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Re: “Love/Hate Mail

What makes you think he's successful? I highly doubt he is to be honest.

He can't even stop his wife from making an ass out of herself in a public video.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 09/07/2015 at 11:54 PM

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@the revelator: I like the two points you made: 1.) No one in America should aspire to make great amounts of money because that's just wrong, and 2.) If you want to make an ass of yourself and great amounts of money too, don't become a teacher.

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Posted by poor me on 09/07/2015 at 7:37 PM

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A few things to ponder this Labor Day.

"A hedge fund manager in 2013 needed to take in $300 million just to make the top 25. Ten years ago, in 2004, an aspiring hedge fund kingpin only had to grab $30 million to enter the industry’s top 25 elite. ...
But the real enormity of America’s annual hedge fund jackpots only comes into focus when we contrast these windfalls with the rewards that go to ordinary Americans. Kindergarten teachers, for instance.
The 157,800 teachers of America's little people... together make about $8.34 billion a year. Hedge fund America’s TOP FOUR earners alone last year grabbed $10.4 billion."

Posted by JohntheRevelator on 09/07/2015 at 5:42 PM

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@Tracy: Right, he's running for mayor. A successful business man with experience in the financial world is running for mayor. A man who provides money for municipalities to operate is running for mayor. To acknowledge another commenter from another thread, we don't need that kind of track record in the mayor's office, we need a woman; she'd be perfect.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 09/07/2015 at 3:45 PM

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He's running for MAYOR, Yoyo- stop purposefully ignoring that very important fact.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 09/07/2015 at 1:10 PM

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When home owners sell they pay the same capital gains tax rate on their profits as Fox does on investments, so Ozment is indicting them, too. Buncha cheaters! And there're millions and millions! Puerto Rico needed money? Evidently they floated some bonds (just like Nashville, btw we owe billions) and now can't pay them off as they've ran out of other people's (tax dollars) money. How dare the profiteering hedge funds to expect to be payed back their client's money, money that so many are depending on for retirement. Yeah, we gotta think critically.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 09/07/2015 at 10:58 AM

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This is a breath of fresh air. Now if only The Tennessean and Nashville Scene could start thinking critically, they could actually get us on a constructive path.

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Posted by tracyhotd on 09/06/2015 at 10:26 AM

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I would bet that Mr. Fox's brother intends to manage the billion dollar+ budget funds that Nashville collects from various types of taxes (mostly real estate and sales tax) and manage it for us. Why else would he spend so much money to see his brother elected? No one gives that kind of money without expecting something in return. What a disaster that would be!

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Posted by Alma F. Sanford on 09/04/2015 at 2:51 PM

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Well damn guys, couldn't you have commented on the board like the rest of us?

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Posted by tracyhotd on 08/09/2015 at 2:17 PM

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Which also explains why you only got two comments (and only from me) !

Posted by Hartmut Jager on 08/06/2015 at 9:27 AM

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Growth is annoying and uncomfortable, but is, as we all know, an inevitable outcome when one is labeled "It City". Everyone wants to be here, to hang out and party here, and to oftentimes move here. We all know this. And with it comes all the creative types, the musicians, artists, writers and chefs (I wish we had more architects!!), and also the entrpreneurial folks, who will make money off the influx and help our city stay solvent and even wealthy. That helps everyone. We all get it. But still, it's annoying. And listening to bridal shower party goers scream their brains out while pedaling those contraptions is painful. Their money is building our city. Maybe they could make a peddle-bar loop or something?

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Posted by bahinch on 07/19/2015 at 6:37 PM

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Pedal taverns are a huge tourist attraction in Nashville, (Tourist not local (though I might do one for the hell of it one day, why not)) and people spend good money on them which perks our economy. We live in a Tourist town and Tourist attractions like the peddle taverns, the horse drawn drawn carridges, and the golf carts are all supplimenting the tourist economy and paying for the new roads and parks and public everything you love about Nashville. Instead of us being so damn stingy about tourist we should be grateful. Because Nashville wouldn't be the Nashville we love today with out it. (And seriously its easier and cheaper if you live down town to get in a uber to your destination (and seriously if you're complaing about getting to your destination 30 seconds later than you already where, you are already late by something of your own making and your hunting for a scape goat of an excuse of your tardiness) More taverns more economy better Nashville.

