Skip to comments.National TEA Party Convention April 7-9, 2011 Memphis, TN
Posted on 11/16/2010 10:47:10 AM PST by ebshumidors
This is the preliminary list of speakers. More are coming on line daily. Some we freepers talk about all of the time. Book signings, workshops and some special off site events. This is going to be a lot of fun!
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Dr. Larry Bates, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Deneen Boreli, Thomas Boreli, Andrew Breitbart, Anne Coulter, S.E. Cupp, Jack Dailey, Niger Innis, David Kirkpatrick, Michelle Malkin, Robert Spencer, David Webb
Wow, a good time to be living right outside the armpit of the Bible Belt, Memphis TN.
Wow. That was harsh.
We are number one on the FBI crime lists. Be careful if you go to the teaparty.
However, I returned from a visit to Memphis two weeks ago and came away with a sense that the city is on the rebound. Overton Square - once *the* place to hang out and which had falled into a horrible state - has been cleaned up and, when I drove by a couple of weeks ago, I saw new businesses open with very nice customer traffic. I stopped at Overton Park for a picnic lunch and was quite impressed with the makeup of the patrons there as well.
So, I think Memphis will make a very nice venue.
Also, I can highly recommend one of my favorite hotels on the planet there - and I've stayed in some swanky places over the years - which is the Holiday Inn directly across the Central Ave. from the University of Memphis.
File under 'FWIW'. :)
And, even with those numbers here in Tampa I still don't get any sense of being under siege.
I think a person traveling should be very careful where ever they visit these days, however.
I’m sure there will be plenty of CCW holders to make this one of the safest places in town.
While I was born (1944) and raised in Memphis, I have not been in the USSA since Jan. 2005.
That being said, Memphis WAS a fine city, rated as quietest and cleanest in the country. My father was a Main Street merchant.
Memphis HAD a very fine utility district, light, gas, and water, under one roof.
In the last ten years, however, Memphis went from 40/60 black/ white, to 60/40.
It has been a disaster, and Memphis is now number one in murders, alone. I could go on, but it is too sickening to think about.
Most of the whites have fled to the county, or the outlying
I can say that for Memphis, it is all GONE WITH THE WIND.
Far be it from me to miss a chance to bash on Memphis, but the very nice neighborhoods we happened on a couple of weeks ago looked nothing like the war zone that folks are describing. And Overton Park had very obviously improved since my college days at CBC in the late 70’s/early 80’s.
If you have a ping list, would you put me on it?
I remember Larry Bates from when he challenged incumbent Ed Jones for his U.S. Congressional seat. Didn’t know that Bates was still making waves. He is a nice fella.
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