published Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Candidate Search

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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PlainTruth said...

Tea Party got the left all in a wad.

August 20, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Yes, a wad of laughter. Good one, Clay! This one made me laugh out loud.

August 20, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

If Alexander was only a Democrat. With a name like that he would be a shoo in to get the nomination for any elective office in the state he wanted ... if you know what I mean?

August 20, 2013 at 12:50 a.m.
facyspacy said...

Now that's a skilled cartoonist..... Looks like the drawing my two yr old nephew..... And similar thought process

August 20, 2013 at 1:47 a.m.
hotdiggity said...

Can't wait to see what kind of TeaBagger comes slithering out to oppose Lamar. Should be entertaining to see our resident cons promote the candidate's dingbat philosophies.

Hey maybe Basil Marceaux? Or perhaps Crazy June Griffin.

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2010/08/05/gubernatorial-debate-special-basil-marceaux-isnt-the-nuttiest-candidate-june-griffin-takes-the-honor

Should be fun.

August 20, 2013 at 2:49 a.m.
degage said...

poor Clay, looks like another dud. Seems to be the norm lately.

August 20, 2013 at 8 a.m.
tifosi said...

Perfect cartoon for a Teabagger. They will lose and drag the GOP down with them.

August 20, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.
alprova said...

Who ever heard of a political ideology so desperate for momentum, that they have to perform an all out search to find a viable candidate, and with a straight face, hold any belief that such a candidate will have half a chance in unseating an incumbent politician, after tallying the votes in the last election, drew enough votes in his last election than all other opposing candidates combined, and won in all but one county in the entire state?

Tennessee Tea Party, Republican Party hijackers made it crystal clear that their deeply partisan political ideology consists of one tactic. More obstruction, no cooperation, and a complete unwillingness to compromise on anything.

In a letter sent to Lamar Alexander, which was signed by over 20 Tea Party "groups," a disturbing credo emerged.

"During your tenure in the Senate we have no doubt that you voted in a way which you felt was appropriate. Unfortunately, our great nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship, two traits for which you have become famous. America faces serious challenges and needs policymakers who will defend conservative values, not work with those who are actively undermining those values."

Good luck finding anyone who is unwilling to work on behalf of all the people of the State of Tennessee, and who will bow to the will of those only who are far-right.

Uber-conservatives know they have no chance whatsoever to win elections if they were to form a sole-standing political party and run as third party candidates, so they are determined to hijack and will ultimately destroy the Republican Party, at least until the Republicans begin to stand up and fight to regain control of it.

August 20, 2013 at 9:42 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

ALPO seems to forget the azz-whoopin that was inflicted on the Dems last mid-terms. If the TP was so ineffective, why are the southpaws the ones that keep bringing them up? Hmmm?

August 20, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Add these qualifications to the Tennessee Tea Bagger list.

Must believe in demons, devils, burning bushes, creationism, pro-military/corporate wars in foreign countries, rights for women subject to approval by men, reproductive rights subject to approval by god and his prophets, annual anus inspection by god's homophobes for men who like to read and listen to classical music, mandatory belief in Ronald Reagan as god's second son, carry a bible to hit unbelievers, and talk about how slavery was good for black people.

I look forward to that candidate's discussion of freedom and justice for all and how government must get out of people's private lives.

August 20, 2013 at 11:29 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

DD: Does your very sophomoric sense of humor compel you to just flat out lie? Are you Bennett? Can you color?

August 20, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

Talk about knuckle draggers ... What about the three teens in Oklahoma that shot a college baseball player in the back as he was jogging. Without reading the details can you imagine the most significant detail of the crime? ... Yeah you’re right it was the “fault” of the NRA and not that other thing you really and correctly thought of first ... Right?

August 20, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Jt: ^^^ those kids just misunderstood.

August 20, 2013 at noon
TheCommander said...

Alpo, what is wrong with holding a "search to find a viable candidate"? Are we only supposed to have candidates from a small pre-selected, pre-screened pool? If so, who is in charge of filling that pool? Shouldn't our leaders come from a representation of the people instead of pulling only from a minority ruling elite? Don't you think our founders would be in horror to see all the life-long politicians at all levels of government and across all party lines?

