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Re: “UPDATED: MidSouth Coliseum Mothballed in New Plan

Alexander: Because sport teams will be paying high dollars to use that 80 million dollar facility. Kids in the neighborhood won't. That's why it's important that the plan has something for everyone so that the more exclusive venues will be offset by ones accessible to the general public. Hopefully the plan that has yet to be unveiled will show that balanced thoughtful approach.

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Posted by airshafer on 11/01/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “UPDATED: MidSouth Coliseum Mothballed in New Plan

Why would the sports facility be off limits to neighborhood kids???

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Posted by Alexandra Slater on 11/01/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “UPDATED: MidSouth Coliseum Mothballed in New Plan


Sounds about right. Strickland is being #brilliantathebullshit again.

We need leadership in this city that doesn't just punt problems down the road for future generations to solve.

Keeping this venue shuttered is a huge win for suburban venues like Snowden Grove and the new venue at Graceland, as well as the Fed Ex Forum with it's tourism destroying non-compete clause.

This is 100% about restricting market access so the good ol' boys can keep their monopolies, plain and simple. I bet Mike Glen at the Daisy is counting the chickens in his basket full of eggs already.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/01/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “UPDATED: MidSouth Coliseum Mothballed in New Plan

The public input into this process has been a sham. The developers had their plan all along, and our Mayor is their puppet. But to say this decision is being made to benefit the surrounding communities and police and fire is a cowardly, but quite creative, way to frame this travesty. Great spin doctoring, but I bet those worthy entities aren't buying it either. This fight is just beginning.

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Posted by MemphisTigers on 11/01/2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

"Racist is as racist does"<--seems like a legit analogy, Cracko.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/01/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

"General Forrest was ironically a lot like Forrest Gump?
There you go now it all makes sense. Substitute box of chocolate for auction block of chocolate people.
Sam, not unlike his hero, is not unlike Forrest Gump.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/31/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “More Clinton Kelly

Clinton, the Chew is a favorite. But it is getting so silly....please!!!.

Great personalities, but don't try so hard.
Halloween was awful.

Posted by Carole Corbin Honeycutt on 10/31/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Hornets 104, Grizzlies 99: Five Thoughts

Few notes:

Don't know what value Harrison adds by playing 5 min in the beginning of 1st and 3rd quarter. Can a bench player not play extra minutes and still play with rest of bench players if Fizzdale is worried about disrupting the chemistry. He is probably going to get traded or waived later in the season.

Tyreke is the only consistent players, saving the blushes for this team

Mario Chalmers makes lots of boneheaded fouls and his layup % reminds me of Tony Allen

Dillon Brooks, as a rookie will make mistakes, defers to senior players too much and hesitates to take shots. He should take his 3 point shots when open. Once in rhythm, they will start to go in. Coach should encourage that.

Tyreke does not want to pass ball to anyone. Wants to score lots of points himself and get a fat contract next year. This style may be good for him but does not help with team basketball. He is a productive Lance Stephenson

Conley does not play good basketball against better PGs. It is not just this year, I have noticed that for years, when some big PG is playing against him, more often than not his performances are not great. You can do a stat comparison of his performances against good PGs and average PGs.

Marc Gasol is a moody player and so his ups and downs should be as common as waxing and waning of moon

Don't expect Selden or McClemore to be world saviors. They may be better than Harrison but proof is in the pudding. Selden is not a good, consistent 3 point shooter and McClemore may not be a defensive stalwart team needs.

Posted by PSHARMA1 on 10/31/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

I seem to remember there being three separate investigations, the first two of which returned guilty verdicts.

Luckily there was funding for a 3rd investigation which mysteriously found him not guilty in spite of 300 corpses worth of evidence being against him.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/31/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

More than Forrest testified. That committee wanted to hang Forrest. They were thorough. They could not find him guilty.

Instead of making ignorant claims go read the transcript. Seriously, they describe things in such a way that you actually understand the post war chaos.

Another exhibit idea would be to honor his Calvary troop. Did you know that he had 33 black cavalrymen in his army? I bet that would be cool to research...the swore they were the best he had ever seen! They might be why he was so effective.

You need to remember that General Forrest was ironically a lot like Forrest Gump in that he was the only soldier on both sides to climb from private to General as a war time commission. You see guys, people respected this man. We should too.

This article was a joke and so were the last few. I believe the Memphis flyer could be a much more serious paper but they need to stop playing the popularity game and get back to real journalism. Everything I have posted is carefully researched and sourced. Take heed as this path I provide is the best direction for our city.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/31/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Uh Sam, ..."accounts from both sides" you realize one of the sides was dead and unable to testify. But why would we doubt the testimony of a traitor trying to beat a murder rap. Are you sure you weren't on OJ's jury?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/30/2017 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Fort Pillow would make a great exhibit...especially if you provided accounts from both sides. The Yankee papers verses the eye witness accounts would be a really cool lesson for people. You do realize that Forrest went before a congressional committee over that and he was cleared of any crimes.

