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Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

AMEN "nobody".....and don't let Nash1 fool you. I live here in Nashville and there isn't a person you ask around here that isn't sick to their stomach about this IKEA thing. You would think that everyone's mother got shot. (and they might before the week ends with our soaring crime rate) What this boils down to is that Nashville's over inflated ego took a major hit and they don't know how to take it without pouting like a 2 yr old. And as far as that "proposed" 60 story condo's being developed by the same developer that proposed Signature Tower a few years back and we see where that is rising from the skyline. (never even got a construction fence built for it) I wish we were more like you guys. More restoration and re-use of old buildings like the Tennessee Brewery. We tend to tear stuff down no matter what and build new, bland shit. Congrats from this Nashvillian on your IKEA and I will be there when the doors open!! Yeah, and that $1.2B plant that was set to open in Middle TN has been shut down for good. I can't imagine the state incentives that went into that debacle we'll never see again.

Posted by Greg Moore on 12/17/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Haslam Announces "Insure Tennessee" Plan for Medicaid Expansion

"The Congress shall have power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common defence[note 1] and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"

I'd say that the health of the citizens falls under the general welfare of the US. :P

Posted by Drew Mason on 12/17/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

I just spent a little time looking at The Tennessean. The first time I've bothered to read a Nashville paper since I lived in Nashville about 15 years ago.
It was pretty damn depressing. Dead babies, hotel robberies, plant closing in nearby burg, and Marsha Blackburn is a contributor. No thanks.

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Posted by nobody on 12/17/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 105, Warriors 98

Two thumbs up to the guy that sits high in the end rafters and plays the music during the game for his ability to slip in the music from the Mike Tyson Super Punch out 90's video game!

Posted by Midtown Mark on 12/17/2014 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 105, Warriors 98

A few thoughts:

If these teams meet in the playoffs, I'd like see to Calathes on Livingston. Livingston took advantage of Conley and Udrih with his advantage in height.

Best possible outcome going into the Spurs game. The Griz won and no starter played more than 35 minutes (and only played 30 minutes).

Not only might the Spurs prevent a Warriors-Grizzlies playoff matchup, but so might OKC, who is playing as well as anyone right now.

It's interesting that with OKC at full strength again, it looks like the playoff seeds in the West are more or less set. The Spurs are in 7th place with a 17 and 8 record, while OKC is a 1/2 game back of NO at 12 and 13 and on a 7 game win streak. While I think that the Spurs still are in contention for a top seed, the Thunder have too many teams to pass to get into the top 4. Thus, instead of battling to make the playoffs, it looks like the rest of the season in the West will be a battle for playoff positions, with top teams seeking to avoid the Thunder and possibly the Spurs in the first round.

Posted by Iggy on 12/17/2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Memphis' Logan Guleff Wins MasterChef Junior

nobody: Yep, Mo's Bows. A dynamic duo of young Memphians.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 12/17/2014 at 1:32 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

There's certainly no need for any Nashvillian to fret. Memphis may have won the IKEA war, but Smitty's has fantastic news for our good friends to the northeast!

After extensive and exhaustive research, Smitty's has discovered there is a huge untapped (pun intended) market for bleaching clinics in the Nashville area, particularly Brentwood, where residents are practically screaming for a rosey rectal tinting.

Smitty's polling, conducted by Cummings & Associates, showed the following statistics regarding the most in-demand industries in the Music City:

Corporate Wellness Services - 64%
Economic Consulting - 23%
Anal Bleaching Clinics - 7%
Opry Reject Therapy - 4%
Ethnic Supermarkets - .2%

7% seemed pretty viable to us, so look for a Smitty's in the fall of 2016! Go Titans!

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Posted by Smitty Patterson on 12/17/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Memphis' Logan Guleff Wins MasterChef Junior

CONGRATULATIONS to Logan for winning the title of MasterChef Junior. I watched the entire competition and felt that he might win it. He was not afraid to take a risk! Kudos to his
competitive spirit, amazing dishes and sportsmanship.

