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

God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Mathew 5:10...God Bless Blizzard!

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Posted by Mathew5:10 on 06/17/2012 at 1:48 PM

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

Other, you stated: "I did not see evidence of discrimination at Aquinas. A lesbian woman won awards and a black gay man was in a clinical with me and I never saw him being treated differently than me." This is referred to in business as 'Window Dressing!' Thought you might like to know why you were fooled. Now you know.

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Posted by RNLinda on 06/17/2012 at 12:15 PM

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

Lindsley Baird, you stated: WHOA WHOA WHOA!!!!! I'll tell my name--Lindsley Baird--- PROUD effin Graduate of Aquinas College--MAY 2010---and thank god not with this douche bag "Blizzard"... GET OVER IT KID! we never talked and I'm thankful for that! What, you and your girl think you were the only attractive "male" in this class?? And that's why you got this "horrible treatment"?? Eat shit dude, you'll lose, no one wins against the Sisters. Can't believe the Scene even published this article. They are talking to an IDIOT! Deuces people." You're comment strongly indicates that you are an extremely 'trashy' and pimordial individual. You literally admit that you never spoke ("we never talked") with Blizzard in your comment above. Yet, you have nothing but hatred for Blizzard? So much 'toxic hatred' in fact that you publicly berate the man's character? What's wrong with this picture? It's no wonder Blizzard is suing Aquinas. Ms. Baird, if you are any indication of the aquinas mindset and culture I have no reason to doubt Blizzard's claims, especially after reading your highly emotional, toxic and prejudice comment attacking Blizzard's character. By the way, you literally handed Blizzzard's law firm your identity. I'm sure you're on the list of people they are going to depose. Are you going to tell Blizzard's attorney's that "no one wins against the sisters," and to 'Eat Shit Dude?' lol Very disingenuous Ms. Baird. I would say good luck to Blizzard, but I seriously doubt he'll need any.

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Posted by NP48 on 06/17/2012 at 11:52 AM

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

To abcde regarding your comment: "I was a classmate to Jason and know what really went on. The guy is a complete idiot! He always looked for the easy way out... I'm not shocked that he has a lawsuit against the school. I remember the day the "letter" in his mailbox appeared. If the truth is known about it he probably wrote the letter himself; that's just the type of person he is." I know Blizzard personally, he's been a friend of mine for many, many years. I live in California. He and I worked together on a start-up venture. The guy is brilliant. If you doubt this, ask yourself why his case is going to trial? It's because the defense was unable to get the case dismissed. And believe me, any decent defense attorney immediately tries to get the Plaintiff's case thrown out. Aquinas clearly underestimated Blizzard. And, it was a big mistake trying to push Blizzard around. He holds four college degrees. He graduated with 'Dean's Honors' with an accounting degree, (doubtful abcde can even add and subtract) based on his/her lack of grammar skills. I'm guessing however, abcde is a female. Blizzard graduated with honors in business Management. He single-handedly brought a California based company out of bankruptcy by employing raw talent, smarts, and savvy. Need I go on? There is a lot more accolades I assure you. The article is spot on when it makes mention of how savvy Blizzard is. I have known Blizzard for over twenty years, and I am appalled at how Aquinas treated him. He is beyond competent. He's on another level people. You have know idea what you are dealing with. Question for abcde: If you know what went on with Blizzard then I'm sure you are prepared to testify for Aquinas, under penalty of perjury? I'm sure you will be ready when Blizzard's attorney subpoena's you for a seven-hour deposition? Do you even understand what is coming? I don't think any of you do. This is going to be a very 'public trial.' Blizzard and his law firm will make sure all of the key players (students and employees) are brought to justice. The fact that Aquinas deliberately chose not to investigate the hate-mail in Blizzard's box that accused Blizzard of being a "fag!" is just a testament to the type of malicious male-bashing culture Aquinas fosters and encourages, and how Aquinas was complicit in all the abuse administered by the female students and employees to Blizzard. In fact, I would venture a guess that Aquinas was definitely working with the students to try and oust Blizzard. Finally, you clearly don't know this man, but I do, and I assure you, Aquinas picked a fight with the wrong guy.

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Posted by Qfactor on 06/17/2012 at 10:39 AM

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

Wow! Half these comments are so hostile toward Blizzard that Blizzard was obviously quite a 'stud' and legally savvy to take on this 'pack' of hostile bullies so effectively. Way to go nurse Blizzard. People who bring law suits like this are heroes. Every 'Blizzard-Hater' should watch the documentary Hot Coffee. As well, a good site to begin understanding just how immersed the nursing culture is in being 'white' and 'Female' and staying that way is: http://allnurses.com/men-in-nursing/article-male-nursing-96299.html

Here is a piece from an interview from the above-referenced site: "Every other profession has changed except nursing. We’re suffering from a teachers’ shortage. If you look at the advertisements for teachers, they feature minorities. They feature men. It’s not presented as a gender," Wilson said. "If you look at what nursing presents itself as, it presents itself as a gender. We’re women. In fact, we’re Caucasian women."

