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Re: “Construction Is Underway For Airport Modernization

This is a tragedy in the making. We have small minded people running the city of Memphis and airport. Here are some airlines that could have used that gate space.

1. The new Eastern Airlines out of Miami
2. People Express has left Newport News
3. Frontier Airlines

Memphis will never be a transportation hub again.

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Posted by stapletondia on 11/20/2014 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Love Pop on South Main; Bleu’s New Lounge

"After attending culinary school at Johnson and Wells . . ."?

Posted by JPS on 11/20/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Bicycling Bias?

"But in backing Madison Avenue bike lanes despite business owners' protests, did bike advocates lead with their commitment to reducing racial/structural inequality? Did they throw their fund-raising prowess behind the failed 2012 gas tax referendum that would have raised up to $6 million for public transportation?"

Why yes, Wendi, yes, in fact we did. There was even a very well-organized campaign to support that referendum, run and backed almost exclusively by the same progressives you want to call out in this article for being insufficiently sensitive to racial disparities. That gas tax didn't fail because of a lack of effort on our part. It failed because tax increases are generally unpopular and specifically because gas costs too damn much already. Check the price of a barrel of oil in late 2012 and it tells the story well enough.

What I wish is that some of my progressive cohorts would quit trying to push this idea that you can be racist without ever intending to, because even if it's 100% true, THAT IDEA WILL NEVER SELL. There are many other ways to approach the problem of institutional racism or even white privilege without guilt-tripping your ostensible allies. People hear that stuff and they immediately tune out. You tell a middle aged suburban mom with a clear conscience that she's racist for supporting a bike lane and you'll be lucky if she doesn't smack you over the head with her purse.

Intersectionality may be a suitable way to map out and analyze institutional racism, but for the love of God, can we please quit treating it like it's our political platform? It was never meant to be used in that way, and it's absolutely awful messaging. You don't win people over to your side by making them feel like shit.

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Posted by autoegocrat on 11/20/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Eat Well Sushi & Grill

I've only been here one time and it's already my favorite ... The food is so much fresher than any other buffet that I've ever been to... They don't put out a pan stacked FULL of an item that tends to dry out... They put out smaller pans in order to keep it fresh....The waitress brought over a plate FULL of some craw fish and clams..They were both awesomely fresh....This place has the highest quality food .... I have never ever been a sushi fan until I ate here... YUM....Eat Well is a little more expensive than other buffets but you get what you pay for...Higher Quality Food.... This place is Delicious..

Posted by Brad Alsobrook on 11/20/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Bicycling Bias?

Only 650 cyclists in Memphis use the bike lanes, about 370 (57%) of those cyclists are black.

There is no controversy. Never was.

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Posted by ebutni on 11/20/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “The Raging Bull in D.C.

"we'd like to see her energy, brilliance, fearlessness, charisma, and leadership in the White House." Nauseating. And nothing about the extra-Constitutional actions of our Emperor-President, and right after the American people soundly rejected the policies Obama stressed were "very much on the ballot"? Thanks for confirming that you don't have to live in the DC Beltway to be totally divorced from reality.

Posted by Buckley Carlson on 11/20/2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Bicycling Bias?

I hang out in Midtown a lot. One of my friends there fixes up old bikes and gives them away, to people who have no other way to get around. They use the bike lanes, because that's the easiest way to bike the busy streets.

I guess he didn't get the memo...

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Posted by OakTree on 11/20/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Q & A with Billy Orgel, New Owner of Tennessee Brewery

Great news. I think in the early eighties, that building was one of the main reasons I loved hanging out down there. That, the old South End and the warehouses. Doing a historic rehab is the best possible outcome we could have hoped for here. The effort put in by hundreds, if not thousands, of people to save this structure really gives me optimism about where we are headed as a city.

Yes indeed. Great news!

Posted by OakTree on 11/20/2014 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Former Love In Action Leader Marries His Same-Sex Partner

Write a book - go on the television circuit and donate every cent to LGBT organizations.

Posted by paula key on 11/20/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Former Love In Action Leader Marries His Same-Sex Partner

To make amends, here are a few suggestions, although he may have some of his own.
Write a book ---do the television circuit - speak to audiences who pay - and DONATE EVERY CENT to LGBT organizations. NOT A PORN SITE, but a second home, particularly for persecuted lesbians world wide.

Posted by paula key on 11/20/2014 at 12:50 PM

Re: “The Raging Bull in D.C.


Could be.

But given the way they handled themselves during the mid-terms, to their great political benefit, it also could be they have learned a few things over the past few years, will make any fight on constitutional grounds only, and will go about their business passing needed legislation.

Which Mr. Obama can then veto or not. Which is to say, be an obstructionist or not. And you can bet that any Democrat who consistently votes to uphold that veto, and is up for reelection next cycle, will have this unpopular president hung around his neck in 2016.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 11/20/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Second Line Funeral Held to Mourn Passage of Amendment 1

Sadder still that there are no marches for the millions of tiny soldiers you toss aside in you soiled hankies every week

Posted by :) on 11/20/2014 at 12:27 PM
Posted by Ian Hunter on 11/20/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “The Raging Bull in D.C.

Of course the Republicans will fall for it, for political purposes. The show must go on.

Posted by CL Mullins on 11/20/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Second Line Funeral Held to Mourn Passage of Amendment 1

There many not be a body to bury .... no, the 16,000 plus babies that are killed every year in Tennessee are just thrown in the waste bucket.

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Posted by Not-a-Midtown-Liberal on 11/20/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Downtown Memphis: Less is More

They can start by getting the trolley's running again. The sooner the better for everyone involved.

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Posted by Midtown Mark on 11/20/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Second Line Funeral Held to Mourn Passage of Amendment 1

No one - not you - not me - not any man, preacher, priest, person, politician have any rights to force a woman to keep a pregnancy to term. That decision belongs to the woman, no matter her age. A girl or woman has or will have a tremendous decision to make and any and all outside influences should never have control. If there is a problem, she will stand in front of God. No one on earth is God!

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Posted by Rudy Gonzales on 11/20/2014 at 11:17 AM

Re: “The Raging Bull in D.C.

Of course.

The President is picking a fight for political purposes.

Let's see if the Republicans are going to fall for it.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 11/20/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Bicycling Bias?

"The awful efficiency of racism is that it persists even when there are no cross-toting, white-hooded Klansmen to be found. You can be a spandex-wearing, black-friend-having, progressive white bicyclist and still unwittingly replicate racist systems that advantage some and neglect others." - Wendy Thomas

WOW! basically all white folks are racist whether they realize it or not.

I'm glad we got that cleared up.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 11/20/2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “The Raging Bull in D.C.

I am not sure what liberal web site you are getting you numbers from, but a poll released Wednesday by NBC and the Wall Street Journal shows that 48% oppose the Presidents plans while only 38% support it , the other 14% just don't give a damn. Not even a majority of Latinos support it. And as far as the Presidents commitment to this plan, he had two years to do what he wanted when his party controlled both houses, for him it is just another political issue to manipulate for his own benefit.

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Posted by Not-a-Midtown-Liberal on 11/20/2014 at 11:09 AM


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