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Re: “'Modern' Retail Center Coming to Midtown

You guys have got to start putting trigger warnings on these Loeb articles.

I don't want to end up on meds like Brichy after a Loeb-induced mental breakdown.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Death of Suburbia


You wrote: Surburbia being a good place to raise kids is predicated on two premises:

1: Schooling takes place outside of the home
2: Play takes place outside of the home

Actually, no. Not even close. Suburbia has existed since ancient Rome, and will be with us forevermore despite your fantasies that appear to be inspired by "Logan's Run".

(The first use of the term in English was in 1380 AD)

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 03/22/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Just as a reminder, the horrific PR being generated by Brady is directly enabled by the Memphis Zoo board members...
Diane Smith - yes, THAT Smith
Gene Holcomb- a CPA and former president of Blue Cross Blue Shield, former Chairman of the Board for the MED. He was the head of the MED during its most troubled financial period. Further proof of the brilliance of Dr. Reginald Coopwood for being able to revive the MED after Holcomb's disastrous leadership.
Dorothy O. Kirsch- Philanthropist
Russell T. Wigginton, Jr.-External Programs at Rhodes
Joseph Joe DeWane M.D.- a gynecologist with an office out east on Poplar (according to the web)
Tommy Farnsworth- Farnsworth Holding Company (warehouse real-estate)

Ex Officio:
Dr. Chuck Brady- Douchebag-in-Chief
Bill Morrison- personal representative on the city council for douchebag-in-chief
Bettye Berlin- maybe SLP at Shelby County Head Start? She is largely a blank except at the zoo.

Lynn Carson- Banc3 COO
Samantha Boggs Dean- Huey's (Special Project Coordinator)
Delisa Eddings- Lawyer. Corporate Counsel for Yusen Logistics among other things.
David Hopkins- KPMG LLC
Henry A. Hutton- you guessed it, Chuck Hutton Chevrolet
Kelly Truitt- Senior VP at CBRE (more real-estate). Same people who said downtown is dead, long live Poplar-Ridgeway
Maria Leggett- VP Lawyer for Autozone
Mario L. Walker- Self+Tucker Architects (?)
Scott McCormick- Former City Council member (surprise, surprise), current Shelby County School Board, executive director of the Botanic Garden (which lasted for barely a year), retired exec with Thomas Betts
Byrne Whitehead- CFO of Orgill (hardware wholesales ; played G'town against C'ville for tax breaks and new corporate building)
Joyce Mollerup- AKA Joyce Buckman, married to Robert Buckman of Buckman Labs.
Brandon Morrison- Director for Adams Keegan (HR services) as well as the Second Presbyterian Church Foundation, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and as a member of the Baptist Memorial Community Advisory yeah, very "East Memphis"
Carol Prentiss- wife of Jim Prentiss (former owner of numerous Shoney's franchises), philanthropist
Karl Schledwitz- CEO of Monogram Foods
Jerry A. Shore- CEO of Freds.

There you have it. When you have the same small group of people and companies (the majority of which work/live within a couple of blocks of each other out in the "burbs") controlling so many of the city's cultural institution boards, it's no wonder that creative solutions are such a rarity.

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Posted by barf on 03/22/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “A C Wharton's City Hall Portrait Unveiled

I hope they carve a marble bust of the man 10 feet tall on the eastern border of the city and force people to kiss it before crossing onto sovereign Memphis soil.

Watching Strickland bungle this city into the ground with his Peter-Griffin-of Family-Guy antics makes me yearn for the days of Mr. Cool A.C.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Oak- Well, at least it sounds like a nice concept.

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Posted by barf on 03/22/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

I'd rather a guilty party receive unwarranted mercy than an innocent party face unjust prosecution.

Then again I realize that many people don't share the christian value of mercy, and religious beliefs shouldn't be forced on them. However, the concepts of innocence until proven guilty and the strict application of due process aren't just moral precepts under a western spiritual tradition, but rather concrete points of law upon which the stability of our society is predicated.

There seems to be a trend towards the court of public opinion and witch hunting lately, such as what was used to eliminate Robert Lipscomb, or more personally, what was used to destroy Rocket Science Audio. The only thing that separates the court from a lynch mob is due process.

I hope we can agree that lynching is wrong.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

@FUNKbrs - I don't think we're going to agree on this one, man. You may believe Noura Jackson had nothing to do with the murder, but I think she did. Prosecutorial misconduct is important here, and needs to be addressed. But I don't think it represents 'an extreme miscarriage of justice' as you say. If anything, I'm more concerned that the Prosecutor's Office ended up letting a guilty party go free.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

@barf - I've always thought that people who are close to the Lord get called home sooner, but he leaves mean people around longer, hoping they'll figure out where they need to make adjustments.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/22/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

To understand Brady's attitude, just look at the zoo board membership. That will tell you everything you need to know. Brown is only a useful idiot to them.

