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Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

@ LonnieandBrenda Woods, My sympathies on the blood disorder. Them spirochetes can be a bitch.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 05/24/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional..." Anonymous

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you..." C.S. Lewis

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong..." M.K. Gandhi

Posted by OakTree on 05/24/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

Now that's an interesting concept as espoused by Rep. Akbari: "I don't want anybody to have to suffer for the consequences of their actions on their worst day."

Only the victims should have to suffer; never the criminal. I see its brilliance & clarity.

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 05/24/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

...WELL...The Confederacy will Never be removed from MY blood. LEAVE the statues ALONE!!!!...Leave OUR HERITAGE ALONE!!!!..Like it or not, Be Proud of your own race!!...yet, DONT FORCE your ideals on other races. WE ARE DIFFERENT. You want your kids to wear his or her hat around backwards or show underwear, or floppy shoes, or bushy hair, or, weird automobiles, certain foods, go ahead "mix"......teach yours kids "there is NO Difference.......then enjoy your half and half family!.... I tried to teach my two kids, to never be mean, nor miss-treat anyone, but the salt stays in the salt shaker and the pepper stays in the pepper shaker. My 2 cents doesnt really matter, look at billboards, TV ads, magazines...How many Mexican's, and white women do you see??....None??....then count and Notice the location and placement of black men and white women.....Society has been Poisoned, and Brainwashed...Dont take MY word for it, Ranger Walker cant even be placed next to Alex Cahill because of Trivett being "required" to be "equal."...Again, where are the hispanics, the japanese, the chinese, the indians?????.....then, ASK YOURSELF WHY??....Because our congress has sold us out.......

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Posted by LonnieandBrenda Woods on 05/24/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

If our scholars on the City Council had done some basic math, they would have seen that they raised the price of admission to Beale Street from $2 to $5. Difficult to see how that is more equitable (previously it was $10, minus $8 in vouchers, costing $2 for entrance).

Posted by apok on 05/24/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Leave FUNK alone CL. This whole thread is hopeless.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/24/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Funk,
In a comments section filled with inanity, you may just have won first place.
For the record, we were talking William's great-granddaddy, whoremonger and best selling author of "The White Rose of Memphis" Hence the missing "u".

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

I've always hated Faulkner.

I always felt he was a trumped up writer to bolster a false sense of american literary superiority on the heels of Poe and Twain.

When I took english lit in college, I honestly felt the only reason they taught Faulkner was to instill a hatred of the written word in the students so we would be more complacent television watchers.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/24/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

It's a statue. Is your grasp of history so tenuous that you need a big hunk of bronze to remind you?

BTW. The Confederacy lost. We'd like to move on. After 150+ years, isn't it about damn time?

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Posted by B on 05/24/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Speaking of revisionist history (points at the last two comments above.)

Posted by B on 05/24/2017 at 4:07 PM
Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

Jamita Swearengen is from the same ilk as Joe Brown. She's new to the council but continues to offer racial rhetoric on basic issues that have nothing to do with race. The comments made by both her and Brown have been asinine. By reducing the fee to $5, patrons are actually losing out on a return and paying more to enter the street. They've offered NO solutions for crowd control or paying for additional security. It's unfortunate that thugs and fools come to Beale Street. Like it or not the implementation of Beale Street Bucks reduced criminal activity on the street. There are council members using race as reason to remove this program because they actually know that most of the culprits are Black. It's called reality. Instead of admitting that, they use the excuse of discrimination.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 05/24/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

@CL,

I think people giving the finger to Faulkner has more to do with them having a general disdain for run-on sentences.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/24/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to Implement New Bag Policy

Of course the real way to speed entry is for the Liberty Bowl to hire competent gate people. The past few years they've been a mixture of extremes from Barney Fife to the security screeners from the movie 'Airplane'. At times I thought I had to be on the old MTV show 'Boiling Point'. "Pull up your shirt, take off your hat, roll down your socks, drop and give me 20". Yeah, I feel considerably safer with these 'professionals'. The large HD flatscreen and recliner look better every season.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 05/24/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

Watched every episode, though with increasing disdain for the character development & the bloody awful accents. Entirely not surprised this dumpster fire was terminated.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 05/24/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to Implement New Bag Policy

It's about time.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 05/24/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

Ah, that'll keep the public from exercising their civil rights to the use of public roads: an extra tax.

Nothing worse than huge crowds of people supporting our cultural tradition of letting people who can't afford cover charge in a private club party in the street, right?

I mean, it worked great for keeping the poor out of the polls during Jim Crow.

Boy, America was sure great back then....

(above post may contain sarcasm)

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/24/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

Staged stampedes on the street?

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Posted by Timeout4 on 05/24/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

Joe Brown is an uninformed buffoon who has always and continues to hang all of his issues on race. He offers no solutions to the crowd control and the violence that has occurred on Beale Street. Thank goodness for term limits.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 05/24/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Grove and nobody,
Down in Ripley MS, people are prone to shooting the fingers off the statue of Col Falkner under which he and the missus are buried. Is there some connection?

Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 11:51 AM

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