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Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Your band sucks, dawg. I'm not feeling it. #onlygoodmusicnotbad

Posted by Clyde on 01/19/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Somebody's constituent's ox got gored

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Posted by Sara Jane Goodman on 01/19/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Only Two Questions That Matter

Boy, that's some high-quality sarcasm, Ducky. You forgot to throw in "special snowflake," though, so points off there.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/19/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “The Only Two Questions That Matter

If any of you depressed/suicidal MF readers require assistance packing your Che Guevera tee-shirts, your vaporizers, your "I'm with HER" & "BLM" posters & sundries into your hemp sacks for your sworn move to some Canadien hostel/commune, please let us know. Glad to help you brave SJW's in this worthy enterprise.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 01/19/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

I gots dem ethnomusicologist blues
My soul be black
But my feets belong to J Crew's.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/19/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “The Only Two Questions That Matter

It's only a conspiracy if they bothered to hide what they were doing.

Otherwise, it's just a plan.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/19/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Only Two Questions That Matter

It's all a plot!.... Alex Jones

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Posted by datGuy on 01/19/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

#@&^*Oak: why can't you just be satisfied posting your nihilistic, anti-establishmentarian, pro-
Trumpian drivel as your alter ego on the CA's comment forum?

P.S, Your use of the @ to address commenters here makes me wonder whether you're aware that this isn't Twitter. That's OK, though; your idol probably wouldn't realize it either.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/19/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “The MLGW Groundhog

If county representation on MLGW's board will inject a note of sanity in that abysmally mismanaged entity, I'm all for it---as long as the representative isn't Terry Roland.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/19/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Fresh Air

The history of emissions standards in Memphis is actually pretty interesting.

Boss Crump has been credited as the force that originally brought emissions standards to Memphis in contravention to the suburbanizing interests of automobile makers. I can't recall where I heard the phrase "Cadillac City," but it's too good of a buzzword to leave out. By keeping low quality vehicles off the road, Crump made it impossible for the poor to escape city taxes and flee to the suburbs.

Later this policy was perverted by the State government who has always held a grudge against the Crump Political Machine for dominating state politics. They used this restriction to drive people out of Memphis, as 2/3's of Memphis suburbs lie outside the state lines and leak tax revenues into Arkansas and Mississippi. Obviously the State government in Nashville wanted this money for themselves. By forcing people to register their vehicles outside Memphis in order to avoid emissions, even people who did in fact live in Memphis would list their address (and thus their voting district) in another area.

Suburbs thrived, cars sold like hotcakes, and Memphis languished, especially after the Civil Rights Bus Boycott was used to justify defunding public transit.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/19/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Cafe Brooks Debuts, etc.

Doing away with the Brushmark will prove to be a BIG mistake. It attracted significant patronage of the museum, which a pale shadow, like "Cafe Brooks," will never do (even with its patrician price structure). If this is the kind of decision-making we can expect from the new director, I suspect we can look forward to a continuation of the museum's history of director-musical-chairs.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/19/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Living the Dream: Are We Really Working in Service to Dr. King’s Vision?

I'd go with pretending.

Posted by CL Mullins on 01/19/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “#Babykillers, lottery, and buskers

Roland #kingdouche

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Posted by barf on 01/19/2017 at 6:55 AM

Re: “The Only Two Questions That Matter

"..But there are only two questions that matter at this point..."

There are more than two. Also, the interesting ones are much, much too important for you to even know anything about. They are classified. And kept far, far away from journalists. Any question that is now current in popular US media discussions, is most assuredly being put there by intelligence sources, for their purposes. And those purposes aren't always coincident with the best interests of the American people.

As the annual remembrance for MLK winds down, we should think a bit about that history.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/19/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Key Political Moves Underway in Memphis and Nashville (UPDATED)

The ink from the ballots for our last election cycle isn't even dry yet, and already we are starting the next race. This perpetual campaigning business is getting out of hand. It's killing our democracy.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/19/2017 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Redbirds Rebrand

BTW sport teams rebrands are in trends now. First were LA Chargers, then Juventus and now Redbirds.
https://www.logaster.com/

Posted by Edvard Miller on 01/19/2017 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Redbirds Rebrand

Brand is what the customer experiences, not the colors they see

Posted by datGuy on 01/18/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

uuhhhh I have this link but I don't know if it belongs here anymore.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/46068

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 01/18/2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

@FUNKbrs - I trust David Evans about the origins thing. His scholarship on the ethnomusicology of the blues is pretty awe inspiring. Here's a link if you are into the academic side of it:

https://www.loc.gov/folklife/LP/AfroAmFolk…

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Posted by OakTree on 01/18/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@moverhill - Yeah, yeah whatever. Fuck off, troll.

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

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Posted by OakTree on 01/18/2017 at 7:54 PM

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