Up for Debate: 'UndocuBus' rolls into town

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 9:16pm

What do you think about the UndocuBus — a bus full of three dozen undocumented immigrants displaying their illegal status — rolling into to Nashville Thursday to raise awareness of immigration politics?

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Up for Debate

105 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 10:29

By: budlight on 8/16/12 at 7:38
Saturday I had a family come over to help me with chores around the house. The mother was fired from her job at a well known company in this city. A company that claims to help the helpless. She has 6 kids to feed. They told unemployment that she quit her job. But the unemployment saw through it and gave her the benefits. $75 a week, plus $50 for 6 kids. She is legally here from Mexico as is her whole family.

Once again the troll monkey fabricates another tall tell to make her twisted mind seem knowledgeable, but falls short on an intelligent conversation.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 10:31

From yesterday'

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 10:44

By: Captain Nemo on 8/15/12 at 7:34
Like d7 said an IQ over 70. That is about 10 points higher than yours.

By: yogiman on 8/15/12 at 8:30
Hell, dumbo, it's obviously 20 points above yours.

I was talking about IQ, yogi. Not how many more you have.

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 10:40

I agree, dumbo, I should have said "you" instead of "we". I made a mistake. I was thinking of the Nashville I was born in but they've got too many idiots like you living there today. I'm ashamed it's gotten that low on the totem pole today.

You know, dumbo, you've got two units you can play with. One of them you're obviously taking it out frequently trying to make the other feel good. being locked in.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 10:41

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 10:13
It makes some of us glad that we have the income the retensive culture of our parents and grandparents to watch this "mudslide" of humanity from our gated community.
This comes from the ghetto boy?

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 10:43

I knew what you was "talking" about, dumbo. You just don't know how to count.

By: budlight on 8/16/12 at 10:44

yawn; yawn; yawn; bored by nemo nimrod. i'd vote for Yogi having a higher iq than nemo nimrod; even on a bad day, Yogi is heads above nemo nimrod.

nemo, the bus is outside your abode right now; so run out and give them your best welcome; open arms; fridge stocked full; checkbook and visa cards on the table; clothing laid out; car keys on the table and of course, full use of your wife and kids.

don't forget the key to the liquor cabinet; oh heck, just unlock it! And of course, there is your favorite ballcap and t-shirt. leave them out for your illegal friends on the bus who are flaunting their disregard for the laws in America.

If a person does not understand, and cannot obey a law such as the one(s) regarding legal entry into the country, how in the sam hill do you think they will obey other laws such as traffic laws, tax laws, employment laws, etc? Oh that's right. They don't need to obey them. You give them a free pass for everything.

Long live nemo nimrod.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 10:54

I must have hit a nerve from the troll blows, because the response is wild a disjointed.

Sure you would vote for yogi bud; same level of foolishness and abhorrence. Now before you go asking God to blessing my pea picking heart, you should consider the consequence for blasphemy.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 11:01

What is missing now is the classic retort from the classless Rasputin.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 11:08

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 11:40
I agree, dumbo, I should have said "you" instead of "we". I made a mistake. I was thinking of the Nashville I was born in but they've got too many idiots like you living there today. I'm ashamed it's gotten that low on the totem pole today.

Yogi you are so low on the totem pole, you are not even on it. You’re so low on the evolution scale that you have been given a new classification of sub-worm.

By: budlight on 8/16/12 at 11:09

nemrod, you don't even know the definition of blasphemy. No my response is not disjointed. AND you misspelled "and" at 11:54 a.m. so you need to stop nagging Yogi about misspelling. Your glass house needs cleaning.

By: budlight on 8/16/12 at 11:09

OK, I'm going to sign off and do mundane chores like bake a cake!

By: bfra on 8/16/12 at 11:14

bud go to the mall and ogle another Muslim man's legs! Remember? That was one of your tall, drawn out tales.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 11:37

By: budlight on 8/16/12 at 12:09
OK, I'm going to sign off and do mundane chores like bake a cake!

Translation; I am going to steal the neighbors cake while she is away.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 11:41

By: budlight on 8/16/12 at 12:09

....so you need to stop nagging Yogi about misspelling. Your glass house needs cleaning.

Translation; I am the only one that nags yogi.

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 12:28

No, you aren't the only one that nags me, dumbo. This site has a lot of naggers who misspell quite often, but they don't seem to notice it on anyone except me.

Do I get irked? Nope, I just consider the source and ignore it because they constantly prove themselves they aren't master's of the language..., especially you.

Hell, did you even go to school as a child, presuming you're an adult now even though you're constantly acting as a child? What was you, a "D" student or an "F" student in English? You certainly wasn't an "A" or "B" student .

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 12:43

That is true yogi, but you are the one that started it and you are the one that whines when you get shove back in your face.

By: gdiafante on 8/16/12 at 12:46

Nope, I just consider the source and ignore it because they constantly prove themselves they aren't master's of the language..., especially you.

The definition of irony.

What was you, a "D" student or an "F" student in English? You certainly wasn't an "A" or "B" student .

