Up for Debate: Election Commission backs up

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:17am

Do you think the Davidson County Election Commission made the right move in rescinding its plan to review voter citizenship?

109 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 3/22/13 at 4:45

No. Voting in an election is one of the most important things a person does in their life. Only those who are ineligible to vote could be the only who object to proving their identity.

A child has to prove their eligibility to enroll in school (education). A person has to prove their identity and age in buying beer or cigarettes. Is that more important than voting for your leaders?

Of all the functions of life a person is required to prove their age and eligibility, why isn't a person required to prove their eligibility by providing a legal birth certificate (proving their identity and age) to run for the office of President of the United States of America?

By: bfra on 3/22/13 at 5:28

yogi - Of all the functions of life a person is required to prove their age and eligibility, why isn't a person required to prove their eligibility by providing a legal birth certificate (proving their identity and age) to run for the office of President of the United States of America?
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OH! But they are dumbass. You are just too stupid to even comprehend what you read or just can't read period.

By: gdiafante on 3/22/13 at 5:33

Yes. It likely violated the "motor votor" act. Two wrongs don't make a right. I find it interesting how local/federal governments react to these issues, considering they created them in the first place.

Actually, yogi, a child doesn't have to prove anything, the parents do. And, a Presidential candidate does have to provide a legal birth certificate. (Yeah, he did, so STFU).

By: bfra on 3/22/13 at 5:38

Crooked politicians (the only kind we seem to have) don't care whether it is a legal vote or not, just so they get the vote. Plus they will tell any lie that will help in getting the votes also.

By: HoundDog on 3/22/13 at 6:06

In the U.S., the percentage of eligible voters who actually do vote is so low, it seems we should be doing everything we can to encourage participation in the process instead of enacting "voter ID" laws which are designed to limit participation. And, off the subject, can't the moderators for this forum edit out the lunatic fringe "birther" nonsense? This "yogiman" person is pretty much intolerable.

By: yogiman on 3/22/13 at 6:15

Sorry, kids, but you obviously can't see beyond your noses.

Actually, gdiafante, a child has to prove they are old enough and eligible to begin school. A parent normally does it for them.

And, bfra, if you accept that piece of paper Barry FINALLY showed as his birth certificate, you should get your eyes examined and fixed. You obviously need glasses because it's an obvious fake.

And may I repeat my question: Why did he advertise he was born in Kenya for 16 years? Yeah, he decided to change his nation of birth when he "entered the race",

By: yogiman on 3/22/13 at 6:18

One more point, bfra: You posted Obama had shown his birth certificate. If he did, why has he placed it and his school records under lock and key? Could it be because his papers show he was a foreign student?

By: gdiafante on 3/22/13 at 6:24

Wow, yogi is actually arguing about the minor/parent-guardian issue...lol

I believe the phrase I'm looking for is "too stupid to live". Yet it lives, like a grotesque abomination..a reminder of the true stupidity of man.

I second Houndog's post.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/22/13 at 6:38

NO!

By: bfra on 3/22/13 at 6:52

I agree with gd & Houndog & as usual Raspy has no idea what is going on.

By: yogiman on 3/22/13 at 6:56

So you don't think a person should prove they are eligible to vote? You mean; let's let 'um all in to that voting booth? If they say "I came here to vote" they should be eligible to vote?

Do you mean those many people that said they voted for Barack Obama several times cast several legal votes? I've only though I could vote one time on an election. Damn, do you mean I've cost several campaigners their election because I only voted for them once?

Hot damn, wait 'til 2016.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:03

HoundDog is spot on, with his/ post.

Now as for yogi is concern, HoundDog. You would be better off just to ignore him or pick up the habit of laughing at the fool. He has a very dull and wasted life and this is his way of waiting for death. Making as many people lives a miserable as possible.

By: bfra on 3/22/13 at 7:03

The 7:56 comment is a perfect example of lies, lies, lies that yogi puts on the board. He wouldn't know the truth if it hit him in the backside. Can't say head because that is up his ass!

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:04

If the Ratputin says no then it must be yes.

By: bfra on 3/22/13 at 7:06

Amen Nemo, but there should be regulations for posting nothing but lies over & over & over & over & over for going on 5 yrs.. If CP has a moderator, it is time for them to assert some control!

