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Posted by davidlongfellow on 06/19/2016 at 3:11 AM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Addicted people are users, excuse makers, and generally manipulative liars. Shame on people like Jessica Smith who cannot see the forest for the trees. Do you live with Don Black? Do you know all the good work for the Blacks? Do you work for Joe Carr? Jeremy HG Haynes is the scumbag who planted the article. If this, as the TN Trotline so aptly said, 'if this is all the Carr team has, they are in for a very long night come August' ....what a horrible hit piece even for lack of journalism integrity of a low-life organization like the Nashville Scene.

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Posted by George R on 06/18/2016 at 11:47 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

This is a private family matter and not news. We will NEVER know the full and complete story (all the details from each person's point of view), and why should we even try? Nothing here is illegal or worthy of reporting. If you just want publicity for Don's GoFundMe campaign, there are more appropriate venues for this. Many families have similar stories (people and problems they are dealing with), but this story was not presented in that light, e.g., it was not offered as just one example of how even wealthy families are affected by family strife and addiction, with the body of the story being the societal issue. Rather, it was reported in a way to purposefully paint the Blacks in a poor light. Surely there are a multitude of other reasons (better stories) to show Diane Black in a poor light! Believe me, I'm about as anti-Diane Black as they come, but even I would not have printed this story! Shame on you! You can't tell me YOUR family doesn't have some skeletons in it's closet or a "black sheep" or someone who has struggled with addiction or financial issues!

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Posted by puter gal on 06/18/2016 at 11:09 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

When it came to homelessness, my dad, Rev. Carl Resener, had a simple approach to a complex problem. "If it breaks God's heart, then it must break our heart as well."

I've met many families that face the same challenges as the Black family including my own. Thank the Lord for His unconditional love and mercy even though most of us have our set limits on how much to give and forgive.

Mr. Black is a sad example of what happens when families give up hope, but there are ways to help. We all wish that money could solve every problem but it doesn't. It takes true involvement as a community to help change hopelessness into hope.

My dad worked at the Nashville Union Mission until he died in 2011. Today, the Mission is doing a tremendous job giving out hope and helping people gain back their life. There are many people like my dad and the Mission who tirelessly help people everyday without using taxes, tests, or restrictions; because people are worth love and mercy.

Grace trumps grief every time.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Janice Resener Miller on 06/18/2016 at 11:40 AM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Nashville Scene Mission Statement - Slam and bash conservatives by any means necessary because our puny liberal brains can't articulate rational, logical, nor healthy debate.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by D Man on 06/18/2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

The Nashville Scene's stable of writers seems to run the gamut from bad to atrocious. There is no legitimate reason for this story. They need to dump both Cari Wade Gervin and Betsy Phillips before they become irrelevant.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bill Bernstein on 06/17/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

This article is part and parcel to why the scene is and always will be a second class liberal rag one step above the Contributor. This author is just pathetic. Im sorry but at no point is it understandable to get hooked on heroin, idiot. And if you do, you pay the fiddler, just like the rest of us. I bet cash money this author is a millenial who has been taken care of all their life.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chad Johnson on 06/17/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

So is this information what "inquiring minds want to know?" The Scene is now scoping out private family issues for "news" that is not relevant? You are lucky the Scene is a free paper. Who would pay for this tripe? A disappointment from the Scene's newest writer.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Luckyforward on 06/17/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

This story should not have been published.

I despise everything about Diane Black's politics. She owes her career to bigotry and gerrymandering.

But this story is an ill-advised hit piece.

My family had its own Don Black, and these decisions are gut-wrenching. The fact that David financially supported him all these years and provided a number of opportunities for Don to make a good life shows that this final decision was not made lightly.

Given the one-sidedness of the story there's also the very real possibility that the author will be yet another enabler of Don Black's bad decisions. Making him the sad victim in this story could reinforce the narrative that many substance abusers use to evade their own responsibility in creating their circumstances. This dig at the Blacks could easily do further damage to Don.

Maybe Don Black has turned his life around. Anyone with a heart hopes so. But those of us with families who've dealt with these issues know that's always the story until the next destructive decision.

David Black is right. This is none of the public's damned business.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by madison tn on 06/17/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Some of enjoy sex with married men, some of us write about the travails of others. Some of us do both.

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Posted by Hudson on 06/17/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “By signing the controversial SB 1391, Gov. Bill Haslam makes Tennessee a battleground over the rights of pregnant women and prosecutorial bounds

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Posted by Elli Fabs on 06/17/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Does this alternative publication have any credibility at all? This "reporter" certainly has none.

This is a private family situation undeserving of the invasion of privacy the Scene has shown itself to be selectively intent on when it comes to elected Republicans.

I can only echo the sentiments of those above who have dealt with family members one has to detach from at some point. I've been there. Every one of those stories is a long, long story Ms. Hit-Job Gervin could not understand or scratch the surface of. Her job, as, clearly, she sees it, is to tear down Republicans. By any means she and her editors can find. Accuracy and ethics be damned.

Diane Black will be re-elected for as long as she chooses to serve.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by book it on 06/16/2016 at 11:03 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

@Jessica Smith: I'm trolling this story because it's an attack piece on people who have done more than enough for their brother. Whatever you believe about the politics of the Blacks the thrust of the story is a lie. It's the same tactic used in the 2012 election when so much of the press portrayed Romney as a terrible person because he was rich and successful.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by yoyo moi on 06/16/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Now Ms. Jessica, no need to go down the racial road....

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by localboy on 06/16/2016 at 4:35 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

yoyo moi- It is obvious you are trolling this story for the Blacks.

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Posted by Jessica Smith 1 on 06/16/2016 at 4:02 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

If David were African-American this story would be about his historic rise to success after escaping an abusive, alcoholic father and drug addled brothers and his expensive but futile attempt to help a brother escape addiction.
It's a sad liberal political thing to make someone look like a jerk when they're not David already did more than enough to help and he is absolutely correct that Don should deal with the consequences. Don's got a roof over his head and food in his tumtum. Why should he expect more after the life he's led? One more thing: We don't know the words said during their disagreements.
Annnd oddly enough I must have missed the condemnation of drug use.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 06/16/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

blackcatbelle- Read the article, read the emails, stop defending the actions of people who cast their own brother to live on the street.

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Posted by Jessica Smith 1 on 06/16/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

How are we insulting you when it's not you? Can you show us something veryifed?

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by blackcatbelle on 06/16/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

blackcatbelle and Disappointed fan- It is amusing the lengths a supporter of the Blacks will go to deflect the truth... The story has been VERYIFED and you can continue to insult others, but this good insight into the Blacks and people, like you both, who support them.

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Posted by Jessica Smith 1 on 06/16/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “The brother-in-law of Rep. Diane Black, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, is barely getting by

Jessica Smith, you have no idea what you're talking about and have no credible points whatsoever.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Disappointed fan on 06/16/2016 at 1:39 PM

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