published Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Adjourned

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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fairmon said...

Tha-tha-tha-thats all? See you nest time....but maybe not.

April 19, 2014 at 3:32 a.m.
LibDem said...

Well, I'm offended and I insist everyone else be as well.

April 19, 2014 at 6:52 a.m.
alprova said...

As a Georgian, I am offended that I am left without an opinion because I do not follow the exploits of the Tennessee politicians.

I ask that everyone join me in protest to condemn this wanton and willful act that leaves me twisting in the wind.

My hope is that someone will turn today's topic into another opportunity to bash our wonderful President and that they will attempt to pass on some false information.

April 19, 2014 at 8:27 a.m.
GaussianInteger said...

This cartoon is spot on, what our legislators accomplished this session amounts to watching Wil E. Coyote chasing around the roadrunner.

April 19, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.
whatsthefuss said...

At first glance I thought Clay was announcing he was giving up his box of Crayola's. SIGH,,,,,,,

April 19, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.
whatsthefuss said...

An early Easter Sunday inspirational message for the masses. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/1wfamPW3Eaw

April 19, 2014 at 8:52 a.m.
alprova said...

Poor Twitterling

He can't find enough of his own words to bash the Prez, so he must default to posting links to the opinions expressed elsewhere on his site of choice, because he suffers from a horrible case of attention deficit disorder, which prevents him from being able to digest more than 150 characters at a time.

Oh...and he apparently must have pictures to look at too.

April 19, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^ yeah, but I'm not a serial liar.

April 19, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.
alprova said...

wtf posted: "An early Easter Sunday inspirational message for the masses. Enjoy!"

I found that to be totally offensive and demand an apology for sharing a ditty that did nothing but to turn our Lord into a song of confection.

I do wish I could have understood the words a little better, but I DID pick out the many times he did sing..."chocolate Jesus."

Conservative's going to have your ass.

April 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Hey Alpy, no customers today at Friendly Village?

April 19, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.
alprova said...

pt wrote: "^^ yeah, but I'm not a serial liar."

Aren't you though? Only you, I, and God know the truth, don't we?

There once was a guy named Plain Truth

Whose candy bar of choice was Baby Ruth

He wasted his life on Twitter

Consistently being bitter

And became the poster child of uncouth

April 19, 2014 at 9:39 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Don't quit your day job. ^^

April 19, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

I'm disappointed that the Larry, Curly and Moe Show AKA, the Georgia Legislature was not included in this lampooning.

April 19, 2014 at 9:51 a.m.
alprova said...

pt wrote: "Don't quit your day job. ^^..."

Go get a job and pay your damn bills!!

April 19, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Post your proof, lie-boy.

April 19, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

After this bill goes into effect, the only place you won't be able to pack heat will be in the Georgia Legislature itself. Why?

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/04/18/nathan-deal-to-sign-sweeping-gun-bill-next-week/

April 19, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.
alprova said...

pt whined for the umpteenth time: "Post your proof, lie-boy."

Post your FULL name into this forum and I will be happy to follow that up with all the proof there is to make my case.

Everyone knows who I am.

How 'bout you?

April 19, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

That's your tuff beans. Everyone knows you got nothing. Just making an a$$ of yourself. Head back to Friendly Village Rip-Off Motors.

April 19, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.
whatsthefuss said...

ALPO, No apology here but I did find the lyrics/words to the Tom Waits selection. Now think about the words for a minute or two and perhaps your anger may subside, or maybe not. Anyway it appears the song gives insight into someone who does not follow organized religion but does recognize Jesus. He states Jesus may love him a little more. More than what? More than who? More than you? He doesn't say. Brilliant!! Is the Chocolate Jesus a reference to the possibility that Jesus was black? The reference to it picking him up more than a Cup Of Gold,,,, was he referring to Holy Communion and the Gold Challis the host is presented from that sticks to the roof of your mouth? Maybe? I say a Chocolate Jesus would be my preference although I have never experienced the immaculate confection. The story goes Mr. Waits was given a Chocolate Jesus by his father in law and so he wrote a song about it. The Abba Zaba is a nod to one of his idols, {Captain Beefheart} a song he titled Abba Zaba. So continue to be tormented inside your little mind or come on out with the big boys & girls and play. Your choice! Happy Easter!!!

