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(Orlando Sentinel)   Thou shalt not rename Messiah, lest ye incur the wrath of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 79
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2013-10-27 04:15:25 PM  
Good.

That judge is insane.
 
2013-10-27 04:23:15 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Although I'm slightly concerned by this statistic:
Messiah was the 387th most popular name for boys born in the United States in 2012, based on applications for Social Security cards filed with the U.S. Social Security Administration.
 
2013-10-27 04:58:57 PM  

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Not surprised in the least.

 
2013-10-27 05:05:08 PM  

2wolves: [blog.beaumontenterprise.com image 247x253]
Not surprised in the least.


I bet she's a demon in the sack
 
2013-10-27 05:20:17 PM  
In all, there were 762 applications for boys named Messiah in 2012, more than double the 368 applications made in 2011, the Social Security Administration said.

What. The. F*ck.

If I ever have a kid, does this mean I'm obligated to name him/her Science or History or Logic or something?
 
2013-10-27 05:22:36 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-10-27 05:23:17 PM  

HotWingAgenda: Science


Approves

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2013-10-27 05:23:19 PM  
He's still a very naughty boy!
 
2013-10-27 05:25:59 PM  
I'm gonna name my kid Jesus Hallowed _______(Last name here).  Is that legal?
 
2013-10-27 05:26:26 PM  

hardinparamedic: HotWingAgenda: Science

Approves

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Also approves.
 
2013-10-27 05:26:35 PM  
"I am the Way , the Truth and the Light, beeyotch! Now, say my name!"

www.trbimg.com
 
2013-10-27 05:28:34 PM  

JonBuck: He's still a very naughty boy!


There's no Messiah in here. There's a mess all right, but no Messiah. Now go away!
 
2013-10-27 05:35:43 PM  
FTFA:  A three-member investigative panel of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct concluded this week there was "reasonable cause to believe (Ballew) has committed judicial offenses

I know that this was just a procedural requirement, but holy shiat, requiring a three-person committee to determine that this was some ridiculous, illegal garbage seems like a remarkable waste of time and resources.
 
2013-10-27 05:36:01 PM  
I agree with the ruling but not the reasoning behind it.  It's just a dumb thing to name the kid.
 
2013-10-27 05:37:11 PM  
Excellent news.  I pretty much assumed this judge was going to get away with her actions sans consequences.  Any and all of her decisions should be under scrutiny at this point.  If this is the only situation she has abused her powers, all the better.  But if she has a history of this kind of unconstitutional and illegal behavior, she should be relieved of her duties.

If you're abusing your power and undermining the people's faith in the judicial system, you're doing far more damage than the immediate illegal activity.  You should be dealt with in the context of the severity of the repercussions your deplorable behavior.
 
2013-10-27 05:40:35 PM  
This name is not any stupider than Pilot Inpektor.
 
2013-10-27 05:41:22 PM  

BlousyBrown: This name is not any stupider than Pilot Inpektor.


Inspektor ugh
 
2013-10-27 05:45:02 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I agree with the ruling but not the reasoning behind it.  It's just a dumb thing to name the kid.


Not out of line at all.  Major Harris would be one.  Using Sir as a given name.  For some it's a challenge to rise above.  Other kids just get bullied.
 
das
2013-10-27 05:45:44 PM  
How many folks are names Jesus in the Spanish parts of the world????
 
2013-10-27 05:48:05 PM  
You can name your kid pretty much anything you want.  When I was working the paternity caseload for the County Attorney's Office I usually suggested William H. Gates, Jr. when people were undecided.
 
2013-10-27 05:48:08 PM  
To be fair, it's an understandable mistake. It probably does feel much like a pulpit seated way up there.
 
2013-10-27 05:49:59 PM  
Fark the judge for being a zealot while holding a position of authority.

Fark the parents for naming their child 'Messiah'?

I bet 10 to 1 the kid grows up to be a cult leader... Or a porn star.
 
2013-10-27 05:57:03 PM  

fusillade762: hardinparamedic: HotWingAgenda: Science

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Approves as well.
 
2013-10-27 05:57:45 PM  

BlousyBrown: BlousyBrown: This name is not any stupider than Pilot Inpektor.

Inspektor ugh


Don't worry, it's not much better.
 
2013-10-27 06:02:04 PM  

das: How many folks are names Jesus in the Spanish parts of the world????


To be fair I don't think "Jesus" is a title like "Messiah". Not that it matters. I wonder if she would have allowed "Prophet"?
 
2013-10-27 06:04:42 PM  
The Fark headline that the original generated showed how retarded this was and gave many of us a laugh.

