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Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

"Gentlemen", as I recall the history books dating back to my youth (perhaps the very ones piling up on your bedside table), the Indians and Africans were led out of savagery into the arms of Jesus who gave them a good education and jobs.
Over time these books were edited.
Democracy is a bitch and it ain't so funny when it's your mother is it?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/05/2018 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Roll of the Dice for Tennessee Democrats

Brian, some guy took a dump on my doorstep and spun around in it doing what he called a "Slovenian Headstand". Obviously a rightwing call to arms.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/05/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

It's a little late to worry about what will be taken down in the future,now that someone has sidestepped the legal process and taken down statues that even the Memphis Flyer wanted taken down.
Remember that slippery slope that gun owners worry about?This is it.
What will YOU like that might be taken down by someone offende dby it in the future?

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Posted by towboatman on 01/05/2018 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

Genghis Khan has no grave.

Seems legit Mr. Hopper.

Why you think is a "white" thing I don't get, though. Lots of races have attempted genocide. Nobody's trying to put up statues of the Japanese in China.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/05/2018 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Roll of the Dice for Tennessee Democrats

Chasing David Kustoff's vehicle, forcing him off the road, shrieking obscenities while pounding on his car windows and blocking his escape = "increased leftward activism."

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Posted by Brian Hopper on 01/05/2018 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Pro-Forrest, 'Resist the Racists' Rallies Planned for Saturday

Racists On Parade

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Posted by Theresa Gifford on 01/05/2018 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1506

It should be mentioned the new Bubba graphic novel is written by original author Joe R. Landsdale

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Posted by critter42 on 01/05/2018 at 6:08 AM

Re: “DejaVu Closed

Great food and atmosphere we will be looking out for your reopening......much love.

Posted by Kristy Dionne Woods on 01/04/2018 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

Gee Greg Pearson, sure, but it ain't like they participated in armed rebellion against the ole USA and killed a bunch of our troops. I think your bandage may be wrapped a little too tight there.
hmmmmm, "theft by receiving" vs treason, kinda like a parking violation compared to grand theft auto.
Do you think the mayor and city council's crimes rate them a statue or just a plaque?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/04/2018 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

Let's not forget that the mayor and city council committed numerous felonies and other infractions to accomplish the memorials removal.
1. Sunshine laws were violated.
2. The state's gravesite protection law was violated ( doesn't matter what entity owns the park).
3. State law 12-2-501 which governs the sale of public property to nonprofit organizations without public bids was violated.
4. By storing the grave memorial (Forrest) on city property after removal possible "theft by receiving " occurred.
5. The mayor and council have possibly used influence to prevent the DA from investigating the obviously broken laws. RICO violation, possibly. Much investigation must still be done.

When politicians are allowed to act above and outside the law for whatever reason we all lose.

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Posted by Greg Pearson on 01/04/2018 at 6:52 PM

Re: “DejaVu Closed

Chef Gary, we love to have you in Glenview. We are located between Parkway and Lamar, a few blocks from Cooper Young.

Posted by Jean Jordan on 01/04/2018 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

While the statues may be the motivation behind the Council's actions, they have little bearing on the topic of this article. So for those still trying to fight that battle, there is another article more suitable for your rants: https://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/arch…

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Posted by barfolomew on 01/04/2018 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

Can Brooks do a gallery on the Public Promenade--dedicated park land-- without giving cars the best view in the City? Will the Council be sensitive on that issue?

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Posted by Sue Williams on 01/04/2018 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

At Ft Pillow 1/2 of the Blacks were not mustered into service or trained, The Ft had no military use, was shipping point for COTTON, whiskey and plunder. Nobody thought it would ever fight. Uniformed sober Blacks who surrendered properly, were taken as POWs, by Black Confederates. Early on an artillery Shell hit Forrest's horse, as he regained consciousness, he said "kill them all." Officers did not take it as an order, only semiconscious raving. Some of the Enlisted who were later sent to river to oppose Naval landing, heard him and took it as a command. When Union troops tried to escape to the River they ran into crossfire, by these men who thought they were supposed to kill them. They did. Sherman did not want to shed light on the reason for, or operation of, Ft. To call Forrest a War Criminal is blasphemy from an Army where Carlson, Conner, Sibly, Chivington & Payne, were rewarded and promoted for the most barbarous war crimes imaginable. "Remember Mankato and the Punch-bowl" Charge.

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Posted by Karl Burkhalter on 01/04/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Pro-Forrest, 'Resist the Racists' Rallies Planned for Saturday

I had to look up "cucked" and I still don't understand what Roper was trying to say...

cuck (plural cucks)
(slang) A cuckold
(offensive slang) A weakling
(offensive slang) One who acts against their own interests, or that of their own race, gender, class, religion, etc.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/04/2018 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

Adolf Hitler has no grave.

Neither should other war criminals.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/04/2018 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

The first problem is thinking statues honoring human beings & marking graves are "symbols of oppression." If you choose to think that way, at least have the decency not to shove your opinion, especially by illegal & underhanded means, onto the rest of us!

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Posted by Traci Wood Thompson on 01/04/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Pro-Forrest, 'Resist the Racists' Rallies Planned for Saturday

For the alt-right, it's a trap, plain and simple.

If you're dumb enough to attend this rally on the anti-american pro-failed confederacy Klan side, you're going to be photographed, you're going to be identified, and ultimately you will be smeared as every other idiot dumb enough to participate in this kind of thing has been.

Expect to lose your job, wife, home, family, basically every civil unearned privilege that comes from being accepted by society being stripped away if you decide to rally against the American Flag in favor of the insurgent flag. That's the life that a traitor chooses, and if you ask for it long enough you'll get it.

If you're lucky, that's all you'll get. Lots of people in this town "wish somebody would." May I humbly suggest that you don't.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/04/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Statue Removal Process Sets Wrong Precedent

Agree with every word.

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Posted by barfolomew on 01/04/2018 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Beatitudes: The Gospel of Donald J. Trump

Amen.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 01/04/2018 at 11:22 AM

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