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    Today, 11:50 AM
    I think this latest round of silliness will mean communities finally cut of the flood of resources sucked up by the NFL. This is just stupid. Nashville just spent a truckload of money doing upgrades and maintenance ot the stadium. I think the team should lease the stadium and pay for maintenance and repairs. And I think other groups should have access at nominal prices. They could have sold out the Alabama-Vandy game last Saturday, but that doesn't seem to be any kind of option, even though Tennessee State University (clinging to their "black" tradition) barely fills three rows in their home games. That was a bone they tossed out there before construction began so they could get more money for the staduim. Supposedly they were helping poor people.
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    Today, 11:47 AM
    This is just the tip of the iceberg.
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    Today, 11:41 AM
    And I will just add that the police bear a heavier burden because of the Titans. They have to show up and escort them to and from games, protect the players, direct traffic at games, and clean up their messes. They had to clean up the murder of Steve McNair. They had to go find Vince Young. They have to let them go when they drive drunk in downtown Nashville. They practically needed a whole precinct to babysit PacMan Jones when he was here. And they have to stand at attention in the 90+ degree heat while the teams sit in the air conditioned locker rooms to protest police brutality. Give me a break.
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    Today, 08:36 AM
    If you ask the players, they probably don't know. In the Titans-Seahawks game, the announcement was specifically about racial inequality and police brutality.
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    Today, 07:00 AM
    Are you not getting the players are protesting the police? Try to keep up.
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    There is nothing much left in Puerto Rico. I can't imagine.
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Police around the country need to boycott the NFL. That would certainly be interesting.
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    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    Specifically, with regard to the Titans, when they first came here, the late Bud Adams never bought a house in Davidson County, and most players don't live here, either. So they are not pay property taxes to support schools here. The city was connvinced it should build a stadium, but it was a strong opposition. There was a ballot referendum that just barely passed. They tried selling PSLs which worked pretty well in Charlotte, but there were not nearly enough sold to cover the construction costs which were somewhere in the $140 million range. Part of the agreement was that Tennessee State would get to play home games there. They never fill even a fraction of the stadium. On the other hand, Saturday's Alabama/Vandy game might have sold out. But not an option, apparently. All the sponsorship and concession licensing went straight to Texas. Tennesse was told we would get to name the team. That never happened, either. Bud named it himself. Nashville is a small market, and they put the stadium right downtown, displacing poor people and some landmark businesses. There was a lot of infrastructure to allow access to the stadium, again at public expense. Traffic control and security on game days sucks a lot of police resources out of other events and venues that need it. It is a big, fat money suck, and I'm really fed up. There are very few people living in Nashville who have any idea what real oppression is. If anyone is oppressed it is the taxpayer. This is nothing but a transfer of wealth from poor taxpayers to a rich entity that funnels a lot of money out of state.
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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    I oppose players using my resources to protest anything. Players are not marching out on a public street. They are in a private facility with restricted access maintained by the city. These teams use a lot of community resources and create a public nuisance. Shoot, when Pac Man Jones was here we almost needed a whole precinct just to take care of him. If these players feel oppressed, they have rights and probably a lot of access to people who can change that. I support government employees not showing up when what the people they are there to protect and serve protest their presence. The message would be "If you don't want us here, then fine. We can stay home with our families. Deal with the traffic and security through private means."
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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    As a former office holder, what do you suggest is the best way to get our city and state to stop funding stadiums, infrastructure, and police presence on game days?
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    Sensitivity training is so one dimensional. Real life history lessons teach far more and allow and individual to really think and process what other people experienced.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    We got a wave of Sudanese immigrants in the mid 90s. It seems this guy might have been part of that wave. Sudan was in famine at that time, remember. This is not my church but it is in my general neck of the woods.
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    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    But don't you all see how these demonstrations are making it harder for the rest of us to live our lives? We already have too many laws on the books having to do with race. The government-sanctioned media is obsessed with anything that can cause controversy and division.
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    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    There is no rule about kneeling after a score. There is one about kneeling during the national anthem.
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    09-24-2017, 07:49 PM
    Did you all know there is an NFL rule requiring the National Anthem be played before every game, both teams are require to be on the field, standing, facing the flag, holding helmets in left hand? And that there are penalties? Might shake up the season and even next year if those penalties were enforced, because one of them has to do with draft picks.
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    09-24-2017, 07:23 PM
    Low attendance at church, but I went to late service and I think we can chalk that up to a home Titans game. Most ticketholders go to early service and head out to the game after.
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    09-24-2017, 07:19 PM
    Did you all know there is actually an NFL rule that requires the National Anthem be played before every game? And that both teams must be on the field to participate? And they must stand, facing the flag, hold helmets in the left hand? And that fines, suspensions, loss of draft picks are on the line for infractions? That should be interesting. I would love to see the police call out for next week's games.
