Letter to the Editor

Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10:05pm

[The expected emergence of Rolling Mill Hill in 2011] is excellent for downtown. I'm glad they're "gaining their footing" over there and making some headway. The more good development decisions the city can make, the more vibrant downtown will become. Long overdue. 

Posted by “nvestnbna”

Filed under: City Voices

40 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 12/21/10 at 7:13

"nvestnbna" what kind of real estate investment commercial is
this? Admittedly a catchy screenname, but I see commissions
floating in my head!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 7:19

Good morning

http://thundafunda.com/2/traveling-pictures-tourism/download/Sunrise Over Crater Lake and Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.jpg

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 7:23

From Rolling Hills there is a good view of Nashville. It will be a good place to live and work.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 7:26

From Friday

By: yogiman on 12/17/10 at 12:57
Okay, Captain Nemo,
I understand you lack of sense of humor. I'll stay out of your way. I don't want to insult anyone.

On the contrary yogi I have a great sense of humor. I laugh at your stupid post daily. I laugh at your lack of comprehension of the most simple of subjects.

I am laughing that you will stay out of my way (which you want keep) and that you don’t want to insult anyone.

One more thing before I go. Your first sentence should have been, “I understand that you lack a sense of humor. You forgot to use the word “a”

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 7:31

By: yogiman on 12/20/10 at 9:21
What do you think the Tea Party is, Captain Nemo? A bunch of nimrods that are ruining this country? I've got news for you, Sir. The Democrat and Republican parties of today are the parties, tied together, that are ruining the country. If this country gets saved from the state of depression it is in now, it will be the "Tea Party" who does it. And, of course, there is no official "Tea Party" now. It is only many Americans who have gotten sick and tired of the government congress has driven us in to.

"If this country gets saved from the state of depression it is in now, it will be the "Tea Party" who does it. "

That was a good laugh. See I have a sense of humor.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 7:46

By: yogiman on 12/20/10 at 11:03
It's terrible to get old, gdiafante, but you will find out in a few years. You may even get a slight bit wiser.

If you look at yogi as an example then you might want to end your life now, but don’t. It is not so bad to get old. I know people older than the village idiot of Gordonsville. I follow their example and enjoy life and I am finding that I have it better now than I did at twenty.

The Best is yet to come!!

By: house_of_pain on 12/21/10 at 7:47

Nemo walks into Zanie's...

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 8:05

…and fines yogi on stage telling a joke.

The end is near! Stick around for the credits.

By: bfra on 12/21/10 at 8:14

With a yogi joke, order an extra tall one, you will have way more than enough time to finish it!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 8:37

Oh that is funny bfra.

By: slacker on 12/21/10 at 8:42

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the studio..

By: bfra on 12/21/10 at 8:54

slacker - You stopped by the Starlite & Santa's sleigh & reindeer appeared?

By: bfra on 12/21/10 at 8:56

Nemo - When a joke takes up the entire screen, it is too long & very boring, and that is all yori post.

By: bfra on 12/21/10 at 8:56

00ps! yogi

By: Captain Nemo on 12/21/10 at 9:05


yogi, yori it is all the same.

By: bfra on 12/21/10 at 9:11


By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 9:21

No, Captain Nemo, I left the "a" out of that sentence intentionally. I simply don't feel you have "a" sense of humor. I'm happy, however, to know you think you do.

In your second paragraph of your 12:57 post you stated, "I am laughing that you will stay our of my way (which you want keep) and that you don't want to insult anyone". Did you really mean "want" or did you simply misspell "won't" in your sentence?

But you are correct on one issue; I have no wish to insult anyone. Even you.

By: producer2 on 12/21/10 at 9:21

nvestnbna is not always on the side of the administration when it comes to development. I do want to commend him for his views on rolling Mill Hill and I concur.

By: budlight on 12/21/10 at 9:24

yogiman, good a.m. to ya. I finally got my "diagnosis" and sadly it's Parkinsons. Say a prayer for my family. It's gonna be a tedious journey, but one I can take with God, Jesus and my husband along with some good docs.

I agree with you You are a man of long standing wisdom.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/21/10 at 9:25

Crater Lake, definitely on my bucket list.

Nemo @ 7:31
Yogiman does have a point in there. Or do you really think that one party or the other is capable of resolving our serious problems on their own? I mean one way or another some outside influence seems necessary and probable. The majority of people don't seem to like what is going on at all. Without consent of the governed do we have a legitimate government?

We really seem to be at a cross roads in the US. Good or bad. Look at our polls regarding the serious issues like health care. It's hard to justify 60% of the people paying for something they are seriously against.

Our presidential polls are so close to 50/50 in the last few cycles. That means that 150 million people aren't really happy with the person in office - Bush, Obama, it doesn't matter.

Without some leader that gets a much higher approval rating we are likely to see serious issues continue. The approval ratings for Congress are at an all time low as well. Is the Tea Party the fix? I don't know, but I can see that Bob Corker is trying to make it sound like he's not worried about the Tea Party... which tells me that he is worried about the Tea Party or else he would have mentioned it while he still has 3 years in office.


Not to mention that he has adopted a serious stance of staunch fiscal restraint now that he is prone to vote "NO" on most of the same bills as Ron Paul does in the House.

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 9:27


May I say; If you don't want to read my jokes... don't. When you see a post with yogiman as the poster, just simply go on the the next post. It'll keep you from laughing too hard.

