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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Outspoken

Many of the people in the legislature (at least in the house )are outspoken, and I appreciate that. When there is a free flow of ideas, thoughts, and feelings regardless of point of view people are more informed and the cream tends to rise. Things can get heated but I don’t mind that. I don’t take much personal, and at least someone who is outspoken has a point of view and is somewhat paying attention. At times I like to play devils advocate just to test someone’s theory or philosophy and to see how well thought out there argument is. Here is a copy of an e-mail I received from Chris Clem (one of the houses more outspoken members). Read at your own risk.
Stacey

15 Ways to know if you are a Democrat in the Tennessee Legislature:

15. You define “capitalism” as selling your vote for $237,000.

John Wilder is your vision of new leadership for the Twenty-First Century.

13. You become incensed and blow your top if Rep. Clem comments that you are working against his bill.

You believe that the gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

You are against capital punishment but support abortion on demand.

You fundamentally believe that businesses oppress people, and that government creates prosperity.

You believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

You believe that the only reason TennCare hasn’t worked is because the right people haven’t been in charge.

You want to prohibit an East Tennessee citizen from contributing $750,000 to various pro-life candidates, but are grateful that Phil Bredesen and Al Gore contributed a combined $4 million to elect democrats in Tennessee during the same time period.

Even though no democrat in either chamber has ever voted for a republican for leadership, you nevertheless complain that republicans are too partisan for not voting in greater numbers for democrats.

You are so certain that homosexuality is normal and a safe alternative lifestyle that you are willing to gamble children’s lives on your political beliefs.

You lampoon republicans for defending traditional values based upon deeply held religious convictions; yet, you quote scripture in defense of homosexuality, saving animals, killing human babies and stricter environmental laws.

3. You fight hard for the rights of convicted felons to vote. Most democrats may not be convicted felons, but most convicted felons are democrats.

2. You fear that the “West Tennessee Mafia” will soon lose its control of Leadership and be replaced by the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” otherwise known as “Bunch, Casada, Davis and Dunn.”

1. The new face of the Democrat Party: “Gay Adoptions, Abortion, John Ford and Jimmy Naifeh.” It makes you long for the days of Governor Ray Blanton and selling pardons.

17 comments:

  1. Well, if I was a voter, and living in TN, you'd be on my list of potentials. You're good at pointing out the discrepencies, and hopefully that makes you more consistent in what _you_ do. A good start.

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  2. Really cute, how about actually doing something to solve the state's problems instead of trying to be David Letterman, you constantly gripe about the demos. You spend all of your time on these "moral" issues that take government encroachment to another level. I thought you ran on saying govt should stay out of peoples lives. How many bills are you actually sponsoring? One more thing for those of us out working please dress like you respect your position. Last week I was up on a leadership group and it was pointed out that you were wearing dirty tennis shoes. You looked very unprofessional almost like a frat boy wondering around you truly represent the district. Maybe picky but I am from the old school. Thanks

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  3. Really cute, how about actually doing something to solve the state's problems instead of trying to be David Letterman, you constantly gripe about the demos. You spend all of your time on these "moral" issues that take government encroachment to another level. I thought you ran on saying govt should stay out of peoples lives. How many bills are you actually sponsoring? One more thing for those of us out working please dress like you respect your position. Last week I was up on a leadership group and it was pointed out that you were wearing dirty tennis shoes. You looked very unprofessional almost like a frat boy wondering around you truly represent the district. Maybe picky but I am from the old school. Thanks

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  4. to acowboy i am sponsoring probably more legislation then any frosh most of it dealing with trying to reverse some of the ways that gov takes away rights or treats people unfairly please read outspoken again you will see that i am quoteing someone else this is not my list also i try to treat people as they deserve not as how they dress look a little deaper you may see that the king is naked.

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  5. How is it that this sort of partisan behavior is getting anything done for our state? Your constituency elected you to a respected position because they thought you were worthy and would get the job done. From what I have seen here I am of the opinion that your behavior is nothing short of infantile while effectively undermining the power afforded you by your position. I don’t understand how alienating and severing ties with other legislators will get anything accomplished. I was under the impression that the legislature must work together to pass legislation which will benefit the condition of the state. I agree that you have the right to disagree and express your opinions. However, your methods are abhorrent and plainly demonstrate the kind of person you really are.

