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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

Re: “Cohen's New Agenda: Marijuana, Trump, Cops, Voting

OK, Mike, if what he's focused on will get him re-elected, then by definition, that's what his constituents are focused on and want. I think what you're trying to say is that Cohen isn't focused on what YOU want him to focus on.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/10/2019 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Cohen's New Agenda: Marijuana, Trump, Cops, Voting

"he is focused on what he thinks will keep him elected."

(clutches pearls) The horror!! A politician who angles to get re-elected.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 01/04/2019 at 2:01 PM

Re: “'Pork Report' Targets ServiceMaster, County Commission, Megasite

"While the site is some 20 miles from the eastern city limits and 15 miles from the Shelby County line, these represent similar distances to those separating Nashville and GM's Spring Hill Plant."

The population between Nashville and Spring Hill at the time the plant was built was probably 3 times what the population between Memphis and the megasite is right now. It might be 5 or 6 times the population on that area today. Compared to Middle Tennessee in the basin area south of Nashville, that area of West Tennessee is basically empty of people. That's why that megasite is, and will remain, a white elephant. Jobs follow people, generally.

Posted by Bakerspond on 01/02/2019 at 1:10 PM

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