published Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Republican Primary

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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John_Proctor said...

Pretty funny, Clay, making the point without mentioning the names.

Now it's time for the screaming and feces throwing to start.

August 2, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Another recycling? Bennett needs to try a bit harder.

August 2, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.
alprova said...

There's a lot of truth in this one for sure.

August 2, 2012 at 12:38 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...


August 2, 2012 at 2:26 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

3rd district GOP, instead of the lesser of two evils, has a problem of the greatest of three goods. Fleischmann, Wamp, and Mayfield are pretty good. Bhalla would be an improvement on most Democrats, but I don't think his gimmick would work--we pay our reps to know the details, and I think special interests or tiny numbers would take over his polls. Bill Taylor sounded less bad to the TFP than most Democrats.

August 2, 2012 at 5:58 a.m.
joneses said...

Why is it you liberals never say anything good about the candidates you support including Hussein Obama?

August 2, 2012 at 6:10 a.m.
conservative said...

MTJohn, sorry, but I was unable to get back with you.

Concerning your statement "However, the suggestion that God is at war with unrepentant sinners is contradicted by Luke 15."

I gave you a Scripture verse, God's word - "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. Romans 1:18."

Now, it seems to me that you would have to agree that homosexuality, like other sins is ungodliness and unrughteousness. Agree or disagree?

August 2, 2012 at 7:28 a.m.
joneses said...

So much for Obama helping poor women with their birth control cost. Women should be outraged.

Today is a big day for birth control. Under President Obama's health care reforms private insurance companies have to start providing contraception for free on August 1. That means no more co-pays for birth control. But while the law goes into effect, only a tiny fraction of the 97 million American women between the ages of 18 and 64 will be able to snag any co-pay free contraception today. First, only women with private insurance plans will be affected. About 65 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 64 – those that are old enough to be adults but too young enough to qualify for Medicare--have private health insurance which they get from a their employer or pay for out of pocket, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means the 19 million women between the ages of 18 and 64 who are uninsured will still have to pay for contraception out of pocket. The 17 million women on Medicaid also may not feel the effects. Each state gets to decide whether their Medicaid plans will provide at no cost the contraception and seven other women's health services that are covered under the no-cost-sharing law taking effect today.

August 2, 2012 at 7:43 a.m.
conservative said...

alprova, you are the first I have ever run into to claim that the Bible is not the word of God. Now it is quite obvious that if one believes he does not have the word of God then that person can believe and act anyway he pleases with no accountability to God.

This is what the practicing atheist believes. I have noticed that the practicing atheist will not proclaim that there is no God but will create some sort of a philosophical god in his mind wherein he determines what is right and wrong in his eyes and thus behaves according to his selfish desires, believing he will escape judgment.

Also, how do you justify in your mind referring to Scripture from the Bible when you say there is no Bible?

August 2, 2012 at 7:52 a.m.
joneses said...

How is it that when Hussein Obama said he would not support same sex marriage you liberals gave him a pass. But when the CEO of Chick-fil-A voices his opinion about gay marriage you liberals automatically fill with hate towards him. The CEO and Hussein Obama had the same opinion about gay marriage up until about two months ago before Hussein Obama decided to tell the gays what they wanted to hear. Another fine example of liberal hypocrisy.

August 2, 2012 at 7:53 a.m.
joneses said...

How to get wealthy in America

Open business, voice your opinion, get wealthy. I want to thank all the liberals who denounced Chick-Fil-A for all the wealth they generated for the CEO of Chick-Fil-A to donate to elect Mitt Romney for president. Sometimes your hatred serves us well.

August 2, 2012 at 8:07 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"So much for Obama helping poor women with their birth control cost. Women should be outraged."

Why should they be outraged? Because they get co-pay free birth control if they have insurance? The alternative is that EVERY WOMAN would have to pay a co-pay or out of pocket whether they have insurance or not.

