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Sei'taer
07-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Basil Marceaux (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2jAv6y6y8M&NR=1), I used the one with subtitles for those of you who don't speak good english.

Camel...or any of you other website guys, he needs a little help with his website, if you wouldn't mind helpin a brother out. (http://politics.freesitenow.com/basilmarceauxforgovernor/)

Good god...maybe he and Alvin Greene (http://www.alvingreene2010.com/) will both get elected!

Terez
07-26-2010, 08:22 PM
Wow. I guess being a politician is not all that popular a career these days. I like this quote from his website:

Make sure that if national insurance is put in place, I will make sure the roots of such bill with not inclued any type measuring of the waist like other counties.

Sei'taer
07-26-2010, 08:39 PM
Wow. I guess being a politician is not all that popular a career these days. I like this quote from his website:

Well, waist measuring is all the rage in Memphis right now, so I guess I could see that.

GonzoTheGreat
07-27-2010, 04:29 AM
Seems a rather typical Republican to me. What's special about this guy?

Terez
07-27-2010, 05:03 AM
Sometimes you are too predictable, Gonzo.

GonzoTheGreat
07-27-2010, 05:14 AM
Sometimes you are too predictable, Gonzo.Don't blame me, blame the politicians for that.
Remember: Sarah Palin is the best they have in the entire country, so the standard they have to set for one state ain't all that high.

Ivhon
07-27-2010, 06:58 AM
To quote Nigel Tufnel, "Is this a joke?"

pops taer
07-27-2010, 10:53 AM
Ivhon???? Seitaer started this thread..any further silly questions????? Of course not it's a Tennessee truism~~~

tworiverswoman
07-27-2010, 06:52 PM
:(

ST, you have hurt my head. Just TRYING to look over his "website" filled me with reflex-grammar-naziism, wanting to point out all the really BADDDDDD English.

And what does this guy have against traffic stops, anyway?

He bears an unfortunate resemblance to Captain Kangaroo, alas.

WHAT IMPORTANT:
1.Education
a. School violents
b. Add reading of the minutes to the U.S.Congress mandatory
c. Get more of the lottery money to 1-12

2.Equal Health care
a. a free gift program
b. take a look at and redo all mandtory insurance programs
c. See why dental is not in most plans a tooth aches hurt more than a back aches and no teeths depresses people ~whimper~
it hurts... :(

Terez
07-28-2010, 01:03 AM
This guy (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/tennessee-lt-gov-religious-freedom-doesnt-count-if-youre-muslim-video.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tpmelectioncentral+%28TPM+Ele ction+Central%29) looks a little more respectable...but he's not much better:

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, currently running third (http://polltracker.talkingpointsmemo.com/polls/9758) in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary race, says he's not sure if Constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion apply to the followers of the world's second-largest faith (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2122.html?countryName=World&countryCode=xx&regionCode=oc#xx), Islam.

At a recent event in Hamilton County, Ramsey was asked by a man in the audience about the "threat that's invading our country from the Muslims." Ramsey proclaimed his support for the Constitution and the whole "Congress shall make no law" thing when it comes to religion. But he also said that Islam, arguably, is less a faith than it is a "cult."

"Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult whatever you want to call it," Ramsey said. "Now certainly we do protect our religions, but at the same time this is something we are going to have to face."

The question, Ramsey mused, was related to the simmering topic (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/tennessee-goper-zelenik-slams-opponents-for-not-stopping-muslim-center-campaign-warns-of-sharia-law.php) of a new Muslim community center scheduled to be built in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ramsey, like many conservatives weighing in on the debate, mistakenly confused the center with a mosque -- which Murfreesboro already has -- and then proceeded to foment fears that Sharia saw would be practiced by Muslims there.

"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."

The community center (and Republican Congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik's merciless attacks on it) has become a hot topic in Tennessee, and it's likely that the man in the audience was referring to the community center when he asked his question. But it's also worth noting the question the man actually asked when considering Ramsey's answer.

