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Re: “Letter From the Editor

Thom J.....really? On and on, and on, and on. Tell me this, oh rambling one... if a Republican were on duty during all of these events, would you be willing to give him credit? Hell, yes, you hypocrite.

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Posted by mejjep on 04/11/2014 at 12:09 PM

Re: “The Pension Crisis

Dangerous times are ahead. Wharton has not presented his full "plan" to the Council yet because it involves slashing employee sick time, incentive pay, holidays, etc... All of those benefits are protected per collective bargaining and can only be changed during contract negotiations which occur every 2 years. The equivalent of slashing these benefits would amount to a decrease in salary of $3000 to $7000 a year (my estimate - not official). Unlike the private sector, Memphis does not pay into SS therefore the vast majority of its employees will not receive SS when they retire. So the ultimate question is: Who would apply to work in Memphis (one of the most dangerous cities in the US) for low salary, no SS, 401K with no pension, benefits cut to the bone, residency requirements, etc... Most people enter into police and fire career because of a pension and the benefits. We sacrifice the pay and put our lives on the line in return. If you take away the pension, the benefits, and cut the low pay even more, you will have a majority of police and fire quit, the applicants who apply will be substandard, and with a 401K new hires will not be "tied down" to Memphis at all and will leave for better jobs after Memphis spends thousands training them. These are realities. But hey, most of you don't care because there will be a shiny new Crosstown building, an AutoZone Park (complete with the 25% attendance), and a parking garage in Midtown.

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Posted by Firefox on 04/11/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “The Blokes of Summer

Ali Iftikhar is a phony ask him how he got here and how he eventually got to Memphis and managed a shoe store from dirty money

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Posted by intheknow on 04/11/2014 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Letter From the Editor

The healthcare premium increases that have occurred and the upcoming ones in the Fall are bad news for the Democrats.

There are all sorts of stats about how premiums have gone much higher than they were going pre-ACA. However, my employer changed our insurance this year and is planning more changes, because under ACA, we have a "Cadillac Plan". As a result, there are going to be negative impacts to my health insurance that would not have occurred without the ACA. I don't really give a damn about who may have gotten insurance as a result of the ACA when my costs are going up, significantly, to pay for it.

Somebody is going to be held accountable for that. Since the only ones who passed ACA have a (D) beside their name, it's going to start there.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by bjc123 on 04/11/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Undercover Findings

I read shelbysmom's link, didn't want to. Years ago as an Animal Control Officer, I saw worse things done to animals. But the perpetrators were psychotic. The guys described in the file are just criminal and deserve what punishment the rest of us would get, with a little more thrown in for acting under the veil of authority.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/11/2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Term Limits? How About Time Limits!

No to Term Limits. Let the People vote for who they want.

Posted by MickeyWhite on 04/11/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Remedial Ed

You forget, the TFA and ALEC are writing our bills.

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Posted by MickeyWhite on 04/11/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Undercover Findings

I, personally, believe the report the police officer in this case. He has no reason to lie or cover up what happened.

The people in the report, however, do.

So, does everyone believe what was reported about everyone in the police report, except what they reported about Glenn?

If so, you might need to re-examine your logic.

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Posted by RoRo on 04/11/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Remedial Ed

YO Brunetto,

That's a rather "dramatic" comment.

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Posted by JuliusJones on 04/11/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Letter From the Editor

I love how nightcrawler is spewing the same tired warnings he did before 2008, and 2012. Some folks never tire of foaming at the mouth.

And CHG, the Constitution wasn't carved into stone for a reason. Get a clue.

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Posted by B on 04/11/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “MLGW Leads Ranking of Top 50 Utilities Using Social Media

Oh, goody. They know how to use Facebook. That makes me proud.
Now, if only my lights would stop going off everytime the wind blows...

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Posted by Chris in Midtown on 04/11/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

Does he *really* think they're not ALREADY carrying? Is he really that naïve??

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Posted by Nemo on 04/11/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

"Jim was monstrous proud about it, and he got so he wouldn't hardly notice the other Memphis gang-bangers. Memphis gang-bangers would come miles to hear Jim tell about it, and he was more looked up to than any Memphis gang-banger in that country. Strange Memphis gang-bangers would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder. Memphis gang-bangers is always talking about witches in the dark by the kitchen fire; but whenever one was talking and letting on to know all about such things, Jim would happen in and say, "Hm! What you know 'bout witches?" and that Memphis gang-banger was corked up and had to take a back seat."

--Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," as read by Steve McDaniel

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Posted by fancycwabs on 04/11/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Undercover Findings

No, I'm not glenn. I'm just not a one sided bigot. Get your facts straight.

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Posted by d.u.a on 04/11/2014 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Prodigal's Return: Don Sundquist Gets a Standing O

The governor is a good man. We are proud to have him in E. Tennessee.

Posted by Tom Brotherton on 04/11/2014 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Undercover Findings

d.u.a.
First, you leave a comment with one period, and then you expect people to take you seriously. Are you the same Einstein who left a two-period comment above under another name?

Usually, if a person is seen abusing animals, then he probably did it many times before without being seen. What would anyone have to gain by making this up?

Are you Glenn? Let the Flyer print your response.

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Posted by poots on 04/11/2014 at 1:15 AM

Re: “Undercover Findings

Slightly entertained at people's response, any one ever consider this to be blown out of proportion or possible taking out of context. Any one think that maybe there are personal feelings and influences involved.

This seems like a severe case of "band Wagon" effect.

Volunteer, look at things with your own eyes work and talk with people that are there everyday doing what they love.

There is always 3 sides to a story, there side, your side and the truth.

D

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Posted by d.u.a on 04/10/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Key GOP Leader Prophesies Gun-Carry Bill Will Be Deep-Sixed

Come on Mr. McDaniel, either remove the advisory or you are going to look like Obama's man in Nashville.

There are other states that have open carry, so do a little research and find out how many gang bangers are calling attention to themselves by openly carrying weapons. I think you already know the answer...

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Posted by GWCarver on 04/10/2014 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Memphis musician Sid Selvidge dies after a struggle with cancer

I don't know why but I picked up a promo copy of Portrait a few weeks back and it finally arrived today. The music inspired me to look further and now I find that he jammed with Lewis Furry and is dead.....damn! I'm glad he was in so many of y'alls lives and now I can at least share his music.

Posted by Shane Truax on 04/10/2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Remedial Ed

Hadji, I don't think Nightcrawler is asking any questions. I think he's inciting hatred, but since this isn't The Commercial Appeal comment section, I doubt he has much success doing that here.

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 04/10/2014 at 9:14 PM

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