Are you really that stupid? And it appears you failed to read this part:

"Each state gets to decide whether their Medicaid plans will provide at no cost the contraception and seven other women's health services that are covered under the no-cost-sharing law taking effect today"

The states get the choice to provide women's services and contraception. Women should be thankful. Your attempt to conjure up some type of controversy in this situation is laughable and a total fabrication.

August 2, 2012 at 8:36 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"The CEO and Hussein Obama had the same opinion about gay marriage up until about two months ago before Hussein Obama decided to tell the gays what they wanted to hear."

No, Obama DID NOT have the same opinion about gay marriage as the President. Get that through your neanderthal skull. Cathy said that accepting homosexuality would "bring God's wrath on America" and other Christian hate rhetoric.

Obama never said anything like this and never voiced any hatred or bigotry against homosexuals whatsoever.

Again, you're fabricating a story. Why are you so ignorant?

August 2, 2012 at 8:41 a.m.
joneses said...


The article says it all you pathetic sick POS. Has your wife changed your very large diaper this morning? Has she fed you your box of twinkies for breakfast this morning?

August 2, 2012 at 8:45 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"Sometimes your hatred serves us well."

You mean the hatred of ignorance, bigotry and homophobia, correct? The money made yesterday isn't going to Mitt. It's going to gay and lesbian hate groups. But please, keep thinking the CEO getting wealthy benefits you or anyone else. Not only does it not benefit you, but money that you or anyone else spends there goes to groups, lobbyists, and programs that actively discriminate, alienate, and withhold rights to other Americans. Your penchant for hate and ignorance is duly noted.

August 2, 2012 at 8:48 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

conservative, still waiting on your definition of a true christian.

August 2, 2012 at 8:54 a.m.
Easy123 said...


If they get insurance they will benefit. That's the whole idea. Get insurance. Get the benefits.

"If you attack me I attack you back in a way that will be devastating to you."

Nothing you could ever say could EVERY be construed as 'devastating' to me.

"You are nothing but a pathetic pedophile POS. You should be arrested."

Once again, your ignorance has been noted many times.

"I saw the post you deleted that confirmed your sickness."

LMAO! Fabricating a lie about me, eh? Remember that thing I said about you being ignorant? I was wrong, it's far worse than ignorance. You seriously might have severe psychological issues.

I see you amended your post. I'll repost it so everyone can see. :-)

Hey everyone, look what crazy Joneses said:

"If you attack me I attack you back in a way that will be devastating to you. You are nothing but a pathetic pedophile POS. You should be arrested. I saw the post you deleted that confirmed your sickness."

August 2, 2012 at 8:54 a.m.
joneses said...


You are the most intolerant and hateful person here. Go back and read your post. Your first remark this morning was calling me stupid. You fired the first shot ass hole. And if you attack me personally with your hate I will attack you back with more than you will be able to stomach. The choice is yours you pathetic POS. You are afraid of the facts of the article I posted. You have a serious moral problem. You think killing innocent babies is a good thing. You think a man sticking his scrotum in your butt means he loves you. You are that sick. You attack me I attack you back. The choice is yours. LOL!

August 2, 2012 at 8:56 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"You are the most intolerant and hateful person here."


"Your first remark this morning was calling me stupid."

You are stupid. Just calling it how I see it.

"And if you attack me personally with your hate I will attack you back with more than you will be able to stomach."

You keep saying this but nothing you say as substantiated your claim. Every one of your retorts is very weak.

"You are afraid of the facts of the article I posted."

I pointed out to you that you have spun the article into a negative against Obama. Obama is at no fault here. Obamacare is giving the majority of women access to women's services and contraception that they previously had to pay a co-pay or out of pocket. The states have the option to cover these things on Medicaid. You have no clue of what you're talking about. You just make up controversy. The excerpt you provided shows how much Obamacare is helping women get the proper care they need. Anything you say to the contrary is fabricated controversy and completely false.

"You think killing innocent babies is a good thing."


"You think a man sticking his scrotum in your butt means he loves you."

