Ticked Off - March 6th, 2014
Stop wasting your life watching Fox News
I am so sick and tired of friends and family wasting their lives watching Fox “News.”
Stop turning what you are afraid of into scapegoats. We were not put on this earth to be hateful and argumentative spectators to life.
If you want to spew hatred about gays, minorities and liberals, then move to Putin’s Russia. You’ll be in good company there.
If not... then get off the couch and into the gym, parks, theaters and churches. Do something with your life before it is too late! Reach out to your loved ones. Be creative! Afterall, someday you’ll have an obit and don’t you want it to be a worthwhile read?
Drunk on the Hall Tax
Amen to the folks who are Ticked Off at the excess spending and country club mentality of the City of Forest Hills. We've lived here more than 20 years and are appalled by the excessive, unnecessary spending on stone walls, ornamental street signs, glossy newsletters and the very lavish new city hall building that is rarely used by the general public or community.
The Forest Hills commissioners seem to be drunk with the Hall income tax money that they freely dole out on pet projects like the Kellytown site.
This is wasteful and extravagant spending that could be better used by Metro schools and charities for those truly in need. Forest Hills is out of control!
Newsflash: Putin lies
I am an Ukrainian living in Nashville and I am so Ticked Off by the lies that Putin is saying about Ukraine.
The reporters should alert readers or listeners that those statements are far from the truth.
Putin gave Russian citizenship to murderers who killed innocent people and to the puppet Yanukovich who ran Ukraine down to nothing.
What a great world it is
A remarkable event occurred to me when I was attempting to buy gasoline at the Shell station on Hillsboro Pike. The pump was not reading my card despite several attempts at swiping it and a man walked up to me and actually asked me "how much do you need?"
I do drive a 27-year-old car and don't look like a millionaire but I was stunned by his generosity and caring spirit. I said I had the money, explained my difficulty and thanked him.
So all you Ticked Off people, take note: there are plenty of wonderful people in this city and this world. Someone who actually needed help has probably gotten it from this fine man.
As a cynical misanthrope myself it feels like a lesson I needed to learn.
Vocal minority ruined it
I agree with the Forest Hills resident who is ticked off at the Forest Hills commissioners. As a 25+ year resident of the city of Forest Hills I can say, "what else is new?"
A few people make decisions regardless of what the majority of the residents want. I am glad to hear that others have noticed that we get nothing to speak of for our taxes. Oak Hill gets garbage pickup and other services that we must pay for individually. Now they have stopped roadside cleanup on all streets except a select few.
Several years ago Metro Nashville wanted to put a fire hall at the corner of Robert E Lee and Granny White. They assured us it would conform with the surroundings like the one in West Meade. A few very outspoken people stopped it and now we must wait a much longer time for ambulance and fire service. This all ticks me off.
Here is a solution for the lady who doesn’t want people speaking foreign languages at the nail salon. I have a great way to solve your problem — go to a nail salon owned and operated by Americans. That's what I do. It might cost a little more but well worth it.
Plus, I've had acrylic nails for over 25 yrs and have never had any kind of infection or nail mold.
Open up the city hall
I totally agree with last week's post about the new city hall building of Forest Hills not being well utilized by and for the community. After spending huge sums of money to build this Taj Mahal of a building, there are very few public uses except for City of Forest Hills meetings. Something needs to be done to open up this building for public events, meetings and community events.
Re-elected, not by me!
All I hear now days, that this nation is headed for a uprising in 2016, all because the voters do not like what is going on in the White House.
While the First Lady is doing a great service toward the over weight citizens and children of this nation, her husband however lacks a lot in being president. Maybe he is more suited being a truck driver or plant worker where they can fire him, if he starts getting radical.
A person’s skin color does not matter to me. What does is the quality of their life, great leadership, believing in God, listening to the wishes of people and not trying to dismantle this government.
If that is his problem, the president should go back to the middle east, where those people are always in a war and further more, take those radical lawmaker around him and leave.
It’s simple, we do not want you. The voters have spoken.
Horace Johns fan club
I want to say that the best thing I look at in your paper is Horace Johns’ column. Please don’t let him get away. Try to get him to write a column once a week. He is the best thing in your paper.
NES is wringing us dry
About two years ago, I got tired of paying for a high gas bill and high electrical bill. So I put in new windows, new air and a new heating system. Well my bills went down a little bit and I noticed that a lot of my neighbors did the same thing.
Then NES went, “Hey, we are not getting the money that we used to get.” So what did they do? They turned around and jacked the rates up. You can’t win.
You know what this country runs on? Greed — how much can they get from you? Greed, greed, greed.
Everything stinks today
Why is there so much negativity, corruption and immorality going on these days? What happened to good news?
Just you watch your television and you’ll see people shooting each other, judges putting cases off for six months, lawyers standing on street corners trying to drum up business and young people dancing or diving off a high cliff, then bragging that their lawyer got them $650,000.
Looks to me if they can do everything on TV, why give them anything? Then the news pops up they blow everything out of proportion concerning the weather.
Well I got one thing to say let the weather people: go hide your heads in the sand because lots of B.S. is going around.
TDOT’s billboard PSAs
I'm unsure that “Drive Safely” (a message presently displayed on interstate electronic message boards) is a message that instructs the public about anything they don't already know.
However, if TDOT would incorporate the message on these electronic boards to “Signal when changing lanes,” I am inclined to believe accidents could be prevented and lives saved. If drivers would heed such a message, it would eliminate the necessity for having to guess what the driver in front of you is about to do.
I reluctantly admit that drivers who refuse to give signals do tick me off big time!
Mayor Karl Dean realty
I do not throw my money away as much as Mayor Karl Dean does. He sure is on the fast lane to place this county in financial down fall.
His reckless ways of spending money is that of a wild person at the wheel.
He says one thing, then switches his plans to something else at the taxpayers of this community’s expense. Where do you think all that revenue he is burning through comes from? It sure does not come out of his own pocket.
I wonder if he plans to be governor of this state? Maybe he wants to go into the commercial realty business. That would explain all of his current pet projects.
Grateful for Kroger
This is in regards to the remarks made about the Belle Meade Kroger and how it should be torn down. I live in the Green Hills area and have been going there for groceries for a very long time. Many of the employees there have been there for years as long as I have shopped there.
These employees do a great service by helping us get our groceries and are very respectful to the elderly. I enjoy shopping at the new stores around here but Kroger remains at the top of my list. We are blessed to have all of those stores to shop in at our discretion.