I'm a 29 year old Texas transplant who has lived in the Memphis area for a little over a year.
I am from Texas, where you can buy wine at the grocery store. I can assure you that allowing wine to be sold in the grocery stores will have little effect on the profitability of liquor stores. For one thing, these stores can profit from sales of many products other than wine....say liquor. Who'dve thunk it, right? Ok, so you might not get any assistance in picking out, say, that perfect pinot noir to go with your steak at Schnucks. That's what you go to the liquor store for. My point is you have a choice. If you don't want to buy wine in the grocery store, you don't have to. If you don't want to buy wine at the liquor store, you don't have to.
I don't know much about Mr. Wharton, but from what I've seen/heard about him, I like the guy. He doesn't have that power-hungry air that most politicians have about them.
I agree with Hillbilly. I think they should be punishing Rose, not the athletic department or the basketball program. I would not be surprised at all if Rose did have someone else take his SATs. So many of these kids are in college soely to play basketball, football etc and these big schools that have big name athletic programs encourage it. I went to a small-ish liberal arts college in Texas and our athletes were told right off the bat that they are STUDENTS before they are ATHLETES and that's how it should be. Ok, I will step off my soap box.
How is AC Wharton's decision to run for Mayor a character flaw? Maybe King Willie does need to go back to school...
Ok. I have to agree with everyone in saying that AC's decision to go on this guys show was not a smart one. But hey, he is a politician and he'll take publicity wherever he can get it.
Midtowngrl, I have to disagree with you saying that he just stood there while Matthews spewed his hatred. You DID read the part where he told Mr. Matthews that he was insulted by the guys question, didn't you?
Rantboy, voting King Willie wouldn't really get him out of Memphis. Well, he might be out of town more often, but his grip will still be over the city. In fact, his grip will extend all over shelby county.
As far as Chism's contention that the 9th Congressional seat is an "african american seat," this does not surprise me at all. Just par for the course as far as I am concerned.
When I heard of King Willie's departure from the mayors office, I was relieved at first. You see, I live in the county and while I despise the fellow as much as I can despise fellow man, nothing he did really affected me personally, as I live in the county. Now that he's running for congress, there is a possibility of his decrees actually affecting me, and it scares the bejeesus out of me!
By Richard Alley
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