Ranting

Memphasis > Haunted History, A Story Retold

July 30th, 2015

WORRY ABOUT THE DOGS Depending on who’s talking and when, history around Fort Pillow changes. At the time of this story – one I shared first in a 2013 column – it was called the Cold Creek Correctional Facility, a minimum-security operation farming about 6,000 acres in Lauderdale County. Next it was called the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm, next door to ...

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Memphasis > Granddad, Hambone and the KKK. A family feud.

July 23rd, 2015

IF THE KLAN DOESN’T LIKE YOU, PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. Before their last sheety little show here a couple of years ago, an Exalted Cyclops of the KKK – must be just one hole in his hood – was quoted on Channel 5 and in The Huffington Post, “Y’all are going to see the largest rally Memphis, Tennessee, has ever seen. It’s ...

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Memphasis > A General Invitation, Revisited

July 16th, 2015

COME ON BACK TO ELMWOOD, GENERAL FORREST. I first issued that invitation in 2013 and while we haven’t yet heard from the General, we’ve heard from just about everybody else. The invitation stands because – as it has been for some time – it’s past time. Come on home, General, and bring the missus. The family’s waiting. Whatever anybody ...

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Memphasis > It’s The Law

July 9th, 2015

THE LAW, AND I QUOTE. Oh, the outrage! Across the nation, people have reacted to the laws passed and validated by the courts, their liberty threatened, the Constitution violated, the republic at risk. For example, the Foundation for Economic Education begins with a quote from Benjamin Franklin, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little ...

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Memphasis > My Kind Of Crazy

July 2nd, 2015

CRAZY LIKE CHISCA. Lauren Crews told me that people think he’s crazy. After all, he paddled a canoe from the Twin Cities to New Orleans – just him and his dog. He rode a bike to New Orleans, too, all the way down Highway 61 in the summer, the heat driving him dizzy into ditches. After all, for more than a decade he’s been trying to develop property ...

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