Up for Debate: Supreme Court to rule on health care

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:35am

How do you think the Supreme Court will rule on the challenge to the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? What will the political aftershocks look like?

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By: BenDover on 6/25/12 at 12:20

Lemme give you a little help with the peanut butter reference there Yogi.


By: pswindle on 6/25/12 at 1:01

Harold lost TN when he could not decide if he was a Dem or GOP. He talks out of both sides of his mouth, and we do not need him back in TN. Keep him for us. But, the sad thing about the election, we got Corker. He planned to work against this President from day one. He is a bundle that is bound to McConnell of KY and other leaders of he GOP. Shameful

By: BigPapa on 6/25/12 at 1:02

Sunquist fixed NOTHING. All he did was agree to consent decrees and try to foist an income tax on us.

Phil is the one that disenrolled large #'s of people.

By: BenDover on 6/25/12 at 1:19

So how's that Arab Spring workin' for ya'?

“The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,”

By: Kosh III on 6/25/12 at 1:55

"Sunquist fixed NOTHING. All he did was agree to consent decrees and try to foist an income tax on us.

Phil is the one that disenrolled large #'s of people.

Income tax is irrelevant to TennCare.

Sundquist fixed TennCare. Period. Were you working for DHS in 2002 when the Sundquist reforms were done---putting tens of thousands off the roll? requiring copays and premiums? setting yearly reverifications?
Were you there when Phil put them back on, eliminated the copay and premium requirements? When Phil eliminated the yearly reverification allowing thousands to stay on TennCareStandard indefinitely.

I have first hand knowledge, not propaganda.

By: Kosh III on 6/25/12 at 1:57


I've heard prominent politicians say the same thing, except they say "The Bible" not the Koran.

We need to keep religion out of politics and vice versa. We need ethical politicians, not theocrats.

By: BenDover on 6/25/12 at 2:18

Dude... your silly equivocation of Christianity to Islam in this respect is making you look like an idiot.

By: gdiafante on 6/25/12 at 2:44

All religions are the same...for the weak minded. I can't believe idiots still believe that stuff in the 21st century.

By: revo-lou on 6/25/12 at 2:48

"BenDover on 6/25/12 at 3:18
Dude... your silly equivocation of Christianity to Islam in this respect is making you look like an idiot."

Soory Ben, Kosh is SPOT ON with this one.

By: BenDover on 6/25/12 at 2:50

Wow... you guys don' t have a clue what the world is facing, do you?

By: yogiman on 6/25/12 at 2:51


I believe my going to school was a little different than when you went.

In my childhood the first day of school we went in to find out what we would be studying that year. We then had to go to a privately owned book store and bought our books. Back then, different schools taught their students differently. We had basic subjects like reading, writing and arithmetic, but were taught different by different teachers.

When the government decided all children should be taught the same subjects, the government set the subject and supplied the books, And the teachers taught what they were told to teach.

That, young man, was when the communist party got its foot in this nation's door solidly. It would never be opened again.

You said your children were 6 and 4 years old. My guess is you're a young man in your early 30s. Maybe mid 30s. So you was raised in a communist infected school system. I feel sorry for your children.

By: BenDover on 6/25/12 at 2:52


By: bfra on 6/25/12 at 2:55

The commies are coming to take yogi away, ho ho, the commies are coming to take yogi away hee hee! Makes more sense than anything yogi has ever put on this board, but yogi really believes this!

By: yogiman on 6/25/12 at 3:00

So, BenDover,

What does that tell you about Barack Obama who was raised in a Muslim family on the paternal side and a communist on the maternal side? That he's a good old boy just trying to do good?

By: yogiman on 6/25/12 at 3:07

That's okay, bfra, I've had a good life on this earth. They love your ignorance and they'll leave you here with your ignorance. But don't worry, they'll tell you how to live your life.

You'll be like a pet 'coon to them.

By: bfra on 6/25/12 at 3:14

Don't worry yogi, once they see me ride my pink unicorn, they won't bother me!:-)))))

By: yogiman on 6/25/12 at 3:22

The biggest, and worst, thing these guys are facing, BenDover, is the US becoming a part of the One World Government.

