1. Andy Berke is considering a run for Governor. I’ll be watching to see what message he’s running on. I find it amusing that the Party is all “Oh, you don’t understand how hard it is for us to craft a message that appeals across the state! Oh, boo hoo, there isn’t just one thing the Democrats could stand for that would appeal to a lot of constituencies.” And yet, Democrats run for Governor. Of the whole damn state. So, clearly, some Democrats believe that there is something at least one Democrat can stand for that would appeal to a wide swath of the state, or else they’d stop running for state-wide office. I’m curious to see what Berke thinks that message is. (Personal note to Andy: If you win the Governorship, I pledge today to donate $500 to the cause of your choice, if you vow to never, ever, ever recommend that anyone spend any time what so ever at Walmart.)
“‘They had not seen any indications that there was some type of imminent problem with the dike,’ said TVA spokesman Mike Harris.” but the whole article is one blowout or problem with the dike or another. If that doesn’t count as an imminent problem, I just don’t know what does.
3. Yet another transgendered woman was shot in Memphis. Here’s to a swift recovery and protection for her when she deals with the police.