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Posted by Corey Blaber on 07/19/2015 at 1:18 PM

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Are all of you complainers part of the fire brigade? Do you drive an ambulance? If you answer no, then quit your bitching about losing 30 seconds of your life.

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Posted by Christopher on 07/19/2015 at 11:39 AM

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I don't mind pedal taverns being here, but wish they, the golf carts, and the horse-and-buggy drivers were restricted to streets that have passing lanes.

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Posted by Mary B on 07/19/2015 at 9:38 AM

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Pedal taverns block traffic all the time, but are especially bad during the times just before concerts & sports events when we drivers are trying to reach our target venue before the event begins. They should be banned on any street within 10 blocks of these venues on event nights.

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Posted by nvldriver on 07/17/2015 at 3:26 PM

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I completely agree about the Pedal Taverns. I don't get it.

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Posted by Negative Nellie on 07/17/2015 at 12:02 PM

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People who are members of the NRA may be OK as people, but the organization is a fear mongering one with lots of money to spend on campaigns for the folks that want to allow anyone to take any sort of gun anywhere they please. Sorry, but the US has the highest murder/suicide by gun rate in the civilized world and easy access to guns is the reason why.

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Posted by Helen Silk on 05/30/2015 at 4:08 PM

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Loved your Dale and Assoc. cartoon. While Mayor Dean and the Planning Commission are busy thinking of themselves as progressive bastions of the New South, they may want to explain why they take marching orders from a low-grade engineer who once had his license to practice suspended. Thasrite, Roy Dale himself, when he wasn't busy gay-bashing, juggling many wives and having protective orders issued against him, managed to have his engineering license suspended by the state. That would be the same Roy Dale who the so-called Planning Commission, as constituted by our Mayor and led by Rick "Tall and (Not So) Skinny" Bernhardt, now use for de facto policy and aesthetic guidance for our city. That would be the same Roy Dale who doesn't even live within the Urban Services district. Oh, the humanity!

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Posted by Nashville, we have a problem on 05/24/2015 at 2:43 PM

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May 11, 2015

Hello to friends in Music City,

We live in Jacksonville, Florida and thoroughly enjoy our visits to Nashville, where our daughter is a resident. In staying at her apartment (and also once at the Scarritt-Bennett Center nearby), we have had many nights of sleep disrupted by loud sirens. Compared to our living near a fire and rescue station, Nashville’s emergency noise is noticeably louder and more frequent.

We all agree that emergency vehicles absolutely need roadway priority to ensure safe and rapid passage from beginning of each service call through to safe arrival at destination. That is of paramount concern.

However, it seems that in the very late night and early morning hours in Nashville, those vehicles run with full sirens continuously engaged, even when there is virtually no traffic on the roadways. This sometimes occurs with two vehicles traveling together, both having sirens 100% engaged.

In some cities, emergency vehicles ‘run silent’ unless they are in traffic or are approaching an intersection into which they need safe passage against the traffic light. There are alternative sounds which can be used in place of full out sirens to get necessary attention as needed. The airhorn wave, hilo wave, piercer wave, police wave and wail wave could be used at the discretion of the driver when necessary without having a continuous siren engaged, especially judicious use of the airhorn wave.

Again, anyone’s priority is and always should be for the fastest and safest emergency transport. But if it is possible, within that context, to provide relief to people who live in the vicinities of heavily travelled routes for emergency vehicles by modifying the noise patterns at night, it would be greatly appreciated.


Pat Lewis
Jacksonville FL

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Posted by A quiet siren on 05/12/2015 at 7:13 PM

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This is the article mentioned in Michael Noom's letter above

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Posted by Michael Noom on 05/10/2015 at 9:50 AM

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