August 20, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Commander, Alpo and the other leftists don't want to see anyone even slightly R of center, challenge the left. Alexander is no marxist, but I doubt he represents the majority of his constituents. Besides, Alpy doesn't even have a dog in this fight.

August 20, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

DD should apply for the job since his knuckles undoubtedly drag the ground. Tea Partyers have no need to evolve since we were created by the God of the Universe. We are sure from whence we came even if you are not. =)

August 20, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Anarcho-syndicalist Noam Chomsky had kind words to say about former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin‘s analysis of President Barack Obama in an interview from Breitbart. The interview reveals Chomsky’s mindset of how he believes that the PR industry sells candidates like President Obama as something entirely different from what they actually are. Even the poster-boy for the far left is beginning to see the light re The Organizer.

August 20, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.
tifosi said...

Jt6gR3hM: When has the NRA ever accepted any responsibility for the gun obsession and violence in America. They are just puppets for the gun manufacturers and BS gun owners into thinking they are protecting the 2nd Amendment. Kind of like UAW line of crap.

August 20, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

nurseforjustice said...

"DD should apply for the job since his knuckles undoubtedly drag the ground. Tea Partyers have no need to evolve since we were created by the God of the Universe. We are sure from whence we came even if you are not. =)"

Thanks for making my case. I knew some Tea Party "Goofus for Gawd" would take the bait to show the Tea Party has been hijacked by religious fundamentalists.

This is also the reason that such Tea Party candidates will not win on a national level as long as crazy Christians are running the party.

Fiscal conservatives, who otherwise might vote for a Tea Party candidate, are not willing to have their private lives dictated by religious throwbacks to the Dark Ages of scientific and historical ignorance.

August 20, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Exactly my complaint. Too much religion and not enough real and specific ideas as to how they will correct the economic problems. Bashing Obama is not a plan.

August 20, 2013 at 12:39 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

DD your opinion of me is of no consequence to me. I just feel sorry for you and folks like you.

As for the Tea Party, I actually agree with you that they will not win on a national level since the country is degrading to folks that believe like you.

August 20, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

I don't really feel the country is degraded because of unbelievers. The prisons are full of believers. Congress is full of believers. We are in an extreme minority. Can't really blame us for the country's problems.

August 20, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

lkeith... I was just yanking his chain. I am well aware of all the statistics of believers vs. non.. inconsequecial to me. But I do feel the country has degraded. Just my opinion.

August 20, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Naw, I don't blame the non-believers. They're free to believe or not. I don't think their cause is aided any by The Prince of Bitterness, aka DD.. Obsession is non-productive.

August 20, 2013 at 12:54 p.m.
limric said...

PlainTruth,

That’s from an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now. Chomsky didn’t exactly say ‘kind words about Sarah Palin’. He does however understand President Obama as being something entirely different from what we were sold; and has for quite some time.

August 20, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Fair enough, Limmy.

August 20, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

I guess Sharpton is headed to Duncan OK, right? What? He's not?

August 20, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Waiting on Snowden to release The Anointed One's college transcripts and entrance applications.

August 20, 2013 at 1:03 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

I think in many ways we are better, socially. The main thing is that issues are out where we can talk about them. Previous generations had to deal with secrecy and shame. Same problems as today, but no one was admitting to them or confronting them. Secrecy and denial create victims. We also can deal with mental health as a HEALTH issue. Too many lives were wasted in homelessness and institutionalization because of illness we can now treat. The problems are still there, but solutions are more readily accessible.

All this talk about racism, as divisive as it seems, is better than blacks being invisible.

All these claims about a war on women's rights is better than the old assumption that women didn't really deserve the same rights as men, and had no control over their own reproduction.

All this noise about a war on Christianity, is better than a citizenry that assumes other religions don't matter.

All these stories about child sexual abuse is better than children not knowing that their own bodies are theirs and that they will be heard if they say someone is making them feel uncomfortable or touching them in ways that they shouldn't.

The debate about abortion brings to the forefront the reality that in spite of being the world's most advanced and richest nation, women are still having unintended pregnancies and this is something we must address at many levels.

