published Sunday, August 12th, 2012


TO THE TENNESSEE Democrats who elected Mark Clayton as your candidate to face Bob Corker in November, five words: HA HA HA HA HA!

WHEN YOU continue to vote the same people into government office, don't expect a different outcome.

WAKE UP, people, Obamacare is not free. Biggest tax ever. Who do you think pays for these procedures you get?

SO, BLUECROSS drops Memorial Hospital, states Catholic Health made $1 billion. How much does BlueCross make in a year?

BEWARE, THE Pledge of Allegiance has been altered to read: We pledge allegiance to the NRA and to the values for which it stands.

REMEMBER THOSE pictures of racists lining up against black people in the early 1960s? That's what you looked like at Chick-fil-A the other day.

THE UNITED STATES of America was founded on the principle of freedom of religion (that means all religions.) Deal with it!

IT SAYS "One nation under God." If the atheists oppose this, then they should find another country!

RHONDA THURMAN keeps the school board on its toes. We need more people on the board just like her!

CITY OF RED BANK: Let the green lights run longer at Ashland and Dayton Boulevard. So annoying!

HYPOCRISY: Proclaiming we live in the "Bible belt" but are against insurance coverage for all.

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Livn4life said...

HYPOCRISY: Claiming the Bible says the government should provide insurance coverage for all. Know what happened in Bible days when people got sick? Most of them died. There was no healthcare and by the way, the government back then DID NOT pretend to care. How presumptuous can someone be to use the Bible as if it says "Thou shalt provide insurance coverage for all?" That just is not in there. You would likely support separation of church and state. Well the state is not equal to the church nor the Kingdom of God.

August 12, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.
moon4kat said...

Livn4life: No antibiotics, telephones, or electricity in the Bible, either. So, should we conclude that you'll never take a prescription to get well, make a phone call, or turn on a light?

August 12, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
tipper said...

To the "One Nation Under God" ranter: Thank you for demonstrating the reason for the Constitution's "Establishment Clause" and the need for separation of church and state. Seems religious tyranny still is present.

August 12, 2012 at 12:29 p.m.
  1. Your mean-spirited character speaks for itself.

  2. Wake up yourself, if you'd rather people die in the streets, have the courage to say so. Since they're being treated in ERs though, you're already paying for it. I'd rather pay less AND have these people treated. You may take another position if you like.

  3. Thanks, your exclusionary attitude is all the evidence needed to oppose you. Religion is not a club used to bludgeon others, but you would gladly do so. That'd be a great argument to remove those words from the coinage, wouldn't it?

August 12, 2012 at 5:36 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"REMEMBER THOSE pictures of racists lining up against black people in the early 1960s? That's what you looked like at Chick-fil-A the other day."

Great comment. I thought precisely the same thing when I saw those pitifully narrow minded, self-rigteous peacocks strutting and showing off their bigotry for all to see.

August 12, 2012 at 9:43 p.m.
SICKofBS said...

""IT SAYS "One nation under God." If the atheists oppose this, then they should find another country!""

I hate to burst your bible thumping bubble, but the Pledge of Allegiance did not include the words "under god" until congress passed legislation for it on June 14th 1954.

1953 - Federal legislators are lobbied by religious leaders from the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Hearst Newspapers and the American Legion, who are "worried that orations used by 'godless communists' sound similar to the Pledge of Allegiance." A bill to add "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance is introduced in the House by Rep. Louis Rabaut (D-MI), and in the Senate from Sen. Homer Ferguson (R-MI).

1954,June 14 - Congress considers three variations of the "under God" phrase: "One Nation under God," "One Nation, under God," and "One Nation indivisible under God." Congress accepts variation #1 based on a recommendation from the Library of Congress. 1992 John W. Baer, DA, MBA. The words "under God" are inserted into the Pledge. The legislation is supported by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, "fearing an atomic war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union," who signs the bill. The new Pledge reads: "I Pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

You can read the whole historical timeline concerning the Pledge of Allegiance at

August 13, 2012 at 1:39 a.m.
Downtownman said...

Even if Obamacare increases cost, which is does not, I would not mind paying extra taxes for those in need through preventive care, access to doctors without headed to the emergency room, etc. Tea Partiers to poor and uninsured: let them die.

Make no mistake, this is not a Christian nation, but not for the reasons paranoid delusional tea party right wingers think. It has nothing to do with gay marriage, school prayer, or 10 commandments posted in the courthouse or schools.

This nation devoutly worships money.

August 13, 2012 at 12:58 p.m.
moon4kat said...

I agree with Downtownman. And, I don't believe most Americans want to be led by deceitful, hate-spewing, mean-spirited, greedy, selfish narcissists.

August 13, 2012 at 4:13 p.m.
hambone said...

I wonder how many of those folks that went to Chick-Fil-A the other day had ever been there before or will ever go back. I tried it once, in 1996!

August 16, 2012 at 1 a.m.
Sjshadden said...

"All religions are the same, they're all based on fables and mythologies." Thomas Jefferson. Well said Mr. Jefferson.

August 17, 2012 at 11:44 a.m.
jimcarwest said...

For once Clay Bennett got it right when he called Obama a socialist, but I doubt his sincerity.

August 18, 2012 at 9:18 a.m.
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