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Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

Did Madden's statement really say, "Please reminder..."?

Posted by nobody on 05/24/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

It's believed that the Forest statue was erected as a middle finger to the growing black middle class population in Memphis. I suppose that can be debated, but that's what I read that Historians believe.

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Posted by nobody on 05/24/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The White League

Bric-a-Brac, because your reference is to 16th century statutes, not statues.

Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/24/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

Are you kidding? I always thought that hockey would be a perfect fit for the typical southern fan base. We rednecks know how to throw-down when it comes to a sport with lots of action and fighting. And if there is blood and dental-loss, so much the better!

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Posted by mejjep on 05/24/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The White League

Mia,

I'm so crazy that I think of these multiple events of statue removal as destruction of evidence. I also am so crazy as to wonder why YOU seem so eager to hide said evidence.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/24/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Again, it all comes back to intent.

I bring up the Georgia state flag all the time. Changing it in the 1950s was done directly as a resistance to the Civil Rights movement. Therefore, you can't argue that the flag was honoring history, or that it was about heritage. That state flag was about hate, period, because of the intent at the time of its creation.

The same goes for statues. If they were really erected about honoring the dead, and they weren't a part of a movement to resist Reconstruction or the Civil Rights movement, then fine, keep them.

For example, the Confederate soldier statue on the Ole Miss campus is there to memorialize the students, all of whom left to fight in the war and died. It wasn't erected as a middle finger to the North.

On the flip side, the city of Oxford has a Confederate statue on the Square that was erected facing South, specifically because they wanted it to have its back facing the North, essentially turning its back on the North.

To me, that's a different ballgame and a different intent.

Some may disagree, but I do think the original intent matters, and with most Confederate memorials or symbols, the original intent of their use was often a resistance to black Americans gaining equal status in society.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/24/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

They were complete retards to cancel it in the first place there is so much of the same old boring useless crap. This show was gold

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Posted by Sidney Fonzie Solo on 05/24/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Oak is right, it's time to turn this whole thing into a Monty Python sketch.

proceed

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

If it's all about preserving history to the people that don't want the statue moved, maybe one of them can explain the historical significance of having the statue remain at it's current location as opposed to moving it and the remains to Elmwood Cemetary.

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Posted by nobody on 05/24/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Marti - if you think moving a grave is the same as desecrating, then it's already been desecrated. The current burial location is not the original burial location. Therefore, it's not eve the location that Forest picked for himself.
How can you "historical preservationists" be upset about moving the statue and the remains back to its original location?

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Posted by nobody on 05/24/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

Fun Fact: The only former SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) player to have his name put on the Stanley Cup was Scott Darling who played for the Mississippi Riverkings (Southaven). Scott Darling was a member of 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks team.

http://riverkings.com/news/posts/riverking…

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 05/24/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

Love the show hope it comes back

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Posted by jamie on 05/24/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Desecrating a grave is against the law. Pandering to racists to expunge history is stupid.

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Posted by Marti McCorkendale on 05/24/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

@Mia - Maybe it's just pining for the fjords.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/24/2017 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

BP45, parody is near dead.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/24/2017 at 5:04 AM

Re: “The White League

Bric-a-Brac,, but you know back in Lithuania in 1588, ad hominem was considered medium level flattery. And people celebrating racist murder usually wind up pleading insanity anyway, so this gives you a head start.

Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/24/2017 at 5:02 AM
Posted by BP45 on 05/24/2017 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

I think this thread could use some much needed diversity!
I'm thinking 60+YO white men who don't live in Memphis (where the history statues are located) who voted Trump AND are HUGE lovers of history should speak up. Extra points if your retired MPD living in Lakeland! We need your insight and heart (!) our history could get all squashed without YOU! Please represent your demographic before it's too late (literally).

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Posted by BP45 on 05/24/2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

More Sun Records please. Loved it!!!! Better entertainment than vampires or zombies.

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Posted by Linda Leonard on 05/23/2017 at 11:58 PM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

PLEASE GIVE US MORE SUN RECORDS!!! They JUST introduced Carl Perkins...We want the QUARTET to get together...and we want to learn more about Carl Perkins!!!

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Posted by Good Ol Boy on 05/23/2017 at 11:33 PM

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