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Re: “Letter From the Editor

It’s juvenile.
I took an EXTREME leap moving there and did extraordinary things taking extraordinarily huge measures to straighten out what problems came before me while I was there, while also handling neighborhood issues and the future of our neighborhood schools in my neighborhood.
It’s HARD AS HELL to make any POSITIVE progress there, because many people are afraid of everything government.
As a person who did put his life on the line for a long time and sacrificed a TON,
I DO NOT APPRECIATE the juvenile and ignorance promoting attitude of this letter.
he didn’t have any business saying a dam,n thing at all except,
“We’re working on it. What else can we work on? How CAN YOU HELP?”
That’s IT.
There are a lot of great things happening there and they are not enough. NOT ENOUGH.
He could have said, ”Wait for real improvement and lets see what our actual statistics are then."

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Posted by Bubbah on 08/06/2013 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Letter From the Editor

WHY only see the negatives?
Because they are the thing that never gets appropriately dealt with that is like a giant lead weight to progress in Memphis, that’s why, you need to focus on repairing them to get their actual stats to reflect success instead of abysmal failure. That’s why.
Why talk about other city’s dirt when you won’t clean your own effectively, even mentioning Little Rock was stupid, they were voted Kipplinger’s BEST #1 place to live in America last week, OBVIOUSLY hey know something AND did something about their plight!
That’s what Memphis never seems to get right, ACTION.
Memphis keeps painting a smile on graft, corruption, pollution, bad education, broad scale fiscal mismanagement, MLGW, violent crime, embracing stupid cliche’s and platitudes as if they get the job done.
Memphis is that nasty kid that doesn’t wash yet goes around calling everyone else names and for he same reasons.
Memphians, although they are some of the BEST and most important people on earth, have NO CONFIDENCE in their ability to effectively address their own city’s problems AND for good reason.
Every new development is by the same people who wrecked the boat, the new biz is cronyism, there is no real effort to get the people from the real at risk areas involved, just paving and painting over them if they can.
You can’t paint over people’s problems. You have to solve them, and you should all know by now that they ain’t gonna solve themselves and that you will have to get into action with a plan designed to effectively address them, which you DON’T have. There is where you begin and it won’t take a charrett or a feasibility study to get it done.
Hands on inclusive WORK is what it will take after the plan is designed. The goal? A FUTURE WORTH LIVING FOR ALL MEMPHIANS.
Shut up and get your asses to work.

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Posted by Bubbah on 08/01/2013 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Letter From the Editor

Bruce Van can chill out. He sounds like a battered wife. Sounds like a drunk. Some of those people use to live there.
You missed the time limit on getting it right.

Who’s he to tell anyone anything?
Memphians are great, they don’t need a spokesmodel LOL!

"Yes, Memphis has poverty and crime and our education system is a work in progress, but guess what? You can say the same thing about St. Louis, New Orleans, Little Rock, Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland — any number of American cities. “

Little Rock =Kipplingers PF #1 best place to live in the US last week.
You must not have noticed that LR and St. Louis have FIXED their problems, LOL! And all without sassy retort articles in the paper about “don’t talk bad about us, we’re better than you!” LOL!
You going back to “snitches get stitches” Bruce, that’s brilliant.

Sorry, Bruce, you have Stockholm Syndrome. SERIOUSLY.
Another Memphian downing other places instead of actually improving MEMPHIS.

"Bottom line: We're not Detroit, not even close.”
Where’s the BS buzzer because that’s a BS statement. I’ve been to detroit, it even looks like Memphis.

"The average household in DeSoto County has a higher total tax bill than Memphians do, thanks to Mississippi's income tax and high vehicle registration fee.”
SPIN alert.
THEY have JOBS that PAY. You can pay more tax when you get more pay and it’s not a problem.

"So chill out, ex-Memphians and haters of all stripes. Enjoy your life and quit worrying about Memphis.
We got this.”

Yeah, like always, hot air and horsecrap central sends out another threat. One trip in from the air tells all, MASSIVE poverty and blight. Been there over ten years,
stores go up and last 6 months.

I LOVE Memphis and Memphians, they deserve better, there are many stellar things about Memphis and not the same old garbage Wyngarden wrote about.

But your leadership betrays ALL of it with the hallmark of Memphis “support” the dubious effort destroyed by someone who found a way to steal all the money before anything got done. That’s why you can’t retain your own kids there, that’s why you can’t retain talent there.
Your city is BROKEN and you need to REPAIR it, not spread dubious platitudes.

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Posted by Bubbah on 08/01/2013 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Out of the Picture

Well well well, some people “understand the complexity” follow that red herring home if you want, it swims in a TOILET.

Think about this, Remove Ira and Craig from the picture and look at all the “Indie Films” done here at whatever budget.
How many of them made any money at all over costs?
How many of them made it to major theaters nationally?
How many are still turning a profit at all?
Why is all hat so, what is a recurring theme in all those pics that could possibly spell a NO from the industry?

Memphis as an Indie Film Capitol?
What justifies THAT?

The problem is that you don’t see clearly any path to make Memphis improve, thus, you aim at the mist, chase red herrings, and be led by “friends” only in office to lead you astray (lets collect “predictably not anywhere near enough” money from poor local makers for changing legislation) and never even conceive of the root of the problem.
FEAR of your own city.

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Posted by Bubbah on 07/27/2013 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Out of the Picture

Same people fighting for incentives and not getting them, even brought something to the table worth having, something beyond your scope, and still couldn’t close the deal.
Same complaint every year, same people every year. Do the math.
Complaining has more value to those Memphians than getting the job done.

Petty people do petty things and get petty results, they flock together, and make the same noises, noises that discourage their own success, so they can be justified in making that noise.
They don’t self examine. They blame.
If you want the power to get those movies here, you have to take it, they aren’t going to give it, hand it if you beg, sell it, or auction it to you. That should be clear. You have to take it.
You don’t know how to.

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Posted by Bubbah on 07/25/2013 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Blast Off

Best article ever done by this paper. PERIOD!

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Posted by Bubbah on 07/25/2013 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Session Notes: Robert Plant and Allstars at Royal Studios

THAT is a lot of badassery in one room.

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Posted by Bubbah on 07/16/2013 at 10:28 PM

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