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Re: “A Young Girl’s Ordeal

As much as I questioned the idea of a trial I now see that this was 100% the right course of action. today is Christina's 29th birthday and she has dedicated her life to helping struggling adolescents. I will always feel partially responsible since this terrible event took place at my house,but if any good could possibly have come from this Christina has made it happen. her strength and compassion are immeasurable. hopefully this unnecessary ordeal has helped other teenagers think before they act on immediate gratification at the expense of others. she is a loyal friend,daughter,and sister who works with extreme dedication to make this world feel a little safer ,and gives a voice to those who are troubled and scared. as her mother I could in no way be prouder of the woman she has become!

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Posted by Sarah hart on 08/20/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “A damaged little girl and the fight over a million-dollar lawsuit

Well Well Well - Amanda Stinnett was CONVICTED OF Tenn Care Fraud that happened during October 2007 - March 2008 (public record - board of nursing records) Case No. 2012015981 Amanda Lynn Stinnett License Number 50264 the writing was on the wall folks.

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Posted by Nsg Team on 08/17/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Ten Years Gone


Posted by Oops on 07/18/2014 at 8:31 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Agneralinvestigation: My encounters/experience with Ms. Suzette Telli as a student at Aquinas College has revealed that she's probably a text-book Psychopath, so it doesn't surprise me that she tried to 'set the stage' for a student (Blizzard) she disliked to become the victim of a violent crime. There is just something creepy and off about her, like she doesn't have a conscience.

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Posted by pysch101 on 07/16/2014 at 7:25 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Suzette Telli, Director of Student Affairs, at Aquinas College, made two separate attempts to have Mr. Blizzard harmed and/or killed while he was a student at Aquinas College.

First, Suzette Telli allowed a hostile female student in Mr. Blizzard's class who openly attempted to beat up Mr. Blizzard's desk mate, and also told Mr. Blizzard, "I know people who can take care of you," to bring an 'unknown' male, who was not an Aquinas College student, to the very next class. Both the aggressive female student and her male companion were allowed to sit directly behind Mr. Blizzard, both of whom the female had threatened the day before.

This allowance by Suzette Telli, to let an unknown, and accordingly hostile non-student, to accompany the threatening female student to class was an overt attempt to draw Mr. Blizzard into a confrontation.

When no such confrontation occurred due to Mr. Blizzard's restraint, Suzette Telli sent or had knowledge that 'armed' guards were being sent from Aquinas College to Mr. Blizzard's private residence under the guise of delivering correspondence from Aquinas College. The correspondence was, by nature, normal correspondence and could have easily been sent via USPS mail.

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Posted by Agneralinvestigation on 07/16/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Losing The Connection

I was there nearly every weekend from 1998 through closing. I volunteered to do coat check and cover the gift shop if Larry had to go t the bathroom. I helped security at times. I would turn to Rockin Rhonda for advise on men. LOL. Does anyone know where she is now? I would like to contact her. I also met my partner Duane there in 2002. We met and have not been apart since that night for now 12 years. I sure miss that place. I took m oldest Daughter there with me a couple of times. She loved it. Anyway it was a wonderful club. Nothing will ever replace it. If anyone knows where Rhonda is now please let me know. Thanks

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Posted by Glenn B Baker on 07/10/2014 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Losing The Connection

Does anyone know where Rockin Rhonda is. I use to go to the connection and worked there volunteering to do coat check, help Larry Dodd in the gift shop and met my partner of 12 years there. Let me know if anyone knows where Rhonda is. I have news I want to let her know about.

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Posted by Glenn B Baker on 07/10/2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Best of Nashville 2002 Readers Poll Winners

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Posted by John Bond on 07/03/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

what a dumb group of college faculty and administrators, all the way up to the President of Aquinas and especially the college's board of directors. being familiar with group-think, it is a very dangerous product of coercive and bully-minded people in any institution, as a few nasty individuals who have 'power' scare others into acquiescing to their poor decisions and related bad conduct, but somehow I don't think that group-think is at all the issue with Aquinas. in fact, I think Aquinas is a modern model of how the bad-seeds of today whose narrow beliefs are no longer applicable to societies goals and vision as a whole, tend to embrace religion as their excuse for their stupidity: "we are not stupid people, but people of faith." No, you are in fact the dumb lame duck. the modern lame ducks of today practice widespread prejudice and predatory capitalistic tactics, while they drape themselves in 'sheep's garb (habits) in order to hide behind the false and deceptive veil of piety, and charity, to ensure the uninterrupted endorsing and employing of practices that aim to annihilate those people who are better than they are, smarter than they are, and more competent and capable than they are. In short, the incompetent seek to destroy the competent. these practices are the antithesis of equitable social progress. Practices so anti-liberty (let's lynch and burn the new heretic...Males in Nursing) and hateful toward minorities that greater action needs to be taken to remove from society these Aquinas types, because they are simply dinosaurs incapable of processing the intimate associations of our current diverse society and the intricacies of the laws that govern and prohibit their antiquated and deplorable conduct.