Those that think the "good old days" actually existed outside of middle class white America and TV are fooling themselves. And even in Middle class white America the problems were there, we just didn't talk about them.

Geees that was verbose. I think I'll go paint some more....

August 20, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
TheCommander said...

plaintruth, lamar always flashes his conservative credentials by wearing those stupid flannel shirts in tv ads at election time. Don't you know by now that flannel shirts means you are really conservative? It's no different than John Kerry hiring someone to kill a turkey for him so he can be seen holding a shot gun. You remember that image?

August 20, 2013 at 1:13 p.m.
jjmez said...

jt63Rhm said: What about the 3 Oklahoma teens that shot a college baseball player in the back while jogging? without reading the details can you imagine the most significant detail of the crime?

What detail, jt? The fact that at least one of the teens is white(your favorite color)? The college baseball player is from Australia?

August 20, 2013 at 1:13 p.m.
limric said...

Quote: ”I guess Sharpton is headed to Duncan OK, right? What? He's not?”

Are you sure?........

I would certainly think the good reverend would be heading to Oklahoma. After all, isn’t having your back turned a racist insult?

August 20, 2013 at 1:14 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

I keep hearing Tea Party members claim that they are just your average, everyday Americans who simply love this country and the Constitution and they don't deserve all the negative press they're getting. But play any video clip from any town hall meeting or rally and listen to them speak on any topic whatsoever and it's obvious that they fully deserve the title of "knuckle draggers." Clay's cartoon hits the bulls eye. All they know how to do is to regurgitate the anti-government crap that they hear on Faux News or that spews out of the mouth of Glenn Beck, the little platinum-haired darling of the far right. They do not have a mind of their own, they simply process the propaganda they feed on and spit it back out like parrots. And most of them can't even spit it out intelligibly or in any way that makes sense.

Then there's the Tea Party politicians themselves. They at least have the capability of SOUNDING a little more intelligent but that's only because they have mastered the skill of oratory (a requisite of any politician) but still are completely lacking in the area of critical thinking. They are incapable of dealing with the gray areas of politics or of life in general. They have to try to reduce everything to a black/white matter of simplistic absolutes before they can wrap their adolescent minds around it. Thus their strong aversion to compromise and bipartisanship.

Google a list of Tea Party affiliated politicians and you will see that there are a whole lot more of them than most people realize. They have infested the Republican Party like cockroaches. The only ones we hear about are those who have come up with yet another draconian law that will take us back to the days of the robber barons, which they seem to think was America's glory days. But I'm sure that it won't be long before each and every other teabagging politician who is in the shadows now will step forward and make his/her mark by coming up with their own piece of insane ass-backward legislation, because that's just what they do - think only in terms of taking us backward, not forward.

If the Republican Party keeps catering to and allowing itself to remain infested with these simple minded, lunatic uber-conservatives it is going to become as extinct as the Whigs or the Know-Nothings of yore. Conservatism certainly has its place in politics and many, if not most, Americans might claim to be conservative, but what we are seeing from the Tea Party and the GOP's infestation of these maggots is a brand of conservatism so extreme and irrational that it is turning off and alienating the more moderate and sane conservatives who should be – and used to be, once upon a time - the base of the Republican Party.

August 20, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

lkeith, I pretty much agree with your last post as you "verbosed" with exception to Abortion. But we have hashed that out before.

What I think has degraded is our morals as a whole. I will not list these since most everyone on here knows where I stand on them and I know you do.

I haven't been on here in a while. Are you back from your boat outing or are you painting the boat?

August 20, 2013 at 1:44 p.m.
jesse said...

Need to chuck all this MORAL crap and GROW some ETHICS!!

August 20, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"What I think has degraded is our morals as a whole." - nfj

I completely agree. It's a shame that we are over-run with the immorality of fundamentalist Christians who pledge their blind allegiance to a God who demands, not that they reason and THINK with the thinking minds he endowed them, but that they give themselves up, sheep-like, to blind obedience. There is nothing noble or moral about blind, unthinking faith. It is the essence of immorality.

August 20, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

daytonsdarwin said...

