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Monday, September 21, 2020

Former Nashville Council Member Tony Tenpenny, a Trump-loving Republican who posted anti-face mask memes on Facebook, has died from complications resulting from being infected from COVID-19.



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"he posted memes that attacked face masks as part of a socialist plot"

Another victim of reverse psychology.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-21 09:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nonsense. Clearly he died from a heart attack while COVID positive.


#2 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-21 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Tenpenny was right about Covid not being severe in his case. Him getting Covid was actually a benefit to humanity.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-21 11:48 AM | Reply

Karma strikes again..


#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-21 01:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

God Bless and RIP. And now the people who had to listen to your -------- may LIP (live in peace).

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-09-21 02:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Stupidity kills.

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-21 02:50 PM | Reply

Obviously bad genes, so good riddance (/s).

#7 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-09-21 02:58 PM | Reply

I cannot feel sorry for stupid Trumpers and (R)tards that end up dying because they are morons and troglodytes. I just hope they didn't infect non-trumpers.

#8 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-09-21 03:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Wait, not a Democrat hoax? Who could have known?

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-09-21 05:26 PM | Reply

Now this is grim.

#10 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2020-09-21 05:32 PM | Reply

I, for one, have scraped the bottom of the sack labeled "grimness".

#11 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2020-09-21 05:36 PM | Reply

Re: #11

Is it labeled with a tattoo or a sticker?

#12 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-09-21 05:43 PM | Reply

Stupidity kills.
#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

But not fast enough.

#13 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-09-21 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is it labeled with a tattoo or a sticker?


And it probably reads "grimy".

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-21 06:33 PM | Reply

He proposed shooting Democrats for pushing masks on people. Eff this guy.

#15 | Posted by cbob at 2020-09-21 09:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"He proposed shooting Democrats for pushing masks on people."

Who Would Jesus Shoot?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-21 09:58 PM | Reply


"Tenpenny's Facebook page was also filled with memes and content supportive of President Donald Trump."

Everything Trump touches dies!

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-21 11:06 PM | Reply

One less.

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-21 11:50 PM | Reply

Denial is a hell of a drug. A lot of people can't handle the idea coronavirus is a real threat so they tell all their buddies on social media that it's a trumped-up hoax.

Unfortunately for them, BS isn't a vaccine. The pandemic is real, it's extremely dangerous and it doesn't care about your opinion.

Fox News and the rest of the GOP propaganda machine feed the delusions of people like this guy. I don't know how they sleep at night.


#19 | Posted by rcade at 2020-09-22 12:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I clicked this thread not knowing who it was who died. I hated Tony's politics, but am saddened to hear about this ... here of all places.

I've known Tony and his wife, Robin, for at least 25 years. The last time I saw him was when my wife and I dropped off some nice furniture for use at one of the recovery halfway houses they ran. We got along great as long as politics didn't come up. Whenever we did talk politics, all I'd do is state facts. For instance, how Bush and the GOP could have paid off the national debt but instead more than doubled it and the annual budget.

I didn't know his politics until the Tea Party came along. Saw him in a Tea Party tee shirt that quickly put his political views in focus.

Tony ran for Metro Nashville council a couple of times, won one term, and was defeated in the next election because he pissed off too many people in the district with, for instance, bullying by attempting to stack a meeting of a neighborhood association preparing to vote on local issues with guys from one of the halfway houses he and Robin ran.
Somehow, we put politics aside outside of elections. His wife Robin is a really sweet person. I'm sad for her.

#20 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-22 02:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have to add, though, that he won't be the first and won't be the last person lost in the FoxNews/NewsMax bubble who dies of COVID. They're unreachable and unteachable.

Tony's politics killed him. And it's killed 200,000 other Americans too. So far.

I haven't been on FB since way before the pandemic hit, so I never saw his posts about masks. If I had, I'd have done what I always did; state facts. Although, like too many others, he was unreachable inside his right wing bubble.

I knew Robin (Robbie) before I knew Tony, and will make a point of stopping by their house sometime this week.

Wearing a mask

Stupid kills

#21 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-22 02:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Trump-loving Anti-Masker Dies from Covid-19

Can't fix stupid.

#22 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-09-22 07:02 AM | Reply

That would make a good bumper sticker


#23 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-22 07:40 AM | Reply

Whole lotta stupid out there:

Lt. Governor Jon Husted (R-OH) tries to promote pro-Trump masks at today's rally ... and is met with a huge chorus of boos.

#24 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-22 07:56 AM | Reply

#21 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY

I have tried to reach too many Trumpers. Unreachable and unteachable sums it up. It doesn't matter if you bring scientific articles to the discussion, they are beyond that. There is no proof your proof is accurate or factual. They are like the Germans who were victim to the Nazis propaganda at this point - beyond help.

Of course too many politicians are Trumpers but it goes much deeper in society. Far too many police of all forms are Trumpers heart and soul. Far too many military people are Trumpers - again heart and soul. Wealthy business people are also high on the list. The growth in this country of hate groups before our very eyes is scary. On a similar note, today Germany is again dealing with the same issues within their ranks and the rise of neo-Nazis yet again. (They just identified a group of 29 police - just 29 charged so far...)

#25 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-22 08:16 AM | Reply

If there was Divine Justice or any kind of poetic justice in this world, Trump would get the coronavirus and end up like Boris Johnson on death's doorstep. Then, if he was lucky, he'd see the light and live to correct his erroneous coronavirus thinking. If he wasn't lucky, he'd go the way of Herman Kaine and other anti-maskers who learned the truth too late.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-22 08:21 AM | Reply

Sucks to be Tony ---------. Idiot got what he [...] for being an anti-masker. Science isn't on your side. Wear your dang mask folks.

#27 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-09-22 08:30 AM | Reply

Sorry for your loss, AmericanUnity.

#28 | Posted by rcade at 2020-09-22 09:59 AM | Reply

Natural rights, I tell ya............

#29 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-09-22 12:07 PM | Reply

He got to be free. Showed those damn mask Nazis,didn't he.

#30 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-22 12:17 PM | Reply

He got to be free.

#30 | Posted by Effeteposer

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose: that is, dead.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-22 12:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember those hundreds of thousands Obama supporters who died because they listened to Obama?

Me either.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-22 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry for your loss, AmericanUnity.

#28 | Posted by rcade

Thanks, but it's really his wife and son, a young teenager. And especially so since he will be remembered for dying because of stupidity based on his right wing beliefs.

I Googled Tony's death this morning. It appears this story has been disseminated nationwide. The best that can be hoped for is that his unnecessary death will save some others from the same fate, or at least cause them to think twice about listening to the nonsense being spewed by the right wing.

#33 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-22 02:06 PM | Reply

... it's really his wife and son, a young teenager, I feel sorry for.

#34 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-22 02:07 PM | Reply

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