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Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Rachel, there are so many misstatements in your post, it's hard to know where to begin. DACA allows young people who were brought here by their parents at a young age to find legal work and schooling and begin trying to forge a path to citizenship. These young folks have to have clean records. They've done nothing wrong and deserve a chance to contribute to our society. And they aren't 40 years old.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/30/2017 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Daca is an illegal executive action that put the citizens of a foreign country living in America and just arriving to America ahead of our OWN youth!! It was wrong from the beginning and is even more wrong that it's continued for this long!! Btw, many 'daca illegals' are darn near 40 years old!!!! Young people? I think not.

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Posted by Rachel Mannings on 06/30/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Warrants Issued Weeks After Man's Suicide at Murphy's

My son Scott decided to leave this world on his own 2 years ago. If anything like that happened I would have been an insane human being!!!!!!

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Posted by Pam Smith on 06/30/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

This is some real mean-spirited stuff, right here. Jesus.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/30/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Memphis' "Summer of Fear"

George died in October of 2015! He didn't die in March of 2016. That's just when the news caught wind of it because the prison didn't inform anyone.

Posted by Alicia on 06/30/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

"Dr. Green, what was it like playing with James Brown?"
"Man, FUCK James Brown."
"Fuck James Brown? Man was the Godfather of Soul, what do you mean 'Fuck James Brown'?!"
"Ain't nobody getting laid in a room with James Brown in it."
"How are you gonna blame James Brown for not getting laid?"
"Man, a woman will give up definitely having sex with you for a chance to have sex with James Brown so fast it'll make your head spin. Every time he'd leave the room, he'd take all the women with him. Fuck James Brown."

/\ anectdotal backstage conversation I had with Dr. G. I can neither confirm nor deny my state of sobriety during this exchange

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/30/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

@barfolomew

Responses like Becky's are the best parts of the comments section. There's only so high you can go with intellectualism, but the entertainment value in the bottomless pit of ignorance is endless.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/30/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Becky-
Wow...not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, are you?

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Posted by barfolomew on 06/30/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Herman Green's club on Bellevue is what I remember from 40 years ago. THAT was a popping place! I appreciate those days more and more, the more time changes, and can understand how unique was that world.

Posted by MMcHnn on 06/30/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Sitting now in my office in NYC thinking about parading through Overton Park behind Dr. Green for many years at MCA's commencements. A wonderful player and a truly fine man!

Posted by Jeffrey Nesin on 06/30/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

CL Mullins - LOL!! Your comment: "Sorry i have NBF's fifth cousin twice removed..." Where do you have Gen. Forrest's 5th cousin twice-removed stored? In your closet? In a cooler or deep freezer in your garage? What a loon!!! Sorry, all Forrest descendants present & accounted for, dear! Next absurd comment, MFlyer......

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Posted by Becky Muska on 06/30/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Becky Muska,
Sorry i have NBF's fifth cousin twice removed, and a couple of dozens remainders of various slave assignations willing to move the decayed couple to Six Flags Over Georgia to top off the new Devil Went Down to Georgia water flume.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/30/2017 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Mr. Banbury, Gen. Forrest was buried @ Elmwood in 1877 & wife, Mary was buried there in 1893, but they were in the Forrest family plot, not at Soldiers' Rest with the Confederate dead. But their only surviving child, their son, Capt. William Forrest approved moving his parents to Forrest Park in 1904. He was the closest living heir. Gen. Forrest's living descendants have stated their ancestors aren't going anywhere...end of discussion of removing bodies.

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Posted by Becky Muska on 06/29/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

And BTW, y'all, according to NBF's own will and testament, he wanted to interred at Elmwood Cemetery...

"FIRST I commit my body after death to my family and friends with the request that it may be entered among the Confederate dead in the Elmwood Cemetery near the City of Memphis, it being my desire that my remains shall rest with those of the brave men, men who were my comrades in war and shared with me the danger and peril of battle fields fighting in a cause we believed to be our duty to uphold and maintain."

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/29/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Some of us have discussed JR's idea. There's nothing in the state law against erecting all kinda informative pieces of public art around the confederate statues.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/29/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

I like JR's idea. Might I add a memorial to the victims of all the horrific lynchings across the city/county as a counterpart to something like the Forrest statue in addition to the great ideas JR mentioned in his post.
Make sure the new memorials and statues serve as the the new focus of these public spaces through various means of design. The message should be clear: it is not just a point/counterpoint, but these monuments should symbolize change and progress toward equality in the face of organized opposition.

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Posted by barfolomew on 06/29/2017 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Defending JLL Deal

All spin Mr. Roberson.

I have been down the outsourced road before, it does not work for University's. JLL will find ways to take money's that would normally stay at a University and pocket it.

I know how they operate. It took us years to get rid of a large professional property management company. By the time we got rid of them and went back to in house management they had taken millions of dollars from us they scammed their way into.

Now, compare the tiny amount of work JLL is doing now for the state to what they are trying to bite off?? JLL has NO experience in large scale University building maintenance. NO experience in athletics, NO experience in research, NO experience in clinical care and NO experience in many other areas they say they have expertise. Mr. Robinson, tell us about JLL's successful experience managing large University's facility operations

As to your assessment that state facilities should be run by professionals, they are. Where I work, we employ, Architects, Engineers, Master Electricians, Master Plumbers, Master Carpenters, Cabinet Makers, Horticulturalists, LEED certified energy management personnel and many more. Perhaps you should have checked on the competency level on what great human resources the state presently has before you made this assumption.

In addition, That core competency argument you make is so wrong. Tell a Harvard or other Ivy league school that grounds keeping should not be one of their core competencies?? The condition of the grounds is one of the major reasons people get a good first impression of a school and end up enrolling there. Clearly your opinion is from a position of one who manages words, not buildings.

"The business case for this new procurement, posted on the CFG website for many months now, specifically cites the experience of Texas A&M University in contracting out its facilities management. The National Association of College and University Business Officers even held a conference on outsourcing in 2015. Saying that no state has done this before is not remotely accurate.:"

The statement above is misleading. Texas AM is the only large scale College in the country doing this and they are not a state.Texas is not doing this only A&M and JLL has nothing to do with this contract. As far as I know no STATE is doing this. (so the statement is more than remotely accurate,... right?...more spin...)

So tell me how JLL saves money? We have no figures from JLL yet so we dont know, but..... JLL says they will pay equal or more money to personnel with no reduction in force, ( this business is 90% labor), improve services, reduce cost, and make a profit. How do you accomplish this.... smoke and mirrors and poof...your money is gone.

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Posted by Whit Sutton on 06/29/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

@john spain

Add? You mean doing the exact opposite of what anti-american propagandists did when they defied NBF's last will and testament and subtracted his bones from Elmwood, NBF's rightfully historical burial site?

I agree. Let's ADD NBF back to Elmwood, and make it right again, so NBF's bones can rest in peace.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/29/2017 at 4:19 PM

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: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

JRGOLDEN, this is precisely the kind of thing I have been advocating in the circles I travel. ADD to the history, ADD context, ADD interpretation, don't take it away.

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Posted by John Spain on 06/29/2017 at 2:56 PM

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