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sue

Sparta, TN

#1 Sep 26, 2012
why do they not have bingo in Tn. and if they do
WHERE
The Law

San Jose, CA

#2 Sep 26, 2012
Bingo is against the law in the state of Tn. You are allowed one fund raiser per year with a permit and it must be posted in plain view. If you sell chances on anything you must have a raffle license posted in plain view. If you are playing bingo anywhere in Tn. you are breaking the law. But don't worry it happens every Saturday night right in town, cops could careless. It's a shame the veterans only like to do illegal things the entire building is a sinful place to enter! Anyone who perticipates in their illegal gambling needs to be arrested! The veterans need to abide by the law they are no better than drug dealers! The American Legion in Spring City Tn. breaks the law and gets away with it. The volunteers down there volunteer for illegal activities! It makes me sick!
whystart

United States

#3 Sep 26, 2012
Really?? Leave the old people alone, good lord!! There is not anything else to do in Rhea County . Its not hurting anyone so how can u compare it to a drug dealer...
Its a game!! If people can have game night at home why not at American Legion..
truth

Chattanooga, TN

#4 Sep 26, 2012
Who cares if they play Bingo?? There are so many worse things that people could be doing with their time. On top of that, you compare them to drug dealers!?! Drug dealers are causing harm to others so it's a little different. Playing Bingo does not hurt anyone or anything. The only reason why it is illegal is because they can't tax bets or fundraisers, so by getting a "fundraiser permit" they can in fact charge you for it. That's it. If you don't like Bingo, don't play it.
bite me

Cleveland, TN

#5 Sep 27, 2012
whystart wrote:
Really?? Leave the old people alone, good lord!! There is not anything else to do in Rhea County . Its not hurting anyone so how can u compare it to a drug dealer...
Its a game!! If people can have game night at home why not at American Legion..
Nothing else to do ?????does that make it okay to break the law? That's like saying "well,,there's nothing to do so let's rob a bank" !And as far as the cops not caring,,,,first they don't even know what the law is the bunch of illiterate kids on the police force are so afraid they'll lose their jobs they only sit down on the highway and write old folks and girls a speeding ticket and then they think they've conquered the whole world.
Volunteer

Lugoff, SC

#6 Sep 27, 2012
Hear this people........
I am a volunteer at the American Legion in Spring City I volunteer beside men and women who unite together for a cause in my community! If you think that is the only time that we give is when we are at bingo your wrong! We volunteer at a moments notice day or night! If a military family needs us we're there, if a veteran needs us we're there. We all work long hard hours to get what needs to be done finished. We're proud of what we do, we hold our heads high when we ask for help so we can do. When I ask I am very rarely refused! Volunteering is hard work. So if you have a problem with what I do with my time TUFF! I like what I do, things don't always run smooth but life is not easy! I do my best to get the task at hand done! Volunteering at the American Legion is the hardest job I have ever done in my life, sometimes when my day is done I crawl in my bed and think I'll sleep late, the phone will ring and I'll hear a volunteers voice and I'm up and ready to go. I DO NOT VOLUNTEER MY TIME TO ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES! I volunteer my time to help the men and women who have served my country! They put their life on the line for our country, for you and me so we could be safe! Now leave us alone! Our work is hard enough without dealing with this crap! If you don't like the military and what they stand for "Remember when the towers fell" we're you scared? Did you think our country was under attack? Did you cry? Our firemen our police officers our military men over seas and our veterans are HERO'S in my eyes. Now go ahead and correct my spelling and check my grammar . I'm busy I have donations to collect today,I'm proud to say another day of my time will be spent running all over town for a cause! My time my energy, my gas, for men and women who have put their life on the line for my country and me. My HERO'S ! Thank you veterans you are loved!
oorah

