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Re: “Gibbons and Cates Need to Stop Looking for Absolution and Start Asking for Forgiveness

Hasn't this issue already been settled by the fact the arrests were determined to be unjustified? Are Gibbons and Cates being sued now? If not, "qualified immunity" would seem to have no significance.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Gibbons and Cates Need to Stop Looking for Absolution and Start Asking for Forgiveness

Looking back,

I'm sorry they did not tear gas 'em.

Ahhh, hindsight.

7 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Ghost of Steve McNairs Hunchback on 08/26/2014 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Tough Questions, Frank Answers at Town Hall Meeting On Ferguson

It certainly does NOT look good for the officer. Absent of some smoking gun (so to speak) changing the overwhelming eye witness story and on the surface and preliminary autopsy and video evidence so far presented, I would say the officer is guilty of some degree of murder.

As for your dubious claims on the local protestors, even the state police said they were outsiders, and NOT indicative of the vast majority. The right to assemble and protest is a sacrament of the constitution, and to deny is indicative of the 60's style police abuse of civil rights protests. as happened earlier by the local police prior to most any of the crowd generated violence.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 5:29 AM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

@yo-yo: @Donna Locke: Looks like you have the lap dogs yapping.

The only dog in here is you nipping at everybody's heels like some hyperactive far-right chihuahua.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Williamson Willie on 08/26/2014 at 3:49 AM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

JtR, I've got to ask while things are quiet. Is Dexter the subject of your picture here? If so, he still looks tired from his failed run for office.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 12:47 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Solitary Confinement, Monster Groupers and Ferguson

c'mon Jim, he's blowing the dog whistle.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/26/2014 at 12:02 AM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

not a peep out of a troll since 4:18 PM...

it's as if they evaporated.

winning.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/25/2014 at 11:58 PM

Re: “Can cars, bikes and pedestrians share Nashville's roadways without someone ending up in the hospital?

@VR where did you move from? Just curious, as I know the BPAC is looking at other city models and taking input to see what could improve our roads here.

Posted by AbbyW on 08/25/2014 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Can cars, bikes and pedestrians share Nashville's roadways without someone ending up in the hospital?

To state my bias up-front, I am pro-bicycles. I like riding a bicycle. I used to ride occasionally in NYC, both in the street and on bikeways.

That said, I think riding in Nashville is even more dangerous than riding in NYC. The traffic is usually moving faster in Nashville and the roads are narrow, winding and hilly. It's a recipe for disaster.

I fully support the creation of more greenways and bike lanes wherever the city's landscape and physical infrastructure permit. Heck, I'd support letting cyclists ride (slowly) on sidewalks in most parts of town, since outside of downtown the sidewalks are typically deserted.

But as a driver, I also think cyclists need to recognize that they are often creating a dangerous situation simply by their presence on the road. I'm not talking about downtown commuters, I'm talking about recreational cyclists (yes, in spandex on fancy road bikes) in the suburbs. On a 40 mph road. Going 15 mph uphill. I can't pass safely because there's no way I can give the cyclist a 3-ft safety zone without going over the yellow line into oncoming traffic.

So I wait. And drive at 15 mph. The recreational cyclist essentially is saying that all the drivers have to go more slowly so that he (usually a man) can get some exercise. Often less patient people will try to go around the cyclist, veering over the line and putting themselves, other drivers and the cyclist at risk.

I've given it a great deal of thought. I don't think there are easy answers. I think we all need to be more understanding and tolerant and respectful of one another.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Aaron Midnight on 08/25/2014 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Cover Me: Bands, Where Oh Where Does Your Door Money Go?

I owned a bar,in a small town and it was very difficult to find bands that well worth the money that I paid them.I had l star rating on there performance to attract new people to my bar and excite my old patrons. This was just a beer bar. They could brown bag where I was located, so I came up with some innovative ways to at least pay based on their talent. If they gave a great performance, they got $50-75 an hour. The key was performance, there had to be a show. As, an ex musician, I understood, that to keep my sales up, I had to buck the system! I can say this I always had the best bands they always wanted to play at Sliders
.....DO not be afraid to ask to talk about your your worth. Make a list....but make your argument is valid.

Posted by Larry Wayne McCutchen on 08/25/2014 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Can cars, bikes and pedestrians share Nashville's roadways without someone ending up in the hospital?

I've just moved to Nashville from a town where I rode my bike to work daily. There were bike paths and mutual respect on the road for cyclists. Please give drivers constant reminders that cyclists are on the road and to pay attention. If Nashville traffic is as bad as I'm hearing, the city will suffer without adequate alternate transportation methods for its commuting citizens. Traffic turns people off.

