Up for Debate: Dems pick Wynn for clerk

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 12:32am

What you think about the state Democratic Party's vote to nominate U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper aide Brenda Wynn to run for Davidson County clerk in the fall? Also, how much do you think that nomination might affect the Metro Council appointment of an interim clerk next month? Will Republicans be able to muster up their own candidate? 

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By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 11:46

And one more thing, even as independent as the Amish are, they still rely heavily on cooperation from within their own community. Barns aren't raised (and I've seen a couple barn raisin's in my day) by an individual, they are raised by a community.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 11:47

The taxes were originated by our founders to be "of the people, by the people and for the people. Following the same thoughts, Congress was to be of the people, by the people and for the people.

It seems our taxes have developed past our founders intentions to our currant government into "from the people" for a government designed to "screw the people". We've almost reached that goal.

By: gdiafante on 7/10/12 at 11:57

We've almost reached that goal.

No, we've reached that goal.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 12:04

Then I'm glad you're pleased with the usurper in office, gdiafarte.

By: gdiafante on 7/10/12 at 12:14

GFY, yogi. My mistake was thinking you would understand a simple statement.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 12:41

I still must disagree with you, gdiafarte. Barry has taken over to a point. But he has only been able to get this far with the backing of with the support of the people in office calling themselves our Congress.

The time limit between now and November 6 will be the most interesting happenings you have ever known and probably will never know in your lifetime of your future.

If Obama comes to a point he doesn't think he can usurp the office again, he will put us in war with Iran or pull off a martial law to take control in October.

If he starts the war, have you ever known of a president that didn't get re-elected when at war?

And you can bet your ass if he pulls the martial law off, there will be no more elections in the USA again.

Your biggest concerns is the people in Congress allowing him to take over the government like he is. They have to be in business with him or they would have stopped it before he pulled it off to begin with.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 12:48

By the way, gdiafarte, I don't know if it will be on TV, but July 17 Sheriff Argiao is scheduled to make another report on his Cold Posse investigations. It will be on WND.

By: gdiafante on 7/10/12 at 12:51

Sorry yogi, I don't get the nutjob channel.

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 12:55

Excerpts from Author Michael Lewis’ (Moneyball) commencement speech at Princeton....

"People really don’t like to hear success explained away as luck — especially successful people. As they age, and succeed, people feel their success was somehow inevitable. They don’t want to acknowledge the role played by accident in their lives. There is a reason for this: the world does not want to acknowledge it either."

"The 'Moneyball' story has practical implications. If you use better data, you can find better values; there are always market inefficiencies to exploit, and so on. But it has a broader and less practical message: don’t be deceived by life’s outcomes. Life’s outcomes, while not entirely random, have a huge amount of luck baked into them. Above all, recognize that if you have had success, you have also had luck — and with luck comes obligation. You owe a debt, and not just to your Gods. You owe a debt to the unlucky."

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 1:00

Donald Trump To Be Named 'Statesman Of The Year' By GOP Group Before Convention

At first I thought this was a story from the Onion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/09/donald-trump-statesman-of-the-year_n_1660109.html?1341867534&icid=maing-grid7|aim|dl4|sec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D177165

By: gdiafante on 7/10/12 at 1:01

The inmates are running the GOP asylum, brrrrk.

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 1:14

It's all yours Galt.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 1:18

Those "nuts" aren't on TV, gdiafarte. They're one of the few that gives valid information to the public and they're on the internet.

I'm in the middle of reading the lies Obama has given to the people. Wanna know how many he's told so far?

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 1:21

"Bravo! That's the problem with this country. Everyone is only in it for themselves. And that, my friends, is BS."

Hey... it's not me that decided to take from one person to buy favor with another. I was for everyone paying an equal percentage. A fair share.

And in that way government would again be responsible to the citizens because everyone would have an interest in keeping government in check rather than using it as mob muscle to shake down others for what they have.

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 1:26

It's like I hit the brown note here by pointing out there's a down-side to the 'Evil Rich' spin the White House is trying to sell on taxes. Evidently that one's sacred or something.

