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Re: “Are Bigots Welcome in Tennessee? Is That a Rhetorical Question?

I see an opportunity here for Mike Turner and the Democratic Caucus. They should introduce a bill with a list of people and groups who are not allowed to use state parks. Granted, the GOP would kill the bill, but at least the Democratic party would be on record of what groups and individuals they didn't want to use public parks.
Thanks to the crackerjack journalists at the Nashville Scene for covering this story, but for them, I would have no clue as to what group of 20 or so people were converging on our state parks on any given weekend. This is the type of information that is critical.

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Posted by robertjford on 03/11/2013 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Haslam Hums Happy Tune While Wacky Bills Move Through Legislature

I would hope Govenor Haslam would support mainstream bills like having school counselors not keep secrets from parents regarding children engaging in unsafe sexual practices. Parental involvement is, next to diversity, the most important factor in improving education.

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Posted by robertjford on 03/11/2013 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Dept. of Duh: Jim Cooper Calls Sequester 'Stupidest Thing Congress Has Done'

Politicians (and "economists") can bicker as they often do. But my source of accurate information is unanimous, the media has informed me that if we spend one dime less that we were budgeted to spend, this nation faces a fiscal catastrophe. Politicians lie and economists are wrong, but the media is looking out for the folks. We are spending the bare minimum we need to survive as a country. If we spend any less that we are budgeted to spend, the media has informed us that we will be doomed.

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Posted by robertjford on 02/25/2013 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Gift of Grandpappy's Gun Makes Ramsey Cry, and That's Why We Can't Have Universal Background Checks

Tell me one asshole shooter who stole the guns he used to kill innocent bystanders?

Adam Lanza. But, I know you were searching for a more newsworthy example.

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Posted by robertjford on 02/18/2013 at 1:07 PM

Re: “'Can't Say Gay (Except to Narc to Parents)' Has a House Sponsor

Congrats to you Ron. I was just like you, when I was born, I was crawling to the chick in the next crib to get it on! I should also add that it was not until I was 13 that I became white.
I should add that my comment regarding being a homosexual was about having sex with another member of the same sex rather than some poetic "who you love". I agree that one can choose to/not to have sex period, or only have sex with attractive women, or have sex with attractive men and women (those born (of course) bisexual). One doesn't get to choose their race or gender (short of surgically and that is to change the gender they were born).

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Posted by robertjford on 02/18/2013 at 12:51 PM

Re: “House Bill Limit Fails to Curtail the Crazy

Rep. Hill should be careful making it more difficult to get an OOP. There is no doubt OOP's are abused, but the alternative, a DV charge is much more difficult to dismiss after the parties agree to divorce terms than an OOP.
In reality, what you see in divorce courts is one party get an OOP on the basis of "threats" (real or perceived). That puts the party who has the OOP against him (or her!) in a defensive posture for negotiating a final decree of divorce, particularly when children are involved. However, when the parties reach an agreement on the divorce, the OOP can and often is dissolved as part of the divorce decree. However, with the DV charge, the DA office is getting a handsome grant from the federal government (under the in-the-news Violence Aginst Women Act) and are reluctant to drop the DV charge even when/if both parties including the "victim" ask them to.

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Posted by robertjford on 02/18/2013 at 12:33 PM

Re: “GOP House Leader Calls for Retaliating Against Media for Making Republicans Look Stupid

I'd support a tax on publications that are published in or distributed in couties with over 600,000 residents. So long as the tax revenues were used for children.

Posted by robertjford on 02/15/2013 at 4:33 PM

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