Up for Debate: Todd steps aside

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:22am

Given Rep. Curry Todd’s statement Monday to “step aside as chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee until this matter is resolved,” how well have he and the Republican leadership handled his arrest to this point? 

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: curry todd

100 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 10:38

I think they have handled it well.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 10:40

By: yogiman on 10/14/11 at 3:50
I'm thankful I don't equal the intelligence of you and your beloved fellow poster; dumba...

If you had half the intelligent of me and my fellow posters you would understand just how big a fool you are. No one except the beer bottle thinks you to be smart at any level.

B/T/W the subject was Todd

By: Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 10:41

By: sidneyames on 10/14/11 at 8:24
Capt. no one takes you seriously; especially me. You are so wrong on many, if not all, accounts.
However the empty beer bottle takes me seriously enough to post.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 10:44

By: yogiman on 10/17/11 at 11:38
It would be great if you even had a moderate brain in that skull, bfra. Sorry you don't, because anyone welcoming a usurper into our Oval Office is a pure no brainer.

If this micro brain had a brain, he would see how stupid he is. But at last he walks in our world unaware of the common sense it takes to be human.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 10:46

By: yogiman on 10/17/11 at 4:15
What age was you when you started school, dargent7.. 4? You had to be 6 when I was a child. We didn't have kindergarten back then. I reckon y'all got a lot smarter faster than the children of my youth. Your parents must have learned so much faster to get you started so much younger. Its a shame you didn't learn much. Especially about the "guvmunt".
Or they wanted to get you out of the house so much sooner.

By: bfra on 10/17/11 at 5:06
School? yogi, from what you post here, it sounds like you never attended any school. Reform school, maybe?
I think reform school produces a better quality person. This old s^it face has no quality at all.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 11:13

By: budlight on 10/17/11 at 5:07
Captain Nemo on 10/17/11 at 3:23
Shut up yogi
And the award for most disrespectful person on the planet goes, hands down to Captain Nemroid.

Respect is not needed for the like of an empty beer bottle like you or an empty head like yogi. You have to earn my respect, sid.

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 4:50

Republicans say Democrats have a "disorder".
We want to help the homeless, the unfortunate, mave National health care for all, excell in education, stop and don't start needless wars, provide social services.
Republicans are the most self-centered group of non-thinking, intellectually vacant people inhabiting America.
They divide America into two groups: the have's and have not's. If you don't have it, you certainly cannot look to the GOP to get anything.
And hypocrites galore. "Christian Conservative worn like a badge, yet bomb the hell out of any country that doesn't look, act, and feel like them.
.....Todd HAD to "step aside". Even to Republicans, he made them all look like fools.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 5:30

Good morning, Nashville!

Curry Todd should resign from his elected position, IMO, not just temporarily step aside from a leadership position. One would think that Tod would be too embarrassed to face hi s colleagues and constituents, but apparently the man has no shame or sense of decency....or lack of self-control, the man has a drinking and driving problem and a gun problem.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 5:33

The last line in my 6:30 post contains a double negative...I meant to say that Todd lacks self-control, the man has a drinking-driving problem and a gun problem.

It's early...need meds.

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 5:37

L'ner: A double negative is what Republicans thrive on. Confuse the public.
And "no sense of decency or shame..."?
Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Ensin...the list is long and distinguished.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 5:40

Just when I thought that we had squeezed all the juice out of the Curry Todd grapes, the NCP squeezed it again, in a third pressing. Not a lot of juice at this point...mostly skins and seeds...can we give it a rest already?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/18/11 at 5:44

I am confused!

Paul Wade-

By: Captain Nemo on 10/18/11 at 5:51

Subject change; Alberto Gonzales and Belmont.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 5:55

Yeah, we ain't seen nuthin' yet, Darge. Christians can forgive their own kind....but they have trouble forgiving their enemies.

Speaking of lawmakers with no sense of decency, here is the full list of who in the US Congress is on the take, with a foreign government:


Nearly every Senator and at least half of the House, by my count. Shameful!

All that bribe money adds up to millions of dollars; but that is still much cheaper than joining our union of states and paying US taxes. Besides, states within our union only control two Senators, not all of them and no state has more than 53 Reps in the House...this foreign state has hundreds of US Reps. representing its interests....and this is all perfectly legal!

Look at that chart and tell me that Helen Thomas was a crazy old bigot who did not know what she was talking about. Helen understated the problem.

This is an outrage, IMO, the Founders would be dumbfounded to witness this foolishness.

By: yogiman on 10/18/11 at 5:57


How would you like to look at the dumbest person you would ever see in your lifetime? If you would, just go look in the mirror and see that smiling face.

