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Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

One group's assessment is based entirely on skin color. The other group's claims are based on verifiable performance, experience and standards. I am confused where any conflict or issue actually exists in this case.

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Posted by barf on 01/18/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

It's amazing reading and hearing from people who have no idea what they are talking about.

An RFP was requested and submitted by firms who wanted to manage the street. Because a firm submits an RFP and happens to make the last cut does not mean those who are making the decision have to issue a contract to that firm. Basically, the RFP process does not guarantee that in the end a firm will be given a contract after the process has come to an end. There are numerous factors that are considered when making that final decision.

Joe Brown and Janis Fullilove have been screaming racism on 70% of the issues since being elected to the city council. Both have been embarrassments and thank goodness they are finally term limited out.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 01/18/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

@Oak

The story I heard from a James Brown interview was that blues was jazz with bent or "blue" notes that were slightly out of tune.

Fortunes have been made writing arguments about the origins of the blues. It's the controversial nature of the genre that makes it so strong.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/18/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@datGuy - Excellent. You see my point. ;)

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@oak, "@moverhill @#$% off, troll" ....it's just a comments section ;-)


I'm always havin' fungi

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@datGuy - I thought you were saying goodnight?

This is just a flippin' comments section, Pete. Don't get your panties in a twist.
You don't have to pay attention at all.

And you can lose the ad hominem, by the way. It just makes you look like the sore-loser petulant-foot-stomper type I was referring to in my initial comments.

You've known me long enough to know I rarely limit myself to one meaning in a reply. That's half the fun. Just respond or don't.

And above all, have fun. Cheers!

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

I think everybody needs to just grab a little pussy and calm down.

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Posted by Nick R on 01/17/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@oak, well that is convenient.

Accepting those principles, you can say any ole thing regardless of its accuracy, relevance or merit all because it achieves some underlying purpose not discoverable until after the fact. Much like the serendipitous assist by Thoughtful affording you the "thoughtful was correct" comment. A brand new twist on Monday Morning QB meaninglessness.

So why would anyone bother paying attention to anything you say with such rationale?

A contorted set of Trumpian logic yours truly is.

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Personally, I love a good devil's advocate. They help me shore up my opinions by forcing me to refine a premise to its basics and removing all the chaff. It's one of the reasons I actually read and post in the comments section of the flyer.

That and a well seasoned devil's advocate pairs well with smoked gouda and a pint of Fireside (shameless Memphis Made plug).

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Posted by barf on 01/17/2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@datGuy - Well thank you. I am indeed capable of communicating exactly what I intend. But the fact is, Thoughtful was correct in that assessment. As far as Breitbart-worthiness though, I find that one-dimensional intellects get all weak and wobbly in the knees whenever they have to confront their opposing ideological Nemesis. It's useful to throw such chaos at them for their own personal growth. Whether or not I think such propaganda is trash isn't really the point. A disciplined mind is capable of containing both elements of a logical dilemma, and considering each of them independently, without being reduced to an ideologue for either position.

Enjoy your evening.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

If Joe Brown says it, it's got to be true.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 01/17/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

"Casey Shannon, legal counsel for the authority, said authority members were concerned that 21 Beale had little experience managing multiple leases, like there are with Beale Street tenants, and gave examples of situations that posed red flags for the authority."

The article title and body copy claims are pretty incendiary, it would have been beneficial to actually share some of the examples cited in the quote above to help the rest of us decide whether to agree or not.

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@Thoughtful, thanks for the attempt. Oak is eminently capable of explaining himself. The military picture he posted was at best Breitbart worthy and off topic, while the bible verses were just plain silly. Good evening. Guy

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Posted by datGuy on 01/17/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

I think Cohen will be sorry, very sorry and better watch out.

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Posted by a friend on 01/17/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@moverhill - Fuck off, troll.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Oak: I would "get all up in there," but your head's already taking up all the available room. I was just checking to see if you are as thin-skinned and retributive as your idol. Thank you for proving that you are. We can now add that to the other loathsome characteristics of his you obviously emulate.

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Posted by moverhill on 01/17/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

@barf - I don't think we are gonna agree on this one. People who need to hear The Word quite frequently don't WANT to hear it. They cut off John the Baptist's head for that sort of thing.

But you do probably need to clean out your keyboard. I doubt it's divine intervention.. ;P

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Posted by OakTree on 01/17/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Why in the #%^ would all of the ,' and " have not made it into my post?

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Posted by barf on 01/17/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Oak- I think where trying to force ones personal agenda down the throats of others, then yes, it may apply if it does not actually align with Gods desire, intent or will. Not that all individuals are always wrong when they use the Lords name mind you (thus the in vain variable), but any invocation of the Lords name in its specific or broader sense is rolling the dice. Of course, this would apply to preachers maybe especially preachers. They are shepherds after all, and to lead ones sheep off a cliff- well...
Allowing scripture to guide individual actions is not invoking Gods name. In almost every translation, the reference is specifically focused on the actual literal employment of Gods name either directly (in a curse) or as a means to justify ones actions be it verbal or written. Quietly squashing a mosquito while thinking about Genesis 1:26 would not appear to violate the above. Squashing the same mosquito while shouting In Gods name, I banish this aerial bloodsucker to oblivion! would seem to be needlessly asking for a spiritual audit.

All heroes (but one) are fallible. That is one of the common themes in biblical accounts.

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Posted by barf on 01/17/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Cohen Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Mia-
Depends on the day of the week and country of origin?

Posted by barf on 01/17/2017 at 5:55 PM

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