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Re: “Money Talk: A Look at Council Race Funding

Glad you found the unfortunate typo in this story, ie, University of Mississippi instead of University of Memphis.

Posted by williamthewebb on 08/17/2019 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Frida at Frist

Katie McMurtry, Seriously??…

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 08/16/2019 at 7:47 PM

Re: “U of M Students Look to Raise Funds for African-American Greek Organizations

This calls for Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 08/16/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Thaddeus Matthews Intensifies Attack on Candidate in Homophobic Tirade

You should have a pic of Matthews, the dirt bag . . .

Posted by Darrel Smith on 08/16/2019 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Frida at Frist

Coooool, but where's the Memphis Flyer's coverage of exhibitions in Memphis.....? It just seems backwards that there is little to no mention of art exhibitions that are curated by Memphians in the Flyer, but an exhibition in Nashville (with seemingly no ties to Memphis) gets a pretty good write up.

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Posted by Katie McMurtry on 08/16/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Save the Swamp

FUNKbrs, in the context of Bruce's article--which is all about the Tump/American Legislative Exchange Council assault on our nation's environmental and conservation laws--your assertion that Strickland is a tiny Trump is WAY off base. I'm no fan of the Greensward parking compromise (I'm really not a fan of the Zoo period) but that was a hand-me-down controversy that Wharton had punted several times.

The real issue in this context is what Jim's position is on natural resource issues. Jim has been fully supportive of the Sierra Club and Protect Our Aquifer. He even took time to come and sit directly behind me for hours at the appeal hearing challenging TVA's well permits Memphis that will serve as an academic hub for science on surface and groundwater research.

Just sayin'.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/16/2019 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Save the Swamp

Strickland is our own tiny Trump, hucking off our Greensward for a few measly parking spaces.

Worse, somehow they've pulled Herenton out of the retirement home to split Tami Sawyer's vote to almost ensure a victory for the forces of short sighted plunder.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/16/2019 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Wink Martindale — Our Man From Mars

Yes, I remember him well. I asked for his autograph when I was nine years old and Mars Patrol was big to me. He rudely brushed me off and refused. I still remember.

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Posted by Jim Deshazo on 08/16/2019 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Save the Swamp

Bruce. I cried a little as I read this, to the chorus of cicada and and intermittent hoots of horny barred owls in my little wooded paradise along the Cypress Creek in North Memphis. It breaks my heart that so much good bi-partisan law that turned around our decimation of the natural world in the last 50 years could be undone in just 2 and half years. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/15/2019 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Save the Swamp

Why look so far off? Go for a walk on the Greensward, before it too is gone

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Posted by Fitz Dearmore on 08/15/2019 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Group Calls Committee’s Interruption of CEO’s Testimony ‘Disrespectful,’ ‘Dismissive’

In "Tennessee"....

You mean... Nashville, the capital of Racism in Trump's Amerikkka?

How can we even be shocked that Nashville is an overtly racist city, built on racism, that needs black bodies to bear black babies to work at FedEx for low wages.


Always has.
Always will.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/15/2019 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Group Calls Committee’s Interruption of CEO’s Testimony ‘Disrespectful,’ ‘Dismissive’

OK, GOP, White guy, East Tennessee politician.…

Yep, par for the course.

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Posted by jrgolden on 08/15/2019 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Save the Swamp

Now you've done it. Spilled the beans on my favorite underused and little known birdwatching paradise.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 08/15/2019 at 9:05 AM

Re: “A.M. Alt: The Perils of Day-Drinking

100% co-sign on this beer. A few local breweries have recently had alts as seasonal or small-batch offerings, but it's nice to have a year-round option.

Posted by Dave T on 08/15/2019 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Elvis Live 1969: Bearing Witness To The King's Triumphant Reinvention

In 1974, Elvis got tired of the French funky angels so he decided to give one of them an African American look. It was 3 am, after one of his midnight shows, there was no one else around, so he got a ladder and with the help of his pal Jerry Schilling, he got some paint and proceeded to convert the 6 feet French figurine into an African American. Barron Hilton, who had bought the hotel from Kirk Kerkorian in 1971, was told of the changes Elvis made, but he let it go. After all who could bring 2.2 million gamblers to his hotel, over a 7 year period in twice a year engagements each of which broke the Las Vegas attendance records set by the immediately preceeding one? Here is the painting...…

Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 08/14/2019 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Group Calls Committee’s Interruption of CEO’s Testimony ‘Disrespectful,’ ‘Dismissive’

The Republican fetus obsession continues.

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Posted by Cory901 on 08/14/2019 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Conservative Group Pushes for Death Penalty Alternatives

"It is costly, it risks executing an innocent person, and it leaves the ultimate power over life and death in the hands of a fallible system."

Either I'm becoming a conservative, or this woman's in denial and she's a liberal on this issue, because that is to a "T" my argument against the death penalty. Plus, as she alluded to, while I would agree that death as a penalty might be justified for some heinous crimes in theory, in actual practice, it's almost never carried out consistently or justly, and it's axiomatic that innocent people have been executed.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 08/14/2019 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Conservative Group Pushes for Death Penalty Alternatives

Looks like Tennessee is killing too many white people.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 08/14/2019 at 11:57 AM

Re: “After the Attacks

Bakerspond, maybe not too much, probably just too hard.
Remember how peaceful things used to be for some of us when half the population had no civil liberties?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 08/14/2019 at 11:52 AM

Re: “After the Attacks

Is it too much to expect that law enforcement protect the citizenry from crime while also respecting the civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution? Or does the one preclude doing the other?

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Posted by Bakerspond on 08/14/2019 at 10:14 AM

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