When was the last time Metro cleaned the street

What other Metro government responsibilities could we “adopt”? Why stop with the storm grates? It takes six months to get a street light fixed. What about clearing the culvert under your driveway entrance? The trees in front of my house are on Metro property and they have rot and are about to fall but they don’t threaten any power lines. When was the last time the street sweeper came down your street? Maybe that is causing the problems with the storm grates. I bet (my tax dollars) I will have the opportunity to buy a pro soccer team long before I get a sidewalk in front of my house.

Attaining fame is tiring
Hi everyone, most 75 year old retired dentists I know think a “hot” sports car is a 2-door Prius, are having their own dentures adjusted, are trying to keep track of their daily medications, are frantically trying to avoid all spicy foods, are having a late romantic dinner at 5:15 pm, and are desperately trying to remember what day of the week it is. I don’t know of anyone my age  who is up at 3 a.m. in the morning writing controversial political articles. Name a supermarket, any super- market, and everyone my age can tell you where you can find toilet paper, bottled water, prunes and stool softener. But, use a fax machine? Forget about it!
This unique turn of events hasn’t gone to my head. I’m the same old humble, introverted, non-opinionated guy I was when you knew me years ago. Unfortunately,  if you want to speak to me now, please call my public relations team or my 25 year old Swedish secretary Inger, and set up a conference call, remembering that I’m usually asleep right after the 6:00 news. Attaining fame is tiring.
 
Dirty corporations and also storm drains
I’m responding to the gentlemen that wrote in the first column. I agree with him about medications being too high and that the government should do something. Yes it is hard when social security has not been raised, but that’s not the main problem. The main problem is that corporations and billionaires are getting tax breaks. If they don’t pay taxes then nobody is going to get a raise of any kind of social security. Also as far as the drains in Nashville, I have never seen anybody clean the storm drains. I live in the Green Hills area and have never seen anybody clean the drains in the over 30 years I have been here.

A greeting card costs $3.81
When I got home from shopping at Kroger, I read my receipt and saw that I paid 6.25% sales tax on food items but paid 9.25% sales tax on non-food items. A greeting card priced at $3.49 cost me $3.81. Just so you know.

Everybody is welcome and everybody needs help
The new people that we welcome here are now upset. Soon there will be protesting and trouble ahead. This bill has stirred a lot of emotions. We don’t want to live in a sanctuary city where policemen are not able to question people when they break the law. Our policemen can deal with people of all races. When the trouble starts these council people need to step up and take the blame. We in Nashville should not have to worry about moving away or staying in a sanctuary city if and when it passes. These conservatives and liberals will start bickering and the general public will act on it. We are acting like the countries these people are running from. The council men and women worry about immigrants but what about crimes on black, people living in the streets, and veterans not being able to get jobs. We welcome all people of all races. Why does Nashville have to change? Why can’t we all make it greater?

The ole country boy was right
I’d like to make a comment about the article from the ole country boy. I feel like the guy that went into McDonald’s and ordered a cheeseburger and he paid for what he wanted. Why would he want to pay money for something he does not want? This is another ole country boy who has paid my dues in the last 75 years. I don’t owe anybody anything and nobody owes me anything. I respect everybody and give everybody the courtesy that goes with that. I feel like the country boy was right.

What’s with the big question
What’s the big question about illegal immigration? Legal = in. Illegal = out. If one wants to become a US citizen, there’s a process for that. Go through the process and become a productive citizen. We need you and want you, but not if you expect to participate without paying your fair share.

Tunnel vision
Surely I’m not the only one tired of seeing “The Blond Hair Over Right Eye” Mayor every time we turn on the local news! While wildly and blatantly spending money out of reserve funds for those “unfortunate ones” who won’t work and ignoring the real needs of our city. Does she ever look at the faded and crooked “STOP” signs or at the potholes in every secondary road in Nashville? It appears that she has “Tunnel Vision” only for her pet projects in order to be re-elected another term. Hopefully some of our council members will begin to see “the Light”.

Greedy abuse
She does it almost every day! She parks her car in a handicap space (with a handicap sticker in her window) and then she sets off to walk about a mile or two in the Green Hills Mall. Just because someone in her family might be disabled, she certainly is not, and she should not use that sticker unless she needs it for good reason. This is a case of greedy abuse. Shame on her!

Tweeting doesn’t make you great
Now Americans give Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Just 36 percent of Ameri- cans in a new ABC News/ Washington Post poll approve of Trump’s job performance, down 6 points from his 100-day mark, itself a low. The previous president closest to this level at or near six months was Gerald Ford, at 39 percent, in February 1975. I guess knowing how to “tweet” doesn’t make you great!

Let one car make a turn
You know what really ticks me off about the drivers on Bell Road the area has increased tremendously like everywhere else in Nashville don’t people realize that those of us who live here cannot make a left or right turn to go to work between 7 am and 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm? Couldn’t you be courteous and not speed up and just slow down a little bit so at least one car can make a turn?

Didn’t save a dime, well sorry
What is with people asking for more help from the government? I can’t feel sorry for people that didn’t save for their retirement. Many of them wasted money smoking, drinking, eating excessively, and living above their means. They didn’t save a dime, pay off a mortgage, pay off credit debt, or live healthy. Now in their later years they want a hand out. Sorry.

No straw – no chiggers
To the landed nobility of Green Hills and your landscaping minions. Please stop with the pine straw. It is obvious that you only admire your pastoral beauty from the confines of your car and driveway. If you ever took the time to stand or play on your lawns, you would feel the slights of a thousand chigger bites. Chiggers are delivered on and thrive in pine straw. Twenty years ago, we had no appreciable chiggers in our yard. Today we are overwhelmed and all of our neighbors use pine straw. Enough already. Noblesse oblige, y’all.

What I memorized back in school
I went into a barber shop in Old Hickory the other day to get a haircut. There were 4 – 5 haircutters working and they were talking about what each of them had challenges with back in the 8th grade. Some said they had problems with history, geography, and math.
They called my name and said James, what is the hardest  thing you ever had to do to get out of the 8th Grade? I sat there for a second and then answered:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
The whole place was as quiet as can be. And they were all saying they would have never made if we had to memorizing all that.
Well I had a hard time memorizing that myself. I carried the book everywhere I went for months and my teacher said if I don’t memorize I’m not going to the 9th grade.
I’m 76 years old now and I’ve never forgot that passage from the Gettysburg address. There’s alot of good things about teaching for back in the day than it is now.

Their poor parents
Holly Bobo’s poor family reminds me of things just like  the Vanderbilt rape trial.The trial is delayed until September due to a stupid gun found. I am sure that the parents involved have bailed the sons out. I can’t wait to see those boys involved locked up.

Thanks, Internet company for leaving a mess
I just want to say thank you to an Internet company for leaving a horrible mess on my street. It has been more than three months since they came to install equipment. It took them two months to put ex- posed wires in a safe box. Our street has large holes with loose gravel and huge chunks of what used to be the payment in disrepair. The street still has markings painted on it, not to mention the bushes they ripped out and tossed away. I live on a condominium and it is my understanding that the property management company has been unable to get their attention to clean up this mess. What does one have to do to get their attention?