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Re: “Trans Equality Rally Planned for Memphis

Casey: 5 people, and 17 port-a-potties to account for every possible gender designation.

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 02/28/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Trans Equality Rally Planned for Memphis

well I guess all 5 people will be there...............

Posted by Casey Sullivan on 02/28/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

Oh Mia, I can remember when you couldn't get enough of the pork butt.
Sad.

Posted by CL Mullins on 02/28/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

Funkbrs, I live down here, so am not possessed of the insight of tourism. In fact, I'm going thru Holly Springs again in a couple of hours. And still I can't tell if a person is COGIC, MB or AME simply by looking at them.
The funk must be very strong in you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe1ScoePqV…

Posted by CL Mullins on 02/28/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Sun Records Episode 1: A Positive Note

First critiques of the show point to the bad accents. I can overlook that if the story remains interesting. And Marion is hot!

Posted by Clyde on 02/28/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

@cracko
Yes, Holly Springs MS. I rode a bicycle, so I went through the neighborhood backroads. I saw a Kappa with a two story house. His driveway looked like a Cadillac car lot. Downtown holly springs had black clergymen wearing $500 suits handing out activist literature. Maybe 1/10 or 1/5 of the faces I saw were white. All the kids I saw were wearing the absolute latest in fashion, jordans, high rough textured fades dyed bright colors, intricately distressed and faded jeans, a top end smartphone in every hand. Most people I saw appeared to be Cogic or similarly deeply religious and drove relatively nice cars.

I mean, I'm sorry if what I saw doesn't agree with your preconceived notions, but when I go to the "country" mainly what I see are middle class indigenous blacks who have been there since slavery, and I go quite a bit.

@Oak

I read something written by Terry Pratchett that was quite similar to what you're saying here. Thanks for the link; I'll check it out.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 02/28/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

datGuy, And once all the miscegenation set in and the dilution began, we had to keep importing Chinese to get a decent Ho Yu Gai Poo on Christmas Day. And no amount of sriracha can ever make things right.
My mother told me not to date goyim!

Posted by Mia S Kite on 02/28/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Bianca Knows Best ... and Helps a Woman Deal with a Racist In-law

I'm a Chinese and I got married to an American. I have the same problem and it's worse. My husband is a mama's boy so he listens to whatever his mom says. Moreover, his mom is the queen in the family, everyone has to listen to her and agree with her whether or not she's right. My husbandis mom never travelled other states in the US before, so she doesn't know what's outside of the world like. And she's raised up in a very small farm village where is a very conservative place. Last time when my side family came to visit me from China for a month, my family treated them so nice, took them to have dinner three times within a month. But all my mother in law did was calling them "a group of Chinamen" (she said that in front of my face). During this Christmas dinner, I nicely invited her to visit China sometimes. But she made a comment:" hell, no, I don't wanna get arrested by those Chinese!" When my aunt in law asked why, my mother in law said, "coz China is basically like North Korea. Bunch of Ching Ching ching" That time, I was really just wanted to slap on her face!! She basically hates everyone other races except hers (she's white) I can't avoid seeing her because like what I said my husband is really close to her. We have to go to their house almost once per week, if it's holiday, we will be there everyday. It's like a disaster for me when everything staying with her. My dad is coming to US next month and visiting me for a week. He wants me to ask her if they can find one of the days to meet up the family (my husband's parents and my husband, not a difficult request) and have dinner since they've never met each other in person before. I sent the message a week ago, and she's never replied me back since then. That's very rude and unrespectful! Her racist behaviors really influence my life and my marriage. I need someone to help me out.

Posted by Chinese wife on 02/28/2017 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

@nick,

FYI - CA removed theirs in 1948. They weren't even liberal yet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-miscege…

Posted by datGuy on 02/27/2017 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

@FUNKbrs - Linguistically, 'style shifting', in choice of dialect, slang or vernacular, is a tool used primarily to keep communication in code, in order to delimit group membership, and enforce social distinctions, by facilitating communication only between those who know the code language. It's used by the underclasses just as much as, if not more than, the ruling classes.

In fact, it is the essence of ethnic culture, particularly in the melting pot that is America, to identify and appropriate a specific language style, from whence all other cultural motifs, such as the musical and graphical arts, arise. This particular sociocultural perspective or 'stance' is part of what is being communicated when people use those code words. It is a direct statement of social group membership to use it. On both sides.

