It's all a plot!.... Alex Jones
#@&^*Oak: why can't you just be satisfied posting your nihilistic, anti-establishmentarian, pro-
Trumpian drivel as your alter ego on the CA's comment forum?
P.S, Your use of the @ to address commenters here makes me wonder whether you're aware that this isn't Twitter. That's OK, though; your idol probably wouldn't realize it either.
If county representation on MLGW's board will inject a note of sanity in that abysmally mismanaged entity, I'm all for it---as long as the representative isn't Terry Roland.
The history of emissions standards in Memphis is actually pretty interesting.
Boss Crump has been credited as the force that originally brought emissions standards to Memphis in contravention to the suburbanizing interests of automobile makers. I can't recall where I heard the phrase "Cadillac City," but it's too good of a buzzword to leave out. By keeping low quality vehicles off the road, Crump made it impossible for the poor to escape city taxes and flee to the suburbs.
Later this policy was perverted by the State government who has always held a grudge against the Crump Political Machine for dominating state politics. They used this restriction to drive people out of Memphis, as 2/3's of Memphis suburbs lie outside the state lines and leak tax revenues into Arkansas and Mississippi. Obviously the State government in Nashville wanted this money for themselves. By forcing people to register their vehicles outside Memphis in order to avoid emissions, even people who did in fact live in Memphis would list their address (and thus their voting district) in another area.
Suburbs thrived, cars sold like hotcakes, and Memphis languished, especially after the Civil Rights Bus Boycott was used to justify defunding public transit.
Doing away with the Brushmark will prove to be a BIG mistake. It attracted significant patronage of the museum, which a pale shadow, like "Cafe Brooks," will never do (even with its patrician price structure). If this is the kind of decision-making we can expect from the new director, I suspect we can look forward to a continuation of the museum's history of director-musical-chairs.
I'd go with pretending.
"..But there are only two questions that matter at this point..."
There are more than two. Also, the interesting ones are much, much too important for you to even know anything about. They are classified. And kept far, far away from journalists. Any question that is now current in popular US media discussions, is most assuredly being put there by intelligence sources, for their purposes. And those purposes aren't always coincident with the best interests of the American people.
As the annual remembrance for MLK winds down, we should think a bit about that history.
The ink from the ballots for our last election cycle isn't even dry yet, and already we are starting the next race. This perpetual campaigning business is getting out of hand. It's killing our democracy.
BTW sport teams rebrands are in trends now. First were LA Chargers, then Juventus and now Redbirds.
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