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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:28 AM
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Four Tennessee Legislators Want Obama to Prove Citizenship
Source: Tennessean

Several Tennessee lawmakers have signed on to a legal action intended to force President Barack Obama to turn over his birth certificate and other documents to prove his citizenship, an effort rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in an earlier case.

Tennessee Reps. Eric Swafford, Stacey Campfield, Glen Casada and Frank Niceley have all agreed to be plaintiffs in a planned legal action by a Russian immigrant in California who has challenged whether Obama meets constitutional criteria to be president.

The lawsuit from the Defend Our Freedoms Foundation, which has not been filed, will be among several court challenges to Obama's citizenship.


Read more: http://tennessean.com/article/20090213/NEWS02/902130368



I hope Obama or Biden will call them anklebiters, outright.

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summer borealis Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:32 AM
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1. Fuck Tennessee
and the poverty it rode in on.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:33 AM
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2. Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey
I'm in Tennessee. And I ain't goin' nowhere. :evilgrin:
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:37 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. Tennessee is one of the welfare states...
Getting a handout of $1.30 for every tax dollar paid in. So the comment about poverty is not off base.
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AZ Criminal JD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #3
89. Like D.C. you mean?
Getting 9$ for each tax dollar paid in.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 07:06 AM
Response to Reply #89
123. D.C. is not a state and has no representation...
The District is a captive of the federal government.
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AZ Criminal JD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #123
137. A captive that is getting 9$ in welfare for every dollar it sends in.
For someplace without representation that is doing pretty good.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:32 AM
Response to Reply #2
46. Me either - and I'm not a victim of poverty at the moment.
Isn't it a beautiful day here today?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:04 AM
Response to Reply #46
66. It's Okay
Yesterday was moreso, after the storms moved out.
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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 06:52 PM
Response to Reply #2
129. Me neither , Dude
We ain't all toothless, smelly hillbillies... just our reps
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:46 AM
Response to Reply #1
8. Well, we tried to secede
but you guys wouldn't let us go.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:40 AM
Response to Reply #8
31. Try Now
And see how it works this time.
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:51 AM
Response to Reply #31
34. Nah, we'd have to give your tax money.
Thanks, by the way.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:43 AM
Response to Reply #1
55. Wait a sec, Is't Al Gore from Tennessee? n/t.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:00 PM
Response to Reply #55
100. And he lost the state when he ran for president
Says a lot about the state and the direction it has moved over the years.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:44 AM
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56. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:47 AM
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59. Such a great example of shining Progressive, Liberal values!
n/t
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:06 AM
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74. Wait a minute.....
There are still some good democrat/liberals who live here in TN. We have a few blue counties here (Davidson county where I am is one). Don't throw us under the bus just because of where we live. It takes a people like us to help change the minds/hearts of the idiotic repukes.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:11 PM
Response to Reply #74
109. Hell yes
And let us remind people that Tennessee, during the civil rights movement, was blessed with two fairly progressive senators, Al Gore Sr. and Estes Kefauver. They were the only two southern senators who refused to sign the segregationist "Southern Manifesto".

There are good people in Tennessee, and I am pleased to count you among them. :-)
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #109
126. Same to you, from one Tennessean to another!!!
We do what we can, when we can to help the democrats!


:hi:
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #74
118. And there are some good Dems in East Tennessee (GOP stronghold)
We do what we can to get Dems elected here (so far a losing cause) and we're big contributors to progressive Dems elsewhere.

When we can't get Dems here, we help get them all over the United States.

And we're still working on increasing the number of Dems here.

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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 04:17 PM
Response to Reply #118
124. You are absolutely right....
we do what we can, when we can. Hey there sister Tennessean!!! :hi:
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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #124
130. Change comes only from the inside.
I'll be staying in Tennessee and staying Democratic.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #74
132. According to the National Exit Poll taken after the election
TN: Liberal 18%, Moderate 38%, Conservative 44%

US: Liberal 22%, Moderate 44%, Conservative 34%

ouch....

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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #132
133. and your point?
There are some good liberal/dem's in TN, just like there are some asshole repukes in California and every other blue state.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #133
141. except 44% of TN is conservative
which is different than a few assholes in CA.
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #141
151. Send some of the liberal/dems from the blue states
Edited on Mon Feb-16-09 10:48 AM by Claire Beth
here to help us liberals out. I'm doing all I can do. Part of tHe problem with the south is the church goers tell their people that God is a republican and most are brainwashed in that mindset.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 10:05 PM
Response to Reply #74
149. Here in the Knoxville area, we want Stacy Campfield to prove he's human!
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:39 AM
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4. Wow. Apparently they weren't paying attention during the election. n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:39 AM
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5. Federal law (court rule) provides for fining parties AND their attorneys for filing any
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 06:40 AM by No Elephants
frivolous claim. I hope these people get slammed and humiliated.
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damonm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #5
82. Oh, yes. They will be told:
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AZ Criminal JD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #5
90. Hardly ever enforced.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 01:40 AM
Response to Reply #5
121. I think the term is....
"Frivolous and vexatious litigation".

