It was a shame the status quo-ers taking up for existing DA and Judgeship allotments were able to derail a reapportionment seemingly called for. I have not studied the particular changes to accommodate caseloads and county lines, but I have not heard any cogent criticism of Ramsey's choices.
I perceived the Charter Schools bill as a way to overrule Nashville teachers unions. Too bad it fell victim to last-minute machinations. There's always next year, when I predict both these bills will pass.
I have had cocktails with Judge Joe Brown after hours at a downtown hotel and have chatted in other settings, years ago. He is a heck of a nice guy. I remember his willingness to take habeas petitions for defendants in child support actions, which displeased Juvenile Court and caused the rotation of habeas petitions by the Criminal Court Clerk, all this IIRC. He is not an apologist for anti-social behavior by people who wind up in his Court. Joe Brown is worthy of genuine respect. He is interesting and an independent thinker. I like him; and I like the idea of his U.S. Senate candidacy.
I remember looking up Ben Harper at the time and found him to be a California creature with only a recent album on Stax (not Memphis-owned or run now) relating him to Memphis, which was recorded in L.A. with no Memphis musicians I recognize except Charlie Musselwhite. But then, "Queen" Latifah?!
My post with the Herenton ringtone went back up and contains still valid links to JB's two pieces on the recorded quotation and the ringtone, along with an old but still astounding download count for it. I would post the link but for the Wrath of Bruce.
Excuse me, is "CMI associate" some sort of public policy genius my native intelligence and exquisite education failed to make me aware of?
Here's the skinny, peeps: females figure they can always offer sex services to the winners of any war, in the service of personal survival and the survival of their existing offspring. That's why they are the vanguard of (you guessed it) nanny-state fascism.
How did I acquire the responsibility to feed, educate (babysit), house, and cell-phone other human beings' SPAWN? You softhearted people, have fun calling me your typical small-IQ epithets. The cognoscenti know I don't come back to defend after I have told you the truth. I only added Jackson's feed back to my blog gadget and daily RSS because he is my friend, who shouldn't be punished for Bruce's attitudes and because Jackson is NOT stupid and listens and is salvageable.
The warning is valid for parents who have invested small fortunes and much of their lifetimes in their children and who wish their genes to be propagated instead of winding up in someone's infertile orifice. That is the true genesis of these valid feelings against homosexuality, not some mindless hatred of someone different.
There's another choice running in the General that I just checked out, Gregory Joiner; and I like the things he says. Watch his videos from https://www.facebook.com/#!/RedemptionNati…
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