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Posted by promalenurses on 06/16/2012 at 2:32 PM

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

If anyone doubts that males are literally bullied out of nursing programs by nursing instructor's read the situation below involving a "Nun" nursing educator who admits that males in nursing literally "sickens" her. I have no doubt Blizzards case will be a landmark case if Aquinas is foolish enough to go to trial.

***The shift supervisor for OR services, a Mercy nun, would make Miller leave the OR every couple of hours to rescrub. A surgeon noticed the abuse, reprimanded her for her behavior and, according to Miller, said to the nun, "I don’t know what your problem is with him. I don’t like long hair either. But I’m telling you right now it’s unconscionable the way you’re riding him."

The nun later admitted that she didn’t like men in nursing. According to Miller, she said, "I don’t like long hairs. And when you put them [men and long hairs] together, they just make me sick."

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Posted by NurseFocker on 06/16/2012 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Jesus RX

My sister was at Mercy in Lincoln and now she is near suicide! Please someone tell me how to help her!

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Posted by Tricia Arnts on 06/04/2012 at 9:23 PM

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

juche: In regards to your comment, "There are a lot of other places that offer degrees, and if Blizzard really wanted to be a nurse, perhaps he should have left at the first problem and gone on to get his degree elsewhere instead of being litigious and basing his future on whatever his settlement is." Maybe Blizzard would have left at that point, but unfortunately when AC retaliated, in writing, they specifically stated that if Blizzard had a problem with the sanctions imposed by Aquinas, and he chose to leave the nursing program, his official transcripts from Aquinas would show that he had been 'Officially dismissed' from the nursing program at Aquinas. This case is headed for trial, August of 2012, and it is 'open and shut.' Aquinas will have to answer for what they have done.

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Posted by 12angrymen on 06/04/2012 at 11:24 AM

Re: “A judge's ruling on a Tennessee traffic stop could set a new precedent against racial profiling

hey it me luis ruiz and i just wanted to say some thing to all the law that they should not stop people for what they look or race

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Posted by luis ruiz on 05/31/2012 at 12:46 PM

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

Lydia Grubb needs to be stripped of her license before she kills someone! Her nursing skills are worse than her teaching skills. I was one of her many victims in 1998. I was in my last semester of the nursing program but could no longer hold up to the harassment, humiliation and her lack of competence. And you will get no help from Peggy Daniel. If this is any indication of what the nursing profession is like, I want no part of it.

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Posted by dixiechk61 on 05/27/2012 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Meet Caldwell Hancock

This hit piece boarders on being criminal. For it to still be out on the internet after almost 4 years is unconscionable. I've known Caldwell Hancock for over 25 years and he may be the best lawyer I have ever worked with.

What is even more interesting is that Pulle parted company with the Scene (dare I say “fired”?) for the second time about a month after publishing this article. Who is keeping this going? No wonder they have to give this rag away.

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Posted by Michael B. McDonald on 05/24/2012 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Dr. Asa Andrew, health care guru, TV and radio personality, runs afoul of the Tennessee Department of Health

I was told by a friend yrs ago about his diet for inflamation ...and she gave me his book. I even listened to his radio show prior to that and had spoken with him. He gave me only great advise and the inflamatory diet..WORKED!!! I worked in a hsp for 24 yrs and know how the prescription/insurance kick backs work...sooo....don't kick someone just because the board of medical cartel doesn't recognize someone that is trying to help each of us in a preventative way....before our health gets to a point of no return. So...back off!

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Posted by jubilee on 05/18/2012 at 6:37 AM

Re: “The Bar That Time Forgot

As I remember the original Dusty Road Tavern, it was the last hole in the wall in a row of brick buildings across the Shelby Ave. bridge. east of the Cumberland River. Bobby Green was the concierge and would be notorious for kicking the feet of anybody out of the isles between tables. It happened to me several times. I was a student at Vanderbilt and got to play bass with just about every well-known picker who played the Opry from The Foggy Mountain Boys, Sunny Mountain Boys, to Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys and many others from 1968 to about late 1972. It was a haven for bluegrass unlike any other and I'll cherish my memories of playing and enjoying the musical friendships I started there forever.
Geoff Stelling, Stelling Banjo Works

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Posted by Geoff Stelling on 05/17/2012 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Watauga

Bruce good cover story to hide the truth about the fact that you are a known racist, associate with other known racists, and recently hired known racist Forrest-Shoar and your new money man from racist Cracker Barrel.

