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Re: “A Strange Death in Court Square

Claude is buried in Chapel Hill, Public Lot #2 at Elmwood; he has no marker, but I know his approximate location (pretty darned approximate, I'd say).

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Posted by Patrick Whitney on 08/17/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Many Sides: The Mantra of Evil

My mother had the misfortune of being born in Poland in 1938. Hidden by Ukranian nuns as a favor to her father, she survived the Holocaust by changing her name and pretending to be Catholic. Miraculously, her mother and her uncle survived as well. She has never met, never seen, the father who arranged to have her saved. He and everyone else were wiped out. To this day, my mother cannot look at any symbols of naziism. As the child of a Holocaust survivor, I am the reverse; I cannot look away. I confront it at every turn. I have lost people who I thought were friends because of anti-Semitism. Professionally, I joined a line of work that allows me to confront racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, and all the products of fear and hate on a regular basis, in ways that occur both subtle and blatant. I have tried very hard to live by the words "never again."

I have tried never to give in to violence. I am ashamed that, in my youth, I briefly flirted with the Jewish Defense League, a group back then that was only too willing to engage in offense against those they believed were a threat, like the Skinhead. I learned firsthand about the costs of violence. I buried that down, and hoped - believed - that the need for literally combating hate on the streets instead of in our workplaces and courtrooms (where it should be) would never come again to my doorstep, advocated by public institutions or officials bestowed with the public trust. I convinced myself that, no matter our political persuasions, hate and fear-mongering would remain on the shadowy fringes of society.

But I, and all of us, are going to be tested as this resurgence of old fears and hates - packaged anew - continues to grow. Like you, I will not be silent, and I will not stand aside. Like you, I too live on a street with neighbors I care about that could be in any town, anywhere in the US. And, if the time does come, like you, I too own a tire iron.

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Posted by Rich on 08/17/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Believe Me: A Benefit Concert For Alyssa Moore

If anyone knows how to contact Alyssa Moore, please have her contact C L Tim Williams at (901) 544-3469 concerning a prospective speaking engagement. Thank you in advance.

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Posted by ctimwilliams on 08/16/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

@ glen

It's not "due care" it's "do care" as in, you only have to not run people down like animals in the street if you "do care" but you have the option to "don't care."

Because it's important that people who are considering constitutionally protected civil protest fear for their lives, you know, to shut them up and keep them suppressed.

Gotta Make America Great Again, and by "again" they mean how it was before Civil Rights.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/16/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

So, why give additional civil immunity to someone already exercising due care? Is he talking about a different kind of "due care"?

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Posted by Glen Park on 08/16/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

Please note that the language linked to above does NOT reflect the amendments the sponsors added. The public isn't allowed to see them until the bill clears the full committee.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/16/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

What if I have reason to believe they might be protesting'?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/16/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

Both men's legislative records are linked to the bill-tracker site with abstracts. But if you're not inclined to click, here's the abstract for SB0944: "
Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, provides civil immunity for the driver of an automobile who injures a protester who is blocking traffic in a public right-of-way if the driver was exercising due care. - Amends TCA Title 19; Title 20; Title 29, Chapter 34; Title 54 and Title 55."

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Posted by Chris Davis on 08/16/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

"But, your Honor, I swerved several times before I hit that protester..."
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/S…

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/16/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

I would like to see the actual wording of the bill to check the facts. Is your headline factually correct??? Is your opinion correct??? Wish you would have given us the actual wording of the bill.

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Posted by Frank Ballard on 08/16/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Demonstrators Ready to Take Down Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

Bruce
Almost made me spit out my Fuji.
Funk
"historic equivalent of a participation trophy" I intend to steal this.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/15/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Music Video Monday: Elvis Presley

I enjoyed this article very much Chris McCoy.

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Posted by marthacattnurse on 08/15/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Demonstrators Ready to Take Down Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

Nice to see the traditional "VERE ARE YOUR PAPERS!?!?" tactic is still in force when intimidating people out of activism.

I was unaware you needed ID to walk the streets of a free country, but hey, maybe we ain't free. How does a park with no fence have a closing time? There's a couple guys who sleep in that park that would be shocked to learn about that curfew.

I guess now is a bad time to mention that putting up statues to people who lose wars in the historic equivalent of a participation trophy, isn't it?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/15/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Jamie Farr, George Burns, Snow White: Halloran Centre Launches 3-Show Stage Series

I actually saw Jamie Farr play George Burns in the show once...weird. I also saw him play Oscar opposite William Christopher's Felix. I think he was one of the Nathan Detroit's that I saw in a Guys and Dolls tour once. Dude gets work.

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Posted by John M Hemphill on 08/15/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Demonstrators Ready to Take Down Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

Forrest was renowned for his selfies just prior to each Klan meeting.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 08/15/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Republicans and Democrats Need More Political Self-Awareness

Is there any reason to believe that any of the aforementioned would ever consider your recommendations? If not maybe we need to reflect on how to rid ourselves of these personalities and their like.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/15/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Demonstrators Ready to Take Down Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

You know I don't think Gen Forrest blew a loud trumpet before a sneak attack.
Is Facebook making us dummer?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/15/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The ICE-man Cometh: The Tragedy of Trump’s Immigration Policy

Only poor people commit crimes. Rich people have lawyers. Didn't you know that?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/14/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Water World: The Coliseum Could be an Aquarium

Perfect, CL. Every aquarium drinker in town would frequent the place. I'm all in.

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Posted by DaveClancy on 08/13/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Water World: The Coliseum Could be an Aquarium

Maybe a brewery/aquarium?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/12/2017 at 10:35 PM

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