"We've got to do something to take the gun away from everyone's head," Register told board members. No, actually, we like the gun exactly where it is. In fact, it's time to pull the trigger.
Update: Council member Emily Evans says we don't need someone like Michelle Rhee. Evans wants to "ease along" with the old white dude from Chattanooga. Now that's what I call reaching for the stars! The City Paper calls for putting Register on a short leash.
I don't get it. Corker claims he was sincerely searching for a compromise. But what was really going on? An action alert circulated among Senate Republicans called for them to "stand firm and take their first shot against organized labor."
According to the Los Angeles Times, "Republicans were planting the seeds for a fundraising appeal to big business -- other than the Big Three, of course -- as they gear up for a major political fight next year over expected legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize."
"They may lose money from the auto industry, but a union fight will get them a lot of money from the rest of the business community," University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato says.
So Republicans never intended to vote for the bailout at all but were scapegoating labor to score political points for campaign cash. That makes Corker one of two things: A liar or a dupe.
Try stealing THIS, jackass.
Listen, let's get one thing straight: No one actually likes winter. Yes, I know, there are people out there who will tell you they love the nip of cold air on their nose or the feeling of being bundled up in front of a fire after a long day sledding or snow shoveling or whatever. Point is, these folks are delusional. Because the one consistent theme of all their snowbound fantasies is that they're happiest when they can FEEL WARM AGAIN.
That's all winter is. A reminder that, for one-third of the year (depending on where you live), life before flint, radiators or Duraflame logs was absolutely unlivable.
For this reason, I hold a special place in my heart for the hardy souls who idle their car every morning, just so they can avoid the shock of sitting in the inside of a meat locker. I am one of these people. And that's why I was so pissed to find out that someone had been taking advantage of humanity's shared shiver-inducing affliction.
Auto Theft detectives just arrested four teens accused of stealing more than a dozen cars in and around La Vergne. The thieves m.o. was to drive around apartment complex parking lots in the early morning hours in order to pick off those vehicles that had been left idling.
To this I say: Screw. Them. The scourge of winter is something that should bring us together, not tear us apart. Humanity united against a common enemy: Mother Nature. You wanna go for a joyride? Do it like a man. Spend 10-15 years apprenticing with a master lock-pick and then swipe an Audi in Belle Meade. At least those guys can afford the repair bill.
Picking on some working class sap who doesn't want to become permanently grafted to his steering wheel on the way to Widget, Inc. is a sin worthy of creative retribution. Like, say, stripping the offenders bare, dousing them with ice water and forcing them to watch a happy family warming themselves in front of a roaring fire while they freeze in the yard outside.
Try using that as a penalty instead of the usual probationary morass and I'm positive: Nashville morning idlers will feel safe once again.
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