U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Tennessee > Knoxville
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 02-04-2008, 03:58 PM
Status: "You've grown up really crazy! - Eisley" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
21,686 posts, read 32,095,006 times
Reputation: 11809

Advertisements

The County Commissioners are now immortalized by the paper of record, including my illustrious commissioner, the infamous Lumpy.

And here was Commissioner Greg Lambert, better known as Lumpy. A used-car salesman who won national attention years ago for a “Buy a Car Get a Gun” promotion, he leveled his blunderbuss at another commissioner, a university professor named Mark Harmon, who had done nothing more to antagonize than open the meeting with a reflection that referred to “the inherent dignity of every person.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/04/us/04land.html?ref=us
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-04-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
7,285 posts, read 14,356,569 times
Reputation: 2650
Ok , I knew Knox Counties commissioners and such were a mess but OMGosh! That is just craziness. I am glad to see the people doing something to change it all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
117 posts, read 258,198 times
Reputation: 59
A few observations:

1. Fortunately today is election day; hopefully the people of Knox County will start to take their government back. My wife and I voted last week (early voting is great!). A record voter turnout is predicted.

2. What can you say about "Lumpy"? Well.....lots....but that's a whole column. Unfortunately he is not up for reelection. Fortunately he is term limited now and if you live in Powell you can vote for or against him.

3. That reporter makes "used-car salesman" sound like a bad thing.

4. There is no truth to the rumor that Regas is running a 2 for 1, election day special on Lobster dinners.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:02 AM
Status: "You've grown up really crazy! - Eisley" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
21,686 posts, read 32,095,006 times
Reputation: 11809
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimlee View Post
A few observations:

1. Fortunately today is election day; hopefully the people of Knox County will start to take their government back. My wife and I voted last week (early voting is great!). A record voter turnout is predicted.

2. What can you say about "Lumpy"? Well.....lots....but that's a whole column. Unfortunately he is not up for reelection. Fortunately he is term limited now and if you live in Powell you can vote for or against him.

3. That reporter makes "used-car salesman" sound like a bad thing.

4. There is no truth to the rumor that Regas is running a 2 for 1, election day special on Lobster dinners.
What? Maybe you need the government perk card to get the special? Do you remember how much the charge was for those, jimlee? It was big money, wasn't it?

I'll be out voting today, too. I'm wearing my Obama button. That should go over big!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Tennessee > Knoxville
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 AM.

© 2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top