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Posted by BP45 on 05/24/2017 at 12:38 AM

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

I think this thread could use some much needed diversity!
I'm thinking 60+YO white men who don't live in Memphis (where the history statues are located) who voted Trump AND are HUGE lovers of history should speak up. Extra points if your retired MPD living in Lakeland! We need your insight and heart (!) our history could get all squashed without YOU! Please represent your demographic before it's too late (literally).

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Posted by BP45 on 05/24/2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

More Sun Records please. Loved it!!!! Better entertainment than vampires or zombies.

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Posted by Linda Leonard on 05/23/2017 at 11:58 PM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

PLEASE GIVE US MORE SUN RECORDS!!! They JUST introduced Carl Perkins...We want the QUARTET to get together...and we want to learn more about Carl Perkins!!!

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Posted by Good Ol Boy on 05/23/2017 at 11:33 PM

Re: “The White League

Mia,

Ad hominem is all you've got. It shows.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/23/2017 at 11:33 PM

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

It is unAmerican to remove Monuments and statues regardless of the intention ! The state of Tennessee made the right call in Memphis and I applaud the Commission ! Radical changes to our
Acknowledgement of American history and our past - warts and all - will backfire and the silent
Majority will awake and fill with a renewed resolve / This helped Trump win the election .

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Posted by Randy Hendon on 05/23/2017 at 10:34 PM

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

I'm waiting until someone want to take down the Lincoln Memorial. I don't think it will EVER happen, but some idiot will come up with some resolution asking for its removal.

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Posted by Andy 1 on 05/23/2017 at 9:31 PM

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

Here in NOLA, the legal argument to end them all (in my opinion) is the monuments were privately funded, yet were on public land, i.e., local government could do whatever they wanted with them. I wonder if there's such a clause in Memphis? It's certainly worth further research.

If you haven't yet listened to Landrieu's latest statement on what the removal of the monuments means, please do. He presents the moral reasoning which I also feel allows no further argument for honoring murders, rapists, and traitors.

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Posted by Educator on 05/23/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

Try History Channel.

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Posted by Larry Bailey on 05/23/2017 at 8:56 PM

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

Top Five Reason For The Civil War:
1. Incivility
2. Kill off as many Crackers as possible to push up profits for plantations
3. Campaign donations from the statuary business
4. Those other guys
5. Slavery

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Posted by crackoamerican on 05/23/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

Sure enjoyed season 1. Was hopping for more. All the chacracters were great.

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Posted by Frank Gray on 05/23/2017 at 6:51 PM

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

I think if you are going to take one status down then they all should come down.
No matter what the cause of the civil war was it is and was the bloodiest war here in the U.S.
If you are going to take down status from the civil war then all status of Blacks that where made for fighting a cause for freedom should come down.
Because the civil war status are about freedom, free to live the way the South wanted too.
Not the way the North wanted them too.
If you are going to blame someone for slavery start with Africa where the black people where already slaves from birth.
What about the black slave owners, it wasn't only the whites who had slaves
Trying to remove history doesn't change it, It just makes it more talked about.
Yes Mr. Hill you are right the civil war didn't start over slavery, it started over money.
If you look up what was the top ten reason for the civil war Slavery in number five.

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Posted by Rose Earls on 05/23/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Marquette Park

My name is Ruth Hurt and I want to volunteer for the children' a games on Thurs and Fri from 7-9.
My grandson, Trey Self, 33, wants to work the Ivy gate Fri and Sat from 2-6 and 7 - close.
My ph # is 901-692-4134.
Please confirm these times.
Look forward to a RAIN FREE FESTIVAL this year. Please GOD!!!!!

Posted by gramma10scn on 05/23/2017 at 6:16 PM
Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/23/2017 at 5:26 PM

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

Kenneth, yes the internet has replaced the Weekly World News as the fount of enlightenment.
Lincoln wasn't an alien, but his grandmother was.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/23/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “The White League

Bric-a-Brac, Oh. I'm sorry, I did not know you were nuts.

Posted by Mia S Kite on 05/23/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “'Sun Records' Pitched to Amazon, CW

Good luck with that.

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Posted by Reid Hampton on 05/23/2017 at 4:11 PM

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

The civil war was fought over taxes buy the north on cotton, at 70% not slavery,read your history,the internet is wateing to give u an education,don't make yourself give into hate.
White slavery was here in the southern states before black slavey ever came to America,but where not resistant to malaria

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Posted by Kenneth Hill on 05/23/2017 at 3:32 PM

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

As to the Ft Pillow incident. Many are quick to jump on the 1864 investigation which declared it a massacre. Ignoring the two men in charge of the investigation were biased and most of the testimony was never verified or challenged.

But you seem to want to ignore the 1871 investigation when went deeper and looked at those who gave testimony and to verify the validity of the testimony. This Congressional investigation CLEARED Forest of any wrong doing. The purpose of this investigation from the start was to see if there was a way to charge Forest of crimes in the Ft Pillow incident and the claims that he created the KKK. Even William T Sherman who publicly stated that he wanted to hang Forest, said that there was no real evidence that Ft Pillow was a massacre.

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Posted by ncrdbl1 on 05/23/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Garner Recovery Fund Surpasses Goal in One Day

Awesome that Paul is getting the help he needs, but my stomach is in knots because it seems like this thing is going to get a lot bigger, and not smaller. The music scene is very divided over this issue right now, because the people who weren't there don't understand why everything changed after this moment.

Yesterday (5-22-17 @7AM) I had a cop flash his lights at me and ask where my helmet was despite the fact that I was on a bicycle and helmets are not required by local or state law. Happened on Spottswood between Josephine and Greer during my morning bike commute.

Was it no big deal and I'm just being paranoid from PTSD from being there, or are the cops watching the people who were at Murphy's 5-12-17 because we are witnesses to police negligence for not picking up Jared when he violated his protective order? Was it subtle witness intimidation?

Paul was one of the first to go public and speak his mind about police response to this issue. Between Stickland's good ol' boy policies and recent events, I'm scared of the police when I wasn't before.

This wouldn't have happened under Wharton

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/23/2017 at 2:40 PM

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