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Hog Call

In Tennessee politics, where you never can get to the top without racing all the way to the bottom first, nobody can outrun Andy Holt, the pig farmer and "unapologetic conservative" state representative.

Holt loves PWNING liberals by giving away AR-15 rifles at his campaign events where he raises money to "beat Democrats," and defend the "values of faith, family, freedom, and firearms."

Holt gave another AR-15 away this past weekend at "State Rep. Andy Holt's 3rd Annual Hogfest & Turkey Shoot," an event he promoted with this lighthearted meme about North Carolina flood victims.

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Mississippi Goddamn

Ed Meek posted a racist comment on Twitter last week and has since asked that his name be removed from the University of Mississippi's School of Journalism. The J-school's namesake tweeted a photo of two African-American women, worried about declining property values, and made a plea to "protect the values we hold dear that have made Oxford and Ole Miss known nationally."

Dammit, Gannett

The Commercial Appeal, catching a bad habit from area TV stations, has taken to tweeting about news from other markets like it was our very own. Here's one about the mayor banning Nike products from booster clubs. That would be Mayor Ben Zahn of Kenner, Louisiana.

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