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Re: “Listen To The Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Get Destroyed

Are you really begging for a troll to appear?

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 08/28/2014 at 10:50 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Security Theater, Terry Gilliam, and Paleo-Eskimos

I thought Obamacare was supposed to bring on the Apocalypse by now. What happened?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gop-obamac…

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/28/2014 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Affordable Housing Units Face Bankruptcy After Being Hit With Massive Tax Bill

Well I'm not sure what exactly you're talking about there, Stacy. Could you please elaborate?

Posted by FormerTennesseanReader on 08/28/2014 at 10:22 PM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/28/2014 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Listen To The Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Get Destroyed

This story has been up nearly twelve hours like a red flag and not a peep out of yoyo. Has yoyo hard-on given up on the same sex marriage debate like the 'publicons have given up on attacking Obamacare? That sounds like progressive progress to me. Newly minted. What, what?

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Posted by where are the usual suspects? on 08/28/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Affordable Housing Units Face Bankruptcy After Being Hit With Massive Tax Bill

Can't comment on Nance Place but, given what I know about Ryman Lofts, well, you know what they say about Karma...

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

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 08/28/2014 at 9:25 PM

Re: “100 Percent of Students Passing Social Studies Is A Problem

Damn, JC, you have pursued me to this board.

Wait a minute, here is what you say:

"There is a distinct difference between having reading issues and being below proficiency levels expected, and "barely read(ing)" "" (now about apostrophes?)

Profiency=skill, expertise.... and that is what I think.

I am of the opinion this common definition differs from our school definition. I am serious and not being difficult. What about all this? And, you say "issue"s... what is that all about.

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Posted by john on 08/28/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “By punting on its own policy, MNPS opens Metro to a likely damburst of charters

A serious problem that needs to be addressed is growth in certain areas. Why is the metro planning commission allowing growth in areas where schools are already overcrowded?.....wait, I know ....MONEY! Children again take the back seat because tax revenue is more important.

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Posted by Julie Williams on 08/28/2014 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Listen To The Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Get Destroyed

Actually, I think Pragmatist has the right basis for striking down these discriminatory laws. They do violate the equal protection clause.

There is also the full faith and credit provision now that so many states have legalized gay marriage.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 08/28/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “100 Percent of Students Passing Social Studies Is A Problem

"If most sudents can barely read "

There is a distinct difference between having reading issues and being below proficiency levels expected, and "barely read(ing)". You are practicing the strategy of overstating your criticisms and judgments (dubious though they be) via gross exaggeration! Hence your observations are flawed.........again, yoyojohn!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/28/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Listen To The Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Get Destroyed

Not laws, Prag, arguments, justifications for discrimination. To base su8ch on religious principles alone would be a promotion of religious principles, and for those against such principles would have a constitutional argument.
Example: Murder, though based in religious principles, there are compelling arguments against it that have nothing to do with religion. Restricting commerce on Sunday because of it's consideration of being a holy day in Christiandom, unless compelling arguments against Blue Laws can be presented, and none come to my mind at this minute, it SHOULD be considered void on constitutional basis.
The fact is there are absolutely NO compelling arguments and reasons for denying SSM. Only religious objections have ANY sense of reason behind them, and that is quite flawed IMHO, and unconstitutional for consideration.
Such laws DO violate the equal protection dynamic of the constitution, but religious considerations are also invalid. And we all know that is the base incentive for politicos to make SSM an issue!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/28/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “100 Percent of Students Passing Social Studies Is A Problem

I think all bets are off.

I looked at the new standards (?).....

Anyway, that seemed reasonable, but looking at the proficiency scores and finding most cannot read well, at least in MNPS, then the curious 100% scores become even curiouser (!!)

I have posted before and will try again. The lack of reading skills makes all subject scores suspect. I have a bad feeling about just what proficient really means.

If most sudents can barely read how can one design an appropriate test?

Maybe they read better than I believe- and that is possible. I just do not understand the testing and scoring.

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Posted by john on 08/28/2014 at 5:04 PM
Posted by davidlongfellow on 08/28/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Can little-known Democrat Lenda Sherrell succeed where Jim Tracy failed against Scott DesJarlais?

Seeing as almost half of the Republicans in his district voted against him,
I would surmise that the incumbent representative is somewhat vulnerable.
Whether or not Lenda Sherrell, and the local Democratic party, can capitalize
on this dissatisfaction against the districts gerrymandered R++ advantage
remains to be seen. It's not like Tracy was going to vote substantially different
on any major policy, issue wise, than DesJarlais, at least according to the primary
political mailers I had received from both of them. My district, so I am already engaged.

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Posted by 'boroindependent on 08/28/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “By punting on its own policy, MNPS opens Metro to a likely damburst of charters

When Metro is full of charters, it will be fun to watch the charters who kick problem students out right before TCAP receive the problem students that other charters kick out right before TCAP.

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Posted by TennesseeJed on 08/28/2014 at 2:08 PM

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

I cycle to work regularly from East Nashville to downtown. In the 2 years I've been doing so regularly, I've only had one driver yell at me ("Get on the sidewalk!" on Greenwood Ave, right next to the "Share the Road" sign).

However, I have noticed that the city has a blatant disregard for cyclists when it comes to enforcing rules and setting up for events. I had a wreck last summer that was the direct result of fencing alongside the pedestrian bridge. Here is a photo:

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s39/sh/0d5da198-fd28-4d3b-a230-27e894d97cb6/465bdb82bd094df28a4317e2f4dd30f7/deep/0/Photos---Google+.png

In addition, I have yet to see a car ticketed for parking in a bike lane on Porter Ave, Eastland Ave, or elsewhere. I have a friend who was injured by running into a dumpster set up in a bike lane on West End. The private company responsible paid his medical costs, thankfully, but the dumpster had been sitting there for days, possibly weeks, with no notice.

Ultimately, it's a cultural problem that can only be addressed with raising awareness.

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Posted by BrianDailey on 08/28/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Listen To The Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Get Destroyed

Laws can originally be based on some religious principle, but that's not the same thing as promoting a specific religion. I don't really see any constitutional violation based on religion caused by the various laws prohibiting same-sex marriage.

On the other hand, those same laws are rapidly being judged as violating the equal protection requirements of the constitution. That is going to be sufficient for them ultimately to go away, making right-wing heads explode all across the country.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/28/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Listen To The Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage Get Destroyed

Any and all real arguments against SSM are in fact religious based, and to base a law on religious principles is unconstitutional. In NO way should religion determine the state of rights in a free and just society. Procreation and danger to traditional marriage are simply smoke screens, an attempt to put a legit face on plain and simple discrimination.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/28/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “100 Percent of Students Passing Social Studies Is A Problem

Well, understand this is a lot of time before there was a TN and that there is a lot of U.S. history outside of TN that a fourth grader should be aware of.

4th grade starts off with Indians - TN focussed. Then, European explorers. Then, colonies. Then, revolutionary war. And on...

Lost state of Franklin. Blount, Sevier, Rocky Mount. Andrew Jackson, Volunteers.

4.53 Write a narrative piece summarizing life on the frontier of Tennessee and reasons why pioneers moved west, including

4.60 Describe and explain the contributions of Virginia Hill and Free Hill, Tennessee, Frances Wright and Nashoba, and Elihu Embree and their efforts to abolish slavery in Tennessee. (

http://www.tennessee.gov/education/standar…

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/28/2014 at 12:54 PM

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