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Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

All that aside, the fact that they didn't even ATTEMPT to endorse in all but one of the judicial races is an embarrassment.

Posted by 1100Broadway on 04/16/2014 at 8:58 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

If only Governor Frank Clement had gotten one more vote in the House of Representatives in 1965, we would not have the Death Penalty in Tennessee and would not be having this discussion. Governor Clement was right, and the Death Penalty should have been abolished in Tennessee in 1965. Hopefully New Hampshire will be the 19th state to abolish the Death Penalty tomorrow, the day before Good Friday. With most nations in the world having abolished the Death Penalty, what would Jesus Christ say about Tennessee enforcing the Death Penalty today on the eve of Good Friday?

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Posted by Ed on 04/16/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “White privilege, ethnic kabuki and old problems with the New Nashville

Here's the deal. When you've just gotten off the plane from the Bay Area, much less Tokyo, an overpriced, white-run, wannabe-Japanese kabuki place in East Nashville is transparently what it is, and what it is not:
at best a condescending commercial knock-off with no authenticity, at worst, an offensive contemporary parallel to black-face parodies.
Once I thought people in the South could learn. By mid-age, I've figured out, some of the them, simply are what they are. Dressing up in black face and making fun of others, or some equivalent of it, is simply their mode of existence.
Add two-plus hour wait time for what are almost always unremarkable meals by outside standards, and you've got some idea of the mediocre pretentiousness of much of the New Nashville: pay twice as much, to pretend you're waiting for something authentic and good (and *cultural*), when in fact-- it's little more than the standard white-run cabaret of decades past.
The good news? Nashville is no longer the monocultural limbo of twenty years ago. You can find a Palestinian and an Israeli, running a cafe together, chatting in Hebrew and Arabic. Some sort of diversity is on its way. There is hope of change-- if the bozos ever get pushed aside.
Plus, for the sophisticated outsider, there's the inherent humour, of good ole white boys with lots of access to local capital, running a faux kabuki joint, itself the natural habitat of wish-to-look-rich newly monied white ***** folks, engaging in good old conspicuous consumption (funded by a second mortgage on property they bought before the real estate bubble?), of faux cultural experiences.
That, as we say, is *so* Nashville. Personally, I'll choose the wonderfully unpretentious atmosphere of restaurants actually run by people who know how to cook the cuisine, the quiet class of places like Ellendale's -- and drop by Golden Coast, to suggest they ban anyone, obnoxious enough to demand they "speak English."

Posted by Kenneth Thomas on 04/16/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Geez, Bubba, how many times have you been convicted?

Posted by yoyo moi on 04/16/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “White privilege, ethnic kabuki and old problems with the New Nashville

I don't get mad at at Rosepepper because the server is white. I get mad because the food is TERRIBLE!

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Posted by Rosepepper is terrible on 04/16/2014 at 6:42 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

BTW, Attorney General Robert Cooper can kiss my ass.

Posted by bubbadog on 04/16/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

It would be nice to get ride of the criminals in the DA's office before targeting the wider population.

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Posted by bubbadog on 04/16/2014 at 6:08 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

"What's the difference..."

The difference is that the lethal injection drugs used in executions are no longer available, causing quite a conundrum for pro-life Red States hellbent on killing citizens. States have actually been forced to -- gasp -- STOP EXECUTING PEOPLE! Some states claim to have found new drugs which have never been used for this purpose before, causing all sorts of legal issues. So places like Virginia and Tennessee are trying to go back to the old methods because apparently they want to shrink government so small it can decide who lives and dies.

That's the difference. If you seriously thought anyone in the TN Leg gave a crap about being "cruel" and "humane" you are smoking something.

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Posted by Southern Beale on 04/16/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

A Tennessean endorsement is a bad mark on them to me. Any candidate who wants my vote will think twice before getting asparagus cast upon their character like that.

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Posted by accipiter on 04/16/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Four days before Easter Sunday ... two days before Good Friday. OH THE IRONY IT BURRRRNS.... ow ow ow ow .....

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Posted by Southern Beale on 04/16/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Which Candidate For DA Does The Tennessean Think Will Let Criminals Evade Justice?

Didn't know Harvey Dent was running

Posted by Mark Mays on 04/16/2014 at 4:46 PM

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

"Neighborhood sidewalks are important, but most people aren't visiting Nashville to go for a walk in the suburbs."

And you've hit the nail on the head, Citizen X. Nashville isn't for the people that live here. It's for the tourists! That's the message that Dean has been trying to tell us for, what, six years now. If you are not willing to sacrifice your own comfort and well being for the benefit of tourists, maybe you should just move somewhere else.

Posted by Former Tennessean Reader on 04/16/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “The Meatmen at Springwater [Fresh Vid]

DAMN! I didn't know you guys used my video! Sweet!

Posted by Michael Bingoff on 04/16/2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “William Tyler Debuts 'Whole New Dude,' Lost Colony Album Details [Fresh Track]

Btw, I've been listening to "Whole New Dude" recently, and yes, there is a "jazz time signature" (other than the one most people use, 4/4): 5/4. The first 7 minutes of the track are in 5, and then it switches to 4/4. Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond Live!

Posted by edd on 04/16/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Nashville Film Festival 2014: Hot Tickets We Haven't Seen

The music in James Clauer's WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE is actually by William Tyler. Corrected, with apologies.

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Posted by mr. pink on 04/16/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

As AWP would point out, the evil government is often wrong, but never wrong about executing criminal scum....unless they forget to discard DNA evidence proving someone innocent....which won't happen in the future, now that they have a written "Note to self" to destroy any suppressed DNA evidence after the conviction.

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Posted by Gregory D. Hanners on 04/16/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Peter,
You are right. Correction forthcoming.

Posted by Steven Hale on 04/16/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The State House Will Not Apologize for the Sins of Its (Great, Great, Great) Grandfathers

You could do both, Angl. You would really feel good.

Like a shoeshine, makes you feel good all day.

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Posted by john on 04/16/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “House Passes Bill Allowing Electrocution If Lethal Injection Is Unavailable (UPDATED)

Is it going to the governor yet? It appears that the senate version would have only applied to offenses occurring on or after July 1, 2014 (the effective date). However, it appears that the House stripped that provision, thus making the bill applicable to anyone on death row. Those changes would have to be resolved, right?

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Posted by Peter North on 04/16/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

"Also, let's not ignore the fact that when people in Nashville say they don't like Memphis, what they really mean is they don't like to be around that many black people. It's the same reason they never go near TSU."

Isn't the race card just a little worn out?

Posted by Zoombah on 04/16/2014 at 2:58 PM

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