Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 10:05pm

Comparing [Karl] Dean to [former mayor Bill Boner] is a disservice to Boner. Boner was a clown sometimes, but he was great at listening to the people that elected him, both [when he was] in Congress and [Nashville mayor]. Dean could learn a lot from Boner about representing the people.

Posted by “judyboodo” 

Filed under: City Voices

88 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 12/30/10 at 1:33

Bill Boner was truly a piece of work! Karl Dean is more sophisticated but he the damage that he has done to the Davidson County taxpayers is far worse than anything Bill Boner has done.

What in the world can be said about the purchase of unsaleable property from Bob Frensley? Why is their not a wholesale investigation of this purchase by Karl Dean?

By: govskeptic on 12/30/10 at 5:47

Boner did have a sense of community and it's various elements
and locails. Mayor Dean has only known and still only knows a
very limited sector of Metro. Voices of Downtown will be his
only guiding direction whether one more yr. or five more!

By: dargent7 on 12/30/10 at 6:13

Who is Bill Boner? Was his parents kidding with that name?
It's like Mary Bendsoverwell.

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 6:36

Boner (D) was a fixture in 'Good 'ole Boy' Southern Yokel Nashville politics, a clown held in high enough esteem to serve in the House, preceding Bob 'Clueless' Clement (D), then elected as Mayor, wedged in between Fulton (D) and Bredesen (D). None of 'em of any use or value AFAIC, because of the (D).

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 6:40

Loner's gonna be pleased...

In the most serious charges ever brought against a high-ranking Israeli official, a court convicts former President Moshe Katsav on two counts of rape, ending a shocking saga in which a national leader was portrayed as a predator.

By: HokeyPokey on 12/30/10 at 7:21

Knifeboy, your single-minded obsession with trashing anyone who is not as "conservative" as you are makes you a dull correspondent.


By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 7:23

Watch it Serr, insulting Clueless Clement will induce the ire of most posters. Trust me.

But you're right.

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 7:35

(CNSNews.com) - The federal government has accumulated more new debt--$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.

That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.

And the basterds still haven't left the building.

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 7:35

HP, don't you have a date with a non-consensual goat ?

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 7:40

Shouldn't that be non-consentual?

Maybe that was a Freudian slip...lol

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 7:40

Good morning

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 7:40

Bill Boner was a horny drunken imbecile. He embarrassed Nashville on national TV with is Bimbo Girlfriend. There were jokes on Late Night TV and News Papers across the country. I am not sure but I think there were jokes in Europe about his lack of responsibility.

There is no comparison between Boner and Dean or any other mayor.

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 7:42


From R. Lee Ermey (Semper Fi!). For all the dirty socialists (you jackwagons know who your are) who think this nation needs to adopt the euro-socialist model.

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 7:45

consentual is not a word, gd.

Consensual means 'together we agree', or, in the case of Assange, 'we agreed to do it the first time, but check back before you try that again, mister, and keep your leaks to yourself!'.

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 7:55


Maybe you need to update your vocabulary and worry less about goats.

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:03

It's not so much correct as it is marginally accepted.

Consensual vs. consentual?
Hello, fellow linguaphiles!

I have a question about a nonstandard spelling--"consentual" for "consensual." I've always understood the second to be correct and the first to be a very annoying typo. I recently came across multiple people who defended the first spelling as an acceptable variant, and linked me to dictionary.com, which indeed includes an entry for "consentual" dating from 2006. I know dictionary.com isn't the most reliable of references, and neither the OED nor Merriam-Webster includes "consentual." I had classed "consentual" with typos like "existance" and "definately," neither of which appear in a dictionary, but "consentual" appears to be considered slightly more legitimate than the latter two. I was wondering if it had perhaps recently become more acceptable due to frequency of use, or if it could be a regional thing (I'm American, if it matters). Is it really that common a variant? How much legitimacy does it actually have? I'd appreciate it if you language buffs and linguists could weigh in on this.


If you don't prefer goats, then back to your greased midget. Makes no difference to me.

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 8:06

I'm looking at my Webster's dictionary and it has consentual. Try again.

And this time keep your hobbies to yourself.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 8:10

lol gdia

By: house_of_pain on 12/30/10 at 8:10

A greased midget & a goat walk into a spelling bee...

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:11

Reading down in the comments at the linky, you find this...

Note: the dictionary.com entry, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2006, specifically restricts this spelling of the adjective to LAW. Unless the people using this word are using LEGAL JARGON, their usage is unequivocally nonstandard. Lawyers have all sorts of obscure spellings with very narrowly defined meanings attached to them, usually because a typo or some well-meaning judge's "logical" spelling makes it into a statute or precedent and then propagates. And it's obscure jargon at that, since the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law does not cite it.

Talk about selective reading! Is this in a BDSM context? Many "true dominates" are very stubborn and very stupid.

Seems they speak of you, gd.

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 8:13

Talk to the dictionary, fetish-boy.

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 8:13

This is interesting...


By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:18

Heh. gd turns and runs. R. Lee Ermey would slap you silly. Now go inhale another box of donuts, and flounce away all mad and such.

By: slacker on 12/30/10 at 8:21

I believe the greased midget is now on the endangered species list. Caution, a very hefty fine.

By: HokeyPokey on 12/30/10 at 8:23

Now now, folks. I've seen knifeboy's goat, and he's a cutie pie.


By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:27

Why am I so hard on poor 'ole gd, you ask?

By: gdiafante on 12/28/10 at 8:31

Yogi's a certifiable idiot. Just ignore him and he will go shit himself...nope...too late. I hope he uses depends.

I think bullies need to get smashed in their teefs on occasion, is all.

