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Re: “Bill of Wrongs?

You gotta admit it's interesting Frist rented space there, since the Anderson Building representative/owner/lessor was/is none other than Scott D. Mathiesen, thrice convicted sex offender. http://www.tbi.state.tn.us/sorint/sor_Details.aspx?htid=00109971

Posted by Nonyabiznus on 11/23/2011 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Criminal Probe at Winston-Derek

This is a real shame as W-D had a wonderful bookstore on West End. I bought a number of books there. Too bad the business end went to the bad.

Posted by Bob Trent on 11/22/2011 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Getting only terrible press at home and abroad for using vinegar on Occupy Nashville, Gov. Bill Haslam tries his luck with honey

Wow, All the "cool" kids grew up and, no.... wait. They didn't occupy the public square. They got jobs, and have lives. The excuse to go camping on the public square is, just that, an excuse. An excuse to "peacefully" squat on the public square, and vainly attempt to recreate a movement that died four decades ago. Long before most in the croud of squatters were even born, but the romantic allure of burns so brightly in their egotistical need for attention they otherwise would never be deserving of. Peace be to those who wish to express their own versions of innanity, but at some point, the days of camping need to subside, the unwashed need to get washed, and simply find a way to make their lives meaningful without being a spectacle.

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Posted by Over It on 11/14/2011 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Getting only terrible press at home and abroad for using vinegar on Occupy Nashville, Gov. Bill Haslam tries his luck with honey

Mic Check MIC CHECK Mic Check MIC CHECK man MAN those a-holes at South Park THOSE A-HOLES AT SOUTH PARK really REALLY need to get a life NEED TO GET A LIFE (wiggle fingers!!) Not funny! NOT FUNNY! (wiggle fingers down)

http://www.breitbart.tv/south-park-mocks-occupywallstreet/

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Posted by GODBLESSTHETHP on 11/12/2011 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Getting only terrible press at home and abroad for using vinegar on Occupy Nashville, Gov. Bill Haslam tries his luck with honey

They called him Johnny Two Times, cuz he said everything two times. "i'm gonna go check the papers, check the papers"

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Posted by anunyamous on 11/10/2011 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Getting only terrible press at home and abroad for using vinegar on Occupy Nashville, Gov. Bill Haslam tries his luck with honey

Mic Check MIC CHECK Mic check MIC CHECK And I want to assure the general public AND I WANT TO ASSURE THE GENERAL PUBLIC that it was not one of us THAT IT WAS NOT ONE OF US who urinated WHO URINATED on the state employee ON THE STATYE EMPLOYEE (wiggle fingers!!!!!!!) I have it on good authority I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY that Preston Donelson poured lemonade on them THAT PRESTON DONELSON POURED LEMONADE ON THEM in an attempt to turn IN AN ATTEMPT TO TURN public opinion PUBLIC OPINION against us AGAINST US (wiggle fingers!!!!!)

All praise to the Nahsville Scene ALL PRAISE TO THE NASHVILLE SCENE (WIGGLE FINGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) If we were writing these articles ourselves IF WE WERE WRITING THESE ARTICLES OURSELVES from out hot spot on the Plaza FROM OUR HOTSPOT ON THE PLAZA they could not be more positive THEY COULD NOT BE MORE POSITIVE and uplifting AND UPLIFTING for the movement FOR THE MOVEMENT (wiggle fingers!!!!!!)

See you at Bill Howell's SEE YOU AT BILL HOWELL'S teach-in TEACH -IN (wiggle fingers)

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Posted by GODBLESSTHETHP on 11/10/2011 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Getting only terrible press at home and abroad for using vinegar on Occupy Nashville, Gov. Bill Haslam tries his luck with honey

"Guv-nor" "BILLY-BOY, It's only just begun! When the PHOOT-ball "FANATICS"(Look at what they are protesting, destroying and rioting about in PENN.!) FINALLY GET THEIR HEADS OUT OF YOU KNOW WHERE and understand that they are being used and exploited by the Oligarchs...things will start to change! We are all in this together. So STOP patronizing us!

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Posted by T-BONE on 11/10/2011 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Has Gov. Bill Haslam lost the Occupy Nashville standoff on Legislative Plaza?

Our local Gov well knows how we all are getting squezed and ript off, and Nashvilliians are just totally totally FED up! On a BAD economic situation they have allowed local utilitiy companies to raise rates, taxes etc, take for instance Metro Water Services, take a good look at you bill and you'll find out that for every gallon of residential consumption they charge more than twice for every gallon of water that goes into the sewage system... when not all water we consumpt goes into the sewer! Rod Serling (Twilight Zone) once said that when a government policies no longer work, then that government is obsolete and therefore must be changed! Wouldn't be surprised that the invisible corruption that no one notices, is making overnite millionaires by cutting sweetheart real estate developing deals... even our Lotery system is ripping off all of us, what ever happened when the lotery was a real game of chance, when a kid's hands would pick up the winning numbers? now all of that is controlled by software! there used to be 2 new millionaires each week when there was 49 numbers to pick, now the numbers keep increasing and the "power" balls too! and of course the jackpots keep on rolling over... but the Lotery officials paid themselves exagerated salaries and raises! Man! we are FED UP! and the world keeps on trying to blow our minds.

Posted by Exavier Rivas on 11/08/2011 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Has Gov. Bill Haslam lost the Occupy Nashville standoff on Legislative Plaza?

