Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:55pm

Tuesday morning (Sept. 6), by happenstance, I got the public access channel, which had scheduled the graduation ceremony of the 35 graduates of our police academy. I found myself mesmerized by the goings-on and watched it to the end. A feeling of pride welled up in my throat as I viewed the confident faces of those who would act as sheep dogs (police) to keep the wolves (bad guys) from the sheep (good guys).

Nashville welcomes and needs these men and women who in Session 65 of our Metro Nashville Police’s Training Academy graduated on July 28, 2011, as “instruments of peace” in our communities. The entire ceremony was moving. I find Luke Piva’s perfect score on the law exam and Chad Brown’s firearms skills to be inspiring. I want to be on Raymond Flattery’s team when meeting the bad guys because of his abilities in physical fitness and leadership. I am especially awed by Andrew Johnson’s spirited words of benediction.

May the good guys rest easily at night and the bad guys tremble with fear in their nightmares as they face our entire police force, including those of Session 65, for the police are instruments of God who is the Good Shepherd of the sheep. It is the policeman’s task to prove worthy of the trust.

Fay Forlines

Nashville 37205

Filed under: City Voices
Tagged: Metro Police

35 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 9/7/11 at 11:29

I hope all of the new graduates retain their feelings on graduation. Sadly, some will begin to have a feeling of power.

The police line of work is like all others: you got gooduns, and you got baduns. They aren't all 'good' officers.

By: dargent7 on 9/7/11 at 12:59

Yogi: You could go to Hawai'i and if it started to rain at 88 degrees and there was a double rainbow, you'd still say, "but it's raining".
Then bring up Obama was, "raised here by "white socialists".

By: yogiman on 9/7/11 at 1:37

No, dargent7, Barry Soetoro was raised as Barack Obama by white communist and gained much of his "communist education" by a black communist.

Question, dargent7,

Can you name one person that has ever been mentioned as an acquaintance. or friend, by Barack Obama (or Barry Soetoro), whom was not identified as a communist., except perhaps his Muslim family and relatives of Kenya?

Didn't think so.

By: yogiman on 9/7/11 at 1:39

And by the way, dargent7, I've been to Hawaii many times in my youthful days, and I never allowed it to rain while I was there.

By: bfra on 9/7/11 at 8:38

The ink hasn't even dried on this letter and already ruined by yogi's dumb arse comments!No wonder all the posters are leaving.

By: yogiman on 9/7/11 at 11:00

Sorry, I'm not a brilliant communist ally as you are, bfra.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 4:38

Good morning, Nashville!

Fawning Fay Forline opines: "...the police are instruments of God who is the Good Shepherd of the sheep."

I thought that this letter smelled like a piece of born-gain horse sh!t, so I Googled the author's name and sure enough... the author is an eye-rolling idiot for the lord.

Here's some background on Pastor Forlines:

"Dr. Fay Forlines is a freelance journalist, retired educator, and former instructor at Free Will Baptist Bible College".


The source is an article by Pastor Forlines about how to "fish for souls".

The NCP should have identified the author as a Bible-thumping @ss lick.

Here's a quote from the fishing guide: "Keep your life clean and above reproach as you fish for the big bad boys."

Uh, I dunno, but if Fay is a man, not a woman, then this LTE and his other rantings sound rather queer...is Fay still in the closet, after all these years?

Hypocrisy sucks, pastor.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 4:48

I am ignoring the troll, it feeds on attention.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 5:16

Question of the day: Is Fay gay?

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 5:50

But seriously, who give's a rat's @ss if Fay is gay...it's the hypocrisy, not the sexual orientation that bugs me. Maybe Fay is female and just digs young guys in a uniform.

How about that GOP "debate"? Looks like Bachmann is fading fast, Ed Rollins quit Bachmann's team, others followed..she might be VP material...she knows how to use a hatchet.

Here's a link to a BBC article that came out soon after Perry announced:


Check out the video clip of Pastor Perry leading 30,000 Texas "sheep" in prayer...now call him a racist....black sheep dig Perry too.