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  6. Stacey
    You might want to check out this link to the News-Sentinel. It has to do with the claim that no Dimmercrat ever voted for a Publican.
    http://knoxnews.com/kns/opinion_columnists/article/0,1406,KNS_364_3494253,00.html
    Dan

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  7. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WITH LIMITED SENSE OF HUMOR. I AM SUCH A PERSON. BUT, WE SHOULD FIND HUMOR IN OUR LIVES AND JOBS. WHY DON'T WE SEE WHAT STACEY CAN ACCOMPLISH. MY GUESS WOULD BE THAT IF STACEY IS TRYING TO SAVE THE TAXPAYERS MONEY, MAYBE HE DOESN'T WANT TO BY WING TIPS FOR $150. SHOES DON'T MAKE THE MAN OR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS...........

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  8. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WITH LIMITED SENSE OF HUMOR. I AM SUCH A PERSON. BUT, WE SHOULD FIND HUMOR IN OUR LIVES AND JOBS. WHY DON'T WE SEE WHAT STACEY CAN ACCOMPLISH. MY GUESS WOULD BE THAT IF STACEY IS TRYING TO SAVE THE TAXPAYERS MONEY, MAYBE HE DOESN'T WANT TO BY WING TIPS FOR $150. SHOES DON'T MAKE THE MAN OR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS...........

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  9. Wednesday, March 30, 2005

    Events Around BNA (Nashville)
    Congrats to Stacey Campbell, (R) Representative from K-Town on his blogging site bringing to light the little jabs and gems from our State House. March 30 The Tennessean printed a lengthy article on his confrontations and responses from, his fellow Legislative members from across Tennessee. I find it high indignant that his control of laser pointers legislation involving First Responders and law enforcement officers was turned down into committee by Rep U Jones, D-Bluff City, and Rep J. Hargrove, D-Cookie-town who by denying support of Stacey's bill, are allowing the light of day to hit them square in the eyes...Hopefully, voters in both Cookeville and Memphis will see what they elected officials are pulling and remember these events next election day.

    My hope for this blog site is to bring items of information to the web, for comment, for glorification and in cases of government misconduct, exposure. The Tennessee Legislature, replete with partisan activity and "good ole boy" politics, has many many issues that need be brought to the forefront as well as Nashville City Government. We will refrain from highlighting the US Federal government since we all know how corrupt and ill-guided it is!!!!

    We invite all to participate and to go to Stacey Campbell's Camp4U blog site and lend your support.

    # posted by Bill White @ 6:41 AM 0 comments

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  10. Wednesday, March 30, 2005

    Events Around BNA (Nashville)
    Congrats to Stacey Campbell, (R) Representative from K-Town on his blogging site bringing to light the little jabs and gems from our State House. March 30 The Tennessean printed a lengthy article on his confrontations and responses from, his fellow Legislative members from across Tennessee. I find it highly indignant that his control of laser pointers legislation involving First Responders and law enforcement officers was turned down into committee by Rep U Jones, D-Bluff City, and Rep J. Hargrove, D-Cookie-town who by denying support of Stacey's bill, are allowing the light of day to hit them square in the eyes...Hopefully, voters in both Cookeville and Memphis will see what their elected officials are pulling and remember these events next election day.

    My hope for this blog site is to bring items of information to the web, for comment, for glorification and in cases of government misconduct, exposure. The Tennessee Legislature, replete with partisan activity and "good ole boy" politics, has many many issues that need be brought to the forefront as well as Nashville City Government. We will refrain from highlighting the US Federal government since we all know how corrupt and ill-guided it is!!!!

    We invite all to participate and to go to Stacey Campbell's Camp4U blog site and lend your support.

    # posted by Bill White @ 6:41 AM 0 comments

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  11. That was actually pretty good. I don't know why I'm surprised when a politician does something that's actually creative. We need new blood like you in the state house. The re-election of Wilder was a travesty - thank you for telling the truth.

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  12. A constructive recommendation: I suggest you secure an editor to review your blog postings. Your spelling and grammar leaves a lot to be desired. Wouldn’t want your constituency to think you are illiterate.

    Understand I’m not saying this to anger you. I don’t live in Tennessee. I live in Nevada.

