Up for Debate: Council votes on lifetime health benefits

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:40am

What is your reaction to the Metro Council's decision to keep lifetime health benefits for its members?

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128 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 8:28

Did you catch his last lie.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 8:28

OMG....the birther troll is like a goose with diarrhea.....it just keeps exuding from his bung-hole....how can he do that, day in and day out, without dehydrating?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 8:31


By: gdiafante on 11/14/12 at 8:32

Just think Loner, he'll be doing it another 4 years, or until he dies, whichever comes first. It's sad (and quite pathetic) to think of an elderly man spending his twilight years in such a mental stupor, instead of enjoying the time he has left.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 8:33

Old Rasputin runs and hides and troll keeps on carping. What has this site become.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 8:37

We are all he has gdia. The people of Gordonsville has turn their backs on the imbecile. His family can't wait for him to die and get the money.

Sad this troll is.

By: dargent7 on 11/14/12 at 8:39

Yes, what a shock.
Next, Congress will vote for term limits and a cap on their salaries, forego their lifetime health insurance, and free postage stamps for life.
Everyone in an elected office cannot wait to join up with Obama's pich in efforts.

By: bobyounts@comca... on 11/14/12 at 8:41

Attention Stupid Voters of Davidson County:


By: gdiafante on 11/14/12 at 8:44

Are you insinuating that male council members have had boob jobs?

They could have saved taxpayer money and bought a Bro...what a waste...

By: parnell3rd on 11/14/12 at 8:45

Corruption at the local level? What a surprise!
No time to argue with libtards today!
Yall have a great day!

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 8:53

Poor Yogi....I agree, Gd, instead of enjoying his twilight years, he wallows in his racist ignorance and hate....what a fool....what a waste....I think that he can't help himself, it's too late to change...once an ignorant red-neck, always an ignorant red-neck.

I just hope that he does not snap and go nuts with his guns.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 8:56

Back to the topic, I agree with bobyyounts, throw the bums out...they are thieves, liars and grandstanders....of course, they will keep their $1,000/month health benefits package, even after they are tossed out of office...you have been had!

By: yogiman on 11/14/12 at 8:57

Sorry, gdiafante,

I fully understand what's going on. I'm afraid you and your fellow posters don't.

Tell ya what; I'll make a bet. When you finally realize and learn what Barry and Congress is doing to this great nation, you buy me a bowl of chili at a restaurant of my choice in Gordonsville. If there is another election in 2016, I'll by you, your wife and children the steak of your choice at the restaurant of your choice in Lebanon. I'm not going to Nashville and I'm not taking you to Chicago.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 8:59


By: slacker on 11/14/12 at 9:18

Perhaps Jerry Maynard, will re-introduce this bill to include current council members. That would address Mr. Maynard's concern about fellow council members, being ''hypocritical.''

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 9:24

Life is good!

By: slacker on 11/14/12 at 9:26

Every cloud has a silver boob job.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 9:28

Wow, the meat-eaters over on the possum drop thread are getting vicious in their fantasies...they want to use their concealed handguns to silence the lone one...proof that eating meat increases aggressiveness, stifles compassion and lowers the IQ.

North Carolina and Tennessee have a lot in common, or so it seems.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 9:31

They just don't know Loners charm.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 9:31

They just don't know Loners charm.

By: slacker on 11/14/12 at 9:42

First you have to get their attention with boiled peanuts.

By: BenDover on 11/14/12 at 9:49

But how can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat, Loner?

By: BenDover on 11/14/12 at 9:53

Possums are nasty infested critters... and the meat is oily like a duck... I couldn't eat it.

Saw one crawl out of a deer carcass one time... nas-ty.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 9:58

Yeah, those North Carolina posters have no idea who they are messin' with, do they?

That site refused to publish four of my posts...all spot on and TOS-observing....the content offended....posters in NC do not want to become upset by fresh and novel ideas...they have a firewall to protect from that.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 10:12

Fresh and novel ideas is something red necks fear the most, Loner. It is liken if a cross touched them they would burn.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 10:20

Guess who is ragging on the POTUS over the Benghazi tragedy?


Here's the full story:


Too bad Scott did not have the balls to squeeze that trigger?

By: bfra on 11/14/12 at 10:44

Even worse that there was enough backwood rednecks to elect the Kook (DesJarlais) again.

By: gdiafante on 11/14/12 at 10:47

Petraeus will testify before Congress. Of course FOX has been reporting that he wouldn't because the administration had framed him in order to suppress his testimony...

Maybe they should be called CNN too...Conspiracy News Network...

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 10:50

I think Des Jarlais has questions of his own to answer.

By: gdiafante on 11/14/12 at 10:53

Oh, by the way, it's been over a week since Obama was re-elected...I have yet to see the following:

martial law
the 2nd amendment repealed
government takeover of the private sector

Go figure...

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 10:55

Anyone with any sense at all would know that his resignation would not keep him from testifying. But then the people that watch FOX are special.

By: bfra on 11/14/12 at 10:55

gdiafante - Or that "private" army he has amassed.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 10:57

It has happen gdia, under a bridge in Smith County.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 10:57

As we sit here arguing about opossums and health care, our "closest ally", the Jewish state, has gone on another ram[page in Gaza...just as in 2008's Operation Cast Lead, this new offensive is also timed with the "lame duck" period of the US Presidency. Bibi must have figured that Romney would win the election, this operation has been planned for weeks, if not months.

As usual, the Jews started in with assassinating the leaders of the Arab opposition, and of course, therte is colaterl damage from these assassinations...six are Known dead already, including, mister Jabari, Hamas' chief of military operations.

