Up for Debate: Urban chicken legislation rises again

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 10:10pm

Would permits to legally house chickens in Nashville’s Urban Services District lead to renewable food sources, or public health and sanitation concerns? 

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111 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 8:14

Serr8d is probably down there heckling the protesters, or trying to get them to commit a criminal act. He's on a mission from God.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 8:15

See ya, Captain Nemo...watch for chicken poo on the sidewalks.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 8:20

Anyone else getting FilipinoCupid.com ads on the left side margin? Maybe they tailor the ads to suit the perverts who are viewing them? Where are the ads for mail-order bongs?

By: jvh2b on 10/27/11 at 8:50

In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Someone told us that the chicken had crossed the road, and that was good enough for us."

I would have thought it would be more like that chicken is ineligible to cross the road? Have you seen the obvious forgery that is it's birth certificate? It's all chicken scratch!

By: bfra on 10/27/11 at 9:15

jvh2b - Good one! LOL

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 9:20

Hope you will enjoy your life in Florida, dargent7. I just read where the Florida Appeals Court defends its decision to impose Shari'a (Islamic) Law.

Apparently they haven't read the Constitution.

Being a fellow Muslim lover you should enjoy life down there.

By: Kosh III on 10/27/11 at 9:36

Mormonism is not a heresy, it's an entirely different religion which merely uses Jewish and Christian terminology and some of their sacred texts.

Mormons are polytheists: they have many deities.
Smith once said in a sermon that he would explain how the world was created:
"the King of the Gods called a council of the gods and said 'Let us make man in our own image.'"

They also believe in 3 heavens and that if one is good enough on earth and in each heaven, then someday one can become a god too!

Of course NONE of Joseph Smith's family(children, siblings, parents) went to Utah: they founded the Reorganized LDS Church and rejected polygamy, polytheism and other beliefs.

Personally I don't care what Romney's belief system is: he just strikes me as an opportunist and a sleazy backstabber.

By: Kosh III on 10/27/11 at 9:37

And for the lawyer-types among us

HOW did the chicken cross the road?

It turned states evidence.

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 9:44

Kosh III,

Wasn't the Muslim faith (or religion) also created by an individual who became their god? And like the Muslims, the Mormons still exist.

Apparently they haven't figured out who God is.

By: tomba1 on 10/27/11 at 9:52

Chickens in Belle Meade ??? OMG! I thought only the roosters lived there along with the crower-in-chief, al gore.

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 9:54


I'm not sure what you are trying to say to me. I like English a little better that riffraff.

But regarding your statement on the birth certificate: No I have not read an official copy. As one of the ones that I have seen on the internet and with it being the one Barry the Soetoro showed on TV on July 27th, it doesn't take an expert to realize it is a fake. Unless, of course, it is you and your fellow posters that saw it.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 9:56

Yogi the bear, sits on a stump in Jellystone Park and ponders...Pooh-like: "Wasn't the Muslim faith (or religion) also created by an individual who became their god?"

"The papers were forged, Yogi, the prophets are usurpers....Communists!", Ranger Smith yells to the contemplative bear.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 10:05

Loner said

"Mormons think they are heirs to the lost tribes of Israel and their holy writings refer to non-Mormons as "gentiles"...that's whacky stuff in 2011, when apartheid Israel is armed with hundreds of nukes, in a hostile region...and the POTUS thinks he is a member of the Chosen Tribe....that's a huge conflict of interests, baby."

Interesting thing, a few days ago I ran across a study that stated that the more religious someone is, the more likely they are to be taken in by "shysters", especially if that "shyster" is someone from within their small circle. And the number one on the list of most gullibles? I'll give you a hint, there's a candidate that represents that group and his name rhymes with Ritt Momney.

And to be honest, this really doesn't surprise me one iota. Over the years I've been exposed to a number of the Mormon faithful (both as fellow workers and converted relatives) and the one thing that they all had in common is that they pretty much isolate themselves from the rest of the world. And I come from Amish country so I know a thing or two about groups that isolate themselves. But even the Amish extend themselves outside the group. One of my Dad's best friends was someone from the Amish community. But I've never met a Mormon who had a friend (or any other real relationship) outside of the church structure.

By: bfra on 10/27/11 at 10:05

Loner - But this empty headed yogi would just keep repeating the same question 24/7 till Ranger Smith would just ignore him.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 10:17

bfra said

"Loner - But this empty headed yogi would just keep repeating the same question 24/7 till Ranger Smith would just ignore him."

LOL.... it's gettin' to the point that even Boo Boo is ready to b*tch-slap him.

By: bfra on 10/27/11 at 10:30

LOL brrrrk! The TCP definitely needs a Boo Boo here.

By: jvh2b on 10/27/11 at 10:31

My understanding is that the Muslim religion wasn't made up by Mohammad - they actually worship the same God Christians do - ie the God of Abraham.

