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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Should Tennesee DUI Limit Be Lowered?
Posted Friday, May 17, at 2:44 PM
Do you think Tennesee should reduce the alcohol limit from .08 to .05 percent? I'm admittredly prejudiced on the matter after seeing so many lives lost and ruined by drunk drivers. At the same time I must admit I've seen some people staggering and falling down drunk at very low alcohol levels and a few doing very well whose alcohol level should have proven to be fatal...
Have You Ever Met An Alien?
We read and see so much about aliens being present on Earth in magazines and on television. Have you ever seen a space ship or an alien? I sometimes wonder if some of our politicians are from another planet, but that's another blog at another time...
Why Russia Looked at Shelbyville
Do you recall why Russia State Television came to Shelbyville slightly over eight years ago? They were here filming part of a documentary to be called "The Death Penalty in America." Shelbyville was chosen because of the Daryl Keith Holton murders. Holton was on death row at the time awaiting execution for the murder of his four children on the night of Nov. 27, 1997...
Irritating Television Ads
It's time for another look at television ads we find irriating rather than informative. I'm tired of Progressive Insurance ads that have become so far out it's hard tell what Flo is even talking about most of the time. And just as irritating is the constant flow of advertising from a few law firms that attack insurance companies. Do they really get people more money or just part of what people would receive anyway?...
American Civil Liberties Union
What are your thoughts on the American Civil Liberties Union? Does the ACLU perform a needed task, go too far in some instances protecting the rights of a very few as opposed to the vast majority of the people or perform at an appropriate level?
Have you ever been the victim of mistaken identity or actually approached someone and found out too late after making some remark or gesture you didn't even know the person? My wife and I were out-on-the-town in Atlsnta one Saturday night when a man and woman approached me, called out a name and I told him he was mistaken and gave him my actual name, They looked me over again and the man asked, "Are you real sure you're not..." and called the name again of a man from some place in South Carolina.. ...
Smile Or Frown?
Does it ever cross your mind that you are under video surveillance almost constantly while driving around the streets of Shelbyville and as you enter, shop and leave various places of business? This isn't the same as a popular tv show from years ago called, "Smile, You're on Candid Camera" but rather security is the primary issue...
Respect from Trainers Association
How do you feel about donations from Shelbyville and Bedford County to the Walking Horse Trainers' Association? Has this organization helped itself sufficiently? Of course there is some different leadership this year, but a year ago they seemed arrogant to me, an outsider, but a taxpayer...
Shoot To Kill
Have you ever had an incident happen to you or your family in Shelbyville and Bedford County in which you would have shot the person or persons causing the incident? Would you have shot to kill?
Talk To Congress
If you could take the floor, address Congress and confront all members on their lack of action on practically everything, what would you say to them? I would say stop playing games with America's future. Forget whether you are Democrats, Republicans or whatever and start being responsible Americans...
Deer And Vehicles
Hunters harvest, as the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency chooses to call it, deer. Far too many deer harvest far too many motor vehicles. What is the answer to this problem? I agree with the majority of the programs by TWRA. Some believe hunters should pay an additional dollar or two for the right to hunt deer. I'm sure the hunters have a different opinion...
Public Or Electoral Vote?
If a presidential election comes down to a so-called dead heat, do you think overall public vote or electoral vote should determine the outcome? Why? Does one person, one vote really prove to be true when overall public vote is ignored?
An Interesting Conversation
If you could have one hour of conversation with anyone, past or present, whom would you choose? Why would you choose that person? What would you talk about during that hour?
Stay Or Get Out of Middle East?
Should the United States stay or get out of the Middle East? Is it time to stop spending billions in an attempt to get those people to live as we would like to see them live when it appears too often we are only teaching them to hate us? Have American taxpayers seen enough of their tax dollars squandered and far too many of our service men and women and civilians killed while our politicians try to buy friendship?...
We've had more than out share of dumb crimes committed in Shelbyville and Bedford County over the years. What is the dumbest crime you've ever about taking place here? Two near the top of my list would be people who had too much to drink before committing the crime...
An Aurora-Type Incident Here?
Do you think Shelbyville and Bedford County could potentially be the site of an incident such at the one that took place at the movie in Aurora, Colorado? Why?
After the extensive use of fireworks and numerous complaints of fireworks being used dangerously by individuals prior to and on the 4th of July in extremely hot and dry Shelbyville and Bedford County, do you think city and county officials should reconsider their stands on selling and using fireworks?...
Appealing For Your Vote
Have you heard anything from either presidential candidate that makes you feel he is appealing for your vote? Why?
Looking In Tennessean's Backyard
I'll be the first to admit I very little about Tennessee walking horses. But even I can comprehend there has been and continues to be abuse to the horses by some trainers to win. I'm against any and all forms of animal abuse. It should and must be stopped...
A Thankful Yet Sad Day
May 21 each year I feel thankful and blessed, yet sad, for all the day means to me. Twenty years ago today I received a kidney transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. That is the thankful and blessed part of this day. The sad part is a 34-year-old man had died on the night of May 20. All I know is that he was obviously a person who wanted to help others live better in the event that he should die. That says a lot for him. I worry many days about his family...
Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette.