Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Re: “Watergate II

R,

It isn't in the column, it's in a comment directed at me and, just because I can, Without permission from anyone whatsoever, I was responding to that comment.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/22/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

I think we can all agree that the city gov. and the land grabbing zoo bullied and threatened the Greensward supporters to this ridiculous point. Mr. Veazey says the map that the city engineering dept. drew up last year was conceptual? I and many others call it what it is: one of many aggressive and bullying tactics used to display naked power. All aimed at intimidating enough citizens to get what they want. I wonder how much more money the OPC could raise if the plan was to build a garage for the use of all park users? Why isn't the design firm allowed to consider that option? I hope the city council and Mayor got a wake up call when they saw how much monetary support there is for saving the Greensward. Money seems to be all they listen to. Save the Greensward!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Anna Hogan on 06/22/2017 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Watergate II

Brichy, where in this column is "...the implication that Nixon is somehow responsible for the existence of the Vietnam War, or the draft".
It is a brief rant, sit tight, read it (again?) and get back to us.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Nick R on 06/22/2017 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Watergate II

What makes it "fake news" is the implication that Nixon is somehow responsible for the existence of the Vietnam War, or the draft. What makes it fake news is the implication that Nixon just woke up one day and decided to attack Cambodia and Laos. What makes it fake news is the implication that I watch Faux News. What makes it fake news is the implication that Nixon could just exit, overnight, the mess that a previous administration had gotten the US involved.

Like that. Fake news.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/22/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Mr. Smith's analysis was based on the only public information available to the taxpayers who fund both the zoo and OPC.
The burning question for many of us is why OPC was made responsible for funding half of this project. They had to raise more money for this new parking lot than they even get from the city's annual budget. Can the mayor's office explain that logic?

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christina Gann Holdford on 06/22/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “The Man Who Saved Nathan Bedford Forrest

Jimmy Son I am interested in your Forrest stuff, I am a member of his wife's family. Email geneingram1942@gmail.com

Posted by David Ingram on 06/22/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

When I say a life has a dollar amount, I mean someone who is alive deserves a minimum dollar amount of medical care that should be provided without griping, complaining, or whining.

When I say a life has a dollar amount, I mean someone who is alive deserves a minimum dollar amount of food that should be provided without griping, complaining, or whining.

When I say a life has a dollar amount, I mean someone who is alive deserves a minimum dollar amount of shelter that should be provided without griping, complaining, or whining.

When I see you are unwilling to put a minimum dollar amount on the value of a human life, what I see is you bargaining that number down, reducing it, taking it for granted. refusing to supply it. Basically, you are dragging your feet, griping, complaining, and whining.

Yes, a human life has a concrete minimum dollar value. Yes, low wages diminish the amount provided for medical care, of food, and of shelter. Yes, low unemployment benefits diminish this value. Yes, low disability benefits diminish this value. Yes, low food stamp benefits diminish this value. Yes, low school funding diminishes this value.

When people feel their lives are worth less than a piece property, they will risk their own lives to steal. When people will risk their own lives, they will risk the lives of others.

Yes, Memphis's violent and property crime problems are caused by low value of human life. Low value of human life is signified by low wages. They are inextricably intertwined.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Editor's note: Just received this from Kyle Veazey, Deputy Communications Director of the City of Memphis:
"Unfortunately, Mr. Smith's column bases its conclusion on a map and plan for parking that is simply not in force. There was a map created last summer by our Division of Engineering, but it was only conceptual in nature and is not the governing document. We've selected a design firm to create the parking plan/footprint, and that will be developed in the coming months. But it simply hasn't been determined yet."

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/22/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

I think a life is worth a great deal more than a mere wage, no matter it's sum. Based on your comment, someone who is unemployed is worthless until they are once again earning a wage as are children who have yet to be employed. What about the parents that chose to remove themselves from the labor pool in order to raise their children or take care of an aging friend/family member?
It is a VERY deep concept, so please take your time, but wages are not an indication of the value of a life. They are indicative of the value of a skill or service being provided.

From your responses, it sounds like you think the lives of individuals such as those mentioned are worthless. It is so glaring an omission, how could anyone assume you were being serious?

Posted by barf on 06/22/2017 at 7:13 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".

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/22/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “A Trio of Lawyers to Investigate Alleged Misconduct in Shelby County School System

Let them also look into special education & Section 504 violations, along with harassment of teachers & students.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kathryn LeLaurin on 06/22/2017 at 5:24 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.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CL Mullins on 06/22/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Watergate II

I suppose you could call a recap of history "fake news," but then that would make you a dunce. Nixon was elected on his "secret" promise to end the war, but
extended it four years while trying to bomb the North to the table. There's lots more but what's the point of trying to explain it to a Fox News viewer.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sputnik57 on 06/22/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Eric, I'm glad of that (the respecting each others opinions) part. Just so you know, I only piped up here today because your comment at 8:20 am was posted before I even got on my computer and you attacked a friend/mentor/hero of mine. A lot of folks undoubtedly disagreed with Mary's OpEd on June 19th, but I don't remember anyone calling her out about it...maybe out of respect for her opinion. Again, folks will disagree with this compromise for years to come but I'll always hold out that it was the biggest coerced fundraiser for the Zoo ever.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/22/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Frayser to Have New Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

Good news. But then I wonder in a city as over extended geographically as Memphis, perhaps we should deannex Frayer and attempt to consolidate folks in areas like North Memphis which are largely vacant. The higher we get the population density, the nicer the amenities we can support.

Posted by apok on 06/22/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Scott, I welcome and respect your opinion, even when we disagree, as appears to be the case here.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 06/22/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

I am looking forward to this establishment to come to Memphis and I want to work there as well

Posted by smileyjbw on 06/22/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Eric, I don't understand why other people aren't allowed to have their own opinions without you negating them.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/22/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

The Alliance did not appoint ourselves leader of anything. We're a coalition of the willing. We understand that CPOP and the Sierra Club prefer to do things their own way. That's fine with us, and we recognize your right to do that. I don't understand why you seem to think we are not entitled to the same freedoms as you.

As far as getting used goes, obviously we see things differently. Neither of us are political newcomers. Sometimes informed people reach different conclusions.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 06/22/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Co-opting is the name of the game these days, especially when most organization takes place publicly on social media.

How did Hillary get the DNC nod? Co-opting.

Remember that time Mike Rallings co-opted a BLM protest? He's official police director now.

But hey, just keep being naive and trusting.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 2:25 PM

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation