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    Interesting. I had never heard it before that...

    Interesting. I had never heard it before that story.
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    Is "cremains" a real word now? ...

    Is "cremains" a real word now?

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/cemetery-director-certain-oak-ridge-cremain-thefts-linked-to-knoxville-incidents_85161128
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    This part seems pretty illogical to me: ...

    This part seems pretty illogical to me:



    Maybe he's not buying that the failure of Amendment 2 will lead to popular elections of appellate judges (as most expect it to,) but I don't see how...
  4. Thread: Lazy voter

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    Planning to go today. I will report back if...

    Planning to go today. I will report back if nobody else has by then.
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    Stacey keepin' it classy as always: ...

    Stacey keepin' it classy as always:

    http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/colonelangus_bucket/Camp_zps99abb1d7.jpg
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    I hope it does not rest in peace. I hope it...

    I hope it does not rest in peace. I hope it either survives in some other form or goes down making a lot of un-restful noise. The gag order under threat of losing severance is a nice touch from...
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    SKB reporting that John North was let go too?...

    SKB reporting that John North was let go too? This is a dark, dark day for Knoxville media.
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is...

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is terrible news for our city. Just awful.
  9. Thread: Lazy voter

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    Early voting begins today....

    Early voting begins today. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/knox-county-early-voting-schedule-locations
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    And the paranoid conspiracist theorizer in me...

    And the paranoid conspiracist theorizer in me thinks he deliberately engineered it to fail because he wants popular elections. The fact that even intelligent people don't seem to understand what's at...
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    If the idea of popular elections for appellate...

    If the idea of popular elections for appellate judges (and thus more of the outside money shenanigans we saw in this year's elections) sickens you, then you will want to vote YES on 2.
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    Do you know Justice Lee or anything about her?...

    Do you know Justice Lee or anything about her? The quoted portion of your post above suggests that you do not.
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    jfm, thank you for posting on this. Nice to get...

    jfm, thank you for posting on this. Nice to get the other side of the UT propaganda machine.
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    Excellent points, all. Dave Hart is now...

    Excellent points, all.

    Dave Hart is now pushing for a meeting with Mayor Rogero on this: https://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1677965
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    I see. I was worried that I had somehow missed...

    I see. I was worried that I had somehow missed Daylight Saving Time ending. Carry on.
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    Why is that?

    Why is that?
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    UTAD goes on the PR offensive:...

    UTAD goes on the PR offensive: http://www.utsports.com/genrel/090414aab.html

    I guess donors have been (rightfully) complaining about all the neutral site games that have been recently scheduled....
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    I am all for this. It's ridiculous that for such...

    I am all for this. It's ridiculous that for such a position - given what it is and what it entails - candidates run on party tickets in the first place.
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    And again, I doubt there is anything anyone could...

    And again, I doubt there is anything anyone could have done. The fact this guy beat Fansler is proof by itself that the voters didn't care about anything other than his party.
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    Cari - You did a great job with your election...

    Cari -

    You did a great job with your election coverage and kudos to you for that. And yes, you, Betty, and the KNS pointed out the inexperience angle and it made no difference. I just wonder if...
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    Nice mea culpa, but we still have a Chancellor...

    Nice mea culpa, but we still have a Chancellor nobody knows anything about.

    But again, I doubt there is anything short of a major scandal that could have changed the outcome. I mean, the...
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    Y'all covered it a lot better than the KNS, for...

    Y'all covered it a lot better than the KNS, for sure. But what's your circulation? Did you report on the bankruptcies?
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    All this hand-wringing by the media (especially...

    All this hand-wringing by the media (especially the KNS, who FINALLY decided to take a look at the new Chancellor's background and discovered his two bankruptcies,) might have come in handy, oh, I...
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    Aw man, they canceled the Purge?...

    Aw man, they canceled the Purge? http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/08/19/kpd-there-will-be-no-purge-in-knoxville/14255289/

    Hope it gets rescheduled.
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