Criminal Ted, Taxing Ted, DefeaTED, and Opportunuist

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Realist

Nashville, TN

#1 Jun 8, 2012
CRIMINAL TED

Tennessee Code Annotated Section 2-19-120(a) states as that:

"Whenever any person makes an expenditure for the purpose of financing a communication that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate through any outdoor yard sign, a disclaimer shall appear and be presented in a clear and conspicuous manner to give the reader, observer or listener adequate notice of the identity of persons who paid for and, where required, who authorized the communication. Such person is not required to place the disclaimer on the front face or page of any such material, as long as a disclaimer appears within the communication, except on communications, such as billboards, that contain only a front face."

In other words, the yard sign should clearly state "paid for by candidate."

Tennessee Code Annotated Section 2-19-120(a)(c) states that a violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

For you Ted Hensley lovers. Ted's Yard Signs DO NOT SAY "Paid for by Candidate" clearly he is in violation of the law and should probably be in jail for this criminal act. You can check the signs yourself as they appeared early all over the county not long after David Hawk got arrested for domestic assault.

TAXING TED

Ted voted against the construction of the county asphault plant that would reduce the burden on taxpayers who were being over charged for road materials.

DEFEATED

TED attacked his prospective constituency by supporting a lawsuit against his constituency on questionable grounds related to topix posters posting anonymously. With that same attack on our Constitutional Right to Free Speech, Ted failed to acknowledge that anonymous speech has a long history as an important mode of expression. Between 1789 and 1809, six presidents, fifteen cabinet members, twenty senators, and thirty-four congressmen published anonymous political writings orused pen names. It was common for letters to the editor in local newspapers to be anonymous. Ben Franklin used more than forty pen names during his life. Mark Twain, O. Henry, Voltaire, George Sand, and George Eliot were all pseudonymous authors. Indeed, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay published the Federal Papers under the pseudonym Publius. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, also used pseudonyms. Anonymity allows people to be more experimental and eccentric without risking damage to their reputations.Anonymity can be essential to the presentation of ideas, for it can strip away reader biases and prejudices and add mystique to a text. People might desire to be anonymous because they fear social ostracism or being fired from their jobs. Without anonymity, some people might not be willing to express controversial ideas.Anonymity thus can be critical to preserving peopleís right to speak freely. In Communist Russia and Communist China Ted's policy might hold water, but this is the United States.

OPPORTUNIST TED

Ted announces his candidacy right after Hawk got arrested. Until that time he never picked up a Petition. Does Ted have any balls to annie up when competition is steep or does he have to wait until a sucker is down on his luck?
question

York, SC

#2 Jun 8, 2012
Realist wrote:
CRIMINAL TED

Tennessee Code Annotated Section 2-19-120(a) states as that:

"Whenever any person makes an expenditure for the purpose of financing a communication that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate through any outdoor yard sign, a disclaimer shall appear and be presented in a clear and conspicuous manner to give the reader, observer or listener adequate notice of the identity of persons who paid for and, where required, who authorized the communication. Such person is not required to place the disclaimer on the front face or page of any such material, as long as a disclaimer appears within the communication, except on communications, such as billboards, that contain only a front face."

In other words, the yard sign should clearly state "paid for by candidate."

Tennessee Code Annotated Section 2-19-120(a)(c) states that a violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

For you Ted Hensley lovers. Ted's Yard Signs DO NOT SAY "Paid for by Candidate" clearly he is in violation of the law and should probably be in jail for this criminal act. You can check the signs yourself as they appeared early all over the county not long after David Hawk got arrested for domestic assault.

TAXING TED

Ted voted against the construction of the county asphault plant that would reduce the burden on taxpayers who were being over charged for road materials.

