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Re: “Dems on the Rebound

@Charlie Eppes, IMHO, the democratic party needs to be focused on working people. If I was a political consultant, I would recommend the $15 minimum wage out of all your options.

Abstractions, like global warming, gun control, etc. are hard to worry about when one is wondering how the rent is going to be paid.

I agree with your basic premise in that the democratic party on all levels appears to have ADHD.

Posted by LoveBC on 12/02/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Dems on the Rebound

In my opinion, insisting that all the dirt has to be washed out of the old rug before you throw the thing in the trash is kind of pointless. I think more people are interested in shopping for a replacement for it at this point.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/02/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Dems on the Rebound

Jackson,

Does Brian Carson have to pay the money back or not? I am assuming since he and his mother are both on the executive committee, and the executive committee encouraged Mancini to terminate the SCDP, the answer is no?

Posted by still living in berclair on 12/02/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

One man one vote is a Democracy. The USA was founded as Representative Republic. Key difference is indirect election of President (Electoral College).

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Posted by Jlemay69 on 12/02/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

Or Proportional Representation. Spreads out political relationships, and takes more time for the russkies to hack.

Posted by CL Mullins on 12/02/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

So, if we do away with the electoral college, do you want to restructure the Senate as well?

The Senate is structured the way it is under a similar premise.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 12/02/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

I still don't get this things>people argument. Land is a thing. People are not. People are what give land value, not the other way around. Antartica doesn't get a vote in the UN because noone lives there. It doesn't matter how much land mass it has.

I wonder about the morals of anyone who values property over people.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 12/02/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Bus Stopped: The Battle over Route 31

The people have spoken. Mayor Strickland, City Council, bring back the 31 Crosstown! If we can afford to give city funding to Sears Crosstown developers, we can afford to restore the bus route that once brought residents from North and South Memphis to the Sears building. "Crosstown 31 as Memphis' third highest-used bus route, with an average of 2,600 riders daily". The answer is clear. Give the people what they want.

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Posted by Coby Smith on 12/02/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

@B - Exactly. That's why I agree with Cohen's move here as well.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/02/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Long Road Cider Opening this Weekend

Perfect excuse for a ride. Gonna have to go buy some...
However, I'm betting he uses persimmons, not autocorrect permissions.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/02/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@CL - You need this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emojimo-ke…

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Posted by OakTree on 12/02/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Rep. Ellison, Frontrunner in DNC Race, to be Honored Here

@CL

You are probably right, but if Pelosi and the old guard do try to marginalize him, they will pay a price. Just my opinion, and I don't know the guy personally, but Bernie was pushed aside once and I don't see him willingly going to the sidelines a second time.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/02/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

I vote blue in a red state. As such, I have very little incentive to go vote in a Presidential election. I do anyway because, well, unicorns.

The way the system is rigged now, if you move the four counties in the panhandle of Florida to Alabama, and adjust the state line between Illinois and Wisconsin and boom! Hillary is president.

I don't buy the urban vs. rural argument. If everybody knew that their vote was going to count for something (unlike mine in the last election), maybe everybody would get off their asses and vote.

It should be one person, one vote. The electoral college has outlived its usefulness, if it ever had any other than to assuage southern slaveholders.

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Posted by B on 12/02/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Rep. Ellison, Frontrunner in DNC Race, to be Honored Here

APop,
Bernie being an honorable man, probably won't jump ship and go back to being an Independent. But Pelosi and chums will shove him to the side, so at some point, and I hope that is soon, he can come out swinging and be an example of real progressive populism.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/02/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Rep. Ellison, Frontrunner in DNC Race, to be Honored Here

@CL

And just to get more bitchy, I think that Bernie should be the new face of the Democratic party.

Pelosi+ Bernie + Ellison

Oh, my cup runneth over!

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 12/02/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

Ohhh Mikey,
That's what they said to Moses

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/02/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

Oak,
"mind-numbingly stupid" Is there an emoji for that, looks like we're gonna need it.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/02/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

@dat ...

Yiou don't understand the job of "president" very well do you? President of the US or a company or your life, even. It is not to actually "do" all the work (I mean, what person can do everything, really) but to see that it gets done. Sigh. Trump doesn't drive the limo's, or man the slot machines, deal the cards, clean the rooms, cut the golf course grass, etc. .... I mean, really?

"most of his spare time" and "daily potential" are not true. Unprovable and frankly just whining and hoping.

If you don't accept the fallacy of the statements then I can't help you. And no, there is no Easter Bunny either ....

@CL - don't care for your comments ever so seldom read them. Just so you know, I see the geezer handle and I pass it ... I saw my name at the top so I thought I would share that with you ....

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Posted by Mike 1 on 12/02/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

I think the concern that comes with that is that a President could make a bunch of urban-centered promises and win the election. Then he could completely ignore the non-major urban cities and simply govern to those major cities and get re-elected doing it.

That may not have been the original concern when the electoral college was created, but it's a big one now. Believe it or not, those fly-over states are pretty important in this country. That's where a lot of our food and cotton for our clothing is produced. It would be bad if the country was set up in a way where they could just be completely ignored.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 12/02/2016 at 9:15 AM

Re: “All Hands On Deck

Arguing that somebody ought not have the opinion that they do, is mind-numbingly stupid. Human beings are easily fooled primates, possessing an inappropriately high regard for their own prejudices and biases. We tend to let these opinions loose periodically, masquerading as fact. Friends, and those who love us, will let that slide most of the time, because well, we all have them, and our unique idiosyncrasies are really what makes us who we are. But trying to argue a primate down out of their tree, when they are determined to hoot and holler about something, just makes them angry, and then they tend to throw excrement. Which is nasty.

So whether you agree with Bruce on this or not, be polite, and leave him alone. When you get to be an editor, you get to hoot through your own megaphone. It's part of the job description. And he does a pretty fine job of keeping all the rest of us shiftless monkeys intellectually occupied, most of the time, so I don't much care about a few places where we disagree.

Thank you, Mr. VanWyngarden, for bringing up the jail thing. I agree 100%. I am sympathetic to your other concerns as well. Even if I may have a bone or two to pick about them. Keeping us all thinking about what's going on around here is why I tune in. You're doing a fine job of that. Fine indeed.

The rest of y'all have a great day. Looks like it's gonna be a beautiful one.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/02/2016 at 9:12 AM

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