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Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

As local lawmakers have made clear, Memphis does not have a violent crime problem. It has an admission-price-to-the-all-night-party-street-and-disrespectful-mayor problem.

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Posted by PersonalAccountability on 06/22/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

I think Mr. Smith has hit it out of the park. Mr. Gottlieb, instead of giving 5 Buck Chuck your lunch money go to the cafeteria, pick it up, and deliver it to him.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Clyde on 06/22/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “On the Record

If one chooses not to pay for health insurance, are you really taking it away from them?

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Posted by Clyde on 06/22/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

The author condescendingly misrepresents the compromise and the position and attitudes of the Overton Park Alliance, its members, and Mary Wilder in a number of ways. I won't enumerate them here, but his hypocritical objection that supporters of the compromise "deflate the efforts of others" in a column that is *explicitly intended to deflate the work of others* speaks volumes.

Ideally, park advocates could work together when we agree, and when we disagree, avoid engaging in circular firing squads. Sadly, some folks just can't seem to help themselves.

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Posted by Eric Gottlieb on 06/22/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Little Rock Man To Bring Back Goldcrest 51 Beer

Hi, Kenn, i contacted you before about a Goldcrest beer bottle, which you came to my father in laws house in Lamar, MS. and bought the bottle from him. I had ask you about a painting he had; in which it has a girl sitting on a rock looking down into the water her breast exposed. You had told me a sign to look up. I lost everything in my phone. You had wanted to see my beer sings, one being that picture with 3 faces looking up at her from in the water, and one being The Buffalo Brewing Company, from 1901 i now know. The Buffalo Brewing Company sign alone is worth over $20,000.00 only 11 know in existence. Well, the one i have
Is the 12th!! From Sacramento, CA. But, i need to find out about the other beer sign. I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the other one, to look up. Thank You So Much, Lisa Young Boone 6625447194

Posted by Lisa Young Boone on 06/21/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Group to Talk Next Steps for Removing City's Confederate Statues

Josephine Bass,
Fetishism can be a wonderful thing between consenting adults. Just don't pit it out there in a city park where children can see.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/21/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A criminal may be of use to us just because he is a criminal.

Posted by still living in berclair on 06/21/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

Give me four years to teach the young people and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

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Posted by still living in berclair on 06/21/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Council Members: Mayor 'Disrespected' Council on Beale Bucks

For all we know, the Council is discussing those things. Unless you look up the minutes of each Council meeting, you can only know what's being discussed via the local media. The CA is no longer really local so they're not going to go too in-depth. And the Flyer only prints Council related news if one of the members showed their ass.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

OK, Clyde, it's called hyperbole. I'm well aware that many businesses take pride in their grounds. But many don't. And, honestly, the litter problem is worse here than anywhere else I have lived - exponentially worse.
It's bad enough to see it on the road sides from careless drivers. But for it to be all over the place in parking lots and on sidewalks or storefronts is just infuriating.

Just because you haven't noticed the litter in the Kroger parking lot doesn't mean it's not there. Start looking for it and then you won't be able to not notice.
I can honestly only think of one Kroger store that I've been to that didn't have some amount of litter in the parking lot. That was the one at Winchester and Houston Levee. Every other Kroger I have been to has had some amount of garbage in the parking lot.

Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 3:12 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

Every parking lot in Shelby County is not littered and many businesses take pride in keeping their storefronts and parking areas clean. I never noticed litter in Kroger parking lots.

Posted by Clyde on 06/21/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Council Delays Plan to Axe UrbanArt Commission Contract

When will the zoo be held to reasonable standards for its funding? I guess letting the poor kids in for free on some Tuesdays is good enough for Boyd and Brown.

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Posted by Clyde on 06/21/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

@nobody

But we have to have a "pro business" government. And by "pro business" I mean "anti-memphian".

Sure, we could enforce existing laws against swarms of profiteers poised to gut our city of value and then leave for greener pastures, but that would "drive away business" so all citizens (who don't matter at all to the administration) must suffer so the privileged "job creators" can literally treat us like trash.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/21/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Council Members: Mayor 'Disrespected' Council on Beale Bucks

@BP45
Preach!

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Posted by Julie Ray on 06/21/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “County Mayor's Team of Young People Help Clean Up City

Perhaps City and County leaders could also start encouraging business owners/managers to keep their parking lots clean. Every parking lot in Shelby County is littered and I've never, ever seen an employee out picking up trash.
I've worked retail jobs in other cities and parking lot duty was always part of it. Doesn't seem to be the case in Memphis.
How about some fines on business or development owners for allowing their parking lot and sidewalk areas to always be trashed. The revenue collected could pay for this program to continue. Every Kroger store in town would have to clean up or pay up.

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Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

I'll admit I haven't lived in a lot of places, but the places I have lived all had the jail downtown just a few steps from the courthouse.

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Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Group to Talk Next Steps for Removing City's Confederate Statues

Josephine - Nobody is talking about destroying the statues. Your heritage will still be intact. (BTW - it may be your heritage, but it's certainly not mine. I have no connection to Forrest or Davis)
Why should anybody care if the statues are moved? Neither man has a particular connection to Memphis. These statues could just as well be in any number of southern towns.
Forcing Memphis to keep them and house them in urban City parks is just ridiculous and goes against the entire democratic process that America is supposed to be based on.

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Posted by nobody on 06/21/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

@FUNKbrs
All I know is that a jail should be near the courts. But not necessarily right dab smack in the middle of things. I did sit down with a community leader once when I was on a task force for panhandling. This community leader said they pick up panhandlers in other parts of town and drop them off at 201 to "inconvenience" the panhandler. You can see the problem from there, I suppose.

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Posted by Julie Ray on 06/21/2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Group to Talk Next Steps for Removing City's Confederate Statues

Leaving the statues would be the liberal position, because the definition of liberal means:


Definition of liberal
1 a : of, relating to, or based on the liberal arts liberal educationb archaic : of or befitting a man of free birth
2 a : marked by generosity : openhanded a liberal giver b : given or provided in a generous and openhanded way a liberal meal c : ample, full
3 obsolete : lacking moral restraint : licentious
4 : not literal or strict : loose a liberal translation
5 : broad-minded; especially : not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms
(Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary…)

Allowing the statues conforms to this definition.

If you want to talk about Orwellian, changing the definition of a word for political gain seems more in that vein.

The conservative stance would be the preservation of the Union implied by "United States of America" and the refusal to give sanctuary or honor to those opposed to that Union, such as Confederates who actively sought to destroy it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/21/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Group to Talk Next Steps for Removing City's Confederate Statues

The statue controversy is an Orwellian stunt to stir debate among the masses to take our mind off the fact the leadership of the city has allowed crime to spin out of control, our crumbling infrastructure, shortage of decent jobs, and failing schools.

If all the statues were removed today, there would be the same amount of felonies, lack of good jobs, and failing schools tomorrow. The only people that would really benefit would be the lawyers. If it is so effing important, so morally right, why aren't the civic minded lawyers working pro bono?

The local democrats are setting themselves up for another failure because they care more about being drama queens than tackling real problems.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/21/2017 at 9:32 AM

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