Up for Debate: Preds make moves

Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:11am

The Nashville Predators were involved in some interesting player moves on Sunday, the first day of free agency. Former Pred Chris Mason returns, while Jordin Tootoo plays turncoat. There is still, however, no deal yet for either Ryan Suter, who is testing the free agency market, or his defense partner, Shea Weber. How do you feel about the player trades so far, and what are your predictions on what will happen with Suter?

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By: gdiafante on 7/3/12 at 12:22

And by the way, history is not on your side. Many people have filed suit in a court of law attempting to prove Obama isn't eligilbe, many have failed. Judging by the crap you post on here, you have zero evidence and a ton of hyperbole.

By: Loner on 7/3/12 at 12:22

...but before I log off...Concerning libel - there are lies, there are liars and there is lying; therefore, there's liable to be libel.... and that's no lie.....Loner out.

By: yogiman on 7/3/12 at 12:36

Isn't slander verbal defamation, gdiafarte?

Tell me, do you know what your birthday is, gdiafarte? Why did Barack Obama screw up on announcing his birth day to a group of reporters?

It'll only take a couple of minutes: Go to www.wnd.com/2011/01/255297 and listen to what he said.

And if you like that, I've got more.

By: brrrrk on 7/3/12 at 12:38

yogiman said

"Isn't slander verbal defamation, gdiafarte?"

In your case it's definition.....

By: yogiman on 7/3/12 at 12:57

Well, I've got to go to town, too, so you can have your "freedom of press" until I get back. Before I go, let me make another observation: You're right, gdiafarta, cases have been refused by the courts galore, even the Supreme Court (in name only).

Haven't you ever wondered why the courts refuse to hear cases on a man who refuses to identify himself even as an American citizen; let alone natural born citizen? Could it possibly be he isn't an American citizen?

If you would, go back in history and determine when the communist party got their first foot on the road to our capital.

Also, figure out how Barack Obama was raised with a Muslim father and communist mother. And yes, his stepfather was a Muslim and his maternal grandparents were known communists, yet Barack is a democratic christian?

No way, Josea

By: gdiafante on 7/3/12 at 12:59

Haven't you ever wondered why the courts refuse to hear cases

It's because they are without merit.

And see my 1:13 post in response to your lack of knowledge.

By: bfra on 7/3/12 at 3:02

gdiafante - That would mean using something like, common sense or actual facts, and yogi doesn't know what that is, which he continues to prove every day.

By: yogiman on 7/3/12 at 4:11

Correct me if I'm wrong, gdiafarte, but in the old courts you used to be innocent until., proven guilty.

If you're acceptable for our USA to become a communist nation, hang in there, with Barry Soetoro in office, its just around the corner.

By: parnell3rd on 7/3/12 at 11:25

Here is one for the libs whose precious President promised to stop the war in Afganistan:
70% of USA military deaths over the past 11 years have occured in the past 3 years under Obama.

By: dargent7 on 7/4/12 at 4:41

July 4th:
re: Andy Griffith....they started playing his tv's theme song on the news and I thought, "Oh, oh, he just died".
You know when they play your theme song, you're dead.
Don Knotts made that show, when it was in B&W.
Later , in color, Deputies really sucked...Warren. And that Howard fellow was too weird.
I always liked Floyd the Barber and his musings. Thought he was always on mescaline.
RIP

By: yogiman on 7/4/12 at 5:32

Our nation is being celebrated this day because of the sacrifices made by our veterans. May our nation and those veterans be honored this day without any casualties because of the drouth we are facing..

By: budlight on 7/4/12 at 7:52

brrrrk on 7/3/12 at 1:07
budlight said

"I just hope the home prices goe up soon so I can move from Tennessee -- period."

Geez, is there another hell hole to move to? I suppose you could move to Mississippi....

Good grief; I hate Mississippi. I'd move to Montana or Destin, FL. I'm just done with TN and the idiots on the city council and the Mayor. Oh yeah and I love Hot Springs, NC.

Yogi, Have a nice day. Did you mean to say "drought" instead of drouth. I'm going to water my scrawney garden. It's terrible this year. But I've only got a small one. Had 2 cukes so far, 4 yellow squash and some tomatoes are trying to grow.

Water bill is going to be very high. Wish i had a well.

By: Loner on 7/4/12 at 8:09

Good morning on this 4th of July!

Time to celebrate our independence from our greatest and closest ally, Great Britain....meanwhile, our alleged "closest ally", the apartheid Jewish State in Palestine, is preparing to suck the United States of America into a new holy war...this time with the Iranians (the Persians)....the shooting should begin in October, just before the US elections....our "greatest ally" is planning an October surprise for America....enjoy the relative peace and relatively cheap gas now....the shit is about to hit the fan.....but it will all be worth it, when Jesus returns....his return having been expedited by the land grab in the Holy Land.....Oy!

