Up for debate: The State Fair

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:48pm

The Tennessee State Fair is the subject of wrangling between Metro and the state. The newly appointed state board has told the Metro Fair Board that it must offer a lease to the state's appointed non-profit. The Metro board has asked for more money. Who's right?

480 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 2/11/13 at 5:11

Oh, boy. A new topic at 4:48pm.
Everyone's in bed, asleep.

By: yogiman on 2/11/13 at 8:25

The fair would be an advantage to both; the state and the city. Both should be glad to have it just for the money it will bring in.

By: yogiman on 2/11/13 at 8:46

What do you Obama fans think about placing a Muslim (John Brennan) as the new CIA chief? And what do you think of dropping the Border Security budged and losing 3000 Border Patrol agents?



By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 2:51

Don't ask dodohead yogi to prove any of the lies he put on the board, because he can't.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 5:33

Good morning, Nashville.

Perhaps, I am being unfair, but when it come to operating the Tennessee State Fair, there is little in the way of fairness, or so it seems....as usual, money talks and BS walks...that's standard fare in one of the unfairest states in our fair land.

By: gdiafante on 2/12/13 at 6:30

First, kill the fairgrounds.

Second, the guy who is alleging that Brennan is a Muslim is an ex-FBI agent that was banging the prosecution's star witness in a case and is a well-known anti-Islamist fear monger. So there's no wonder that yogi would be one of his little sheep. Baaaaaaaa...

As for the other story...now is that part of the draconian fiscal cliff cuts or a specific executive order, because that story seems to skirt the issue.

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 7:05

Isn't it funny, gdiafante, that neither John Brennan or Barack Obama denies that issue?

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 7:06

Isn't it funny that you don't have any sense. Dodohead yogi!

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:07

Today, in America, being accused of being a "Muslim" is similar to what it must have been like to have been accused of being a Jew, in Germany, in the 1930's.

Dehumanizing people and then demonizing them are the first 2 steps on the stairway to genocide.

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 7:07

If you're so intelligent, bfra; prove me wrong. You haven't on any other issue yet. Your proof is; 'I don't believe you.'

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 7:09

Brennan & Obama have more important issues than acknowledge some right wing nut that makes "false" accusations. Wish The City Paper would take the same action & block false, non-sense comments from nuts.

By: gdiafante on 2/12/13 at 7:10

They aren't obligated to disclose anything to you or anyone else. Unless you forget, we have religious freedom in this country.

Maybe you should stick to practicing your own religion instead of accusing others...you know, the one that teaches you not to judge...love your enemies...turn the other cheek...be excellent to each other...party on dudes...

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 7:11

Yogi as you have never made a TRUE verified statement on this board, your stupid comment is moot!

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:11

The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.

Adolf Hitler
Mein Kampf


By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:20

The Muslim is the new Jew?

Where did we get this strange set of values from? Could it be part of those "shared values" that we hear so much about? You know, the "Special Relationship".....oh yeah, Holy Wars Suck.

Meanwhile, while we worry about Israel's national security, our own is threatened by the North Koreans...they just tested another nuke....and they have ICBM's....and a state of war still exists between our two nations...hopefully, the POTUS and his advisers are keeping a keen eye on the situation....we could get sucker-punched by a spoiled-rotten kid despot with an inferiority complex.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:24

Uhhh...why even recognize the birther's posts? It just encourages him...stokes the fires of his madness...poor bastard claims to have had his ass whupped on a regular basis as a boy....and, as we know, his brains are located in his ass....now he suffers from chronic brain damage.

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 7:30

Loner - Good analysis! How is the snow in your area? I would love to see at least one good snow fall this Winter.

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 7:38

Loner - One reason, I sometimes respond to the idiot's comments, I absolutely despise a liar.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:40

Kill the fairgrounds already!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 7:40

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 3:13
dumba$$, you couldn't even pass a spelling test, let alone a test of intelligence.
Want to try one? Check on google or bing and take a test.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/26/13 at 3:33
I took the test yogi and a made a 100.

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 7:30
I feel so humiliated, dumba$$, to get beat by an idiot as ignorant as you.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/26/13 at 9:53
That makes you the dumbest dumb ass…yogi.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:40

bfra, that's why I break down and acknowledge the fool.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:42

yogi wants to live in a fundamentalist country where everyone openly carries guns. Why doesn't he move to Syria? Or the Sudan? That should suit his tastes.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:45

Hey, did anyone else hear that Ted Nugent is attending the SOTU address? Why is he allowed in when he made the statement that he would start shooting people if Obama were re-elected?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:46

Outspoken rock star Ted Nugent, who threatened Obama, will attend State of the Union address

The gun enthusiast came to the attention of the Secret Service briefly last year after declaring, “I will either be dead or in jail” if Obama is re-elected. Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, a Republican, invited the strident 'patriot' to the speech.


