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Re: “Tom Lee Construction Pushed to Fall, Petition Aims for Pause on Park

Hmm...Perhaps it's time to consider starting a petition to boycott Memphis in May. Just a thought...But if the Tom Lee Park redesign proposal dies on the vine because of objections from MIM, I will never attend a MIM event again. That's a guarantee.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 05/15/2019 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Tom Lee Construction Pushed to Fall, Petition Aims for Pause on Park

Strongly agree with you, LWC...Despite their smokescreen crap about not being against redesigning the park, nothing would make the "Save Tom Lee Park" petitioners happier than to essentially keep things the way they are, with the wants and needs of MIM taking huge precedence over all other Memphis residents and groups that would welcome major improvements to make the park much more inviting year round. My fear is that the delay to begin construction could be the first step toward mothballing the wonderful redesign plans.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 05/15/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “New Group Seeks to "Save Memphis in May"

This is absolutely amazing! A clandestine advocacy group to sway public opinion against the riverfront redesign proposal...Simply amazing!...Here's hoping that a counter group quickly emerges in support of the proposal. I'll gladly support that counter group, financially and otherwise. And my support wouldn't be clandestine. After all, if your motives are honorable and you aren't ashamed or afraid to be publicly associated with others on your side of the disagreement, why would you need to hide?

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 02/25/2019 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Memphis In May Cites "Challenges," "Issues" in Tom Lee Park Redesign

Somewhat agree with barfolomew. MIM seems to have become an all-powerful special interest group that believes it has the right to get anything it wants. Of course, the "anything" is often public resources that should rightly belong to me and to every other Memphian just as much as the resources belong to MIM. Like most economic impact statistics, MIM's economic impact claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Wish there was a way to quantify the adverse impacts, which arguably aren't insignificant. Wish that the clique of connected insiders who run MIM would realize that what's good for the city will ultimately be good for MIM instead of expecting us to look at it the other way around.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 02/22/2019 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Memphis In May Cites "Challenges," "Issues" in Tom Lee Park Redesign

Mane, I hope they don't let Memphis in May significantly alter the park redesign plan. Reducing the amount of grass space in the park is good, not bad. And not allowing for future growth of MIM is not necessarily bad, not if it comes at the expense of greatly improving the park for everyone else. Don't buckle to MIM!

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 02/21/2019 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Tom Lee Park Re-Design Sparks Concern for Memphis In May, Tourism

The plan sounds great. Absolutely fantastic. We shouldn't let Memphis in May, which uses the park for only about four weekends a year, stop us from greatly improving Tom Lee Park for the benefit of Memphians and tourists alike who will visit the park throughout the year. Nor should we get hung up and distracted by the fact that the plan was largely developed by outside consultants. So what if the consultants weren't from Memphis? Who cares? I certainly don't. If the plan is realistic, let's roll asap.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 02/11/2019 at 5:51 PM

Re: “2019 Memphis Tigers football schedule

Why are we playing road games against both South Alabama and UL-Monroe? Both? In the same season? I don't get it.

Posted by Strait Shooter on 02/08/2019 at 5:25 PM

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