Well I don't go to church on Sunday Don't get on my knees to pray Don't memorize the books of the Bible I got my own special way I know Jesus loves me Maybe just a little bit more I fall down on my knees every Sunday At Zerelda Lee's candy store

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus Make me feel good inside Got to be a chocolate Jesus Keep me satisfied

Well I don't want no Abba Zaba Don't want no Almond Joy There ain't nothing better Suitable for this boy Well it's the only thing That can pick me up Better than a cup of gold See only a chocolate Jesus Can satisfy my soul

When the weather gets rough And it's whiskey in the shade It's best to wrap your savior Up in cellophane He flows like the big muddy But that's ok Pour him over ice cream For a nice parfait

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus Good enough for me Got to be a chocolate Jesus Good enough for me

Well it's got to be a chocolate Jesus Make me feel so good inside Got to be a chocolate Jesus Keep me satisfied

April 19, 2014 at 1:12 p.m.
tipper said...

Great capper to the 108th General Assembly. After all the looney, laughable legislation Republicans passed or tried to pass in Nashville, whenever I travel out of state and people ask me where I'm from, I now tell then I'm from Texas.

April 19, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.
alprova said...

wtf wrote: "ALPO, No apology here but I did find the lyrics/words to the Tom Waits selection."

I hope you know I was kidding, and thanks for the words. It was so original that I watched the entire presentation.

Thanks for sharing it!!

April 19, 2014 at 1:59 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said... As a Georgian, I am offended that I am left without an opinion because I do not follow the exploits of the Tennessee politicians.

alfie...There is no evidence that you require a lot of information to develop an opinion you will defend to the end. What constructs your unwavering support of D.C. dems and attacking pubs postions?

April 19, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.
alprova said...

pt wrote: "That's your tuff beans."

No Sir, it's yours. I have not a thing to complain about.

"Everyone knows you got nothing. Just making an a$$ of yourself."

Everyone? Really? You and I both know the truth and you are doing nothing to put the matter to rest. That Sir...is something that EVERYONE does see.

"Head back to Friendly Village Rip-Off Motors."

You poor, poor butt hurt miserable excuse for a man.

April 19, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.
alprova said...

Fairmon wrote: "alfie...There is no evidence that you require a lot of information to develop an opinion you will defend to the end."

alfie? Hhmmmm...

I hate to contradict you, but I consider myself one of the more informed people in this forum. But...you used the word "opinions," which are allowed to be based on whatever criteria one chooses to use to form their opinions, and everyone's opinions are worth the same amount.

"What constructs your unwavering support of D.C. dems and attacking pubs postions?"

What constructs your unwavering support for Libertarians and attacking everyone else's positions?

April 19, 2014 at 2:20 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alfie says "I hate to contradict you, but I consider myself one of the more informed people in this forum." Mwahahahahaha. This from a guy that thought US Reps served 4 year terms. And had never heard of Joseph Goebbels. Nothing more informed than a used car mope. Silly little round man.

April 19, 2014 at 2:56 p.m.
alprova said...

PT wrote: "This from a guy that thought US Reps served 4 year terms."

Do you know the difference between myself and you? I admit my errors. That was a lifelong belief that I held in error. I'm informed, but I am also human, which means that I also make mistakes, but will readily fess up when I do.

"And had never heard of Joseph Goebbels."

Sir, I am in no manner as old as you are and have never had any interest in German history. The fact that you do speaks volumes about the kind of man you are, or were, as the case may be.

"Nothing more informed than a used car mope."

Whatever I am, I am a better person that you will ever be.

"Silly little round man."

Hey...your life revolves around your online explorations, and that makes you totally pathetic every day of the week, 365 days a year.

April 19, 2014 at 3:14 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

It's so easy getting under your gnarly bark.

April 19, 2014 at 3:16 p.m.
alprova said...

You couldn't rattle me with chain from a steamliner with an anchor on the end of it.

April 19, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

uh huh

April 19, 2014 at 3:25 p.m.
tifosi said...

You two need to grow up.

April 19, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.
alprova said...

Sir, how many times have I tried to leave the man alone, just to have him crank up with his stupid comments?

I'm quite capable of ignoring the man, if he would ignore me.

But he's incapable of not going one day without leveling some insult toward me, and I'm not letting them go any longer.

Until the day comes that he pretends I do not exist, I will remind him of his insolvency to reward him.

And if anyone doesn't like it, I urge you to get us both banned from the site.

I'm a paying customer. I don't know about him.

