Every decade since 1970 we hear the same thing. "Memphis is growing! That's what the data shows!" then he census comes out and we find out that the interim data was incorrect. Oopsies!
It's quite possible, even likely, that a majority of the board members don't see any value in obstructing the inevitable out of belligerence. So if they choose not to try to obstruct, as a majority, it's a done deal. They can sign an agreement for displacement of that property, and that will be that. I know that for you it's all about anger and belligerence with the suburbs, but not everyone is on that boat with you. Many don't see the benefit in spending money and efforts fighting a battle they know they can't win in the end. There is nothing to gain for anyone with delay, other than those like you who just want to to down kicking and screaming.
I saw my first drag queen crossing Madison to JWags in the late 80's. I was driving out the parking lot of Bellevue Baptist with some friends. I don't remember if it was a Sunday night or if we were headed out on church visitation. Though recognizing myself to be gay, I was incredibly naive. I remarked on "what an ugly woman that is" when one of my friends burst into laughter, telling me it was a "drag queen".
Robert Byrd? You are quoting ROBERT BYRD???
Kudos to Kelly for refusing to bump other customers for a celebrity.
Kelly is a good guy and a great chef. Best restaurant in Memphis. Maybe Tony can make reservations well in advance for their next road trip to Memphis.
ArlingtonPop and Diogenes323
I am not saying that Ritz and whoever were not elected by the people, but they were only elected by the voters of their district, not by the combined votes of all of the citizens.
It is also an established fact that anything done by a previous legislative body can be repealed, modified, etc. That is the beauty of this wonderful democratic republic. As the late Robert Byrd said ," This body will not be ruled by the dead hand of the past."
ArlingtonPop or maybe it was Diogenes, a publicly elected official can't be held personally liable for the cost of lawsuits, when acting in their official capacity. If any contracts are broken by a new legislative body that was signed by the former, the taxpayers will still foot the cost. Even ArlingtonPop will attest to that.
The NAACP still has resources to bring lawsuits. Most lawsuits brought by the NAACP are funded by lawyers from liberal ranks and institutions either giving money directly or providing lawyers, pro bono (free) to assist in the case. Same for the ACLU, etc.
I never predicted that any other organization and/or individual will file separate lawsuits, I only said that the possibility is there. One never know what people will do. I do know that the NAACP and others are looking for the right type of case that they can send to the U. S. Supreme court, the same as conservative organizations look for the right type of case involving abortion and gun rights. Why should liberals be any different? Maybe this is the right case, maybe not. I wouldn't know. But, the possibility is there.
As of July 1, Judge Mays will have concluded his oversight of this merger. That will be a closed part of this case. Nothing else will go before him on this part of that litigation. He will only be dealing with the second part, the 14th amendment challenge.
Finally, it would be prudent for the unified board not to sign any agreement concerning the schools. They know and you know that without the schools, you have no msd, that is until you can get facilities to house those students. The General Assembly doesn't meet again until February, 2014. Legislation and possible lawsuits if they try to order the schools to be given to the msds could take quite a while to litigate and settle. In the meantime, your kids will still have to go to school. Use common sense, there is no downside for Memphis to delay, obstruct, etc the school buildings situation.
Send the mayor a cold TOPS sandwich dry, with cold fries. No Spurs fan deserves better here!
This is because the USA is a nation of excessive laws and legalism. Coupled with the fact that the legal system have to have something to do, so they go after this place. The owner gets shaked down, and now everyone has to pee in a cup and have their life examined to work in this sh-thole.
Many judges, lawyers and cops would have to get jobs if it weren't for all these stupid laws that benefit no one and protects no one. When stupid suburban cops do alcohol stings with 19 year olds with a perfect looking ID.
I was just thinking yesterday in my supermarket in the city that I live in now, that it is so nice to live somewhere where I can buy a bottle of wine or liquor in the supermarket, and that I can buy alcohol 24/7, including SUNDAY! Tenneshit sucks. Corrupt, stupid, violent, indifferent, filled with tea party asshats and fascist cops.
OTP - the POTUS is responsible, at a minimum, for every single thing that any appointed official in his administration does, plain and simple.
There will be no dismantling of the IRS. Actually, it remains to be seen whether any of the civil servants will be fired and the firing sticks. Ms Lerner is on paid administrative leave with pay. She is a civil servant with attendant civil service protection. Now the appointed people can and some probably will be fired, but the IRS will go on along its way as before.
This is not the first time individuals and/or groups have been unfairly targeted by the IRS and it won't be the last.
Dagon, please explain exactly what you mean by the, welfare/redistribution apparatus? The federal government spend only 6% of it's budget on all of it's welfare, food stamp, housing programs, etc. Now, when you compare that small amount to the welfare given to corporations, farmers (hell, some don't even grow crops) what is doled out in public assistance to the poor is peanuts. Hell, the corporations, U. S. have between 2 and 3 trillion dollars stashed in overseas banks and the gop won't let them be taxed accordingly.
So, Dagon, you made a public statement, so, please come back and be specific on this welfare/redistribution apparatus. You put yourself on the spot, not I. I am tired of people posting things that they don't really know about and don't take the time to research. Ignorance will be the downfall of this republic, not the politicians, for if we search for truth, we can control the politicians, we vote them out.
