I think you just might have your post wrong talking about the facts I list. It's you and only you and everyone knows it that puts up bad links, I did put up one the other day that was bad but I put up the correct one when I found out. Unlike you I post legitimate posts of facts not from BLOGS as facts like you. Posting blogs as facts shows you never even went to junior high and you just like being a clown. Oh you never did respond to my calling you out for saying Maxine Smith and her husband were not allowed to buy a house in Germantown in the early 70's. I guess you got that info from a blog or a tweet. ROTFLMFAO
Phillip has the best quote here by far and describes the the Obama administration to a T. If I may quote Phillip White House Press Secretary under oath: "At no time was the Obama Administration aware of what the Obama Administration was doing." And for the FACT that they said it just google "at no time was the Obama Administration aware of what the Obama Administration was doing". Then you will see ALL the links to what was said. It was even put on the screen for the hearing impaired. I know in my heart there we be someone hear will say that was not the real Obama White House Press Secretary but someone from the Mission Impossible Team made up to look and sound like him. Sounds very likely to me. Do you think it was Tom Cruise????????
@Wolfgang, I don't know that I agree with that as a rule.
For one thing, people in Memphis don't like European style basketball, which basically plays more like soccer (lots of flopping and complaining to refs). We prefer American basketball, which plays more like football (playing through contact and playing physical).
The only major contributor we have that's foreign born is Marc Gasol, and he played his prep ball in Memphis. He's not your typical Euro basketball player.
As far as what the Grizz have to do in this series, it's simply make defensive adjustments and move the ball better offensively.
This team has looked bad in each Game 1 so far in this year's playoffs, but once they start making adjustments, they've been able to clamp down on opponents. The Spurs are a different animal, but I think you'll see a tight series all the way through.
I do have a lot of respect for how smart the Spurs play basketball. That's why I've expected this series to be a hard fought series, but I do think whoever wins it will have been extended to the max to pull out the series.
Well there is a saying "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain." It is wrongly attributed to Winston Churchill but that is false.
Man, I don't know what the hell you were talking about, but, it sure read well!
How about leaving me a pint of that stuff you are drinking. That must be some powerful stuff.
But, please stop describing ArlingtonPop in your posts.
As a Spurs fan, I will be watching to see how closely the Griz stick to their game plan. The Spurs know that they have the game in hand when teams, when frustrated, try to intimidate the Spurs--and thus abandon their game plan. The Griz are like the Spurs in many ways, and have a great future. One tip: look for more help from foreign teams--Parker, Genobili, Splitter, even Duncan (Virgin Islands) did not develop here.
I didn't mean to infer that the consulate/CIA ops center in Benghazi had the equipment or personnel necessary to conduct counter-battery operations. I was simply agreeing that Old Timer could possibly benefit from switching to decaf and that his "debunking" of mortar counter-battery fire is, for lack of a better word, bunk.
Just for the sake of accuracy,
One of the mainstream media's reports on Bengazhi said the US military had a drone over the annex circling at 1200 feet watching all that was going on. There was no indication the drone was armed, and I would be suprised if it was. I don't know if the military could have moved assets into that area fast enough to make a difference, but those drones all have infra-red technology. Maybe the mortars themselves could been seen, but the dudes serving them would be.
I find myself agreeing with Archie Bunker.... there might a god after all.
I would go into mortar counter-battery fire, but 1) there's no real point to going in depth on here, and 2) OTP has clearly disputed and debunked the abilities of the American military (never minding what the facts may be).
@J-Val, I agree on Tony, which Chris said as well.
Especially against a team like this who has so many shooters and moves the ball so well, he needs to be on the ball.
I do see where his minutes may need to be limited in this match up moreso than usual, but when he is in the game, I think his value is in guarding Parker. I will be interested to see Lionel's adjustments. He's shown so far that he and his staff are good with adjustments, and once they make them, it's tough for the other team to readjust and do enough to win.
San Antonio is a great team because they play as a team, but they are not unbeatable, and I think they know they're going to have to scrape and claw to get 4 wins out of this series.
As Chris said before the series, Game 1 was way more important for San Antonio than Memphis due to our penchant for getting stronger defensively as the series progresses and we diagnose what it is the opponent does well offensively.
We are saying the same thing OTP.
It's all about tailoring your message to the individual. The vast majority of voters will be turned off by at least one portion of either party's platform, but the vast majority also will likely agree with at least one portion of your platform.
The key is targeting your message to voters to get them excited about voting for you, whether they're part of your base or part of the middle. If you go to the individual with the wrong message, they won't be energized. That's why getting deeper than just region specific or even county specific tailored messages is a HUGE advantage.
If you have that advantage and utilize it in the swing states with the areas that are most likely for you to be able to swing, you can significantly move the needle on an election.
And you bring up a great point about Romney not being able to energize some of his base. He needed to be able to sell himself as one thing to a portion of his base but as another to other portion of his base and as something completely different possibly to the middle.
It's extremely hard to do that, as you say, in today's world of social media and instant news, but it can be done with targeted messaging. The trick is being able to identify who to target with what message from your platform, and in that regard, the GOP was significantly behind the Obama campaign.
I believe it goes without saying that today’s colleges politically influence more young graduates than any other media available. The “correctness” and Cultural Marxism spoken in institutions of higher learning circumvent all other known common sense taught by “life’s lessons” and conveniently hides the evils and corruption the older generations actually witnessed by watching the more collective institutions and governments collapse under their own weight of dependence.
