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Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

LoveBC, What statue of a historic/notorious figure would you not want in your neighborhood?
Would you object to neighbors offering to move it for free ( I am sure we could sell tickets to citizens wanting to take a few swings of a sledge or some confederate necromancers from Bugtussle would gladly move it to their local 1st Baptist Church)
Would an accompanying statue of Forrest beating or raping a chained slave be divisive? You can't erase history.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 03/22/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “TEP: Laws That Target LGBTQ Community Could Cost State Billions

About the major thing that turns me off about politics, and politicians, is so much effort and money is wasted on useless drama. Let's just look through the current Memphis Flyer issue. We have a protracted legal battle that is running up legal fees for politically connected lawyers to dig up the remains of Gen. Forrest. Surely there is at one issue in Memphis that is more important than removing the remains of a dead democrat.

Not to be outdone, the Beav wants to pass feel good legislation so the state can tell trans were they can and cannot take a wiz. Really.

I'm just a humble working guy trying to take care of a family. I am more interested in stopping the spread of crime, getting my son a good education, staying gainfully employed and keeping some money in the bank.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LoveBC on 03/22/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

datGuy, the address on the senate web site is his legal office which is located in the historic Collierville town square. He lives somewhere in Germantown last I heard. I also live in the district.

Mate, Germantown Elementary, Middle and HS are Shelby County schools. Houston HS and middle and the other elementary schools are Germantown schools.

Posted by LoveBC on 03/22/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

@BC, so trying to move a statue to where it's wanted, divides the city; but, keeping the "statue and remains of the Confederate Army general, slave trader, and Ku Klux Klan founding member" in place against the wishes of far and away most citizens keeps it together.

I imagine if I drink enough that would make sense, assuming I was passed out when the options were presented.

6 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by datGuy on 03/22/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

It's not really the revisionist vs traditionalist flip flop, its wasting tax dollars with feel good legislation and gives Alan Wade even more opportunities to pump up his legal fees by further driving a wedge between the citizens of Memphis.

20 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by LoveBC on 03/22/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “RIP Robert Raiford

For me, Raifords was Memphis. I talk about this guy and "Hollywood Raifords" ALL THE TIME. The dancing, the drums, the smoke machine, the pole, the 40s, Paula, getting a ride on their limo home... Memories for a lifetime. Thank you Raifords for making my Memphis days that much more memorable! You knew how to throw a party where everyone felt welcomed... you will be greatly missed...

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Posted by Carlos Los on 03/22/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Just melt it.

Leave the molten metal on the pedestal

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Posted by datGuy on 03/22/2017 at 8:11 PM

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

At Funk, AC was a nice guy. He was right man after the last mayors adminstration ended with so much acrimony. Unfortunately, he also didn't keep up with needs to replace police officers. Heck, he didn't even have an academy training class one year while the losses were happening. That was a huge miss on his part. It was as if he wasn't even paying attention

Posted by datGuy on 03/22/2017 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

OK ok, no more revisionist vs traditionalist flip flop, gives me a headache. Just sit back and wait, the trolls, are forming......

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/22/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Memphis Pets of the Week (March 23-29)

Cute

Posted by datGuy on 03/22/2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “RIP Robert Raiford

Wait.. WUT???

"..Im doing something for you Im not just doing something for the dance floor...."

Aww... man...

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

That was the Traditionalists what dug him up, FUNK. The people who wanted to create an idea of Southern Tradition that had been repressed during Reconstruction. The Revisionists, on the other hand, are the ones who want to think about historic mores based upon what we now like to think of as 'enlightened' attitudes (and which will no doubt be considered as benighted by our descendants). Both are revising stuff left and right. But they have these names that historians like to use, so that's what they call 'em.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

I agree Oak.

I hate it when revisionists dig up corpses contrary to the will of the person buried to make a political spectacle of their rotten corpse in a spiteful retort to the forces of progress.

I mean, the man committed a massacre, lost a war, and doomed his people to 100+ years of decline. Any depiction of him other than in condemnation is revisionist as hell.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

It's clearly the will of the majority of Memphians to move it. Interestingly though, I suspect the majority of all Tennesseans would not want to do that. What's interesting to me here, is the interplay of those forces, and what moral and ethical gymnastics are used to justify each side's rhetoric. This is 21st Century spectacle: the Revisionists vs. the Traditionalists. Lemme get my popcorn...

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

It was a gift from someone that is as hardcore a Marxist as they come. Bought on the cheep as a discard from a library and given to me in love as a token of acknowledgement of my love of knowledge gained via reading.

The greatest gift.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/22/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Thank you Jesus!
It begins again.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/22/2017 at 5:27 PM

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

Mayor Photo Opportunity's portrait does not show the ever present cameras.

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Posted by Enrico Dagastino on 03/22/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

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

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Posted by Nick R on 03/22/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Careful, Bric, lest the suburban trolls deem you a wrong-headed troll because your opinions don't match theirs.

I see, BTW, that at least one suburb that owes its continued viability to discriminating against a minority is getting push-back for its discrimination against another minority. I speak of the uprising by the parents of girls who are exercised about Collierville spending more on boys' sports than on girls', in apparent violation of Title IX. I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you, to see discrimination in Collierville. My guess is the same kind of discrimination is practiced in the rest of the lily-white outposts as well.

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Posted by moverhill on 03/22/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

@LWC - Well, it's psychological. People judge things mostly on whether that thing falls into their expectation of 'normative'. So if they look at a GOP candidate, and see that that candidate falls toward the middle of a range of views, some more moderate, some more conservative, then they are more likely to receive a plurality of the vote, than someone who they view as 'extreme', because they are too far one way or another.

The effect of having Mae Beavers as an extreme outlier, would be to push the more reasonable conservative candidates further into the 'normative' field, rather than being cast as 'extreme' by the Democratic opposition.

So in this way, Beavers makes it easier to elect a GOP candidate. It's psychological.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 4:13 PM

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