Up for Debate: Spray paint blues

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 12:33am

A recent rash of graffiti that pockmarked private businesses and downtown civic icons — including the State Capitol, Main Library and Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge — concurrently happened during the addition of some quality public art pieces placed throughout the city. This jarring contrast has yielded various questions, including "Does Nashville need a sanctioned graffiti art program?" and "Is illegal graffiti a major problem in the city?" What is your take? 

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: graffiti | vandalism

65 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 7/5/11 at 12:55

Well, I can understand y'alls week minds about your love for Barry Soetoro, but what do you think about the Veterans Affairs banning the mention of God or Jesus at a veteran's funeral?

By: bfra on 7/5/11 at 1:00

WOW! yogi learned to cut & paste, but can't produce any PROOF that Obama isn't LEGALLY the President of the United States!

By: Kosh III on 7/5/11 at 1:41

"but what do you think about the Veterans Affairs banning the mention of God or Jesus at a veteran's funeral?"

Got a credible citation for that? I find it hard to believe there is a blanket prohibition.

By: yogiman on 7/5/11 at 1:46


Me thinks you7 should go back to school, young man. Maybe your teacher could pull a little intelligence out of the back side of that brain... if you have any left.

But don't feel alone, with this group there is enough to have a full class room.

By: bfra on 7/5/11 at 1:57

WOW again! Everybody on this board is wrong, except yogi. Whodathoughtit! LOL
Oh, I forgot his echo, bud.

By: yogiman on 7/5/11 at 2:01

Kosh ,
Try Houston, June 28, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire. The director of the Houston National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, gave the people involved their orders. I guess it was Bush's fault, though.

You fools better wake up. When Barry Soetoro is outright against former US allies and is friends with the communist nations.

What did you think of him giving the Queen of England the DVDs of his speeches... as a gift? I'll bet she was delighted to view them. Recon she had them played over the English TVs? Wonder how soon she got them in the garbage can after he left.

By: bfra on 7/5/11 at 2:08

WOW now yogi knows the mind of the Queen of England! Stupidity has no bounds!

By: dargent7 on 7/5/11 at 2:50

14th Amendment: Born on US soil automatically grants you citizenship...", (Anchor Babies), therefore eligible to run and become President of the United States.
It doesn't stipulate anything about the parents Nationality, country of origin, religion.
The father doesn't even have to have his name on the Birth Cert.

By: yogiman on 7/5/11 at 2:52

Look in the mirror, bfra. Hell, write Barry and ask him for a few DVD copies of his speeches. Just tell him you'd love to see them because you love him so much. I'm sure he would love to send you a few copies. Hot dang, he'd know he had another loving fool, wouldn't he?

You could always show them to the other fools on this site after you watched them. That way he would be more assured of more fools.

By: yogiman on 7/5/11 at 3:11


I honestly feel sorry for you. What college did you say you went to? What courses did you take? Mental behavior of Social Science? Did any of them teach you how to misunderstand the Constitution intentionally? Or just because you didn't have the capacity to understand what you was reading?

I'm thinking maybe you should make it a career as a bartender. You don't have to be too intelligent to serve beer or mix drinks.

By: dargent7 on 7/5/11 at 3:50

yogi: Since you don't fancy TIME mag, try this month's issue of Vanity Fair.
Great expose' of all Bush & Co. sucking off the Crown Princes, Kings, and Ministers of Saudi Arabia. After 9/11. 15 of the hijackers were Saudi, as well as bin Laden and his family.
But, they at least had dinner bought for them, first.

By: bfra on 7/5/11 at 3:57

d7 - The Bushes and bin Ladens are all members of the Carlyle (big oil) group and smooze frequently with each other.

By: bfra on 7/5/11 at 4:04

yogi - Get someone to read this for you:

www.hereinreality.com/carlyle.html - Cached

By: yogiman on 7/5/11 at 8:09


Unless you are at least close to my age, I have probably lived through more than twice as many as you.

Now tell me; What is the difference between the so-called two parties? I can't really tell any difference. They all seem to share the attitude 'I'm for me, who are you for?'And isn't it interesting not one of those you showed on that site was a demoncrap.

I can post 51 reasons right off the bat why congress should investigate the true identity of the man going by the name Barack Obama.

I'm sure you can explain why he is using the SSN of a dead man from Connecticut, where he has never lived. And did you know the Social Security office is now setting up a new law issuing SS numbers our of assignment to the states? And can you explain why he and his wife are each using two different SSNs? Didn't think so.

By the way, what does your email address mean; blurping female racist antagonizer?

By: localboy on 7/7/11 at 2:25

An earlier post seemed to be on target - use the same tint of paint and cover each tag as soon as it is spotted. Those that tag seem to crave attention.
As far as ""Is illegal graffiti a major problem in the city?" ", no, it's the legal stuff that's getting out of hand.;)