Clogging the dockets, obviously.

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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:40 AM
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6. I don't get it,. Don't elected officials have WORK to do? Aren't they
supposed to be representing the interests of their constituents? And doesn't one expect that the people elected to hold public office keep up on current events - meaning that Obama's citizenship has been vetted multiple times.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:46 AM
Response to Reply #6
32. Yeah, they have work, but they don't have a job...or do they have
a job and don't have work...I forget how that goes.

:evilgrin:
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nbcouch Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:06 AM
Response to Reply #6
38. Think of what you're saying
These people are REPUBLICANS, after all. Their only function in life is getting enough votes for the latest package of tax cuts. They have no interest in anything beyond that, except for who's fixing the next round of mint juleps. This is just a pleasant diversion, like watching a couple of darkies in a fistfight on television.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:42 AM
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7. I hope they scrutinize these lawmakers......
...with a fine comb and make sure they have no hidden skeletons themselves! I'd check their taxes, domestic help, business dealings, everything! Wouldn't it be a hoot if one of them was forced to resign because of some uncovered misdeed?

I guess they are too stupid to realize the RNC has surely raked all this over the coals many times.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:46 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. I Hope This Gets Publicized All Over the Place
If Republicans want a TANG of their own, let's give it to them, and make sure it comes to a head early on.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:28 AM
Response to Reply #7
43. We scrutinize that idiot Stacy Campbell every time he's up
for election, but the people in his district are, apparently, just too stupid to realize what a freak he really is.

He's an idiot!

http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com/2007/02/rep-stacey-...
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:47 AM
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10. WTF? Will this not go away until
a network news anchor loses a job? Must Charlie Gibson or Katie Couric get caught in a document farce to sweep this from the news?





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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:48 AM
Response to Reply #10
80. This will not go away because it is not based on fact and logic
It is based on willful ignorance and hate. And that will always be with us.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:48 AM
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11. Most of the comments are a hoot
The best line is
"Goobers come in all sizes but the factory must be in Tennessee."
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jules1962 Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:17 AM
Response to Reply #11
40. well considering you are in Texas
I don't believe I would be so arrogant. :mad:
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #11
62. BWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
Nearly choked on my coffee.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 04:32 PM
Response to Reply #11
127. A friend of mine moved away. Couldn't stand "the red state goobers" here.
I laughed and said I didn't blame her.

I just try to ignore them.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:53 AM
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12. What part of SCOTUS
refusing to take up the matter don't they understand?

Here we go again!
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:03 AM
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13. Silly Little Rebels
US History was not on their agenda.

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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:03 AM
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14. "A planned legal action by a Russian immigrant in California"
What's up with that?
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:19 AM
Response to Reply #14
69. Defend Our Freedoms Foundation?
From their website: http://defendourfreedoms.org /

We are an organization of volunteers that are working to preserve our unalienable rights and our freedom guaranteed to us in our constitution.

We are currently developing a network of leaders that would organize personal meetings of groups of citizens with governmental officials. We realized that numerous letters written by volunteers didn't reach those officials, but probably were tossed by low level employees. It is urgent for groups to form in every state and visit the US Attorney's office as well as the FBI. Coordinators have been assigned to assist in organizing these efforts. Contact US Attorney Coordinator. Please put US Attorney in the email subject line. Contact FBI Coordinator. Please put FBI in the email subject line.

http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/10/first-state-repr...

First State Representative Joins Action!
Representative Eric Swafford of Tennessee has agreed to be a Plaintiff in a legal action of Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ to demand that Barack Obama proves his eligibility.

Download a copy of Representative Swafford's consent form and bring it to your representatives today and insist they join in this action.

http://defendourfreedoms.us/files/4/2/6/6/5/166425-1566...

http://defendourfreedoms.org/SenatorGrassley.htm

Attention Senator Grassley
Senate Finance Committee
Via fax 202-224-5136

February 5, 2009

Dear Senator Grassley:

Thank you for taking the time to review the documentation relevant to the Constitutional legitimacy of the presidency Barack Obama. There have been various problems with the vetting of Mr. Obama throughout the campaign and the present. ... Im sure you will agree that this information must be further investigated promptly before any damage is done to the United States and its citizensbeyond the Constitutional compromises that currently exist. Most interesting, though, is the fact that Mr. Obama has not simply ordered the original vault copy of his birth certificate to be sealed and chosen to retain three (3) law firms to defend the various casesspending a reported $800,000 (of whose money?). If Mr. Obama has nothing to hide, then why fight the more than 42 cases in federal courts alone (According to Justia)....Main issue is that the state of HI, according to statue 338 allows Foreign born children of Hawaiian residents to obtain Hawaiian birth certificates and obtain them based on a statement of one relative only. There is plenty of evidence of Mr. Obama being born in Kenya and obtaining his Hawaiian birth certificate based on a statement of his grandparent only,,,,Extensive searches in the State of Hawaii showed on birthing records for his mother Ann Dunham in any hospital in Hawaii.

