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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10:05pm

Air travel will continue to become more costly as fuel prices rise. More enlightened Tennesseans are asking for options such as light rail. Actually Nashville is being recognized nationally for our lack of transit options and clogged highways. This does not bode well for attracting tourists or for attracting business to our city. Let us get in line with the 21st century as President Obama is trying to do with his push for rail systems. Wisconsin and Florida declined funding for high-speed rail for political reasons. Put Rick Scott and Scott Walker on a bridge to nowhere and leave them there.

Posted by "Moonglow1"

Filed under: City Voices

37 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 5/24/11 at 11:09

We used to have "street cars" and trains on "railroads" in the "old times". Then they started building airplanes and more automobiles... all made in the USA.

People began driving and flying for "normal" transportation. Now, with the "excessive" cost of gas it is time to go back to the "rails"?

Then, what will we do when we spend billions of bucks to build the new transportation system? Gas gets cheaper and cars get better MPG. Do we stay with rail transportation?

It seems history keeps repeating itself. We'll get back in cars, tear those rails up and sell the scrap metal.

Of course, we gave a lot of good people (men) work for several years.

By: dargent7 on 5/25/11 at 4:30

We covered this yesterday, but Nashville isn't "know Nationally" for it's lack of mass transit and clogged highways.
It's known for country music, country stars, honky-tonks, and a pis** poor football team.

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 5:54

There will be no meaningful infrastructure changes for some time. First, we have to get some revenue coming in...second, the tea baggers and other anti-tax nuts will throw temper tantrums regarding any expenditure.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/25/11 at 6:12

oh no, g. look what was found in the woods!
http://i.imgur.com/YH3Pd.jpg

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 6:27

Ben will be pleased...

By: house_of_pain on 5/25/11 at 6:35

It's a miracle!

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 6:42

It explains why the rapture didn't happen...God was busy organizing leaves.

By: budlight on 5/25/11 at 7:48

Let us get in line with the 21st century as President Obama is trying to do with his push for rail systems.

Yep, that' the answer to all of our woes - mass transport with obama leading the train! Sounds like a plan to me. Ya'll call him up and tell him I said so.

By: budlight on 5/25/11 at 7:51

Right next to this article there is a photo of obama with the question: High gas prices; blame obama? Vote yes or no.

Betcha all voted no! Well except yogi and G!

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 7:57

Anyone who thinks a U.S. President determines oil prices is braindead.

By: budlight on 5/25/11 at 8:00

Well that explains why so many people voted for him. They are brain dead.

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 8:03

There you go Ben, Bud fits your definition of "Liberal" like a glove.

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 8:26

I must disagree with you on that definition, gdiafante. I think you are "one" of the liberals on this site. budlight is one of the "few" practicals on this site.

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 8:46

It's not my definition, Einstein, It's Ben's.

By: brrrrk on 5/25/11 at 9:00

yogiman said

"budlight is one of the 'few' practicals on this site."

ROFLMFAO.....................

By: brrrrk on 5/25/11 at 9:09

yogiman said

"budlight is one of the 'few' practicals on this site."

Seriously though, isn't this like the Ted Kaczynski calling Charlie Manson sane?

By: gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 9:17

The reason for yogi and bud's attraction can be best explained by the term confirmation bias.

Since I doubt those two even understand what that means, the definition is ''the tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the information is true"

Can I get an amen?

By: brrrrk on 5/25/11 at 9:38

gdiafante said

"Can I get an amen?"

I'll call that amen, and raise with a Lord have mercy..... :-)

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 9:47

May God have mercy on you 'pore fokes'. Hopefully you'll learn when you reach your adulthood.

By: Loner on 5/25/11 at 9:50

Amen, Brother Gdiafante, Confirmation Bias is the natural bedfellow of the Spurious Correlation.

By: brrrrk on 5/25/11 at 10:07

yogiman said

"May God have mercy on you 'pore fokes'."

Hey yogi, may I suggest that you tend to your own sh*t. Matthew 7:1

By: yogiman on 5/25/11 at 10:31

Are you tending to you'rn, brrrrk? You be the prime example and I'll try to copy you.

By: brrrrk on 5/25/11 at 10:37

yogiman said

"Are you tending to you'rn, brrrrk? You be the prime example and I'll try to copy you."

Well Ok, but I thought Jesus was your "prime example"...

By: revo-lou on 5/25/11 at 10:38

{yogiman on 5/25/11 at 11:31

Are you tending to you'rn, brrrrk? You be the prime example and I'll try to copy you.}

Not really tending to you own then are you? It is nice to know that irony is never lost on you.

By: revo-lou on 5/25/11 at 10:44

{'pore fokes'}

Zits?

By: house_of_pain on 5/25/11 at 11:12

"Thou shalt tend to thine own fecal matters."
-Matthew

By: revo-lou on 5/25/11 at 11:30

{house_of_pain on 5/25/11 at 12:12

"Thou shalt tend to thine own fecal matters."
-Matthew}

As in always retain enough capacity to wipe your own azz.

By: budlight on 5/25/11 at 1:31

gdiafante on 5/25/11 at 10:17
The reason for yogi and bud's attraction can be best explained by the term confirmation bias.

Since I doubt those two even understand what that means, the definition is ''the tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses regardless of whether the information is true"

Can I get an amen?

You are the smartest person on the planet. Just ask you.

I doubt seriously if you understand much in life, especially when it's not something on the liberal, baby killing, do-nothing but complain and run people down agenda.
Have a nice day.

By: Kosh III on 5/25/11 at 1:40

It's you TPers who whine about poor folks sucking up welfare and stealing from the wealthy. You push for murderous wars for the sake of more oil and an expansion of our Empire. It's conservatives who do the name calling: "surrender monkey" "Hitlery" "feminazi" "fags" etc etc

It's not an insult to call Bush an unindicted war criminal because he is.

By: brrrrk on 5/25/11 at 1:47

Kosh III said

"It's not an insult to call Bush an unindicted war criminal because he is."

Bush and Cheney are essentially prisoners in their own country. I'll bet my bottom dollar that you'll never see either one of these guys leaving the country any time soon.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/25/11 at 4:22

Shut up yogi

By: madridia on 5/26/11 at 9:36

Let's just put partisanism aside for a second -- has anyone on this page driven on I-24 during rush hour? For real!! Gas prices high or low, it shouldn't take 45 minutes to get to Antioch! We desperately need a commuter rail from Murphreesboro to downtown, with stops at LaVergne, Smyrna and Antioch. We can put parking garages by the stops (no one is talking about the end of the automobile here), but at least thousands of people won't be wasting two hours of their lives every day in stop-and-go traffic on the interstate!

Anyone who would oppose this idea is clearly blind to the reality of Nashville traffic.

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