LMAO! Remember that thing I said about you psychological problems? This proves it.

"You attack me I attack you back. The choice is yours."

I know you are oblivious and ignorant but every time you attempt to "attack me back", you make yourself look psychotic. Completely and utterly psychotic. :-)

August 2, 2012 at 9:04 a.m.
joneses said...


What are you talking about? Are you admitting you are a pedophile? I did not delete anything.

I have to get to work now as I have to put the finishing touches on a plant closure in Ohio after the employees decided to vote the Union in.

So easypos you just stay here all day and spread all your hatred and intolerance for those that have a different opinion and continue to attack them personally. It is a sickness that this forum has become the bane of your existence.

August 2, 2012 at 9:05 a.m.
joneses said...


Me being sick? You are here all day spreading your filth fat ass. This is all you have in life. Take a look at yourself fat ass and and correct your psychological problems. You now have made up something you accused me of posting. You are that sick. Get some help for Gods sake. You are mentally ill. I would say LOL but your mental problems are not funny. They are sad and it is especially sad that you refuse to get help.

August 2, 2012 at 9:10 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy123 is STILL king of the insults on this forum. STILL childish and naive. STILL hate filled and lame. STILL in night school at the jr. college.

August 2, 2012 at 9:11 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"What are you talking about? Are you admitting you are a pedophile? I did not delete anything."

That quote was copied and pasted from your post August 2, 2012 at 8:45 a.m. You edited it soon after. Caught you! LOL!

I'll post it again for everyone to see:

joneses said...

"If you attack me I attack you back in a way that will be devastating to you. You are nothing but a pathetic pedophile POS. You should be arrested. I saw the post you deleted that confirmed your sickness."

August 2, 2012 at 8:45 a.m.

Run away! Run away...

August 2, 2012 at 9:12 a.m.
Easy123 said...


In all seriousness, you're delusional and may actually have psychological problems.

August 2, 2012 at 9:13 a.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

It looks like Obama is not going to be able to fool us into believing that the economy is doing peachy even with his manipulated numbers. Now they are coming up with some kind of happiness index that will no doubt score socialism highly. I suppose they think they can fool us into believing that we are happy by redefining what happy is. Oh brother!

August 2, 2012 at 9:14 a.m.
Easy123 said...


Such a fine compliment coming from a super troll like yourself.

August 2, 2012 at 9:15 a.m.
Easy123 said...


They economy is doing better though. I'm not sure how you could think otherwise.

And please show how any numbers were manipulated. Back up your claim.

August 2, 2012 at 9:17 a.m.
ibshame said...

Good Analysis of the choices in the Third Congressional District. Not sure about the "heir apparent Weston Wamp" but of the three he might be the lesser of three evils. Maybe if elected his father will find somewhere for him to stay in D.C. other than in the "C" street building among the "chosen ones."

August 2, 2012 at 9:32 a.m.
conservative said...


I caught what you wrote. I question your sincerity though.

I could state how one becomes a Christian in a few words, but it would be so general that it could be misinterpreted - "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

A Christian knows what that verse means and what is required because of the teaching of other Scripture. For example the word "believe" does not mean just a mental agreement but a trust and commitment to the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is a personal relationship to Jesus Christ.

It would take me a long time and a lot of typing for me to properly present the Gospel.

There are many excellent websites where the plan of Salvation is presented. I like the teaching of John MacArthur at

This website page is great -

August 2, 2012 at 9:32 a.m.
joneses said...


I am running away from a psychotic, sick, person who admitted they are a gay, baby killing, pedophile. Psychotic people like you do scare me and you should actually be locked up.

I will make a deal with you. Do you have the ability to reason? I will not respond to any more of your lies and never address you again if you agree to not respond to me or address any more of my post. Will you agree to this?

August 2, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.
mymy said...

96 Days to Go:

Bernanke is Bluffing: Fed Powerless to Avert Recession

The Federal Reserve has indicated it will take further steps as necessary to promote a stronger economic recovery. Sadly, the Fed’s bullets are spent, and the U.S. economy is skidding as a result of Administration missteps.

