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Re: “After TrumpCare’s Fall

I don't think it's reasonable to force young people to buy health insurance, especially considering the drop in real wages over the last 40 years. All that is, is a windfall for the insurance companies that participate in the ACA.

The failure to control insurer behavior and pharma in the original ACA plan are the primary reason why it will fail. But you really won't ever be able to herd healthy people who want to take a chance on staying healthy into forced insurance models. They will figure out how to avoid it. So that was a very, very stupid plan to begin with.

Single payor of some variety will eventually be necessary. The ideologues don't want to hear it. But that is true.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/30/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Nixon & Trump

Owned by Wall Street?

Is there anyone that isnt? Do you, or anyone have independence from value? Transaction fees? Anyone?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/30/2017 at 2:43 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Remember, it's a "Viewpoint". Remember, it's not "news".

"Viewpoint" = "There is a beautiful woman."

"News" = "It is woman."

In this case, Jackson doesn't make ANY distinction on the behavior of the people in question, only stating that he was there when it occurred. Or, maybe the other way 'round.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/30/2017 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Grove,

I must apologize, but would you mind clarifying?

I tend to differentiate between two things, thrice, when it comes to such things.

Info collected by non-state vs state entities.

Info disiminated by non-state vs state entities.

Info that has national security vs political import.

All are tough characters, but #3 is the toughest one.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/30/2017 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

I know it's bad policy to respond to "moverhill," who I suspect is a needy character we've seen before in our comment spaces bearing numerous other aliases, but there's an ultimate and obvious idiocy in his silly accusations that needs to be pointed out.

Yes, "moverhill," I've "inserted myself" into this piece. Duh. It would be odd if I didn't, since this is not news coverage at all. It's openly and avowedly a personal Viewpoint about a specific autobiographical experience. To avoid "inserting myself" into a reminiscence of this kind would be damned near impossible.

That's really all I have to say. If autobiography offends you, don't read it. Meanwhile, neither I nor any of the other respondents here are in need of a lecture from you about ethics, a subject which I suspect you know very little about, "moverhill." And indisputably you know even less about the principles of journalism, which clearly you've never practiced.

Please, for your sake and ours, get a life. .

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 03/29/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

@Bric,

On the original note, the irony here is that the argument you made about who is doing the leaking would be used by both sides to argue that one type of leak is bad, while the other isn't.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/29/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “MAF Has a New Meaning: Memphis Ass Farm

Don't forget to sample the breadth of varietals at Memphis Ass Farm.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/29/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “MAF Has a New Meaning: Memphis Ass Farm

To be fair, Memphis ass is pretty hot...

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Posted by OakTree on 03/29/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Nixon & Trump

Bravo, Randy....

Posted by Linda Hopper on 03/28/2017 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

good point moverhill.

good point
moverhill

good
point
moverhill

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Posted by Nick R on 03/28/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

"I'm not a racist!!!" LMFAO. Yes you are. And your white 'liberal' ass doesn't even see it. You're worse than a Nazi. At least they admit what they are.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 03/28/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

@moverhill

You weren't "charged" with racism, especially not by any "PC" anything.

Perhaps you think PC is a clandestine thought policing organization? You may be confusing "PC" for "Facebook", although Facebook isn't clandestine by any stretch of the imagination.

No, you were demonstrably racist when you wallowed in a stereotypical caricature of one of the most influential philosophers in world history. Which, under the concept of freedom of speech (which does not apply on a private website's comments section) you have a right to do.

And also be held accountable for.

Not that I judge you for being racist, of course. I mean, I have very bigoted attitudes towards NASCAR, so who am I to judge?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/28/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Thoughtful (yuh, right): First, the double post wasn't my doing, it was the site's. I reject your bullshit, PC charge of racism, by the way. I wasn't telling a stereotypical Confucius joke. As for Confucius being Mao's "hero," many an autocrat has adopted what famous philosophers have said. That doesn't make the philosopher evil, ex post facto, but thank you for showing your ignorance of socio-political history.

I'm tickled by Oak's insistence that I quoted Rumsfeld. I guess he's adopted the right wing's mantra that if you repeat a lie often enough, eventually it becomes true. I'm not as concerned about the journalist's style as I am about his habit of inserting himself, personally, in his stories, a no-no any journalist worth his salt avoids. As an editor of mine once told me, if you want to write about yourself, do it in an autobiography.

As for Oak's oh-so-clever, yet ever-so-juvenile, "stuffed marmot" remark, my only reaction is: I prefer marmot when it's fricasseed, rather than stuffed, accompanied by a fine vintage Fat Bastard (in Oak's honor) shiraz.

Fool

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Posted by moverhill on 03/28/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Thoughtful (yuh, right): First, the double post wasn't my doing, it was the site's. I reject your bullshit, PC, charge of racism, by the way. I wasn't telling a Confucius joke. As for Confucius being Mao's "hero," many an autocrat has adopted what famous philosophers have said. That doesn't make the philosopher evil, ex post facto. I'm tickled by Oak's continued insistence that I quoted Rumsfeld. I guess he's adopted the right wing's mantra that if you repeat a lie often enough, eventually it becomes true. Im not as concerned about the journalist's "style" as I am about his habit of inserting himself, personally, in his stories, a no-no any journalist worth his salt understands. As an editor of mine once told me, if you want to write about yourself, do it in an autobiography, not in the paper. As for Oak's oh-so-clever, yet ever-so-juvenile, "stuffed marmot" remark, my only reaction is: I prefer marmot when it's fricasseed, rather than stuffed, accompanied by a fine vintage Fat Bastard (in Oak's honor) shiraz.

Fool

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Posted by moverhill on 03/28/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

toc

(and I do miss Winthrop Rockefeller type Republicans)

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/27/2017 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Journalist? You can't even manage to comment on this article without double posts. But you are enough of an 'expert' to criticize JB's writing style. Looks like 'somebody' here 'doesn't know what they don't know'.

Tell you what. Let me know where you write, and I'll call your editor to discuss your JSP.

Idiot.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 03/27/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

@CL - It bares its teetheses!!!!

https://img1.etsystatic.com/025/0/9306031/…

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Posted by OakTree on 03/27/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

@Thoughtful - Not only a racist, but singularly imperceptive. Still, what do you want from a troll who quotes Rumsfeld? Insight?

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Posted by OakTree on 03/27/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. OTOH: Sometimes it isn't.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/27/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

tic tic tic

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/27/2017 at 6:02 PM

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