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Re: “Izakaya to Close

Memphis. Doesn't. Do. Upscale.

Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.

We don't do upscale, we don't like upscale, upscale doesn't work here, we don't like the kind of people upscale attracts, and we will actively sabotage anything that attempts to be upscale.

This is Memphis. We don't take kindly to the ruling class, never have, never will. Our whole history has been as a place of refuge for the underprivileged to escape the predations of the rich.

You wanna do upscale? Go to Europe. Go to NY. Go to LA. Don't do it here.

We have socialized utilities. You don't get that in a place for rich people. The rich will not come here, nor would they be welcome if they did, nor should they even if they took the foolish inclination too do so.

We're famous for humble food, like barbecue, catfish, fried chicken, greens, cornbread, etc. You can't get away with that foreign stuff when the local stuff is this good. Folks from Memphis ain't buying no Emperor's clothes on a plate. When Memphis people pay top dollar for food, they expect plenty of it.

How many fortunes must be lost before these business owners step down off their high horses and serve the people what they want, how they want it?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/18/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

The Red Fish Bistro has always been good as far as food/service go, but this building is so over the top for the likes of it. This is so sad, but, unfortunately, was so predictable. This couple wanted to originally bulldoze this building, and put up another one, more suitable for "Red Fish"...but June climbed in their heads, and they're left with, no doubt, crippling debt, and a building that is far more than they need. I wish they would try to use it as a formal venue rental space, but I'm sure they're looking for a daily source of income to pay off the debt. I hope an organization with some money (obviously NOT Memphis Heritage) will step in with a plan. Such an f-ing shame...

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Posted by mejjep on 04/18/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Izakaya to Close

I can not believe it took this long.

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Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 04/18/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

@BVW,

Understood. My point though is that I think the focus needs to be on the system that grants these people legal citizenship or at least some sort of temporary status.

Fix that, and ALL the issues get fixed. You don't have to bastardize a bunch of other systems to make it possible for illegals to partake. You just make the process for them to become legal citizens quicker and more efficient, or at least have an option to provide some sort of temporary status.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 04/18/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Memphis Theater Community Mourns Actor, Volunteer Ron Gordon

He was a kind and beautiful soul. You will be missed my friend, RIP.

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Posted by Patti Maddox Adams on 04/18/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Raw

is it too picky to point out this film left town well before the review ran?

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Posted by BP45 on 04/17/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

CL - the neo-illegals. The illegals that work for Cory B. Trots will be para-illegals.

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Posted by LoveBC on 04/17/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

Illegals from a new country?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

If the illegals go to college, who will do the illegals' work?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/17/2017 at 7:22 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

If I can't blame the guy that signed the law &
If I can't blame the guys that voted for the law &
If I can't blame the guys that wrote the law &
If I can't blame the companies that bankrolled all the aforementioned guys to pad their pockets,

who the eff do I blame?

I know it was all George Washington's fault. If he had just messed up that whole revolution thing, we wouldn't have to listen to arguments so ridiculous

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Posted by datGuy on 04/17/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

I applaud anyone trying to better their lives. Of course I can't say for sure, but I imagine not to many of these so-called illegals will be majoring in sociology or art history, but fields where one can actually find a job.

The problem is not so much these illegals, but our legal citizens that have a hard time having the basic decency to not rob and shoot others. As I type this, I am hearing my blaring TV report stories of some punks shooting guns out the sunroof and back window of a car, and fake security guards robbing someone in Hickory Hood.

You keep the legal punks, I prefer the illegals that have a strong work ethic.

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Posted by LoveBC on 04/17/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Memphis Theater Community Mourns Actor, Volunteer Ron Gordon

When I played Bill Sykes in GCT's Oliver! in 2007-ish, Ron gave me a hand-carved prop dlido to brandish threateningly. He was the best.

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Posted by fancycwabs on 04/17/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

nobody nails it.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/17/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Funkbrs, you got a lawn, you is gentry.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 04/17/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Memphis Theater Community Mourns Actor, Volunteer Ron Gordon

You will be missed, Ron. I loved your brand of sly humor and the quiet way you helped so many people. I remember bringing you onto a film where there was no script and the character i outlined for you came off without a hitch in your capable hands. "Improv" at it's finest, my friend. You are now with your beloved daughter. Peace...

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Posted by Daniel Martine on 04/17/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

I can't lie;

Anything that keeps the gentry off my lawn is good for me.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

Grove, the central point that you're missing is that 99 percent of these young folks did not make a decision to come here, illegally or otherwise. They were brought here by their parents, some as infants, and raised as Americans. Yes, they're "illegal" but they are caught in a hellish limbo and shouldn't be demonized. Send them "back" to a country they've never lived in? Or give them a legal path to gain citizenship by letting them pay in-state tuition and work to become productive citizens. That's the problem the DACA program is set up to solve. We need to quit blaming these young folks and start figuring out a way forward that is beneficial to all of us. These kids aren't the "enemy."

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 04/17/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

They're not asking for free education. They are asking to be able to pay in state tuition. The difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition is dramatic. Some will definitely be unable to attend college while they are in this country and working towards becoming legal US citizens.

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Posted by nobody on 04/17/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Railgarten Clarifies Use of Shipping Containers, Parking Issues

Well, I suppose this is still better than trying to put the food-truck restaurant on the tiny corner down the street, where almost no parking could be had. I would guess they decided it was better to ask for forgiveness than permission. We will see how much this costs them, since they were still operating over the weekend in the buildings Code Enforcement approved.

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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 04/17/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Undocumented Tennessee Students Denied In-State Tuition

People who think America has good access to health care probably haven't tried to make a Dr's appointment recently.

Hell, I HAVE insurance, and not a cut rate plan either, and I STILL couldn't get an appointment to save my life

Literally.

It was touch and go there for a minute; urgent care had started refusing to treat me, and even with insurance I couldn't afford the emergency room. If you're lucid enough to decide for yourself where to go, you don't have an emergency.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 2:27 PM

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