Hell Is Jealous Of Tennessee’s Weather

I am waiting patiently for the first Tennessean to spontaneously combust. It is going to happen. I realize that, if you have ever read me for any length of time, you probably know I also have been waiting for Bigfoot’s arrival for a number of years. And, just because I have become a creepy old person recently, that we talk a lot about the weather here at STP. This is the first step towards me become a person that yells at children to get off her lawn. I realize that. I cannot apologize because it’s hot.

Hell is jealous of Tennessee’s weather right now.

The heat has made many of us stabby. I am surprised that some of my friends even want to talk to me at this point because I realized this morning, I’ve been a bear. I don’t want to even talk to me. Is anyone else going through this?

Someone asked on Twitter yesterday if violence flares up when the temperature has melted our brains. So I looked it up.

As far as the weather-crime connection goes, the prevailing view is that cold and inclement weather suppress crime, while heat and humidity increase it. Although the association may to some extent reflect physiology, there is a strong link between weather and patterns of activity, which in turn influence crime and violence. During blizzards and extreme cold, criminals tend to stay indoors, just like the rest of us. But in nice weather, we all tend to spend more time outdoors interacting with neighbors, acquaintances and strangers, bringing with it far more occasions for conflict and opportunities for victimization.

Well, if I owe apologies to you, consider that I said it here first. When I see you, we will drown ourselves in cool vats of water and beer before we do the raindance I’ve been working on pictured above.

You guys have been blog talking. We heard you.

The governor’s race is picking up.

Tennessee stands to receive a total of $435.8 million from the state aid package passed by the U.S. House and signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, according to Tom Humphrey.

The TNDP is questioning election faux pas across the state last Thursday.

From FiveThirtyEight:

A landmark of sorts was achieved today as CNN just came out with a poll showing a 52 percent majority of Americans agreed with the statement that “gays and lesbians should have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid.” Some 46 percent of respondents disagreed with the statement

Southern Beale on the free market fairies.

Street art in Midtown is under attack. Personally, I dig the graffiti down there I’ve seen.

Going to hose down …

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