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: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:42

No... France is closer to a pure democracy with fewer protections for individual liberty. Majority Will, most likely, will be its undoing. Not by accident but by design of the Islamic Caliphate.

America is the world's best hope but we subjugate ourselves more and more to majority will every day.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:42

By: yogiman on 2/6/13 at 9:06
One proven fact, dumba$$: If Rasputin72's is equal to me mentally, that means he is far superior to your mentality. And you're proving it every day.

Your brain has been trumped old boy by a idiot.

By: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 10:43

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

Yeah, pot, meet kettle.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 10:44

That's what I was thinking, g.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 10:46

Spot on gdia

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:49

"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."

Hey... if disbanding the police state saves just one innocent family from being mowed down by a SWAT team with a bad GPS isn't it worth it, bfra?

These things happen far more than things like school shootings but they are not publicized beyond the local media.

Open your eyes peeps... you might learn something.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 10:51


By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 10:51

Do not misunderstand me, Captain Nemo, I never said that Dorner was innocent...he resorted to deadly violence, I do not condone using deadly violence to make a point, or to advance a cause, or to right a wrong....Dorner wrote a rambling manifesto; he should have went to a ghost-writer and blew the whistle on his former employer....that would have been the way to go...but no, he snapped and the predatory animal within was unleashed.

But some will regard him as a hero of sorts...I am not one of those...IMO, Dorner was both a Nut and an A-hole...but, he was not a Redneck...not full NRA.....just NA.

By: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 10:52

Yeah, my eyes are open Ben. You're a fundamentalist, nothing more, nothing less. I would advise you to move to a bunker in North Dakota and hang out with the other freaks.

Or even better, go to Canada. Let them worry about your freak ass.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 11:02

Ben you are scaring me. You are becoming as nutty as yogi, when you take incident of mistaken identity and blow it up as a reason not to have a SWAT team.

Sorry but that is something yogi would formulate in his crap fill head.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 11:09

No... the problem, gd, is you judge policy by its intent not its result; and the unintended consequence is ignored due to your predisposed confirmation bias that if the intent was good, ipso facto, the policy must be good.

Ironically you say it is I who cannot see the nuance as I explain that the world is never so black and white as your cause and effect equivalence between intent and result. It's a common malady but impossible to self diagnose.

You call me a nut when I provide specific examples and stats. This is not objective reason... this is a psyche tuned to reject any cause of personal cognitive dissonance... maybe as a safety mechanism... or maybe just out of laziness. Physician, heal thyself.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 11:09

Ben is still trying to vendicate his sissy, selfish, paranoid reasons for not banning assault weapons. Give it up Ben, you have no grounds.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 11:13

Hey Rasp... ya got me. Yes.. bonny prince Charlie, inherited more wealth at birth, than I'll ever accumulate. But I have never said that all men are created equal. Sadly some are born with personality flaws that lead them to fantasize, and exaggerate, their position in life.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 11:20

BURN Raspy old boy. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 11:22

slacker do you think that might have gone over Rasputin's head?

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 11:27

"slacker do you think that might have gone over Rasputin's head?"

Whenever I hear 'Rasputin' I visualize 'Rumpelstiltskin' so, in my mind Nemo, yes.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 11:28

slacker - Kinda like " he wears that cowboy hat to cover up his horns"? LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 11:35

LOL Ben. Now I have that vision too.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 12:21

something like this bfra?


By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 12:26

More to his wardrobe




By: Rasputin72 on 2/13/13 at 12:28

SLACKER......I realize that never having had dialog with a person of independent wealth would cause pause for "this must be fantasy. Were I in your position or that matter the position of the other Simple Six I would immediately renounce anyone that laid claim to being something that I was not.

I am only here to let you know that Prince Charles in all liklihood would rather have his life status than your ears. In fact Prince Charles would perhaps give up almost anything rather than live the life you live.

Only through good breeding and the almighty dollar can there be Heaven on Earth. Now there is an alternative (which you probably do not qualify) as a believer in the hereafter. No one has ever given us a concise report but this may be your only alternative . It may beat anything you have seen todate.

Here is to Prince Charles jugears and all. Here is to anyone who lives life without financial restraint.

Here is to achievement!!!

Here is to equality by making you equal with my money.

Fantasy leans far more into your encampment than mine.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 12:32

It took old Raspy this long to find the words in the dictionary to reply to slacker.

Raspy old boy are you as rich as Prince Charles?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 12:35

Now being equal to yogi’s mentality Raspy tries to act the well-to-do buffoon. Remember old boy I know who you are and what your are.

By: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 12:39

You're cherry picking extreme incidents in order to substantiate your claims , Ben. I believe that's called confirmation...

wait for it...


