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Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

When is JB's report coming out on the newly elected leaders of the Shelby County Republican Party?

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Posted by Clyde on 03/21/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


I wouldn't start the victory lap just yet. Like I said, the Millennials will tell the tale. If an urban exodus starts to trickle out in the next decade, you'll know they're no different from previous generations.

Time will tell the tale, and I think it'll be pretty clear. Either the Millennials will drive a change in the traditional lifestyle pattern, which will lead to continued urbanization, or they'll follow the pattern of previous generations, and we'll see a boom coming to suburbs nationwide over the next decade.

I'm a fringe Millennial myself, right between Gen X and the Millennial generation, and all of my friends that started out in East Memphis, Midtown, or Downtown have all migrated out to the suburbs, with the exception of those that can and/or are willing to pay for private school.

Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/21/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

The con was performed by Reid Hedgepath when he added the Supersized parking spaces after the compromise was made. Joe Brown needs to sit down once and for all, for the betterment of all Memphians.

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Posted by sherman on 03/21/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Surburbia being a good place to raise kids is predicated on two premises:

1: Schooling takes place outside of the home
2: Play takes place outside of the home

Once you stop leaving the house, it really doesn't matter where that house is. Kids don't really play in the street anymore; they play video games. You don't have to go to a school or library to research anymore; all of that is available online.

If you aren't going outside, it really doesn't matter what outside looks like. It doesn't matter who your neighbors are if you never meet them.

Internet connectivity is rendering neighborhood organization moot. The only reason not to homeschool children at this point is because kids need to be socialized. All the actual lessons could easily be put up on youtube, and online testing would be easier than the traditional paper sort.

As much as there USED to be a generational cycle of urban and suburban periods in people's lives, that cycle is clearly over now. Older people have to move to the cities for proximity to healthcare. Back in the "good" old days they used to just die. If the very young and very old are both living in cities, suburbs just aren't going to have the critical mass they once did to survive.

It's over. Suburbs were always stupid, and now they're over, and we're all better off for it.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/21/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Lookout: A Pop Atop the Pyramid

I can't believe that it's stillll $10 to ride to the top of the pyramid. I was hoping that they had financed it by now.

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Posted by natalya1299 on 03/21/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Suburbs and exurbs are less desirable when transportation becomes more expensive. As long as viable transit to the business core is cheap, people will exchange a commute for more local control of their lifestyle. That will not change for the Millenials. What IS changing, is what local control means in those peripheral areas. Bike paths and soccer complexes seem to be out-competing golf courses and baseball fields.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

The only irregularity here, is in Mr. Brown's integrity. I guarantee that there are many observers who can see exactly what's going on here. And we are getting very tired of these sorts of antics.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

Considering her well-known 'eccentricities', she will likely get a fairly sizable proportion of the flake vote in East Tennessee, which is larger than people from Memphis generally appreciate. But ultimately, her candidacy will likely help more reasonable GOP candidates, like Mark Norris, because it will show them to be comparative moderates.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Grove Reb: Without a doubt millennials will move to suburbia once they start getting married, since they are really no different than us ( I am at the tail end of the baby boomer generation). I used to be a midtownian back when I was single, but eventually I grew up (to my parents delight), moved out east, got married, got dogs, reproduced, and started buying expensive, but poorly performing, lawn equipment.

With that said, I am glad the millennials are putting life back into the classic down town buildings and giving downtown Memphis a cool vibe. After the millennials/creative class move to the 'burbs, the next generation will occupy the millennial haunts.

Posted by LoveBC on 03/20/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

It will be interesting to see if Noura Jackson is able to eventually prove herself as innocent. I have slight acquaintances with both Amy Weirich and Steve Jones and they both appear to be fine attorneys. I have seen Ms. Weirich whip well known defense lawyers.

With that said, I always thought the case against Ms. Jackson was weak and it is my understanding that most of the people testifying against Ms. Jackson were druggies. I do not hold it against Ms. Jackson that she took an Alford plea. I would have also to get out of jail so I could work on proving myself innocent.

There is also a large estate that Jennifer Jones left, and there is huge family feud about who will get what. I believe Ms. Jackson has not received any inheritance. I do not know how Ms. Jackson is supporting herself.

It would be interesting if an attorney or two with estate and/or criminal law would weigh in on this conversation.

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Posted by LoveBC on 03/20/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers


Surely you have SOME ideas on how you plan to force everyone to move about, or telling people which house they must buy or must not live in. Surely you have SOME ideas on the subject.

While you are at it, tell us of your ideas of fairness regarding redistricting for the congress.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Trumpcare?

So Trump lied again, this is not surprising

The tragedy is millions of American seniors and tens of millions of future seniors are having their healthcare put at risk by the wealthiest zealots and selfish Americans

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Posted by datGuy on 03/20/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “MPD Recruits Report for Academy

Good news. Need to get them out on the beat

Posted by datGuy on 03/20/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

Calling it 'collusion' is a bridge too far, FUNKbrs. The fact is, the Prosecutor's Office has to fight organized crime and the most heinous of sociopaths. That's their purview. Occasionally they WILL get it wrong. No human is perfect. Weirich admitted that today. But their considered judgment, about who to prosecute, and how to do it, is what keeps you safe at night. The same forces which Weirich fights, are most assuredly going to be the most vocal when such inevitable lapses occur, too. Perhaps it should give you pause to consider just whose battle you are fighting in proxy here.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/20/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

Ah, collusion and impunity.

Good ol' boy politics at it's finest.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Agreed CL. The entire market would shift if that's the direction the Millennials drive it.

That's what's fascinating to me. For how much people love to rag on the Millennials, they're really the new Boomers, except maybe even a larger generation. They're going to be driving economic forces as they age, similar to how Boomers have done for so long.

If this whole push for vouchers happens, and those get spread to a broad group of citizens, that could be your new school model that crops up for the group of young professional Millennial parents. It'll be fascinating to watch.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/20/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


Trolls and the rest of the trollite diaspora have a single orifice for both mouth and anus, similar to a jelly fish. Trollkin are those who have not surgically made this physical transition, but internally identify as trolls.

Obviously I have not made my full surgical transition from trollkin to Troll as I still have separate orifices for communication and defecation, but I hope to one day combine the two.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Assuming no apocalypse, should Millennial say put, we should see schools catering to their progeny cropping up.
Changes afoot for this generation won't mimic ours, job sites alone should be quite different for those affording the new urban lifestyle. The won't have to shell out for lawn equipment of machines. Of course if Trump has his way, they will be paying $50 an hour for nannies. As it should be.

If you want to be a true troll, you'll have to start drinking alone a lot more.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/20/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


I never take things back. Never, never, never!

I refuse to call you a troll no matter how you identify.

I am curious, though.

Do trollkin pee in the same bathrooms as trolls?

Seems to me we need a law to clarify where trolls can pee.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/20/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Funk, so, each and every kindergarten class should resemble the results of the census? How do you plan to achieve that?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 11:16 AM

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