Up for Debate: Super Tuesday issues for Tennesseans

Friday, March 2, 2012 at 3:18am

What are the top issues for Tennessee voters headed into Super Tuesday — economy, debt, gas prices, health care, unemployment, Syria, Iran? What will you consider most at the polls Tuesday?

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By: bfra on 3/2/12 at 3:29

The last paragraph of yogi's Sheriff report about Obama's birth certificate, he left out:

Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship, and Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate in April in an attempt to quell citizenship questions. Courts also have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue.

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 4:52

bfra: As I reported, "yogi" and other acorns like him, get their bizzare info from someplace. That place is Janeau, Alaska. The head NUT is suing the gov't over Obama's "illegal occupation" of the office of President.
Guy peppers his complaint with "usurper" and not a "natural born citizen".
Sound familiar?
And Paul Wade denies knowing this man.
Not only a nutz, a liar.

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 4:56

Gas prices. $3.75 is too freekin' high. $5.00 by summer?
Let's see...Bachmann, if elected, promised under $2.00.
Sanitarium promises $2.50. Even if Sanitarium sends women who get abortions off to 10 year prison terms, gas at $2.50 a gallon is all I care about.
Women are highly overrated, anyway.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 5:33

Good morning, Nashville!

What are the top issues for Tennessee voters headed into Super Tuesday — economy, debt, gas prices, health care, unemployment, Syria, Iran? What will you consider most at the polls Tuesday?

This is the Bible Belt and only 4 items matter to voters here: the 4 G's.
God, Guns, Gays & Guvmint.

Everything else is irrelevant to the "Christ-centered" voter.

Santorum is working the born-agains like a pro...he's one Papist that appeals to these normally anti-Vatican, white, fundamentalist Protestants...Santorum's Gospel is heretical Catholicism...it has that mean streak that Southerners simply love.

By: bfra on 3/2/12 at 5:44

Bet you won't hear any complaints from the Bushes, Cheneys & the ones left of the Bin Ladins, all members of the oil cartel, they are loving it!

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 6:00

Cheney is held together and kept alive with a series of pumps, valves, pulleys, levers.
God's trying His best to kill the SOB off, but he just won't go.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 6:04

Gas prices are a direct result of activity by the War Super-lobby: Defense, Israel & Energy (DIE).

Israel crafts the strategy and tactics, Defense supplies the muscle and Energy reaps the financial rewards....they work as 3-part team in the Middle East....the campaign donations from the War Super-lobby are in the hundreds of millions of dollars per election cycle...in exchange for that "seed money" they receive massive and lucrative federal contracts, special privileges, exemptions, earmarks etc. They get maximum bang for the buck.

With the USSC's CU decision in play, we should prepare to get really hosed....endless Holy War, endless increases in energy costs and endless increases in the military budget....the only way this is going to end, short of Armageddon, is with absolute bankruptcy of the federal and state governments...USSR-style....cut off its food supply and the monster will eventual starve to death...trouble is...we may starve along with it.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 6:23

Yeah, Darge, ever notice how they never show photos of Dick Cheney in the nude? They say he looks like Frankenstein's monster, with all those mis-matched parts bolted-on or sewn-onto his organic chassis...the wires, the tubing, the cooling fans, pumps, batteries etc. add several pounds to his gross laden weight....metal detectors go off blocks away when Dick's in town.

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 6:33

Loner: At first I thought you were describing my 1967 GTO....

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 6:43


I'm sure you each have a personal reason why you want Barack Obama as YOUR president, but can you explain how a man born as a British subject to a foreign father could be a natural born American citizen.

I might also point out the head of the Hawaiian health department also made the statement stating have of his birth certificate was written in pencil and half of it was written in ink. Have you ever seen one like that before.

Can you name a hospital that wouldn't relish mentioning a president of the USA was born in their hospital? I didn't think so; unless they're ashamed of it.

bfra, you apparently didn't see the evidence shown by the sheriff on that fake birth certificate Barry showed in April of last year. And did you ever wonder why he finally showed it after stating for three years the Hawaiian government would not allow him to have a copy of it?

That little certificate was shown one week before Dr. Corsi's book was published after three years of research on it. Convenient "display", wasn't it?

And have any of you ever known of a birth certificate that was issued by a computer in 1961? And can you explain how some letters in it were identified they didn't exist in 1961?

You dumbacraps can accept a usurper in office if that's you heart's desire. As I have noted before, let's see what happens by Nov. 6.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 6:47

Actually, Darge, that's what it looks like under the hood of a DJ--5 Postal Jeep....GMC engine, Dodge tranny, Jeep differential and axles, Chevy wiring (partially), old Hudson and Studebaker parts....no two exactly alike.