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:11

By: yogiman on 3/22/13 at 7:56
So you don't think a person should prove they are eligible to vote? You mean; let's let 'um all in to that voting booth? If they say "I came here to vote" they should be eligible to vote?

Yogi you have never proved your sanity or that you are a member of the human line

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:15

BTW

HoundDog, if yogi ever threatens to fight you, don’t worry. All you have to do is except his whimsical challenge and he will run off to his closet to hide.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:22

If you notice the old fool lies about his lies. He tells people he will just ignore you and in the same breath he is giving you his undivided attention.

By: yogiman on 3/21/13 at 5:12
No big deal here, Loner. If there's anything detrimental on jughead's remarks just consider the source and ignore it.

You know, like the detrimental remarks you all make about me. I understand you don't know what you're talking about so your remarks are insidious. I just ignore them.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/21/13 at 7:02
Cry like a baby yogi.

By: yogiman on 3/21/13 at 7:19
Cry? Over BS crappers like you? Gimme a break, dumba$$. The only thing I would cry about over you would be your ignorance. It's hard to understand what you're trying to 'say' sometimes.

That's why I ignore most of what you posts.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:24

Opening the front door of his house, yogi looks inside to an empty house and wonders where he is.

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 7:26

Balls.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:34

If Jughead is not already a pedophile, he soon will be. City Paper should notified the authorities.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 7:36

Good morning, Nashville.

I like the headline: Election Commission backs up.

Verily, political commissions are like toilets....they both can and do "back up", from time to time....this is one of those times. Put on the rubber boots and gloves, this is a filthy mess

Who stopped up the toilet? Looks like Commissioner Steve Abernathy is the culprit....he tried to flush too much TP...he needed TP for his bunghole...Cornholio style.

From the main article: Abernathy said he believes between 3,000 and 10,000 non-U.S. citizens could be unlawfully registered to vote because of what he described as a flawed system.

And where did Mr. Abernathy obtain those numbers? I'd say that, by the smell of this shitty mess, Mr. Abernathy pulled those figures straight out of his rectum....naturally, the toilet could not handle the overload.

Perhaps, it is time to flush Mr. Abernathy, when he comes up for re-election.

By: bfra on 3/22/13 at 7:44

Loner - The election commission isn't elected, it is appointed. Having talked with people that work there, I can believe there are a lot on the register that are illegal.

By: yogiman on 3/22/13 at 7:44

I sure hope I'm looking in an empty house when I open my door, dumba$$. I certainly don't want to see any burglars in there.

By: Captain Nemo on 3/22/13 at 7:55

You too stupid to know were you are at old fool.

By: budlight on 3/22/13 at 8:02

gdiafante on 3/22/13 at 6:33
Yes. It likely violated the "motor votor" act. Two wrongs don't make a right. I find it interesting how local/federal governments react to these issues, considering they created them in the first place.

I agree with the motor voter act in that it is an easy way to register to vote. But it fails to ask a key question and/or point out to those using it - in writing - on the form - that you MUST BE A LEGAL U.S. CITIZEN TO VOTE. So some people who are here legally and are awaiting their citizenship, legally, are getting to use that motor voter form to register.

That would mean that they are unknowingly breaking a federal law. I can see why people would want to double check to be sure this is not being done. And people from other countries who have gone through the process LEGALLY and are awaiting the final citizenship papers would not want to jeopardize their citizenship - unknowingly.

So what was the problem in wanting to check on this?

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 8:03

Bfra: I see...then flush the person who appointed Abernathy when he or she comes up for re-election.

If these "illegals" started to vote Republican, not Democratic, Abernathy et al. would clam up.

I suspect that this illegal voter issue is a manufactured problem and that the Commissioners are trying to justify their mission....their jobs.

If there is no problem, then the problem-fixers lose their jobs; hence the eternal "problem".

By: budlight on 3/22/13 at 8:05

"From the main article: Abernathy said he believes between 3,000 and 10,000 non-U.S. citizens could be unlawfully registered to vote because of what he described as a flawed system.