That NDAA bill that Obama said he wouldn't sign has been signed. You can be arrested, put in prison with the key thrown away.

'Hellery' Clinton is in the tenure now of getting the LOST bill through congress. The Obama administration is also in the process of working toward our 2nd Amendment to take our guns away from us.

Just take a look at what happened to every nation where the citizens didn't have gun rights. (Just look close to home after that flood in New Orleans when the police went through and "collected" the flood victims guns). Supposedly for fear they might kill someone. BS. They couldn't protect themselves when the thieves come to steal from them.

I'm glad I'm as old as I am, I'll be checking out in the not too distant future. But you guys and your children and grandchildren on down the line aren't going to have the good old USA I grew up in.

By: yogiman on 6/25/12 at 3:26

What makes you think they like pink unicorns, bfra? I've heard they like yellow better. That way, they'll know you're scared to death of them.

By: BenDover on 6/25/12 at 3:28


By: slacker on 6/25/12 at 3:34

And here I thought fridays.. (Burch) was reserved for religion.
Islam's honor killings, head removal, etc., seems a bit harsh in a modern society.
But getting American women out of Bikinis, and in Burkas, would be amusing.
Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem, Burka wearing, and humbly serving their man.

By: Loner on 6/25/12 at 5:13

I think that Ben Dover has been going to church a little too much lately...he is convinced that Muslims are targeting America, because we are a Christian nation....our women do not bag their faces etc., we smoke cigarettes and drink booze, tolerate homosexuality, gamble and are generally immodest.....that's complete BS, of course....it's Christian hate speech coming from Protestant pulpits...the Armageddon Expediters....the Judeo-Christian Holy Warriors.

The reason that many Muslims hate us is because we established the Jewish State in Palestine using US taxpayer funds. We use our position in the UN to deflect legitimate criticism of the Militant Israelis.

They hate us because we allowed Israel to produce a vast nuclear WMD arsenal and to develop state of the art delivery systems.

They hate us because we defend the Israeli war criminals.

They hate us because we thwarted Palestinian statehood at the UN while defending the IDF war criminals who slaughtered 1,400 Palestinians in Operation Cast Lead....that was the lame duck war, between Junior Bush and Obama, Junior Bush gave the Israelis free reign to create terror and Obama said get it over with before I'm sworn in.

Under Obama, we have Zionism Lite...under Romney, the Jewish wannabe, the US will be a vassal state, as Romney surrenders the Commander-in-Chief role to his Israeli overlords.

I expect that Israel will strike the Persians in September-October, so as to influence the US elections...if Obama hesitates to join the Israelis in the new Holy War, Romney and the born-agains will berate the POTUS until he caves and joins the conflagration.....the Jews can't lose.....we are screwed.....Holy Wars Suck.

By: yogiman on 6/25/12 at 7:19

I see where the new Egyptian President has made the statement they are gong to make Israel their capital, Loner. Barry Soetoro called him and congratulated him for his win.

Maybe you would like to donate a few bucks for their fight.

By: Loner on 6/25/12 at 11:31

They say that there is no fool like an old fool....Yogi's 8:19 post confirms the old adage.

The old fool still cannot accept the nation's first black president as being legit...Yogi simultaneously accepts the idea the the Prime Minister of Israel will rightfully direct US policy in the Middle East...even if that means war with Iran, Syria, the Egyptians or whichever nation the Israelis point as as our "mutual" enemy.

HR 4133 recently passed the House by a vote of 411 to 2. It was written by AIPAC and here is a link to their page summarizing the bill:


Here is a link to the actual text:


Here is Ron Paul's May 9, 2012 statement...he and Rep. Dingman of MI were the two naysayers:


It looks like Yogi is not the only fool...he has 411 other fools for company in the US House....but, they get money from the Israel Lobby....Yogi does it for free.

Stand by for war with Iran in September-October of this year....that's the "sweet spot"...Congress is ready to roll, they await PM Netanyahu's decision....and Willard Romney is ready to take over the role of Defender of the Jews....this could be the over-arching issue in November's elections...the old "existential threat" trick.