Up for Debate: Political positioning

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:15am

How do you feel about politicians using controversial bills to position themselves for a higher office, as appears to be the case of state Sen. Jim Tracy?

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179 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 12:02

Ben, designer babies are already in the pipeline. You can get the whole enchilada.. race, eyes, hair, sex, etc. I'm hoping I can be rejuvenated in the near future.
No more Ozzie and Harriet Ben. Its been a long strange trip .. eh?

By: Loner on 2/18/13 at 12:08

Cloned fetuses of great athletes will be coming down the pike soon....raise your own NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL star...a great investment!

By: pswindle on 2/18/13 at 12:14

TN women has never had to fight for their rights until TN turn GOP red. From the moment that they took control they have been after everyone's rights. They have taken away some unions, teachers have been on their target list, abortion, parenthood, education have all seen ungodly results. Guns rights have reached an unhealthy level. If we do not soon have a balance in our state, we will not recover or if we do, it will take years. We are becoming a version of Mississippi and Alabama.

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 12:16

Loner, do you think its possible to clone an honest politician?

By: BenDover on 2/18/13 at 12:31

Wouldn't that require that you started with an honest politician to begin with, Slack?

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 12:31

slacker - Where are you going to find a "honest" politician to clone?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 12:32

It is mostly rock bottom, like your head yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 12:34

First you would have to fine one, slacker.

By: yogiman on 2/18/13 at 12:37

Well, bfra, ol' girl,

If Barry tries to sneak up on me you should advise him I've got real guns (or should I say real gun. I don't want him to find out how many I have so I keep them hid) and a pretty darn good security "rig" that tells me when someone is coming up my drive.and when he busts my door open, BAM. I hope it only takes one round to take him out because I don't want to waste my ammo on that usurper friend of your.

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 12:39

I was thinking maybe... run some DNA.. from Mother Teresa and Tim Tebow through the particle accelerator.

By: jvh2b on 2/18/13 at 12:40

Oh blow it out your arse Ben. Accusing me of jumping around only to do it yourself.

If you re-read my long post I note that families should be able to make that decision if one is not of sound mind and body.

If you need counseling about the consequences of Dr assisted suicide...then you're a moron who doesn't hold enough competency to make the decision yourself most likely. I agree that a visit to the shrink would be in order to rule out depression etc before going and pulling the plug on oneself though.

I realize you think me taking the position I have - of we have to many humans on the planet as is, why the hell are we worried about saving everyone...it's stupid and unreasonable at this point... as nut job...I also don't agree with 'designer' babies.

See I'm consistent (unlike you) in my thought process here in that I think everyone should have choices for themselves when it affects themselves.
You're born the way you are, and screwing with that ain't right. But if you are born - you should have a basic level of quality of life...because yes...as much as you want to demonize it...the fact remains that not living is better than living with no quality of life...there is no purpose to living in perpetual abject misery or as a vegetable, and we as free thinking and occasionally intelligent individuals, don't need some ancient book made to brainwash the masses (which I have to give them credit on.. considering that it's 2013 and so many humans still can't handle the concept of there may be nothing out there when we die, so instead lets believe in a mystical sky daddy that made rules of how to live 2000 years ago, and ignore all logic otherwise because it makes me feel good), to go by in dictating how we live our lives considering the people that wrote it had ZERO idea/remote possibility how life would be or the issues we face in the 21st century.

As to the bedroom comment -- you were asking my occupation attempting to insult me/my occupation based on my thoughts on the issue. It had nothing relevant to the situation...thus my stmt.

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 12:41

Might run myself through the particle accelerator.. I'm getting a bit ragged.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 12:43

shb entire army.

By: jvh2b on 2/18/13 at 12:45

Would someone remind the troll that the UN doesn't and never has had, and for the foreable future of the next 100 years, never will have dominion over the US and it's laws?

Yet, by God, that's how it's gonna be done! Obammie is gonna use the UN to take all my guns away!

Do the world a favor yogi, go clean you guns with the barrel in your mouth.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 12:45

However if Obama was ever to see you yogi, he wouldn't't find you unless he looked in your closet.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 12:49

He would not remember if we did jvh2b. He can remember from one moment to the next to do something. Someone has to change his diapers two to three times a day.

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 12:52

Exactly Nemo.. which brings up euthanasia again.

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 12:54

But he would think Euthanasia is a Polynesian island.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 12:59

slacker - He would sign right up for that, thinking he could get a fancy little drink with an umbrella. LOL

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 1:04

Wow! I'm going to Euthanasia.. and I'm gonna get a free flu shot. lol

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 1:04

Just kidding Yogi.. soldier on.

By: yogiman on 2/18/13 at 1:25

I just consider the source and ignore what I read in a ridiculous post, slacker. I understand how Barry has fooled you kids into thinking he's in that office legally.

My sound and sage advice would be to do a little simple research on him if you want to know his constitutional eligibility for that office.

