Monday, September 22, 2008

Continuing gas shortage in Nashville makes Music City a laughingstock to the rest of the country

I know a gas station in Williamson County that has never been without fuel and its prices have stayed the same.

I'm not going to disclose its location lest swarms of drivers descend upon it like locusts in desperation to top their tanks or fill them up unnecessarily.

Contrary to Gov. Phil Bredesen's statements last Friday, gas shortages have not gone away. Bredesen's record for inaccuracy when its come to the plight of the common man and woman remains intact.

And the news media has been a big liability. NewsChannel 4's Demetria Kalidimos told viewers last week that Knoxville and east Tennessee were not experiencing the same problems because that area was served by a different gas pipleline. WRONG. Nashville and Knoxville are served by the same major pipeline that runs from Houston to the Northeast.

Continued news media focus in the print and TV media only fuels the crisis.

So the challenge remains the same. Nashvillians have to show some discipline in their habits. Or they can remain a laughingstock to the rest of the nation for their inability to act responsibly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You really seem to hate it here. Why not move?