It happens to be that they believe Mohammed is the great prophet - kinda like Christians believe that the zombie Jew is the son of God.

So before some unnamed stupid conspiracy theorist whose head really should explode given how much pressure he puts on it to deny any sort of reality, goes about stating things incorrectly - maybe they should READ A FRIGGIN BOOK. And maybe even how to laugh at ones self. Good grief.

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 10:36

You must be a fellow communist of that group to actually know those facts, Loner.

I only know what I live through or read. When a situation is going on I do my best to determine what 'they' are trying to do or pull off. After reading any subject, I make every effort I can to determine what it means. I call that basic education.

But I'm sure you and your fellow posters are brilliant enough to already know about things before they happen.

What I have lived through and read about Barry Soetoro's usurpation of office makes me wonder what you and your fellow posters have seen or read. I understand you have lived through it because you were alive when it happened. But it doesn't appear you saw anything wrong going on around yourselves.

I'm sure you all haven't read or seen on TV many of the things that I have. And if you haven't read it, or haven't seen it, it just didn't happen and ain't so.

So, all things considered as they are, I cannot accept a usurper as my president. Apparently you and your fellow posters can.

You all make comments to and about me but none of you have posted anything showing I was wrong in my "arguments". Why not? Don't you know anything except your "feelings"?

One last note to make: Name one other person sitting in the Oval Office who refused to prove they were eligible when questioned.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 10:40

jvh2b said

"So before some unnamed stupid conspiracy theorist whose head really should explode given how much pressure he puts on it to deny any sort of reality, goes about stating things incorrectly - maybe they should READ A FRIGGIN BOOK."

Whoa!!! We don't do no readin' round here.....

By: jvh2b on 10/27/11 at 10:56

lol @ brrrrk - I forget it is the middle of the Bible belt...if it ain't the Bible, it's just fire starter...

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 10:58

jvh2b said

"lol @ brrrrk - I forget it is the middle of the Bible belt...if it ain't the Bible, it's just fire starter..."

That's right.... if it ain't on Kindle, it's fair kindling.

By: jvh2b on 10/27/11 at 10:59

And yogi - you have been shown proof and argued with data and reasons times to numerous to count on here.

The fact remains you clearly have your shrived lil heart set on what you believe and everything else be danged.

At some point we have to stop trying to teach the pig to sing - wastes our time and annoys the pig.....

By: dargent7 on 10/27/11 at 11:01

I suggest everyone "google" Mormonism.
At this late date, there's NO excuse we, "the people", vote some crazy-ass-hole into the White House and then say, "But, but, but...we didn't know he/ she was crazy..."
All the evidence is on the table with these GOP nominees.
Mormons believe in Joseph Smith, Jr. as their prophet and believe all humans believing the same can become "God like", as in, God themselves. Re-read that.
You people believe you can become, God?
You want this nut, Romney, in the W.H. in charge of American affairs much less changing a light bulb? Because he can balance a check book?
The office of President is far beyond a check book.
We have been blessed by God to have Obama in the W.H.
These other freaks will destroy not only America, but the entire planet. Like GW Bush & Co. atempted.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 11:32

Hey, Darge, relax, Mitt will only be a vassal...to the un-lost tribe members, back in their mutual ancestral homeland...he has made the required pilgrimage, donned the yarmulke and prayed at the Wailing Wall....the dude's been vetted by the Chosen People and found fit for duty.

Check out how Romney rates with Israeli pundits here:


Here's a snippet:

So Romney is the leading Republican candidate – he is the candidate Republican voters want - and is also the first choice of The Israel Factor panel. On the “good for Israel” question he got a 7.4 (Giuliani got 7.67). But more importantly, he keeps climbing in our survey: from 6 back in December of 2010, to 7, to 7.12 and now 7.4. Most other major Republican candidates were doing better two months ago than they do in this June survey – another reason to believe that the panel is getting closer to picking its candidate for the Republican ticket.

The JPost's Israel Factor panel rated all the Republican contenders:

Giuliani (not a candidate): 7.67
Romney (first among real candidates): 7.4
Gingrich (declining): 6.83
DeMint (not yet a candidate): 6.5
Perry (will he or won’t he?): 5.8
Santorum (will he drop out before or right after Iowa?): 5.6
Huntsman, Bachmann: 5.5
Bolton, Christie, Pawlenty: 5.4
Johnson: 5.33
Ryan: 4.75
Palin: 3.67
Paul (what can you expect?): 3.17

(End of snippet)

Notice how Herman Cain is not even rated...the data is from June of this year...I'll try to get an update.

I do know that Cain accompanied Glenn Beck on Beck's grandstanding visit to the Holy Land.

