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Re: “The White League


If we're being honest, the Magnolia flag is much more attractive anyway. I notice it in your avatar. It almost seems too easy, but the MS Leg can be so stinking slow and small-minded.


You're definitely on to something, especially considering that the majority of the life of the Confederate emblem, it has been used as a symbol of resistance, or at least a way for people to say that they long for the time when black Americans were "in their place."

The Confederacy itself only existed for 4 years. The flag has been around as a symbol of resistance to change for over 150 years now.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/18/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Non Partison, Read all the posts.

Posted by Nick R on 05/18/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Fiery Suicide Galvanizes Midtown Music Community

Very sad story.

But the author just couldn't help himself with his attempt at editorializing, could he? So Ronald Reagan is responsible for this horrible incident?

Never mind the five administrations that have followed since he left office. For those of you keeping score, that's 16 years of Democrats and 12.5 years of Republicans.

This is a shameful attempt at sliding in an editorial jab without context, slinging blame without context, details, or any semblance of research by the author.

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Posted by Non Partison on 05/18/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Q&A: Council Chairman Talks Lunch, Travel, and Investing in Memphis

We can not be a successful city without a working public transit system. I should be able to get from UofM or Crosstown to Central Station frequently, safely and in about 30 mins. Tomorrow's cities will not be dependent on cars. As Nashville builds light rail; we debate ham and cheese sandwiches.

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Posted by BP45 on 05/18/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Highly Invisible

What would the right have done if Obama had done or said ANY of the things that Trump has done or spewed? O.M.G. The level of angst could not be measured....

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Posted by mejjep on 05/18/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “The White League

It's a false dilemma to say it's either a heritage or hate.

Why can't be it both? A heritage OF hate, a hatredage if you will.

Having read some of the historical defenses of the Peculiar Institution, I have no doubt those people would have claimed their human chattel were "Heritage, not slaves" too.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/18/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “A Visit to Barbie’s Bar Light

Hey....she paid a pretty penny for those perky puppies.....She'll never be ashamed of them!

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Posted by mejjep on 05/18/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “The White League

I agree with the above post and the article; we need a strategy of monumental propaganda that requires the removal of all bourgeois landmarks.

I also agree that we need to seize the land, but that land must be handed over to the State and redistributed by the committee.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 05/18/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Trash: Killer Joe's a Dark Tour of the American Trailer Park

Hmmm. Plan to see this weekend. Was waiting for your review. Not sure what to make of it. Maybe next year this troupe will do Killer Joe: The Musical :)

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Posted by Julie Ray on 05/18/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Protect the Mid-South’s Water!

Thank you, Jenna, and thank you for making your voice heard at the TVA board meeting in Murphreesboro last week.

As far as I know (I'm the only employee of the Sierra Club in Tennessee) we haven't raised a dime on this issue, but rather expended our very meager resources on it to the neglect of other equally important water quality issues across the state.

TVA is, by no means, the only industrial operation taking advantage of state and local laws that allow well owners to withdraw as much water as they want without paying a penny for it.

Due to the swell of public attention and support for this issue, we stand a strong chance of reforming our state and local laws to better protect this invaluable resource for future generations.

Many thanks to the County and State elected officials working to make this happen. We must act now to protect what may be our greatest asset.

PS - If you do want to contribute to the Sierra Club's work in TN, go to

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 05/18/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “The White League


To the contrary, I think WalMart's lack of diversity as shown by selling only trolls bearing Eurocaucasian features is an affront to minority trolls everywhere.

Complete and total troll removal is the only remedy.

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Posted by PersonalAccountability on 05/18/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The White League

Grove, Since I am white, I don't really see the stars and bars as any more abhorrent than the stars and stripes. But I give a big ditto, really to everything you said, since I couldn't have said it better.

I am, however, seeing the magnolia flag more and more in N Mississippi.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 05/18/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Grrl Fest Runs The World

AWESOME article!! Just wanted to add that this is a benefit for the Southern Girls Rock Camp!

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Posted by Louise Page on 05/18/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Highly Invisible

You seem to have written the equivalent of a verbal Rorschach, Bruce. And you didn't even tweak us with Roger Ailes' death. You're good.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/18/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “The White League

I think when KKK members and Richard Spencer types show up to support something, you almost have to do whatever it is that they're protesting against.

I always say that to the Flagger Heritage not Hate types. It very well may have a Heritage meaning to you, but when someone shows up to stand next to you, and they're spouting White Supremacist garbage, you kinda have to recognize that your Heritage argument is losing out to those making the Hate argument.

I also think the context of a monument or symbol are important. For example, Georgia's former state flag was adopted during the Civil Rights era specifically because the legislature wanted black residents to know that even if the federal government could force them to integrate, the black residents still weren't welcome or equal in their eyes. Given that context, the argument of Heritage for keeping the Georgia state flag was DOA.

The same for the current Mississippi flag. It was adopted during Reconstruction as a resistance to change. That should make the decision to change it much more clear, but alas...we have the MS Leg to rely on, and that's always a losing battle.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/18/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Highly Invisible

Once again, the hypocrisy of the right is on full display. No complaints from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, or whoever else the right worships, about Chump loading up a caravan of ass kissers for a round the world trip. What would they have said had Obama done same?

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Posted by nobody on 05/18/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

They need to worry a lot less about which candidates get support and who they endorse and focus on registering new voters and driving turnout once the election cycle starts. If they register enough people and get enough people to the polls during primaries and ealry vote the support from the party will maybe follow (I say maybe because with the distinction, to put it lightly, there, it's not a guarantee).

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Posted by Dkd on 05/18/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “The White League

I assume if they removed the troll statues from walmart, you'd just about lose it.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/18/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Remembering Irvin Salky: One of a Kind

He was the best of Memphis!!! A complete gentleman and encourager!!!! I treasure his memory.

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Posted by Deborah Thomas on 05/18/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The White League

Of course Mayor Landrieu is right about removing the symbols of the "decisive chapters" of his city's past rather than explain the context in which they were created.

But he has a lot of work left to do.

Of course, the statue of Andrew Jackson has got to go - we cannot constantly be reminded of a slave-holding murderer of Cherokees.

Of course, the St. Louis Cathedral will need to go. How can a religion that has persecuted Moslems, Jews, Protestants, scientists, and drove the subjugation of the South American continent be allowed to openly practice its hate-driven customs in the very center of the city?

Of course, most of the buildings in the French Quarter will need to be raised. These buildings once housed the city's red light district, and stand as monuments to the woman-degrading practice of prostitution. To allow the city to profit from these structures is an affront to females everywhere.

Finally, if the mayor is true to his word, he will cede all of the lands his predecessors stole from the indigenous Chitimacha back to them. If is going to right his city's past wrongs, he should start at the proper place in history.

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Posted by PersonalAccountability on 05/18/2017 at 9:20 AM

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