Letter to the Editor

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:49am


"The job will evolve over time,” [Finance Director Rich Riebeling said of hiring Jim Fyke part-time].

Translation: "We'll get around to finding something for you to do, sooner or later..."

Posted by "Kosh III"



Filed under: City Voices

30 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 1/31/11 at 6:00

Jim Frye is a good man, but this is such a typical
government employment story. Yes, he did a good
job running the Parks, and yes he did a decent
job heading up the State Parks for his guy Mayor/Governor
Bredesen! But hey, that 16 yr run doesn't qualify for
another "unspecified" job in the finance dept other than:
We need you to help us get re-elected!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 7:00

Good morning


This look familiar dargent ?

By: Kosh III on 1/31/11 at 7:09

I got my 15 minutes of fame. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Fyke may have done a good job with State Parks but..........over the weekend I visited the website for two state parks, neither one had any sort of decent map of the place nor any map of the various trails. Not very helpful or informative.
And one trail that I hiked was quite confusing, it criss-crossed other trails and access roads several times and was poorly marked (if at all) and it would have been very easy to get turned around.

"Heck of a job Fykie"

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 7:15

I am not sure what Kosh is talking about. The Jim Fyke I know is a good man and has done nothing wrong.

By: dargent7 on 1/31/11 at 7:43

Yes, Loner. But, sadly, when in Hawai'i if you've seen one sunset, you've seen 'em all.
Anyone watch the flag football last night known as the "Pro Bowl". I hope all those sissies didn't get hurt putting on and taking off their uniforms.
Oh, I have no idea what today's LTE is about.

By: dargent7 on 1/31/11 at 7:44

ps: WTF is going on in Egypt????
These just have to be the end of times.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 8:08


Loner is going to pissed at you.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 8:13

It depends on whose end times you’re talking about.

By: dargent7 on 1/31/11 at 8:29

That's ok, Nemo. I've got a dozen lunatics over at The Tennessean who want a piece of me. Seems the local folk are touchy about 30 round magazines for their semi-automatics, having a Black President, and having an educational level above 7th grade.
Other than that, I fit right in.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 9:01


What do you expect at the Tennessean? Ever since the demise of the Banner the right wingers and the fringe wackos have no other place to go.

I miss the Banner. I could read both papers on any political subject and then uses my on judgment to find something of the truth. Now a day we just got the Tennessean that tries it best to play both sides but it just can’t be both.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 9:14

Egypt has been there for 7,000 years, I suspect it will be here for a few years more.

By: dargent7 on 1/31/11 at 9:15

Cpt. N: I don't find The Tennessean all that slanted or bad.
Want to read a bad paper? Try The Sacremento Bee.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 9:16

d7 the local need 30 rounds to hit one rabbit. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 9:20

The Tennessean use to give more local news coverage. Now it just feed off the wire for stories that someone else has done for them. If I want to see/reads about world news I go to the TV.

I have not read the Tennessean in sometime now.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/11 at 9:22

I got ot go now. See you later.

By: bfra on 1/31/11 at 10:04

The new format of the Tennessean online is a BIG mess. Same story under about 3-4 topics. Anyone is lucky if they can find anything in their paper. Kerr must have designed it, she has an entire section for her ramblings.

By: bfra on 1/31/11 at 10:14

Jim Fyke may be the most outstanding citizen in the World, however, in this economy we don't need a "good ole boys" created job, for taxpayers to support a $60,000 part time job.

By: BenDover on 1/31/11 at 10:23

What up, homies? I watched the Nashville show for American Idol last night (dvr)... pretty good showing for Music City. Hope it doesn't encourage more people to move down from D'troit though. (no offense intended D7).

By: Antisocialite on 1/31/11 at 10:46

Can we not talk about American Idol.

No offense Ben, but if people cared half as much about having intelligent debates about national policy as they do about the cookie-cutter pop star American Idol contestants they vote for, our country would be in a much better position right now.

By: BenDover on 1/31/11 at 11:09

Oh... give it a break, aintso... if we don't have an American Idol, Beatles, or Gilligan's Island interruption from time to time we'll all just hate each other because otherwise we just focus on the polarized positions of debate rather than the 90+% of what most reasonable people agree.

I don't mean to go all D7 Caterpillar on ya but this forum never changes anyone's position or opens anyone's mind. It just further entrenches us with our predispositions. A little pop culture from time to time is a good thing because it gives us something meaningless we can argue about and sometimes see common ground.

By: dargent7 on 1/31/11 at 11:32

Gentlemen...and ladies: Can we not talk about and discuss Egypt?
I mean, that city, Cairo, is going ballistic, Lebannon, and Tunisia...all in the past 2 weeks.
I know being able to buy 30 round magazine clips is of primary importance here in Tenn., but come on people.
Where's Loner, gD, BN2, House of D'oir on all this sh**t that's goin' on?

By: house_of_pain on 1/31/11 at 12:32

I'm not familiar with Fyke, or his position.

d7, I think we need to keep a safe distance with Egypt.

By: Loner on 1/31/11 at 12:38

Loner strayed off topic too much...don't you remember your own lecture, D7.
I have an opinion on the ME situation, but it involves talking about a country that nobody wants to talk about.

See ya!

By: BenDover on 1/31/11 at 12:57

I think it could turn out either good or bad, Dargent. It could be the next Iraq or the next Iran depending on whose side we take. We need to get with the Army heads... arrange for for Mubaric to officially cede power to an interim government on the promise it will be replaced with a real constitutional democratic republic. Otherwise the minority radical Mullahs and the Muslim Brotherhood will loud-dog themselves into power and Egypt will roll back the clock four hundred years like in Iran.

By: BenDover on 1/31/11 at 12:58

Mubaric -> Mubarak

By: dargent7 on 1/31/11 at 1:11

Sorry...It's "House of D'ior".

By: brrrrk on 1/31/11 at 2:17

Not quite Egypt, but I believe relevant nonetheless....

Spoken by Teddy Roosevelt, immediately after an assassination attempt, with the bullet in his chest; shirt soaked and blood dripping from his arm.....

"And now, friends, this incident that has just occurred - this effort to assassinate me- emphasizes to a peculiar degree the need of the Progressive movement. Friends, every good citizen ought to do everything in his or her power to prevent the coming of the day when we shall see in this country two recognized creeds fighting one another, when we shall see the creed of the 'Havenots' arraigned against the creed of the 'Haves.' When that day comes then such incidents as this to-night will be commonplace in our history. When you make poor men - when you permit the conditions to grow such that the poor man as such will be swayed by his sense of injury against the men who try to hold what they improperly have won, when that day comes, the most awful passions will be let loose and it will be an ill day for our country."

By: house_of_pain on 1/31/11 at 3:24

There's a group of posters over here that could use a little help...


By: house_of_pain on 1/31/11 at 4:20


By: judyboodo@yahoo.com on 2/1/11 at 12:36

Well brrrk, in my opinion this conflict is exactly what you see in the anger on Main Street about the banking bailout. What people want to see is someone who is responsible for this mess pay dearly. Not some figurehead or sacrificial lamb but the people who made off with the money. The man on the street would like to have seen the federal government track down the perpetrators and extract a heavy price, not listen to their bosses say that they had to continue to pay them their incredibly large bonus's because they might go somewhere else. Then get back the money! The "poor man was swayed by his sense of injury", but when he looked to his President & Congress for relief and response all he got was more of his money given to the guilty. There was and is no sense of justice. And with no HOPE that the government knows what they are doing, then that is why we so desperately voted for a CHANGE! Hopefully it doesn't get to the assassination point.