Monday, July 21, 2014

Flippant Stray Thoughts for Monday 7/21/2014...

By Paul Jensen
My last column sucked. Sorry about that. I'll try to do better... 

Just remember how much you pay to read this... 

For those of you from Kentucky, that would be free... 

I have friends in Kentucky and it's only a matter of time before I piss somebody off. Why should they be treated any differently... 

This column would have been out sooner, but I made myself write 'My columns will not suck' 500 times on a piece of paper... 

OK, I actually hired a communications major at Belmont to write it for me... 

Summer is back... 

The Cadillac CTS is so much of a crapcan General Motors has told dealers to stop selling them. That includes models dating back to 2003! Apparently GM cannot figure out how to un-crap them... 

BNA has set a record with 10.6 million passengers passing thru over the past 12 months... 

Amazon is planning a new sorting facility near the airport. 100 jobs... 

Laura Ingraham will be in town Tuesday pimping for Joe Carr. Millennium Maxwell House Hotel... 

Heard they have good coffee there... 

Sommet The Big Tire dropped three spots to 12th in U.S. concert attendance for the first half of 2014. Total tickets sold: 168,830... 

Karl '$25 million per mile for a bus route is a bargain' Dean is gearing up for another of his fitness walks this weekend. I would like to invite the mayor to come down to the far south side for one of his walks. Specifically, south of Old Hickory Blvd... 

Yeah, we're in the city and we pay taxes too... 

When Dean rebutted my front page comments in the Tennessean about not spending any money to help the folks, he claimed to have built some sidewalks. I challenge him to come down here and show us exactly where he did that... 

Because if Karl Dean came down here for one of his walks, he'd have a tough time, because there are no sidewalks or bike lanes connecting one neighborhood to the next one. The only way to do that is on narrow two-lane roads with heavy traffic... 

He also might want to bring some guardrails with him, because there are some damn deep ditches on curves on some of those roads... 

I constantly see brave (stupid?) cyclists rolling down Holt Road or Edmondson Pike, risking life and limb for a workout or some 'green' transportation. The roads aren't wide enough for two cars and a bicycle. And don't forget those ditches... 

And Karl, if you do take me up on my invitation, I strongly suggest you do a lot of praying... 

'Till next time, see ya'...

Worst Customer Service

The companies with the worst customer service, ccording to Ranker.com...
  1. Time Warner Cable
  2. AT&T
  3. Bank of America
  4. Walmart
  5. American Express
  6. Comcrap
  7. CitiBank
  8. Best Buy
  9. Gold's Gym
  10. Ticketmaster

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nashville Sounds Peanut Free Night


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Creative Cities


The most creative cities in the nation, according to Forbes...
  1. San Francisco
  2. Boston
  3. Nashville
  4. Austin
  5. New York City
  6. Portland OR
  7. Los Angeles
  8. Seattle
  9. Detroit
  10. Oakland

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flippant Stray Thoughts for Tuesday 7/15/2014...

By Paul Jensen
Volkswagen will expand its Chattanooga plant and create 2,000 additional jobs. They plan to build a new midsize SUV there... 

Why do I have the feeling the overwhelming majority of those new hires will be pro-union... 

American Idol will hold auditions at the Muni on July 30th... 

It appears the leading candidate to become Metro's new transit boss is a dude canned in Pittsburgh. But it looks like that was due to a new politician throwing his weight around, no doubt compensating for something else... 

The Vandy Boys talked some smack at the SEC media gathering in Hoover AL... 

Anchor Down... 

Pilot Flying J will pay a $92 million fine for hosing trucking companies... 

Metro Police busted a registered sex offender rolling around in an ice cream truck... 

A perv in an ice cream truck??? No freaking way... 

Also known as a rapemobile... 

And no, I don't know how many ice cream trucks are roaming around the Penn State campus... 

If you're a 42-year-old dude marketing in my neighborhood from an ice cream truck, you better stay the hell away from my kid.... 

OK, I don't have a kid, but you get the point... 

If you're wheeling around the 'hood in an ice cream truck playing that obnoxious music, you damn sure better be a her... 

Or else you might find out how much of a 3-wood you can absorb... 

Had to break out the thesaurus to finish that rant... 

I love the thesaurus. It's full of words for those of you from Kentucky... 

