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: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 9:30

LaVergne has a flippin' SWAT team, for God's sake.

You've obviously never been to LaVergne. And it's well known you have a stick up your ass about the police, teachers, academia, the government...pretty much anyone in authority. You seem more like a spoiled child throwing a fit because the adults tell you what to do.

And your paranoia is off the charts. The more you post the more you sound unstable.

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 9:36

Let us get a few things straight...I did not compare my old friend Ben Dover with Adolf Hitler.

Ben hyped up my point...I'm just saying that Ben is dehumanizing and demonizing the world's Muslims....but Ben is not alone by any means...the US media are condoning this shift in American values, so as to align the American public's values with Israeli values....deliberate or coincidental, either way, there is a trend to dehumanize and demonize Muslims in America today...it's in the pulpits, on the radio, on TV, online...it's in the small talk at the neighborhood bar....just go to any bar and say that you'd like to buy any Arabs or Muslims in the place a drink...the flag-waving barflies will get up off their stools and put up their dukes.

The Nazis dehumanized and demonized the Jews....millions of Americans are now openly dehumanizing and demonizing the Arabs and Muslims. This is not a good thing.

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 9:36

I may be stupid in your feeble mind, gdiafante, but at least I know who I've voting for and you can't say that. So who is the most stupid; the idiot that voted for someone whose legal name they didn't know or someone who refused to vote for someone who refused to identify himself?

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 9:37

Troll Dropping Avoidance Mode activated.....click.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 9:42

Remember yogi you are the idiot and gdia is not.

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: slacker on 2/13/13 at 9:43

So.. looks like the questions of the day are:
Will Ben go loco and barricade himself in his downtown condo?
Did Hitler and Eva Braun make a sex tape?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 9:45

Loner it does not matter, the troll droppings will be with us until it is no longer around. I say to each handle it as you want.

I just reminded it that it is not as smrat (sic) as me.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 9:45

Was Valad The Impaler misunderstood?

By: Rasputin72 on 2/13/13 at 9:50

SLACKER...........Understands humor for the intelligent. Unfortunately his very good and subtle humor flies far above the heads of most participants on this forum

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 9:52

slacker - Ben probably just hides under the bed, hugging his assault weapons.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 9:53

Yet Raspy post anyway.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 9:55

Hi Rasp... it was me that mocked your good friend Prince Charley.
Next time you visit the Queen, advise her to tell her dumb-arsed son, to get those jug ears pinned back.

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 9:58

Yeah, budlight, I heard Dr. Carson give that "little talk". And did you notice how Barry looked when he was giving it?

I did a little check on Dr. Carson's background. It seems he was one of 14 children with a single mom and lazy as hell when he was a child. His mother was the "boss" of the family and worked two jobs to raise her kids. She finally convinced him to get an education. He's going to retire from surgery in June of this year. He will stay as an adviser.

It would be good to have him as the first "black" legal president of the USA unless he reacts like Collen Powell and changes his favoritism to an illegal campaigner.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 9:59

I own a house in Lavergne, gd... and yes... they have a SWAT team.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 10:03

I own 3 houses in Lavergne & what does that have to do with a SWAT team?

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:03

Britain ignored Churchill ... and then went back to treating him as a loon once the evil that he predicted in Hitler had been vanquished.

Mass delusions and such... I'm in good company.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:06

Ben had you rather wait until after Lavergne needs a S.W.A.T or have one at the ready?

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 10:06

Slack attack @ 9:43.

Grey Poupon @ 9:50.

The board heats up...the rockin' & rollin' is underway...

Come in Dargent7....over.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:07

gd said I'd never been to Lavergne bfra. Do try to keep up.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:08

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/20404271/swat-team-seizes-drugs-cash-in-raid-at-la-vergne-home

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 10:09

Ben - As it was obvious why gdiafante would say that, IMO you need to get out from under the bed & keep up. Do you not ever think before commenting?

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 10:09

budlight, Again, fact are facts. Obama was raised as a Muslim in line with his father and stepfather. I "visually" heard him admit it in an interview with Greorge Stephanopalus.(?) All of his parents were communists, including his stepfather.

He was mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, a well known member of the Communist Party USA, for 10 years. So when did he become a Christian Democrat?

And with his father being a British subject, there's no way in hell he could be a natural born citizen.

But [assuming] he was, he lost that status when he became an Indonesian citizen.

