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Re: “Weak Field of Superintendent Candidates Is Also Very Strong?

From Min: "I assumed that was the point of engaging the mayoral candidates at key steps of the include the next mayor, whoever it might be, in the selection process."

True. However, the candidates don't have any chance to know who will in large ways determine MNPS's ~$800 million budget. I would want to know who that mayor is—who's setting the tone and what that tone will be--and what his or her priorities are. It matters tremendously, actually, from the candidates' point of view. Too important to rush this.

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Posted by Tortoise Not Hare on 05/30/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Weak Field of Superintendent Candidates Is Also Very Strong?

We are rudderless. How will we cope? What will become of us?

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 05/30/2015 at 7:26 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Unionizing, Coffee Time, and Dennis Hastert

Torquemada; I like that analogy for the Faux news (?) crew. Would that make Bilbo O'Reilly the Pope, kinda sorta?

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Posted by Jim Collins on 05/30/2015 at 6:41 AM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Rebrovick Campaign Will Change 'Garbage' Ad

She just does not get it. Nashville's problems can not be solved, nor it's future assured via computers or some glorified tech nerd. It will take someone who can deal with the complicated politics of this city and enhance the public education system without selling it to charter corps. A Mayor who recognizes and refuses to ignore that section of the city that is struggling to survive.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Collins on 05/30/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Weak Field of Superintendent Candidates Is Also Very Strong?

GFY, Revels

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Posted by elcommandante' on 05/30/2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “The highs—and oh so many lows—of dating a musician

I am surprised people are mad at the author of this article, because, as they say, the author is highlighting only the negative behavioral patterns that musicians exhibit. I think the author under emphasizes the real qualities they have. Such as manipulativeness with money, abuse of a partner's trust, lack of sense of responsibility, cheating, addictions, narcissism, egotism, taking advantage of everybody, dishonesty of all sorts. The author simply advises to those who continue being closely involved with the MF, to do so with their eyes open.

Posted by Kuharshitsa on 05/29/2015 at 11:42 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Unionizing, Coffee Time, and Dennis Hastert

I guess about half of those people would look "leftie" when you're the right of Torquemada; the other half (with the possible exception of Juan Williams) don't appear very often.

Both CNN and MSNBC have plenty of conservatives on, many times Republican politicians will refuse to appear on them even if they're asked because they know they won't be treated with kid gloves like on Fox.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 05/29/2015 at 11:33 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Rebrovick Campaign Will Change 'Garbage' Ad

It's like she has nothing to talk about but imaginary (at least in this election cycle) "negative ads."

That ad money would have been better spent bragging about what a corporate whiz she is (which doesn't necessarily impress me but it's better than those dumb ads).

Folksy ads can give you an advantage (ask Karl Dean when he ran for his first term) but some copywriter at Rebrovick's agency really blew this one.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 05/29/2015 at 11:23 PM

Re: “So, the Story Behind That 'Wagon Wheel' Song Is Kinda Cray

Bob Dylan also wrote Garth Brook's hit,"Make You Feel My Love." He is one of the finest song writers to ever put pen to paper. IMO

Posted by Nicole on 05/29/2015 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Sex trafficking of minors remains a dirty secret — and agents, officers and victims' supporters want to bring it into the light

In a 2008 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, of those who were sexually exploited in New York, fifty percent of victims were found to be boys from the United States, being trafficked domestically. Until now anti-trafficking organizations have been focused on female victims but that tide is now starting to turn. A 2013 study by the organization ECPAT discovered males are more likely to be arrested for shoplifting or other petty crimes even though they are being trafficked sexually. Local man tells horrifying tales of child sex slavery: Part Two via First Coast News

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Posted by Jerome Elam Author on 05/29/2015 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Danny Kroha's 'Walking Boss' Kicks Off Third Man Records' Blue Room Spotlight Series

So now that music is official sacred, is anyone going to send a check to Mr. Ashley or his estate?

Posted by Terminology on 05/29/2015 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Weak Field of Superintendent Candidates Is Also Very Strong?

We're all sooo disappointed elcommandipshit won't be commenting on Pinkston.

Flags at half-mast.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 05/29/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “This Logo Cost $46,000

Tennesseans should declare this logo


Posted by PORKY on 05/29/2015 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Company at USN

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Posted by Aikuzo Obeyed on 05/29/2015 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Mayor Dean and Gentrifying Jefferson Street

When was the last time you walked into a police station, just to say hello and make friends? Can't think of a time? You're not alone. Police stations are essentially fortresses, there's nothing inviting about them. So the argument they propose that they want to move there to improve communication and trust in the black community is really a crock...! That it's happening when Germantown, Jefferson Street's brother by another mother, just happens to be booming is no coincidence. The proposed police headquarters is no different than the forts that were built to protect the new white settlers in the Old West. They weren't built to foster better relations with the Indians and we all know how that turned out. This same strategy was employed in San Francisco's once thriving black community, The Fillmore District. Today only a handful of black businesses and people remain. It was gentrification on steroids! Black Nashvillians are right to mistrust and hopefully block this move.

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Posted by Sky96 on 05/29/2015 at 7:52 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Unionizing, Coffee Time, and Dennis Hastert

Pet liberal? Really? Besides Kirsten Powers Fox News has a ton of lefties including Juan Williams Alan Colmes, Geraldo Rivera, Bob Beckel, Mara Liason, Shepard Smith, Joe Trippi, Dennis Kucinich, Susan Estrich and Howard Kurtz. Besides fake Republican Joe Scarborough, there are comparable opposing viewpoints on MSNBC or CNN.

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Posted by takeamulligan on 05/29/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Birthday Cake Alternative?

For me, there's no substitute for birthday cake, though it's rare that I have one just for me now that I'm in my thirties. My sister surprised me with a carrot cake from Homestyle Bakery for my birthday last week. The best. I sliced what remained into manageable portions and froze it, like the adult I am.

I went all out for my birthday dinner/our first date night since the baby. I finally made it to Sinema, and we had an incredible meal. The deconstructed key lime pie finished things off beautifully. I loved how the descriptions on the menu didn't go into too much detail so as to spoil the surprise. The mushroom crepe, in particular, was dazzling beyond expectation.

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Posted by Scaevola on 05/29/2015 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Weak Field of Superintendent Candidates Is Also Very Strong?

"Yes, I think everyone agrees that including the next mayor in the selection process "is the responsible thing to do." In that spirit, it's hard for me to understand why having a new director in place by the beginning of the school year on August 3 is so important that it trumps waiting for the outcome of the mayoral run-off on September 10."

I assumed that was the point of engaging the mayoral candidates at key steps of the include the next mayor, whoever it might be, in the selection process. Or did I misread Will's comment?

And I agree that we need a DOS in place before school starts.

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Posted by Min on 05/29/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Nashville Farmers' Market faces momentous change as community markets grow and thrive

"Kennard explains, “We recognize what “local” means to a town like Nashville. Most of the farmland that can supply our needs is not in the county. We consider our local food shed to cover a 250 mile radius around us.” -

Posted by SMH on 05/29/2015 at 5:39 PM

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