The economy is growing at less than 2%. Unemployment holds steady at 8.2% only because so many folks have quit looking for work and are no longer counted in the official tally of joblessness.

Consumer spending has slowed substantially, because Americans are pessimistic that President Obama’s economic policies will fix the economy and are hunkering down for a long siege.

Central bank policy can help dampen inflation when the economy overheats and lift borrowing and home sales a bit when it falters, but it can’t instigate faster growth when the President and Congress fail to address structural problems.

Demand for U.S. products is burdened by huge trade deficits on oil and consumer goods with China. Both result from government inaction.

President Obama has significantly curtailed production of oil offshore and in Alaska, and refused calls from economists across the ideological spectrum to force China to stop manipulating its currency. Together, reversing those actions would create at least five million jobs.

Now conditions in Europe threaten to pull down an economic recovery, made needlessly fragile by policy missteps beyond the purview of the Federal Reserve.

Lacking better policies from the Oval Office, there is little the Federal Reserve can do.

August 2, 2012 at 9:35 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

joneses: Don't enter any agreement with the child. He's incapable of withholding his adolescent thoughts. But he IS enlightened.

August 2, 2012 at 9:38 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"I am running away from a psychotic, sick, person who admitted they are a gay, baby killing, pedophile. Psychotic people like you do scare me and you should actually be locked up."

This only adds to my claim of your psychosis.

"I will not respond to any more of your lies and never address you again if you agree to not respond to me or address any more of my post. Will you agree to this?"

I will respond to whoever I wish to on this board. You will not get a free pass from me or anyone else for that matter. When you spread your lies and misinformation, you will get called out for it. Not to mention, it's HILARIOUS to read your responses.

August 2, 2012 at 9:40 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Thanks for your answer. The reason I asked is when people who disagree with you on matters say they are a Christian, you immediately tell them they are not a true christian. I need to know how you can tell a true christian, since you seem to be able to distinguish. I know a lot of very good people who are christian, but from what you post here they would not meet your definition.

August 2, 2012 at 9:40 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"He's incapable of withholding his adolescent thoughts"

My adolescent thoughts? I guess you ignore statements like this from Joneses:

"I am running away from a psychotic, sick, person who admitted they are a gay, baby killing, pedophile. Psychotic people like you do scare me and you should actually be locked up."

I think YOU are joneses, JackTroll.

August 2, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Yelling "christian" has no value. One must walk the walk.

August 2, 2012 at 9:44 a.m.
joneses said...


You are correct the child easy has not the ability to reason and wants to continue subjecting the fine people on this forum to his and my filth. He is that mentally challenged. I will rise above him and not respond to any more of his childish, psychotic rants and he will be the minuscule person he chooses to be. Easy has proved my point that he is incapable of basic reasoning and understanding.

To all on this forum I apologize for letting a weak minded child like easy bring out the worst in me. I will not acknowledge his existence anymore and let him be the psychotic fool he chooses to be.


Thanks for proving my point.

August 2, 2012 at 9:46 a.m.
ibshame said...

Rightwing nuts are always questioning whether President Obama is a "true Christian" and not secretly a Muslim. Along comes Mitt Romney who is supposedly a "devout Mormon" and none of these same wingnuts question some of the Mormon practices and beliefs.

How do you reconcile the Mormon belief that people can be Baptized AFTER DEATH? Or that there are three heavens(a heavenly version of segregation?) or the belief God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate beings when according to the "Christian" belief they are ONE in three beings.

Those are just a few of the contradictions between Christianity and Mormonism but no one talks about those instead right wingnuts spend their time trying to prove President Obama is a Muslim which in reality is a much more MAINSTREAM religion than Mormonism.

August 2, 2012 at 9:48 a.m.
Easy123 said...


You never made a point so I would have a hard time doing anything to prove it. For future reference, you're projecting.

Run away, coward! LOLOLOL!