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Posted by The Truth Is Wide Open on 05/07/2012 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Mother Knows Best?

@KCB....it just really bugs me that you keep using the word "morons" when YOU are clearly the moron in all this. You OBVIOUSLY are speaking without objectively looking at the facts. Regardless of Jim's faults- his "lifestyle"....that doesn't prove Kelley's innocence. As a person who is totally 100% objective in all this, looking at the FACTS as presented in the trial, Kelley is certainly guilty...she either did it alone or with help. But she did it. KCB...YOU are the moron!!!

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Posted by OBJECTIVITY vs. EMOTIONS on 04/19/2012 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Mother Knows Best?

I've noticed that on every online article about the Jim Cannon murder, "LittleBirdy" is making sure to let everyone know that Jim had been having an affair. Okay, the guy wasn't perfect. No one is. But JIM is the murder victim here, not Kelley....so regarding his MURDER, Kelley IS the one with the documented history of chronic mental health problems, drug abuse and aggressive behaviors. She was also most likely losing the battle for her kids, she was very resentful towards Jim, and those with mental health issues ALWAYS blame someone else, NEVER themselves. Plus, this article clearly SHOWS that Kelley had INSIDE knowledge about the details of Jim's death LONG BEFORE the police made any of those details known.

So, let's use LOGIC and NOT EMOTIONS. Kelley had developed mental health problems, drug abuse problems and regardless of WHO'S to blame, SHE is the one with INSIDE knowledge of his murder BEFORE it should have been known, SHE is the one who's not thinking and acting and functioning "normally", and of course, she's going to LIE to cover for herself. And of course, her mother can't help but try to defend the daughter she loves. Regarding her being too small to have committed the crime....not necessarily. Even small people can be surprisingly strong when their adrenalin is pumping. Plus, Kelley had the element of surprise, & Jim was asleep and had had some wine to drink (autopsy reports). With Kelley's adrenalin pumping, Jim in a deep sleep, she could have easily had the advantage in this.

Anyway, @KCB -- you've kept using the word MORON when you didn't YET have all the facts. Frankly, it takes a MORON to pick sides based on personal bias and emotions vs. FACTS. Sometimes the people we love and trust are capable of murder. Look at the FACTS, and not your heart.

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Posted by Get the FACTS on 04/19/2012 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Financial Aid Woes, Poor Student Service Dog Tennessee State University

Unfortunately, this article accurately portrays the CURRENT condition and attitude of the financial aid department. Many students are dependent on the financial aid and bursar departments to attend college. Often when there's an error, you're kicked out of your courses, or not allowed to register for the following semester. Errors happen all the time, but their unwillingness to do anything is irresponsible. An education is the most expensive purchase I've ever brought. I couldn't imagine such gross inaccuracies in the accounting of funds when purchasing a car, home, or even a cell phone. And, then add their poor service and unwillingness to fix their mistakes. We should be treated better. I'm taken my business elsewhere.

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Posted by TRavy on 04/12/2012 at 9:37 PM

Re: “While Tennessee lawmakers line up on either side of Big Coal in legislative fights over mountaintop removal, the earth-ravaging practice continues unabated

Coal Terminals and additional infrastructure are required in the coal supply chain. Coal newsletters and coal prices show developing economies are more likely to increase their investment into & their use of thermal coal & metallurgical coal in coming years because of its affordability and to meet increasing demands for electricity and steel. www.coalportal.com

Posted by coal newsletters on 04/10/2012 at 8:43 AM

Re: “If you think it's hard to find a job these days, try being a felon

Actually in some states all the LITTLE things that can land you in front of a judge are absolutely ridiculous. Parking tickets; letting your car license plate tags expire because it doesn't pass smog and you can't afford to either get that fixed, get another car or move to another state that doesn't have smog requirements; "trespassing" living in a building after the neighbors have had the police condemn it just to get you out because you can't find another place to live in your price range in the amount of time you were given to get out....all of this in NEW YORK and other New England states, but also some of the states out West. I mean, sure, be perfect, keep a high enough paying job to live a reasonably comfortable life and never so much as jaywalk or cross a street against a light, and sure, you'll spend your entire life never having to set foot in front of a judge.

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Posted by Pamela Kennedy on 04/02/2012 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The coming legal clash between The Contributor, the ACLU and Brentwood tests the limits of free speech in Middle Tennessee

John-Your math appears to be right with the exception of one thing-you have to factor in the tips for the vendors, which could be substantial. A vendor may average $2.00 a sale-one dollar for the paper, another dollar in tip money. That would make the total monthly income for all vendors about $175,000 ($200,000-$25000), before taxes.

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Posted by For_The_Contributor on 03/21/2012 at 2:46 PM

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