Up for Debate: Selecting judges

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:45am

Where should the power to select judges in Tennessee lie, with the governor or with the public?

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Up for Debate

106 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 2/22/13 at 12:28

Do not make fun of yogi, I have him under control.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/22/13 at 12:31

D. Mentia

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 12:31

Loner - My favorite is a Manhattan, so this might come close. But, a troll eradicater will need an ingredient that is missing from this recipe. :-)

By: gdiafante on 2/22/13 at 12:34

I like yogi.

-Stu Perdasso

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 12:35

Loner's Troll Eradicator recipe

Scale ingredients to servings.

1 oz Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
1 oz D-Con Mouse & Rat Bait
1 oz cheap gin
1/2 oz gunpowder
1/2 oz sour grapes

In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients; shake well; strain and pour into old fashioned glass, (rim glass with sugar), garnish with tea bag.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/13 at 12:44

**slow clap**

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 12:48

Loner - Now that 1st ingredient has got Raspy suckered in "aready". He won't be able to resist!:-) The gunpowder will get yogi's attention! Your bar tending license are getting updated.

This makes a lot more sense than voting for mini 14 gun toting guy with a selfish streak a mile wide for judge of anything.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 12:54

From Urban Dictionary:

Slow Clap:

A gradual building of applause, usually starting with one person clapping slowly, and ending with an enthusiastic standing ovation. Generally shows approval for an underdog in a come from behind victory or after losing with pride intact.

From Wiki:

In some cultures, slow, synchronized clapping by displeased audience members is considered not applause, but the opposite: a form of heckling, or an expression of mocking dislike or disapproval of the performer. The person being slowly clapped at may interpret the clap as an insult, and a sign to leave the stage. Comedian Fred Allen, in his book Much Ado about Me, wrote that one noted vaudeville house developed a rhythm ("clap, clap, clap clap clap"), the maddening repetition of which could completely unnerve a performer.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 12:58

From Loner's Street Guide to VD:

Slow Clap: A rare type of gonorrhea that takes years to develop.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/22/13 at 12:59

Loner, that's classic.

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 1:00

Loner alway has a definition handy! Impressive.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 1:09

Thank you...my other alter-ego is that of Jingle James....think JAMES:

J is for Jingles
A is for Acronyms
M is for Mnemonics
E is for Euphemisms
S is for Slogans

Jingle James, at your service.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 1:18

Thanks to the miracle of the internet and Google, I located my old hang out in Boise, ID online...here is a sad news item from the local media about the place....dated Nov, 2008...I wonder how it all turned out.


By: dargent7 on 2/22/13 at 1:18

Judges? Like those in the Supreme Court?
After Roe v. Wade, it went downhill.
I'd say the Gov. should decide.
Give the populace too many responsibilities and all hell will break loose.
We cannot even elect a president without dividing the Nation in half.
In Calif. Swarznegger is/ was all over it.
Gray Davis was appointed by Gov. Moon Beam. Who is the Gov. once again.
After the SCOTUS decided overcrowding in prisons was "Unconstitutional" and the "Three Strikes Law" targeted minorities, here they are letting petty criminals OUT....for weed/ drugs, forgery, larceny, attempted robbery..
Give them $200. and the clothes on their backs.
Oh, and a sheet listing all the "Help!" agencies available.
And a hearty, "Good Luck!"

By: dargent7 on 2/22/13 at 1:20

ps. Where's Waldo? I mean Birch?

By: BenDover on 2/22/13 at 1:27

I must say Loner the Troll Eradicator is hilarious.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/22/13 at 1:30

I would have thought there would be more than .5 oz of sour grapes, though.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/22/13 at 1:31

And an added dash of U-syrup

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 1:34

Loner - If Dean had his way, everything about Music City would have been gone by now. Lucky we had enough people with more say & money than Dean to keep him from having "everything" his way, so far. He is still trying.

Hope they can find some use of the old trolly & keep it.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 1:36

Thanks, Ben....if a gag crosses political lines and is funny to both audiences, it's gotta contain an element of truth.

I credit Bfra, for requesting the new cocktail...synergism at work.

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 1:36

Blanket - Yes on the U-syrup! After al for 4+ years, that has been splatter all over the board, everyday by the local yocal. An idiot one at that!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/22/13 at 1:38

bfra, he keeps slipping on the sour grapes.