August 2, 2012 at 9:50 a.m.
joneses said...


The psychotic, weak minded child continues to prove his immaturity. I will not fall into the trap he has placed in his sand box.

August 2, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"How do you reconcile the Mormon belief that people can be Baptized AFTER DEATH?"

The Romney family has actually participated in the practice of baptizing the dead. Weird stuff.

August 2, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.
Easy123 said...



It's killing you not being able to respond, isn't it? LOL! Don't worry. All the sane people on this site think you're crazy anyway. You've earned that reputation.

August 2, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.
joneses said...

I do not care if Hussein Obama is a Muslim, Baptist, Catholic or whatever. Nor do I care if Presidential Candidate Romney is a Mormon. I do care about the failed policies of Hussein Obama and I am even concerned that Presidential Candidate Romney will be good for America. Hussein Obama has proven to me that he does not have America's best interest in mind.

August 2, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Back to the topic:

The Free Press endorsed Chuck Fleischmann. Who is in second though? Wamp or Mayfield. I think it's Fleischmann's race to lose but who is going to give him the better challenge?

Personally, I've met a lot of folks that want to vote for Little Wamp and very few that like Mayfield.

August 2, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.
joneses said...

It is amazing how peaceful it is when one decides to rise above the childish antics of a psychotic fool.

August 2, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"I do care about the failed policies of Hussein Obama"

Name these failed policies and how they "failed". I know you won't but it would strengthen your argument if you came up with something to substantiate your claim.

August 2, 2012 at 10:04 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

ibshame: Let's see....we have radical Islam on one hand and radical (?) Mormonism on the other. Which seems like the bigger threat? Hmmm?

August 2, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.
Easy123 said...


That isn't the comparison. Obama isn't a "radical" Muslim. He isn't even Muslim. The real comparison is Christian v. Mormon. And you Right-wing Christians choose the Mormon. Even though he is a heretic according to your Bible and Thomas Aquinas.

August 2, 2012 at 10:11 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

lilbabyEasy: It IS the comparison. Last time I checked, radical Mormonism was not waging war on us.

August 2, 2012 at 10:17 a.m.
Easy123 said...


So you're comparing Romney's Mormonism to which Radical Islamic presidential candidate? That comparison means nothing. It serves no purpose to make that comparison. Obama isn't a Muslim. Your argument is completely nonsensical.

August 2, 2012 at 10:22 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

TinyEasy, You're the one dissing Romney's Mormonism. I don't know WHAT The Anointed One is and don't care. My guess is, he's more of your atheist ilk, with a fondness for big gubment and runaway entitlements.

August 2, 2012 at 10:27 a.m.
Easy123 said...


"You're the one dissing Romney's Mormonism."

No sh*t, Sherlock.

You are indifferent about Obama's religion even though he is, in fact, a Christian, Yet you are so quick to defend Romney's religion. Right-wing logic at it's finest!

My guess is that Romney is a Branch Davidian with a fondness for taking several underage wives and stockpiling guns in his home/church/compound. That's why he has so many children, he's trying to start an army!

August 2, 2012 at 10:33 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy: You're silly as ever. You said "you are so quick to defend Romney's religion".....Did I misquote you? I say again, I don't give a rat's azz about Romney's religion. As for The Dear Leader's religion, I doubt seriously he's a Christian. As for the possibility that he's Muslim, yes that would be troubling.

Take off the blinders, Bunky. And grown up.

August 2, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

As for The Dear Leader's religion, I doubt seriously he's a Christian

Based on what evidence? And what definition of a Christian? conservative's?

As for the possibility that he's Muslim, yes that would be troubling.

Why? Curious that you care nothing about Romney's religion, but yet concern yourself about the legitimacy of Obama's.

August 2, 2012 at 11:29 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Keith, I answere that earlier. Mormons are not a threat. Radical Islam is. Not Korean math here, Keith.

August 2, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.
conservative said...

Ike, put your atheism aside and please tell me what you believe a Christian is or from what your friends have said it is.

