You're right Love.
The only way to solve the problem with the youth of this community is to pay their fathers enough money to be able to support their mothers to be able to stay at home and raise them.
But until we fix the poverty problem, financial pressures will continue to destroy relationships and force children to live in broken homes.
What motivation does a child have to contribute to society, knowing full well that no amount of compliance will be rewarded with a living wage? Better to commit a felony and get room and board, or claim mental illness and get disability.
FedEx's part time only jobs certainly aren't the answer.
Holy crap, they really did have sushi and meatloaf on the same menu and then were surprised they were utilized as a fast-casual instead of fine-dining
I thought that was some kind of joke, but no, they really did that.
Probably best for everyone it ended as fast as it did with that level of decision making in the executive position.
BTW, now I really wanna know what smokey pulled pork would taste like in a sushi roll topped with BBQ sauce.
I could easily quote a source to say the sky is blue, but why would I? Anyone with a pair of eyes can see it's blue if they're willing to look.
But we don't have a diverse market. We have an systemically redlined market.
I mean, if we could get rid of the institutional segregation, businesses like this could thrive.
But we don't. Instead of a ring of neighborhoods united to bring their best to the city core, we have a choking noose of parasitic leech communities seeking to draw as much from the city as they can and give nothing back except their waste.
It's engineered by the state that refuses to allow city/county consolidation and protects spurious tax shelter micro-governments to be this way, and until Nashville gets their wingtipped boot off our neck, this is how it's going to stay.
Memphis. Doesn't. Do. Upscale.
Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.
We don't do upscale, we don't like upscale, upscale doesn't work here, we don't like the kind of people upscale attracts, and we will actively sabotage anything that attempts to be upscale.
This is Memphis. We don't take kindly to the ruling class, never have, never will. Our whole history has been as a place of refuge for the underprivileged to escape the predations of the rich.
You wanna do upscale? Go to Europe. Go to NY. Go to LA. Don't do it here.
We have socialized utilities. You don't get that in a place for rich people. The rich will not come here, nor would they be welcome if they did, nor should they even if they took the foolish inclination too do so.
We're famous for humble food, like barbecue, catfish, fried chicken, greens, cornbread, etc. You can't get away with that foreign stuff when the local stuff is this good. Folks from Memphis ain't buying no Emperor's clothes on a plate. When Memphis people pay top dollar for food, they expect plenty of it.
How many fortunes must be lost before these business owners step down off their high horses and serve the people what they want, how they want it?
Illegals from a new country?
I can't lie;
Anything that keeps the gentry off my lawn is good for me.
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