Up for debate: The State Fair

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:48pm

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: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:06

Loner, I'm betting the Canadian guy gets the job. Others think differently.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/11/1186373/-Top-5-Candidates-for-New-Pope#

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 1:12

Slack, I voted for Carlin...58% did...Father Guido Sarducci must be up there in age...he's Pope material...no?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:15

slacker, isn't the guy from Ghana and the guy from Argentina also in the running?

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 1:18

I'd like to see a cross-dressing black guy from central Africa as Pope...to add hybrid vigor to the papacy....and some style....Djembe drum circles...the Cardinals pounding out a Voodoo beat around a campfire each night.....cool.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:19

A new Congressional Budget Office report out last week has the healthcare world scratching its head over the possibility that Obamacare might—in part—be responsible for what is being described as a significant slowdown in the growth of healthcare costs in America.

According to the report, hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending for Medicare and Medicaid are being removed from government projections as federal healthcare spending is now expected to be full 15 percent less than what had been initially budgeted for 2012. The surprisingly low spending projections come as the growth in healthcare spending has hit a new low for the fourth consecutive year.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/02/12/new-data-suggests-obamacare-is-actually-bending-the-healthcare-cost-curve/

Yay for Obamacare!

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:20

nazi, the latest odds.

ana-s-turkson-favorite-to-be-next-pope-after-benedict-resigns.html

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:21

Loner, I would love to see that guy become Pope. I bet that would turn things on its ear! Or if the Pope spoke Spanish and was from Latin America. Hmmmm....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:22

Wow, slacker!

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:23

Footballs over.. must gamble.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:25

Pope Leroy I
Too much?

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 1:37

Check out his royal majesty....look at those eyes....yeah, time to retire....creepy, or what?

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m23/cowgal_2006/pope.jpg

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:37

Pope Marsellus Wallace

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:37

lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:38

I always thought he looked creepy, Loner.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:42

Rumor has it.. he's actually retiring to attend the Tennessee State Fair.
Unable to confirm...

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 1:45

Of course, the Australian Cardinal, Cardinal Dundee, is always the under-dog; but do not count the down-under cleric out...he can take a knife to a gunfight and come out on top every time...if elected Pope, he'll take the name Pope Gladius the First.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:47

slacker, that means he's going to the dark side.....the fair is foul and foul is the fair.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:47

Can't we get an Irish Pope? Just in time for St. Patty's Day?

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 1:48

Pope Mad Maximus? Has a Pope-mobile made out of old military vehicles cobbled together...with nitrous, of course.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:50

The NY cardinal is in the running. A son of the old sod.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 1:50

Bn....the fair is fowl and fowl is the fair.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:51

Loner, that's a bunch of chickensh!t.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:51

I'm still for Mel Gibson, but the Canadian guy will get it.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:54

The state fair is special this year.. Katy Perry is entering her breasts...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 1:54

What about the cardinal from S. Korea? It'd be cool to have a Pope Cheong.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 1:57

Or Pope Kia.. don't you sin until you see me...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 2:03

Nice one, slacker. :)

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 2:05

The NY Cardinal is in cahoots with Chief Rabbi in J'lem, Slack...the image of Th. Herzl, the father of Zionism, will be venerated on stained glass windows in the Catholic churches...here's Herzl:

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQ79myJwXNz3PLFav-8I1n46WDT9THCAas0MZLL7Wpqc3jJXkB

Looks just like the stained glass images of the other Gospel writers.

BTW, anti-Zionism is considered to be anti-Semitism by the Catholic church...some sort of sin....so, Herzl's manifesto, Der Judenstaat is now considered to be Gospel. I am not making that up; check it out here:

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/relations-jews-docs/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20040708_declaration-buenos-aires_en.html

Snippet:

"We draw encouragement from the fruits of our collective strivings which include the recognition of the unique and unbroken covenantal relationship between God and the Jewish People and the total rejection of anti-Semitism in all its forms, including anti-Zionism as a more recent manifestation of anti-Semitism. "

By: gdiafante on 2/12/13 at 2:06

I'd love to see ya in a Kia

-Pope Kia to alter boys

Yeah, I know...self-imposed timeout...

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 2:11

True Loner.. but you must hear him sing.. ''Danny Boy'' sniff..

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 2:15

A Holy Gibson? Yo!

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 2:20

Concerning the ruffled plumage, between Metro and the state, caused by the State Fair competition, I suspect fowl play...we need a Blue-ribbon Panel, to judge these head-nodding strutting, clucking, crowing, prize-winning birds....I'm not much help on this issue...I'm into political science, not poultry science.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 2:27

When this fair business finally skakes out, somebody's gonna have egg on their face.

Yeah, when the NY Cardinal croons....we New Yorkers do get a wee bit misty....seems like a Cardinal from the Empire State ought to rule in Rome...after all, we have a city called, Rome, NY....that should count for a lot.

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 2:33

....and the cherubic, pre-pubescent, altar boys singing..."Tura Lura Lurid"....not a dry eye in the house, Slack.

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 2:54

For you Loner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO9V7NhWdJ8

By: slacker on 2/12/13 at 2:58

My favorite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAvbKN-uo5Y

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 3:00

2nd place goes to Slacker with the Mel Gibson suggestion

1st to Loner's Pope Mad Maximus -- very nice

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

Ben.. I should at least win a toaster for second.. no?

By: BenDover on 2/12/13 at 3:23

Oh... take heart that loner is only standing on your strong shoulders there, slack.

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 3:32

Only a few might have egg on their face on the fair situation when it is [shaken out], Loner, but all of y'all will have egg on your face when Obama (if that's his name) is "shaken" out.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 3:35

Remember yogi you are dumbest of all.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 3:36

yogi, you've had egg on your face for over 4 years but you are too dumb to recognize it. The Tea Party is a sham that was set up by tobacco companies and billionaires. Every time you click on one of their websites they get paid by the advertisers on their site. I'm sure you click on those sites like an over caffeinated maniac and they're laughing all the way to the bank.

By: yogiman on 2/12/13 at 3:37

It only takes a feeble mind to think as you do, dumba$$. And you're number 1 in that regard.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 3:38

But I'm sure that can't make it's way to the not-too-bright-to-begin-with half brain that you have and if it did it would break that tiny little thing (no, not the penis) you call a heart.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 3:42

It was you that said that I was smarter, yogi. Are you too stupid to remember that?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 3:44

It must be recycled egg on yogi's face Blanket. He has his head up his ass. ;-)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 3:46

Blanket he is so easy to get confused as to where he stands in the world.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/13 at 3:49

Scrambled eggs, yogi style.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/12/13 at 3:52

LOL

By: Loner on 2/12/13 at 4:14

Why...I'm speechless....thank you, Ben Dover for the accolades...as you say, I stand on the broad shoulders of the Slack One...I'm getting all misty, now.....I thank the nuns too, they taught me the value of schtick....Sister Mary Ludificor was the best....a true master of buffoonery.....and a hell of a wordsmith too.