"annual anus inspection by god's homophobes for men who like to read and listen to classical music"

Grasping “Lidocaine” in one hand with a copy of “How the Steel was Tempered” in the other and the lyrical “Zhdanovist stylings of the L'Internationale” wafting through the vapors. A LWNJ’s wet dream.

August 20, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.
soakya said...

If I made the following statements; "The money made by the rich seldom if ever serves any useful purpose but to further enrich the already rich. Oh sure, they might create jobs for their butlers or cooks or pilots of their private jets, but....c'mon. Few if any of them create real jobs. Rather their money is more often than not reinvested, where they pay a ridiculously small tax on its earnings (and conservatives claim that the rich are being taxed to death! Yeah, right.) They pay far less than the average middle class worker who actually has to WORK for his/her pay."

I don't believe I would be talking about some knuckle dragging teabagger's critical thinking skills and intelligence because it makes you look worse than the knuckle dragging teabagger as you liberals so fondly like to call them.

August 20, 2013 at 2:17 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Soakya, you are a gnat buzzing in my ear. I hear noise but it's unintelligible and annoying... and best ignored or just swatted away.

August 20, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

nurse, I now live on the boat, but it is out of the water and up on blocks so we can do the fun annual "scrape and paint". We are staying at a nearby motel, which is nice. Boat bottom paint is nasty stuff.

As for morals, I don't think we are any worse than we were before. Thanks to the internet, we get to see all the evils people do everywhere, rather than a smaller sample right in our own hometown. My morals haven't changed much since kindergarten, to be honest. Don't lie, treat others as you like to be treated, keep your language suitable for your grandmother to hear (now I am a grandmother too), don't break the law, share, and protect those that cannot always protect themselves. Oh, and use your inside voice inside. Okay, I admit I color outside the lines now. I've slipped a little.

August 20, 2013 at 2:27 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Ricky: You're being "overrun" by fundamentalist Christians? Really?

August 20, 2013 at 2:28 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

soakya, may I say a few words in defense of the very wealthy? They provide us with many of the things that would not be within reach. Arts. Music. Theater. Museums. Zoos. Universities (yes, most tuition covers only part of a student's education, the rest comes from endowment.) The generosity of our country's richest families makes so much good stuff possible for the rest of us.

August 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Yep...overrun. They have infiltrated the GOP and many of the absurd, regressive laws that are on the table today, particularly having to do with abortion or teaching creationism in our schools or trying to take us back to what they think were our Christian "roots," are coming from these wackos who are trying to inflict their fundamentalist Christian beliefs on the rest of us. Maybe our society as a whole is not exactly overrun with them - though we 'bout nigh are - but the GOP certainly is, and they are having way too much influence, overstepping the line between church and state.

August 20, 2013 at 2:38 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

I have to agree with Rickaroo on one thing: the challenges to science education are way up.

August 20, 2013 at 2:40 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

lkeith, that is really cool about the boat. I have Sea Envy. And I became a grandfather for the second time 3 weeks ago. Love every second of it.

August 20, 2013 at 2:42 p.m.
soakya said...

Rickyroo, It's tough when your own hypocrisy and lack of critical thinking skills are exposed after criticizing others for their lack of thinking skills. Not only do you lack the critical thinking skills you criticize others for you have a total disregard for the facts in almost everything you babble about.

August 20, 2013 at 2:45 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Congrats, nurse! Our number 3 is almost two months old now.

August 20, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.
TheCommander said...

Rickaroo, "Critical Thinking"? "draconian law that will take us back to the days of the robber barons"? You obviously are a writer of our new Common Core educational standards being thrust upon our children. They use the same terminology and teach the same hatred of America's past.

You are a victim of the propaganda that comes out of our public schools. When my teenage great, great... uncles came from europe in the 1850's with their 5 year old brother who was to become my great, great,... grandfather, was it to be oppressed by robber barons? Would their parents send away their kids to such a place? Would population voluntarily flow to a place of oppression from the bliss of europe?

Please watch this piece from Dr Milton Friedman on this subject. Start at the 32:30 mark.

August 20, 2013 at 2:53 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

Thanks it is so cool, isn't it?