People have written about this subject for some time now. You may enjoy this article on how it works. You appear to have thought about the subject a bit:

http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/sssocio/readings/S…

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Posted by OakTree on 02/27/2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Blood on the Dance Floor at Hard Rock

#support #MemphisJookin

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Posted by Eli SkateGod Boyce on 02/27/2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “How to Fix Baseball

Once a batter steps into the batters box he shouldn't be allowed to step out, unless he's out, going to first or charging the mound since he got plunked. Likewise the pitcher should stay on the mound only leaving it between batters. Finally to eliminate the long walk from a reliever coming in the game from the outfield bullpen, bring back those cool golf carts with the oversized team hat on top to pick up the pitcher at the bullpen and deliver him to the mound FedEx quick.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 02/27/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

a false equivalency is a false equivalency is a false equivalency is a false equivalency is a false equivalency.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 02/27/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

"saw almost nothing but affluent black people the whole time I was in town. "
That was Holly Springs, MISSISSIPPI?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 02/27/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

I went to Holly Springs MS week before last, and saw almost nothing but affluent black people the whole time I was in town.

"Affluent" means "rich" to those such as myself in the audience that attended intentionally defunded city education system which was so sorely attacked by people who aren't at all racist (obviously, it's offensive to even imply the school system was defunded in protest to Brown V. Board and federally enforced desegregation, so I won't, even though the historical, factual, archaeological, and anecdotal evidence consistently supports this world wide recognized fact)

But "love"BC is right: educating the labor class is so obviously (I would never be sarcastic on the internet, ever) casting pearls before swine, anyone who attempts to teach an "urban" youth is clearly unaware of the naturally limited intellectual capacity caused by the "urban" environment. (I said "urban," because it's a hip codeword for something else that in plain english would again be offensively racist).

I mean, what good would educating the working class do for taxpayers (Read: more code language, this time meaning "not urban") do? They might try to use that education to lobby for higher wages, for say, sanitation workers, teachers, firemen or cops. Obviously, that will end badly for the "taxpaying" (Urban folks, obviously, never have to pay taxes) class.

If only I had some kind of civil right like freedom of speech to things like I saw them. A man named Samuel Clemens, who preferred to go by his "street" name Mark Twain, said: "The repulsive feature of slavery is the thing, not it's name. One needs but to hear an aristocrat speak of the classes that are below him to recognize--and in but indifferently modified measure--the very air and tone of the actual slaveholder; and behind these are the slaveholder's spirit, the slaveholder's blunted feeling. They are the result of the same cause in both cases: the possessor's old and inbred custom of regarding himself as a superior being."--Mark Twain, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" Chapter XXV: a competitive examination paragraph 2

Luckily I'm way too dumb to understand that quote, because I attended defunded urban schools.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 02/27/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

Perhaps African-Americans could have a bigger slice of the pie if they finished high school at the same rates of whites and Asians.

Perhaps AAs could have a bigger slice of the pie if 15% of their children were borne out of wedlock and 85% of their children were born in a stable married family.

Perhaps AAs could have a bigger slice of the pie if they would stop killing each other over really stupid stuff, such as he dissed me, my gang, or walked on my street.

Perhaps AAs could have a bigger slice of the pie if they referred to their women-folk as ladies, instead of bitches and ho's.

I could go on, but I think you get my gist.

In spite of two black mayors over the past 25 years in Memphis, and one black president, things are not improving overall for blacks in this city. However, if a AA works hard, studies hard and pays his or her dues, they can be successful. Don't take my word for it, ask my black physician.

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Posted by LoveBC on 02/27/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Concert Review: Buckethead at the New Daisy

Not for nuthin', but the "red button(s)" on his LPs are "kill" switches. The Atari style buttons turn off (kill) the sound. B also uses (quite often) a "pitch shift" pedal, which literally raises whatever note an octave (or more or less depending on how you set it). So when the writer said, "The red button is something like a Wah-Wah pedal for the face of his guitar...", what he was hearing was the kill switch in conjunction with the pitch shift pedal...far from a 'wah for the face of the guitar'. Understandable if you're not a guitar player...

Posted by drstealth5150 on 02/27/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Surprises Galore at Local GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner

The Mayor is a nice guy, but the fact that he doesn't read newspapers means that he lives in a bubble of his own making. This does not bode well for his administration. This paper, the CA and the Tri-State Defender are required reading if he wants to make well-informed decisions.

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Posted by Memphomania on 02/27/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

Brings back memories of Elian Gonzales.

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Posted by Clyde on 02/27/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Your Weekly Danziger

If it's possible for crabs to crawl out of this barrel, how come we all fall when I try to climb up their backs?

Posted by FUNKbrs on 02/27/2017 at 8:30 AM

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