Rattlebone Jones 
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Re: “Ruby Wilson, the “Queen of Beale” Has Died

The Memphis Blues Society brought the first blues festival back to Memphis in nearly half a century last year. The Bona Fide Blues festival honors a local blues musician throughout the festival, and features them on the ticket. Last year was the late Robert "Wolfman" Belfour. Ms. Ruby and the gang were all looking forward to the celebration of her life and career this year. Still will still be honored, and she will still be there in spirit. Sept. 30 - Oct.1 in Overton Square.

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Posted by Rattlebone Jones on 08/15/2016 at 8:06 PM

Re: “The Mulroyad: the Commission's Poet Laureate Sums It Up

Thomas a thespian? I thought he was against equal rights for the gay community!!

Posted by Rattlebone Jones on 08/21/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Alternate Judicial Endorsement Ballot from Former Democratic Chairs

I do not comment in public forums often, perhaps less than once a year, but I feel compelled to respond in this thread.

Judge Gomes is quite simply THE Standard to which many should aspire to achieve. I have had the pleasure to be in her company on occasion for years. I have never seen her be anything but an exemplary lawyer, exemplary lady, and exemplary human being. I am proud to know her as a lawyer, and as a catholic.

She is not only smart and always well prepared, but incredibly honest and trustworthy. For years, she has handled the books of a local charity that I work with because no one else is as accurate with the books as Ms. Gomes (and our board has many other lawyers, elected officials, and respected judges).

To top it all off, she baked some of the best cookies I've ever eaten. She is the All-American standard, and we are lucky to have her.

I have never been to dinner at Steve Mulroy's house, or at Judge Gomes house, or even Micha McCusker's house. If I saw them out publicly we would exchange pleasantries. But as a white Democrat, I wonder if there is any place for me in Shelby County. Clearly the voices that I most admire, and most associate with being correct are no longer welcome in my party.

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Posted by Rattlebone Jones on 07/17/2014 at 2:23 PM
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