Up or Debate: Haslam's budget

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:19am

What's your reaction to Gov. Bill Haslam proposed next state budget, unveiled at Monday night's State of the State address? What do you think about the possible closing of the Cordell Hull Building

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Tagged: Up for Debate

134 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 12:33

For a moment, I thought that I actually smelled the foul odor of troll droppings...then, I noticed that my Alpo-fed hound dog is napping at my feet....if online troll droppings actually did stink, they'd smell like canine beef farts....so it is written.

By: gdiafante on 1/29/13 at 12:34

They taught my kids that if I (or other parents) smoked a cigar or cigarettes or drank beer I was an idiot and then carried on about children being out of control was the parent's fault.

They showed them stupid propaganda videos by Al Gore and used fear to advance the global warming industry far beyond any reasonable cost benefit while at the same time demonized the capital economy as greed and selfishness not understanding at all it is upon the capital economy that the luxuries of education, environmentalism and altruism rest.

Yeah, as I said, because it doesn't jive with your political beliefs, it must be indoctrination. And, Darwinism is a legitimate scientific theory so it should be taught in science. So is global warming. If you don't want your kids to be exposed to different ideas and theories, just plant their head in the dirt...you know...church.

FYI: you are an idiot if you smoke. It's not 1940 anymore, we know that smoking will kill you. And call me crazy, but I would hope that schools would discourage children from smoking or drinking.

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 12:40

Gd, in your 12:34 post, whose words are in italics...was that Ben or Yogi?

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 12:42

I did not hit the italics in my 12:40...Italianizing was not my intent.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/29/13 at 12:42

I think that the concept of God is far more than what man or church understand. I think organized religion is just away to control the masses and budlight (who would not understand what is going on in the first place).

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 12:43

There, did that fix it?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/29/13 at 12:45

I was taught to duck and cover. Like that was going to stop the A Bomb.

By: gdiafante on 1/29/13 at 12:54

Those were Ben's words. Sorry about the "italianizing" at the end...lol

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 12:57

The nuns taught us that, in case of nuclear attack, we should put our heads between our legs and kiss our asses goodbye.

I thought so, Gd, but was not sure. The NCP Webmaster should look into correcting the glitch....a troll could deliberately bugger the board with uncancelled HTML commands.

By: Kosh III on 1/29/13 at 1:07

"Kosh, I look for the second year of Dr. Who, but I did not see it anywhere. So I have now seen the first year of Falling Sky. Wow."

Go to library website and look for
Doctor Who the complete second series.
I see it there and available.

Yah FS is pretty awesome. Wait till season two. Season three is this summer.

By: pswindle on 1/29/13 at 1:13

The reason that the US does not pay rent for "gitmo" tjhe US owns the land. Not all of Cuba is Cuba's. Also, one of the reasons that Rhee was kicked out of Washington DC was her crazy ideas on education and vouchers was just one of the reasons.

By: Kosh III on 1/29/13 at 1:18

I'll be more favorable to the Decalogue in public affairs when those who want to push it onto non-believers also make adultery and divorce a capital offense as the Bible says.
"I hate divorce, says the Lord" Mal 2:16

By: Kosh III on 1/29/13 at 1:18

And I'll support Biblical marriage when we are allowed to marry our siblings, just as Abraham and Sarah were husband and wife AND brother and sister.

By: yogiman on 1/29/13 at 1:47

An interesting article in a newspaper you dumbolcraps might enjoy. Tells it pretty much like it is. It was titled "More modern way of living".

[Beaufort, NC
Jan. 17, 2012


Republicans and "so-called" conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there s strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don't know the exact statistics, but I'm quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer tha(t)n Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.
But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I'd say, and President Obama needs to change it.
The Republicans are just trying to to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualification for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that's just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.
Please withhold my name because I don't want to get crank calls.

Now my question is: Are they proud to be a Democrat for their ignorance of the Constitution and a C-section birth?

By: yogiman on 1/29/13 at 1:56


If the US can own so much of Cuba, by what law will they use to stop China from buying the US by lock, stock and barrel? Will we (our 'guvmunt') use it to pay off our debts to China our "expert" officials borrowed (for our benefit) from our worst enemy?

I'm sorry, I didn't meant enemy because we now buy the bulk of our retail products from their "producers".

By: gdiafante on 1/29/13 at 2:11

Yogi calling anyone ignorant of the Constitution is HIGHLY ironic.

By: bfra on 1/29/13 at 2:13

yogi calling anyone ignorant on ANY subject is also ironic.

By: dargent7 on 1/29/13 at 2:36

This just in..."yogi",
BarackObama.com now has his Birth cert. on a coffee mug BACK IN STOCK!
It SOLD OUT before the election.
So, now you can sit in front of your computer, a Wang, drinking coffee (and Jack) in an Obama personalized mug!

By: yogiman on 1/29/13 at 2:54

No thanks, dargent7, my mug has pictures of my grandchildren on it. They're my main concern for their future, not a usurper or idiots that support someone they don't even know.

By: dargent7 on 1/29/13 at 2:55

Well, at least you always have your Wang in your hands.

