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Re: “Time for Town Halls on Health Care

I, (Jim Wade of Memphis) attended the town hall and found it to be very informative. Thank you IBEW for providing the space. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Memphis Center for Independence, Mid South Adapt, The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Tennessee Justice, Indivisible Memphis, Copper Coalition, and others were represented. Unfortunately, none of our current elected Federal or State representatives attended or even sent anyone to represent them. Alexander and Corker were represented by Cardboard Cutouts. The best presentation, in my opinion was given, by Aften Ben (not sure if I spelled her name correctly) with the Tennessee Justice Center, regarding the Republican Health Care(less) plan, (BCRA).

Aften Presented a detailed slide show with Quotes from Republican Senators, showing how their quotes are false and the BCRA is a Tax Cut for the Richest one 1% at the expense Tens of Millions of Americans.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Wade on 07/08/2017 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Little Big Town

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It is very refreshing to hear this buzz of positivity about the intimate treasures of our home-Memphis.

Posted by Lanessa Anderson on 07/08/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Mr. Wiggins, this is superbly written. I absolutely agree that,as you put it, there are dead and dying black people everywhere. If I might add, there is an enormous amount of death and dying, not only in the black community, but in all due to a lack of understanding, truth, pride in the right things,fear,and just plain,old ignorance. I salute you for being brave enough to speak your truth. We need now to be active to expose and refuse to accept the lies that have been handed to us,and it starts within.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Lanessa Anderson on 07/08/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

MS Strong, let's see if each young black man has 23 children, minus those incarcerated at 14, plus those having triplets at 13....whoa you're going to have to build a bigger wall. Maybe Trump can front you some concrete from the big job site. But liiks like you'll have to build it yourself.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/08/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

That's some overview ya got there.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by CL Mullins on 07/08/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

I grew up there, I'm so tired of being the white victim....
The ones pointing fingers and writing these type of articles are insulting because of the closed minded ideals that all whites are privileged, slow down, it's not true......

No matter what we do to make things better, from as little to give a kid a ride, to donate our time, our money, we are hated... we are hated because of the stories that continue to be told, generation after generation... how do you escape that, how can one get above it... we all put our weight in our family's word right.....

Just had a very deep conversation with a woman yesterday...she feeds these children all summer because programs end after school is out. She's white, and afraid sometimes.... she stated" it's a cultural difference" one black man had 23 children. most young black girls are pregnant by 8th grade.... here in Shelby county...... the father does NOT support any of them, not one..... but, in his culture, he's seen as someone on a pedestal, a heiarchy, because that's how they view themselves. She continues,,,,,, until the adults change, the children will not!!!!!!

Very profound words, very!!!!!

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Posted by Jamie Strong on 07/07/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

That so eloquently but unfortunately describes many cities in this great country of ours.

7 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by ViWhi on 07/07/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “MEMPHO: Your New Music Festival

Where is "Shelby Farms" and why aren't Todd Snider and his Hard Working Americans playing the Shell?

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/07/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Dave et al.
That being the case, this is some of the best press Memphis has received on the national stage in a LONG time.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by barfolomew on 07/07/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

This actually made The Washington Post Today. Seriously. Democracy Dies in Poopoo.…

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by DaveClancy on 07/07/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “French Truck Now Open in Crosstown

No pics of the coffee? This is a coffee shop, right?

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Work Account on 07/07/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

No it's not. Have you read that book? It's not remotely like Lord of the Flies. Maybe a little like Beavis and Butthead. Or an animated gif of Nelson laughing.…

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Chris Davis on 07/07/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Let's hope none of us ever make a mistake so public that the community we've invested in turns on us with such gleeful cruelty. It's dehumanizing. It's like Lord of the fucking Flies up in here.

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Tina Pierce Sullivan on 07/07/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Vegan self-absorption and assumed superiority at its unabashed worst. What slef-aggrandizing, uh, assholes.

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Posted by steve body on 07/07/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets


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Posted by Keving88 on 07/07/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

The owners of Imagine Vegan Cafe are the nicest people you could ever meet. I have been eating there for years, and I'm not even vegan. Their children are a constant, wonderful presence. What is being portrayed is highly inaccurate. Adam and Kristie, if you're reading this, keep the faith.

7 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Donnie Bobo on 07/07/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “All Buttholes Considered: The Imagine Cafe Story in Tweets

Have you ever allowed to potty training baby to run around naked they don't care if it's the middle of a restaurant or not if they have to s*** they s***

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Plunk on 07/07/2017 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Letter to My City

Why would anyone, specifically well educated millennials, move to Memphis or it's metro? Why would anyone- with the means- that does live there not spend every waking moment trying to get away?
Troy spells it out: the world would be better off without Memphis.

12 likes, 48 dislikes
Posted by barfolomew on 07/07/2017 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Memphis Podcasts Are Finding Their Tribes

Don't forget Creative Memphis Podcast! They've been churning out content before most of these others were in existence.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Memph on 07/06/2017 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Letter to My City

Every word was so poignant. Every word was so true.

11 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Christian Kirk on 07/06/2017 at 10:54 PM

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