And I thought Ron Paul was popular on the web…
Sorry to those of you who came to the site (ours) and found it gone. We had some bandwidth issues early this morning due to high traffic. Everything should be smooth now.
It looks like Ms. Cummings’ site has either been purchased (very possible), replaced by her provider, or she has decided to change careers and start Continue reading “Update on Barbie Cummings”
Could it be the title of her next movie?
Barbie Cummings is a clever, clever girl.
The porn star based out of Knoxville was pulled over by a Tennessee Highway Patrolman outside of Nashville and engaged in an exchange of favors with the officer. Actually, she still got the ticket, so there actually wasn’t an exchange.
This genius took photos and videos and bragged to his fellow patrolmen about it and has subsequently been suspended. All Barbie did was write about it on her blog.
Very clever. Hope all of you SEO masters are paying attention. This is TRUE viral marketing. The story has caused such a stir in Tennessee and presumably created so much traffic to her blog that it, ahem, went down last night.
No worries, they got it up again. 🙂 I was able to go there and do some fact checking. Don’t visit it from the office, but if you want to see free speech in action, it’s worth a look.
Maybe you’ll read it, maybe you won’t, but this girl is lucky that my friend BGE no longer lives in Knoxville. Their lives are about as parallel as the two rails of a train track. If they ever cross, look out!
Story about the incident in the KNS
Obviously, demand for information is high. Subscribe to this feed and I’ll update with news…
I just checked out her site to see if there were any updates since this story went national. Apparently she either got a nice offer for her domain name or she’s put her own Barbie store on her site. I’d guess the former. Unfortunate for all of you who were looking to get a firsthand look/read. I’m sure her site will surface again at a new address. Stay tuned.
Well, I’ve complained a couple of times that parents have every right to be angry with the Knox County school board, but they are mad about the wrong thing.Â The quality of even the best schools in the county aren’t where they should be, especially with the amount of money spent every year.
Maybe this will light a fire under the taxpayers to hold the schools more accountable.Â I doubt it, but maybe.
WHAT?!?!!? Wasn’t it the threat of a property tax increase the used to strongarm the public into voting to approve the doubling of the wheel tax a couple of years ago?!?!!? By the way, that money was supposed to go for the new downtown library. If you haven’t been, take a trip downtown and check it out. It is truly a beautiful building. And the books–you’ve never seen books such as these.
Here’s my favorite quote from the KNS story:
“We’ve had very solid economic growth, but I don’t think anybody anticipated the impact of the pension plan on the budget,” the mayor said.
Actually, I think there were quite a few of us who anticipated this impact. That’s why we voted against it! I don’t need access to the accounting records of the county to know that spending a ton of money that wasn’t spent previously is going to impact a budget.
Now we are hearing the other side of the issue, from parents who are supportive of the rezoning efforts.Â Most of these supporters realize that someone has to be moved, and although it may be a tough pill to swallow, it has to be accepted.Â School board chairwoman Karen Carson is encouraged, and looks forward to moving ahead:
“We have other issues that we’ve got to start addressing, like the budget, the superintendent search and academics,” she said.
Wow!Â As soon as the rezoning issue is resolved, academics will crack the top 3 of the school board’s priorities!!!Â I may have to rethink my position that public schools are horribly ineffective and a waste of tax dollars.
This is what happens when customers are not satisfied with a product…they choose a different supplier.Â Unfortunately, Knox County residents will still be forced to pay the provider for a defective product they aren’t even using.
Â As stated by rocketsquirrelÂ on rocketsquirrel on KnoxViews:
Perhaps the School Board and the Administration need to look in the mirror and explain why it is losing so many students to private schools and home schooling. Perhaps it has to do with service and quality.
I’m still baffled by this uproar and outcry.
I wonder how many of the parents who are ranting and raving about the rezoning (the most common complaint is thatÂ their kids are going to be separated from their friends) would ever bother to complain to the school board about the fact that their children are graduating from these institutions with sub-standard skills in reading, writing, and math.
Sorry folks.Â When you are willing to turn over your right (responsibility)Â to decide on how/when/what your children learn to the gov’ment, it is ridiculous to expect that you should be able to choose “where” they are sent to be indoctrinated.
It is a sad situation when what should be a wake up call for people to question the overall failure of the publicÂ education system is seen only as a possible inconvenience to the social lives of some teeny boppers.Â After all, Farragut people could never learn to be friends with Karns people, right?Â “They’re diff’rent from us!!!”
It’s nice to see that Knox County hasn’t compromised its priorities.Â Football, social life, commute time, …, readin’, ritin’, ‘rithmatic.
WeÂ are getting exactly what we paid for.
No worries though. In a few months this will blow over, and we’ll once again be united as a community in our hatred of “Flarda”. Then we’ll debate the real issues that need to be addressed, like who should be the offensive coordinator and starting tailback
I was looking for some other posts about eyesores in Knoxville andÂ and foundÂ the Tennessee Trash Blog.Â Byron has posted this commercial on the entire site.Â It is a remake of the “Tennessee Trash” commercial that ran when I was a kid in the 70s.
The funniest thing about the orginal is how I was affected by it.Â I was only 4 or 5 years old, and didn’t really get the message of the PSA, but I really loved the commercial.Â I remember getting on my big wheel and loading myself down with garbage.Â Then I’d ride up and down the driveway throwing trash all over the place and singing the “Tennessee Trash” theme song.
It’s cool they have Ed Bruce singing this though.Â Check out this PSA!
I actually got up yesterday to check the KNS online to see their article on Knoxville Eyesores.Â I have to say that I’m a little disappointed, but I guess you get what you pay for.Â It seems like they were addressing issues that occur everywhere else in Generica–urban sprawl, litter, strip malls, abanadoned warehouses, etc.
While all of these are definitely eyesores, they aren’t specific to Knoxville.Â I decided I’d come up with my own incomplete list of eyesores that are specific to K-Town.Â Of course, these are my personal opinions. Continue reading “Knoxville Eyesores”
This Countdown to a Bush Free America site has great revenue producing potential.
I haven’t thought about this in years, but there was a band in Knoxville in the early 90s called The Used. They eventually changed their sound and morphed into Superdrag and became pretty successful.
The Used was my favorite local band for a while. They were pretty punk and had notoriously great parties at their house. I think one of their songs was “No Bush ’93”, but it could have been an Underwear Meatclock song.
I only remember a few lyrics to this song:
No Bush ninety-three!
No Bush ninety-three!
No Bush ninety-three!
What’s Clinton gonna do for me?