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Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

interesting...

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 02/21/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Beer Bracket Challenge Launches Wednesday

This is going to be amazing. Toby needs to post a video of him filling out his selections, like Obama and the NCAA bracket!

Oh, and the ESB at High Cotton is the best beer in the city right now.

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Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 02/21/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Nashville’s Silly Season

Brichy, I am sorry, but Milo Milo Milo Milo Milo. Best regards.

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Posted by :) on 02/21/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “A Visit to Dirty Crow Inn

All the food is damn delicious. Nothing is an afterthought down to the bread on sandwiches. I agree with Clyde about the wings, as well. Also, get after that chicken debris.

Posted by Josh on 02/21/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

Let's discuss how badly this list and its actions deny First Amendment rights to city residents. Strickland and MPD, you need to apologize face-to-face with the people. Absurd abuse of power.

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Posted by Michael Graber on 02/21/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Nashville’s Silly Season

barf,

Having trouble finding evidence to back your claims? I think that is because it doesn't exist.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/21/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Marketing Fear

Just another opportunity for Mike Williams to push his personal agenda at the expense of the rest of the community. It's no wonder he lost his bid for mayor. What a divisive and counterproductive message! Well said, Mr. Ross!

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Posted by OakTree on 02/21/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

And there is nothing 'progressive' about it at all. It's not promoting 'Peace and Justice' to terrorize a guy's family and kids.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/21/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

I don't care who you are or what your issue is, going to a man's house and staging an 'event' in his front yard is wrong. It was designed to intimidate him, and had the effect of frightening his children and family. If that gets you on a 'list' of crazy people who need watching, that seems to be appropriate to me.

I wonder how many of you out there who think that it was alright to do that, would support folks who don't like the protesters' politics, to go to THEIR houses, and stage an 'event' in THEIR front yards? You know, like they used to do around here... with mobs, to intimidate people?

This is bullshit.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/21/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

"you all decided "
We all did?

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Posted by Nick R on 02/21/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

What did we expect from a man who looked to lead his city into the future at the cusp of the new century and boldly proclaimed that we shall be..... "brilliant at the basics".

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Posted by BP45 on 02/21/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

This #BlackList was created on Jan. 2017 & you all decided to inform everybody about it after this happened. Why was my name added to this list? I've never been to the mayor's home or on his property... I'm labeled as a threat to society because my 19y/o son #DarriusStewart was #Kidnapped & #Killed by former Memphis officer #ConnorSchilling... Follow me @nook71715 to read more about #DarriusStewart

http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-new…

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Posted by Mary Stewart on 02/21/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Loflin Yard opens Thursday

I remember the old days, running the carriages out of "the barn", all the souls and folks, met from out-of-the-cracks. Gosh, if I could really relay all the history, before this area got gentrified and socialized. Yeah, it was in a state of decay, and I admire the vision that created this very artistic and creative Lofflin's Yard. But I remember it when hobos would jump off the train, and come asking David for work. I remember it when it was a thriving carriage business (Carriage Rides of River City), running some x13 horses out-of-it, including the creation of my own business, Carter's Carriage. I remember the sometimes eccentric character of David Sydnor, staying-up all night, to create the ultimate Cinderella's carriage, replete with lights and disco ball; and all the unique folks that the sight attracted. There's so much history at that very corner. It wasn't a few years ago, when I would see a mama fox scurry to her den, across the street. Now, people pay thousands of dollars to reside in condos there.

If I could relay the history that I experienced on this very property, from 2003-2013, you wouldn't believe. It would seem too story-book, out-of-this-world, fanciful and not real. God-Bless all you souls I had the pleasure to meet. God-bless the horses, David and his resolve to keep the place viable. God-Bless "the Mayor", who lived-down the street, Mr. Watts (RIP) that is, and his son Chris, who called on the barn often in those days. So, so much history, that period of decay, before it got rediscovered. I'm sure there's an equal, even more profound history, when it was a train-depot for the train to Jackson, TN), in the 1900's (there was still that signage laying against the wall, simply stating: "Jackson"; or when it was the old Police horse stables, or going-back further, a mule-trading yard, the largest in the country. I just happened-in-on-it it is final form, before it became the "happening little hot-spot it is now". There was a great life there, many lessons learned, from so many people I came to know, often "salt-of-the-earth folks" off the streets and trains, and so opposite of the folks who now reside in-and-about the place. David always knew it was coming, and indeed, it got "SoHo'd", he was right. Kudos to your ability to hang-on David, and pass-it-on as you did. There were some hard-times, when it looked-like "viability was too far off" and it may be too much to hand-hold, for an eventual and profitable hand-off. But you did, and kodos to you! Thanks for all the life-lessons too, the evolution, the love and care, and ideals we lived. Forever in my heart!

Good Luck with Lofflin's Yard, and the future. Some day I'm going to come-down there and have a beer, and muse of "how it used to be".

Posted by Carter Wynn on 02/21/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

Funny how Strickland started his campaign being a "nice guy" and yet we see over and over again how he puts the boot down on dissent, just as the Nashville model he was elected to obey instructs.

He wants to be accessible to the public... unless they want something. Then they get blacklisted.

The question is who are we going to replace Strickland with, since he's clearly going out of his way to not have a second term. Considering how much worse he has been for the city than AC Wharton, who ever he's planning to hand the baton to must be one hell of a dumpster fire candidate for Strickland to go full blown McCarthyism to drive people into supporting that campaign.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 02/21/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Cohen Gets New Committee Assignment: Ethics

Brackston,
"What the voters should consider doing is electing new blood"
They do, every two years. Did you think Cohen magically appeared in office.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 02/21/2017 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Marketing Fear

"billboards aren't for everybody to see"
The morning chuckle

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 02/21/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Marketing Fear

those billboards aren't for everybody to see, they're for the city gov't to see so they can be edged to MPA compliance. additionally, it shows the dues paying members that their dues aren't being wasted and their leaders are doing something. although it amounts to nothing.
it's an easy item to point to by the MPA leaders and say; we're working on it.
yet another classic example of dues paying members being hustled by dues taking leaders.
sorta like the taxpayers being hustled by the tax getters........

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Posted by Brackston on 02/21/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Cohen Gets New Committee Assignment: Ethics

Cohn will do or say almost anything to attract any media possible to himself. His pack mentality voters expect that. What the voters should consider doing is electing new blood and rid themselves of the SOS.

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Posted by Brackston on 02/21/2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Make Art Great Again

I'm thinking there's a performance art piece in having a wiry nubile scale the Wall of Penii wearing nothing but mountaineering ropes and a rock axe...

Posted by OakTree on 02/20/2017 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Music Video Monday: Infinity Stairs

@ern - So you have more than one then? A pair of claspers, like a shark, no?

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Posted by OakTree on 02/20/2017 at 7:50 PM

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