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Re: “Embers Ski Lodge Introduces Mule Mondays and 10 Buck Lunches

everyone knows farm fish stinks

Posted by S L on 08/27/2015 at 2:43 PM

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

Fox is very correct.........What has Barry done in 8 years.
She run for Mayor in 3 of them, gained about 50 pounds, attacked a lot of people via her media arm the Tennessean and the Scene.
As far education, affordable housing, debt service, and traffic she has nothing!!!

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by SheCow4Mayor on 08/27/2015 at 2:42 PM

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

It's not a bad ad at all. Nicely shot and edited. Surprisingly good voiceover for a non-professional. Music is spare but helps get your attention.

I'm just not sure the message would resonate. He's saying, basically, that Nashville has been languishing with serious problems that haven't been addressed. While debt certainly has a way of sneaking up on cities, the message here doesn't fit with the image that most people seem to have of Nashville -- a vibrant, thriving community whose biggest concern seems to be managing all this growth in a ways that maintains the quality of life people find so attractive here.

To find those deserted streets downtown, they must have filmed at 2 or 3 in the morning. Maybe the symbolic message is that Fox comes in after the party's over to clean it all up. If so, that's probably too subtle for a TV ad.

I'm not too sure about the Fox mascot. For one thing, he looks a little too much like Wile E. Coyote. And it made me think of whether I want a fox guarding the Nashville henhouse -- an image that wouldn't have popped to mind had he not used an animal mascot that shares his name.

At least this ad is much better than using the wife to attack his opponent. I'm still scratching my head over that one.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bubbadog on 08/27/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Megan Barry, David Fox, and the Karl Dean Problem

"Obama might have been more effective had this republican dominated congress not accomplished their stated goal to block him at every opportunity."

Obama had democrat super majorities in both houses his first two years and yet he chose to extend the Bush tax cuts and give more free money to his buddies on Wall Street while every one else suffered. Only a narrow minded partisan would fail to see Obama has been every bit as bad, if not worse, than the GOP in terms of expanding income inequality.

Posted by crony capitalist on 08/27/2015 at 2:35 PM

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

Fox now strikes me as someone who's playing at being a politician. All these "cute" ads, even his last gasp attack ad has to feature him play acting. Not that I would have voted for him but he looks like an amateur. It's worse than the Bone jingle (that sounds like a movie with Angelina Jolie, I know), and is not funny. The only thing that might work is the guilt-by-association attack on Barry via Dean, or it might trick some low info voters into thinking Barry was mayor for the last 8 years.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Mays on 08/27/2015 at 2:32 PM

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

Perhaps Donna, isn't that the basis of christian conservatism? Or have I gone to far?

But then again, hearty is right also. Women as property is as old as the birth of man it seems. Remnants remain so today. Genial of medical coverage for religious reasons, outlawing a woman's right to the sanctity of her own biological system, gender and paycheck bias in the workplace; all archaic notions.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jim Collins on 08/27/2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Megan Barry on her vision for Nashville, from the future of schools to transit and taxes

"why can't Barry commit to not increasing the property tax rate?"

No responsible city administrator (or elected official at any level) should commit to never raising taxes. It's a dereliction of duty to make that kind of pledge. No one can predict the future (say, a major flood!) and barring yourself from the ability to raise taxes as may be needed is irresponsible and foolish.

Look at the federal level and all the members of Congress who have taken Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge. And then we wonder why the national debt is $18 trillion. It's because legislators have been cowards and afraid to levy taxes at a level appropriate to fund our government properly.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David on 08/27/2015 at 2:27 PM

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

Creepy ad . . . with narcissistic undertones . . . to be generous.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Luckyforward on 08/27/2015 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Megan Barry on her vision for Nashville, from the future of schools to transit and taxes

"Where is any thought or discussion of financial responsibility to the tax paying homeowners across the rest of this county?"

I'm a tax paying homeowner in Davidson County and I am perfectly happy to see my tax dollars being invested in making Nashville a better, cleaner, safer, more prosperous city. I think that's what responsible government does.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David on 08/27/2015 at 2:22 PM

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

Shades of William Howard Taft

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by co - ometer on 08/27/2015 at 2:16 PM

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

Were no headshots taken?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by truth on 08/27/2015 at 2:08 PM

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

Did Hale and Barry end their interview with a long, wet kiss?

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Emmett_Flatus on 08/27/2015 at 2:07 PM

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

Certainly more creative than anything Fletcher Rowley could come up with, but then so is a blank screen.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by losewithfletchrowley on 08/27/2015 at 2:05 PM

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

In fine print under Megan's picture you it reads: continued on the back.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by whale of a candidate on 08/27/2015 at 2:01 PM

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

I used to be certain that the Scene was a liberal paper. I'm not so sure anymore.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by impest on 08/27/2015 at 2:01 PM

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

I liked the ad and though technically an attack ad, it's the kind of straightforward attack on a real issue that I can respect (unlike this "she's way over here" nonsense).

HOWEVER, all I can think when I see it is, "Are you better off now than you were eight years ago?" And the answer is yes, absolutely.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lesley Eats on 08/27/2015 at 1:55 PM

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

The Nashville Scene critiquing a political ad ?!?! The Nashville Scene is nothing but a sad political ad pretending to report something.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by The Black Panther on 08/27/2015 at 1:55 PM

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

Fox, McConaughey...both adept at rolling out dark gibberish.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rolling Joke for Mayor? on 08/27/2015 at 1:49 PM

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

Stampede Consulting used to say Austin on its website. Now it says Austin, Nashville, Orlando. Im guessing we are all just market research is this dystopic Republican game.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tracyhotd on 08/27/2015 at 1:47 PM

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

I always thought the fox in his ads were weird but now it's become downright creepy.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CommonSenseMe on 08/27/2015 at 1:47 PM

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