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Re: “Four Days of Prayer for David Fowler

Judge not, that ye be not judged, for as you judge you will be judged, and with the same measure you use it shall be meted out to you...

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 07/23/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Wow, Violent Flash Mobs

Would the horn honking anti taxprotests of yore fall under this law? Making so much noise that people a mile away hear your honking for hours interrupting their businesses is pretty damn aggressive.

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 04/17/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?

I am convinced that the vast majority of people who say "Memphis" in a tone that implies "hellscape" have never been there, or if they have, have heard stories about the parts of Memphis you will die if you go into from people who also don't go anywhere outside Germantown unless it's Cooper Young Festival and have a heart attack if they stray from there into Orange Mound.Memphis is a city with a crime problem. It's not a confirmed death sentence even in the "bad" places.

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 04/11/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “No One Tell Lou Ann Zelenik about Murfreesboro's Battlefield

Zelenik needs to get out of Murfreesboro. When she comes to public meetings she won't put down her address like the rest of us plebs. She doesn't live here. She doesn't vote here. Our community neither needs or wants her input on local zoning. Anything for publicity and a shot at relevance.

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 03/26/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Today at the Capitol: More Religion! As Much as Possible!

Yet another bill that won't produce a single job. Unless you count the attorneys the state will need to defend this law from the inevitable challenges. Priorities all screwed up as usual.

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 02/25/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread Can't Find a Dang Parking Space!

Parking is becoming a problem not just for consumers but for business owners. A friend on 8th Avenue is locked in a bitter battle with the neighboring business, which tried to claim 3/4 of the shared parking for itself, and has illegally towed her customers despite being told by the landlord that parking is first come first serve for the shared lot. The business owner made the mistake of towing an attorney and is now being sued along with his buddy the tow guy (a charming master of the "give me twenty bucks and I'll take your car off the truck" scam), but it's still hurting her business to have to make up parking "passes" and be sure her customers put them inside their cars so if the neighbor tows them illegally there's evidence he knew they were her customers.

Parking is nightmarish. Apparently having food trucks near the courthouse is more important than making sure taxpayers can access the courts and police without paying $10+ just to go to the clerk's office or file a report. Long term parking for court appearances is one thing, but removing all short term options and handing them over to vendors for profit instead is not in our best interests.

Along with Nashville's insistence on parking close is a complete indifference to other's needs. La Hacienda has front and rear parking, but I waited fifteen minutes one night to pull out of my parking space because some folks had decided that idling their car in the one way lane while someone went in to get a to-go order was better than pulling forward fifteen feet into an available space...and I got baffled looks when I finally got out of the car and asked them to park, as if I should have backed out blind onto Nolensville rather than ask them to use free parking. We also have no respect for boundaries. I pulled into a space at Broadway Brewhouse two weeks ago and was unable to open my door wide enough to exit, because someone had decided that getting to their drink five minutes faster took priority over straightening out their parking job. Don't get me started on the people who use full size parking spaces to park their tiny motorcycles.

I'm partially disabled. Although I can walk farther than the distance that would allow me a parking placard, I can't walk far without pain and extended distances leave me too drained to appreciate whatever fun event I'm walking to. I have given up on plans to eat in busy areas more than once because I couldn't find parking close enough and there's no point in paying for a meal if the trek back to your car is enough to make you sick to your stomach.

Nashville needs to consider bringing back its trolley line. If you want to visit downtown Memphis, which still has more plentiful parking than Nashville, you have the option to park uptown for free and ride downtown on the trolley for a dollar. Very little in downtown is more than a five minute walk from the trolley, and it has transfers to the bus lines if needed.

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 02/21/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Remembering the 'slaves of the Corporation' — the people the city of Nashville bought and owned

Bravo, Betsy. We owe them so much more. As it is there isn't even a historical marker to tell people that the water they drink to this day runs through pipes laid by victims of state sanctioned torture. But there should be.

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Posted by pleasedontcallmeliz on 02/13/2014 at 12:18 PM

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