By: yucchhii on 12/30/10 at 8:27

Well, you could say that Karl DINK is NOT a BONER, but a BONEHEAD!!!

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:34

Actually, the 'greased midget' is a moniker I gave to Jaguar's running back Maurice Jones-Drew, when he ran around and through the witless Titans defenders just like a...well, you get the picture.

But that particular greased midget is out for the Jag's contest Sunday against Houston, which means likely Houston will win. A shame, that.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 8:38

Gdia, leaves because he is a better man and not a buffoon.

By: bfra on 12/30/10 at 8:41

When did g return? I thought he left and went to Romper Room.

serr8d - You could explain the meaning of "fetish" for g. He doesn't seem to understand how to use it. Must be his NEW word!

By: serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:42

I'm through with gd. Until I see another example like the one I cited above.


By: bfra on 12/30/10 at 8:42

Nemo - Not taking sides, but can't agree with you.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 8:43

Speaking of bullies, we now have a new Troll under the Bridget and he is the guise of a butter knife.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 8:45


You may not like gdia, but he is a better person than the dull blade.

By: bfra on 12/30/10 at 8:56

Nemo - It's attitude, attitude, attitude!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 9:00

Just wait bfra and you will see what attitude is.

I've got to go now. I hope you have a good day.

By: bfra on 12/30/10 at 9:03

Maybe g just gets up on the wrong side of the bed alot! LOL

Have a good one Nemo.

By: HokeyPokey on 12/30/10 at 9:34

If you think Knifeboy's edge couldn't be any duller, you haven't seen his blog: http://bit.ly/knifeBoy

By: sidneyames on 12/30/10 at 9:41

consent + -al1 , with -u- after consensual, or by assoc. with phonetically similar accentual, eventual, etc.

serr8d on 12/30/10 at 8:03
It's not so much correct as it is marginally accepted.
Consensual vs. consentual?
Hello, fellow linguaphiles!

serr8d: People who are lazy and didn't LEARN how to spell properly will slaughter the language and spelling. Then after a while, even the media (print, etc.) will pick up on it and wallah! It's acceptable. To me it's wrong; to you it's wrong and to other "purists". But you must refer to the source when it's G on CP.

They learned phonetics, not spelling.

By: sidneyames on 12/30/10 at 9:43

: Captain Nemo on 12/30/10 at 8:43
Speaking of bullies, we now have a new Troll under the Bridget and he is the guise of a butter knife.

And you are the official Troll Lt. Nemo. You are Head Troll, or is that Troll of the head?

By: yogiman on 12/30/10 at 10:14

I think he meant 'consent', serr8d, meaning should you have his consent to make an error.

It seems that several of our 'pisting' posters don't know how to spell correctly.

By: girliegirl on 12/30/10 at 10:16

Maybe the confusion is in regards to the close proximity of the word consensus?

By: girliegirl on 12/30/10 at 10:18

At least it ain't strategery (from an SNL presidential debate skit in 2000 ) Poor George....it stuck and wasn't even HIS word. LOL

By: yogiman on 12/30/10 at 10:34


You are right on your spelling of the word "consensual". According to my Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, it is defined as: a. existing or made by mutual consent without an act of writing, i.e. contract. b. Involving or made by mutual consent, such as; relating.

The definition of the word "consent" simply means to give assent or approval.

I do not find consentual in my dictionary.

By: yogiman on 12/30/10 at 10:41

One more point, srr8d,

I threw those two words into my "spell checker" on my computer and in respelled 'consentual' to consensual and left the word 'consensual as correct. Do I need a new computer, gdiafante?

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 11:16

Bfra, given your bigoted beliefs, I'm happy that you don't like me. I must be doing something right. You too Serr.

Oh, and who the hell really cares what anyone on here thinks anyway? It's entertainment. lol

By: gdiafante on 12/30/10 at 11:18

I'd let you borrow my dictionary but I think it would just confuse you, Yogi.

So, in conclusion, the word is found in multiple dictionaries and legal documents but it's not a word. Ok. Whatever you say.

Bully? Funny stuff. When do you start at Zanies?

By: Loner on 12/30/10 at 11:52

Good morning, Nashville!

I do not recall the Boner years....I was not so interested in politics, back in my boner years.....(Rim shot & BAH-DAH-BOOM)

But seriously folks, I got here too late to weigh in on the consentual-consensual controversy.

I use the "consensual" form. One of my trademark lines, in my suggestions for fairly and finally ending the Israeli-Arab conflict, is "consensual annexation" of the occupied territories into Israel proper, in exchange for full Israeli citizenship for everyone now residing there - all part of the one-state, or b-national solution.

This secular, pluralistic approach would increase the number of Arab Israeli citizens and thereby endanger the Jewish majority status.... some people claim such a solution would destroy the Jewish State itself. I disagree.

I Googled consentual and got 131,000 results and was prompted: "Did you mean consensual?" Consensual shows 2,890,000 results. Google rules.

Hey, we all screw up our spellings, grammar, syntax, punctuation and sentence structure and we forget words, use the wrong word and so on.....we should be kind to one another, IMO.

Serr8d gave GD a pretty good knifing.....GD messed with the blade....the cutting edge....Serr8d can slice...but can he dice?

By: yogiman on 12/30/10 at 12:08


I agree with you in being "kind to one-another", but when I get ridiculed as "some of these" on this site, my childhood returns and I fight back.


I don't know what dictionary you are using but I have a Webster's 20th Century Dictionary that measures 5 inches thick. It has several definitions regarding the works under debate and it don't show yo' word at all. Did you get your'n yesterday?

By: slacker on 12/30/10 at 12:09

So true about grammar Loner. I'm constantly confusing bidness and business.