August 2, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Jack, Mormon's ARE a threat-it is the church's intentions to remove the constitution and establish a theocracy. Radical Islam is also a threat, and yet there is no evidence to suggest that Obama was or is a muslim. He does, however, know a lot about Islam; we all should try to learn about the other religions of the world.

conservative, I believe that anyone that accepts the existence of God, believes that Jesus died for their sins, and tries to live a life that includes acceptance of and service to others is a Christian. The first two define their religious beliefs, the last make them truly christian. However, that is my PERSONAL take on it.

It is not enough to believe. Now, of course, I know people who do the third one only, or do the third on out of a different belief system (Allah and Mohammed, Yahweh, etc.)

Some Christians I know take it further-they learn beyond just the basics, study the bible, read the great Christian writers of today and of the past. That's wonderful, but to me not essential.

I am a non-believer. Always have been skeptical of all magic, miracles, spirits, gods, supernatural, demons, etc. That's just me. It isn't that I do not see value in religion-I certainly do, and while I try not to fake anything to please others, I enjoy the setting when I am in it. (I worked for the church indirectly for 30 years) Humans in a group that share the same values is a wonderful thing to experience. But I won't lie and say that I believe any of the supernatural premise behind it. I do share the values that spring from such beliefs: the goodness of human beings, the importance of valuing every person regardless of their shortcomings or gifts, and hope that all of us who can give a little more than we have to so that those that can't have what they need. But as a non-believer I don't do good because I hope to be rewarded, but because I like how I feel when I have done so. I don't avoid doing wrong because I fear punishment-I want to be trusted and depended upon by others. Finally, I want to make the best of this life because I believe that it is the only one I have.

Hope that helps. No, I don't eat kittens or torture puppies. I love babies, too.

August 2, 2012 at noon
reliabilityguru said...

Seeing the many posts dulls my interest except for the one about wrath. All wrath has been implemented and it was against God's son and not us. This fact makes us free indeed.

August 2, 2012 at 12:05 p.m.
Easy123 said...


You never said you didn't care about Romney's religion. And you jump quick to defend it. Then, in the next breath, you accuse Obama of not being a Christian even though you said ". I don't know WHAT The Anointed One is and don't care". Which one is it flip-flopper?

Take your head out of you ass and, at least, try to form a logical paragraph and/or argument.

"Mormons are not a threat. Radical Islam is."

Show everyone where anyone said Mormonism was a threat. Your creating a straw man argument, Trollie.

August 2, 2012 at 12:08 p.m.
degage said...

Easy, lkeithlu said mormons are a threat. You need to check other post before you come back with such a statement. There is no proof that mormons are what he says they are. Its the same as the dirty politics Reid is using. Of course Obama is famous for that kind of politics, He managed to get sealed docs unsealed to destroy a person running against him.

August 2, 2012 at 12:50 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

first, degage, I am not a "he".

second, I made the claim after the fact, so Easy is correct

third, Easy is not responsible for my posts. I am.

August 2, 2012 at 12:57 p.m.
Easy123 said...


I was talking to JackTroll. He mentioned that someone said Momonism was a threat long before Ikeithlu posted. You might want to check the conversation before you spout off.

August 2, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy: You are so full of hate, you can't comprehend the language. No, I don't see Mormons as a threat. Yes, I see Islam as a threat. No, I don't know if The Messiah is a Muslim or not, tho he seems to lean that way. You, little man, are blinded by the radical left ether. Get some fresh air, lad.

August 2, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.
Easy123 said...


"You are so full of hate, you can't comprehend the language."

I'm comprehending just fine. It's your argument that is incoherent and illogical.

"No, I don't see Mormons as a threat."

Before Ikeithlu mentioned it, no one else said that either. You brought up "radical Mormonism" out of no where.

"I don't know if The Messiah is a Muslim or not, tho he seems to lean that way."

Prove it.

"You, little man, are blinded by the radical left ether."