And where did Mr. Abernathy obtain those numbers? I'd say that, by the smell of this shitty mess, Mr. Abernathy pulled those figures straight out of his rectum....naturally, the toilet could not handle the overload." By Loner

Actually Loner, Mr. Abernathy is not a person who just rocks a boat for no reason. I respect him and find him to be a logical minded person. He is probably close on his call.

And if you know people can be deported even if they accidentally break a law, why would you not want to check it out?

By: budlight on 3/22/13 at 8:06

I heard someone say that they gave a group of people who could not speak English "cheat sheets". If a person cannot speak English well enough to become a citizen, then they are probably still not citizens - legally. So giving them a cheat sheet on who to vote for is illegal.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:15

Rumors and numbers without facts mean nothing.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/22/13 at 8:24

The voting issue as well as the financial future of every productive American could be solved immediately by denying voting privileges to every American age 25 through 65 who do not pay any federal income taxes.

It seems unfair to me to pay more in federal income taxes each year than probably 80% of those who post regularly on this site every day combined.

On this human scurvy contaminated site the idea will not get much support even though my taxes alone probably support 50% of those who attack the hand that feeds them.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 8:26

This is pretty simple stuff, my friends, what we have here are a gang of politically motivated problem-solvers with an agenda.... in search of a problem.....and, lo and behold, they found one.

Much ado about damn little...xenophobia on public display...Southern style.

Meanwhile, real problems...solvable problems...are being ignored or given short shrift....TN seems to be stuck on stupid.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:29

It's the old bait-and-switch, Loner. I works with the lower-educated folks for which TN seems to have an endless supply.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:30

There's still an "us against them" mentality and it's easier to blame problems on someone from the outside than acknowledging that you are getting screwed by one of your own. That's why they don't question any explanation given to them. Take for instance yogi and his birther rants.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 8:34

I agree, Bn...the old, "look-over-here-not-there" trick...it's an old trick....and it still works....remember, half the population has an IQ under 100...politicians know that and exploit that fact....Sarah Palin is an expert in the art of working the dumbshitz.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:39

True that, Loner. Especially if you're playing up a bias the audience already holds such a suspicion of anyone who's not just like them or foreigners, people of other faiths or us "damn Yankees."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:41

It's so infuriating to watch these idiots vote against their own best interest because they're being led by the nose by their "brothers" who lie and exploit them.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 8:42

The blame game...it's an old game...the ancient Hebrews blamed the Canaanites and their other non-Jewish neighbors for their woes...the American colonists blamed the native Americans for their woes....the South blamed the freed African Negro slaves for their woes...the Germans blamed the Jews for their woes....and today, the Republican Party blames the illegal aliens for our woes. According to the GOP, it's the illegals who are to blame...along with the gays, lesbians, transgendered and bisexuals...and the Muslims....and the Greenies.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:45

Did you see where Starbuck's CEO is also supporting an increase to minimum wage along with Costco's CEO?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/13 at 8:46

Henry Ford, a business magnate from the golden age of American industrialization, made sure that the cost of his mass-produced cars was low enough, and his workers' wages high enough, that they could afford to buy the cars they built. Result? Happier, more productive, and more loyal workers. Not only did Ford get rewarded with happier, more productive, and more loyal workers, he sold more cars because he created a middle class that could buy them.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 8:48

Did not see that, Bn...sounds benevolent...but what are the real reasons, not the good reasons? I naturally do not trust CEO's of Fortune 500 firms....IMO, they are guilty until proven innocent.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 8:51

Ford was a genius and a hard worker....though he was labelled by some as an anti-Semite...hey, Henry was only human....but he did help to create the American middle class....no doubt about it.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 9:07

Speaking of anti-Semitism, is it anti-Semitic to object to seeing the President of the United States wearing a Jewish yarmulke and praying, on his knees, at a Jewish Holy Site?

Would the US Congress, the US media and the US public approve of the POTUS praying, on his knees, wearing Islamic prayer headgear, at a Muslim Holy Site? That would be intolerable.

Still, the US tries to play the role of honest broker in the Israel-Palestine conflict....the Arabs are not buying it....I don't buy that either.

Check out the image and story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/world/middleeast/president-obama-israel.html?_r=0

By: brrrrk on 3/22/13 at 9:21

HoundDog said

"In the U.S., the percentage of eligible voters who actually do vote is so low, it seems we should be doing everything we can to encourage participation in the process instead of enacting "voter ID" laws which are designed to limit participation. And, off the subject, can't the moderators for this forum edit out the lunatic fringe "birther" nonsense? This "yogiman" person is pretty much intolerable."

