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 2/13/13 at 2:28

Grammy's? Yes.
Taylor Swift has become a cross between Lady Gaga and Madonna.
Country? Na.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 2:46

I wish someone at the City Paper would post about what is going on.

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 2:49

I'm still waiting for YOUR "proof", bfra. It looks like you haven't given me any because you don't have any.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 2:54

Slime spotting at 2:49PM!

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 3:00

I have an idea, Rasputin72.

We can agree to think like the 'slick' Simple 'Sixers' on this site and they'll accept us as equals. Or should I say 'sexers'? Anyway...

Then we can get them to learn to consider common sense and think like we do and point out how ignorant they are.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 3:04

Holy mother of pearl! Rasp. is gonna do use in with Grey Poupon mustard gas?
Old school Rasp. If that fails are you gonna shoot us with your Brown Bess.
With your enormous wealth, you should hire a guy named Vito to whack our peasant arses.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 3:08

There are far more no-knock-raid disasters than people shooting up schools with 'assault' rifles, gd.

Tons of documentation at the earlier-provided link on that notoriously right-wing-nut cabal they call Huffington Post..

As I said... most of the SWAT abuses never make it to the national media, but there they are... more over the last few years than you could read details of in a week dedicated to the task.

Add to this the countless smaller infringement upon our liberty by our 'justice' system where our country has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners and I think you'll see that all these little militaristic municipal fiefdoms have grown into little more than state-sanctioned war-lords extorting money and homage from the populace ... with each new cadet brainwashed how he's triumphing for the greater good as he ruins the life of the next person who exhibits a minor impropriety or fails to conform to the collective's latest whim.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 3:11

Ben knows all about all of the abuse that never makes it to the media! WOW! How is that Ben, you got antennas on your pinhead, wired for somekind of alien raido waves?

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 3:12

slacker - Some times, you amaze me. How are you familiar with a Brown Bess?

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 3:15

Never makes it to the 'national' media, bfra. Here's the link on the respected lib site Huffpo.


Feel free to correct me and huffingtonpost if any of those sources are incorrect.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 3:19

Ben - As I said... most of the SWAT abuses never make it to the national media, but there they are... more over the last few years than you could read details of in a week dedicated to the task.
So how do you find out? Alien antenna? You contradict yourself!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 3:33

Yes I did Blanket. I'm glade that good music is back.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 3:34

It must thrill Raspy to have yogi defending him. Two nuts in a half shell.

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 3:38

Ben, are you referring to vice raids gone bad? If so the personal used are vice squad officers, not the swat team. Some of those vice guys go off the reservation sometimes.
Some of their supervisors are macho.. Sly Stallone wantabe's, not really in control, playing it by the ear types.
Decriminalizing recreational drugs would help. Also they should stop wasting officer's time on prostitution stings. Legalize vices, tax & control them.
-Hank E. Panky

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 3:39

Bfra, I'm full of useless information, among other things.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 3:51

slacker - I don't consider that useless info., just surprising.

By: BenDover on 2/13/13 at 4:12

Did Steve Cohen pull a Wiener?

By: slacker on 2/13/13 at 4:48

Haven't seen that pic Ben.. but if the member in question, is uncircumcised, we can eliminate Stevie.

By: budlight on 2/13/13 at 4:55

Nemo, you are 1000% correct; an innocent man does not go on a rampage; nor does a man of honor and courage. He was a stinking coward.

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.

Loner Add Australia to an earlier post listing the take over by muslims. Australia says NO WAY. It's a shame you can't see the forest for the trees.

Did you or Blanket look up the information on the vanderbilt prof who says gays should be put to death? Of course you did not or you would h ave written and thanked me for enlightening you both.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/13/13 at 5:28

Nemo, you are 1000% correct; an innocent man does not go on a rampage; nor does a man of honor and courage. He was a stinking coward.

Oh Gee thanks bud.

By: bfra on 2/13/13 at 5:35

Nemo - bud sure is familiar with what barflies do!

By: budlight on 2/13/13 at 5:44

you're welcome, nemo. And you have a nice day also.

I'm just curious. Who do ya'll think will pay for the home and the homeowner's valuable possessions which the coward burned when he set fire to destroy his own dna (he thought - probably).

The guy was not only a coward, he was a selfish one. Killing someone's daughter over a grudge; then killing her innocent boyfriend. And setting fire to an innocent person's home - even if it was only a vacation home. How awful.

By the way, the mayor said they have land slides, earthquakes, fires and other things, but crime was not on their list of disasters and fears in that community. Guess this selfish coward took their town to a new level. Shame on him. And did his mother know he was a monster?

Hey Yogi, I need some sincere prayers from prayer warriors such as yourself. Suffice it to say the dreaded "C" invader has caught me. Fortunately it's in a very, very low stage and not angry or aggressive (the doctor's words), so it is "manageable" (again the doc's words). I would send you a private email, but we don't share those things on this site. So suffice it to say, Yogi, prayers are welcome.
This early detection lends itself to success, I am told. I'm having faith and trusting in God that my doc's are good as gold. Have a nice evening and keep on believing.

By: yogiman on 2/13/13 at 7:51

I hate to 'hear' that about cancer, budlight. It's almost gotten to be something that makes people jealous because everybody has it except them.

As I posted before, I had it in my brain and my wife went through a lot with breast cancer. She went through chemo therapy and radiation treatments but lost her battle with a heart attack.

I hope everything goes well for you. I'll have you in my prayers.

By: Loner on 2/13/13 at 9:07

Bud, we have had our differences of opinion over the years, but I sincerely wish you well...I believe that all of us are brothers and sisters....one human family....so, I feel for you....please, believe me on that.

