Letters to the Editor

Monday, April 26, 2010 at 10:45pm

Editor,

Excellent article in The City Paper, "Bar the Door." If accurate, almost unbelievable, to say the least.

Bar and nightclub "security" and bouncers randomly picking people up and physically throwing them out of the clubs seems exaggerated.

Then attacking them on the street without cause or provocation? Since I'm usually in bed by 10:00pm I haven't witnessed any trouble, especially at 2 a.m. "Last call" at 2 a.m. was always a rough time if my memory serves me correctly. Everyone is drunk and tired and become belligerent when the bar closes.

Unless these bars and clubs in question hire a bunch of apes from the zoo, they'll be sued blind and loose their liquor licenses.

Then passing a brilliant, comprehensive strategy, "Guns-N-Bars" legislation will only fuel the fire. If Nashville wishes to capture more of the tourist dollar and convention business, they'd better think long and hard of allowing loaded weapons into any place that serves alcohol.

Paul D'Argent
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Filed under: City Voices

223 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 9:04

Do the "barkeeps" keep a double barreled shotgun behind the bar in Nashville? Remember that scene in The Shootist? The barkeep got in a cheap shot in the back on our hero, John Wayne...Ron Howard then blew the barkeep's sh*t away....sounds like Nashville at closing time?

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:07

Nazix2: Ok then. It's far better than when people think of me: "Wonder where that assho*le is slumming now?"

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 9:08

Fun - Thanks for the link! My two main charities are St. Judes & Shriners. Donations to these 2 go to where it should. I definitely support children's charity organations.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:08

Brockport,NY

http://www.galen-frysinger.us/united_states/erie560.jpg

http://westsidenewsonline.com/OldSite/westside/news/2006/0917/features/911brockport.jpg

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:09

St. Judes is awesome. i donate to those guys too.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:09

another charity that makes sure the $$ goes where it should is Doctors Without Borders.

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:11

How about a Hibatchi? That's whatever the hell it is I use to grill.
And that Bush's Beans owner guy is a sissy.

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:14

I think (or know) Dr. (Senator) Frist went to Haiti during the earthqake and performed 100's of surgeries.
Someone was bad mouthing him last week on this board. Very bad karma.

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 9:15

Knew a woman that worked at the Jerry Lewis telethon, until she found out, the charity only get 5 cents out of $1, plus the celebrities ARE paid for their appearances. She, as a God Mother of a special needs child, had no reason for not telling the truth. I have never donated to that event, since.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:17

dargent, i don't agree with Frist's politics but he is one hell of a doctor.

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:17

One of the best lines in the movie, "Airplane!" (besides "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley") was the two kids, and the little guy asks the little girl, "How do you take your coffee?"..."Black, like my men". The Farley Bros....some weird genes in that pool.

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 9:20

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:11
How about a Hibatchi? That's whatever the hell it is I use to grill.
And that Bush's Beans owner guy is a sissy.
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Yep! The dog is more believable than the guy, and that's not saying much. Besides, they don't taste anything like "real" baked beans.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 9:20

Kosh, my C-tenor is quite rare, satin silver finish with plenty of patina. It's a subdued sound... kind of muffled in a charming sort of way, with a clip-on mic and the "echo" turned up, the C-horn's reputed shortcomings become manageable, IMO. I like the idea of not having to transpose from concert key when jamming with guitarists and keyboard players. When busking alone on the streets, I like the bigger B-flat tenor, with it's deeper timbre and more raucous, raspy bite....it takes a little more wind, but it's doable....for an old timer like me....my Baritone sax is a leaker and needs work... you need big lungs for that horn.

Once you've gone black, Bn......you know the rest. Me, I like round-bottomed MILF's....painted up and stuffed into designer jeans, complete with mini-muffin-top effect. High heels complete the desired slutty look.....trouble is, they are often cougars on the prowl.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:21

dargent, i'm glad someone caught that!

