J Thom 
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Re: “Memphians Respond to State Punishment Over Statues

It is not conservative to childishly bully a town by budgetary measures in response to statue removal that conservatives, liberals, and all unashamed people of society wanted removed in the first place. It is petty and harmful to the Republican party on a national scale.

Conservatives have historically stood for small gov't intervention and control, which was an angle I could get behind and support. But now, at least in TN I'm not sure what they are. I don't know who to support in either party, but real conservatives sure aren't present in most of the TN House seats. Just a bunch of small-town dummies.

Conservatives nationally would've rejected this legislative piece of filth in a heartbeat. Only in Tennessee...

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Posted by J Thom on 04/18/2018 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Weekend Review: Focus on Willie Herenton, Phil Bredesen, and Bob Corker

How exactly did Herenton not prepare a proper successor when he himself was the biggest failure in the City Mayor's office since the city regained it's charter in the 1800's?

Herenton may have been a good mayor with decent ideas in the 90's, to which I owe him credit, but since then he became an arrogant snob. When he mentioned that there was a conspiracy at MLGW to get rid of Joseph Lee, it was fairly obvious to anyone with a brain and an objective mind he'd lost it.

Whether or not you think A.C. Wharton was a failure, and that Myron Lowery, Herman Morris, or Carol Chumney would've been failures, be it known Herenton was worse than any of them.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/17/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “2018 Memphis Tigers football schedule

I have to think it's getting harder for Bowen/Norvell to find P5 non-conference opponents that want to play Memphis right now, but Memphis football is playing on a level we should be scheduling at least 2, maybe even 3 P5 non-conference opponents each season to help compete for a CFP spot should we win-out. That should be our goal now, as it will also bring 50k fans to those which are home games, and will make our team stronger and playing on more of a P5 level.

If our goal is truly to be in a Power Conference, we have to prep like we're in a Power Conference. When the results speak for themselves, then the talk will turn to reality, but we've got to get there first! It takes a vision!

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Posted by J Thom on 02/14/2018 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Sale of Parks Under Comptroller Review

Larry, I come from Confederate ancestry as well, and like many from southern heritage I felt it was best to take the statues down. They were unwanted in these locations. Be assured (much as you seem to think otherwise) it does not erase the content of a history book, or the authenticity of a museum dedicated to provide this historical content. Have you, with your enthusiasm for historical education, taken advantage of these find opportunities to walk through various Civil War museums to read and study the history shared within such walls? I'm glad to say I have!

What are your thoughts of putting an Al Sharpton statue in a small, redneck village? Or perhaps your hometown, right across the street from your house? And then have the state mandate the statue a historical monument that is illegal to remove? Would you not be offended after 50 years of staring at it daily? Would you, even if offended, not desire it to at least be relocated somewhere else, where those people can appreciate what they want from it, and you don't have to deal with it?

I'm neither a fan of Sharpton, or Forrest, and always try to take an objective, respectful view of all sides of recent controversial issues, even with regard to political alignment. Looking at this objectively, it just makes sense you allow the city to move the statues where they are unappreciated, and those who want them can take up that battle.

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Posted by J Thom on 02/07/2018 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Sale of Parks Under Comptroller Review

There sure are a lot of people in other parts of the state who have never visited Memphis that want to demand the city be controlled by them in reinstatement of statues in locations where they are completely unwanted.

Lawmakers not in Memphis who try to control Memphis are a detriment to the entire state, and sadly their behavior cannot be regulated.

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Posted by J Thom on 02/06/2018 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Statement from Loeb about Bar Louie

Agreed with Shane on this one! I frequented Bar Louie several times while it was open. The food was great, deals were great, atmosphere was great, but the service was downright terrible! It was either waiting 30 min. just for a drink refill, or being waited on by completely uninterested employees. Probably just needed to fire the manager and clean house of the cranky employees that think they would just do whatever they want, but sorry to see this place go!

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Posted by J Thom on 01/23/2018 at 3:06 PM
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