Up for Debate: Haslam's State of the State

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 12:45am

What's your reaction to Gov. Bill Haslam's State of the State address and his budget proposals?

78 Comments on this post:

By: jvh2b on 1/31/12 at 11:04

brrrrk - Yeah he really should be careful...god knows some spiteful member of the LGBT may decide to introduce him to some santorum...and I don't mean the politician!
esp given the large number of waiters in this community....=)

By: dargent7 on 1/31/12 at 11:26

You meant to say, sanitarium. See, 4 years at Michigans's best does come in handy.
Occassionally.

By: brrrrk on 1/31/12 at 11:40

dargent7 said

"That was then, ( cir.1975) when our daddy's paid for it. No one in my day had a 'job'."

I must have been the exception to the rule then..... I went to school around the same time you did and worked about 20 hours a week at the local Hills Dept Store to put pasta on the table and pay my tuition. As Sinbad once said in one of his early bits, "I used to walk around the campus looking up and praying that money would fall out of the sky." :-)

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 11:43

I'm glad I went to a different school than you, dargent7. I worked 40 hours per week in Nashville (at night) and went to school in Murfreesboro when I got off in the mornings. And I was on the GI bill. 'Darnit', I didn't know I wasn't supposed to work.

I had a dorm room so I went to bed when I got our of school in the afternoon and went to work later that night.

Just doing book work and renting very few cars at night, my boss told it would be okay to study after I got the book work done. It worked out very well.

By: jvh2b on 1/31/12 at 11:48

Uh darge - no .. I mean santorum...=) Might wanna google it..but be warned...you will want to do it on an empty stomach....

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 11:56

gdiafante,

As a veteran I've always had honorable respect for my fellow veterans, but when I run into people like you and Loner having no inquiry about your commander-in-chief could be indicates top me you aren't true veterans. And so far, you are the only two that have claimed to be a veteran.

Yes, you can bet your ass I'm on a one way road to bring this issue to the front. But if Barry Soetoro pulls his martial law off (and he may with congress' help with the NDAA bill) it won't make any difference.

You stated earlier you had children. If Soetoro pulls this off, I feel sorry for your children. But I'd have to tell them their dad deserved it.

By: brrrrk on 1/31/12 at 12:02

"As an active privilege, it [free speech] ranks with the privilege of committing murder; we may exercise it if we are willing to take the consequences." - Mark Twain

By: bfra on 1/31/12 at 12:33

yogi said : You stated earlier you had children. If Soetoro pulls this off, I feel sorry for your children. But I'd have to tell them their dad deserved it.
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I feel sorry for any children he has! The embarrassment must really be hard to take.

By: gdiafante on 1/31/12 at 12:46

Yogi fact #4

He's the kind of man you'd use as a blueprint to build an idiot.

By: Loner on 1/31/12 at 12:50

JV, I Googled santorum. I saw the definition. I see what you mean....would you like a little santorum in your salad dressing?

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 12:53

Good quote from Mark Twain, brrrrk. Let's see how hard you'll take in in November. That is, unless you are as pro-communist as Barry Soetoro.

That ain't his name? Prove it!

Questions:

If any other of our presidents had criticized a State law that he admitted he had never even read, would you think that he was just an ignorant hot-head?

If any other of our presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a State in the United States to force that State to continue to allow illegal aliens to immigrate, would you question his patriotism... or wonder whose side he was on?

By: jvh2b on 1/31/12 at 1:03

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww =)

By: bfra on 1/31/12 at 1:30

jvh2b - Great response to stinking trash comments!

By: Loner on 1/31/12 at 1:41

Better change the subject....it's getting gross.

The Titans are already trying to woo Peyton Manning...should he become available....that would be great for the Titans, IMO.

But Peyton has been around for a while...and he's been injured....he could be past his prime.

By: Loner on 1/31/12 at 1:48

Lamar Alexander had his flannel shirt....Rick Santorum has his sweater vests....it's an old trick, but it just might work. Lamar tried to project the working man image, Santorum is trying to project the preppy Catholic College image....apparently the born-agains like that Catholic Ken doll look.

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 1:57

bfra,

Regarding your 12:33 post you made the comment following my comment to gdiafante: "I feel sorry for any children he has! The embarrassment must really be hard to take."

