Up for Debate: General Assembly wrap-up

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 2:04am

Based on what the Tennessee General Assembly passed and failed this session how do you rate the job legislators did? What should have been done differently? What should have passed? What should have failed? What shouldn't have even been up for debate?

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72 Comments on this post:

By: HoundDog on 4/23/13 at 4:39

The Tennessee legislature is full of clowns, and rightfully so, since it is the nation's laughing stock. Most likely, several elections will be required before the state houses contain enough true public servants to actually be of benefit to the citizens.

By: Loner on 4/23/13 at 5:32

Good morning, Nashville.

If looking like slack-jawed idiots on a mission from God is part of their job description, then the Coonskin Cappers in the TN state-house have put on a great performance....Bravo!

If passing needed legislation, by hammering out a fair compromise, is part of their mission, then they all failed miserably.....Boo!

As HoundDog pointed out, the TN legislature is a clown show; over the past year, it has provided the nation with more than one belly laugh....and your born-again Governor....the guy with the crooked brother running the family's rip-off business....put the man out to pasture; he is in way over his head....Haslam is a pathetic fool.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 5:49

It's easy to accuse, Loner, but hard to prove. You too often make claims of which you obviously know nothing about.

By: bfra on 4/23/13 at 5:49

Loner - Gotta admit, your opinion of our legislature & gov. are right on the money! If we don't get the repubs out of office, Tennessee is going down "fast".

By: bfra on 4/23/13 at 5:50

Loner - Of course the brainless troll sees nothing wrong with the crooked repubs.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 6:00

Tennessee politics has never been the best, but now it has reached bottom and is clawing its way farther down.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 6:04

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 6:49
It's easy to accuse, Loner, but hard to prove. You too often make claims of which you obviously know nothing about.

Now I find this funny, yogi is always spouting rumors, half truths and just plan nonsense.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 6:09

Accusing and proving are two different things, dumba$$. I'm sure you don't know the difference.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 6:11

By: Rasputin72 on 4/22/13 at 6:01

Just as well you did not win the lottery. The care and nurture of the money is over (ypur) head.

I wish you could learn spell your correctly.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 6:12

There apparently is three different political parties, bfra: The Democrat, the dumbolcraps and the Republicans. I'm guessing you're in the middle group.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 6:13

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 3:13

dumba$$, you couldn't even pass a spelling test, let alone a test of intelligence.

Want to try one? Check on google or bing and take a test.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/26/13 at 3:33
I took the test yogi and a made a 100.

By: yogiman on 1/26/13 at 7:30
I feel so humiliated, dumba$$, to get beat by an idiot as ignorant as you.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/26/13 at 9:53
That makes you the dumbest dumb ass

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 6:19

You forget the tea bags yogi. They are willing to destroy Tennessee, American and the rest of the world, just to get their way.

By: Loner on 4/23/13 at 6:25

The poo-flinging starts off early today....

By: Jughead on 4/23/13 at 6:49

Tennessee is one of the last sane States in America. That is why libtards hate the Assembly.

Here's a solution for libtard pukes: leave and go to a State full of chowderheads who are as mentally deranged as you.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 6:53

Loner, it just picks up from were we left off yesterday.

By: BenDover on 4/23/13 at 7:07

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3u1z8i/

By: Loner on 4/23/13 at 7:08

Yeah.....it picks up from where we left off....sigh.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 7:13

Then I suggest you lead the way and make a good example for us all, Loner.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 7:14

Ben that was just tacky and unbecoming of you.

By: Loner on 4/23/13 at 7:14

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 7:28

I agree, Loner. And as I have posted before; get off my back and I'll stay off of yours. But you and your "buddies" (fellow posters) apparently want to. And as before, you swing at me and I'll swing back.

And making constant negative remarks against my 'home state' when you live almost 900 miles from it makes me wonder what you think of your own home state. I like mine and like my friends, I'll defend it.

Just wondering: How many of the posters on this site are native born Tennesseans and how many are "outsiders"? Did they move here by choice or because their companies required the to "move" here?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 7:33

I am working in Gordonsville this week, yogi. Lets have launch(sic) and talk it over.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 7:42

It depends on the day. I have someone doing some work for me at home. But with your constant slam at me, why should I? I agreed before but you never showed up.

By: grid on 4/23/13 at 7:48

I'd like to answer yogiman's 8:28 question...I'm not a native; moved to TN in 1998. I came to the state by choice. Some call me a transplanted yankee :) I'm proud to call TN my home. Are there things I don't like? Sure, but for the most part, it's good.

I tend to lurk more than I post, as I find a lot of value in reading what people have to say; even those folks with whom I don't agree.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 7:48

With you lack of good history yogi, I must remind you that I showed up twice and it was you that did not. I have made the offer and only you know what day you have free. So what day is that yogi?

By: bfra on 4/23/13 at 7:53

Nemo - You'll never get a direct answer!

