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I have been a newspaper editor, a fishing guide in the Everglades, a newspaper and magazine columnist, and an environmental educator.


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Re: “5 restaurants to hit up when you're in Vinings

Too clever by half, and ignored South City Kitchen.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rayfield on 07/27/2013 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Cocktail elixirs from Atlanta-based Shrub & Co.

Saw them at Star Provisions last weekend.

9 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Rayfield on 02/02/2013 at 5:37 AM

Re: “More on misophonia

The ideal solution would involve FuziOh developing a severe aversion to the sound of his own keyboard.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ray Bearfield on 01/12/2013 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Grazing: A first look at Social Vinings

No, it hasn't.

Posted by Ray Bearfield on 10/22/2012 at 7:38 PM

Re: “GOP Convention Day 2: '$#&! you, tyrants,' elephants 'build' a catchphrase, and Ann loves Mittens

Kiteless wins the Tom Brokaw Prize.

Posted by Ray Bearfield on 08/31/2012 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Can Don Lemon set CNN straight?

If MSNBC is truly “pandering” to those who require a “liberal” slant and serves as a left-leaning alternative to Fox, please explain the presence of Joe Scarborough.

Actually, don’t bother. As Steven Colbert famously pointed out long ago, reality has a distinct liberal bias. Fox news-watchers have demonstrated deficits in their knowledge of current events, political science and the issues of the day. The same can’t be said of MSNBC viewers who turn to the network because it offers refuge from the likes of Erick Erickson or the inane know-nothingness of “professionals” like Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer.

Still, Wyatt Williams’ assertion that "The partisan networks don't ask questions, they just give the answers the viewers want to hear” cries out for something resembling supporting evidence. Without that, it falls into the pile of “both sides do it” nonsense that enjoys such curious appeal these days from folks who should know better.

Or as Jim Hightower famously put it, there’s “nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.” It’s a glib comment (and a great book title) that makes absolute sense if one ponders the difficulty an intelligent and compassionate proponent of the American system of government has in finding compromise with the likes of Jim DeMint or Eric Cantor or Newt Gingrich.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ray Bearfield on 12/26/2011 at 8:46 AM

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