Tennessee theme park proposal starts controversy

Posted Monday, October 17, 2011 8:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After losing a battle to demolish the racetrack at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, a group of neighbors was annoyed to hear Metro Council members saying the city should consider putting up some roller coasters, too. But some councilmen say it’s smart business for the city, which is about to study the best use of the 117-acre site, to explore the possibility of opening a theme park there.

Read more from The Tennessean.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:45 PM

You people, lol. I am honored to be called a "Troll". I take that as a compliment. :)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:46 PM

BTW, that is a neat feature with the automatic smiley face.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:28 PM

Here's a park you'd enjoy
http://www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk/

Trying to stay impartial, people should try to be environmentally conscious, but this is definitely the wrong crowd to be preaching to. A very small percentage of those in charge with those kind of decisions will even SEE these comments, let alone take them seriously.

If you want to be constructive and attempt to make real change, perhaps go #occupy some of your time. That's where I'd be if I had the time

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:07 PM

Yeah, I realize I am not a very popular person, especially around here or with ACE. It's just that I see the writing on the walls and it bothers me. Maybe it shouldn't. However, I would love to go to Wales some day if I ever have the funds. Even though I have to admit it wouldn't be to go to amusement parks. I would go to visit the countryside, get drunk at the pubs, and see the castles.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:57 PM
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I don't know why you guys are talking about roller coasters when children are dieing in Africa and puppies and kitties are being put to sleep on a regular basis because no one wants them. There is more to the big picture than roller coasters, you selfish jerks. If you were amazing like me, you'd have your priorities straight and not post on a roller coaster message board.

;)

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:58 PM
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:06 PM

Philip E. Peavy III said:
People need to consider preserving what keeps us alive like our environment instead of expanding our population and building more of this junk.

That's where the wars and pestilence come into play.


Talking about NIMBY's, in PA, many municipalities now require that subdivision plans contain wording about agricultural use. Apparently all these people who wanted to move out to the country suddenly had problems living next to an actual working farm. The manure stinks! The plows kick up dust! We can't sleep in on Saturdays because the farmer is running his tractor at 7:00!

So now people who buy lots have to sign an acknowledgement that they understand what goes on on a farm and they promise not to complain about what a family has been doing on its land for generations.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:43 PM

LostKause said:
I don't know why you guys are talking about roller coasters when children are dieing in Africa and human beings are being put to sleep on a regular basis because no one wants them. There is more to the big picture than roller coasters, you selfish jerks. If you were amazing like me, you'd have your priorities straight and not post on a roller coaster message board.

;)

FTFY

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:44 PM

The bill was withdrawn tonight.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111018/NEWS/310180073/Metro-Cou...CFRONTPAGE

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:46 PM
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Philip E. Peavy III said:
You people, lol. I am honored to be called a "Troll". I take that as a compliment. :)

Translation: "Look at me! I'm morally and intellectually superior to you all, and I just post here to be ironic."

As if we haven't seen a hundred people just like you in the last decade to know how it ends.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Music: The Modern Gen-X - Video

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:36 PM

Their isn't a topic brought up on this site that hasn't had ironic responses. Otherwise their be no posts.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:13 AM
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Heh... Playing this game would not be any kind of challenge, so I'm not going to play. You already lost anyways, Peavy.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:40 AM
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They're full of their stuff over there. +1, Travis.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:05 PM
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Philip E. Peavy III said:
Their isn't a topic brought up on this site that hasn't had ironic responses. Otherwise their be no posts.

I'm glad your here, Philip (shocking all that read). We have lost some personalities recently and it's good to get some back.

Talk about coasters, Travis? I thought we talk about anti psychotics, here :)


Billy
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:45 PM

While I've not been here too long. This is the only time I recall a poster with leftist views firing the crew up. Typically opinions expressed from that side of the spectrum are treated with open arms. I find it refreshing, funny, entertaining, and "ironic."

Wasn't there a lot of environmental concern about the heat these massive server farms emit? Maybe Philip is not as committed to the environment as he proclaims. Which, in my opinion, parallels a lot of those who like to preach the religion of environment in lieu of progress, etc.

