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Re: “This Coarse Discourse

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

I think we are at the suffering part.

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 09/22/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “This Coarse Discourse

Incidentally, as a person concerned about the long term effects of worsening income inequality and the war on the middle class in this country since Reagan started it, hating Clinton for selling out her party and becoming the backroom prostitute for Wall street and foreign governments is quite a legitimate complaint.

So stop trying to reduce this visceral dislike of Clinton to a 'Rush Limbaugh brigade' effect. It's much more substantive than that. Neither of us is fools. We just disagree that Clinton is acceptable. I think she is not. You think she is. That's why we vote.

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Posted by OakTree on 09/22/2016 at 8:07 AM
Posted by Jeff on 09/22/2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “This Coarse Discourse

"How did we get to this place, anyway?"

"..of course, I think they're both fools, and they probably think the same of me."

I think you just answered your own question there.

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Posted by OakTree on 09/22/2016 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Coach Trump

Der Flyer, why not just burn the money you pay for Richard Cohen's columns? That would be more illuminating.

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Posted by Jeff on 09/22/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “This Coarse Discourse

Hillary Hate is a thing to behold. I can't understand where it comes from. Yes, television media has done a bang-up job demonizing her, to the extent that more people think her use of a private email server (just like every other secretary of state since the invention of email, apparently) is a more important subject than Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns or his use of his charity to pay for his personal legal troubles, which is about as small town penny ante corrupt as a person can get.

The Clintons are the most investigated couple in the history of America, and over the course of 24 years the only thing either one of them have ever been guilty of doing is lying to cover up marital infidelity - as if every other one of us wouldn't do exactly the same thing in the same situation. But somehow, in the unhinged minds of the Hillary Haters, both left and right, there still must be something she's hiding. There simply must be. After 24 years of empty investigations, they can't let go now. It's as though their sense of self is welded to the idea that the Clintons must be corrupt, they must be, lest they themselves be proven fools. They have eaten this nothingburger for so long, they can't taste any other kind of food, and therefore refuse to believe other food exists.

Trust me, I was perfectly willing to believe it myself, twenty years ago. But at some point you have to look at the evidence, or lack thereof, and say, the Clintons had to stumble, they had to slip up, and with all the jackals constantly circling them, waiting for just such an error, something would have come out. Something. Anything. But there's nothing there. There never has been.

Nothing except unreasoning, unquestioning hate, from the very beginning.

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Posted by Jeff on 09/22/2016 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Three Thoughts on Memphis Tiger Football

Thomas Bates not nitpicking but I'm sure you meant in due time.

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Posted by Salim Rivers on 09/22/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

Michael Weakley,
Do not listen to them Michael Weakley. I for one am happy to have my tax money take up the slack for Christian schools. If the Brothers weren't so diligent in pushing their boys deeper into the closet I, as a gentleman, would have no one to open the door for.

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Posted by ern on 09/22/2016 at 2:42 AM

Re: “Tennessee Black Caucus To Rally Tuesday For Marijuana Decriminalization

Paranoia is only good thinking when they really are out to get you.

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Posted by OakTree on 09/21/2016 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

Weakly,
Do you mean "FREE" money' as in tax exempt?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 09/21/2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Everything Terrible About TV News in One Bullet Point

It is like the writer has never heard of Snoop Dog. Of course, that is my attempt to being hip to hip hop. It is local news, it is what it is.

Posted by 1Memphomaniac on 09/21/2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Help Envision a Post-Carbon Memphis

apok, I don't think highways are subsidized, their construction is fully government funded.
Does carbon free include carbon based life forms?

Posted by crackoamerican on 09/21/2016 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

Good for the kid! I hope he wins. Even if he doesn't win, though, if even a shred of what is stated in the Complaint is shown to have actually occurred, then it reflects very poorly on the "Christian" Brothers.

The kid would have had an easier time if he and/or his date were gay AND illegal immigrants. If that were the case, C.B.H.S. probably would have caved for fear of being labeled a racist and C.B.U. would probably have jumped in and offered the kid AND his date full scholarships to college.

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Posted by William J. Clinton on 09/21/2016 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Help Envision a Post-Carbon Memphis

Stop subsidizing highway construction and subsidizing infrastructure for new exurbs. It will happen much more quickly.

Posted by apok on 09/21/2016 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

Michael Weakley,
I think Sharia law and Jus Canonicum have a lot in common. So you may have something to look forward to.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/21/2016 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

He's going to be made a fool of. It's a "PRIVATE" Christian school. It is against their code of conduct and I'm sure his parents and him both knew better to begin with It's just someone wanting to find a way to get some "FREE" money. I'm sick of the sue every time you can society. Just think, one day it'll be like Sharia law where just calling someone name can get you sued or a public beating with a cane pole.

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Posted by Michael Weakley on 09/21/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

@crack

I think that is true in the social sense, whether that is true in the legal sense, I do know know.

My thinking is that if this were a public school, the case would have a better chance. But then as a non-lawyer, my opinion may be worth exactly what you paid for it.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 09/21/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

ArlingtonPop,
The trend seems to be equating race and sexual orientation, so the case should have some weight.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 09/21/2016 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Tennessee Black Caucus To Rally Tuesday For Marijuana Decriminalization

Oaktree,
Didn't his HB1478 lessen penalties? But lessened penalties and continued illegalities would make it easier on organized crime. Soooo, does pot make one paranoid?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 09/21/2016 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Gay Former Student Sues CBHS for $1 Million

Its going to be an interesting court decision, to be sure.

I think it might be fairly tough for Mr. Sanderson and his parents to convince a jury that the young man was so traumatized and suffered so severely for not being able to bring his chosen sweetie to the prom that he suffered a million dollar's worth.

On the other hand, CBHS is a private school, not a public one, and operates under a separate set of rules. They can discriminate on the basis of sexual behavior all they want, especially true if the behavior in question is proscribed by their governing body. Kids attend at the pleasure of the administration and are bound by their rules.

I suppose the argument will be that there are certain discriminations that are so powerful that they override the administration's prerogatives, and I can imagine those do exist. But it is hard for me to see that bringing a date of your choice to a dance is one of them.

Personally, I can't quite imagine why the fuss was made by CBHS in the first place. I can't believe many, if any, of the student body cared one way or the other who young Mr. Sanderson brought as a date.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 09/21/2016 at 5:26 PM

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