By: slacker on 12/21/10 at 9:31

Bob Corker walks into a bar... orders a short beer..

By: AmyLiorate on 12/21/10 at 9:33

That is definitely sad news Budlight. I'm so sorry to hear that.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/21/10 at 9:36

Bob Corker walks into a bar... hits his forehead on the counter's edge.

By: slacker on 12/21/10 at 9:41

Sidney, there are new sucessful drugs available for Parkinson's now. Best of luck to you.

By: slacker on 12/21/10 at 9:46

Bob Corker has gold fish swimming in his elevator shoes...

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 10:29

"Twas the night before Christmas and out on the ranch, the pond was froze over and so was the branch. The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule.
The kids were all home on vacation from school, and happier young folks you never did see-- just all sprawled around a-watching TV.
Then suddenly, sometime around 8 0'clock, there came a surprise that gave them a shock! The power went off, the TV went dead!
When Grandpa came in from out in the shed, with an armload of wood, the house was all dark.
"Just what I expected", they heard him remark. "Them power lines must be down from the snow. Seems sorter like times on the ranch long ago."
"I'll hunt up some candles", said Mom. "With their light, and the fireplace, I reckon we'll make it all right."
The teenagers all seemed enveloped in gloom. Then Grandpa came back from a trip to his room, uncased his old fiddle and started to play, that old Christmas song about bells on a sleigh.
Mom started to sing and 1st thing they knew, both Pop and the kids were all singing it, too.
They sang Christmas carols, they sang "Holy Night." Their eyes all a-shine in the ruddy firelight.
They played some charades Mom called from her youth. And Pop read a passage from God's Book of Truth
They stayed up all night - and would you believe, the youngsters agreed 'twas a fine Christmas Eve.
Grandpa woke early, some time before dawn, and when the kids wakened, the power was on.
"The power company sure got the line repaired quick," said Grandpa - and no one suspected his trick.
Last night, for the sake of some old-fashioned fun, he had pulled the main switch - the old Sun-of-A Gun!

Merry Christmas, y'all. Hope you've all had a good 'ol year and a great new one.

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 10:43

Sorry for that news, budlight. You are in my prayers. Medicine has been advanced in many ways in the past few years. Hopefully, they have came up with a solution to your problem.

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 10:57

Captain Nemo,

I appreciate your comment about your sense of humor regarding my post dated 12/20 at 7:31.

I would appreciate it much more if you had a sense of knowledge of what's going on in our nation today.

It all boils down to the congress in Washington today. True Democrats and Republicans are few and far between. As I have posted before, time will tell. How many recently placed in congress has gone right down the road they ran on? Can you name any?

And I don't believe it will be too long before you get to know if I'm that damn fool you, and some others, seem to think I am.

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 11:21


RE: your 9:25 post on the health issue.

It isn't just the Obamacare that congress passed out of disrespect of the citizens. There has been numerous other "laws" they have 'hit us in the face' with.

By: AmyLiorate on 12/21/10 at 11:29

I was just pointing out one of the major issues. One with 60/40 to 70/30 strong feelings. And that health care industry is one of the largest segments of our economy.

Tinkering with it is playing with fire.

By: brrrrk on 12/21/10 at 11:56

The stubbornness of the GOP to support the bill that would extend aid for 911 first responders, regardless of the reason, reminds me of the following quote from John Kenneth Galbraith....

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 12:14

Another little issue seems to have popped up.

I understand the FCC is going to meet today looking to issue 'net neutrality rules.' They seem to wish to ignore the Senate's rights.

I also understand 30 Senators have signed a letter sent to stating if they issue such a statement they will force a confrontation on the issue. Alexander signed the letter, Corker did not.

By: yogiman on 12/21/10 at 12:16

Sorry. I hit that button too fast. 'The Senate sent a letter to THEM stating...'

By: AmyLiorate on 12/21/10 at 12:48

Merry Christmas Brrrk

By: dargent7 on 12/21/10 at 1:05

BudLite has a HISTORY of bullsh**t. I wouldn't take her on her word.
She in all probability has a canker sore and tells everyone it's Parkinsons.

By: brrrrk on 12/21/10 at 1:29

AmyLiorate said

"Merry Christmas Brrrk"


With the upcoming holiday, it would be good for us to consider the words of the character Tiny Tim, who "hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day who made lame beggars walk and blind men see."

By: AmyLiorate on 12/21/10 at 1:35

That would be a reference to the good deeds of Jesus.

Some would say he is dead, others that he never existed. A wiser person may find his spirit undeniable and see it working daily.

If we all followed his philosophy then the world would certainly be a better place.

By: Kosh III on 12/21/10 at 1:36

If we had been able to create a decent health care plan and not this welfare for the drug lords and sickness dictators, there would have been much more support.

Funny how the right whinges about the budget, but opposes single payer even though it is the most cost-effective method. Check out the AMA plan for Enhanced Medicare.

By: budlight on 12/21/10 at 5:09

slacker on 12/21/10 at 9:41
Sidney, there are new sucessful drugs available for Parkinson's now. Best of luck to you.

Thanks Slackere and Yogi. D7, I wish you were correct. In this case, I'm very sorry to say it's PD. It's been showing it's ugly head since March 2010; I would not wish this on anyone, even you D7.

But onward and upward. Our goal is to sell the house and downsize cause the meds are costly even with good insurance.