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Comment Archives: Stories: Politics

Re: “Haslam Caves, Signs Legislation Nullifying Local Options on Guns-in-Parks

Small government conservatives at work.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 04/27/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Haslam Caves, Signs Legislation Nullifying Local Options on Guns-in-Parks

Bros Nightcrawler and ern,
If it weren't for leftist progressives, you wouldn't even know you had civil rights.
And all me nostalgic, but I'd like to think shooting unarmed minorities never went out of style. It's just all these cameras documenting it.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 04/27/2015 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Haslam Caves, Signs Legislation Nullifying Local Options on Guns-in-Parks

Nightcrawler,
Happy days bruder. Shooting unarmed minorities is also coming back into style.

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Posted by ern on 04/27/2015 at 1:27 AM

Re: “Haslam Caves, Signs Legislation Nullifying Local Options on Guns-in-Parks

I think Haslam remembered eighteen agonizing and oppressive years of a leftist progressive from Covington who ran the House and abhorred inherent individual civil rights.

Similar laws aren't a problem in other states.

Why do a minority of people think legally armed law-abiding Tennesseans are lesser people than citizens who reside in other states? Oh yeah, I forgot: stupidity, indoctrination, ideology and naivety.

Face it: inherent civil rights, individual liberties and freedoms are coming back in style.

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 04/26/2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Haslam Caves, Signs Legislation Nullifying Local Options on Guns-in-Parks

Gov Haslam was compelled to sign to appease the NRA overlords.

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 04/26/2015 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Haslam Caves, Signs Legislation Nullifying Local Options on Guns-in-Parks

Im disappointed in Gov ,Haslem on him caving in to such a dumb bill like guns in a park !

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Posted by Wake Up on 04/25/2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Despite Competing Partisan Claims, the 2015 Legislative Session Was Neither a Grand Success nor a Total Flop

Failure to accept billion plus dollars to supply health care is inexcusable. Immoral and ignorant .Republican shame.
On the Democrat side the failure of two Dems to be present and vote for in state tuition for immigrant students was also inexcusable. As Ned used to say " if you're not going to work don't hire out". Citizen legislature yes but other than sickness or funeral of family or extremely close friend there is not a good excuse to miss voting for the 60,000 or so people you have the honor to represent.And on the last day when it all happens! Democrat shame.

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Posted by Publius on 04/24/2015 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Despite Competing Partisan Claims, the 2015 Legislative Session Was Neither a Grand Success nor a Total Flop

At least the House did not vote on SJR0067, the Article V constitution convention call. THAT is a BAD bill. (of course they may vote on it next year). I hope not.

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Posted by MickeyWhite on 04/24/2015 at 9:37 AM

Re: “From Nashville to Memphis: A Venue Change

Don't forget his participation in the state health plan, 80% of which is paid for by taxpayers,
offered only to full-time state employees, excluding members of the legislature.

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Posted by edm3rd on 04/23/2015 at 12:18 PM

Re: “From Nashville to Memphis: A Venue Change

Kelsey's version of "liberty" is what you might expect from a person who grows up as a child of privilege in a wealthy family, is coddled even into adulthood, and has never had to worry how to make a living, where he will find the money to pay this month's utility bill, or how he will go about getting a child educated on limited funds. He has nothing in common with regular people.

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Posted by Concerned in Shelby County on 04/23/2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Harold Collins Finally Drops the Other Shoe — He's Running for Mayor

“And, do you mean to tell me, with 640,000 citizens, we couldn’t have found somebody else?” lol ......... Look who's talking? The entire administration of this city should be candidates for jobs in another city , far far away.

Posted by Frank Stone on 04/23/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Jindal Talks Tough on Islam

I do hope Gov.Jindal makes it to the debate portion of the Republican demolition derby.

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Posted by Frank Stone on 04/23/2015 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Whalum is the Cynosure on Petition Day One, Pulls for Three Positions

Whalum cant win he will only take some votes from someone he is just a loud mouth with no action behind it

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Posted by Mphs First on 04/19/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Whalum is the Cynosure on Petition Day One, Pulls for Three Positions

Shotgun politics at its finest.

Posted by Scott Banbury on 04/19/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Haslam Remains Dubious About Bible Bill and Provisions of Gun Bill

I firmly believe that we should pass a constitutional amendment that anyone responsible for passing 3 laws that are later declared unconstitutional by the courts should be removed from office. Call it the "Three Strikes for Dumb Ass Politicians" amendment.

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 04/15/2015 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Council Chairman Myron Lowery Opts Out of Race, Won't Run for Reelection

The Pasture can still use a few more COWs.
I never heard better news.
Now Willie and Moryon can enjoy the dole.
There is a sense of smell with a new bull on the council.

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Posted by His health care provider... on 04/15/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “The Beat Goes On

The biggest test of the power of money will come from District 5 and seeing if this kid, another MUS grad whose biggest accomplishment seems to be having a rich daddy, can win over candidates who have a record of activity in the community.

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Posted by Concerned in Shelby County on 04/15/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “The Beat Goes On

Thank you for pressing hiz honor on his crafty negotiation skills with Olive Garden or whatever.

The real news is Worth Morgan whose name sounds like he's a stand in for Thurston Howell, III.
He's Easing all kinds of cash! This modern day Richie Rich should just get his daddy to buy the city a few Cheesecake Factory's just so we can defend our ranking as most unhealthy city in America! Go Mitt or Worth or

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Posted by bP on 04/14/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Haslam Remains Dubious About Bible Bill and Provisions of Gun Bill

So, Firefox, you think the criminals will magically stop breaking the law if they think that there is possibly somebody else with a gun a few hundred yards away? Yeah that makes a lot of sense.
Besides, the thing at Tom Lee Park happened when the park was closed. Nobody should have been there - with or without guns. Interesting that none of the local news outlets are pointing that out. So no innocent bystanders were in danger. These were obviously morons that planned to meet there to fight. Or somebody knew the others would be there. It's sad, but it's not like it was an accident and there were kids around.

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Posted by nobody on 04/14/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Haslam Remains Dubious About Bible Bill and Provisions of Gun Bill

Mia, my firearm is used for protection, not to "deter" other nefarious people. Perhaps if criminals knew there were armed citizens wherever they go, they might be more cautious before pulling out their guns and shooting each other. The intent of my sarcasm was to illustrate that slapping a "No Guns Allowed" sign on a park or mall, etc... does not prevent guns from being on the premises. It only stops the law abiding people from carrying their guns. The criminals will simply ignore the law and when they start shooting, you and your family are helpless.

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Posted by Firefox on 04/14/2015 at 4:29 PM

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