Up for Debate: Banks attends council meeting, leaves early and quietly

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 1:30am

What do you make of Councilman Brady Banks showing up at Tuesday night's council meeting for about 15 minutes and leaving quickly, avoiding media and questions of his future on the council?

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67 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 4:51

He was caught with his pants down. Around his ankles.
What's he going to say? He'd be assulted by the press, on camera.
Better to hit, ditch, and run.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 6:29

Who was the guiltiest of his misbehavior, himself or the professional cop whore?

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 6:30

I'm sorry, I meant cop acting as a professional prostitute... which is commonly known as a two bit whore.

By: govskeptic on 2/22/12 at 6:38

Unlike those that would have walked in and pounded their chest for the
cameras and cohorts, I am going to go out on a limb and say he was
probably "embarrassed"! Many members have remained on the council
after being accused of worse accusations over the years.

By: Ask01 on 2/22/12 at 6:57

I believe Councilman Banks should consider resigning. He is tainted, damaged goods, and will most likely be ineffective even if his constituents and family forgive. Some on the council and most certainly many in the greater Metro community will not forgive and decidedly never forget what has transpired. (Although it would probably be interesting to dig deep into the backgrounds and personal lives of all elected officials. I've always contended everyone has skeletons they hide.)

While drinking hemlock, slitting of wrists, or falling on a sword are not called for, resigning as an act of good faith might be the best way to let this pass quickly from public view.

Much to the disappointment I am sure of many who would love the public spectacle of a virtual tarring and feathering, or perhaps an Biblically inspired stoning.

What was that quote? Oh, yes, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

That, I suppose is just for Sunday mornings.

By: bruingeek on 2/22/12 at 7:03

To his credit, he didn't pull out the, "I was just doing research about the problems with online solicitation" defense.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 7:06

Good morning, Nashville.

Is this the best topic of the day that the editors can come up with? Somebody hit the "Easy Button".

This is much ado about damn little, IMO. The guy has resigned from one position already, I suppose that he has not been made to suffer enough to satisfy the Christian's thirst for "blood".

Banks should just resign and move to another state, the Tennessee born-agains will never forgive him...he's a Democrat.

By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 7:21

I'm just curious how this Arriolo is going to weasel out of his pickel.
Banks only salvagable course of action is to hold a press conference, aka, Jimmy Swaggert, Mark Sandford, and Bill Clinton.
Denying the event occured, like Larry "Dancing in the Boy's Room" Craig is certain disaster.
Banks' wife is assoc. pastor at a local church so has ties to the community.
Hope he doesn't commit suicide.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 7:24

That could be a good claim, bruingeek. Banks could rightfully claim as a first term councilman he was investigating the police department to see if any of their cops were professional whores acting as cops.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 7:27

Want a better "more fun" site to go today, Loner? Try www.commieblaster.com/ineligible/index/html. You might like it.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 7:29

Banks wife is a Christian pastor? No wonder then that the guy was looking for hot sex outside of their marriage...the missionary position, once a month gets frustrating, I suppose.

Hey, you marry a religious whack-job, you gotta be prepared for living with a frigid partner...Banks should just divorce the mortified and embarrassed pastor and get on with his own life....sounds like he's now living a lie.....just sayin'.

Brady Banks should go off an a retreat, by himself, and sort things out...good luck, Mr. Banks.....take some good herb with you, Brady....this too shall pass.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 7:34

Activating "Ignore the Troll" feature....USURPER...USURPER....USURPER!!
Barry Soetero...Barry Soetero....Barry Soetero!!!.....Muslim....Muslim....Muslim!!!....African....African...African!!!!

There, I took care of the alarm bell sounding for the troll....got that out of the way....can we discuss something of value?

By: Ask01 on 2/22/12 at 8:00

Good Morning Loner.

I suppose the principle espoused in Johnny Cash's "Wednesday Car" son from the "Rambler" album do only apply to automobiles.

It's Wednesday, most folks are already downshifting, preparing for the weekend. Power saving mentally as well as physically.

This truly highlights the difference in attitudes between Europe and America. When living in Europe, publc figures from time to time were exposed cavorting with mistresses. British Tabloids had a merry time, but my impression was the average person in the U.K. and on the continent were not scandalized. The general reaction I noted infered they believed this a private matter, being more concerned with how the politicians were doing their job.