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Posted by VR on 08/25/2014 at 10:36 PM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

Constantly using phrases like liberal and such in denigrating manners are the hand-tools of political envy and hate mongering, not to mention ideological ignorance. Without much exception most if not all great social strides have come via liberal policies being instituted.

Being put upon is often a result in putting yourself out there with the proverbial kick-me sign via endless posts of irrelevance and easily disputed POV's. Especially with a pompous attitude and constant crying crocodile tears about ideological conspiracies.

Donna you are a convenient and well deserving target in the opinion of many. I will give you credit that you possess much more intelligence than the average poster, you just put it to poor use!

9 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jim Collins on 08/25/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Tough Questions, Frank Answers at Town Hall Meeting On Ferguson

"Knowing what you know TODAY would you send this officer to prison?"

Your question has no value. You are asking for a quasi-trial by public opinion in the absence of credible facts. You may be comfortable with that, but I'm not.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/25/2014 at 10:15 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Solitary Confinement, Monster Groupers and Ferguson

NO! Busing was just ONE in many necessary steps never instituted in full by successive administrations, budget wise, or poorly administered. Tremendous strides were made since the days when such programs were 1st instituted, but such waned when it became politically expedient for opportunistic rascals to target their funding..
Racial prejudice can not be cured via some magic pill, it is a combination of increased availability to various avenues out of poverty to allow generations of minorities to break the cycle of despair. This must be coupled with a change in the values and opinions of the aptly called "privileged class" toward minorities.
The problem here is and has always been that minorities are a convenient target for those misled into the old chestnut of out of control "entitlements" and " boot-strap" realities for political purpose. In times of financial stress it has always been a strategy of the extreme right to use minorities as blame for the ills of a nation ala Hitler. People fear and then some succumb to hate and blame for those whom are different.
Fact is "Old Trees Got Deep Roots"! Racial prejudice will never be destroyed as long as it stays a tool for ignorance and is encouraged via popular fringe media with dog whistle strategies.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/25/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “The Black Belles' Olivia Jean to Release Jack White-Produced Debut Solo LP Oct. 14

Elizabeth..."She looks like an Amy Winehouse wannabee..."

Um no she doesn't. She's very beautiful. And you know it.

What I don't get are the insults re: her singing. Olivia Jean is a musician and a songwriter. Singing is a part of her act, but it looks as though she does a lot more than that, playing multiple instruments. Pretty sure you don't even play one instrument. Because I do, and I know that musicians don't knock other musicians. So unless you can do better than she can, and have something intelligent to say, nobody really cares about your opinion.

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Posted by Guest on 08/25/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “The Black Belles' Olivia Jean to Release Jack White-Produced Debut Solo LP Oct. 14

Sue,

First of all, it's none of your damn business. Lots of people have affairs in this world (and believe it or not, do a lot worse than that) a lot of celebrities cheat too...do you no longer watch movies that have cheating actors in them? I doubt it. Second, it's laughable that you think you have any right to judge another person so harshly. Who the hell are you? God? Third, it's easy to sit behind a computer screen and trash some female in the public eye, while we know NOTHING about you and your sins. And I'm sure you have a few.
Bottom line. If you don't like her, stop returning to her site. Something weird about the fact that you have nothing good to say, yet you keep coming back. Me, I like her music.
If you don't, LEAVE.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jarrod on 08/25/2014 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Roving electronic dance music fest Mad Decent Block Party shines a light on Nashville's EDM culture

Emd sucks ! Trance rocks !

http://psytranceportal.com/
http://mesibatube.com/
www.nightout.co.il

Posted by Jenny Tegar on 08/25/2014 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Tough Questions, Frank Answers at Town Hall Meeting On Ferguson

Yoyo, I freely admit that the looting and property destruction in Ferguson is unacceptable. The perpetrators should be prosecuted and, if found guilty, punished. As for the looting making sense, my bet it that some of the looters are acting out anger and frustration they don't know how to or choose not to express more constructively, but the majority are just opportunistic a-**holes taking advantage of the situation to steal some stuff.

I have a huge problem with any claims that these acts are representative of the entire community of Ferguson, that looting has been the only community response to the shooting, or that protesting is synonymous with looting.

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Posted by Chris on 08/25/2014 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Can cars, bikes and pedestrians share Nashville's roadways without someone ending up in the hospital?

Nashville's motorists need to learn what a crosswalk is and to yield the right of way to pedestrians at street intersections and the intersections of driveways and sidewalks.

Pedestrians need to learn not to jaywalk.

Compliance will cut down on most accidents involving drivers and pedestrians.

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

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 08/25/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Solitary Confinement, Monster Groupers and Ferguson

America was promised that busing the kids would fix all of the disparities. So, can anybody figure out why the Asians are doing so well? It's gotta be skin color...or maybe the eyes.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/25/2014 at 7:12 PM

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