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    It was also a smart political choice, which...

    It was also a smart political choice, which should keep Ron Ramsey off their backs for awhile.
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    We have a huge ash in our backyard. We had it...

    We have a huge ash in our backyard. We had it checked for borers last year, and it got a clean bill of health, but I figure it's just a matter of time. It will cost us thousands to have it taken...
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    That lawsuit isn't about expanding Medicaid; it's...

    That lawsuit isn't about expanding Medicaid; it's about access to the current TennCare system. At least that's my understanding.
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    To borrow from SKB: Okay, then.

    To borrow from SKB:

    Okay, then.
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    Well, you know, I've served on non-profit boards...

    Well, you know, I've served on non-profit boards with much the same informal policy. That is, argue all you want for your position but once the vote is taken support the board's decision. I don't...
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    Art Clancy made the motion to deny...

    Art Clancy made the motion to deny use-on-review-approval for the new parking lot the owners want to put in where the Pryor-Brown is.

    Ok, I'm breaking my rule to not comment on these things, so...
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    I think this would at least help. City and...

    I think this would at least help. City and school board elections seem to do quite well as non-partisan elections. And yes, voters sometimes know some of the party affiliations of the candidates,...
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    Ok, so Bean and cwg inform me that I am wrong...

    Ok, so Bean and cwg inform me that I am wrong about the new MPC ED hire. Apparently state law was changed (in 2010, according to Bean) and I missed it to give the County Mayor the power to appoint...
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    To answer your first question, sure, talk to a...

    To answer your first question, sure, talk to a reporter all you want about rumors. I have. But IMO reporters shouldn't be posting rumors on the Internet. Hell, I hesitate big time before posting...
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    I'm one of them. I wouldn't have posted what...

    I'm one of them. I wouldn't have posted what Betty did, w/o any mention of how I knew what I was posting. I know Betty, so I knew she had sources, but not everybody does. Her post read like a...
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    Ear to the Ground

    Have Ear and Citybeat disappeared from MP, or are they just not on the new website?
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    I'm surprised by that as well. But maybe I just...

    I'm surprised by that as well. But maybe I just assumed Walmart wouldn't have groceries or Publix wouldn't have located there.
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    I personally would like to forget Stacey...

    I personally would like to forget Stacey Campfield ever existed.
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    Sad, that.

    Sad, that.
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    Not to mention Fraternity Row. And now probably...

    Not to mention Fraternity Row. And now probably Sorority Village too. But a departmental reception at the McClung means fruit punch. Stupid.
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    Whatever, it really pisses me off. I think it's...

    Whatever, it really pisses me off. I think it's ridiculous that UT claims to be a dry campus, but if it's supposed to be dry, it should be dry for everybody.
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    They're serving alcohol in the McClung? Because...

    They're serving alcohol in the McClung? Because UT sure won't let folks do that for retirement parties or departmental receptions. Guess campus policy only counts for big shots.
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    That's a confirmation he's a total narcissist.

    That's a confirmation he's a total narcissist.
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    Probably run for county mayor in 4 years.

    Probably run for county mayor in 4 years.
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    Is that a state-wide look? Only #s I've seen are...

    Is that a state-wide look? Only #s I've seen are Knox County. Where Alexander right now is under 50% - wow.
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    Worst Knox County result - Pridemore leading...

    Worst Knox County result - Pridemore leading Fansler 55-45 with 65/85 wards reporting. Pridemore???? Srsly??? Guy's been a lawyer for what, two years?

    Geez, we're in trouble with this one.
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    I thought it was an Indiana company. So see how...

    I thought it was an Indiana company. So see how much I know. I'm so dumb I do find Flourhead and Breadhead confusing.
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    I dunno; I have trouble now remembering which is...

    I dunno; I have trouble now remembering which is which. Which is the entire point.
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    I concur. No, and I won't. I've said too...

    I concur.



    No, and I won't. I've said too much already.

    I just regret that this whole thing is beginning to play out more like a tabloid scandal than like grownups addressing concerns with...
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    I should keep quiet, but yes, I was on MPC in...

    I should keep quiet, but yes, I was on MPC in 2009 when these folks first went after Mark Donaldson. And like Bean, I keep pretty close watch on MPC and local government, so I have opinions about...
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