Somerset-Pulaski County United Govern...
swerth

Louisville, KY

#363 Apr 29, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
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Hey, at least they successfully fought the ACLU and kept those Jewish laws up at the courthouse.
oh wait...no they didn't, they just shoved money up a wild hog's butt and made a bunch of lawyers rich. Reckon those lawyers told them they could win despite decades of Supreme Court precedent?
Reminds me of this over priced study they're now funding. What a waste.
Some people just feel big spending other peoples money.
gonzo

London, KY

#365 Apr 29, 2013
You people better wake up!
Unification is BS.
If you don't like the government then vote
Enough said!
Hopper

London, KY

#367 Apr 29, 2013
Now there's two whiners threads.

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Level 7

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#368 Apr 29, 2013
Hopper wrote:
Now there's two whiners threads.
This thread is over 3 weeks old. Just now tuning in?

Funny that you call people discussing local politics "whiners". I guess we should all just stick our heads in the sand and let our "betters" decide these things, right?

Don't be surprised that the public appears to see through this naked power-grab by some living in the county. The same people failed when trying to halt alcohol sales with lies, now once again the city is giving them the finger. If unification would occur, the judge exec and all the magistrates would be secure in their jobs. The only thing that would happen would be the dissolution of the current city government and a new one installed by corrupt, inept county officials.

Look to your own county government and fiscal court if you feel the need to make a change in leadership, as there is plenty of room for improvement.

A hostile takeover of the city government is not the proper way.
citizen

Lexington, KY

#369 Apr 29, 2013
The rockcastle courthouse still has the 10 Commandments hanging in several locations. Pretty bold considering what happened to its neighbor.
Paul Revere

London, KY

#370 Apr 29, 2013
citizen wrote:
The rockcastle courthouse still has the 10 Commandments hanging in several locations. Pretty bold considering what happened to its neighbor.
And who has it harmed?

“smiling on a cloudy day”

Level 7

Since: Jan 09

Shakedown Street

#371 Apr 29, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
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And who has it harmed?
The bank accounts of Pulaski and McCreary counties.
Pitbullie

Versailles, KY

#372 Apr 29, 2013
A The City of Somerset has a huge budget surplus because its historically been well run.

B The County has historically been very corrupt, very inept and very broke.

Barty Bullock is another in a long line of dopes. He may be the biggest one ever.

For just one example: The time the County just started in Bulldozing a road across that guys farm with any due process. One of Barty's buds wanted a shortcut.

The property owner came home one day and there they were bulldozing down his trees. Filed a lawsuit. Won. Got damages, I'm sure somebody remembers his name.

That just one example in a long career of not smart. The 10 commandments thing was another.

People just vote for him to get a handout. Makes honest people wanna upchuck

You are supposed to learn in Kindergarten not to just take stuff without asking.

That's just oneAnyone one
metropro wrote:
What happen to of the people by the people for the people? No way do i want any of our elected officials to organize a new merged government. If they would have worked together this wouldn't have ever came up. Our current elected officials have created this mess they are not capable of a reasonable solution.

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#373 Apr 29, 2013
Know that man well - He wont be infringed on , by anyone -
ToCanSam

London, KY

#374 Apr 30, 2013
People just vote for him to get a handout. Makes honest people wanna upchuck.

People just vote for any of them for what they might get.
Freedom Aint Free

Somerset, KY

#375 May 1, 2013
citizen wrote:
The rockcastle courthouse still has the 10 Commandments hanging in several locations. Pretty bold considering what happened to its neighbor.
Just wait until someone who can read passes through that building.
Paul Revere

London, KY

#376 May 1, 2013
Freedom Aint Free wrote:
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Just wait until someone who can read passes through that building.
Weak.
Having a look at the 10 Commandments wouldn't hurt anyone. Even if you don't believe them to be of divine origin, they can definately be the basis of being a better person and living a better life.
Now, can we get this thread back on topic please?
Freedom Aint Free

Somerset, KY

#377 May 1, 2013
Paul Revere wrote:
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Weak.
Having a look at the 10 Commandments wouldn't hurt anyone. Even if you don't believe them to be of divine origin, they can definately be the basis of being a better person and living a better life.
Tattoo 'em on your forehead and read 'em everyday in the mirror for all I care (remember to inscribe them backwards, though, or you'll need two mirrors). Paint 'em on yer truck, post 'em in yer yard, shave 'em into your pit-bull's fur ...

... just keep 'em out of (and off of) gummint properties.

Easy peasy.
Paul Revere

London, KY

#378 May 1, 2013
Freedom Aint Free wrote:
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Tattoo 'em on your forehead and read 'em everyday in the mirror for all I care (remember to inscribe them backwards, though, or you'll need two mirrors). Paint 'em on yer truck, post 'em in yer yard, shave 'em into your pit-bull's fur ...
... just keep 'em out of (and off of) gummint properties.
Easy peasy.
You sound pretty threatened by a bunch of words that no one is forcing you to read.
pitbullie

Versailles, KY

#379 May 1, 2013
Render unto Ceasar. Caesar has decided we live in a pluarlistic society where religion should not be promoted on public policy.

