Killer night of great blues
The Memphis Kings Scooter Club has been promoting all things scoot since 2003. This year's Dead Elvis Scooter Rally (not a motorcycle rally as posted above) is huge, with over 100 scooterists participating from as far away as Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. We have two scooters to raffle (raffle tickets are $1 each, but you have to register to participate in the raffle). We have a short ride within the city to Graceland, Levitt Shell, Stax Music Museum, and Sun Studio. We are also offering a long ride along the Mississippi River Trail. You won't have to pre-register to participate... you can show up Friday night at the Meet and Greet. Schedule and details posted at www.memphiskings.net.
this event starts at 6:30pm-9:30pm
83% of Tennessee voters polled agreed that "The presidential candidate who gets the most votes always should be the winner."
Every political demographic group across the state favors changing to a system driven by the popular vote, the poll showed.
When Republicans were asked, "How should the President be elected, by who gets the most votes in all 50 states or by the current winner-takes-all system?" 73% of them favored the popular vote.
Of all Democrats asked the same question, 78% favored the popular vote system.
When respondents who agree with Tea Party values were asked, 72% of them preferred the popular vote.
The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).
Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps. There would no longer be a handful of 'battleground' states where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 80% of the states that now are just 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions.
When the bill is enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes– enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC.
The presidential election system that we have today was not designed, anticipated, or favored by the Founding Fathers but, instead, is the product of decades of evolutionary change precipitated by the emergence of political parties and enactment by 48 states of winner-take-all laws, not mentioned, much less endorsed, in the Constitution.
The bill uses the power given to each state by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for President. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have come about by state legislative action.
In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls in recent closely divided Battleground states: CO – 68%, FL – 78%, IA 75%, MI – 73%, MO – 70%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM– 76%, NC – 74%, OH – 70%, PA – 78%, VA – 74%, and WI – 71%; in Small states (3 to 5 electoral votes): AK – 70%, DC – 76%, DE – 75%, ID – 77%, ME – 77%, MT – 72%, NE 74%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM – 76%, OK – 81%, RI – 74%, SD – 71%, UT – 70%, VT – 75%, WV – 81%, and WY – 69%; in Southern and Border states: AR – 80%, KY- 80%, MS – 77%, MO – 70%, NC – 74%, OK – 81%, SC – 71%, TN – 83%, VA – 74%, and WV – 81%; and in other states polled: AZ – 67%, CA – 70%, CT – 74%, MA – 73%, MN – 75%, NY – 79%, OR – 76%, and WA – 77%. Americans believe that the candidate who receives the most votes should win.
The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers in 21 states with 243 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 9 jurisdictions with 132 electoral votes - 49% of the 270 necessary to go into effect.
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I will definitely be there after last year's concert! Her new CD is #12 on the jazz charts and moving up. Such a unique voice, and plays piano like Bud Powell. A rare talent.
Memphis / the midsouth is very fortunate that this world renowned influential east coaster is coming to these parts. Here's what George Benson thought after first seeing Martino play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb8tgXi-hF4. Very highly recommended.
Will be Epic!!!!!
this is a stupid name
The best church in Memphis
YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS EVENT!
Correct spelling butch died.
Butch dird yesterday
Visit www.memphisareamastergardeners.org for more information.
Robert Stephenson and Jayne Frank have raised the bar on antiques, art and accessories in Memphis. The opening was a great success. Thanks to the music provided by locals; Jim Duckworth and Jim Spake, who played an intimate set and made us all feel at home. The art, the museum quality antiques and the accessories are gorgeous. The crowd was filled with smiling faces of friends and family. This is more than an antiques store. RS Antiques and Art is becoming a staple for Memphis culture, art, decor, design and furniture.
It was an ok night out, and by ok I mean we were hosted by the most egotistical, self-righteous, pompous, and narcissistic ass EVER! I'm sorry, but when did an entertainment night become all about the host of a show? I hope that this type of hubris filled show starts and stops at the P&H. The comics themselves were alright, but when mixed in with a "host" who has no idea what to do other than some self-aggrandizing, you have a night that sucks. I can only hope that there is a rotating host every week and that I caught them on their bad week. Regardless, I'm never going back.
and Daniel Mckee!!!
The concert will actually be on March 2nd, 2013. The program will include the Sibelius Violin Concerto (Will Haapaniemi, violin) and Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain.
the playhouse site does not have this event showing until april
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