Boy, this column really brought out the trolls. Must have struck a nerve.
Bruce W: How'd your test come out?
The Confederacy equals the KKK equals terrorism. The tragic history of Memphis includes that it was, at one time, known as the lynching capital of the whole country. The Old Jim Crow era and the New Jim Crow era need to be seriously challenged. Let's stop glorifying the longest lasting legacy of the Confederacy - RACISM!
If we form judgements about neighborhood change based on superficial appearances, we fall into the same trap we fall into when we form judgements about people based on their skin color. What if we tried another way: a systematic look beneath the surface? Researchers made some surprising discoveries when they looked at what was happening to original residents of neighborhoods in Cleveland, NYC and elsewhere. To accept their discoveries, we have to be willing to let go of our assumptions about change, which is hard to do. But it might allow us to shift our energies to things we can make progress on: economic empowerment, inclusion, and access. http://bit.ly/gentrificationdata
I'm proud to be the first to comment before the ingnant hataz start in. This man is for real a crusader and a hero that deserves our respect. don't let the humor fool you. he risks everything everyday to fight for our rights. Pot laws are evil!! keep Puffn Tuff Kingpin!!
Hey Mr. Smythe, thank you for your taxi service to our great city for the past 50+ years, but yours is a dying industry. My family business is now gone because someone found a cheaper way to do it. I didn't cry about it. I moved on. Accept it. I didn't see anyone cry when the small mom and pop hardware stores started going by the wayside making room for Lowe's and Home Depot, and how many stores were put out of business by Walmart. I could name you hundreds of businesses gone now because of a better, cheaper way to do it. This is our new world. You might as well embrace it. It is happening and you and the city council can't stop it. This app thing and technology changes the ballgame. This is not about regulation. This is what the people want and it's like a runaway freight train. It will plow through all your regulations. The demand for it will dictate the outcome. There are other businesses you can do, do something else and leave all the regulation crap to the city. You have plenty of money stacked up. I've got a pretty good idea about your net worth. You just keep doing this because your dad did it and his dad or uncle did it, but I'm sorry, It's over. Good luck to you.
After the myriad of lies and coverups that have spewed out of D.C. over the last six years, I wouldn't believe the president, his bureaucrats or his politburo if they announced the time on every hour. I and legions more of American voters are done with those ideologues and incompetents.
However, approximately 5,000 deaths in Africa from an Ebola outbreak should be taken seriously by our government; as should the new disease affecting/infecting America's school children brought to this currently open border country by diseased illegal aliens from Central America.
Australia just shut their borders to keep people from Ebola stricken countries out. Many other countries have done the same..
Obama and his band of self-serving ideologues will not because the action would greatly conflict with their open border policy and amnesty for criminal and illegal aliens.
Who are you going to believe about Ebola? Obama, or you lyin' eyes?
Well Wes, at least more intelligent people like you and Hopson are coming around to seeing action as necessary, and inaction as poisonous, to the progress of our community. Thank you once again for your forthright call to arms.
Now, will it light the fire? I hope so.
A REAL Republican would stand up for local self determination.
Well, I will admit that orcs have been a problem lately, and Mr. Holden does seem susceptable to a fugue states, but that last one about the Three Stooges is just liberal bullshit.
It's called Responsible Parenting. Unfortunately, responsibility is a foreign concept in today's society.
Good article, Les!
Of course, any informed or intellectually honest pundit who purportedly opposes a state income tax would realize that the TN constitution does not currently allow a tax on personal income; unless you consider it a "privilege" to work and earn money.
When a community organizer president, a lawyer Ebola czar and the ultra liberal editor of an entertainment weekly tell you there's nothing to worry about, you can rest assured there's not.
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