By: Kosh III on 7/10/12 at 1:45

"I'm in the middle of reading the lies Obama has given to the people. Wanna know how many he's told so far?"

Probably about 1% of the number of lies told by Bush.
"We found the weapons of mass destruction" May 29, 2003

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 1:47

Well... if you count being wrong as telling a lie (which you evidently do) then Obama should take this contest over like Sea Biscuit on steroids.

By: budlight on 7/10/12 at 1:55

Captain Nemo on 7/10/12 at 10:36
By: budlight on 7/9/12 at 8:23
The $635 million Music City Center — even in its unfinished state — already has emerged as one of Nashville’s most distinctive (and opinion generating) buildings. It is Nashville’s “widescraper,” and those who like their architecture big and bold must be thrilled. "Widescraper"? Yeah it is wide. And Dean is big! A big liberal with big liberal spending ideas. Tax increases will continue to flow in. We are due for an assessment soon. That, to follow our under the legal limit to vote on tax increase. Somebody buy my house - please!

Now bud talks about her backside “Widescarper” Next time I see a truck with Wide Load on the back side I will think of sidames. LOL
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By: Captain Nemo on 7/10/12 at 10:42
Old Widescarper aka budwipe is hoping that the value of homes will goes up, so she can sale her. If I was budwipe (I glad I’m not) I would sale my house soon, before the city condemns that rat-infested bridge of hers.

Capt. I have copied this to my attorney. And I have a copy of it in my personal files. In the event that your berating, harranging and absolute defamation of my character pushes me over the limit, your name will be the first one my husband mentions. Leave me alone. I am not wide, I am not living in a rat infested anything and my name is budlight. You trying to "expose" and put people's name on this site may very well backfire. A good attorney can find you.

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 2:10

BenDover said

"Hey... it's not me that decided to take from one person to buy favor with another. I was for everyone paying an equal percentage. A fair share."

But your argument assumes that we all use the exact same resources at the same extent. This is not true. Studies have shown, for example, that the courts are used far more extensively by corporations and the wealthy. As I pointed out many months ago, it's the more affluent in our society that use airports, but yet we all pay some sort of tax to support them. In fact, anyone who pays sales tax in this state is paying for something they don't use. So what's your solution? Put a pay as you go box on everything.... everywhere? You rail about freeloaders, when the fact is that if you had your way and you could get away with it, you'd prefer to pay no taxes at all. The way I see it, it's you that is the freeloader. The only difference is that you can't "get away with it". And I'm happier than a "pig in shit" for that. :-)

By: bfra on 7/10/12 at 2:17

Nemo - Oh No! Bud is loaded for bear. Probably borrowed yogi's shotgun he is always threatening people with & gonna sic her husband on youl.

Bud - Defamation of character? You have done that yourself by posting all of your personal info on a public forum. Heard from Geraldo lately?

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 2:28

budlight said

"Capt. I have copied this to my attorney. And I have a copy of it in my personal files. In the event that your berating, harranging and absolute defamation of my character."

Actually, don't you mean definition of your character?

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 2:33

Dude... I paid about twice as much in taxes last year than made when I first moved to Nashville. Yet under a flat tax I'd probably have to pay more.

I've suggested we go back to the Clinton rates because they are less progressive and even though I'd pay substantially more at least a LOT more people would be paying something rather than netting a big pay-off every April 15th... with some celebrating generous credits and others ignorantly celebrating their own over payments.

I just think everyone should have some stake in the cost of what Uncle Sam is doing and if so we'd have better control over what Uncle Sam does.

Now... with a small minority of voters paying the vast majority of taxes the political class and the bureaucratic class are reigning high right now. And without a push-back bankruptcy as a country is the only potential vector.

As Maggie said, "the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend". If you guys cannot see the simple logic in all of this then your self delusion and confirmation biases are just beyond any possible repair.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 2:47

Just ignore the source, budlight. You just have to consider their lack of intelligence and let it ride.

Their IQs are probably lower than the slop jars they're using.

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 2:48

BenDover said

"Dude... I paid about twice as much in taxes last year than made when I first moved to Nashville. Yet under a flat tax I'd probably have to pay more."