I noticed that the headlines made Club 152 look like a denizen of dope addicts, crime openly flouted in public. Yet, when one reads the fine print, only 2 out of 150 employees are going to be arrested, at least, so says the DA. The club's attorney says out of 150 employees, only 8 tested positive for drugs. Does that sound like a nuisance club?
The sad part about all of this is that these same officers (undercover) and investigations to bust maybe 2 people could have been used in the troublesome zip codes to fight violent crimes that were occurring at the same time frame that our great DA and police were wasting time investigating a club that caters to young, rich, NBA players and other young well paid professionals.
Can someone explain this to me?
Actually, it is really nice to our elected representatives (you know, the ones who we elect to make decisions in this democratic republic of ours) come out an subject themselves to questions by the free press ( you know, that free press that Mr. Holder apparently does not like so much)
I will tell you that talks are already underway between the Elected Seven and the county leaders. Unless Judge Mays allows the SCC to appoint six new members immediately, there is going to be a period of time, a window of opportunity, for an agreement between the county leaders and the Elected Seven.
If you really believe that the Elected Seven, as an elected body, cannot make a contract with the county leaders, file that agreement with the federal court and have it stick, you are living in a dream world.
Thanks for more of your predictions about lawsuits. So far, we have heard from you "maybe" lawsuits from the Justice Department, the Department of Education, or any of 700,00 Memphians. Do you think maybe the NAACP or the Urban League might want to have a part in the action? Easy to add them to the list if you think so.
Come back regularly to update us on the progress of those lawsuits. Any idea when they will be filed? Are you pretty sure more lawsuits are going to be filed, or are you just speculating and hoping?
We do look, with eager anticipation, Judge Mays rescheduling the 14th Amendment challenge filed by the SCC.
Enjoy your BBQ.
Funny thing, Grove, young, generation y, people, mostly professional whites, are returning to the urban centers, while older blacks are going to the suburbs.
You say three houses sold within a week in Germantown. But, you didn't say who bought them, age, race etc. Grove, the fact is that Germantown has an older population. School age kids are on the decline there. All of the action seems to be in Bartlett and Collierville.
Grove, come to mid-town or downtown sometimes. You would be surprised at the vibrancy, the fun that the people are having. Drive through mid-town, park your car and join the many people walking and riding bicycles to the open air restaurants, etc.
For all of the stories about run-a-way crime and blight, if you would actually see for yourself, you would see that this is for specific areas and are reported in a way that gives the impression that all of Memphis is bad. Visit some of the Memphis based public schools and you won't see rampant disciplinary problems and the kids, the ones that they and their parents want to learn are learning. It is all dependent on the individual and their family, not the institutions.
The process of dismantling the IRS has begun. The fact that the demoncats have made a mockery of the revenue collection of taxes on income wil lead to a dismanting of the welfare/redistribution apparatus.
Frankly, it looks to me like they've done that on purpose.
So, whose your long legged Mac Daddy now?
Welcome to Memphis!
I used to live in Chicago and was bumped a couple of times by vip's when trying to stay at the Palmer House. Even though I had confirmed reservations, I was still bumped, but, I was offered a free night sometime in the future.
I am sure that arrangements could have and should have been made to accommodate Parker.
This story makes us look like we have NOTHING to talk about
still living in Berlcair
You're right. This so called war is costing the tax payers billions and billions of dollars plus the lives of our law enforcement officers every year. It is reminiscent of prohibition.
monolithic: characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability, etc.: a monolithic society.
Well some people know their brother and sister citizens better than us suburban people. If you're not then you're not.
I am glad I have a dvr like GroveReb84 so I do not miss "Behind the Headlines" even though it is from a more liberal station. At least this is "live", at time of filming, and it will be the words out of the horses mouths.
Again I learn something. I thought that Ritz and the rest of the CC8 WERE elected by the MAJORITY of Memphians and Shelby County citizens.
If the 'quasi-elected unified board' signs a contract, if I am not mistaken, that's it. That is unless the new board wants to spend part of their budget on lawsuits. And if they lose said lawsuits I think they will foot both side's legal fees. Hmmmm. They might have more important battles to fight instead of a losing one. But that is just my opinion, like one of the citizens of Memphis suing the state. I guess the NAACP could sue if they wanted to, but they only have a finite amount of lawyers, and they don't get paid for losing. I know the NAACP must be stronger than it was in the early '70s when the Secretary of the NAACP was not allowed to buy a house in Germantown as a poster here said recently.
Again all I can say is precedent precedent precedent and what's that word, oh yeah PRECEDENT. A very very powerful word in the legal opinion world. But alas I am not an ex Supreme Court Justice.
They probably thought he was bringing Drake and Chris Brown with him.
By the time I read this article, I had read two other articles discussing the national trend. I think it's a combination of generational and economic factors.
We don't know how much of my generation wants to be tied to a mortgage, because for most of our careers we as a generation have had a hard time finding and keeping jobs.
When the economy has completely recovered, we will find out how much is economically driven versus generationally driven.
As far as Germantown is concerned, when I look on my immediate neighborhood streets, the houses are moving. The last three that went up for sale sold within a week.
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