I also remember when getting from I-40 East to I-65 South involved crossing three lanes of traffic — and as my mom tried to somehow look over the back of the camper to see if we had room to get over, my dad would yell, "Goddamnmotherfuckingsonofabitching kids, shut up." (True story: I did not know there were separate cuss words until high school. I thought there was just one grand cuss word, and you could break lesser parts off as needed.) Needless to say, vacations with the Phillipses were not often restful.
So when I just learned that three Nashville interchanges are among the worst in the nation, I found myself thinking, "It's a helluva lot better than it used to be."
Ketron said the party official, Tony Pegel—who himself has been an outspoken critic of the law—was allowed to vote even though he has a felony conviction in his past.
“There’s been much in the media lately regarding the frequency of ineligible voting with many Democrats and media sources reporting that there is little or no fraud here in our state of Tennessee,” Ketron said. “This is not factual. Today we are bringing forth a prime example of ineligible voting by a ranking local Democrat official.”
But the Murfreesboro Republican then went on to explain that, on his voter registration form, Pegel actually checked the box to admit he had been a felon (according to Ketron, he robbed a convenience store) and only through the incompetence of election officials was Pegel then allowed to vote. Apparently, no one noticed he checked the box or, if they did, they didn’t care.
“Our public universities in America are in grave danger of losing their quality and stature at a time when our nation needs them to help create jobs, and this is directly related to federally mandated health care costs soaking up dollars that would otherwise go to the universities. We’re telling the states that you can’t cut Medicaid or make changes, and as a result, the only thing they’re able to cut is aid to community colleges and state universities. I think it’s important for us to know exactly the impact on that.”
Well, we’re here to help. If Alexander were a loyal Pith reader, as he most certainly should be, he would know Obamacare’s exact impact on Tennessee—or at least he’d know it as precisely as anyone.
I spill a lot of ink complaining about art shows that close in the same month that they open. With some exhibits, it's merciful. With others, it's a damn, dirty shame. Piotr Chizinski's hilarious, humbling exhibit The Third Culture blends art and sociology to examine classism in America through a series of Hockney-esque photo-collages. The consumer goods, furniture, books and art in a series of living room images are given point values. Each space is tallied up based on its contents to see how people from different walks of life express themselves and their class in the places they inhabit. The show also features large paper models of an imagined domestic fleet of FEMA ships and vehicles that could be deployed to natural disaster areas. See it before it's gone!
It's not often that I find myself agreeing with Toby Keith. Thinking about whether I could wrap a whole ringlet of his curls around my finger as I snuggled in his generous lap and whispered, "Shh, let's not talk"? Sure. What hot-blooded American has not. But agreeing with him?
“I don’t know, but I expect the wealthy to write a check ’cause it’s as bad as it’s ever been,” the Oklahoma-born Keith said. “It would be unpatriotic not to try to save the country. I’m sure people will bitch about it, but if it meant we get to operate in this country and live here another day, then so be it.
“One way or another, before it’s over they’re gonna have to come and take big money from the earners and big corporations to save the country. I’m sure that everybody that has a patriotic cell in their system will say, ‘If it’s gotta be done, it’s gotta be done.’ I’d rather live here and not have as much money than live anywhere else and have twice as much.”
You know America is in a strange place when Toby "We'll Put a Boot in Your Ass" Keith starts sounding reasonable.
H/T to Chicago Steve, who forwarded this to us with the message: "Things GOP crowds have now cheered: people without insurance, executing prisoners who may be innocent. Things GOP crowds have now booed: gay soldiers in
"The caption would be, ‘Notice has been delivered, and receipt of said notice has been acknowledged.’ ”
—Metro codes director Terry Cobb, referring to a photo of Chad Baker, co-owner of East Nashville doggy daycare center The Dog Spot, in which Baker is holding a stop work order issued by Metro while also giving the photographer the finger.
Take a look at product labels around your home. How many items were probably made with child labor or originated in locales with limited human rights? If you feel like it's time to start having a conscience about your cereal bowl, it's time to go to Centennial Park.
The 33rd annual TACA Craft Fair will spread a feast of quality handmade goods as far as the eye can see. Featuring over 200 artisans from around the country, the fair offers jewelry, furniture, kitchen items, fine art, handmade toys and everything in between. Remember, it's not too early to think about your holiday gift list. Saturday's artist demonstration highlights the work of Olen Bryant. The sculptor helped found the fair 33 years ago, and he won the Governor's Distinguished Artist Award in '07.
Central Precinct officers executed a padlocking order on Luau Louie’s Hula Hut around 2 p.m. Thursday after Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn signed a temporary injunction order, stating that the club had become a public nuisance. ...
Situated at 217 Second Ave. S., police said the 18-and-up club had been the subject of 405 calls for police service with 105 associated incidents calling for a police report since last October.
Some of the alleged activity in and around the club includes underage drinking, aggravated assaults, robberies and drug violations to the point that on weekend nights officers often had to conduct extra patrols in the immediate area and park nearby to monitor the club.
No pigtails Pink, just pig.
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I'd be willing to take your money. Bitch.