One of the most difficult experiences was trying to explain America's reaction to Bill Clinton's scandal to some of my in laws. They wondered why, with all the other issues facing the nation this was so important.

Your assessment is probably correct. No amount of penance, self flagellation, or ritual suicide will suffice. Unless, of course, an opportunity is recognized to use his public humiliation, redemption and being born again to advance another agenda.

Stay tuned, though, this IS the south, and Nashville could be descibed as the buckle of the Bible Belt, so anything should be considered possible.

Have a great day and stay warm and dry.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 8:08

Ask, the difference between America and Europe is that our Puritanical beginnings continually become an issue.

For a country that supposedly believes in freedom and frequently proclaims itself a Christian nation, we happily pry ourselves into the private lives of citizens with extreme judgment and criticism.

No one's perfect, and it's the duty of American citizens to point out who on every occassion.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 8:10

Ask01, good morning, to you too...I Googled it...here's the lyrics:


Here's the video:


By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 8:57

Banks' bio gets worse: Wifey is an Assoc. Pastor and he has a 2 month old.
That "strickly Missionary position" will get you every time.
"Yogi" is Paul Wade. He gets lost from time to time and finds himself over at The Tennessean.
I've said it before: the Republican nut-cases over there, day in, day out, are so constipated crainially, I'm shocked they can own and operate a computer.
90% hate Obama's guts.
85% + hate mine....."looney leftist"...Obamatron, Obamaciple, Obongotron,
....a very, highly educated group.

By: Ask01 on 2/22/12 at 9:04

gdiafante, precisely my point. As long as we have those among us eager to charge boldly forward into the past, we'll continue to inch forward instead of running into the future.

Thank you Loner. I have seen and heard it. Isn't the song great? And so sadly true, I fear.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 9:08


I can only presume you are a fellow Marxist with Barry Soetoro.

If you can't see what he has done, and is doing to this nation intentionally, you are either more ignorant than you are showing, or you are right in line with him.

Check out the findings on that site I gave you: commieblaster.com/ineligible/index.html. If you find all of the people shown on that site simply ignorant or just anti-Obama I could readily accept you as an Obama fellow Marxist.

Its more than just being a democrat today, Loner. It's being an American.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 9:12

Still waiting on your evidence of a conspiracy, yogi...

I suspect I will be waiting a long...





By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 9:13


Are you also lost over at the Tennessean? It's funny, I see many of your posts there every time I go there.

I just presume you're just lost from the NCP suite over there and was hoping you may be looking for my profound guidance.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 9:16

I've had 3 comments deleted on this ABC site this morning...the Helen Thomas effect:


Rupert Murdoch turned ABC News and the Wall Street Journal into extensions of the Jerusalem Post...any criticisms of the US-Israel special relationship are strictly verboten...unpopular comments are deleted...repeat offenders are banned.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 9:24

You won't have to wait any longer than November 6, 2012, gdiafante. That is, if you have to wait that long. But as an ex-Marine, I can't see how you let this guy pull the wool over your eyes as he seems to have done.

But then, he's pulled it over Loner's eyes, too, and he's an ex-Soldier. At least so he says.

As I have posted earlier today, look into the site: www.commieblaster.com/ineligible/index.html.

The people on that site are ex-GIs with more brain than you apparently have as an ex-Marine.

By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 9:24

The National Inquirer div. is now OPEN:
Banks has a Master's of Divinity from Harvard (!).
So, he's no dummy.
His wife is Assoc. Pastor at Belle Meade Methodist Church. Under the Sr. Pastor.
Which means, she's 2nd in line to assume the leadership. The Sr. will retire in time and she assumes the role of Pope. ( I have no idea what Methodists are into).
Anyone want to bet how pissed-off she is at this idiot? Mary Winkler comes to mind.
She'll probably lose her Assoc. position if she divorces him.
They have to get counseling, quickly, trump it up as, "God's forgiveness", " soul searching", mending fences", and other Protestant bull****, and hope for the best.
Banks better look forward to having sex with, "Rosey Palm" for the next decade.

