Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Suffer the little children.......



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Anonymous said...

They can ride their bikes in the Costco parking lot

steve said...

@6:03 Thanks for making me spit sweet tea all over my keyboard hahahaha.

Also, what parent in their right mind would let their, im guessing by the image, 8 and 9 year old daughters ride bikes on Highland Colony Pkwy near the fruit loop?

Anonymous said...

They can ridge their bikes on the numerous biking trails that go along the Natchez trace. HC Parkway was never intended to be a biking trail for kids.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing @6:28. Kids shouldn't be anywhere near there riding their bikes.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Ridgeland on attracting Cosco. A 1st class organization!

Not a blogger said...

Precisely. Please tell the people that bike on the Parkway this. Annoying.

Johnny Weir said...

Can't wait till Cosco opens! They will beat Sams Club hands down.

Anonymous said...

People in Ridgeland are too stupid to: design a proper roundabout (it needs to be about 4 times larger in diameter) nor how to drive around one (it could be because that one is too small).

I suppose the snobs in $400k homes will protest like they did the mini sky scraper.


lol at the death of Ridgeland. Well, at least Sal and Phils is getting a new bar.

Anonymous said...

All of the trappings of a suburgatory border town.... Big box blight and little ones protesting the imminent doom of their once beloved paradise at a town hall meeting in the high school.
#bikeslivesmatter.

Banana Seat For D.I. said...

Gene McGee won't be happy until he has bike trails leading up to and through all the funeral homes in the Ridgeland-Madison area.

Anonymous said...

@7:16 Highland Colony has many signs acknowledging the city and this road as bike friendly. Me and many others cycle this road frequently and are glad the city promotes Mississippi's three foot law.

Anonymous said...

The people of Ridgeland are starting to look like a bunch of tea party coo coo birds, why all of a sudden the dislike of economic growth? It was fine when we moved here, but now its not fine. People move to an area, it creates consumer demand, stores show up. That's how it works. Up to now, the retail development of Ridgeland has been well done.

Anonymous said...

Anything to keep tax dollars in Ridgeland and out of the hands of Mary is good news to me.

Anonymous said...

I notice on the Facebook pages of news organizations that are reporting on this, where a person has to use their real name, there are positive pro-Costco comments. Unlike here, where I suspect the same 2 or 3 people are ranting and raving under the guise of anonymity. This is not a knock on JJ, just an observation.
I have a Costco membership. It is a great company. Regularly listed as one of the top places to work in the country. If Costco opened in Ridgeland, I would shop there tomorrow. As would, I can guarantee it, the St. Andrew's parents, the Butler Snow attorneys and their support staff, the Dinsmor, Greenwood Plantation, Bridgewater, Carlton Park etc crowd.
If people didn't picket the streets and get up in arms about Fresh Market and PF Chang's coming to town, I don't see what the problem is with a Costco.
There are no kids riding their bikes on HCP, and Costco isn't coming to Old Agency Road. As a taxpayer, I would welcome Costco, and I hope they do come.

Anonymous said...

Costco would increase traffic and prevent children from activities they may normally do in their neighborhood. Not to mention the fact that Costco will also hurt local Ridgeland merchants.

Anonymous said...

Costco would increase traffic and prevent children from activities they may normally do in their neighborhood. Not to mention the fact that Costco will hurt local Ridgeland businesses.

Anonymous said...

Wait, 15,000 people aren't againtst it?

Marty May said...

The point is, she will NOT be able to safely GET to the bike path.

Anonymous said...

Ironic - no one at the meeting sends their children to Ridgeland High School. The school is now heavy majority black and Hispanic. The whites have moved to Madison, or send their kids to Madison - R School, St J, or St A.

Anonymous said...

Dear Neel Schaffer Enginneers. When you rebuild the roundabout, go to New Orleans and see how theirs are designed. You will see that there is no way a car going straight can proceed through one without having to make a turn to the right. A real turn. Because the failure of the one in Ridgeland ( and the old one at the airport) is that a speeding car simply had to swerve then correct to go through it. This renders the roundabout impotent and useless. Unless you are an Ole Miss engineer, no sane person would stamp the design as built.


You have your chance for fame and awards if you do the right thing

Sign me: shaking my head at the ignorance of the people that built the interchange at Old Agency Road

Anonymous said...

5 spandexed fools were backing up traffic on Old Agency Pkwy last evening, with a perfectly good bike trail parallel to them. Arrogant bicycle riders are going to create a backlash one day ... if they live so long.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:05 AM - Have you ever tried to ride a bike on the "bike trail". Actually, it's a multi-use trail. You have people walking in the middle of the trail 2 wide or walking their dogs that zigzag all over the trail. I can't tell you how many dogs I've nearly hit. The point is that it is almost impossible to ride on those trails because you are constantly slowing down to avoid people who don't stay to the right.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:57 AM - So you're saying that people walking on the bike trail cause similar problems for bicyclists as bicyclists riding on busy streets cause drivers. Good to know

Anonymous said...

