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Re: “Being There: No App For That

I used to frequent Davis Kidd when I was in college. They always had tables full of art, music and special value editions. I also worked part time for a used book store, Dryasdust, Clutterbuck and Daniel. I went to estate sales and he taught me to identify 1st editions, etc. Even in the 80's, having moved from Chicago,he had started supplementing his income by doing research writing for Time-Life books. If you own a business, you have to keep up with market trends. My father worked for the CA for years, as a printer/setting up pages. When computerization began, he went back to college to get a degree in computer journalism. They did not hire him on the editorial side So, he took a buy out and bought a print type setting service. He and my step-mother and another of their co-workers went into business together. They constantly had to stay ahead of the technology. So, though I believe in loyalty to local businesses, practically has to play a role. There will always be advances in most businesses and it will always be difficult for people to adjust, but usually these changes give us plenty of warning. We tend to ignore it, because most humans don't like change.

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Posted by Julie James on 01/12/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

Each weasel is entitled to surround himself with his own ilk; there is no other option in a republic.

100 million folk didn't vote; even if they did, those votes would be of the short-run, self-interested, ignorant sort.

There is nothing interesting or new about DJT45, this election, or the folk or editors who don't feel they're getting their way this time.

The things that matter go unremarked upon.

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Posted by Don Back From Texas on 01/12/2017 at 5:16 PM
Posted by Monique Fisher on 01/12/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

From what I can tell, the taxi business in Memphis is in the process of suffering a well-deserved death. It enjoyed a monopoly for many years, which resulted in its taking business for granted, and now that the inevitable has happened (i.e., a better, cheaper, more reliable alternative), the inevitable will happen. I'm hoping the same thing happens to Comcast once Google and the other better, cheaper, more reliable fiber optic players enter the Memphis market. I won't cry bitter tears.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/12/2017 at 3:29 PM
Posted by mejjep on 01/12/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

And let's not forget Clapper, with his history of lying to the American people, still doing his best to sabotage his replacement..

When do I get to vote on his sorry ass?

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Posted by OakTree on 01/12/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

It is passing strange, that Democrats on the national stage, having made this bed, now demur taking repose therein. After all, it was as obvious as the nose on your face that change needed to occur at this election cycle. Yet the nominee of the standing party was effectively a third term for that administration.

So now we observe their cries of disbelief and distress, when the victorious Republican party serves itself up a double helping of patronage. Which, laughably, the Democrats seems to think is out of bounds. After all THEIR history.

Excess is never a good thing. And this is most definitely a fact. But there seem to be those who would append that sentiment, and say, yes it's true... Unless it's your friends who get to call the tune.

That's the real upshot here, eh Bruce?

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Posted by OakTree on 01/12/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

Generally when your side isn't the one doing the picking, those other guys are all unqualified.

If you could have read some of the comments I've read on conservative blogs/sites over Obama's selections for Cabinet and other positions, they were very similar to Cohen's.

When your side isn't doing the picking, all of those picks are going to look bad.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 01/12/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

What was that quote ending in "....and let god sort them out."

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/12/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

Thank you Bruce for reminding us to talk to advertisers when we are buying.

It's worth noting that indie bookstores across the country are experiencing a resurgence (an out of town owner did not help Booksellers). A well curated selection in a Midtown location (Burke's does not offer a good new book selection) would do quite well IMO. It's also worth looking at concepts that have worked elsewhere - this Dallas bookstore, cafe, bar, coffeehouse offers a free drink when you come pick up your book: match that Amazon.
http://thewilddetectives.com/

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Posted by BP45 on 01/12/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Geniune Vetting of Trump Cabinet Nominees Needed

No passing test will be enough to satisfy people like Steve Cohen.

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Posted by Clyde on 01/12/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

Christine's column might be a better fit for Memphis Magazine. She should probably get in touch with the editor.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/12/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

I don't guess it would be possible for The Flyer to pick up Christine Arpe Gang's column? I miss that most of all. In the future I will be more cognizant of the advertisers in your paper.

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Posted by Brenda Beasley Berretta on 01/12/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

I have always followed the guide line: If I don't shop in my neighborhood, I won't be able to shop in my neighborhood.

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Posted by Neil on 01/12/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Being There: No App For That

It's so important to support local businesses. Their products and services are most times superior.

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Posted by Clyde on 01/12/2017 at 8:45 AM

Re: “The Strange Case of Marsha Blackburn and the Exploding Cigar

Oak,
We're off to the steppes? Be sure to pack your Valenkis!

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/07/2017 at 9:17 PM

Re: “The Strange Case of Marsha Blackburn and the Exploding Cigar

I'm in agreement with you, CL. I was asked yesterday by a frequent physician op-ed contributor to the NY Times, to be on a panel talking to some senators about the alternatives.

I doubt that makes them putty. But it's probably more than what you are doing to help, Mempho.

Oh, and bite me.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/07/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “The Strange Case of Marsha Blackburn and the Exploding Cigar

Here's the thing, the only workable solution is what can be found in the rest of the world, national health, socialized medicine, destruction of American family values, call it what you will. And Obama and the Dems barely looked its way, preferring to cater and collect from the Insurance and Health Care mega corporations.
It would take some work and cause some pain among the millionaire and billionaire class, (personally I would trot those unduly affected out into the steppes and put them pit of their misery) but the infrastructure is there to be taken.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/07/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Onward into Trumpland!

Clyde,
That was one of the more idiotic comments I've read concerning election results.

Using your logic one could state that Clinton won Tennessee once you remove all of the rural counties...the economy of Tennessee's rural counties are in disastrous shape. Is that why Trump won those counties?

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Posted by barf on 01/07/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “The Strange Case of Marsha Blackburn and the Exploding Cigar

The BS detector just broke. Advocate away, amigo. I'm sure the likes of Paul Ryan, Tom Price and David Kustoff will be putty in your hands. LOL.

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Posted by Memphomania on 01/07/2017 at 2:29 PM

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