Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Morning Roundup: Save Our Streets from Grocery-Shopping Winos

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:51 AM

If we allow wine sales in grocery stores, we're just unleashing a bunch of boozehounds on the streets, says Pamela Erickson, president of the temperance group Public Action Management. (Temperance groups? They exist?) You know, the types who'll pass out in your driveway and threaten your children. Those wine-drinking assholes. ... Turns out there was an on-campus rape at Belmont last winter that went uncovered by the media, and now, nearly a year later, charges are being filed against the school for lax security. Not only did the school-owned apartment complex fail to keep its security gates operating, says the suit, but the school also allegedly downplayed the rape in an email sent to students to make it seem like a minor threat. What Jesus would do? ... In another case of, "Hey, it's not, like, our fault or anything," Corrections Corp. of America (CCA) says the shooting of Sgt. Mark Chesnut was just a risk in the line of duty, and it shares no blame whatsoever that assailants Courtney Logan and Joseph Jackson Jr. were able to communicate about Jackson's off-site doctor's appointment in advance or get a cellphone or a gun. Even though all that happened while they were still in custody. ... CMA got super-generous and donated their largest sum ever--over a million bucks--to Nashville public schools' "Keep the Music Playing" campaign. ...

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