Up for Debate: Water-snow park clears final vote

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:54am

What do you think of the water-snow park, and the tax break that goes along with it easily clearing final vote with no deliberation?

73 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 4/18/12 at 4:36

If Dolly's name is attached to a strip club, it'll sail thru any committee with all the bell's and whistles.
She's like Paul McCatney building something in Liverpool, England.
Willie Nelson could build an opium den in Belle Meade and they'd give him the keys to the city.
Give them anything they want, money, fortune, fame.

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 5:07

Ah, who cares about that, how 'bout them Preds!!

By: dargent7 on 4/18/12 at 5:14

Gd: I've got two words for ya': Pekka Rinne.
43 shots and 1 score.
The gay goalie for Detroit faced 7 shots in 3 periods and 3 scored.
Fri. should be a good game.

By: Ummm... on 4/18/12 at 5:19

The Red Wings goalie is gay? Who knew? (Party at the Arena on Friday.)

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 5:23

Actually, Darge, we scored 4. The refs, who were completely awful, blew that call. The puck was in the net before the whistle.

If I were like yogi, I might think the refs were trying to even the series...

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 5:26

Gay as in "happy-go-lucky". He's out there looking at birds in the rafters, forming imaginary animals out of ice divits, daydreaming about dinner with Dora...

By: dargent7 on 4/18/12 at 5:33

No. "Gay" was a euphemism for "sucked". Only 7 shots on goal and 3 scored? My grandmother would of stopped at least 2.

By: budlight on 4/18/12 at 5:42

Attention! Deficity Disorder! Do the powers to be even look at the balance in the account before they write out the checks to the wealthy? And do we, as citizens, even stay focussed long enough to get their attention?

We are headed for a TAX INCREASE in Davidson County. So let's all just shoot the breeze, talk sports, drink alcoholic beverages and watch t.v. while Dean gives our city away at our expense.

When are we going to protect in front of the Metro building?

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 5:50

What is attention deficity disorder? I'd say, judging by that erratic post, someone suffers from Borderline Intellectual Functioning...

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 5:54

The Erat play wasn't all on Howard, Darge. Erat took three Wings with him towards the corner, left the other guy wide open in front of the net...that's a defensive breakdown. The goalie was hung out to dry.

Borque simple beat Howard on his goal. The last one, was similar to the Datsyuk pickpocket of Josi. Howard, like Peks, assumed that the other players would take care of the puck, not turn it over. Very sloppy and uncharacteristic of the Wings.

But I love it...

By: dargent7 on 4/18/12 at 6:01

I only watched the first 2 periods. It was 0-0.
When I woke up, Detroit lost 3-1.
It's like when I go to bed on Nov.6th, Obama has 265 electoral votes, needs only 5 more from any of the worthless "swing states", and wake up and Romney won Florida.
It's always Florida. Or, Ohio.

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 6:11

You missed the best part, Darge. Of course, the refs did their best to even up the series...called 7 penalties against Nashville and disallowed an obvious goal without even calling Toronto.

We got it back a few seconds later...the hockey gods have finally had enough...

By: dargent7 on 4/18/12 at 6:15

The best part? Ted Nugent. He's ranting in Detroit and Mitt's son's are "endorsing" his "endorsement. Ted was at a NRA convention. He says 5 Supreme Court justices "don't believe in the Constitution". What a complete and total ass-hole.
Like I said, he peaked at 17.

By: yogiman on 4/18/12 at 6:26

ah, it takes one to know one; doesn't it, children? And since you boys aren't interested in the given subject of the day, may I offer this LTE to a newspaper in Tawas City, Michigan.



"Has America become the land of the special interest and home of double standard?

"Lets see: If we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us it just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, it's their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but its wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressives; we are unable to close our borders with Mexico, but have no problems protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's politics you're a terrorist, but if you burn the American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

"You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human feces for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal.

"We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

"And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes, tells us the problem is solved so they can getback to their reelection campaign.

"What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?"

-Ken Huber
Tawas City

Good LTE. The same wording could be printed in any newspaper in in America.