DEFEATED

TED attacked his prospective constituency by supporting a lawsuit against his constituency on questionable grounds related to topix posters posting anonymously. With that same attack on our Constitutional Right to Free Speech, Ted failed to acknowledge that anonymous speech has a long history as an important mode of expression. Between 1789 and 1809, six presidents, fifteen cabinet members, twenty senators, and thirty-four congressmen published anonymous political writings orused pen names. It was common for letters to the editor in local newspapers to be anonymous. Ben Franklin used more than forty pen names during his life. Mark Twain, O. Henry, Voltaire, George Sand, and George Eliot were all pseudonymous authors. Indeed, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay published the Federal Papers under the pseudonym Publius. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, also used pseudonyms. Anonymity allows people to be more experimental and eccentric without risking damage to their reputations.Anonymity can be essential to the presentation of ideas, for it can strip away reader biases and prejudices and add mystique to a text. People might desire to be anonymous because they fear social ostracism or being fired from their jobs. Without anonymity, some people might not be willing to express controversial ideas.Anonymity thus can be critical to preserving people’s right to speak freely. In Communist Russia and Communist China Ted's policy might hold water, but this is the United States.

OPPORTUNIST TED

Ted announces his candidacy right after Hawk got arrested. Until that time he never picked up a Petition. Does Ted have any balls to annie up when competition is steep or does he have to wait until a sucker is down on his luck?
So my question is, since the yard signs are illegal, if they don't have who paid for them printed on them do they need to be removed?
whoa

Nashville, TN

#3 Jun 8, 2012
nm
Above the law

Spartanburg, SC

#4 Jun 8, 2012
I did not realize that Boss Hogg politics were so prevalent in Greene County. I figured Ted knew the law. He keeps talking about all the laws he is going to pass but he cannot even obey the ones in effect. I know he thinks he is above the law, but he even had a lawyer advising him on his campaign and I suppose he was advised to break the law. It also appears that all of Ted's campaign supporters would be guilty of accomplice liability for putting up the signs. I think they have a picture of all of them in the Greeneviile Sun wearing Ted TShirts. They all should probably be prosecuted as well and should be easy to identify.
Sure

Fort Campbell, TN

#5 Jun 8, 2012
TED attacked his prospective constituency by supporting a lawsuit against his constituency on questionable grounds related to topix posters posting anonymously. With that same attack on our Constitutional Right to Free Speech, Ted failed to acknowledge that anonymous speech has a long history as an important mode of expression. Between 1789 and 1809, six presidents, fifteen cabinet members, twenty senators, and thirty-four congressmen published anonymous political writings orused pen names. It was common for letters to the editor in local newspapers to be anonymous. Ben Franklin used more than forty pen names during his life. Mark Twain, O. Henry, Voltaire, George Sand, and George Eliot were all pseudonymous authors. Indeed, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay published the Federal Papers under the pseudonym Publius. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, also used pseudonyms. Anonymity allows people to be more experimental and eccentric without risking damage to their reputations.Anonymity can be essential to the presentation of ideas, for it can strip away reader biases and prejudices and add mystique to a text. People might desire to be anonymous because they fear social ostracism or being fired from their jobs. Without anonymity, some people might not be willing to express controversial ideas.Anonymity thus can be critical to preserving peopleís right to speak freely. In Communist Russia and Communist China Ted's policy might hold water, but this is the United States.

In my opinion, this has nothing to do with the Topix posts. These men did not use their anonymity to libel or degrade as is being done on this site. Did they maliciously try to destroy one's life? Humiliate them just to make themselves appear better? ENOUGH!!!! Where have our morals gone? Are we too weak to do what is right anymore? Whatever happened to common decency? If everyone would just pay it forward maybe the world would be a much better place.
bahaha

Paducah, KY

#6 Jun 8, 2012
Sure wrote:
TED attacked his prospective constituency by supporting a lawsuit against his constituency on questionable grounds related to topix posters posting anonymously. With that same attack on our Constitutional Right to Free Speech, Ted failed to acknowledge that anonymous speech has a long history as an important mode of expression. Between 1789 and 1809, six presidents, fifteen cabinet members, twenty senators, and thirty-four congressmen published anonymous political writings orused pen names. It was common for letters to the editor in local newspapers to be anonymous. Ben Franklin used more than forty pen names during his life. Mark Twain, O. Henry, Voltaire, George Sand, and George Eliot were all pseudonymous authors. Indeed, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay published the Federal Papers under the pseudonym Publius. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, also used pseudonyms. Anonymity allows people to be more experimental and eccentric without risking damage to their reputations.Anonymity can be essential to the presentation of ideas, for it can strip away reader biases and prejudices and add mystique to a text. People might desire to be anonymous because they fear social ostracism or being fired from their jobs. Without anonymity, some people might not be willing to express controversial ideas.Anonymity thus can be critical to preserving people’s right to speak freely. In Communist Russia and Communist China Ted's policy might hold water, but this is the United States.

