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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quote of the day.

"Showing up for class and learning to read, write and count.
Gasp! Why must you be so harsh Senator?"


  1. ...or we won't feed you.

    That's the part that's a bit harsh, sir.

    As a kid who was poor myself, I will tell you learning math is much harder when all you can think about is whether there will be anything for lunch, because there was not anything for breakfast.

    And by the way? The suffering of hungry children is not funny. Not to me, and not to anyone who has been a hungry child.

    1. If people can't afford to feed kids they shouldn't have them. If they continually can't afford to feed them after having them, they shouldn't be raising them. People stupid enough to have kids and not be able to feed them, shouldn't be raising them.

  2. Senator Campfield's proposed legislation has nothing to do with taking food away from families...

  3. Deserves repeating: Senator Campfield's proposed legislation has nothing to do with taking food away from families.

    Most everyone I know has NO problem with assisting those in real need. However, they hesitate to do so if those on the receiving end are not making much of an effort to help themselves. Personal RESPONSIBILITY must be encouraged in our policies to assist others.


  4. So Stacey, is it true that today you have resubmitted your "Don't Say Gay" bill (enacts the "Child Protection Act." - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10), which states:

    SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-6-1005, is amended by adding the following as new subsection (c) and by relettering the existing subsection (c) accordingly:

    (1) The general assembly recognizes the sensitivity of particular subjects that are best explained and discussed in the home. Human sexuality is a complex subject with societal, scientific, psychological, and historical implications; those implications are best understood by children with sufficient maturity to grasp their complexity.

    (2) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual
    orientation other than heterosexuality.

    SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

    I'm just trying to get a clear idea of what you're in the process of doing.

    Tom Cogburn


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