While the “degrees, diplomas and PHDs” in education abound, the actual intelligence is replaced by the instructed or brainwashed “knowledge” and leaves the “well instructed” student a simple shell hoping to somehow serve his more dependent mankind (and his insatiable government) rather than actually achieving what was handed to him on a silver platter with little difficulty earning…prosperity and self security!
The young and naïve simply believe what they are taught to believe and that is that the “older independent generation” cares only for their personal wealth and NOTHING for the underprivileged or minorities. That simple notion is enough propaganda to sway those well educated minds to follow the ideology that will ultimately enslave them as it has Europe.
I am afraid the young will only realize their mistake when they become “the older dependent generation” or when the effects of their safe sex, social media, smart phone, professional sports and Godless drug and entertainment culture wear off where they can finally see what they and their parents actually gave up in exchange for what made their life so easy for such a short while.
In about two weeks a major rock concert is planned in Memphis and Club 152 is one of the venues holding some of the events. Lets hope some of this can be cleared up and the event can go on without a hitch. Nothing makes Memphis look better than shut down clubs. Poor Scion / Toyota...
It really is great to see Dana Carvey getting a gig again, this time as Governor of Tennessee. It's also great to see Stephen Fincher keep up his comedy routine from his Fincher Family gig... http://www.thefincherfamily.com/
I warned people that there was no way the Grizzlies should be favored over the Spurs, despite the national media jumping on the bandwagon. Here are the reasons I listed:
1. The Spurs have home court. I expect the Spurs to win in 7.
2. The Spurs have great outside shooters, especially from the 3-point range. The Grizz do not. Every time they've been bounced from the playoffs it's been because of their
lack of outside shooting.
3. The Spurs have the most motivation. Every since the Grizz bounced them from the playoffs as an eighth seed, SA has been on a mission of payback.
4. Much as I hate to admit it, POP is the best coach in the league. Lionel isn't chopped liver but he'll have to at least coach Popovich to a draw for the Grizz to advance.
5. SA has the experience in these kind of series and the Grizz do not. Winning championships is a progression. Going from never having advanced past the second round to champions may be too much of a stretch.
In my opinion, the key to this series is Tony Parker. Someone will have to be able to stay in front of him and at least slow him down. If he continues to get into the paint at will, we're through. I say Put Tony on him, plead with him not to make foolish fouls, live with Parker's forays into the lane, and not leave their three-point shooters.
Also, Grizz fans, don't worry, be happy. The team has accomplished a lot. Root for them but don't get all bent out of shape if they lose. I framed the stories of the Grizz clinching against the Clips and OKC. I'm good for this year as long as the Grizz play hard and put up a fight.
What you are saying was relevant in the past, but, in todays world of instant communications and numerous news outlets, blogs, etc, it is not valid today.
One cannot get away with saying one thing to mobilize his/her troops without the other side hearing about it. Truth and facts will now rule the day, not just political talking points.
As an aside, a report is out today that says, according to the last census, Suburban Shelby County had a whopping 64% increase in poverty. Those are facts felt by those 64% that fell into poverty. An astute politician with the right computer program can successfully target those 64% and get some of them to switch sides with their vote. That is what Obama did, he didn't change his message. With those increase in poverty facts, the right politician, fair haired and blue eyed, can possibly beat a republican in suburban Shelby County. That is because when all is said and done, pocketbook issues rule at the time of elections.
Yes, there were quite a few republicans that would not have voted for Obama and didn't regardless of what his message was. But, those same republicans could not see themselves, while watch the Romney horse dancing beautifully at the Olympics while they worried whether they would have a job the next day voting for him. that young women that saw what conservative governors were doing by ordering forced vaginal ultrasounds, the closing of abortion clinics, just became frightened and could not vote for a republican. Hispanics that were told to self deport and that the border fence should be electrified just couldn't see voting for a republican. A white republican when he heard the 47% speech and realized that he was in that 47 percent, no, wouldn't vote for Obama, but, he damn sure would not vote for Romney.
It was the message that screwed the republicans, Romney and the senate candidates. Unless that changes, the gop is a dying, one region party.
Any good leader takes responsibility for failures that happen on his watch...even if he/she had nothing to do with them and did everything in their power during the process.
That's how you earn respect as a leader.
You say, "I take responsibility for Failure X, and we are doing Y and Z and everything else under our power to make sure Failure X never happens again".
The reason you do that as a leader is because there is ALWAYS something that you could've done in the past that might have prevented what went on under your leadership. That's one thing I think Obama could do better. It would make him look like a stronger leader to stand up and take responsibility for mistakes and failures more often, even if they weren't his mistakes or failures.
how can you leave out Jones BBQ Diner in Marianna, AR?? JAMES BEARD AWARD winning - but you better call first - when they run out they close!
OTP - switch to decaf
I am an independent thinker. I don't march to every beat of the drum by Obama. I support him overall, however, some of his policies, I don't support at all and I let it be known.
Yes, I tend to believe the generals when they tell me something about war, actually moving troops and fighting. They are not just Obama's generals, for anyone who gets at least 3 stars and above have to be approved by the congress. You didn't know that, did you?
You see, unlike you, I realize that the president, other than ordering out the troops, has no power. It is the congress who has the power to make laws, take, declare, confirm cabinet appointments and confirm judges to the federal bench. All a president can do is propose, hell, he can't even submit a proposal to congress, for he is not a legislator.
Blaming Obama is the smokescreen that you dumb conservative gop let your leaders get away with to take the heat off of themselves. It is not I, but you and others like you that are led by the nose and ass by your leaders.
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