A Rabbi, I think a pretty smart dude, said some of these people are treating the Ten Commandments as a graven image and worshiping them instead of God.

Anyway, reading some words posted on the wall, from the Catholic, Protestant, or whomever version isn't going to change someone's behavior.

Seriously, do these people think some guy is going to stop and say "Humm, I'm not supposed to steal or murder so I'd better stop doing that"?
Paul Revere wrote:
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You sound pretty threatened by a bunch of words that no one is forcing you to read.
Paul Revere

Krypton, KY

#380 May 1, 2013
pitbullie wrote:
Render unto Ceasar. Caesar has decided we live in a pluarlistic society where religion should not be promoted on public policy.
Seriously, do these people think some guy is going to stop and say "Humm, I'm not supposed to steal or murder so I'd better stop doing that"?
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So, you're willing to advocate for "Ceasar" but don't have any faith in the average person who might read those 10 great ideals and decide to change his/her life?
Oh well

Elizabethtown, IN

#381 May 1, 2013
pitbullie wrote:
Render unto Ceasar. Caesar has decided we live in a pluarlistic society where religion should not be promoted on public policy.
A Rabbi, I think a pretty smart dude, said some of these people are treating the Ten Commandments as a graven image and worshiping them instead of God.
Anyway, reading some words posted on the wall, from the Catholic, Protestant, or whomever version isn't going to change someone's behavior.
Seriously, do these people think some guy is going to stop and say "Humm, I'm not supposed to steal or murder so I'd better stop doing that"?
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When I was about 7 I was digging around in a field and found this metal chain with the 10 commandments inscribed on the links. I took it home and asked my mom what they were. She told me and I tried to memorize them and figure out what they meant.
Those words have affected me for my entire life. If I'm not mistaken I think they're still carved into the walls of the supreme court.
Pitbullie

Versailles, KY

#382 May 2, 2013
Personally, I think way too many people use religion as a way to manipulate others and to select out them vs us for persecution or to simply feel superior. They take what could possibly be a force for good in their own lives and us it to justify their own shortcomings and prejudices. Some of the worst people in history have claimed to be very religious.

The Great philosipher Martin Buber stated that you will often find the most evil people in front rows of churches and synogogues. They have no qualms about professing belief just so they can fool people.

From my study of the teachings of Jesus, I think his teachings were pretty inclusive. He even thought Samaritans, Tax collectors, women and all kinds of people were worthy of his attention. Pretty progressive for his times.

Anyway, if someone really believes the good ole King James version is divinely inspired and perfect, it very clearly states that Christians should submit themselves to those placed in authority over them.

If you are so inclined, I believe that someone can select out Scriptures to support anypoint of view. Hey, they did it with slavery.
Paul Revere

Mount Vernon, KY

#383 May 2, 2013
Jesus taught that we should all obey man's laws but, they should NEVER carry more weight than God's laws. And yes Jesus healed the sick and even saved prostitutes. But, he also told them to "sin no more". Meaning, don't go back to your old ways.
God's Commandments are guide on how to live your life as he would like you to. Not surprisingly, doing so will also make you a better person.
So, whether you believe in the divinity of the Commandments really isn't important. What is important is do you think that living your life according to them is a good idea?

One God, not many and that includes money, material possessions, power, etc.

Don't create images, statues or icons and then worship them.

Don't try to use God's name to punish your enemies thru anger/hate.

Give one day to rest, contemplation or worship. Your choice but, set it aside from the other six days.

Respect and honor your Father and Mother. They've earned it and deserve it!

Don't kill.

Don't commit adultery.

Don't steal.

Don't lie.

Don't be jealous of others.
Pitbullie

Versailles, KY

#384 May 2, 2013
As in using the Ten Commandments as an icon?
Paul Revere wrote:
Jesus taught that we should all obey man's laws but, they should NEVER carry more weight than God's laws. And yes Jesus healed the sick and even saved prostitutes. But, he also told them to "sin no more". Meaning, don't go back to your old ways.
God's Commandments are guide on how to live your life as he would like you to. Not surprisingly, doing so will also make you a better person.
So, whether you believe in the divinity of the Commandments really isn't important. What is important is do you think that living your life according to them is a good idea?
One God, not many and that includes money, material possessions, power, etc.
Don't create images, statues or icons and then worship them.
Don't try to use God's name to punish your enemies thru anger/hate.
Give one day to rest, contemplation or worship. Your choice but, set it aside from the other six days.
Respect and honor your Father and Mother. They've earned it and deserve it!
Don't kill.
Don't commit adultery.
Don't steal.
Don't lie.
Don't be jealous of others.

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