We just moved away from Memphis in August after owning a home there for over 14 years. Although we experienced only relatively minor crime in our time there, an incident like this with no improvement in sight, no indication that things will get better, makes our difficult decision to leave much easier to bear.
As snark, as attempted humor, this article is just lame. As far as contributing to anyone understanding the issues surrounding smart meters, it does not.
Apparently the only purpose is an intent to denigrate anyone who might not agree with having "smart meters" installed. The slides are obviously aimed at low-information people - just provide them with some sniggers about how superior they are to people who don't want smart meters, without providing any real information at all.
Jeff, you need to read Matthew 6 from the beginning, to put those two verses you pulled out of context, into context.
Jesus was saying do not pray so that you may have glory of men, do not pray as the hypocrites do, to be seen of men. It's my take that Tebow is not doing this so he may receive glory of men. Tebow I think has shown numerous times that he is not swayed, not persuaded, not pursuing the glory of men via the NFL and the riches and fame it offers him, but realizes there are far more important things in each of our lives. I guess your take is different.
You seem to be taking those two verses in a wooden literal sense - so I guess you are against any and all public prayer? So Jesus when he prayed in front of his disciples was being a hypocrite and seeking glory of men?
Hey, cut the Devil some slack! He can't help it if he looks like Obama, you shouldn't hold that against him!
If Memphis government wants tax revenue, let them tax the owners of boarded-up abandoned buildings at a high rate or even a stiff daily fine, until they either clean it up or tear it down. This would either bring in millions of $$ or improve the looks of the city 1000%.
I call utter and total BS. For instance:
** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”
I guess you just don't remember how acceptable it was, when the left made a movie depicting and approving of the assassination of President Bush. Well, here's a SHORT chronicle of the hateful things the left has said and done:
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