Again...... your fallacy is in the assumption that we ALL use resources equally and to the same extent. We do not. Therefore a flat tax cannot be the answer.

By: bfra on 7/10/12 at 2:49

Get with the program, yogi! That's a thunder bucket, not a slop jar.

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 2:55

If anything I consume far less public resources now. I'm the exception that invalidates your rule. brrrrk. I think your study has a motivation and is basically full of sh*t.

If 'rich' people use the courts more it's because other people are suing them.

By: Rasputin72 on 7/10/12 at 3:05

KOSH III..........Not a chance in the world could you come close to that number. I have read too many of your comments.

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 3:06

BenDover said

"If anything I consume far less public resources now. I'm the exception that invalidates your rule. brrrrk. I think your study has a motivation and is basically full of sh*t."

All hail Ben almighty..... he built the roads he drives on, he built the airport he flies out of, he hung the electric lines that supplies his electricity, he laid the pipe that supplies his water, he invented the internet just so he can chat with us, he grows his own food, raises his own meat, he's a self made man who owes nothing to anyone... no teacher, no preacher, no mentor, no parent, no sibling, no spouse. Sleep tight Ben..... the world is your oyster.

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 3:19

That's a faux argument brrrk.

I've said I'd go back to the Clinton rates. I simply don't think it's a good idea to make the tax system even more progressive than it already is. If Bush made any mistake it was cutting another 10-15% of the people out of the tax roles altogether with his tax changes.

Why should I pay more for a road than anyone else? That's a valid argument even though I do with the tax system we have today. And even though I would under a flat % of income tax. The simple reason is that government cannot be as big as it is unless it divides and conquers... unless it pays off some people to get them to agree to take even more from some other people.

I pay more in property taxes, I pay more in sales taxes, I pay far more in income taxes. You guys just simply don't know what you are talking about and you are falling for whatever White House spin that suits your fancy.

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 3:25

Ben,

Here's what stood out from your last post.

I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I..............

By: BenDover on 7/10/12 at 3:31

You lie about my position and I can't defend myself?

Oh brrrk.... on that one I will check out for the day.

And I missed the daily 4:20 by mere seconds.

Have a nice night everyone.

By: brrrrk on 7/10/12 at 3:39

BenDover said

"You lie about my position and I can't defend myself?"

No Ben, your position is out front for everyone to see. And what you can't defend is a position based upon selfishness. That's not my problem. I sleep fine at night.

By: yogiman on 7/10/12 at 4:07

Call it what ever you wish, bfra, but with your obvious mentality it's still a slop jar.

By: budlight on 7/10/12 at 8:04

Yogi, thanks a lot. Yes they are deviates from another world, aren't they? Oh yeah. Demo-craps! You called it right on the slop jar!

Have a good night. Just came from a great political fundraiser. Speaking of fundraisers, I'm giving Obama a campaign contribution. I'm sending him a penny. I guess if everyone sends him a penny, he'll get rich. Oh and I'm sending Romney $100. And he's already rich! Good for him. I think I'll put my money on the man who knows how to make, share and grow money. Romney can have 1000 accounts anywhere he wants to. It's a free country. And I have not seen one poor company providing jobs here in America. It's the RICH who make the jobs.

Oh, let's punish the rich and make them pay more so the LAZY can -- COLLECT MORE! If I won the lottery, I'd start a company and hire people to work for me. Starting pay $7.25 an hour. I mean that's what Goodwill pays and everyone flocks to Goodwill to give them business. So why not?

By: sarcasm on 7/10/12 at 9:49

We can't have a flat tax, because treating everyone equally is sooo unfair.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/11/12 at 7:26

By: yogiman on 7/11/12 at 6:21
Welcome aboard, dargent7,

You're obviously improving your intelligence by thinking about becoming a Tea Partier.. or Republican at your age in life. But do it before your 50th birthday. You'll be glad you did.

In a foggy state of mind yogi post… oh what am I saying? If there was any fog in yogi’s head, then there would be something there. LOL

If yogi had read the whole story he would have known that it was just not East Nashville.