In what way? You make outlandish claims with no proof.

You and Joneses are on about the same 1st grade logic, comprehension and reasoning level. Not to mention you can't even conjure up a moderately factual insult. But I wouldn't expect an old fellow like yourself to think clearly in your old age anyway.

August 2, 2012 at 1:31 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy, apparently you have a short memory, among other things. Leftists of your ilk on this forum have been busting Mormonism for months. Put down the pipe, son.

August 2, 2012 at 1:37 p.m.
Easy123 said...


In what way am I blinded then? By knowing exponentially more about Mormonism or any religion than you do?

It would seem as if you are the blind one. Blind to facts, information, etc. Mormonism is a cult. It is Christian heresy AT BEST. But I guess you really do go along with Joseph Smith when he said he found a new Bible in upstate New York, right?

You're ignorant, Jack. Ignorant and oblivious. It's a terrible combination.

August 2, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Easy: You funny boy

August 2, 2012 at 1:52 p.m.
Easy123 said...


I'll take that as your usual "I don't have a rebuttal so I'll just attempt an insult" statement. You're really bad at this, Jackie. Stick to trolling. It's the only thing you do well.

August 2, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

The economy is on the verge of a second, deeper recession and all The Wart can find for topic matter is but one more shallow swipe at anything republican. All we need is for Obama to get reelected and a collapse will be upon us.

Remember that in November.

August 2, 2012 at 1:55 p.m.
Easy123 said...


"The economy is on the verge of a second, deeper recession"

Prove it.

"All we need is for Obama to get reelected and a collapse will be upon us."

100 % baseless rhetoric.

August 2, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Since you guys seem determined to pound on Easy for my comment, let me elaborate:

The LDS are easily the most successful and fastest growing church in the US, perhaps in the world. All Mormons I have ever met, without exception, were the kindest and cleanest-living people I ever knew. The LDS live their teachings better than no other group; they have strong families, strong communities, strong congregations, excellent universities, they excel in everything they do. They put the rest of us to shame in this way. However, before we hold them on too high a pedestal, remember what any church member faces if he or she refuses to cooperate with church expectations. This is not like leaving your local Baptist church. You lose everything; family, business contacts, social connections. The price for resisting is HUGE, and fathers best keep their wives and children in line.

Their faith is based on some peculiar and easily disproven points. Their church has a board of scientists and historians whose job it is to research and verify with evidence the writings of the church, particularly those things that involve pre-historic and historic north America. The dirty little secret is that there is no evidence. All physical evidence points to the mainstream account of prehistoric humans arriving by the land bridge during ice ages, and Caucasians first contact being the Norse followed by the Spanish.

Finally, members are required to keep 6 months of food, water and supplies, including ammunition. This is because when the country fails, before they can take the reins and usher in the government of God that they envision, they are protected from famine, intruders, and the rabble that will starve in the aftermath. Only Mormons will survive, and they will establish their paradise on earth.

August 2, 2012 at 2:21 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...


Thank you for another great post. I think there would be quite a few non-mormon preppers making it through. Do they have plans for them?

August 2, 2012 at 2:39 p.m.
wallyworld said...

In my psychiatric practice, we refer to disordered personalities such as Jack Dennis, joneses, etc. as ‘deranged demagogues’ or ‘self-opinionated’. The more you resist or try to counter-act their delusions, the more combative they become.

August 2, 2012 at 2:42 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

hmmm...conversion, I'd say, but not forced.

August 2, 2012 at 2:44 p.m.
jesse said...

Hey wally?

do you see any symptoms of that disorder from the LEFT side of the aisle??just askin!lol

August 2, 2012 at 3:55 p.m.

Needs ones for Wamp and Bhalla.

I suggest:

Wamp's as "No Fool like A Young Fool" and for Bhalla have "I vote, as you fools decide"

August 2, 2012 at 3:56 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

wallyworld: you are the sham. psychiatry my arse.

August 2, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.
timbo said...

