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Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

This right here is why I'm running for Metro Council District 7: our Metro government's priorities are so wrong that we can't even get sidewalks right. I just want to get the basics right, which means competently delivering basic city services, just like Metro promised it would.

Posted by Stephen Clements on 03/26/2015 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Harding Road near St. Thomas needs sidewalks too.

It's even worse walking on the other side of Harding Road from the stretch across from the Belle Meade Kroger to the Belle Meade City Hall.

Is there a bounty on pedestrians who want to early vote?

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

Posted by Stacy Harris on 03/26/2015 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Clemmons Is Lone Ranger in Today's Abortion Debate on the Hill

Reps. Matthew Hill and his brother Timothy Hill were both brought up in the cult of the Evangelical Methodist Church (and I write "cult" here as the Evangelical Methodist Church" is listed on pages 317-318 James R. Lewis' "The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions: Second Edition" (2000):

http://tinyurl.com/pq7j6nc

"The Evangelical Methodist Church was founded in Memphis, Tennessee on May 9, 1946 by Dr. J.L. Hamblen and other former members of the Methodist Church who were dissatisfied with "modernism" which had infected the parent body".

According to part of the EMC Introduction Video featuring EMC Superintendent Dr. Edward Williamson, "The heart of the EMC began is a prayer meeting in Memphis, Tennessee during 1946. A group of clergy and lay people who wanted to see something of scriptural Christianity in a Methodist tradition --- it was out of that prayer meeting that Dr. Hamblen assembled a conference that November of 1946, and they decided that God wanted them to form a movement called the Evangelical Methodist Church..."

The EMC web site states that "...in praying for the new movement, Dr. Hamblen prayed: “Oh, Lord, if this movement be of Thy will, bless and prosper it; but, Lord, if not of Thy will, then let it die here and now.”

Since its May 9, 1946 --- almost 70 years --- the Evangelical Methodist Church claims a total of 16,150 members worldwide with 8,600 of them in the United States (as a point of reference, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, a.k.a. Sun Myung Moon's "Unification Church" started in 1954 reportedly has 100,000 members worldwide.

EMC/UMC What’s the Difference?
http://emchurch.org/beliefs-practices/emcu…

"In the 20th century, things began to change. Slowly the revival fire that had driven the robust expansion of U. S. Methodism began to die out. Methodist leadership, literature and educational institutions became increasingly liberal and humanistic. The message being declared was no longer a consistent church-wide declaration of the infallible authority of the Bible nor of the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, bodily resurrection and second coming. The imperative of a personal religious experience, including the “new birth” and “sanctification” [the spirit filled life], was quietly dropped as a requisite for church membership or even leadership. Methodism in the USA stagnated and no longer grew as a church.

In such a dismal spiritual climate the Evangelical Methodist Church, an authentic Methodist movement, was born in 1946. Most of our early leaders were from the Methodist Church and for their insistence that true Methodism be proclaimed; they paid with their pulpits, pensions and church property. The EMC preaches the Biblical imperatives of true Methodism, including the beliefs summarized above and more...

...The heresy of liberalism and the unscriptural excesses and practices of spiritual phenomena in churches today are rejected in favor of a Bible-based view of God, man, sin and salvation.

Posted by Elmer Gantry on 03/26/2015 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Reports: House Committees Hold Regular Secret Pre-Meetings

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Posted by Marry Peterson on 03/26/2015 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Nashville Republican Sen. Steve Dickerson to Sponsor Medical Marijuana Plan

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Posted by Marry Peterson on 03/26/2015 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Developers Learned Nothing from the 2010 Flood

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Posted by Marry Peterson on 03/26/2015 at 6:15 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Private School, Chris Boreland, and Jews in Europe

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Posted by Marry Peterson on 03/26/2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Tikrit, One Direction, and Germanwings

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Posted by Marry Peterson on 03/26/2015 at 6:11 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Tikrit, One Direction, and Germanwings

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/13/i-know-n…

"WASHINGTON—Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez told The Daily Caller Friday that he didn’t know that illegal immigrants are eligible for tax refunds — even if they haven’t paid taxes."

Posted by yoyo moi on 03/26/2015 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

A major sidewalk project in a heavy traffic area was completed in my community a few months ago. I have never seen a single person on the sidewalks. This expensive project using federal dollars is kind of a joke here.

Posted by unnecessary on 03/26/2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

I recently moved to Johnson City, TN after almost four years car-free in Nashville, where I lived in Wedgewood-Houston. I have been astonished by how much more complete sidewalks are here in the areas I frequent. I can walk from my house to a grocery store about a mile away or to my new workplace and stay on sidewalks the whole way, which I could never do in Nashville. Nashville can and should do better.

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Posted by RachelW on 03/26/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Clemmons Is Lone Ranger in Today's Abortion Debate on the Hill

TNGA Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) may already know that Rep. Matthew Hill has simply copied and pasted this legislation directly the Americans United for Life "Blue Book":

What People Are Saying - Americans United for Life
“As soon as we amend the constitution, I’m going to file every single law we can from that blue book of yours.”
–– State Representative Matthew Hill, Tennessee

Good work, John Ray!

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Posted by Elmer Gantry on 03/26/2015 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Clemmons Is Lone Ranger in Today's Abortion Debate on the Hill

Not all abortion kiils. Look at Ron Ramsey, Queer Boy Phi Valentine, Ted Cruz, Scarah Falin, Lush Scumbaugh.

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Posted by hadji on 03/26/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Wow, Rich People Make Out Like Bandits in Tennessee

Hey, don't poor mouth The flea baggers masters. Flea baggers are willing to work cheap, with no healthcare or benefits to help out their corporate masters!! Flea baggers aren't going to have no liberal hogwash like good pay, benefits, vacation time.

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Posted by hadji on 03/26/2015 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Maybe we can take the money spent on stupid extra wide median barrier margins (those things lulling dumb people into using them to park and wait to get run over) and put it into sidewalks instead.

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Posted by Moost on 03/26/2015 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Has Rep. Tilman Goins Just Helped all of Tennessee's Immigrants?

All Goins cares about is Goins. It's all he will ever care about.

Posted by Santiago Vera on 03/26/2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

Woodmont Boulevard needs sidewalks. So does Granny White Pike. Hillsboro Road is a patchwork of sidewalks, now you see 'em, now you don't. Even though we're building like crazy in this part of town, developers have no incentive to build sidewalks. Instead they drop a few pennies in the city's sidewalk fund, and that money is used to build sidewalks everywhere else.

And yet, inexplicably, we DO have a sidewalk on Hillsboro Rd. right in front of the exit off I-440. A sidewalk where anyone exiting 440 to go south on Hillsboro road is not looking in front of them for pedestrians but looking BEHIND them for oncoming traffic so they can merge onto Hillsboro.

Please, this whole city is a textbook case of piss-poor planning, developer glad-handing, and fantastical thinking.

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Posted by Southern Beale on 03/26/2015 at 4:02 PM

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."

Alternatively, it may well be a couple stories of "pedestrian killed by car on Brick Church Pike" that were never written.

Look, I get the idea that planning and usage studies ought to guide where the sidewalk dollars get spent, but the argument that "sidewalks are conduits of drugs and prostitution," or are functionally obsolete, is self-fulfilling bullshit.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ben P on 03/26/2015 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Sidewalks, or the Lack Thereof

I am also puzzled by the amount of energy/resources going into making existing sidewalks a little bit better instead of putting in new ones where they're needed.

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Posted by bossk on 03/26/2015 at 2:47 PM

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