One old coot on the Channel 4 video said he had no problem with it. The first commenter after the article, who goes by the name "Hostage", wrote, "I think its [sic] great !"
Too late, though. Funny how that Internet thingy works, isn't it? Once you show your ass on a social network, like Sarah Palin recently displayed hers, said ass is virtually cast in stone.
Readers might remember how the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was the recipient of some good old fashioned southern hospitality in the past. Understandably, they were more than a little offended by West's post and issued a statement, which said in part:
This does not only incite hatred but also violence against law-abiding citizens of our great country. Mr. West obviously lacks in wisdom and judgment and, therefore, cannot be trusted as commissioner.The Center also called on Coffee County Mayor David Pennington to fire the commissioner:
"I seen the post," Pennington said. "My answer to that is, you know, what a commissioner does on his off time - as long as he's not in a full commission meeting - you know, I have no control over what a commissioner does."Of course, if someone had posted a similar image with the message "How to wink at West", the mayor might have an entirely different viewpoint.
West replaced the above image with the following statement. If you can interpret it, you are far better a person than I am.
"Isn't a shame how some think all apples in a barrel are bad if they find one? oh by the way, this is not me in this picture."If most readers think Tennesseans don't know how to "speak English", they would be right.
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UPDATE from The Tennessean. By reading the comments perhaps folks will gain a little insight into how morons like Barry West and Stacey Campfield get elected to public office in this state.