Letters to the Editor

Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 1:00am

An open letter to Rep. Gary Odom

As the leader of the Democratic Party, I feel it is your responsibility to reign in the abuse of committee position that Rep. Sherri Jones is exercising.

Most recently when there were ‘no’ bills before the committee Rep. [Stacey] Campfield adjourned the meeting twice with Jones reprimanding him saying that by rules he cannot adjourn the meeting [I spoke with Campfield and he assured me that he was in his rights/rules to adjourn] and she proceeded to attack one of the bills that was already rolled to another time.

Recently she “changed the calendar” and brought the bill up [on the same day] — most of us that have "real" jobs and cannot take off in such a short notice. She is ambushing the opposition again.

I feel she should recuse herself due to bias and abuse of power to kill anything she opposes. There is a need to change committee rules of operation. I am ashamed to live in her district.

Greg Deegan, 37211


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45 Comments on this post:

By: dooley on 4/16/09 at 3:37

This cartoon is great and tells it all.

By: dooley on 4/16/09 at 3:42

The Republican fat cats cannot stand the the inevitable sucess of Obama because it will show them for what they are - greedy fat laden pigs that have lost control of everything through incompetence.

By: idgaf on 4/16/09 at 4:36

Think things will be better under socialism dooley?

By: dargent7 on 4/16/09 at 5:30

Dooley: Caught your act over at the other paper. Good one. Man alive you get up early! You post before the birds get up so obviously global warming hasn't affected you.

By: Loner on 4/16/09 at 5:42

Good morning, Nashville!

The cartoon is spot on. The GOP is revealing itself to be the party of sore losers. With Obama enjoying a 71% approval rating, the pig-headed opposition is thoroughly depressed and frustrated. They even hate Obama's new puppy...that's funny.

Greg Deegan's LTE is short and to the point, but I have no comment.

So, Id, have you joined the local Christian militia? What's in your "grab & go" bag? I hope that Homeland Security is keeping tabs on those who call the POTUS a "socialist".

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 6:24

Good morning.

The cartoon reminds me of Rush Limbaugh.

I' m not sure about the going on in the letter, because I am not familar with the situaton.

By: Kosh III on 4/16/09 at 6:39

Yeah, socialism is soooo bad. Socialist countries like New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Israel and Belgium are such backwards thirdworld cesspools with bottom of the barrel standards of living. NOT!

By: idgaf on 4/16/09 at 6:45

YO NCP, how about fixing it so we can post to the articles you use from Nashvillepost again.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 6:50

Poor id. He thinks if it is not done his way, then it has to be wronge.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 6:53

From yesterday.

BenDover 4 Bush love of Bush and his worship of the rat god Rush are just too creepy and perverted for rational minds.

By: serr8d on 4/16/09 at 7:01

Ahh, dooley, you wimpy old sourpuss, you're still full of large quantities of bovine feces. Face it, BHO is a socialist who's driving our poor little country in a direction that'll destroy the very essence of our republic. You've really chosen poorly (well, not you, since Tennessee did not go Baracky. Your swill-sucking counterparts in various blue states, all 52% of 'em..)

Tennessee should align with Gov. Perry's Texas, a state that still believes in state's rights. Maybe we can trade out our pasty-faced Governor Phil 'Bunker Boy' Bredesen for a real man next election.

Oh, NCP, no mention of yesterday's Tea Party here in Nashville? Check out my Flickr photostream, the link's on my site.


(Captain Nemo? A promotion, no less? Heh. Ha. BWHAHAHAHA~!)

By: serr8d on 4/16/09 at 7:04

Wow, NCP can now bold and italicize!

You kids are so deserving of this upgrade, lemme tell you. )

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 7:11

The Gay blade sere8d makes his appearances. Now we get this dim wit to illustrate for us his lack of braindpower.

By: carleydale on 4/16/09 at 7:26

It's so hilarious that Dooley would profess the wonderment of socialism.... LOL Every country mentioned has citizenry begging to move here (legally) on any given day. (thanks for the laugh)

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 7:29

carley do you know that there are people in this country moving to othere countries.

By: gdiafante on 4/16/09 at 7:37

We are far from a Socialist country, but fear keeps the sheep in line, doesn't it Carley?

I noticed that in another article you stated that the "Tea Party" consisted of several thousand because you couldn't find a parking space...downtown...in the middle of a work day...

P. T. Barnum and Conservatives have at least one thing in common...

By: serr8d on 4/16/09 at 7:38

lack of braindpower.You mean like you just did, Cap'n?

Sheesh. What a continuous run of dumb. Seems that if you dare to criticize (your betters), you could at least get your criticisms spelled correctly.

By: serr8d on 4/16/09 at 7:44

gdiafante is still here too, I see.

You don't think Baracky is moving us in a direction that's socialism? What about the nationalization of GM, and other companies? The takeover of the financial institutions using the 'bailout' monies? The fact that Fidel Castro, who has hated every American president since 1959, lurves BHO?

You're a bit smarter than the Cap'n; read this article and get back to me.


(Oh, and until NCP restores hyperlinks, this site is useless. There's nothing like wasting time in a protected sandbox, now is there? )

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 7:46

It took you 27 min to figure that out limp blade. Slooow!

By: nnoseworthy on 4/16/09 at 7:49

serr8d: dude, at least there is bold and italics now. Maybe they don't want willy-nilly links to your porn? And nice obfuscation of your link, anyway.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 7:54


If he can't use pictures then the butter knife is lost for words.