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Posted by moooooo on 06/23/2014 at 12:28 AM

Re: “A Beautiful Mind’s Uncertain Future

Bernie Sheahan, I presume that you have received your medication. Have you become a contributing member of society or are you still being supported by the government? Government assistance is for those who can't help themselves, not for those who choose to live a life of leisure supported by the government.

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Posted by Sharon on 06/16/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “2001 Nashvillian Of The Year

"None of Nashville, and incredibly I could say all of this worlds' wealth would have been possible, without the life of the Hillbilly songwriter/singer Hank Williams Sr., even if he were not a native Nashvillian, because of him and his incredible writing talents, none of what is and has occurred in the last 58 years and 9 months of "progress" [if you wish to call it that] would have been a part of this world, and of our lives, and anyone alive today that says otherwise is just a blatant liar!"---© 05232014 Melody Rose Williams, his biological daughter

Posted by Melody Rose Williams on 05/23/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Losing The Connection

The Connection was my first gay bar ever in 1997. In 1997...I remember standing outside in long lines to get in, especially if you arrived after 11pm when the first show started. Upon entry to the left was the "under 21" ticket counter and those of us over 21 just went straight on in after showing our IDs and paid at a counter further inside. Upon entry to the right were a few tired old pay phone booths probably not used for calling Further inside, the gift shop was to the right (down some steps) and was pretty big and had "interesting" stuff. To the left just past the "under 21" ticket counter was the entrance to the Country & Western bar and sunken dance floor as well as the stairway to the upper balcony that looked down over the whole C&W dance floor. There was a small sunken lounge on each side of the C&W dance floor and the lounge closest to the entrance had pool tables. The back wall of the C&W dance floor was fully mirrored I think...and I really got a kick out of seeing two men two-step together or tons of gay men line dancing. The balcony over the C&W bar was dark and creepy and mysterious activities occurred there for sure. In the middle of the complex beyond the C&W bar was a ramp that led down to the Main Dance Floor. The black & white tiled floor was HUGE and had a large and tall platform surrounding a large post in the middle of it that you could stand on and dance above the surrounding crowd below. Guys pushed and shoved for a spot on the platform and guys below would wait for someone to jump down to get a spot. Also, much flirting could be done while you were dancing on the floor looking up at guys on the platform because you were basically eye-level with their crotches. It was awesome. There was a large screen that hung from the ceiling in the far corner of the Main Dance Floor and strange/odd videos were shown on it while the music played. They were almost like hallucinations on a movie screen, so I usually danced under the screen facing away from it so I didn't have to watch it. There was a bar or two (later a platform bar was built) in the Main Dance Floor room. The DJ booth was high up in a corner of the room but across from the movie screen. The area surrounding the dance floor was carpeted. The DJ was very good and the music was the best in town. Personally, I don't think I ever saw the DJ....he was like The Wizard of Oz making everything happen from behind his dimly lighted window high above. The ceilings were very high and so the Main Dance Floor room seemed gigantic ! In 1997, I don't remember much about the restaurant, but it was off the Main Dance Floor room to the left when you entered the ramp. This restaurant was remodeled and larger patios, etc were added later. Off to the right side of the Main Dance Floor Room (off to the right from the ramp entrance) were a couple of nasty bathrooms and the entrance to the Drag Show Theatre. This room was impressive! Tables and chairs filled surrounded a large stage and long runway for the drag queens to perform. A bar was against the left wall (upon entering) and across the room was a stairway leading to the balcony (it was small balcony in 1997 but was enlarged greatly later). I think a back stairway led back down to the Main Dance Floor room, but I can't remember if that was added later or always existed. By far the best drag performer was "Bianca Paige"...she was the hostess when I first attended in 1997. Some other favorites in 1997-98 were "Judy Jetson", "Stephanie Wells", "That Girl", "Robin Duprey", and "Austria Andrews". Others also came & went, but I mostly watched the first show and then danced my ass off all night long. At the end of the night at 2.a.m. DJ Russell always played "Last Dance" by Donna Summer or "Its Such A Perfect Day" dance remix version. I remember they even made a dance remix of the Theme song from the movie Titanic....hahaa. We used to laugh how they could make a remix of ANYTHING at Conneciton. On a Saturday night in 1997, there would be 2,000-3,000 gay guys at the Connection (or at least I was told that by one of the ticket takers once). I did my share of signing on behalf of a few "under-21" boys who would stand at the entrance outside and beg for sponsors to get in. It was THE PLACE to be in gay Nashville in 1997. No club will ever be like The Connection.