Again, no one has even mentioned the subject in about 50 posts. In Any event, this Bennett cartoon shows just how pathetic and bitter the liberals and democrats have become in the 3rd District.

The candidates you idiots are running couldn't win a race in November with a one-legged dog.

So you make these snide, bitter, immature remarks due to your frustration that people in our county/district just don't swallow the liberal Kool-aid you people try to feed us.

August 2, 2012 at 4:14 p.m.

timbo, yes, you're quite right that divergence from the actual topic is quite common here. What do you want done about it?

But no, we're concerned that you swallow the conservative opiate that you'll never admit is clouding your thoughts and ignore who is really making snide, bitter and immature remarks out of an inability to engage in anything resembling productive discussion.

Or do you want to discuss thing honestly? Ok, then what would you feel about proportional representation rather than the winner-take-all artificial districts we have? Couldn't we even have instant-run-off or require an actual majority to win?

August 2, 2012 at 5:56 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

People such as yourself that stir up hatred between the religions are called many things...

...such as "Michelle Bachmann"?

August 2, 2012 at 6:29 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Oh, it's okay when a conservative does this (without any evidence, I might add) but not okay when a liberal points out factual information about a religious group?

August 2, 2012 at 7:06 p.m.

The rule is IOKIYAR.

August 2, 2012 at 7:13 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

You got issue with something I posted? Then have the balls to address it directly, tu.

August 2, 2012 at 7:20 p.m.
raygunz said...

lkeithlu said...

You got issue with something I posted? Then have the balls to address it directly, tu.

do you really think tu has balls to go with her strap-on? I guess that would be the "deluxe" model!

August 2, 2012 at 7:35 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

As a woman, I realize that challenging another woman on one's balls is allegorical, I know. But I get tired of folks criticizing posts without being specific about content.

August 2, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

I heart your posts, lkeithlu. Balls or not.

August 2, 2012 at 7:48 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

And I like your (most recent) avatar.

August 2, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Harry Reid is a twit, no?

August 2, 2012 at 9:38 p.m.
John_Proctor said...

Looks like "fooled twice" won tonight.

August 2, 2012 at 11 p.m.
328Kwebsite said...

The newspaper is running stories that show Fleischman as winning, but vote totals that show Wamp beat him by 100 votes. Who won? Which report in this newspaper is incorrect?

August 2, 2012 at 11:24 p.m.
328Kwebsite said...

I checked those vote counts over at the election commission's website. They, too, are showing Weston Wamp winning with 14,305 votes over Fleischmann's 14,204.

August 2, 2012 at 11:43 p.m.
328Kwebsite said...

Since it's after 2300, I take it our local version of a "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline has already run off the press. Since the editorial staff has been on a vacation from professionalism all election night, I take it that there will be no corrections made before tomorrow morning. Perhaps we should snap up some historic newspaper blunders first thing.

Front page. Does it show the correct winner of the primary or not? I'm betting it won't.

Somebody might want to tell candidate Weston Wamp that it looks like he just won his primary. Every "news organization" in town seems to be getting the count wrong. Get it right.

Wamp: 14, 305. Fleischmann: 14,204. That's a Wamp win by 101 votes.

August 2, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.
John_Proctor said...

I believe the election commission only covers the Hamilton County numbers, not the entire 3rd District.

Chuck Fleischmann 29,943 Scottie Mayfield 23,772 Weston Wamp 21,992

These figures are from the Chattanoogan. FWIW, both the Knoxville and Nashville papers have stories on Fleischmann's win and I think they are using AP's statewide figures.

August 3, 2012 at 12:02 a.m.
raygunz said...

tu_quoque said...

Bend over Ratgut and I will drive you home.

Bet that wouldn't be the first time you took that ride.


LMAOtoo,but no thanks. Save it for when you're trying to awe your rug-munching buds by being bull of the woods.

August 3, 2012 at 2:02 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Well, tu, you just reinforced my point.

August 3, 2012 at 7:14 a.m.
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