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Re: “Mae Beavers for Governor?

Please, please run Senator Beavers!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by jrgolden on 03/24/2017 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Stay in the Woods

I've also learned that the popularity of Apple Cider Vinegar is a Russian trick to distract us from the malware they put into all of the iPhones.

Also, Trump has been overheard singing "Paint It Black" and "Sympathy For The Devil" and there are rumors that maybe "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", if played at 1/10 speed, becomes "Trump is Satin" repeated over and over again.

The stories about the movie "Dick Ho" being a documentary about one of Trumps lovers in the 1970's shouldn't be believed. I confess to falling for it at first.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/23/2017 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Bric-a-brac, I find that adjusting my tin foil hat to the shifting polarity helps, hows by you?

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Posted by ern on 03/23/2017 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Michael Hutson, Are you calling Greg Pearson a liar?
I have here, in my lap, an actual hard bound book, that says Gen Forrest had arms like oak trees, a phallus like a lodge pole and was beloved by illegal Mexican immigrants as well as being the first lover of Emma Goldman. Why that bastard. Check it out in the library of your choice.
But of course, welcome to Memphis

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ern on 03/23/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Nathan Bedford Forrest disbanded the KKK and stepped down as Grand Wizard in 1870.He became a Republican after the War and became such a friend to the black folks that the organization that would one day become the NAACP,the Black Pallbearers Association,endorsed him-maybe some on this page should try reading a little bit of history once in a while? just sayin'...

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Posted by Michael Hutson on 03/23/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Not renaming parks ==> about not wasting time and tax dollars
Literacy tests ==> about ensuring an educated electorate
Civil War ==> about states rights

yeah right

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by datGuy on 03/23/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

So, Jackson, when the Trump Administration has the national security apparatus run surveillance on political opponents, who ya gonna call?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/23/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Great use of time, energy & $ you genius Memphians. Park renamings, silly oil paintings, commercial bridge closings, some useless memorial to a grocery store lynching 100 years ago, etc. You're NEVER going to get ahead by incessantly looking behind for (alleged) insults.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 03/23/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

debigail,
I think the citizens of Memphis should be able to decide how their money is spent. Democracy. If you are a Memphian and disagree with the majority, more power to ya, opine away.. If you ain't a Memphian, then it ain't none of your business.
Just say no to Big Government.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 03/23/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

The blacks want all of the terrible things we did as slave holders back in the day to be public. I don't have a problem with that. It's history!! Now, leave Bedford & other like situations alone!! Again, the good, the bad & the ugly!! It's all our history!! Own it people & stop sniveling!! Stop spending tax dollars on something that is ridiculous & spend it where it benefits everyone!!

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Posted by debigail on 03/23/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Naming a building or park named after someone is a way of honoring them, highlighting their accomplishments and inspiring others to be like them. Our parks should reflect that.

Naming a park for someone is not necessary to remember them. Most everyone that knows about our nations fight for indepdendence and knows about Benedict Arnold - he has no parks.

What do we want to honor? A slaver? A traitor? a racist guerilla leader? I think not

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by datGuy on 03/23/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Whistle-Blower’s Crime

Folks, here is further evidence that to bartend in a newspaper hangout is one of the best jobs in the world.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/23/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “RIP Robert Raiford

Now who will drive those pimped out caddies around town? We lost a real classic.

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Posted by LoveBC on 03/23/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Grove Reb, well thought out and written post. But I believe our so-called leadership is more interested in steering fat legal fees to well connected lawyers and playing to their base more than moving the grave of a long dead soldier. The remains and legacy of the general are not going away, no matter where the remains are moved.

I am a first gen southerner. My dad was born in NYC, and my mom in the upper mid-west. I was taught that the south were the bad guys. Latter on, I learned the Civil Was wasn't quite that simple. Therefore, I don't have a border collie in that sheep herd. I just don't want my expensive city taxes wasted in this rabbit hole that cannot be won and truly just does not matter.

I understand that some may be offended by the alleged mis-deeds of the fustest with the mostest, and if they are, they should be raising the legal funds to fight this battle, if the so-called leadership wants to be PC, they need to do it on their dime, and not mine. John Spain brings up excellent points also.

We had at least one more murder last night in Fox Meadows, I'm sure the family of the young deceased man is more interested in bringing the killers to justice more than digging up an old general.

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Posted by LoveBC on 03/23/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

That was my point Grove. Lest anybody think I was actually trying to defend modern usage of a swastika.

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Posted by nobody on 03/23/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

CL, I just thought that Ole Miss billboard money could be better spent elsewhere. The coach Freeze recruiting slush fund has got to be getting low these days.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by East Memphis Mark on 03/23/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Nashville Changes Fred Douglass Park to Frederick Douglass Park. Finally.

Nashville having contempt for civil rights heroes?

You won't believe how surprised I am by this.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/23/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

East Memphis Mark,
As a Tigers football fan you should be well beyond offending.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/23/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

If the Earth were actually round wouldn't the statue fave slud down to DeSoto County by now?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/23/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Stay in the Woods

I've heard that if you play Trump's inaugural speech backwards he admits to everything.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/23/2017 at 2:15 PM

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