do so, one should be aware that there are significant benefits to doing so. One need only Google income and college graduate to quantify the economic benefits.

Anecdotally, college and graduate school were crucial to my ability to obtain and retain gainful employment for the past decade and a half. A key component of this was the development of critical thinking skills and the exposure to ideas, theories, art, culture and people I wouldn't have otherwise. These experiences have played a significant role in shaping my adult life. Certainly I'd be a very different person if I'd not spent those 6 years at university.

Posted by TobintheGnome on 08/28/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Front of the Book: Sheila Barnett, Lenda Sherrell, Citizen Barrett and More

"We expect to be supportive across a range of activities" (to support Sherrell)

How hard can it be? Give him enough money to run a credible race.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/28/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “100 Percent of Students Passing Social Studies Is A Problem

Oh, I just thought my kids were really smart.

I looked at 4th grade standards (includes American Revolution) and 8th grade (includes American Revolution). Lots (and lots) of good stuff.

Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/28/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Can little-known Democrat Lenda Sherrell succeed where Jim Tracy failed against Scott DesJarlais?

Forrester, who has completely failed Democrats in this state, is quoted "If they really understood exactly what kind of guy Scott DesJarlais was, particularly moderate Republican women, they'd just be aghast." and "You just couldn't write a better scenario for somebody who has dirty hands, with Scott DesJarlais."

Chip Forrester would bring up an 8th grade school yard remark made by someone if he thought it would further his cause. Sherrell has it right, "You know, all of us — if we live long enough — we have some personal decisions that we've made that we regret, and I think that he has said that. I think he is interested in moving on with his life, as would any of us."

She will go further with that attitude than she possibly could with an attitude like Forrester's.

I think Tracy's biggest problem was he jumped in the race almost immediately after DesJarlais was elected to his second term and basically took the approach of 'if I'm the first and biggest challenger, then I can't not win against him.' He forgot to campaign and make himself the better candidate, and for that reason, he lost the primary.

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Posted by Patrick Keohane on 08/28/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Copious use of sock puppets by the usual suspect expressing his anger toward everyone not white, male, and wearing a brown shirt!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/28/2014 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

I really do not understand where these comments are heading or even where they are coming from anymore. Would someone please identify who is attacking who (or is it whom, I have an accounting degree).

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Posted by Moost on 08/28/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Until I read this column, I did not know that StyleBlueprint was just an online version of Lucky. I can only assume that in his careful scrutiny of SB's post, Pith missed its slogan "Connecting Women to Their Community." I also noticed that Pith was missing its credo: "Chastising The World on Imagined Racism," although they may need to add something about condescending sexism.
Pith's Don-Draper-esque screed aside, surely these ladies earned the right to discuss important topics like human trafficking when they got the vote. And seeing how the Scene only covers the issue tangentally -- just do a search of the term "Human Trafficking" on this site -- why so snarky? Every time the Scene slams another publication or blog, you sound like a band busting on another's bass player: self-serving, of interest only to other journalistas, and lazy. Maybe you should try to increase your listeners by putting out a great product rather than nit-picking the competition; because that's what SB is doing, and their page views are better than Pith's, notwithstanding sensationalist click-fodder like this.

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Posted by J-Law on 08/28/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “We Can't Make This Up (UPDATED)

I KNEW her schizophrenia would eventually get the best of her!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/28/2014 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Where to have fun if you're not 21 in Music City

The Belcourt is indeed a living wonder of fine arts eclecticism. It officially (re)-opened in Hillsboro Village when I was both a Music City and neighborhood resident, and I proceeded to spend a SERIOUS amount of recreational time within its hallowed red carpeted environs.

A sample week: three-day film retrospective of Kurosawa's modern dramatic police procedurals (Stray Dog, High and Low, etc.), a one-night showing/on-stage panel discussion on the remembrances of Robert Altman's 'Nashville' when it was being filmed locally on Music Row, and, finally, a Sunday evening live concert from the original 'Basher' himself, Nick Lowe.

Wash, rinse, and repeat again: GodInHeaven, I reaaaaallly miss Nashville.

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Posted by Conslor on 08/28/2014 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Appreciation: George Barrett Loved Being A Lawyer

Geier v. UT;

RIP, Lion.

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Posted by accipiter on 08/28/2014 at 1:06 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: André 3000, ISIS, and America's Executions

There's no way to know how many people are shot and killed by police each year. That's convenient.…

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/27/2014 at 11:39 PM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/27/2014 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows


The claws come out.

Hystericality by the one-upping holier than thou crowd vs. a choomer.

Grab a beer.

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Posted by Ghost of Steve mcNairs Hunchback on 08/27/2014 at 11:20 PM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/27/2014 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Only blog post I've ever seen to tag "human trafficking" and "stupid shit" together. The article referred to raised tons of awareness today in Nashville (shared over 1000 times on FB) and the argument of pot legalization and the pushers looking for new lines of income, and thus perhaps gaining entry into the #2 fastest growing crime arena, is not new. But, surely as the political whiz of our city, Steve knows this. Sounds to me like Steve has a personal issue with StyleBlueprint and is trying to hide his own sexism by saying "little missy, adjust your lip gloss and don't start educating your audience on important stuff. Leave that to the menfolk, ok?" BTW, StyleBlueprint has had many informative articles about women's issues for years ... But, just like this one, Steve probably hasn't read them, or even all of this one. And racism? I saw this post shared on FB pages dedicated to black women empowerment. But, let's tell them the white guy says that somehow discussing sex trafficking and raising awareness is racist.

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Posted by Steve is a Sexist on 08/27/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “We Can't Make This Up (UPDATED)

I posted this comment at 10:35 PM and I am donna locke not a gutless stalker. (fuck the constitution)

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Posted by donna lockë on 08/27/2014 at 10:36 PM

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