I agree. I would even go so far as to do what Australia does, which is to actually fine registered voters would do not vote. They routinely have a voter turnout that is rarely below 94% (at least in their most recent elections). And yeah, I know, freedom of choice to vote.... blah, blah, blah, yata, yata, yata.... the fact is I'm tired of pulling more than my electoral weight while many who choose not to participate sit back and bitch and moan about the outcome. In my mind voting is a privilege (not a right, the Supreme Court decided that) that is an act of patriotism that should not be shirked.

As for your interpretation of yogi... f**king pain in the ass is what he is.....

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 9:24

My bad...BHO was not on his knees praying...he was in a "crouch", according to this source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/22/barack-obama-holocaust-victims-memorial

Snippet:
"Minutes earlier, in the dim Hall of Remembrance, Obama – wearing a white yarmulke – stepped forward to rekindle the Eternal Flame and laid a wreath on a stone crypt containing the ashes of Holocaust victims, crouching close to the stone for a moment's contemplation. Then, flanked by the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and president, Shimon Peres, the president stood with clasped hands and bowed head as Cantor Asher Hainowitz concluded the 10-minute ceremony with El Maleh Rachamim, a prayer for the souls of martyrs." (end snippet)

No, I am NOT a Holocaust denier...I am a secular humanist....I don't like the idea of any POTUS wearing any sort of prayer headgear and praying in public....in the glare of the media....Holy Wars Suck.

Just ask these crusaders:
http://www.charismanews.com/world/38709-prayer-armies-cover-president-obamas-israel-visit

By: brrrrk on 3/22/13 at 9:29

bfra said

"Amen Nemo, but there should be regulations for posting nothing but lies over & over & over & over & over for going on 5 yrs.. If CP has a moderator, it is time for them to assert some control!"

Then do what I did and let the "CP powers that be" know how you feel. They're not going to do anything if you don't SAY anything (and be sure to mention the word advertisers... that will get their attention). And as or yogi's right to free speech, sure, he has that.... but his constant birther harping borders on harassment, and frankly we shouldn't have to put up with it.

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 9:34

Balls.

By: Loner on 3/22/13 at 9:39

As for HoundDog's comment, I also agree....Yogi is an obnoxious Obama hater, but he has not threatened anyone here, to my knowledge.

Yesterday afternoon, I received what I considered to be a veiled death threat, from an NCP poster...IMO, that poster should be banned....he is a creepy guy....and a review of his posts reveal nothing but virulent hate and name-calling....if it were my call to make, that poster would be outta here.

Here is the creepy post that I am referring to:

By: Jughead on 3/21/13 at 4:06

@Loner: Will you leave today and never return?

Source:
http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-voices/debate-ncaa-tournament-predictions

Let's take a poll..has Jughead crossed the line....from troll to terrorist?

By: brrrrk on 3/22/13 at 9:42

Loner said

"Did not see that, Bn...sounds benevolent...but what are the real reasons, not the good reasons? I naturally do not trust CEO's of Fortune 500 firms....IMO, they are guilty until proven innocent."

I see your point Loner. The thing is (and God I hate to admit this) there is a sense of Ayn Randian thought to this. Those CEO's are looking out for themselves and their companies; understanding that they are more likely to sell more if people have more money in their pockets. The big different is that they (Starbucks and Costco) are willing to take a risk and compete for that money in the free market; whereas Conservatives who are against the raise in minimum wage would rather make their money via the tax laws and by suppressing wages (and boosting profits). In spite of what Conservatives say, they ARE NOT for competition in the free market., after all, why compete when all you have to do is rig the system.

By: dargent7 on 3/22/13 at 9:46

I'm sure illegals know there's such an uproar in the US. They want to live/ work/ play under the radar.
Voting in a precinct, having to show ID, is the LAST thing they want to do.
As far as yogi's constant mention about Obama's B.C., look at big mouth Trumps published version....A Short version with a freekin' Bar Code at the bottom when in 1946 THERE WERE BAR CODES, as yet.
So, who's illegal now?