Up for Debate: HCA's West End incentive

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:36pm

The Metro Council Tuesday night advanced the Mayor Karl Dean-proposed incentive plan to relocate HCA to West End? Do you feel the incentive package should be passed as it currently stands?

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103 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 9:45

Ben, for some reason I read that as "I drive that way sometimes when I want to hit a deer on the ride home."

LOL

By: BenDover on 11/21/12 at 9:47

On google maps now it looks like they've renamed it to Pettus all the way to Nolensville Rd now.

By: BenDover on 11/21/12 at 9:51

lol Blanket. I got one back there in 2004 when the Accord was brand new.

More likely to hit a rafter of wild turkeys back there anymore.

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 9:54

Thinking back I don't remember Bill Purcell ever giving tax incentives to corporations.
I shouldn't have complained about that guy so much.
Waaa.. come back Bill...

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 9:58

I so glade that I have not made that turn on OHB in Ecuador, slacker. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:03

Who is having a beer this early morning, Blanket.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:04

Ben, hitting a deer is a really bad thing. Did it total your car and did you get injured? More importantly, did you take the meat home with you - LOL!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:05

Not I, Nemo! I'm way too old for those shenanigans these days. LOL

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 10:08

Nemo, its gauche to drink beer before 11am.
But.. Thanksgiving is tomorrow.. gourd head..

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:09

Having a deer in your radiator grill is a Southern tradition.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:10

Huh, I always thought it was a Midwestern tradition. Wouldn't you know.

By: BenDover on 11/21/12 at 10:15

No beer on Thanksgiving Morning, mimosas instead.

We just glanced him Blanket. About $4500 damage to a brand new Accord though. I'm sure the deer was very sorry.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:15

On a serious note, if you see one deer there are others near. So slow down if you see the first one.

Deer are nice to see or eat, but I had a friend kill by one a few years back in a cycle deer collision.

No slacker the deer was not riding. lol

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 10:16

I took my meds....then I composed this for you folks in Nashville:

The Incentives Blues

Hey mister Tax Man, how do you do?
Hey Mister Tax Man, I got news for you.
Better look elsewhere, for your revenue.
Find some other sucker to screw.

'cause if you raise my taxes,
If you don't give me more breaks.
I'll move my business elsewhere.
If that is what it takes.

Yeah I'm talkin' 'bout Incentives.
Incentives to make me stay.
The incentive is the preventive.
Or sweetheart, I'm moving away.

Hey mister Tax Man, how do you do?
Hey Mister Tax Man, I got news for you.
Better look elsewhere, for your revenue.
Find some other sucker to screw.

{all rights reserved....new_york_ loner}

Now, if we can get moneybags, Rasputin, to produce the tune, we can get it on the Nashville radio in no time flat....Kerching!

By: FBL63 on 11/21/12 at 10:17

HCA is not moving the corporate offices from Centennial Park. The new buildings will be for Divisional corporate offices. One for Parallon Business Solutions and the other is for Sara Cannon Research Institute. Parallon is actually located in Brentwood.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:19

FBL, thanks for the clarification!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:20

Mid-westerns have their own way of doing things, Blanket. :O

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:23

FBL, is HCA still wanting to move the corporate offices from Centennial Park sometime in the future?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:24

Don't I know it, Nemo! LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:25

Loner if Dylan was in his grave he would be rolling in laughter. Instead he is alive and concerning collecting royalties.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 10:28

Loner, that was awesome!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:30

Loner is awesome.

By: BenDover on 11/21/12 at 10:34

Bob Dylan walks into a gay piano bar... mumbles something that sounds like, "I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more"...

... Helen Thomas misunderstands and serves up a Flaming Jew -- and a drink to go with him.

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 10:36

Yeah, Dylan is one of my heroes. Willie Nelson has had the tax-related blues...he could sing my tune with conviction. It's a tune that every taxpayer could sing....they are the suckers who get stuck paying for the "incentives".

The trouble is, with every quid, there is a quo.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/21/12 at 10:36

LOL Ben.

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 10:45

Thank you, Blanket, Captain and you too, Binyamin Dov Er.

Speaking of Operation Pillar of Defense, I'm playing this BINGO card too:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/clinton-arrives-in-middle-east-as-prospects-of-gaza-cease-fire-look-uncertain/2012/11/20/02f8be9c-3397-11e2-bfd5-e202b6d7b501_allComments.html?ctab=all_&

I left this comment on that extremely fast-paced board:

new_york_loner
10:52 AM EST

Mrs. Clinton said, “America’s commitment to Israel’s security is rock-solid and unwavering,”

"Rock-solid" indeed...the Jewish state in Palestine is a rock-solid millstone around Uncle Sam's neck...pulling the old man down to the bottom.... in an "unwavering" manner.

Hillary went over to Herzl's utopia, to make sure that the noose around Uncle Sam's neck was good and tight.

