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Re: “21 Thoughts on Tiger Football

Happy Senior Day. Hope this group wins out. GTG!

Posted by Salim Rivers on 11/24/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Open Containers of Alcohol Could Soon Be Allowed on Main Street

The Memphis running community is a positive for our city. Aside from health, most races and running events are for benefit of charities. People dont want to run the same few courses over and over. The move to limit venues and to make it more difficult to put on a race isnt a move forward.

Posted by Barry Roberson on 11/23/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Frank Ballard,
No one is saying that removing the statute will solve any of the myriad of social ills. Well Funk is, but few if any other suggest that the removal is anymore than getting rid of something that is very offensive to the majority of Memphians. Imagine a monument to someone who did something very bad to someone near and dear to you. It doesn't take away the consequences but it ceases to be constant celebration of it.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/23/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Memphis Residents Could Pay Increased Water, Gas, Electric Rates Next Year

This is absolutely ridiculous and outrageous!!!! I could understand a slight increase but your talking 11.00 every month for over a million people that live in Memhis. I truly beleive you'll be raising a hell of a lot more money than 1 million dollars per year. Also just exactly how much is it going to cost for the research? I'm concerned this will turn into the same crap as the temporary wheel tax that we still pay every and y'all raised that another 25.00. You people are making it impossible for people to live, and your already asking for a pay raise or is this what the money is being used for!!!!!!!!?

Posted by Sonia Coleman on 11/23/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Memphis Residents Could Pay Increased Water, Gas, Electric Rates Next Year

"With a 1.05 percent increase in rates, customers would pay an additional $11 a month."

If 1.05% of a monthly bill is $11, then the current monthly bill is $1,047.62.

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Posted by Herbert Kook on 11/23/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Mavericks 95, Grizzlies 94: Five Grumpy Thanksgiving Thoughts

You can't even go through the schedule and circle any wins now. The team is playing so bad that any win at this stage would be surprising rather than expected.

Take out Tyreke, Dillon, Brendan Wright, the current roster is a problem

Gasol is moody player with mood swings. Has shown no inclination to be a leader of this team and does not seem to have the temprament

Conley is not going to be any better than last year even when fully fit. So not much should be expected of it

Any goods Parson produces is bonus as not much is expected of him

McLemore does not look like that he will blossom in this system.

Ennis, Green, J. Martin, Harrison are hardly fit for second unit let alone playing as starters. They may need a great coach to get the best out of them. Fizz does not have it

Selden is going to be same as Ennis, McLemore, and Green.. Lot of hope and wishful thinking but their true talent is to be not a starter player.

Coach Fizzdale has shown no tactical or strategic mastery in this season. The team never gets a set play right.
He is not able to tell some of his players to stop shooting threes.
Timeout are ill-timed
Quarters are badly lost with no inspiration
He is not able to develop leaders.
Ball stops moving so often and players jacking up shot or playing iso

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Posted by PSHARMA1 on 11/23/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “MPD Does Not Have Passenger Policy For Traffic Stops

How does a false complaint filed by a criminal felon ( Irene Bryant Minniefield/McKinney/Roscoe) in 2009 become a warrant in 2015 after #DarriusStewart is kidnapped & killed by a racist cop. I nor Darrius Stewart had any knowledge of a complaint. How did Darrius Stewart have a juvenile warrant without me having any knowledge of it in 2009? How was a juvenile warrant created without law enforcers/child protective services/social workers, investigators contacting his legal guardian, his mother. There was No investigation conducted, Darrius was never questioned/arrested/charged for the alleged crime, trial date set, etc. The city of Iowa, Irene McKinney, her children & others knew exactly where I was after her husband ( Chris Roscoe ) & his brother tried to kill our brother, she was accessory to this crime. This is why she lied on my son ( Darrius Stewart) cause she felt as though I was out to hurt her by telling people the truth.
I know #Justice & #Truth already belongs to #DarriusStewart

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Posted by Mary Stewart on 11/23/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “MPD Does Not Have Passenger Policy For Traffic Stops

How does a false complaint filed by a criminal felon ( Irene Bryant Minniefield/McKinney/Roscoe) in 2009 become a warrant in 2015 after #DarriusStewart is kidnapped & killed by a racist cop. I nor Darrius Stewart had any knowledge of a complaint. How did Darrius Stewart have a juvenile warrant without me having any knowledge of it in 2009? How was a juvenile warrant created without law enforcers/child protective services/social workers, investigators contacting his legal guardian, his mother. There was No investigation conducted, Darrius was never questioned/arrested/charged for the alleged crime, trial date set, etc. The city of Iowa, Irene McKinney, her children & others knew exactly where I was after her husband ( Chris Roscoe ) & his brother tried to kill our brother, she was accessory to this crime. This is why she lied on my son ( Darrius Stewart) cause she felt as though I was out to hurt her by telling people the truth

Posted by Mary Stewart on 11/23/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Reginald Milton

Reginald is a class act. Proud he represents Memphis so well.

