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Re: “Four Teens Wounded in Music City Central Shooting; Gunman Still Unidentified

Pssst Jim, it's all in your head. The media and gun control myrmidons just want you to think there's an "epidemic" out there...

Violent crime in the U.S. fell 4.4 percent last year to the lowest level in decades, the FBI announced Monday.

In 2013, there were 1.16 million violent crimes, the lowest amount since the 1978’s 1.09 million violent crimes, Reuters reports.

All types of violent crimes experienced decline last year, with rape dropping 6.3 percent, murder and non-negligent manslaughter dropping 4.4 percent and robbery dropping 2.8 percent.

The rate of violent crime is 367.9 crimes for every 100,000 people, which marked a 5.1 percent decline since 2012. The rate has fallen each year since at least 1994.

http://time.com/3577026/crime-rates-drop-1970s/

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Posted by Curly Bill Brocius on 04/28/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Donna stated that she supported anti discrimination when tax dollars were involved, and as concerns lunch counters she "diverges". You must forgive me if I drew the wrong conclusions.
However your admonish mentioned that I understood nothing is an warranted and undeserved insult. One would assume someone as astute as you would be above that. Once again I was wrong.

Or was i?

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Posted by Jim Collins on 04/28/2016 at 5:10 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Many pediatricians in Nashville refuse to care for families who refuse immunizations for their children. The parents are usually nut jobs.

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Posted by whitehunter on 04/28/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

"But this is the Bill Haslamest thing Gov. Bill Haslam has ever done. Why take a stands when a wishy-washy slouch will do?" That's beautiful writing.

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Posted by Molly Moore Mann on 04/28/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Reality Imitates Satire in the Cayce Homes

These mobile camera units have been put into Casey before. I've seen them lots of times in the parking lot of the Family Dollar store, in addition to other places in east Nashville.

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Posted by Eric on 04/28/2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Fred, LGBT is not a federally protected class. Regardless, I think the protected rights of a minority in public accommodations should end where private, personal rights begin. Why is that difficult to grasp?

I know doctors who refuse to have as patients members of some religious faiths. Legally, they can say, find another doctor.

No, I don't go along with the police-state idea.

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Posted by Donna on 04/28/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

"Of course he signed the bill allowing counselors to discriminate against their clients. Of course he did."

Therapist to client he abhors but is forced to counsel by government decree: "You're only sane and logical option is to quit seeking therapy and commit suicide."

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Posted by yoyo moi on 04/28/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

"Since he has been allowed to run wild here since Ridley died and nothing is being done about his use of my name, I will assume he is a Democratic Party honcho"

Well, I assume he is Donald Trump. My assumption has as much basis and validity as yours.

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Posted by Jumping To Conclusions on 04/28/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Reality Imitates Satire in the Cayce Homes

If I was a parent in public housing I would want want everything possible done to ensure the safety of my children.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 04/28/2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Donna, I've done some reading. You're assuming that because a business has the right to choose individual clients it has the right to deny service to a specific group of people. If a business turns away an individual that's not discrimination. If a business--even if that business is run by a single person, as the case of a wedding photographer may be--refuses to serve any member of a protected class that is discrimination.

I know it's complicated, but if someone is in the cake-baking business it doesn't infringe on their rights to bake cakes for everyone regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. If a business is open to the public it should serve the public.

Although I'll say again that if a business owner really feels that strongly about it they should have no problem advertising who's worthy of their services and who isn't. Business owners who, in many cases, only announce after they've accepted a client's business that they consider the client vile and subhuman are being dishonest.

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Posted by Fred on 04/28/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

In a sense we have come to da HOUZZZ to cash a check. When the architects of our little yellow diner wrote the magnificent words of the WAFFLE HOUZZZ menu and the Declaration of Smothered, Covered & Diced, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of WAFFLEZZ.


It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens outside the Southeast are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Northern and Californian people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds - must wash dishes for WAFFLEZZZ!!!!” But we refuse to believe that the bank of all that holy with the BIGGEST STEAK purveyor in the U S of A is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of refrigerated BAYCUN in these small, yellow diners. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of piping hot black coffee and eggs over easy. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now, particularly after a long night of drinking. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of PANCAKES. Now is the time to make real the promises of 1 Nation - 1 WAFFLE HOUZZ. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of Breakfast Food justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of an empty bowl of grits injustice to the solid rock of a side of bacon.

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Posted by MJC on 04/28/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

Also, Jim Collins does not speak for me and does not understand my views or much of anything. I never opposed the lunch counter sit-ins. If I had been older at the time, I would have joined them and made that statement. But I support the right of private business owners to refuse service and call the police and have us removed. You can't give that right to some and not to all.

Government forcing a wedding photographer to attend a wedding she does not want to attend and take photos of people she doesn't want to be with violates right of association and other rights. If doctors, lawyers, cake bakers, and wedding photographers have the right to choose their clients, and they should have, then big private companies have to have that right, too. Yes, it can be a hurtful thing, but I am not the only one by far who is FOR nondiscrimination against these minorities but believes the government has overreached into private areas on this. Do some reading.

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Posted by Donna on 04/28/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “I Can't Even Be Mad at Bill Haslam

The person using my real name to post trash on this blog is the person using the pseudonyms John the Revelator (after being removed as JohntheRevelator), winencheese, the dude abideth, and hundreds more. He has been deleted for calling women, including me, cows and c**ts, and for numerous other reasons.

Since he has been allowed to run wild here since Ridley died and nothing is being done about his use of my name, I will assume he is a Democratic Party honcho indulged here as a classic, revered exemplar and representative of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

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Posted by Donna on 04/28/2016 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Reality Imitates Satire in the Cayce Homes

This wouldn't be needed if it wasn't for the snitches need stitches and dindu nuffin crowds...

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Posted by i love big brother on 04/28/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Reality Imitates Satire in the Cayce Homes

The person above complaining about the HOV lanes is likely one of the people you want to murder doing 65mph on the left lane of a highway.

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Posted by thdalton on 04/28/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Sometimes Bill Haslam Explains Himself, Sometimes He Doesn't

#trigglypuff

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Posted by #trigglypuff on 04/28/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Reality Imitates Satire in the Cayce Homes

We need to take this a step further and add camera's along the interstate HOV lanes and send tickets to those offenders as well. Otherwise, just paint over the HOV lines, which are never enforced.

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Posted by Don't Do the Crime, If You Can't do the Time on 04/28/2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Reality Imitates Satire in the Cayce Homes

A couple of points -

Fabricated or not, if it is a good idea on its merits, it should be tried.

People in non-government-paid-for housing oftentimes decide to use their own money to purchase cameras for their own property. I bet you find instances where law enforcement has said this is a good deterrent for criminals.

I would hate to deprive the poor of the benefits the middle class can afford.

This is what equality looks like.

#IABT
Common Wisdom

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Posted by I am B00B Thruster on 04/28/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Sometimes Bill Haslam Explains Himself, Sometimes He Doesn't

So reporters wouldn't be disingenuous to write that Haslam signed the legislation because the Legislature told him to.

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Posted by Hamslam on 04/28/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Sometimes Bill Haslam Explains Himself, Sometimes He Doesn't

I understand the law kind of sucks, but it will have the effect of weeding out counselors you wouldn't want to see anyway.

Haslam vetoed the Bible bill. You can only expect so much from a Republican governor in a deep red state.

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Posted by Realist on 04/28/2016 at 1:29 PM

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