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  •  The makeup of TN-4 (9+ / 0-)

    As I linked above, the TN-4 is a combination of very very rich (one of the richest in the nation) counties south of Nashville, to very rural (think Appalacia) in the east.  

    It also has some AMAZING areas.  Cattoosa Wildlife Area, Obed River, Frozen Head State Park.  It is wild, scenic, beautiful.  It is heavily religious, leaning toward Southern Baptist and evangelical, but not really that crazy.  

    This area was also home to tons of strip mining until the late 80s -- my father worked as a forester doing strip mine reclamation planting trees most of my early years (Yes, I had to work for him.  Yes, I have planted more trees by hand than you have.  More than everyone who reads this has.  Tens of thousands.   Note I live in a big city now!).  

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 08:29:44 AM PDT

    •  Sounds very beautiful actually (0+ / 0-)

      Would love to visit central Tennessee sometime. Thanks for your environmental work, too. Hopefully TN-4 wakes up in light of this sickening story. It actually is making me sick to my stomach.

      "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

      by rovertheoctopus on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 08:39:09 AM PDT

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    •  Note that Willamson has been removed (0+ / 0-)

      as well as most of Maury, and the district has been radically altered. Still, much of what you are saying is probably still accurate (though the Obed is now in TN-06 I think).

      Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, remorseless supporter of Walker's recall. Pocan for Congress and Baldwin for Senate!

      by fearlessfred14 on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 10:54:59 AM PDT

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      •  I just looked at the map (0+ / 0-)

        Oben, Catoosa, Harriman, Oliver Springs, Wartburg triangle are all in TN-4 (they used to be in 6). That's where my parents are...

        If Williamson is out, then the $$ is gone from the area (back into #6 it looks like).  Hm.. Hey, he also has Short Mountain!  How about that?!

        Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

        by lostboyjim on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 12:13:22 PM PDT

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