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Updated on September 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

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Re: “Burge's Turkeys and Hams

Smoked meat is the draw here, but they also make great fried catfish and fried fruit pies. The menu is huge. But this is the single best thing in the place: Containers of smoked turkey salad. You can pretend there's only a touch of mayo along with the ground up turkey and seasoning. It's healthy, see?

Posted by Max Brantley on 07/09/2010 at 1:47 PM

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Re: “8th Circuit dismisses Griffen lawsuit against state Supreme Court UPDATE


Cases are heard by three-judge panels. Losers can ask for a hearing "en banc" or by all judges, but such requests are rarely granted.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 07/02/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Mass shooting at Annapolis, Md., newspaper

I dont participate much. But fuck Razorblade. He suggests it is OK to slaughter media he doesnt like? Fake news? Show me you sorry sack of shit.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/29/2018 at 6:56 PM

Re: “The attack on journalists: It's still about the guns

I thought I shared at least a small bit of Geronimo's feelings in saying I mourned the children and factory workers and postal workers and others who are victims of mass violence, as well as the newspaper victims. The killing of newspaper people has an undeniable added dimension -- in the current context of the president's remarks. That is, it might be seen as an attack on the 1st Amendment in general. I certainly see that danger in Trump's remarks and those of many of his followers. But is a reporter worth more than a mail carrier or a first-grader? I'm not suggesting that.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/29/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The attack on journalists: It's still about the guns

Well, it clearly was an attack on these journalists on account of a simmering dispute with this particular newspaper that stretched over seven years.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/29/2018 at 8:09 AM

Re: “More smells arise from marijuana permitting. Bottom line: Do it over.

If by "this guy" Fine Fellow means the author of this blog post, he is mistaken about my having ever had connections with Stephens Media. For what it's worth, too, I think the Stephens money involved in the marijuana permit competition is from a different branch of the family than the one that controlled the media group, long ago sold. No question it arises from common beginnings.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/27/2018 at 11:31 AM
Posted by Max Brantley on 06/26/2018 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Former senator Jake Files gets 18-month prison sentence

Thanks Jim. My mistake. Concurrent sentences. And there are actually three charges. Also $83,000 in restitution.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 06/18/2018 at 12:16 PM

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