I had a Firebird 400...1968. Gas was cheap...it was a babe magnet.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 6:54

The board was doing fine until 6:43....then the Usurper crap got tracked in, now the carpet needs a shampoo. The village idiot has been rolling in shit again....open the windows!

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 6:57

Loner: My dad had a Firbird 400...!! It was a demo, Ram Air, functioning.
At 16, I took it on Woodward Ave. and raced Dodge Daytona's and Super Bee Six Packs.
We always won. Cannot believe I'm still alive. Really.

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 7:02

re: Numb-Nutz post...guy has a problen with Hawai'i writing a Birth Cert. in "pencil and then in ink..." "No one's ever seem that before."
Hawai'i had just become a state, and if the weasel had ever lived there, it's a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.
Further, Hawai'i just knew a half black/ white baby boy would grow up and eventually become President.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 7:07

The village idiot thinks that "natural born" means natural birth, through the birth canal...all those born by Caesarean section are not "natural born" and therefore can never legally be POTUS...those born as a result of labor-inducing drugs are also not "natural born", according to the idiotic theory.

Premature babies may or may not be "natural born". Any person conceived as the result of an "unnatural act" is also ineligible to be POTUS....it's all in the Constitution...liberal activist judges have just usurped the authority.....Yogi has all the websites with the natural truth....the natural law....naturally.

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 7:08


As a man of your possible intelligence (i.e., you're good writings on this site) to accept a man as President of the USA when you can't even be sure of his name tells me one of two things: You are either dumb as hell, or you are an Obama loving communist.

You're willing to accept him simply because he was "elected"? Look a little deeper into your brain for the obvious evidence, Loner.

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 7:14


I'll admit, I've never been to Hawaii since it become a state, but I was there several times when it was just an island in the Pacific. And they spelled it's name as Hawaii back then. When did they change their name to Hawai'i?

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 7:14

Manchurian Marxists accompanied BHO's mama to the hospital, where they forced the hospital staff to forge the documents...the kid was six months old when they issued his "Birth Certificate"....at gunpoint....the paid-off witnesses all died of mysterious ailments....once BHO had the BC, he was sent to Islamic schools in Indonesia and other Muslim countries...like Chicago and Detroit....his Manchurian handlers are pulling BHO's strings...soon they will incarcerate us all....and Shariah Law will replace the US Constitution.....Yogi has all the details....Santorum is our only hope.

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 7:22


Have you not wondered why Breitbart died at such an early age when he had not been known of any illnesses? Want to see something interesting? Go to www.wnd.com/2012/03/breitbarts-last-investigation-obama/

Convenient death?

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 7:22

The1968 Firebird 400 was hot...I routinely beat GTO's in impromptu drag races...Top end? I buried the speedometer several times...the speedo went up to 140 MPH...the needle was pegged and that bitch was still accelerating...what a rush!

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 7:26

A: Let's petition to get this fukin' idiot OFF this board.
What was somewhat ammusing 2 years ago had become a serious pain.
Opinions are fine, but Paul Wade is a cancer.
As Sonny told Clemensa in The Godfather, "I don't want to see that stutz again..."Make that #1 on your list".

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 7:27


You might make a good comedian on Saturday Night Live. Give 'um a call. Tell 'um you ain't acting, you're just living normally. They might give you a serious job.

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 7:27

My dad's prototype had functional Ram Air. Not the plastic shit, sealed, in the production model.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 7:30

Breitbart appealed to the conspiracy theorists and tin-foil helmet crowd...that was his base...now his untimely death will be the subject of a lingering conspiracy theory....isn't that altogether right, just and fitting?

Who killed Andrew Breitbart? T-shirts posing that question are probably already available....maybe we should be the first to market them?

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 7:37


Say what you wish about but as I have posted before; "Time will tell". You call me an idiot while you're proving yourself to be one every day?

It's funny, I accept every idiotic comment you make on this site without complaining to NCP, but you think because I don't think the same as you I should get off of this site.

Hang in there, dargent7, you're getting to be a good comedian, too.

Oh yeah, this is a public site, dargent7. How about watching your language? A gentle man doesn't 'cuss vulgarly before women.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 7:39

My Firebird had a single Rochester quadra-jet, turbo-hydromatic tranny, red w/black vinyl roof....terrible in the snow...had the tiny trunk filled with sand bags and I used gnarly studded snow tires ( that rubbed the fender wells on bumpy terrain)...it was a dumb choice for New York winters....but great in the summer-time....had no A/C...just rolled down the windows and hit the gas pedal....and let the AM-onlu radio blare....Wild Thing...You Make My Heart Sing.....

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 7:40

s/h/b AM-only...my bad.

By: govskeptic on 3/2/12 at 7:40

Not to interrupt this two way conversation, but as to today's question.
Since only 5 or 6 people on this site might be actually voting in next
Tuesday's Primary it really makes no difference how they vote. The
real test will come in Nov. when it's time to oust the Radical secular
progressive that current holds that prized bed in the East Wing!

