It was a good call for him to bite the bucket and let sleeping horses lie and also to stop beating dead dogs.
Anybody who promotes drugs is being disobedient to God’s law and drugs [are] definitely a demon. — Joe Brown
In other thumper news today:
"You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of complete rest, an official day for holy assembly. It is the LORD's Sabbath day, and it must be observed wherever you live." --God or Leviticus 23:3
“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.” --God or Leviticus 20:27
Joe, you better get crackin' on some other ordinances to get that full theocracy thing going.
Me next Sunday: I'm heading shopping for new some wool blend socks, then out for some bbq pork takeout, and then home to crack open a beer and finally watch my favorite necromancer Gandalf in the Hobbit....again. I sure hope some friends bring over some special demon cookies.
Jason, That's got to be a nightly statistic.
Boyd tried to marginalize park supporters, and now he's bullying them. Shameful, really.
The Memphis Chamber of Commerce was the largest financial backer of Mr. Boyd's campaign. He acts with platitudes - such as naming a street for Dr. ML King while toting the agenda of his white, rich, Republican financiers. He opposes citizen engagement because the ossified oligarchy that runs Memphis prefers to operate in the dark.
I assume this is a transitional measure before legalization and taxation and civilization
Jeff, 113 calls a month for alcohol related problems said MFD
Boyd can't stand the sunshine. More to come. And he should be way more concerned how the Zoo spends the taxpayers' money and refuses to open their books, their 10- and 25-year plans, and their operations to the public. Oh, and I seem to remember that another contract-holder of the City sued the City of Memphis and the City Council, too....the Memphis Zoo. Why not pull their funding, Mr. Boyd?
If this passes, how long until the "$50 is too high of a fine" slogan gets thrown around? Boyd will be back saying his constituents can't afford to pay the fines. But all in all, I'm on the fence on this. Yes, drug dealers will feel more emboldened to sell weed. They will package it into joints, blunts, or small baggies and never carry more than the 1/2 ounce. When they sell that, they will return to their "home base" and restock. Yet it is still illegal. Police will still confiscate your weed, test it and tag it at the evidence room, give you a ticket (if you have valid ID, no valid ID then you get arrested). Funny how people will rush to get valid ID if this passes but can't seem to do it to vote in elections? Head scratcher there.... If these folks don't pay their fines then what happens? Can they be issued warrants for their arrests for not paying a fine?
We're looking at how to do that, Jeff. The trick is that unless we got Mississippi and Arkansas to adopt the same laws, the hypothetical Nestle would just locate there and still take our water.
What was it that Boyd was smoking?
Thirteen emergency calls a month! Thirteen! Oh the humanity. How many calls a month do they get for people slipping in bathtubs? Or tripping over curbs? All these senseless lawnmower accidents are putting a drag on essential services.
Can't we just permanently retire this issue? Everyone's just so weary of it.
Scott, I think it's time to amend TN law to state that groundwater below a certain depth is community property. Otherwise somebody like Nestle could come in, buy a piece of cheap condemned land, drop a well and drain the thing dry for their bottled water industry. Like they're doing in California.
Dead dogs can't help but lie. Just ask Cman Boyd. Wonder what he's afraid of?
Open meetings laws, apparently.
Mr. Brown, what has "God" got to do with this? Do you not govern by the separation of church and state?
Still living in Berclair, TVA failed to even consider the river or the alluvial aquifer. That's one of our (Sierra Club's) beefs with them. They chose not to notify the public when they produced the Supplemental Environmental Assessment to support their decision. You can read it here https://www.tva.com/file_source/TVA/Site%2…
Jeff, technically the Shelby County Health Department is the only agency that any property owner has to get a permit from to drill a well. Unfortunately, there is no oversight of the issuance of said permits by either a citizen board or elected body. For the most part SCHD has to issue the permit as current TN law recognizes groundwater below a parcel as a property right. Worse yet, there is no requirement to report how much water is withdrawn. See the regs at http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/DocumentCent…
So smoking weed is a black/white issue here too? Marvelous. And the usual suspects came down against an ordinance that would potentially take money out of the beer and liquor industry that we know at least one opponent relies fairly heavily on to get through the council meetings. And law enforcement loves to take funds and vehicles from law breakers. Big surprise they don't like this idea.
You're correct Oak. It's a shame we're going to lose Fullilove and all her sound bites to term limits in a couple of years. Wonder who's on deck?
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