NASHVILLE — The country music star Brad Paisley was one of hundreds of performers who feared for their instruments this week after the Cumberland River overflowed. The water covered large areas of Nashville, flooding the Grand Ole Opry stage with two feet of it, causing heavy damage to the symphony hall and forcing electricity to be cut in a tourist neighborhood of downtown.
Mr. Paisley found out on Friday that most of his touring guitars and equipment were destroyed when flood waters spilled into SoundCheck, a 160,000-square-foot storage and rehearsal site, where more than 600 artists — from A-list country music stars like Mr. Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban, to studio artists and touring musicians — stored their instruments and gear.
To his relief, a 1968 Paisley Telecaster, the guitar Mr. Paisley has played since he first started performing, was not damaged. But many of his touring guitars were covered to their neck joints.
“Most of the stuff that we really use every day was sitting on the floor because it had been wheeled back in while we were off the road, and we were about to start rehearsals,” Mr. Paisley said. “So it’s pretty much toast.”
I'm waiting for the conspiracy that the oil spill was done by Obama to take views away from the pointless investigation into his birth place.
A grim report circulating in the Kremlin today written by Russia’s Northern Fleet is reporting that the United States has ordered a complete media blackout over North Korea’s torpedoing of the giant Deepwater Horizon oil platform owned by the World’s largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean that was built and financed by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., that has caused great loss of life, untold billions in economic damage to the South Korean economy, and an environmental catastrophe to the United States.
Most important to understand about this latest attack by North Korea against its South Korean enemy is that under the existing “laws of war” it was a permissible action as they remain in a state of war against each other due to South Korea’s refusal to sign the 1953 Armistice ending the Korean War.
To the attack itself, these reports continue, the North Korean “cargo vessel” Dai Hong Dan believed to be staffed by 17th Sniper Corps “suicide” troops left Cuba’s Empresa Terminales Mambisas de La Habana (Port of Havana) on April 18th whereupon it “severely deviated” from its intended course for Venezuela’s Puerto Cabello bringing it to within 209 kilometers (130 miles) of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform which was located 80 kilometers (50 miles) off the coast of the US State of Louisiana where it launched an SSC Sang-o Class Mini Submarine (Yugo class) estimated to have an operational range of 321 kilometers (200 miles).
On the night of April 20th the North Korean Mini Submarine manned by these “suicidal” 17th Sniper Corps soldiers attacked the Deepwater Horizon with what are believed to be 2 incendiary torpedoes causing a massive explosion and resulting in 11 workers on this giant oil rig being killed outright. Barely 48 hours later, on April 22nd , this North Korean Mini Submarine committed its final atrocity by exploding itself directly beneath the Deepwater Horizon causing this $1 Billion oil rig to sink beneath the seas and marking 2010’s celebration of Earth Day with one of the largest environmental catastrophes our World has ever seen.
To the reason for North Korea attacking the Deepwater Horizon, these reports say, was to present US President Obama with an “impossible dilemma” prior to the opening of the United Nations Review Conference of the Parties to the Treat on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) set to begin May 3rd in New York.
This “impossible dilemma” facing Obama is indeed real as the decision he is faced with is either to allow the continuation of this massive oil leak catastrophe to continue for months, or immediately stop it by the only known and proven means possible, the detonation of a thermonuclear device.
Originally posted by 23refugee
Surely this disaster can further their agenda. Nashville's bound to have a strip joint, gay bar, or Planned Parenthood office that needs shut down.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
note to self--read whole thread before virtually duplicating another member's post by including the latest Red State Update video.
Although you have to admit that the subliminal drawing from the weather forecast summed it up well....pretty much ****ed.
[edit on 7-5-2010 by Ahabstar]
The embattled homeless encampment, just off of Hermitage Avenue, which has escaped several shutdown notices from Metro police, was washed away by the weekend's flooding. About 120 people were evacuated from the camp on Sunday, with the help of volunteers from local churches.
They left their few possessions behind. Most escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs. Reginald "Vegas" Watson, 45, a member of the residents council that helped organize Tent City, said the camp is uninhabitable.
The property is covered with diesel fuel from a nearby ruptured storage tank and waste from overturned portable toilets.
"We're not going back," he said. "It's not a fit place for people to live.
Nashville, Tennessee (CNN) -- Tennessee is living up to its Volunteer State moniker as residents grapple with the aftermath of deadly flooding that left widespread damage and an untold number of displaced residents in its wake.
Neighbors are rescuing neighbors. Strangers are chipping in to clean up devastated homes and businesses. Although many have lost everything tangible, their optimism remains intact.
"I'm alive," Ronnie Coleman said. "Everything else, the rest of my life, if I have to fight cancer or whatever -- hey, man, it's going to be a piece of cake to what I went through."
After two days of torrential rain, Coleman waded through chest-high water this weekend at his home in the Whites Creek suburb of Nashville -- a daunting task for a man who can't swim.
His neighbor, Willie Mae Stricklandjordan, whose every belonging was ruined in the flooding, described what happened when Whites Creek overflowed: "The water just gushed in -- and it had a force to it."
(CNN) -- The Grand Ole Opry House is closed for repairs after record amounts of rain sent water 2 feet above its historic stage, damaging instruments, memorabilia and archival tapes at the country music landmark.
Gaylord Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Colin Reed said he did not know how long the facility will be closed. The neighboring Gaylord Opryland Resort, a 2,881-room hotel, also is closed for restoration but will be open before the end of 2010, he said.
"We're going to do everything in our power to restore the stuff that's been damaged by water," Reed said Friday.
He said that quick thinking by Opry management Sunday saved much of the memorabilia there.
Shows scheduled at the facility will move to other Nashville venues during repairs, he said.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by paxnatus
There could be major economic ramifications from the oil spill, that is why. We are talking the liviloods of hundreds if not hundreds of thousands across multiple states.
I am sorry about Tennesse, but it is not the first place to flood, it doesn't touch Hurricane Andrew.
It is not about competition. It is not who gets the victim award.
Maybe a lack of mainstream media attention isn't a bad thing. Whenever my area (those mountains to the east) has gotten any media attention, they always interview what they consider to be the most stereotypical hillbilly they can find.
Originally posted by antonia
Well, there was the obligatory dude from the trailer park on though.
[edit on 7-5-2010 by antonia]
Originally posted by antonia
It's cause Obama don't care about people in White's Creek!