I am no Corker fan as he is an active participant in the party of NO and Republicans constitutional failure to give a thumbs up or down vote to the Presidents SCOTUS nominee Garland.
That said, I agree with Oak, making fun of his stature is out of bounds.
Why complain when you can afford an army of plumbers.
Hate the man, love his coattails.
Pirtle's is the real deal, awesome stuff. The gravy is fantastic. Going to make a weekend visit now for sure.
People with little feet matter.
Why is it allowed to open again if it isn't ADA accessible? I think it should be closed for good until the owner can be compliant with the ADA in all aspects of the law.
That seems wise.
I refuse to say what came to mind when you said that.
I REFUSE! YOU HEAR ME?!?!?
You don't know my mama.
Not that. Legislators can be recalled, or not re-elected. You can say that's firing them. Close enough. What I agree with, is that I like Corker, and I think he represents the most moderate representative whom you could hope for in Tennessee at the moment.
Additionally, making fun of him because of the fact that he is a physically small person, is out of bounds, in my opinion. It ain't right. Your momma wouldn't have liked it.
And Nixon accepted the election results in 1960, although several dead people in Chicago voted for Kennedy. Nixon is also not complaining either.
If it's the part about not being able to fire legislators, it's not really a question of agreement. That Corker can be fired is part of what makes him ridiculous in a state that will vote for Trump in convincing numbers.
I agree with LoveBC.
You don't need to see one of those fat statues to know that Trump has been completely exposed.
Good story. Surprisingly insightful. (That's not meant to be a back-handed compliment.) After reading the story, I regret that I never visited the Sports Junction. For me, the "hookah lounge" component conjured up a negative image that helped keep me away. Maybe that's largely a generational thing, given that I'm probably two or decades older than than most of this establishment's customers. Idk.
Say it ain't so. What will I do without you? Who else will understand your
Dusty Springfield references? Why do I feel suddenly obsolete? I do care what you do because I DO know you and I think you're a pillar of what makes Memphis great. Stay forever wonderful.
Earl, here's a news flash for you: The two candidates themselves -- John Kerry and Al Gore -- are most definitely not still complaining. Neither are the vast, vast majority of the Democrats you broadly impugn. Truth is Kerry and Gore graciously accepted the election results for the good of the country. As have all losing presidential candidates up until now. Your guy Trump seems to be too self-centered and small-minded to bring himself to do that.
Pretty sure legislators can be fired. And many of them should be.
I like Corker, and wish we had more senators, from both parties like him. He worked his way through UTK (i try not to hold that against him, Go Tigers) built a successful construction business, has only been married once, as far as I know and appears to be a good family man. He beat a democratic challenger from Memphis from a powerful political family with dubious morals.
I think Trump's problems stem from never having to start from the bottom. One of my former COs used to say, to be a good leader, you must first learn to be a good follower." Trump never really had to take direction since he was born at the top. He cannot appear to take direction and advice from his campaign staff. He is used to giving orders, not persuading. Employees of the Trump companies take orders to avoid being fired. Legislators cannot be fired.
Charlie Epps, we all need to vote for what we feel are the best candidates, and not worry about draining votes away from established parties that want to pigeon hole us into predictable blocs. In my experience, I have come to distrust big government and have seen the disasters of LBJ's Great Society as well as our nation getting bogged down in military quagmires. We don't need to do anything as radical as having a Euro type government, but just something simple, like term limits for congress. Our Founding Fathers did not mean for politics to become a career, but public service for a short term, and then back to the farm or commerce.
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