Good morning, Nashville. An unemployment rate of 9.1% has left lots of folks bored and too broke to go out and do anything, which seems to us to be the only reasonable explanation for this little baby boom we’re experiencing here in Tennessee. Shelby, Davidson, and Rutherford Counties cranked out the most babies in the whole state, together producing over 28,000 tiny Tennesseans. Some folks are blaming fertility treatments and “the illegals,” but we feel that it’s obviously Hotel Preston’s fault.
- Bummer. With all the talk of rich equestrianism, fancy hats, and fox hunting in Brentwood, we’re having a hard time feeling bad about the Iroquois Steeplechase getting hit hard by the economy. Especially with 500 people clamoring for part-time gigs with the Sounds peddling popcorn and beer.
- Guv to announce state budget. Governor Phil is all set to announce the state budget this evening, at which time we’ll find out how he plans on using that $5 billion in stimulus money. If you’re feeling really masochistic, you can watch the livestream from the Tennessee legislature at 6pm. Or you can just read the internet tomorrow. (via Post Politics)
- Bits & pieces. We’ll find out soon if the Tennessee General Assembly supports a living wage … Taylor Swift is auditioning dancers for her next tour tomorrow, and no, she won’t actually be there … A man fell to his death inside of the downtown Sheraton over the weekend … The USPS is eliminating 15% of its workforce in Tennessee … The Scientology Celebrity Centre on Music Row has outgrown its current space and will be moving some ginormous-looking building on 8th Ave.
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