Your schitck gets old. Bad police...bad teachers...bad scientists...bad government...you're the only one who can see...yada yada yada.

Sound like persecutory delusions to me. FYI: that's part of a larger mental disorder.

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

g, it give Ben one more thing in common with yogi. They can share their delusions while hugging their guns in the bunker.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 12:50

I am going to be away from this site for a bit. I don’t want The Princess Raspy to think I have forgotten him.


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

Now Rasp.. don't get all bent out of shape because nobody buys into your bullsheesh.
With your superior genes, and paperboy skills, you should be kinder to riffraff such as I
You really hurt my feelings this time Rasp.. sniff

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 12:55

He wasn’t a paper boy for too long slacker. It was too much work and the old boy is allergic to work.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 12:55

Ben, if you haven't already, you should read some of Joseph Wambaugh novels.. very entertaining.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 12:57

Nemo, what do you breed to get a good paperboy?

By: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 1:00

And here is when Rasp's logic falls apart...our beloved raspy, who champions hard work, achievement, etc...giving toast to a man that did not earn his wealth, it was hereditary... and some of it is government appropriation.

Not to mention the monarchial aspect of the subject...poor raspy, outed as an enemy to Republicanism (not the party, the principle).

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 1:01

This is an actual recording by Rasp


By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 1:04

It takes a second to start.. Rasp is tying his shoe.

By: dargent7 on 2/13/13 at 1:21

re: Dorner.
He want's to "clear his name" by killing his lawyer's (ex-Police Sgt.) daughter and fiance'?
And ambush 2 cops in a patrol car?
Stick a fork in him. He's done.
Put him in a cell with the other heighweights we have on Death Row: Menendez bros., Peterson, et al.
ALL sick fuc!ks.

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 1:23

I'll have to admit, dumba$$, you're the best comedian on this site. Hang in there, you get funnier every time you [open your mouth].

By: Rasputin72 on 2/13/13 at 1:31

Today the country has 47% of its population paying no federal income taxes. Chances are that 47% of the people who post on this website pay no federal income tax.

In 2016 there will be 48 or 49%. In 2020 I see 50 to 51%

I have seen how the wealthy in Johannesburg and Capetown live their lives firsthand. Armored cars bulletproof windows and special tires. Multiple bodyguards are a
necessity. These things are coomonplace in countrieons where the underclass population is predominant.

Right here on this little web-site we have a lot of shut ins who are incapable of being dangerous. We also have the underclass angry who are just waiting to be lead into rioting and insurrection.

All because they want what they cannot earn through their limted education and skill base.

This would be a good place for mustard gas if one could control the wind. In fact the odds would be 50/50 that if you dispersed it to the nits who dominate this board that if they were given a container they might destroy themselves.

By: gdiafante on 2/13/13 at 1:38

I belive old rasp just threatened us...and with mustard gas...that's so 1917...I wonder if he sings "The Yanks are Coming" when offline.

Rasp, did you agree with Wilson getting us into the war?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 1:50

Where there is no justice there will never be peace.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 1:58

Rasputin has only 1% of yogi's mental ability.

LOL slacker. However Jimmy had better moral fibers that old Raspy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 1:59

Rasp is jealous of the people on this board because we have a life. The only place where he thinks he has half a shot of being "perceived" as successful (and not the washed up fraud that he is) is some anonymous posting board. That's really pathetic. He has to show up here to insult people and be a general all-around ass because he's frustrated that he was inconvenienced by being born poor and this is his way of mouthing off at people who did better for themselves. Therefore he has to "perceive" us as a bunch of leeches. That's some real self loathing there, folks.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 2:00

Don't be so hard on yourself Raspy old boy, being shut in as your are want be so bad once you learn your people skills. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 2:02

There you go with your mustard again, Raspy old boy. You use to connect packet of mustard, catsup and mayo in the old days. I suppose your still do.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 2:04

Blanket he will get mad and run off to suck cocktails soon. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 2:07

Wilson is over Raspy head, gdia. If it is not on the restroom wall, he has no idea.

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

Now do you feel better Rasputin old boy, that you have taken the spotlight away from yogi?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 2:11

Did anyone watch the Grammy the other night?

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

202 post shb collect and not connect.

My first yogi for the day.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 2:19

It is hard to believe that yogi & raspy are as stupid as their comments on this board indicate. But when the proof is there to read everyday, they can't deny it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/13/13 at 2:21

No, I didn't watch them, Nemo. Did you?

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 2:26

Nemo - The Grammy or any awards show is like watching a bunch of clowns. The more outlandish those people can dress & act, they think the better. I have more important things to do.