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Re: “Rick Womick Makes Me Wish Women Were Being Oppressed by Smarter People

Southern Beale, gestational age can be a significant issue for providers at some stages of pregnancy (including legal exposure if an abortion is performed later than is lawful). If an abortion provider deems it necessary, an ultrasound is likely appropriate. It does seem squicky, though, for the legislature to mandate unnecessary procedures.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by notguilty on 03/24/2015 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Tennessee Fights Feds For Right To Screw Municipalities Over Broadband

We used to have Comcast and it was slow and terrible service. We switched to EPB right after it was available and have been happy ever since. We have our land-line phone, tv, and internet all with EPB and it is cheaper for us by $70 per month (at that time, not sure about today's prices- don't care) for these three services. Internet is super fast.

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Posted by Sandy Lusk on 03/24/2015 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Rick Womick Makes Me Wish Women Were Being Oppressed by Smarter People

Nashville is a blue city deep inside a red state. I've lived here all my life and I agree with Betsy.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Psychic Octopus on 03/24/2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Tennessee Fights Feds For Right To Screw Municipalities Over Broadband

My idea of hell is being on the wrong end of AT&T's "customer service," as I was most of yesterday. Without resolution and after receiving five different answers to the same question, I might add. In five different accents and possibly in five different countries. This related to phone service. Fortunately, for Internet service, years ago I was given a closely guarded phone number for U.S.-based customer service and tech support.

I totally support municipal broadband.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by wasted time on 03/24/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Rick Womick Makes Me Wish Women Were Being Oppressed by Smarter People

Hudson,

The SCENE, PITW, its writers all hate the state of Tennessee, always have. It is the successes of conservatives and the GOP that caused them to really unwind. They hate white people who work hard and go to church.

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Posted by heretohelp on 03/24/2015 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Tennessee Fights Feds For Right To Screw Municipalities Over Broadband

Chattanooga has the fastest internet in the state (10x faster than your best Comcast package) provided by a publicly supported NPO. They also have *free* wi-fi. Meanwhile, the rest of us pay the highest rates in the world for the internet and receive essentially the slowest and poorest service among developed nations.

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Posted by RevJPFunk on 03/24/2015 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Chris Crofton, Advice King: Wedding at an Antebellum Plantation; Not Getting Into SXSW

Cheekwood wasn't a plantation.

Posted by Nope on 03/24/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Private Homeland Security Task Force Continues to Brief Legislators

Totally understand, heretohelp. I had a full scholarship to Emory but did not go there. If I had, I might have met Bill Haslam in time to make a difference, ha, ha. He is not conservative enough for me.

Mention of Jack Palance always reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Bagdad Cafe. Catch it if you haven't.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Easter egg/Donna on 03/24/2015 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Chris Crofton, Advice King: Wedding at an Antebellum Plantation; Not Getting Into SXSW

Several museums in our area, including Cheekwood, Belle Meade and Travellers Rest, were plantations at one time. I guess we're all "racists" for preserving them and supporting them through donations. I get that this is a joke column, but this absurd commentary implies preservation of history isn't worth doing because slavery. Guess that's what I get for reading a column by some guy from the North who'd probably like to paint us all as barefoot hillbillies.

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Posted by Not a carpetbagger on 03/24/2015 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Celebrated Washington Winemaker Charles Smith Is Coming to Town

I've enjoyed several bottles of Charles Smith wine in the last few years and they are always outstanding! I can't wait for this tasting! I've really been looking forward to this event. :)

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Posted by nashjar on 03/24/2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Tandy Wilson Named Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef-Southeast

Let's Go T!

Posted by Vegan Paula Dean on 03/24/2015 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Rick Womick Makes Me Wish Women Were Being Oppressed by Smarter People

The pro-choice side deserves better advocates in a public forum. Betsy Phillips's points, if she has any, are lost in her trashiness. That is often true of the Scene in general.

I vote Republican and oppose waiting periods, unnecessary ultrasounds, and a number of other restrictions that interfere with a female's right to choose abortion. True, limited-government conservatives are pro-choice on this issue and agree with me. I know a number of them within the Republican Party and as independents.

Rick Womick and some others should back off.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by tallying the bans on 03/24/2015 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Tennessee Fights Feds For Right To Screw Municipalities Over Broadband

TnRamber, given the current state of politics, it is legitimately difficult to judge whether are politicians are that desperate for their 30 pieces of silver, or as Martin Luther King might say, they are that sincerely ignorant and conscientiously stupid about freshmen economics.

I honestly believe, based on my interactions with them, that are legitimately are that stupid. They are well-meaning individuals, but they are profoundly ignorant on major issues. One legislator delighted in telling me how they learned about how to improve broadband from Broadband for America, until I pointed out that was a well-known astroturf group funded by Big Cable, paid to tell legislators exactly what Big Cable Wants them to know.

Others seem to have drunk the Libertarian Free Market Kool-Aid, and can't quite understand that the economics of broadband is different than the economics of a loaf of bread. I lean libertarian myself, but I've actually passed economics too, and have enough sense to know there are a lot of edge-cases. They don't.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mathew Binkley on 03/24/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Nashville Republican Sen. Steve Dickerson to Sponsor Medical Marijuana Plan

Min said, "I say legalize it, regulate it, grow it, and tax the snot out of it. It's a win-win for everyone in TN."

Agreed.

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Posted by tnramber on 03/24/2015 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Court Fight Over State Education Funding Officially Begins (Updated)

It's high time that the school districts of this state take the state back to court to get the funding that should have come through following the last lawsuit.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tnramber on 03/24/2015 at 3:23 PM
Posted by Westendrail on 03/24/2015 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Tennessee Fights Feds For Right To Screw Municipalities Over Broadband

The reason that we (the legislature) prevent municipalities from providing internet connectivity is that the commercial ISP's have filled the legislature with the only thing that they care about, money and lots of it.

Here in Chattanooga, EPB has made great strides for affordable high speed internet connectivity with customer service that exceeds what is available through Comcast and AT&T. Comcast has complained loudly throughout the process while more and more people are seeing through their BS and moving to the service that provides the best speed and the best customer service. And the commercial operators just can't stand the thought that their monopoly like status is being challenged.

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Posted by tnramber on 03/24/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “kogonada

Wow! He and Tony Zhou (Every Frame a Painting) are probably my favorite video essayists. I had no idea he was local.

:)

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Posted by TobintheGnome on 03/24/2015 at 3:14 PM
Posted by foodman on 03/24/2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Court Fight Over State Education Funding Officially Begins (Updated)

I'll make the popcorn. Someone else mix up a pitcher of margaritas.

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Posted by Min on 03/24/2015 at 2:48 PM

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