Up for Debate: Election upsets

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:50pm

What's your reaction to some of the local and state political upsets from Thursday? For example, in the District 9 school board race Amy Frogge beat Margaret Dolan despite the latter's massive campaign fundraising success. Sharon Gentry toppled long-standing board veteran Ed Kindall in the District 1 board race. Elissa Kim took down school board chair Gracie Porter in District 5. Also, in a big state race upset, Courtney Rogers, backed by the NRA, beat House Caucus Chair Debra Maggart. And Harold Love squeaked out the upset over incumbent Mary Pruitt.

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128 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 8/3/12 at 11:23

Burch is IN the house...the Dr. is IN..."He will see you now..."

By: Captain Nemo on 8/3/12 at 11:34

That would be a waste of my time brrrk.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/3/12 at 11:35

Thanks d7, he let me in the side door. ;-)

By: Captain Nemo on 8/3/12 at 12:00

Now on my first day of my vacation I’m going to see the remake of Total Recall (it has nothing to do with a mindless troll) before I see Batman, which I think might the better of the two.

By: dargent7 on 8/3/12 at 3:16

Cpt.: Born by cesarean, ah?
re: Burch's Bitch Column...seems yogi and another psychopath, "frodo" have hijacked the forum.
Well, I'm off to Chick fil-A to kiss a male stranger. Never kissed a man before.
I get 10% off a fil-A if I do. Roll the cameras. Action!

By: Beernazi on 8/3/12 at 4:05

Beware: Chik-Fil-A will turn you gay! LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 8/3/12 at 4:44

LOL d7. What Blanket says.

By: pswindle on 8/3/12 at 7:58

Well, I had my first harassment as I voted yesterday. There was a plant at a table and she did nothing but harass. I have a feeling we will have plenty of this at the General Election. I reported her to more than one executive. I hope it does some good.

By: yogiman on 8/3/12 at 8:06

Chik-Fil-A might turn you gay, Beernazi, but Chick-fil-A won't.

By: yogiman on 8/3/12 at 8:09

Maybe you should move over here to Smith County, pswindle. We don't have to put up with that crap. The clerks are very nice and politely explain the machine, then walk away to let you vote.

But you can call them back if you need help.

By: dargent7 on 8/4/12 at 7:35

Sat. 08/04
Today is Barack Obama's 51st birthday.
I'm sure the local Hitler youth, yogi, parnell-3rd, will be celebrating.

By: yogiman on 8/4/12 at 8:04

Hurray for your buddy, dargent7. To hell with your president (and note I did not use a capital "p" because he's a fake.

Consider, he has refused to show his official birth certificate (no, that fake doesn't count), so how do you know this is actually his birthday? Could it not be just another lie he has spoken?

By: pswindle on 8/4/12 at 8:03

It really doesn't matter. TN is going to hell in a handbasket as long as the GOP is in charge.

By: yogiman on 8/5/12 at 1:36

pswindle,

I'm afraid the USA is going to hell with a man of the Islam faith and the communist party sitting in our Oval Office. Hang in there, you'll find out sooner than you wish.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/5/12 at 2:21

Future History

President Obama celerbrates 5th birthday in White House.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/5/12 at 2:24

I am afraid that you may be right about that pswindle

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 4:32

By: yogiman on 8/5/12 at 1:36

pswindle,

I'm afraid the USA is going to hell with a man of the Islam faith and the communist party sitting in our Oval Office. Hang in there, you'll find out sooner than you wish.
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Consider the fact, yogi is saying, his fellow GOPers & teabaggers, are so dumb they can't prove Obama is the President illegally, they just keep the gossip going, with no proof.

By: yogiman on 8/6/12 at 6:59

bfra (bad farts repeating again)

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Ignorance is in the mind of the ignorant. And you're displaying your ignorance every time you make your ignorant remarks.

The simple fact "Barack Obama" refuses to identify himself should be enough "proof" to make an intelligent person question who he is.

How much proof does it take for your feeble mind? Per his autobiography, he was born to a Kenyan father in Hawaii. He, then, could only be a dual citizen, not natural born with both parents American citizens. Going further with information from his book "Dream from My Father" he said his mother divorced his father and married Lolo Soetoro and his stepfather adopted him into Indonesian citizenship.

The fact his "birth certificate" has been proven to be a fake and his SSN has been proven to have been issued to someone else and his solictive service card has been proven to be a fake: How much "proof" does your ignorant brain need?

He has never made a claim he repatriated into his American citizenship. But even if he has, once you lose your natural born citizenship status, you cannot get it back. He could only be a naturalized citizen.

Barack Obama knows he isn't in that office legally. That is why he has spent millions to keep it hidden.

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 7:23

yogifart is farting all over himself today, because he can't give a positive retort. Change you diaper yogi, you stink up the place.

By: Kosh III on 8/6/12 at 8:15

pswindle? how were you harrassed?

By: yogiman on 8/6/12 at 8:40

You had better change your mind, bfra, but you apparently can't see beyond your nose.

You keep demanding proof of his ineligibility from me (which I have posted many times), but you make no effort to prove me wrong. Why? Because you can't?

Let me point out his fake papers one more time: The papers shown as his birth certificate, his Social Security Number and his Service Registration number.

Also let me point out one more time: His father was a Kenyan which made him a British Empire Subject. Obama stated he became an Indonesian citizen. If he has, when did he repatriate into American citizenship?

And even if he has repatriated, you cannot renew a natural born citizen status if you ever had it, which he hasn't with a Kenyan father.

Now let's consider Frank Marshall Davis as his father (which he very well may be), he would have been a natural born citizen. But he lost that citizenship upon his adoption by his Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro. There could be no special law passed to renew his natural born status.