By: dargent7 on 3/2/12 at 7:48

"Time will tell..." Obama is 7/8ths thru his Presidency.
Put a sock in it.

By: BenDover on 3/2/12 at 8:05

"Loner: At first I thought you were describing my 1967 GTO...." lol

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 8:11

Good morning, Gov.

Hey, I didn't pose the Up for Debate, Question of the Day...don't blame me for its limited relevancy...I did respond to the topic...now we are in chit-chat mode.

Apparently Govskeptic is skeptical of things "Secular" and "Progressive"...I assume that he embraces the polar opposites: "Theocratic" and "Regressive".

Western civilization is filled with examples of the failed theocratic and regressive ideologies....free thinkers were burned as heretics....science was stifled....literacy was uncommon....and the poor, the disabled and the elderly begged for alms.

I prefer separation of church matters from matters of state. I like living in a secular and democratic republic. I prefer governance by way of a written, secular, constitution...as opposed to rule by way of Holy Scripture and religion-based civil law.

I think that most Americans prefer Science to Superstition...progressing forward into enlightenment, not regressing backwards into the old ignorance.

But in the skeptical Bible Belt, words like "secular" and "progressive" have been demonized....such ideas are equated with the Gospel of Satan.

Now, Richard the Zion-hearted wants to carry the Judeo-Christian Battle Flag into Holy War....and the militant, born-again, Southern skeptics echo his rallying cries.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/2/12 at 8:12

The majority of people who vote in this country are interested in one thing, why are there people who can afford to shop at Nordstroms,send children to private school, have two homes and a lakehouse on Center Hill and belong to two country clubs. These people probably only pay 65 times more in taxes than I do. They should be taxed more so that either I can go to Nordstroms or they must suffer the same economic reality that I do.

2012 will be another victory for the "majority"

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 8:14

Good morning, Doctor Dover....did you sleep well?

By: BenDover on 3/2/12 at 8:22

$1,000,000,000,000+ over the trend-line every year in deficit spending; plus he blew all of the TARP repayments on gimcracks and gewgaws ostensibly designed to result in campaign kick-backs (well, from the one's who didn't bankrupt out already anyway).

Then a full on press to make us into a western European democratic socialist model... the likes of which are unfolding under our noses despite the fact that they are propped up by not having to do their share of defense spending (because they have us as a big brother) and because they appropriate all of the medical advances and medicines that are underwritten by the profit incentive of the US health care market (that, further, he wishes to destroy).

There's a reason America has been able to prop up the rest of the world for all of these years in addition to maintaining and advancing a standard of living like has never been seen world history; and although I'm pretty sure he has the best of intentions; he's trying to undo it all by instituting a failed government heavy socialistic model.

Who could reasonably support this guy with what he's done to our children's future.

I'm voting ABO.... Anybody But Obama.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 8:24

First, the Old Business:

By: BenDover on 3/1/12 at 2:44

I happen to think Obama is bad for the country and taking us in the wrong direction. Why wouldn't I like to see him revealed for the anti-colonial father's-dream-living marxist he really is?

I responded to Ben's post at 3:27, but he did not reply...here it is once again:

By: Loner on 3/1/12 at 3:27

Ben expresses his honest opinion: "I happen to think Obama is bad for the country and taking us in the wrong direction. Why wouldn't I like to see him revealed for the anti-colonial father's-dream-living marxist he really is?"

"Wrong direction"?

Headline: Unemployment applications dip to a 4-year low

Headline: N. Korea agrees to suspend uranium enrichment, nuclear tests

Headline: U.S. Consumer Confidence Holds Near Four-Year High, Bloomberg Index Shows

"Wrong direction", you say...."Marxist", you say...the record indicates quite the opposite to be true.

As for President Obama being an "anti-colonialist", he supports the colonization of Palestine by the world's Jews...he supports the Jewish State concept, the Jews-Only settlement blocks, the Apartheid Wall etc.

Headline: US could join Israel to strike Iran over nuclear program

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-could-join-israel-to-strike-iran-over-nuclear-program-20120301-1u5zu.html

Ben Dover...I believe that you are wrong...please defend your allegations.

(end of 3:27 post)

Ben Dover, before we move on to New Business, can you kindly respond to my 3:27 post?

Thank you.

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 8:26

Don't count on a victory for the "majority", Rasputin72. A boo boo was shown recently where the voting machine had already been set.

Loner, did you see that show on TV a couple of years ago where a bunch of people were interviewed asking what they knew about the runners of office?

I thought is was funny from one point, but it made me wonder about on the other. Everyone I heard knew the details about the Republican candidates but none of them knew anything about Barack Obama.

