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Re: “Latino Memphis Mobilizes in Response to ICE Surge

This is called "aiding and abetting" and is a federal felony! This group should be arrested for breaking federal law!

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Posted by Dave Levine on 07/29/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Ricky Wilkins, battling cancer, to Head “Mem-Power Conference”

There are other dates for the conference that weren't mention.

July 31 at 6pm for MEM*POWER at Mt. Pisgah CME on Park, and August 5 at 1pm at the local NOI headquarters on Vance, and August 10 at 6pm at Word of Faith on Sharpe.

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Posted by JrGolferMom on 07/29/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Six Memphis Characters

No Jimmy Crosthwait?

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Posted by Janet Nicholson Zimmerman on 07/29/2017 at 1:03 AM

Re: “WREG to Be Acquired by Conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group

Because news agencies now fall into political/ideological niches, one has to be a more intelligent digester of the news. It starts with understanding WHAT you're watching. You cannot get all your news from ONE source. You have to switch around. I suggest you switch around WHILE breaking news is happening. I am continually switching between CNN, FoxNews and MSNBC. It's fascinating how differently they approach a topic. For instance, when the news broke that former (fired) National Security Adviser Michael Flynn only agreed to testify if he was granted immunity (unquestionably, a big story), if you were watching FoxNews at the time, you wouldn't even know that that story had broke. CNN and MSNBC were all over it. Yet, on FoxNews ... not a peep? Why? Is it because FoxNews didn't know about the event. No! It takes time to figure out how you're going to spin this into not-a-bad-thing. And, of course, that's EXACTLY how they spun it. To the Trump supporters: Are you sick of winning, yet?

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Posted by demerling on 07/28/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “When Boy Scouts are Political Props

For the record, my earlier random seeming comment was in response to another post that's been removed.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/27/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Taste of Memphis Hot Wings: Peace on the Streets Concert/Tour

Their website says it has been cancelled.

Posted by natalya1299 on 07/27/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “When Boy Scouts are Political Props

I'm sorry you felt or were excluded (reads like condescension, but I really mean it) and it was/is not fair. At least some in the BSA have started to recognize some of the problems over the years. We did have kids from families that could not afford the uniforms, books, camping equipment, etc. that were necessary, but we had Troop supplies and other parents were able to provide enough in the way of hand-me-downs to help cover the gaps. Had most of the Troop had the same constraints, I'm not sure there would have been enough to go around. Depending on the activities of the particular Troop, income can be a hurdle to being involved and while the Council was trying to address the issue (at the time), it was not enough.
At its core, I personally believe the BSA is a worthwhile organization. Aside from the values and basic skills taught, it resulted in my spending more time with my father than I might have otherwise. Can't say I would feel the same way had I been in a Troop that reacted as some did at the Natl Jamboree. A big part of the issue here (as in so many other topics): the character and lessons being taught is dependent in part on the involvement of the parents. If a Troop is led by a bunch of outspoken morons, it's going to rub off on the Troop.

Keep in mind that, as you noted, going to the Nat'l Jamboree is not cheap. Our Troop never attended. Because of the camping equipment needed, you really need to get there by car. The result is that attendance is going to be biased towards those who are closer to the venue and those with the $$ to make the trip. In this case, you end up representation bent towards those from Appalachia and the nation's upper-middle/ high income suburbs.

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/26/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “When Boy Scouts are Political Props

I was too poor and too from the wrong neighborhood to be in the boyscouts.

I used to feel like I'd missed out, but now, not so much.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 07/26/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “When Boy Scouts are Political Props

Being an Eagle Scout myself from a troop with minimal diversity (which reflected the demographics of my local community), I can testify that Trump's mic would have had a better chance of being cut some 20 years ago in during our more diverse regional version of the national jamboree. Discussion of politics was typically shut down if it did come up in scouting. Our fathers/leaders were very much against our local troops being used a political hostages/props. We rarely interacted with elected officials while they were on the clock. The only politicians I remember being invited to speak (locally) we're those who had been in the BSA or GSUSA as youths. Otherwise, it was far more common (and interesting) to meet and listen to community leaders and members of the armed services.