And I'll repeat my question: When, or has he, repatriated his American citizenship... if he even ever had it?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 10:10

Ben, are you complaining that LaVergne has a SWAT team?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:12

Loner, I think the 9:50 was more of a splat than an attack.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:14

Yes. It supports my argument that police are trending toward a para-military attack forces rather than civil authorities, in attitude, tactics, weaponry and action.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:15

Talking to bud doesn’t alter that facts that you are stupid, yogi. But not by much.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 10:16

OK, Ben. But at the same time you fear Muslims taking over?

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 10:16

I agree, Cap'n....the 9:50 was a splattering of Grey Poupon....Thurston Howell the Third.....Thirst & Howl The Turd?

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:16

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/radley-balko/

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 10:17

Ben, somebody has to deal with the nutter's when they go off.
Better a trained squad, than a couple of regular patrolmen.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:19

Ben would you be saying this, if there was a gunman running lose in a Grammar School killing children and the LaVergne P.D was not equipped to handle the situation?

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:20

Maybe not, slacker. There's an unintended consequence to most every presumed good idea.

Please check out the huffpo link above.

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 10:20

The Muslims will control the para-military police, Bn...once the Sharia Law goes into effect...heard it on the Christian radio...gotta be true. Homeland Security will be enforcing Islamic Law too....oh yeah!

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:21

Look what's happening in Spain, France, England, Denmark, bn.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 10:21

Everyone check Ben's linc! Paranoia at the top level. Ben is just playing "chciken little", again.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:26

Ben a police department that does not prepare for future events, lead to unintentional consequence too, Ben. Your argument is flawed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 10:26

Still not buying it, Ben.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 10:28

Ben, say you disband police swat teams, bomb squads, etc.
Where's the improvement?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 10:28

Why, slacker - it'll be all the civilians with their assault weapons! How could that go wrong?

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 10:29

The LAPD fired at least 16 rounds into the tailgate of the newspaper delivery vehicle...more rounds through the rear windshield...rounds hit neighborhood trees and houses, as 7 officers opened up on the wrong vehicle....then the LAPD shot another guy in another case of mistaken identity.

The armed idiots did not check the cabin right across the street from their field command post....Dorner had a front row seat....then they pulled a WACO.....the Chief of the LAPD must be fired, IMO.

The irony is that Officer Dorner may have been wrongfully fired....again, the LAPD Chief has some explaining and/or resigning to do.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:31

Ben seems to have a good answer, but not the right question.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:32

Loner that does not surprise me at all, the L.A.P.D is what not to be and the reason I would never live there.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:35

These are factual cases bfra.

And the fact you don't 'buy it' makes it no less true, bn.

The confirmations bias of your preconceived notions is harming your objectivity and willingness to see things as they are.

We are 2 to 3 generations away France becoming a majority Musliim nation and they do not have the same constitutional protections in France for individual liberty against majority will that we do.

In fact the protections for civil liberties compared to state authority is tremendously weakened all across Western Europe as is the acuity of the importance of these among the average citizen.

It's a powder keg and it's being intentionally stuffed by the Islamic political movement.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:35

If Dorner was innocent, then why does he act like a common thug, Loner? I don’t think he was a man of honor.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 10:37

Ben, you just stated that France doesn't have the same constitutional protections that we do. Isn't that a contradiction?

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 10:37

An old hippie biker like me would not last long in LA, I'm afraid...if the traffic and the gangs didn't snuff me, the cops would....I'll pass on that LA option, thank you.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:38

An innocent man does not kill another mans daughter for revenge. No matter what the L.A.P.D did to him that is no reason to kill an innocent woman.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/13/13 at 10:38

SLACKER..........You have every right to voice your "all men are created equal" diatribe while poking fun at Prince Charles who has spent more money on shoe trees than you have earned in your life.

I guess "all men are created equal" through your own evaluation. That is the way those of us who know all men are not created equal do it.

By: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 10:42

Of course they have a SWAT team, LaVergne is a pit. Especially the Lake Forrest estates. There's a reason that the neighborhood has its own police precinct.

And yes, I used to live in Lavergne back in the day, until a house down the street got riddled with bullets. Hell of a place to raise kids. I'd say a SWAT team is necessary.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 10:42

Ben - You can find a linc to a FEW actual cases on anything you want to search. Big Woo! That doesn't mean an epidemic. Anyone familiar with Lavergne, would know a SWAT team is well warranted for the crimes committed in the area. What's the beef?