Well, bfra (blasting far.s raw a$$) I don't know how many children you have, but if any; do any of them ever tell you they love you?

I don't want to make you jealous.., but mine do. Both my daughters and son; every time I talk to one of them on the phone or when they leave after coming to visit me. And they are all past that 5 decade mark.

Am I proud of it? You're damn right. It makes me think I raised them to think for themselves respect their fellow man and that convinces me I did.

It also makes me proud to be able to think they are proud to be Americans and not hesitate to question someone in political power when there's too many questions they refuse to answer.

You know.. just who in the hell are you?

By: brrrrk on 1/31/12 at 2:07

"It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him." - Mark Twain

By: gdiafante on 1/31/12 at 2:12

Yogi fact #5

He's so dense, light bends around him.

By: bfra on 1/31/12 at 2:18

yogi should remember what Judge Judy says. If you tell the truth you don't have to have a good memory.

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 2:49

At least gdiafanti, I've got a brain to force that light around it. Its a damn shame it goes straight through yours.

And bfra, I believe the judge said if you tell the truth you don't need a memory. You never forget the truth but its sure hard to remember your lies... ain't it?

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 2:51

Darn it. I hit the button too fast. I meant to add: especially when you're an expert like yourself.

By: bfra on 1/31/12 at 3:21

yogi -I'm glad I went to a different school than you, dargent7. I worked 40 hours per week in Nashville (at night) and went to school in Murfreesboro when I got off in the mornings. And I was on the GI bill. 'Darnit', I didn't know I wasn't supposed to work.
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The discussion was college, if you are hinting about going to MTSU, you better get in touch with them to update their alumni. You are note there!

By: brrrrk on 1/31/12 at 3:24

"Every society in the modern world is confronting serious problems which have no simple, universal solutions. But many of the problems have a common root. Science, technology, and the economy have been treated by modern societies as ends in themselves, rather than as important tools to enhance well-being. The increase in scientific knowledge, the development of new technologies and economic growth are pursued as if they - and not well-being - should be the objectives of human effort. Social stability and sometimes entire cultures are sacrificed in the pursuit of these goals. I believe that the inversion of these values is the cause of many of our ills" - Sir James Goldsmith.

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 4:57

Excuse me bfra, but I don't remember saying I graduated from MTSU. Why should I, I didn't. And unlike you, I don't want to lie about it.

But yes, I was a student there and I'm willing to show you my papers to prove it. Now, if he isn't lying, why won't your usurper Barry?

Could he be ashamed of his grades thinking it would make you 'wonder' about him. Tell him to get in touch with me. I'll swear you and your usurper loving co-posters won't be ashamed of him.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/31/12 at 5:37

What a waste of time people. You know he ain't got the brains to sneeze.

By: bfra on 1/31/12 at 5:43

Nemo - You got that right & he can't tell the truth or quote Judge Judy correctly. LOL

By: yogiman on 1/31/12 at 8:11

Well bfra,

Re-reading your "quote" from judge Judy's comment I must agree with her. If you tell the truth you DON'T have to have a good memory. Its only people like you who need a good memory; to remember what lie you spoke last time you opened your mouth.

And as I stated: You never forget the truth, but its sure hard to remember your lies... ain't it?

By: sidneyames on 2/1/12 at 3:43

Loner on 1/31/12 at 8:29
They should have served Campfield....but made an announcement like this:

"Laies & Gentlemen: We have a special customer eating here tonight...he's the homophobic, anti-gay lawmaker who sponsored the "don't say gay" bill in the Legislature....Ladies and Gentlemen...may I present, Senator Stacey Campfield...please, sir, stand up and be recognized".

The guy would probably have walked out at that point.

But then again, the other diners may have applauded the guy.

Loner, it's some sort of double standard to have her embarrass and humiliate him just because he does not believe the way she does. I mean, think about this: If I own a restaurant and a gay person comes in, am I allowed o say "hey, I do not agree with your life style or your views on sex, so I'm refusing to serve you and get your butt out of my establishment". DUH!!!! I hope he can prove that it was a violation of is civil rights to not be allowed to eat where HE CHOSE TO EAT. AFTER ALL, ITS A FREE COUNTRY!