....There are serious concerns about Mr. Obamas identity and financial dealings. I have obtained a list of some 100 addresses under the name of Barack Obama (and similar spellings). These addresses are attached to different social security numbers. As you know the first three digits in a social security number signify the state. Those were issued all over the country. One of his social security numbers, that was used while he was a law student at Harvard and attached to his address in Sommervile MA, was issued in Ct and attached to a holder of this social security number , that is 118 years old. Clearly no human being can legally have dozens of different social security numbers and Soetoro/Obama is not a 118 years old. I believe there is evidence of massive fraud and massive financial fraud. I believe those units of Name/ss number/ addresses were used to fraction large campaign contributions and other transactions. There is evidence of campaign contributions coming from countries like Libya, Uganda, Palestinian authority and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Obamas grandmother, Ms. Madelyn Dunham worked as a volunteer in probate department of the Oahu Circuit court and had access to the Social security numbers of the deceased individuals, which might explain the findings. Mr. Obamas mother Ann Dunham, according to databases had numerous aliases and at least two social security numbers.



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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #69
95. Oh, you forgot the latest....
Seems people started writing those state reps to set the record straight, and the Democratic state reps started to make fun of them.

Which made Dentist/Lawyer Dr. Orly Taitz, (aka Our Lady of the Nitrous Oxide) even more unhinged than before.

http://defendourfreedoms.us/2009/02/12/obamas-communist...

"On Monday and Tuesday four courageous Tennessee representatives: Eric Swafford, Frank Niceley, Stacey Campfield and Glen Casada have signed consent forms to be plaintiffs in a legal action to be filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ, seeking a Writ of Mandamus (a mandate) from the court to unseal original birth certificates, all passports, immigration records, school registration and other vital records of Barry Soetoro, citizen of Indonesia and Kenya, aka Barack Hussein Obama, in order to verify his eligibility/legitimacy for presidency. It is a very legitimate action, since Soetoro/Obama has been hiding all his records and no court has ever heard the case on the merits, no judge has ever issued any Judicial subpoena, telling US citizens, that they have no standing to question legitimacy of the president. Clearly lawmakers have better standing and that is what the law makers should do, represent their constituency. If Obama's unsealed records show, what we actually know, that his father was a foreign National and he was a Britiish National at birth (Kenya was a British colony) and he is an Indonesian citizen now and in the past, he cannot be a US president and needs to be removed from the White House ASAP. No bill, including hotly debated economic package is valid, if he is not legitimate.

Reports came out today showing that Obama's Nazi squad thugs are at it again, intimidating and harassing honest, law abiding citizens and law makers. "


It gets......well, I can't say "better"

"If we get scared and intimidated, we all will end up in those civilian labor camps, that Obama is proposing and we will be guarded by those Hamas radical Muslim thugs that Obama wants to bring to this country, based on the new immigration bill that he signed."


She then attacks State Rep. Larry Miller, a Democrat who said:

ttp://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/feb/12/state-represe...


It makes you want to not even go up and serve in the House with them, Miller said"


This made Dr. Orly freak out and go on a rampage.

"One of the people that ridiculed these decent law makers was Larry Miller, a Democrat from Nashvile. He stated that they embarrass the state and "it makes you not even want to go and serve in the house with them." Everybody should write to Larry Miller, that such a gutless, spineless thug like him is an embarrassment to this Nation, that if he doesn't want to serve with them, then he should resign and people of Nashville TN can find somebody with more integrity, decency, guts and spine and a few other parts to replace him.
Orly"


That "gutless, spineless thug" is a professional firefighter, a job that requires far more "integrity, decency, guts and spine" than Dr. Orly or her Cavity Creeps will ever show. He also happens to be African-American, which is what some of her supporters were tap-dancing around in order not to show their overt racism. It didn't work.


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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #95
106. Jesus Fucking Christ!
If that Orly person were a character in a book, I'd quit reading it for being ridiculously unrealistic. This person wins elections? What the fuck is wrong with people?
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 12:58 AM
Response to Reply #95
120. Good stuff, Pat!
The link on Rep. Miller was a good one.