And no...not case you have not that committee hearing he swore under oath that he was not in the KKK. I would say that testimony and others in that trial should be enough to clear his name in his own hometown.

It is far too easy to "go with the flow" and believe the lies about him. Both extremist want to claim this man but they both lie. Go read his testimony yourself! Its will be amazed. It is really something. You will find out that Forrest could have started another war but chose peace. He is a man to be admired. All Memphis citizens should be proud to have him in that park.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/30/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

So can we eat culture or not?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/30/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Can't tell if these guys are 4chan trolls or actual Klansmen.

3 words.

Fort. Pillow. Massacre.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/30/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

There is a great deal of misinformation out there about this fiasco. Taking down monuments that are a century old is not a popular thing to do. 75% of the country is against this sort of craziness. Don't we want people to visit here and spend money?

I visited Jamaica once. They have a reputation for being rough on tourists. I went to a public park that surrounded a waterfall and on the way out a large group of crafts vendors surrounded me and proceeded to force me to buy a item. He told me "Jamaica is a poor country. Please buy this now." I replied to him "What are you taking about? Jamaica is rich in culture!" He replied to me, "I can not eat culture!" I bought the item. The fact is that once our leadership and people lose sight that our city is for more than just locals then we start the spiral of cannibalism on our culture. Lets focus on tourism and feed our citizens something better!

The monuments, buildings, and streets....anything old...has more charm in it than can be bought today. They are PRICELESS! That statue is really something to behold. This city should create an entire exhibit around it describing how incredible that man was. You could have historians and military from all around visiting it. An outdoor exhibit showing models of the battles would be awesome.

Does this mayor and council really want to improve the city? Do they want to compete with Nashville? Knoxville? Little rock? If so I suggest we leverage our local resources and our local culture to be as inclusive as possible. Lets start by teaching the truth about General Forrest to the citizens. He loved this town and he was loved by all types of people. He is a local legendary hero. His memorial is something we should be proud of and use as an attraction to bring money to this town.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/30/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Oh Sam, kudos for hanging in there and resisting the pressure from encyclopedia salesmen.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/30/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

You are obviously not a historian either. The Nazis slaughtered 6 million people. The Jews were not even close to being slaves...they were being systematically eliminated. Some may have been put to work but the end goal was extinction. furthermore, the Nazi regime was an agressor. They invaded other states. When you make a comparison between Nazi and Confederate you really show how little you know about basic history.

I will state again, the monument needs to be left alone. Every time the Council votes against it the result is a show of intolerance that makes people not want to visit, Move to or live in this City. Memphis can be a world class city if only it focuses on trade and preserves its history any way it possiblly can. Honoring the wishes of the past citizens is the right thing to do for everyone.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/29/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Howdy, Neighbor!

i get the same reactions as someone who appears white when I go to see my Dad at his house. He is the last "hold out"in his little neighborhood from the 50's-60's. He is the longest resident in the area...yet he and I get treated like aliens because we dont look like everyone else in the neighborhood. racism can occur in many neighborhoods. It will take a long time for equilibrium, but if we keep reaching out to each other rather than focusing on the differences, we can get to where we need to be

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Posted by Rebecca McClanahan Langston-Travis on 10/29/2017 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

Sam Garey,…

The Nazis didn't kill everyone in the camps, many were simply enslaved,and by your omission of sins I assume you think that's an okay thing.

PS If Forrest defended Memphis from invasion, he didn't try very hard or is telling time another one of your shortcomings.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 10/29/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Our Confederate Past: A Selective History

The author of this article is clearly not a historian. No true historian would ever endorse the removal of any of these landmarks. To be clear, Forrest was not affiliated with the KKK at all. He helped defend this state and city from invasion. He was a military genius. He was loved by this city.

He is buried in that park. He should remain there and the senseless battle to discriminate against the confederate monuments should end. Removing this monument merely sends a message that Memphis has lost its way in understanding how important having history is for a city. It tells people that Memphis does not care about its past.

No monument was erected to do anything other honor the fallen. The dates of monuments being erected coincide with anniversaries of the war. They also coincide with the dying out of the Civil war soldiers. Any other theory is reaching.

There is a grave difference concerning Confederate statues and that of other countries. If you compare this to say Nazi Germany then you really need to consider your comparison. The Nazis invaded over 75% of Europe and then cooked 6 million citizens based on religion. The Confederates were invaded and then burnt to the ground. There is no comparing these items. This is basic history!

Memphis must come to terms and recognize that these monuments are very special. They are part of Memphis. They are landmarks that show American history! To remove them will only take away from the cultural landscape of this town. It will send a message that that not all are welcome here and that the local government is biased and unfair to specific groups.

There is no intelligent reason to remove or taint this city anymore. Lets drop this monument conversation and start moving forward to more important things.

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Posted by Sam Garey on 10/29/2017 at 3:28 PM

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