Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Today in the News

A front page headline in today's Tennessean celebrates that Kiplingers has named Nashville the number 1 city in America to live in (of 50 surveyed.)

A headline adjacent to this reports that a 60 year old librarian was killed by dogs.

Makes ya wonder what city #50 did that was so bad....


Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

So Nashville is the flavor of the month for the liberal "wine and cheese" crowd... What's going on JC? Bunch of nothing still would be my guess.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:26:00 PM  
Blogger Shameless Dave said...

Nashville? #1 out of fifty? See, you just can't reason with stuff like that. Has to be a Gaylord Entertainment conspiracy. And I suppose Nashville would be #1 if it's competing against such places as Dog Patch, Hooterville, and Brigadoon.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:55:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

did those fuckers actually try and drive through nashville (65? 24? 40?)

i guess it have to be the best place to live, its the most difficult to actually get out of...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:50:00 PM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

I patronise the local comedy scene here in Houston Tony and most shows the comics interject something like that in their routine regarding Houston. (difficult to got out of) I think, in the sense of "smartest places" they mean, most conducive to singles. Single people moving all the time result in cheap property, low income populace, failed musicians, baby mommas/daddys, abortion mills, abundance of pawn shops and liquor stores.

End result... Nashville.

What is a "nash" anyway?

Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Shameless Dave said...

T not T is right on the money there Monkeything, and the rest of the things that you listed (as if Houston doesn't have them)is all part of the Nashville Greyline Tour.
And a 'Nash' was an automobile.... thanks for asking.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Shameless Dave said...

And by the way, cheap property? You've never been here before, have you? Love to have you (*zing!) drive through sometime. Then tell us all about that cheap property you found.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 5:11:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

i've driven in most cities and i'd say worst is Dallas/FW
next nashville
then atlanta

if i start working on a comedy routine i'll warn you. or actually bill will probably warn you for me.

nashvile is a christianity in media mecca,and the worst thing about christian businesses is they pay for shit. but i guess the fringe benefits are unworldly. as for abortion mills in the heart of tennessee? wft? and as for failed musicians- well, they are the ones who make all the money in nashville: think tobey keith and that blond guy from australia who pretends to be from the south, and all those gay cowboy duos that always have cheeky names like "large and loaded" or whatever. and the white rednecks who rap...

and the fact that most people i know left in the nashvile area have moved south of the saturn plant. symrna i think, and down towards the jack daniels place.

i also think nash was fort nash first, when all the scary red folks ate lil' white kids.

or it was the guy in a beautiful mind, but he was from WV, which is a sweet place to drive thru...

actually, this is it:

Francis Nash was the Revolutionary War general and hero for whom Nashville is named.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 8:47:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

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Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Who is this "Wine and cheese crowd" of which you speak?

Is Houston the new hotspot for the republican "Whine and Fleas" crowd? Is that where they gather to lament the failure of conservativism?

Did Francis Nash have dogs? or librarys?

Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:51:00 AM  
Blogger Brook said...

consider the origin of the list -- kiplingers -- hardly a liberal rag. economic forcasting and biz journo likes nashville... well, no shit. no income tax. shitty schools. right to work state. lax environmental regs, cheap TVA electricity, on and on.

as far as a place to LIVE...

it's pretty.

Sunday, May 14, 2006 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

Kiplingers, as well as, forbes or money or any of the publications that make those rediculus lists for the "wine and cheese crowd".

Houston isn't necessarily a republican stronghold. Houston mayors have been Democrats as long as I have lived here. Houston does have the worst of everything especially weather. It's so goddamn hot here (year round) I'm ready to leave it. Tennessee overall is a pretty state and I envy the fact you have SEASONS.

But little billy in his fervor to paint me as an obnoxious republican... again missed probably the most glaring bit of spin in my initial comment.

BTW Bill. Conservatism does not fail, nor does liberalsm kept in check. Bad politicians fail us.

Appreciate the info about Nash.

Sunday, May 14, 2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger spookygrrrl said...

Gosh, the way ya'll talk about Nashville makes me wanna move there real soon! Try driving here in Virginia Beach...another christianity in media mecca! (Not that that has anything do with driving!) Think Pat Robertson and CBN...700 club! Together w/the military and our tourist industry. Fun fun fun! And now we get to have a visit from Bush to stump for one of our Republican idiots, Thelma Drake. Ahhhh, the driving will be fun that day.

Sunday, May 14, 2006 6:31:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Oh sure it has. For the last 6 years I have heard nothing from my republican friends except "I'm not a republican, I'm a conservative and I support Bush." Now granted that goes along way to hedging your bets, but it is really just a symantic shell game. The policies of Bush are supported by the conservatives. The conservatives are the republicans in fair weather, but run away from the title when things go bad, but to some us it was clear that conservativism was bad from the start. The economy is driven from the bottom up, not the top down. Supply side is a failure, war for peace is a failure, tax cuts for the rich are a failure and only 29% of Americans still think otherwise.

Conservativism/Repubilicanism/Bushism is all the same thing, and none of it has worked. It's not a matter of painting them all with the same brush, it's a matter of them all being the same. Whine and Flees indeed.

Sunday, May 14, 2006 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

amen to mf777 on the bad politicians of all stripes

when i lived in illinois, there were actually a few (not the govn'r of course) republicans who still had diginity.

nowadays all politicians
are bad m'kay...

i think its the acropolis... or parthenon???
in nashville that makes it so liveable

Sunday, May 14, 2006 9:47:00 PM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

There is no such thing as Republican-ism or Bush-ism. That's just manufactured think-speak lingo for the kool-aid drinkers. You are very bitter about something. We can delve into the psychology of it later.

But for now...

Impress me... Use that comprehensive legal dictionary for something other than inflamatory rhetoric.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

TNT, it's the Parthenon... I will try to get some pics up for you.

Poohflinger, you have gone from saying you are not a republican or Bush supporter to now claiming that neither exist. Who is the one with issues? Was your mommy mean to you?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 6:55:00 AM  
Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

Well, mom is quite the trash talker. Anyway.


C'mon Bill you are making those two up. If I am behind the times then refresh me. What are the tenets of Republicanism? Couldn't find it in any dictionary. ...err. definitionism.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:36:00 PM  

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