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Comment Archives: Stories: Politics

Re: “Poll Shows Strickland with High Local Approval Ratings

Was the polling done much like the latest zoo polling?
How much do you like the mayor? a)bunches b)oodles c) all of the above

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Posted by nobody on 06/16/2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Poll Shows Strickland with High Local Approval Ratings

I wish they had spoken to me.

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Posted by B on 06/16/2016 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Poll Shows Strickland with High Local Approval Ratings

All of the above AND the takeaways of our police and firefighters benefits/pension/pay. Be for real! This is a POS survey, just like the Zoo uses. Funny numbers! Wonder why they keep using this POS survey company!?! Duh!!

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Posted by pdp on 06/15/2016 at 2:11 AM

Re: “Poll Shows Strickland with High Local Approval Ratings

This is actually surprising to me. With the horrible homicide numbers and the Greensward debacle, it seems a lot of folks are pretty disenchanted with Strickland right now. I would have thought his approval numbers would be lower.

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Posted by nobody on 06/14/2016 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Poll Shows Strickland with High Local Approval Ratings

Well, duh. Does this really classify as news? Every politician is popular the first few months after election. Feels like someone has money to burn if they were willing to pay for this poll.

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Posted by FrankB on 06/14/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Transitions in Nashville and Memphis

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Posted by Mary D. Givan on 06/14/2016 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Healthcare "Road Show" Off to a Good Start

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Posted by Mary D. Givan on 06/14/2016 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Tennessee Democrat and Republican Parties Both Facing Change

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Posted by Mary D. Givan on 06/14/2016 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Shelby County Cattle Calls

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Posted by Mary D. Givan on 06/14/2016 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Stop bullying Terry or I will bust your a$$!!!

Posted by Clyde on 06/13/2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Mr Roland and Mr Herenton should be locked together in one room to spend an eternity. That is as clear an image of hell as could be imagined.

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Posted by Enrico Dagastino on 06/11/2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Captain Oveur: "Tell me, Terry, have you ever been in a Turkish prison school?"

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Posted by Jeff on 06/10/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Wait, wait... Turkish prison/school? Is this a local remake of Midnight Express?

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Posted by OakTree on 06/10/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Privatizing juvenile facilities is just as odious as privatizing adult prisons. As he has not exactly rehabilitated himself, WW is not someone i'd trust with the task of rehabilitating young people.

And Terry Roland for Mayor? May the Flying Spaghetti Monster deliver us from yet another angry white man in politics.

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Posted by B on 06/10/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Remember that Herenton has already tried this dodge with local public schools and got the cold shoulder. His associates back then were called into question, and he seemed to be providing local cover for a shady organization hailing from, as I recall, Turkey? Correct me if I'm wrong.

This one seems to have a different name, but I wonder, is it the same group, exploring new revenue streams now that the charter school movement seems to be reaching peak grift?

Remember, just because something is non-profit doesn't mean nobody makes money. Expensive executive salaries are paid every day for non-profit organizations all over the country. Non-profit doesn't mean charity. All non-profit means is that the owners can't keep the profit. After they've paid themselves their salaries, all "profit" has to be reinvested in the organization. Sometimes it's reinvested in trust funds managed by profit arms of the same organizations and individuals, for which management fees are always paid, thus skimming a little (or a lot) more. Other times its paid for supplies and services provided by profit arms of the same organizations and individuals. Etc, etc, until every dime disappears.

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Posted by Jeff on 06/09/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

This sounds like a good summation of this poor trait of Terry "The Bully" Roland.

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Posted by TruthBeTold on 06/09/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

So Roland likes the idea of profiting off students in lock up? Maybe that is why he doesn't want to fully fund SCS, so those students get locked up in the "schools" he is supporting through Herenton.

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 06/09/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Trump's campaign chair for Memphis, violent? You don't say... http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archiv…

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Posted by jersyko on 06/09/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

Roland is a poor, backwater Trump with worse hair.

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Posted by barf on 06/09/2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Is Terry Roland a Bully?

There's a certain mental framework that comes from growing up watching too much wrestling on television. Maybe that's Roland's issue here. Ritual exaggerated violence for entertainment encourages a certain bombast and swagger, that substitutes for developing the subtler skills of rhetorical debate more commonly expected from politicians. One can argue that we need less of the former, and more of the latter. But Terry is just who and what he is: a rough guy from a working class background, with pugilistic instincts, and a tendency to say things for shock value or emphasis.

Physical violence is of course beyond the pale. But if you are expecting mealy-mouthed political correctness from Roland, or a number of our other local representatives for that matter, you will be waiting a long time. And I dare say that's what their supporters and constituents want and expect.

Maybe Herenton summed it up best. It really is a lot of BS.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 06/09/2016 at 9:43 AM

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