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Re: “Trump at Gettysburg

Go, Sput! Awesomeness.

Posted by Phlo on 05/26/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Catching the Big One

@Zach

I don't much care how clever they may be. I AM interested in how guilty of a crime they may be.

Still waiting for something more than media speculation on that.

Any idea when we can see some evidence a crime has been committed?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/26/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Catching the Big One

Nightcrawler thinks they're very clever...except they're not.

Posted by Zachary Corsa on 05/26/2017 at 12:54 AM

Re: “VIDEO: Sessions Promises Tough on Crime Approach, Draws Protestors

LoveBC is correct. Sessions is living in a 1990's fantasy. God bless him.

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Posted by OakTree on 05/25/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “VIDEO: Sessions Promises Tough on Crime Approach, Draws Protestors

Yes....more centralized planning to increase the number of counter-revolutionaries and saboteurs in the gulags. But please don't stop there, initiate another round of red terror (war on drugs) to further deprive the people of their freedoms.

Well done Comrade Sessions!

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Posted by still living in berclair on 05/25/2017 at 5:53 PM

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

1. Discontinue Beale Street Bucks
2. Cordon off Beale St. entertainment district
3. Redeploy police to areas that wish to have police protection
4. Allow market forces to determine the future of the Beale St. entertainment district

Everybody gets what they want.

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Posted by PersonalAccountability on 05/25/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “VIDEO: Sessions Promises Tough on Crime Approach, Draws Protestors

If there is any justice left in this country, Traitor Beauregard will die in a private prison.

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Posted by sherman on 05/25/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “VIDEO: Sessions Promises Tough on Crime Approach, Draws Protestors

As a former criminal justice worker I could go on indefinitely about the challenges of working in this area. I will hit on just a few in this post. CJ workers, such as correctional officers, police officers, probation and parole officers, support personnel, etc. catch it from all quarters. The street criminals, inmates, probationers, and parolees are often looking for a way to stick it to the man, and the so-called leadership has its finger to the wind and will gladly throw an underling under the bus depending on the political winds. On the correctional side, both liberal and conservatives hate correctional workers. The liberals hate anyone that looks up the poor, disadvantaged misunderstood criminals, and the conservatives want to privatize corrections to force workers to work for even less pay. In Tennessee, CO overtime is based on the month, instead of the week as a way to cut back on OT expenses.

In Baltimore, and no doubt other areas, LE is told to get tough on time. But when Freddie Gray got his neck broken trying to win the Ghetto lottery, Good ole Marilyn Mosby smelled a political opportunity and tried to milk it although the facts did not mesh with murder charges. Now, BPD sits back and let the criminals kill each other so LE will not be
persecuted.

Sessions needs to talk with the grunts and get a real idea how things work if he wants to get serious about our out of control crime issues.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/25/2017 at 3:23 PM

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

I'm not sure how that's related Bric.

However, I'm pro corruption being brought forward with both parties. I don't trust either major party, and I think the two party system doesn't serve the people at all.

I also think that those who think their party is somehow significantly better and more honest than the other are just fools, the lot of you.

To give just some recent examples, the Dems basically guaranteed that the people would not have the opportunity to put Sanders on the ticket. On the flip side, despite the efforts of the GOP to deny Trump, the minute he got the nomination, the entire party lined up behind him, even though he's hardly a conservative, and even though most of them can't agree with him. All either party cares about is power and being able to pull the strings. The players involved are all just pawns for the big money to manipulate, yet few of us care to do anything about it. Instead, we buy this idea that even if we don't like our party's candidate, we have to line up behind him/her in order to keep that other one out of office.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/25/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “VIDEO: Sessions Promises Tough on Crime Approach, Draws Protestors

Sessions disregards the reality of the last 50 years in clinging to law enforcement ideas that have long been discredited. Apparently, his 'friends' who own corporate prisons aren't getting enough inmates and need him to increase the number of convicts in the system, hence he will 'get tough' on low level criminals and victim-less crimes, while the real criminals in the White House and Congress, like Sessions, continue to serve their corporate and foreign masters and destroy our government with impunity.

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Posted by Reid Hampton on 05/25/2017 at 12:07 PM

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

Grove,

Why should the evidence of the democrat party crimes be hidden or removed?

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/25/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Return to the Route

I think you just wrote the first act of an 'Aliens' prequel. With your robot minder telling you to get back on task. And it isn't so much a metaphor, as it is a real life illustration of that transitional moment, right before Skynet took over.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/25/2017 at 10:42 AM

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

@LandB,

I was going to actually respond, but then I kept reading and realized that you're so all over the place it'd be hard to address any of it.

I do find it interesting though that there is so much focus on the heritage and history of the Confederacy, when the Confederacy only lasted for 4 years. That's it. The CSA was the length of a college stay, unless you're a doctor, or just an Ole Miss grad like myself that makes sure to stretch to at least an extra semester or two.

One 4 year period in history drives ALL of this heritage argument. Why not pick 1931-1935 instead and focus on memorializing that period of our heritage? Why not pick 1984-1988? Or 1652-1656?

It's really odd when you think about it that way. We don't do the same for 1939-1945 for WWII? WWII gave us the Greatest Generation and really spurred the transition of the US into THE true world power. Why do we not spend as much effort and time concerning ourselves with that part of our heritage?

I think I know the answers to why that is, but it just makes it that much more obvious when you put it into that context.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/25/2017 at 8:23 AM

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

@CL

Walt Whitman sucked.

(sorry, trying to top my score for inanity. Didn't know it was a contest. I was doing so well until @LonnieandBrenda Woods posted)

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/25/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “You Look Like a Cover Story

Katrina, you look like this article could also be about your Eurythmics cover band.

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Posted by Planx Constant on 05/25/2017 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Fight Over Forrest Statue Isn't Over

Charlie Wolfe Forrest saved Gadsden , Al from burning during the war. There is a large statue of him & Emma Samson on a horse showing Forrest where to cross Black Creek in chase of the raiding Yankee calvery.It is on Broad St before you cross the Coosa River bridge. He caught the Yankees in Cedar Bluff,Al & they surrendered & were taken to Rome, Ga.He was greeted in Rome as a Hero for saving so many places from being burned by the Yankee invader.

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Posted by Charlie Wolfe on 05/25/2017 at 4:10 AM

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

If the council's chairman wants to move ahead and put the new Beale Street Bucks program into effect as soon as possible, all he has to do is move the matter ahead to the mayor as soon as possible and get the mayor to sign it. This would make the council's approval of the minutes a moot issue. The council has misled the public for decades about approval of the minutes being required. jcov40

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Posted by jcov40 on 05/24/2017 at 11:04 PM

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: “The White League

Mia,

I think that the Democrat party is just trying to hide evidence of its crimes. I think that doing so is shameful. I think you are simply trying to further the cause of hiding the evidence that the democrat party and this white supremacy you keep talking about are one and the same.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac 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

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

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