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Re: “Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

The highlight of his political career was the stellar baggage handler role in Trading Places. A close second: his Stuart Smalley on SNL. It's been all downhill after that.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Long Duck Dong on 07/25/2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Memphis Attorney Disbarred for Mishandling Veterans' Money

Can't get much lower than stealing money from veterans. Well, maybe stealing funds intended for kids.

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 07/25/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

You're right AP. Gridlock we have and will have. The level of partisan hate is not likely to diminish, and one side will not accept the other side as legitimate.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Packrat on 07/25/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

I can vote for Clinton when the alternative is Mousseolini.

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Posted by Packrat on 07/25/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

Grove,
I can cast a ballot for someone I can't trust or even like, but I can trust Clinton to be a corrupt Wall Street hack and someone who will continue and exacerbate the course we are on.
I think you mistake the media and Clinton for being liberal. And if I were to buy into the bias theory, I would see it's primary coverage/support of Trump as being a part of the sloppy fraud this election cycle.
And if I were to be comfortably paranoid, I'd suspect this whole WWE-like circus is a conspiracy to get me to vote for Johnson.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

@Grove

I was thinking the other day: No matter who wins the presidency, and it is going to be pretty close, I think, how will that person ever govern? The Democrats may win back the Senate by a narrow majority ( or not) the Republicans are going to hold on to the House, and we are going to have more gridlock. If it were the case there was a President possessing the moral authority to be a strong leader and break the gridlock, it might be different. But neither of these candidates possesses that moral authority. So here we are and here we remain.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ArlingtonPop on 07/25/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Politics = Sports = Politics

Sure looks like another pile of dirty laundry to me, Frank. Let's see how those Beltway types spin this load. I'm not buying a stitch of it though, even if they use the sanitize cycle.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thoughtful on 07/25/2016 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

Dwayne, the zoo would take over the whole property except the two north corners and the school. There would be no football parking because we don't need the Liberty Bowl, either. Move Tiger football to the campus in a smaller stadium that could be filled on a semi-regular basis, making for better television.

The zoo is hemmed in. The whole point of greensward parking was to expand the zoo's footprint for future exhibits - parking was the cover story. The zoo must expand or die - that is the unspoken ugly truth. The greensward victory means the eventual death of the zoo unless it is relocated to a larger space. The best available city space is the fairgrounds, including the Coliseum and the Liberty Bowl.

As for the Liberty Bowl, at some point in the future, the NCAA will switch to a playoff format. When they do that, there will be no Liberty Bowl game - any teams who might play it will be playing in the playoffs. Nor will there be any playoff games in an antiquated stadium in a tiny college football market. Eventually, even the Tigers will want a new stadium. The Liberty Bowl will either be torn down or it will fall down.

Might as well prepare for that day now and get ready to make use of that space by thinking ahead. Start thinking about moving the zoo in stages to the new space. Any new exhibits should be built at the fairgrounds instead of the zoo. The one exhibit that can stand as an attraction all by itself is an aquarium, so it makes perfect sense to build an aquarium first, and then attach other new attractions to it over time. The Coliseum would make an awesome aquarium space.

What it won't ever be is a successful entertainment venue. It will never be what it was back in the day. The most it can ever be is a museum dedicated to "back in the day." The pyramid had far more potential and it needed something as monumental as Bass Pro Shops to make a realistic go of it. No one is going to come in and save the Coliseum. We can save it, but only by making it something new that people actually want to visit more than once a year and especially still visit five years later after the newness wears off.

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Posted by Jeff on 07/25/2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

Weeeellll, the DNC email hack shows us three important things.

First, the DNC works for the establishment candidate. This is not news.

Second, politics is a dirty game. This also is not news. The email hack shines an ultraviolent light on all those soiled linens and makes for good television.

Third, if the email hack was carried out by Russian intelligence, then it becomes crystal clear that Russia (Putin) would much prefer a President Trump over a President Clinton. That actually is news - important information for the American voter to have.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff on 07/25/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

@datguy,

More or less than Hillary has lied today?

It's a shame that this is the best our country can do, Trump v. Clinton. We should all be embarrassed.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 07/25/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

According to Nate Silver, Trump has either pulled nearly even or pulled slightly ahead of Clinton.

I have been discounting Trump's chances for a while, but I'm starting to think he's got a real shot, especially with all the DNC leak stuff that's come out. I also hear there is more to come.

I know that the media will either downplay or avoid reporting on it altogether if they can. We can see from the leaks that quite a few of the major media outlets are not just liberal biased, but they're in the pocket of the DNC directly. Therefore, I expect little to be made of it, outside of Fox News or a few other conservative leaning outlets.

However, I am starting to believe that some of that will start to pile up on Clinton, and with Trump surging recently, that could swing things in his direction. I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around that potential outcome, but I don't believe we can consider this a slam dunk for Hillary anymore at all, nor should we.

I still wonder how so many people can consider voting for her. I feel the same way about Trump. Voting for Hillary because she's "not Trump" isn't a good enough reason for me. Neither is voting for Trump because he's "not Hillary." I can't trust either one of them, and I refuse to case a ballot for someone I can't trust or even like.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 07/25/2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

Who says a replacement arena is needed? Is rhe zoo going to be re-located; how could a facility on the edge of the property be considered a "centerpiece?

Be awful hard to accomodate the zoo in less space thsn now used! Anyone consider parking on football weekends?

Posted by Dwayne Akin on 07/25/2016 at 8:24 AM

Re: “A Temporary Truce Among Republicans

He's still fighting the 2 elections they lost in 92 and 96, cracko.

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Posted by Packrat on 07/25/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

First, almost all the candidates will offer "vague proposals". It's not like it was invented here. Sigh. Second, all candidates offer "misleading statements", or their "facts" if you will (like "I never sent those emails" and "I was careful" and "I only used one device"). Not invented here either.

Would love to see a new, fresh perspective on things (like "why a third party is absolutely a must for this year") versus a tired retread of commentary that was probably plagiarized from 1968 .....

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Posted by Mike 1 on 07/25/2016 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Donald the Great

As long as it was good christian porno, no problem.

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Posted by ern on 07/24/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Donald the Great

The RNC set a record in Cleveland for porn viewing. That's about all you need to know.

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Posted by Memphomania on 07/24/2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

Trump loves him some Roger Ailes. Such fine judgment. LOL.

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Posted by Memphomania on 07/24/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

It is Sunday, what has he lied about today?

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Posted by datGuy on 07/24/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “A Temporary Truce Among Republicans

ALJ2, so you don't have an opinion on this column about the RNC? Hold tight, get some sleep, the DNC is nigh. Where with any luck there will be an attempted coup against Hillary and the Committee.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/24/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Coliseum Repair Cost Lower Than Previous Estimate

No idea where you get your information from Midtown Mark. But before Beth Wade took over even with the opening of the pyramid the MSC was profitable. She drove away the Riverkings and Wrestling by her mismanagement.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 07/24/2016 at 11:06 AM

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