Dr.(?) Oily Taters is, and I'm sure she is well aware of this fact, lighting a fuse beneath the most unstable folks in this country. ANYONE who believe this Birth Cert crap needs to be institutionalized. And her pleas to call and harass politicians is probably just one step away from actually calling for their heads.

But I'm sure the feds are keeping such a close eye on her they could tell you how many times a day she's peed since last year...
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:06 AM
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15. thanks to Tennessee!
for taking the attention away from Florida as the whacko-state.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:31 AM
Response to Reply #15
44. Nah... you still hold that title.
Only our Republican legislators are whacko, not our citizenry.

:)
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #15
101. Thanks to other states
who finally took the limelight off of California!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:08 AM
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16. I didn't realize the primary exports of Tennessee were Dolly Parton and Tinfoil. n/t
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:08 AM
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17. Folks, we need to brace ourselves to the fact that these people want a civil war
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:09 AM
Response to Reply #17
18. A well-armed liberal is a happy liberal. n/t
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:21 AM
Response to Reply #17
22. No
They are still fighting the last one.
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:37 AM
Response to Reply #22
30. I find it interesting that anytime the south is mentioned
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 07:40 AM by TNDemo
(and it is mentioned often on DU because people like a good fight and southern sectionalism is about the last politically correct social bias to have apparently) that it is always thrown out that the south is still fighting the civil war. It is interesting that southerners don't bring up the civil war but northerners and westerners always do. It is done as a way to denegrate (we won! you lost! stupid yokels!) but apparently the civil war is much more present on northern minds than southern. Yes, there are reenactors but they are from all over the country. They come here to reenact because this is where the battles happened, not because the entire southern populace is caught up in it. So I understand the suffering of micropenia but maybe you can occasionally find someone else to poke a stick at and take lunch money from occasionally than just southerners.
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:17 AM
Response to Reply #30
39. Ok Miss Southern Belle
Broadbrush much? It's quite telling that you took my post as being aimed at all Southerners. The OP was about Southern Republicans. Micropenia? That's a new one to me. I'm sorry your husband or boyfriend was born with such an awful shortcoming. But it does not give you the right to show your utter frustration on a public forum.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:38 AM
Response to Reply #39
50. I think you started the broad brush comments.
As a Southerner, I NEVER hear the Civil War mentioned by any of my family, neighbors, co-workers, etc, so the other poster was correct. On DU, at least, it's always, always, always northerners and westerners who say, "the South's still fighting the Civil War."

For Pete's sake, we never even think about it down here. And, those few idiots who fly the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia and think it's the Confederate Flag don't count because they, obviously, don't know they're flying the wrong flag.
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:23 AM
Response to Reply #50
70. I've been in the South all my life.
The only time I hear about the Civil War is when Northern co-workers bring it up. Weird.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:20 PM
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84. Maybe, it's because the South lost the war
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 03:13 PM by Sultana
:P

edit: hahahahaha....
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:45 PM
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87. Or maybe "becuase" they are just ignorant..
:P
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 03:11 PM
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93. Hey, I was typing in the dark.
:D
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #30
110. Excellent post
Most of the idiots who took up the phony birth certificate issue during the campaign were NOT from the south, but did we see posts denigrating where they were from? Of course not. That wouldn't be convenient.

Some DUers are as reactionary and misguided as the Klan.
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 04:19 PM
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125. good post! n/t
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:22 AM
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24. "These people" does not include the 1,000,000+ people in TN who voted Obama.
There were almost 1.5 Tennesseans who voted for McCain and almost 1.1 million who voted for Obama. Whenever people say to write off TN or to screw TN I always wonder if they feel like all the people voting democratic in the state are worthless.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:24 AM
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27. Great point. nt
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:49 AM
Response to Reply #24
60. Great point - but to most people we are expendable, at least around here on DU
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 08:50 AM by TornadoTN
1.1 million people - many of whom worked tirelessly and donated to the causes across this country.

But we don't count because have just a few more idiots here that need to either be convinced or drop off of voting rolls.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:24 AM
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26. Yes.
Don't the majority of Repukes in the Senate represent the old "slave States?" The Republics have just about been marginalized to the South, haven't they?
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:12 AM
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19. Not before they prove they didn't marry their sisters.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:13 AM
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20. Tennessee, figures.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:16 PM
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111. your post is complete bullshit
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:19 AM
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21. Why don't those bloviating idiots actually focus on doing something
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 07:20 AM by RFKHumphreyObama
constructive for their constituents? You know, the people who sent them there in the first place? Now there's a novel idea that's probably never occurred to them :eyes:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:34 AM
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29. and i'm fine with that
the more time, money and energy they spend on this non-issue is time, money and energy NOT spent on other screwball legislation or general jackassery...
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:21 AM
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23. All the problems in this country and this is what these loons focus on?`
No wonder we are in a cluster fuck.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:23 AM
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25. Video: Comedy. Gold.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:50 AM
Response to Reply #25
33. Gree-eeeeen Acres Is The Place To Be!
Law----suitin' is the life for me!
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 10:55 AM
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72. Who Is She?
The second coming of Ayn Rand?
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:39 AM
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79. I got quite a chuckle out of this until
I read this:
http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/we-the-peo... /

