Up for Debate: Dean's proposed budget

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:36am

Breakdown Mayor Dean's proposed budget? What about it do you approve of? What don't you approve of? Is taking for the rainy day fund acceptable, a good idea? Did you think Metro Schools would have received more of its requested budget?

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67 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/13 at 1:49

You too bfra. have a good rest of the day.

By: BenDover on 5/1/13 at 1:53

Why is the gun any worse than drowning or any other form of death? If she accidentally runs a red-light and loses her child in an accident should she and her other children suffer for it; on top of her own suffering for having lost her child?

This interventionist hang-em-high attitude surrounding accidents is a fault of our society not a feature.

Our culture's knee-jerk, '"ind who's to blame" rather than "find a solution" mentality is unusual in the world and even though it seems natural us it is quite a warped sense of humanity.

By: BenDover on 5/1/13 at 2:02

Now given the incidence of drowning are more than 5 times that of accidental shooting and given that there are at least 100 houses with guns compared to every one with a pool, are we not saying pools are more than 500 times more dangerous than the gun? Yet you guys have a hard-on against the gun owners and would love to see this woman rot in jail (to only cost and no benefit to society other than your emotional lust for your warped sense of justice); where (if you are honest with yourselves) the mother of the accidental drowning victim would garner much more sympathy.

I think you should check your premises.

By: BenDover on 5/1/13 at 2:04

Have a nice afternoon, Nemo.

By: brrrrk on 5/1/13 at 2:04

BenDover said

"Why is the gun any worse than drowning or any other form of death? If she accidentally runs a red-light and loses her child in an accident should she and her other children suffer for it; on top of her own suffering for having lost her child?"

I guess personal responsibility is a bit of a moving target then.....

By: brrrrk on 5/1/13 at 2:06

Good thing we have Ben to decide when personal responsibility counts and when it doesn't....

By: bfra on 5/1/13 at 2:15

Ben's part about - "Our culture's knee-jerk, '"ind who's to blame" rather than "find a solution" is silly, coming from him. What do you think "gun control" is all about? With your attitude about guns, you shouldn't be allowed to have any.

By: BenDover on 5/1/13 at 2:35

Well I'm making two points brrrk.

One is that this forum has a very strong level of ire for accidents involving a gun vs. other tragic accidents.

And the other is that our society at large involves itself via government more in the everyday tragedies of life than I believe it should.

I think the verdict should be "Guilty" and they should be sentenced to "the Loss Already suffered", in many cased like this.

By: bfra on 5/1/13 at 3:07

brrrrk - I'll let you answer Ben's mumbo jumbo!

By: brrrrk on 5/1/13 at 3:16

bfra said

"brrrrk - I'll let you answer Ben's mumbo jumbo!"

Frankly I'm tired of dealing with the likes of Ben and the rest of his ilk. The world is changing and they're a dying breed. Besides, there's nothing rational behind their positions. Like faith, ideology is all about what you believe to be true regardless of evidence or common sense....

By: dargent7 on 5/1/13 at 4:07

re: Cpt. Nemo 12:54pm
My best friend on Maui had her 2 year old fall into the swimming pool....drowned.
Can you even imagine the pain?

By: bfra on 5/1/13 at 4:08

brrrrk - Good answer! See I knew to have faith in your good judgement & unlike Ben & ilk, common sense.

By: yogiman on 5/1/13 at 4:09

So: What is the example you are setting yourself to be, brrrrk? Please explain your professionalism on the laws and ideas that makes you an example.

By: bfra on 5/1/13 at 4:34

By: yogiman on 5/1/13 at 5:09
So: What is the example you are setting yourself to be, brrrrk? Please explain your professionalism on the laws and ideas that makes you an example.
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Poor ole brainless yogi, brrrrk never said he was a professional on the laws or ideas. Don't you comprehend anything?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/13 at 5:08

That is no brain, that is a fogi.

By: Loner on 5/1/13 at 6:31

Guns are made to kill...swimming pools are not....the analogies with things can kill with things that are designed to kill are false analogies....our resident idiots can't seem to understand that bit of fundamental logic....they have been brainwashed by the National Rifle Association and the irresponsible American guns and ammo manufacturers.....****ing idiots!

By: Loner on 5/1/13 at 6:37

Let me re-phrase some of that: Analogies that equate things that can kill, but were not designed to kill, with things that were designed to kill are fundamentally false analogies.