By: Rasputin72 on 4/18/12 at 6:29

It is very difficult for me to acquire a taste for ice hockey. I returned to Nashville this week from wintering in Florida and was invited by a friend to join he and others for a few rounds of gin. There were a few people (being Williamson County) who wanted to watch the ice hockey game.

It appeared to me that the officials favored the Detroit Red Wings. It also appeared to me that the Red Wings outplayed the Nashville team in almost every category except the score. It was readily apparent to me that the Nashville goalie was the star of this game.

For reasons that I hope remain private the snow and water park should consider prices that are as close to exorbitant as they dare. Otherwise they may lose their intended market. One has to remember that this park will be in Davidson County.

By: treehugger7 on 4/18/12 at 6:32

It's always Florida or Ohio, thanks to Diebold and their ridiculous voting machines. Until we have verified voting machines, we will not be able to believe the results. But of course, no one in power wants that!

By: treehugger7 on 4/18/12 at 6:35

I suspect he will scare off as many people as he would draw. Does anyone remember when Dan Miller interviewed him years ago? It was priceless! I wonder if it is archived anywhere.

By: Kosh III on 4/18/12 at 6:35

From yogi's rant

"we can use a human feces for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal."

Which one feels pain?
"in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process"

One is a natural part of the species just like being left-handed; one is an unproveable personal opinion often (and regrettably) used as an excuse to do hateful things to gay people.

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 6:37

It probably was printed in other editorials, yogi...it's a chain letter.


By: frodo on 4/18/12 at 6:49

Hizzoner will wait for the smoke over this deal to clear, and then he will slip a tax increase proposal in on us. We give more and more tax breaks "because it will be good for our city's economy." And then we raise taxes again (and again). Well, these grand ventures are good for someone's economy, but not for the overall citizenry.

By: Rocket99 on 4/18/12 at 6:54

I wonder if the Dollywood water & Snow park will have anything related to twin peaks. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 7:13

My complant is that this park is now moved into a neighbhood and the nose level will be year round.

Kosh was you expecting something els from yogi? He has no thought for himself.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 7:14

Twin Peaks lol

By: BigPapa on 4/18/12 at 7:17

I agree Frodo. At some point the whole darned thing got turned around on us. The theory that we give business a free ride (and some times free property) just to bring in a smattering of service level jobs is crazy.
Every business can make that claim. But some how we buy it for fun business like ice hockey and water parks but not for the guy struggling to do his own thing.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 7:17

We are heade for a tax increase and I will just have to make my customers pay more.

B. Itch-

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 7:21

This has been the way business is done and even if Dozer had won, we would still be getting a water/winter park. If you want change then I say organize and march up to the Courthouse and protest.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 7:22


By: yogiman on 4/18/12 at 7:40

It wasn't first printed as a chain letter, gdiafante. It was printed as a letter to the editor of the newspaper in Tawas City MI. It then became being forwarded to others who read it, liked it and thought other Americans would like to read it. I only forwarded it to the NCP site readers whom I thought just might be lovers of American.

I'm sorry you and several of your fellow posters took it offensively.

By: BenDover on 4/18/12 at 7:46

The management of the Burger King at Harding Place and I24 is colossally inept and only surpassed in their ineptitude by their long line of customers who must see it pedestrian to say "#1 with coffee" instead of rattling off litanies of custom concoctions and combinations that would make the barista of a Belle Meade Starbucks dizzy. It's supposed to be FAST food people. If your life is so empty that you need that much attention please go someplace where people are not in line behind you.

That is all.

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 7:48

It was designed for that purpose, Yogi. I didn't take offense to it, why would I? I just don't believe this is the appropriate forum for chain letters/email to be reprinted.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 7:56

The only offense is that yogi is a waste of space.

Carry on.

By: yogiman on 4/18/12 at 8:00

To help you laugh a little more, this email was sent to a high school friend to a high school friend back in the 1970s. So where do you fit?

It seems a woman was in a hot air balloon and realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below and shouted to him. "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man used his GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees , 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama-Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are - or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

Now you can get back on the subject of hockey instead of the water-snow park offered by the NCP as the subject for today.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 8:01

It is so funny that when any of us points out yogi's mistakes he thinks that he ofended us. That must rally give an ego build up. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 8:05

Now get back on the subject of hockey? He is already turn around so early in the morning. LOL

By: yogiman on 4/18/12 at 8:05

It seems to be OK for some of the writers on this site to write about whatever they wish, but no one else should write about anything those posters don't like, even when their 'subject' is so different from what the NCP offered for the day.