By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:47

Yogi would fit right in with the armed "settlers" living in the government-sponsored housing tracts in the Occupied Territories, protected by the apartheid wall...only thing is, those government houses are for Israeli Jews only....I suppose that he could convert...he's got the Muslim-hating part down pat....and he believes in the Old Testament....he should consider making aliyah to the Promised Land....he's a natural.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 7:48

The evidence that yogi is an idiot has been made over many times, but the lack of a brain keeps the old dupe ignorant of the fact.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:51

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires

yogi, you're being played and you're too dumb to know it.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:54

Ted Nugent may pack a poison blow-dart weapon? Another Texas politician grandstanding by intimidating the President of the United States...I say expel the ingrate Texans from the union and then blockade their ports and control their airspace....let the idiots stew in their own Texas juices for a while....better yet, cede the territory back to Mexico.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 7:57

Loner, we need to keep Austin.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:58

I think that a Presidential Executive Order is all we need to give the land that was stolen from Mexico, at gunpoint, back to its original owners...Davy Crockett notwithstanding.

Any "Amens" on the proposal?

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 7:59

Austin Powers? I agree.

By: gdiafante on 2/12/13 at 8:02

Tonight's speech is nothing but theatrics. Senators on both sides will have guests that are pro or con gun control.

Of course the irony that will likely be ignored is that there is a restriction on firearms in Federal buildings...that's right folks, tonight will be a shining example of gun control measures that do not negate the second amendment.


By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 8:05

Loner, why would we want to give Texas back when it is about to turn Blue?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 8:06

OMG, Ted Nugent can't bring an assault rifle? Our freeeeedommmmm is in jeopardy!

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 8:15

Blanket - Yeah! He might be one of those dumb nuts that just likes to see things explode or go "pop" to get his "jollies".. LOL

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 8:23

It's an on-going p!ssing match that goes back even further than the anti-gay bias ordinance that the state overturned and the whole charter school deal.

Metro and the state will remain at odds because it makes great political theater for both of their constituencies.

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 8:34

Muslim culture and the Islamic political movement is in direct contradiction to our Western values and liberties.

All the 'liberal' heads of state in Europe have said that unchecked multi-culturalism is a failed experiment and are dealing with an infringement on western culture via our own western ideal of democracy. The Muslims are immigrating in mass and are out-breeding the indigenous Europeans by about 4 to 1... and they are bringing their radical 7th century culture with them. In 2 or 3 generations the indigenous Europeans will be the minority in France with the rest of Western Europe not far behind; and they are already feeling the pains as all of those 'youth' riots are really 'Muslim youth' riots.

This is a planned measure by the Islamic political caliphate to overthrow the West and we ignore it at our peril.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 8:40

Ben, what's your solution? Become intolerant of other beliefs?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 8:41

What about the Treaty of Tripoli? Do we just turn around and say, "oh, we changed our mind - we didn't really mean that."

By: gdiafante on 2/12/13 at 9:00

Is it me or is yogi and Ben presenting ever more paranoid? I usually give big Pharma the devil, but in their cases, I do believe that meds could help...

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 9:00

I think that we assure the same immigration standards that were expected in generations past where immigrants were expected to adopt our culture and allegiance to our country.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 9:02

And do we assure the same freedom of religion that our country was built upon?

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 9:03

I think, too, that guest worker and a path to citizenship for our friends to the south who are looking for a better life for themselves and their families is important to keeping with our western values culture in this country.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 9:03

Adopting our culture does not mean becoming Christian. In fact, the Treaty of Tripoli clearly states that we are not a Christian nation.

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 9:04

Not it it contradicts the Constitution, as Sharia does.

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 9:06

Only about 5% of Muslims support violent jihad in their effort to advance Islam but over 70% support the imposition of Sharia Law on the population.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 9:08

Fine, then you don't outlaw Muslims but if they violate the law they are prosecuted like everyone else. We don't allow polygomy although we allow Mormons to practice their beliefs.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 9:11

So why the hysteria?

By: bobyounts@comca... on 2/12/13 at 9:17

State fairs no longer work in urban settings. Too much crime. The folks with the money won't come out, and those that do come out, don't have any money. That's why the Wilson County and Williamson County Fairs are both very successful and why the State Fair in Nashville won't ever work again.

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 9:18

I said nothing about religion. I'm simply saying we deny immigration status to anyone who doesn't sincerely adopt our western values and we prosecute foreign nationals on our soil who attack our American culture and values as acts of rebellion and insurrection because that is what they are. If a Mosque advocates Sharia it is in conflict with our Constitution and western values and should be shut down.

If a Mosque advocates for its members to behave in certain ways and if the members are willing adults or children who are not physically harmed (as defined by our social and cultural norms) then have at it. More power to them.