For all of you wondering about why you seek counseling from someone who doesn't share your core beliefs, consider that in rural areas people have fewer counselors to choose from. Additionally, when someone is suicidal and in crisis, there's no time to refer to someone else.
Let the dairy stay. It's part of the fabric of Midtown. Keep Midtown funky! Besides, we need good manufacturing jobs in Memphis.
Lost in Conrad's "fringe element" comment is the fact that he said it to a fellow black councilman. “If you're going to make decisions to please the fringe element so they don't get mad and do bad things, this job is probably not for you.” Who is Kemp Conrad to tell a black councilman how to do his job in representing his constituents? Conrad really failed to hide behind white privilege and veiled racism this time - a real slip that demonstrated who he is for all to see.
At this point electing Dell Gill as Chair of the SCDP will ensure the end of the organization. Go ahead. The county party needs collapse so that it can be rebuilt with new bylaws and policies which promote working together. Right now, the whole county party is miserably broken.
I have a really bad feeling should this resolution pass. While I would never engage in or condone such actions, I think we might see acts of eco-terrorism on the Greensward if the Memphis Zoo was given control by the city (e.g., spikes driven into the ground to damage parking vehicles, vandalism of parked cars, etc.). Cutting off public input and community planning might enrage activists to pursue more desperate measures.
Dr. Flinn has not demonstrated inclusiveness in his voting record. I find it humorous that he says that's part of his platform for the state GOP.
I'm grateful to the Memphis Bar Association for conducting this survey. Without it, we'd all be voting without any information about these candidates or not voting at all in many of the judicial races.
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