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Re: “Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 25

The contest is pretty tough, actually.

However, that's what I like about it. Keep it up.

Posted by MattSoFast on 04/14/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Nice Guys Finish Tied

Tom and Julius,
Good to know, thanks.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/14/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Guest Post: The Grizzlies and the Spurs Blueprint

A 7-5 start to the season before Gasol got hurt is the difference between us fighting for the 5 & 6th seed, as compared to us fighting for the 7 & 8th seed.

A good start last year enabled us to get the 5th seed. It's hard to play catch up in this league.

Posted by still living in berclair on 04/14/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Nice Guys Finish Tied

Agree, ... I don't agree with many of his positions, but "what you see is what you get", with him.

It's kind of refreshing to see a non pandering, honest politician in Memphis.

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Posted by JuliusJones on 04/14/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 25

Easy one, Mall of Memphis.

Posted by tomguleff on 04/14/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Guest Post: The Grizzlies and the Spurs Blueprint

Well, it's pretty clear at this point what's in front of this team and the five scenarios:

6 seed: Win both of the last 2 games, Golden State loses to Minnesota AND Denver
7 seed: Win both of the last 2 games, Golden State wins either game
8 seed (Option 1): Win 1 of the last 2 (doesn't matter which one)
8 seed (Option 2): Lose both of the last 2 games, Sacramento beats Phoenix
Draft Lottery: Lose both of the last 2 games, Phoenix beats Sacramento

The good news is, it takes 3 games going the right way for Phoenix to be able to pass the Grizzlies. (Phoenix over Memphis, Dallas over Memphis, Phoenix over Sacramento)

Ideally, you beat Dallas and Phoenix and get the 6 or 7 seed. The 6 seed is mathetmatically in play, but I doubt Golden State will lose to both Minnesota and Denver, so it's most likely the 7 seed in that scenario. Either way, you prefer to get on the opposite half of the bracket from San Antonio to leave them as much time as possible to lose players to injury before possibly having to play them. You're likely to have to go through OKC and San Antonio at some point to get to the Finals. The question is when and how does that team look by the time you play them?

The best news though is that this team does look like they've flipped the proverbial switch again after that stretch of 6 games out of 7 on the road, where the team forgot how to play defense.

The funny part is that the only difference appears to be that Tony Allen decided to come back to form. It's evident he's the gas of the team's engine.

Posted by GroveReb84 on 04/14/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “In a Good Light

What a wonderful vision.

Posted by Tony McMurray on 04/14/2014 at 6:16 AM

Re: “Fords Make Filing-Day News, Big-Time

Lee Harris hasnt done anything on the city council period the senate and house in Nashville is control by republicans what can he do as a freshman state senator NOTHING ! This race has no choice

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Posted by Time Out on 04/13/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Nice Guys Finish Tied

I respect Whalum. He has always been "straight forward" honest with me. This quality is rare amoung those in politics.

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Posted by tomguleff on 04/13/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Undercover Findings

I just had a " run- in " with a person defending these murderers ! It sounded like she admitted to being one of THEM . That whole thing started because I made a few comments she didn't agree with but I wouldn't change my opinion. MAS is high kill- they are murderers and terrorists. We lose sleep over their killing and we are scared to death for the safety of the dogs there. Therefore, they qualify to be called terrorists ! I don't care if someone sticks up for them and blocks me because I said " you must be one of THEM " If the band wagon effect really does work ... Let's get this place SHUT DOWN !!!!!!!!!!!! They are high kill - regardless of how the dogs are being treated NOW .

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Posted by Nina on 04/13/2014 at 5:50 PM

Re: “The Poodle Brandy 3

Sho do luv me some Poodle Brandy! Y'all straight kick it out of the ball park each and every time you perform. The ecclectic mix of music, combined with the vocal harmonies leave me yearning for more. That Justin White is one cool cat!

Posted by Brooks Collins on 04/13/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

That's right: you're on your own little topic; unfortunately, it is not the main topic of Jackson Baker's article. Have fun.

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Posted by Terry Scott on 04/13/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

I'm on topic. It's you that can't keep up. So, off you go, Br'er Terry, to earn "a dollar a minute!", just like Br'er Rabbit told you.

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Posted by Hadji on 04/13/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

Since you seem intent on perpetually wandering off-topic, I'll leave you to meander. Have fun.

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Posted by Terry Scott on 04/13/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

"The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember."
Fannie Lou Hamer

The Deacons were not the first champions of armed-defense during the Civil Rights Movement. Many activists and other proponents of non-violence protected themselves with guns. Fannie Lou Hamer, the eloquently blunt Mississippi militant who outraged Lyndon B. Johnson at the 1964 Democratic Convention, confessed that she kept several loaded guns under her bed. Others such as Robert F. Williams also practiced self-defense. Williams transformed his local NAACP branch into an armed self-defense unit, for which transgression he was denounced by the NAACP and hounded by the federal government.

