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Re: “Bob Dylan and Leon Russell

And I forgot to rate the stars: at least four.

Posted by Jackson Baker on 07/31/2011 at 11:54 AM

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Re: “Almost Every Result is Evident Early in the “Sweep” Election of November 2014

Some catch-up observations here, almost entirely linguistic:

Not-a-Midtown-Liberal, subsequent readers of this thread may wonder what you were referring to in your reference to "imperfectly understood," inasmuch as that phrase is no longer in the text.

First of all, that observation (regarding the constitutional amendments) was based on a fairly universal, non-partisan sense expressed often by all kinds of people. And it had to do, not with the IQ of the voting population but with the exotic, sometimes obscure, sometimes misleading written syntax of the amendments.

As an example, you almost had to know somebody who knew that Number 4 had to do with veterans' groups.

I'm quite sure people voted their convictions on the amendments.When it came time to update this post, I altered the language of that part, mainly to provide a better transition but also because it became obvious that even geniuses like yourself , N=A-M-L, could and would misconstrue it.

And, speaking of revising language, N-A-M-L, if I were you, I'd avoid any more references to pubic hairs in jockey shorts. That's a curious usage, to begin with, and especially so in close proximity to a phrase like "stand up." Just sayin'.

And "nobody," I understand your pain, but I don't think it's helpful to blame an undesired election result on "the stupidity of rural Tennesseans." (A), I don't think rural Tennesseans are stupid;' and (B) to use such language indicates a bias on your part as grave as any that you might discover and deplore in others.

Carry on.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/05/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “New Complaint Directed at Election Commission Administration

I find it mind-boggling that somebody is so insular as to think a matter-of-fact report on something as dry and technical as a change in how voter lists are made public is either controversial or -- wait for it -- "sensational." Somebody needs to get out more and have some fun. Or at least some fresh air.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/04/2014 at 2:19 AM

Re: “Report: Bicycling Amenities Deepen Memphis Inequality

All I gotta say is that this is a solid job of reporting by Toby Sells, and it poses, spectacularly well, an issue that can be debated either way with zeal and insight -- and deserves to be.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/03/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Election Year 2015 is Upon Us

Wouldn't 'Go, Vols!' have been more appropriate, Daniel?

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/02/2014 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Election Year 2015 is Upon Us

Auto is correct in every particular.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 11/01/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “New Complaint Directed at Election Commission Administration

Hey, but at least she's "entertained," Bruce. Funny, though. Most media-bashers want journalists to keep their opinions to themselves. She WANTS me to opine on something. But what? The only "fact" here is not in dispute: The PVLs are no longer being posted online! Everybody acknowledges that! The story concerns people's different attitudes toward that fact. The only thing to "verify" is what those attitudes are. Done, "d!" Done!

Now. I know it's Halloween, but stop your haunting!

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 10/30/2014 at 8:27 PM

Re: “New Complaint Directed at Election Commission Administration

But the Grizzlies won. Hurray!

Posted by Jackson Baker on 10/29/2014 at 11:27 PM

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