By: yogiman on 1/29/13 at 3:03

Looks like you need a good laugh, dargent7. Go to www.patriotaction.net/forum/topics/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6075268&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic/

Have fun but don't laugh too hard, it might effect that missing link in your skull..

By: BenDover on 1/29/13 at 4:20

You guys re characterize my position with every post. The schools undermine parental authority and then complain when the parents have no control over the kids. Seen it happen over and over again.

Anthropogenic global warming (beyond our successes in pollution control in the urban areas) is just leftist fear mongering because it's always the same solution of punishing the first world with taxation and controls justified by an ever-morphing boogie man of catastrophic climate melt-down. It's classic Marxist utopianism wrapped in a veil of self-aggrandizing pseudo-science.

And Loner responds with my reasonable suggestion not to throw the common sense babies out with the religious bathwater by saying I'm advocating theocratic despotism like some kind of Jim Jones cultist.

wth? You guys used to be more about function than form. You've lost your edge, you have.

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 4:42

I see that your 4:20 ritual is not like mine, Ben Dover.

Ben lamented the fact that displaying the Ten Commandments is outlawed in US public schools...I disagreed, so, I schlepped in the original OT Scripture concerning the origins of the revered Decalogue, and now Ben claims that I have lost my edge.

I dunno, Ben, I think that I made my point....morality, ethics, empathy and civility do not need to be rooted in the fear of a god, gods, or any sort of supernatural being or beings....being kind to one another simply makes sense.

By: BenDover on 1/29/13 at 4:59

There's a large political movement in this country that thrives on covetousness and false witness... it advocates stealing from one to provide for another... and is so convinced in its righteousness I have little doubt it will tend toward murder should their Machiavellian march require it. The institutions of traditional marriage and family are second to the state for these people so father and mother are of questionable capability with respect to the rearing of their children into proper citizens... using the term citizen lightly because what they really are concerned with is having a majority of the human biomass support them politically.

If we are to analyze why the world is falling apart it has more to do with our departure from our religious traditions and mores than it does the shielding of our youth from these dangerous ideas.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/29/13 at 5:03

How could any religous heretic forget that "Jesus Wept"

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 5:41

Uh, Ben....covetousness is the fuel that drives the capitalist engine of prosperity....and you are always leaving burnt offerings on the Altar of Capitalism....consumer demand and covetousness are the same thing, my friend.

By: yogiman on 1/29/13 at 5:56

Some sage advice from an old man that's been down that road, BenDover, just consider the source and ignore it. They aren't too bright.

By: BenDover on 1/29/13 at 5:59

Capitalism is the voluntary exchange of cash or service loner.

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 6:00

Ben's pastor must have gotten him all wound up yesterday; he's convinced that democratic, secular government is inherently evil and out to destroy Judeo-Christianity, the American family, and America the Exceptional....maybe Ben attended one of those Southern gunpowder ministry revivals...now, he's all hopped up....like Alex Jones et al..

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 6:06

If capitalism is the voluntary exchange of cash or service, then the Confederate economy was not capitalist by nature....or does your paradigm allow for certain types of forced labor?

Today, slave labor factories in China are pumping goods into the capitalist economy by the freighter-load....I think that your definition needs modification, Ben....seems like capitalism depends on human and/or environmental exploitation, in order to be "successful"....always has and always will.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/29/13 at 8:31

The hippie movement during the sixties was a form of communistic thinking. "Let us all not overachieve and at the end of the day we will share the doobie equally."

LONER is an old hippie who would like for the country to conform to his beliefs. That means sharing the wealth and the doobie equally. That may come to pass but some of us are willing to extend ourselves in hopes of not only keeping our doobie but getting a larger share from the people who are content to watch thir lives float away without much resistance.

LONER sees peiple everyday with BMWs and ROLEX watches going to one of fine clubs in his area and remembers that he got higher grads in Chemistry than that fellow. It incites him to deliver another sermon.

By: Loner on 1/29/13 at 9:04

Yes, Rasp I did get good grades, you got that part right. But you are wrong to conclude that I am poor and that I am envious of other people's wealth...I have all that I need and want...my life is fulfilling and enjoyable...I paid my dues and now I am enjoying the fruits of my labor...I am a respected and well-liked man with a loving family...don't let my username fool you.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/29/13 at 10:52

LONER...........There is no doubt in my mind that you have learned to be comfortable with what you have. You were and are a bright fellow, Your needs and wants I am sure are very modest. I would ask you to allow those of us who have set the bar higher to pursue a comfort level of our own choosing.

After all this is and always has been a capitalistic society.

Your comments are an attack upon that society. Do not get defensive when you are called out by people who are enhanced by the society you criticize.

Capitalism is no more an exploitation of the people than a schoolyard race from the school building to the highway. Someone finishes first and somone last and some in between.

I can only assume that your comments are indicative of envy and a lesser life. If your comments are intended to point out that the sun does not shine on the same dogs ass every day you have certainly used an unorthodox manner of pointing it out.

By: BenDover on 1/30/13 at 12:18

Now trying again to paint me with views you know I abhor. Thin gruel old friend.