By: Rasputin72 on 2/22/12 at 9:29

I was told that the reason the policewoman is so good at playing a professional whore was because she looks like a two-bit whore. I have never seen her and hope to God that I never do.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 9:31

So, yogi's evidence is a website called commieblaster...lol. I can see this going to the Supreme Court...

In his dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Robers stated, "But, according to the internet, the birth certificate is fake..."

Circling the drain, folks...

By: Rasputin72 on 2/22/12 at 9:32

LONER.....Were it not for your comments there would be no need for any others. YOU GO GUY!!!

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 9:32

Amen on that, Darge..that reminds me, National Masturbation Awareness Day is April 1st this year...Palm Sunday.....Pastor Banks can devote her sermon to that sordid topic.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 9:33

Thank you, Rasputin...you mad monk you.

By: pswindle on 2/22/12 at 9:45

Surely, we have more important stuff to discuss. I bet his wife has taken care of the situation. He does not need any future punishment.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 9:55

I fully agree, pswindle. The most important thing that should be discussed today and in the near future is where this country is going.... and it ain't down the road to paradise.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 10:07


Haven't you ever wondered why Barack Obama "accidentally" made a mistake when he swore the oath to office in public on the night of his being sworn into office? And haven't you ever wondered if he, in fact, actually swore the oath to office the next day as he said he would do? If he did, why was in only in privacy? And a major question is: Why did the Superior Supreme Court Justice allow it to be kept out of the public view?

And the birth certificate? There has been too many expert that have edited that form and seen too many of the obvious the fakes in it. I would think anyone with a decent vision could see most of the errors they put in it.

And haven't you wondered why he said he wasn't allowed to show it for 3 years... before he showed it?

And by the way: When did African become a race as shown on his "birth certificate"?

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 10:12

Nothing which you have posted constitutes evidence, yogi. Try again.

I'll wait.

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 10:15

ABC removed all my posts on their site which I had mentioned earlier...


I accused the site of illustrating the Helen Thomas effect...and sure enough, the ABC censors proved Helen's point by yanking all my comments on that board.

It is no wonder then, that most Americans have bought into the Israeli narrative; Zionists own, operate and censor the major US media. If we factor in the legal bribes of our federal officials, by the Israel lobby, and the picture becomes more clear....check it out:


By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 10:21

Yogi "Numb-Nuts" man: I seem to remember Obama CORRECTING Chief Justice John Roberts as to what in the hell the Oath of Office, was. Roberts screwed it up.
You've got Obama using his right hand instead of his left? He's left handed, you moron.
Then, he holds his balls when praying or the singing of the National Athem? He's 6'2" and all Negroes have long arms. GW Bush cupped his belt buckel on his waist.

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 10:29

d7 - Life under the bridge, as a troll, doesn't teach much about the World. It is plain to see, he resents anyone smarter than himself & that is everybody.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 10:31


I don't know what you can only understand as "evidence" when so many facts are laid on the table. The biggest piece of evidence is his autobiography. Do you not believe what he wrote about himself and deny it as "evidence"?

I can understand your knowledge of the Constitution is much different than mine. And unless you went to law school, I have probably read more about the laws based on the Constitution than you.

Sadly, you apparently can't see beyond your nose on today's circumstance. What do you want as "proving evidence", Barry Soetoro admitting he's in office illegally?

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 10:33

Here's a relevant story:


From which this is posted, and I submit it (with sources cited) as further evidence in support of my position (and that of the United States).

Well of course the 14th cays nothing about Natural Born. The 14th dealt with citizenship as a broad term to overturn Dredd Scot Vs Sandford. Natural Born is a common law statement about a state of citizenship. Look up your Minor VS Hasperat where it says that


"The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar..."

So we have to look at common law and other sources for the defintion of NBC in the constitution, not just the 14th amendment.

So what form of NBC definition were the framers familiar with?

James Kent, “As the President is required to be a native citizen of the United States” (Commentaries on American Law, 1826). James Kent was appointed by John Jay (yes the guy that wrote that letter to Washington) to the New York Chancery. No mention of parents.

James Madison in a speech to the house
“It is an established maxim that birth is a criterion of allegiance. Birth however derives its force sometimes from place and sometimes from parentage, but in general place is the most certain criterion; it is what applies in the United States; it will therefore be unnecessary to investigate any other.”

