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Re: “The Trolley Stop Market

Had a great Saturday morning breakfast here. Fresh home-made bread/toast, real hash browns, fresh veggies in my omelet. We'll be back.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/21/2010 at 11:19 AM

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Re: “Sushi Jimmi Will Close at the End of July

This is never going to stop, is it?

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/06/2019 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Rain Dancing Through the Apocalypse

Very true, CL. You can put in at the far end of the Harahan Bridge and paddle for miles. Some friends of mine in Missouri just kayaked the KATY Trail near Columbia.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/06/2019 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Pipe Dream: Megasite Sewer Line into the Mississippi River Causes Strife

Thanks for mentioning "Rivergator, Paddlers Guide to the Lower Mississippi River", 1,000s of children swim in the Mississippi River south of Duvalls Landing, site of the proposed West Tennessee Poopline. I am a swimmer, and have been swimming in the Mississippi since 1982. Downstream in Mississippi and Arkansas we already have to swim through treated Memphis wastewater. How much more can the river (and our children) tolerate? A couple of years ago, Arkansas quietly constructed its own Poopline. Memphis river rats and fishermen noticed this sewer pipe after it was already installed and in place, about 18" in diameter (about the same diameter as the proposed W. TN poopline). It appeared a couple of years ago on the Arkansas shore behind Redman Island (RBD 740), and is spewing forth unfathomable amounts of unmentionables into the back channels of the river above Memphis. How did this appear without public notice? Or did we miss something? Does anyone have any information about this Arkansas-based poopline?

John Ruskey
Clarksdale, MS

Editor's note: I'm posting this for our downstream friend, John Ruskey. bv

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 05/15/2019 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Lost in the Weeds: Tennessee Just Says No

When's the last time you got shot with a bong?

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 04/19/2019 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Fly on the Wall 1572

How 'bout y'all sit down together and work on getting a sense of humor?

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 04/11/2019 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Trump’s Lost Weekend

Yeah, how about that Mueller report? We haven't seen it yet, just a perfunctory ass-covering 4-page letter by AG Barr. If the report truly "exonerates" the president, they should be rushing to release it, right? I'll suspend judgment until we see it. Crowing about the results, or lamenting them, are both premature actions at this point.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 03/25/2019 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Usual Shenanigans

Glad to see Mr. Kook is back after a long absence. Welcome. And please point out where I've advocated for free college tuition at private or religious schools. I haven't. I have pointed out many times that a college education has become ridiculously over-priced and that student debt is a major negative influencer on the economy, making it more difficult for young people to buy a house, etc. You have only to look to this week's news to see how absurd the process for getting into over-priced, over-hyped universities has become.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 03/14/2019 at 10:07 AM

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