By: brrrrk on 11/21/12 at 10:47

Hey, don't mind Raspy.... he's just worried that the line will be extra long at the mission this year.

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 11:03

Binyamin started it......Zionist walks into a gay piano bar...orders a Middle East Margerita...bartender sez, "We got no Kosher salt, for rimming the glass." Zionist sez, "That's OK, I'm not a masochist, I prefer an unsalted rim-job".

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 11:04

I'm thinking loner & Helen, will be exchanging Hummus recipes this Thanksgiving.

By: bfra on 11/21/12 at 11:19

Karl our elusive mayor, likes those Margaritas. That's were he was, in Margaritaville while Nashville flooded.

By: pswindle on 11/21/12 at 12:00

We should have never torn down that old historical building.

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 12:06

Slack, the stories I could tell...stuffin' the bird with Helen....sippin' ME Margeritas...exchanging Jew-baiting ideas in the kitchen, as the Kosher bird baked in the gas oven....ahhh....those were the days.

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 12:09

Wordsmith humor: If "bfra" went "bra-less", we could call her, "f"....?

By: Loner on 11/21/12 at 12:16

Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

By By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press – 22 minutes ago

This just in...

Source:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iDHNzvuIPHWd6b14VuaGQCSf8UsA?docId=d99594e3786a45daaa16e210d3ed8a41

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just back from Asia, President Barack Obama is pardoning two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite.

Cobbler, the newly designated national turkey, and his alternate, Gobbler, are getting a reprieve.

Both are 19-week-old, 40-pound turkeys from Virginia. Their names were selected from submissions by elementary school students in Rockingham County, Va., where the birds were raised.

For the first time this year, the American public had a say in which bird would become the national Thanksgiving turkey. They were asked to cast their votes on the White House Facebook page.

The tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey at the White House started with President John F. Kennedy in 1963. (end of article)

I thought that the two national turkeys were Romney & Ryan...those two gobblers do not deserve a pardon....I say, "Pluck 'em!"

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 12:18

Did you hear that PETA asked Obama to end the tradition? LOL

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 12:19

Ah yes Loner, poetry from Goebbels.
''Roses are red..violets are blue..
Here's the gas oven in goes you.''

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 12:21

http://news.yahoo.com/peta-asks-obama-opt-turkey-pardon-235928774--abc-news-politics.html

"It makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds and portrays the United States' president as being in some sort of business partnership with the turkey-killing industry," Newkirk wrote in a letter sent to President Obama today. "Turkeys do not need to be 'pardoned'-they are not guilty of anything other than being born into a world of prejudice. They are innocents who should be respected for who they are: good mothers, smart birds, and interesting animals."

Nutty, I tell ya. They're the left wing's equivalent to the Tea Party but without any power.

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 12:21

Bush pardoned the Turkey, but refused to pardon Scooter.

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 12:25

Turkeys are intelligent, and most play the fiddle.
Most requested tune: ''Turkey in the straw''

By: bfra on 11/21/12 at 12:32

Loner, have been known to do that, under certain circumstances. Like skinny dipping. LOL

By: slacker on 11/21/12 at 12:33

Liberal Turkeys, are discriminated against in the barnyard.
Right-winged White Rooster's hoard all the feed.

By: BenDover on 11/21/12 at 1:37

I sometimes wonder where all the turkey rest goes when I just buy a big turkey breast on Thanksgiving every year.

By: bfra on 11/21/12 at 1:44

producer - You can spin it any way you want to, it is still a tax increase!

By: BenDover on 11/21/12 at 1:52

Is this that big fishin' hole over on West End they are talking about?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/21/12 at 1:56

Yes, I do believe so, Ben.

By: bfra on 11/21/12 at 2:25

OOPS - 1:44 comment is under the wrong topic!

By: bfra on 11/21/12 at 2:26

Ben - Turkey bacon, ground turkey, turkey burgers, etc,.

By: govskeptic on 11/22/12 at 7:04

The City, not that long ago, did another deal with HCA on swapping the existing
Public Health Dept building off Elliston Place for a piece of vacant HCA property on
Charlotte Ave. It would appear that to just mention the possibility of locating to Cool
Springs area or northern Williamson Co. will get the Metro Purse opened widely,
which seems rather foolish to this reader.

Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/22/12 at 8:31

Happy and Thanksgiving to you gov.

By: yogiman on 11/24/12 at 9:23

Have you ever eat the meat when the deer was hit by a car, B2? Try it, you might like it, but I sure didn't.

The "flavor" of a burst gall bladder ain't good (it spreads through the meat fast).

When I first moved to my old home years ago, deer were my "neighbors". Like children, they would come look in my windows at night to see what my kids and I were doing. There was only 5 families on my road then, but there's 25 now. They've run the deer back up in the hills.