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Re: “Nashville Hero, Marion Barry, Dead at 78

"Rather, his most unforgivable sin was claiming that race was the issue rather than the drugs and the corruption."
This was the comment I was addressing.

Please respond to that.

Posted by AnglRdr on 11/26/2014 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Email Shows Register Consulted With Charter Lobbyist on East Nashville Plan

Why would Register be missed?

Posted by AnglRdr on 11/26/2014 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Nashville Hero, Marion Barry, Dead at 78

AnglRdr,

Not at all.

One can respect the achievements of Barry as a civil rights leader {and even his successes as Mayor} while deploring other aspects of his life. You might have noted that Betsy makes this point herself in her penultimate paragraph.

My point was in response to Betsy's comment "But his legacy is marred by his drug use and his womanizing and his other failings."

Posted by Mark Rogers on 11/26/2014 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Email Shows Register Consulted With Charter Lobbyist on East Nashville Plan

I will make you a promise. Two years into his/her term, you will miss Jesse Register. Be careful what you ask for, Will.

Posted by doyourworkjeff on 11/26/2014 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

Peaceful does not equate into "non-disruptive." Protests are intended to be disruptive--that is how you get people's attention, after all.

Posted by AnglRdr on 11/26/2014 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

"It is not simply that Brown was unarmed, it is a question of reasonable force. So your FBI stat is irrelevant."

How so? It is because certain facts might make you reconsider a position you've taken and defended that may not be as cut and dried or correct as you previously thought?

So what if Brown was unarmed, had he wrapped his hands around Wilson's throat and was choking the life out of him, would Wilson have been justified then by shooting him. Brown would have still be unarmed...

Posted by 464 ZMB on 11/26/2014 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Email Shows Register Consulted With Charter Lobbyist on East Nashville Plan

It's John Haubenreich's fault that Elissa Kim sits on the school board. I bet he wishes Gracie Porter was still there now. You reap what you sow.

Posted by Simple Math on 11/26/2014 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

Rationalize on, MacMays. I'm sure all the AA business owners in Ferguson who got robbed and burned out on Monday wouldn't agree "looting is irrelevant."

Not only is the looting totally insane, the ongoing protests are totally insane as far as I'm concerned.

Now they're bragging about shutting down Interstates running through big cities across America, causing untold inconvenience and damage to the economy, and calling it "peaceful protest."

Will they be proud of themselves when a chain reaction wreck on an Interstate happens and a dozen people get killed?

If they want want a race war just come out and say so, instead of using Michael Brown as an excuse.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 11/26/2014 at 3:50 AM

Re: “Bridgestone Paid for Bridgestone Economic Impact Study

Would you believe it anyway if someone with no vested interest funded it and it wasn't nearly as glowing as Bridgestone's, Longfellow?

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 11/26/2014 at 3:13 AM

Re: “Bridgestone Paid for Bridgestone Economic Impact Study

The Mafia would be ashamed to try a scam like that.

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Posted by accipiter on 11/26/2014 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

In reality, once the incident ran through the proper legal channels, that leaves the protesters protesting law and order. Wonderful.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 11/26/2014 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

fedup is also fed up with logic I see.

So, the looters brought about 400 years of institutionalized racism? Okay. Now I got it. Free at last, free at last.

There's always a few people who think this sort of homespun wisdom is original thinking, but most of the rhetoric here one could read in Bruce Watson's great book on Freedom Summer, or Taylor Branch's Pillar of Fire. THOSE kids were the outside agitators. SNCC and the SCLC was chock full of commies and thugs who were making it bad for the good nigras of Mississippi who didn't want to vote. Things have not changed for some. Just like Nat Turner was a threat to the existing way, like the kids of CORE and SNCC sought to overturn the way things were. But some are always going to resist full throated voice of change.

The looter is a convenient sideshow for the lookie-loos who will have forgotten about Ferguson after a nice tryptophan induced coma in a couple of days. Remember Katrina? The White looters caught on camera were mere scavengers trying to provide for their family in tough times, so the press told us. The Black looters were criminals. The looter is a manifestation of human nature, but the looter is irrelevant to this story.

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Posted by Mark Mays on 11/25/2014 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

To the people here who have no problem with calling black people "niggers":

Do you mind if we call you redneck white-trash peckerwoods?

https://screen.yahoo.com/snl-controversy/word-association-000000441.html

Posted by Mark on 11/25/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

Perry, you believe that the Grand Jury was executed in good faith by people interested only in the truth and justice. I do not. When have you ever heard of a prosecutor discrediting the victim? From the way the information was withheld from the start, I think the whole thing was a white wash. They made sure there was insufficient evidence to convict. From the prosecutor to the Chief of Police - rigged in favor of the cop. I don't trust any of them.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 11/25/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

Well, as usual, we find the left irrational, delusional, and unable to absorb facts. And, of course, wildly hypocritical. Is it the drugs?

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Posted by psych studies on 11/25/2014 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

@Bill: You have a reading comprehension problem. I wrote I would side with police THIS time. Normally I have about the same attitude as you.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 11/25/2014 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

Willfully ignorant racist fucks are especially resilient to reason and common sense. They will not give up their prejudices, not even for an instant, to imagine what it would be like to be in someone else's shoes. Rotten filth from the inside out, I hope you all fall down and chip a tooth.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 11/25/2014 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Bridgestone Paid for Bridgestone Economic Impact Study

I suggest the Scene fund a study of Bridgestone's economic impact. They obviously have a strong interest in the outcome, based on this worthless article.
If they are unwilling to put their money where their mouth is, the appropriate alternative is to STFU.

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Posted by davidlongfellow on 11/25/2014 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

@visionary: When the it first came to light the Brown had THC in his system I had read twice in the previous week about individuals with THC in theirs systems that had experienced hallucinations and murdered others. Witnesses said Brown was acting weird before the shooting. Did the Progressives favorite plant get Brown killed?

@Casual Observer: You can get a taste of a fractured nation by taking a moonlit stroll through Settle Court. Oh, and you're not a casual observer, you're biased.

@Mark Mays: You're an educated man with a career, but smart as you are, you can't see that those looters are dragging your race down. They're a detriment to the black community and a detriment to racial relations. But rather than admit that black criminals somehow play a negative role in racial relations, you and the others always find that it's something or someone else that heaps woe upon African-American lives. It's never a black person's fault. The vast majority of liberal comment in this thread make no mention of Brown's culpability, yet Brown had committed four crimes within ten minutes of his death, the last, of course, assaulting an officer of the law. INSPIRATION: To satisfy the black community and guilt-ridden white racial cowards, the police should ignore crimes committed by blacks. Perfect solution.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 11/25/2014 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Three Things to Help Understand the Events in Ferguson

I have reviewed these posts.

It appears the law and order folks are winning this battle and, well they should, here and in the media. In fact I just watched two pretty smart CNN "experts" side with Officer Wilson to the dismay of Anderson Cooper.

The Gentle Giant supporters even here do sound weak, unconvinced and probably are just doing their duty-they feel bad but know in their hearts the police did nothing criminal.

The Gawker said CNN was the "Centipede of journalism." Well put.

Some here are reminding us that the N word must not be used. I understand that one! When you are regularly called a racist pig, POS and told to GFY, you get used to this; I am asking not to be called these hateful names. Revelator666 you are the worst.

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Posted by john on 11/25/2014 at 8:34 PM

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