@ 7:05 - I have driven down Old Agency Pkwy every day for the last 8 years and have never seen traffic backed up, much less behind any cyclist. I do think traffic will back up at Old Agency Pkwy and HC once Costco is built. If a cyclist does slow you down for a minute or two once in a while, appreciate their efforts to stay healthy and active!!

Anonymous said...

" I have driven down Old Agency Pkwy every day for the last 8 years and have never seen traffic backed up, much less behind any cyclist."

Then you're very, very lucky (or something). I was in a line of 8 or 9 cars held up because the bikes + oncoming traffic wouldn't let us advance.

It would not kill these Lance Armstrongs to show some courtesy & pull over onto the shoulder & pedal there for a minute to let traffic pass. But they're all about their Right to the Road. Yes, the law allows them to do that. Laws can be changed.

8:48 - gold medal for applied logic!

Claude Bawls said...

I've been wondering what all that dirt work and heavy equipment were for in front of Trustmark at Steed and Highland Colony. Now I see it's just another Gene McGee-D.I.Young bike trail-leg. Meanwhile, the weeds are six feet tall on the north side of Jackson Street in Downtown Ridgeland.

Anonymous said...

Why should Ridgeland taxpayers underwrite private development risk for Bailey Mattice? Start the 'Bridge to Nowhere' round-a-bout development with 30,000,000 from MDA to private developers via TIFs; when Bailey Mattice fails to meet cash flow, or tires debt service, call Mayor--- shift private debt to pockets of local taxpayers. Heck, Gene may have sold Bailey Mattice 3million in term life policies before Bailey Mattice cut the deal with Manning McPhillips & MDA. Mr. McPhillips is Senator Wicker's son-in-law, whose wife is a Butler Snow lobbyist, and whose brother-in-law, Kirk Sims, is chief Yates Construction lobbyist.

Associating Costco around-a-bout protestors in Ridgeland with Tea Party & 'conservative extremists'? Stop smoking synthetic canabinoids --- try physician ordered Prozac & 12 step meetings.

Anonymous said...

Why should Ridgeland taxpayers underwrite private development risk for Bailey Mattice? Start the 'Bridge to Nowhere' round-a-bout development with 30,000,000 from MDA to private developers via TIFs; when Bailey Mattice fails to meet cash flow, or tires debt service, call Mayor--- shift private debt to pockets of local taxpayers. Heck, Gene may have sold Bailey Mattice 3million in term life policies before Bailey Mattice cut the deal with Manning McPhillips & MDA. Mr. McPhillips is Senator Wicker's son-in-law, whose wife is a Butler Snow lobbyist, and whose brother-in-law, Kirk Sims, is chief Yates Construction lobbyist.

Associating Costco around-a-bout protestors in Ridgeland with Tea Party & 'conservative extremists'? Stop smoking synthetic canabinoids --- try physician ordered Prozac & 12 step meetings.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who allows, much less encourages children to ride a bike on Highland Colony parkway should be jailed and/or fined.

Ridgeland is toast. It never had a chance. Every middle class resident that could afford it has left and moved to Madison for the schools. They've been replaced with the Jackson residents who will vote like Jackson residents. You millionaires on your white island on the West side have a lot more to worry about than Costco coming to town.

Anonymous said...

Ridgeland needs to develop and enforce strict HOA policies, stop accepting any HUD vouchers and raise rents to a minimum of $1200 for a 900 sq. foot home/apt. Collect all deposits in a lump sum (no "can I have a payment plan" stories is a BIG RED FLAG.) Don't fall for it ever, because they won't be able to afford the rent if they aren't able to save for a deposit. Explain to EVERY prospective tenant their verifiable income fom lasts years tax return and 4 most recent paystubs must be a minimum of 3 times the monthly rent. Run a credit check to see if they've been to court for previous evictions. Remember that you can have bad credit and still be a good tenant, IF the all of the other factors check out okay. Make sure that you personally call their employers human resource department- NOT THEIR BOSS, to verify their work history. Do criminal record checks. Allow no felons, sex offenders, or those with violent misdemeanors to rent. (This is legal as long as you run record checks on ALL prospective applicants that are over 18 that will reside in the home) If a boyfriend moves in at anytime, and you will know if he does, he must have a background check done. The city must charge the landlords, who can in turn charge the renters a $100 inspection fee. Only allow the children initially listed on the lease to live there. During the school year, check with the schools to see if your tenant is allowing a friend/relative to use your property address so their child can attend your schools. These ideas may seem harsh, but that's how to get good renters and keep the trash out. Treat every applicant equally and with respect and you'll never have a problem.

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