Every day, more and more of the real Memphis is falling out from under us. I can't put a finger on what it is exactly that we are famous for here in Memphis anymore, but whatever it is, Russell was part of that.
There was a strange vibe last night just as the sun went down. I felt it personally... violence... anger... something.
Now I know why.
My sincere condolences to the George family. Things like this are never easy. Rest assured, he will be remembered.
No offense Grove. But part of problem is that the Feds actually DO just make money appear whenever they want. And then expect the kids, that aren't getting the education they need, to pay it all back in their productive years. And they aren't going to be able to do that. Then the House of Cards all falls down.
I give it 30 years, give or take. And I'll be dead. And my kids will be living in penury.
Being as this IS Memphis, I wouldn't be surprised by anybody saying pretty nearly anything. And with a straight face. Thing is, it's hard to keep the starch in your 'righteous indignation' pants, when they get continuously moistened by the tears of laughter from a half dozen insouciant bons vivants baring their teeth, and mocking your stiff upper lip. Or pants cuff as the case may be.
As Dan Rather used to say, "Courage!"
I think the largest testament to Ms. DeBerry's life, is the accumulated body of legislation to which she contributed. Above and beyond her importance as a role model for those coming after her, she was an implacable advocate for Memphis, and those in the state who too frequently were left out of the plans of the powerful and well placed.
Her voice, her capacities, and her good example will be missed, and impossible to replace. I personally wish her family peace in this painful time. Be assured, she will not be forgotten.
SmartMeters are for smart people?
DumbMeters are for dumb people?
This is too obvious. I must be missing something here.
Actually, Brunetto, I was thinking of the quote from Dumas:
"Il y a une femme dans toutes les affaires; aussitôt qu'on me fait un rapport, je dis: 'Cherchez la femme!' "
I have to agree. If Justin thinks this is a workable arrangement, it'll probably be alright. I don't have a sense of what Mr. Harvey's agenda is going to be yet. But it does sound like he thinks about things, and telegraphs his intentions, before just toeing some line in the sand (unlike others mentioned in this article) so that sounds good to me. Will wait and see, but I am optimistic.
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