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Comment Archives: Stories: Politics

Re: “It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Shelby County Party

Michael Weakly, maybe they can return to their roots and elect a Bilbo or Faubus.

Posted by crackoamerican on 07/24/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Shelby County Party

I'd love to see the Democrats come back from the dead because I want at least 2 choices at an election, but as long as they are aligned with the Libs who did all the revolting stuff they done they'll never be the same again.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Michael Weakley on 07/24/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

What jcov40 said.

(And, jcov40), yes, "reappraisal" and "appraisal" are the terms of art.)

Posted by Jackson Baker on 07/20/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

As with all reappraisals, thousands of homeowners in the county will receive tax increases. some will pay the same taxes and many, perhaps thousands, will get tax cuts. That would have been true wherever the rate was set. Since a reappraisal affects each property owner individually, it is impossible during a reappraisal year to set a rate that would give everybody a tax cut without bankrupting the county. It is possible to calculate mathematically the
percentage of appraisal increase that would result in a homeowner's paying the same property taxes this year as last year. At the adopted $4.11 rate, it's 6.3 percent. Had the rate been set at $4.13 it would have been 5.8 percent. Homeowners whose appraisals went up more than 6.3 percent will pay higher county property taxes in the coming year than they did in the past year. Those whose reappraisals went down or increased less than 6.3 percent, will have a tax cut. If you want to know whether you and your neighbors will be paying higher or lower taxes or the same, go to the county assessor's website and check the reappraisal values compared to last year's values. jcov40

Posted by jcov40 on 07/20/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Karl Dean in Memphis Next Week

As stated, prominently in the second paragraph, LWC. But, upon further inspection, I can see why you added your note. My original language was not as precise as it is now (or as I remembered writing). I added a word or two, for (ahem) clarity's sake.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jackson Baker 1 on 07/05/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Karl Dean in Memphis Next Week

Just to clarify, Dean is there to help raise money for the Tennessee Voter Project and not his own campaign, correct

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Posted by LeftWingCracker on 07/05/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Last Weekend's NAACP Centennial Celebration Looked Back — and Forward

LoveBC,
Well if you're gonna kiss some ass, for me, female voters is the way to go.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Last Weekend's NAACP Centennial Celebration Looked Back — and Forward

The ascension of Trump to the presidency, which required the heavy participation of white working/middle class voters that were probably former democratic voters, is purely the fault of the leaders of the national democratic party. They managed to spilt the party between working/middle class blacks and whites, assuring republican dominance. Evidently, the so-called leadership is blind to this reality.
Harold Ford is exactly right. I give Jr. credit for seeing how psycho the national democratic party was back in the 1990s when he became a US representative and a blue dog.
With a majority black populace, Memphis will continue to be a democratic stronghold for the foreseeable future. The local dems are so-self centered, they cannot see past their own elections and do not help out their colleagues.
However, it appears that Tennessee is now a solid red state, and the republican that wins the primary will also the be next governor of Tennessee, and electoral college votes will continue to go republican.

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Posted by LoveBC on 07/02/2017 at 2:48 PM

Re: “GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95

Damn Putin and those Russians!

LOL !!!!!!!

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 06/27/2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Federal Judgeship Rumored for Norris

Based on what you wrote in the article, my bet is that he would accept the judgeship.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/25/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

I think we should ask Henri Brooks since she has the integrity to decide if the poor misunderstood juvenile delinquents are happy in juvenile court detention. Does anyone else think this idea holds water?

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/24/2017 at 6:23 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: “County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

Asking Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to act on this request is an affront to our community. Shame.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 06/19/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

If they're following all the rules, why are they nervous about being watched?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/19/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Filling in the Blanks

Once they let Loeb ream out midtown, the gentrification game was officially on.

We should have nipped Loeb in the bud and run him out of town on a rail when he first started slinking around the outskirts of town again.

We still can, too, if Memphis develops a little self confidence and internal fortitude.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/19/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Filling in the Blanks

It's a great day for Memphis when an incumbent Democrat female Property Assessor without explanation declines to run yet endorses the son of a wealthy white local property developer to succeed her. Face it, voters have been clamoring for this!

We need more white male sons of property developers assessing the property of developers.

Will he recuse himself on property owned by his father or his father's business partners?

Ultimately Jackson is too close to the figures he's trying to cover to do a good job for his readers. As is evidenced by the good ole boy photo he snapped with his phone. Lot's of back slapping amongst the khakis and polo shirts but no hard questions. Someone younger and of color may ask those hard questions because they need to be asked.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 06/18/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

It seems you've got to shoot a few people to get their attention. Maybe that's what the 2nd amendment was all about and why it immediately follows the 1st. It's our heritage, not hate.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/17/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “GOP's Vaughan Wins Special Election for House District 95

tick tick tick tick

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Posted by crackoamerican on 06/16/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

Trump: "And he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those 50 people, and he said to the 50th, you go back to your people and you tell them what happened -- and in 25 years there wasn't a problem."

Kustoff: [-burp-]

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Posted by Memphomania on 06/15/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “After Shooting, Kustoff Sees "Reset" of Bipartisan Feeling

Typical responses thus far by the Flyer lemmings. That was to be expected.

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Posted by Clyde on 06/15/2017 at 12:57 PM

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