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 7:55

What road is the USA on?

I just read a story of a 14 year old boy being arrested for wearing a T shirt in school in Logan Country, West Virginia that showed the NRA and a picture of a hunting rifle.

The teacher ordered him to take it off and he refused, so the police arrested him. FOR WHAT? He wore it again after he was released. It's laughable, many other boys are wearing the same T shirt in other Logan County schools and his dad is taking it to court.

What used to be the "Good Ole USA" has become a nation of the past. We are on the downhill side, folks. I hate to post it, but I'm afraid It's past time to wake up and yawn and get out of bed.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 7:59

May I remind you, dumba$$, you didn't show up the first time I agreed to meet with you. And as I posted before, I couldn't see making a special trip to meet someone who didn't have a decent word to "say" to me.

I've got more to do than sit and wait.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 8:01

Welcome grid. I have live here all my life and know what you mean about things you don’t like. Over all Tennessee is a good place and Nashville has move into the 21st century a lot faster than most of the state.

By: bfra on 4/23/13 at 8:03

Nemo - Liars like to stay hid.

By: bfra on 4/23/13 at 8:06

Nemo - Agree with you about some things I don't like. However, overall TN is a pretty good state. All states have their crooks in government, maybe we have more than some others. But, then when FBI & IRS gets thru with the Haslams, we might have fewer. I would hope!

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 8:09

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 8:28
I agree, Loner. And as I have posted before; get off my back and I'll stay off of yours. But you and your "buddies" (fellow posters) apparently want to. And as before, you swing at me and I'll swing back.
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My nice offer to yogi was returned with an insult, by him calling me a dumbass. He says if you through swing at me I will swing back. He is truly a wrenched old man.
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By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 8:59
May I remind you, dumba$$, you didn't show up the first time I agreed to meet with you. And as I posted before, I couldn't see making a special trip to meet someone who didn't have a decent word to "say" to me.

I've got more to do than sit and wait.

By: BenDover on 4/23/13 at 8:10

"tacky"? How so?

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 8:12

I agree, grid, anyone who moves by choice is willing to accept what they are getting. And even a few find they like their move when their company requires it. But I can't recall anyone who hated the state they were born in; only one they were required to move to.

I spent a few short years in Wisconsin (Portland and Oconomowoc) in my childhood. I loved it, but it's too darn cold in the winter for me now and I'd be too far away from my children, so I'll stay home.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 8:13

Is that why you're so secluded, bfra?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 8:16

I am on my way to Gordonsville. If I see you out and about yogi, will give a shout.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 8:23

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 9:12
I agree, grid, anyone who moves by choice is willing to accept what they are getting. And even a few find they like their move when their company requires it. But I can't recall anyone who hated the state they were born in; only one they were required to move to.

Oh yogi you make such wide sweeping statement like "But I can't recall anyone who hated the state they were born in; only one they were required to move to."

Does this mean you know what everyone is thinking or is this just another one of your silly thoughts?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 8:24

Ben if that photo had been of a CEO in a chauffeured limousine you would not think it tacky?

By: BenDover on 4/23/13 at 8:32

Geezzz Capt... just because it's a black dude doesn't make it racist.

That's Ice Cube... he did one of my favorite movies, Barbershop. His song, "Today was a good day" is an iconic reference now to things going well, thus the highly popular online meme.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 8:53

Sorry, BenDover,

If you make a comment about a black person, you're a racist; according to "certain" ones on this site.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 8:56

Try reading and understanding a comment, dumba$$. That is, if you can.

I can't recall anyone I have known, certainly not all on this planet. I've actually known only a few on this planet. The others came from Mars.

By: Jughead on 4/23/13 at 8:59

Cap'n Nimrod did not show because his employment is mythical. He spent the afternoon at DHS begging for more food stamps.

By: Jughead on 4/23/13 at 8:59

Balls.

By: BigPapa on 4/23/13 at 9:10

Just not sure what they accomplished. They failed on the wine in grocery stores. They brought up plenty of embarrassing bills but so far none have passed. Guess they got workers comp. "reformed" but was that really a huge issue facing TN?

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 9:18

Is Tennessee really any different than the other states, BigPapa? I've lived in 7 different states in this union and I can't recall much difference in any of their legislatures.

By: brrrrk on 4/23/13 at 9:20

How about a little common sense....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LORVfnFtcH0

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 10:17

Yogi you are the one who should go back and read your 9:20 post. You seem to have edit it.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 10:25

brrrrk,

If you want to become under the dominance of a dictator, root for gun control.

I prefer the US I have lived in over 8 decades. I prefer my Constitutional rights our founders put in order for us.

Good luck to your children and heirs; if you have any.

By: yogiman on 4/23/13 at 10:27

My 9:20 post, dumba$$? What day? Or better, yet: What year?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/23/13 at 11:16

yogi just can't be nice can he.