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Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

Apop: For liberals, EVERYTHING is about racism. Weather, sitcoms, hair care, icebergs, road conditions, cereal choices, and the infield fly rule. It's simple, yet brilliant.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 04/25/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

@Funk

I have no idea why my simple, and self-evident, comment about running good candidates as a necessity for winning elections has morphed into comments regarding racism, States Rights, South America and the residual effects of slavery on the modernizing of cultures.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 04/25/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

@apop
cc@Duly (ADE)

I know, I know, numbers can't be racist unless you start counting the number of racists, then that's racist because we all know they have the States Right to be racists if they really want to be.

Or maybe, just maybe, slaves and their descendants have specific, resolvable, and pertinent issues with the residual effects of Slave Culture as it continues to stubbornly resist the Americanizing force of the the cultural Melting Pot which improves and modernizes all cultures with hybrid vigor regardless of their place of origin, ethnic heritage, factual validity, or practical effectiveness.

Look at South America. They stubbornly held on to slavery longer than any other part of the New World European colonial diaspora. They are also the worse off, riddled by war, murder, drugs, gangs, and corruption.

It seems if we are to set the standard of excellence, the first step is the rejection of the policies of ignorance.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/25/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

@ADE

Beats me why you took the trouble to post those "local political facts", none of which are pertinent to my comment.

Run good candidates and they get elected.

Run poor candidates and you will get your ass beat.

For example, running Judge Joe Brown for any office.

Seems pretty simple to me.

Good luck with your People's Convention, maybe the People's Convention will run Henri Brooks again for something?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 04/25/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

Arlington Pop...

You seem to be suffering from a convenient loss memory in your OLD age. Your re-collection of some basic local political facts seem to be escaping you:
1) Memphis is at least 66% Black with non-partisan elections by law;
2) Shelby County (Memphis and six other cities) is 53% Black with some partisan elections;
3) Most Blacks (i.e. 92% unfortunately) are Democrats;
4) Most elected officials IN THIS County are WHITE REPUBLICANS
5) 52% of all jobs in this county are held by people who reside outside this county;
6) County government awards 88% of its contracts to a group (W/M) who is 14% of pop.;

For good measure here is a sampling of GOOD candidates who defy your logic for election:

Aug 2, 2016 - Longtime Republican District 95 state Rep. Curry Todd was arrested on a theft warrant

Feb 14, 2017 - Republican Tennessee State Representative Mark Lovell has resigned from his seat amid allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a woman

Mar 20, 2017 - Republican Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich on Monday announced she agreed to a private reprimand in the prosecution of Noura ...

...it is time for another PEOPLES CONVENTION - FOR THE PEOPLE'S Majority!!1

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...a duly elected 2015-17 Member of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee

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Posted by ...a duly elected 2015-17 Member of the Shelby County Democratic on 04/25/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

@Cracko

Well, that and the fact that Shelby County Democrats have run mostly awful candidates the last couple of election cycles.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 04/24/2017 at 10:35 PM

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So this accounts for the great success of Shelby County Republicans?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/24/2017 at 6:32 PM

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The best thing to happen to Shelby County Republicans is the dysfunction, malfeasance & utter incompetence of the Shelby County Democratic Party.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 04/24/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Schedule for Local Democrats' Reorganization Efforts

This one's for you, ern:

Tom Dooley noted in deutsch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcSXzuocFZ…

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Posted by OakTree on 04/24/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

@crackoamerican - Considering Vaughn's prior experience, he'd probably be a good choice. But that dour expression may be nothing more than a prostate moment. It's hard to tell.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/24/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

This is a serious matter. I'd go with the one guy not smiling.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/24/2017 at 2:27 PM

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duly noted.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/24/2017 at 2:25 PM

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The TNDP Executive Committee at Nashville - NEVER convened a duly called meeting of its 71 members to address ANY grievances against the local Executive Committee.

Mary Mancini, the TNDP Executive Director, "consulted" with her choice of "selected" TNDP Executive Committee members and some members of the Shelby County Democratic Legislative delegation regarding her decision "to decertify" the local Executive Committee.

Now, she and her subset will have to endure the results of her decision.

...a duly elected 2015-17 Member of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee

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Posted by a duly elected 2015-17 Member of the local Democratic Executive on 04/24/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

People who swallow partisan talking points, without thinking about what they really mean, tend to oppose things that are actually good for them, or support things that are measurably bad for them. This cognitive dissonance is common on both extremes of the political spectrum and is related to the extent to which they allow ideology to override rational self examination.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 04/23/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

Infrastructure grows businesses and businesses create jobs, profits, and dividends. I fail to understand why so many are against the gas tax and lowering the food tax.

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Posted by LoveBC on 04/23/2017 at 5:31 PM

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jrgolden,

Hate it when I agree with you. Too much us v. them.

TN needs the buffer for the next down turn in the economy.

Infrastructure is in bad shape, the gas tax is a good idea as well as lowering the tax on food a bit.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 04/22/2017 at 4:17 PM

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TN needs a good sized buffer of money in reserve. We will need that come the next down turn in the economy. The gas tax is a very good idea as we need to do a better job with keeping up infrastructure and lowering the tax on food a bit. I'm not a big tax and spend liberal, but it is past time to get or infrastructure in order.

jrgolden, I hate it when I agree with you. There is too much of the us v. them attitude.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 04/22/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

jrgolden,
I meant to say "and don't slow down til I hit a squirrel" which pretty much defines reaching Midtown or plowing into the TN GOP delegation. (beavers notwithstanding)

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/22/2017 at 10:24 AM

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@ CL Mullins
Now that was funny!

As a rule I don't like to comment about public servants outside of my districts. However, within the preceding comments I see a trend of defining space as opposition to Memphis. If this is all it takes to be defined as a political leader, then I guess that's as good as it'll get. I see how a Mae Beavers is seen as a legitimate candidate for the governorship of Tennessee.

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Posted by jrgolden on 04/22/2017 at 10:05 AM

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jrgolden,
It's true. When I go to Memphis, I drive straight up 55 and don't slow down til I hit Midtown.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/22/2017 at 9:43 AM

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