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Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/18/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Oak said: "And you can lose the ad hominem, by the way. It just makes you look like the sore-loser petulant-foot-stomper type I was referring to in my initial comments."

Exactly right. Your "fuck off troll" comment proves, by your own standard, that you are the "sore-loser, petulant-foot-stomper type," just like your idol. But, just like him, you recognize it in others, but not in yourself. Sad.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/18/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

http://wreg.com/2013/10/28/hip-hop-artists…

It's pretty straight forward.

Two people were arrested and one was maced for supporting Hip Hop on South Maine Trolley night, the same night many nostalgia and impersonation acts were also performing on the same street for the same event.

The cops busted it up because it wasn't white people music, pure and simple.

The performers were there by invitation from the owner of K'Presha, a local business.

But hey, there are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/18/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

@FUNKbrs So let me get this right. A man was maced because he wanted to listen to rap music downtown. Don't believe it. You've got to be leaving out something.

Also, it seems you don't understand the concert industry when it comes to booking an act to perform. That's the promoters/clubs decision on who they want to book to perform at their venue. If the act is good and people want to see them, most likely they are going to get booked. It's all about the bottom line at these venues. It's not about denying access so lose that excuse.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 01/18/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “New Center Allows Overnight Visits for Female Inmates, Their Children

What a beautiful opportunity to connect with your children and energize a treatment family reunification mindset while incarcerated!

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Posted by Shannon Cox on 01/18/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

I've known many quite successful locals who have toured nationally many times who are still, for some strange reason, denied access to Beale despite years of attempts.

Meanwhile, when I go to Beale, mainly what I see are nostalgia and impersonation acts, and little to no original or up to date music, let alone the cutting edge stuff that would create a strong draw. Yes there are exceptions, like that joke they call the New Daisy. If you think Coyote Ugly playing Top 40 over the PA contradicts my point, let me clarify that I am specifically talking about live music, as opposed to the canned stuff which you can get off the radio for free without going downtown.

Do you not remember just a few years ago, when they were attempting to revitalize Main with the free wine/music nights, when local intellectual progressive rapper Knowledge Nick had his event at K'Presha shut down by the cops and someone was maced?

A man was maced because he wanted to listen to rap downtown, and for no other reason.

That's textbook oppression.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/18/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

@FUNKbrs Do you really think or believe that different genres of music are being kept off Beale Street? Where did you get such an asinine idea from? There are no music restrictions on Beale Street. Jazz, blues, R&B, pop, country, bluegrass, rock, and techno have all been played in clubs and outside on the street. Do your research before making such crazy remarks. Geez!

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Posted by BigTime21 on 01/18/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Mr corkscrew penis, read harder, who in this forum is defending Brown and Fullilove? A good troll should have a shred of truth to play with, otherwise he's just playing with himself.

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Posted by Nick R on 01/18/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Barf: stop making sense, you're confusing the locals.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 01/18/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

can I have his ticket?

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Posted by JayJay Guinozzo on 01/18/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

One group's assessment is based entirely on skin color. The other group's claims are based on verifiable performance, experience and standards. I am confused where any conflict or issue actually exists in this case.

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Posted by barf on 01/18/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

It's amazing reading and hearing from people who have no idea what they are talking about.

An RFP was requested and submitted by firms who wanted to manage the street. Because a firm submits an RFP and happens to make the last cut does not mean those who are making the decision have to issue a contract to that firm. Basically, the RFP process does not guarantee that in the end a firm will be given a contract after the process has come to an end. There are numerous factors that are considered when making that final decision.

Joe Brown and Janis Fullilove have been screaming racism on 70% of the issues since being elected to the city council. Both have been embarrassments and thank goodness they are finally term limited out.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 01/18/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

@Oak

The story I heard from a James Brown interview was that blues was jazz with bent or "blue" notes that were slightly out of tune.

Fortunes have been made writing arguments about the origins of the blues. It's the controversial nature of the genre that makes it so strong.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/18/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@datGuy - Excellent. You see my point. ;)

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@oak, "@moverhill @#$% off, troll" ....it's just a comments section ;-)


I'm always havin' fungi

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@datGuy - I thought you were saying goodnight?

This is just a flippin' comments section, Pete. Don't get your panties in a twist.
You don't have to pay attention at all.

And you can lose the ad hominem, by the way. It just makes you look like the sore-loser petulant-foot-stomper type I was referring to in my initial comments.

You've known me long enough to know I rarely limit myself to one meaning in a reply. That's half the fun. Just respond or don't.

And above all, have fun. Cheers!

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

I think everybody needs to just grab a little pussy and calm down.

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Posted by Nick R on 01/17/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@oak, well that is convenient.

Accepting those principles, you can say any ole thing regardless of its accuracy, relevance or merit all because it achieves some underlying purpose not discoverable until after the fact. Much like the serendipitous assist by Thoughtful affording you the "thoughtful was correct" comment. A brand new twist on Monday Morning QB meaninglessness.

So why would anyone bother paying attention to anything you say with such rationale?

A contorted set of Trumpian logic yours truly is.

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Personally, I love a good devil's advocate. They help me shore up my opinions by forcing me to refine a premise to its basics and removing all the chaff. It's one of the reasons I actually read and post in the comments section of the flyer.

That and a well seasoned devil's advocate pairs well with smoked gouda and a pint of Fireside (shameless Memphis Made plug).

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Posted by barf on 01/17/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@datGuy - Well thank you. I am indeed capable of communicating exactly what I intend. But the fact is, Thoughtful was correct in that assessment. As far as Breitbart-worthiness though, I find that one-dimensional intellects get all weak and wobbly in the knees whenever they have to confront their opposing ideological Nemesis. It's useful to throw such chaos at them for their own personal growth. Whether or not I think such propaganda is trash isn't really the point. A disciplined mind is capable of containing both elements of a logical dilemma, and considering each of them independently, without being reduced to an ideologue for either position.

Enjoy your evening.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 7:24 PM

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