By: yogiman on 7/4/12 at 9:09

I don't know if it's me or my computer, budlight. I look at what I'm trying to "say" but it seems like my computer is thinking for itself and "says" what it want's to "personally".

By: yogiman on 7/4/12 at 9:19

And this "new war" we're about to enter may keep your boy Barry in office, Loner. I can't remember a president being voted out of office when we're at war.

A saying by Ronald Reagan: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in our bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the the United States where men were free."

Is Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama in the generation to begin the take of our freedoms away from us?

By: parnell3rd on 7/4/12 at 9:21

I hope everyone has a Great, safe, Independence Day. We are still living in the times where we need to be indepedant. Look at the Declaration of Independece and see how it is slowly being taken from us.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obyained, and when suspended, he has utterly negleted to attend to them.

Are we talking about King George or President Obama.

He has erected a multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat their substance.
(16,500 new IRS agents)

By: parnell3rd on 7/4/12 at 9:28

He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged our Laws; giving his assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For imposing taxes without our Consent:
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benifits of Trial by Jury:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

Wow this sounds like present times.

By: Loner on 7/4/12 at 9:54

Parnell, you forgot this passage from the declaration of Independence:

"HE has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions."

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120704/OPINION01/207040310#ixzz1zfZPQfq3

Yeah, the "merciless savages" were not part of the "all men are created equal" claptrap....neither were the African Negro slaves working the plantations, as these God-fearing white guys penned their bellicose missive to the King.

So, Parnell, is BHO inciting the American Indians to destroy us?

By: budlight on 7/4/12 at 11:01

Loner on 7/4/12 at 9:09
Good morning on this 4th of July!

Time to celebrate our independence from our greatest and closest ally, Great Britain....meanwhile, our alleged "closest ally", the apartheid Jewish State in Palestine, is preparing to suck the United States of America into a new holy war...this time with the Iranians (the Persians)....the shooting should begin in October, just before the US elections....our "greatest ally" is planning an October surprise for America....enjoy the relative peace and relatively cheap gas now....the shit is about to hit the fan.....but it will all be worth it, when Jesus returns....his return having been expedited by the land grab in the Holy Land.....Oy!

Have you not heard that you should keep your friends close and you enemies closer? Loner we know you hate the Jewish people. You don't have to keep reminding us. But the Bible and the Jewish laws/book do not specifically say to kill those who do not agree with you. The Koran has a mandate to kill you and all like you. Unless of course you are really a Muslim just inciting this site. Hmmmmm!

Happy 4th of July. The reason we are friends with England is I think because they are not as powerful as we are and they need us (think about it). When you are strong and people need you, they don't try to destroy you because they want you on their side.

Muslims (at least the Islamists) hate you Loner. They would just as soon cut your throat as look at you. And Kosh and Gdifante and D7, along with me and Yogi. So none of us are safe when it comes to the dictates of the Koran and the rule of Sharia law. Really? That you all think so, is so naive? Or is it native?

By: yogiman on 7/4/12 at 12:45

An email I received today says a lot in a writing of "President Obama vs. President Reagan: less than a generation apart".

"It's been said that we are always one generation away from losing our freedom. I shudder to ask, "is this the generation that fails to pass along our freedom and liberties?""

"Throughout 2008, Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America."

"Four years later, we know that transformation means massive federal
government growth and regulatory control; unsustainable federal spending;
tyrannical mandates through executive orders and unvetted czars; and
imposition of the government's will at the expense of our once constitutionally
protected liberties and freedoms."

"Compare that to Ronald Reason's farewell address in 1989..."

"There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a
law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts."

"... As government expands, liberty contracts..."

"My questions to you today, on the very day we celebrate the birth of American freedom, are..."

"Are you as free today as you were four years ago today?"

"What will you do to protect freedom?"

"No matter what historic revisionists might say, our nation was founded upon Christian principles of morality and virtue. This is the greatest country on earth - and I am proud and grateful to God, every day, to be a citizen of the United States. Because we are a member of the Liberty Council team I'm sure (hope) you feel the same way."

Now my question is: Do You? Or do you prefer the"changes" Barack Obama is carrying out?

By: Rasputin72 on 7/4/12 at 5:18

LONER.....We do share a common bond. You hate the Jews and I hate the underclass.

I do believe that Israel and the New York Jews have had a great influence on why the Muslims have been unmasked as the people most likely to kill Americans. I think the 9/11 disaster,the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war are the results of the United States being the caretaker and protector of Israel.

I would have preferred as an American that the Jews and Israel fought their own battles. I think they being superior in technology and just plain brains would have held their own against the Muslims.