I'm am neither proud nor am I ashamed to admit that if you were to place 10-year-old me in that crowd, I probably would have clapped too. Not because I support or agree with a single word that dip $h!t says, but because at that age I was taught both by my parents and within the BSA that any elected official was deserving of your respect if not your attention/understanding. The equation was: they spoke, you clapped. Of course, at the time Reagan and Clinton represented the extremes of the political spectrum. Unless someone stood on stage and yelled out "Hail Satan" or something to that effect, most of what was said by the few active politicians that did participate went in one ear and right out the other.

Maybe things have changed, but the lessons I was taught in the BSA focused on self-reliance, community service and what it means to be a good citizen. These same lessons have much to do with my centrist political bent as an adult. I was (and remain) as proud and thankful for the kind and congratulatory words in the letters I received from Presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush as I am of the letters from Presidents Carter and Clinton.

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/26/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Trials on Trial

I love that y'all used a photo where she looks batshit crazy.

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Posted by Leigh McElwee on 07/26/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “When Boy Scouts are Political Props

On a roll, on a bun. Long as it's tasty...

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Posted by Chris Davis on 07/25/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

Surprised and pleased to see your comments regarding husband, Dale Enoch, and The Commercial Appeal. I'm glad someone else remember those days.

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Posted by Joan Davidson Enoch on 07/25/2017 at 12:51 AM

Re: “It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Shelby County Party

Michael Weakly, maybe they can return to their roots and elect a Bilbo or Faubus.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/24/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “EDGE Says Yes to a 108-unit Residence at Madison and McLean

I would hope MRG will conform to Midtown, we do not want glass trash builings. Please use this space wisely and make it fit with the image of midtown.. It is surrounded by beauty, to make a modern glass trash building would be a travesty to Midtown..

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Posted by Lisa A. Boyd on 07/24/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Shelby County Party

I'd love to see the Democrats come back from the dead because I want at least 2 choices at an election, but as long as they are aligned with the Libs who did all the revolting stuff they done they'll never be the same again.

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Posted by Michael Weakley on 07/24/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Made in America

Is it lying if you can pardon yourself and anyone/everyone else (as stated in a recent rash of tweet-rage)?

Here's to eyeing the eastern horizon with a hopeful watch for CL's Vikings.

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Posted by barfolomew on 07/24/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

I remember Dale Enoch very well -- a worthy rep of the CA and a fully competitive reporter during the time I worked for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and even a star of the Gridiron Show. The "Commercial," as legitimate Memphis oldies called it, had genuine reach over there.

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Posted by Jackson Baker 1 on 07/24/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “COGIC Bishop G.E. Patterson Dies at 67

Bishop G.E. Patterson was truly a man Sent from God! I never knew him personally but i Thank God for raising him up for the world to see with his television ministry. The Glory of God rested upon him. Bishop Patterson set a standard for young & old preacher's, i Thank God for Sending this Traveler's throughout the land as a Testimony. A City that sits upon a hill and would not be hid. May God continue to bless the work of his hand. The song comes to mind, "May the Works i've Done Speak for me. Your Work is Speaking for you Bishop G. E. Patterson. Rest in Jesus, servant of the Living God! Well Done, thy Faithful Servant.

Posted by Al Suggs on 07/23/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Chick Rogers


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Posted by Eveline Horton on 07/23/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “King of the Irish

I had great times with Silky! There are too many stories to tell, but the laughter we had, the fun,Craic,and divvilmint we got up to, will always remain with me! Thank you Silky for ur wonderful Southern Charisma, the world is a quieter, emptier place since you have gone home!! Your old Irish pal, Goodbye Johnnie Dear!!

Posted by Proinsias O Rathaille on 07/23/2017 at 10:05 AM

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