April 19, 2014 at 4:37 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...I hate to contradict you, but I consider myself one of the more informed people in this forum.

No doubt other posters have the same self opinion. The volume of information or being more informed means nothing if the source is not credible. A trustworthy source is critical.

alprova said....

What constructs your unwavering support for Libertarians and attacking everyone else's positions?

I rarely attack other opinions but express a different opinion. The constitution and libertarian principles in support of it is the primary reason for my libertarian leanings. When you deviate from the party line your opinion has a libertarian ring to it. The government is way too huge, unwieldy and unmanageable to avoid imploding. It is past the tipping point, it will be painful with some starving, others dying from exposure and stress and there will be fewer and fewer with wealth to help them.

No worries, not likely in our lifetime since the boomers can still ride on the shoulders of our youth unless they wise up sooner than we anticipate.

How many people do you think really know how much government imposed taxes and fees actually cost them. Check out the phone bill which includes over 30% beyond the basic phone rate which along with various other taxes is collected for the governments. Check out utility bills such as heating fuel, electrical, TV, computer service, water, sewer etc. State, federal and local gas taxes, sales tax, property tax and the list goes on an on in addition to the federal income tax. Those that can least afford it are hurt worse by these revenue sources that keep creeping up faster than incomes.

April 19, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
alprova said...

Fairmon wrote: "No doubt other posters have the same self opinion."

Oh, I'm sure.

"The volume of information or being more informed means nothing if the source is not credible. A trustworthy source is critical."

And who is to say that a source I find more credible is less credible than a source you trust?

"The constitution and libertarian principles in support of it is the primary reason for my libertarian leanings. When you deviate from the party line your opinion has a libertarian ring to it."

I've often said the same thing myself. I am not fully on board with the entire platform of any political party.

"The government is way too huge, unwieldy and unmanageable to avoid imploding."

How long have people been saying that? Doom and gloomy forecasts have never come to fruition.

"It is past the tipping point, it will be painful with some starving, others dying from exposure and stress and there will be fewer and fewer with wealth to help them."*

I disagree.

"How many people do you think really know how much government imposed taxes and fees actually cost them. Check out the phone bill which includes over 30% beyond the basic phone rate which along with various other taxes is collected for the governments. Check out utility bills such as heating fuel, electrical, TV, computer service, water, sewer etc. State, federal and local gas taxes, sales tax, property tax and the list goes on an on in addition to the federal income tax. Those that can least afford it are hurt worse by these revenue sources that keep creeping up faster than incomes."

Taxes are inevitable and anyone with the belief that they should be reduced is not thinking clearly. Taxes are artificially low and have been since Ronald Reagan took office.

They need to be restored to pre-Reagan levels, if this country has half a chance of reducing deficit spending and debt.

April 19, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

PT, who's the guy in the avatar you're using?

April 19, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.

So, Clay thinks the Tennessee legislature is looney, huh. Why, because it's a GOP majority? Or is it because they don't want the U.N. monitoring elections in Tennessee?

April 19, 2014 at 8:09 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

That's my friend Alpo, zap.

April 19, 2014 at 9:32 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Easter Eve, counting my blessings. We have, on this forum, the smartest guy in the room, Gassy. And we have the best informed guy in the room, Alpo. What a country.

April 19, 2014 at 9:34 p.m.

Really? I thought it was the son of former baseball manager Don Zimmer?

April 19, 2014 at 10:27 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Zab, no, it's our resident liar.

April 19, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.
alprova said...

Well now you've forced my hand. You're too stupid to back off and leave me alone, so here goes.

PT, you butt hurt idiot, would you like to discuss the REAL reason why you are so private and afraid to reveal your true identity?

It happened in 1993...remember?

If your mind is a bit cloudy, I'm sure you remember the events of 1997 much more clearly.

April 19, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.
alprova said...

PT, You do have selective memory issues, so let's talk about what happened on September 10, 2013. Surely you know what happened on that day.

April 19, 2014 at 11:57 p.m.

Oh, ok. I was joking.

April 20, 2014 at 12:18 a.m.
alprova said...

How's the weather up in Knoxville, PT?

April 20, 2014 at 12:28 a.m.
alprova said...

Unnerving, isn't it Moron?

April 20, 2014 at 1:33 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Not really, Alps. Suppose you tell us what happened in 1993 and 1997, huh? And Sept 10th, 2013? I await.

April 20, 2014 at 6:37 a.m.
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