We The People Foundation, WeThePeopleFoundation.org, Press conference, Monday, December 8, 2008, National Press Club, Jeff Schreiber report, Robert Schulz, Philip J Berg, Orly Taitz, Reverend Manning, Chicago tribune, Curt Wrotnowski case December 12, 2008

Robert Shulz of the We The People Foundation held a press conference on Monday, December 8, 2008, at the National Press Club to discuss the eligibility issues and concerns surrounding Barack Obama. Jeff Schreiber covered the event and has written an excellent report:

A stones throw away from the White House, more than 50 members of the press and curious onlookers alike crowded the intimate Edward R. Murrow Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this afternoon to hear arguments why Barack Obama is constitutionally ineligible to serve as president of the United States.

snip

Also attending the press conference: Philip Berg, a Pennsylvania attorney who, in August, filed the first lawsuit questioning Obamas constitutional eligibility; Orly Taitz, a Chechnyan immigrant turned southern California dentist and lawyer who has filed a pair of suits in the Golden State, one of which was on behalf of Ambassador and former GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes, who ran as the Independent Partys candidate for president in this past election.; and Rev. James David Manning, chief pastor at the Harlem-based ATLAH World Missionary Church.

snip

Just when it looked as though the room would open up for questions, the Rev. James David Manning asked to say a few words. A very eloquent and decidedly patriotic man, he led with a prayer.

I pray, Lord, that we can overcome the wickedness which has overtaken our politicians, the media, and even in our court systems at the highest level, Rev. Manning said, and that this long-legged mack-daddy will not be allowed to take the oath of office on the 20th of January."

We dont know who this man is, he said, cautioning his fellow African-Americans not to accept this fruit of a white woman as their redeemer. Hes no Booker T. Washington, Ill tell you that. Hes no Martin Luther King. But he does possess the potential to be the most prolific con-man in the history of this country. It is my prayer that January 20th will not happen, that Barack Hussein Obama will not be inaugurated. This man has come from the womb of a white woman.





:grr: :grr: :grr: :wtf:

I CANNOT FIND THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I HATE THESE RACIST FUCKTARDS!
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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #79
94. Manning IS African-American himself....
...which doesn't change the fact he's a moron.
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:41 PM
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103. You mean "moran"
Matters little to me whether he's a black skinned racist or white skinned racist.
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:26 AM
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28. Morans...
Give it up assholes...

:eyes:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:56 AM
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35. SCOTUS to TN Legislators: Sit and spin. (nt)
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nbcouch Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:00 AM
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36. Hey Eric Swafford, Stacey Campfield, Glen Casada and Frank Niceley
Shove it up your ass, Nazis - let us see YOUR papers!
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:32 AM
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45. Wow, check this shit out on Stacey Campfield (a dumbass dude)
Hehehe...


(He's the Reich-wing, anti-choice gladhander on the right...)

1. Campfield is known for making stuff up; he cant tell a fact from a right-wing fantasy

If Stacey Campfield is awake, he is probably spreading false information. He claims that the state already issues death certificates for miscarriages. In fact, the state issues "certificates" for late-term miscarriages, no personal data is collected, no ones privacy is invaded. As many have noted, death certificates are what you get when you have an actual birth certificate! And death certificates are branded with identifying data such as social security numbers.

Campfield also falsely claims that his joke of a bill would result in the collection of needed data, i.e., the number of abortions performed in this state. It's no surprise that Stacey X doesn't know that this data is already collected, and the information is readily available from many sources.

2. Campfield cant get a bill passed

Campfield is now in his second term, yet I can find no evidence that he has ever gotten a bill of his own passed. He has signed on as co-sponsor to bills which have passed, he has gotten resolutions passed, and that's it!

3. Campfield has the maturity of a 12 year old

Campfield was once kicked out of a political fundraising event for heckling and invading the personal space of the Democratic candidate for governor. That's Stace heckling Phil Bredesen in the photo above. That would be, uhm, Governor Phil Bredesen. (See explanatory note at end.)

4. Campfield is an uneducated yahoo

Its not clear if Stacey X got his degree on the internet, or if he merely claims he got his degree on the internet. What is clear is that Stace has some embarrassing problems with the language. Stacey Campfield is known in these parts as the legislator who has a well-documented history of being unable to spell or formulate complete thoughts.

