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Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:37am

Many of us tend to believe that governance gets more parochial and provincial as we go from the federal level down to the municipal level. The more local the law, the more likely it is to contain bias and prejudice, and to be generally more "conservative." That's the conventional wisdom and sadly, that is often the case. Oppressive local ordinances are routinely thrown out in court, as state and/or federal standards of compliance supercede or trump local laws.

In the case of Metro Nashville versus the State of Tennessee, it's the other way around. Government at the state level is extremely conservative. And at the local Metro Nashville level, it is decidedly more liberal, especially in the areas of civil and human rights. This is what makes this a nationally newsworthy story.

If the Judeo-Christian theocrats, who now rule the Tennessee [legislature] are ever to be voted out of office, the crusade to do so must begin in Nashville and the time to begin that noble battle is right now. The line in the sand has been drawn. Davy Crockett stood his ground. Will Metro Nashville do the same?

Posted by "Loner"

 

 

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Davy Crockett

112 Comments on this post:

By: revo-lou on 4/21/11 at 2:56

{God didn't make the puck fall... He made the earth slam up into the puck while the players were just along for the ride.}

Seriously, you must be joking.

By: yogiman on 4/21/11 at 3:06

It must have been the Devil that made the puck drop, BenDover. He don't like the losers in a hockey game.

By: BenDover on 4/21/11 at 3:11

c'mon lou... if everything got 5% bigger over the next 10 minutes... The puck... the players, the fans the stadium, the earth... what would you notice? Even if we had a ruler to measure the size of the puck the ruler get's 5% bigger too... what would you notice though?

By: slacker on 4/21/11 at 3:21

Ben your theory explains Viagra... brilliant.

By: revo-lou on 4/21/11 at 3:22

{c'mon lou... if everything got 5% bigger over the next 10 minutes... The puck... the players, the fans the stadium, the earth... what would you notice? Even if we had a ruler to measure the size of the puck the ruler get's 5% bigger too... what would you notice though?}

I don't know Alice, but I would suggest that you stop eating the mushrooms.

By: Loner on 4/21/11 at 3:32

Just for shitzengiggles, only two posts so far on the new public art that's coming to town.

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/major-public-art-pieces-slated-public-square-installation-may

Good one, Slacker.

By: Loner on 4/21/11 at 3:54

I must point out that in my original post, the one selected for today's Reader Comment, I spelled the word "supersede" correctly. The editors at the NCP "corrected" my spelling of "supersede" to "supercede"; which is attractively incorrect.

My original comment, on 4/20/11 at 7:55, was posted on the Ken Whitehouse article entitled "Whitehouse: Give 'em the boot". here's the URL:

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-voices/whitehouse-give-em-boot

I'm sure the NCP Editor meant well, but he/she should have used a spellchecker.before changing that spelling, IMO.

Here's what Merriam Webster online says:

Definition of SUPERCEDE
variant of supersede
Usage Discussion of SUPERCEDE
Supercede has occurred as a spelling variant of supersede since the 17th century, and it is common in current published writing. It continues, however, to be widely regarded as an error.

By: budlight on 4/21/11 at 5:07

"The" Obama is currently being worshiped by "The" ones who are not really listening and paying attention. He is the most wishy-washy president we've EVER had including Carter. Swish, wish, wash, procrastinate, hypothocate and . . . . so on. And now we have to spend $150 to $250 to have our car airconditioners - freeon - serviced. Glad I don't need to run the air in summer and don't use much heat in winter. I just adjust what I'm wearing. Save 1000 of those kilowats from last year in MarchApril to this year.

By: revo-lou on 4/21/11 at 5:19

{ And now we have to spend $150 to $250 to have our car airconditioners - freeon - serviced.}

Hey, parrot, have you ever TRIED to use your brain?

By: yogiman on 4/21/11 at 8:07

You don't seem to understand, revo-lou. Uncle Sam (our "self serving" legislators) think the mechanics need to make a little extra money so the can "donate" a little more for their re-run for their careers. And many mechanical shops are like their counterparts in the medical field; they gotta do it so we can charge them an arm and leg. You know, they want to retire early in their careers.

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