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Comment Archives: Stories: Politics: Politics Feature

Re: “Filling in the Blanks

Once they let Loeb ream out midtown, the gentrification game was officially on.

We should have nipped Loeb in the bud and run him out of town on a rail when he first started slinking around the outskirts of town again.

We still can, too, if Memphis develops a little self confidence and internal fortitude.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/19/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Filling in the Blanks

It's a great day for Memphis when an incumbent Democrat female Property Assessor without explanation declines to run yet endorses the son of a wealthy white local property developer to succeed her. Face it, voters have been clamoring for this!

We need more white male sons of property developers assessing the property of developers.

Will he recuse himself on property owned by his father or his father's business partners?

Ultimately Jackson is too close to the figures he's trying to cover to do a good job for his readers. As is evidenced by the good ole boy photo he snapped with his phone. Lot's of back slapping amongst the khakis and polo shirts but no hard questions. Someone younger and of color may ask those hard questions because they need to be asked.

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Posted by BP45 on 06/18/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

I heard someone say Strickland is "brilliant at the bullshit"

Note how his radio campaign has doubled down since the weaknesses in his nashville-based gentrification policies have been exposed.

We need a strong mayor from the urban core that will stand up to Nashville, not an east memphis Nashville lapdog from the suburbs.

Memphis for Memphians is the only way to prosperity.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/13/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

We are victims of a man who lacks any vision beyond being "brilliant at the basics". This is our rallying cry to compete with other cities. Sad.

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Posted by BP45 on 06/12/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

I hope y'all will make a correction in next week's print issue.

Posted by williamthewebb on 06/10/2017 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

Looks like there might be a lot of shaking in TN next year!

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Posted by jamisonismygame on 06/09/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

We are all good, Jackson. I have a son in transit flying back today from half a world away (school trip in the United Kingdom for 2 weeks) and I am sure he will be sleeping for several days afterward. Thank you for the correction and I do hope you find those glasses! I often find mine misplaced on my head or hanging from the button seam in the shirt I am wearing.

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Posted by Julie Byrd on 06/09/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

Hey, Emily, thanks for the lifeline! Of course, of course. There's an old saying: Even Homer nods. If the old Greek bard lived in our time, he'd probably have jet lag, too. That, plus a power outage upon return from half a world away and absorption in a cover story, increased the nodding in this case. I had also misplaced my glasses and was writing through squints. (Not claiming to be Homer, btw, unless Homer Simpson.) Fix made. And, again, my thanks. And mes apologies to Julie and David, both of whom I know right well.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 06/09/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Looking Ahead: The Electoral Picture

It's Julie Byrd Ashworth (not Ashcroft) and David Lenoir (not Lanier).

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Posted by Emily Fulmer on 06/08/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Closing Out the Session in Nashville

What's wrong with being a moderate republican?

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/01/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Even in his off-duty time, Jim Strickland had to face the weather.

Ooops! Thanks for the correction. (Short-term memory musta shorted out.) Note that, as of today, you're still powerless. Bummer. Good party, under the circumstances.

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Posted by Jackson Baker on 06/01/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Even in his off-duty time, Jim Strickland had to face the weather.

We were glad you could be there, Jackson! It was on Sunday, though. :) And, in an update, we are still down, but MLGW says a crew is working on it!

Posted by LeftWingCracker on 06/01/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

They need to worry a lot less about which candidates get support and who they endorse and focus on registering new voters and driving turnout once the election cycle starts. If they register enough people and get enough people to the polls during primaries and ealry vote the support from the party will maybe follow (I say maybe because with the distinction, to put it lightly, there, it's not a guarantee).

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Posted by Dkd on 05/18/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

@Grove -
".. Two parties will always struggle to serve the varied interests of this country's citizens..."

This. This times 100. 1000.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/16/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

beclair,
Has the communard retreated out Summer and Macon Rds?
Grove,
I like the idea of more parties if there is a legitimate means of counting votes. Otherwise the masses will flood down Sam Cooper to do whatever is a post MTV revolution does.

Posted by CL Mullins on 05/16/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

@CL,

You are correct. The Dem party lost the White House this time around because they forgot the working class.

For years they've been focusing on identity politics. It took someone like Trump to come along and speak to that working class to get them out and voting for the other side of the ticket finally.

It should be a lesson to both political parties that you can't go for decades only paying lip service to certain segments of your party, or eventually someone will come along and take them away from you.

The Dems may currently have the coasts and urban centers locked up, but they need to find a message to speak to the Rust Belt that they left behind.

I'm not sure the GOP can do a good job serving the working class and corporate America at the same time though, so this GOP marriage is certainly tenuous and likely temporary.

This, again, is why I always say we need at least 3 or 4 strong parties in this country. Two parties will always struggle to serve the varied interests of this country's citizens.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/16/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

CL,

Be careful not to confuse the working class with the middle class. It is the working class that will be armed, while the middle class will be crushed between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 05/16/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

Too undisciplined...

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Posted by david.f.diamond on 05/13/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

too....

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Posted by david.f.diamond on 05/13/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Reinventing the Wheel

I don't understand the negativity about Robert's Rules of Order. They have worked very well since propounded in 1876. Was there really a tangle of quote faux parliamentary rules close quote? Or was it just that someone was to a disciplined and or lazy to do the job well?

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Posted by david.f.diamond on 05/13/2017 at 4:41 PM

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