Judge rules baby must change name from Messiah to Martin because it "could put him at odds with a lot of people" in an area with a large Christian population. Because nobody named Martin ever got in a big feud with Christianity
 
2013-10-27 06:12:21 PM  
I can't find anything that says whether TN child support magistrates are elected or appointed.  (I looked, but not very hard)  That said, I want to believe that this kind of action sounds the death knell for a judge's career.  Sadly, though, it's possible that she could be re-elected, which, again, is sad.

/marion berry ftw
 
2013-10-27 06:13:19 PM  
*Barry*

FTFM
 
2013-10-27 06:14:14 PM  
Satanic_Hamster:
I agree with the ruling but not the reasoning behind it. It's just a dumb thing to name the kid.


The judge had a perfectly good reason to order the child's renaming -- that naming the child Messiah would be cruel (albeit less cruel than naming a child Jaleesa or Jawaan; the parents' being raised by poor example-setters probably had something to do with it) regardless of the truth or falsity of Judaism and/or Christianity -- and yet either failed to see it or deliberately went with the viewpoint-nonneutral argument instead. That shows either a lack of judicial competence or a lack of judicial temperament (perhaps/likely both).
 
2013-10-27 06:17:41 PM  

Phil Clinton: Fark the judge for being a zealot while holding a position of authority.

Fark the parents for naming their child 'Messiah'?

I bet 10 to 1 the kid grows up to be a cult leader... Or a porn star.


Or he'll just go by his initials, JC.
 
2013-10-27 06:18:51 PM  
If something can create the heaven, earth and every living contained without this realm, just what does God need protection from?
 
2013-10-27 06:19:21 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "I am the Way , the Truth and the Light, beeyotch! Now, say my name!"

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2013-10-27 06:21:55 PM  
"You're no messiah. You're a movie of the week. You're a farking t-shirt, at best."
 
2013-10-27 06:22:22 PM  

SlowTimedRapid: The judge had a perfectly good reason to order the child's renaming -- that naming the child Messiah would be cruel (albeit less cruel than naming a child Jaleesa or Jawaan; the parents' being raised by poor example-setters probably had something to do with it) regardless of the truth or falsity of Judaism and/or Christianity -- and yet either failed to see it or deliberately went with the viewpoint-nonneutral argument instead. That shows either a lack of judicial competence or a lack of judicial temperament (perhaps/likely both).


Yep.

Also, I'm going to name my kid "The Colonel."
 
2013-10-27 06:30:14 PM  

darwinpolice: FTFA:  A three-member investigative panel of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct concluded this week there was "reasonable cause to believe (Ballew) has committed judicial offenses

I know that this was just a procedural requirement, but holy shiat, requiring a three-person committee to determine that this was some ridiculous, illegal garbage seems like a remarkable waste of time and resources.


It seems like a "remarkable waste" for 3 guys who already had this in their job description to spend a couple of minutes reading the complaint, a couple more reading the decision that generated the complaint, another couple staring at each other in slack-jawed awe, and then nodding together that this deserved censure?  I'm sorry, but do you actually have this mental image of 3/4 of he US intelligence apparatus springing into action to relentlessly devote all resources to this for months?
 
2013-10-27 06:34:15 PM  

HotWingAgenda: In all, there were 762 applications for boys named Messiah in 2012, more than double the 368 applications made in 2011, the Social Security Administration said.

What. The. F*ck.

If I ever have a kid, does this mean I'm obligated to name him/her Science or History or Logic or something?


You must name the child Quantum Mechanics Agenda.
 
2013-10-27 06:35:31 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: 2wolves:
Not surprised in the least.


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"Who decided I acted improperly in changing the baby's name? Perhaps ... SATAN!?!"
 
2013-10-27 06:37:45 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: fusillade762: hardinparamedic: HotWingAgenda: Science

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2013-10-27 06:43:48 PM  

das: How many folks are names Jesus in the Spanish parts of the world????


Plus there have been no shortage of boys named after Jesus' disciples over the years. Well, eleven of the disciples. I'll bet that if I had a son and named him Judas he'd be the only one in school with that name. Unless he was with this guy.

www.xojane.com
 
2013-10-27 06:48:29 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: I can't find anything that says whether TN child support magistrates are elected or appointed.  (I looked, but not very hard)  That said, I want to believe that this kind of action sounds the death knell for a judge's career.  Sadly, though, it's possible that she could be re-elected, which, again, is sad.

/marion berry ftw


TN magistrates are appointed. Judges must, from time to time, stand for retention which means they run unopposed unless they lose the vote at which point an election is held.

