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: Eye Nose & Now ... on 2/22/12 at 12:51

Female police decoys are ALWAYS CLEAN. Not one real prostitute out of 100 in
Nashville looks clean. Also: Undercover male police are always muscular.

By: Ask01 on 2/22/12 at 1:33

Gentlemen, please.

Disagreement is healthy, as the exchange of ideas should stimulate thought.

A calm, rational discussion should, ideally, always end with a friendly agree to disagree handshake, actual or virtual.

Name calling and vulgarity are counter productive, erecting roadblocks to communication between the parties.

I would like to believe we on this board are too intelligent and open minded to stoop to such playground tactics.

I confess, I have questioned the IQ of some posters, but I do usually try to restrict disparaging remarks to public figures, most of whom I believe deserve such treatment.

I understand the exasperation of trying to convey a point to someone who seem immune to the most logical arguments, but let's not let this deteriorate into a virtual brawl.

There comes a point when you just have to walk away, or in this case, ignore the irritant.

We have a very good board here compared to many others, so let's not let a few derail the train.

Let's keep it peaceful, OK? Please?

By: gdiafante on 2/22/12 at 1:44

Would you like some Grey Poupon, ask01?

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 1:48

That should go good with sourdough bread and baloney, Ask01.

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 1:56

Sorry Ask01, but I was raised on a farm and worked with mules & jacka**es that had more sense than yogi. They at least knew what gee & haw meant!

By: yogiman on 2/22/12 at 2:54

Well, bfra,

I was raised on a farm, too. And still am. But we never used jacka$$es like you. We only used horses that had the strength and determination to pull that damn plow.

I now have a tractor so I don't have to convince a jacka$$ which way to go... like you.

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 3:04

yogi - I was raised on a farm, too. And still am. But we never used jacka$$es like you. We only used horses that had the strength and determination to pull that damn plow.

I now have a tractor so I don't have to convince a jacka$$ which way to go... like you.
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Perfect example of more stupidity!

By: Ask01 on 2/22/12 at 3:36

I merely wanted to point out name calling and use of vulgarities is so pointless, and often calls into question ones level of education and and the extent of vocabulary.

Not to mention attacking each other takes up valuable space to attack our elected employees.

Oh, and no, thank you regarding the Grey Poupon. I much prefer a German feuersenf. Much spicier.

By: brrrrk on 2/22/12 at 3:57

Ask01 said

"I merely wanted to point out name calling and use of vulgarities is so pointless, and often calls into question ones level of education and and the extent of vocabulary."

Spend the next year on this forum and you'll change your tune.... :-)

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 4:03

Ask01 - It is people like yogi, that doesn't even recognize facts, when put in black & white, because they are so dumb and won't realize it. Then they get a splinter in their arse on something, read all the garbage sites they can find and vote for these incompetent (so called) leaders.

By: bfra on 2/22/12 at 4:04

Sorry for any vulgarity, but an ace is an ace & a spade is a spade!

By: dargent7 on 2/22/12 at 4:26

Like I said yesterday, and 10x before...If Romney's father was BORN in Mexico, as was his father, and his father...these "birther's"say, Well, they're all Naturalized US citizens",..how's that come about?
Seems the Romney's were illegal aliens who came to Detroit to give birth to their sonny boy, Willard. Just to gain citizenship, like all the Latinos who do the same thing, called an "Anchor Baby".
Not one peep has been asked as to his legal status to become POTUS.

By: brrrrk on 2/22/12 at 5:03

dargent7 said

"Not one peep has been asked as to his legal status to become POTUS."

But you don't get it darg.... repeat after me..... IOKIYAR...

It's OK If You're A Republican

By: brrrrk on 2/22/12 at 5:04

oops

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 5:15

Ask01, I agree with your 1:33 post. The name-calling is not good....it degrades the quality of the forum...unless the name-calling is directed outward, not inward toward fellow posters.

IMO, it's OK to call a guy like Newt Gingrich a "lying sack of shit"...but we should treat our fellow posters with more dignity than that...for example, "Serr8d is a lying sack of shit." is not good...."Serr8d is a disingenuous sack of GOP fecal material" is better.

Creativity counts in the name-calling game....but let's direct the venom outward, not inward.

Civility is the key to a great online forum, IMO. On the whole, this one is quite civil....cordial at times.

I like this site because it's not censored, there is no delay time between submission and posting. The size of the group is just right, IMO...not too big and not too small. The group is quite diverse, although we have a shortage of articulate right-wingers presently....we could use more female posters...again in my opinion.

We have acquired a troll....but that's not a fatal flaw...just ignore the troll. Of course, if the troll wants to drop the birther crap, the "troll" designation could fade over time.. sadly, the troll likes to drag the non-issue out again and again, just to bug us...he gets his yayas out that way.

I'm only human, sometimes I fall for the trap and respond to the troll...I'm sure that Yogi has some positive value to the collective...I have faith in my fellow man that way...there's a saving grace in every person....IMO.

And now, Kum-Ba-Yah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo9AH4vG2wA

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 5:19

Did that do it?

By: Loner on 2/22/12 at 5:25

The NCP needs to correct that HTML glitch...it's asking for trouble...hackers and trolls could play havoc with the board using uncanceled HTML commands etc.

We've all done that, Brrrrk; it is embarassing.