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:22

nazix2: I agree. When I see blood or needles I run away, curl up on the floor, and cry like a baby.
Those 1st responders, Drs. to Haiti, were amputating limbs with a kitchen knife.
Dr. Frist was on camera and sounded in charge.
However, on FOX & Friends, he's a girly man.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:22

Loner, that would definitely be a cougar on the prowl.

you know how to tell if a Southern gal is single, married or divorced?
single = skinny and pretty
married = overweight and unkempt
divorced = overweight with a lot of makeup and high heels

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:25

dargent, i have a lot of respect for the man. i just don't agree with him politically. the Frist family donates a lot to the community here.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 9:25

Bush Beans look like a stool sample, IMO. Still, Bush Beans are better than Bush Presidents.

Doug wants to use the PC...I gotta go. I'll check the board later.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 9:27

LOL, Bn.....are you divorced?

By: Funditto on 4/27/10 at 9:28

St. Judes is amazing. I'm always so grateful that we've never had to go there and donate. Ronald McDonald House does a great service too. It's expensive to travel with sick kids. Imagine a month-long hospital stay in another town?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:29

Loner, never been married. no kids, no marriages, no divorces, no bankruptcies, no homicides....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:30

i lead a pretty drama free life. simplier the better.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:31

Funditto, i used to volunteer to cook at Ronald McDonald House. haven't done it in years, though. i thought about volunteering again. i can't relate to the parents who have sick children, but i can cook!

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:31

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:22
Loner, that would definitely be a cougar on the prowl.

you know how to tell if a Southern gal is single, married or divorced?
single = skinny and pretty
married = overweight and unkempt
divorced = overweight with a lot of makeup and high heels

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By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:32

OK, since it's my day off and I've written more LTE's than Hemmingway.....
Best scene in Airplane!...a tie between: Leslie Neilson describing to Julie Haggerty the symtoms when you "eat the fish" and Peter Graves is exhibiting them all as he talks. And when Lloyd Bridges melts down and says, "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue".
Cheech & Chong stuff, infantile, but funny as hell.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:33

Nemo, did you ever see the t-shirt that looks like it's smeared with makeup and it says "I ran into Tammy Faye at the Mall"?

By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 9:33

The "gay guy" is my favorite character in Airplane!.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:34

http://blogs.jobdig.com/wwds/files/2007/07/tbakker.jpg

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:37

House: It goes without saying. Just sayin'.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:37

Blanket I still laught about that t-shirt.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:37

so you've seen it too? i lmao when i first saw it!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:38

have you ever seen the one of Jesus playing volleyball and it says Jesus Saves!

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:43

This is the scene from Airplane I like the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm7i2825dg8&feature=related

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 9:45

Blanket - Several years ago, I did see Tammy Faye at K-Mart in Hendersonville. All she had in the cart, you would never guess. Piles of make-up.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 9:45

man, she goes for the cheap makeup at K-Mart?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:47

Tammy Fay t-shirt

http://blogs.jobdig.com/wwds/files/2007/07/tf-tshirt-2.jpg

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 9:50

Blanket - Surprised me, too. Especially with all the "tax free" money that charity (smirk) hauls in. Bet she isn't 5ft. & her hair was almost taller than she was.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 9:52

I have not seen the Jesus t-shirt but I will see if I can find it.

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 9:52

Nazix2: I cannot believe people still ask you about your marital/ kids status.
You told everyone last year you've never been married/ no kids.
And you won't sleep with anyone on the 1st date until at least the 3rd (German) beer.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 10:00

Blanket Is this the one?
http://www.uniquedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/barcode-jesus-tshirt.jpg

By: Funditto on 4/27/10 at 10:05

I just returned from Vegas and I saw Jan Crouch at Mandelay Bay with an entourage. Her hair really is pink. She was staggering.

http://www.smileofachild.org/

By: Funditto on 4/27/10 at 10:09

Hey House "have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 10:13

Yes house. Have you?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 10:13

no, Nemo. that's not it. 8~(

dargent, at least people quit accusing me of being a nazi!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 10:16

bfra, who is the preacher woman on Sunday mornings with the ridiculous blonde hair?

By: Funditto on 4/27/10 at 10:17

What network, blanket?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 10:20

not sure, Funditto. i have Comcost and i think it's channel 15 but i'm not sure.

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 10:24

Blanket - I don't watch religious shows on TV. Only see them while searching or if for some reason, they are in the News.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 10:27

i just see her when i'm flipping channels on Sunday a.m.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 10:28

she wears a ton of makeup and her hair is more riduculous than Tammy Faye's ever was.