Scary stuff, IMO.

By: dargent7 on 9/8/11 at 6:22

Fay is definitely a female.
Police are Shepards looking over God's sheep?
Not even a gay man would write that gibberish.

By: dargent7 on 9/8/11 at 6:25

Bachmann is toast.
No way can a tiny 5'4" woman beat either good looking men like Romney and Perry.
Hate to be superficial, but that's a good thing.
She's crazy in an insane sort of way.
She'd launch a war or two immediately just to prove she has the cahones necessary for the job.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 7:06

Thanks for the clarification, D7..are you sure about that? I figured the "Fishing for Souls" author would be a fisherman, not a fisherwoman. "Fay" can be a man's name and it can be a woman's name..I could not get a gender confirmation by way of Google.

So, Fay is a female who digs young guys in uniform...she thinks of them as sheep dogs...sounds like the mewings of a ewe in estrus...or the howlings of a female sheep dog in heat...IMO.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 7:08

Amen, brother Dargent, Bachmann has the Joan-of-Arc syndrome...hears voices, wants to use state-sponsored violence to solve problems.

By: dargent7 on 9/8/11 at 7:14

"Fay" is a man's name? Maybe Leslie ( Neilsen) or Lynn (Swan).
Never Fay.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 7:17

Romney and Perry look like male models for ads in the AARP magazine...the good hair...the good teeth...height to weight ration perfect. Excellent posture, full of confidence. They certainly are a pair of pretty pretty boys... Pastor Fay must get damp when those doll-faced dudes are on the TV.

Contrast those two Greek Gods with skinny, old and wrinkled Ron Paul...old man Paul ain't got a prayer...with the GOP its all about looking good....and having a direct line to Jesus.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 7:31

IZZAT right, we got plenty of guys name "Fay" around here...of course, nobody checks...to make sure. The male-like Fays around here are usually educated hipsters...artists and such.. I figured that they took "Fag" and "Gay" and created a cool, coded contraction...and then used it for an assumed, in your face, first name.

'scuse me....my apologies to the Fays out there.

Here's a link to a relevant video..."I love a Man in Uniform"...Gang of 4....7/31/82. Is that Fay Forlines , stage right, the female vocalist on the single drum stick?

By: sidneyames on 9/8/11 at 7:41

5:38 a.m. to 8:31 a.m. Loner has 8 posts. I'd say that you are sort of seeking some attention Loner, or else, why be so verbose? And such negative verbosity? Is that necessary to call others names so much. And can't you pick on someone your own age, instead of someone like Yogi who is older and most likely WISER than you. I'll give you credit; you are wierder than he is.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 7:42

A few years back, Rush Limbaugh used to chide and rebuke the left for valuing "Symbolism over Substance". Remember that?

Now, take a good look at the good looking guys and gals that the GOP trots out...except for Ron Paul. Ironically, Ron Paul has more substance to his message and more substantive and relevant experience than the rest of the GOP pack combined.

Ron Paul is too old and too homely and he does not schlepp Jesus into his arguments...AIPAC and JACPAC voted thumbs down on Paul.

I admire Paul for his temerity and tenacity.

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 7:43

Make that ten posts, Bud...you lucky dog.

By: BenDover on 9/8/11 at 8:03

Hopefully since Serpas is gone these guys will be allowed to focus on good and bad rather than $s for minor impropriety. I guess I don't mind more cops if they have the right temperament and goals.

Reverend Fay applying the same reverence to police officers that is due our soldiers is kind-of an overstep though imo.

Loner's knee jerk assault on the Padre (or Madre as the case may be) is far more disturbing though.

By: BenDover on 9/8/11 at 8:05

Geezzz Ron Paul wants to Abolish the Fed. Hey Ron... If congress had the keys to the printing presses we'd be Zimbabwe in a week flat.