5. Campfield is an obnoxious jackass

The last time Campfield received this much media coverage was when the Tennessee Representative opined that the legislature's Democratic Black Caucus was more racist than the KKK because they wouldn't let Staceys white Republican ass join the Black Democratic Caucus. The story landed in the Washington Post, and was an especially big hit across the pond where everybody already 'knew' that Tennessee is the land of obnoxious uneducated yahoos.

http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com/2007/02/rep-stacey-...


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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:02 AM
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37. Have they even tried to get a copy of his birth certificate?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:20 AM
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41. Then the Four should Prove They Are Sane, First
It's only fair.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:25 AM
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42. As soon as they prove they aren't child porn addicts on crack...
Since we're throwing around accusations, why not have them prove they aren't child porn perverts that have a proclivity to smoke crack at every waking moment.

PROVE IT!


:crazy:

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:14 AM
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75. They should prove they are not the product of incest or regularly have sex with farm animals.
My apologies to the sane Tennesseans.
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:36 AM
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47. I guess its ok on DU to hate Tennesseans and to bash the state unabated
There are lot of good Democrats here and our state was once a very loyal Democratic state - and not too long ago either. We just need good leadership in our party and some fairness back on the airwaves.

I love the broad brushed remarks about Tennessee and its inhabitants while the people making the comments don't have a clue about whats going on in this state. Yes, I'm ashamed that we've got these people here and they always seem to be the ones that get the attention, but I'm not giving up on this state. But I suppose we should all just move to some other state and let the state we love be laid to waste by the GOP. Or I suppose we could just throw our hands in the air and say we don't care and stop giving money to other candidates across the country since "we don't matter" to some on this board.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:40 AM
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51. These asshats embarrass Tennesseans everywhere
I would suggest you get a grassroots movement to toss these dumb asses out of office. They are wasting precious money and time on something that even World Net Daily has agreed on...

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa...


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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:42 AM
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53. We've got some great grassroots groups that are working tirelessly
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 08:44 AM by TornadoTN
We're fighting a battle on two fronts - the GOP and the "Old Guard" TNDP.


Good things are happening and as things get worse economically, we are seeing traction build. Don't give up on us!


Also - these four idiots are merely pandering to their ultra-right wing base in order to get some headlines for their re-election. 3 of the 4 are scared to death that a more moderate Republican is going to unseat them next cycle. That's all this is.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:41 AM
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52. DO you know how much shit we Buckeyes have gotten
in the last 9 years?

Suck it up, they aren't talking about you personally any more than they attack me when they bash evil repubs in Ohio or make fun of Ohio hicks in Appalachian Ohio, of which we have many.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:15 AM
Original message
Very good point
I live in TN and I have no problem with people slamming my state for its backwards-ass legislators. And it is truly amazing how many people on teh intarwebs are just itching to construe any broad-brush, half-serious statement as a personal attack. So many delicate little flowers.
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 01:36 PM
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83. Maybe some folks are thin skinned
because they;

1. recognize the truth behind the generalization or
2. they recognize themselves in the generalization.

Just sayin'
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #83
85. Or just maybe its the broad-brushed generalizations that get thrown around
And sorry, I don't sit around bashing other states for what people do within it. It's just immature and ridiculous.

Yes, we all acknowledge that this state is full of idiots and right-wing crazies, but the comments like "secede from the Union already" and "Tennessee can go to hell" just aren't quite up to the standard of decent community standards around here.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #52
112. Bu Ohio was part of the sainted and Holy Perfect Union in the war
So it gets a pass on the constant regional bashing.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:48 PM
Response to Reply #47
88. I do agree with this quote
"We just need good leadership in our party and some fairness back on the airwaves."

As a fellow TN, I do agree. I am hopeful the new Dem chair will make an effort in this area. :patriot:
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:38 AM
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48. These Repig-headed Tinfoil Asshats need to go to this page...
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:38 AM
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49. Duplicate Thread
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:42 AM
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54. KKK strikes again. TN is really stupid, I hope not $1.00 goes to TN from Stimulus
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:45 AM
Response to Reply #54
57. Great thanks, really appreciate your stunningly liberal attitude
Giving liberals a great name there! How about we just take social security and welfare away from everyone that didn't vote or didn't vote our way this last time while we're at it?
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:01 AM
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64. Yes - some of us can't quite shove our way under the big tent.
I like your posts.
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:13 AM
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68. Stunning isn't it?
Doesn't matter how much time, money, or effort people give to Democratic causes, not just in Tennessee, but across the nation - someone is always willing to say "Fuck you and your state" here.

I'm just glad that most of us aren't reciprocal with those types of feelings.