    All that said, I commend you for running a blog. I think it is an excellent idea for a legislator to inform us unwashed masses what really takes place inside the hallowed halls of the legislatures. Letting us on the outside learn and understand how things work on the inside is a good thing.

    If I lived in your district in Tennessee I’d vote for you so long as you keep playing it straight with us.

    Good luck.

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  13. Dear Laven205,
    I understand your concern. It does appear partisan on the surface. Let us look a little deeper.

    It shows a sense of humor, which we could all use a lot more! It also shows, to me, that it was not he, but an e-mailer, who wrote it. Why would he put it up here?

    Didn't you read the part where he said he likes to play devil's advocate? He is trying to get a reaction! Well done. He has.

    Could it possibly be that the Democrats are being so partisan that he needed to blow off a little steam? I don't know, but neither do you. He is human. Please give him a break.

    After all, how many Democrats do you really believe are reading this? Why don't they set up their own blog? Could it be that they are too busy posting at Democratic Underground or Move On.org? So what if they are? We are all human. We are all free, thanks to our brave men and women who are willing to defend that freedom. Thank them here. Have a great day.

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  14. Rep. Campbell! You are a good man! Thank you so much for bloggin!

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  15. Dear Rep Campfield:
    If every state legislature had reps with blogs, we'd have some serioiusly contented constituents all across the nation. However, your 15 "jokes"(I hope ) about dems, and blog entries suggesting extreme partisanship, preconceived images of dems that have yet to be dispelled because of your short tenure on the hill, or a combination of both. No disrespect concerning the being a freshman legislator, there's no way to avoid that. But you must agree with Rep. Clem's jokes if you post them, as they are scathing and denouncing as opposed to funny. As one who keeps up with Tennessee politics and the positions of its legislators, i can assure you that you'll find few extreme liberals among tenn. dems.If your trying to inform tennesseeans of going-ons on the hill, not drowning your messages in partisanship would help clear things up.

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  16. Isn't it interesting that those who complain loudly about partisan behavior have a record replete with the same?

    As for editorial errors, I suggest drafting blog entries in a word processing document, running the spell-check function, then pasting into the post.

    Good luck with your blog.

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  17. acowboy said, "Really cute, how about actually doing something to solve the state's problems instead of trying to be David Letterman, you constantly gripe about the demos."

    likwidshoe directs acowboy to the fact that this is a blog and that legislatures don't spend 24/7 working.

    You spend all of your time on these "moral" issues that take government encroachment to another level.

    Explain.

    I thought you ran on saying govt should stay out of peoples lives.

    What are you talking about? What did you just read? Man...I swear you're lost.

    Laven205 asks, "How is it that this sort of partisan behavior is getting anything done for our state?"

    Here's a clue Laven205: it was a joke and this is a blog that is done off hours.

    However, your methods are abhorrent and plainly demonstrate the kind of person you really are.

    Whoa! You don't take jokes very well, do you Laven205?

    featheriver suggests, "A constructive recommendation: I suggest you secure an editor to review your blog postings."

    I SECOND THIS! Hear here!

    bobbyangler said, "However, your 15 "jokes"(I hope ) about dems, and blog entries suggesting extreme partisanship, preconceived images of dems that have yet to be dispelled..."

    Stop right there bobby. These "preconceived images of dems" are largely true. That's why they sting. They haven't been "dispelled" precisely because they are so true. After all,..you don't see anybody here denouncing any of these claims, do you?

    But you must agree with Rep. Clem's jokes if you post them, as they are scathing and denouncing as opposed to funny.

    Scathing, denouncing, and funny! The only way they're not funny is if you're the butt of the joke. ..huh..*looks at bobbyangler*

    As one who keeps up with Tennessee politics and the positions of its legislators, i can assure you that you'll find few extreme liberals among tenn. dems.

    Hmmm... Is this the same state that has the Marxist "healthcare" called "TennCare"? Yeah. Thought so.

    If your trying to inform tennesseeans of going-ons on the hill, not drowning your messages in partisanship would help clear things up.

    Oh, enough with the cries of "partisanship". I've been at this blog all of fifteen minutes and I'm already tired of hearing the charge.

    uncle al asks, "Isn't it interesting that those who complain loudly about partisan behavior have a record replete with the same?"

    Right on uncle al.

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