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Re: “The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

Gee "FOLLOW THE MONEY", brown oppressors? How do you go from flooding the labor pool to brown oppressors?

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Posted by Nick R on 08/28/2016 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Q & A with Thomas "Silky' Sullivan,

@Circa1965 - Anytime you are having too much fun, somebody will try to stop it. This is one of the Fundamental Laws of the Universe. Sometimes it's your parents. Sometimes it's the police. Occasionally, it is a hotel shrubbery which you have mistaken for an amorous partner. You just have to shake it off. There's a constitutional right to the Pursuit of Happiness, and you have a moral obligation to try to catch it, even if that bugger is too slippery to hold onto for very long.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/27/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

I see that the two snake oil salesmen from Latino Memphis, Ashby & LaRosa, have returned from their siesta to once again try to peddle their dishonest and despicable illegal immigration agenda. Latino Memphis must have received another big check from National Council of La Raza.

For those who don’t know, the word “La Raza” translates to “the Race” – AND THEY’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE OLYMPICS. La Raza has been referred to as the Latino KKK – BECAUSE IT IS.

Even Cesar Chavez, the great American labor leader and civil rights activist didn’t like La Raza. Chavez was once quoted as saying, “Some people don’t look at it as racism, but when you say ‘la raza,’ you are saying an anti-gringo thing, and it won’t stop there. Today it’s anti-gringo, tomorrow it will be anti-Negro.”

AND GUESS WHO (according to the I.R.S.) is one of the biggest donors to Latino Memphis? That’s right folks, La Raza. As a wise man once said, “FOLLOW THE MONEY.”

So, Ashby & LaRosa, you can continue making all the deceptive and dishonest sales pitches you want. You can label any and everyone who refuses to bend or break our laws and legal principles just to grant amnesty/citizenship to the tens of millions of border cheaters in this country – 60% of whom are Latino.

You can inundate us with all of the touching, ludicrous sob stories you want. You know, the typical Oliver Twist like stories of how the parents of Juan and Maria forced them as small children to illegally come to the U.S. sooooooooooo many years ago and how racist, unfair and all-around wrong-headed it would be for us to deport them and to hold them to the same laws everybody else who wants to live in the U.S. must abide by.

You know, because Juan is so close to perfecting his high school science fair project on cold fusion that promises to give the whole world cheap and clean energy. You know, because Maria is so kind and selfless that she devotes every single minute of her free time to reading to the blind and to acting as a surrogate mother to fledgling baby pandas that were orphaned when U.S. Border Control Agents viciously and cruelly gunned down the panda mother.

Try as you might, Ashby and & LaRosa, but some of us know what your/Latino Memphis’s/La Raza’s real agenda is. Despite what you constantly proclaim and attempt to sell to others, what you seek is not fairness or justice or what’s in the best interest of the U.S. as a whole.

INSTEAD, what you really seek is POWER -- divisive, corrupting power to use for your own benefit, not for the benefit of the U.S. as a nation -- as you claim. It just so happens to be brown power instead of white power or black power as in the past. Cesar Chavez knew that decades ago, and many of us LEGAL, LAW ABIDING U.S. citizens and LEGAL residents still know that truth today. We should be in no hurry to replace a white oppressor or black oppressor with a brown one.

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Posted by FOLLOW THE MONEY on 08/27/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Q & A with Thomas "Silky' Sullivan,

I know this is 3 yrs stale but, I was one of those "Navy boys" in 1984. What you said hit home w me.
Grew up loving music and the Memphis scene was great... probably saw you playing in front of Friday's during the 3 months I was Also saw Neil Young with the Shocking Pinks.
The Pub Crawl was one of the most memorable events in my enlistment. We made a long weekend of it spending money like, well, drunken aviators, on food, music, drinks. It was a sea of people! I lost my Silky's Diver bucket after waking up in a hotel shrubbery though.
What I didn't realize was that 1984 influenced government to shut the Pub Crawl down. That plus the drinking age went from 19 to 21, changing the bar scene pretty significantly. That kind of taints the memory a little bit.

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Posted by Circa1965 on 08/27/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “The Zippin Pippin -- Elvis' Favorite Ride -- Is Donated to Save Libertyland

wow thank you Charles, there is a documentary coming out soon about Libertyland and I want this info included.

Posted by denise parkinson on 08/27/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

Shaleen's character really has one of the most interesting and disturbing journeys, I think.

