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Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

ern and LoveBC, I'm pretty sure it was more than several. What is it with conservative and math?

Posted by crackoamerican on 12/01/2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Water Quality Board Rejects Appeal of TVA Plans to Drill Into Aquifier

ALJ2, aawwww, millions or was it billions, you've finished your Republican budgeting course. Just because we've convinced TVA to stop shooting itself in the foot is no reason to let it continue hammering it's toes.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 12/01/2016 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Water Quality Board Rejects Appeal of TVA Plans to Drill Into Aquifier

Funny how the same folks who demanded TVA spend hundreds of $millions or $billions to replace the Allen Steam Plant (burning tons and tons of coal a day) with a new "clean" power plant are now up in arms.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 12/01/2016 at 5:36 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

LoveBC, you said, "....several of the older AAs not only had to suffer through racism in the 50's and 60's from racist whites."
Maybe one or two, but several, no way, why do you continue to spread liberal propaganda?

Posted by ern on 11/30/2016 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

Arlington Pop - good post. The tragedy IMHO is that several of the older AAs not only had to suffer through racism in the 50's and 60's from racist whites which as bad enough, but know they are often the crime victims of gangstas wanting some screet cred.

I feel especially bad about the pizza lady murdered by some POS punks. All she was doing was just trying to earn some extra money to give her kids a good Christmas.

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Posted by LoveBC on 11/30/2016 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Water Quality Board Rejects Appeal of TVA Plans to Drill Into Aquifier

I don't believe the fat lady has sung yet.

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Posted by OakTree on 11/30/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Water Quality Board Rejects Appeal of TVA Plans to Drill Into Aquifier

TVA Sucks, I completely agree, but since you've included greed, I am wondering who profits from this.

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Posted by Nick R on 11/30/2016 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Water Quality Board Rejects Appeal of TVA Plans to Drill Into Aquifier

I've never considered myself an environmentalist. But the idea of drilling into a freshwater aquifer and to use massive amounts of drinking water merely as coolant for a power plant is beyond stupid and shortsighted. This smacks of out of control greed and recklessness by TVA.

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Posted by TVA Sucks on 11/30/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

@LoveBC - The punks don't really, but Yakuza sometimes do. There are quite a number of motorcycle guys over there, that have a USA fetish, who will ride Harleys, smoke Marlboro cigarettes, and wear cowboy hats. But they don't have to be Yakuza. Japan has age restrictions on what size engines that young people can have in their motorcycles, so 250cc and 400cc bikes are like lightweight and welterweight boxing classes, with razor edge performance gimmicks. The punks ride hotrod bikes of whatever displacement that their age will allow, and they race them at insane speeds in the middle of the night, like 1 to 3 AM, daring the cops to chase them. It's kind of a weird scene. They are much more serious about it than most of the US motorcycle club guys I have known over here.

Posted by OakTree on 11/30/2016 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

LoveBC,
I see from your posts that your are privy to what the demonstrators are drinking and now what they are texting. Are you sitting in their laps? And thereby adding to their numbers?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/30/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

Yeah, at least they didn't do THAT, guffaw.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/30/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

Well, at least those freedom riders didn't text each other when they were only five feet away from each other like those oh so cool SURF folks.

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Posted by LoveBC on 11/30/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

OakTree, Little off the subject but I'm curious, do biker punks in Japan ride Harleys? I hear the Yakusi drive american cars, so kind of wondering.

As far as fitting in, Mrs. Drysdale never did warm up to Jed.

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Posted by LoveBC on 11/30/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

@CL - I'm not sure it's healthy to have a favorite derogatory slur. But the one that affected me most personally, was being called 'otaku' by a biker punk in Japan just because I enjoyed learning about the culture. What this taught me, was that with some people, you can't win by either being who you are, or even by trying to feel the xenophilia otherness vibe, and grooving to that. It's identity, and identity alone that matters to them. Sadly, that's a special poison which goes to the bone. And you find that in a certain number of people wherever you go. No matter whether that's the Delta or Brooklyn.

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Posted by OakTree on 11/30/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

Funkbrs,
How about ofay? To this day it's my favorite.
LoveBC,
And what about those elitist freedom riders, you did seem to veer off track there?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/30/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

The Great Society didn't cause the breakup of the GOP-cherished AA nuclear family. You're confusing causation with correlation.
And yes, LBJ will also remembered for the wrong-headed escalation of the Vietnam conflict. But not for our initial involvement.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/30/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

I keep forgetting why I have to consider myself the same race as those who betrayed my city and abandoned us, their brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and cousins in our time of greatest need.

Wait, I don't.

You word "white" means nothing to me, and if it is the name of a race of traitors, I'll identify as something else.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/30/2016 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

ArlingtonPop,
I agree, those damnable sixties! I think they should have stopped scolding after 1865.
LoveBC,
You are preaching to the choir. When I remember back at all the quaint shacks that used to dot the Mississippi landscape only to be replaced by those tacky brick mini ranch houses, I could just plotz.

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Posted by ern on 11/30/2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

Ern, you forgot to thank LBJ for the Vietnam quagmire. Yep, we also need to thank LBJ for the generational welfare system known as the Great Society that did wonders for breaking up the AA family structure.

PR, American politicians no matter what their strip are addicted to out of control spending since they have to serve their monied backers if they wish to be relected, reelected and so on. We really need term limits. At least to me, huge, so to be yuge, federal deficits do matter. Debt is bad.

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Posted by LoveBC on 11/30/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Memphians Dominate Democratic Leadership Positions in State House

@ern

College kids scolding while putting their lives on the line is one thing.

Politicians scolding after 60 years of progress is something else altogether.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 11/30/2016 at 9:29 AM

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