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Re: “New Plan, New Task Force Coming for Riverfront

We could hire Memphians from Memphis who know how Memphis and Memphians work to work on the resources of Memphis...

Nah, screw that. Let's get some Yankees from Chicago to work on it.

But hey, I guess we're #stuckwithstrickland, so we should just expect to be successfully colonized by other cities.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/24/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Tigers 70, UCF 65

I hope the winning continues to take place.

Posted by Salim Rivers on 01/24/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Memphis Tigers: By the Numbers

Keep winning. Please keep winning.

Posted by Salim Rivers on 01/24/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “New Plan, New Task Force Coming for Riverfront

Green space? There has to be somebody thinking about turning it into a parking lot. Amitrite?

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Posted by OakTree on 01/24/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Memphis Tigers: By the Numbers

Have to agree about that last number. The man is an icon.
We are SO lucky to have him.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/24/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “New Plan, New Task Force Coming for Riverfront

A quick win on the river front: relocate the casino barge (it's a real eyesore), keep the green space open and available to all.

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Posted by Sidewinder on 01/24/2017 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

If I drank I would only drink Trump Super Premium Vodka; when simply premium won't do.

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Posted by a friend on 01/23/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

I had some fine basement cooked shine in Knoxville a few years back... I think. Woke up on some neatly coiled garden hose

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/23/2017 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Nice to see an article in the Flyer where the writer(s) don't make themselves part of the story.

As for where this uprising is "going," the answer, hopefully, is the same destination as the civil rights and anti-war movements went---changing the course of history and in this instance, the agenda, and indeed the tenure, of an evident sociopathic misanthrope (and his band of malevolent followers).

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Posted by moverhill on 01/23/2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

Vodka and white rum is harder for me to identify when mixed, but some of them are a little different in chemistry, yes. I particularly like quality potato vodkas. And I agree about the mixers. Fresh ingredients and mixers are critical.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

"people might prefer Grey Goose because of the chemistry involved, not because of the exclusivity of the brand". Perhaps in blind taste tests, but the mind is a very powerful thing.

That said, I enjoy premium drinks at upscale hotels - they mix them with quality mixers (half and half, fresh squeezed orange juice etc.). Vodka in cheap bar orange juice...blech

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Posted by datGuy on 01/23/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

Oaktree

Not to worry. It's 'love' that makes people call folks they don't agree with a jackass elitist piece of shit.

Sounds like you two might be married... ;)

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Posted by Thoughtful on 01/23/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Whattya expect?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/23/2017 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

@Grove - There's no hope of slowing them down on the hyperbole. They're in the middle of an orgasm of hate. While carrying signs that say 'Love' on them.

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Posted by OakTree on 01/23/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Dark Ages Coming?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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