San Diego, CA

#7 Sep 27, 2012
Volunteer wrote:
Hear this people........
I am a volunteer at the American Legion in Spring City I volunteer beside men and women who unite together for a cause in my community! If you think that is the only time that we give is when we are at bingo your wrong! We volunteer at a moments notice day or night! If a military family needs us we're there, if a veteran needs us we're there. We all work long hard hours to get what needs to be done finished. We're proud of what we do, we hold our heads high when we ask for help so we can do. When I ask I am very rarely refused! Volunteering is hard work. So if you have a problem with what I do with my time TUFF! I like what I do, things don't always run smooth but life is not easy! I do my best to get the task at hand done! Volunteering at the American Legion is the hardest job I have ever done in my life, sometimes when my day is done I crawl in my bed and think I'll sleep late, the phone will ring and I'll hear a volunteers voice and I'm up and ready to go. I DO NOT VOLUNTEER MY TIME TO ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES! I volunteer my time to help the men and women who have served my country! They put their life on the line for our country, for you and me so we could be safe! Now leave us alone! Our work is hard enough without dealing with this crap! If you don't like the military and what they stand for "Remember when the towers fell" we're you scared? Did you think our country was under attack? Did you cry? Our firemen our police officers our military men over seas and our veterans are HERO'S in my eyes. Now go ahead and correct my spelling and check my grammar . I'm busy I have donations to collect today,I'm proud to say another day of my time will be spent running all over town for a cause! My time my energy, my gas, for men and women who have put their life on the line for my country and me. My HERO'S ! Thank you veterans you are loved!
NOBODY has said on here that "they didn't like the military" get your sh*t straight, it's the bingo gambling that's illegal AND YOU KNOW IT! now quit bitching and crying when someone asks to have the law enforced,,is that to much to ask? I served in the military just as hundreds of thousands of others have but i don't run all over the county bragging about it and what i did. When the towers fell i wasn't scared,,were you? why?? Did i cry?? are you joking ? I'm sorry people lost their lives but i never shed a tear.I agree that you will be running all over town for a cause,,"cause you don't have anything better to do!"
I salute all veterans but i salute no one who breaks the law and tries to call it patriotism!!!!!
Believe It

Morganton, NC

#8 Sep 27, 2012
I am a Viet Nam decorated vet who does not belong to American Legion. I am a Lifetime member of DAV,VFW, and Viet Nam of Tennessee. Law is the law-many groups profess to doing good, and don't-however, they too are breaking the law. Get the law changed is the proper procedure-not continue to break it. Poker games busted and it's ok-same should be for bingo. If you attend Bingo games, you are breaking the law, and should be arrested.
Not

San Jose, CA

#9 Sep 28, 2012
oorah wrote:
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NOBODY has said on here that "they didn't like the military" get your sh*t straight, it's the bingo gambling that's illegal AND YOU KNOW IT! now quit bitching and crying when someone asks to have the law enforced,,is that to much to ask? I served in the military just as hundreds of thousands of others have but i don't run all over the county bragging about it and what i did. When the towers fell i wasn't scared,,were you? why?? Did i cry?? are you joking ? I'm sorry people lost their lives but i never shed a tear.I agree that you will be running all over town for a cause,,"cause you don't have anything better to do!"
I salute all veterans but i salute no one who breaks the law and tries to call it patriotism!!!!!
Bingo is not illegal! They are not breaking the law! You honestly think they would be playing for as many years as they have if were not legal! It's a game like rummy or gin. So get over it, if it were illegal it would be raided! The police do their job and they know they play every Saturday night starting at 6:00 pm. Do you honestly think the towns people would put up with it if it were illeagal? Get real it's legal either you like the game or you don't. It's legal that's why they can play bingo! hahahaha SOOOOOOO BINGO!
Bingo
Bingo
Bingo
That's the name of the legal game oh! hahahhaha
Believe It

Spring City, TN

#11 Sep 28, 2012
If it is "LEGAL", lets advertise in the Dayton paper. The money will be used as needed, and with Xmas coming soon, will be appreciated by many.
Believe This

Wilmington, NC

#12 Sep 28, 2012
Believe It wrote:
I am a Viet Nam decorated vet who does not belong to American Legion. I am a Lifetime member of DAV,VFW, and Viet Nam of Tennessee. Law is the law-many groups profess to doing good, and don't-however, they too are breaking the law. Get the law changed is the proper procedure-not continue to break it. Poker games busted and it's ok-same should be for bingo. If you attend Bingo games, you are breaking the law, and should be arrested.
Oh really if you now so mush thine why are thy playin bingo on satday? If thy breakin thy law dot you thnk thy wold be arested? Dot you thnk somone wood call thy cops? My uncle says thy can pay bingo or thy cops wood come an make thym stop. So ther whet you gut to say nuw?
Why

San Jose, CA

#13 Sep 28, 2012
Believe It wrote:
If it is "LEGAL", lets advertise in the Dayton paper. The money will be used as needed, and with Xmas coming soon, will be appreciated by many.
Why advertise? The room is packed! No need to advertise.
Believe It

Spring City, TN

#14 Sep 28, 2012
You are right-it has to be legal or arrests would come. Therefore, lets put an ad in paper, and on all local forums-town should prosper greatly-big auction and bingo on saturday night-what a combo! Am sure after a couple months, a larger builing will be needed or more ticket books for arresting officers. I like Bingo, Lottery, and Poker-like casino's, and even drink a beer sometimes. Additional revenue, and water and street problems will go away-go getem City Coucil.
truth