Anyone who knows Bill Gibbons knew that putting him in charge of the Department of Safety was a big mistake. First, he is not, nor has he ever been, a law enforcement officer. Second, although he does have a law degree, he has no experience in criminal law. He was appointed D.A. in 1996 with no criminal law experience, either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney. When he left the D.A.'s job in 2011, he left with no criminal law experience. In fifteen years as D.A., he never once stepped into a courtroom to prosecute at trial or a hearing, negotiate a settlement, or announce a guilty plea. Third, he is a narrow, shallow man with almost no interest in anything larger than his own ego. Fourth, he has little regard for people he perceives as having no power to help him or hurt him. Fifth, he craves the approval of men who are richer and/or more powerful than he. It was entirely predictable that he would misuse the Highway Patrol in an effort to maintain favor with his master, Bill Haslam.

Posted by countofmontecristo on 11/06/2011 at 1:53 PM

Re: “A Belcourt staffer's shocking death triggers a push for bike safety

To ride a bicycle without wearing a helmet is an exercise in folly and ignorance. That being said, its not the government's place to try to save us from ourselves in the form of nanny state laws. The ends do not justify the means. Unfortunately poor "Sky" here will serve for many as an example of why one SHOULD wear a helmet, not why one MUST wear a helmet.

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Posted by Aftertaste on 11/04/2011 at 11:08 AM

Re: “A Belcourt staffer's shocking death triggers a push for bike safety

Helmets should be mandatory for everyone. I've had at least one accident where my head hit the ground, I cracked my helmet having to get a new one and I'm still alive to tell about it.

Posted by MandatoryHelmets on 11/04/2011 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Has Gov. Bill Haslam lost the Occupy Nashville standoff on Legislative Plaza?

Why won't Gibbons apologize?

Who are you going to believe, Bill Haslam and Bill Gibbons or your lying eyes?

Posted by Psychic Octopus on 11/03/2011 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Has Gov. Bill Haslam lost the Occupy Nashville standoff on Legislative Plaza?

Probably. After all he had long hair, a beard, wore a long dress and sandals. And probably didn't bathe a lot!

Posted by BabyBoomer on 11/03/2011 at 4:44 PM

Re: “A Belcourt staffer's shocking death triggers a push for bike safety

You're dearly missed Sky.

Posted by Coffeebreath on 11/03/2011 at 4:19 PM

Re: “A Belcourt staffer's shocking death triggers a push for bike safety

In cultures/cities where cycling is very very prevalent, there is very very little helmet use. Visit Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris, etc. and tell me how many people you see wearing helmets. It will be under 10%. Yes, they have a culture more respectful of cyclists and more accommodations for them, but the context of this story could have been transferred anywhere else. It's truly an unfortunate accident.

Posted by commuter on 11/03/2011 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Has Gov. Bill Haslam lost the Occupy Nashville standoff on Legislative Plaza?

It's called FREE SPEECH..Guv-nor Constitution Billy! Would you arrest Jesus too?

Posted by T-BONE on 11/03/2011 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Remembering Joey Bowker, The Bat Poet

What an informative, glowing portrait of a man I'd only heard of in passing.
I, like Jim, am a journalism student of Dr. David Badger (MTSU, and my most admired and respected professor by FAR). I've kept up with his work, and this is the first I've ever commented on.
I'm looking up the Bat Poet on YouTube. I can't wait to watch some of Bowker's evident goodness. Even if I don't particularly care for it, I loved the article, and this has given me much advice about diction, as well as punctuation. :)

Posted by Malarie Woods on 11/01/2011 at 11:41 PM

Re: “The terrifying true story of The Thing, the Nashville apparition scarier than the Bell Witch

Wow. Having lived in Middle TN all my life, I had never heard of The Thing. Fascinating.
And also, exceptionally well-written. On a subject so controversial and seldom believed in, at least in the 2010s, this was fair, unbiased and lacked any sort of judgement.
The Scene has changed much over the past two or so years, and is rapidly becoming one of my favorite magazines, much less weekly, local freebies. I've never commented on an article, however.
As I was busy preparing for NaNoWriMo, I attended only one Halloween party, which was a low-key hang-out my reclusive friends and I dubbed 'The Hermit Halloween'. I didn't have a chance to sit down and read this week's issue until Halloween was already over. I expected to skim over a lot of articles about 'upcoming' holiday events. Not so. I gained much insight into my beloved city, learned of some fine entertainment, and was given fodder for my November-penned novel.
This was, by far, in my opinion, your most well-written issue. I'm sending my resume. I'd be honored and proud to work for such a fine, integrity-driven publication. Kudos.

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Posted by Malarie Woods on 11/01/2011 at 11:32 PM

Re: “The terrifying true story of The Thing, the Nashville apparition scarier than the Bell Witch

Seances and spiritualism were common hobbies, especially among members of the leisure and aristocratic class, during this period of time. Since many of these people were probably deeply stupid, they probably didn't even realize they were fooling themselves into belief, if they did in fact believe such things.

I do like the bit, "An occasional putrid odor would necessitate circle breaking and window opening." I presume The Thing unjustly received the blame for more than a few social...ahem...airs...

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Posted by happyjesusween on 10/31/2011 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Remembering Joey Bowker, The Bat Poet

It was the Bat Poet's presence on Public Access TV that confirmed my decision to move to Tennessee was the right one.

RIP, Mr. Bowker.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/30/2011 at 2:32 PM

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