Up for debate: The State Fair

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:48pm

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: Rasputin72 on 2/12/13 at 4:19

The state fair is a wonderful but superfluous relic of a time when underclass trash like the Simple Six and hippie street evangelists would have beeb arrested for impersonating
human beings

Of course the case would not hold up in court because one look at their piteous life resume by the judge would result in the judge deciding that the public needed to live on the street what the future would be like if humans and animals were allowed to procreate.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/12/13 at 4:20

The state fair is a wonderful but superfluous relic of a time when underclass trash like the Simple Six and hippie street evangelists would have beeb arrested for impersonating
human beings

Of course the case would not hold up in court because one look at their piteous life resume by the judge would result in the judge deciding that the public needed to live on the street what the future would be like if humans and animals were allowed to procreate.

By: dargent7 on 2/12/13 at 4:20

I thought we were talking about the fairgrounds...
The Pope resigning...that's huge. First one in 600 years.
But a 86 year old Pope is TOO old.
All they're going to do is reinforce their tenants, platforms, edicts and continue on into oblivion the Catholic creed. It's a cult. Like the Mormons, Hare Krishnas, Scientologists.
No birth control? No contraception, NO abortion, No sex education, No condoms, No sex before marriage, No, No, No...they're tied with the Republicans for "NO!"
The next "cracker" will be the same as the last.
"The new boss, the same as the last boss..." The Who.

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 4:23

Hang in there, B2. It won't be much longer and maybe you'll finally wake up. Maybe you should start drinking more coffee to help get you awake. Either that, or you're in the party with Barry.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 4:30

Pope Mad Maximus would replace the Swiss Guard with specially-trained, leather-clad, Amazonian women....the Vatican would go green...off the grid...methane generated from hog droppings would be used to power the Papal enclave....the hogs would be raised in the cavernous cellars of the Vatican, out of sight...sinners would do penance by working in the the hog pits...naturally, the infamous Inquisition would reconvene.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:37

dargent, you don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell for there to be a black pope?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:38

Loner, isn't there a dingo in the mix anywhere?

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 4:40

The hogs ate the dingo..

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:43

Thanks, slacker. The scenario couldn't be complete without a dingo.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 4:44

The Queen of England would probably like to step down, but she has that dumb.arse, jug eared, Charles.. stupidly waiting in the wings.
Charles has never taken his right hand out of his pocket... really.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:46

Yeah, Charles is a real dud. But at least the Queen wasn't hired by god. It's pretty bad to tell the big man to take this job and shove it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:48

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32423360@N06/8464171235/

Here's a pic of him announcing his resignation to his boss.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 4:51

The Rasp is on the cheap gin early today...got the hiccups....slurred speech.....same old whine....holding the torch for the Fuehrer and the Master Race concept....another brown-bag eugenicist ....a would-be ethnic cleanser....a white hood and matching sheets sort of a guy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:51

The Pope Who Said Nope

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 4:53

Yeah nazi... but he had to get a pacemaker right after that display..

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:55

Did he get an electric shock from the sky, slacker?

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 4:56

Also.. an unknown force, shoved one of his cigars up his arse..
The guy who was made to get it out.. quit

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 4:57

Wow. I heard that sky guy doesn't always have a sense of humor.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 4:59

Yes, the Dingo would be written into the script....Pope Mad Maximus would always have a pack of trained Dingos around him....always on guard and snarling....nipping, yipping, yapping and crapping.....a special order of masochistic nuns would gratefully clean-up after the Dingos.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 4:59

No.. actually those funny looking shoes of his, created static shock, whilst walking to chow.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:00

Of course the dingos would be absolved of all wrong doing.

By: bfra on 2/12/13 at 5:00

Blanket - Don't know about you, but WOO HOO, yes I am in it with Obama, for the duration. That is why I and the majority voted for him. The old coot, dumb coot, doesn't even get it yet.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:02

bfra, he still can't figure out that the MAJORITY voted for him. He's won the largest percentage of the popular vote since Eisenhower.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:03

slacker, that was the devil's work.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 5:03

Holy Father Flips Off Heavenly Father....details at eleven.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:05

Holy smoke!

