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About "Carnival Memphis an Anachronism?" by Marty Aussenberg:

"It is a shame how farther from reality, or the truth, the writer of this piece could be. Carnival Memphis is not a celebration of its members' 'whiteness,' but rather of 'commerce, community, and celebration.' This year alone Carnival Memphis and its krewes raised over $800,000 for its Carnival Children's Charity Initiative, which included such charities as the Emmanuel Episcopal Center, the Neighborhood School, and United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South. I am almost certain that if asked, any of those charities would disagree with your statements, as well!" — cmp76

About "Tinker Gets Nod Again from Emily's List," by Jackson Baker:

"Let's see ... John Branston is a racist because he referenced Lean on Me, now Steve Cohen's a misogynist thanks to a Fatal Attraction reference. Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe, just maybe, film critics are potentially the most wicked people on the planet? I DEMAND CHRIS HERRINGTON'S HEAD ON A PIKE. THAT DUDE TALKS ABOUT MOVIES ALL THE TIME AND NOBODY HAS THE GUTS TO STOP HIM!!!!!" — autoegocrat

About "Marathon Men: Would-Be School Superintendents Get Specific" by John Branston:

"I want the guy who 'looks like' he doesn't want the job instead of the guy waiting to retire. He actually doesn't want the job or he would have had different responses. Pick the man who will 'roll those heads'!" — bubbah

Comment of the Week:

About "Memphis Eccentrics" by Preston Lauterbach:

"'The soft-spoken protester doesn't bother anyone. ...' I had to laugh out loud at that description. Last time I was on South Main — and I was ON South Main a full block from Ms. Smith — she proceeded to YELL at the top of her lungs that my party of four old Midtowners should 'take our white asses back to Germantown.'" — sarge



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