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Re: “After moving to L.A., a Music City ex-pat reconsiders the city she left

I'd say that the cost of living, awesome restaurants and beer, focus on local, not sitting in traffic for an hour and just generally friendly vibe in Nashville is worth it (though I *may* agree that there is a lack of fresh and non-cheese laden salads here, but try Five Points pizza, 12S taproom, even Mellow Mushroom for solid options). You couldn't pay me to move to LA.

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Posted by Megmm326 on 03/06/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “After moving to L.A., a Music City ex-pat reconsiders the city she left

we're never going to be LA, and we're beyond fine with that.

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Posted by beth b. on 03/06/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “After moving to L.A., a Music City ex-pat reconsiders the city she left

jabba jabba jabba

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Posted by jabba on 03/06/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “After moving to L.A., a Music City ex-pat reconsiders the city she left

You lived here? For a whole ten years, huh?
Glad you came by and spent some money (we survive on the sales tax, remember?)
Visit again sometime.

32 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by localboy on 03/06/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Undocumented students in financial crisis find an unexpected ally in a Belle Meade Republican

1. College is too expensive, period. The games schools play with discounting tuition should embarrass the school.

2. When you meet people one-on-one, it is very easy to be sympathetic to their plights and less easy to take a hard-line approach (such as with illegal aliens who are living, working and trying to get ahead).

3. Rich people, Republicans, and church people are some of the most generous people in this country. Finding an instance of it shouldn't suprise anyone.

4. I'd love a follow-up in 5 years. Sure seems like there are an inordinate number of future doctors in the group that can't qualify for in-state tuition.

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Posted by Diatribean on 03/06/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Does anyone else find it suspicious why Funk, after twenty-five years as a defense attorney, would suddenly decide he wants to be the District Attorney? Something seems fishy...

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Posted by DannMann on 02/28/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Peter North and J. Smith must have just gotten off their lunch break at the DA's office.

To the question above about the racial makeup of the office: diversity under the current regime means you didn't attend law school at Vanderbilt.

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Posted by rollred on 02/28/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Let me see if I have this correct. There's one candidate that was an assistant district attorney for three years and then spent the past 25 years defending criminals and working against victims of crime, another candidate that was an assistant district attorney for five years and then spent the bulk of her career working real estate, and then one candidate that has spent his entire career, the past 15 years working as an assistant district attorney. How is this even remotely a difficult decision, Nashville? Nashville is the safest it has ever been, and it seems Mr. McGuire has played a pivotal role in helping Nashville get to that point. Mr. McGuire seems to be the most qualified by over a decade when compared to the other candidates' experience as prosecutors, and he'll definitely be getting my vote.

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Posted by j.smith on 02/28/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Tom Thurman is two or three years older than Torry Johnson (Thurman will turn 68 at some point this year, if he hasn't already). It wouldn't be a shock if he retires soon. It's worth noting that McGuire is about the same age both Shriver and Johnson were when they took office, so perhaps that figured in to the decision.

Some other guesses as to why McGuire over others . . . some of the top Assistant DAs might not have wanted to leave the courtroom for what in Metro is ultimately an administrative job. Some of them might not want the hassle of campaigning, either (just because one is a brilliant prosecutor, that doesn't mean the person would be a good campaigner). And it's entirely possible that some of them might not live in Davidson County.

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Posted by Peter North on 02/28/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Can someone who works in the DA's office confirm that there are only 2 African American attorneys in an office of 60 attorneys?

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Posted by smithatkins on 02/27/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

How did Torry Johnson choose Rob McGuire to endorse from his 60+ assistant district attorneys, bypassing the loyal and well-regarded Tom Thurman? I am told that McGuire is most known within the DA's office for his naked political ambition, along with his brother Green Hills'/Southern Land's Metro Councilman Sean McGuire, and they intend to eventually be Mayor and Governor respectively.

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Posted by claire on 02/27/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

I'm voting for Glenn Funk. He's simply the smartest and most qualified candidate.

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Posted by Caro on 02/27/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Fact of the matter is that Rob McGuire has been working in the low paying DA's office his entire professional career primarily because he doesn't have any other skill sets despite buying degrees from Northwestern and Vanderbilt Law school. Glenn Funk is more well rounded and has diverse skill sets that will enable him to first win this election and then run the DA's office in a more efficient manner. Diane Lance is a nice woman.

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Posted by Bill Lee on 02/27/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

According to what I have read in your article and the Tennessean:

1. Mr. Funk has spent the last 25 years representing defendants. Let's be clear. Defendants sit opposite victims in the courtroom, as do their interests;

2. Mr. McGuire is entrenched in a system that is not working for victims; and

3. Mrs. Lance has spent her career advocating for victims and implementing change.

There is only one candidate that will move this community forward and that is Mrs. Lance.

4 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by forwardlooking on 02/27/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Mr. Funk is my choice, and the choice for MANY TSU alums. After addressing our local alumni chapter earlier in the week we all were convinced "this is our guy". He is both passionate and fair---which are two qualities we need in the district attorney's office. Good luck Glenn.

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Posted by Daniel Gobson on 02/27/2014 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Funk is a really strong candidate, and the reason I am going to vote for him is because I know I can trust him. He's authentic. Read his bio on his website. He's worked for over 30 years in Nashville, and he has done so because he wants to help people. He sees it as a way to give back. I like that a lot, and I feel like he will most closely reflect the values of our city.

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Posted by LifelongNashvillian on 02/27/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “A nostalgic stroll through the good old bad old days of Printers Alley

There's still plenty of sin in the alley. Nice flowery language though.

Posted by ChadRiden on 02/27/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

Funk is doing something right to get George Barrett and Lee Beaman on the same endorsement.

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Posted by viewfromthehill on 02/27/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Who's going to be Nashville's next DA? For the first time in a half-century, we don't know.

With all due respect to Ms. Lance and Mr. McGuire, Glenn Funk has nearly 30 years experience practicing law on both sides of the isle which neither of them can claim. He has been a public defender, a district attorney, and other counties have thought highly enough of him to call when they need a special prosecutor. Glenn has experiences in life that have taught him what it truly means to be a compassionate man and he has been incredibly active in the Special Olympics cause. He didn't just start coming into the black and Latino community when he needed votes; rather he has always been there to assist families and offer a hand even when it wasn't his job to do so. The question Nashvillians need to ask themselves is whether they want more of the status quo or whether they want a man who can shape this office and the policy that comes out of it in a way that reflects the values of our city-not just the Meade.

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Posted by bardstown on 02/27/2014 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Kevin Rosier — retired MMA fighter and bodyguard

My father! Brilliant man and a fighter years beyond his time

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Posted by Michael Rosier on 02/24/2014 at 8:27 AM

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