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Re: “Which History Should We Honor?

The history argument is a smokescreen. The man, the arguments and all those who support it are known quantities.

Posted by jrgolden on 10/22/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “A Week's Tribute to Jimmie Lunceford

https://www.citygear.com/blog/yungluv/

Posted by Laron Green on 10/22/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrophe Explores the Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Draiman,
So full of bullshit don't know where to begin. Let's put it this way, if a bunch of Native Americans swarm your house kill a couple of your children and throw you into the street, whatcha gonna do, call the cops or God? If the Canaanites bust into your home in Palestine and do the same where is your logic going to lead you?
The issue here is not so much that a crazy mother like you is loose but that our government spends billions to feed your homicidal fantasy.

Posted by CL Mullins on 10/21/2017 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrophe Explores the Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are Jewish territory - No annexation is required.
If anything it may need to be re-incorporated or re-patriated and Israels sovereignty applied and any Arab individuals committing terror and violence will be expelled and their assets confiscated to pay for the damages.
Let me pose an interesting scenario. If you had a country and it was conquered by various foreign powers over a period of time. After many years you have taken back you country and land in various defensive wars. Do you have to officially annex those territories? It was always your territory and by retaking control and possession of your territory it is again your original property and there is no need to annex it.
Jewish roots and rights to all the land of Greater Israel are stronger than ever!
If I am turned out of hearth and home and remain outside one night, I am legally entitled to return the following day. If I suffer for ten, twenty, five thousand or fifty thousand nights, does my right of return stand in inverse relationship to the length of my exile? Quite the contrary; my right to return and recover my freedom becomes stronger in direct proportion to what I have endured, not by virtue of some abstract arithmetic, but because of the nights spent in exile, and because I want my children, to be spared a similar experience.
YJ Draiman

Posted by Yj Draiman on 10/21/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Marsha Blackburn’s “Unintended Consequences”

She needs to resign from Congress.

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Posted by Gary Tate on 10/21/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrophe Explores the Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

throrough, detailed, clear...definitely a scholarly work, much moreso than history channel type of stuff, and it really tackles the topic of palestinian displacement over this time period with an honestly id never come across. with the amount of content and documentation they included, what they didnt have time for must be huge. given the time the events happened (1947-1949), this film and this project is likely the last time anyone can collect all the testimony and data into one place, the last time somehting like this could be done.

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Posted by Ceylon Mooney on 10/21/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Small Business Owners to Turn Shipping Containers into Pop-up Shops

Ideal vendors are hip, unique, and trendy business owners.

I am old. I don't know what this means.

Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 10/20/2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

REO was my favorite band in High School. Cheese and all. I remember they had a habit of leaving out the "g" in words like Turning and Burning. The lead singer Kevin Cronin had this strong Midwestern accent and I remember his introductions between songs at the concerts as much as I do the music.

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Posted by John M Hemphill on 10/20/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

barfolomew, can the glacier melt off reach the Mississippi?

Posted by crackoamerican on 10/20/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Sorry Funkbrs, since you didn't actually say "all the Loebs" in your first post, I didn't understand you meant "all the Loebs". But there it is in your second post amid all the patronizing. And of course I was there in the '60s, even ran into old Bill 2 or 3 times (once literally), I had a teenaged friend who was hit on by ole wheelchairy Henry and spit out their bbq on occasion.

Posted by crackoamerican on 10/20/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

Sarah- have you been downtown? The site they are describing is located 30 feet above the historic high water mark for the Mississippi River. In fact, topography indicates that the elevation of the site on Front Street is only 30 feet lower than the elevation of the museum at its current location.

Another way to look at it: for the proposed site downtown to be flooded by the Mississippi River, it would require a flood of a scale that has never been witnessed here and is considered impossible by experts.

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Posted by barfolomew on 10/20/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

I said "all the Loebs"

So that would be Bill, Henry, and any other Loebs named Loeb.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/20/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

Where is everyone going to park?

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Posted by Dremeda Mulder Cook on 10/19/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

I forgot to mention that I do agree with you on the left out ladies of country...

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Posted by Daniel Kopera on 10/19/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Comrade Johnson, back in my day, Russian operatives had a much better command of the English language. Your instructor should be taken out into the steppes and shot.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/19/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Funkbrs, Oh that Loeb. That one is dead some 25 years. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
The real estate brother Bill and Henry did not get along. Certainly both racist detriments to the city, but confusing them, confuses your point.
Focus focus focus.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/19/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

"The current trend of countrifying...". I kind of think that's my point. It's inauthentic boomer product. Borrowing songs isn't new. The Acuff-era Opry functioned like an Academy for a time, but country's been harvesting songs since A.P. Carter went roaming the hills and hollers looking for hand-me-down hits. But my point's more about the inclusion of a retooled "soft hit of the 70's" in the absence of other female artists in a jukebox format. Your last point's spot on though. They do sing the hell out of it and make it work.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 10/19/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Actually, you can't spell "Isis" from "Memphis" because "memphis" doesn't have enough "i"s and "s"s.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

Being a child of the 80s, it's amazing that I was unfamiliar with REO Speedwagon's Time for Me to Fly. I didn't even know that it was a thing until I read this review. After reading, I went to Spotify and gave it a listen. IMHO, it makes a much better upbeat country song than it does an 80s rock ballad. Plus, it fits into the somewhat current trend of countrifying old rock songs. I think it works in the context of this show and these girls sell the hell out of it.

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Posted by Daniel Kopera on 10/19/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Sheeple,

Now do yourselves a favor and read how the Park and Statue were dedicated, and you will find that it was a gift, and can not be removed. No matter what your narrow minds conjure up. Now this started back in the early 2000's the removal of all statues and Memorials in Memphis. OK, OK, why don't we tear up the streets on where every Slave was forced to walk. We don't have the multi-million dollar street cars anymore or the Great Pyramid, or even the obelisk that proclaimed Tom Lee a "GREAT NEGRO". And that was a dubious "HONOR" in that timeframe. In 2003 it mysteriously feel down due to high winds and was removed. REALLY!!! BS Lets just isolate ourselves like, North Korea and take a sharp stick an poke a Grizzle Bear. Let BS artist tear down what Memphis stands for and what brings in visitors money, a Bass pro shop can't do it all. Everyone has a Wendy's seen and eat at one you've done it all. BURRRP!!! Memphis in May is only a small event and the rest of the World has better things going on. Now we let the "Memphis Bell" go back to be restored and displayed at Wright Patterson AFB Dayton, Ohio. because your pockets are not deep enough to complete the restoration yourself but yet your quick to destroy history if it crumples your panties. Memphian's unite!!! Dawn your turbans' and tear the walls of the ramparts down, destroy our Heritage and burn the books in the streets as though ISIS is your savior. You cried and shook your fist at them you should be doing the same in a mirror. Take a selfie ISIS. Just remember you cant spell MEMPHIS is without ISIS.

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Posted by Mark Johnson on 10/19/2017 at 3:17 PM

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