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    09-24-2017, 06:20 PM
    No, they are not. They want to give the market to their friends so they can make money and get taxes from it. The only one who mentioned it in the campaign was Rand Paul.
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    09-24-2017, 06:17 PM
    Here in Nashville that idea is absurd. Nashville had the first black university. Nashville has a university founded on the idea of strengthening common principles (with a black head football coach). Nashville has a strong black tradition and was very active in civil rights from the start. The Titans stayed in the locker room today. I put the few Titans items I own in a bag and they are now at Goodwill. I have also fired off a letter to the CEO of the Titans saying I am done with football. Tomorrow I plan to write the FOP and suggest they come down with blue flu next home game and I will also write my councilwoman and state legislator demanding that they end funding for the stadium and infruastructure supporting it. So says the fat little grandma.
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    09-24-2017, 04:18 PM
    And that's fine. However, it is not wise to ignore the market. The other option would be not to keep the tradition of the anthem. Flags are usually presented by the National Guard or from Ft. Campbell and sometimes includes a flyover. We have been to exactly one game when a friend was trying to unload tickets and it looked like a good anniversary gift for husband. We do not own PSLs and will not buy tickets. I notice that one MLB player is doing this. It jolly well better not happen with my beloved Dodgers. They forced the issue of an integrated league, and nobody playing for them should ever consider protesting.
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    09-24-2017, 03:38 PM
    I have just composed a letter to Steve Underwood, President and CEO of the Titans. Today the Titans and Seahawks did not take the field for the National Anthem in protest of racial inequality. We turned off the game and I am getting rid of every single bit of Titans merchandise and will not be buying any more. I will be firing off a letter to Roger Goddell saying pretty much the same thing. And I will be writing to my city councilwoman and my state legislators to say no more money for stadium improvements or anything to support infrastructure to the stadium. They pay a lot of overtime to police and EMS personnel on game day, and I'm sure it might make a statement if none of those brutal police showed up to direct traffic or take care of the fans in the 90 degree heat. I might also write to the Chief of Police or the union to suggest they come down with blue flu on game days to protest the protests against their work. For the record, Nashville was one of the leaders in civil rights long before anyone ever heard of Rosa Parks or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vanderbilt University was founded as a place where people could come together and talk about ideas. Fisk University was the first university for freed slaves. The history was not as pretty as that (according to a black historian I had lunch with one day), but it's still there, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers are the group that led to the Music City USA nickname. There is also Meharry Medical College, a traditionally black medical school as well as Tennessee State University that still carries a strong black tradition. Many areas of town, including mine, are naturally integrated with many races and cultures, and there is absolutely no reason why anyone should face inequality here. There are more resources here than almost anywhere. So said the fat little grandma. Such displays of protest are really displays of ignorance, and I'm done with the NFL.
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    09-24-2017, 08:43 AM
    Politics is the most divisive thing there can be. It's about power. A political government will not do the right thing. A political media will not do the right thing. Politics corrupts everything it touches. I like a good discussion on principle, but the political framework puts everything in a box.
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    09-24-2017, 07:46 AM
    Because they are still on the plantation. During the NFL combine I wasn't watching TV, but had it on. The commentary was straight out of a slave market. Those young men were being treated like pieces of meat, and It made my stomach hurt. Professional sports is human trafficking.
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    09-23-2017, 09:36 PM
    I'm dying here. GA Tech did well. UT should have played better.
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    09-23-2017, 12:37 PM
    Just to put this out there: The Bible says that even Jesus does not know the day or the hour when the end will come.
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    09-23-2017, 10:36 AM
    I'm going to wear my Vanderbilt shirt to work today. Does anyone here think there is any chance Vandy can win today? From what I've seen this year Alabama seems to be slow starting in their games. Vandy scored right off the bat last week and it was the difference in the game. Last season Vandy laid down a very intentional game plan and played a down-to-down game. If they do that today, and if Alabama takes some time getting out of the gate, today might be a very competitive game. Hopefully it will be an injury free game. I report at 2:30 today, and that's game time. The big challenge for me will be not seeing or hearing a score. I'm DVRing the game and want to try to watch it as if.
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    09-22-2017, 11:01 AM
    Government can't fix this. Citizens should be empowered to fix it.
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    09-22-2017, 09:35 AM
    No on real estate taxes. The value is subjective and fluid. There would have to be one rate for all, and I know my house and yard are not as valuable per acre as someone's in a different part of the country. Furthermore, property is assessed for taxes by someone who has a bested interest in making me pay as much as possible. There is no way to make the process impartial.
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    09-22-2017, 07:49 AM
    Trump is doing what Trump does: giving a starting point for the deal. This is always his filter. He knows no other way.
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    09-21-2017, 10:02 PM
    Of course he's networking. He has to have connections to get someone to help him raise money, and we both know the Republican Party of Davidson County won't do it.
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