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Re: “#MayoralChatter: Barry Releases First Ad, Rebrovick Rides a Garbage Truck

It's worth noting that on the same day that Barry releases an ad poking at Freeman, Rebrovick and Bone, Ms. Rebrovick also releases an ad (which has probably been in the can waiting for the right moment) saying she won't run any negative ads. That's no coincidence, I presume, and demonstrates an impressively quick reaction by the Rebrovick campaign.
I wonder, though, if it's an over reaction.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Henry Walker on 05/21/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Barry Releases First Ad, Rebrovick Rides a Garbage Truck

So Linda goes hunting for trash in west Nashville and finds flat screens, but when she her truck gets off the highway and heads to TSU, she finds an old black woman in curlers throwing out a TV from 1970?

Cute.

But RACIST AS FUCKING HELL.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Not Smart on 05/21/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Jack White Fields Fan Questions, Defends Tidal

That pic cracks me up. Looks like a caption contest pic.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by presee on 05/21/2015 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Lonnell Matthews is already being sized up for higher office — but first he has to win his at-large race

I had a couple of meetings with Councilman Matthews a few years back and found him to be a gentleman and dedicated to the YMCA's Community Action Project. His being "thrown into the pool" by May Town was probably his most valuable experience as a politician. Once he learned how to swim with the sharks, his intelligence and life experience prevailed. He handled the situation and ultimately did the right thing for Nashville. He will make a great Councilman-At-Large and should be considered a quality candidate for Mayor.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by CallingOutTheClowns on 05/21/2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter Roundup: Kane's HQ, Freeman's Housing Plan, and Polls!

18 minutes before the sock puppet - well done, john.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Observer on 05/21/2015 at 3:09 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter Roundup: Kane's HQ, Freeman's Housing Plan, and Polls!

That is exactly right, basement dwellers like JohntheReviled will constantly refer to Donna as a "cow" but will feign outrage when you point out B Phillips dress size is junior missle or JC has his own zip code.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by double standard on 05/21/2015 at 2:50 PM

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

I like the 'Boro market too, but please note that the Saturday market on the square does not open for this season until June 6!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by pogo on 05/21/2015 at 2:47 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter Roundup: Kane's HQ, Freeman's Housing Plan, and Polls!

Donna, left wingers are mostly devoid of real humor.

Note, they will call you FOS, POS etc yet are immediately outraged when I said B Phillips appeared large. Many liberals just stay pissed off.

It is a distinct possibility after 2016 there will only be a few coastal bastions of progressive thought; governorship's red, legislatures red WH and Congress red. What will they do?

A failed president on the way out and the Hildebeest defeated....the future is bright.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by elcommandante' on 05/21/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Attention WKRN — Being Trans is Not a Crime

Hey when it's family..

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by soco dupree on 05/21/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Ancient Tennesseans' Trash Current Tennesseans' Treasure

Perhaps an interview with Mr. Deter-Wolf that aired in December 2011 (http://www.americanvarietyradio.net/PAST_S…) will help jar some recall of mastodons in Tennessee.

The Coats-Hines Site, one of the few sites in eastern North America where archaeologists have found proof of early peoples hunting mastodons, is located near U.S. 31, which is part of the web of prehistoric trails connecting thoroughly documented settlement areas across Tennessee. Here's one of Mr. Deter-Wolf's academic papers on the site: http://csfa.tamu.edu/cfsa-publications/Tun… . The buffalo and such were trotting back and forth between French Lick (aka Nashville) and the Harpeth River, following trails the mastodons and other prehistoric wildlife had mapped for them.

Miss Betsy was being kind in not rehashing the whole history — or prehistory — of Middle Tennessee in her reference to the mastodon paths. I'm sure she can offer up reference works nearly equivalent to our state archaeologists' if you ask her ... and give her a couple of days to sort through her filing cabinets.

