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Re: “District 95 Showdown

@datGuy - Most assuredly, Pete. Quite so. Maybe you and your co-worker should take a class in ethics some day. Might do you both some good.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 11:21 PM

Re: “State Officials Search for North Memphis Bear

Reserve the right to arm bears.

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Posted by LoveBC on 04/21/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Vulnerable Vista

Easy win-win - put a Bass Pro like observation deck on the silos.

Posted by LoveBC on 04/21/2017 at 10:07 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

Oak, more ethical behavior for you today? LOL

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Posted by datGuy on 04/21/2017 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Downtown Pocket Park to Open

It looks great

Posted by datGuy on 04/21/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “St. Louis Cardinals: Wounded Winners Head to the Playoffs

I was at Game 1 and 2 of the 2015 NLDS. Reading this article now sent me back. In hindsight it really seems like those two games represented the turning point for the organization. It also sent me back to Game 5 of the 2014, when I saw Oscar Taveras pinch hit in the top of the 9th. His death still jolts me. It's a selfish fan thought, but it's hard to imagine what might have transpired in the last two seasons if he was still with us.

Posted by Martin Frye on 04/21/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

Oak and Mia,
I too went to Tomsik's website and he says he is a man who has fought all his life. Pathology or allegory, doesn't say. As Mia says he makes a point about being pro-life, but his supporter says he would never vote to ban abortion; that is one pandering mother. What else would he like to express his opposition to but refuse to do anything about? The list may be staggering which might explain his combativeness. And yes, just where are those pine covered mountains in District 95?
And I have no idea who the hell Oak is. Why am I the last to know?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/21/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Update: Nary a Silo Will Tarnish Famous Vista

Would the off/on loading facilities in place now be able to access silos in that different location to the south and how much would it cost them to make that happen?

Posted by CL Mullins on 04/21/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Update: Nary a Silo Will Tarnish Famous Vista

Again, Port of Memphis is right on the other side of that bluff.
Plenty of room there for silos.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Former MATA Chief Pleads Guilty on Prostitution Charge

Good luck Ron. Straighten up, fly right, and put it behind you.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

Hi again Walt. Say, did you happen to actually, you know, READ the Tennessee budget that I linked above?

You claim, "..our state government is bloated with over spending..."

Which is measurably incorrect. In fact, Tennessee has the best record of any state in the Union when it comes to operating in the black. We are always #1, #2, #3, in that regard, year after year. We wouldn't even HAVE a surplus if we were overspending. So that's just a bunch of malarky.

Then you say, "..It's funny how uncivil you are just and attacked my candidate because I expressed my support for someone you oppose..."

Which isn't even an English sentence. What the heck are you trying to say? I'm not attacking anyone, and I certainly don't oppose or EVEN CARE who the Libertarian Party candidate is for District 95. I back the Greens, actually. And we don't have a dog in this fight.

What I DO insist on though, is that if you come on this message board and make claims about this or that, that you back up these claims up with facts. And honestly Walt, you are sucking pretty badly at that right about now.

You can't find the facts, EVEN WHEN I GIVE YOU A FREAKING LINK TO THEM.

You continue, "..Make this about why the candidate you support is better than other candidates not about attacking people based on who they support, which has nothing to do with the individuals running. I think I have you pretty much pinned down as not being an oak tree and know exactly who you are. Good luck..."

What are you trying to say, Walt? You know exactly who I am? Huh. I think most people here on this site know exactly who I am. As in, what my real name is, where I go to church, who I work for, what kind of drinks I prefer... the whole nine yards. I know who most of them are too. So what?

But what's the 'good luck' for? Are you threatening me? Or stalking me? Should I be worried? Do I need to call the cops?

I know who your name is attached to also.

And Pete's for that matter.

How about you just admit you are wrong, and acknowledge that Governor Haslam passing the gas tax bill is actually a benefit to the large majority of Tennesseans? Mathematically?

How about you stop trying to foist off your political opinions as 'facts', when things are a lot more complicated than your 'Libertarian' talking points?

Hmm?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “District 95 Showdown

I recognize those facts you posted, the systematic problem with it is our state government is bloated with over spending. I'm not gonna go into details here, because this is about the candidates and not about attacking voters. It's funny how uncivil you are just and attacked my candidate because I expressed my support for someone you oppose. Make this about why the candidate you support is better than other candidates not about attacking people based on who they support, which has nothing to do with the individuals running. I think I have you pretty much pinned down as not being an oak tree and know exactly who you are. Good luck.