The first question would be: Why does he refuse to identify himself and show a real birth certificate? Then I would wonder why he immediately his put his school papers under lock and key with his first Executive Order when he was sworn in. Next, I would wonder why he advertised being born in Kenya for 16 years before he announced he was in the "race" to become POTUS. Then I would wonder why he changed his birth place to Hawaii instead of Kenya.

Got any more questions, slack?

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 1:31

No more questions yogi.. you've taken me to the woodpile... I surrender.

By: yogiman on 2/18/13 at 1:33

One more dumb question, slacker: How could Barry be a natural born American citizen with a British subject his father? Wouldn't that make him a British subject, also? And didn't our founder rebel against the British Empire?

As I understand the Constitution, that was the reason they put that natural born citizen requirement in there; so no one in love with a foreign nation could take over and change the future of their nation. And I think Barry has made several "moves" favoring foreign nations we know are not our friends.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:36

It would depend on which end of the gun yogi was sucking. Now wouldn't' it.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:38

Woodpile, woodpile what woodpile?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:41

Now how did Obama's American mother become a British citizen after giving birth to a child on American soil?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:41

Now how did Obama's American mother become a British citizen after giving birth to a child on American soil?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:43

I think Barry is in cohoots (sic) with aliens from the moon.

By: BenDover on 2/18/13 at 1:43

jvh... I was just commenting... praying, actually... that you were not an educator.

No offense intended.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:45

People you have got to remember that if there is only two ways to do something and both ways are correct. yogi will choose the wrong way eery time.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 1:46

Well I took offense Ben. ;-)

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 1:50

Ben - jvh shows more qualification of an educator, that you. That's for sure.

By: BenDover on 2/18/13 at 1:51

Slack, if could splice in a little catfish there too so our honest politician could breath underwater I think it would be really cool. Then we could throw his flopping @$$ out on the ice at the next Preds game if the Mother Theresa genes don't take.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 1:52

s/h/b - than you

By: BenDover on 2/18/13 at 1:58

Having held jvh's opinions before (and many of yours as well) and having progressed beyond them; I would argue I am more qualified because I can teach both sides instead of only the one that suits me.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 2:02

By: BenDover on 2/18/13 at 1:58
Having held jvh's opinions before (and many of yours as well) and having progressed beyond them; I would argue I am more qualified because I can teach both sides instead of only the one that suits me.
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Ben even your responses sound like yogi! You brag on yourself too much, your comments tell a differnt tale.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 2:16

Where did Obama "advertise"? Was it on radio?, tv?, newspaper?, magazines?. Now just tell everybody where they can witness all this advertisement! Everybody wants to know!

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 2:16

Ben, I 'm sure Mother Teresa would have supported Mel Gibson for Pope.. we'd better scratch her.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 2:25

yogi - Comeon, inquiring minds want to know, where is all this Obama advertising? Surely you have some lincs to all this slop you put on the board.

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 2:34

Yogi I think I can clarify this.. Obama has an identical twin that was born in Kenya.
Obama of course was born in Hawaii.
To keep his twin out of pool halls, and beer joints, and constantly embarrassing him... Obama has hired him to play golf, take vacations, and attend meetings with John Boehner, and other republican leaders.
The twin doesn't speak English, he just grunts and bobs his head. I hope this will bring some closure to the issue.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 2:53

slacker - That makes as more sense than anything yogi has ever posted.

By: yogiman on 2/18/13 at 3:00

bfra,

Like I said before, I'm no master on this computer, but I have learned a couple of good things since getting on this post. I just wish I knew how to forward some "stuff" on my arguments, but I don't yet. My comment about Obama advertising he was born was known widespread. I thought you all would have seen it before. I'll "dig it out" and get it to you.

It was in an advertisement in reference to his book "Dreams from My Father". It read he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.

And, believe me, I'm not advertising his book to make him money, but maybe you should read it.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 3:02

Just show all this advertisement of him being born in Kenya, liar!

By: slacker on 2/18/13 at 3:15

yogi, I have met Obama's Kenyan born identical twin. I have documentation on this, but my computer send key is stuck..will get it to you later. You should move on to the topic of the day.

By: jvh2b on 2/18/13 at 3:24

What if I was a teacher Ben?

WTF do my personal beliefs have to do with me teaching anyone?

Last I checked...not a flipping thing.

Despite what Faux news spoon feeds you...schools are not propaganda machines where commie teachers sit around teaching propaganda to kids all day.

Unless English, Math, Science, and Social Studies are propaganda (well I guess putting science in there doesn't help my case considering, despite hard evidence, most right wingers don't beleive in science and consider it commie propaganda)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 3:26

Stork Fly Over News.

Obama was dropped in Kenyan first by mistake, then delivered to Hawaii later the same day.

Does this clear things up for you yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 3:32

The reason there was a mistake by the deliver company, was do to the fact that the strokes being used came from an inferior Stork Far in Smith County TN. The Wade family never recovered.

By: bfra on 2/18/13 at 3:33

Nemo - Everything & I do mean everything, is clear as mud for yogi!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/18/13 at 3:38

So is the way of pigs and trolls, bfra. :-)