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 1:43

Read where councilman Duvall is also a lobbiest, IMO that is a dire conflict of interest and should not be allowed. These politicians want everything fed to them with a silver spoon. No make that a "gold" spoon. They seem to have passed anything but the best. Crooks!

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 1:47

A dash of U-syrup could be added as a regional variation.

Bfra, I may follow up on the Trolley bar story....maybe it's available super cheap....I'd love to run the place....it had a great location on Rose Hill....I revisited Boise, in 1996 and the place was still going strong....very friendly....a unique setting....an adorable dive.

By: daKine7 on 2/22/13 at 2:02

On Second Thought:
That shooting in Las Vegas...the cab was hit by the Maserati and the passenger in the cab (and driver) both died....driver in the Maserati died.
Yesterday, "The Vein Guys" team of 5, a surgeon, nurse, 2 ultrasound technitans, flying from Nashville to GA. were ALL killed when the plane over shot the runway...
Only the pilot and co-pilot survived....
Life is SHORT people. May be shorter than we act, play, think, and do.
Think about it.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 2:07

Amen, daKine7. Pursue personal happiness; everything else will fall into place.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/22/13 at 3:20

Hell for yogi would have to hear himself for eternity .

By: Captain Nemo on 2/22/13 at 3:23

Loner, the Troll Eradicator is great.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/22/13 at 3:27

Dementia Good one gdia.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/22/13 at 3:30

That reminds me I need to start my plans for Los Vegas this year.

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 3:34

Nemo - Be careful in Vegas, a lot of fatal happenings have been going on there.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/22/13 at 3:44

First thing I do is to look for away out/hide/run, bfra Trek Convention have Klingon to police the place. ;-)

By: slacker on 2/22/13 at 3:54

True Darge, life is short. Here's a hometown Detroit guy..


By: slacker on 2/22/13 at 3:55

That's Loner on sex..er sax

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 3:59

Who'ever on that sax, was good! Never skip a slacker referral, always good.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 4:23

I went to that link, Slack...I grabbed my D penny-whistle and jammed to it...appears to be in G Major....a nice easy flowing piece...very tasty...I'll try that on the tenor sax next time I practice.....thanks for the tip!

By: BenDover on 2/22/13 at 4:33

Just the sax ma'am...

By: brrrrk on 2/22/13 at 4:35

By the way.... Happy anniversary to the 21st amendment; the amendment that repealed prohibition AND the amendment that proves that nothing is chiseled in stone and that our Constitution is designed to reflect the will of the PEOPLE.

By: BenDover on 2/22/13 at 4:37

y'all have fun guys. Flying out to Hawaii this weekend and won't be back until next Friday. My laptop croaked on me so I suspect I won't get an opportunity to check again until I get back.

Aloha all... hopefully I'll get lei'd.

By: slacker on 2/22/13 at 4:41

''Tiny Bubbles'' Ben

By: brrrrk on 2/22/13 at 4:46

slacker said

''Tiny Bubbles'' Ben

and short palm tree.... :-)

By: slacker on 2/22/13 at 5:01

I got your 21st. amendment.. right here..
-Al Capone

By: slacker on 2/22/13 at 5:14

Me too!
-Frank Nitti

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 5:16

Wanna Bet?
-Elliott Ness

By: slacker on 2/22/13 at 5:16

''Work my arse off.. and I get this?''
-Carrie Nation

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 5:34

I'll bet Carrie Nation could have whipped Al, Frank & Elliott at the same time!:-)

By: dargent7 on 2/22/13 at 5:38

Aloha Nui Loa...if you're going to Maui.
My sense is you're a O'ahu, Waikiki kind of guy.
All cement and stores and won't go near the water.

By: bfra on 2/22/13 at 5:43

d7 - I have it pictured as a pot belly type, lg. flowery boxer shorts, straw flip flops(probably pink) & a lg camera strapped on the shoulder. Oh, white blob on the nose, in case of sun.

By: Loner on 2/22/13 at 9:33

I left the board around 4:30....enjoy yourself, Ben....I certainly have been enjoying life today....happiness is in the air?

By: yogiman on 2/23/13 at 7:50

Well, It'll take a judge to decide. I hope we have an honest one to answer the question: Is Barack Hussein Obama a Kenyan, or a British subject?

Who is lying, an obviously educated Kenyan or Barack Obama?