Governor Haslam visits Johnson County

There are 14 comments on the Dec 27, 2011, Tomahawk Online story titled Governor Haslam visits Johnson County. In it, Tomahawk Online reports that:

Several months ago, Governor Bill Haslam was en route to Johnson County to meet with Johnson Countians and due to unexpected weather conditions, his trip was canceled.

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Resident

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jan 1, 2012
“I am very grateful to be the governor of Tennessee,” said Haslam as the meeting came to a close.“And I'm very humbled to be your county mayor,” Potter added.

Larry you were elected by the people of Johnson County as their county mayor not by the governor. I guess you feel you serve Haslam not us.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#2 Jan 1, 2012
Resident wrote:
Larry you were elected by the people of Johnson County as their county mayor
"The people" of Johnson County did NOT elect Larry as their mayor. He got just 28% of the vote.
Passing Thru

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jan 1, 2012
I know him well wrote:
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"The people" of Johnson County did NOT elect Larry as their mayor. He got just 28% of the vote.
Is this the best you can come up with IKHW? By saying "The people" is the same as saying 28% or 1560 which was the majority of the votes cast by people of Johnson County.

From rumors I hear I think we may have been better off with Scott Teague.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#4 Jan 1, 2012
Passing Thru wrote:
By saying "The people" is the same as saying 28% or 1560 which was the majority of the votes cast by people of Johnson County.
WHAT????

Try that again. In English this time.
Why Not

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jan 1, 2012
It's been hours. Is he still working on the translation?
Passing Thru

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jan 1, 2012
I know him well wrote:
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WHAT????
Try that again. In English this time.
Let me spell it out for you. You posted "He got just 28% of the vote." so I thought you knew 28% equaled 1650 votes. Understand now?

Election results from 2010 Johnson County Mayor race:
12 of 12 precincts reporting (100%)

Larry Potter 1,560 28%(X)
Jerry Jordan 1,511 28%
Scott Teague 829 15%
Kenneth McQueen 591 11%
Kevin Parsons 344 6%
David Pleasant 347 6%
Donald Snyder 177 3%
Ronnie Perkins 33 1%
Ray Allen 44 1%
Paul Gobble 57 1%

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#7 Jan 2, 2012
Passing Thru wrote:
Let me spell it out for you. You posted "He got just 28% of the vote." so I thought you knew 28% equaled 1650 votes. Understand now?
No.

*_I_* know how many votes he got (1560, not 1650).

It's whatever point YOU are trying to make that I don't understand.

MY point is that, when 72% of "the people" vote against you but you still "win", it is a lie to say "the people elected you".
Passing Thru

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jan 2, 2012
I know him well wrote:
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No.
*_I_* know how many votes he got (1560, not 1650).
It's whatever point YOU are trying to make that I don't understand.
MY point is that, when 72% of "the people" vote against you but you still "win", it is a lie to say "the people elected you".
Can you spell "transposed"?

Point is he is county mayor.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#9 Jan 2, 2012
Passing Thru wrote:
Point is he is county mayor.
Doesn't seem to be "Resident's" point. If it were, he should have said "Larry, you're the mayor of Johnson County" instead of "Larry you were elected by the people of Johnson County as their county mayor."
Local Yokel

Johnson City, TN

#10 Jan 2, 2012
I know him well wrote:
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Doesn't seem to be "Resident's" point. If it were, he should have said "Larry, you're the mayor of Johnson County" instead of "Larry you were elected by the people of Johnson County as their county mayor."
Just gotta nitpick don't you.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#11 Jan 2, 2012
Local Yokel wrote:
Just gotta nitpick don't you.
You think it's nitpicking to remind people that the overwhelming majority of voters are stuck with the choices of slightly over a quarter of the voters?
INFORMED

Elizabethton, TN

#12 May 17, 2012
I know him well wrote:
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You think it's nitpicking to remind people that the overwhelming majority of voters are stuck with the choices of slightly over a quarter of the voters?
Do you dislike him because he tried to keep the Ten Commandments in the COURT hOUSE?

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#13 May 17, 2012
INFORMED wrote:
Do you dislike him because he tried to keep the Ten Commandments in the COURT hOUSE?
Awww jeez, ANOTHER example of 5th percentile reading comprehension.

I never said that I dislike him. I said he was elected by a small portion of the voters and that the overwhelming majority of the voters voted against him.

And he had nothing to do with Ten C's except that he may have helped convince the Fifteen Dwarfs (I mean commissioners) that they were going to lose the court case and should settle.
ITS ONLY OPINION

United States

#15 May 18, 2012
IKHW knows all about what Larry, Scott and the commissioners did.

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