In my opinion, this has nothing to do with the Topix posts. These men did not use their anonymity to libel or degrade as is being done on this site. Did they maliciously try to destroy one's life? Humiliate them just to make themselves appear better? ENOUGH!!!! Where have our morals gone? Are we too weak to do what is right anymore? Whatever happened to common decency? If everyone would just pay it forward maybe the world would be a much better place.
This want Ted, I believe it was Robert. The sad thing is Ted didn't stand up for free speech and say no.
Realist

Nashville, TN

#7 Jun 8, 2012
"TED attacked his prospective constituency by supporting a lawsuit against his constituency on questionable grounds related to topix posters posting anonymously. With that same attack on our Constitutional Right to Free Speech, Ted failed to acknowledge that anonymous speech has a long history as an important mode of expression. Between 1789 and 1809, six presidents, fifteen cabinet members, twenty senators, and thirty-four congressmen published anonymous political writings orused pen names. It was common for letters to the editor in local newspapers to be anonymous. Ben Franklin used more than forty pen names during his life. Mark Twain, O. Henry, Voltaire, George Sand, and George Eliot were all pseudonymous authors. Indeed, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay published the Federal Papers under the pseudonym Publius. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, also used pseudonyms. Anonymity allows people to be more experimental and eccentric without risking damage to their reputations.Anonymity can be essential to the presentation of ideas, for it can strip away reader biases and prejudices and add mystique to a text. People might desire to be anonymous because they fear social ostracism or being fired from their jobs. Without anonymity, some people might not be willing to express controversial ideas.Anonymity thus can be critical to preserving peopleís right to speak freely. In Communist Russia and Communist China Ted's policy might hold water, but this is the United States.
In my opinion, this has nothing to do with the Topix posts. These men did not use their anonymity to libel or degrade as is being done on this site. Did they maliciously try to destroy one's life? Humiliate them just to make themselves appear better? ENOUGH!!!! Where have our morals gone? Are we too weak to do what is right anymore? Whatever happened to common decency? If everyone would just pay it forward maybe the world would be a much better place."

RESPONSE:

Many of these same men are the men who wrote the Constitution guaranteeing our right to free speech. These men's lives were at stake when they wrote anonymously, and they went above humiliation of just individuals and took down a monarch.
Sure

Fort Campbell, TN

#8 Jun 8, 2012
There is a difference between "free speech" and "libel." Everyone keeps saying Mr. Hensley's trying to take away your freedom of speech. But what about the right's of the people who have been victimized? Aren't their rights just as important?

In my opinion, Mr. Hensley has brought the question of morality to the forefront. I guess some don't like this because they are lacking in this department. Our moral fiber makes up who we are. It's just plain sad to see the way some will act when they think they're anonymous.
Whoa

Rockwell, NC

#9 Jun 8, 2012
Nm
thanks Ted

Mount Juliet, TN

#10 Jun 8, 2012
everyone know the plant details didnt include an inspectors pay. everyone know the forcast for pavement can be set about 3 inch of asphalt instead of the 4-5 inch summer and tay uses. I didnt know Ted was the only one to vote against the county asphault plant, WHOO HOO way to go Ted!
Greene county will have to pave every road in the county to keep that asphault monster lit and we dont need every road paved just a few each year. WOW what a mess created!
thanks Ted

Mount Juliet, TN

#11 Jun 8, 2012
thanks Te for trying to protect private jobs
opportunuist alive

Mount Juliet, TN

#12 Jun 8, 2012
Realist wrote:
Tenlong after David Hawk got arrested for domestic assault.