Posted by irenecrist on 08/27/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

Great review by Chris and hindsights from Jackson and Paul shed valuable light today.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/26/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Common Sense Pot Policy

I (cough, cough), approve this message.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/26/2016 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Report: Alcohol Crashes Down, Distracted Driving Accidents Up

No kidding...just about every other ass-hat I see on my commute to and from work is either on the phone or texting....maddening!

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Posted by mejjep on 08/26/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

Not a defender of the regime...but a defender of truth that has ben bastardized and taken root. Any investigation will back me up. When Riefenstahl was asked by Hitler to do "Triumph"...she was taken aback saying, "Why I don't even know the difference between the S.A. and the SS."..Hitler responded, "That's exactly why I want you to do it." Goebbels knew enough to keep quiet but barely concealed his anger during the filming. She was more artist than Nazi...and her mountaineering films closely parallel Triumph and especially Olympia.
The Olympics ?... Jesse Owens decried defaming Germanys "man of the hour"...further stating that later he waved to Hitler and he rose and waved back. His main income in later years evolved into template "Hitler snub" speaking engagements because he said, "That's what they want to hear." Ralph Metcalfe, another black American Olympian actually requested and received a framed autographed Hitler photo.
Again, I am not defending the regime, and had the chance at a Berlin flea market to go through a copy of the official coffee table book of the Olympics published in 1936. Owens was featured on four pages....two of which were full page photographs. The real snub Owens received was from Roosevelt who neither congratulated him nor sent a telegram which all the non African Americans were sent.
Finally and little known is that copies of Olympia were sent to each participating nation with special editing featuring that countries athletes.

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Posted by Paul Brewer on 08/26/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “President Jimmy Carter Discusses His Work with Habitat

The Carters are just purely unbelievable. Words fail to honor them.
And of course Memphis comes in a close second after Nepal?

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 08/26/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “MATA Security Guard Placed on Diversion in Passenger Death

Ms Pruitt,
It seems they train their guards as well as they train their drivers.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 08/26/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

Oak Tree, I realize you're making fun, but there is a tendency to lump all Anglos into one privileged pot. And the impact of immigration is even worse on poor and working class blacks.

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Posted by Nick R on 08/26/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “MATA Security Guard Placed on Diversion in Passenger Death

The MATA bus on Poplar at Kirby stops in a very busy lane to go in to get food at the MCDonalds there. He has caused many people to have close calls.

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Posted by Carolyn Roach Pruitt on 08/26/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Report: Alcohol Crashes Down, Distracted Driving Accidents Up

Considering the populations of these counties vary, you really can not compare the numbers directly. If you normalize these numbers by population, Davidson county comes out higher than Shelby with 11.7 crashes per 1,000 people while Shelby county has 9.3 per 1,000 people. Hamilton County has 8.6 per 1,000 people and Knox county has 7.1 per 1,000. These are based on population values I found online (Hamilton Co. 348,673 .. Knox Co. 444,622 ... Davidson 658,602 and Shelby Co at 939,654). So you're more likely to be involved in a crash in Davidson County than you are in Shelby County, based on the numbers presented here.

The population of Maury County is about 83,761 ... giving a value of 7.8 crashes per 1,000 people - higher than Knox county with a fraction of the population.

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Posted by Jamie Outlaw on 08/26/2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Haslam, in Memphis, Suggests Calling Special Session

See, this is why I like Haslam. Everything he said there was reasonable. I don't have to agree with all of it. But it's a rational, nuanced response to complex problems. Not a sound bite.

You go Governor!

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Posted by OakTree on 08/26/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

Personally, I think the demographic shift toward Latino culture is God's joke on the Anglo community, who stole about half of greater Mexico with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the Mexican American War.

Aztlan Reconquista mes amigos!…

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Posted by OakTree on 08/26/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

There are a couple policies that the Democrats won't talk about, but that's one. The other one, is that having happy social policies doesn't make a bit of difference, if your fearless leader is in the pocket of Wall Street.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/26/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Report: Alcohol Crashes Down, Distracted Driving Accidents Up

Holy Fritz! We beat out Knoxville and Chattanooga by like almost 3x. Only the lushes in Nashville come close, and not all THAT close.

Stand proud, Memphis! When it comes to being inebriated, we can't be beat.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/26/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

All beautifully said. Btw, in what is a king-sized irony seldom (if ever) remarked upon, there are several clips of Owens and articles from the 1936 event in which the great athlete expresses himself as having a great time at the Olympics and completely downplays any effort to draw a political moral from his victories. The "Owens-versus-Hitler" motif was as absent from his mind as it was from Riefenstahl's. It may have served a useful purpose, but, basically, it was our side's propaganda.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 08/26/2016 at 11:53 AM


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