Letters to the Editor

Monday, April 26, 2010 at 11:45pm


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

Filed under: City Voices

223 Comments on this post:

By: MamaG on 4/27/10 at 1:32

Brrrrk, after reading that one little link I found, I agree, Holy Crap!!!

By: MamaG on 4/27/10 at 1:33

Thanks, Blanket! I will definitely check them out...did you see my post yesterday about Lucky Bamboo? I was wondering if you have been there and what did you think. It's connected to (with) K&S out on Charlotte...I think!

By: MamaG on 4/27/10 at 1:35

blanket, do they have different fillings or just cheese? (in the pupusas)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:35

thanks for the link, Mama.

yes, i did read your post about Lucky Bamboo. they're on my list. i saw the article in the Scene about Get Dem Some Dim Sum - lol!

By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 1:35

There's a knock-down-drag-out going on at the usatoday site...Apparently 72% of "Millienials" don't care much for religion. Blanket, I used one of your nuggets(book club) on them. You should see some of the s**t being spewed over there.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:35

they come with either pork or beans and cheese. i highly recommend the beans and cheese although the pork doesn't suck either!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:36

lol, house! i don't mind as long as you use it well! i bet that did stir the pot a little. *grin*

By: MamaG on 4/27/10 at 1:37

sounds yummy! (I too read that about Lucky in the scene...)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:37

Mama, i was driving to Madison the other day to visit a friend and thought about you, the Wicked Witch of Due West - lol!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:38

if you get a papusa and two carne asada tacos it'll be the best lunch $4 can buy!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:39


papusa comes with slaw and hot sauce.

By: gdiafante on 4/27/10 at 1:40

Religion is bunk. 17K prayed for the Preds to win last night, didn't happen. Either God is deaf or doesn't exist.

Faith can move mountains but can't get the Preds into the second round.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:42

g, you got punked by the Vatican. they're making up for all the Catholic kids in Chicago that were molested. and they out numbered the protestants. sorry.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:43

house, did you tell the folks at the usatoday site that Abstinance Makes the Church Grow Fondlers? that'll spark a fire.

By: MamaG on 4/27/10 at 1:44

Well, I'm in need of some Phonoluxe-ing anyway, so why not get lunch, too!

Yep, the witches are, me and 2 of my friends and soon to be, my Mom. I have her broom ready for the "brooming" party. It will probably be over Mem. Day weekend, when we have our big party down at the hot dog shop there. Loads of fun, food, beer, whisky, tequila, beer, food, other, beer and oh yeah, beer! We grill out and fry fish out on the sidewalk, all the 'women-folk' bring side dishes and appies and we have a great time. We used to have a limo to drive everyone home so no one would get dui but the guy retired, so we just use cabs or a DD.

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 1:44

G: Oh, there is a God, His hearing is 20/20. I mean His eyesite.
But, He wears a Red Wing jersey. And from what I hear from a reliable sourse, a Lion's one this year, too.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:45

man, that sounds like big fun, MamaG!

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 1:47

Kosh-3: Scratch? I always prefer to lick my balls in front of company. I always blame it on, " the dog taught me that". When I drink out of the toilet, I'm on my own.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:48

just lay off the ass sniffing routine, ok dargent?

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 1:50

"Routine"? I just tell the cops, "it's instinct". Always win in court.

By: MamaG on 4/27/10 at 1:51

It really is, blanket. The first year we did it, the locusts were out, I mean mass quantities of them flying around everywhere, and we have been doing it ever since. No one can seem to recall the exact year we began and we debate it each year but, it has to be close to 25 years now. It has grown, dwindled, grown again and last year, it was pretty small and no one got into a fight. It is lots of fun though! We used to have people 'pickin' there but now we just have a radio to dance to!

By: dargent7 on 4/27/10 at 1:53

House: Try Huffington Post. Mention "Sarah Palin" and your tires are slashed and your car keyed.