Posted by TheQuietMan on 05/21/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “As the school district readies itself for a new superintendent, a new report spots organizational knots to untangle

Metro schools cannot compete with charter schools because if a student does do what they are supposed to or perform at a high enough lever at a charter school, they send them back to their zoned Metro school. Typically right before state testing so that the kid's test scores are credited to the Metro school. Same goes for the Magnet schools. On the other hand, Metro schools has like 1 central office staff for every 5 teachers. The only way to justify having over 600 central office employees is to have them constantly be coming up with new initiatives sent down as directives. Often the directives contradict other initiatives that Metro is demanding be done. And yes, metro adopted a grade scale with a minimum score of 50. But they did that so they could meet the graduation requirements of No Child Left Behind...yet another directive that was sent down without consulting anyone at an actual school. So that does help a lot with the graduation rate. Don't agree with it, but it sure has been effective at making sure everyone passes every class.

Posted by Jude on 05/21/2015 at 2:20 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter Roundup: Kane's HQ, Freeman's Housing Plan, and Polls!

Elco, you are not allowed to joke in this "forum"; the resident thought police, who are overwhelmingly leftist and obtuse, cannot grasp it.

I am contemplating a return to the Colombian coffee plantation, by the way, but will be armed this time.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Donna on 05/21/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “A Song for Craig: Lurking in the Craigslist 'Musicians' Community [Just Plain Weird]

What does Maloney think HE is??? A belittling POS!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Allie on 05/21/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Attention WKRN — Being Trans is Not a Crime

Did Jim Collins post the tranny's bail?

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by wondering on 05/21/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “I signed up for Jay Z's streaming service and all I got was this damn good audio quality and exclusive content

"BBHMM" peaked at number 17 on the billboard hot 100 and was in the top 40 in most other countries. The exclusive approach may have stifled its momentum to #1, but i wouldn't say it was poorly received by any means.

Posted by Gravy on 05/21/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Lonnell Matthews is already being sized up for higher office — but first he has to win his at-large race

So as I read this, my thought is... "It doesn't matter if you're a great candidate, or not, if you can't garner name-recognition." Also, "If you have great name recognition, it doesn't matter if you're a great candidate, or not."

This is really a sad indictment on voters, who should be ashamed of themselves that this is the way it is.

I will not vote for someone that I know nothing about; an endorsement means nothing to me if I can't identify anything about a candidate. An endorsement may or may not open up a candidate to my consideration, but ultimately, it comes down to who the candidate is and not who else he / she has convinced makes them a good candidate.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Patrick Keohane on 05/21/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Attention WKRN — Being Trans is Not a Crime

Thank you for making these excellent points, Miss Betsy. Honestly, I thought the law said that the proposed act and the request for compensation had to actually be verbalized before someone could be charged with prostitution. (I may be wrong; it's been a while since I had to look up that particular entry in the Tennessee Code Annotated.) Stopping into a motel office and renting a room for the day with cash is not prostitution, however. Sounds to me that it could just as easily be a tired traveler.

Sadly, though, in Murfreesboro, not only is being a transgender person interpreted as a crime, but Existing While Black also still seems to get you a lot of unwarranted — in all senses of the term — police attention. This person already had two strikes walking in the door of a pretty rough place.

As to WKRN's coverage, they and the other local broadcast media seem to have begun poring over police reports, particularly in the counties outside Nashville, and cherry-picking whatever's going to get them more clicks. I don't know if they have a weekly story quota there, but I have been told that other stations have implemented such.

11 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TheQuietMan on 05/21/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter Roundup: Kane's HQ, Freeman's Housing Plan, and Polls!

John complaining about a lack of class is like a penguin complaining about flight restrictions.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Observer on 05/21/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “And Your Rolling Stones LP Field Opener Is ... Brad Paisley

if St Paul & The Broken Bones were opening the Nashville show, they would sell 2 more tickets, to me.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Doyle on 05/21/2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Lonnell Matthews is already being sized up for higher office — but first he has to win his at-large race

Will all the other Council candidates get such a boost? So far only two districts have had articles about their races--twice. Other districts; do they matter to the Scene or is it just trendy neighborhoods and candidates?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kosh III on 05/21/2015 at 12:49 PM

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