'Till next time, see ya'...

(Paul Jensen is a pundit, racing editor. former politician and newspaper columnist. He is slightly opinionated. You can reach him at PJensen@middletnracingscene.com)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Flippant Stray Thoughts for Tuesday, 7/8/2014...

By Paul Jensen
Vanderbilt is so unfamiliar with winning championships, they don't know what to do with the baseball national championship trophy...

215,000 of you crammed into downtown Friday night for one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. Shows like that are known as "Mega Displays."... 

That was one helluva show. It should be on TV... 

As part of our consulting business here at Jensen MediaNet, I had the opportunity for a pre-release review of the Google Glass website. The technology is absolutely amazing. Now a Nashville neurosurgeon has begun using the device in the operating room... 

We do get to check out cool things once in awhile... 

Mike Fisher is out 4-6 months. His Achilles tendon exploded during a training session... 

And the hockey season is off to a great start... 

Maybe wife Carrie Underwood will speed up his rehab...

Given the right incentive, that would work for me...

Get your minds out of the gutter, pervs...

A new eatery near 100 Oaks, Wolly Chow, is serving up traditional Louisiana and Mississippi fare... 

Metro Police have shut down the Hallmark Inn on West Trinity Lane for being a public nuisance... 

A public nuisance on Trinity Lane? No freaking way...

First time I was ever in Nashville, I was driving thru on my way to Florida back in the '80's, and stayed on Trinity Lane. If you had told me then that someday I would want to live here, I would have told you that you were blowing cream cheese out of your navel...

Not sure where that last line came from. It just typed itself out...

Harley-Davidson's plans for a Brentwood dealership are history... 

'Pay it forward' needs to be a banned phrase... 

Dublin, Ireland residents to Garth Brooks: Screw you. Go away... 

The Titans are ranked 30th in a Preseason Power Ranking by PFT, whoever the hell that is. There are 32 teams in the NFL... 

Was in Franklin the other day. Saw a cute little trolley bus running around town. It was running on regular streets with regular cars and trucks, and it looked like it did not cost $25 Extra Large per mile to get it going... 

Unlike Karl Dean's silly bus proposal... 

Metro issued building permits worth $1.87 billion in the year ending June 30th...

OK kids, go out and play in traffic. 'Til next time, see ya'...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Southeast Nashville Conservatives' Breakfast


Where:  
Shoney's (Antioch)
Bell Rd @ Cane Ridge Road
(I-24E Bell Road Exit

When:
Saturday, July 19, 2014 
Breakfast/Social:  8:30 - 9:00 am
Program/Speakers:  9:00 - 10:00 am

Speaker(s):
"Big John Smith", candidate for 5th Congressional District 

Mark Winslow & Karen Bennett
Current elected officers of State Executive Committee ("SEC") for State Senate District 19 (which includes a major portion of South/Southeast Nashville & Antioch.) Both are running for reelection in August

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Flippant Stray Thoughts for Thursday 7/3/2014...

By Paul Jensen
I would like to welcome Ole Sparky back to Tennessee's Death Row...

Nashville's Fourth of July fireworks with the Nashville Symphony ranks second only to New York City's Macy's Fourth of July Spectacular for must-see fireworks in the nation, so says the American Pyrotechnics Association... 

Have these people ever hung out in my neighborhood on the Fourth of July?... 

New Orleans restaurant Cochon Butcher is expanding to Germantown... 

That's the Nashville neighborhood, not the Memphis suburb... 

Click here for the menu for their New Orleans restaurant. Draw your own conclusions... 

If they add the words 'br√§twurst' and 's√§uerbraten' they should fit right in in Germantown... 

As if leaking your credit card information wasn't enough, Target wants you killed when you visit their stores. Target stores are now gun-free zones, making them a target for crazed gunmen who know they will face no opposition... 

Pun intended... 

The overuse of the term 'Breaking News' by channels 4 and 5 makes my head explode... 

It is so obvious it makes them look stupid... 

Speaking of news, I saw Chief No-D on the talking flicker box the other day. Things are getting violent in the Big Easy...

No-D's main attribute still appears to be that he speaks well... 

Antioch High School has bagged their yearbook due to lack of interest... 

Have a happy and safe Fourth...

'Till next time, see ya'...
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