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 11:35

Sorry, dargent7, but you better wake up. Even though Romney is of a religion different of your belief (if you have one), he is a natural born citizen of this nation and legally eligible for that office... according to our Constitution. By the way, have you ever read the Constitution?.

The usurper you love isn't legally eligible for that office. I would accept Romney if the people voted him in office because he would be there legally even if I didn't believe he was the best man for the job..

Barry yo' boy... ain't.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 11:45

Here's the freshest data on what the Israel factor thinks of the TP-GOP candidates....Cain is mentioned, quoted, but not rated:


Interesting how the Israelis know that what's good for Israel may not be good for the USA and vice versa....they readily see that our national interests are not at all identical; but they play along with the AIPAC myth that what's good for Israel is good for the USA and so on..

The Israelis are cleverly working our system, bribing our candidates to do their bidding and getting away with not paying any US taxation for their "unshakable" representation in the White House and in the Congress. Anyone who bitches is a "bigot", ergo few bitch about this insane relationship....Holy Wars Suck.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 11:48

Anyone hear a pig? Oink.. oink..

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 12:26

I heard a bear...burping and usurping, Brrrrk.

By: dargent7 on 10/27/11 at 12:29

Mr. "Ursurpation" rears his ugly head...er, brain.
Romney's dad was born in Mexico. He still became Governor of Michigan.
Willard, Mitt, was born in Detroit.
I can't wait for you "Birther's" to question Mitt's status as a US citizen and elligible for the Presidency since his daddy was born in Mexico.
It's virtually the same senario as Obama's.
But, let me guess...Romney's white and Obama's 1/2 black, so the same rules don't apply.
What a bunch of freekin' loosers.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 12:40

Bears are in the genus Ursus, in the family Ursidae....but our Yogi Bear is in the genus Usurpus.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 12:47

Tonite, on MTV...the second coming....Beavis & Butthead will return....new episodes....just in time for Cainholio et al.

Ten o'clock Eastern Daylight Time.....MTV...the triumphant return.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 1:15

And here's what the right resorts to............

Conservative blogger gives out free bongs to embarrass protesters


By: bfra on 10/27/11 at 1:36

So that is why Loner is joining protests! LOL Just kidding Loner!

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 1:46

Agents provocateur passing out free bongs? Gotta have big money behind him, bongs are not cheap, folks....some other agent provocateur is passing out free thongs, no doubt....people are people, offer them free shit and they go nuts....I've seen it... they'll stampede to get a free T-shirt. It's that reptilian brain thing.

Bfra, I don't need another bong, thank you....they tend to get nasty and stink...of course they always get spilled on the new carpet...ah, the bong stories I could relate....like Otis' first encounter with a bong....golden memories of an aging hippie.

By: gofer on 10/27/11 at 1:54

Religious bigotry and racism emerges it's ugly head even in a topic about chickens when it's about a Republican. Obama's constant gaffes, refusal to divulge college records and forced into showing a questionable birth certificate after 2 years, outright lies and misleading statements are never mentioned. As Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose mused, after the election, "There's really very little we know about Barack Obama.....the only information comes from his book."

Cain's ad was brilliant inasmuch it became a wide topic of conversation, most political ads are just overlooked. The smoking schtick was an obvious message of the govt. intrusion on perfectly legal acts. It was as to say, "We are not afraid of the criticism and believe in freedom of choice and to heck with political correctness." It worked, as the left went bats..t and acted like he had committed a felony and made his name a household word. So much for lefty smarts. It scares the left to death that a hugely successful and widely experienced black man like Cain would become President and run circles around Obama. All Republican candidates have vastly more experience than Obama. All of them can speak without a teleprompter or stumbling all over themselves when impromptu speaking. He can't run on his policies because all of them are vastly unpopular.........SO it's SMEAR time......use words like "religous nut or wacko" (remember Kennedy was also similarly smeared because of being Catholic.) Talk in juvenile terms about Cain's being a pizza CEO, etc. It's all kinda fun to watch people twist and foam at the mouth because they can't talk about how great the Prez is and his wonderful "whatever." When he loses, I predict the left will go absolutely batty and fall into clinical depression......

BTW, Obama is a smoker......unless you believe he actually quit, which of course the Left will believe anything another lefty says. The last comment I heard on the matter was that he was "doing better."

Another note......I believe Bush was a disaster as do a lot of others on the right. It's one thing we can do....criticitze when people do a lousy job. I was a democrat in the beginning Clinton years, but I refuse to go off the lefty cliff with the rest.

I'm not offended by leftists, it's stupid leftists (and right) that offends me.

If you don't know a chicken can lay eggs without a rooster, I have no interest in anything else you have to say.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 1:57

I went to the link, Brrrrk....Fox News contributor trying to make the big time....how sleazy is that? Rupert Murdoch probably sprang for the incriminating paraphernalia....the protest monitors should have escorted the A-hole off the premises, by way of wedgie and air walk....the bum's rush to the nearest trash can or dumpster is what that guy deserved.....human trash.

