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Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

He's cut out the middlemen. Like Cohen, and HRC, and the MSM?
No wonder they're pissed.

Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

Grove, the threat has been from Trump and a large portion of the majority party. In the intervening two years before the mid terms, people are faced with the loss of health care whether ACA or Planned Parenthood. The radical right Trump has surrounded himself with are poised to gut Social Security. These are disastrous situations that will wreak havoc during the next two years and beyond. This isn't like the Republican hissy fits about birth locales, misconceptions of what socialism is or that police are going to take time out from shooting innocent black folk to seize the guns of nice white folk.
Waiting for shit to hit the fan guarantees shit hitting the fan.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/23/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

@Thoughtful - I don't know. That's why I said what I said. Nothing in the article about where they are going with this. So far, all I can ascertain, is that they are "mad as hell and not going to take this anymore!". I didn't see anything in there about what their ultimate goals might be.

Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

@mejjep - I don't really mind you saying what you think, mejjep. But just remember that you are proving the conservative critics right, when you allow your emotional reactions make you go off like that. You believe you have identified 'the enemy' so you say those things.

I suggest you rethink that. Healthy criticism is good for all of us. Personal attacks don't actually make you stronger. And they most certainly don't win over any hearts and minds.

Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Clyde, I see you are digging deep into your personal library.

Posted by crackoamerican on 01/23/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

@Memphomania - I have a girlfriend in Canada? Huh... Maybe you should tell me who that is, because my spouse (American, actually) of almost 17 years might want to have a word with her.

No need to convene a committee to tell the protesters how to be effective though. The principles of effective protest are easily found all over the place. Bottom line, is that the momentum of the march has to be translated directly into political action as soon as possible. You have to keep it up. Keep it going. Otherwise it diminishes over time, and nothing is done.

Having worked for four different NGO's at different times in my career, the key is to keep the issue in the spotlight. If you create events that can both raise money for the cause, and get your ideas to the media, you further your goals.

An example in this case, might be to organize a fund raiser event to sponsor one of the agencies which Trump has threatened to defund. Another option, would be to identify politicians who oppose your policies, and organize a competitive opponent at the next election. Recall petitions are also a venue that can work, because even if they don't remove the politician directly, they most certainly get their attention, and increase your bargaining leverage.

That's how the experts do it.

However, I suspect you don't really want to know what would make the protest more effective. You are really just looking for a handy target for your misguided hostility.

Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

The overreaction by both sides is bad for the people of this country.

I thought Republican reactions to Obama's two terms were bad, but I swear I think the left and the left leaning media are taking this Trump thing to a level beyond what even the conservatives did with Obama.

I still hear conservative friends talk about Obama as the chief socialist and complain about how he ruined America, or how he was the worst President ever.

Now, you've got the left consistently comparing Trump to Hitler, and suggesting he's essentially taking over as dictator. That, or we are entering the Dark Ages as Cohen says.

Bottom line, for both sides, is that the President isn't THAT powerful in our system. However, our politicians and our media insist on fanning the flames to make sure that our country becomes more and more divided with each passing year. It's sad to watch really. If you're left leaning, or anti-Trump, all you have to do is go out and vote in the midterms, and you can effectively neuter him for the second half of his 4 year term. It's not going to be that bad. The over-exaggerations need to stop.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 01/23/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

Cohen is the dark age. But he likes to look busy, thus creating the illusion that he is actually doing something.... and he is; just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

BTW, have you tried to UNSUBSCRIBE from his email blather....IMPOSSIBLE.

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Posted by Brackston on 01/23/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Oaktree.....I apologize for losing my cool and calling you nasty names. I don't have the right to do that, and I'm truly sorry.

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Posted by mejjep on 01/23/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Did everyone read the story of the boy who cried wolf? It would have been a good idea for these marchers to have a revisit that simple tale. And did you see the incident where the anti-Trump lady got kicked off an airplane this weekend after verbally assaulting a man who didn't agree with her anti-Trump rhetoric? Lots of applause from the other passengers when she was removed. Once again, democrats are trying to send people to the back of the bus, an airplane, in this instance, for no reason other than hatred. Shame shame leftists.

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Posted by Clyde on 01/23/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

@hine

I was tired of being #stuckwithstrickland after he first was elected. Things would be much cooler if someone hadn't decided to #turnofftheAC

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/23/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

What exactly did they accomplish? I'll tell you what, Oakhead...just what they set out to do...show their concern about the tide of terror that seems to be headed toward women and minorities in this county, after this last joke of an election, that's what, you elitist p-o-s. And you don't have to worry...those of us who can financially do so are doing all we can to help support the causes we're worried about.

You are such a jackass. I don't know why you feel you have to prove it daily on this opinion blog. Have nothing better to do, I would guess.

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Posted by mejjep on 01/23/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Where was our hero Big Crime Fightin' Jim Strickland? He didn't have the stones to support women's rights. Not a peep. He was afraid of drawing the ire of his republican puppet masters.

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Posted by lfine on 01/23/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

What are they doing next?

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Posted by Thoughtful on 01/23/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

3million dollars would go a very long way towards building a garage that the zoo and ALLl patrons of Overton Park could use. Spending that money in any other way is a total waste and very shortsighted. Personally, I resent the belittling name calling of Midtown residents and the fact that our city council refuses to represent us . The local citizens have made it very clear that we want our Greensward saved. Our local wishes and needs should be listened to and placed above the occasional out -of -towners' who come in from Arkansas or Mississippi to visit the zoo.We pay taxes and we vote. It's really very simple. If the zoo needs extra parking 65 days out of the year and we the people need the Greensward 365 days out of the year then whose needs are greater ? We do not want our park turned into a parking lot! Build the garage and get it over with. $3 million is a great start.

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Posted by Anna Hogan on 01/23/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

I agree with Oak in so much that the establishment long ago figured out that if they don't assault the crowds as they did 40-50 years ago and if they continue their oppressive course unaffected there tends to be a dwindling.
So civil disobedience tailored to a specific action, (without bringing hardship on working people) and thereby resulting in mass arrests and the inevitable beatings that the media loves is one course.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/23/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

B, email me at ellis@memphisflyer.com

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Posted by Susan Ellis on 01/23/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

I'd like a copy of one of the photos in the slide show -- who do I contact?

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Posted by B on 01/23/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

"A pleasant walk." LOL. Maybe you should convene a panel to tell all these folks how the experts do it. Make sure to invite your girlfriend from Canada

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Posted by Memphomania on 01/23/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Clyde, it's not so funny when it's your mother is it?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/23/2017 at 7:54 AM

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