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    Quote Originally Posted by SnM View Post
    You can read about the respective Knox County judgeship candidates targeted by the GOP in her column, but in this passage, Bean tells you pretty much all you need to know about the Tennessee Republican party:

    ...Although judges are chosen by a partisan process, they are expected to keep politics off the bench, and that is exactly what they almost always do.

    But the Republican tide that swept Democrats out of power in Nashville in 2010 prompted an emboldened GOP to launch an aggressive “Red to the Roots” campaign designed to drive Democrats out of local offices. This specifically includes judicial candidates...
    I've got even more on this in MP:

    ...We called Knox County GOP chair Ruthie Kuhlman to ask if she recruited Pridemore to be on the ballot; she declined to comment. But the deputy executive director of the state party, Michael Sullivan, was willing to talk.

    Sullivan says having a Republican candidate in every race will “push to help voters help educate themselves” and “helps voters understand who’s in the office.” He says judicial positions are “more than just deciding a court case,” and having a party affiliation lets voters know that the candidates are likely to support issues important to them.

    Like what? Like taxes.

    Sullivan says since the Republican Party is opposed to higher taxes and in favor of efficient government, voters can trust a Republican judicial candidate will be a wiser steward of taxpayer money in the court system than a Democratic candidate.

    Seriously?

    “That is a generalization that voters can make, yes,” Sullivan says.

    We asked Sullivan if a knowledge of the law might be a more important factor when evaluating judicial candidates than an opposition to raising taxes. He replied that it’s “up to voters to decide who’s qualified.” We told Sullivan that Pridemore doesn’t seem to understand what actually happens in the court over which he wants to preside. His response: Pridemore meets the state requirements to run for the office, so he’s qualified to serve in the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwg View Post
    I've got even more on this in MP:

    ...We called Knox County GOP chair Ruthie Kuhlman to ask if she recruited Pridemore to be on the ballot; she declined to comment. But the deputy executive director of the state party, Michael Sullivan, was willing to talk.

    Sullivan says having a Republican candidate in every race will “push to help voters help educate themselves” and “helps voters understand who’s in the office.” He says judicial positions are “more than just deciding a court case,” and having a party affiliation lets voters know that the candidates are likely to support issues important to them.

    Like what? Like taxes.

    Sullivan says since the Republican Party is opposed to higher taxes and in favor of efficient government, voters can trust a Republican judicial candidate will be a wiser steward of taxpayer money in the court system than a Democratic candidate.

    Seriously?

    “That is a generalization that voters can make, yes,” Sullivan says.

    We asked Sullivan if a knowledge of the law might be a more important factor when evaluating judicial candidates than an opposition to raising taxes. He replied that it’s “up to voters to decide who’s qualified.” We told Sullivan that Pridemore doesn’t seem to understand what actually happens in the court over which he wants to preside. His response: Pridemore meets the state requirements to run for the office, so he’s qualified to serve in the office.
    And when put on the spot, Ailor blows up and Pridemore hides behind know-nothingism.

    Ah, Republicans. Ain't we got shame?
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    Maybe this will actually force our know-nothing, do-nothing, for-nothing Billion Dollar Bill of a pretend GOP governor to stop killing poor, uninsured people.

    Patients Sue TennCare For Giving Them The Runaround
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    I draw your attention to Bean on KnoxViews, because she sums maters up a bit more unambiguously than paradigmful, pedigogiful, metricful, examful, educationful education guru huffmann's verbiage does:

    State finally admits its for-profit virtual academy is a flop
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    The NYT notices Tennessee Republicans' scurrilous tactics

    If Judges Campaign Like Ordinary Politicians, Can We Have Impartial Courts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnM View Post
    I draw your attention to Bean on KnoxViews, because she sums maters up a bit more unambiguously than paradigmful, pedigogiful, metricful, examful, educationful education guru huffmann's verbiage does:

    State finally admits its for-profit virtual academy is a flop
    Deadline set for virtual academy decision

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    It didn't take long after the DC court ruling (ignoring, of course, the Richmond ruling) for - you guessed it - a couple of Tennessee Republicans to push for Tennessee to to sue to stop health insurance subsidies. Tennessee Republicans must truly hate, loathe and despise every other Tennessean, including peon Republicans who can't afford insurance, to the point that they wish we would hurry up and die already.

    But if we do, who would be left for the Republicans to kick around? I guess there still would be plenty of starving stray dogs and cats they could tie firecrackers to the tails of or feed antifreeze to to get their jollies.

    Sens. Bell, Kelsey call for AG to file lawsuit against Obamacare

    Freedom's just another word for health care we can't choose,
    Health care don't mean nothing if it's free, now now.
    And feeling ill was easy, lord, under right-wing rule,
    You know, dying free's good enough for thee,
    Good enough for thee and yer babies, yippee!

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    Die die die die die babies yippee!
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    Die now babies now, babies, yippee! Yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I think it's a pretty good improvement. Cleaner & less cluttered. I would be inclined to make the search box a little smaller, move it to one side or the other, and make the KNS logo bigger.

    (can't believe I just said "make the logo bigger")
    Apparently, in addition to a new design, there's a new formula for "content." Under the "More Top Stories" line, are the following pieces:

    Krispy Kreme adds to menu
    and
    New Burger at Hardees

    Jeez. Really?
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