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This is Kane. The internet tells me he is “the most successful masked wrestler of all time.”

He’s also Glenn Jacobs, Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

Why does a county have a mayor? I don’t remember counties having mayors when I was in Tennessee. Cities have mayors, counties are just…counties. I may never know. Knoxcounty.org appears to be down. Or maybe it doesn’t like my foreign IP.

Also, he’s just told Biden to pound sand on a vaccine mandate.

I am not ashamed of any of this. I find it delightful. Woohoo Tennessee!

Good weekend, everyone.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 17, 2021, 8:18 pm

A Luchador is the mayor of the county where Fort Knox is?


But here’s a hurrah for the Volunteer State!

The only science they’re practicing right now in Washington is Goebbel’s science of big lies.
But they’re in this for the full pound now because admitting they pushed this too hard at this point would be fatal to the administration and all the pols profiting off vaccine pharma.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 17, 2021, 9:21 pm

He’s right about the constitutional powers you know…

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 17, 2021, 11:20 pm

Hmm. It looks like “Mayor” is the standard title of a head of county government in Tennessee. I looked at some county websites, and they all have mayors.

durnedyankee: Fort Knox is in Kentucky.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 17, 2021, 11:47 pm

And also in Bucksport Maine.

I was pulling Weasel’s tail 🙂

Who could ever forget that ‘woman who shall remain nameless here’ and her flying Piper Cub squadron knocking out all the troops so Baron Bomburst could steal the gold, along with the Chinese, from Fort Knox!

Honor Blackman – rawr

Comment from gromulin
Time: September 18, 2021, 6:19 am

Any advice for a 3rd generation Californian considering Tennessee as a retirement location? We’re running out of escape destinations here.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 18, 2021, 4:17 pm

Make sure you can stand the heat, Grom. They used to call it “the three states of Tennessee” because the terrain and weather shift so much as you go West to East.

West Tennessee (Memphis) flat and hot. Middle Tennessee (Nashville) rolling hills, hot in the Summer and cold in the Winter. East Tennessee (Knoxville) beginning of the mountains. Can be hot and cold and wet.

It’s very pretty in spots and very rednecky. Of course, I haven’t lived there since 1978 and only visit occasionally, so much has probably changed.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 18, 2021, 5:15 pm

Stoaty said “and very rednecky”

which means good eatin’…

@Gromulin…yeah, it’s depressing but some of my peeps freaking walked to California and I’ll be goddamned if I’m going to be chased out. You just have to find a small town away from the blue cities and life is still pretty good. Although $70 to fill the tank this week is tough on the budget.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 19, 2021, 1:40 pm

Pretty country around Franklin and Springhill.
Mrs D used to ask me to scout out places that had seasons beyond warm, hot, and hell.

Texarkanaish was as far north and east as I wanted to go until the Republic of Texas lets Tennessee join.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 19, 2021, 7:54 pm

Volcanic eruption, Canary Islands, Live feed…


Comment from Gromulin
Time: September 19, 2021, 9:03 pm

Thanks for the info Stoaty. I’m way OK with Rednecky and lived in the central valley for 25 years so I can do hot. Just can’t see doing snow, otherwise Idaho would be the shoo-in.
@BJM, I feel ya, but no matter what small town, you’re still in California and subject to all the Progressive bullshit that oozes out of Sacramento. Breaks my damn heart, I live about a half mile from the Pacific, beautiful weather and even more beautiful scenery, but I’m surrounded by leftist idiots and they are breeding fast.

Comment from Pupster
Time: September 19, 2021, 11:27 pm

We lived in Springhill for a while when I was working in Nashville, had a little snow and some ice for about 3 days and it pretty much shut down the whole place. If I had to pick it would be East TN by a longshot but I grew up in the mountains. My experience in the Memphis area was not good, a lot of crime, dirty and scary. Franklin is a gem of a town, kind of expensive these days. I enjoyed Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 20, 2021, 5:16 pm

Pups! I entirely agree. I’ve lived in Johnson City (near Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville. Had a good friend in Franklin.

If I had to choose, I’d go just over the border in the Appalachians on the North Carolina side. But I understand that’s become a very popular area to retire to, so the appeal may have since been diminished by growth.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 20, 2021, 6:16 pm

Stoaty So many Brits are retiring to the French heartland, from Aquitaine to Auvergne to Bourgogne, that the Dordogne is known as Dordogneshire. So far they have been welcomed, but they are driving up property prices.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 20, 2021, 6:33 pm

@gromulin…we considered Idaho, but we can’t do the winters. I agree with Stoaty that North Carolina is close to ideal but you do have to go rural. The other spot that appealed to us was around Cambria-Templeton on the central coast. We do miss the sea.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 20, 2021, 10:12 pm

BJM, Ridgely and Dyersburg were good small towns in Western Tennessee when I was stationed at Blytheville AFB in northeast Arkansas.

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