"In the past few days, he's spent every spare moment criticizing the media, insulting individual reporters, and baselessly claiming that millions of votes were cast illegally."
There are at least two untruths in this statement.
"We've elected a man who bypasses daily intelligence briefings but doesn't miss a night (or morning) of CNN or Fox News, a man whose byzantine world-wide business connections will present daily conflict-of-interest potential, and a man whose mental stability is clearly questionable."
And lots of questionable claims in this one. I think Mike is correct.
This is a very well written piece by a staff member whose work I hadn't noticed until now. It stands out. Keep up the good work, Micaela.
I have spent time in Chicago and used to ride the Metra. I've seen many of what appear to be upper middle class people using public transportation in Chicago. One thing I find interesting in Memphis as compared to Chicago is the low opinion of public transportation. That is, it is beneath several Memphians to ride a bus.
I don't pretend to know the thought process for designing routes. I'm sure it is very complicated especially factoring in labor and equipment, union rules, etc. However, one thing I would like to propose to MATA is for them to pitch bus cards to large employers. I know some state and county workers are given bus cards to ease parking congestion downtown. MATA could generate steady revenue from the employers, and the employers could free up parking spaces. Firms that immediately enter my mind are FexEx, Bass Pro Shops, Baptist and Methodist Hospitals, Fresh Market and Krogers.
if the middle echelons of workers in Memphis started riding the bus regularly, it would be a win win for everyone.
Finally, as an occasional MATA rider - one thing that drives me bonkers is the unreliability of when a bus is going to show up, especially during the evening rush hours.
Mike, please inform us of the lies that were told about Trump in this article?
Your comment was plural, I'd be satisfied with you showing just one.
In other, obviously unrelated news, Memphis crime rates plunge as criminals, would-be criminals, & criminal enablers enjoy turkey (or a vegan-friendly option) behind bars, care of Restaurant 201.
Thank you for this insightful article. The 31 Crosstown was an equity focused route. It was the only bus that connected the historically segregated areas of North & South Memphis to each other, frequently and without transfers, from 5am to midnight. No other route can replace the 31. Bring it back!
After the way they handled the trolley, we're now in month 31 of a 'temporary 4-6 month shutdown', I have zero confidence in the management of MATA. Will Hudson must still be running things from his recliner in retirement.
One issue items may be a good path for the Dems to get moving again. The Occupy movement failed because it was all over the place on what it wanted. I attended a Rally for Education event and I heard so many side bar issues that it just muddied what was the core issue and how to achieve it.
Gandhi focused strictly on the Salt Tax to get people to rally around him and put him a position to finally break British Rule. Make one issue central that can rally those around you.
The Gun Violence issue may work. The $15 minimum wage issue may work. Dems need to pick the one that can rally the most people around them and push and push it hard.
Mikey posts from a state of ignorance, i think.
Regarding the jail, isn't the current debacle a rerun of what happened back in the 00's?
The editor is a master at turning positives into negatives. Kudos. 49 days to go!
Republican Governor, Republican Mayor....
Destroying the environment is part of catering to their base, really.
This is the other forum. What state do you post from? If you must troll, do your homework.
You're kidding right? Last time we had a republican president there was a cable show called "That's My Bush!" dedicated to mocking him written by acclaimed animators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. I for one welcome the return of oppositional art. Honestly I've been bored out of my mind during these past 8 years of positivity.
Mike, no one needs to write childish comments about our man-child President Elect. He does it himself every day on Twitter.
And if the drawing down of the aquifer at that location causes the Memphis Sands to become contaminated with surface pollutants through the window in the clay layer, ALJ2 will be on here blaming lib'ruls or gummint. Or better yet, saying a polluted aquifer is actually good for us, because some industry shill says so. Hell, Mike Pence said tobacco doesn't cause cancer.
Russian bot inspired stories on World Nut Daily SAY it was "several."
I was touched and mostly agreed with your comments. That is, until you insulted these fine citizens by adding your biased, uninformed, I guess lies concerning our newly elected president. "Most of his time"? "Every spare moment"? Please. Just stop with the hatred. Just do what you hopefully intended and celebrate the fine people working in the background to make life better for so many.
Write childish comments about the new president in another article / forum ....
ern and LoveBC, I'm pretty sure it was more than several. What is it with conservative and math?
ALJ2, aawwww, millions or was it billions, you've finished your Republican budgeting course. Just because we've convinced TVA to stop shooting itself in the foot is no reason to let it continue hammering it's toes.
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