No mention of Parents

James Madison, The Founders’ Constitution Volume 2, Article 1, Section 2, Clause 2, Document 6 (1789)

“It is an established maxim, received by all political writers, that every person owes a natural allegiance to the government of that country in which he is born. Allegiance is defined to be a tie, that binds the subject to the state, and in consequence of his obedience, he is entitled to protection… The children of aliens, born in this state, are considered as natural born subjects, and have the same rights with the rest of the citizens.”

No mention of parents other than the flat statement that Aliens can produce natural born subjects if born on american soil

But are subjects different from citizens?

Ainslie v. Martin, 9 Mass. 454, 456, 457 (1813).

“And if, at common law, all human beings born within the ligeance of the King, and under the King’s obedience, were natural-born subjects, and not aliens, I do not perceive why this doctrine does not apply to these United States, in all cases in which there is no express constitutional or statute declaration to the contrary. . . . Subject and citizen are, in a degree, convertible terms as applied to natives, and though the term citizen seems to be appropriate to republican freemen, yet we are, equally with the inhabitants of all other countries, subjects, for we are equally bound by allegiance and subjection to the government and law of the land.”

Yes, citizen is the same as subject And No mention of parents.

So, if you believe in the founders intent and The rulings of common law, and that going back to 1610 in Calvins Case


"3. Concerning the local obedience it is observable, that as there on the King's part, so there is a (d) local ligeance of the sub this appeareth in 4 Mar. Br. 32. (e) and 3 and 4 Ail and Mar. Dy Frenchman, being in amity with the King, came into England, and subjects of this realm in treason against the King and Queen, a concluded (f) contraligeant' suæ debitum; for he owed to the King that is, so long as he was within the King's protection; which Loa but momentary and uncertain, is yet strong enough to make a nat. he hath issue here, that issue is (g) a natural born subject; a fortiori under the natural and absolute ligeance of the King (which, as it alta ligeantia) as the plaintiff in the case in question was, ought to subject;"

So natural Norn Had been seen as born on soil without regard for the Citizenship of the parents for it 200 years. If they were going to break from that they would have spelt it out in black and white. They didn;t, so we must enforce the generally accepted definition, born on the soil of the realm.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 10:35

Further, this is from the Cyclopedia of American Government, p.496:

NATURAL BORN CITIZENS. A natural born citizen of the United States is one who is a citizen by reason of his place of birth or the citizenship of his father. The two classes of naturalized and natural born citizens are thus mutually exclusive, and together constitute the entire citizen body of the United States. The Fourteenth Amendment (see) as construed in the case of United States vs. Wong Kim Ark (169 U. 8. 649) provides that every person born within the territorial limits of the United States, even though his parents be aliens, and of a race the members of which are by law excluded from naturalization, are natural-born citizens. Under certain circumstances persons born outside the territorial limits of the United States are deemed natural born citizens, as for example, children of American citizens visiting or traveling abroad. The father must, however, at some time have resided in the United States. Only natural-born citizens are eligible to the offices of President and Vice-President.

See Citizenship In The United States; Naturalization, Law Of. References: G. W. Garner, IntroN to. Pol. Sci. (1910), ch. xi; F. Van Dyne, CitizensHp of U. 8. (1904).

By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 11:03

gD: This info is relevant only to walking upright humans. Another guy posted a month ago this type of Constitutional law.
Yogi will not bulge. My fervent hope is that he, and the KK-Clan over at the Tennessean, have massive coronaries on Election Eve. Drop dead in their Lazy-Boy's.
Yes, I'm that fed up. Get off the fu**in' planet, fed up.
I always heard and read about this type of mentality about the south. But, until you actually live here, and talk to these people, you won't believe it.
The Tennessean runs 90% Republican, and hate everything Obama stands for, articulates, speaks.
I see Obama, and I see a really cool guy, like JFK, smart as a whip, intelligent as hell, and trying to best for the American people. He's a class act. To be proud of.
The "yogi's" of Tenn. see a Communist sympathizer, a Marxist, an illegible receiver, an illegal alien. Any wonder why America is upsidedown, underwater, and basically fu****.?
They would vote for Gingrich for the Presidency, who's shown 10x he's a lying, theiving, corrupt, woman chasing whore...like his wife. They'd install those two in the W.H.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 11:07