Hamer at the Democratic National Convention:

In the summer of 1964, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, or "Freedom Democrats" for short, was organized with the purpose of challenging Mississippi's all-white and anti-civil rights delegation to the Democratic National Convention of that year as not representative of all Mississippians. Hamer was elected Vice-Chair.
The Freedom Democrats efforts drew national attention to the plight of African Americans in Mississippi, and represented a challenge to President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was seeking theDemocratic Party's nomination for reelection; their success would mean that other Southern delegations, who were already leaning toward Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, would publicly break from the convention's decision to nominate Johnson — meaning in turn that he would almost certainly lose those states' electoral votes in the election. Hamer, singing her signature hymns, drew a great deal of attention from the media, enraging Johnson, who referred to her in speaking to his advisors as "that illiterate woman".
Hamer was invited, along with the rest of the MFDP officers, to address the Convention's Credentials Committee. She recounted the problems she had encountered in registration, and the ordeal of the jail in Winona, and, near tears, concluded:
"All of this is on account we want to register [sic], to become first-class citizens, and if the Freedom Democratic Party is not seated now, I question America. Is this America, the land of the free and the home of the brave where we have to sleep with our telephones off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily because we want to live as decent human beings - in America?"
In Washington, D.C., President Johnson called an emergency press conference in an effort to divert press coverage away from Hamer's testimony; but many television networks ran the speech unedited on their late news programs. The Credentials Committee received thousands of calls and letters in support of the Freedom Democrats.
Johnson then dispatched several trusted Democratic Party operatives to attempt to negotiate with the Freedom Democrats, including Senator Hubert Humphrey (who was campaigning for theVice-Presidential nomination), Walter Mondale, and Walter Reuther, as well as J. Edgar Hoover. They suggested a compromise which would give the MFDP two non-voting seats in exchange for other concessions, and secured the endorsement of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for the plan. But when Humphrey outlined the compromise, saying that his position on the ticket was at stake, Hamer, invoking her Christian beliefs, sharply rebuked him:
"Do you mean to tell me that your position is more important than four hundred thousand black people's lives? Senator Humphrey, I know lots of people in Mississippi who have lost their jobs trying to register to vote. I had to leave the plantation where I worked in Sunflower County, Mississippi. Now if you lose this job of Vice-President because you do what is right, because you help the MFDP, everything will be all right. God will take care of you. But if you take [the nomination] this way, why, you will never be able to do any good for civil rights, for poor people, for peace, or any of those things you talk about. Senator Humphrey, I'm going to pray to Jesus for you."
Future negotiations were conducted without Hamer, and the compromise was modified such that the Convention would select the two delegates to be seated, for fear the MFDP would appoint Hamer. In the end, the MFDP rejected the compromise, but had changed the debate to the point that the Democratic Party adopted a clause which demanded equality of representation from their states' delegations in 1968.

From Wikipedia Terry. Not that hard. Try reading something other than what gives you such odd and false notions.

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Posted by Hadji on 04/13/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

"rural agenda"?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/13/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Undercover Findings

Bottom line - EVERYONE who worked at MAS while the abuse was happening and said/did nothing should have been fired long before now. Coleman should have lost her license years ago for her cruelty and abuse of animals.

Rogers is only interested in appearances, not truth. As long as everything looks ok to the casual observer, he's happy.

That's not leadership, it's spin doctoring.

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Posted by Kalli Potter on 04/13/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

As far back as I can remember
I either had to plow or hoe
One of those ol' long nine feet sacks
Standin' at the ol' turn row


Rabbit huntin' ain't so fun when ol' rabbit he shoot back.

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Posted by Hadji on 04/13/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Guest Post: The Grizzlies and the Spurs Blueprint

Magic number against Phoenix is now 2. Magic number against Dallas is now 4.

The magic number against Golden State is 6, which means win out and Golden State lose out, so you can about write that off.

To pass Dallas, we have to win these last 3.

To finish ahead of Phoenix, it takes one of three scenarios.

1) Win Monday at Phoenix.
2) Win tonight at LA, and win Wednesday against Dallas.
3) Only win tonight at LA or Wednesday against Dallas, and Phoenix does us a favor and loses Wednesday at Sacramento.

Obviously tonight's Laker game is important both for the pursuit of Dallas and for helping out with two of the above scenarios for finishing ahead of Phoenix.

Posted by GroveReb84 on 04/13/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Of Gun Bills and Gangbangers: a Commentary

CL; There's a difference between working with someone and yielding to them.
Regardless, as long as the GOP state legislators attempt to impose their rural agendas on the urban areas, nothing useful will get done in Tennessee, and the state will continue to be viewed as a national joke---right along with Mississippi.

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Posted by Terry Scott on 04/13/2014 at 7:00 AM


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