I'm civil and not attacking any candidate, individual, or party nor accusing people of ignoring facts. I welcome you to a Libertarian Party meeting to discuss these issues with you, but in the meantime I stand behind Jim Tomasik and being the best candidate for State Rep, many other candidates running may be better fit for City Council of Collierville but not State Rep.

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Posted by Walt Granecki on 04/21/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Two Takes

@Emily - Yeah, so I watched your link. And as a retired military officer, I can tell you that your 'informed' individual was neither well informed, nor really even interested in whatever Senator Corker had to say in answer. She was hostile, and interrupted him more than once, without letting him get in a reply. He was incredibly polite to her despite this, and carefully tried to figure out what her specific concerns were. Yet in the end, all she wanted to do was try to make Corker the target for her disdain for Trump. Despite the fact that Corker has been quite vocal during these last few months, in trying to keep Trump on task in international affairs.

This sort of bullying behavior certainly doesn't reflect well on any citizen who considers themselves to be a liberal thinker, and more particularly, just gives ammunition to conservatives, who argue that there is no point in even trying to engage in healthy discussion with partisans on the other side of the aisle, because they act like this.

I suggest, if you are at all interested in remaining relevant politically, in either state or national politics, that you retain the language of civility within the debates of our time. Because failure to do so will not result in your side winning. It will just make moderates like me completely ignore you.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “4/20 at Overton Park, Not Very Lit

Shoulda been at Banbury Shire ;)

Posted by Scott Banbury on 04/21/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Two Takes

Senator Corker WAS asked about Syria and North Korea...immediately after this "town hall" ended. If his "unbelievable" remark was in some way meant to lambast the audience for not asking the "right questions" or for not asking about Syria and N Korea, not only is that rude, but completely false. Here's the video of him being asked these questions very directly by an informed constituent.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=HRJ2LhsrQDI

Also, he may be on the Foreign Relations Committee, but that's HARDLY the ONLY set of issues he votes on. Pretending that his constituents are somehow mislead or ignorant because people were upset about the full spectrum of issues he votes on is misleading, at best. Our elected officials DO NOT have the authority or even the moral/ethical right to define or determine what issues their constituents are concerned about. His office said 99% of the calls they got on DeVos were against her and yet he voted for her anyway. Local media needs to hold him accountable on his disdain for his constituents and their concerns.

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Posted by Emily Fulmer on 04/21/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “How to Gumbo

You go Clyde!

Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Two Takes

@Jennifer Morris - I suspect the rumors to which Jackson alludes in his opening paragraph are correct. Senator Corker has all the bona fides of a proper Republican presidential candidate. As such, this 'Travel around the Volunteer State' was likely designed to keep backers and local party intelligentsia abreast of the recent changes in the currents that flow back in the Dismal Swamp that is Washington, and what plans our own Godzilla has therein. Stops would therefore be organized in their strongholds. And downtown Memphis ain't exactly one of those. Thus the location, methinks.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “How to Gumbo

These ladies are good. I aim to take them down Sunday!

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Posted by Clyde on 04/21/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Two Takes

Interesting article. With respect to Syria and North Korea, Senator Corker absolutely would have been asked questions on that topic if he'd spent more time with his audience. He stopped taking questions after only about 40 minutes. It should be noted that people were literally standing in the room with a giant ~7 ft. "Veterans for Peace" flag in his full view. And based on what I recall, he did discuss Syria by way of lamenting that action had not been taken years ago when it could have saved more lives. (He neglected to take ownership of the fact that the GOP opposed giving President Obama the authority to act at that time, but that's another matter and he was generally more supportive than the rest of his party on that particular issue...) Overall, I applaud him for taking time to speak with his constituents; but I do it at a very low decibel level because choosing to meet at a coffee shop 30 miles outside of a major metropolitan area at 8:00am on a weekday (when he literally traveled into that major metropolitan city for lunch) was a very weak move. He could have easily hosted a real town hall after 5:00pm within the city limits of the town he was there to visit.

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Posted by Jennifer Morris on 04/21/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Game 3: Grizzlies 105, Spurs 94: Grindhouse Forever

I almost felt bad for soon to be 40 Manu Ginobili. In 10 minutes of scoreless play, his wide open, uncontested 3 almost broke the backboard and his careless stepping out of bounds with the ball right into the 2nd half, which led to a Gasol 3 and 9 pt Grizz lead, well, you can see the basketball grim reaper knocking at his door. He was never even in position to hopefully draw one of his patented flops.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 04/21/2017 at 12:03 PM

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