Thu
Apr 3 2008
08:43:am
By: seejaneride  shortURL

...because the more he says the WORSE he looks!

The latest from Blount Mayor Jerry Cunningham responding to the ethics complaint against him:

"Not just to get it resolved, but to save the expense and keep the cave people, the citizens against virtually everything, from fussing about whoever (reviews the complaint)," he said. "Sometime before I retire, I hope I hear one of the cave people say one good thing about Blount County. Just one."

Here's a great idea, Jerry. Do the ENTIRE county a favor and retire now. Your credibility is shot. Seriously, even fellow lawyers are mortified at the sheer idiocy that comes out of Cunningham's mouth.

shocked again

cunningham is a joke. he doesn't tell jokes, he is a joke.

Cave people?

Lovely! Not!

Look at us world! We want your company and your employees to relocate to Our Side of the Smokies but we want you to come in, sit down and shut up while we do anything we dang well please.

Isn't it about time all those 1,200 or so members of the Chamber to do some house cleaning within their own?

Somebody get that man some clothes!

"Not just to get it resolved, but to save the expense and keep the cave people, the citizens against virtually everything, from fussing about whoever (reviews the complaint)," he said. "Sometime before I retire, I hope I hear one of the cave people say one good thing about Blount County. Just one."

Cave people? As if to imply "these people" never come out? The emperor with no clothes could have seen a room full of "them" if he would have taken the time to bring his bloviated ass to room 430 of the courthouse on Tuesday. The room was full of support for commissioner Reeves and the issues Mrs. King has brought to the committee. As far as something good, the people of Blount County have been great, are great, and will continue to be great regardless of how elected officials act. Oh, and don't worry, I'm sure he will hear something good when his retirement is given to him in 2010. Or unless something happens before...

Philosophy professor David Reidy, who chairs the legal studies program for the University of Tennessee Philosophy Department, said that executives generally have the discretion to appoint people who agree with them on policy.

"As a matter of general principle, those who are authorized to make political appointments -- executives at the federal, state and local levels -- are authorized to appoint people who satisfy various sorts of substantive criteria that they deem politically appropriate. "When President George Bush decides to appoint somebody to the Environmental Protection Agency, he is perfectly entitled to appoint people who he believes will support his substantive policy positions ... if he has a director of the EPA who does not ... he is perfectly free to ask for that resignation or not to renew the appointment."

How did that work out? (link...) What's described in that link is exactly what you get when "appointed" people do only as their dictator wishes. People are dying because Ms. Whitman was not strong enough to stand up to her superiors. I can only hope others in Blount will find the strength Mrs. King has shown.

This is an idea for the parents of Blount County. Don't let your kids attend any government or civics classes. It's a waste of time. Instead, tell them to go out in the halls into their cliques. Tell them to try and grow their cliques by strong-arming smaller cliques. When the smaller cliques don't acquiesce, call them names. This works on a first grade level all the way up to immature adults (right mayor?). What ever you do, never engage in debate. This only shows your weak. Just make sure you surround your clique with sycophants always ready to tell you exactly want you want to hear. Be careful to make sure the number of people always ready to slap you on the back doesn't dwindle. This would be a sign your clique is turning on you. When you see this happening, you may want to request a recess. Maybe a permanent one.

And that is: Blount County Government 101. If you understand, you get an A.

nominee for quip of the year!

Don't let your kids attend any government or civics classes. It's a waste of time. Instead, tell them to go out in the halls into their cliques. Tell them to try and grow their cliques by strong-arming smaller cliques. When the smaller cliques don't acquiesce, call them names.

Bravo!

Why don't you just ask Goddard?

Philosophy professor David Reidy

Philosophy professor? This same reporter had gone to a LAW PROFESSOR on the same campus only a week before to get an opinion. (link...)

What would you bet a certain mayor knows Mr. Reidy?

Has the man never seen a Geico commercial?

It isnt cool to call people Cave Men. (link...)

Cave men

It irritates me that an elected official who would do anything to get enough votes to get elected turns around and calls his constituents names.

