This is simply a classic example of the liquor lobby, Tom Hensley, having far more control and influence over our legislature than the people who elected them. Every poll shows an overwhelming majority support this period. We don't need a referendum, we need legislators who will do what is right when things are clearly supported by the people. It is also a pathetic indictment of the House Leader, Beth Harwell, and our spineless Governor. I am buying most of my wine directly from the California wine growers so I am not as concerned as to the acutal end result as I am of the failure of our elected officials to act responsibly and to be so controlled by the lobbyists and special interests. If only our schools had hired Tom Hensley to be their lobbyist, we would have the best schools, not nearly the worst.
This, like so many to name, is yet another example of what is increasingly significant concerns over the bloated and complicated form of government we have in Tennessee but Washington as well. When it is clear that representatives are playing silly games, placing unbelievable emphasis on so many issues we read about that are meaningless and just coming across as ignorant, egotistical asses, it becomes more imperative to change those leading, both parties, and just beg responsible people to come forward. The Tennessee legislature and our leaders, Governor Billy and pitful Beth are being played by the crazies and they don't even know it.
Surely no reasonable individual can be surprised about anything these nut jobs do... guns, guns, guns...don't say gay....don't let pyschologists deal with issues unless their church tells them it is ok...trying to run Vanderbilt and take away their campus police department...when will it end???? PLEASE stand up and speak out...if this is our system that one individual can throw a hissy fit like a little school girl and change a policy clearly backed in every poll by an overwhelming majority, then why are we surprised. It is hard to imagine how these embarrassing individuals can get elected, but since we place no emphasis on education, this is what we get. Can Davidson County secede from the state?
With the likes of Campfool and actually too many to name, Beavers comes close to being the most embarrassing legislator, and in Tennessee, that is saying a lot. Has any one in either the House or Senate considered looking into really important things like education, health or even crime issues? And will spineless Haslam ever think of using a veto to stop the infatuation with guns, gays, and these ridiculous bills coming out of our legislature?
Update on my last visit and was shocked at the new higher prices. I only hope that it was due to the special Valentine's menu, but a basic Paella, good not great, was $39!!! I didn't think to ask the price of the special or I would not have ordered it and paid that much. A very similar dish, maybe less shellfish and a slightly lower quality of fish, is only $16.95 at Yellow Porch for example. I really like M. but they must be careful about trying to be in the Etch/Husk price ranges or they will lose their faithful to Silo, Lockeland Table and Rosebud Bistro.
While I am in complete agreement about how crazy, delusional, pathetic, etc. Campfield is, I am more angered by the fact that few in either party seem to clearly speak out and denounce this clown. It also points to an even greater issue in that, again, neither party will pass a bill that would call for a run off in primaries where no candidate gets at least 51% of the vote. From what I understand, Campfield won the Republican primary with barely 30% of the vote in a crowded field, then naturally won in Republican heavy Knoxville, where most vote for the party not the candidate. And there are excellent examples from both parties where the nominee does not get a majority of the vote in the primary...DeJarlais, etc. Why aren't we demandning an end to this policy?
I normally am in agreement with Carrington, but I really enjoyed M. and have actually been back twice since my original visit. While I have only been at night, I found the service to be excellent, the food very good with a good variety and priced fairly, and was very surprised at a very classy atmosphere. Loved the gray cushioned chairs instead of the wooden chairs at many of our newer places. I easily put M. with Silo, Rolf and Daughters and Lockeland Table.
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