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Re: “The Skinny on MNPS' TCAP Scores

"Cogito ergo sum"

A brief excerpt from john's "A Summer Missive to PITW."

Posted by john on 08/01/2014 at 5:56 PM

Re: “When will this damn season of heat, dust and dressing in single layers end?

this Summer has been a horse of a different color. cool evenings requiring a sweater in July?!?!

if global warming means Tennessee's climate turns into California's... is that so bad?

Posted by Doyle on 08/01/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “An Update on Political Donors of Ill-Repute

Teachers have had no bargaining rights law in Tennessee, since 2011, when the EPNA was repealed by the General Assembly. The successor law, PECCA, is not a bargaining law. It's a meaningless piece of Republican propaganda.

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Posted by Min on 08/01/2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Smokin Thighs Restaurant Aims to Open This Month on Wedgewood

is this that old Judge Bean's space that's been empty for years?

Posted by Doyle on 08/01/2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Wait ... Diane Black Just Endorsed Jim Tracy?

The Scott Desjarlais campaign will catch fire any day now. . . .

Posted by Psychic Octopus on 08/01/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Ben Folds to Vacate RCA Studio A Building

Less crying, more packing Ben. Good riddance.

Posted by jimmyjam on 08/01/2014 at 5:25 PM

Re: “An Update on Political Donors of Ill-Repute

Even public school teachers' ability to collectively bargain was gutted a couple of years ago. So they're not that far ahead of the rest of state employees.

Public labor unions in Tennessee have very little clout.

On the other hand, CCA has legislators who'll make sure laws are written keep the jails full. They even negotiate contracts that require prisons be kept near capacity or the state has to pony up the difference. They privatize the profits and socialize the losses.

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Posted by madison tn on 08/01/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Ben Folds to Vacate RCA Studio A Building

"That’s all I got to say." - thats right piano boy time to move along

Posted by Jerry Dean on 08/01/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Restaurants and Smartphones

I make it a point not to be on my cell phone if I am with anyone else in a dinning situation. But I have been out to dinner with my Fiance and have noticed other couples that spend most of the time on their smart phone. I would say the majority of the time unless its a first date situation or some semblance of that, people are on their phone a lot. I don't know if I agree that it's adding 50 minutes to a meal, but I do think that there has become a lot less interaction between people when the smart phones are present.
(On the note about laptops in coffee shops)I'm a professional student that likes to eat and study at the same time, so I don't care for the WiFi-less hours. Although I'm not one of the ones that orders just a coffee and sits at a large table by myself. I think it should be a rule that If you are there during a peak time you have to buy lunch, but the WiFi should be kept on.

Posted by Erin Joelle LaBranche on 08/01/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Chris Crofton, bandleader, comedian and former alcohol stuntman, bids farewell to Nashville

Best of luck Chris. I'm rooting for you.

Posted by Wes Craft on 08/01/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Jon Bon Jovi, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Gambler's Fallacy

Who really cares if the Dems lose the Senate in Nov? The GOP should have won it four years ago. It's not like they will be able to roll any of Obama's laws back with a two vote majority. And the Dems will likely not only win back the majority in 2016 (they will have much better numbers then), they will probably take back more than they lost in 2014 and keep the WH. Demographics are not the GOP's friend right now. In 2014, the Dems are defending more seats than the Reps, and they have for the two previous cycles also. That will end after this election. This is their last shot. The Tea Party has cost them the last two. And with Scalia and Kennedy getting up there in age, the SCOTUS will be up for grabs finally. Like john, I like what I see.

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Posted by Chris Allen on 08/01/2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “An Update on Political Donors of Ill-Repute

Considering the state of the teachers union, I doubt they cause you any real angst, other than ideological. That being said, I fail to see any conflict of interest with their political activity. If that is the case, churches and representatives of churches should be disallowed to participate in the political process due to their various tax exemptions.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/01/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Yes with Syd Arthur at the Ryman, Warped Tour at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds

I have to admit it. I am really disappointed that The Scene didn't cover/write up The Protomen's Warped Tour set.

Posted by Samantha Blanchard on 08/01/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Restaurants and Smartphones

this is off topic but I tend to do that. ive noticed that people are talking on their phones a lot in libraries. I go to the library at least twice per week and its very normal to hear someone talking loudly while walking through the shelves. I find this just.....weird.....

Posted by Tee Lee on 08/01/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Belcourt Bets the Farm on Boyhood

"Along with this weekend's midnight shows of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — the fact I had to precede that with "the original" charts one more notch in the decline of cinema ..."

You mean you're not eager to see the dark, brooding, angst-ridden version of Turtles produced by Michael Bay (a man not known for intentional humor)? I am shocked. ;)

Posted by Mark on 08/01/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Restaurants and Smartphones

if im alone in a bar or restaurant then I don't understand the problem with me looking at my phone as long as it doesn't make noise.
if im with someone then I either leave it in the car or put it in my purse

Posted by Tee Lee on 08/01/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “An Update on Political Donors of Ill-Repute

"except for teachers" is a pretty large exception.

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Posted by Moost on 08/01/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Payday lenders take from the poor — and give to Tennessee candidates and lawmakers

Now that we throw government at every little problem, we have created a monster: the lobby monster. Payday loans are a minor problem, drummed up into a bogey many by consumer activists and politicians who want to nanny the poor into voting for them. This drives money to the lobbyists who defend the industry. Payday loans are a small symptom of an overall problem of financial illiteracy. If we work to teach people to manage their money better, without singling out a particular loan product, we will begin to create comprehensive solutions for folks who struggle with credit, without gumming up the works with lobbyists.

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Posted by greetincretin on 08/01/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “An Update on Political Donors of Ill-Repute

If public labor unions were allowed to collectively bargain in Tennessee, I'd agree with you.

But -- except for teachers -- they are forbidden from doing so.

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Posted by madison tn on 08/01/2014 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Ben Folds to Vacate RCA Studio A Building

yeah the big money now is in tech and on Wall Street. the concept of getting rich playing music is probably going to go down as a 20th century phenomenon.

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Posted by Doyle on 08/01/2014 at 3:55 PM

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