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Re: “Royal Rumble in Rutherford County

Betsy, you forgot to mention the Rutherford County Democratic Party Executive Committee in the contenders. What will happen when Rutherford County (one of the most active in the state) is no longer represented at the state level by someone familiar with what is going on in the county party? There very well may be less "democrats" in the county after this.

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Posted by David Colin on 04/15/2014 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

The bill is now dead after a 10-1 vote against it in committee. It's refreshing to find out that the legislature actually does have some limits to how far they will go for the NRA and Tea Party.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 1:13 AM

Re: “TV Review: Does Being on Private Lives of Nashville Wives Make You Famous or Infamous?

This show is an embarrassment to women and country artists everywhere. I watched an episode out of curiosity and was shocked at how bad the women treated one another. It's no secret that dramatic endings are par for the course for country artists, however none of what happens on the show is authentic. It is play acting drama and the characters are horrific. I changed the channel and won't return.

Posted by TV and Love on 04/14/2014 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Thank You, Madison Rising: An Open Letter to ‘America’s Most Patriotic Rock Band’

WHY is it you progressives think because you use a string of vulgarities it makes you appear intelligent? It has the OPPOSITE effect. My high school journalism teacher put it bluntly....."If you must revert to using profanities and vulgarities, it exposes the FOOL you truly are." I guess VOCABULARY has gone the way of the dodo in public education..............

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Posted by Steve Hicks on 04/14/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Carr's Campaign Spokeswoman: Carr Doesn't Have "Courage To Be A Leader"

Totally so, Sandy. After they've been in the legislature a year or so, you see it happen. Except for the rare few, as Pate noted.

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Posted by Donna Locke on 04/14/2014 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

Frank, your comment that "everyone can look and tell they are armed" isn't as reassuring as you apparently think. The fact that I can see someone has a gun isn't going to make it possible for me to outrun their bullet if they fire at me.

Training is the issue. I have a concealed carry permit which required classroom time and range testing. Because of the training, I know how to handle a handgun safely. If the legislature in its infinite stupidity passes an open carry law with no requirement for training, accidental gun deaths will increase.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/14/2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Royal Rumble in Rutherford County

So, the article was written by Rutherford Count and Scott Broden?

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Posted by Betsy needs an editor, yet again on 04/14/2014 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

I'm sorry, but every post I have read so far is ignorant. Mississippi and Alabama both have open carry with no issues. It's not the person who is open carrying that you need to fear (everyone can look and tell they are armed). Open carriers know there is a good chance the cops are going to check them out for any reason they can think of. The people everyone needs to fear are those who feel the need to hide the fact that they are carrying. I carry open and concealed but prefer open as to stop trouble before it starts just by everyone knowing I'm armed. I live in Mississippi and have a valid permit only because I go to Alabama a lot and it is required to have a firearm in the vehicle ( Alabama considers it concealed if it's in the confinement of a vehicle where Mississippi considers the vehicle to be an extension of one's home ). Tennessee needs to grow up and quit being so scared of there neighbors !!!

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Posted by Frank Stumpf on 04/14/2014 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Proposed Charter Amendments Include Shrinking Council, Clarifying Fairgrounds Situation

As to council size, why not just cut it down to the 5 highest corporate bidders on Council Auction Day, oops, did I say auction? I meant election, or ... doh!

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Posted by accipiter on 04/14/2014 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Proposed Charter Amendments Include Shrinking Council, Clarifying Fairgrounds Situation

I think we, the voters, were pretty damn clear on this: Protect the Fairgrounds and it's existing activities.

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Posted by accipiter on 04/14/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Restaurants Offer Up 'Tax Relief' With April 15 Specials

This new truck, Bao Down, intrigues me. Looks like you can follow them on Twitter @BaoDownTN.

There's a sneak peek of the menu:…

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Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 04/14/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Proposed Charter Amendments Include Shrinking Council, Clarifying Fairgrounds Situation

Having a bigger representative body larger than a number of democratic nations is a big hindrance to checks-and-balances. So does a small term limit. I support this proposal but would prefer to see a term limit set at 2 but preferably 3 times that of the mayoral limit. That and the elimination of the at-large seats.

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Posted by Moost on 04/14/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “The Black Keys, 'Turn Blue' [Fresh Track]

They done went from Bloozehammer to Snoozehammer.

Posted by Lower Broadway Danny Rose on 04/14/2014 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Royal Rumble in Rutherford County

wait, if Bouldin is the "better" democrat, won't the voters in the democratic primary ultimately decide that? why should the state executive committee decide who is and who is not a democrat? leaving it "up to the people" is what the Democratic Party is all about, right? so, Bouldin wanting to take things out of the hands of democratic voters makes him less of a democrat. tommy wants to let democratic voters decide, which makes him the "better" democrat. No?

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Posted by Jonathon Fagan on 04/14/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “National Cornbread Festival Update, and a Cast-Iron Quandary

Keep some lard on hand and coat the skillet lightly everytime you store it away. I buy rendered lard from PRB, so that I know it doesn't come with any lecithin or other additives to make the pan sticky over time. Scrub with kosher salt as an abrasive and store oil coated.

Posted by saraclark on 04/14/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The Tennessean's newest ex-writer offers some advice on the way out their door — and into ours

Yoyo, the internet is not to blame for the Tennessean's demise. It's a bad paper. It doesn't invest enough in local news and rotates Gannett executives and reporters through assignments here who are more interested in building their Gannett career than in Nashville's present or future (and who know little of its past). It also uses its reporters as flacks for projects it supports (the Amp).

Posted by bored regent on 04/14/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “As the city grapples with public transportation, Nashville neighborhoods want more attention for sidewalks

Retriever, both Green Hills and the Belle Meade/Lion's Head areas are ripe for better pedestrian access to adjacent neighborhoods and office buildings. My neighborhood does not have sidewalks, but an adjacent neighborhood does. What a positive difference!

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Posted by bored regent on 04/14/2014 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Steely Dan, Jason Isbell, Ed Sheeran, Failure Announce Nashville Shows

We thought you might be excited to see that one, Tobin. Bummer you'll be out of town. They're playing Atlanta the day before, if that makes any difference.

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Posted by d. patrick on 04/14/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Steely Dan, Jason Isbell, Ed Sheeran, Failure Announce Nashville Shows


Failure have been a fav of mine for nearly 20 years & I've never seen them. I wore out my Fantastic Planet CD and it & Magnified are still in heavy rotation on my iPhone.

Of course I'm out of town that weekend. FML.

Posted by TobintheGnome on 04/14/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The Black Keys, 'Turn Blue' [Fresh Track]

I watched this band progress over the years and now they are diversifying and maturing musically, but I think this new album could affect their core fan base and what they expect. This is a great track, but doesn't project as a strong radio single like previous releases.

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Posted by Mike Borgia on 04/14/2014 at 12:48 PM

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