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Comment Archives: stories: News: Pith in the Wind

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

No wonder Karl Marx Dean loves Megan, next to her Karl looks anorexic.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Megaton Barry on 08/27/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

Brain Guy-
pretty sure it's the other sock pockets ;) not Yoyo. They've always been here with us. Guess they're panicking?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tracyhotd on 08/27/2015 at 4:07 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

The last thing we need in Metro Government is more pork.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by whale of a candidate on 08/27/2015 at 4:05 PM

Re: “TDOC To Undergo Independent Review

This can't be right. Schofield recently said everything was just peachy in the prison system!

I am so disillusioned right now.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brain Guy on 08/27/2015 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Pastor Maury Davis Appears On Huckabee's Fox News Show, Fumbles With Truth

I have been to Cornerstone Church several times on the request of a old and dear friend. And I have to say that I was overwhelmed by the size of the church. It's really not a church in a conventional way at all, it's more of a "campus" of commercialization. The place wreaks of the apparent mission of gathering the almighty dollar in any and every way they can. There is even a food court with a "Starbucks" style coffee shop, and gift shop that sells T-shirts, books, bibles, and trinkets bearing the Cornerstone brand.

Like other people who have posted here regarding Cornerstone, I found the church to be EXTREMELY money driven, and if you are not one of the consistent contributors, you are looked down upon as someone who doesn't have the faith that you should, and you are made to feel unwelcome. I say this because that's EXACTLY what I experienced myself.

To me...when the pastor stands in the pulpit on Sunday and tells you NOT to expect to be graced by God if you're not doing your part by giving. He further states to the congregation that "you don't reap anything that you don't sow, and that you don't tell God hey give me this or that, and then I'll tithe...It just don't work that way".

To me when a Pastor behaves this way they're getting away from the gift of grace by Jesus Christ, and becoming judgmental of those around them.

By Maury Davis's own admission from the pulpit in August of 2015, Cornerstone Church brings in $300,000 per week in church offerings. That equates to over $15 million dollars per year. Furthermore according to Maury Davis himself, Cornerstone spends about $1.5 million on it's ministries and programs yearly. That makes me wonder what happens to the other $13 million dollars generated yearly. It also makes me wonder why it's never enough, they only want more, more, more.

It's my personal opinion also that NO PASTOR anywhere should live in a million dollar home in a gated community, NO PASTOR should make a salary well into six figures or more likely even seven figures. NO PASTOR should wear $1500 dollar tailor made suits, $500 dollar designer shoes, or drive a $70,000 dollar vehicle.

All this kinda blows that whole "camel through the eye of a needle" thing out the window for Maury Davis. And yet Maury Davis has the audacity to preach against gluttony on a regular basis? REALLY? Needless to say...I left Cornerstone Church and haven't been back. And as far as I'm concerned, it was the right decision for me.

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Posted by NoCornerstone4Me on 08/27/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

"'Shades of William Howard Taft,' co-ometer thoughtfully posts."

I don't believe "thoughtfully" means what you think it means.

"we still want Brainless's ht and wt."

You may, Lumpy. Nobody else cares.

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Posted by Brain Guy on 08/27/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: We Do Not Know What To Think About This New David Fox Ad

I'd give a nickel to learn how the polling is going. My guess is Barry is up by double digits.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by InterestedObserver on 08/27/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Ashley Madison Users of Tennessee, Let's Talk

Pop is right about gender paycheck bias. Male illusionists are lucky to make half what their female impersonator counterparts make.

So hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by grayson on 08/27/2015 at 3:55 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

Mr. Hedge-Fund Manager trying to come off as one of us middle-class nashvillians. You and your SuperPac managing brother can keep on spending money, but your not going to buy this election!

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Posted by louie on 08/27/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: We Do Not Know What To Think About This New David Fox Ad

@Brain Guy
So you think it's a wise move to belittle the 'poorly educated'? Making fun of someone's weight is offensive and juvenile, but writing off the very people our society has failed is disgusting. Good luck with that.

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Posted by DisMay on 08/27/2015 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Ashley Madison Users of Tennessee, Let's Talk

If men actually wanted a world where women had sex freely with anyone, anytime they wanted, the word "slut" wouldn't exist. But they don't -- they want a world where they control when where who and how women have sex.

Also, I think some commenters are conflating "being terrified of being raped," with "feeling it likely they will be raped." Everyone, generally speaking, dreads the idea of being raped, ditto being poisoned, stabbed, etc, regardless of the likelihood of that occurring. Betsy is not saying that all women walk around petrified all the time. She's pointing out that making oneself available for random, no-strings sex increases greatly the likelihood that rape will occur.

Women don't do random sex, by-and-large, because the risk of violence or stigma is very high, and given the state of sex ed in our country, the reward is likely to be very low.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Concertina Terpsichore on 08/27/2015 at 3:39 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

Lack of discipline, Brainless. What is wrong with you?

"Shades of William Howard Taft," co-ometer thoughtfully posts.

I am glad someone else is doing the heavy lifting. And, we still want Brainless's ht and wt.
Be a damn sport, Brain Guy. I posted mine.

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Posted by the emperor on 08/27/2015 at 3:38 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

That full frontal was a revelation.

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Posted by co -ometer on 08/27/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: We Do Not Know What To Think About This New David Fox Ad

Dismay, you just proved Overit's point

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Posted by Brain Guy on 08/27/2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: We Do Not Know What To Think About This New David Fox Ad

".....frightening to think that poorly educated low-rent wannabe's have nothing productive or meaningful to add to the discussion...."

This statement is arrogance personified.
I wonder why so many people apparently are turning away from the progressive 'movement'? Or are you deliberately trying to destroy it?

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by DisMay on 08/27/2015 at 3:22 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

There are still comments being posted against Barry because of her weight. Unless Lumpy has turned up his sock puppet generating machine to "High", this means there are more people out there who think this is the most important consideration.

If you don't want to vote for her because of her politics, votes in Council, etc., that's your privilege. Otherwise, it's time for you to grow up.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brain Guy on 08/27/2015 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Ashley Madison Users of Tennessee, Let's Talk

"gender and paycheck bias in the workplace; all archaic notions"

Like you'd know anything about the workplace.

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Posted by MJC on 08/27/2015 at 3:15 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: We Do Not Know What To Think About This New David Fox Ad

The attacks on Barry's appearance were old before they even started.....frightening to think that poorly educated low-rent wannabe's have nothing productive or meaningful to add to the discussion....poor reflection on society as a whole, poorer reflection on the nasty elements that have found there way into this election

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Posted by overit on 08/27/2015 at 3:03 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

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Posted by kierajoyce on 08/27/2015 at 2:54 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: ‘If Anybody’s a Centrist in This Race, It’s Me’

Fox's new mailer, which is an all-out attack piece on Barry without a single positive message, is beyond the pale. Whatever shreds of respect I had for him, even after Carringtons' ridiculously dishonest TV ad, is gone.

The guy is damaged goods in this city Barry is right in the interview to call them out at length on all the whisper campaigns against her.

I wish she were far more left myself. But despite the cynical dishonest bullshit from Fox in this campaign, she IS the centrist in the race; Chamber of Commerce, corporate tax-giveaways and all.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by foxwho? on 08/27/2015 at 2:50 PM

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