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Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

So for years they have been trying to rewrite history and place themselves in the roles of patriots instead of the traitors they were and now that people are telling them to F off, they get a big sad?


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Posted by B on 06/26/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Gannett to Sell Commercial Appeal Building

Memphis might be better off if the city said no and they left town. Oh wait, they already have left town.

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Posted by B on 06/20/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Trump Über Alles

Sorry that the coverage of the implosion of our democracy is inconveniencing you and giving you a sad.

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Posted by B on 06/15/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Is Meddlesome's 201 Hoplar in Bad Taste?

It may come as a big surprise to those who aren't cops, lawyers or members of the media, but 201 Poplar isn't something the average Memphian sees as a cultural touchstone. It's a jail. It's a place you want to avoid.

If you want to argue the name is offensive, you could say that 201 Poplar Is a place where far too many of our young people wind up due to lack of opportunity.

It's full of people who may never have the oppportunity to down a $10 class of craft beer.

Betond that, it sounds like something a 15-year-old would think of. Set the bar higher, guys.

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Posted by B on 06/14/2017 at 2:39 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.)

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

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

Was he really an early civil rights activist? Or was he an insurance salesman who was pandering to a potential market?And does that make up for the Fort Pillow Massacre or the thousands of humans he trafficked in?

He was on the losing side of a rebellion. Let's not forget that part of history.

Or we can go the way of Texas, and pretend that all those people were just "immigrant labor," as some of the textbooks that state approved do.

What's more, does that latter bit of history justify his being memorialized in a park (against his wishes, BTW)? There's nothing on the statue about that, it doesn't show him kissing a black woman on the cheek or advocating for blacks to have jobs (without which they can't pay his insurance premiums). It shows him on a war horse.

And if we're going to include history, "warts and hall," how about revising the plaques downtown to reflect that he was a slave trader instead of an "entrepreneur"?

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Posted by B on 05/23/2017 at 8:57 AM

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