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    Fansler's ruling can't be revisited now,...

    Fansler's ruling can't be revisited now, especially by Pridemore. The jury rendered its verdict and Fansler issued his order. The county accepted both and did not appeal to the state Court of...
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    It's possible a body or bodies have been found...

    It's possible a body or bodies have been found but their deaths not definitively blamed on the weather (waiting for toxicology reports, for example). I wouldn't be surprised if these are just rumors,...
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    According to TEMA's 10 a.m. update today, there...

    According to TEMA's 10 a.m. update today, there have been 22 confirmed weather-related deaths. At least seven of them were from hypothermia. TEMA does not note whether any of the dead were homeless....
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    That boy ain't mine. I ain't never passed no...

    That boy ain't mine. I ain't never passed no paternity test they ever give me.
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    That's gonna git you hurt one day. I got enemies.

    That's gonna git you hurt one day. I got enemies.
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    Sure. Wrote the same thing in an editorial after...

    Sure. Wrote the same thing in an editorial after the vote.
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    I've read the report and it's impressive. I might...

    I've read the report and it's impressive. I might use the info if I get the opportunity to write another Insure Tennessee editorial. I'm sure our health reporter and Tom Humphrey are aware of it too,...
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    Condolences to you, Ma and everyone else.

    Condolences to you, Ma and everyone else.
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    Years and years ago, a Republican governor...

    Years and years ago, a Republican governor proposed and implemented a health care plan that covered just about everybody in his state. He had the crazy idea that if the government required everyone...
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    Yes. He knew there was no way the Legislature...

    Yes. He knew there was no way the Legislature would pass a straight-out expansion of TennCare, so he came up with Insure Tennessee. The Legislature might not pass it either, but at least there is a...
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    Pros: About 200,000 low-income people would...

    Pros: About 200,000 low-income people would finally get access to health insurance at no cost to the Tennessee state government.

    Cons: About 200,000 low-income people would continue not having...
  12. That's why I'm kind of an all-of-the-above guy -...

    That's why I'm kind of an all-of-the-above guy - it's tough to untangle and even if you do there is no guarantee causes and effects are linear. We need to have high standards, we need to require more...
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    Merry Meanday, SnM.

    Merry Meanday, SnM.
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    Merry birthday, Kimmi

    Celebrate KRJ Day!
  15. A Vanderbilt study from December 2013 reported...

    A Vanderbilt study from December 2013 reported that only 8 percent of teachers in Tennessee had not received training related to Common Core standards.

    I agree that teacher education and...
  16. Haslam hasn't reversed himself on using...

    Haslam hasn't reversed himself on using standardized test results in teacher evaluations, he's just tinkered with the implementation schedule. The key is lower down in the article: "Although the...
  17. Or Je Suis Cai Guo-Qiang, or the Tao of...

    Or Je Suis Cai Guo-Qiang, or the Tao of Gunpowder.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/meet-the-artist-who-blows-things-up-for-a-living-4984479/?no-ist=&=&page=1
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    Me too, though I thought he was more of a...

    Me too, though I thought he was more of a rapscallion.
  19. Quite possible. Having a ball park less than five...

    Quite possible. Having a ball park less than five minutes from my house would be great.
  20. My point is that I doubt he would part with his...

    My point is that I doubt he would part with his dog zapper money just to close the deal on the Hayduke vote. Or the Barker vote, for that matter. He didn't become a successful businessman by losing...
  21. Don't know what the penalty would be to break the...

    Don't know what the penalty would be to break the lease. Maybe you could offer to pay it. And pay for the construction of the stadium at the old Bill Meyer location.
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    The prison closed before Victor was confirmed as...

    The prison closed before Victor was confirmed as ambassador, but it's safe to say he probably had been briefed about what had gone on just before he took his post.
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    I used to work in the Big South Fork, which is...

    I used to work in the Big South Fork, which is bisected by the timeline between Fentress and Scott counties. The locals always referred to "fast time" (Eastern) and "slow time" (Central). Also,...
  24. Don't know Boyd well, but he seems to have gotten...

    Don't know Boyd well, but he seems to have gotten involved for the right reasons. He paid for the Downtown Dog Park and gave office space to tnAchieves long before he became Haslam's education...
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    Thanks, all. I'm more excited about the rebirth...

    Thanks, all. I'm more excited about the rebirth of the Blab than a rehash of my birth, but the good wishes are much appreciated.
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