By: gdiafante on 4/27/10 at 1:54

If God is a Wings fan, I'm converting to Islam.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 2:20

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 1:21
"The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization."
Robert Anton Wilson

I don't think God created us in his image has much as we created to suit ours imaged.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 2:23

Did you folks here about Nat. Sec. Advisor, General Jones, and his flopped Jewish joke? Here's a link, oddly nobody is complaining that the joke also insults Arabs. Insulting Arabs is perfectly fine in the USA today. The WH removed the offending joke from the official transcript; such is the power of AIPAC, the submissiveness of Obama and the frailty of free speech in the USA today. I posted a comment on the Haaretz talkback for this story but it did not pass their censorship board's high standard of standardliness.


By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 2:29

gd, if "the big guy" is a Red Wings fan, we're all f*cked...that goes for any team from Texas, too.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 2:33

i'd agree with that, Nemo.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 2:33

My wife would have loved that joke Loner.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 2:40

You gotta be Jewish to tell that joke; didn't Jones run it by a focus group? Maybe the highly vaunted general was simply drunk. For some strange reason, the ADL has not gone ballistic on this one....maybe the quick response from team Obama satisfied the need for outrage...kow-towing is better than an apology. Fear of offendiing our Jewish overlords is palpable in Washington, DC.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 2:40

Blanket when I hear the rambling of some of the faithful in the south, I begin to wonder if they are all lucid

By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 2:42

The joke is funny...I don't care who you are...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 2:45

the joke is funny. 8~)

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 2:46

Loner, I am sure that there will be some one the right that will try to make something out of it, but I think that this joke is with in reason and good taste. But then again I am a recovering Southern Baptist.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 2:46

Yeah, Nemo, the joke is funny; but when it comes to Jews and Israel, it's best to leave the humor to professional Jewish comics. Jon Stewart or Adam Sandler, for example, would have gotten a great laugh with that Arab-bashing joke, without fear of an Arab backlash. Whenever there is a Jew in the room, it is best to talk about the weather, sports, Arab-bashing etc. anything but politics.

By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 2:48

Blanket, the 150th, hour-long episode of Family Guy is on this Sunday.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 2:49

thanks for the heads up, house. which beer do you recommend?

By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 2:50

Loner, you could plug in generic characters, and it would still be funny.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 2:52

I'd say that it's a safe bet that General Jones is probably cleaning out his desk right now, after an appropriate waiting period, he will be "retired", mark my words...you only piss off AIPAC once. Obama is probably fielding a replacement right now, based upon an AIPAC short list of approved advisors.

By: house_of_pain on 4/27/10 at 2:52

Pawtucket Patriot.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 2:53



By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 2:58

Here is what is said about the south.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/27/10 at 2:59

good call, house.

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 2:59

Loner - I would thing that to be "truth" as much as joke.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 3:01

Some educated Yankee probably compiled that list, Nemo...I noticed that it was well-written and funny.....just kidding!

A thirsty Arab, wearing just a tie, walks into a gay piano bar in the middle of the desert....take it from there, House, Slack or whomever.

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 3:04

I imagine that the largely Jewish audience laughed first, then, upon further review, threw the flag.

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 3:04

Loner - s/h/b think!

By: Loner on 4/27/10 at 3:07

I got your drift, bfra. The joke is funny because it contains an element of truth.....it may offend, but the truth often does.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/27/10 at 3:09

We will see if General Jones keeps his job or become a stand-up-comic.

By: budlight on 4/27/10 at 3:29

By: Funditto on 4/27/10 at 7:52
Well, sid. As long as they'll clean your house, raise your kids and mow your lawn for $5 an hour, illegals will always be welcome in Nashville. That's just the way it is.

I don't have kids; husband mows the lawn (or a friend does it for $120); and clean my house. No one who is illegal will clean my house. My housekeeper charges $20 and hour and is documented - legal!

Besides, I can't trust someone with the first name "ill-eagle".

By: bfra on 4/27/10 at 3:36

Fun - Never mind that sidiot has posted on here nth number of times about she has to clean the house before hubby gets home. Just more bs or there is no housekeeper.