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Re: “Donald the Great

Unless Tennessee comes into play pretty much every vote will be transubstantiated into a vote for Trump I suspect. Not to be gloomy or anything. Makes voting ones conscious easier, I suppose.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/25/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Donald the Great

Strait Shooter,
"wouldn’t a vote for Stein or Johnson essentially be a vote for Trump?"
Not if said voter usually votes Republican. A vote for Clinton is a vote for all billionaires, Trump included.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/25/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Donald the Great

For all intents and purposes, wouldn’t a vote for Stein or Johnson essentially be a vote for Trump? In the same way that a vote for Ralph Nadar in 2000 was essentially a vote for George W. Bush? Even though I’m not thrilled with Hillary, that’s not a risk I’m willing to take. (Not that it will probably matter in Tennessee.)

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 07/25/2016 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Memphis Animal Services Advisory Board Discusses Shelter Cleanliness, Failure To Answer Phones

STILL WAITING FOR CHANGE. 7 months into the new Administration, They hire a person with non profit experience and Good public relations, but no shelter experience. This is a high kill place with a history of cruelty, poor job performance and disorganization. The new shelter Director needs to work long hours, hire more people and network all animals so they can have a chance at being adopted or rescues. 3-7 days in not ample time for owners to look for their lost pets, specially if they are mislabeled. MAS needs to vaccinate all animals at intake to prevent the spread of disease, not kill then after 3 days to prevent disease.

Posted by Fabiola Francis on 07/25/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Donald the Great

Oak,
Since we may be in the send a message business, do you think voting for Johnson or Green would have more of an impact?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/25/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Donald the Great

As a Sanders supporter, I'm not voting for Clinton, no matter what happens. Period. She's damaged goods and pledged to the banksters, like you say CL. It's looking more and more like Stein or Johnson to me. Probably Stein. Unless divine intervention occurs, and Sanders actually gets the DNC nod.

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Posted by OakTree on 07/25/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

@DJP - 'The Elmer Fudd of Politics'... Kinda has a ring to it...

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Posted by OakTree on 07/25/2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “On the Hunt for Pokémon

Connor, as you can see Long Duck Dong is all business.

Posted by Nick R on 07/25/2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

It all started with Gahagan Douglas and George Murphy, who begat Reagan who begat a swarm of jocks and actors who understandably confused with reality led up to Schwarzenegger and finally the ultimate reality tv star. Franken may be an example of how one might send a comedian to catch a clown.

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Posted by Nick R on 07/25/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

If we had more Senators like Al Franken and Elizabeth Warren and Barbara Boxer and a dozen others I could name, instead of being saddled with useless right-wing do-nothings like Mitch McConnell (the Elmer Fudd of politics) and his irresponsible idiot ilk, our supposedly representative government would function the way it's supposed to, and the country would be far better off.

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Posted by David J Petersen on 07/25/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “On the Hunt for Pokémon

Seriously, Long Duck Dong? Are you mad about people playing game?

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Posted by Connor Robinson on 07/25/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

It's obvious LDD that you never watched SNL when Al and Tom Davis used to write and do the occasional skit. Plus, he's a serious Senator not some bloviating fool like Cotton.

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 07/25/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

The highlight of his political career was the stellar baggage handler role in Trading Places. A close second: his Stuart Smalley on SNL. It's been all downhill after that.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 07/25/2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Memphis Attorney Disbarred for Mishandling Veterans' Money

Can't get much lower than stealing money from veterans. Well, maybe stealing funds intended for kids.

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 07/25/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

You're right AP. Gridlock we have and will have. The level of partisan hate is not likely to diminish, and one side will not accept the other side as legitimate.

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Posted by Packrat on 07/25/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

I can vote for Clinton when the alternative is Mousseolini.

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Posted by Packrat on 07/25/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

Grove,
I can cast a ballot for someone I can't trust or even like, but I can trust Clinton to be a corrupt Wall Street hack and someone who will continue and exacerbate the course we are on.
I think you mistake the media and Clinton for being liberal. And if I were to buy into the bias theory, I would see it's primary coverage/support of Trump as being a part of the sloppy fraud this election cycle.
And if I were to be comfortably paranoid, I'd suspect this whole WWE-like circus is a conspiracy to get me to vote for Johnson.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

@Grove

I was thinking the other day: No matter who wins the presidency, and it is going to be pretty close, I think, how will that person ever govern? The Democrats may win back the Senate by a narrow majority ( or not) the Republicans are going to hold on to the House, and we are going to have more gridlock. If it were the case there was a President possessing the moral authority to be a strong leader and break the gridlock, it might be different. But neither of these candidates possesses that moral authority. So here we are and here we remain.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 07/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Politics = Sports = Politics

Sure looks like another pile of dirty laundry to me, Frank. Let's see how those Beltway types spin this load. I'm not buying a stitch of it though, even if they use the sanitize cycle.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 07/25/2016 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

Dwayne, the zoo would take over the whole property except the two north corners and the school. There would be no football parking because we don't need the Liberty Bowl, either. Move Tiger football to the campus in a smaller stadium that could be filled on a semi-regular basis, making for better television.

The zoo is hemmed in. The whole point of greensward parking was to expand the zoo's footprint for future exhibits - parking was the cover story. The zoo must expand or die - that is the unspoken ugly truth. The greensward victory means the eventual death of the zoo unless it is relocated to a larger space. The best available city space is the fairgrounds, including the Coliseum and the Liberty Bowl.

As for the Liberty Bowl, at some point in the future, the NCAA will switch to a playoff format. When they do that, there will be no Liberty Bowl game - any teams who might play it will be playing in the playoffs. Nor will there be any playoff games in an antiquated stadium in a tiny college football market. Eventually, even the Tigers will want a new stadium. The Liberty Bowl will either be torn down or it will fall down.

Might as well prepare for that day now and get ready to make use of that space by thinking ahead. Start thinking about moving the zoo in stages to the new space. Any new exhibits should be built at the fairgrounds instead of the zoo. The one exhibit that can stand as an attraction all by itself is an aquarium, so it makes perfect sense to build an aquarium first, and then attach other new attractions to it over time. The Coliseum would make an awesome aquarium space.

What it won't ever be is a successful entertainment venue. It will never be what it was back in the day. The most it can ever be is a museum dedicated to "back in the day." The pyramid had far more potential and it needed something as monumental as Bass Pro Shops to make a realistic go of it. No one is going to come in and save the Coliseum. We can save it, but only by making it something new that people actually want to visit more than once a year and especially still visit five years later after the newness wears off.

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Posted by Jeff on 07/25/2016 at 11:00 AM

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