@AP - "..Moverhill is prime example of a troll..."
Simple troll, or stuffed marmot? Only his hairdresser knows for sure.
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Downtown Memphis is now suburbia, or at least Midtown west. The real downtown is Poplar Avenue from around Perkins west into Germantown where Poplar and Kirby intersect (roughly). I work downtown, and most downtown workers appear to be lawyers, government employees, restaurant workers and a sprinkling of retail workers.
The Raymond James Building was bustling up until about five years ago, but with most of the brokers working from home (most of which probably live in G-town & C-town), the sit down restaurant and to go eatery have disappeared, along with the Regions branch. In other words, calling downtown Memphis the business district is a stretch.
I am a architectural nerd, I am glad to see a lot of the buildings restored, especially the Tennessee Brewery. Sure, it is cheaper to knock down and build from scratch (has anyone ever seen a McDonald's restored) than to fix up an older building, but a new building just can't get the funk of an old building.
I am hoping that something can be worked out the complex legal, asbestos and whatever else issues with the Sterick Building, and now the 100 N. Main Building. I miss the good smells of the burger joint that used to be at the 100.
Oak: you challenging anyone for changing names is rich. How many different names, in how many different comment forums, do you post under? If knowing who you've been "dealing with" is so important to you, tell you what: start posting under your real name. That way we'll know who we're actually "dealing with."
As for calling me a "troll"---fake news.
datGuy, he probably does a lot of sleep overs in east Memphis.
Kelsey's district includes east Memphis. It was gerrmandered to do so
I live in his district, in east Memphis. Kelsey does not live in his district.
The end of suburbia has been predicted for a long time. I can't wait for th next census.
Heck, last I heard, most "millennials" what a house with a yard and cars, just like it has been for, well, millennia.
Funk is no troll.
Moverhill is prime example of a troll.
@Mia - And incidentally, 'moverhill' is the shtunk here, not you. Fear not. We know your good heart.
@AP, @Mia, @CL - I'm kind of amazed that our troll is claiming a faux-progressive outlook, especially considering the interesting childish HTML hacking that seems to accompany any blog on which it comments. I suspect it's actually somebody we've been dealing with for years, but who changes names like a set of tighty whities.
On the other hand, who cares? No one takes it seriously anyway.
@jrgolden - Now that, sir, sounds damn fine to me... SKOAL!!!
I don't know if APop is referring to you as a troll. A true troll's purpose is only to squelch discussion. I can see his point as you often seem to go off the deep end, perhaps in a satirical attempt. But amid all the bombast you seem capable of making a good point, but it is lost when you don't engage in a substantive manner. Arguing with APop and Grove can be a wonderful exercise, and after a level of trust is established, insightful.
moverhill on the other hand is a rather new type of troll, attempting to pose as a progressive but whose heavy handedness reveals himself to be one of those he pretends to disparage, non unlike Fox pretending to be news, but actually one of the schmekel legion.
Funk, when I was a kid I seldom ventured outside of the Parkways, but even then I knew that "Memphis" extended beyond Shelby.But if all you want to do is rant and spew, Memphis has street corners a plenty, and during the morning rush, you and a cardboard sign will reach scores more than peruse this site.
Ammusing comments. African-American, living in a sizable home in South Memphis, purchased adjoining lots to expand perimeter, inexpensive purchases due to "undesirable demographics", Navy Federal Credit Union financed (local banks redlined). Within cycling distance of my job, easy commute for my spouse (West to East instead of the molasses of East to West). Savings on home allow for parochial and independent school educations. Our neighbors aren't threatening (I guess its a "Black thing"). All of our kids played club soccer. You don't have to spend money, if you're a middle class African-American, chasing someone elses version of the American dream. Pursue your dream on your terms.
You can always spot trolls. They show themselves by the inability to have a meaningful or civil conversation. On the contrary, their posts are full of gratuitous insults and name calling.
In other words, a lot of smoke and heat with little substance.
Thanks for the supposition on my housing situation, but I confess to living in a cardboard box at Arlington Depot Square. Its all i can do after hard day of panhandling to drag myself down to the liquor store for my daily ration of Thunderbird.
Life in the 'burbs is hell, you know.
Abdominable (undoubtedly "deplorable" too): a refrigerator box just about anywhere would still be better than the vapid, insipid, vacuous neighborhood you undoubtedly live in, and are perfectly suited for. Tell you (and your fellow outlander, AP) what: stick to Breitbart, FoxNews and InfoWars (StormFront, maybe), and leave the Flyer's site to folks equipped with the grey matter to understand it.
I don't know Apop, I always assumed your house was pretty nice.
Or do you mean a different resident troll?
I think the fact the Memphis Flyer has Memphis in the name should be a hint towards their target audience.
Then again, I should probably defer to your expertise considering who is a troll and who isn't; you would certainly know from an inside perspective.
Ignoring Trump just helps weaken the Fed, which is exactly what those who put him in power want. Republicans are extremely strong on the state level.
The man is a goad, and if you allow him to push you away, you are reacting like cattle.
Politics is messy business, just like child rearing. You don't ignore a child that behaves inappropriately; the behavior will only get worse, especially if it's a ruse for attention seeking. Putting a spoiled, needy brat in office who constantly cries wolf is a tailor made plan to get people to stop rewarding that behavior with more attention. However, in order to make bad behavior stop, there have to be negative consequences, not just a passive reduction in rewards.
I await the midterm elections with glee.
The Flyer's circulation and readership are confined to the city of Memphis?
I did not know that.
Yes, lots of mansions in Memphis, which by no means indicates that our resident troll occupies one of them.
It's a little hard to reconcile your claims of housing grandeur with your feeling that a $5 parking fee is "gouging" - but I'm sure you've got the nicest refrigerator box under whatever overpass you call home.
The offer for a suburb-funded zoo trip still stands, though, if you ever want to escape the refrigerator box for an afternoon!
My experience is that anytime someone comes on a city paper's comments section and they don't live in that city, they're just there to troll.
Lots of mansions in Memphis, if you bother to look for them.
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