But it really shows a great deal of arrogance for him to assume he can "waive" legal review and circumvent the process the Ethics Committee has laid out for itself. Hello, Mr. Cunningham: this isn't some lawyer we've hired to defend you that you can just "waive." This law review was added to the process to protect the Ethics Committee - not YOU.

On Wednesday, Cunningham said he will waive legal review and ask the Ethics Committee to directly rule on the complaint.

You don't get to dictate how or when they rule on complaints. I suppose you CAN send them all a letter telling them that they will rule directly on the complaint or you will replace them all. At least, that worked for you right up until it generated the very complaint in question.

But then, I guess I'm just another cave man.

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." -Mahatma Gandhi

You got a link for

You got a link for Cunningham's quote re: "cave people"?

Missing link....

Is it fair to say that

Is it fair to say that liberals hate being called out for being the piles of dog squeeze they really are?

Viva la migra!

Lester

Dude-

Linda King ain't no liberal. No way. No how.

Turd in the punch bowl

Isn't it fair to say when King Jerry needs the dog squeeze licked off his boots - you do it? Again, why don't you take your tired ass with your tired arguments and move to Dayton to start your John Scopes excavation. Or at least move to another blog.

Idiot

Lester, you are truely an idiot, just like Cunningham. What the mayor has/is doing is embarassing to republicans, democrats, and independents. It's no wonder you and you assine self support him.

Brilliantly said.

You are a master orator.

Lester

ENOUGH!

Perhaps Mayor Cunningham doesn't understand what the phrase "cavepeople" really describes. People who remain in a shelter (office), surrounded by their clan (supporters),only emerging to forrage for sustinence (wheel and other taxes) and prey on the old, weak and infirm come to mind. They also demonstrate a severe lack of verbal skill and grunt, scream, threaten and attack any threat to their cave and clan in an irrational manner, whether the threat is real or perceived. They aviod "sunshine" like the plague and exist soley to perpetuate their own. So, just who does this type of behavior describe most accurately? Who does this quote, "The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking and writing"--John Adams, bring most readily to mind? You see, I once was a staunch republican. Watching the Blount County republican party the last few years has disgusted me to the point that I have said "ENOUGH". We have a Mayor, Sheriff and other republican officeholders who are only interested in serving their own interests and perpetuating their own power by any means necessary. I am now an independant patriot who believes our elected officials must serve all the people, all the time. I am not alone and will vote only for candidates who have demonstrated excellence of character, are faithful to the Constitution, adhere to the priciples described by the preamble and embrace term limits. And as for you, Phinney, I offer the following: "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."--Samuel Adams.

Interesting

That makes 2 votes for Phinney to lick something of the Mayor's:

1. "King Jerry needs the dog squeeze licked off his boots - you do it" [Dumping Ground]
2. "lick the hand that feeds you" [Peto Verum]

It may be my OCD kicking in, but I had to point out the pattern emerging.

You are a master orator. Now

You are a master orator.

Now Lester himself has chimed in with an oral reference. I'm starting to see the pattern too.

There is a lot of Phunny

There is a lot of Phunny stuff on this board but the best laugh comes with the idea that Linda King is a liberal.

Phunny stuff

Don't forget Jim Pholts! Also falls under the heading of "NOT a liberal."

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." -Mahatma Gandhi

CAVE people!

My dear friend just hit me with her definition of Blount County CAVE people

Commissioners Approving Virtually Everything!

Makes sense to me!

Bravo to the Lee's!

In denigrating his constituents by name calling (“she didn’t get enough attention as a little girl”) and to those who do not agree with his rulings (“cave people, the citizens against virtually everything,” and “I hope I hear one of the cave people say one good thing about Blount County; just one,”) the Blount County mayor is certainly not showing himself to be a very mature man. When you are in public office you will be subject to disagreements. Your decisions will be questioned. You have to rise above abasing those for whom you serve if they do not agree with you.

We have made our wishes known not to have fluoride in our water. Can we be heard without being maligned?

(link...)

Mayor, consider yourself scolded.

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