Jeff Holloway 
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Re: “Memphis Black Lives Mural Defaced

I glad the federal government is keeping us safe from Martha Stewart, Cat Stevens and the two Californians that painted over a mural.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 07/13/2020 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Back to Business? The Crumbling Foundations of the Service Industry

I noticed the same thing AL. When I graduated from the then Memphis State in 1982, there were very few jobs, likewise, about 10 years ago, even fast food restaurants were barely hiring. I went to Home Depot yesterday on Riverdale, and they had a rather large help wanted sign.
This could mean that the unemployment benefits are rather generous, or that starting wages of the firms needing help are rather non-generous.
I remember some economic study several years ago involving a cost benefit analysis of working compared to accepting welfare. Basically, as I remember, if one was making less than $12 per hour without benefits, it made economic sense not to work, but to collect the various types of welfare available.
I work from home now, but back when I had a roughly 30 mile round trip commute, it cost roughly $40 a week in gas and vehicle upkeep. If a single parent has to pay child care expenses in addition to regular work expenses - well lets say that can get expensive. My wife and I easily figured out it was cheaper for her to stay at home when the kid was young than for her to work.
As one with center right beliefs, I do believe in the value of work - but, I still know the way around a TI-83 Plus calculator.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 07/12/2020 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Candidates for Senate and State House are Running Hard

In the race for Alexander's seat, we have Doc George, Doc Manny and Mr. Bill. Doc Manny and Mr. Bill both claim to be strong Trump supporters, with Mr. Bill claiming a Trump endorsement. Therefore, if I was Doc George, I would distance myself from Trump to stand out and let the other doc and Mr. Bill cancel each other out like an algebra equation. Doc George would be smart to follow the political mechanics of Gov. Lee.

But even if Doc. George won the primary, he would face a strong democrat nominee. /sarc.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 07/08/2020 at 10:04 PM

Re: “High Point Grocery Bought by Cash Saver Owner Rick James

Haven't ridden the green line in about three years, but I used to stop at the High Point Grocery, or Cheffie's for mid ride snacks. Also, don't mean to tell anyone how to run their business, but please don't change High Point grocery if possible. The grocery reminds me of the grocery stores we used to visit in Frayser when I was a kid in the 1960's, particularly PicPac and Hogue and Knot.
I love the soul around that part of Memphis.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 07/06/2020 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Germantown on Viral Video: 'Our Community Is For Everyone'

Us folks that grew up in the Frayser/Raleigh area used to love to tell Germantown jokes, (why don't Germantown women don't go to funerals? - - Tennis dresses don't come in black.) I feel a little out of place defending Gtown
Crack, I agree with you about Memphis having more cultural baggage, what I am trying to say is Gtown offers a decent bang for the buck when it comes to taxes and quality of life.
About the only thing I disagree with your last post is Gtown is ever having character. The only two Gtown institutions I can think of that has character is the Germantown Hardware store and the lady black school GPD cop when my son was going to Gtown Middle. The hardware store people protect me from doing stupid stuff with my Black & Decker tool set, and I used the love that cop lady, with hands on her hips telling the soccer moms, Now you know you cannot be parking there" If I was younger and faster with the Android, I would have put some of those exchanges on YouTube.
And yes, it is still a bad idea to exceed the speed limit anywhere in Gtown, especially Poplar Ave. and Gtown Parkway.
Gtown is not perfect, GPD did shoot and kill a white guy a few weeks ago, but I do not know the particulars.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 07/01/2020 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Germantown on Viral Video: 'Our Community Is For Everyone'

I live about a 100 yards from Germantown and I think Memphis could learn from the Germantown example. Germantown spends less per student than the former MCS and now SCS and produces a better product, Germantown is much safer overall than Memphis. Seriously, what would happen to someone was on South 3rd and Parkway with a WLM sign?
Germantown has a smaller, less bureaucratic government than Memphis, nice parks and the folks take good care of their homes.
While nuevo riche in some of the more prestigious areas of Memphis are looked down upon, in Germantown, they are welcomed, no matter the color of their skin, their sexual orientation or even their political beliefs. No kidding, the Germantown democratic party has a booth each year at the Germantown festival.
I know a few former midtownions that moved to Gtown for the quality schools and the safer neighborhoods.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 06/30/2020 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Take ’Em Down

After Freddie Gray's death, the mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings, said the rioters needed room to destroy. As I said earlier, protesting violence with violence is never a solution to violence. The mayor's solution only beget more violence after a CVS was robbed of narcotics prompting additional gang battles which meant children being killed by errant rounds.

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Posted by Jeff Holloway on 06/28/2020 at 3:06 PM

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