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Letters and comments from Flyer readers ... Bill Clinton in Memphis, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s logo, Mardi Gras restaurant, Bernie Sanders, Memphis Tigers basketball

  • Greg Cravens

About Jackson Baker's post, "Bill Clinton Touts His Wife's Virtues in Memphis" ...

That big blue arrow on Hillary's logo, sticking out there horizontally, looks suspiciously like a piece of Bill's anatomy in a blue dress. An unfortunate choice.


Her logo — an H with an arrow pointing to the future — might be corporate bland but no more so than Obama's election-era logo. I'll take it (and her) over a trucker cap with "Make America Great Again" screenprinted on the front.


Even without the symbolism, it's graceless. It looks like something you might paint on a hospital's rooftop helipad.

Chris Davis

Bill Clinton is starting to remind me of old man Herbert on Family Guy.


About Martha Park's cover story, "Memphis Burning" ...

The cover article, "Memphis Burning," was an excellent piece of history to share during Black History Month. There are so many stories that have languished in untold history about the injustices imposed upon African Americans.

The article ends just as James Weldon Johnson began his investigation of the incident on behalf of the NAACP. His investigation led to the organization of the Memphis Branch of the NAACP, along with Robert R. Church , Ida B. Wells, and a host of black business and professional leaders.  In 1917, Memphis was one of the first Southern cities to open a branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which had been organized in 1909. The Memphis Branch will celebrate its centennial in 2017.

Madeleine C. Taylor, Executive Director

Memphis Branch NAACP

About Chris Davis' post, "Memphis Zoo's Tiger Says He Isn't Sorry" ...

I blame the parents.


Watching the slow-speed chase on CNN right now, with Mohan in a white Bronco. I think a zebra is driving him.

Dave Clancy

I think part of the problem is forcing the cats to mate in such a confined setting. If only there were a large open green space adjacent to the zoo ...

CL Mullins

About Jackson Baker's post, "Trump's No Pussy" ...

Who is doing the most celebrating for Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire? Republicans are ecstatic. They know that Sanders could not win in November; any Republican nominee could beat him and his socialist pie-in-the-sky ideas. That one word, "socialist," has doomed Bernie Sanders' chances of winning, and Republicans would make sure by crucifying him as "socialist."  

Why can't Democrats figure this out?

Lowell Robbins

About Lesley Young's food column, "Mardi Gras in Memphis" ...

How can you have a story on Memphis Mardi Gras food places without mentioning a place that's called Mardi Gras?

Located at Cleveland and Galloway in Crosstown, Mardi Gras has the most authentic Louisiana home cooking north of the border! You won't find a better corn and crawfish chowder anywhere — or gumbo or anything else for that matter. Give them a try! Since they came to the neighborhood, we've been regulars!

Bunty Ethington

About Frank Murtaugh's post, "Houston 98, Tigers 90" ...

This team has no killer instinct. They get a lead on a team, but then they lose focus and fall apart. That begins with the coach.

I have posted in the past that I really love Coach Pastner as a person (as well as I could "know" him by watching his interviews and reading about him), but I do not know that he is the right coach for the Tigers to again be an elite team. If we continue with him, we will always be a middle-of-the-road team, with an occasional run to the Sweet 16 (hopefully). We have the talent for much more than that, and I fear the only way to realize the fulfillment of that talent is to have a different coach.

David Morelli

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