By: dargent7 on 9/8/11 at 8:17

Well, Bud:
Since "yogi" arrived, 75% of the board left.
No more bfra, House, Blanket, Nemo, gd, MamaG. etc.
Yogi ruined the place. You were least tolerable.

By: serr8d on 9/8/11 at 8:28

Loner is an equal-opportunity basher-of-religion. God save the poor woman from Loner if she'd been a JOOOOOOOOOO!.

By: serr8d on 9/8/11 at 8:33

Ron Paul is a Libertarian, and is wasting valuable oxygen in any room that he's in. There's no way he should be seeking the Republican nomination.

Best line of the night to Newt Gingrich (whom I like, but he doesn't have much chance) who said to the LeftLibProgg moderator (paraphrasing from memory) 'You in the Media want to set all of Team R nominees at one another's throats. But know this: we are all on the same page when it comes to defeating your hand-picked candidate, the O!ne you failed to vet in 2006; the candidate of the Dirty Socialist moochers who are afraid of losing their undeserved entitlements, that POS SCOAMF BARACK OBAMA.'

I think I'm pretty close on that, really.

By: sidneyames on 9/8/11 at 8:46

dargent7 on 9/8/11 at 9:17
Well, Bud:
Since "yogi" arrived, 75% of the board left.
No more bfra, House, Blanket, Nemo, gd, MamaG. etc.
Yogi ruined the place. You were least tolerable.

D7, thanks I think. However everyone is tolerable. And if those people left, it was probably for reasons other than yogi.

Loner is so against God. I hope Loner is going to change his heart before the end times. He is so hardened. It's sad.

By: BenDover on 9/8/11 at 9:02

That's how I remember it too, serr8...

By: yogiman on 9/8/11 at 9:46


Are you serious about your insinuation I caused some of your "buddies" to leave this site. Why? Because I wouldn't agree with everything they posted? Because I continued, and will continue, to "speak" against the usurper in our Oval Office?

I thought this was a "throw it like it is" site. I didn't understand it was simply a little "friendly" chitchat site for you few.

dargent7, you have asked for proof of my postings, which I have offered, but you won't read it. I have asked for proof of his eligibility (which he doesn't have), you have not offered any. Why? Simply because you don't have any.

By: bfra on 9/8/11 at 9:53

d7 - I just check in occasionally now & you are right. My time is better spent than seeing some dumb arse, yogi, post lie after lie, day in & day out, then sidiot echo a ditto!
yogi - You don't have any proof that Obama is NOT eligible, dumb arse! Since it is you lie, it up to you to prove it & you can't. Go play with your goats!

By: Loner on 9/8/11 at 9:57

Gotta go boys...it's the Vintage Car Race weekend at Watkins Glen...Google it...see ya later!

By: BenDover on 9/8/11 at 10:03

Enjoy Loner.

By: yogiman on 9/8/11 at 10:27

You can call me a dumb arse because of your love for Barry Soetoro all you wish, bfra, but it will soon be proven you are one of the the dumb arses at this site. I have posted several times showing fools like you his ineligibility. Yet you have not posted one time proving he is legal eligible.

I understand if you can't read. After all, we only have written laws we must go by as they were written to favor the Constitution. Not simply mental thoughts.

By: serr8d on 9/8/11 at 10:53

Somebody tell me what happened to IDGAF. I missed visiting here for a couple years or so, but recall him with some fondness.

By: serr8d on 9/8/11 at 10:53

Nemo's gone?

Who knew?

By: yogiman on 9/8/11 at 12:21


Being the 'Obama' lover you are showing yourself to be, I'm sure you have the "rational" reason; so, can you explain why 'Barack Obama"'s half brother, Abongo Malik Oboma (also know as "Roy" Obama) appears to have received a IRS approval to operate as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization in only 30 days, with it being made retroactive for three years?

It is know as the Barack H. Obama Foundation running out of a mail drop in Arlington VA. They have solicited tax-deductible contributions on the internet since 2008.

Wonder where that money is being "contributed".