There is an air of superiority that seems to flow so freely among the environmentalists. Specifically those, like Philip, who participate in unprovoked sermons.

From my perspective... Any feasible plan that can add new private jobs to this economy should be considered.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:51 PM
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Wow. What planet are you from? The reason Phillip, you, or anyone else is welcomed or not welcomed has nothing do with the opinion stated but with the way it is stated. I couldn't care what side of the political spectrum anyone is on, but coming onto a coaster board on a topic about a new theme park and basically saying, "Theme parks should not exist at all" - whether for leftist, rightist, centralist, upsidedownist, or any other ist is trolling. He clearly has no intention of participating in or furthering a reasonable discussion on the topic.

Much like the reason you don't get a warm reception around these parts is you seem to chime in to talk about politics or the perceived political slant of the board, whether it has anything to do with the topic at hand.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:52 PM

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:06 PM
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What Andy said. About once a year someone shows up and amuses everyone about how they're persecuted or just given a hard time because of their views. If that were the case, Gonch would've been booted out ten years ago. There's a real difference between differing viewpoints and just being a troll. Same can be said for any online community.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:04 AM

ApolloAndy said:
Wow. What planet are you from? The reason Phillip, you, or anyone else is welcomed or not welcomed has nothing do with the opinion stated but with the way it is stated. I couldn't care what side of the political spectrum anyone is on, but coming onto a coaster board on a topic about a new theme park and basically saying, "Theme parks should not exist at all" - whether for leftist, rightist, centralist, upsidedownist, or any other ist is trolling. He clearly has no intention of participating in or furthering a reasonable discussion on the topic.

Much like the reason you don't get a warm reception around these parts is you seem to chime in to talk about politics or the perceived political slant of the board, whether it has anything to do with the topic at hand.


I don't give a rat's ass if I'm welcomed or not. All I know is, (sticking to the topic at hand), that I would be upset too if a public recreational park, shopping mall, or whatever, was basically put in my backyard. I think most, not all, people would agree with me. Unfortunately this is happening everywhere. Their is a reason why people are unhappy all over the world. Overpopulation, less environmental retreat, etc. It's the same with humans building parking lots and other structures in the name of progress in other creatures habitats. We kill them off and all we do is breed and build structures in the name of progress. I don't even want to get in to medical technology, that just scares me to death.

I'm 38 years old and my job requires me to deal with hundreds of people. I'm gaining a pretty good knowledge of us. In many ways we're no different from any creature on the planet. Once the planet goes, we go. We cannot survive without it. It just amazes me how many people I observed don't get this.

I don't want to give people the idea that I am perfect. I admit I have vices too. I like to travel, play golf, swim, drink, etc. in my spare time. I even enjoy riding rollercoasters believe it or not. I just think that we can do these things more in moderation without destroying the planet. At least limit expansion the best we can. Expansion news always makes me shake my head.

Due to experiences in my life I'm generally not a very nice person to be around when society does not require me to be. So if I offend someone on this site I really don't care. Needless to say, I am someone you probably wouldn't want to meet in real life. I will do you all a favor, including the thumbs up guy with the nice haircut, and never attend BooBuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Last edited by Philip E. Peavy III, Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:09 AM
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Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:12 AM
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So your argument is, "I'm am an asshole so that excuses me for acting like an asshole."

It's so ridiculously bad that I fear it's actually genius floating just out of reach over my head.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:43 AM
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This entire thread summed up: Phillip & Aamilj still don't get it. and nobody is getting this theme park.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:31 AM

Judging by what Philip is saying, I would only assume, that in this case, if he lived near the Nashville State Fairgrounds, that he would want it to remain as is and become further dilapidated than it currently is. Living in the Northeast, I would assume he has never seen the property, so I don't know why he is so opposed to redevelopment of it...and for the people complaining about property values....a little redevelopment in that area just might improve property value.

And if Mr. Phillip thinks that this is and example of destryoing a natural habitat for "human progress"....I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that area hasn't been a natural habitat for much of anything for the past 30 years or more.....Its not like they wanted to bulldoze a freakin rainforest to build a theme park.....

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