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Monday, October 25, 2021

Reason #31726 Why I Love Tennessee

The Giles County Sheriff's Department has released a flyer detailing their plans to hold a spaghetti dinner to raise money for a fellow officer suffering from a tumor. 

The benefit will be on November 20th from 2 to 7. Those who buy a ticket for $10 will enjoy a spaghetti meal with a salad, roll, drink and desert. The flyer posted says that while donors eat there will be a giveaway of an AR-15.

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In some areas of the country cops are doing everything they can to get ARs out of the hands of law abiding citizens, while in Tennessee a police department is raffling one off to raise money for one of theirs in need.
Is this a great State or what?

28 comments:

  1. I love Tennessee
    JD

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  2. I'm so glad you are happy there. You deserve it.

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  3. A recent update cited unforseen circumstances and they will not be allowed to raffle off the AR...that sucks, sorry to have to pass on this news...

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    1. They can always raffle off a gift certificate to the local purveyor of fine firearms.

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  4. We moved to SE Indiana from NY about the same time you moved to Tennessee. We love it here and have a nice hobby farm going with some goats and chickens and a couple of steer. Recently an old proposed highway project has resurfaced and our house is potentially in the path. Tennessee is our proposed resettlement plan and I love reading the stories of your adventures with living there! Keep 'em coming!

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  5. Nothing like small towns in the South. Most everybody will do anything to help someone.

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  6. I would like to buy a couple of tickets, I don't care about winning a gun, I just want to help and cannot attend anyway. I was born in KY and TN is fine by me. Let me me know where to send the money, please. Okrathief

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    1. I'd imagine that if you contacted the Giles County Sheriff's Department they'd be able to tell you how to purchase a ticket or two.
      (931) 363-3505

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    2. Kenny, contacted them and bought a ticket and they were surprised!

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    3. Kenny,
      Buying 4 tickets although I cannot attend.
      Details:
      Mail to Giles County Sheriffs Dept.
      200 Gatlin Drive
      Pulaski, TN 38478
      Make checks payable to Shane Hunter

      Credit cards not accepted.
      Okrathief

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  7. Like most things, people are appreciated more when there are fewer of them.

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    1. This is the defining difference between city people and small town people.

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  8. I visited Tennessee this summer and loved it. My fav place was Franklin. Not only was it a lovely place, but on the town square a local church was performing a play and singing which triggered another visitor because while she knew she might encounter Christianity, she never expected it "to be so blatant" (her words). Made my visit all the more enjoyable!

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    1. Franklin is a nice city - fairly wealthy and low crime as well as eye-pleasing.
      And no, Tennesseans aren't bashful about their religion.

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    2. So what does the cuntnugget do when she drives by a house of worship? For me I know not to get within 50ft of a church due to not being able to put the flames out. Most of the time it’s just really hot and I sweat.
      MadMarlin

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    3. "I visited Tennessee this summer and loved it. My fav place was Franklin."

      *You* may like it...
      - Zombie Patrick Cleburne

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  9. Tn. is the best. Family and I moved here the beginning of 2015.
    My wife's sister and her militant atheist husband moved here about a year later. I asked him if he wasn't a bit nervous about all his "stupid, crazy, superstitious", Christian neighbors. He was OK with them, he didn't have to worry about getting ripped off, assaulted, or tweekers. So he was able to appreciate the benefits of living surrounded by stupid, crazy, superstitious Christians. Turns out he doesn't trust his fellow atheists.

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  10. Tennessee and Kentucky are almost twins. They both have pretty much the same topography and the same friendly people.

    I'm a native of Kentucky and I live here now. But for a few years I lived on Signal Mountain just outside of Chattanooga and I love Tennessee. A more beautiful and friendly place would be hard to find, especially at this time of year with all the fall color in the mountains. If it weren't for family, I could happily move back there - just not Nashville or Memphis.

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  11. Thumbs Up to the Volunteer State (except for Memphis). Salad? or forgot vegans have money too.

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  12. Reasons Why I Love Tennessee
    #1 Can marry your cousin
    #2 Can marry your sister/ brother
    #3 Can date your mom/ pop/ uncle/ aunt/ grandparent
    #4 Front teeth aren't mandatory
    #5 Use chickens to keep warm at night, again and again.....
    #6 Can marry that chicken

    @luis
    WeAreTennessians

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  13. Awesome! If Tennessee had waves I would retire in the Volunteer State...

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  14. Here in rural Pennsylvania we have fundraisers called 'gun bash' usually to raise money for local fire depts. Entrance fee is usually $25 which includes all you can eat buffet AND BEER. Dozens to hundreds of guns are raffled off during the course of a Saturday afternoon. Usually the town cops are there too so chance of a DUI on country back roads to home is minimal ;)

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    1. Just before Moonbeam Brown left office he attended a fundraiser at the Williams, CA Volunteer Fire Department near his family retreat and marijuana farm. At the fundraiser Ol' Jer bought raffle tickets and won a shotgun. But of course that little item never seemed to make the news.

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  15. "In some areas of the country cops are doing everything they can to get ARs out of the hands of law abiding citizens, while in Tennessee a police department is raffling one off to raise money for one of theirs in need.
    Is this a great State or what?"

    That's nothing - in the 70s in NYC, the police used to raffle off bricks of heroin. Well, not so much "raffle off" as "sell," but still....

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  16. A decade in TN for my wife and me. Never regretted the move to a rural, less intensive neighborhood. Our neighbors are great. My wife constantly remarks on the polite actions of the folks hereabouts. I have even had young whipper snappers open a door for me and stand out of my way as I pass, in deference to my age and likely infirmities. Damn, I love it here. I can't count the number of times I have been called "sir" or "hun". The most common response to me saying "pardon me" or "excuse me" in a public area is "oh no, you're fine". I don't think I have ever been around a more respectful group of people.

    When I tell local folks where I live, I have gotten stories about them having been born in a farmhouse near my home or reminiscences of them using the swimming holes just down the crick from our house. Navigating 4-way stops can be a challenge because everybody wants to let the other person go first. It took some getting used to, but I hate even medium large cities now.

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    1. You just summed up in two short paragraphs what I love about this place. It's a great area we live in, isn't it?

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    2. WC: it is, at that. I thank my lucky stars I ended up here. Who knows what the future brings? But, I have been happy for a while. Even the police here are polite, on the few times I have had to be around them.

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    3. This is the only place I've ever lived where the cops wave at you as you pass each other going down the road.

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