Ringgold, GA

#16 Sep 28, 2012
bite me wrote:
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Nothing else to do ?????does that make it okay to break the law? That's like saying "well,,there's nothing to do so let's rob a bank" !And as far as the cops not caring,,,,first they don't even know what the law is the bunch of illiterate kids on the police force are so afraid they'll lose their jobs they only sit down on the highway and write old folks and girls a speeding ticket and then they think they've conquered the whole world.
Again, your exaggeration are ridiculous. When robbing a bank, you are causing harm to others... big difference. Do you ever go a mile over the speed limit once in a blue moon? If so, should you be locked in jail? Isn't speeding against the law after all?... Do you see how stupid that sounds? Yeah, so maybe let's stop with the melodramatic exaggerations.
Also before you go bringing the cops into this as everyone seems to love to do on here, you should be grateful that you have cops to look after things. maybe they don't care about Bingo, but really who does?(other than you of course)
I'm starting to think you must have lost some money at this Bingo. I can't see any other reason why you would feel so strongly about something so insignificant.
common sense

San Jose, CA

#17 Sep 28, 2012
truth wrote:
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Again, your exaggeration are ridiculous. When robbing a bank, you are causing harm to others... big difference. Do you ever go a mile over the speed limit once in a blue moon? If so, should you be locked in jail? Isn't speeding against the law after all?... Do you see how stupid that sounds? Yeah, so maybe let's stop with the melodramatic exaggerations.
Also before you go bringing the cops into this as everyone seems to love to do on here, you should be grateful that you have cops to look after things. maybe they don't care about Bingo, but really who does?(other than you of course)
I'm starting to think you must have lost some money at this Bingo. I can't see any other reason why you would feel so strongly about something so insignificant.
Insignificant? Pleeease gamblimg is against the law! Yes people are losing money! At an illegal game. You need to be arrested! It is illegal! You think your hurting none? Than how come 2 woman that go down there sell their food stamps for money to play bingo! Answer me that! People are addicted and you know it you don't care all you want is the tax free money! I don't wanna pay taxes either! But I am forced too! I want this this illegal activity to stop in my town! You think you own the parking lot and will not even let the theatre use the parking lot! Now a play is legal BINGO is illegal. Your paying out money for winning a game that is against the law! You sell chances on a 50/50 pot half for you half to one person. I understand you have been splitting that between 2 people. That's not fifity fifty you are crooks calling yourselves doing good for the community. You have theft down there all the time. Peoples cars are ran sacked for valuables money stolen. You are a black mark to our community. You are illegal. I'm calling city officals Monday and COUNTY OFFICALS Monday the District attorney and the TBI the church community wants you shut down! Theives are what you are. Bingo is illegal in the state of Tn. Years ago all american legions had to shut down bingo because they were stealing from the people. Why do you think people are behind on their electric bills and water bills? They are gambling it away you charge them ten dollars and give them four when they win. Cheaters and liars and back stabbers are what is running the american legion in this town. Your a disgrace for your are a symbol of our men fighting. You need to be arrested. I'm calling the cops on your bingo games on saturday night you are breaking the law! You are criminals that used to wear a uniform, saying your doing good stealing poor peoples money. Our town is full of poor folks and you are stealing their money. I know of a grandmother who has custody of her grandchildren and sells the food stamps to try and make a dollar and you say get her help. Idiots you are breaking the law! Let's everybody call the city police and the sheriff and the TBI and the FBI and lets see how fast we can close the doors to this illegal bingo you play!
Legion

United States

#18 Sep 28, 2012
Spring city is the best town for illegal activities. If ya don't believe me go there Saturday night for a fun game of illegal gambling. Bingo is the game with big money payouts. The town can't touch them they are to scared of the military. The American legion runs this town and you thought the mayor did. No one is allowed to stop illegal gambling at the American legion. Dare ya to try.
Believe It

Spring City, TN

#19 Sep 29, 2012
Record crowd tonight-Dayton has been invited and Alabam football will be shown also-Why hasn't Chamber of Commerce done more to advertis?
Smelly

Chapel Hill, NC

#21 Sep 29, 2012
That auction is oct the 6th right? That's what I heard and they have 6 big screen tv's and they are just gonna stand by the item and if someone just bids a dollar and no one else bids higher than sold for a dollar! Heard the mayor and Thacker and Jason from the pig were gonna be the auctioneer's.
truth

