Jake Brown 
Member since Sep 24, 2013

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Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

The difference in parking space area between the current 9x19 dimensions and the proposed 10x20 is not one square foot. At those dimensions, the difference per space is 29 square feet, or more than 3 square yards. Did Councilman Morgan sleep through 4th grade math?

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Posted by Jake Brown on 01/10/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Democrats in Philadelphia Wonder, 'Where's Jim?'

Oh come on. Really? Strickland's serving in a nonpartisan position, in a city that desperately needs good MEMPHIS-centric leadership. I for one appreciate the fact he's not taking a week off of his day job to get time on stage with Corey Booker and Katy Perry (as much as I DO like Katy Perry). Seriously though, Strickland''s first priority is to his city, not his party. Gimme a break.

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Posted by Jake Brown on 07/29/2016 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Weirich Says She's Not Guilty of Misconduct in Jackson Trial

Midtown Mark, what about those of us whose sentiments tilt toward the Bill of Rights?

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Posted by Jake Brown on 02/24/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “An End, Finally, to the Civil War

Thomas, that comment was uncalled for and inaccurate. Substantively, I can't say it's any worse than the deluded prating from the treason apologists above. It is amusingly self-effacing though. Supposing you're sufficiently versed in the writer's work to make such broad evaluations of it would surely qualify you as among that "whiny readership." No?

To your credit, your own whiny tone lends some weight to the characterization.

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Posted by Jake Brown on 07/10/2015 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Sara Kyle Gets a November Shot at Her Husband's Former Senate Seat

Just Right, not all of us who voted for Kyle are anti-Cohen.

Monday night, there were precisely 0 "votes against" Congressman Cohen. There were 18 FOR Sara Kyle.

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Posted by Jake Brown on 09/10/2014 at 9:29 PM

Re: “The Case of the Two Jake Browns

Let me further clarify that in my previous post I did not mean to imply Ms Ricon is an ineffective strategist. Quite the opposite is true, as evinced by her firm's growing list of clients. I continue to admire and respect her dedication to progressive politics in Memphis.

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Posted by Jake Brown on 04/21/2014 at 5:15 AM

Re: “The Case of the Two Jake Browns

Is this there more text to this article? I read through it and don't see what precisely it "debunks" about me or my candidacy. Also, Jackson, I'm a bit disappointed in you this time. This piece is rather seriously misleading and i can't help but think intentionally so. I say this because in this piece you've withheld some relevant and material facts of which I know you are aware (since we know each other personally), and since you don't seem to be withholding facts at random, but in a deliberate attempt to slant your pen in favor of my opponent. The one with the laundromat. Look, if you support him, then by all means go vote for him. Put up a yard sign. Send him some money. But please don't feign objectivity and attack my integrity. You're a better journalist than that. I know you and I like you. This piece won't change that, but I do hope you'll allow me here to fill in some blanks.

First of all, the article implies I claim to live at 43 N Cox, the address at which I lived with Ms Rincon for some time and where I was lawfully registered to vote at the time of my election filing. This is not the case. I moved months ago to 701 S Barksdale. This is my address on file with the Election Commission. This was the address on file when my opponent embarrassed himself on the debate televised by Rev. Noel Hutchinson, making a similar move, stating as if it were significant that he had Ms Rincon's claim I don't live at an address which, as it happens, I don't claim to live either. He went so far as to blunder public ally that the Shelby County Democratic Party was "bringing sanctions against [me]." This was puzzling more than troubling. As a member of the SCDP Executive Committee, I was aware of nothing being brought against me, nor indeed of what he meant by "sanction" in the first place, since our bylaws make no mention of anything like that. Of course he was pulling it out of his, well, let's say...laundry basket. Sorry, laundromat joke.

I was given no sanctions. First of all, no such sanctions exist. Furthermore, my opponent's efforts to discredit me were significantly limited by the fact he had no evidence. At the County Party's April meeting, Chairman Carson stated clearly on the record that the matter had been investigated and that the Democratic Party had no issues whatsoever with me for my residency or any other matter. Since I thought you were there, I was surprised not to see any mention of this in the article.

Also, you might have elaborated on why I was being recognized at the ceremony for the sign in Orange Mound. As you and I discussed, rather than make the taxpayers do it, Rev. Reginald. Tucker (rightmost in the posted picture) and I paid out of our own pockets to have the sign refabricated, shipped, replaced, and this time bricked in so that it won't be stolen again. This cost nearly $2500, which we split out of our own pockets, Indeed, it WOULD appear I deserve some credit.

And the article fails to disclose relevant facts about Ms Rincon and myself, as well as her current status as a paid member of my opponent's campaign. This might surprise those who heard the way she spoke about him when she was touting MY candidacy, but it is indeed true. In fact, not only is it the case that Ms Rincon actively (if not so effectively) managed MY campaign for nearly 8 months, it was none other than she who first suggested I run for this seat. Many Flyer readers will know that the full picture includes the fact that, in addition to my being the sole employee of her start-up consulting firm (through which, to her credit, she's making quite a name for herself this election cycle), she and I were in a romantic relationship. To my sincere, sincere disappointment (though perhaps to no one's BUT my surprise), when this relationship ended, so too did her support of my campaign. She was kind enough to, for a time, allow me to maintain residency at 43 N Cox while I found another place. This kindness ceased abruptly when she learned I was in a new relationship. Oddly enough, this coincided uncannily with her firm's association with my opponent, who clearly has no qualms in capitalizing on the emotional vulnerability of a good woman. He's hired her, in part, in hopes to make public the machinations of a difficult break-up. Class act.

Perhaps next time you bill an article like this you include at least one allegation made by someone who's NOT an avowed supporter of one of my opponents.

Otherwise, keep up the good work. Drop by for a beer one evening...701 S Barksdale.

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Posted by Jake Brown on 04/21/2014 at 1:13 AM

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