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Re: “Off the Rails: Phrases We Never Need to Hear Again

Pronouncing the word "huge" as "yuge" is my peeve. SAD!

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/22/2019 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Off the Rails: Phrases We Never Need to Hear Again

Snowflake alert; some cult follower of Dolt45 just got his tough guy fee-fees hurt.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/17/2019 at 10:05 AM

Re: “America Divided: Whose History? at the Brooks

Yep. Most of the Germans in Memphis, an educated and culturally significant group, departed for St. Louis and Cincinnati when the plague hit.
Although a minority, there were quite a number of white Union supporters in West Tennessee. Some of them were massacred with black soldiers at Fort Pillow. The Confederates hated them almost as much as the black soldiers. And "hate" is the correct word. The white Unionists were looked on as traitors, and the blacks as an abomination that dared to challenge white supremacy. That's why the animosity at Fort Pillow when they tried to surrender. They had to be severely punished to set an example to other blacks to stay in their rightfully subservient place.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/17/2019 at 8:04 AM

Re: “America Divided: Whose History? at the Brooks

There were thousands of Memphians and Southerners who enlisted to fight for the Union right here in Memphis, after the Union "occupation" of the city. Lee Millar never seems to mention those Southerners, nor does he mention the complete lack of memorials and statues dedicated to them. Of course, they were black men, so that might explain why their dedication and service were purposely ignored by Memphis leaders when Confederate statues were being erected, and why Lee Millar and the SOCV continues to ignore them. Oh, they'll pull out a random Holt Collier predictably, to prove blacks "fought" for the CSA, but they never question, if it's all about "history," why much of that history was and is ignored by them.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/16/2019 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Moving to Peabody Place

They'll be on a month-to-month lease undoubtedly.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/14/2019 at 2:49 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Water Rights Hearing Postponed Until May

This situation screams out for a political solution rather than an adjudicated one. It IS a shared resource and should be treated as such. But "gimme" welfare state Mississippi wants basically a billion dollars instead. Which they would blow(if they win) just like they blew the tobacco settlement.
Suing-- it's the Miss-a-ssippee way a life.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/14/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Council Ends Impasse Over District 1 Seat

CL, I'm here and ready to help. Signed, Rex Ryan.

Posted by Bakerspond on 01/10/2019 at 8:22 AM

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