How can anyone consider Michael Jackson a musical Icon? Icons, forget the so called music, never understood why anyone liked it, it was trash and still is, and at least in Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches, Icons are things that are revered at times of worship. Can anyone honestly show signs of reverence to a pedophile? He turned his home into an amusement park, petting zoo, and circus to attract children. I heard the man, and I use that term loosely, say on Dateline one time, that he would rather have a water balloon fight with a child , than to have sex, and then when questioned, said he didn't see anything wrong with a 12 year old boy sleeping in his bed. But he paid the child millons to keep from being prosecuted as a child molester. And now, good old Jesse Jackson has showed up to stir something else up. They want another autopsy because the corner wasn't nice to them, or mean, as one story relates it. The fool needs to be buried and if he can, rest in peace. He's just another pedophile off the street.
Let's see, Pedophile, gay, stupid dance and music, dyed his skin to disown his heritage, had his own circus, zoo, and amusement park to entice children, once said he'd rather have a water balloon fight with a child than to have sex. Nah! Can't say I'll miss him. Never liked him to begin with. Good riddance.
The only good thing about Zack running for governor is he'll lose, he'll be out of congress, and the people of Tennessee will fulfil his promise, the one where he's an admitted liar, about his term limits. I'm with the other writer, what's he qualified to do? NOTHING! But I'm sure his political cronies will find him a job where he does nothing and still gets paid, just like he does in Congress.He couldn't get a real job is why he ran and ran for congress until he got elected, with the help of Marilyn Lloyd retiring. If he ever had to work on a real job with blue collar wages like the rest of us, he might have been a better congressman. He has done nothing that he can say he did solely, or own his own since he's been there. It's always been with another congressman and someone smarter than him, which wouldn't be hard to find.
While the loss of this bicyclists life is one of the worst things that can happen, there are a few things wrong here. No where, at no time, in any courtroom, or on any radio talk show, did the driver of this truck say he admitted to trying to force Mr. Meek off the road, He'd still be in jail. People, do not take any or everything you hear on talk radio as gospel. IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!. This driver is very upset over this loss, and if you read the grandjury report, the police re-enacted the accident, at the same time of day, at the same place, and concluded the driver "could have seen him but also it was likely he could NOT have seen him. Folks, that's why they call them accidents. I don't know why this person wants to rile folks in an already heated debate on bikes on the road, but the man NEVER admitted to trying to force the bike off the road. That's the craziest thing I have ever seen anyone write, especially in a tragedy like this, and to use their reliable source, " a talk radio station" is ludicrous. And not trying to make light of this situation, but I drive by this site almost every morning. Besides the white bike as a memorial for this man, the other thing I noticed is there are new sidewalks all the way down this new road. Why wasn't he riding on the sidewalk and safely out of the way of traffic on a 4 lane road? I still think bike riders have NO business on busy thoroughfares, but if your going to take the chance, be ready to accept the consequences.
Bravo to rolando. If cyclists would just follow those simple rules, MUCH disapproval of bikes on the road would be gone. Not long ago at 6:30 in the morning, dark, I followed a bike with NO lights, rider NOT wearing any reflecting clothing,out Mtn. Creek Rd, when he got to Signal mtn. Rd he passed all the cars at the red light, ran the light, then the light in front of Conoco, swerved between the right and center lanes, on down Signal Mtn. Rd like no one was there but him. Then the bike guy wonders why motorists don't like bike riders.
The solution to the whole problems lies within the brain. Don't ride a slow moving bike, especially in the dark, on 4 lane roads like Ashland Terrace, Signal Mtn. Road, Dayton Blvd,Brainerd Road, anywhere there is heavy traffic with people trying to get to work, or home from work, or to an appointment on time. That;s asking for it and the driver of the automobile is the one who will pay for your stupidity. Don't ride up narrow mountain roads like Montlake Mtn., w Road, Roberts Mill, Suck Creek Mountain, etc. It's not worth the risk. Go ride at the Riverpark,Greenway, Levee, somewhere it's safe. The loss of this man's life is a tragedy. His family has my condolences. But are you going to walk across a pistol firing range because it's closer, or through a snake pit for the exercise? You put your own lives in danger, but want to blame everyone else instead of accepting the fact you're not real smart and feel like everyone owes you the right to block traffic and we have to like it. Not so!
I'm sure the Rhea County folks did all they possibly could to find this man. And I recall there was inclement weather that prevented their search at times. Seems pretty petty to condemn folks, whom most of them were volunteers, who worked all those hours to locate this man. And I'm positive when he went fishing, his choice of fishing spots had nothing to do with where his body could be found the fastest, should he unfortunately drown. His family deserves more than a comment like the above.
I'm with the potential juror. He should have shot her too.