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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.

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

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

Re: “Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

Now that's an interesting concept as espoused by Rep. Akbari: "I don't want anybody to have to suffer for the consequences of their actions on their worst day."

Only the victims should have to suffer; never the criminal. I see its brilliance & clarity.

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 05/24/2017 at 8:37 PM

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

...WELL...The Confederacy will Never be removed from MY blood. LEAVE the statues ALONE!!!!...Leave OUR HERITAGE ALONE!!!!..Like it or not, Be Proud of your own race!!...yet, DONT FORCE your ideals on other races. WE ARE DIFFERENT. You want your kids to wear his or her hat around backwards or show underwear, or floppy shoes, or bushy hair, or, weird automobiles, certain foods, go ahead "mix"......teach yours kids "there is NO Difference.......then enjoy your half and half family!.... I tried to teach my two kids, to never be mean, nor miss-treat anyone, but the salt stays in the salt shaker and the pepper stays in the pepper shaker. My 2 cents doesnt really matter, look at billboards, TV ads, magazines...How many Mexican's, and white women do you see??....None??....then count and Notice the location and placement of black men and white women.....Society has been Poisoned, and Brainwashed...Dont take MY word for it, Ranger Walker cant even be placed next to Alex Cahill because of Trivett being "required" to be "equal."...Again, where are the hispanics, the japanese, the chinese, the indians?????.....then, ASK YOURSELF WHY??....Because our congress has sold us out.......

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Posted by LonnieandBrenda Woods on 05/24/2017 at 8:30 PM

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

If our scholars on the City Council had done some basic math, they would have seen that they raised the price of admission to Beale Street from $2 to $5. Difficult to see how that is more equitable (previously it was $10, minus $8 in vouchers, costing $2 for entrance).

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Posted by apok on 05/24/2017 at 5:28 PM

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

Leave FUNK alone CL. This whole thread is hopeless.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/24/2017 at 5:15 PM

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

Funk,
In a comments section filled with inanity, you may just have won first place.
For the record, we were talking William's great-granddaddy, whoremonger and best selling author of "The White Rose of Memphis" Hence the missing "u".

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 4:38 PM

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

I've always hated Faulkner.

I always felt he was a trumped up writer to bolster a false sense of american literary superiority on the heels of Poe and Twain.

When I took english lit in college, I honestly felt the only reason they taught Faulkner was to instill a hatred of the written word in the students so we would be more complacent television watchers.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/24/2017 at 4:31 PM

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

It's a statue. Is your grasp of history so tenuous that you need a big hunk of bronze to remind you?

BTW. The Confederacy lost. We'd like to move on. After 150+ years, isn't it about damn time?

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Posted by B on 05/24/2017 at 4:10 PM

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

Speaking of revisionist history (points at the last two comments above.)

Posted by B on 05/24/2017 at 4:07 PM
Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 4:01 PM

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

Jamita Swearengen is from the same ilk as Joe Brown. She's new to the council but continues to offer racial rhetoric on basic issues that have nothing to do with race. The comments made by both her and Brown have been asinine. By reducing the fee to $5, patrons are actually losing out on a return and paying more to enter the street. They've offered NO solutions for crowd control or paying for additional security. It's unfortunate that thugs and fools come to Beale Street. Like it or not the implementation of Beale Street Bucks reduced criminal activity on the street. There are council members using race as reason to remove this program because they actually know that most of the culprits are Black. It's called reality. Instead of admitting that, they use the excuse of discrimination.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 05/24/2017 at 3:44 PM

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

@CL,

I think people giving the finger to Faulkner has more to do with them having a general disdain for run-on sentences.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/24/2017 at 3:42 PM

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