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Re: “Shelby County Democratic Party Decertified

Jackson,

Correct me if I am wrong, but Mancini wanted to let Carson off with basically a slap on the wrist, and the local executive committee wanted a stiffer penalty? Therefore, the solution by Mancini and the state executive committee - which Carson and his mom are members - was to decertify the local party?

Another question, was this decertification put to a vote by the state executive committee? If so, did Carson and his mother vote on the matter?

Finally, so what happens to Carson now? Does he receive any penalty?

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Posted by still living in berclair on 08/21/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Elvis Presley: 1935-2007

Stumbled across this and thought it was awesome. I want a Stevie Ray Vaughn story.

Posted by CBear on 08/21/2016 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Pity comments from Oak and CL and I totally agree with both of them.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 08/20/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

As Southerners of a certain age, we have an understanding of being part of a culture which we love and is in part horribly wrong. Our experience could have much to teach the peoples of Canaan, and our experience suggests no one wants to listen.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/20/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Jim & Jo Lynne Palmer Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Memphis Theatre

Congratulations to my two deserving friends. Trip to Bountiful was a great experience indeed.

Posted by Paul W. Cook on 08/20/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

I think we can all agree that any philosophy or ethical framework which seeks to justify the horrible treatment of other human beings, whether it is religious or otherwise, is fundamentally wanting in some way, shape, or form.

I posted that link, because it talks about intersectionality: the weirdness that happens when two or more cultures that take identity very seriously cross wires. As we see in this case, it isn't as simple as one might think. The complex of allegiances and loyalties which we find ourselves enmeshed within in our multicultural world, lead to significant cognitive dissonances, and these may not easily be resolved by those who are caught in them.

In any event, although I abhor the contemporary mistreatment of the Palestinians by the powers that be in Israel, I am not inclined to pillory Ms. Samuels for her pilgrimage to the epicenter of her cultural roots. In fact, I think it behooves all of us to understand both the good and the bad parts of the cultures from whence we come. Because they all have parts of their history which are, frankly, ghastly.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/20/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Oh my... Interesting article, Oak.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 08/20/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The Soul Connection

great energy great music fine food you need to go.. music starts at 11pm

Posted by William Carver on 08/20/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Brunetto,
Sorry about being so strident. But the families being dispossessed, assaulted and murdered by our Israeli agents came from a relatively liberal culture at least before the Western powers pushed them into the hands of extremists, extremists who were nurtured by Western oil interests to overthrow democratic states and movements across the Mid East.

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Posted by Nick R on 08/20/2016 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Jim & Jo Lynne Palmer Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Memphis Theatre

These two are inspiring examples for all artists every where.

Posted by mayfield on 08/20/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Nick,
The treatment of homosexuals is a measuring stick. To me, it's a measuring stick of civilization. To the uncivilized, it's a measuring stick of moral decay.

The treatment of women is another measuring stick. Why do America's liberals leap to the defense of people who drape women in burkas or headscarves?

Yes, the seizure of land for Jewish settlements is a horrible thing, driven by an uncivilized and deluded religious viewpoint. But since I live thousands of miles away, I'll avoid letting anger tip the scales of my judgment to favor anarchy and medievalism. What I think matters nothing anyway, except as a curiosity on a messageboard.

Posted by Brunetto Latini on 08/20/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Brunetto Latini
If there were no gays in the Middle East, you wouldn't give a rats ass. Just like the West, if there were no oil.

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Posted by Nick R on 08/20/2016 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Yes, OakTree, it was interesting. He lives in Tel Aviv, and his former boyfriend is Jewish, and it sounds like his life isn't all that bad. It also sounds like Jewish and Palestinian gay men get along fairly well in Israel. So civilization scores a point in Israel, more so than in the surrounding region.

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 08/20/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

If she plans to make her home Israel, I hope she will be happy there. I also hope she renounces her American citizenship. Dual citizenship is akin to serving two masters--presents an inherent conflict of interest, IMO.

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 08/19/2016 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Memphis Pets of the Week (August 18-24)

Beautiful animals!

Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 08/19/2016 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Memphis Pets of the Week (August 11-17)

I never understand these "owner surrenders." Wish I could adopt them all.

Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 08/19/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Memphis Native Immigrates to Israel With 233 Americans

Brunetto Latini,
Do you know what is going on in Palestine? Even gay sex comes up short when a bulldozer is plowing thru your house.

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Posted by Nick R on 08/19/2016 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Tales of New Orleans

Just another example of dogs' loyalty to man. Chile Pepper loves Johnny Poppa even if he lives in a fantasy. Keep the treats coming and be sure to take me everywhere you go.

Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 08/19/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “CHAOS at WMC!

Jason Miles is gone?!

Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 08/19/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Shelby County Democratic Party Decertified

When a cancer gets big enough, it eventually overwhelms the body as a whole, killing it. This applies as much to the body politic as it does to the human body. Mancini did the right thing.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/19/2016 at 8:46 PM

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