By: govskeptic on 10/18/11 at 6:01

Todd did exactly what was expected of him, no more no less. I'm sure if
he had not agreed to step down Speaker Harwell would have made the
decision for him! The voters of his district will decide next yr his future.
just like the voters have decided on all similar legislators in the past.
Of course, Memphis always returns their's unless there is a dead body

By: yogiman on 10/18/11 at 6:05


Its interesting for your statement about the party's starting of wars. Which party has started the most wars?

Let's see, we haven't been in a declared war since WWII, which was started by Franklin Roosevelt. We have only been in "conflicts of interest". Who was the "leader in charge" of all of our "conflicts" since WWII?

Kind of a 'take your pick', isn't it?

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:08

I counted 94 Senators on the list of bribe takers sited above....can you imagine the clout that Tennessee would have in Congress, if it controlled 94 Senators and more than half the US House?

With that kind of power, the US would be going to war at Tennessee's behest...Tennesseans would receive US taxes, not pay them. All the US Senators and US Reps would be forced to visit Tennessee and put on a coonskin cap and pray at the Tennessee Wailing Wall....or get no bribe money and be targeted for removal.

Why do we Americans tolerate this crap?

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:10

Homophone error: "sited" should have been "cited" in my 7:08 post...I'm slippin' gears here...my bad.

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 6:13

Yogi: Reagan upped the ante with his ballooning of the DOD budget.
"Star Wars" and other b.s.
Before him was Nixon and Vietnam.
But, the creme dela creme is GW Bush and his daddy G HW Bush.
20 years in the Middle East.....
100% waste of time, energy, lives, and money.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:15

Gentlemen, could we cool it with the personal attacks on other posters? A little civility goes a long ways. We are all guests here, let's not muck up the place....thanks.

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 6:16

L'ner: "Slippin' Gears" is the new dancer at Cheetahs here. Her trademark slogan is, "I'll put your transmission in 6th and your gear-box in 8th".

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:17

Darge, the elective wars in the ME were not just a waste of tax money, they were arguably counter-productive.

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 6:18

Again, let's compare this turd to a Democrat turd who had far-worse crimes, Rob Briley (D, Perpetual Drunk). From his Wiki entry...

After Briley allegedly rammed a truck in the rear in Dowelltown on September 8, 2007, state troopers cited him for driving under the influence, evading arrest, and violating the implied consent law. He tried to escape officers who pulled him over in Wilson County and started a chase that, according to Watertown police, topped speeds of over 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). He was charged with drunk driving and leaving the scene of two accidents after Watertown police stopped his vehicle.[2]

Twice, Briley asked police officers to shoot him in the "f*cking head," and he called all the Wilson County Sheriff's Department deputies "godd*mn Nazis." He said to one deputy, "You're not an American, are you? You're a godd*mn German!"[3] Inside his car, police found a bottle of bourbon and three bottles of pills. Democratic leaders said that he would keep his legislative seat and Judiciary Committee chairmanship for now,[4] though Governor Phil Bredesen said he should step down from his post as chair of the Judiciary Committee.[5] On September 15, 2007, he resigned from his position as Chair of the Judiciary Committee. He stated he was being treated at Cumberland Heights alcohol and drug treatment center.[6]

On March 4, 2008, Briley announced that he would not seek re-election to his seat in the state House.[7]

Following these events, Briley admitted that he is an alcoholic during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.
[edit] Political views

Briley voted against a bill that would have allowed Tennesseans with gun carrying permits to take their firearms into recreational facilities like state and local parks and playgrounds.[8] He stated that a House bill that would have allowed citizens to carry guns in establishments that serve alcohol was a ploy by Republicans to get Democrats to vote against gun rights. He also stated that the bill shouldn't have been allowed to have been brought up because it was voted down in the same committee the previous year.[9]

So, he never resigned; he kept his vote in the Tennessee House, supporting whatever Democratic Dirty Socialisms came to forefront.

Oh, and he also kicked out the back window of the police cruiser...

All this to keep our LeftLibProggs mindful of their innate hypocrisy.

By: yogiman on 10/18/11 at 6:20


The congress of today is obviously controlled by the communist party. They get "elected" by the people of their states and districts then do what they damn well please to do, by party.

Our government of today is no one's fault but the voters (and, of course, that includes the dead voters that make the ballots). They've convinced the people they should keep the same ones in office to secure control. This re-affirms my thoughts there should bed a term limit just like the president's office. Harry Truman tried that, but couldn't get it through congress.

There should also be a limit as to where a candidate can get their "running money" when in a race for an office. Like: Only from American citizens when running for the President's office. Only from American citizens of the state the senators are running for and only from
American citizens of the the districts of the states they are running for.

