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Re: “Dark Ages Coming?, unfortunately, unless you are voting in the 9th it's a waste of time. Maybe if you held your breath.

Posted by Dayn Rand on 01/17/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

I might suggest the invisible hand of a free market.

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Posted by Dayn Rand on 01/17/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

barf, which name?
Mullins, something may have been lost in the translation, maybe the translator simply didn't feel like explaining it further.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 01/17/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

All you have to do is walk down Beale and read the placards.

They're pretty explicit about it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/17/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Unless the Bible is crystal clear on an issue, I typically fall back on old tried and true Exodus 20:7, "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain". Of course the true meaning of the verse goes beyond the occasional curseword and applies to all invocation of God's intent, will or simple biblical verses to support one's personal (thus fallible) agenda.

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Posted by barf on 01/17/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

Should we tell Cohen we don't care whether he is going or not, or just ignore him as usual!!!

Posted by on 01/17/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Quite the diatribe you went on there Mr. Funk. Many things stated as facts which I'm sure you can back up in your response citing the correct documents and not opinion pieces. I'm looking forward to being enlightened. Those damned politicians are all racist obviously. Oh, except for Joe Brown and the pole dancer.

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 01/17/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Target Zero for Memphis Animal Services

I live in Nashville and I will say we have a great program that helps spay/neuter animals for very low cost and they travel all over the city. They provide vaccines, meds, etc for very low cost. They have one main facility and then a van that travels to low income areas to help people take care of their animals and I know it was in works with the Target Zero program. Its all government funded or subsidized and well worth it.

Posted by Tabitha Gilley on 01/17/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Target Zero for Memphis Animal Services


Posted by Tabitha Gilley on 01/17/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Target Zero for Memphis Animal Services

I am currently working with this shelter and it hasn't been the greatest experience but I do follow at least five rescues and I'm currently fostering a dog from a rescue that pulled said dog from the shelter. The way they handle things is not the best. The numbers are down becasue of the way they handle things and the rescues intervene. I experienced this first hand last week.If the rescues stop helping the numbers will not be down. This is not from the new director its becasue of the people that rescue. 'new to working with this shelter but I'm curious if the new target zero program has been implemented I know they were discussing it but I'm curious if its actually happening and which parts they are implementing?

Posted by Tabitha Gilley on 01/17/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Rape Kit Backlog Testing to Finish This Year

Rape is a felony, as as such is investigated by the TBI.

The city of Memphis and our Police department should not be forced to do the State's job for them.

The real question here is why does the State of TN want Memphis to be a city where rape without justice is a credible threat.

HINT: they want to drive people out of the city

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/17/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Beale was intentionally over regulated to drive people out of downtown into the suburbs, and it was done for racial reasons in the wake of the MLK Jr assassination.

It's not a rumor, it's not a suspicion, it's historically documented that Beale was intentionally destroyed because it was a center for black political and financial power.

DMC is the current face of it, but the bottom line is that until Beale shakes the unnecessary and punitive over-regulation that was designed from the very beginning to choke the street out of existence, it will not prosper.

They want to keep rap off Beale. They want to keep funk off Beale. They want to keep jazz off Beale. Greatest travesty of all, they want to keep Rock and Roll, the music this city actually has legitimate claim to the invention of, off Beale, in favor of the Blues, which was frankly invented in New Orleans and migrated to Chicago which is it's current home.

But look how easy it is for Nashville Country to get on Beale. Look how easy it is for Nashville artists to get booked for River Arts Fest. Overton Square would not prosper if it was restricted in the way Beale is. In fact, if Beale were allowed to do what Beale does best, there would be no need for the existence of Overton Square at all.

I get really worked up over this kind of thing, because it's a huge elephant in the room for Memphis musicians who really want to support downtown and help it thrive, but are blocked at every turn by politicians who think intellectuals are dangerous when they are allowed to mix racially, as was the tradition of the Pinch District and Beale's symbiotic relationship.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/17/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

I forgot that Jesus could be such a prig.
Yeah, we're taking health advice from some guy in Jersey.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/17/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration


Where are all the dead Canadians?.............apparently, Cory Booker knows.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 01/17/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Oak: you twist yourself rhetorically so grotesquely to defend your idol, Hair Fuhrer, it makes me wonder whether your other gig is as a contortionist with Cirque du Soleil. If so, you really ought to kiss your own ass instead of shamelessly kissing his.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/17/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Herenton and Cohen: Still at It

I like what King Willie had to say because he is right. I heard a speaker once that said;
we don't have bad kids, what we have are bad parents....?
More than likely, the thugs in Memphis, have no parents, criminal parents, or worthless people as parents.
Cohen isn't going to rock the boat that floats his reelection... he said he wouldn't run a race he couldn't win. Therefore, expect nothing from cohen but more warm moist air blown on the faces of his voters like he has always done. The 9th needs to look beyond his smoke & mirrors into the future and figure out what they want.... A real leader that addresses the issues with facts and action or more of that warm moist air in their faces.

Posted by Brackston on 01/17/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

I think you are missing Oak's point, datGuy. I think he was saying that the presence or absence of people in the seats is kind of an iffy marker to begin with, in that such a measure has more to do with the audience one is speaking to at the time than anything else. By most polling, Obama is a reasonably popular outgoing president. But he has struggled to get buy-in from the military. So the empty seats are about the military, mostly. Trump was never going to get any buy-in from people who tried every trick in the book to engineer HRC's coronation. So them not being at the inauguration carries the same sort of significance. Considering the response on this thread to the comparison, it appears that others also find the comparison apt. I don't really care one way or another about the verses though. What one person finds meaningful in quotes from the great books, another may find mealymouthed pablum. YMMV. Your mileage may vary.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 01/17/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Cohen is simply attracting attention to himself so his constituents get to see him in the media.... That's all. Simply pandering to his voters. Cohen and Lewis have the same motive; keep the voters happy by saying and doing what they want them to do as their representative..... Right or wrong, good or bad makes no diff to a politician, reelection does.
Therefore, those protesting this event are just doing the same old thing they have always done.... And everyone knows they will keep getting what they have always got. Reelected.
However, the 'old time live in the past, keep the wound bleeding' crowd is growing smaller. As they decline by death and education, political figures like these will fade away as well. Just like Jessie 'shake-down' Jackson....

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Posted by Brackston on 01/17/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration


Your picture of Obama was not relevant and a red herring with regard to the article on Cohens choice not to attend and also my comment on that lack of attendance.

Your bible verse could be interpreted a dozen ways on a dozen particular subjects. It's total value much like that of my daily horoscope or a tarot card reading. One of many interpretations contained therein being that ad hominem argumentation has merit. Is that intended as an indictment of Trump or an indictment of all religions? Who knows? Apparently, you don't have the time for clarity.

Perhaps later we can later argue the merits of opening eggs at the small end or large end using quotes from Aristotle or Thomas Aquinas. It will be just as fruitful.

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@Cl - The last time I quoted the Aramaic, it was crickets. So... As to your last rhetorical question, it's fairly easy to see the differences between them. What most people have a hard time doing, is seeing the similarities.

Amen indeed. And hallelujah.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 10:28 AM

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