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Comment Archives: Stories: Opinion: Letter From The Editor

Re: “Made in America

Is it lying if you can pardon yourself and anyone/everyone else (as stated in a recent rash of tweet-rage)?

Here's to eyeing the eastern horizon with a hopeful watch for CL's Vikings.

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/24/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Made in America

Oh, no, I just found out that the manufacturer of my mattress said warranty is void because I removed tag. Clever way to disallow most claims, I figure.

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Posted by TJonesMfs on 07/20/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Made in America

" Fighting our way back to some sort of competent, honest government "
Yeah like, uh, you know, there was that one sorta, maybe, kinda... Nope, sounds un-American.
The best we can hope for is a Viking invasion. Or if Jerry Brown wasn't such a dick sometimes.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/20/2017 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Little Big Town

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It is very refreshing to hear this buzz of positivity about the intimate treasures of our home-Memphis.

Posted by Lanessa Anderson on 07/08/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

To the argument that taking the statues down will not "change history", I say, neither will leaving them standing. History is history...no one, or anyone's actions can change it. But if something represents a portion of history that is incredulously offensive to a majority of people who have no choice but to see this reminder in a public setting, take it away. If you can't understand why it would be so offensive as to require it's removal, maybe you need to read, study and research the situation a little further yourself. It isn't as simple a just accepting it to a lot of people.

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Posted by mejjep on 07/03/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

That's right "Rupert", the Internet has killed history.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

Most problems today stem from the fact that most Americans are completely ignorant or oblivious to American History, which explains the absence for any appreciation of the past, and this self righteous view we have of ourselves for the present. This stupid notion that Nathan Bedford Forrest was a founder of the Ku Klux Klan that I keep seeing repeated is a complete and total myth. Three former confederate cavalrymen were the founders who began it out of boredom. Any literate person who would just take the time to read a little history instead of twitter hashtag memes could learn this enlightening fact. The original Ku Klux Klan of the 1860's was not founded as an organization to attack or commit atrocities toward blacks, it was founded as a law and order organization to protect mostly southern women, because lets face it, the South was pretty chaotic in the years after the war, and no one was doing anything about it, which marks another chapter of forgotten history. Once the KKK grew and began to take on a life of its own it should be known that Bedford Forrest who had later become a member, vocally called for it to be disbanded as the law and order had returned to the South and it was no longer needed. He distanced himself from it and it was disbanded. The KKK that is widely known today is a terrorist organization, that began in 1916 in which they stole the name of the original. To connect Bedford Forrest to the horrible deeds of a group from the twentieth century in which he had not part in is completely misguided. We also have to remember, as this article does mention, that these monuments were erected by survivors on both sides as a means of reconciliation, to heal the wounds of a divided nation. These monuments have existed for over one hundred years at this point and for us to just wake one morning and suddenly be offended by them, seems a little disingenuous and only leads to more division between us from a conflict settled long ago. Like it or not, the conflict took place, its part of our history, accept it and move on. There are more important things in life to direct one's energy. My other advice would be that folks need to start reading more books, rather than jumping on bandwagons to ban this and that based on ignorant emotion rather on something they obviously know very little about.

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Posted by Rupert on 07/02/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

towboatman, Did Michael Brown slaughter hundreds or thousands of American servicemen? No that would be Forrest. And so close to the 4th of July, shame on your treasonous terrorist sympathies. Go back to Russia.
Bruce, No reason to slander Neanderthals.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/01/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

How about St Louis walling off the plaque for Michael Brown and charging admission to it and donating the proceeds to the Civil Rights Museum?
I bet they clear $10 in the first 20 years.

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Posted by towboatman on 07/01/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Into the Forrest

Will the new security requirements on comments prevent Anons from screaming "REEEEEEEEE!" in the comments section?

Cuz I'm gonna miss trolling them if it works.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/29/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

Great article Bruce!
The rural Republican majority you mentioned loves to focus on states rights and less Federal government however its completely ok for a red state like Tennessee to clamp down on city/county rights. Hypocrisy at it finest!

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Posted by highpoint_T on 06/29/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “On the Record

CL,

If the individual was given money for health care in some instance, but not in another, how is that taking anything? It seems to be more of a "not giving" than a "taking".

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/22/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “On the Record

Clyde,
If a person possesses health care, such as it is, only by means of subsidies, and those subsidies are removed leaving said person unable to pay for health care then yes, health care has been taken away from them. Possesses then doesn't possess. Gee it ain't that hard to understand.
Dong,
After your morning shave, that makes at least two for the day.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/22/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “On the Record

See Infosys. Former Executive. Sue. Fake news. Outsourcing. Slant. Bias. Fake. News. Russia. Russia. Russia.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/22/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “On the Record

Bruce's "On The Record" gives me a Homer Simpson-esque belly laugh every Wednesday.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 06/22/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “On the Record

Nobody chooses to get sick.

Healthcare is inherently not a free market.

People who choose to die voluntarily are treated involuntarily.

Buying health insurance is nothing like buying home insurance or car insurance.

If I was going to pass a law that was going to rob children of precious years of life with their grandparents, I'd hide what I was doing too.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “On the Record

If one chooses not to pay for health insurance, are you really taking it away from them?

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Posted by Clyde on 06/22/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

So. Many. Leaks.

It's as iff all of wASHINGTON wad a Venetian Dis Ease!!!/(

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/16/2017 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

Hey everyone,

Guess what...

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Posted by ChickenButt on 06/15/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

What is going on?

Breakfast.

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Posted by Ughbestbuy on 06/15/2017 at 7:55 PM

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