Fat lady not even warming up?

In January I predicted, “The Willow Oaks demolition issue is not going to be over until Ben Holder says it is over.”

The Troublemaker, riding a fresh breeze of mostly positive publicity in this week’s Yes!Weekly, says it isn’t over, and I believe him.

Rumor has it that this town’s other alt-weekly; the one that hits the streets on Thursday, isn’t quite ready to let Willow Oaks die just yet either.

If that’s right, remember this famous, but altered, ’Tennessee’ Ernie Ford line… “Seven hundred loads and what do you get?  Another day older and deeper in doo-doo.”

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  1. Wayne R.
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I’m nitpickin’ here, but I’m from Tennessee, so forgive me. Your lyrics are a little off.


    ” You load sixteen tons, what do you get
    Another day older and deeper in debt”


    and yes, I get the poetic license with the “doo doo” part, but it’s the first part that I bring to your attention.

  2. Posted March 29, 2007 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Would that it were only sixteen tons.

  3. Posted March 29, 2007 at 1:52 pm | Permalink


    Yeah, I know Wayne. But if you read the Rhino today you’d know why I took even more poetic license than should have been allowed.

    And actually, I now read it was only 150 loads… of dirt… that never got dumped up in Reidsville by a fraudulent contractor name of “God’s Way”.

  4. Mick
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Uh-oh. Fan meet Mr Feces. Mr Feces this is fan.

  5. Wayne R.
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 3:53 pm | Permalink


    never mind…

  6. Brenda Bowers
    Posted March 30, 2007 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    David, the fat lady is singing even louder over at my site. BB

  7. Posted April 2, 2007 at 12:14 am | Permalink