Paul Worley is 'tangentially involved with Lady A'? Hahahahaha. Snark only works if you're not clueless.
You are arguing against non-existent rightist anarchists. Must be getting itchy, wrestling with all that straw.
I feel like I know every inch of this park. It was such a HUGE part of growing up on the far southwest side of Nashville.
When they closed most of the best parts off to cars, it broke my heart a little.
It makes me wonder - where DO kids go and park to make out nowadays? Nashville has very few remote spots which are also accessible by car. Edwin Warner was, of course, the best place back in the day, but there were also areas out by South Harpeth which are still there today. I sure as hell ain't gonna tell my kids about them.
Are the shelters which were up in the hills still there? Or have they been torn down now that they can't be driven to?
Heh. Coming up on 25 years myself.
Who would've ever guessed that an Infosec kid would come off as a know it all? (Let those who have ears understand)
For me, I don't get the appeal of a "tech-ier" event . It sounds like the break room, with alcohol to me. You've never partied till you've seen the CCNAs in a drunken pissing match with the MCSEs .
Unless there's swag, of course. If there's swag, I'm there.
OK, B, what's this crap about me not respecting you?
I disagree with you. We see the world through different prisms. But I know that you are one of the few bright spots in the talking point wasteland that is the Nashville blogsphere and commentariat.
(I'll add that now that Abramson almost never posts, the conservative blogsphere in Nashville is hopeless)
I was thinking about becoming a debate coach late in life. Argumentation, logic, and rhetoric are passions of mine. I see hope in a few Nashville bloggers, and often I'll challenge them to sharpen their arguments, back them up with source documentation, play the ball and not the man, and avoid (and point out) logical fallacies.
If my doing so with you has made you feel I don't respect you, then I have erred, and I'm sorry. I figured after all these years you would know that you are one of my favorite bloggers, in Nashville or anywhere else.
But most of your commentors (here and at TCP) go to the extremes of being nasty to you, or coddling you. You deserve neither. You're better than that.
I don't think Baptists call them "parishioners".
Do you have any stats on how many divorces are caused by one of the spouses being gay? I'm pretty sure this is a red herring. Nice little dig, but not relevant in any statistical sense.
And - do you REALLY think most men are only lazy slobs because they are taught to be that way by the church? If so, I have a few babydaddies I'd like to introduce you to.
Probably a very few jackasses use some kind of misreading of the bible about "women's work" to rationalize their own shortcomings, but I'd say that number is quite small. Leaving housework for the woman to do is not exactly something men have to be taught.
And, the inverse is true. At my house, I'm the primary cook and homemaker, along with having a demanding full time job. I do it because I enjoy it and I love my family. I was not guilted into it by the church or feminists. I am responsible for what I do or don't do - no one else.
You absolve the jackasses by insisting that they are not responsible for their own shortcmings - they are the victims of external forces beyond their control.
You believe life happens to people. I believe we happen to life.
Besides, have you considered another hindrance to marriage: this ridiculous ideal we've created for weddings themselves. Many people wait until they can afford a 10, 20, 30K wedding.
We need to encourage more eloping. :)
I think Wonkette is teaching the lesson that cruel, peircing snark might be a great tool for the immature, but does not translate well into arguments where grownups are involved.
As for Haslam, the snark misses the mark (a phrase I will one day put into a freestyle karaoke rap).
If the ECD study he cites is true (only 1 percent of all new jobs created in recent years have come through the relocation of companies to Tennessee), then his argument is pretty sound.
But none of the criticism even addresses this argument.
As for Campfield, well, it's a pretty good guess to say that he's enjoying every minute of the attention.
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