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Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Does the backdrop say the Handy Awards? So 1980+

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Back in the late 80's (I guess, since we were in college) my friend and I went to King's Palace Cafe and watched Herman Green and the Green Machine. We thought we were so cool and sophisticated.

Posted by williamthewebb on 07/03/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

If the moral point is that they didn't come here on their own, then ambition shouldn't be a factor.
This bright and shining, best and brightest shit is a part of what pisses of the working class. It accentuates the prejudice we feel from the elites across the political spectrum and further serves to keep separated this strata of society. Liberal and conservative elites while using a different lexicon to describe their American Dream both would have the working class fund their vision by sharing what we have.
This division is needed to keep separate those who should and would join together to force real equality regardless of ambition, academic excellence and hygiene beyond reproach.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

It applied to those who met the criteria and were ambitious enough to go thru the process of applying. Their choices were to remain here in the underground economy, unable to ever become citizens, or to return to a country most of them could barely remember, and in many cases, countries torn by violence toward women and civil strife. This program gave these people a shot at some sort of legitimacy. They didn't come here on their own. Why would we want to punish them? Why would we not want to give them a chance to succeed?

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

In all fairness shouldn't the DACA apply to those who are less than bright, hard-working young people. Isn't that what America is all about?

Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Herman Green: Living Legend

Details are important. I noticed in the print edition you identified the picture of B.B. King, Herman Green, and Melvin Lee as being "in 1955." You wisely removed the date from the picture above. No way that picture was taken in 1955. (Maybe 1975?)

Posted by williamthewebb on 07/03/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

To the argument that taking the statues down will not "change history", I say, neither will leaving them standing. History is one, or anyone's actions can change it. But if something represents a portion of history that is incredulously offensive to a majority of people who have no choice but to see this reminder in a public setting, take it away. If you can't understand why it would be so offensive as to require it's removal, maybe you need to read, study and research the situation a little further yourself. It isn't as simple a just accepting it to a lot of people.

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Posted by mejjep on 07/03/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Yep, now that I check, that's three names from the same IP address. All with the same writing style. Pick one and stick with it DanaSaraJocelyn, or I'll just kill your IP.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Typical. When you have no legitimate rebuttal nor sustainable argument...attack the person(s). Yawwnnn. BTW, there are many of us who share the same internet, ie a household. Daca is illegal and must be cancelled. Daca illegals are deportable and the only ones I could ever get behind staying are those who are under 18, pretty close to 16. The rest are grown! Time for them to go back to their home countries, stop being cowards and fight for democracy in their own countries! Take their illegal parents and family with.

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Posted by Joselyn Myers on 07/03/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

I think the discussion would be better if all the subjects weren't considered either "bright, hard-working young people" or mother hackers.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/03/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

How many different names is the same author going to post under? Geez, grow a pair and stick to one name (maybe 2) already.
Is there anyway to ban an IP address?

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/03/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Defending JLL Deal

Roberson neglects to state that "95 percent satisfaction" number comes from only 10 percent (or lower) of respondents to an online survey received after a request to fix a specific problem is filed with JLL. For more, read:

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Posted by Cari Wade Gervin on 07/03/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Sure Bruce that's what he said when daca was jammed down our throats but just like with the ndaa what was sold is not the same as when the pkg was opened. Of the over 1/2 million daca illegals who many are a few years shy of middle aged there are the "good ones" like the ones you claim to know and corporate media showcases and then there are the bad ones like the ones who chopped off his mother's head, stabbed her multiple times and walked down the street carrying the head when police found him(NC); the two rapists who raped a mother in front of her kids in Georgia; the drug dealers; countless other daca illegals who've committed other crimes of varying degrees! So, stop acting like just because you know a few "good ones" we should let them stay!! Daca is an illegal executive order that gave advantages to foreigners residing illegally in our country and that at the expense of many of our own youth! Daca must be cancelled, the applications frozen, and benefits rescinded. That is what a nation of laws does!! BTW, I know quite a few of them as well and even those who on paper you'd call "good" well they come across more as having a sense of entitlement, arrogant, defiant, won't say our pledge of allegiance and our flag offends them. They must go home. They're grown now and we've been more than generous.

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Posted by Joselyn Myers on 07/03/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Grizzlies Still Have Big Questions to Answer in Free Agency

If we don't bring back Zach and tony, we will be a lottery team. You can't win with young second round picks and undrafted players in the NBA. This team will have no leadership and no identity. Hopefully they bring back Zach and Tony and allow them to retire here like Tim Duncan and Ginobli. You honor your vets who are still productive and can teach the young guys.