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Posted by Dave Cambron on 11/23/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Elvis at 82

I know elvis is alive im pschic plus everybody says i look like elvis not just lookalikes i look like the real deal me and him have a lot of concidences my father was taurus the bull like his mother my father is may 5 she is april 25 his father is april 10 aries my mother is gemini may 28 but in chinese astrology shes a ram im a leo aug 11 but my rising sign is capricorn i could mastermind it like he did i would escape like he did people driving me crazy plus they made a mistake with my middle name allan with two lls supposed to be just one i my godmother named me after alan ladd and i like karate guns like him plus i was into captain marvel like him plus he liked captain marvel jr cause he was handicapped thats why he wore a cape trying to be a super hero its scary its like im reincarnated when i go to graceland and see lisa marie and pricella presely there gonna be shocked and i think hes behind the red door upstairs cause my friends said they dont yet you up there they have guards watching probably shoot you if you try to get up there so im predicting he will come out soon cause my mind is like his i know what he is gonna do The End For Now Bye!

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Posted by Robert Warmouth on 11/23/2017 at 2:24 AM

Re: “21 Thoughts on Tiger Football

Losing the seniors is part of the plan, let's pray we keep our coach and staff.
Thanks to all the seniors, we appreciate you guys.

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Posted by Jim N Sue Payne on 11/22/2017 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Hello Boris! FCC Clears the Way for Right Wing Sinclair's Channel 3 Takeover

The newscasts are basically redundant featuring only "scanner chasing stories". Send the field reporter to the scene of the accident or shooting. Want to improve the image of Memphis? Present more interesting stories. Have the reporters actually search for appealing stories other than "the same old song and dance" of violence in the plagued city. Examine larger markets such as Dallas and you will see better journalism.

Posted by Lee Garner on 11/22/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “City Council Looks to Ensure Good Portion of Public Art Money Goes to Local Artists

Just for the record, Chairman Boyd, UrbanArt Commission is not a "quasi-government" entity. Just because our community sees the wisdom in investing in great public art and supports financially that mission, it doesn't make them a quasi-government. Also, government getting involved in arts decisions is almost never a good thing.

Posted by TJonesMfs on 11/22/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Open Containers of Alcohol Could Soon Be Allowed on Main Street

Seems extreme to think the choices are 14 days or 90 days.

Posted by TJonesMfs on 11/22/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “21 Thoughts on Tiger Football

Frank, very thoughtful piece. As a big Tigers fan, reading it warmed my heart and made me appreciate each of the players you mentioned. I join you in bidding them farewell and thanking them for helping to make this a golden era for Tiger football.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 11/22/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

FUNKbrs makes a good point. Still the statue is a very easy way for the politicians to say theyre working hard to solve the problem. I contend that the average 12 yr old in Memphis is not effected by the statue. The politicians are to lazy and stupid to attack the real problems - education, jobs, mass transit, crime, health care,etc.

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Posted by Frank Ballard on 11/22/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Mullins, what did I tell you about stirring up gutter trash?

Funkbrs, maybe crazy around the edges.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 11/22/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Call me crazy, but NBF's statue devalues human life and humans who feel their lives aren't valued tend to do self-destructive and thereby dangerous acts. The man literally used to auction off human lives at a discount.

A person who doesn't feel their life is worth much might think their life could be improved by joining a gang, or that someone else's life is less important than short term gain. They might put themselves and others at risk by stealing or shooting at others.

So yes, taking down the statue would actually help to curb crime. Also, since the monument itself is historically anachronistic, it would also improve accurate preservation of our history to remove it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/22/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

How much does cleaning the street gutters and sewers or scrubbing out obscene graffiti in public restrooms go to assuaging Bil Garrisons problems? Not much, but it is what civilized municipalities must do to keep from grossing out the public as a whole.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/21/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

Whether the statue stays or goes is of little interest to me. Last weekend there were 5 murders in Memphis. I wonder if the families of the 5 murdered are concerned about the statue. I wonder if the single mother who cant find a job and is worried about her 12 yr old son getting on drugs and joining a gang is worried about the statue. Poor mass transit and schools. High crime. Those issues are too tough for the politicians and activists to handle. Theyre too lazy to address the real problems. 10 yrs from now well still have high crime, no jobs, no mass transit, gangs, poverty, etc and the politicians will list their accomplishment - they removed a statue. Why do we put up with this crap?

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Posted by Frank Ballard on 11/21/2017 at 8:38 PM

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