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Posted by Airedale on 12/17/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

What defines a "progressive" city? As long as the tea party controls the state and holds veto power over city laws no city in Tennessee is "progressive". Tennessee is in a long drawn out battle between the urban and the rural elements of the state. Progressive cities not only have hip stores - they have universal pre-k, a living wage, LGBT protections, and a commitment to FDR style progressivism.
Big Box stores and tall buildings containing expensive condos are not at all progressive values.

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Posted by BP on 12/17/2014 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Memphis' Logan Guleff Wins MasterChef Junior

This kid is so cute. I'm so happy for him. I didn't watch MasterChef Junior but I have read his food blog in the past.
I wonder if his bow ties are Mo's Bows? :-)

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Posted by nobody on 12/17/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

I get there are idiots everywhere. You make it sound like everyone in Nashville. I got news for ain't. Like I said I am happy Memphis is getting an Ikea. That area needs jobs.
You sound like someone who is very jealous of Nashville. Otherwise why are you researching the points above, reading Nashville's news, stating your opinion on what Memphians think of Nashville and vice versa. Seems like you are twisted up in that Memphis vs Nashville thing.

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Posted by Nash1 on 12/17/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

I don't read the Tennessean. I did read a FB post because somebody linked it to me.
I did enjoy reading all the comments from the haters. Very amusing.

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Posted by nobody on 12/17/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

I just Googled "Nashville news Ikea" and came up with several examples of gut-busting.

The big difference between Memphis and Nashville. Nashvillians hate Memphis but Memphians don't really care much about Nasvhille.
Memphians don't give a shit when Nashville gets something cool. Nashvillians stamp their feet and act like spoiled children if Memphis gets something they don't have.

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Posted by nobody on 12/17/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

The fact you read the Tennessean speaks volumes. I'm sure there were some on there wondering why Memphis. Again, no big deal but good for all of Tennessee.
I like to read about all of Tennessee because what goes on in Memphis or Knoxville has some effect on all of us.
As for my life, yep it's great. I live in a very progressive and growing city.

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Posted by Nash1 on 12/17/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

Well, Nash1, there was plenty of gut-busting going on yesterday on the Tennessean's Facebook page. And the fact that you felt the need to post a comment on a Memphis publication to tell us how great your Nashville lif is speaks volumes.

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Posted by nobody on 12/17/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

I live in Nashville and I think its great for Memphis. I don't see us busting a gut as BP stated. We are too busy building 60 story buildings to keep up with the population boom going on. An Ikea would be great but not really earth shattering for Nashville.

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Posted by Nash1 on 12/17/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “What They Said (December 11, 2014) …

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Secular humanism

Humanist Manifesto is the title of three manifestos laying out a Humanist worldview. They are the original Humanist Manifesto (1933, often referred to as Humanist Manifesto I), the Humanist Manifesto II (1973), and Humanism and Its Aspirations (2003, a.k.a. Humanist Manifesto III). The Manifesto originally arose from religious Humanism, though secular Humanists also signed.

The central theme of all three manifestos is the elaboration of a philosophy and value system which does not necessarily include belief in any personal deity or "higher power", although the three differ considerably in their tone, form, and ambition. Each has been signed at its launch by various prominent members of academia and others who are in general agreement with its principles.

In addition, there is a similar document entitled A Secular Humanist Declaration published in 1980 by the Council for Secular Humanism.

Posted by CHG on 12/17/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 105, Warriors 98

@GroveReb84: something along those lines is definitely brewing for a piece soon.

Posted by Kevin Lipe on 12/17/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 105, Warriors 98

Enjoyed the game and your recap here.

I know you're a big Tayshaun fan. Are you planning to do an article soon on how Tayshaun has taken Quincy's role...along with adding the stretch 4 option?

If Tayshaun is going to keep hitting corner 3s, then Quincy is going to spend a lot of time on the bench.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 12/17/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “UPDATE: More Details Emerge on $64M Ikea Memphis

Did anyone consider the impact the increase in traffic in an already congested area will have?

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Posted by Good Habits on 12/17/2014 at 10:55 AM


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