And of course, those citizens should set their term limits. I've never voted for anyone for an office more than two terms. That's enough!

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:20

I'll bet that Slippin' Gears has a sweet trans-axle, Darge. If you take her out for a test ride, don't forget to lay rubber. Rev the bitch to red line, then pop her clutch...YEE!! HAW!!

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 6:21

OH! Loner!

The value of a Palestinian is now set at 1/500th of that of an Israeli.

That's much too high AFAIC; should be 1/10000 at most.


By: yogiman on 10/18/11 at 6:26


There was more lives lost in WWII that all the rest put together. Let's stay off this crap about blaming the "other" party. They are all in it together.

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 6:29

We've read how the TEA Party compares favorably to the OCCUPY Wall Street 'tards.

Now, an illustrating visual, from YT...


(Note that the illustrative TEA Party photo is one I took right here in Nashville on April 15, 2009.)

(How many of the neo-Marxists and dirty Socialists at these OCCUPY events take their families, children, strollers along? A good thing they don't; given they are always on the verge of getting arrested or having a violent confrontation, having kids around might be considered a form of abuse. Unlike at TEA Party events, where people are responsible, clean, and make sense.)

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 6:31

Our attacks in the ME were not only "counter-productive", but
morally and ethically, illegal.
As a Nation, we have NO right to attack a soveriegn country.
Those two idiots called "The Bush's" should of watched and studied more mafia films.
"Let some local people handle it".

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 6:31



There was more lives lost in WWII that all the rest put together. Let's stay off this crap about blaming the "other" party. They are all in it together.

Better check this graphic. More lives lost due to the far-Left, Socialism, Marxism, than to the Nazis.


By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 6:32

Our attacks in the ME were not only "counter-productive", but
morally and ethically, illegal.
As a Nation, we have NO right to attack a soveriegn country.
Those two idiots called "The Bush's" should of watched and studied more mafia films.
"Let some local people handle it".


By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:35

Serr8d, my old goombah, is trying to make an argument for fairness based upon equivalency...tit for tat...two wrongs make a right...what's good for the goose is good for the gander etc.

Serr is arguing that if Briley got away with a DWI & MVA, then Todd should be able to get away with a DWI & GV, (Gun Violation); especially since Todd cooperated, up to a point (did not take DWI tests), while Briley resisted arrest and was abusive to the arresting officers etc..

Briley did have enough decency not to seek re-election, if Todd makes a similar pledge, then things should be more or less balanced, right? Todd should make that pledge now, IMO.

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 6:36

Gee, Sir8: What was your take on Kent State, college sit-in's, and the National uproar over Vietnam?
Or, did you hone your skills denigrating the civil right's marches? You know, those niggers who wanted to sit at the Kresge fountain counter and drink out of the "Whites Only" drinking fountains can be a noisy bunch.
I believe Rosa Parks showered before her bus ride.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:47

Friggin' Godwin's Law has reared its ugly head right here on our board this morning...we are into the false Nazi analogies already?

Serr8d, did you mean AIPAC? What is AFAIC?

Did you go to the Maplight page? Check out the extent of the problem...with the new Citizens United USSC Decision, these figures will rise dramatically...I cannot understand why you and millions of others are content to sit back and let a foreign nation buy our elected officials like this.

The US has no reciprocal influence in the Knesset, or in any foreign government. No other nation buys US influence in a wholesale manner like this.

Still, Serr8d and millions of other Americans are not the least bit troubled by this insidious perversion of our democratic and republican system of governance and this functional surrender of US sovereignty to a foreign power.

The US Congress is occupied Israeli territory.

By: govskeptic on 10/18/11 at 6:55

Did State Representative Todd have anything to do with this prisoner swap
that has Loner going through the roof AGAIN? If so, take his gun away!

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:55

In Rosa Parks' day, the authorities used fire hoses to clean up the protesters, as I recall...they were clean, though bruised and bleeding when locked up.

Serr8d is trying to claim that clean people are decent and moral, but dirty people are indecent and immoral. Good luck with that argument, Buddy.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 6:57

Hey Gov, come on up onto the roof with me...let's talk this over, what's yer beef?

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 7:01

Sir8 calls his Tea Party henchmen, "clean". Therefore, their ideology is "pure".
How about, "all white"? See any Latinos, Asians, Blacks at "Tea Party" rallys?