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Posted by Memphomania on 03/22/2017 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich


Ms. Jackson certainly lost her liberty over this matter. It is an extreme miscarriage of justice when someone is convicted of a crime they did not commit, meaning for all intents and purposes, Ms. Jackson and potentially many others may have been successfully framed by the prosecutor's office merely as a political expedient to present a "tough on crime" image while at the same time showing extreme contempt for the law and the rights of the innocent.

Imagine how many cases would demand a retrial is Weirich was found guilty of wrong doing.

If I were in charge of prosecution on this, I would be keenly aware of that.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 03/22/2017 at 7:11 AM

Re: “A C Wharton's City Hall Portrait Unveiled

I'm not saying the painting is 'bad'. But he certainly deserves something that projects more of his natural savior-faire. And his suits generally hang better than that. Hmmm....

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Fuck that moron.

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Posted by Bryan Foshee on 03/21/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “A C Wharton's City Hall Portrait Unveiled

When is it time to stop with the expensive oil paintings?

I know it's only been a little more than 150 years, but that photograph thing appears to be a real trend.

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Posted by datGuy on 03/21/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

rules don't apply to the rulers.

Posted by Mia S Kite on 03/21/2017 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Obviously Dr. Brady's instructions to "Councilman" Brown were loud and clear. They are both real pieces of work...and by that I mean pieces of sh!t.

Why is it we lose wonderful and constructive people in this world every day and yet people like Brady keep hanging on. Where is a stroke when you need one?

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Posted by barf on 03/21/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

@eagles - I dont think you even know the quote. How surprising, that your ignorance is so plainly displayed. This is what Franklin actually said:

"..Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither..."

Which has no bearing on this case at all. And yes, I would trust Prosecutor Weirich, and indeed DO trust her, to keep my community and my family safe.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/21/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

No one is denying that Weirich hasn't done many good things. Unfortunately, she and her office has gotten caught doing several UNETHICAL things on their law practice over the past few years that should not go unpunished. When any person abuses their power, or allows their employees to do so, they rot the system they are trying to uphold. Letting Weirich off completely unpunished simply shows other attorneys that if they know the right people and grease enough elbows that they are above the law of the court.

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Posted by NerfHerder on 03/21/2017 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

Mr. Brown should certainly be aware of the inability of the Memphis Zoological Society leadership to resolve complex issues. Mr. Brown should certainly be aware that the problems at the Zoo and at Overton Park related to parking are the result of a continuing failure of leadership on the part of the City of Memphis generally and of the Memphis Zoological Society particularly. The parking issue is simply a shell game the entire purpose of which is to hide the true intention of Zoo leaders. That intention is a land grab. Mr. Brown should be aware of this but he is not able or simply refuses to put sufficient effort into understanding the problem. Parking is not the problem. The problem is that the leaders of the Zoo have refused to work with good faith toward a reasonable solution to the problems the Zoo leadership has created. By creating along North Parkway an attractive and appealing north entrance to the Zoo a tremendous number of Zoo patrons would find free parking on public streets with easy access to the Zoo. Instead, the Zoo has created an unpublicized outhouse appearing shack by which Zoo patrons must pass. If one ignores the appearance of the new entrance, there is still the lack of promotion by Zoo leaders for this new entrance. The new entryway was designed by the Zoo leaadership to be as unappealing as possible. The lack of promotion of the new entrance is clearly an indication that the Zoo leadership wishes to dismiss the idea of a new entrance as quickly as possible. The traffic congestion which appears in the area of the Zoo on weekends could be addressed by designing a parking app for mobile devices which would make Zoo patrons aware of available parking. The leaders of the Zoo have dragged their feet regarding the creation of such an app. The Zoo leaders could adopt demand pricing so as to shift demand to off-peak hours. There is a host of reasonable suggestions already publicly presented which could ameliorate the problems caused by poor management at the Zoo. The leaders of the Zoo refuse to work in a cooperative and professional manner to address the problems which are entirely the fault of decades of poor leadership at the Zoo. It is also abundantly clear that Mr. Brown has dedicated little or no attention to understanding the current situation nor has he devoted any reasonable amount of time to promoting equitable and reasonable solutions. Mr. Brown should find some other avocation. He appears to view his position on the Council as a hobby. No, Mr. Brown, these are serious times and we face serious issues.

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Posted by Enrico Dagastino on 03/21/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Charges Dropped Against DA Weirich

Hey OakTree, Ben Franklin is holding on line 2 for you - something about trading liberty for freedom. Not really sure what he wants.
She didn't turn over crucial evidence. Let me know how you'd feel if that was your case handled that way. Would you be so quick to applaud her for keeping the rest of us safe?

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Posted by eaglesfanintn on 03/21/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Brown Compares OPC to Con Man in Greensward Vote

A ridiculous position, Mr. Brown.

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Posted by Pam Warnock Blair on 03/21/2017 at 3:48 PM

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