It is hard to stand out as a craven conman in a political party made out of conmen, but Tennessee's newest Congressman Andy Ogles is giving animal rescue shelter grifter George Santos a run for his everyone else's money. The new revelations come from a much darker place. It seems that there is about $23,575 of missing money from a GoFundMe that Ogles created back in 2014. The money was supposed to be used for a children's burial garden. read more
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#12 | Posted by Twinpac
I was wondering the other day what became of Vernon.
- He's prone in an opium den, puffing the pipe, lost in a haze for months now
- He got busted, and is rotting in a Taiwanese prison cell.
- He got drunk, stumbled onto a Chinese fishing boat, and has been wandering the streets of Guangzhou, China, penniless, with no ID, begging for food.
One of the nine-year-olds killed was the daughter of the pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, who run the school.
Hallie Scruggs, one of three children slain in the sickening school shooting, was the 9-year-old child of Chad Scruggs, the senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church, the church confirmed to CBS News.
Correction: Shooter entered through the church entrance and made his way to the adjacent school from there.
VIDEO - Shooter shooting way into school, going to office and killing principal, roaming halls
Here's a woman who survived the Highland Park mass shooting with her kids and was visiting Nashville when today's shooting happened:
His mom was active at The Village Chapel, a "hellfire and holy ghost" evangelical church.
Like most evangelical churches, all about Jesus dying than anything He said to do while He was alive. Using guilt and the Old Testament/Paul (Paul, who never knew Jesus in His lifetime) to justify doing whatever they want to when they're at odds with the "red print" in the Bible (Christ's words).
A person wrestling with their sexuality would definitely feel like an outcast. And treated like one by these self-righteous "Christian" hypocrites.
#249 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday
The essence of the article you linked is that Hale was "always an outcast."
A similar MO for most of these shooters.
But they can run to Walmart and buy a gun in 5 minutes if they're 18. There's your problem.
BTW, there are well over a dozen schools called "XXX Christian Academy" just within the city limits of Nashville. Surrounding Williamson, Wilson, and Rutherford counties have dozens more.
While Nashville has been majority Democrat, this is the "Buckle of The Bible Belt." The evangelical Christians around here are loud, Bible thumping, drag show-hating, and love guns and the death penalty seemingly more than they proclaim to love Jesus or anyone else who isn't them. Bless their hearts.
I don't know anything about a car, but this school - which the shooter attended - was very close to where he lived. Either way, it was the closest "Christian" school to where he lived.
Again American Unity that makes complete sense but he went after this school for a reason.
#242 | Posted by Tor
As I said, he went there as a child, and it's literally a 3 minute walk from where he lived.
A nearby "Christian school" he could take his wrath out on.
Again if he was angry at adults why were children targeted?
#237 | Posted by Tor
Probably because it was the closest one, and one the shooter attended himself. It's a 5 minute walk from where the shooter lived.
(I'm saying "he" if reports of a trans person doing this are correct. No disrespect intended to people in that community)
TOR and GAL
I doubt it has anything to do with this pre-K - 6th grade school.
I'd bet a lot of money his parents sent him to a right wing "Christian Academy," of which there are many in the Nashville area, and that's what he was PO'd about.
If he was struggling with his sexuality he wouldn't have had a positive experience at all.
Apologize if already posted.
#232 | Posted by eberly
He's my new U.S. rep. He's also been discovered to be as truthful as George Santos.
Our mayor's brother, Jim Cooper, was our rep until TN Republicans gerrymandered Nashville like a pie into surrounding red counties.
Begs the question why only 6 victims in 14 minutes?
#225 | Posted by REDIAL
Local news here in Nashville is reporting that the children had practiced active shooter drills on a regular basis (how sad they even had to).
They locked doors, hid in closets. When the shooter couldn't get access to any more of the first floor rooms, she/he went upstairs. The cops killed the shooter on the landing.
Local news just reported the manifesto they found said there was animosity for having to attend a Christian school. Covenant School only goes through 6th grade. Presbyterians are moderate. Not right wing at all like evangelical Christians.
My considered guess is that the shooter's parents probably sent him to one of the derth of evangelical, Bible thumping, you're-going-to-Hell Christian schools 7-12. A far different and probably traumatizing experience for someone with sexuality differences.
#207 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday
All countries on Earth have mentally ill citizens.
Countries like Australia banned assault weapons so they wouldn't end up in their hands. And they haven't had a "stranger on strangers" mass shooting since their last one in 1996. After which they banned assault weapons.
The Black Panthers Behavior with guns they legally purchased convinced conservatives in California to support gun control. Perhaps this will convince Tennessee to outlaw assault weapons.
#201 | Posted by Tor
TN's Republican caucus, governor, lt. governor, and other Republicans have only issued the predictable "thoughts & prayers."
They're much too busy banning drag shows to care about weapons that kill large numbers of Americans a year.
BTW, the #1 cause of death among American children is gunfire. And these "pro-life" Republican morons couldn't care less.
The other 128 mass shooters so far this year (!!) weren't trans.
Trans isn't the problem.
Easy access to assault weapons that can kill large numbers of people in a small amount of time is.
The shooter was indeed transgender.
#196 | Posted by Tor
So what? The shooter killed three 9-year-olds and three adults with legally purchased assault weapons.
129th mass shooting so far this year.
And it's only March.
"Nothing can be done. Second Amendment!!!"
"Thoughts & Prayers"
I'll give ya one (FF)
Especially since you also possess all the stellar qualities you listed. :-)