Both the University of Memphis and BYU football teams deserve a two-year bowl ban from the NCAA for their actions after the Miami Beach Bowl yesterday. There is no place for violence in sports. Yesterday was a public relations fiasco for both institutions.
This is a tragedy in the making. We have small minded people running the city of Memphis and airport. Here are some airlines that could have used that gate space.
1. The new Eastern Airlines out of Miami
2. People Express has left Newport News
3. Frontier Airlines
Memphis will never be a transportation hub again.
Republican Mark Luttrell voted for Barry Goldwater in 1964. He traveled all the way to the GOP convention in 1964. Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This Jefferson Davis proclamation is consistent with Mark Luttrell's right wing republican tea party political beliefs.
Every Democrat in Memphis and Shelby County should go out and vote for the Democratic candidates running in the August 7th election. There is no such thing as swing voters. Each side's goal is to get their base out first. The Shelby County Republican Party is trying energize their base. If the Democrats in Memphis turn out in massive numbers, then the Republican Party will lose. There are more Democrats in Memphis and Shelby County than Republicans. The Republican party would like Democrats to stay home. They support voter id laws.
Mark Luttrell and Amy Weirich are not moderates. They are right wing conservative Republicans. Their records show no history of helping or serving women, minorities (African Americans or Latinos), or gays and lesbians. They only care about big business and law firms. That is where their campaign donations come from.
This article is pandering to the big business and law firms that have ruined the economy here. The Shelby County Republican Party has their fair share of dysfunctional politicians as well.
Do no listen to the Memphis media any more. Memphis Democrats, go out and vote for Memphis Democrats. Give the working class of Memphis a future.
If you are a citizen or city worker of Memphis/Shelby County; and you are mad about the economic and social decline of this area. Here is some advice for you. Stop voting for the following Republicans to elected office.
1. Bill Haslam
2. Lamar Alexander
3. Bob Corker
4. AC Wharton (yes, Wharton is a Republican)
5. Mark Luttrell
6. Amy Weirich
They only serve special interests like big business and law firms. They do not care about your economic well being as they claim every election cycle. Memphis and Shelby County has become the poorest metropolitan area in the United States under their time in office. Memphis/Shelby County has the highest crime rate in the country.
This is your opportunity to change the direction of this city and state in 2014.
Every registered Democratic voter in Memphis and Shelby County should go out and exercise their right to vote in early voting and on August 7th. Do not listen to the Memphis media anymore. Vote for Democrats.
The public is getting tired of the negative campaigning being aired by Republicans Chris McDaniel, Thad Cochran, and especially Amy Weirich. Whether you have lived or worked in Memphis, Mississippi, Washington D.C, or Hollywood, California; it has no bearing on whether you are a hard working public servant or fit to serve the citizens.
When is Republican Amy Weirich going to address these questions.
1. Why haven't the rape kits been fully tested in Memphis and Shelby County? How come it takes a visit from MSNBC investigative reporter for you to address this fiasco?
2. Why didn't you prosecute former Shelby Republican chairman Bill Giannini for the death of eight year old Quindarious McGhay?
3. Why do you continue not to address the legal misconduct in the District Attorney General's Office?
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