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From "Memphis City Council Rules Committee Still Working on Easy Stuff" and the council's crackdown on bad behavior by its members:

"I guess one of the acceptable reasons for leaving a council meeting early is if they are legislating while impaired, huh?"


From "Sebelius Lauded in Memphis Visit," an account of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius' stop last week. Commenters debated about problems with the healthcare.gov website:

"Holding a politician responsible for incompetent programmers won't fix anything. Firing the offending parties and private contractors and barring them from future government work will fix it. Does anyone really think politicians understand anything about technology and test scripts? It's magic to them."

Brunetto Latini

From "Street Art or Graffiti?" and a discussion of vandalism versus street art: "Rest assured, if artists had avoided 'obscene' art and only painted that which merchants and politicians commissioned or gave them permission to create (or only that subject matter which was so uncontroversial as to make everyone smile), today's art never would have evolved very far beyond the pristine, classical busts of ancient Greece." — Count Dracula


A response to @MemphisFlyer's tweet about Sunday's Rusted Root concert at Minglewood Hall:

"Omfg I'm in college again! Do I still own a hackey sack?"

David Bell @bellmemphis

A response to @MemphisFlyer's tweet of weekend events:

"Thanks, Memphis. We were in your city a few weeks back and had a great time! #worthvisiting" — Jon Hagan @EdDefy


A response to a Facebook post about Louis Goggans' story on the police reaction to a rap event at the South Main Trolley Tour:

"South Main is a residential neighborhood, and someone in the neighborhood may have called the police due to the loud music. We do have the right to peaceful enjoyment of our residences. The police response may have been over reactive, but the disrespect for the neighbors and the police wasn't necessary."

Denise Ward Glasco



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