Even more irony...

Yogi is an endless supply of stupid.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 12:51

Here is something else you can consider the sources, yogi.

By: IdiotSmackDown on 8/16/12 at 7:56
yogi, only an idiot comes into a public forum such as this and displays their name and address. If you don't understand why, you truly are an idiot. It has nothing to do with fear but everything to do with common sense, in which you are lacking.

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 8:09
IdiotSmackDown,
Ask [dumba$$] Captain Nemo, why he idiotically gave my name, address and phone number on this site.
I'm sure he has a good answer.

Dear idiot yogi,

I would never have given out your real name or address if you had not already given it out beforehand.

I suppose that makes you “idiotically” the biggest idiot. LOL

Letter to the Editor
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:00pm

Tennessee seems to have kept its well-qualified role as the Volunteer State. Gov. Bredesen signed into law on May 27 Public Chapter 983, which included the HB-3768 and SB-3740. Both branches voted yes for each of these branch bills with “no” votes and only one not voting in each branch.
This bill denies the Sharia Law from being recognized in Tennessee courts. The Sharia Law is referred to as "Islamic Law."
Islamic laws have been accepted by several nations in Europe, and some were looking forward for it to be accepted in the United States.
Hopefully, the Tennessee legislature has set a great example for the rest of the states of our union to deny foreign law in our courts.
The Volunteer State has once again volunteered to lead the way.

Paul Wade
Gordonsville, TN 38563

By: yogiman on 11/9/10 at 9:58
dargent7,

I can only presume bnakat found my name through the other LTE of mine that was printed. To refresh your memory (if you have one) I acknowledged it.

Unless my doctor was lying, he only took out half my brain. Its had to belittle that to what you have.
My parents taught my (sic) and my siblings two things in life; you don't lie and you don't steal. I'm too damned old to start now. And besides, I'm not fast enough today to get away.

By: MamaG on 8/16/12 at 1:48

Wow! I can see that while I've been away, nothing has changed around here. Guess I haven't missed much, then, eh?

I'm not crazy about illegal immigrants being here in the 'wrong' way but, I don't blame them for wanting a better life. If people like sidney and yogi hate them so much, maybe they should ask their respective churches to plan a mission trip to Mexico so they can fill them with the sense of right and the lord of light and let them know that God don't want no cotton-pickin' mescans coming to 'Merca and taking what He has provided for His white, christian folks here.
Dang bunch of hypocrites!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 1:56

Hello MamaG!!

This will never happen; sid and yogi are so inferior to normal people, this is their only means to feel important.

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 2:02

Captain Nemo........There were a few of us white ghetto boys who had some pretty good genetics and one heck of an ambition that brought us out of the ghetto.

I know that kind of conversation is over your head but there are probably the same percentage of black kids climbing out of the ghetto even today.

It is looking back at the people and the culture that make me so down on the underclass today. I saw it in white. Today we are seeing it in black and white. A culture that defies any value system that I am aware of.

By: IdiotSmackDown on 8/16/12 at 2:06

Whoa, MamaG knows how to hit the nail on the head! Right on, sister!

By: MamaG on 8/16/12 at 2:21

Hello Nemo! Agreed.

Hi IdiotSmackDown, thanks, just been around here long enough to recognize. Do I know you? Or are you new around here?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 2:28

I remember a hollow in West Nashville that still had outhouse in the early 70’s and one particular Hollow Boy thought him self better than the rest. He would try to join in on the West Mead crowd, but his lack of sophistication kept him from moving up the ladder.

When he got older and he tried a different method and would date rich girls that had low self esteem. He married one that I know of but after a time she found that she was better off with out him. I wonder if that Hollow Boy found another woman or a man. He would go with anything that would go with him.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 2:31

SmackDown knows yogi aka Paul Wade.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 2:33

Hi, everyone! MamaG & Nemo!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 2:37

Hollo Blanket.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 2:40

Hollo? I did another yogi.

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 2:55

Nemo,,,,,,I remember that hollow it was on Louisiana avenue partly unpaved at that time. The boy you are thinking of was called "Bobo the Guliper." I think his real name was Orville Nemodokus, His ambitin was to be explore the entire Richland Creek from the source to the Cumberland River.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:03

Raspy, did you grow up in The Nations?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 3:04

There are no hollows on Louisiana Av, Rasputin you should no better than that.

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 3:06

dumbo,

I can assure you, budlight and I have no worry about being superior to you and your fellow fools.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 3:11

Yes we know that yogi, you both show just how stupid you are ever day. But thanks for confirming what we already know.

By: yogiman on 8/16/12 at 3:12

I'm awed, dumbo, that you have kept a file on me for over two years now that you can quote me from my LTE on November 2010. Got anything else I could use to help my memory?

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 3:12

Nemo......I can assure you that there was a hollow and it ran through Louisiana avenue. I know for sure because I delivered the paper route that served Louisiana avenue. The pavement stopped and down through the rocks and vines and bottles I went to the bottom of the hollow. Then up the hill to the pavement again.