In terms of semi-effective anti-corruption measures here the Judiciary actually does a pretty god job at keeping politics strictly out of the courts.  The Attorney General isn't even elected in TN. They're appointed by the state Supreme Court and may likewise be dismissed at the leisure of the court for acting like a political hack like Cuccinelli.

So yeah not surprised this judge is getting censured for playing religion and politics in a TN court room.
 
2013-10-27 06:48:55 PM  

phalamir: darwinpolice: FTFA:  A three-member investigative panel of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct concluded this week there was "reasonable cause to believe (Ballew) has committed judicial offenses

I know that this was just a procedural requirement, but holy shiat, requiring a three-person committee to determine that this was some ridiculous, illegal garbage seems like a remarkable waste of time and resources.

It seems like a "remarkable waste" for 3 guys who already had this in their job description to spend a couple of minutes reading the complaint, a couple more reading the decision that generated the complaint, another couple staring at each other in slack-jawed awe, and then nodding together that this deserved censure?  I'm sorry, but do you actually have this mental image of 3/4 of he US intelligence apparatus springing into action to relentlessly devote all resources to this for months?


Literally anything beyond the original judge slapping her forehead and saying "Wow, that was stupid of me.  Never mind, the kid's first name is whatever the hell you want" is a waste of time and resources.
 
2013-10-27 06:51:40 PM  
Oh Lord!

Stay out of the courtroom.

Parents that give their children titles for names? I feel sorry for your child.
 
2013-10-27 06:52:02 PM  

fusillade762: das: How many folks are names Jesus in the Spanish parts of the world????

To be fair I don't think "Jesus" is a title like "Messiah". Not that it matters.


I always wondered about that. Did the name Jesus have some meaning or was it like god declaring he wanted his kid named Flambert or some other made-up name?
 
2013-10-27 06:52:25 PM  
I should also point out that if this magistrate was thinking of running for an open spot on the state bench in East Tennessee, its not happening. Her naughty bits are on the inside. It doesn't matter how conservative you are in Appalachia, if you're a women you're not only not getting elected, you're going to be burned as a witch.
 
2013-10-27 06:53:21 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-27 06:54:30 PM  
"Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew of Cocke County..."

Heh.
 
2013-10-27 06:59:38 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: I can't find anything that says whether TN child support magistrates are elected or appointed.  (I looked, but not very hard)  That said, I want to believe that this kind of action sounds the death knell for a judge's career.  Sadly, though, it's possible that she could be re-elected, which, again, is sad.

/marion berry ftw


i believe i read in another article that she is appointed
i too am too lazy to find said article

/merp
 
2013-10-27 07:01:55 PM  
Dumb biatch will probably take this as proof that she's an extra-special Christian because PERSECUTION!
 
2013-10-27 07:04:16 PM  

darwinpolice: phalamir: darwinpolice: FTFA:  A three-member investigative panel of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct concluded this week there was "reasonable cause to believe (Ballew) has committed judicial offenses

I know that this was just a procedural requirement, but holy shiat, requiring a three-person committee to determine that this was some ridiculous, illegal garbage seems like a remarkable waste of time and resources.

It seems like a "remarkable waste" for 3 guys who already had this in their job description to spend a couple of minutes reading the complaint, a couple more reading the decision that generated the complaint, another couple staring at each other in slack-jawed awe, and then nodding together that this deserved censure?  I'm sorry, but do you actually have this mental image of 3/4 of he US intelligence apparatus springing into action to relentlessly devote all resources to this for months?

Literally anything beyond the original judge slapping her forehead and saying "Wow, that was stupid of me.  Never mind, the kid's first name is whatever the hell you want" is a waste of time and resources.


By that logic, all law enforcement is a waste of resources.

The number of people who actually realize they were wrong and correct themselves without outside interactions is zero - possibly less than zero if you include people who screw up and then consider their screw up to be the most glorious action of the most glorious person in the existence of the universe.  Therefore, somebody has to sit there being the dude whacking them in the forehead with a sledgehammer to prevent the utter collapse of civilization from sophistic masturbation.  By definition, since this poor bastard has to exist, that number must be north of zero.  In Tennessee, they rate the number at three. For a state with ~6.5M people - and that includes enough "tried to steal live copper power lines" stories to justify their own section in the Sunday papers and that anti-Mecca of Murphreesboro - that seems rather on the low end.  A "reasonable" number would probably be ~6.5M dudes all pounding noggins 24/7
 
2013-10-27 07:11:01 PM  

HotWingAgenda: In all, there were 762 applications for boys named Messiah in 2012, more than double the 368 applications made in 2011, the Social Security Administration said.

What. The. F*ck.

If I ever have a kid, does this mean I'm obligated to name him/her Science or History or Logic or something?


You're not obligated to name him anything. Why would you be?
 
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