In the meantime I will be hoping for a discovery of the biggest fresh water aquafier the world has ever known in the outback of Australia.

By: Loner on 7/4/12 at 5:54

Rasp, I do not hate the Jews, as you claim. If I did, I would support the idea of every Jew making aliyah to Israel....concentrating all the Jews into a tiny piece of real estate, would the Jews exceedingly vulnerable to annihilation.....A Nazi's dream come true. Dispersion insures survival. Zionism is basically flawed in this regard.

I do not support what's called the " the US-Israel special relationship". The relationship is built upon myth, half-truths and wishful thinking. And it is based upon campaign donations to Congressional and Presidential candidates....legal bribery.

And the relationship is lop-sided..we give and the Israelis take, giving little back in return....except for an increased risk to US forces and US interests in the region....the relationship is counter-productive, from an American perspective.

Israel started these modern-day holy wars in 1948....we are now fighting a modern crusade to liberate the Holy Land...for Jewish colonization...that's crazy stuff. And Uncle Sam is bankrolling the whole deal.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, what's good for the Jewish State is not always good for the United States...collectively or individually.....and what's bad for Israel is not always bad for the USA, collectively or individually.

Most Americans believe that what's good for the Jewish State is good for the USA and what's bad for the Jewish State is bad for the USA. That's absurd.

Few in the US Congress would agree that what is good for the state of Tennessee, for example, is good for the USA and good for every state in the union of American states.

Same goes for any state within our union...but for Israel - a state outside our union of states - we dispense with logic and common sense and go with the flawed conventional wisdom. We have been deluded, my friend.

We are sliding into Judeo-Christian theocracy as a direct result of these modern crusades.

President Truman should have invited the Holocaust survivors to come to the USA and to assimilate as US citizens...he didn't...he bankrolled militant Zionism instead....the rest is history.

By: Loner on 7/4/12 at 5:56

Correction...S/H/B.... "..concentrating all the Jews into a tiny piece of real estate, would make the Jews exceedingly vulnerable to annihilation."

By: parnell3rd on 7/4/12 at 9:49

Well Loner I guess your the only perfect person to walk this earth. I could not type it all in, my mind can not sit still for that long. Dayum i think I just cut myself down!
No Barack Husseine Obama is working to destroy our country like all progressive liberals have been doing for the last 100 years.

By: parnell3rd on 7/4/12 at 9:52

Well after 11 days vacation, i'll go thru withdrawels at work tomarrow!!!!

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 5:27

I can't believe I just read most of the thread from yesterday, but I can't believe that on this country's birthday, people were comparing the current President to King George...that may be the dumbest thing I've read.

By: dargent7 on 7/5/12 at 5:38

Thurs 07/05
People, usually from the right, are proclaiming this Nov. election to be the "most important and pivital in the history of America..."
What? They want Romney that bad?
If Romney's not elected, we'll all die.
Instilling fear, doom and gloom, is the Republican way.

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 5:47

For the party that's not in power, every election is the most important. It goes for both parties, Darge. And as far as fear...

In 2004 and 2008, you wouldn't have been very far off by saying Democrats were hoping that the wars kept going badly, because it helped their chances. Now, tell me that the GOP isn't hoping for devastating economic news from now until November...

Here's my rant for the day: People don't give a sh!t about this country, all they care about is bragging rights. I can count on one hand the people that truly believe we should have a limited government. Everyone else just wants their party to run it and could care less about the size or it's policies.

I'd also like to remind people of this statement...and I wonder how many would know who penned this...

...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 6:04

No new Up For Debate board? Obviously, the NCP has put our little posting community on the the back burner...this litter box is full od shit and drawing flies...if a new thread appears, I'll comment....this box stinks.

By: Kosh III on 7/5/12 at 6:26

Since there is no new topic, let's try this from Andrew Sullivan

"In her 2010 book, The Myth of Voter Fraud, Lorraine Minnite tracked down every single case brought by the Justice Department between 1996 and 2005 and found that the number of defendants had increased by roughly 1,000 percent under Ashcroft. But that only represents an increase from about six defendants per year to 60, and only a fraction of those were ever convicted of anything. A New York Times investigation in 2007 concluded that only 86 people had been convicted of voter fraud during the previous five years. Many of those appear to have simply made mistakes on registration forms or misunderstood eligibility rules, and more than 30 of the rest were penny-ante vote-buying schemes in local races for judge or sheriff. The investigation found virtually no evidence of any organized efforts to skew elections at the federal level."

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 7:09

"Voter fraud" is a term used to justify redistricting/voter laws to influence the outcome of elections. That, in and of itself, is the voter fraud.

