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Comment Archives: Stories: Politics

Re: “State House Declines to Override Haslam Veto of "Bible Bill"

Such a colossal waste of time and our tax dollars. If only these fools put this much energy into solving real problems....

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Posted by Jamie Outlaw on 04/21/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “State House Declines to Override Haslam Veto of "Bible Bill"

Well, a little injection of sanity and common sense never hurt anyone, including the Tennessee State Legislature. Well spoken, Steve McManus, the one who really addressed the matter as it should have been addressed.

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Posted by Packrat on 04/21/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “War and Peace on the Legislative Floor

Pity the poor millionaires and their crippling six percent tax on unearned income. Whatever shall they do?

Oh I know! Buy a state legislature! It much be cheaper than paying a six percent tax.

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Posted by Jeff on 04/21/2016 at 8:46 AM

Re: “State House Declines to Override Haslam Veto of "Bible Bill"

Oaktree, I don't get the Gilligan's Island reference. Unless, perhaps, you are speaking of the Democrats' overwhelming desire to escape the island, while the Republicans argue that it is not, in fact, an island, Tennessee is (or could be) a great shining hill surrounded by water which in no way means it is an island.

I nominate Rep. Terry Lynn Weaver to be State Coconut.

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Posted by Jeff on 04/21/2016 at 7:51 AM

Re: “State House Declines to Override Haslam Veto of "Bible Bill"

The whole thing reads like a synopsis of an old 'Gilligan's Island' episode.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/21/2016 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Haslam Vetoes 'Bible-as-State-Book' Bill

How about Penthouse as the official state magazine?

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Posted by Orion's Cracker on 04/16/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Haslam Vetoes 'Bible-as-State-Book' Bill

Carefully worded, and precisely accurate. Well done, Governor. This is second time that I have seen you very publicly do the right thing, when it would have been easier to just roll over. I am impressed.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/15/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Haslam Vetoes 'Bible-as-State-Book' Bill

Haslam deals a blow to the Tennessee Christian Taliban. Excellent news.

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Posted by lfine on 04/15/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Haslam Vetoes 'Bible-as-State-Book' Bill

Well, Governor Milquetoast found some semblance of a backbone. Bravo, Gov. Haslam, even if the Tennessee Taliban manages to override your veto.

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Posted by Packrat on 04/15/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Haslam Vetoes 'Bible-as-State-Book' Bill

I look forward to the day when a governor can veto such a bill without paying lip service to the religious bullying behind it.

Everyone knows the real state book should have been written by someone linked to Tennessee. Since there are so few (if any) authors of lasting literary significance native to this state, I nominate the next best thing -- a book by an acclaimed writer who lived in Memphis for a time and whose name was "Tennessee". I refer, of course, to a book by Tennessee Williams. There are some colorful specimens from which to choose. So many candidates for rural book burnings and fundamentalist ire! I nominate "Memoirs", which I read in secret and in snatches throughout high school.

So there it is -- a book by a critically acclaimed Southern author named Tennessee. Much more exciting, too, than reading the "begats".

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 04/15/2016 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Terry Roland Makes His Move

tellinitlikeitis,
Wow that is so mature of you and one big credibility feather in your hat.
Mazel Tov.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 04/10/2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Terry Roland Makes His Move

You are right. The pejorative was wrong on my part. Belive it or not I am not an elistist but can be a pig. Seriously, I am sorry.

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Posted by tellinitlikeitis on 04/10/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Terry Roland Makes His Move

tellinitlikeitis
"trailer park residents" This is a pejorative? Rowland my be a buffoon, but you are an elitist pig.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 04/10/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Terry Roland Makes His Move

Terry Roland is such a buffoon. Why arent even the Millington trailer park residents embarassed of him. He will hopefully leave the commission having not twisted arms to be elected interim mayor, and go back to changing tires at his shop that doubles as a red neck high stakes poker hall. His bombassity and ernest t bass approach to governence is such a distraction.

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Posted by tellinitlikeitis on 04/10/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Terry Roland Makes His Move

Terry Roland should find an office more appropriate for this skills and demeanor. If such an office exists, I hope it is far from Shelby County.

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Posted by Enrico Dagastino on 04/09/2016 at 7:33 AM

Re: “One More Time: Cohen vs. a Ford

Justin is .... Just in... The Mayors race ..the Clerks race...Congress race in 14.....now he'll get embarrassing few votes in Congress vs. Cohen.....Does he know where he is living yet or on what planet?

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Posted by memphonian on 04/08/2016 at 1:37 PM

Re: “One More Time: Cohen vs. a Ford

Well, Edmund likes to give away city property to private organizations, but generally, no.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/08/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “One More Time: Cohen vs. a Ford

Hell, I know that the mere act of running for office can be somewhat lucrative, if not directly, then indirectly through the connections you make and the networks you build while running for office on the money you con from the rubes who believe the fairy tale that you can win, but still, really? Do Fords have nothing better to do?

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Posted by Jeff on 04/08/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Terry Roland Makes His Move

What was Terry's move? A Sashay or a dosey doe?

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Posted by datGuy on 04/07/2016 at 6:08 PM

Re: “At Last, Does Cohen Get an Election-Year Pass?

Delta made business decisions, which was within their rights. What Memphians should understand is that Delta outright lied about its plans for the Memphis hub (they said it was integral to their long term plans) to the Airport Authority and to local business and political leaders. The CEO knew they intended to shut it down and lied about that fact. Now you can argue that our local business leaders and political leaders should not have trusted Delta or believed them, and you would be correct, but that doesn't change the fact that Delta flat out lied about it in order to help forestall local opposition to the buyout/merger. It may have been smart business, but it wasn't ethical.

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Posted by Packrat on 04/07/2016 at 1:07 PM

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