And that goes for you too, Yogi...we are all just human....let's try to get along.

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

Yogi, thank you. I think it will go well. It could have been worse. Fortunately in one side it is Stage 0 (which I did not even know existed) and in the other side, it is too small to have a stage. So in other words, to the women on this site, do the mammography even if you hate the process. The doctor is telling me that this is "very" early and I am very blessed.

Loner, thank you as well. When we're in the CP trenches, all bets are off, but when we rise up out of the trenches on common ground, it's nice to hear the kind words. I know we are all human, subject to our opinions and attitudes, and honestly I feel your sincerity coming through the internet. Thank you and God Bless all.

By the way, my husband is taking this very well. He is being very supportive and Yogi, I know your wife was glad you were there.

Good night. Going to sign off and dream good dreams for a few hours.

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 6:14

What the hell, NCP...anyone over there competent enough to put a new topic out?

We have the SOTU, Rubio's personal watergate, the LAPD fiasco, Ben's increasingly alarming paranoia....surely there must be someone there who can change the topic

By: Ask01 on 2/14/13 at 6:28

You know, gdiafante, we can start our own discussions regardless what the topic stated on the article.

Like the LAPD fiasco. I think the true backstory will never be known. I mean $1 million dollars reward? Come on, they were desperate and I believe never intended to take him alive so he could talk to the press.

budlight, all past political and social animosity aside, I wish you all the best. This is not something I would wish on anyone. Hope everything works out.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 6:40

What again?

You have a good point Ask01.

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 6:40

Yes, I know. I am making commentary about the fact that this thread was started on Monday...it's now Thursday. Look at the homepage, there are several stories that have also not been updated. Maybe NCP takes Valentines week off...maybe they're owned by Hallmark or Godiva...

FYI, happy Valentines everyone. Even you bud. (to hell with yogi)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 6:42

I think we should ask if there is anyone at CP .

By: Captain Nemo on 2/14/13 at 6:44

Oh is it is Valentines, so Happy all except yogi and Ratsputin.

By: Loner on 2/14/13 at 6:57

Another day on the same litter box? The NCP must be fresh out of ideas.....see ya!

By: Rasputin72 on 2/14/13 at 7:20

Another great topic would be, "Should people between 25 and 65 who pay no federal income tax be allowed to vote?"

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 7:21

Actually, Rasp, perhaps you should research the history of voting rights in America and report back when you have a clue.

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 7:31

gdiafante - I have a better idea! Rasp is a fake, puton slob & shouldn't report back at all. He has NOTHING to add.

By: bfra on 2/14/13 at 7:33

His name says it all. Rats put in! Rats have never been fit for anything & are filthy.

By: yogiman on 2/14/13 at 7:53

Thank you boys for not 'sending' me a Valentine. I'm not in that "boy needs boy" frame oif mind.

And, Ask01, I've noticed before that the subject suggested by the OWNER of this site was never mentioned in a post from these "I wish this was my site posters".

That attitude is like you feel you should be able to go into anyone's office and tell them how they should run it.

Hell, fellows, why not go into a retail store and tell them what they should sell?

Get off you "I wish it was mine" attitude and be grateful you have access to this site. You can put throw your thoughts into the wind and hope you're right. This is a great company for putting up with us.

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 8:01

Bfra, how ironic is it that the ones that complain about Socialsim, Communism, etc., really don't desire a free society, they don't want everyone to vote, just the ones with their own interests. Just like Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence...

Oh wait.


By: Rasputin72 on 2/14/13 at 8:01

Gdiafante.....you madman, not only have I researched the history of voting rights in this country. It was a semester project for me in college. The history of voting rights is one of the most fascinating subjects in our democratic republic. The first thoughts in voting rights from our beginning had to do with, "Do our voting laws benefit the the existence of our republic?"

You and your middle class envy are an abomination. You should immediately go in and ask your boss for a $150,000 dollar a year raise. Immediately get back to me on what he or she said.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 8:03

Good morning and Happy Valentines!

bud, I'm happy you were able to catch the cancer in the early stages. I wish you a speedy remission!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 8:04

Rasp, what is your effective tax rate? Mine is around 25% before deductions.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 8:06

I meant, MARGINAL tax rate.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 8:07

g, looks like Rasp is now calling you the "middle class" instead of the 47%! He can't even keep his whining straight!

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 8:12

Praying with you budlight... beat that b@stard C' with a stick.

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 8:15

Raspy regurgitating more class envy rhetoric...color me shocked.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/14/13 at 8:15

Blanketnazi, unless you won a lottery prize in 2012 there is no way that you are capable of being in a marginal tax rate of 25%.

In 2012 because of the 15% dividend rate and capital gains and some losses my marginal tax rate was less than 25%. I expect my marginal tax rate in 2013 to be around the 29% range. I will pay some of my income at the 39.6% range.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/14/13 at 8:16

Surprise, surprise. My marginal tax rate IS 25%. My effective tax rate ended up about 9.6% this year.

By: BenDover on 2/14/13 at 8:16

Raspy, old boy... how much of your grand success do you attribute to your own hard work and personal strengths and how much do you attribute to your position afforded you by your family, their contacts and such?

By: Rasputin72 on 2/14/13 at 8:18

Gdiafante has never been called a part of the simple six nor has he or she been called a part of the 47%. A envious nit shit but never a 47 percenter. Now in your case Blanketnazi it has never entered my mind that you are not a 47 percenter in the years you do not win lottery money.

By: gdiafante on 2/14/13 at 8:21

You know me so well. I envy you so much rasp. I always wanted to con women but my stupid morality always got in the way. Oh well.