This new Israeli crackdown is called. "Operation Pillar of Defense". When the Jews pulled this same crap in 2008, BHO had not yet been sworn in...so kept his trap shut, as 1400 Arabs were slaughtered by the IDF...he has no such excuse this time around...he will sit idly by as hundreds of women and children are again killed and maimed by US-made weapons in the hands of Jewish invaders.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 11:00

Although I am banned on the Jerusalem Post, it still serves as an early warning of trouble in paradise...more unholiness in the holy land is unfolding as I write this...and still many Americans wonder why the Muslims and Arabs hate us.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 11:01

Anytime fact creep on yogi or Rasputin, they seem to hide and wait tell we forget or when they forget the lie.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 11:03

I heard that Loner, but I have a custom of hearing such news. I must be jaded.

By: bfra on 11/14/12 at 11:06

yogi is sitting there in his aluminum foil cap, done whittled him a wooden rifle & has a carbage can top shield going on the second week & Obama's private army hasn't shown up yet. Done drank up all his moonshine & now he thinks, maybe if I make me a Superman cape they will show up.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 11:08

Here's the link:


Netanyahu is out of control....he faces re-election on Jan 22....this should guarantee his re-election, as the Israeli public cannot get enough Arab blood to slake their thirst for vengeance...why?.... it's simply a delayed reaction to the Holocaust....too bad they don't take out their anger on the German people, instead of the Arabs of Palestine.

With unlimited US aid, picking on the stateless, hapless Arabs of Palestine is the Israeli national pastime....and we Americans provide all the equipment necessary for Israel to play their murderous games.

I did not vote for Obama...he is a wimp who will look the other way as hundreds, perhaps thousands of Gazans are exterminated.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 11:11

Echos of Orange alert of the Bush's reelection.

By: Adman on 11/14/12 at 11:13

It seems most agree that the the council is wrong on this. So I want to change the subject and ask a question.

This morning it was reported that Obama is going to seek $1.6 trillion in tax increases on people who earn over $250,000 over the next 10 years in the upcoming negotiations on the "fiscal cliff". Yesterday it was reported that the budget deficit for October was $120 billion. If you annualize that amount it would be $1.44 trillion/year or $14.4 trillion in deficit over 10 years. So by dividing the 1.6 trillion tax increase by the 14.4 trillion deficit the tax increase will reduce the deficit by approximately 11%. Assuming we are not seriously going to try to eliminate the deficit altogether, lets say the goal is to reduce it by half or 7.2 trillion over 10 years. 1.6 trillion of that will come from higher taxes on the rich, where will the other 5.6 trillion come from?

By: BenDover on 11/14/12 at 11:18

Hopefully we will eventually get back into economic growth mode Adman but raising taxes probably won't get us there as quickly. At least there's a little certainty about where things are going now but is certainty that things are going in the wrong direction better than the uncertainty we've suffered over the past few years? That will decide the fate of Obama's legacy I guess.

I plan to opt out of the tax increases, personally. Hopefully not too many others will follow suit.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 11:23

It wax only 70% of the Jews vote that went for Obama. Now is this do to less support for Democrats or did it mean that do not think Obama is willing to back Israel in a fight?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/14/12 at 11:24

shb was

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 11:27

Adman asks, "where will the other 5.6 trillion come from?"

Answer: A bake sale, Adman....we are gonna shake and bake Iran...that should generate revenues, right?

Bush & Cheney, your heroes, promised us cheap oil, if we invaded Iraq and world peace, if we invaded Afghanistan. Obama's Iranian "bake sale" plan is along those same lines.....the Defense, Israel & Energy lobbies dictate the policy to the POTUS, regardless of the president's political affiliation. The POTUS just signs the papers and poses for pictures.

The US does not do empire very well; instead of treasure flowing from the conquered to the conquerors, treasure flows from the conquerors to the conquered...isn't that a wonderfully novel approach to doing empire? We can thank the neocons for the dubious plan.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 11:30

I actually hope that we do go off the "fiscal cliff"...if Uncle Sam was too broke to start more holy wars, we might just see world peace, for a refreshing change....this bullying type of foreign policy is driving up the deficits more than anything else....there's always money in the federal budget for more war....this can't go on forever.

By: Loner on 11/14/12 at 11:37

Captain, 70% of US Jews voted for Obama..not too many fewer than in 2008..but in Israel, Obama is hated...85% of US-Israeli Jews who voted in Israel for our POTUS went for Romney...Obama got barely 15% of the 75,000 votes cast in Israel.

If Israel can routinely rationalize assassinating Arab leaders, it could easily rationalize snuffing a much-hated POTUS....but VP Joe Biden is a huge, huge fan of Israel and the Jewish state concept...he has already telegraphed that to the Israelis.....will the Mossad make it look like an accident this time around?

By: gdiafante on 11/14/12 at 12:37

Adman, Obama's plan has always been balanced, cuts and tax increases. I would like to see him discuss entitlement reform more, though.

By: Adman on 11/14/12 at 12:50

ok so if it is balanced will will see 1.6T on new taxes and 1.6T in spending cuts so a total reduction in the deficit of 3.2T so our total debt will still rise by over 10T over the next 10 years,, and we are about to fight a huge political war over this. It doesn't make any sense to me.

By: gdiafante on 11/14/12 at 1:13

Actually, it's not 50/50...more like a 60/40 or 70/30 ratio of cuts to tax increases, or something like that. Maybe 4:1...I can't remember off the top of my head. Given the amount of information that is at your disposal with just a simple click of the mouse, I suggest you look it up if it bothers you that much.