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Carol Borges has gotten her fill of political news this cycle so she going ahead and saying when:
This election has gotten so personal and negative, I'm having trouble sorting it all out. Bombarded by propaganda as much as real news, the whole process grows murky and sordid. I would prefer to not slip into the muck with the primitive ones, but that's been hard. I feel angry at the media and furious about the way they distort and spin things. I need to take a few days to regain my equilibrium, to sort the wheat from the chaff and to digest all the bizarre happenings of the last few weeks. Whenever I find myself spinning around in a tornado of facts, innuendos, gossip, and spin, I find it is time to Zen-out, to "chop wood carry water" for awhile. So the TV will be off, the headlines about the election on the Internet avoided and a ban on any mention of the 2008 election will be in place. I'm off to the back yard.
May 2, 2008 5:26 PM
Rob Huddleston is not worried about the reported population decline of peoples of European descent over the next fifty years. He quite certain that the survival of the race will work itself out in the long run:
The numbers are interesting, but I'm not too worried about them. After all, these projections seem to ignore certain socio-economic factors, wars, and diseases that have worked to keep the world's population relatively in check over human history. To me, it's too speculative to worry about.
May 2, 2008 5:21 PM
The Donkey's Mouth, the Tennessee Democratic Party's blog, notes that the Democratic National Committee's blog is taking John McCain "to school." In other news, the DNC blog's moniker choice certainly makes the TNDP's title look decidedly tame and generic by comparison.
May 2, 2008 5:17 PM
The Mountain Press editorializes in favor of keeping the ban on loaded weapons in National Parks citing noted conservative Senator Lamar Alexander:
Let's keep the ban on loaded weapons in national parks. As U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander rightfully says, "I haven't seen any need to change those rules." Neither do we.
May 2, 2008 5:07 PM
Rachel Walden is scared that the Metro Transit Authority's public hearings next week may mean she has to find a new way to work:
They note that “rising diesel fuel and operating costs” are behind the possible changes, but I’m guessing these changes come at a particularly bad time for many riders - the buses I ride have been fuller every week. Of course, I’m biased, because one of the routes MTA may cut or change is the one that gets me to work in the morning, and already has limited service in my view because the last one out of downtown runs at just after 5 (meaning that most people working an 8-5 job can’t get there in time and have to find another route home). Personally, I’d rather they mothball the $40 million downtown hub (or find some other solution), because actually getting to work is more important to me than waiting comfortably indoors for a bus.
May 2, 2008 2:44 PM
Joe Lance learns a little something from the unfortunate journalism of the Fox News Channel:
I checked Wikipedia after writing the title to this post, just to be sure the eminent abolitionist (and so much more) Mr. Douglass did not, in fact, ever run for the United States Senate, and learned something today: he was named (but did not really run as) the vice presidential nominee in 1872 for the Equal Rights Party. But during the era when Abraham Lincoln was famously debating Stephen Douglas, Frederick Douglass was still fighting for his brothers and sisters to be free.
May 2, 2008 2:32 PM
Pretty soon, you won't be able to know:
Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into law a measure to close public access to state and local government employees' home addresses and telephone numbers. The Senate voted 20-11 in favor of the bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Finney after the Maryville Republican said he made revisions to ensure it would not include elected officials.
May 2, 2008 1:53 PM
The editor of the Memphis Flyer asserts that impounding the vehicles of men soliciting prostitution is not going to solve any problems:
The inescapable bottom line is that the sex industry is huge — and hugely profitable. Hotel-room pornography takes in two billion dollars a year. Sex sites are the most popular and profitable websites on the Internet. Heck, thousands of hookers don't walk the streets anymore; they use the Internet to make their "dates." Taking a few johns off the street makes for good television, but it doesn't have any real effect on the core issue. And taking their cars is just showboating. Human beings will find sex. They always have. And as has been demonstrated by moralistic preachers and politicians countless times, the ones doing the most grandstanding are often caught with their own hands in the cookie jar. What happens between consenting adults is their own business, not the government's.
May 2, 2008 1:38 PM
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