Politicians don't rule, the people rule! Well, how did Barack Hussein Obama get elected and re-elected as president, both times getting over 50% of the popular vote and a ton of electoral votes. Oh, that is right, the people rule, so, I guess a majority of the people voluntarily gave the reins of power to Obama. God! I love this country!
The funny thing about all of these, so-called scandals, not one piece of evidence has came forth linking President Obama with his personal hand in them. Believe me, if that evidence was out there, it would have been found.
So, rather than you people sitting around making up things that you can't show any proof on, let the democratic process take place. Let the GOP House impeach the president and send it over to the senate. See how far that will go.
Yes, you republican conservatives, write your congressmen and house members and call for the presidents impeachment. Heck, I would love a good laugh about now.
ArlingtonPop and GroveReb84
You two are still in the dark. You throw out people's names as if they are the power behind the throne. Well, Ritz, Orgel, Hart don't run anything. Yes, they can get on a bigger stage than most, but, they don't speak for everyone.
The lawsuit will go on. At some point, other lawsuits may be filed by other people, individually or as a class. You forget that there are close to 700k people that reside in Memphis.
There will be no official negotiations over anything until the board is pared down and then expanded to 13. Why do you think there is a push to expand the board ASAP?
Memphians are not as monolithic as you would have one to believe. Everything that has been done, so far, by this quasi-elected unified board can be overturned as soon as the permanent 13 member board is in place.
You be sure and watch Channel 10; Me, I will be doing by BBQ and having a good time.
Well, at least our DA got to have her press conference right in front of the club during the shakedown....I mean shutdown.
Isn't that what this is really all about?......the "press conference"? For the most part, thats all the "war on drugs" has lead to. Endless press conference after press conference; each one telling us how we are winning the "war on drugs" after some small timer is busted with a few pounds of dope.
I mean really, how lame has it gotten? We have several states that have made it legal to smoke dope, while we have DA stand out in front of a club and call it a nuisance, because folks are smoking dope in the club.
Why are you so skeptical about facts from credible sources when it does not agree with your way of thinking?
I don't care how you parse it, the fact is that there is a movement of people, especially generation y, that are preferring to live in urban cities, rather rent than buy. Google the internet on the subject and articles will buttress this. Hell, when you go to downtown Memphis after 6pm, all you see are mostly younger whites and blacks, mostly middle-middle or higher income people. There are virtually no vacancies in mid-town. Hell, vacancies are even hard to find in Hickory Hill. Whitehaven is full and with a median income of 40k and more.
Grove, understand that everyone don't have the values and desires as you and others like you do. Hell, take a good look at Germantown. It is aging. Look at the average age of the people living and moving to Germantown?
California real estate investors are buying houses left and right in Hickory Hill, Fox Meadows and renting them out.
Please don't talk to me about businesses being boarded up. Shopping Malls are going down all over the U. S.. Big Box Stores are having a hard time too. People, especially the younger, generation y, population prefer small, specialty stores that cater to their life style. They prefer casual, semi-fast food restaurants with specialty foods to traditional sit down restaurants. Younger people don't want to mow lawns, plant flowers, etc. They would much rather have it done for them. they want the flexibility of being able to move at will.
Face it Grove, as I often tell you, times are rapidly changing, if one doesn't change with it, they had better get out of the way, for they will be run over. These younger people don't want to be like us, they don't want to be tied down to a mortgage, that is like an anchor to them.
Grove, for an old man, I still have good instincts and can see far off when change is coming. If you would open your eyes and diversify your relationships, you could see it too.
Have it on my DVR AP. Planning to watch it tomorrow, and I will be looking out for those things you mentioned. Ritz's desire to meet with the suburbs led me to believe this will all be settled soon. Sounds like BTH further shows the likelihood we see this settled soon.
If the articles I read are accurate, then it's the economy that's currently driving the shift to urban centers, which would mean that a recovery would lead to a shift back to suburbs. Now I really do wish Memphis well.
By all means, everyone should have a look at today's "Behind the Headlines" show on Channel 10. I think it may be rebroadcast Sunday. NOT TO BE MISSED.
If for nothing else, it was fun to see Wyatt Bunker and Tomeka Hart go at each other over the budget,
By the way, Tomeka says, with a straight face, that this merger saved the old Shelby County School System from ruin.
Mr Orgel will tell you exactly why it costs so much more to educate children in Memphis than in the suburbs. He says right out that our business model is better. Duh.
