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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tennessee Pols: The Further They Sink, the More They Stink

It's beginning to smell like a leaking septic tank here in Tennessee. On July 25 Tim over at Scared Stiff introduced Palin's next running mate Basil Marceaux, Republican candidate for governor of the Volunteer State. Just between us chickens he sounds a little tanked so I'm not sure where he stands on what.

Two days before Marceaux's pantomime another candidate Rep. Zach Wamp (R) suggested to Hotline OnCall that "TN and other states should consider seceding from the union if the federal government does not change its ways regarding mandates." One day later in a two step reminiscent of John McCain Wamp was dancing to the tune, I Really Didn't Mean It.

The third clown in this three-ring circus is Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey who says "he's not sure if Constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion apply to the followers of the world's second-largest faith, Islam."
"Now, you know, I'm all about freedom of religion. I value the First Amendment as much as I value the Second Amendment as much as I value the Tenth Amendment and on and on and on," he said. "But you cross the line when they try to start bringing Sharia Law here to the state of Tennessee -- to the United States. We live under our Constitution and they live under our Constitution."
Another Constitutional scholar who doesn't know English. Jump to about 3:10. If nothing else, you'll enjoy the act-see-int.


  1. I read about that Ramsey guy this morning. Sounds like some of the kooks running Virginia right about now. Secession. (snort) puhleeze.

  2. Bee: I think I'd vote for a 3-headed rhino before I'd vote for one of these turkeys.

  3. tnlib, Thanks for the shoutout. I got to tell you, every time my wife and I look into moving...Some crazy stuff happens in that State. We just take it as a sign. We now set our sites on Vermont. Please Bernie, don't lose your

  4. They say things happen in threes. Does someone have a mold that pops these characters out? You'd think by the law of averages at least one would be marginally sensible.

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  6. Adding on to what Tim said about moving I recently felt inclined to follow through with my interest into acting like a rat and finding a way to leave this sinking ship called the U.S.A.

    I finally got all the information I had about immigrating to Australia, turned out to be a bummer since they ain't wild about taking anyone my age unless I find a nice Austrailian girl to marry. Given how the Teabaggers, Beck, Limbaugh, and now Bernie Goldberg are constantly ramping up the political verbal crap I may be joining the Australian version of eHarmony soon.

  7. Look at it this way folks. Where else in the world can you say totally ignorant, misinfirmed crap, and have a huge amount of people love you for it?

    Think Sarah Palin.

    Of course the bad part is if you say something intelligent these same idiots hate you. But we still have each other.

    God I love this Country!

  8. It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere! Tennessee doesn’t hold the patent on idiocy. These yahoos are just carrying on the fine tradition of Dubya: embarrassing us on the world stage. Makes you wnt to cry.

  9. Hey, I live in a State (Minnesota) with Bachmann(bimbo) and Pawlenty(next President).
    We also elected Boschwitz, Wellstone, Ventura, Mondale, Dayton, wow we really are nuts in Minnesota.

  10. Tim: Tennessee really is a beautiful state. The thing to do is to find a cabin in the woods on a few acres and get away from the people.

    S.W. I was thinking about the threes when I wrote this but realized that there are so many more than these three.

    Beach: Those aren't the only problems associated with immigrating to Australia - a beautiful place to visit but not to settle I don't think. I know some Americans - very adaptable - who immigrated and were back within a year. I also have some Aussie friends who immigrated here. I don't know if this is still true but there used to be a lot of gov't red tape on the Australian side. If Magpie stops by, maybe he could enlighten us.

    I have my eyes on a little town in Mexico called Ajijic.

    Truth: "if you say something intelligent these same idiots hate you." I guess that explains why I don't have any friends here. I just keep my mouth shut and stay to myself and blog.

    BJ: You're right and they've certainly made us the laughing stock of the world.

    Tom: I'm afraid this is a period of history when all the nuts in the woodwork are coming out.

    Here's a comment via email from a friend after reading about this is in the Huf Post:

    "Is there a boring, feet-on-the-ground candidate in TN? At first I thought I had forgotten the richness of TN politics but now I think you've developed a new genetic line. If this is what stem cell research leads to, I'm switching sides."

  11. I remind Beach Bum that, while Australia produces great films, there are those storms described so vividly in “The Thornbirds.” AND, there is Rupert Murdoch’s media empire there. Would we really want to live in a country where Rupert Murdoch has such power? Oh, wait, we do.

    Leslie: I’ve always dreamed of walking on the beach at Veracruz and picking fresh fruit off trees there.

  12. Will you be renaning the state, Teabagessee?

  13. BJ: Ajijic is in the interior. You can walk most places - at least when I was there which has been awhile. Three generations sitting on stoops, chickens running loose in the dusty streets, great cantinas. Things have changed, though.

    TomCat: LOL. Not a bad one. Just make sure you make that last syllable sound like a question?