Anyone, I mean anyone, who thinks both Bush's did "right" (honest and moral) by bombing Iraq, in 1991 by Sr. and again more invasive by Jr. in 2003, is beyond help.
Needing the psychiatric type, complete with dozens of interacting medications.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 7:17

As long as Godwin's law has been observed, I may as well throw this in too:

The Nazis were very clean people, their Army, Navy and the Luftwaffe were very clean...the SS were the cleanest of the clean....and the Fuhrer must have been immaculate. Their victims, the Jews, the Gypsies, the homosexuals, the intellectuals and the disabled, were filthy...worked to death in many cases, or penned in like animals, then gassed. Clean people often engage in filthy business.

Pontius Pilate washed his hands to seal Jesus' fate...Pilate was a clean man.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness?

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:19

From an old Clintonista...

President Obama and the Democratic leadership are making a critical error in embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement—and it may cost them the 2012 election.

Last week, senior White House adviser David Plouffe said that "the protests you're seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America. . . . People are frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don't seem to play by the same set of rules." Nancy Pelosi and others have echoed the message.

Yet the Occupy Wall Street movement reflects values that are dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people—and particularly with swing voters who are largely independent and have been trending away from the president since the debate over health-care reform.

The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies. On Oct. 10 and 11, Arielle Alter Confino, a senior researcher at my polling firm, interviewed nearly 200 protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. Our findings probably represent the first systematic random sample of Occupy Wall Street opinion.

Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn't represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda.


Read the rest, and weep, you foolish Democrats who are eaten up with everything far-Left and are becoming less and less 'American' as each day passes.
You might also li

By: budlight on 10/18/11 at 7:20

First 6 posts by someone claiming to be intelligent. Oh well, we all know the answer to that question.

Yes, D7, there are latinos, asians and blacks at Tea Party rallys. Ask Herman Cain. Oops! I forgot, you all don't know who he is. He's the next president of the U.S. and he's not apologetic at all for representing all conservative Americans, regardless of race. Harry Belafonte accused Cain of being racist. Cains response was priceless! So do your homework. Listen to Phil Valentine. Many intelligent people are calling in and saying "I'm black and I support the tea party."

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:22

You might also like to know, Loner, that AFAIC is shorthand for "As Far As I'm Concerned".

Just shows how much your mind drifts to anything that might involve Israel; and that's not healthy for your mental stability, AFAIC.

Hmmmph. APAIC. For reals??!

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:28

The Todd vs. Briley 'issue' is simply a comparison for to keep our on-board Democrat's hypocrisies in check. Personally, I think Todd should resign immediately; then, forward, every Democrat who gets a simple DUI also must resign immediately. Get all the crooks out of politics, top to bottom. Nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

Team R always seems to hold our politicians to higher standards than do the slimeball Democrats, though.

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:30

Oh. @THEHermanCain now leads the #SCOAMF in Rasmussen polling, 43-41.

By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 7:31

Yes, Bud.
Some "blacks" support the Tea Party.
Cain isn't in the "Tea party". He's attempting to go mainstream into the GOP.
But, every photo of a rally does not have ONE Asian or Latino in the crowd.
Maybe one black guy in the middle somewhere.
The "blacks" that oppose Obama appear only on FOX News.

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:35

For Loner, who is still Cave-mannin' it...



And, you'll be pleased to not that the American Nazi Party AND the Communist Party have endorsed the OCCUPY Wall Street movement.

There's even been sightings of Che Guevara's ghost haunting these OCCUPY events...


By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:39


By: dargent7 on 10/18/11 at 7:39

Team R: eg., Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Ensin, that filandering POS from SC who went on an Brazilian Bitch Hunt.....
These hypocrites "PASS LEGISLATION" that affects us all.
That's the point.
Sure, Ted Kennedy was an alcoholic, but he didn't attempt to lower the legal driving BAC from 0.08 to 0.05. He didn't attend MADD meetings.
Craig and Folley always ralied against "gay rights", but both are gay.
The SC guy championed "family values", yet was having an affair as was Ensin.

That's the point to dummie Republicans. Chances are the laws they want to enact are a faux reverse on their own moral, mental, ethical turmoils.

By: Loner on 10/18/11 at 7:47

Whoah there, Serr8d...here's what you posted:

By: serr8d on 10/18/11 at 7:21

OH! Loner!

The value of a Palestinian is now set at 1/500th of that of an Israeli.

That's much too high AFAIC; should be 1/10000 at most.


Since the topic of your post was an asinine observation concerning the Israel Palestine conflict, it was not unreasonable to assume that you might have made a typographical error when you wrote, "AFAIC".

AIPAC is very relevant to the topic, it stands for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The most powerful lobby in Wahington.

I'm not as hip to the online lingo as you are, Serr, I did not know that AFAIC was shorthand for, "As Far As I'm Concerned".