Lawmakers just passed a bill making Bus Rapid Transit illegal in the state of Tennessee. And if a conservative advocacy movement gets its way, that’s just the beginning.
hi, this is really dumb.
sometimes i think that my state government is actively trying to get me to move away
People say LA is a strictly driving city, and they’re wrong. The 4 years I lived in Nashville, I never took a bus. I never took any kind of public transit. It simply doesn’t work. It exists, but almost nobody uses it.
my parents were angrily talking about this the other night and actually it sounds like the AMP program in nashville would be SERIOUSLY problematic with traffic on west end which already gets horribly backed up, but AMP would have taken out one (maybe two? I forget) lanes and make traffic there almost non-moving at certain points in the day and also prevent people from living on west end to take I think left turns out of their driveways, meaning a lot of people would have to take long detours and not be able to drive down their own street leading to downtown nashville. plus it would only run on west end, so it’s not even like… a transport system that would take you far, and with the traffic situation it would have gone insanely slow. there were a bunch of other reasons why people were mad about it too so I think it’s better that AMP got cancelled because it was just super inefficient and would cause more problems than solve them, but yeah public transport in nashville sucks/might as well be nonexistent and we always screw it up somehow. the whole ban in tennesse sounds dumb as hell too, I thought it was only AMP on west end that was getting cancelled but guess not
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lmao every time I skype with my mom and we finish the conversation she’ll go “bye!” and won’t even click anything then just get up and leave the frame and I have to end the chat
The Starfleet officers who first activated me on Omicron Theta told me I was an android - nothing more than a sophisticated machine with human form. However, I realized that if I was simply a machine, I could never be anything else; I could never grow beyond my programming. I found that difficult to accept.
the confederate flag is racist
"omg no it’s not! i’m just proud of my heritage!"
which is treating other human beings as property
"The Civil War wasn’t about slavery it was about State’s Rights!"
yeah the state’s right to own slaves lmao
the confederate flag as we know it today was hardly used during the civil war. they used different flags with different designs and different names. the confederate flag- stars and bars- didn’t come to popularity until world war II when southern military troops used it. i’m not really one to argue with people about this because it’s pretty much always in vain and if you didn’t grow up in the south you generally won’t have an understanding of how it’s used or viewed, but it is literally just a symbol of where you’re from. hell my whole life black and white kids in nashville and especially my mom’s not-even-on-the-map hometown in kentucky have just sported it as a “hey, we’re from the south, we’ve been through some shit, but it’s our home” kinda thing. yeah obviously ignorant people use it but ignorant people use a whole lot of flags. and it’s not like the nazi flag in that it’s specifically tied to the stigma it carries. it is only a representation of southern states, and was made as such, and basically wasn’t even involved in the civil war. idk, my brother has one hanging in his room. I know a lot of kids who sport the thing and like it’s seriously… not a big deal. obviously everyone has their own opinion but for the most part it’s just not a thing, and the people who use it the most are kids. if anything I feel like southern kids who use it are doing so as a sort of defense against the stereotype of racist idiots that we get. if you think that southern heritage is only “owning slaves,” then frankly I’m offended and you should rethink that statement because it means that you think a lot of different people’s heritages only have to do with the bad things their countries/people have done. is being proud of your german heritage racist because of the holocaust? no. that’s utterly ridiculous.in the south we have culture, food, accents, and a million other things that make up our heritage. this is normally what people tie to the confederate flag which again HAD LITTLE TO DO WITH THE CIVIL WAR. idk everyone is entitled to their opinion but like… it’s just not a thing, I’m sick of people making a huge deal if a kid from the south wants to hang it up in their room. also a ton of people confuse the mississippi flag with the confederate flag and cry racist when they literally don’t’ even know what the flag looks like