Thanks for the comment though - keep fighting the good fight!
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:11 PM
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140. I don't have to like the Vols, do I?
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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 08:02 PM
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144. Only when they're winning.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #54
61. I hate bigots.
And it is bigoted to blame an entire populace for the actions of a few.

1.1 million Tennesseans voted for Obama.
1.5 voted for McCain.

It was that close.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #54
148. Yeah, because I really hope that I end up not being able to pay for the college I'm attending
because I don't get a dime of aid. You would just love that wouldn't you? Because I'm Tennessean and all.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:46 AM
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58. The Birthers have become to Obama what the Vince Foster conspiracy nuttiness was to Clinton.
It just won't stop! :crazy:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 08:57 AM
Response to Reply #58
63. I'm Really Sort of Glad
That this got reported as a major story in a state capitol daily. I'd love to see this issue get forced to come to a head, and put behind us, rather than letting it have a Foster or a TANG-like underground effect.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:34 PM
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117. Absolutely - Birthers should be front and center of the GOP

I am of the belief that every Republican should hitch their wagon to the Birthers.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:13 PM
Response to Reply #58
116. Birthers! LOL!
there's always nutcases. His Daddy was born in Kenya, same name.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:02 AM
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65. What do Lulu and Junior think 'bout it?
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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 07:47 PM
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131. Please note Phil has a doughnut in each hand.
The way god intended.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:05 AM
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67. Recc'd and Kicked
Because we just can't ridicule these fucking tinfoilhat nutters enough.
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Numba6 Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 10:44 AM
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71. They just do'n' what they can to turn Tennessee BLUE
How can this not backfire?
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:00 AM
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73. gotta give the Morans some credit
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 11:02 AM by iamthebandfanman
i mean atleast one thing can be said about republicans...

they never give up.

they can be proven wrong time and again, shut down by the highest athority of law, but still... they continue their fight... even when everyone else thinks they have losts their minds...they keep on goin'.

so keep it up republicans, keep standing in the way of progress at a crucial point in our history. you may destroy the country by doing it, but you only make the support for people who arent you grow larger. so go on, let us have more seats in both houses.

ill be sure to send the thank you letter to all the dumb douches in the republcan party trying to fight old fights.

republicans like ride the sinking ship to the bottom of the ocean, not changing a thing they do while it sinks...
thats fine if they want to do that, but i hate to tell 'em... theyll be the only ones that drown.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:15 AM
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76. They should have to prove their sanity. nt
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:19 AM
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77. If any of these four were born in the hills of Tennessee and old enough...
there is a possibility that they don't have a birth certificate. Most likely they would have to be in their 60's or older and have been born at home without a doctor.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:38 AM
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78. Obama should prove his citizenship when they prove they're human.
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 11:38 AM by Phx_Dem
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:58 AM
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81. They should never be allowed to reproduce.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:44 PM
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86. Yawn
Edited on Fri Feb-13-09 02:44 PM by politicasista
:puke:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:52 PM
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91. I want DNA evidence that they and spouses aren't all related in the same family. n/t
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dcindian Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:37 PM
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102. I like!
well posted.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 02:53 PM
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92. "Casada"? Well that sounds like a "foreign" name to me......
Maybe he should prove his own citizenship first, before throwing around accusations?
:sarcasm:
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 10:55 AM
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134. Best kept secret of Tennessee: half the state was settled by, gasp! Arabs!
We have a HUGE population of folks here who are descendants of those Lebanese who helped settle much of the western part of the state.

In fact, if you look around the state, you'll see more than most states' fair share of people, particularly men, with the very dark, almond-shaped eyes and very dark black hair common among Arab people.

Won't want to admit that, though.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 05:43 PM
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96. Are any of the plaintiffs named "John McCain"?
Until they are the SCOTUS will continue reject these suits as "lacking standing".

:rofl:
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 05:54 PM
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97. For some reason this just cracked me up
what a perfect thing for republicans to do. :rofl: What else would we expect from them.

They have NOTHING to give but bs for their constituents, as usual. They play to the lowest common denominator of humanity. :shrug:
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 05:59 PM
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98. Who the fuck do these people think they are?
Hey assholes, go fuck yourselves.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 05:59 PM
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99. Don't believe that the Rethug TN legislature is a reflection of what Tennesseans voted for.
We have been working here for almost four years to ban non-verifiable voting machines and to institute paper ballots/opscan AND mandatory random manual audits in every election. The Rethugs fought us tooth-and-nail (aided by two very corrupt state election officials) to postpone the implementation of the DRE ban until 2010. With that delay, Rethugs overwhelmingly voted for the bill, as did Democrats.

