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Anti-Muslim Booth at Tennessee Fall Festival Linked Obama to 9/11 Attacks (TEXT and VIDEO)

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A bigoted booth at a family fun fair in Bartlett, TN angered many in the community this week. According to WMC-TV Channel 5 in Bartlett, townspeople contacted the TV station saying the messages on the booth were offensive and highly inappropriate.


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Tim C (2420)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 12:39 pm

Jason S (50)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:05 pm
Good posting, thanks

Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:03 am

Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:03 am

Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:53 am

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:00 am

Kay H (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:50 am
Stupid people are everywhere. Hillbillies are not the problem. People confuse hillbillies with rednecks. Hillbillies live in the hills, are family oriented, helpful and self sufficient. Rednecks are everywhere, unfortunately, and apparently have formed a Tennessee Taliban to terrorize "normal" people through disseminating lies and sharing their hate with anyone who will listen.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 5:45 am
You can spout any lies you feel like, but people can't complain about it? That's Freedom of Speech for you, I suppose.

Paul Burton (29)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:28 am
A lot of talk about hillbillies and rednecks in the comments. Hillbillies and rednecks aren't the problem, racism is, just because someone may be what you label a hillbilly or a redneck doesn't mean they are a racist. Being born and raised in the hills of Ky I've been called both. So for all the people who are blaming this act of ignorance on hillbillies or rednecks, to me you are just as bad the people from that booth who blames 9/11 on all Muslims. Hate is hate and racism is racism regardless of who it is targeted towards.

Deborah W (6)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 7:04 am
This is not how we build bridges to one another ... when we shoot down the very few opportunities that are presented. How easily we get sucked into racism ... humans are the only species I know of that NEVER learn.

. (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 7:51 am
That's really stupid! Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

pam w (139)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 8:52 am


Carrie B (306)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 9:08 am
Rednecks? Hillbillies? How about just saying bigots? unfortunately, so many of them reside in the South that labeling has created another group of bigots.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 9:54 am
Oh my... Noted. Thank you Carrie.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:12 pm
Too many people everywhere blame the muslims for 9/11 but it was really a false flag attack by our own government.

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:12 pm
What is this, part of a contest to see who can be dumber than anyone else?

Sheila D (194)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:30 pm
My GOP mother lives in Knoxville. I suppose I'll hear her take, GOPTP crap, on this. She already hates Obama, even believes he was the one that got us into Afghanistan and Iraq...Sigh.

Robert B (55)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:51 pm
Looks like the slime crawled out of the shallow end of the gene pool.

Lindsey O (19)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:05 pm
Foolish to imply that President Obama is somehow in favor of Islamic terrorism by juxtaposing his likeness with an image of 9/11. Though as a political figure he's certainly fair game.

And I see it's still politically-correct to express open prejudice and contempt against Southerners. The word "redneck" came from describing someone who is poor, white, usually Southern, and rural - and whose neck is sunburned from working all day in the hot sun. Guess a sunburnt po' white country-boy laborer's a turrible thang to have around....he can grow yore vittles, build yore roads, cart away yore trash, an' all them good thangs - an' still have the pleasure of bein' the butt of yore PC ridicule.

Lynyrd Skynyrd definitely had a point.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:26 pm
Bigots are as bigots do, no matter the colour of their skin or their religion. There are fanatics everywhere, obviously including at booths at small family oriented fairs. There is no room for hate in today`s world. To me, this group is trying to stir fears and paranoia, and it wouldn`t surprise me to find a political agenda too.


Kit B (276)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:48 pm

People try to associate every thing from the Krakatoa eruption in 19883, to San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1905, to Katrina and Sandy, and that tiny little incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Wackos are every where, and some get off on hating Obama. Even those wacko-a-doodles have freedom of speech - in their case may be it's freedom to drool.

Once redneck referred to the sunburn on the neck from years over bending over to work in the fields. Then....

The United Mine Workers of America (UMW) and rival miners' unions appropriated both the term redneck and its literal manifestation, the red bandana, in order to build multiracial unions of white, black, and immigrant miners in the strike-ridden coalfields of northern and central Appalachia between 1912 and 1936. The origin of redneck to mean "a union man" or "a striker" remains uncertain, but according to linguist David W. Maurer, the former definition of the word probably dates at least to the 1910s, if not earlier. The use of redneck to designate "a union member" was especially popular during the 1920s and 1930s in the coal-producing regions of southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania, where the word came to be specifically applied to a miner who belonged to a union.
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Lindsey O (19)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 2:53 pm
Oh, I see, Kit. Those who disdain "rednecks" are really prejudiced against union members (guess they thought we wouldn't catch them out if they used "redneck" instead of "union member")!

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:06 pm
Well said, Paul Burton! From another SOUTHERNER & proud of it! They probably don't even know what a " Redneck " really is.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:08 pm
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 3:50 pm
Wow, this is pretty fierce. What were they hoping to accomplish by setting this up this booth?

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 6:52 pm
If this was Tennessee, and people complained, we have already made progress.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 8:50 pm
Nothing like right wing red necks pushing their usual hate driven agenda. Nasty, nasty stuff.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:13 pm
And this was "A Family Fair"??? Can't believe how bigoted some people are.
Thanks You Carrielll.
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