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Re: “While the mayor's race is getting more attention, races for an almost entirely new Metro Council are taking shape

Term limits were made for people like Charlie Tygard. Very happy to finally watch him make a long overdue exit. But then there's this. The embarrassing Vic Lineweaver, trying to make a Council comeback. Lord have mercy.

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Posted by keepingMyHeadLow on 02/26/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

TDEC upper management legacy of being a "captured agency" continues.

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Posted by Gloria on 02/26/2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

"...Holt rejects the idea that he been "caught" doing something. Any time he's had to pump waste from his lagoon, he says, he reported it himself to TDEC. Sure, there was the time he sprayed waste on a neighbor's trees, but he promised not to do it again. Then there was the time right after Holt bought a traveling gun and reel for pumping and he "shot manure all the way across the highway," according to state records. He was just testing it out, the report says."

It would be more informative to learn to which neighbor across Hwy 89 was receiving Rep. Andy Holt's hog waste during the Rep's testing of his hog waste cannon as the creek runs across Holt's own farm parcel, underneath Hwy 89, and also across a neighbor's parcel of land running adjacent to Hwy 89.

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Follow the Holt Family Farm YouTube 'Video' links at the bottom of the page "funny yet informative videos about H1N1 virus" [Swine Flu]:
http://www.holtfamilyfarms.com/id66.html

Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Andrew Hunter Holt
Weakley County, Tennessee
http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custn…

Subsidy Program Total Payments 1995-2012
Subtotal, Conservation Programs $28,135
Conservation Reserve Program $20,635
CRP - Annual Land Rental $20,635
Env. Quality Incentive Program $7,500
EQIP - Regular $7,500
http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custn…

Follow the Holt Family Farm YouTube 'Video' links at the bottom of the page (Swine Flu):
http://www.holtfamilyfarms.com/id66.html

Google Maps
https://goo.gl/maps/I3S2u

Tennessee Real Estate Assessmen Data GIS
http://tnmap.tn.gov/assessment/?GISLink=09…

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “When doesn't a hog farmer need permits for his farm? Apparently when he's vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

Why hasn't TNGA Speaker of the House Beth Harwell removed Rep. Andy Holt from his vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee position while this investigation of Holt and his hog farm operation is still active?

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 02/26/2015 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

Does Mr. Gentry think the Mayor's office requires less time to run than his current
elected position? Obviously, the job of Mayor gets lots more attention and accolades than
criminal court clerk, and Mr. Gentry has proven he loved the attention his mother and her
fans bestowed upon him in running for office. We will just have to see how things shake out.

Posted by NeverFear on 02/25/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Rep. Darren Jernigan wants to limit the payday lending industry — but its lobbyists say he'll put them out of business

Is there a lending model that currently abides by the cap Jernigan proposes? If no one is already out there making loans to these people at 28%, it’s not going to suddenly become a reality just because the law says so. You might as well put forward a mandate for world peace while you’re at it.

Posted by ponyboy5 on 02/24/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Rep. Darren Jernigan wants to limit the payday lending industry — but its lobbyists say he'll put them out of business

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Posted by NicoleReyes on 02/22/2015 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

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Posted by NicoleReyes on 02/22/2015 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

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Posted by kimberlyjbrown on 02/21/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

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Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

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Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

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Posted by hughevargas on 02/21/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Rep. Darren Jernigan wants to limit the payday lending industry — but its lobbyists say he'll put them out of business

the cash advance industry is a major sponsor on Mr. William's network. he's not going to touch them. the other day I heard their traffic reporter say "our traffic report is brought to you by the good folks at Tennessee Quick Cash"

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Posted by trichy on 02/20/2015 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Kevin Rosier — retired MMA fighter and bodyguard

I tried to send Kevin a letter at Steeplechase but it looks like he has moved. Can someone share where he moved? I'd like to send him a letter or come visit him as a fan of his. Feel free to email me at chip8989 at Hotmail dot com
Thanks!

Posted by Chad on 02/20/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

It is an inconvenient truth that efforts to further LGBT equality face downright hostility in the African-American community, particularly among the churches in that community. That said, hopefully Gentry will realize that to reach progressive voters beyond that community his stance on LGBT issues will have to change. I like Howard Gentry and his focus on social justice, but his position on LGBT equality must change if he is to connect with progressive voters outside the African-American community who would like to support him

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Posted by Charlemagne on 02/19/2015 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

Fuzzy Math, your math is indeed fuzzy. With seven real candidates in the race, I don't know how you figure that getting in the runoff necessarily will take 25,000 votes (the 13,000 + 12,000 you mentioned). It is certainly possible that as few as 17,000 or 18,000 votes might be enough (in a 100K total).

Second, if the last election taught us anything in Nashville, African American voters here are high turnout voters when motivated, and I think Howard Gentry (who, refreshingly, is talking about social justice, even if he has one deficiency in that area) will motivate that community. And please don't make the mistake of thinking that only African Americans will support him; he always had had significant white support, and he will this time. Even so, African American voters may well account for well over the 20% of the total you presume.

Finally, considering the makeup of the field this year as opposed to eight years ago, past performance may not be an accurate indicator of current realities.

I still think it's Gentry against the field as far as the runoff is concerned. His real problems start on day one of the runoff race.

He's not my candidate. I agree that his stance on gay rights disqualifies him for me ( as a first choice). But, depending on his opponent, I can't say he wouldn't have my vote in a runoff. He sure as hell is preferable to at least three, and probably four, of them.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 02/19/2015 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

Howard Gentry's proven success = 3rd in the 2007 mayor's race.

In that race, polling suggested he received 64% of the african american vote. If 100,000 people are voting, and african amercan turnout is 20%, then he starts with less than 13,000 votes. I'm not sure how he makes up the remaining 12,000 votes he would need to get into a runoff. True the others have a math problem, but Howard has the biggest math problem.

That poll: http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=b0388ec4-1863-49e0-a007-549f20fc0213

And with such charged language he's using this time, I'm not sure he's going to have any support outside of the black community. Only CRB has a plan, team, and money to reach all voters.

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Posted by Fuzzy Math on 02/19/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Howard Gentry's proven success with African-American voters poses a problem — for every other candidate

""The obstructionists were out in [the] format of that courthouse protesting. It came up on second reading, and I knew it would not pass on third. I felt like I should end it right there. I did not want to see the bill have to go through two more weeks of very passionate argument again.

"The reason for that vote is so not what they thought it was. It was about Nashville. It still causes some people discomfort.""

And this is why he won't get my vote. Still.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 02/19/2015 at 12:18 PM

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