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Re: “Saltwater Crab Going into Indian Pass Space

Actually the Indian Pass sign was still up Monday - but today (Wednesday) the new "Midtown Memphis" sign was going in. Yeah!

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Posted by ALJ2 on 06/12/2019 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Real UFOs. Fake News.

Great column from the editor of a publication that devoted space to Huey's putting tater tots on the menu but couldn't be bothered to even mention the five unarmed servicemen in East Tennessee murdered by a Muslim extremist. (You know, East Tennessee, where the Flyer says taxpayers should send Memphis money to help pay for our 200th birthday - which so far has been a non-event.)

And a publication that "exposed" Dubya's supposed neglect of his National Guard duties based on the entirely unsubstantiated claims by two people who were clearly shown to have personal reasons for disliking the Bush family. E.g., that George H., instead of using his father's influence as one of the richest, most powerful people in the nation to get his son out of combat, allowed George H. to enlist in a dangerous and life-threatening position as a Naval aviator. And with no mention ever of the "hallowed service" of a draft-dodging liar like Bill Clinton. (You know, the lawyer Bill Clinton who confessed to perjury, i.e., LYING, in a legal proceeding while under oath and gave up his law license before the ABA stripped him of it.)

Nope, no bias here.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/30/2019 at 7:11 PM

Re: “City Council Wants State to Incentivize ‘Bluff City Law’ to Film in Memphis

Memphis is too busy spending Memphians' money subsidizing rich developers and other oligarchs build and renovate office space we don't need and apartments most can't afford to invest $10M to reap $50M in [supposed] benefits!

Well, Funkie, you might as well ask the guy whose face you just spat in if he would give you $10. Your personal and political tactics are always so great! Maybe one day you could research just how much which metro area is contributing in taxes to the state and which area is getting how much in "entitlements", etc. from the state. Again, I am baffled by your consistent theme that somehow the vast majority of Tennesseans (who do NOT live in Memphis) should fund whatever you and other Memphians want on a given day, e.g., a 200 year birthday celebration - or the tantrums begin.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/21/2019 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Renovated Cossitt Library Could Open By February

Interesting. A brave new world of "civic engagement, socioeconomic mixing, environmental sustainability, and value creation". Apparently, books and reading have no place in the modern library, unlike refreshments, meeting rooms, music stations, technology workshops, performance areas, production studios, yoga lessons, and, of course, jookin.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/20/2019 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Taking It to the Street

I don't go to Beale Street because of 1) "the price of parking or ridesharing, the cover fees that some of the venues charge, and the price of drinks in those venues" and 2) the persistent violence and crime that don't seem to concern a number of our civic "leaders" and others such as Maya Smith.
If you can afford all the things in item 1) above, a $5 street cover won't matter. If you can't afford a $5 street cover, you've no legitimate business to loiter there and are impeding the people who are trying to enjoy themselves and/or, whether some want to admit it, are just looking for trouble.
And, just to amuse our friend Cracker, let me add that it ought to be a disgrace when the Clowncil and others are outraged at a $5 street cover but don't give a darn when the City charges a senior citizen with disabilities (living on far less than $40,000 a year) over $800 for a one mile ambulance ride. Just how we roll around here...

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/20/2019 at 9:37 AM

Re: “TVA Makes Case For MLGW Not to Switch Suppliers

Tragedy, Cracker! Overton Square hasn't had power since about 8:30pm last night! No brunch! (I hear Cooper Young is up and running.)

I usually am snug at home Saturday nights drinking my Poweraide Zero. But I'll take the $15 bottomless, please, on any Sunday, including D-Day.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/19/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “TVA Makes Case For MLGW Not to Switch Suppliers

And the City Clowncil is unhappy: "...Memphis has the lowest rate in the country, at 6.81 cents per kilowatt hour..."

So as long as we get the lowest price, what do you care where the money goes? And on my calculator, when reducing the 6.81 cent rate 20% for debt payments, I get 5.45 cents - not 4.81.

So just which utility/utilities will actually sell Memphis the power we need for less than 6.81 cents/kilowatt hour including all costs? (And I don't mean a bunch of speculators that can't provide a single kilowatt hour tomorrow.)

In the real world, huge changes such as switching electric suppliers for the City create a large potential for graft, kick-backs, and other corruption while usually saving taxpayers/ratepayers nothing.

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Posted by ALJ2 on 05/19/2019 at 9:09 AM

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