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Re: “The Death of Suburbia

@Abdominable

My experience is that anytime someone comes on a message board and responds to you about their wealth, and how they live in a high-dollar house ( higher than yours, they suspect), they generally don't.

Especially when such a statement is followed up by an insult both childish and trollish, which is not very original and particularly tiresome as well.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/17/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Abdominable: Not being able to afford living in the suburbs? That's too funny. Yeah, I guess I'll just have to content myself with living in my high-dollar (a lot higher than yours, I suspect) house (shh, don't tell the Assessor) in the most desirable neighborhood in Memphis, instead of in one of the plastic, soulless, cookie-cutter houses you Stepfordites live in.

As for "trolling," that is the comment forum version of "fake news," i.e. anything the comment forum hot shots don't want to hear qualifies as "trolling." Oh, and Mia: your comments are, more often than not, a shanda fur die goy. Kish mir en tuches!

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Posted by moverhill on 03/17/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

@King David,

Can you really blame FedEx, HP, or anyone else?

When you've got a bunch of professional positions that pay enough to live the suburban lifestyle, but don't pay enough to afford expensive private education, you are going to want to locate near wherever the neighborhoods are that your work force is going to want to live.

It helps with recruiting to be able to advertise the proximity, being close to the most desirable public schools.

We can discuss the reasons why that is, but you can't really blame a corporation for recognizing reality and trying to position themselves best to cope with that reality.

Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/17/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Another Tale of Two Cities: How to Deal With Donald Trump: PART ONE

Damn Tina, you're a potty mouth.

Posted by Smitty1961 on 03/17/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

New troll has arrived in the comments section (moverhill)? I'm not sure if that's sincere or major league trolling. If the former, then you're either still in school or freshly graduated and know all there is to know. If the latter, well done indeed sir or madam!

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 03/17/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

@Grove

Supposedly, making this only a "pilot program" gets around that issue.

I presume that is true, otherwise we would have heard otherwise.

I did notice with great interest that Mark Norris said yesterday the voucher bill is "problematic". What that means is not exactly clear, but another thing I have noticed is that Governor Haslam has not been supportive of vouchers this session.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/17/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

I can't see how this one would pass constitutional muster, especially with it narrowly tailored to one district like that. Didn't the state learn back during the school merger issue that they couldn't write legislation to apply to only one or two counties?

Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/17/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

King David, white flight occurred before busing as well although the 70s version was more impactful. And never discount shady real estate shenanigans (how's that for St Paddy's)

moverhill, faux progressivism, is a kind of progressivism. I think your skinny pants are cutting the blood supply to where your head is lodged.

TheAbominableDavid, please stay off our meadow unless moverhill is sunbathing.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 03/17/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

The fact that you think of that price as gouging goes a long way to explaining why you're so defensive about not being able to afford living in the suburbs.

If you'd like financial assistance to make a trip to the zoo, I'm sure a few of us would be glad to take up a collection for you.

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Posted by TheAbominableDavid on 03/17/2017 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Another Tale of Two Cities: How to Deal With Donald Trump: PART ONE

Lol... If you can't say nothing nice about D. Tramp. I'll certainly fit right in. Love it!!! I love brilliant minds who can spot the scum hidden back, behind the toilet. Then there are those who think their shitter is spotless, and defend Trump, even if he were to swear his shit don't stink, when most of the world can smell the asshole even days late. Lol Anyway it's clear he's full of shit!

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Posted by TalkingTina on 03/17/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Abominable: Please do come park on the greensward. We love gouging rubes like you for that privilege. You do know, I hope, that you'll likely be encountering some of those folks you fled to Stepford to escape. Oh, and CL: a few more hits on that fatty ought to chill you out just fine.

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Posted by moverhill on 03/17/2017 at 12:29 AM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

Court ordered busing in the 70's started white flight and they're still flying. Not surprisingly, we have black flight as well. I suppose for most families its always going to be about schools first. And, racism. As the blacks move east and south the whites move more east and more south. I wonder why FedEx and HP aren't based in the downtown area? I also often think what Memphis would be like today without that busing order?

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Posted by King David on 03/16/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

I'll be sure to think about you the next time I park on the greensward, Moverhill.

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Posted by TheAbominableDavid on 03/16/2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

@dat

Mate is correct.

This bill only applies to Shelby County Schools.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/16/2017 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

Well, I could post the Supreme Court test, couldn't I ?

Here it is:

Under the Private Choice Test developed by the court, for a voucher program to be constitutional it must meet all of the following criteria:

The program must have a valid secular purpose.
Aid must go to parents and not to the schools.
A broad class of beneficiaries must be covered.
The program must be neutral with respect to religion.
There must be adequate nonreligious options.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/16/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

@Flyer Staff

As much as I am against vouchers, the bill does appear to meet the test imposed by the Supreme Court in 2002 (Zellman v Simmons-Harris) regarding whether a voucher program violates the Establishment Clause.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 03/16/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

As long as urban public schools are unsafe and inadequate, suburbs with municipal school systems will thrive. Who can afford private schools in urban areas? Oh yeah, rich folks.

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Posted by Firefox on 03/16/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Against Vouchers for Shelby County

Kelsey is a rep for Germantown. Germantown has a separate school district.

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Posted by Máté Wierdl on 03/16/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Wanted: MPD Seeks Public Input on Use of Force

It is both a very poorly designed and non representative survey.

They ask citizens to provide survey responses to questions that have grouped civilian behaviors and reactions to police direction for varying degrees of civilian and police behavior under one response.

It will show little and will be challenged by those for and against any of the responses.

They would have been better off hiring a professional (RTR has no demonstrable survey expertise). If they did hire one, don't use that professional ever again.

I'd be ashamed if my team or a peer used this or attempted to reach any conclusions beyond providing the total number of respondents

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Posted by datGuy on 03/16/2017 at 6:00 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia

moverhill,
After nearly 40 years in San Francisco I have to say it was smug people like you who turned it into the Disney mall it is today.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 03/16/2017 at 5:37 PM

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