Ringgold, GA

#23 Oct 1, 2012
common sense wrote:
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Insignificant? Pleeease gamblimg is against the law! Yes people are losing money! At an illegal game. You need to be arrested! It is illegal! You think your hurting none? Than how come 2 woman that go down there sell their food stamps for money to play bingo! Answer me that! People are addicted and you know it you don't care all you want is the tax free money! I don't wanna pay taxes either! But I am forced too! I want this this illegal activity to stop in my town! You think you own the parking lot and will not even let the theatre use the parking lot! Now a play is legal BINGO is illegal. Your paying out money for winning a game that is against the law! You sell chances on a 50/50 pot half for you half to one person. I understand you have been splitting that between 2 people. That's not fifity fifty you are crooks calling yourselves doing good for the community. You have theft down there all the time. Peoples cars are ran sacked for valuables money stolen. You are a black mark to our community. You are illegal. I'm calling city officals Monday and COUNTY OFFICALS Monday the District attorney and the TBI the church community wants you shut down! Theives are what you are. Bingo is illegal in the state of Tn. Years ago all american legions had to shut down bingo because they were stealing from the people. Why do you think people are behind on their electric bills and water bills? They are gambling it away you charge them ten dollars and give them four when they win. Cheaters and liars and back stabbers are what is running the american legion in this town. Your a disgrace for your are a symbol of our men fighting. You need to be arrested. I'm calling the cops on your bingo games on saturday night you are breaking the law! You are criminals that used to wear a uniform, saying your doing good stealing poor peoples money. Our town is full of poor folks and you are stealing their money. I know of a grandmother who has custody of her grandchildren and sells the food stamps to try and make a dollar and you say get her help. Idiots you are breaking the law! Let's everybody call the city police and the sheriff and the TBI and the FBI and lets see how fast we can close the doors to this illegal bingo you play!
Firstly, I have never played Bingo at this place so don't point fingers at me.

Secondly, if there were to shut the place down it would be to shut you up so they don't have to listen to this anymore.

Thirdly, those people bet THEIR OWN MONEY WILLINGLY, therefore if they lose it, it is their own fault. They chose that and it in no way pertains to you. I still stand by what I said in my previous post, I really believe you lost some money playing Bingo. No one else would be so worked up over it. As I've stated, if you don't like it, don't play. The cops have bigger stuff to worry about- drugs, meth labs, child molesters- each of these are big problems in our town and ARE more important than some insignificant game.

Four of all, I say we should call the cops when we speeding down the road. Since it is illegal after all.
truth

Ringgold, GA

#25 Oct 1, 2012
now hear this wrote:
Truth??You speak like man with forked tongue,You wash one hand and shit in the other,,
1. If you have never played bingo at the place why are you running your forked tongue?
2.If they were to shut the place down they would only be doing their job,to stop gambling.It would not be to shut anyone up as we have the freedom of speech ,
3.People bet their own money anywhere they gamble,(lmao) whose money do you think gamblers use but their own? I have my own guns but it is illegal for me to murder someone,or do you think since it is my own gun i can do anything with it i like, you're nuts!
cops in this town do not worry about anything,they socialize with child molesters, we have one cop who likes to expose himself to women and small girls,we have cops here that take drugs themselves so don't give me this shit about what you think the cops here are doing, you're wrong.
4. If you speed down the road just be ready to pay a ticket when you get caught, after all you broke the speed limit just like the bingo players are gambling for money which is illegal.
Your points are seriously flawed.

I do not play Bingo there. I just find it incredibly ridiculous that people are so worked up over something so stupid. I just wish people would wake up and see that there are much bigger issues in this world than some older folks enjoying themselves. If people would put as much energy into something that mattered, we could accomplish something great and make a difference. Instead, we are bickering about some old folks playing a game, though.

And yes, we have freedom of speech but do you not think people get a bit tired of some annoying housewife who is so bored with her own life that she'll tirelessly pick on some war vets playing bingo? Maybe it is the cops' job to uphold the law, but again they have bigger things to worry about than a stupid game.

Yes, my point was that people use their money to gamble (thanks for agreeing with me) It is THEIR money. They can do whatever they want with it. Since you people love to make exaggerated comparisons, I will humor you... to use your gun to kill someone is harmful to that person(they didn't ask for it), to rob someone is harmful(again they didn't ask for it), but if someone loses a bet, they knew damn well what the odds were... they willingly took the risk. See where your comparisons make no sense??

As far as the cops go, do you know any of them? I have never known of a single on that congregates with child molesters or does drugs? Yall just make assumptions in an attempt to discredit them so that when you get busted you can say, "oh you know that cop just busted me for meth cause he is addicted himself".

And again, you made my point by saying if you get pulled over you will get a ticket. Yes you will. But how often do you a mile over the speed limit because you know you'll get away with it? People do it all the time. But since it is illegal, should you be arrested the next time you drive 1 mph to fast?
The only reason I say that is because the only person I know of in this town that makes a fuss about Bingo(pretty sure she started this forum) is seen absolutely flying down the road all the time... pot calling the kettle black?

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