August 20, 2013 at 2:53 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

I'm not sure where this notion of conservatives comes from that we libs hate all rich people or business owners or free enterprise in general. I am by no means wealthy but I'm quite comfortable, and some of my friends are very rich and I know that there are plenty of fine, upstanding rich people who do good things with their money. I am not opposed to anyone being rich or working to become rich. But one need not have a PhD in economics to know that it is not healthy for a nation to have such a wide discrepancy in income, between those at the top and those at the bottom or even in the middle, as we have today. The vast majority of economists will tell you that that is not a good thing. There is a name for every other country that has such a wide income gap - it is called a banana republic. America is quickly becoming a banana republic, if it could not be considered one already.

I don't know what the ultimate solution is going to be but it is obvious that we cannot go much further along on our present course of crony capitalism, with all of the rules favoring the rich and the big corporations. We have distributed the money upward for the past 30+ years and we must come up with a way so that more of it is able to be circulated in the economy where more people can become, not filthy rich, but at least comfortable enough to live without undue fears of homelessness, starvation, lack of education, or dying from lack of health insurance. It is not a nanny state that liberals want, just a system whereby more people have a chance at realizing the American Dream, which is what this county was supposed to be about in its inception. Somebody please enlighten me and tell me when we became a country of everybody just doing their own thing without regard for our fellow citizens, where freedom means, "I've got mine, now screw you."

August 20, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.
soakya said...

You really want to be "enlightened" turn off Obamavision better known as MSNBC then watch those Milton Friendman's videos 'Free to Choose" someone pasted above. There are I believe 10 of them. 10 hours well spent. Then spread them around.

August 20, 2013 at 3:15 p.m.
whatsthefuss said...

Obama drools while Cairo burns and all the "Pull On My Prize" winner can draw is nonsense? And where is Gay Jay Carney? Off on holiday to Fire Island?

August 20, 2013 at 4:16 p.m.
tifosi said...

The Pew Research Center released data in August 2012 about GOP gains among working-class white voters that found: "Lower-income and less educated whites also have shifted substantially toward the Republican Party since 2008."

Hmmm... fact is: A higher education level equals a higher income level. I guess this blows Maxipuss's arguments out of the water.

At least Maxipuss gradeated frum the 6th grade. :)

August 20, 2013 at 4:18 p.m.
GlacierClipper said...

Political party change is what this country needs. Maybe then the lifer politicians will be voted out.

August 20, 2013 at 5:50 p.m.
anticorp said...

The regression that led to the T-Party began with McCarthism, John Birch Society (and recent Militia movement), all hearted R.Reagan - hated Medicare, SSI and unions, throughout were funded by Koch money from the founder Fred Koch (1940s) (oil refining and core industries), carried forward today by David and Charles. If you scratch the surface of the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Inst. and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and all too many of the anti-global warming propaganda crowd and deniers, you'll find their money primed the pump and continue to sustain many of them.

August 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.
tifosi said...

President Ronald Reagan would not have pissed on the Tea Party if it were on fire.

It’s clear that the Tea Party Republicans have little regard for the policies of the president they claim to venerate. President Reagan presided over 18 debt ceiling increases, raised taxes 11 times, and signed an expansion of Medicare.

August 20, 2013 at 6:22 p.m.
Jt6gR3hM said...

anticorp said...

The regression that led to the T-Party began with McCarthism, John Birch Society (and recent Militia movement), all hearted R.Reagan - hated Medicare, SSI and unions, throughout were funded by Koch money from the founder Fred Koch (1940s) (oil refining and core industries), carried forward today by David and Charles. If you scratch the surface of the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Inst. and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and all too many of the anti-global warming propaganda crowd and deniers, you'll find their money primed the pump and continue to sustain many of them.

The LWNJ version of Glenn Beck !!

August 20, 2013 at 6:40 p.m.
alprova said...

Thecommder wrote: "Alpo, what is wrong with holding a "search to find a viable candidate"? Are we only supposed to have candidates from a small pre-selected, pre-screened pool?"

My point is, who ever heard of a publicly announced casting call for political candidates?

"If so, who is in charge of filling that pool?"