I agree, darge, at least about Yogi. He's prototypical ignorant Southern racist, pure and simple. And I do find some perverse pleasure in exposing his complete ignorance of the facts. It should embarrass him, but he's too stupid to realize it.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 11:09


Doesn't you article pretty well explain the issue? In your last pot it stated a person gains citizenship by reason of his place of his birth or the citizenship of his father. His father was a Kenyan British subject. His mother was an 18 year old girl which, by law, at that age she could not pass her citizenship down to her son.

The bottom line of the whole situation is he does not have a birth certificate proving his American citizenship. And even if he was a repatriated citizen, he lost his legal qualifications when he was adopted by his Indonesian stepfather.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 11:22


I may be a "prototypical ignorant Southerner" in your feeble mind, but you can bet your ass I'm not a racist. Certainly not like you and your fellow posters on this site as it seems the only reason any of you can give for your strong support of "Obama" is his race.

If you're ready for the government to take over your life just make every effort you can to keep him in office.

You have stated you have two children, I honestly feel sorry for your children for the country they are growing up in today. If you are like the Marines I knew when I was in the Navy, believe me, you'll regret it, too.

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 12:09

yogi - You are too ignorant to understand anything! How in this day a time anyone can be as ignorant as you, is just beyond belief That you have the audacity to pretend to be of any intelligence is ludicrous. You prove yourself to be more stupid with every word you add. .

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 12:12

If I were you, Paul Wade, I'd leave my family out of it.

And color me shocked that you completely misunderstand such a simple article and the resulting facts. If you were any dumber, you'd legally be declared a rock.

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 12:20


Anyone can call another stupid and I call you one of the stupidest I have noted on this site. I can't wait until Nov. 6 to show you fools how stupid you are.

All you can know is what you think, and that isn't much.

I'd be glad to take an IQ test with any of you. Let's see if you can compete with my half-brain with reasonable intelligence. I doubt it.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 12:26

Idiot, the only thing that is going to happen on election day is that either the President will either be re-elected or not. This election is not a referendum on his eligibility to be on the ballot.

Only a truly disconnected imbecile would think it was so.

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 12:27

yogi if you had any sense, even an iota, you could read your own words and know how dumb you really are.

By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 12:37

gD: My God, do we need you, Loner, brrrk, bfra, and the other Hitler youth over at The Tennessean.
I get eaten alive over there. It's BloodSport.
The big deal over there is the Obama admins. wanting insurance cos. to provide birth control included in their policies.
Suffice it to say, these red-neck hillbillies recruit from the highest, rural hills of Tenn. to state, "Sex is a sacred act from God, the Almighty".
When asked about rape, incest, unwanted pregnancies, "Sex, is a sacred act from Jesus". All these white men, just wait until the wife says, "I want to have your baby..."
I't's like 10 "yogi's" over there.
I asked them if any of their wife's "talked dirty to them". They quoted Psalms 98.
I asked if any got a recent bj from Miss November? I had. They quoted Psalm 102.
There's no fixing stupid.

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 12:44

Darge, they complain that medical decisions shouldn't be made by a politician in Washington without acknowledging that insurance companies are the ones making the decisions, not doctors. What's the difference?

They espouse natural rights while gathering men to make decisions regarding reproductive rights for women. Shouldn't they have a say?

They complain that we're a welfare nation without acknowledging major corporations (GE) pay no taxes; major industries are subsidized through the government (Ethanol, farming) and hand tax breaks to millionaires. Irony?

They are completely oblivious to these points.

Bill Maher suggests that Republicans live in a bubble. I think he's right.

By: jvh2b on 2/22/12 at 12:46

gd - yeah no point in trying to educate yogi with the facts or legal relevance as to why all these moronic birther suits have zero merit. I tried that myself and, not surprisingly, hit the wall of stupid. Instead he'd rather believe a cite named commiebuster claiming to be written by the best and brightest of the jarheads.

darge - yeah the folks over at the Tennessean are just vile. If they represent Christian morals I'm the Queen of England.