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Re: “Serendipity and Synchronicity: Simultaneous Homages to Racial Harmony, 3-30-17

God I miss King Willie.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/04/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “An Even 10 Candidates to Seek District 95 House Seat

SAVE THE DATE!

Tennessee Nurses Association District 1 (Shelby & Fayette Counties)

District 95 Legislative Forum

Open To All Public and Media

April 4, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Collierville High School Auditorium (west side of the building)
1101 New Byhalia Road, Collierville, TN 38017

We are excited that all ten candidates have committed to participate in the Forum!

Julie Byrd Ashworth-D
Joseph Aaron Crone-R
Gail Williams Horner-R
Curtis D. Loynachan-R
Missy Marshall-R
Billy Patton-R
Robert Schutt-I
Jim Tomasik-I
Frank Uhlhorn-R
Kevin Vaughan-R


Each candidate will be allowed a 2 minute Introduction to Explain Why They Are the Best Candidate to Represent District 95

Jackson Baker, Political Analyst and Political Columnist, The Memphis Flyer, will moderate. He will ask questions collected from the audience, with each candidate allowed a 1 minute response.

Each candidate will be allowed a 2 minute closing statement.

Questions? Contact Connie McCarter, RN connie.tnadistrict1@gmail.com or Carla Kirkland, APRN, tna.tnadistrict1@gmail.com

THANK YOU!

Posted by Connie McCarter on 04/03/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Up in Smoke

Baptists and the bootleggers all over again.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/31/2017 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Up in Smoke

If illegal marijuana is Tennessee's #1 cash crop, do you think those businessmen want to see legalization?

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 03/31/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Up in Smoke

If reason is going to prevail, it will have to do it district by district.
And there's the rub....

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Posted by OakTree on 03/30/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

LoveBC,
Fairly reasonable and finally scary. I see no reason why Beavers couldn't win the governorship. The moderates will cleave right for the votes and Mae will appear resolute.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/25/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

OakTree, you are exactly right. I tend to fall in line with moderate republicans, which is basically means in my opinion being wary of big gov "initiatives" and sincerely believing most of us can take better care of ourselves than a bunch of faceless bureaucrats, and look how I get constantly reamed. Now Bill Clinton presented himself the same way, my dearly departed liberal democrat dad used to say Bill was the best republican president we ever had as a nation.

However, as an outdoorsy sort, I realize we cannot trash our planet, and I have no qualms with having a trans individual as a pee buddy and those two issues mean I can never be on the wacko right side, much like a working stiff democrat cannot tolerate career criminals being set loose way to soon because the wacko left believes that criminals are the victims, not the actually victims.

Now, maybe the Flyer and its readers will think I'm reasonable, but I ain't holding my breath.

Maybe the Beav is not as crazy as we think and her strategy is to allow the moderate republicans to cancel each other out, and she will be the last one standing. It kind of, sort of worked this way for the Donald. The statewide dem party is MIA in Tennessee, so who knows?

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Posted by LoveBC on 03/25/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

Please, please run Senator Beavers!

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Posted by jrgolden on 03/24/2017 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

@LWC - Well, it's psychological. People judge things mostly on whether that thing falls into their expectation of 'normative'. So if they look at a GOP candidate, and see that that candidate falls toward the middle of a range of views, some more moderate, some more conservative, then they are more likely to receive a plurality of the vote, than someone who they view as 'extreme', because they are too far one way or another.

The effect of having Mae Beavers as an extreme outlier, would be to push the more reasonable conservative candidates further into the 'normative' field, rather than being cast as 'extreme' by the Democratic opposition.

So in this way, Beavers makes it easier to elect a GOP candidate. It's psychological.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

I've always thought her name had more than a little to do with her obsession about all things sexual.

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Posted by moverhill on 03/22/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

Oak, what makes you think this will HELP moderates in the GOP? :)

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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 03/21/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

When is JB's report coming out on the newly elected leaders of the Shelby County Republican Party?

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Posted by Clyde on 03/21/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

Considering her well-known 'eccentricities', she will likely get a fairly sizable proportion of the flake vote in East Tennessee, which is larger than people from Memphis generally appreciate. But ultimately, her candidacy will likely help more reasonable GOP candidates, like Mark Norris, because it will show them to be comparative moderates.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Funk,

Surely you have SOME ideas on how you plan to force everyone to move about, or telling people which house they must buy or must not live in. Surely you have SOME ideas on the subject.

While you are at it, tell us of your ideas of fairness regarding redistricting for the congress.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Funk, so, each and every kindergarten class should resemble the results of the census? How do you plan to achieve that?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

The census already "dicktates" the composition of the House of Representatives, so... yes?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Khayyam Brichy, I know everybody is saying moverhill is all that, but you is the best troll I know. Sucked Funkbrs in just like that, gotcha! Yaaaayyyyy!

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Posted by :) on 03/20/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Funk,

I also do
I did my service as required by law. BFD. Still, you did answer my question. Are we supposed to jigger the schools each day, or year, as dicktated by the census? Really? Are children checkers? Chess pieces? Cards in a Rook deck? What kinda f'player are you? Thespian or totalitarian? Maybe you're a snowflake? Does the natural flow upset you? You decide! After all, what's the diff?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/20/2017 at 2:59 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

@ Bric

Well, I did register for the draft as required by law, and I've served jury duty a couple of times, if you're wondering how I feel about compulsory public service. I like being an american, nobody has to "force" me to want to be what I naturally am and enjoy being.

As for a "perfect" demographic for schools, I would say it should be based on the census. School isn't just about the 3 R's, it's also about learning social skills. You can best learn social skillls by having examples of different parts of society in class with you.

This isn't rocket surgery here.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/20/2017 at 12:51 AM

Re: “John DeBerry: An Outlier on Vouchers

Funk,

So, you propose that everyone be forced to send their children, if any, to a federal school, kinda like we do with money.

Tell me, what, in your opinion, would be the ideal demographic mix of a typical pre-k/primary school and how wou you go about achieving that ideal demographic?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/19/2017 at 3:26 PM

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