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Re: “Judge Temporarily Halts Voter Registration Law From Taking Effect

Nashville: Civil Rights? WHAT ARE THOSE?!?!

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 09/13/2019 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Downtown Town Hall Leads to Dialogue on City Issues

"That PILOTS (payment-in-lieu-of tax inducements to new business and industry) had been failures as factors in economic rejuvenation, in that, among other things, the higher salaries brought to town by new industry go principally to imported executives who find residences outside the city."

Trickle Down Economics (AKA Voodooo Economics, AKA, "Piss on 'em and tell'em it's rainin" economics) have failed more times than Marxist Communism.

The poor don't have the money to rebuild infrastructure. Unless we increase wages for the poor, the only other option is to tax the rich. The poor just don't have it

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 09/09/2019 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Realpolitik and the River

This article seems contradictory.

You say "Nobody wants Memphis In May to go away" but you also say renovations to Tom Lee Park with force MIM to go away to another location, and that people support this renovation.

There are plenty of people who want MIM to go away, specifically people who see Riverside Drive as a highway and not a scenic route going past the river.

Vitriole against politicians playing stupid and being disingenuous about their motives is well and fully justified, and really Pro MIM supporters should be more vocal and assertive than they have been.

The fact of the matter is if the park redesign wasn't bad for MIM and Memphis as a whole, it wouldn't be getting shoved down our collective throats.

Look at how many riots and protests have come under our current leadership; I've never seen anything like it in my adult life.

That's bad leadership. We need leaders who understand simple words like "no." We need leaders who value people more than property.

If we had leadership that listened to civil criticism, we wouldn't be having any of the uncivil kind.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/29/2019 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Group Calls for Memphians to Record, Share Stories

@ cracko

In my world, "O.C." stands for "Original Content"

Can you believe it only takes one time of having your friend illegally arrested for engaging in constitutionally protected protest for you to not like a Mayor and actively campaign against him?

Obsessive compulsive disorder is about people who ritualistically check to make sure their stove is off 15 times in a row, not folks who've watched cops try to run over their friends in Health Sciences Park for trying to remove a historically inaccurate statue similar to one that caused a murder and a riot in Charlottesville.

You're thinking of paranoid delusions, which I might have started having after cops refused to act on a warrant for a mentally ill guy under a restraining order who attacked me and my friends on 5-12-17 at a show Paul Garner was playing with Aktion Kat at Murphy's, and were really slow in responding to the call, possibly because the police knew Paul was there and already didn't want to help him.

You may remember Paul as being one of the named parties in the '78 Consent Decree Violation hearings.

I've been in therapy for PTSD for over a year since then, but I have a feeling you still won't be able to understand how me spending thousands of dollars for mental health care because I was a victim of a preventable tragedy might put a chip on my shoulder.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/28/2019 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Group Calls for Memphians to Record, Share Stories

I call this story the "Ballad of Jim Strickland"

Lemme tell you a story bout a man named Jim
He sicced the police on folks who disagreed with him
but then one day a judge came to see
That he'd violated the '78 consent decree

Denying right to assembly

Illegal police surveillance.

Next thing you know he's pulling out his hair
Judge Mccalla said "Keep your cops away from there!"
He said "Follow the law, or the feds will come around!"
But he kept on harrassing folks and keepin' em down

Contempt for the law

Thinly veiled racism

It's time to say goodbye to Strickland and his kin
Because a lot of better candidates are running against him
but you're invited back next week to Memphis Tennessee
So here's to all us hopin' for peace and civility

Fat chance. Government corruption. Wage suppression

Ya'll vote for someone good now, hear?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/28/2019 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Herenton Rouses Women Supporters with Promise of Victory

I'd rather see Tami Sawyer win than Herenton, and I'm fairly certain King Willie's run is really designed to split the vote to keep a real progressive out of office so Strickland can win.

However, we could elect a three legged dog and it would be an improvement on the current mayor.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/26/2019 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Downtown Business Owners Urge Tom Lee Park Renovation

I was unaware pushing renovation back nearly a year so it starts off behind schedule was considered "Strong leadership by Strickland"

Yet another example of Strickland's Pigeon Chess political strategy, where he is soundly defeated and stymied by the forces of sanity and progress, bungles every aspect of his "plan," then struts around claiming victory.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/26/2019 at 9:45 AM

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