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Re: “Cowboy Jack Clement’s Posthumous For Once and for All out July 15; Hear 'Let the Chips Fall'

Clement's "Let the Chips Fall" is a great song--the '60s Charley Pride version is one of Pride's best moments. Sounds awesome!

Posted by edd on 04/15/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

scavendish, you just got my vote for the best comment of the day.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Serious question: Which ones are important, John?

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Posted by scavendish on 04/15/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Sooner or later the majority on this board is going to understand they can not have everything they want. The conservatives in power in Tenn are teaching this hard lesson.

We will all be better for it. At $500 a pop plus a labor intensive exercise it may be many will never be done. That does not mean the important kits/cases are not done.

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Posted by john on 04/15/2014 at 5:40 PM

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

I never wash my iron skillet when I make cornbread in it. I bake the cornbread. When it's done, flip it out on a platter. Turn the oven off. Next I just wipe it clean with a paper towel and place it right back into the oven as it cools down. When the oven is cool, I take it out and store it. Usually on my back burner of the stove. This keeps that wonderful non-stick surface :)

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Posted by Kay Little on 04/15/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

The good news is that soon, hardly anyone will be raped "at knifepoint," like the woman in the Tennessean article. Now everyone will have guns, including rapists, and he can just shoot her, which will end all this discussion. thank God our legislature focuses on the really important things in life!

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Posted by commentator on 04/15/2014 at 5:23 PM

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

Since councilmembers represent a district, reducing the number by definition would cause redistricting. Who loses then?

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Posted by Roger on 04/15/2014 at 4:41 PM

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

I actually have a video of failure playing the exit in sometime in the 90s with self, I think, from James.

Posted by jeremy on 04/15/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Legislature Passes Bill Allowing High-Gravity Beer in Grocery Stores

That's 8% ABW not ABV. It's just over 10% ABV. Still not ideal, and still less than other states (and the cap on wine), but it's at least a bit better than 8% ABV.

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Posted by GkM on 04/15/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

yoyo, the bill would have allowed open carry with no permit. There would be no restrictions and no training. Having that many guns in the hands of untrained people at all times would inevitably cause an increase in accidental shootings and gun deaths.

You can't isolate one part of what the NRA does and say everything about them is peachy keen. You need to judge them by the totality of what they do. They just go too far.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Washington has nothing to do with this legislation. It's a state bill.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 04/15/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

Shame on you in Washington that won't designate funds for those who have been raped! I can't help but wonder if you were raped would you find this piece of legislature worthy of more funding?

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Posted by Karen on 04/15/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Local News, 'Say Anything,' and the Pulitzers

"Local News, Off College Presses" may be descrbing the future of local news in Nashville. We all suffer from the Tennessean's refusal (or lack of ability) to cover local news and state and local political news in a meaningful way. Their latest website redesign does nothing to alleviate those concerns. This story may reveal the future of local news coverage.

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Posted by Former Tennessean reader on 04/15/2014 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

Pragmatist: You're arguing with insufficient information. The NRA provided the blueprint that many, if not most, states copied into law with some local variances. (Check out the wording between the statutes of Kansas and Tennessee.) The NRA is especially responsible for the reciprocal agreements for legal carry between states. Warning: get stopped in Oklahoma and you have to immediately tell the officer you're armed.

I do believe I read that the bill has been defeated but I didn't have an opinion one way or another about open carry. However, If I was a bad guy about to go into action I would think twice if I saw a holstered handgun in the vicinity. One other thing - those allowed to carry openly would probably face the same qualifications and restrictions as HCP holders: no history of drugs or violence.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 04/15/2014 at 2:44 PM

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

All of these are bad ideas, except maybe Barry's on one office at a time.

What they ought to do is eliminate term limits altogether. Term limitations are fundamentally anti-democratic provisions promoted either by people who think that voters are too stupid to make decisions for themselves or whiney losers who cannot manage to get elected unless they rule out their strongest opponents. We have term limits already; they are called "elections."

What job of public trust -- as all government jobs are -- should just ignore a criminal history? Gilmore's amendment is ill-conceived as it stands. There should, of course, be some reasonable and fair standard applied to applicants. A 20-year-old marijuana bust, or an old DUI, or even a more serious offense (once sentence and probation are over) should not be a permanent bar to ever getting a job. Automatic disqualification from consideration because of a past infraction definitely would be unjust, but revealing the truth about one's history up front should not be hampered either.

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Posted by Perry Aubric on 04/15/2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

WHOLE lotta stupid in these comments.

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Posted by Zoombah on 04/15/2014 at 1:25 PM

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

The council reduction is nothing more than a power grab by all of the term limited council members who want to run in 2015. Most of those are conservative members in the suburbs who want a bigger district and to stay on the council. If they reduce the size of the districts, they are technically new districts and term limits would not apply. They would get to run next year.

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Posted by Power Grab on 04/15/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

My dear....oh my dear.....well, first of all, you're missing the point altogether if you think regular mouthwash is better than this. That's a separate conversation that I don't have time for right now. Secondly, baking soda breaks down enamel over time, as does anything abrasive so there's that too. And your point about crimes against foods referencing the avocado, only makes you seem fat. The earth is full of medicines and foods that crossover one another. We evolved on a planet that has everything we need to survive - without any chemical intervention. So I wouldn't knock people's proper use of this earth. They're using those things those ways because they are informed people.

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Posted by jeffluvsmimi on 04/15/2014 at 1:04 PM

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

Notice that the author skips over Ms. Gilmore's sponsored amendment, while focusing on the council size amendment (really, really unlikely) and Ms. Moore's amendment (note Kosh's comment above)? Ms. Gilmore's appears the most likely candidate to slip through and at the same time the most insidious.

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Posted by localboy on 04/15/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “The General Assembly Decides Rape Victims are Too Expensive to Help

"..and no one has been fired or died of shame or been struck by lightning, which is mind-boggling" Yeah, that's so unlike them...

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Posted by localboy on 04/15/2014 at 12:46 PM

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