By: nnoseworthy on 4/16/09 at 7:59

Now, now.. just because I may not agree with him, I'm not going to call him names. I'm sure he takes wonderful pictures. Not that I'll bite on his "tinyurl"s.. who knows WHERE they point.

But I suppose if someone WERE interested enough, they can copy and paste the link (that's highlight, ctrl-c, then ctrl-v ; replace ctrl with Command if you are on a mac).

By: gdiafante on 4/16/09 at 8:01

I think our economy has been mixed for awhile now and, if you remember correctly, Bush created the first bailout before he left office, so President Obama is only elaborating on that policy.

I guess you didn't learn anything from allowing Lehman to fail, huh? I apologize, but I give more weight to Bernanke than you.

As far as GM, they have been in denial for years and would not even consider bankruptcy, despite begging for bailout funds. The only problem I have with what the President did is that he gave them any money to begin with.

It is amusing that Conservatives only have a problem with government when the opposition party is in control. Otherwise, a strong, out of control government is perfectly fine.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 8:03

Name calling or being descriptive? lol

By: Funditto on 4/16/09 at 8:36

Serr8d makes me nervous.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/09 at 9:15

idgaf said,

"Think things will be better under socialism dooley?"

I've got news for you, we've had "socialism" in this country from day one... from the day that Ben Franklin established the first community funded fire department.

By: brrrrk on 4/16/09 at 9:23

Kosh III said,

"Yeah, socialism is soooo bad. Socialist countries like New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Israel and Belgium are such backwards thirdworld cesspools with bottom of the barrel standards of living. NOT!"

And oddly enough, it's those countries that have more aggressively pursued the idea of social democracy that seem to be better weathering the financial mess that this world is in right now. The Scandinavian countries in particular (and other countries that haven't bought into this whole free market BS) are doing much better than those countries that have embraced all this free market crap. Are they completely unaffected...no. But they are doing much better.

By: slacker on 4/16/09 at 10:13

brrrrk, many people try to play both sides, or disguise their true political beliefs, but
you proudly admit to being a Socialist, and I respect your candor. I disagree with most everything you post, but enjoy reading them.
No name calling from me other than, ''brrrrk its cold in here''.

By: pandabear on 4/16/09 at 10:18

Oh heck.
Let's just label everything so our fear will have a name !


By: gdiafante on 4/16/09 at 10:59

A good combination of free market and government intervention (regulations) seem to work just fine. It's the lack of oversight that lead to most of the current economic problems.

The bottom line is that our country has neglected critical infrastructure and manufacturing opportunities and now we are playing catch up. It's going to be painful, and it's going to be expensive. But, it is necessary.

Unless, you would rather we return to 19th century economic models.

By: pandabear on 4/16/09 at 12:01

Not for nothing, but Jefferson in the 19th century
eliminated the "central bank" and we had the longest
period of prosperity ever....about 70 years called the
"Golden Age". I think it ran until Woodrow signed the
"federal reserve" and the "income tax" (to pay the "reserve"
the interest on printing our own money...how stupid is that ?!?)
into being in 1913.

By: pandabear on 4/16/09 at 12:03

opps, I meant Andrew Jackson :)

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 12:15

panda during that period of time we had slavery and removed indengous from their land.

Very little over head I would think.

By: CAH on 4/16/09 at 12:22

I'm going to break away from the usual daily bashing of each other as a ruse for political discourse.

Susan Boyle. You may have heard about her on the news. Another diamond in the rough from the British.


By: MamaG on 4/16/09 at 12:22

A few years ago, I thought of serr8d as one of the regular, perhaps good-guy posters here--what the heck happened? Neme, can you enlighten me as to what happened?

By: MamaG on 4/16/09 at 12:29

This reminds me of the old format they used a long time ago. At least, I think I'm remembering correctly! :-)

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 12:43

I agree CAH. Susan Boyle is truly a diamond in the rough.

By: house_of_pain on 4/16/09 at 12:53

MamaG, get your tattoo yet?

By: gdiafante on 4/16/09 at 12:56

Panda, you can't really compare the economy of 1830 to 2009.

Techonolgy is infinitely more sophisticated, as is the financial sector, which represents the expanding demand for infrastructure that didn't exist in Jackson's time.

Not to mention the population explosion which puts even further stress on an archaic enonomy.

Or that the U.S. only had 24 or 25 states in the union then...it's really apples and oranges.

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 1:13

I'm sorry MamaG. I do not know any good-guy serr8d. My first encounter was years ago on this board. He had wished me and my kind had been in the Twin Towers on 9/11. I was aginst the war in Iraq and so that made me un-American.

By: Funditto on 4/16/09 at 1:36

didn't serr8d attempt to get someone fired from their job too?

By: Captain Nemo on 4/16/09 at 1:42

Yes. I think he did get youngbuck fired.

By: MamaG on 4/16/09 at 2:24

OMG!!! It was youngbuck I was thinking of as being one of the good guys! (Although I do remember a few arguments with him, he was at least SANE!) Is he still posting here? I remember when I first started was about a year before the last Bush election.

House, I'm still waiting on that tattoo--I can't make up my mind what I want to get. Any suggestions?

By: MamaG on 4/16/09 at 2:26

Anyone watch the Kathy Griffin special and A-List awards on Bravo last night? What a hoot she is!

By: MamaG on 4/16/09 at 2:27

Didn't serr8d have a strange obsession with Star Trek or something like that? I can't shake that memory loose yet...I'll keep working on it!