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:14

Exactly nazi.. the devil made a short.. but decent man, shoot a bird, to a noisy crowd of PB thumpers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:17

Time for an exorcism.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:18

Pope overheard saying: ''Ich kann nicht kontrollieren meine finger..''

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 5:18

,,,,and back during the Great Crusades...an obscure Pope ruled for a brief period before mysteriously dying from chronic diarrhea....Pope Urban the Turban....he was on the throne for six months, then he passed....closed casket.....lots of incense.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:21

That explains that smoking pot swing on a chain.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:22

So you're saying that Pope was full of crap and didn't last a year?

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 5:23

Why can't they have a black pope, B2? By damnit, if the USA can have a black president, the Catholics will have to agree to have a black pope.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:24

no..no.. nazi that was before they started giving physicals... Popacare

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:25

I thought that was an oral exam, slacker.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:26

Hey, I just got a whiff of bitter grapes? Does anyone else smell that?

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 5:28

There was never an autopsy performed on Pope Urban the Turban...like I said, the funeral was a short ceremony....captured Mohammedans were forcibly conscripted, to act as pall bearers and grave diggers, they say the stench was unholy, like the flatulence of Lucifer.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 5:29

Actually, it smells like a blend of bitter grapes, eggs and crap. Oh wait, yogi came back. Nevermind.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:32

I'm betting that Turban would bring some serious money on Pawn Stars.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:35

Expert says ''this Turban is priceless.. its worth millions''
Pawn Stars guy '' I'll give you $75 for it''

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 5:38

Some long green, baby....Urban's Turban has been sought after by scholars for centuries....priceless....but beware....fakes are everywhere.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 5:41

See you guys later. Gotta go knock on some doors.. I'm campaigning for Mel's Papacy.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 5:47

Urban's followers, the Urbanites, exhumed his grave a few years after he was buried...they made off with the legendary head-wear and used it for occult rituals, banned by the Vatican. When the last of the heretical Urbanites was burned at the stake, the whereabouts of the Mystical Mitre was forever lost.....gotta be worth a C-note.

By: dargent7 on 2/12/13 at 5:48

"Snowballs chance in Hell" is better odds than a black Pope.
Obama's half white and 50% of America hates him because of the black half.
I loved it when the Cardinals all sat around in the house/ hut and "contemplated" "prayed" for the new Pope....
We'd all know he was selected when the smoke turned white....
Then we got this guy, already semi-dead.
What a fiasco and sick joke the Catholic church has become.

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 6:23

I hate to tell you this, dargent7, but the Americans that "love" him are the one's with their hands out. And you can throw in a bunch of illegal aliens in that pot, too.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 6:27

Remember yogi you are the idiot.

By: Ask01 on 2/12/13 at 11:28

To be honest, hosting the Tennessee State Fair at the fairgrounds is probably not the best use of the space. The site does not really allow for expansion of attractions, and the traffic flow in the area can be, well, difficult.

That said, I understand the desire for many to hold onto bits and pieces of their personal history. This is only natural as the places we recall fondly become mere memories, sacrificed for someone else's idea of progress. I am also an amateur history buff, so, if I could I would likely save nearly every old building in town, a very impractical idea.

I still hold to my idea the site could be developed into an open air museum dedicated to showcasing the history of county fairs and auto racing in the south. I believe, properly done, this could be revenue producing proposition as well and an educational opportunity for city kids. Not to mention a venue to relieve tourists and conventioneers of their money.

The last thing we need, at least in my opinion, is another half occupied strip mall, commercial / industrial park, or a historical marker starting "Near here once stood..."

My real desire, of course, is that whatever Mayor Dean had in mind not be allowed to happen, his schemes trampled underfoot like the maure they smell so like.

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 6:10

Another day on the same litter box? This cat's gptta go....you cats can scratch around here, looking for fresh litter....I'll look elsewhere. see ya!

By: budlight on 2/13/13 at 6:21

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.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 8:40
Ben, what's your solution? Become intolerant of other beliefs?

Blanket, if the tide was turned and it was Hitler who was bringing in his beliefs, would you be so tolerant? My guess is yes.

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 8:14

Could your beliefs be because Obama's ideas are equal to Hitler's, budlight? If not, why is he creating his [private army]?