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I miss Dennis Freeland. The Flyer had a great sports section when Dennis was at the Flyer. Has he ever been replaced? Does the Flyer even have a sports section anymore? A great paper would be even greater if you did!

Timothy Kuk kale

Posted by Rick Harrison on 10/12/2017 at 6:10 PM

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It's illegal to park on grass in Memphis. Period

Posted by MemphisTigers on 05/13/2017 at 2:11 PM

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"....History started more than 8 years ago"
Well,no duh.
I was referring to how the country has changed in the previous 8 years having had a second black man for President(Bill Clinton claimed the honors of being first.Remember?)

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Posted by towboatman on 03/06/2017 at 12:11 PM

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Wikileaks, godblessum, didn't start until '06. Before that we had to rely on left wing commie muck rakers.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/17/2016 at 4:33 PM

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CL Mullins,have you noticed that only NOW people are wondering what national security secrest will be exposed by Wikilieaks?
Where were those folks during the Bush 43 Administration?

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Posted by towboatman on 11/17/2016 at 4:12 PM

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I don't understand your comment. I based my supposition on years as a demonstrator, recent conversations with demonstrators, reading, but no I don't glean much from tv or polls.
Core elements and organizers are rarely drawn from mainstream politics, although they do drift in from time to time.

Posted by CL Mullins on 11/16/2016 at 5:44 PM

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@CL - So no hard facts then. Just suppositions and film-flam. Right. Carry on!

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Posted by OakTree on 11/16/2016 at 5:11 PM

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Remember when they railed on Bush II for going on vacation after 9-11?


"...Obama has been on 28 vacations (including long weekends) spanning all or part of 217 days. The president has just over four months left in his term.

His predecessor, Bush, made 77 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 490 days. There were also 11 visits to his parent's home in Kennebunkport, Maine, spanning all or part of 43 days. Total: 533."…

Hell, Bush got so much heat for his long vacations Greenday had a hit single writing a song about it.

"He later characterized the song as an outspoken "fuck you" to then-President George W. Bush.[6]"…

Meh, who cares about truth? This is feelings based politics at it's finest.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/16/2016 at 3:41 PM

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Thanks for the link, although this particular one is some guy who sets himself apart from the more boisterous elements and is a little excessive in his Hillary adoration (see I can be polite.)
The boisterous elements seem more of a mixed bag, including those who wouldn't give cnn the time of day, sub sets of these are the revolutionary posers who equate dumpster fires with rallying the masses..

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/16/2016 at 3:31 PM

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History started more than 8 years ago.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/16/2016 at 3:23 PM

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Barack Hussein Obama was treated far differently than a white man.Any other President who had behaved as he did,going to celebrity parties and vacations when there was an emergency due his undivided attention would have been lambasted by the press and impeached for his actions.
BTW,Packrat,are we better off nationally now than we were 8 years ago?Has unemployment gone down due to our current President's actions?Have race relations improved or deteriorated during his Presidency?

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Posted by towboatman on 11/16/2016 at 3:19 PM

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I expect no less.

That is the way the political game is played nowadays, regardless of the Obama and Clinton speeches.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 11/15/2016 at 10:50 AM

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@CL - The ones I've seen interviewed were actually quite clear about being Clinton supporters, who talked about race and ethnicity as the motivation for the protests. If you have some polling showing that they are primarily Sanders supporters, that would be very interesting to me. Please provide same. Thanks!…

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Posted by OakTree on 11/15/2016 at 10:39 AM

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I don't think many of the protesters were Clinton supporters, many probably weren't Bernie supporters. If the actual Clintonistas have more fascists tendencies then they are the softer kinds. I doubt we'll see many gun displays.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/15/2016 at 10:18 AM

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Clinton alarmists who were worried that Trump's fascists would march in the streets if he wasn't elected, have instead become Clinton's fascists who -are- marching in the streets when Trump won.

I warned y'all that Clinton supporters had more fascist characteristics than Trump supporters weeks ago, and got sputtering denials from all the Clinton apologists around here.


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Posted by OakTree on 11/15/2016 at 8:59 AM

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I think those whose candidate lost should treat this incoming president with exactly the same level of respect, cooperation, and consideration that President Obama received from Republicans. Thanks towboatboy.

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Posted by Packrat on 11/15/2016 at 8:43 AM

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Now that the election is over and the Electoral College has worked as designed,to prevent states with larger populations from overriding the populations of smaller states,the people who 8 years ago were telling those whose candidate lost in the Presidential election how to lose with grace may now step up and show those whose candidate this time won the election how it is done.
Hint:It doesn't involve starting fires and overturning police cars.

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Posted by towboatman on 11/14/2016 at 4:35 PM

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I live in an area of Memphis which has trash collection services provided by Inland Waste through contract with the City of Memphis. City-provided trash carts in our neighborhood are scheduled to be collected by Inland Waste on Thursday. This morning, Sunday 9-11-16, a truck and a crew of three from Inland Waste rumbled through my neighborhood collecting trash. I have repeatedly complained in person, by email, and on the telephone to individuals with the City of Memphis and Inland Waste. I attended my City Councilman's town hall at the Bert Ferguson Community Center. I complained directly to Mayor Strickland and Mr. Knecht, the Memphis Director of Public Works. I have spent months communicating with individuals with the City of Memphis and Inland Waste. There has only been a minimal improvement in service. Mayor Strickland claims he wants the city to be "brilliant at the basics". Unless he can follow up on repeated complaints, he is more like to be remembered as being "Brilliant at Bul***it".

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Posted by Enrico Dagastino on 09/11/2016 at 10:28 AM

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Bruce: "You see this? This is a "Do whatever I want and get away with it" badge!"

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 09/03/2016 at 6:04 PM

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Could be. I will take a bit of exception to ALJ2's assertion that Truman got us into the Korean War. I understand he was the major political leader that reacted to the North Korean invasion, but I don't see how he could have reacted to such blatant aggression against out ally in any other way. He did manage to assemble a pretty potent UN coalition and make sure we did not go it alone. With fairly good historical results, and I am not minimizing the cost in American treasure and blood. South Korea is an economic powerhouse, a firm ally, and bulwark against North Korean aggression. But then, Truman in a hero of mine and I tend to maximize his virtues and minimize his faults. I don't see how Roosevelt and Wilson could have done it differently, either.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 08/19/2016 at 11:35 AM

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