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Comment Archives: stories: News: Pith in the Wind

Re: “The Story of Claude Garrett and the Bad Science of Arson

Willingham's case is mentioned in the article.

The evolving science is fascinating, and troubling.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 02/26/2015 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Rep. Sheila Butt Says We Need an NAAWP

You never actually asked me. I have addressed the issue several times in the past, however.

Lame attempt at a dodge, though. The wrench of your historical ignorance hit you right in your little pinhead.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 02/26/2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Rep. Sheila Butt Says We Need an NAAWP

@Well? & AnglRdr: I will give you kudos and a gold star for not lying about racism you personally experienced. It surprises me because one who stoops to name calling and questioning other's intelligence while debating usually has no qualms with lying.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 02/26/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Rep. Sheila Butt Says We Need an NAAWP

I guess if you are concerned about image based on what is happening in the middle east the NAAWP rings the hyper sensitive bell and a predicted response. She meant the National
Association for the Advancement of Women Politicians which might get members beheaded in some of those countries with the 7th century influence. Bagdad has a woman mayor. Can she drive a car in Saudi Arabia? Off to Jihad Watch.

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Posted by Modia Alibabask on 02/26/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “$100 Million for a Flood Wall for Downtown

"...what we now call SoBro,.."
Just the newbies, ma'am, just the newbies...;)

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Posted by localboy on 02/26/2015 at 12:20 PM

Re: “The Story of Claude Garrett and the Bad Science of Arson

Sounds like the case of Kameron Todd Willingham, except that Willingham was executed before somebody who knew diddly-shit about arson found that he was innocent.

Current Texas governor and Vandy Law alum Gregg Abbott played a big role in stifling the report that showed Willingham's innocence.

Never trust junkies and prosecutors to tell the truth.

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Posted by bubbadog on 02/26/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Turns Out, We're Kind of Rude

I agree with this study. I was appalled by the rudeness of people in TN, more specifically in counties like Rutherford and Williamson. I am not American but I still have faith in Americans as being courteous and kind, but Tennessee is a disappointing exception.

Posted by TnVisitor on 02/26/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Why Firing Your Copy Editors Undermines Credibility in One Simple Sentence

Sorry, @BenjaminWaitukaitis, what does Yeezus have to do with this?

No really, I want to know! Did he interrupt the editorial writer & that's why there is an error?

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Posted by bender on 02/26/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “The Many Explanations of Sheila Butt

Summary of all arguments defending Butt's statement:

Her post was not racist but it's OK that it was racist.

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Posted by Roger Abramson on 02/26/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “$100 Million for a Flood Wall for Downtown

The Barge engineering group getting the contract on this makes me feel much better about the project and pretty much renders Betsy's fears laughable. They are one of the finest firms in the world and will get this right.

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Posted by Hudson on 02/26/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “The Many Explanations of Sheila Butt

(I suspect, but cannot prove, he lifted it from David Duke's site. It seems like the sort of company he would keep, yaknow?)

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Posted by AnglRdr on 02/26/2015 at 11:06 AM

Re: “$100 Million for a Flood Wall for Downtown

"The property and sales taxes generated by that 'trophy downtown' pay for the low density residential neighborhoods that dominate the rest of the county."

Where?

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Posted by AnglRdr on 02/26/2015 at 11:00 AM

Re: “The Many Explanations of Sheila Butt

Fork, you moron. (Or I might say, Fork you, moron.)

Assimilation and intermarriage are concerns for many Jewish people. Many rabbis won't perform marriages between Jews and non-Jews. When you read the larger quote, in context (which we can, thanks to Angl), you see she's in favor of such intermarriages. The Breitbart-style soundbite quote you provided gives the opposite impression.

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Posted by bubbadog on 02/26/2015 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Why Firing Your Copy Editors Undermines Credibility in One Simple Sentence

"You guys are the ones that support Kayne's antics. Remember?"

No. Please to elucidate.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 02/26/2015 at 10:56 AM

Re: “$100 Million for a Flood Wall for Downtown

Anon: No sidewalks, underfunded schools, massive potholes, scarey bridges that dominate the rest of the county. Or at least those areas that his friends do not live in!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 02/26/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Many Explanations of Sheila Butt

As I grew up about 40 miles south of Rockford, oh yes, there are racists in Northern Illinois. There is nothing sadder than someone who has made a racist statement, as Rep. Butt has, who does not want to be CALLED a racist for making that statement.

It's like the old Vaudeville joke: Guy goes to a doctor and says, "Doc, it hurts when I do this!"! Doc replies, "Then stop doing that".

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Posted by Steve Steffens on 02/26/2015 at 10:44 AM

Re: “$100 Million for a Flood Wall for Downtown

Kosh, I think you may be right. Town Creek, as was explained to me by several friends who called me, flows next to Krogers. Gibson Creek dissects Gibson Drive, my bad.
But the point remains the same, in Madison we have little weight in the grand scheme of Metro politics and economic development. But we do have a nifty train station, hmmmm.......

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Posted by Jim Collins on 02/26/2015 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Why Firing Your Copy Editors Undermines Credibility in One Simple Sentence

Tennessean has way more credibility than the scene. I follow the scene for a good laugh. You guys are the ones that support Kayne's antics. Remember?

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Posted by Benjamin Waitukaitis on 02/26/2015 at 10:33 AM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: What's So Unique About Bill Freeman?

David:

His health, very unfortunately, is an issue. He has lost his pilots license because he had, I believe, a stroke or some other health event that prevents him from flying. I'm not sure what the metro code says, but does that leave Deputy Mayor Chip Forrester in charge if Freeman is incapacitated for some reason?

As for his marriage, let's just say that married to the same woman for 40 years and faithful to the same woman for 40 years are two entirely different things.

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Posted by Goliath on 02/26/2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “If There's No Shame in It, Why Hide It?

Jim,

"NO Mark, they assert quite accurately that certain social and health issues make it DIFFICULT to educate their student pool, while charters generally avoid such persons."

Which charters in Davidson County "avoid such persons?" In Davidson don't charters serve students who would otherwise attend failing traditional schools?

"Hence the definite underfunding of MNPS (fact not opion) does offer barriers to the success needed."

Public schools in places like Washington DC and New York spend up to 50% more per child and get worse results. So how much would you spend per child here? $10,000? $15,000? $20,000?

"but the future is our children as the song goes. ALL OUR CHILDREN!"

Did you read where I want to spend money on Nashville's children? Where are your arguments against my suggestions? You are so anxious to defend the public schools that you seem blind to my position that we need to do more for the families of children so that schools are relieved of burdens that now impede education.

Posted by Mark Rogers on 02/26/2015 at 10:29 AM

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