Don't get me wrong. Anyone with the desire to run for political office, should be allowed to do so.

But c'mon...a casting call?

"Shouldn't our leaders come from a representation of the people instead of pulling only from a minority ruling elite?"

I'd love nothing more than to replace most of those we have in charge in Washington, but as divided as this nation is politically, I'm not sure that we, as a nation, would not put a newly elected body of politicians right back in there, who will continue to fuss and fight with each other.

"Don't you think our founders would be in horror to see all the life-long politicians at all levels of government and across all party lines?"

I'm sure they would, but that is the system we have in place. The founding fathers didn't have the wisdom to set forth term limits, so here we are.

August 20, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "Commander, Alpo and the other leftists don't want to see anyone even slightly R of center, challenge the left."

Now who's lying? I may be batting for the left on social issues, but I do not look at everything through my left eye. I AM most definitely opposed to religious belief being used in determining our laws, but I am not for unbridled Socialism any more than I am for unbridled Capitalism.

"Alexander is no marxist, but I doubt he represents the majority of his constituents."

You seem to overlook his last election results. 94 out of 95 counties elected the man.

"Besides, Alpy doesn't even have a dog in this fight."

Okay then, the next time you opine about Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid, I'll be sure to point that out to you too.

I might not have any votes in many states, just as most of us do, but we all have opinions about those we don't vote for, nonetheless.

August 20, 2013 at 7:11 p.m.
alprova said...

Anyone who truly believes that a repeat of the advances by the Tea Party Express will be repeated next year, is operating in an advanced state of delusion.

Centrist Republicans will be the majority of Republicans winning elections in 2014. I predict that very few Tea Party candidates will be elected, much less looked at twice.

Candidates who express a willingness to work with political opposites will be winning elections next year. Look for that sentiment to become the key words spoken by the winners.

Lamar Alexander will be reelected by a landslide too.

No Tea Party casting call is going to find someone who will have half a chance to become Tennessee's newly elected Senator.

All it proves is that all of the Tennessee Tea Party groups are totally desperate.

August 20, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.
tifosi said...

Look under the file "Extremists"

There two names at the top of the list.

Al Qaeda

and

Tea Party

August 20, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.
tifosi said...

Rep. Joe Carr's claim to fame... Tennessee's new distillery law. Not much else. Sure to get Joe Ledbetter and Tim Piersant's vote. (Chattanooga Whiskey)

August 20, 2013 at 7:41 p.m.
degage said...

Ike, I do remember the bottom painting. We even stayed on board one time on the blocks. Was not fun. The sanding and priming and then painting was a real trial. Getting on and off was the bad part especially when we had a storm and I got off and spent the night in the restrooms. NEVER stay on board!

August 20, 2013 at 8:25 p.m.
jesse said...

I lived on a 32 ft. carver for 8 years ,found out a boat is a hole in the water you fill up w/$$$$$$$$$$$!!!

B-BREAK

O-OUT

A_ANOTHER

T- THOUSAND!!!

August 20, 2013 at 9:36 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

$1000 = 1 boat unit

(As told to us by another boat crew in Key West)

So: a week in a high end marina is 0.8 units

A fuel fillup is 1.8 boat units

An autopilot or a new transmission is 5 boat units

We stayed on board the last time we did this (Sept 2012) but it interfered greatly with the work (and was pretty uncomfortable). 10 foot ladder on and off, and a 15 amp limit on power. Not this time. Big delays because of rain, but we are making progress.

August 20, 2013 at 9:46 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

I bet BHO is not the first community organizer to not create a single job.

August 20, 2013 at 10:17 p.m.
Maximus said...

Speaking of low knuckles, there seem to be more murders and shootings in the streets of Chattanooga every day and night. Awesome leadership from our Democrat mayor Andy.......absolutely the nerdiest, wimpy, mayor in the United States. He makes Barney Fife look like a stud.

Maybe Mayor Andy is taking the same approach as Chicago mayor Rahim Emmanuel, former Obama Chief of Staff......" as long as the shootings are being contained in the low income black side of town we are all good. And please shoot each other and not the children."

August 20, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
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