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 7:12

Kosh, as we both know, anti voter fraud laws are actually voter suppression laws with an appealing name....the good reason: to stop voter fraud....the real reason: to keep minorities, (Blacks, Hispanics etc.) from voting for the Democratic candidates.

The Republicans wish to shrink the voter base, the Democrats wish to expand it.....if the bulk of the new immigrants were Conservative Christian Caucasians, not poor Catholic Hispanics, the roles would be reversed....neither party is truly democratic or republican by nature.

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 7:16

You're right Loner, just as the real reason that the GOP is going union-busting is to eliminate the Dems largest financial backers.

They're all corrupt.

All.

By: yogiman on 7/5/12 at 7:25

I've read of a new Congressional Reform Act 2012 to be good for the nation.

1. No Tenure/No pension - A Congressman/woman collect a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present and future) participates in Social Security - All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the social security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for other purposes.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all American do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise - Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contract with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career, but Congress found they could vote for themselves.

The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our should serve their term(s), the go home and back to work.

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 7:26

Here's a top story...the Palestinians may exhume Arafat's body...A Swiss lab recently found traces of Polonium on his clothing, which had been in storage since his death...Polonium was used to kill the Russian defector Ltivinenko.

With Arafat, if his body does reveal Polonium ingestion, he question will be, "Was it the Mossad or the CIA?"

We discussed it here:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Backchannels/2012/0704/Yasser-Arafat-killed-by-radiation-poisoning#disqus_thread

By: Rasputin72 on 7/5/12 at 7:27

My guess is that when one of the underpaid CITYPAPER writers get around to it we will see a "What should the Predators have done to keep the star goalie Ryan Suter."

I will be the first to comment on that. They should have traded him when they had the upper hand. The fellow was playing them like a drum.

By: yogiman on 7/5/12 at 7:31

An Executive order to stop a registered voter pole (check) to make sure all registered voters are still living is so in favor of voter fraud, what other name could it be given?

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 7:36

I'll agree with you on that one, Raspy. Poile blew it. Should have dealt Suter after the all-star game. If he drops the ball on Weber now, his time in Nashville is done.

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 7:37

With Arafat, if his body does reveal Polonium ingestion, he question will be, "Was it the Mossad or the CIA?"

Neither. It was the Illuminati.

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 7:46

GD has his tin-foil headgear on this morning....I'd put mine on too, but my old hound dog tore it up...he thought there was a sandwich remnant in there....now I gotta fashion a new one.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/5/12 at 7:52

Morning

yogi 28 Loner 25

By: budlight on 7/5/12 at 7:55

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 8:12
Kosh, as we both know, anti voter fraud laws are actually voter suppression laws with an appealing name....the good reason: to stop voter fraud....the real reason: to keep minorities, (Blacks, Hispanics etc.) from voting for the Democratic candidates.

Are you saying that the blacks and hispanics are the reason for the voter fraud? Because if a voter fraud is stopped, then if hispanics and blacks are legally registered and vote, how would voter fraud stop them from voting?

Your arguement does not make sense.

How can a voter fraud law stop legal voters from voting? Pleas just give me a logical answer and not the usual left wing, liberal rant of "republicans are doing it to us". Thanks.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/5/12 at 7:57

The only voter fraud in America is the TEA Bags calling themselves patriots.

By: gdiafante on 7/5/12 at 8:00

The TEAbaggers aren't for limited government, they just want their party running it. Just like everyone else.

And a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be in practice a bad government.

-Alexander Hamilton

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 8:01

Ignoring Mr and Mrs Troll.....that's the only way to deal with them...I don't chew my cud twice....especially for internet trolls.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/5/12 at 8:07

By: budlight on 7/3/12 at 9:27

Well Paul, at least Yogi didn't stagger in from a bar to find it the way you and your "likes" did. You are so pompus and pious.

Translation; I make all the B. Itich's brew that yogi needs.

By: yogiman on 7/3/12 at 9:51
When are you moving over here, nimrod? You would be a prime example for the idiots we might have...

Translation; how does he know this is an idiot county.

By: Loner on 7/5/12 at 8:19

Yeah, this litter box is overflowing...I gotta go....need a fresh litter box....see ya!

By: Captain Nemo on 7/5/12 at 8:19

My laugh of the morning comes from Rasputin.

By: Rasputin72 on 7/4/12 at 6:18
LONER.....We do share a common bond. You hate the Jews and I hate the underclass.

First off Loner does not hate Jews, just the out of control Israeli slant. That is far from being a self appointed elitist with no class.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/5/12 at 8:23

Have a good on Loner

By: yogiman on 7/5/12 at 8:29

Well, nimrod,

When I see so many idiots here in the truck stop for cheap gas, it makes me wonder: Is that nimrod, he's sure acting like him in his posts.

Just wondering... how many fellow idiots do you have?