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Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

"Amendment 1 - making the constitution read what would have been intended at the time it was drafted." - That opinion is based on what objective historical evidence?

"Amendment 3 - confirming the wording already in the constitution so that no judge can interpret a different meaning from the way it is already written" - Do you seriously think any judge or legislator is ever going to try to institute a state income tax? This amendment is completely unnecessary.

Posted by Real Truth on 10/20/2014 at 9:27 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Nuclear Power, Spiders, and OMG Spiders

What do you want to bet that the "self-identified eyewitness" wasn't anywhere around the actual scene of the shooting? This is just another dailycaller piece of garbage.

Posted by yoyo is a doodoohead on 10/20/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

Amendment 1 - making the constitution read what would have been intended at the time it was drafted.

Amendment 2 - changing the constitution to read what has been standard practice in direct conflict with what the constitution says.

Amendment 3 - confirming the wording already in the constitution so that no judge can interpret a different meaning from the way it is already written.

Amendment 4 - changing the constitution to include a group that was inadvertently omitted in a previous amendment that was ratified, so in other words to make the constitution read as it should have already.

Assuming those who are voting NO on all amendments, I would presume you're voting NO on the Wine is Grocery Stores (WIGS) proposal as these can't be considered a "Great Need" nor "Better the lives of ordinary Tennessee Citizens".

Posted by Patrick Keohane on 10/20/2014 at 7:14 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

> Love the readers here and at the Metropulse, marginal and fringe
> to the bitter end.

Yet you still choose to grace us with your self-imagined significant and central presence.

If this blog operated like Usenet everyone would have your silly and pompous ass on ignore.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 10/20/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Nuclear Power, Spiders, and OMG Spiders

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/16/witness-…

"Michael Brown did not have his hands over his head when he was shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, a self-identified eyewitness told the grand jury investigating Brown’s death."

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Posted by yoyo moi on 10/20/2014 at 5:58 PM
Posted by yoyo moi on 10/20/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Tennessee has always had large blocks of ill-informed voters, Jim. The difference is that most politicians on the campaign trail, even incumbents, act as if the people voting were capable of understanding platforms and making informed choices, whether they believe it or not. Gov. Haslam isn't even bothering to put up a pretense.

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Posted by Min on 10/20/2014 at 5:50 PM
Posted by Pete Wilson on 10/20/2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Jim Summerville Was Arrested Twice in 24 Hours

You don't think he's gonna get one a them slick talkin' liberal trial lawyers to sue the Dickson Police, do ya?

i bet them ambulance chasers are just linin' up to take his million dollar case.

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Posted by Cryptomys on 10/20/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

I'm voting no on Amendments 1 and 2, and yes on Amendments 3 and 4.

Posted by I'm on a roll. Please pass the butter. on 10/20/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

I'm pretty sure I said what you said, Tony. It is illegal for lobbyists to give directly to candidates. Hence, this workaround (otherwise known as a distasteful loophole.)

Posted by Not John Ford on 10/20/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Well, Min, as a group, one could make that argument. Look at the legislature, the state administration, our Senators, and most of those in Congress. Those who vote for most of the states GOPher politicos, unless of course they are rich, vote for those who will damage their liberties, their best interests, and ultimately their right to vote.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 10/20/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

"As for his campaign ad, it was trite and brainless. Gov. Haslam is basically saying to Tennesseans everywhere, "You're too stupid and/or ill-informed for me to waste my time."

Only the progressive liberals.

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Posted by TropicalfreshOff on 10/20/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

If you have any doubts, voting "No" on any proposed constitutional amendment is usually a safe bet. Constitutional amendments should *only* occur when the need is great, and the problem cannot otherwise be remedied.

I'm voting "No" on all four proposed amendments, because I think they're unnecessary and will do nothing to better the lives of ordinary Tennessee citizens.

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Posted by Min on 10/20/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Jim Summerville Was Arrested Twice in 24 Hours

Given his flamboyant nature and rhetoric, this is of no real surprise. He is simply out of control and needs to be separated from society for their mutual protection. He is lucky with his threats and such, he has not been "dealt with" much more personally.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 10/20/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

Vote for Not Lamar Alexander.

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/20/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Jim Summerville Was Arrested Twice in 24 Hours

Are there no habitual offender statutes in this state?

Or do they only apply to those of advanced melanin levels?

(ETA: Maybe he could be tagged by local law enforcement as a public nuisance, like they do for bars sometimes.)

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Posted by AnglRdr on 10/20/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

@Vote No on 2
Keep Your Right to Vote for Judge

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Posted by tonygottlieb on 10/20/2014 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Political Donors of Ill Repute: Payday Lenders Keep Giving Back (UPDATED)

Oh no Not John Ford. It is completely legal for a lobbyist to direct a PAC. That is one of the the abject hypocrisies of the 2006 ethics reform act of which I know a thing or two.

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Posted by tonygottlieb on 10/20/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “The Tennessean Endorses Haslam for a Second Term

Me, too, Lucky.

As for his campaign ad, it was trite and brainless. Gov. Haslam is basically saying to Tennesseans everywhere, "You're too stupid and/or ill-informed for me to waste my time."

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Posted by Min on 10/20/2014 at 2:20 PM

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