Monday, May 19, 2008

Just One More Reason

The long awaited decision of where to hold the 2009 Mid-South Fair has finally been revealed. Now that we know where it's going to be. I can safely say I personally won't be spending any money there. I didn't go last year, I definitely won't be going now. It will no longer be where it' has been all my life. They have moved it totally out of Shelby county to Tunica, directly adjacent the casinos. I was hoping they would pick Millington, but they didn't have adequate roads. I must say I expected the planning commission to take the easy route. There seems to be this willingness to relinquish all our expendable dollars over to the state of Mississippi. Which brings me to a bigger picture.

Since we can't seem to stop this hemorrhaging called flight. I won't call it white flight, because it has nothing to do with race. It's cheaper to shop in Mississippi and even buy groceries there. Lately all our entertainment events have even gone there as well. A Blues show in Memphis is a thing of the past. We need to do something to rebuild the blood supply. If you continue to drain anything without ever putting anything back. Eventually it will be depleted. Once again I suggest Toll Booths. Then a person can go back and forth across the state line all they want. I've been talking about this for years. Look at the discussions I've had just on my blog. I actually brought it up long before then. It's just that it was then before any elected officials publicly admitted that was a solution. I have a theory about why that happened. It was because they were trying to get the lottery passed. We now see that didn't work out as planned. For all those that don't think this is a viable solution. The latest development only offers one more reason.


Blogger Kelvin Oliver said...

I read this on and I was a bit suprised, but sometimes it is time for a change. However, I will say that if they remove one cool entertaintment for everyone, they must find something bigger and better to replace the Mid South Fair. I have not been in the last few years, but the times I did go I rode rides that were my favorites and just enjoyed myself being out in the evening. There's nothing like walking in Memphis.

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