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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 Daca must be cancelled, the applications frozen, and benefits rescinded.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

LoveBC,
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

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

Bruce,
Thank you for commenting. I usually relied on Oaktree and ArlingtonPop to point that out. When you have to cover 600 years of history you can't use a tiny brush.
Let's just say, cultural benefits aside, flooding the labor pool has never worked out well for those of us treading water.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 9:42 AM

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

That's a pretty broad brush there, Mullins. Several, actually.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/02/2017 at 8:57 AM

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

Cracko and Bruce,
The worst part of said slime is that their repugnance makes launching any concurrent criticism appear an endorsement of their ooze.
So for the moment let me point out that the door to anti immigrant bile was and is opened by the liberal inability to admit or address the impact of all immigration on the working class.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/02/2017 at 8:16 AM

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

True, Cracko. It was one of our old faves, speaking from behind the facebook page of an innocent Dallas teenager. What a slime.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/01/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Famed Local Restaurateur Ronnie Grisanti Dies

RIP LOVE YOU AND FAMILY.

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Posted by eleanorvolmerpatterson on 07/01/2017 at 6:59 PM

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

Bruce, I am afraid someone has hacked that delicate flower's facebook page. Surely no true fan of the Kardashians could hold something so vile in her mouth

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/01/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1478

LoveBC, I guess being a juvy criminal with a rich daddy ain't so bad either.
I guess things changed under your watch, but the little criminals I knew were more concerned with avoiding rape and beatings than faulty air conditioning. Maybe you also had a degree in HVAC, or at least a stake in the business.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/01/2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Miss McKellar Lake — 1973

Tori Petty- Miss McKellar Lake
Judy Joe- 1st Alternate
Elaine Henderson- 2nd Alternate

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Posted by Elaine Shelby on 07/01/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Memphis Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Facebook Posts & Comments

LoveBC, The Crazy Horse statue/memorial is on private land. If the Confederate necrophiliacs want to build a giant statue of Forrest buggering one of his slave boys **on private property**, more power to 'em; get their Mapplethorpe on.
But excellent point comparing Custer and Forrest.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 07/01/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1478

I guess being a mugger is not to bad of a deal in Memphis. If one is a juvy, all sorts of protectors, including the federal government, will ascertain that the HVAC is kept on a comfortable setting.

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Posted by LoveBC on 07/01/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Inside Mae Beavers: A Parody Arises

These instructions kind of reminded me of the Preppy Handbook written back in the early 1980s, that was also funny and dead on.

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Posted by LoveBC on 07/01/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Gateway to Frayser

Frayser was a booming community back in the day. The four things that killed Frayser was annexation into Memphis, the shuttering of both Firestone and IH, the exodus of working families, and the gangsters moving in back in the 80s.

I hope development at the old Treasury store site is successful, but generally speaking, gov incentives do little for the money invested.

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Posted by LoveBC on 07/01/2017 at 4:44 PM

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