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 8:45

yogifart is pooting out the same old stink. The odor just gets worse!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 8:48

Not answering the troll will only hurt the troll.

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 8:51

Nemo - This troll is too dumb to know when he is being ignored! Got to be the stupidest man on this earth.

By: govskeptic on 8/6/12 at 9:01

Olympic Gold medals only have 1.5% gold in them the rest is silver and copper.
Cash awards are Gold-25,000, Silver 15,000, and 10,000 for bronze. What is
taxed is the cash award and it is added to your total income and taxed at
whatever rate the total, less deductions amounts to. For the first time in
history our 9 member team of Boxers left with no medals. Too bad!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 9:08

bfra-

This is true bfra, but if you don’t read its post then you don’t have to know just how stupid it is. With the exception of yogi, bud and Rasputin, there brighter people to debate with on this site.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 9:10

See gov is proof there are others that are smarter.

By: yogiman on 8/6/12 at 9:14

If any of you dumbocraps like country music. I suggest you check what Charlie Daniels has to say about what's going on. He tours the entire nation and doesn't like what he's seeing.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 9:21

The good news and way over some people head that Curiosity has landed on Mars.

By: yogiman on 8/6/12 at 9:48

bad farts repeating again (bfra),

Just wondering: What do you think of the reason Barack Obama's literary agent advertised him as being born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii for 17 years before it was "discovered" the ad was a mistake and changed to his being born in Hawaii and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii?

Of course, I'm sure they "found" their 17 year error when he announced his running for the President's office and they checked it out.

And what do you think he meant when he rebuffed Dr. Alan Keyes when Dr. Keyes commented to him about his eligibility when running for the Illinois State Senate seat by saying; "So what? I'm, not running for President."

Another quick question: Why did his paternal grandmother say she was in the room with his mother when he was born (and it was noted she had never been out of Kenya at that time).

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 10:13

Why are the flowers blooming, the birds singing & the wind blowing a gentle breeze? Makes more sense!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 10:16

In 1768, The British dispatched a 50-gun warship to New England to enforce the Crowns right of taxation over the colonist.

That ship was the HMS Romney. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 10:41

I think anyone during the Korean War that thinks it was only a conflict, must have been on a warm ship out at sea, never seeing any fighting.

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 11:02

Maybe yogifart should visit a VA hospital and tell those guys, especially the ones that have lost limbs, they were in a conflict, not a war.

By: yogiman on 8/6/12 at 12:03

WOW!!, I just released a big bfra. Makes me feel better to release such gas. Yeah, bfer, I do go to VA hospitals. I take them a bunch of magazines when I get a bunch. But I'm sure you go more often than I.

By the way; When's the last time you was at one?

By: bfra on 8/6/12 at 12:19

One thing yogifart has more of than s**t is lies!

By: dargent7 on 8/6/12 at 12:45

Mon. 08/06
Well, let's see...we can talk about Obama's long form B.C. (Before Christ) or about the Sikh killings in Old Millwalke.
Guy's a 40 year old white, ex-Army (6 years) with a shaved head, tats, and manager to a heavy metal White Supremecist band.
And in the 60's my parents thought The Beatles were rabble rousers and Communists.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/6/12 at 12:55

Feeding the troll will only incourge it to feed.

Must be a tea bagger, d7.

By: dargent7 on 8/6/12 at 3:08

They have his pic all over the news. It was a "racist, white-power rock band".
He was kicked out of the Army.
Nice.

By: parnell3rd on 8/6/12 at 11:16

And the federal law enforcement had their eyes on him. Let another one get by our crack law enforcement under Demoncrat control just like all of 1993.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/12 at 5:40

What is with NCP, two days without a new subject.

By: dargent7 on 8/7/12 at 5:44

The Editor of sorts must be on vacation. How hard would it be for someone else to just make up a topic to apease us that are incarcerated?

By: gdiafante on 8/7/12 at 6:39

And the federal law enforcement had their eyes on him. Let another one get by our crack law enforcement under Demoncrat control just like all of 1993.

And people wonder why our society is so damn stupid...

By: gdiafante on 8/7/12 at 6:40

And in the 60's my parents thought The Beatles were rabble rousers and Communists.

They were rabble rousers...the underclass loved them, right Raspy? lol

By: bfra on 8/7/12 at 7:00

If we are lucky, as Raspy would put it, the "have nots" will keep Romney out of the White House.

By: gdiafante on 8/7/12 at 7:06

Well, they're only 1%...so the need to convince at least half of the rest to vote against their own best interest. That shouldn't be too hard.

By: dargent7 on 8/7/12 at 7:10

We're just damn lucky the Police killed this Sikh killer.
Imagine having 4 current trials on-going...Zimmerman, Loughner, Holmes, and then Page.
"Defense attorneys" 3-4 apiece, giving press conferences as to, "motive".
Thankfully, most commit suicide or shot dead by cop.

By: Kosh III on 8/7/12 at 7:32

yogi said
" I do go to VA hospitals"

You mean the 100% government run healthcare? Socialism at it's best. I thought you righties hated government health care?

By: Kosh III on 8/7/12 at 7:35

Can we talk about something else? This is still last week's topic.

Gibson ADMITS it is a lawbreaker. Will Marsha and the others who blasted the government now admit that their adulation of Gibson was wrong and the government was right?

By: yogiman on 8/7/12 at 7:54

I like your 6:39 remark, gdiafante: "And people wonder why our society is so damn stupid..."

And I agree. Why our society is so damn stupid they could vote a man whom they knew nothing about into our President's office and give him control of our nation. And the man has continued to refuse to identify himself.

If he is legally eligible for that office, why has he spent so much money to influence the common citizens to prove he isn't?