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Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

There is no white and black, dummy. Only Americans.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Justice for all. on 08/18/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Evans Pauses Effort to Shrink Metro Council

Has anyone asked Ms. Evans where the financial support is coming from?

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Posted by Look Closely on 08/18/2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

Yes, yes it can happen here.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by yes on 08/18/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

It is about us, dummy. If anyone is denied justice then we're all in jeopardy. The scurrilous trolls in here refuse to picture themselves in any other man's shoes, can't for a minute imagine the fear and helplessness those people feel, when any of them can be shot down for little or no reason. And they point to the looting as proof of their character. If law enforcement doesn't follow the rule of law, how can we expect them to?

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by yes on 08/18/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Thanks, Uncle Sam! Surveying Middle Tennessee's Military Toys

Hell, why would they dress in camo? It was made for the jungle - so you can't be seen.

In a town, police use camouflage so that they are seen (and feared). These riot police should be wearing NASCAR-type uniforms with payday lenders and 7-11 advertising.

(credit to someplace else I read the thought)

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/18/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “19 Must-See Classic Clips From The Johnny Cash Show [Golden Nuggets]

Here is episodes 1 thru 12 of Season One on YouTube.…

Been looking for the rest. Someone post em up if you find them

Posted by Delicious Elixir on 08/18/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Composting Saves Landfill Space, Enriches Gardens and Farms, and Helps the Environment

Great article - I would love to see Tennessee get more actively involved in a program like this. I just recently started composting myself and love it. Makes me feel a lot less bad about forgetting about some veggie in the back of the drawer when it goes to the compost instead of the trash.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by foodisagoodthing on 08/18/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

Barry isn't hinting at anything. He has explicitly laid out the reasons that Ferguson is less likely to happen in a consolidated county. I hope he's right. I know Nashville doesn't have the same toxic intra-county tension that other midsize cities do (Memphis/Shelby come to mind after the school district battle last year)

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Posted by twh on 08/18/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

bubbadog, I have to say that Dexter should look into replacing his campaign chairman, as this is the first any of us have heard of his candidacy...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by localboy on 08/18/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

"What's happening in St Louis is a black thing"

REALLY! REALLY,yoyojohn!

What's happening in Ferguson is a tragic thing. A thing that SHOULD effect us all emotionally and generate outrage at the callous attitudes of the local police officials and their conduct. It's no more a "black thing", it's a thing that should never happen and the fact it did casts dispersions on the belief we as Americans, as a people are truly free form tyranny from draconian measures. Separating people by race resembles "The Selection" experienced by concentration camp residents. IT is an affront to us all, except for those still pining for the days of Wallace and Maddox and the boys in hoods and robes!
Why you worked in your shot at Islam confuses me, unless you simply wish to wave your Rebel battle flag!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

"Consolidation makes this worse, not better."

Leave it to the white upper-middle class libertards to mansplain and politicize murder. it's not about you.

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Posted by no on 08/18/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL


Has it ever concerned you that JC is just weak, can't do his duty and spends a good bit of time justifying the unjustifiable. Makes him uncomfortable seeing blacks suffer and then when MB is shot, probably wrongly, he attacks me, white people, cops. Any one not colored is fair game.

I hope you do not drift off that way.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by john on 08/18/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

Can what happen here?
Do you mean a hypothetical incident where a cop shoots a black youth and there is an ensuing investigation that leaves some parties disappointed in the ultimate legal outcome? If so, sure.
Or do you mean something just like Ferguson which is a GOTV effort designed by fully cooperative Democratic Party outfits like MSNBC and liberal blogs to encourage blacks and progressive whites to get to the polls in November? That would depend on the political calendar.

7 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by iloveanal on 08/18/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Evans Pauses Effort to Shrink Metro Council

".. the Metro Council's Minority Caucus" - and also members of the current power structure.

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Posted by localboy on 08/18/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “The Tennessean's 'newsroom of the future' means cuts, turmoil and rock-bottom morale at present

The problem with journalism in the United States is Gannett, specifically the corporate culture within its upper management.

From the 80's through 90's positions in newsrooms of Gannett newspapers were coveted; morale was high, and employees felt as though they were making a difference in the communities where they worked.

During the times of "Milk and Honey" at Gannett many of their publications were hitting 25-35 percent profit margins. Profit margins that were well above the historic levels of most newspapers in this country, and completely unsustainable.

Early in the 2000's things changed, profit margins started a dramatically decline. Within the company there was a perceived need for news gathering operations to update from being predominately print oriented to becoming what was hoped would be 24/7 multimedia operations.

No thought was given to the problem of monetizing such an esoteric, and at the time undefined medium as was the internet of just a decade ago.

Gannett's initial foray into the "newsroom of the future" was to remove the newsroom all together from the newspaper in what was to become the "Information Center." The information center came along at the time of the first round of lay-offs which decimated many papers of their senior reporters, section editors and copy editors, replacing those positions with "content producers" willing to work long hours at low wages with little coaching and editing from the more experienced staffers that were earlier released from their positions.

News gathering and editing resources were being grossly realigned and misused affecting the quality of the finished product.

Readers and advertisers see the changes, and they don't like what they see: fewer pages, strangely written news stories, poor copy editing, crappy coverage of local events, bias outside the opinion page, cookie cutter design, meaningless photographs and what's with stuffing USA Today into my local newspaper..Really..has the staff been decimated to such point where we can't have local content where local content belongs... Give me a ****ing break.

News has value, journalists should be valued.

Gannett has taken a newspaper that was once respected in its community and turned it into nothing more than mediocre rag, and they've done it at every publication in their portfolio.

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Posted by Canyon789 on 08/18/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Is Cappuccino-Flavored Potato Chip Creator Chad Scott the Most Reviled Man in America?

The Wasabi Ginger is a true winner in this contest. That's a flavor that could easily remain on the shelves. Mango Salsa is more of a citrus-y chip with a bit of "salsa" spice on the back end. Not bad. I've got to agree with supragirl about the Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese. It tried so hard, but it failed. I've yet to try the Cappucino. Some things done cannot be undone, and tasting this would haunt me.

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Posted by phane00 on 08/18/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

And, I guess I wonder what the author means by "Ferguson Happen(ing) Here."

Definitely, (1) - the shooting of a Mike Brown could happen here. There's no accounting for individual actors, be they police or those the police confront.

The looting - I'd like to think it wouldn't happen here, but I'll say never-say-never. In any case, Ferguson should be a wakeup call for those in law enforcement charged with maintaining contact and trust with various constituencies around town.

The militarized police response - I have no insight into the inner-workings of MNPD. But, if riot police and MRAPs were deployed (when there was no riot), I think there'd be universal outrage among Nashvillians of all classes and colors.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/18/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

I miss the connection between Feguson's "all-white power structure" (which is what the linked article is about) and Ferguson "happening."

I think it is a leap of logic that assumes (1) the shooting of Mike Brown, (2) the resulting looting, and (3) the over-the-top police response are mainly results of the makeup of the power structure in Ferguson.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/18/2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Jerry Lee Lewis to Play the Ryman Oct. 4

I meant, late August is technically NOT fall

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Posted by striker on 08/18/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

I was using it as an example from the past. The Metro Charter does not prevent bad governance.

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Posted by Moost on 08/18/2014 at 11:56 AM

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