J Thom 
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Re: “The Casada Controversy

It is not only discussion of removal as Speaker or even resignation from his House seat at stake, but if evidence of the wiretapping of offices of House members from the Democratic party and white noise from his own office is found, Casada will likely be arrested on felony charges. Hard to see him getting away from that one.

The odd thing is that fellow House members of the Rep. caucus and Gov. Lee himself are reticent to share their response on the matter. Why are they covering for this guy? There is a Rep. super majority in the House and they will clearly have a Speaker of their own party (envisions of a Kent Williams scenario will never happen). It's not like Casada is so special in any way, and the reluctance to speak is hurting the public trust and the Rep. party as a whole in TN. No idea what they think they'll accomplish.

No corporate PAC or nonprofit is going to donate to Casada's campaign fund moving forward without the threat of public embarrassment. Why does the party wish to go the way of embarrassment themselves? Rather than speak up, denounce this crook, and move forward with a real statesman/stateswoman to lead as Speaker.

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Posted by J Thom on 05/09/2019 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

Some of the prior mean-spirited comments, which likely could have only come from kids under the age of 15 based on the assessment of their maturity level, really don't contribute anything to reasonable, public discourse. Sorry, but the whole tough guy mentality and telling people to shut up in such a threatening way doesn't really have any effect through the internet, lol.

And men absolutely should be accountable for their role in causing any pregnancy, just as the life of that precious child should be loved and protected, that itself is an excellent point.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/03/2019 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

@CL, it's totally cool if you disagree with my perspective, and I'm happy to discuss/debate respectfully, but it's glaringly obvious you cherry picked my examples and focused on nothing else.

I understand this is such a difficult and personal topic, and certainly was not one where I intended to isolate a political party, or a non-profit organization in our community, but I did share my perspective in a most honest way possible and I regret nothing of sharing high hopes/aspirational goals of people from any background, including ones for whom the thought of abortion may have been considered during their conception.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/03/2019 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

@CL, please reread my comment in it's entirety and if you wish to speak on a more adult level, I'm happy to engage in the dialog.

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Posted by J Thom on 04/03/2019 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Forum Aims to Stop Abortion-Ban Bill

It is not an effort to take away any woman's rights. I fully support a woman's right to choose, and what she does with her womb is nobody's business but hers. But when a human life is entered into the picture, it is everybody's business, and that life is precious, and should be protected. That life could be the next president of the U.S., or the next NBA All-Star, or perhaps the next St. Jude Scientist who finds a cure for cancer. And to think, that life could be taken because of decisions of the person who is carrying it to birth. That makes me cringe.

This shouldn't be a partisan politics issue. The Democratic party has many good ideas, but their stance is a horrible one on this issue.

Planned Parenthood does good work helping women, but they have a horrible position on this issue which ruins the reputation of their organization.

The State lawmarkers are right on this issue. Please stop this forum!

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Posted by J Thom on 04/02/2019 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Community Group Plans March in Protest of Memphis 3.0

Perhaps we can run FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, and other high-paying job companies to the African American community out of town, so that the city will declare bankruptcy and current local amenities that we moved to town for (Shelby Farms, Botanical Gardens, Overton Square, Memphis Zoo, Beale St, pretty much everything downtown) will go to trash. Then we will see property values become affordable to Ms. Atwater's liking, albeit bankruptcy may still handicap the city from investing in soon-to-be graffiti-laced parks in gang-infested areas. Though no one will want to live here because the town will become a dogpile of trash, but that appears to be what Ms. Atwater and her group want in the matter. Way to represent our best interests!

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Posted by J Thom on 03/29/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Council Ends Impasse Over District 1 Seat

cracko, maybe if Edmund Ford Sr. fulfilled the minor qualification of simply obeying the law, then he'd be acceptable. I never thought that'd be too much to ask of my elected officials.

Posted by J Thom on 01/10/2019 at 8:45 AM

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