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Re: “Appreciation: George Barrett Loved Being A Lawyer

Geier v. UT;

RIP, Lion.

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Posted by accipiter on 08/28/2014 at 1:06 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: André 3000, ISIS, and America's Executions

There's no way to know how many people are shot and killed by police each year. That's convenient.

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/27/how_cops_g…

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/27/2014 at 11:39 PM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/27/2014 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Meow.

The claws come out.

Hystericality by the one-upping holier than thou crowd vs. a choomer.

Grab a beer.

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Posted by Ghost of Steve mcNairs Hunchback on 08/27/2014 at 11:20 PM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/27/2014 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Only blog post I've ever seen to tag "human trafficking" and "stupid shit" together. The article referred to raised tons of awareness today in Nashville (shared over 1000 times on FB) and the argument of pot legalization and the pushers looking for new lines of income, and thus perhaps gaining entry into the #2 fastest growing crime arena, is not new. But, surely as the political whiz of our city, Steve knows this. Sounds to me like Steve has a personal issue with StyleBlueprint and is trying to hide his own sexism by saying "little missy, adjust your lip gloss and don't start educating your audience on important stuff. Leave that to the menfolk, ok?" BTW, StyleBlueprint has had many informative articles about women's issues for years ... But, just like this one, Steve probably hasn't read them, or even all of this one. And racism? I saw this post shared on FB pages dedicated to black women empowerment. But, let's tell them the white guy says that somehow discussing sex trafficking and raising awareness is racist.

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Posted by Steve is a Sexist on 08/27/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “We Can't Make This Up (UPDATED)

I posted this comment at 10:35 PM and I am donna locke not a gutless stalker. (fuck the constitution)

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Posted by donna lockë on 08/27/2014 at 10:36 PM

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

What's the world coming to when you can't discriminate against niggers, fags & women?

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Posted by Ghost of yoyo's hunchback is such a bigot on 08/27/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Appreciation: George Barrett Loved Being A Lawyer

My wife remembers attending a Vanderbilt Law School alumni event and meeting George Barrett for the first time. As the formal part of the event began, the dean asked everyone to introduce themselves. When it came Barrett's turn, he said in a loud voice, "I'm George Barrett, and I'll sue anyone but the pope." A man sitting next to my wife smiled, leaned up to her ear and said, softly, "He will, too."

Upon hearing this anecdote, George's daughter laughed and agreed, "He would, too!"

My wife really liked George. Last time she talked to him, he was in the midst of suing Vanderbilt on behalf of their underpaid cafeteria employees. "I'm not real popular at Kirkland Hall right now," he told her.

RIP, George. Unfortunately, they don't make many like you anymore.

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Posted by bubbadog on 08/27/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

I just now read the Style Blueprint post. The Pith "treatment" of it is very unfair.

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Posted by Donna Locke on 08/27/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “What if TennCare Director Darin Gordon is Really a Performance Artist?

Hey DCJ - it is not the job of aggrieved citizens to clean up (what is most likely) your mess.

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Posted by Don't feed me your NS on 08/27/2014 at 9:36 PM

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

Like some weird desire to create an artists ghetto, or recreate the Hotel Chelsea or San Miguel.

Hey, we can't legally discriminate against blacks, it's socially unacceptable to discriminate against gays, women are more than 50% of the population, so let's discriminate against those who are uncreative: the firemen, the professional waitstaff, teachers, construction workers, vagrants, Metro workers, electricians, BBQ pit masters, lawyers, pizza delivery women, college students, and retired old folk.

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Posted by Ghost of Steve McNairs Hunchback on 08/27/2014 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Here's a fun one: where is the outrage against the borderline prostitution but certainly abusive-to-women smut advertised on the back page of the Scene and in the classifieds? You know, the still-present-but-dwindling amount of stuff that is paying Steve's salary?

A mind-numbingly overt "undercurrent" of sexism by the male author here....

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Posted by Sexist Undercurrent on 08/27/2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “We Can't Make This Up (UPDATED)

I did not post the comment at 6:47 p.m. That was my gutless stalker.

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Posted by Donna Locke on 08/27/2014 at 8:41 PM

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

I ride. Recreationally. On country roads and greenways. In group rides, large organized rides, and sometimes on my own. I wear brightly colored spandex for safety and turn on my lights even during the day. I also drive. And I walk. An eye opening experience for me was walking on a greenway where I realized AFTER a cyclist passed me that they had been shouting ON YOUR LEFT several times at me and I was oblivious. I was startled even though they had passed me safely. I yelled at the rider to announce themselves feeling all entitled since I ride too and always announce myself. I then replayed in my head what happened and realized that they had done just that and I had not noticed. That changed my perspective. So now I'm extra careful around pedestrians. But it also changed my perspective on angry drivers. They are mostly just startled too, and their anger comes from fear of hurting us.

