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Re: “Trap Jazz

This event was beyond AMAZING!!!!The women and men that made this event possible are BLESSED BEINGS,and I wish them much love and success.

Posted by JFranklin on 06/18/2017 at 12:59 AM

Re: “Vinnie Hines

This cat is GOOD. I'm not just saying this because I'm Vinnie Hines, either.

Posted by VinnieHinesMusic on 05/29/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Paper & Clay + Question the Answer Studio Grand Opening

Yay! We are so excited!

Posted by Lauren Carlson on 05/24/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “New Hunan

Great food!! Great lunch special!! The lunch is a ton of food!

Posted by Jmac on 05/23/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Editor's note: Just received this from Kyle Veazey, Deputy Communications Director of the City of Memphis:
"Unfortunately, Mr. Smith's column bases its conclusion on a map and plan for parking that is simply not in force. There was a map created last summer by our Division of Engineering, but it was only conceptual in nature and is not the governing document. We've selected a design firm to create the parking plan/footprint, and that will be developed in the coming months. But it simply hasn't been determined yet."

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/22/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

I think a life is worth a great deal more than a mere wage, no matter it's sum. Based on your comment, someone who is unemployed is worthless until they are once again earning a wage as are children who have yet to be employed. What about the parents that chose to remove themselves from the labor pool in order to raise their children or take care of an aging friend/family member?
It is a VERY deep concept, so please take your time, but wages are not an indication of the value of a life. They are indicative of the value of a skill or service being provided.

From your responses, it sounds like you think the lives of individuals such as those mentioned are worthless. It is so glaring an omission, how could anyone assume you were being serious?

Posted by barf on 06/22/2017 at 7:13 PM

Re: “On the Record


If the individual was given money for health care in some instance, but not in another, how is that taking anything? It seems to be more of a "not giving" than a "taking".

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/22/2017 at 7:11 PM

Re: “A Trio of Lawyers to Investigate Alleged Misconduct in Shelby County School System

Let them also look into special education & Section 504 violations, along with harassment of teachers & students.

Posted by Kathryn LeLaurin on 06/22/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “On the Record

If a person possesses health care, such as it is, only by means of subsidies, and those subsidies are removed leaving said person unable to pay for health care then yes, health care has been taken away from them. Possesses then doesn't possess. Gee it ain't that hard to understand.
After your morning shave, that makes at least two for the day.

Posted by CL Mullins on 06/22/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Watergate II

I suppose you could call a recap of history "fake news," but then that would make you a dunce. Nixon was elected on his "secret" promise to end the war, but
extended it four years while trying to bomb the North to the table. There's lots more but what's the point of trying to explain it to a Fox News viewer.

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Posted by Sputnik57 on 06/22/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Eric, I'm glad of that (the respecting each others opinions) part. Just so you know, I only piped up here today because your comment at 8:20 am was posted before I even got on my computer and you attacked a friend/mentor/hero of mine. A lot of folks undoubtedly disagreed with Mary's OpEd on June 19th, but I don't remember anyone calling her out about it...maybe out of respect for her opinion. Again, folks will disagree with this compromise for years to come but I'll always hold out that it was the biggest coerced fundraiser for the Zoo ever.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/22/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Frayser to Have New Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

Good news. But then I wonder in a city as over extended geographically as Memphis, perhaps we should deannex Frayer and attempt to consolidate folks in areas like North Memphis which are largely vacant. The higher we get the population density, the nicer the amenities we can support.

Posted by apok on 06/22/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Scott, I welcome and respect your opinion, even when we disagree, as appears to be the case here.

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Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 06/22/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

I am looking forward to this establishment to come to Memphis and I want to work there as well

Posted by smileyjbw on 06/22/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Eric, I don't understand why other people aren't allowed to have their own opinions without you negating them.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/22/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

The Alliance did not appoint ourselves leader of anything. We're a coalition of the willing. We understand that CPOP and the Sierra Club prefer to do things their own way. That's fine with us, and we recognize your right to do that. I don't understand why you seem to think we are not entitled to the same freedoms as you.

As far as getting used goes, obviously we see things differently. Neither of us are political newcomers. Sometimes informed people reach different conclusions.

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Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 06/22/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

Co-opting is the name of the game these days, especially when most organization takes place publicly on social media.

How did Hillary get the DNC nod? Co-opting.

Remember that time Mike Rallings co-opted a BLM protest? He's official police director now.

But hey, just keep being naive and trusting.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/22/2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Memphis in New Orleans: Visiting the Cecil's Hi-Hat Sign

Catfish grilled on a flat top. RE the Baker/Davis show -- it's not unpossible.

Posted by Chris Davis on 06/22/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Frayser to Have New Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center

Since it's a food desert, I would assert that a Kroger would be more than sufficient. I am open to diversifying grocery options, but I am more on board with ensuring residents have proper access to food/groceries. What we should be asking is that it is not a Save-A-Lot.

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Posted by Joshua J. Rodgers on 06/22/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

You're so right, Eric. You and OPA were NOT elected, yet chose to appoint yourselves (much to the pleasure of the Zoo, I'm sure) to speak for the community on this issue. My personal opinion, as someone who has been "reading political tea leaves" for a long time, is that y'all got used. You can continue to negate my opinion, much as you have the opinion of anyone who disagreed with OPA, but it's still my opinion. It's valid, and it's well informed.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 06/22/2017 at 2:12 PM

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