You must be a johnny come lately historian of the nations or as we called it "The Reservation."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:15

Yeah, I'm not originally from here so I don't know the history of that neighborhood. Why was it called "The Reservation"?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 3:17

What do you think yogi? I’m sure that you have got something already figured out.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:18

I've heard two differing stories as to why it is called The Nations. I've never heard of it being referred to as "The Reservation."

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 3:24

Blanket.........In the 50's and early 60's before integration became the battle cry, the police and authorities were convinced that the people who lived from Alabama through New York and Pennsylvania Avenue were a source of crime. They patroled the perimeters and stopped foot traffic from time to time to determine what their business was on the street. The people familiar with the area referred to it as the Reservation as the cops wanted to keep everybody in their cocoon.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:27

Gotcha. I hear that it used to be a high crime area but has improved a lot in the last 10 years. I know someone whose grandmother lived there when he was growing up and he said a lot of the residents have lived there for a few generations.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 3:29

I never heard of it the Reservation either Blanket, it has always been call the Nations. I use to date a girl on Pennsylvania 40 yrs ago, but it was no where near being a ghetto then are even now.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:29

So, was it historically a black neighborhood, a working-class white neighborhood, mixed?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:31

I remember that when I moved here in the 90's it was considered a really bad area of town but it doesn't seem to have that same reputation, or at least not as much so these days. I know that a lot of houses over there are being renovated or torn down and new houses being built.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:32

So, why is it called The Nations?

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 3:39

Captain Nemo......I commend you for your broad brush definition of a ghetto. You might make an excellent social worker. I make charitable donations to St.Luke Community Center but have not set foot on New York Avenue since 1958 so I accept your statement that it is currently a middle class no crime neighborhood now. The only reason I know that Louisiana avenue is now fully paved is that a friend from there who also made it out of there told me during a chance meeting 20 years ago.

By: tomba1 on 8/16/12 at 3:39

Now that these illegals have done their thing in the middle of downtown in front of the library and cooper's office, I wonder if they had gotten and paid for any permits or damage/trash they created. Why weren't they treated like the "occupiers" and removed? So now they move on to nolensville rd and, I think, private property. Where is the ICE man when you need him?.

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 3:46

Blanket.........There were no blacks living in the "Reservation" or the "Nations" during my time there. NOT ONE single black from Alabama to New York Avenue. Now if you turned right at 51st avenue and Centennial Blvd and proceeded towards town you would run into black communities less than a mile and a half from that intersection.

From the time that you turned right onto Centennial Blvd the name "Reservation" or Nations as is now the appropriate name was no longer applicable. The caste system used before integration was fully in place. Blacks did not live in white communities and whites did not live in black communities no matter what your income status or value system was

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/16/12 at 3:51

So, The Nations was a white community? Was it working-class? What nickname was used for the black communities? Local history fascinates me! Thanks for sharing.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/16/12 at 4:00

46th Ave and the railroad tracks was sort of a bounder line between the blacks and whites. The west side of 51st Ave was considered more of the middle class, so you must have been on the eastside of 51st.

I do remember the yellow hair gang back then and a guy name Toby, that was in and out trouble with the law. I also remember him being killed by the cops one night on Charlotte for breaking out of a tire store. He had gotten drunk and the owner let him sleep if off. Nothing was done about it because they consider it just one more piece of trash off the street. He had a bother that move to Tullahoma, because the cops hounded him and his other brother’s all of the time.

It was more of a slum area than a ghetto, but that was a long time ago. So if you became a middle management at Wal-Mart I can see how you would think of yourself as being high class.

Too bad you never learned humility from you experience Rasputin.

By: Rasputin72 on 8/16/12 at 4:09

Blanket......For the most part "The Nations" was a working class by the hour white neighborhood. Obviously alcohol and layoffs were prevalent. Drugs were non-existent during my time. There were a few mentally challenged people. I delivered 360 roughly Tennessean newspapers and 180 roughly Nashville Banner afternoon newspapers. The price was 45 cents a week for one newspaper and if you wanted both it was 80 cents per week. I saw fist fights and drunken brawls and knife fights but not one gunfight. I sometimes had to go back two and three times to get my 45 cents or 80 cents but never once did anyone stiff me. There was never a week that passed that I did not see at least two fist fights. I was the little paper boy and sometimes a drunk would say "Paper Boy. "Give me a free paper." If I had an extra paper I gave it to them. If I didn't I kept on trucking. Everybody knew who I was and one day I had more newspaper than power and my bike fell over and skinned my knee on California Avenue.

It was the afternoon route and one people came out of their houses. There was almost a fist fight among neighbors over what they should do for me. I finally peddled on off with the bickering still continuing.

I remember a prison break and my mother was afraid for me to deliver the paper for fear that the escapees would be in the area. I needed the money and delivered papers scared to death (winter before sunrise.) During the day while I was at school they captured three of them hiding under a house on California avenue. One was shot and an officer was shot.