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Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Twenty years ago after widening Brick Church Pike the city built a sidewalk from Trinity Lane to Ewing Drive. That’s almost three miles of political favor that collectively has served less than 100 people in the interim. A far greater possibility would be it has promoted a Marco Polo trade route for prostitution & drugs from Talbot’s Corner to the middle school & businesses along the way – provided of course, people actually ventured out of said establishments.
In the old days folks walked on the sidewalk. Not so nowadays, particularly in East Nashville wherein you’re far more likely to encounter couples mindlessly pushing baby strollers in the middle of the street or worse, that ever special weekly occasion of large groups of joggers running up & down the avenues. I suppose Shelby Park is just too dang dangerous with all of those cyclists barreling down the pathways.
I find it the epitome of this bizzaro world full of opprobrious, selfish behavior. Maybe that’s the engineer in me or more likely, we were simply taught better…..

Posted by mrneeze on 03/26/2015 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Caption Contest: Big Ears Festival Ticket Giveaway!

What'cha gonna do, when Left Shark runs wild on you?!

Posted by Delicious Elixir on 03/26/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Jon Langford Hosts Revenge of the Mekons Thursday at The Belcourt

Fans of le music popular could do worse to get a copy of "The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll," my favorite of their records, and put the sublimely great song "Learning to Live on Your Own" on auto-repeat.

Posted by edd on 03/26/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Caption Contest: Big Ears Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Cause of Sharknado finally revealed.

Posted by Rilo on 03/26/2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Megan Barry Leads Banner's Power Poll

Bruce,

How much for the Power Poll? Throw in the Banner's website too.....

- Bill Freeman

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Posted by Freeman = Lil Bob with more ca$h on 03/26/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Caption Contest: Big Ears Festival Ticket Giveaway!

The loser has the unfortunate duty of sleeping with Katy Perry.

Posted by evilcaddy79 on 03/26/2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Barbic Frustrated His Former Charter is Pulling Out of Memphis

After the floods in N. O. most (90%) of all public schools are charters; a huge success for the students.

JC, tell me again the charters are profit making. A school board member says they are not and goes on to say it is against state law.

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Posted by heretohelp on 03/26/2015 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Caption Contest: Big Ears Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Hulk
Ultimately
Loses the
Krill.

Posted by abevill77 on 03/26/2015 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Downtown is full of sidewalks, but they're still dangerous because of the risk of getting run over from behind by some yahoo riding his bicycle on the sidewalk who believes he has the right of way.

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Posted by Puttingonthefoil on 03/26/2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Sarah Martin Kicks Off Run To Address District 5 'Divide'

It's interesting to see a minority doctor classified as middle class and then quoted as not wanting economic diversity in his/her neighborhood.

Yeah, I get it. You have loans.

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Posted by Ghost of Steve McNair's Hunchback on 03/26/2015 at 1:31 PM
Posted by Terrance on 03/26/2015 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

"Curb cuts for a new driveway? Easy! It's just in the city right of way, so we can just start paving tomorrow! Let me handle the permit for you. Oh, hey, do you need a couple more?"

"Sidewalks? Oh, man. That's in the city right of way, but we need to impanel a committee to discuss the impact... we'll talk about it in (checks watch) let's say 8 months."

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Posted by AndyAxel on 03/26/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Amen. Nashville has a long history of praising the mayors who avoid the easy and necessary in order to get their names on the plaques of the difficult and unnecessary. There is no reason for a lack of sidewalks, the abundance of leaky school roofs, overcrowded classrooms in Antioch, lack of buses on needed routes, EPA defying stormwater issues, and shortage of libraries in the communities while convention centers, downtown libraries, amphitheaters, central bus terminals, landports, tax financed hotels, and minor league baseball stadiums get approved and celebrated.

Nashville loves celebrations, but only when they can be downtown near the bars. No celebration and ribbon cuttings photo-op, no money, no matter the actual need. No one celebrates the building of sidewalks near our communities except us peons in those communities.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Moost on 03/26/2015 at 12:36 PM
Posted by yoyo moi on 03/26/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Since building sidewalks is very easy and funding is never a problem, this should have been done 15 years ago. Building them now just makes me violently ill.

I agree with the point Betsy so often makes; Nashville sucks.

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Posted by Debbie Downer on 03/26/2015 at 10:49 AM

Re: “City Winery Declares the Start of Rosé Season with a Grand Tasting

I've discovered as a no-longer-quite-so-young man that my spring fancy turns more to tequila with an accompanying sangrita...

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Posted by pogo on 03/26/2015 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Caption Contest: Caitlin Rose, Daniel Romano and Promised Land Sound Ticket Giveaway! [Updated]

Jim stops rowing as he realizes the Joker's demand to "paddle your own canoe" was probably a figure of speech.

Posted by treddiecharlie on 03/26/2015 at 10:44 AM

Re: “#MayoralChatter: Megan Barry Leads Banner's Power Poll

The next mayor, and probably all of the candidates, will learn soon enough (if they don't know already) to avoid the nuttiness that is Stacy Harris at all costs.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Perry Aubric on 03/26/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Bluebird Cafe to Close in June, Will Become Jimmy Buffett’s Cheeseburger in Paradise

Hi there! I actually work at The Bluebird Cafe and we have recently been receiving a lot of calls about this again. I can assure you that we are not closing. Rest easy folks! We plan on being around for years to come!

Posted by BluebirdCafe on 03/26/2015 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

here here.

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Posted by chelovek on 03/26/2015 at 10:25 AM

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