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Re: “Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

Steve always does what he can to protect us - and I am proud he was the one to first make this move. The county and the world need to be saved from any more of Trump's madness and bind hatred.

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Posted by Peter Ceren on 08/17/2017 at 3:24 PM

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: “Alfred's

Glad we came for the 40th anniversary and attended the MM Reunion in some ways. I was very disappointed in the event though,(nothing to do with Alfred's). George Klein was not who I remember him to be. He was confused, irritated and didn't let the majority of the panelists even speak. Linda Thompson shows up and instead of introducing her, George continues to ask Jerry Schilling to retell a story he just got done telling. Linda just got up and left. Then George verbally attacks a young man who asked a question for the group, claiming he was an actor from the Sun Records movie which George thought was crap. I'm sure Elvis wouldn't have been pleased with how nasty George was to fans who'd come from around the world to attend the event. Very few got to ask their questions and some were even flat out ignored by George Klein who would then turn to the other side of the room and say, "Anyone else have a question?" It was an embarrassing and disappointing event on many levels.

Posted by Maurice Bojangles-Blanchard on 08/17/2017 at 10:41 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: “McKellar Lake-Riverside Park Marina

What a dump. Staff are jerks, place looks like it's near to being shut down for looking like a dump. NO info online about services or pricing. Litter on the grounds and in the water surrounding the place. Needs better owners who actually care and are living in the 21st century. This sort of "Mom and Pop" operation will never last.

Posted by Allenby Medile on 08/15/2017 at 12:56 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

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