"We've got a threat that's invading our country from the Muslims," the man said. "What's your stand?"

Today, Ramsey gave me an answer to that question that channeled Sarah Palin's Twitter feed (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/sarah-palin-calls-on-peaceful-muslims-to-refudiate-ground-zero-mosque.php).

"My concern is that far too much of Islam has come to resemble a violent political philosophy more than peace-loving religion," he said in an email. "It's time for American Muslims who love this country to publicly renounce violent jihadism and to drum those who seek to do America harm out of their faith community."

Check out Ramsey's fresh interpretation of how the Constitution applies to Islam from the recent Hamilton County event below. The Islam stuff starts at 3:10. (Note: the video, which was first posted by the Nashville Scene (http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2010/07/16/ramsey-argues-freedom-of-religion-doesnt-apply-to-muslims) appears to have an edit after the end of Ramsey's answer about Muslims, though the full answer appears to be included and the Ramsey camp took no issue with the clip when I asked for comment on it.)

(video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BkdofiIm0g&feature=player_embedded)

GonzoTheGreat
07-28-2010, 05:03 AM
Ramsey proclaimed his support for the Constitution and the whole "Congress shall make no law" thing when it comes to religion.Does not seem all that outlandish.
"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.One might have some doubts about the importance of the Second Amendment, but apart from that, once again not unrespectable at all.

Hey, selective quoting is fun!

Sei'taer
07-28-2010, 07:47 AM
He's an idiot too. He has the state seal of tennessee stamped into the leather of his cowboy boots because "Tennessee is ready to put the 'boot' to Washington DC."

Terez
07-28-2010, 07:48 AM
He's an idiot too. He has the state seal of tennessee stamped into the leather of his cowboy boots because "Tennessee is ready to put the 'boot' to Washington DC."
Shouldn't he be your hero then? :D

Sei'taer
07-28-2010, 08:59 AM
Shouldn't he be your hero then? :D

Not even close. Two Feathers (http://www.carlwhitakerforgov.com/) is my guy all the way...unless Basil get's endorsed by someone big.

Sei'taer
07-28-2010, 09:02 AM
For the curious.


[ Phil Bredesen (D)* - Term Limited in 2010. ]

Mike McWherter (D) - Businessman & Son of Gov. Ned McWherter

Bill Haslam (R) - Knoxville Mayor, Businessman & Minor League Baseball Team Owner

Joe Kirkpatrick (R) - Marketing Executive, GOP Activist & '06 Candidate

Ron Ramsey (R) - State Senate Speaker, Lt. Governor, Ex-State Rep., Businessman & Surveyor

Zach Wamp (R) - Congressman & Ex-Real Estate Broker

Howard Switzer (Green) - Architect, Ex-State Party Co-Chair & '06 Nominee

Bayron Binkley (Independent) - Real Estate Broker

Brandon Dodds (Independent) - Optometrist & Gun Rights Activist

Samuel Duck (Independent)
David Gatchell (Independent) - "None of the Above" Ballot Activist & Frequent Candidate

June Griffin (Independent) - Minister, Retired Dental Lab Owner & Frequent Candidate

Toni Hall (Independent)

Floyd Knois (Independent)

Boyce McCall (Independent)

Donald McFolin (Independent)

James Reesor (Independent) - Self-Proclaimed "Crazy Man", '74 Candidate & '99 Nashville Mayor Candidate

Thomas Smith II (Independent)

Carl "Twofeathers" Whitaker (Independent) - Native American Indian Movement Chief & '02/'06 Candidate

Dunno why Basil isn't on there. Maybe nobody is taking him seriously?

Terez
07-29-2010, 06:38 PM
Aaaaaaand Colbert chimes in (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/341482/july-28-2010/republican-gubernatorial-primary-battle-watch--010---tennessee). Good stuff. Proud day to be a Tennesseean.