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Posted by E.T. on 05/22/2014 at 7:02 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination


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Posted by deceptivemarketing on 05/11/2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Would Aquinas dare take on Blizzard again, after he showed them what real men are made of? Especially when teamed up with modern soldiers of justice? Well, heck no! Blizzard and his team, bad-boy attorney Thomas Jeff Hendrickson III, and former Navy Seal (Fu****) "Black Hawk Down" attorney Joe Napoltonia went in and said "What's up ladies?" you want some sh**? Let's dance!

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Posted by Reconwherecoming on 05/01/2014 at 1:05 AM

Re: “Pest Control

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Posted by keithlacon on 04/24/2014 at 4:54 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

How can a business federally governed by Title IX blatantly engage in discrimination, framing their discrimination clearly by labeling it a "male-to-male-swap?!" What a collection of buffoons! Federal fund recipients are clearly 'prohibited' from making gender-based decisions regarding students: Here's what Title IX states: Congress enacted Title IX in 1972, with two principled objectives in mind: 1. To avoid the use of federal resources to support discriminatory practices, and 2. To provide individual citizens effective protections against those practices. The statute was modeled after Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is parallel to Title IX except that Title IX expressly prohibits sex discrimination, and applies in all programs receiving federal funds, no only in education programs. The two statutes operate in the same manner, conditioning an offer of federal funding on a promise by the recipient not to discriminate, in what amounts essentially to a contract between the Government and the recipient of funds. That contractual framework distinguishes Title IX from Title VII, which is framed in terms not of a condition but of an outright prohibition. Title VII applies to all employers without regard to federal funding and aims broadly to eradicate discrimination throughout the economy. Thus whereas Title VII, aims centrally, to compensate victims of discrimination, Title IX focuses more on 'protecting' individuals from 'discriminatory practices' carried out by recipients of federal funds. Title IX's contractual nature has implications for remedies. Congress has attached conditions to the award of federal funds under its spending power, as it has in Title IX and Title VI, which hold the recipients liable, in private right of actions, for damages for noncompliance with the contractual condition. All recipients of federal funds receive 'notice' that it will be liable for receiving monetary award..

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Posted by gyralgal on 04/23/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

I've got to post about Brian Lassiter. First off. He is a Hot-Head loser! He's one of those little Napoleon Complex guys. He's constantly telling people about what a tough guy he thinks he is, thinks he a Karate guy: jumping on the hoods of people's cars in puplic and punching people's car windshields, screaming and yelling and threatening to become violent with people in public places. Always something to prove with him. Mr. Brian Lassiter brags about the Cops showing up due to his crazy, criminal behavior. He even will go so far as to try and make you believe the Cops are to afraid to arrest him. lmao He's such a nut job, and so full of it. The real reason Brain Lassiter is believed to have teamed up with Peggy Daniel and Suzette Telli (well they're all nut jobs, so they have that in common) is due to the fact that Blizzard embodied everything that Brian Lassiter wished he could be, and Brian Lassiter was afflicted by a profound envy. Why is it believed Brian Lassiter engaged in such a two-faced, insidious campaign to try and oust Blizzard? Blizzard is a former National and International Martial Arts champion, a Black Belt in both Karate and Jujitsu, and was awarded his Black Belt by Former World Heavyweight full-contact Karate Champion Glen Hoyen! (Glen Hoyen is one of just a few Black Belts under the Legendary Gordon Doversola). Blizzard trained in California. Blizzard was super smart, holding multiple college degrees, good looking, tall, super fit, good natured, and well liked by the girls. Blizzard was also a successful bouncer in Los Angeles California (this is the real street fighting sh**), and a well known Bouncer in Nashville, TN, too. Blizzard, who was known by the nickname "Legend," I've learned is supposed to be quite impressive. So, in short, Brian Lassiter was a two-bit poser who dabbled in Steroid use, and the sabotage of guys who fit the Blizzard profile. Brian Lassiter is a little sissy-boy who talk a big talk, but he nothing but a joke.

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Posted by theswordsman on 04/17/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “We Desperately Need Sidewalks

Go sidewalks in Nashville. Share this with everyone

Posted by Sherrie Dorris on 04/10/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Losing The Connection

Feeling nostalgic this evening. I was there in 2002, and although not in its heyday, I swear I had some of the BEST times ever. Oh to dance!

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Posted by westcoastgal on 04/04/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Nashvillian of the Year

and this one:
The team is now called the Grey Sox—named for their hair color, not their footwear—and it gives Strobel great joy. "Baseball is therapy to me," he says. "When I'm on the field, nothing else matters. It is so important because it is not important. It's just the best game in the world."

Posted by Benjamin Michael Passino on 04/04/2014 at 9:08 AM

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