Well, (as Gomer Pyle would say) "Gawlleee, Sarge, them Rethugs won EVERY open seat in our legislature -- how'd they do that?" As a result, for the first time since Reconstruction, Rethugs control both houses of our legislature. (Think Georgia 2002 -- same m.o., same outcome.)

Now that the Rethugs control the legislature (and with it, the state election commission and the county election commissions in ALL 95 counties), they have stated that repealing the TN Voter Confidence Act is one of their three top priorities for this legislative session.

Cue Gomer again: "Sur-prize, sur-prize, sur-prize".

If we cannot keep the DRE ban in place, it will likely take a revolution in this state to return it to any (small "d") democratic legitimacy. But hey, treason is a capital offense. And we grow some pretty tall hangin' trees in Nashville.

PS: Stop bashing Tennessee. We all have enough Rethug effluvia in our own states to deal with -- ours here in Tennessee are just easier targets.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 06:44 PM
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104. That's nice
:rofl:
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ShadowLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:24 PM
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105. I guess they're too lazy to google 'Obama birth certificate'
There's like a dozen pictures of it that come up on the first page of a google image search for 'Obama birth certificate'.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 11:06 PM
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115. They have, they don't think it's 'official,' legitimate, authentic,
you name it.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 07:35 PM
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107. .


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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:08 PM
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108. They really need to fuck off and die
That being said, I am sorry people have used this as an opportunity to bash Tennessee and/or the south. Ignorance knows no region. It lowers the bashers to the level of the bashees, who suffer from their own blind prejudices and fears.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:23 PM
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113. I hate these ignorant assholes. n/t
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-09 09:59 PM
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114. Banjos in hand?
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 12:39 AM
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119. I know guys. I know.
At least (apparently) the OP is in Nashville. Look at my damn handle.

God, I wish I was back in Nashville, with sane people.
:cry:
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 11:06 AM
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135. I'm in Knoxville and I'm sane!
Knoxville - the city of - is blue. My area of town is particularly blue. I have Dems as representatives in my school board, my city council, my county commission and my state House. The only reason my state senator is Republican is because my senatorial district is bigger and includes Halls - part of the county.

You can literally travel over Black Oak Ridge from Fountain City, where I live, and into Halls and see the difference. The signs would switch from Obama to McCain at the blink of an eye. It's eerie, but it just proves the point that's often made by Southerners on this board: states aren't blue or red - they're purple. It's the cities that are blue and the rural areas that are red.

Not sure where in East Tennessee you live, but, rest assured - there are some of us blue voters in your neck of the woods. :hug:

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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:25 PM
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136. Hey, I live in Halls!
And if you think it's red, go north into Union County.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 05:03 PM
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142. I live in Knoxville as well
I attend UT. I almost couldn't go to the football games because of the pro-McPalin activism there.
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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 08:01 PM
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143. I noticed the campus was very pro-McCain/Palin.
I graduated from UT in 1989. I was looking at pictures from tailgating, and I saw only McCain/Palin buttons. Sad.
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 09:16 PM
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147. Don't forget the NObama sticker when we played AlaBAMA
You get it? It carries a dual meaning, you see.

Ah, them and their hatred.

I do think there are more Democrats than it appears. It's just that the Republicans are very, very vocal. My friends are apolitical, which is okay compared to the majority.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 02:46 AM
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122. I left them a comment....
Among the stupidity posted, there is quite a vocal group of reason and intelligence. It seems to me that the racist bunch is getting a verbal beating.. Go Team!
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peaches2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 04:34 PM
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128. Bunch of wingnuts with a loon lawyer
The lawyer is Dr. Orly Taitz, a dentist and correspondence law school graduate from CA. A nutjob. She files and files with SCOTUS and they ignore her. Last week she had a volunteer go up to the gate at the White House trying to gain admittance to the Oval Office to serve a pleading on President Obama to show his bc. She is a total idiot, but now has gotten these TN state reps to sign on with her lawsuit trying to have SCOTUS give them "status" to sue Obama.

I read several of the wacky "birther" websites and they feed on this crap, convinced they are going to get Obama out with the next lawsuit. Their hopes are pinned on Orly Taitz. Google her and read some of this crap. Now they are all into getting states to secede.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:30 PM
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138. I want them to prove they have human DNA.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:36 PM
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139. tell them they should prove citizenship.
they would freak. just the idea of having to prove they are citizens i think would piss them off. how is obama not a citizen. he was born in hawaii. i believe that is a state. nuff said.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 08:20 PM
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145. Are these TN "legislators" even citizens?
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MrPerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 09:08 PM
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146. PECKERWOODS
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 10:07 PM
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150. 'a planned legal action by a Russian immigrant in California?'
Isn't that special!

Frakking a-holes!
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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 11:00 AM
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152. And I want those 4 legislators to prove
That their parents weren't blood relatives.
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