FOX News has no ethics at all...total BS, 24/7.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 2:01

Gofer, you talkin' to me?

By: gofer on 10/27/11 at 2:13

Romney's father (George) was an American citizen, unlike Obama's. Most people get their belief systems second hand as the do most all of their stances and opinions on matters, from people who also got it second hand, who also got........

Honest people do their own research, whether it's religion or otherwise, and make changes in their attitludes or opinions accordingly. However, since this challenges the very core of who they are, it's really difficult especially when it comes to relativism. Way too many are Democrat or Republican or whatever because that's just what their parents are, friends are, and they do the same for religion. I doubt most people could give a coherent reason for their beliefs. Romney grew up Mormom and got it second hand just like most everyone. The Amish are probably the only people who practice what they preach.

The chicken crossed the road to prove the possum it can be done.

By: jvh2b on 10/27/11 at 2:14

Trust me when we say we are not afraid of Mcain because he's a Republican black man with a couple of decent ideas.

I'd be afraid of him because he is the embodiment of corporate control of America.

The good news is all the Repub's currently running are so bat s@&! crazy that even an under performing sitting president like Obama, will beat them.

By: Loner on 10/27/11 at 2:34

Apparently, Gofer thinks that only batty leftists want smoke-free restaurants and other publicly used places that are free of tobacco smoke. Only leftists want their kids to be able to breathe smoke-free air when dining out etc. ? That's an absurd idea.

The Gofer is a birther too? That says volumes.

Gofer, with all due respect, once the President goes face to face with the pizza pie-man, all doubt will be removed....Cain is in it for the dough....his half-baked ideas could give us the Tea party Trots. Mr. Obama is Presidential, if nothing else...you gotta grant him that much. It was junior Bush, not Obama who was lost without a teleprompter. Obama is an excellent off-the-cuff speaker....very articulate and glib. Junior Bush never had those talents.

Obama needs a Democratic Congress, then we might see genuine economic recovery....as it is now, the TP-GOP is obstructing every initiative that Obama puts forward.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 2:40

jvh2b said

"Trust me when we say we are not afraid of Mcain because he's a Republican black man with a couple of decent ideas.

I'd be afraid of him because he is the embodiment of corporate control of America."

As I posted earlier, there is no campaign infrastructure behind Cain. So one has to ask, where's the money going to come from in the general election if Cain gets the nod? Look no further than Cains connection to America for Prosperity and big tobacco. Cain is not the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate, he's the Koch candidate.

By: bfra on 10/27/11 at 2:41

Loner - AMEN!

By: BenDover on 10/27/11 at 2:57

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Well naturally it was to prove to the opossum it could be done.

By: BenDover on 10/27/11 at 2:59

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get away from the hippie wannabees on Legislative Plaza.

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 3:04


In one sense, I feel sorry for you and your fellow posters because you only seem to be able to look past one side of your nose. Can't you, and yours, understand congress (meaning our government) in their process of taking communist control over this nation?

Tell me, what law, based on the Constitution, authorized congress to set their own salaries, retirement program and health benefits? What law gave congress the authority to pass the light bulbs you must used... made only in China (and by the way, I understand China has quit making them)? Where in the Constitution Constitution does it give congress the authority to pass a law restricting smoking... anywhere? What part of the constitution gives congress the authority the right to pass a law requiring the use of seat belts in your private vehicle? Also bring in the helmet factor. Shall I go on?

You, and your fellow posters, are in for a hard life in the not too distant future if the "birthers" can't bring this up to the front of the line. I'm really too old to worry about it.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 3:05

Anyone hear a pig? Oink.. oink..

By: BenDover on 10/27/11 at 3:20

Just watched the Cain ad... it was great.

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 3:24


I'm afraid you are the "freeking loser". Maybe you need to go back to school. Or at least read a little bit other than what you read on this site.

Yes, by the records, Romney's father was born in Mexico... to two US citizens. If his father was not a US citizen, he could not have served in the Michigan governor's office. And no, you don't have to be a natural born citizen to serve as the governor of a state. But with Romney being born in the USA to two American citizens, he is a natural born citizen... whether you like it or not.

And no, dargent7, that is not virtually the same senario as Obama's. If what has been given about him is correct, his father was not an American citizen. And if you would take the time to look up the laws of 1961 you might be able to understand why his mother could not pass her citizenship on to him.

Try doing a little reading instead of thinking and take that race argument out of the picture.

By: brrrrk on 10/27/11 at 3:35

idiot savant with turrets syndrome

By: yogiman on 10/27/11 at 4:21

You might try doing a little reading also, brrrrk. You might even learn something with a little effort, but you sure can't depend on that brain alone. There just ain't enough there.