DEFEATED
TED attacked his prospective constituency by supporting a lawsuit against his constituency on questionable grounds related to topix posters posting anonymously. With that same attack on our Constitutional Right to Free Speech, Ted failed to acknowledge that anonymous speech has a long history as an important mode of expression. Between 1789 and 1809, six presidents, fifteen cabinet members, twenty senators, and thirty-four congressmen published anonymous political writings orused pen names. It was common for letters to the editor in local newspapers to be anonymous. Ben Franklin used more than forty pen names during his life. Mark Twain, O. Henry, Voltaire, George Sand, and George Eliot were all pseudonymous authors. Indeed, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay published the Federal Papers under the pseudonym Publius. Their opponents, the Anti-Federalists, also used pseudonyms. Anonymity allows people to be more experimental and eccentric without risking damage to their reputations.Anonymity can be essential to the presentation of ideas, for it can strip away reader biases and prejudices and add mystique to a text. People might desire to be anonymous because they fear social ostracism or being fired from their jobs. Without anonymity, some people might not be willing to express controversial ideas.Anonymity thus can be critical to preserving peopleís right to speak freely. In Communist Russia and Communist China Ted's policy might hold water, but this is the United States.
OPPORTUNIST TED
Ted announces his candidacy right after Hawk got arrested. Until that time he never picked up a Petition. Does Ted have any balls to annie up when competition is steep or does he have to wait until a sucker is down on his luck?
Ted can't talk in secret to be made open just after david beat the woman and was put in Greene County jail,, if a stripper was taken away in communist Russia that time he never picked up a petition in China where there is no hot water? I like the good luck at the end. This was great reading and made sence!
Whoa

Paducah, KY

#14 Jun 12, 2012
Whoa
aze

Mount Juliet, TN

#15 Jun 13, 2012
why is it everytime Ted gets way ahead of everyone else in the polls the other group starts slamming this topix back to the top to try to stop Teds lead in the polls? I will still vote for Ted! and by the way a whole heck of a lot of others feel the same way!
Bobby Ray

United States

#16 Jun 13, 2012
aze wrote:
why is it everytime Ted gets way ahead of everyone else in the polls the other group starts slamming this topix back to the top to try to stop Teds lead in the polls? I will still vote for Ted! and by the way a whole heck of a lot of others feel the same way!
What polls? Show us a news organization that has conducted a poll in this race.
illerit

Mount Juliet, TN

#17 Jun 13, 2012
Bobby Ray wrote:
<quoted text>What polls? Show us a news organization that has conducted a poll in this race.
there HAVE BEEN 4 polls done so far and this week there is a phone poll being done in Greene County. the phone pole is based only on Greene represent race. you seem to own a computer so use it and find the info.
really

Shelby, NC

#18 Jun 13, 2012
illerit wrote:
<quoted text>there HAVE BEEN 4 polls done so far and this week there is a phone poll being done in Greene County. the phone pole is based only on Greene represent race. you seem to own a computer so use it and find the info.
Polls are not public knowledge. They are owned by the person requesting them. I know of 7, but I also know the results.......really?!?! U can't find the info on the web.
rethink

Elizabethton, TN

#19 Jun 13, 2012
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Polls are not public knowledge. They are owned by the person requesting them. I know of 7, but I also know the results.......really?!?! U can't find the info on the web.
You're on the web, can't you tell us.
Vote no

Nashville, TN

#20 Jun 14, 2012
aze wrote:
why is it everytime Ted gets way ahead of everyone else in the polls the other group starts slamming this topix back to the top to try to stop Teds lead in the polls? I will still vote for Ted! and by the way a whole heck of a lot of others feel the same way!
.....and a whole lot of others don't
Bobby Ray

Four Oaks, NC

#21 Jun 14, 2012
Show me where we can find the results of these polls? It is not a credible poll if it's just a bunch of Ted supporters calling their friends and asking them who they are voting for. If it is on the web, give us the website to back up your facts.

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