It was funny and saddening.

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 8:37


I'd have to fit you and you "buddies" on this site as being among those that voted for Obama even though you didn't know who he was... and still don't know who he is.

Put this little comment in your fireproof safe: If Barack Obama remains in office, he will immediately kick update his progress to become dictator and take the USA under complete control.

And you know what? I hope the hell I'm wrong. But if the majority of the people repeat voting for a man they don't even know, that, alone, should tell us the nation has already been taken over by the communist party.

After all, why hasn't congress taken any action yet? Better question: Will they?

By: BenDover on 3/2/12 at 8:42

I think it's recovering despite Obama not because of it, loner.

I've enumerated on many occasions why I believe this to be true.

Then there's that $4,500,000,000,000 he added to the deficit in 3 years. If you do the math that's about $15,000 a piece for every person in the US. With that kind of grease on the skids you'd think the economy would be off of life support; but since it was largely misdirected... propping up and bolstering an inefficient, often corrupt and politically motivated bureaucracy the benefits were substantially diminished.

Sadly too we've got the on-going hang-over of greater institutionalized bureaucracy to suffer now as well; that will take decades to rectify even assuming the country comes to its senses and replaces these Harvard Faculty Loungers with some sensible experienced fiscal realists.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 8:58

I see, if the economy approves, Obama gets no credit...if it goes bad, he gets all the blame....that is your usual response, Ben.

As for the $4,500,000,000,000 figure.......is that four and a half trillion, or is that four and a half brazilian?

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 9:00

S/H/B...."I see, if the economy improves, Obama gets no credit...if it goes bad, he gets all the blame...." My bad...again...need meds!

By: yogiman on 3/2/12 at 9:10

Got take a shot, Loner. Or better, yet, eat another bowl of beans. It'll add more gas to your system.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 9:11

Good morning, Boo Boo....I missed your 8:12 post...yeah, it's mob rule....the peasants no longer need Robin Hood....they're stealing from the rich, without the aid of his band of merry men....the Sheriff of Nottingham is now a peasant...elected by the peasants....they're demanding butter, not arrows....the bastard King is a Usurping Peasant...he's giving away the treasury....is there a savior on the horizon?

By: bfra on 3/2/12 at 9:13

Rasputin72 - You don't have to be rich to own a cabin/house on Center Hill Lake & send your children to private school, but you are smart if you Don't shop at Nordstram's & pay for their overpriced merchandise.

By: bfra on 3/2/12 at 9:18

Sure most posters kid around & get off topic, but I am surprised the CP has allowed a proven liar, over & over to keep posted his BS over & over, dayin & dayout. There should be some decorum for reliability. Yogi has NONE!

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 9:28

Maybe Yogi and Boo Boo are right....once he is re-elected, Obama might take his mask off and reveal his Marxist nature...his fascist beliefs...his personal Jihad....is he the anti-Christ?

If so, I may be in trouble here...I am just 43 miles from Palmyra, NY...that's where Joseph Smith started the Latter Day Saints "cult"....if the USA collapses, the Mormons might try to return to their ancestral homeland....as a non-believer, I would be forced to leave the enclave.....once the union collapses, anything might happen....roving bands of armed theocrats would fill-in for the defunct governments....collecting tribute etc. Limited government would be the rule....no more welfare checks...no more checks on our welfare.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/2/12 at 9:30

LONER......There is no savior on the horizon for the productive class. Once they are trumped then it will be the underclass and the lower class that takes the hit. Right now,taking money from the productive class seems to be "manna from heaven"

BFRA..........I love it when a man or person like you can manage finances so well. Cash flow management for the productive is wonderful. A high net worth is even more wonderful. Cash flow management and a high net worth are as close to the fountain of youth as one will ever get.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/2/12 at 9:31

LONER........Your 9.28 post indicates that you are red-hot today. I loved it!

By: bfra on 3/2/12 at 9:44

Rasputin72 - BFRA..........I love it when a man or person like you can manage finances so well. Cash flow management for the productive is wonderful. A high net worth is even more wonderful. Cash flow management and a high net worth are as close to the fountain of youth as one will ever get.

Whoa! You are the one that came on here like the management, money making King. Not my claim in any form. I just state facts and not trying to take your reign as "rich & blame everything on the lower class".

By: Rasputin72 on 3/2/12 at 9:52

BFRA.....I meant that as a compliment to you. Money management is either a gift or a learned experience. Whichever is an asset of great benefit.

By: Loner on 3/2/12 at 9:54

Once again, thank you, Rasputin72, (AKA: Boo Boo...Yogi the Bear's sidekick), I try to craft these comments to suit the audience....and keep my aging synapses firing.

I was once a man of letters....and magazines and parcels...I was a Rural Letter Carrier.