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Posted by truth on 07/03/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

In 2012, young people between the age of 15 and 31 who'd been brought into the country before the age of 16 were allowed to apply for DACA. They must have been in school at the time of filing or must have been high school graduates or honorably discharged veterans.
They had to have had a clear record without any criminal activity. There are a total of 570,000 DACA participants, nationwide. They were brought here as minors and deserve a shot to come out of the shadows. I know several of them -- bright, hard-working young people who are getting an education and/or working productively in our society, not people "unable to care for themselves." These 570,000 motivated young folks aren't going to do anything but make this country better.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

36 year old daca illegals are 4 years away from middle age. Not children unable to care for themselves. Daca illegals did, in fact, get social security numbers and, as the IRS allows for back taxes filed up to 3 years prior with a social security number, daca illegals took advantage of this lax. Daca illegals were illegally given psuedo status that made them officially not legal but in practice legal so Obamacare liabilities that apply to OUR Dreamers, America's youth, did not apply to daca illegals. In short: hire an American and the employer HAD to offer insurance of be penalized $2500. Hire a daca illegal with a work permit and no liabilities. Affirmative action. Like I stated. Ever wonder how when you go into these places you see less and less of our own Dreamers, America's youth, working there and more and more people who (if you'd check their papers) are daca illegals?

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Posted by Sara Dowd on 07/02/2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

That's right "Rupert", the Internet has killed history.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Last Weekend's NAACP Centennial Celebration Looked Back — and Forward

Well if you're gonna kiss some ass, for me, female voters is the way to go.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Last Weekend's NAACP Centennial Celebration Looked Back — and Forward

The ascension of Trump to the presidency, which required the heavy participation of white working/middle class voters that were probably former democratic voters, is purely the fault of the leaders of the national democratic party. They managed to spilt the party between working/middle class blacks and whites, assuring republican dominance. Evidently, the so-called leadership is blind to this reality.
Harold Ford is exactly right. I give Jr. credit for seeing how psycho the national democratic party was back in the 1990s when he became a US representative and a blue dog.
With a majority black populace, Memphis will continue to be a democratic stronghold for the foreseeable future. The local dems are so-self centered, they cannot see past their own elections and do not help out their colleagues.
However, it appears that Tennessee is now a solid red state, and the republican that wins the primary will also the be next governor of Tennessee, and electoral college votes will continue to go republican.

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Posted by LoveBC on 07/02/2017 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Into the Forrest

Most problems today stem from the fact that most Americans are completely ignorant or oblivious to American History, which explains the absence for any appreciation of the past, and this self righteous view we have of ourselves for the present. This stupid notion that Nathan Bedford Forrest was a founder of the Ku Klux Klan that I keep seeing repeated is a complete and total myth. Three former confederate cavalrymen were the founders who began it out of boredom. Any literate person who would just take the time to read a little history instead of twitter hashtag memes could learn this enlightening fact. The original Ku Klux Klan of the 1860's was not founded as an organization to attack or commit atrocities toward blacks, it was founded as a law and order organization to protect mostly southern women, because lets face it, the South was pretty chaotic in the years after the war, and no one was doing anything about it, which marks another chapter of forgotten history. Once the KKK grew and began to take on a life of its own it should be known that Bedford Forrest who had later become a member, vocally called for it to be disbanded as the law and order had returned to the South and it was no longer needed. He distanced himself from it and it was disbanded. The KKK that is widely known today is a terrorist organization, that began in 1916 in which they stole the name of the original. To connect Bedford Forrest to the horrible deeds of a group from the twentieth century in which he had not part in is completely misguided. We also have to remember, as this article does mention, that these monuments were erected by survivors on both sides as a means of reconciliation, to heal the wounds of a divided nation. These monuments have existed for over one hundred years at this point and for us to just wake one morning and suddenly be offended by them, seems a little disingenuous and only leads to more division between us from a conflict settled long ago. Like it or not, the conflict took place, its part of our history, accept it and move on. There are more important things in life to direct one's energy. My other advice would be that folks need to start reading more books, rather than jumping on bandwagons to ban this and that based on ignorant emotion rather on something they obviously know very little about.

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Posted by Rupert on 07/02/2017 at 12:54 PM

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