How about joining the logical thinking program, children.

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 8:06

Now you can get back on the subject of hockey instead of the water-snow park offered by the NCP as the subject for today.

When we need your permission for anything, we'll let you know.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 8:07

You all have fun with the drool troll today...or not.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/18/12 at 8:08

Logic and yogi don't mix. LOL

By: Kosh III on 4/18/12 at 8:30

All I did was make a civil response to the cutnpaste you did, your response was to feel insulted and respond with an insult back.

By: slacker on 4/18/12 at 8:31

Ben, I feel your pain. I was behind a women in the 15 or less check-out at Kroger's yesterday. After the clerk goes through her 987 coupons, and gives her her total. She then slowly opens her purse, and gets out her check-box, and demonstrates how to write a check in slow motion. Everybody in line wanted to strange the old bag.

By: slacker on 4/18/12 at 8:35

s/h/b strangle.. or Chinese water torture

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 8:43

Oh man...I have the uncanny ability to always pick the lane with several check writers...never fails.

By: frodo on 4/18/12 at 8:54

Yeah, just like we have the collective knack of electing politicians who like writing checks.

By: yogiman on 4/18/12 at 8:58

Not to change the subject, but I have a question: Does Barry Soetoro (a.k.a. Barack Obama) know when he's lying? If you're a veteran you should be madder than hell on his claim of his fathers service in WWII. Even if you aren't a veteran you should be madder than hell you don't know who is sitting in the Oval Office.

In a speech, Obama made the statement his father served in WWII. Really? Which father was he talking about? His father was born 4/4/1936 and died 11/24/1982 at the age of 46. He was only 5 years old when WWII began and less than 10 years old when it ended.

His stepfather was born in 1935 and died3/2/1987 at the age of 52. He was only 6 years old when WWII started and 10 years old when it ended.

Which one was he "talking" about?

He must have lied about his age to be the youngest veteran in WWII because I had to lie about my age to join the Tennessee State Guard in 1943 when I needed to be 16 to join.


By: BenDover on 4/18/12 at 9:02

I'm situational in my aggravation. Sometimes it'll be a homeless guy or someone who seems to be real tight and down on their luck and I give them a wide berth and don't get frustrated because they might be savoring this as their only meal of the day or something; or it might be a special event for a young family who can't get out often. You can usually tell.

The pretentious peacocks, however, who just like to hear themselves bark orders and abuse minimum wage service workers just make my blood boil. Yeah... you are more important than everyone else because you want your croissant lightly toasted with the burrito eggs and a mocha frappé with extra caramel sauce. Geezzz.

By: yogiman on 4/18/12 at 9:07

You called my post a rant but didn't mean for it to be a rant, Kosh III? What did you mean for it to be?

By: slacker on 4/18/12 at 9:08

Substitute grey poupon on my !/4 pounder... dear boy.

By: frodo on 4/18/12 at 9:19

yogi, it really doesn't matter if Barry knows he is lying or not when most voters don't really care. "Bush lied, people died." "Barry lies, I'll have an order of fries."

By: gdiafante on 4/18/12 at 9:20

That's what she said

By: Loner on 4/18/12 at 9:32

Good morning, Predville.

What do you think of the water-snow park, and the tax break that goes along with it easily clearing final vote with no deliberation?

It's corporate welfare, no doubt about that. No deliberation means that your Metro Council is a useless collection of free-loaders....Nashville might just as well go to a Feudal Lord system of governance...Council members are there strictly for the generous benefits...a bunch of toadies, IMO.

Apparently, nobody challenged any part of the rosy report on the feasibility of this project which was issued by the University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research...in other words, like most things in Tennessee governance...it's all faith-based.

As for the snow in the "snow park"....don't eat the yellow snow.

I posted this same post on the main board for this story...why does the NCP routinely offer two boards devoted to the same subject?