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Re: “'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

Lfine: it may not be another "shitty fast food place," but what it is is yet another shitty suburban (read: vapid) style "center" in Midtown. The rendering makes the proposed structures look like above-ground bomb shelters. Even the Nunnery's next door has more character. C'mon, Bobby, you can do better than this.

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Posted by moverhill on 03/22/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Yes nick, I do have access to a dictionary as well. I understand that you see my knowledge as threatening.

I also have a copy of Fortune magazine from 1935 that has an article in it regarding housing. The article states that building houses is a great way to support heavy industry and an economy.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/22/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Bricabrac, Wow that's some kind of dictionary you have there.

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Posted by Nick R on 03/22/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

I'm just glad it's not another shitty fast food place.

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Posted by lfine on 03/22/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Nick,

Perspective? sure. Right. Historical knowledge is a perspective. Informed perspective.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/22/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Bricabrac, Wow that's some kind of perspective you have there.

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Posted by Nick R on 03/22/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

@NickR - I use Steve's personally.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

So, where do we go for an oil change now?

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Posted by Nick R on 03/22/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

@barf - They don't WANT creative solutions. They want nice, predictable ways to get public funds steered toward local aristocratic families.

Same as it ever was...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xDIDvlH2j…

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

You guys have got to start putting trigger warnings on these Loeb articles.

I don't want to end up on meds like Brichy after a Loeb-induced mental breakdown.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Funk,

You wrote: Surburbia being a good place to raise kids is predicated on two premises:

1: Schooling takes place outside of the home
2: Play takes place outside of the home


Actually, no. Not even close. Suburbia has existed since ancient Rome, and will be with us forevermore despite your fantasies that appear to be inspired by "Logan's Run".

(The first use of the term in English was in 1380 AD)

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/22/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Just as a reminder, the horrific PR being generated by Brady is directly enabled by the Memphis Zoo board members...
Officers:
Diane Smith - yes, THAT Smith
Gene Holcomb- a CPA and former president of Blue Cross Blue Shield, former Chairman of the Board for the MED. He was the head of the MED during its most troubled financial period. Further proof of the brilliance of Dr. Reginald Coopwood for being able to revive the MED after Holcomb's disastrous leadership.
Dorothy O. Kirsch- Philanthropist
Russell T. Wigginton, Jr.-External Programs at Rhodes
Joseph Joe DeWane M.D.- a gynecologist with an office out east on Poplar (according to the web)
Tommy Farnsworth- Farnsworth Holding Company (warehouse real-estate)

Ex Officio:
Dr. Chuck Brady- Douchebag-in-Chief
Bill Morrison- personal representative on the city council for douchebag-in-chief
Bettye Berlin- maybe SLP at Shelby County Head Start? She is largely a blank except at the zoo.

Directors:
Lynn Carson- Banc3 COO
Samantha Boggs Dean- Huey's (Special Project Coordinator)
Delisa Eddings- Lawyer. Corporate Counsel for Yusen Logistics among other things.
David Hopkins- KPMG LLC
Henry A. Hutton- you guessed it, Chuck Hutton Chevrolet
Kelly Truitt- Senior VP at CBRE (more real-estate). Same people who said downtown is dead, long live Poplar-Ridgeway
Maria Leggett- VP Lawyer for Autozone
Mario L. Walker- Self+Tucker Architects (?)
Scott McCormick- Former City Council member (surprise, surprise), current Shelby County School Board, executive director of the Botanic Garden (which lasted for barely a year), retired exec with Thomas Betts
Byrne Whitehead- CFO of Orgill (hardware wholesales ; played G'town against C'ville for tax breaks and new corporate building)
Joyce Mollerup- AKA Joyce Buckman, married to Robert Buckman of Buckman Labs.
Brandon Morrison- Director for Adams Keegan (HR services) as well as the Second Presbyterian Church Foundation, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and as a member of the Baptist Memorial Community Advisory Board...so yeah, very "East Memphis"
Carol Prentiss- wife of Jim Prentiss (former owner of numerous Shoney's franchises), philanthropist
Karl Schledwitz- CEO of Monogram Foods
Jerry A. Shore- CEO of Freds.

There you have it. When you have the same small group of people and companies (the majority of which work/live within a couple of blocks of each other out in the "burbs") controlling so many of the city's cultural institution boards, it's no wonder that creative solutions are such a rarity.

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Posted by barf on 03/22/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “A C Wharton's City Hall Portrait Unveiled

I hope they carve a marble bust of the man 10 feet tall on the eastern border of the city and force people to kiss it before crossing onto sovereign Memphis soil.

Watching Strickland bungle this city into the ground with his Peter-Griffin-of Family-Guy antics makes me yearn for the days of Mr. Cool A.C.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Oak- Well, at least it sounds like a nice concept.

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Posted by barf on 03/22/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

I'd rather a guilty party receive unwarranted mercy than an innocent party face unjust prosecution.

Then again I realize that many people don't share the christian value of mercy, and religious beliefs shouldn't be forced on them. However, the concepts of innocence until proven guilty and the strict application of due process aren't just moral precepts under a western spiritual tradition, but rather concrete points of law upon which the stability of our society is predicated.

There seems to be a trend towards the court of public opinion and witch hunting lately, such as what was used to eliminate Robert Lipscomb, or more personally, what was used to destroy Rocket Science Audio. The only thing that separates the court from a lynch mob is due process.

I hope we can agree that lynching is wrong.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

@FUNKbrs - I don't think we're going to agree on this one, man. You may believe Noura Jackson had nothing to do with the murder, but I think she did. Prosecutorial misconduct is important here, and needs to be addressed. But I don't think it represents 'an extreme miscarriage of justice' as you say. If anything, I'm more concerned that the Prosecutor's Office ended up letting a guilty party go free.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

@barf - I've always thought that people who are close to the Lord get called home sooner, but he leaves mean people around longer, hoping they'll figure out where they need to make adjustments.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

To understand Brady's attitude, just look at the zoo board membership. That will tell you everything you need to know. Brown is only a useful idiot to them.

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Posted by Memphomania on 03/22/2017 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

@oak

Ms. Jackson certainly lost her liberty over this matter. It is an extreme miscarriage of justice when someone is convicted of a crime they did not commit, meaning for all intents and purposes, Ms. Jackson and potentially many others may have been successfully framed by the prosecutor's office merely as a political expedient to present a "tough on crime" image while at the same time showing extreme contempt for the law and the rights of the innocent.

Imagine how many cases would demand a retrial is Weirich was found guilty of wrong doing.

If I were in charge of prosecution on this, I would be keenly aware of that.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 7:11 AM

Re: “A C Wharton's City Hall Portrait Unveiled

I'm not saying the painting is 'bad'. But he certainly deserves something that projects more of his natural savior-faire. And his suits generally hang better than that. Hmmm....

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 11:15 PM

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