Importantly, all the panelists, even Mr. Ritz, said nothing negative when the moderator said Municipal systems are going to happen. Even mr. Ritz grunted a "yes".
More importantly, both panelists from the Unified BOE, Ms Hart and Mr. Orgel, say they can sit down with the suburban mayors and work out all the issues, including the buildings. Provided, Mr. Orgel says, that we stop suing each other (looking directly at Mr. Ritz). BTW, those talks have already started behind the scenes.
If you can find it, or have it recorded yourself, watch it twice and listen carefully, folks.
You may hear a spirit of cooperation from Memphis you have not heard before. They will meet a similar spirit of cooperation from the suburban leaders.
There will be a three legged race, LOL, I'm sure there will be.
I, too, would like more details. Do we know what age group this growth is in? To what socioeconomic level? Yes, that needs to be known, if these are children born to single mothers on welfare it doesn't bode well for an invigorated Memphis.
If President Obama had a -R after his name the Democrats would be on him like white on rice.
Good for them.....handle it like real men do. Ain't no big thang! We got bigger fish to fry around here.
Just back from out of town.
It is funny that when I tried to convince Grovereb84 about the population of Memphis, he and most of you readers laughed at me. Well, what more do I need to say?
There are many people who wants to see Memphis as a dying city, but, it won't happen. As the economy gets better, Memphis' population will either maintain or go up, albeit gradually, keeping up with the new jobs.
The problem with you suburbanites is that you only look at things through your partisan eyes. You make the same mistakes when looking at national politics.
Memphis is the hub and that is that. New jobs anywhere in the metro area will only help Memphis. Unless the jobs pay very well, the choice for people to stay will be Memphis. So, hurry up and finish the I-69 loop, get more businesses for Southaven and Olive Branch, Memphis residents need the jobs.
...so much ado about nothing. Slow news day.
Overall, I like Judge Potter too. He has perhaps one of the most un-enviably jobs in this city: tackling the never ending- in fact growing- issue of blight and decay. This issue of course is perpetuated by individuals such as one Mr. Carter who apaprently owns property but does not have the financial wherewithal to keep it code compliant which begs the question of whether he should be allowed to continue to own said property at all. Should Potter have been informal with Carter- no, probably not. But then again, I know my reaction to someone who said they can’t fix up their property because they don’t have any money might be a lot worse- especially if they are a landlord. It’s like a driver who causes a wreck and blames it on the fact that they have problems with their eyesight. Judge Potter seems to be fulfilling a thankless job- like bailing water on the Titanic.
I love it - well done, Chris. You've done a great job of capturing some of the personality of this year's team (and the organization/fanbase as whole). Whether this is the start of a multi-year conference final run or the swan song of this core, it'll go down as an incredibly unique and likable team.
$4,000 is nothing for all the money they will make this weekend
Call the dude "hoss" once...not ok, but not unforgiveable. But, after dude protests the moniker, the judge uses it again, quite intentionally....very disrespectful and unprofessional. His honor owes the man an apology.
If we can limit their score to just one point below ours, we got this.
I'd bet that you think a Rudy Gay would help the Grizz out Wolfgang, wouldn't you? After all, he's 6-9, can jump out of the gym and get his own shot whenever he wants.
The comparison for the Grizz is the old Pistons title team with Rip Hamilton, Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed, and Tayshaun. They didn't have any NBA title caliber players either according to your definition, but they dispatched of a Laker team with 4 Hall of Famers (Kobe, Gary Payton, Shaq, and Karl Malone), and they did it in 5 games.
What they did have was a team full of elite defensive players and a few players who could make just enough happen on the offensive end, a lot like this Grizzlies team. I believe we are the only NBA team with 3 starters who made first or second team All-Defense. When you have that, you can get by without a prototypical offensive creator.
You are correct though that typically you have to have at least one or two of those elite scorer types to have a shot at an NBA title, but it isn't a hard and fast rule. The Pacers are constructed similar to this Grizzly team, and they are in the same position we are. You can bet they're going to give the Heat everything they want and then some. There isn't just one formula for success in the NBA.
As I've said before, you better hope that the Grizzlies haven't figured something out with the Spurs. If they have, this series is going to go deep, and the last thing you want is to end up in a Game 7 with a team that thrives on physically wearing you down. Personally, I think we're sitting here at 2-2 come Tuesday morning, and I think the Spurs will feel a lot of pressure going into Game 5 to figure out how to counter the changes the Grizzlies make for these next two games.
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