Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 12:04am

A number of years ago, before the roundabout on Wilson Pike and City Center Boulevard in Brentwood was to be constructed, I sat across from the city manager of Brentwood and commented that this roundabout would certainly congest traffic on an avenue that already is congested. His comment was “Good. We want to slow down traffic.”

Roundabouts are simply seen as a means of restricting traffic flow in today’ city planning schemes. They are prettier than traffic signals and intersections and are currently in favor by planners.

Like some of you, [constructing a roundabout with art in SoBro] seems insane — and contrary to what we drivers would like to see. But roundabouts are popular again just like they were some 50 years ago. And just like the designing of the past, roundabouts will be seen as “stupid” in years to come.

Understand that I’m not arguing the beauty, uniqueness, green-ness, etc., of a traffic circle. It just doesn’t make any rational sense for the driving public.

Posted by "742180"

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: roundabout | SoBro

117 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 4:35


The world is gray and also of many colors. Many people see it as black and white. That way I suppose that they really don’t have to think about it.

By: yogiman on 12/29/10 at 4:47

Captain Nemo,

No, you haven't shot an arrow through my heart. You, and some others, have simply shown your Constitutional stupidity.

Kosh III,

Only the governor and secretary know why they said what they did. If you can't see what is going on in this nation I feel sorry for you.

It all boils down to one thing on Obaqma: simply show your legal eligibility.

By: yogiman on 12/29/10 at 4:51

Captain Nemo,

You previously made the remark you had visited your Homeland of England but you was born in Tennessee. Don't you know the interpretation of "homeland"? That is defined to be the land where you was born or reside. Are you moving "back" to England to live there?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 4:53

You are so unfocused yogi. I never said that I shot an arrow through your heart. Can’t you get anything right?

I read Article II Section I paragraph 5. Here you read it.

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 4:55

That was used to confuse you more yogi. It seems to have worked.

By: bfra on 12/29/10 at 5:00

Nemo - I meant, when something is obviously black or white, without question.

By: yogiman on 12/29/10 at 5:02


By your 3:16 post, what should I research on?

By: yogiman on 12/29/10 at 5:09


I must disagree with you on busing destroying the schools. The government is destroying the schools.

When I went to school as a child and you misbehaved in class the teacher would stand you in the corner of the room facing the wall or whip your ass. Maybe even after making you face the wall. Back then, teachers taught the kids because they loved children. They didn't have busing until I was in school several years. Before busing the kids in my neighborhood had to walk 4 miles to school and 4 miles home. We were taught to respect and mind our teachers and anyone senior to us. If you misbehaved and your parents found out about it you got a worse whipping at home for embarrassing the family. Its all different today. Better, or worse? I think worse.

By: bfra on 12/29/10 at 5:10

yogi - Anything & everything!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 5:10

I C bfra.

Be careful with your reply to yogi. He is not focus today.

By: bfra on 12/29/10 at 5:13

yogi said - I must disagree with you on busing destroying the schools. The government is destroying the schools.

OMG yogi - Who do you "think" ordered the bussing?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 5:16


I heard that story before. 4 miles up hill to school and 4 miles up hill back to home. Except the one I hear had snow 4 feet deep both ways.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 5:17


Not very focus is he. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 12/29/10 at 5:24

I think you put an arrow through his heart.

By: yogiman on 12/29/10 at 6:14


I "know" the government started the busing. I was in school when it began, as I'm sure you do. What grade was you in? Back in "them 'ol days" the kids behaved on the bus or the driver whipped their ass. Today? What would happen if a driver tried to physically correct a child? Why do they have monitors on buses. Why do they need police officers in schools (I know, not all, but many)?

By: yogiman on 12/29/10 at 6:19

I've just noticed where the Hawaiian governor has suddenly become 'mum' on the 'birth' issue. I wonder why.

By: localboy on 1/3/11 at 9:59

"Hang in there, those of you who are still 'Good Men and Women'."
Thanks, we will...we'll survive the current administration the same way we did previous ones...heck, we even made it through the Reagan years.