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Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

He supports the fracking movement where they're injecting poisonous chemicals (which they do not legally have to disclose to the public) into our ground to extract natural gas. These chemicals are seeping into out rivers and lakes and even into our wells. Clean drinking water is our right and they're turning their head for a dime.

Posted by mxvirus on 10/20/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

It could have been a one-liner, and should have been. "Vote Haslam, because there is no legitimate opponent." There was no need to invent a hagiography.

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Posted by AndyAxel on 10/20/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

The worst of newspapers endorses the worst of governors...ever. The most worthless, spineless, ineffective, inconsequential, timid, cowardly, inept, incompetent, clueless, incapable individuals ever to hold office in this or any other state. A "businessman" so lacking in ability that his big brother insisted that daddy buy him a mayor's office and then a governorship just to get him the hell out of the office. A shallow nobody who is more interested in parties planned by his vapid, silly wife than he is in even pretending that he, rather than the gangster bully lieutenant governor, is actually running this state. An embarrassing weakling shaking in his own boots, bowing and scraping to the teabagger crazies, the talk radio blowhards and the other goose-stepping lunatics of the far right.

Rather than calling out this pitiful excuse for a "governor," the once fearless and proud Tennessean rolls over like a prison bitch. Disgraceful.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 10/20/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

I'm still voting for John Jay Hooker . . .

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Posted by Luckyforward on 10/20/2014 at 12:03 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Yes, I'm shocked the Tennesseean endorsed him either time, since it normally cozies up to the lefties..... then again, Haslam has been called a RINO a time or two....

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Posted by Anonymous on 10/20/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Scott County has over 13% unemployment; not the only county iwth very high rates-so much for being focused like a laser on jobs.

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Posted by Kosh III on 10/20/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

The 10-O-C-AN endorses Grinnin' Bill, running unopposed, is as expected from what passes for journalism in this town. Given the number of institutions of higher learning we are gifted with, one MIGHT assume this town may have a legit news organization. Outside of Neal and dawn, or Anne and the Mustache, we got squat!
Well, at least Da Gubner evaded the indictment, along with his brother Jimmy. Proof that the Lord (and the law) moves in mysterious (or puzzling) ways, ehh?
If it weren't for the wonderful flavor of Cumberland River Tea, we might be considered pitiful!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 10/20/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

OK, so the brightest example of Haslam's jobs prowess is the VW plant? Which part? Where he basically allowed the incentives to expand the plant to become a political bargaining chip over union issues, effectively delaying the announcement of a new model -- and the accompanying new jobs -- by a year?

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Posted by brightspot on 10/20/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

The Tennessean made Bill Haslam reapply for his job. AND HE GOT IT BACK.

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Posted by Cosplay on 10/20/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Leave it to the Tennessean to give a big, wet, sloppy kiss to a guy who's basically running unopposed. Way to go out on a limb there, gang.

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Posted by AndyAxel on 10/20/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Metro Pulse Dissolved After 23 Years

Actually feeling pretty good. Employed, supporting myself and family with a job I love. I am sure the job isn't changing the world but then again alternative journalism has an even smaller effect on the world so plus one for me.

Buh bye small-time "journalists."

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Posted by Moost on 10/20/2014 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Can the people Nashville hopes to attract afford to move here? And can the residents who made it desirable afford to stay?

I think there is good and bad in this trend. After buying a home in East Nashville over a decade ago, and dealing with the good and the bad of living there, I found that I seemingly wasn't cool enough to live there anymore. All the quirky, creative and low budget appeal of the place is gone. It's turning into just another trendy neighborhood with high prices and corporate owned hot spots. Sure, there are some individually owned hold outs like Pied Piper and The Edgefield Sports Bar but the area has lost the cozy feeling of individuality that some of us loved. Economically it's great. People are making money and a part of the city that was long neglected is getting a facelift. Kudos to the urbanites now making it home. For us it meant that we could sell our house for double what it was purchased for and pay cash for a home in the country. We gave up city living but we've gotten away from the huge weekend influx of people that meant traffic and the inability to get in to eat at any of the cool restaurants we used to enjoy. We did what a lot of other long time Nashvillians are going to do, cash out and flee.

Posted by Christey Gibson on 10/20/2014 at 9:55 AM

Re: “A revolutionary who kept it conservative, Sir Paul McCartney continues to investigate pop's language

YesterdaysWine (George Jones reference?), I appreciate your concern for "the facts" in your comment above. So that's why I describe McCartney's harmonic language as "insouciantly chromatic" in my piece. "Chromatic" does describe the Beatles' style-- check out Glenn Gould's fascinating 1967 magazine piece (I think it is in "High Fidelity," late '67) on the Beatles, in which he critiques the Beatles'.... (he says, '30s-derived) chromatic language. And compares their songwriting unfavorably to Tony Hatch's. Hatch wrote the great '60s Petula Clark hits, "Downtown," "I Know a Place," etc. So I am indeed being descriptive of and factual about both the Beatles' style and the general, informed, consensus on the components--the facts--of that style. The piece is an overview, guys, and a look at why McCartney's style (and the Beatles') have influenced all of rock, especially power pop (where the "chromatic" language I mention is as I say lingua franca) and the critical and fan perception of him as a mere pop-meister as opposed to the more substantial Lennon. McCartney as a music guy who...maybe...had nothing? something? a concealed disquiet or disgust? ) to say. If you don't like my style, fine, but my piece is about as straight-down-the-line McCartney-Beatles-"critical opinion 101" as you can get.

Posted by edd on 10/20/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Who is Jim Summerville endorsing?

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Posted by Cryptomys on 10/20/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Yes, his leadership is... wait for it... hilarious!

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Posted by everything's coming up hilarious on 10/20/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Dollars in Davidson: $256K Flows Into Local Races

"Yarbro spent far more than any other legislative candidate this quarter"

I guess the Kochtopus is now funding Democrats!

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Posted by 44allin on 10/20/2014 at 8:54 AM
Posted by Marie Cox on 10/20/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Alice Cooper Opens for Motley Crue at Bridgestone Arena, Makes After-Show Appearance at Dan McGuinness

I love the show drove down from Evansville IN. I hated the fact that from my seats Tommy was blocked by a big freaking speaker!

I've been to every Crue show since Shout at The Devil and I've gotten used to a half drunken Vince Neil on stage. But if your a true fan you just roll with it

Posted by Marie Cox on 10/20/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

I wrote in my dog against a candidate running unopposed....Her record is literally enough to make me almost want to run myself. Almost. And, I didn't vote for Haslam. Or Charlie Brown.

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Posted by BlueDog on 10/20/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Why Lap Dances In Nashville Are Illegal But Group Sex Isn’t

I'm a stripper at De Ja Vu . I've neen dancing off and on sincd age 18. The rules are so strict the money is just not like it used to be :/.. Alot of the rules are rediculous.

Posted by magickdancer89 on 10/20/2014 at 8:44 AM

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