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Re: “If There's No Shame in Executing People, Why Keep the Executioners Secret?

A defendant has the right to confront his accusers, so witnesses' identities aren't kept secret at trial.

Jurors, I can see keeping their names withheld.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 12/23/2014 at 10:40 PM

Re: “If There's No Shame in Executing People, Why Keep the Executioners Secret?

AnglRdr,

I meant witnesses during a trial. I believe that in certain circumstances the particular court can withhold the names of jurors to protect them. Would you oppose that?

Jim,

Same question. Should judges have the prerogative to withhold the names of jurors?

To be sure, jurors do not volunteer for duty so it would be fair to exclude them from the category of 'public officials.'

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Posted by Mark Rogers on 12/23/2014 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Memories of Teddy Bart's Round Table

When I read what has been written- and what has not- I realize why Sidney Kaminsky was uncomfortable with being Sidney Kaminsky.

Cremation? And during Hanukkah?

I get that Round Table was "Teddy's" finest moment but I expected a more thorough- and yes, balanced- Scene send-off.

To wit: Before Karlen Evins there were Nancy Hamer, Gil Gillam and Debbie Runions. Elaine Ganick is still with us as is the undersigned, who was with Teddy in the studios of WSM Radio when Robin Beard was a guest and the three of us sat stunned during a national news break when we learned who was thought to be responsible for a break-in at the DNC.

A few years later Teddy interviewed me in my capacity as a newly-published author. I had written two books of a 10-titles children's book series and, at the time of the interview had only received a bound copy of one of the books, Comedians of Country Music. My copy of the Carter Family: Country Music's First Family was a pre-publication, post-galley copy. (It arrived in two parts: the hard cover and, packaged separately the stitched pages.)

There was no pre-interview and otherwise no opportunity to speak with Teddy before I was on camera, so there was no warning Bart, when he attempted to hold up a copy of The Carter Family so that the camera could linger on it, that Teddy's grip on the book was not tight enough to keep the pages from falling out.

Characteristically, Teddy finessed the blooper reel moment with the appropriate quip.

No wonder the saloon singer (Teddy was once a stand-in for Eddie Fisher) was a natural on "live" TV- and, yes, radio- when live broadcasts and telecasts were becoming relatively rare and often the best purists could hope for was live-to-tape.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 12/23/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “If There's No Shame in Executing People, Why Keep the Executioners Secret?

"'no purpose would be served other than exposing them to danger of reprisals from people like you'

Really? I mean F*#KING REALLY???"

Yes.

"The best way to do this is to publish the names of everyone on the execution team, but don't ID specifically who does what. Like a firing squad had one rifle loaded with a blank round.
Why is this so hard to figure out?"

Seriously? That would just make everyone the target for reprisals.

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Posted by Get Real! on 12/23/2014 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Why Would the GOP Torture Its Base Like This?

yoyo, that makes three different explanations you have given for the derivation of "poop deck". You usually aren't this obvious about making shit up.

Consistently wrong, yes.

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Posted by Look It Up on 12/23/2014 at 9:21 PM

Re: “If There's No Shame in Executing People, Why Keep the Executioners Secret?

Hi Jeanie, I'm gonna call you donna anyway. A republiturd by any other name...is still a republicon/turd.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/23/2014 at 9:19 PM

Re: “We commemorate the many irreplaceable figures we lost in 2014, whether they were known to millions or only to a lucky few

Sarcastro NEVER says he's sorry. What have you done with the REAL Sarcastro?

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Posted by Satiro on 12/23/2014 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Action

And it's Williamson Willie...for the win!

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/23/2014 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Memories of Teddy Bart's Round Table

I remember driving in to work listening to the Round Table when the news of the Tennessee Waltz broke at the Capitol. For a political junkie and legislative worker, it got no better than listening to the Round Table talk about the FBI taking legislators away in handcuffs. Some shows just can't be beat. The Round Table and the weeks following the arrests were as good as it gets for local radio.

As far as guests on the show, Larry Woods said it best when he said "[o]nce you were a guest on Round Table, Teddy would sometimes ask for recommendations of new guests to invite. But once you had been on the air with Teddy, you were not going to be invited back if, by his standards, your talk had been rude or you had yelled at anyone or yelled about anything or if most of what you had to say simply followed the line of the political party media machines." That's what made the show great. All poor Bob Mueller can get for his weekly local show is the opposite of this type of person. Thanks for the memories Mr. Bart.

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Posted by Great Memories on 12/23/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Pizza Barons, Dive Bars, and Late Shows

What a hard-on.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/23/2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Does Bill Freeman's Trash Truck Ad Deal Stink?

Trust me, the Tennessean does nothing for free. Somewhere there is a payback!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 12/23/2014 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Take That, Cyber Terrorists! The Interview Shows Christmas Day at Belcourt

Hoo-ray Belcourt! I salute you.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 12/23/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Action

That's our little jug head yoyogastray............

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Posted by Jim Collins on 12/23/2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Memories of Teddy Bart's Round Table

The "Round Table" was the best talk show. I listened to the "Round Table" on the radio and the internet. Teddy had a long a varied career in Nashville. RIP Teddy. Thanks for all the civil discussions.

Posted by Molly Moore Mann on 12/23/2014 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Does Bill Freeman's Trash Truck Ad Deal Stink?

How many free editorials did the Tennessean run for Freeman prior to his official announcement?

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Posted by Dont B. Fooled on 12/23/2014 at 8:25 PM

Re: “If There's No Shame in Executing People, Why Keep the Executioners Secret?

The best way to do this is to publish the names of everyone on the execution team, but don't ID specifically who does what. Like a firing squad had one rifle loaded with a blank round.
Why is this so hard to figure out?
My preference is to end executions. Or not pay for them with public funds. Let some mega-church pay to sponsor the event.

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Posted by accipiter on 12/23/2014 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Action

Hey, it was there in the name!

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Posted by AnglRdr on 12/23/2014 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Action

Give him a break, I'm sure he's under the delusion Nazi Germany was socialist too.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 12/23/2014 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Take That, Cyber Terrorists! The Interview Shows Christmas Day at Belcourt

Good opportunity for the protesters to show their happy asses again too. Fortunately traffic is always so bad on 21st Ave. no one will know the difference.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 12/23/2014 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Does Bill Freeman's Trash Truck Ad Deal Stink?

Not the brightest idea to show his true colors so early.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 12/23/2014 at 7:18 PM

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