All cyclists on the road encounter angry drivers. It might not seem this way, but when drivers are startled by the unexpected cyclist, the reaction is anger for putting them in a stressful situation. Of course, as drivers, each of us tell ourselves we are safe, we follow the rules, we belong there, the road is for us, we don't speed, we are good drivers. So when we are startled and alarmed at the unexpected cyclist, even when they are on the road where they are supposed to be and following every rule, we think our stress is their fault. So the cyclist gets blamed and yelled at. A little self reflection and honestly reveals maybe as a driver I should have expected them, maybe I was going a little fast for conditions, maybe I wasn't as safe as I could have been. But, you say, if they hadn't been there, you wouldn't have been startled and stressed and now angry. True, except that we are there and we are lawfully allowed to be there.

So, to drivers out there. I get you aren't used to cyclists out on YOUR roads. We just swerved and it looked like we might turn into your path. What you don't know is we were avoiding a small but dangerous pothole or broken glass you don't see on the side of the road. Hitting that could have put us down and under your wheel and dead, or in the hospital and in recovery for a long time. You'll be inconvenience to have to clean the blood off your car. But because we startled you, and you don't understand our behavior, you are angry. That's why there is the three foot law. And we're new. You didn't grow up with cyclists on the streets where you drive. But rest assured, as you learn to expect us, you'll be less startled, less angry and more safe. Pass safely and slowly. Don't honk; horns were designed to be heard through the closed windows of other cars. We usually hear you loud and clear behind us. If the road is too narrow to pass us with three feet clearance while avoiding the yellow lines, then complain to your public works officials. Don't blame us. And yes, sometimes there really are jerk cyclists, but not as often as you think.

And to my fellow cyclists, there is nothing I can say that will make cars safer. When they yell at you, please realize it's often because they were startled and stressed and that turned to anger directed at you, so don't return anger with anger. Maybe they were being a jerk, but remember they were that way because they wanted to be safe and wanted to avoid you and they were afraid that in that situation maybe they couldn't.

As you are well aware, cars always win. They're faster, bigger, heavier and harder. Drivers take note. But we can make it easier for good drivers to be safe. When we are predictable we will startle less. I get that it's a pain to lose your momentum when you have to unclip at stops, but if drivers are close enough to see you roll through the stop, then you aren't being predicable and therefore that increases the likelihood you will startle a driver into an unsafe situation. Indicating turns, stopping when expected, not weaving, staying to the right side single file and not turning unexpectedly goes beyond following the law or being courteous. It makes you predictable. No guarantees and it's no panacea, but this will increase everyone's safety. I don't think it's victim blaming to ask everyone to do what they can to be careful. And yes, sometimes we really are victims of intentionally dangerous drivers.

To the policy makers and public works, what you can do is help us cyclists be safely predictable by maintaining and sweeping those bike lanes and the right sides of regular roads. Parents, drivers ed teachers and public safety officials, educate new and old drivers that there are more of us out on the roads so everyone will be less startled when they encounter us. Get the message out to drivers and police that we are permitted to be there. And to traffic enforcement, with all respect please learn the laws and enforce them. Ticket three foot offenders, parking in bike lanes and ticket cyclists running stop signs.

So to each of you, drivers, riders, and walkers alike, just be careful. Heads up. Communicate intentions, make eye contact, wave thanks, watch out for each other, expect the unexpected. And above all, be predictable. My kids want you to be careful. My wife wants you to be careful and I want you to be careful.

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Posted by Rider Driver Father Son on 08/27/2014 at 8:14 PM

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

Dude you are a douche canoe!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/27/2014 at 6:51 PM

Re: “We Can't Make This Up (UPDATED)

"Because when it comes down to me or you - fuck the constitution."

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Posted by donna locke on 08/27/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

The color of your skin doesn't mean you are guilty per se, but it does make you suspect. Obviously.

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Posted by RACIST? NOT ME! on 08/27/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Why Style Blueprint Should Stick To What It Knows

Dog whistles and scare tactics like that above usually denote lack of content and weak rationale!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/27/2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: André 3000, ISIS, and America's Executions

Writing rap lyrics suspends constitutional rights. This is yoyo's America. His mother is so proud, looking down from heaven, watching him defame the dead. Lovely child.

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Posted by Poor mama yoyo on 08/27/2014 at 6:31 PM

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