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Comment Archives: stories: News: Cover Story

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

Nashville had the same type men then as now. They can't march their slaves down the middle of the street now, that's all. Now they keep them in Prison to line their pockets with the spoils of the prison industrial complex, that's all.

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Posted by accipiter on 05/08/2015 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

"But what of the rest of the city's discomfort with Franklin, and our silence about him?"

The vast majority of citizens of the city don't have any discomfort about Franklin because they never even heard of him, let alone know anything about him, nor is there any particular reason they should.

"What sort of people does that make us?"

It makes us - those of us who don't see direct connections between every event that ever occurred in history to current day-to-day living - people with the good sense not to sit around wringing our hands about some horrible slave trader in the 1830s. Betsy obviously gets off on doing that, but most other people have better things to do.

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by oh brother on 05/07/2015 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

Isaac Franklin probably had no idea that one day would his slave owning, dependency trapping, plantation techniques would one day be adapted by the Democrat party.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Not So Great Society on 05/07/2015 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

Trollyo Moi, that's the best you can do? Yawn.

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Posted by Mark S on 05/07/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Behind the Bars

Would like to know wilson county has one of the highest phone rate. I gave my son money and he never gets it they never go outside and all visitation visits are during the week when you work so you never get to see them and can't afford to talk to them . The justice system is just as crooked as the crooks. My son was caught driving without a license and you can never afford the money to get them back and then if you do you have to wait days or weeks in long lines missing work and eventually loose your job

Posted by niki on 05/07/2015 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

Welcome to the South...take a trip to Charleston or Atlanta or Jackson or any other Southern city and you can write this story over and over. I sense some northern jealousy of southern roots and history... get over it or transplant back to OH or NY or PA etc

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Posted by southern gal on 05/07/2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

I admire Isaac Franklin, he wasn't a racial coward. So what if he had a way with the ladies? Isaac Franklin is a real American hero, I'd like to buy him a beer.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 05/07/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

This is a very Sad story, A crime was Committed By the Murderd Victim, when He picked Up a child That Looked Much Younger Then Her age, and still a Child, To Me she Should've Been Charged with Manslaughter, He clearly used threats, by speaking of guns, showing Guns, and stating he was a sharp Shooter, I can understand why she felt threatened/ maybe that was his way Of saying, I know Your Under age, so you better Keep your Mouth Shut, What a truley Sad story, I Pray Cyntonia Brown Is able to taste Freedom Someday, What a truly sad story.

Posted by Darin Boclair on 05/07/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

I have researched Adelicia Acklen, Franklin's wife, and I must say there are some inaccuracies in this article.

That being said, I like its intent. I tire of these museums in the south that refuse to acknowledge the role that African Americans played in making the city what it is today. You will probably find on your tour of Belmont that Adelicia's supposed feminism is used to overshadow the fact that she was a slaveowner. Very misguided, I must say. I hope things change soon and for the better! :)

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Posted by Informed Nashvillian on 05/07/2015 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Isaac Franklin's money had a major influence on modern-day Nashville — despite the blood on it

He was a wealthy man of his time. That doesn't change the atrocious nature of the way in which he gained his wealth. It does require us to see the atrocious nature of the way in which wealthy men (and some women) today gain their wealth. Those without wealth in Mr. Franklin's time had no means to change what was acceptable in that time. Do those of us without wealth today have the means to change what is acceptable in our time? I don't see it. Wish I did.

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Posted by Nashvillian on 05/07/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Why Lap Dances In Nashville Are Illegal But Group Sex Isn’t

Joe Savage is a joke. I worked at Platinum when he was there. Even before the 3 foot rule, they were breaking laws. In a town where you couldn't touch a woman during a lap dance if she weren't wearing a g string, Club Platinum allowed it. In a business where dancers can't use dildos for props because it's too suggestive, Joe Savage had them performing oral sex on one another on stage. He's so full of it.

Posted by mcapril on 05/05/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “In the wake of disaster, the Nashville Symphony became a symbol of hope and recovery

Sounds like he's setting the musicians up for another pay cut.

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Posted by Skeptical on 05/04/2015 at 7:36 AM

Re: “For a teen’s impulsive, unthinkable act, Cyntoia Brown got an adult’s life sentence. Was justice served?

ALLyou haters of an abused and abandoned child should be ashamed a child's mind does not fully develop until they are24 I guess to all of you a 45 year old man trying to have sex with a child is OK Her whore mother and dead beat father are to blame Cyntoia deserves a second Chance in life I would take her into my home if she got out she needs love that she never got so all you ignorant people commenting take a long hard look at your life tell me you have never made a bad decision she was a child

Posted by Kelly Begen on 05/04/2015 at 1:16 AM

Re: “In the wake of disaster, the Nashville Symphony became a symbol of hope and recovery

Had they installed floodproofing for the building when it was constructed could have saved $40 million...
Or they could have retrofitted the building with floodroofing and saved more than $39 million...

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Posted by a taxpayer on 05/01/2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Looking back on the Great Flood of 2010, how we coped and what we learned

Thanks for pointing out "brackish," which I changed to "muddy."

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Posted by mr. pink on 05/01/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Looking back on the Great Flood of 2010, how we coped and what we learned

Does anyone know how I can start making cash right now?

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RS0528 on 05/01/2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Developers are considering expanding east of the river — but they don't seem to be considering the flood plain

"What is surprising is developers' laissez-faire attitude toward the area's flooding potential..."

Not surprising at all, they can make their money and leave long before any adverse consequences occur---to other people.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kosh III on 05/01/2015 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Looking back on the Great Flood of 2010, how we coped and what we learned

I was thinking the same thing.. Why the heck was there brackish water going into her basement? Did she store salt down there?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Zareth DeTullio on 05/01/2015 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Looking back on the Great Flood of 2010, how we coped and what we learned

Just thought I'd mention that brackish water is estuarine/salt water. There was no brackish water in the 2010 flood.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by R on 04/30/2015 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Catching up with some of Nashville's hardest-hit areas five years after the Great Flood

"Hardest hit areas" is a misnomer. Either you were flooded or you weren't. It devastated everyone that was, regardless of the size of the possession or property loss. It has taken many people years to recover, and many are still recovering. With a flood of this magnitude, everyone was "hardest hit".

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Posted by Kay on 04/30/2015 at 3:37 PM

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