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Re: “Trump-Cruz Rivalry Continues in Dustup Among Tennessee Delegates

@Jeff, I am a Kasich supporter. I don't see myself voting this time around.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 07/22/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

Indeed CL, anyone recall the last president to give blanket amnesty to illegal immigrants? Anyone? Firefox?

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Posted by Packrat on 07/22/2016 at 8:03 AM

Re: “From Sea to Shining Sea ...

BLM is a bloody shirt waved by demagogues to enrage downscale white people. Don't wait around for the day the two groups get together to face their real enemies because there are still far too many white volk and far too many politicians who are invested in having that boogeyman out there.

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Posted by Packrat on 07/22/2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Trump-Cruz Rivalry Continues in Dustup Among Tennessee Delegates

What the Trump supporters have done at the convention is unconscionable. I don't see how, after all this, Cruz and Kasich supporters can, in good conscience, vote for the Republican nominee. Find a good third party candidate and show the GOP establishment that you won't be exiled to the wilderness. Make your voices heard.

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Posted by Jeff on 07/22/2016 at 7:21 AM

Re: “From Sea to Shining Sea ...

I don't see lower middle class whites joining forces with Black Lives Matters any time soon. Not without a saint to bring them together. I say saint because to be a saint you have to be dead, and anyone who could bring together those two groups would end up martyred in a lonely hotel room somewhere.

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Posted by Jeff on 07/22/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

Actually they meant unaccompanied miners. They're educating prospectors.

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Posted by Jeff on 07/22/2016 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

Unaccompanied minors? If they were Americans wouldn't they be called runaways and be subject to juvenile detention?

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Posted by Nick R on 07/21/2016 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Crosstown High School Named a Finalist in Quest for $10 Million

If you want to see change, you have to be the change. If you want public education in Memphis to be better in the future than it has been in the past, you have to try new approaches. This could be what education in the future looks like. If we get a chance to try it, we may find out that it works well, or not. Hopefully Crosstown gets the grant and we will find out.

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Posted by OakTree on 07/21/2016 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

@SS - I agree. It is baffling. Somebody needs to take some night school classes.

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Posted by OakTree on 07/21/2016 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

What a lousy and baffling response from the SCS spokesperson! Nothing unusual about an organization not commenting on the specifics of a lawsuit or allegation of illegal misdeeds. But why specifically single out the Office of Civil Rights in the response? Makes it sound as if the Office of Civil Rights makes so many inquiries that SCS needs to have a special policy for questions about all those inquiries. If I were a newspaper reporter, that odd response would prompt me to consider filing a public records request to see all those inquiries! Also, from a PR perspective, even if your organization isn’t ready to respond to specifics about allegations of wrongdoing, it’s usually wise to augment your non-response to those specifics with a little righteous-sounding spin about how much the organization values blah, blah, blah and strives to blah, blah, blah. That’s PR 101! So, if nothing else, SCS is guilty of having a supremely incompetent PR staff.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 07/21/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “From Sea to Shining Sea ...

Grove,
You're right on the money again. As a working class white American, I feel abandoned by Democrats who long ago embraced identity politics over class. They have tried to give the status quo a more attractive tint.
Hillary is one of the diverse faces of this.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/21/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

Firefox,
Your history class must have been taught by a coach. Reagan swung open the doors for immigration in numbers Democrats can only dream of.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/21/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

Trying to get context: 1) did this study compare its to-do list with the previous studies so there are comparables and 2) I am assuming it reflects Departmemt of Justice requirements, right?

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Posted by TJonesMfs on 07/21/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “From Sea to Shining Sea ...

"The real irony is that the disgruntled, angry white Trump supporters and the disgruntled, angry Black Lives Matter folks have much in common: Our political/economic system has disenfranchised both groups. If they ever figure that out and join forces, a real tsunami of change will be upon us."

This is so very true. The only difference I see is that the lower middle class whites that make up the majority of Trump's support have had even less attention. At least if you're a minority, minority issues get discussed. The system may be disenfranchising you, but racial issues do get political discussion. If you're a lower middle class white American, you've been outcast completely by our politicians.

That's why the support for Trump has been so strong and why more and more of that group have come to his side every time he's called a racist or any other name. They're disgruntled and forgotten to the point that they're demanding to be heard. You are correct though that if they'd realize the common ground they have with BLM, and those two groups would join forces, they'd have quite the political clout as a collective.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 07/21/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

That ought to make it much easier for the Save the Coliseum group to fund raise the entire amount through the private sector since this will be such a huge success. Bravo!

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Posted by Midtown Mark on 07/21/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

Carolyn, because democrats, the federal government, and the Dept. of Education all say so. Obama allows them to come into our country illegally then the feds push them off on to the states and tell them to educate them, all at the state & local taxpayers expense. SCS should accommodate these poor children and provide them with Spanish speaking teachers of course.

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Posted by Firefox on 07/21/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Feel the Sweet Spirit

Hi-Tone!

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Posted by Chris Shaw on 07/21/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Shelby County Schools Under Federal Civil Rights Investigation

"..There are more kinds of discrimination in Memphis, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our NAACP meetings..." Hamlet

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Posted by OakTree on 07/21/2016 at 4:02 PM

Re: “The RNC: Preview of a Trump Presidency

If the Democrats actually want to defeat Trump, they need to bump Clinton. Just about any hack will do. But first they have to get permission from the bankers and brokers.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/21/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “From Sea to Shining Sea ...

Towboat: the AR-15 is a semi-automatic civilian version of the M-16, (now called the M-4) used by the US and some other millitarys; the M-16 is a select fire weapon. I can't think of any army in 2016 that'd exclusively arm its soldiers w a semi-auto. Then again, the blue helmets (UN) probably should.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 07/21/2016 at 3:05 PM

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