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Re: “Corker Says It's "Imperative" that Trump Agree to Accept Election Results

Earl, here's a news flash for you: The two candidates themselves -- John Kerry and Al Gore -- are most definitely not still complaining. Neither are the vast, vast majority of the Democrats you broadly impugn. Truth is Kerry and Gore graciously accepted the election results for the good of the country. As have all losing presidential candidates up until now. Your guy Trump seems to be too self-centered and small-minded to bring himself to do that.

Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/20/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Bob Corker Has Tiny Feet And It's Funny When He Stamps Them

Pretty sure legislators can be fired. And many of them should be.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/20/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Bob Corker Has Tiny Feet And It's Funny When He Stamps Them

I like Corker, and wish we had more senators, from both parties like him. He worked his way through UTK (i try not to hold that against him, Go Tigers) built a successful construction business, has only been married once, as far as I know and appears to be a good family man. He beat a democratic challenger from Memphis from a powerful political family with dubious morals.
I think Trump's problems stem from never having to start from the bottom. One of my former COs used to say, to be a good leader, you must first learn to be a good follower." Trump never really had to take direction since he was born at the top. He cannot appear to take direction and advice from his campaign staff. He is used to giving orders, not persuading. Employees of the Trump companies take orders to avoid being fired. Legislators cannot be fired.

Posted by LoveBC on 10/20/2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Jill Stein in Memphis

Charlie Epps, we all need to vote for what we feel are the best candidates, and not worry about draining votes away from established parties that want to pigeon hole us into predictable blocs. In my experience, I have come to distrust big government and have seen the disasters of LBJ's Great Society as well as our nation getting bogged down in military quagmires. We don't need to do anything as radical as having a Euro type government, but just something simple, like term limits for congress. Our Founding Fathers did not mean for politics to become a career, but public service for a short term, and then back to the farm or commerce.

Posted by LoveBC on 10/20/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Bob Corker Has Tiny Feet And It's Funny When He Stamps Them

Corker is a little gray head full of nothing.

Posted by Memphomania on 10/20/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Corker Says It's "Imperative" that Trump Agree to Accept Election Results

"Corker did not signal whether he would follow up with renunciation of his support of Trump or with some other demonstrative action if Trump failed to respond." LOL. Funniest thing I've read all day.

Posted by Memphomania on 10/20/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Jill Stein in Memphis

datGuy, well then, whom is fit for office? Although I am not a supporter of the Green Party, I do think it is imperative that we have real people in office instead of the phoneys we currently have "serving" us.

Posted by LoveBC on 10/20/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Guns to Blast and the Stars and Bars to Fly Again in Bartlett

Will there be Union soldiers there to capture them and take them prisoner??????


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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 10/20/2016 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Corker Says It's "Imperative" that Trump Agree to Accept Election Results

Democrats are still complaining about John Kerry and Al Gore voting results. I guess it is OK for them.

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Posted by Earl R Lannum on 10/20/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Corker Says It's "Imperative" that Trump Agree to Accept Election Results

At least my man, Gary Johnson has not said anything about not accepting the voters' wishes.

Posted by LoveBC on 10/20/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “SCOTUS Death Roulette


If an argument has merit, it doesn't matter where it comes from. Similarly, if an argument has no merit, it doesn't matter if it comes from your own family. It's wrong.

Also, the arguments of lawyers are not infinite, although it may feel that way sometimes. In reality, they tend to cease when there is no case. There is no case here, or there would be a case here. Obama clearly would like to see his nominees confirmed, so if he felt that he had a Constitutional argument, it would be ongoing. Maybe he will. He's a pretty smart guy. But he hasn't. So it appears Oaktree is right.

It is interesting to me that you discount even Harvard's journals when you disagree with them. They wouldn't have published an article that was simply partisan. Harvard is hardly a Liberty University, Jeff.

Perhaps you could provide an article from a similarly respected journal that supports your perspective. That would certainly stimulate an interesting discussion. I look forward to it.

Posted by Thoughtful on 10/20/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Crosstown Arts to Open Cafe

How about someone opening a bookstore?

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Posted by BP45 on 10/20/2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Bird’s the Word

Had to wait until Bianca left to be able to write this!! I want all these things.

Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 10/20/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Tim Sampson’s Last Word (For Real)

One should always take political (& other) advice from someone who has the good sense to ignore the Surgeon General's warnings & smoke for forty years.

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 10/20/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Meet the new(ish) owners of RP Tracks.

Congrats, Bernard and Mary!!! How exciting!

Posted by kell.christie on 10/20/2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “George Perez: Cool Things About Memphis Comic Expo Part II

Nobody stays dead in the funnybooks. And, for its many faults, the CW's power-inclusive universe-building is better than any comic book properties not on Netflix.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/20/2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “SCOTUS Death Roulette

So let me get all lawyerly now.

Withholding advice can reasonably be construed as having no opinion on the matter, or not wishing to insert oneself into the discussion.

Withholding consent or withholding denial, as I said above, could be construed as implicit consent, and legally has been. For example, if you fail to actively protect your trademark, and that trademark is used by another company, you can lose your ownership of the trademark. In other words, by failing to deny consent, you implicitly grant consent for the use of that trademark.

So, legally, the president could argue that the Senate's failure to act shows disinterest in the subject and no desire to defend their Constitutional prerogatives, thereby granting implicit consent in his choice.

Honestly I don't know what they're afraid of, not holding hearings or a vote. They can hold a hearing and vote him down and people could howl to the heavens, they would still be within their rights to do so. Not acting at all just doesn't make sense, except as a distraction, getting people to argue about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

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Posted by Jeff on 10/20/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “The Death of Status Symbols

Just read a large marketing study from 2013 focused on "Millennials With Children." 71% of millennials with children live in suburban or rural areas. Lots of good comments here: I agree and am happy that a lot of "status" symbols may be dead (at least in the near term), but I think critical urban planning prophets are grossly missing the ball by thinking of millennials as strictly educated childless nomads. The public schools thing is probably the horse before any cart, but I'm frankly annoyed by all the urban planning decisions that cater to a demographic that is probably in a finite window time wise.

Catering to childless 20 somethings that have the free time and are "liquid rich" because they have the flexibility to spend an inordinate amount of their income in the experience / entertainment industry is not a sustainable demographic to plan around. Many of the millennial families that live in midtown can only do so because they have generational familial wealth that enables them to do so. That is a fact, whether or not they disguise it by not being otherwise into material consumerism. Real progress would be trying to figure out how to keep middle class young families in the core---and the realization that this includes even double working parents with college degrees who have high incomes, but maybe zero liquid / available familial wealth. Those are just the facts.

Posted by tigerfan311 on 10/20/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “SCOTUS Death Roulette

Also, would this be the same Adam White who is at the Hoover Institution and writes for neoconservative rag the Weekly Standard?

Hardly an unbiased legal opinion on the subject, I think.

Posted by Jeff on 10/20/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “George Perez: Cool Things About Memphis Comic Expo Part II

You still watch Arrow? Not I. They ruined that show -- which I once considered the best since Babylon 5 -- when they backed off their original intent of excluding superpowers. And then they killed Black Canary twice, which was unforgivable.

Posted by Brunetto Latini on 10/20/2016 at 12:29 PM

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