Letters to the Editor

Monday, July 20, 2009 at 5:52pm

Are you kidding me?

The audacity of someone complaining about Virginia Trimble not writing thank-you notes really is coming from a jerk.

She had 33 days of hell in her home during the time [her daughter was missing] and someone wanting a thank-you note just wanted recognition that they were either doing their job or giving out of goodness.

Just knowing they helped should have been thanks enough.

Virginia apologized at the news conference after [Jerome] Barrett was convicted of killing her daughter 34 years ago. This woman has been fighting emotion for three and a half decades and now needs to be able to be at ease and know that Marcia’s killer is now known and locked up for life.

Gower Mills, 37209

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123 Comments on this post:

By: Gower Mills on 7/21/09 at 10:24

I work at the state prison

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 10:27

not CCA?

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 10:28

Kosh III: OK, "windowpane"...you qualify...so, what's the answer?

By: Gower Mills on 7/21/09 at 10:38

Nope the state TDOC

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/21/09 at 10:41

California is drilling for oil now???!!! It's about time! They must really BE desparate to do that!

State leaders have tentative plan to fix budget

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/20/MNI218S6T1.DTL&tsp=1

FTA: "The plan also includes allowing an offshore oil drilling project near Santa Barbara, keeping most state parks open and eliminating the Integrated Waste Management Board, which is led by political appointees, many of them former lawmakers, who earn six-figure salaries."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 10:43

Is that Riverbend?

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 10:43

Hey Mills, do the TDOC con's play the for profit con's in football?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/21/09 at 10:52

BWHAHAHAHAHA! Now isn't this just a slice of irony...the ones complaining about Obama's pick for Surgeon General are his strongest supporters! That is funny!

Personally, I see no problem with her...but then I think people should decide for themselves if they are overweight and need to lose weight.

Critics Slam Overweight Surgeon General Pick, Regina Benjamin
Leading Experts Say Dr. Benjamin, Though Stellar Nominee, Gives Wrong Message

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=8129947&page=1

FTA: "Bloggers on Salon.com speculated that Benjamin is 40 pounds overweight, perhaps a size 18. "

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 10:56

BenD: Get with it, pal. Government isn't "my religion". You look in the mirror while patting yourself on the back, that 7 years in Iraq is a good thing. You tell yourself GW Bush "kept America safe". Tell yourself 9/11 was "Clinton's fault". Tell yourself the economic mess and collapse of capitalism we find ourselves in wasn't GW Bush's fault. Both Bush's were great Presidents. Cheney, Agnew were great VP's. Nixon was a great President. Then bend over and kiss your computer good-bye because you should be posting on some "special needs" board, not this one.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 10:57

Sarcasm

http://imgur.com/ZOpBU.jpg

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 11:02

There are plenty of terrible examples of the kind of horror humans inflict on one another when they are simply “following orders”. The Millgram experiments in the 60’s showed that so long as human beings are told by a person of authority what to do, over half of the test subjects were willing to kill someone so long as none of the responsibility was theirs. It was a chilling reminder that even the nicest people can do evil things given the right circumstances.

http://www.thegoodatheist.net/2009/07/its-not-my-law-its-god/

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 11:20

nazi, I don't disagree with you on man's inhumanity to man. An example other than the nazi's, was some Jews in the concentration camps, helping with the killing of their own people, so they could get more rations, and live another day.
Its in the human fabric.

By: house_of_pain on 7/21/09 at 11:23

"human fabric"? Isn't that what the Nazis used to make lampshades?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/21/09 at 11:34

Good news, good news! Even George doesn't think it'll happen.

ABC’s Stephanopoulos Says No Quick Health Care Bill: 'The Votes Are Not There'

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2009/07/21/abc-s-stephanopoulos-says-no-quick-health-care-bill-votes-are-not-there

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 11:43

pain, absolutely. Also Mercedes Benz key fobs.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 11:47

i don't necessarily agree that it is in the human fabric. if that were true there would be 100% participation with inhumane acts.

hey, if you buy Green Day tix today they're only $20!

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 11:52

We, as a society, cannot referrence anything in the 60's as far as "human experiments have shown this". This reasoning is used by the people of today: Well, WWII caused over 1 million deaths, Vietnam caused 58,000 dead Americans, and the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan just hit ONLY 5,000. So, in 2009, we're doing good? 40 years ago they had Drs. on TV saying smoking was healthful. It's a whole world paradigm shift since 1995 or so (my opinion).

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 11:54

nazi, the normal person would have to be in a situation, with circumstances that bring it out.
Think B-grade movie.

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 11:58

dargent, its evolution, humans learn & progress.
By the way, around 70 million died in WW2.

By: Gower Mills on 7/21/09 at 12:03

I was at Riverbend as a supervisor for 9 1/2 years. I am in Administration now at CBCX

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 12:16

CBCX?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 12:18

B-grade movies? lol!

By: Gower Mills on 7/21/09 at 12:23

Charles Bass Correctional Complex.... The reception center

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/21/09 at 12:31

Dargent,

Given the comparison you made - yes, we ARE doing good. Simple numbers bare that out. But that is only in terms of numbers.

However, if you asked a soldier who was in WWII about whether or not they have it as bad today, I suspect they would laugh at you.

Guess it's all in your point of view.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 12:39

Gower, is that medium or max security?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/21/09 at 12:47

Sounds like Netanyahu isn't too impressed with our new President.

Netanyahu: Obama Crossed a Red Line

Israel's prime minister publicly rebukes Obama for asking him to halt a construction project within Israel proper.

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/netanyahu-obama-crossed-line-with-latest-criticism/

By: BenDover on 7/21/09 at 12:47

5% of the world's population... 25% of the world's prisoners... Welcome to Amerika!

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/21/09 at 12:51

ObamaCare and the Tea Party Effect

Despite protests to the contrary, it's clear grassroots conservative activism is having a genuine impact.

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/tea-partieshealth-care/

By: house_of_pain on 7/21/09 at 1:07

Blanket, are you planning a vacation at CBCX?

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 1:10

Slack: I was speaking of American deaths only for WW II, as Vietnam, and Iraq/Afghanistan.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 1:17

By: house_of_pain on 7/21/09 at 2:07
Blanket, are you planning a vacation at CBCX?

Well, I figured if I had time I'd go visit dargent.

By: sidneyames on 7/21/09 at 1:19

once again, line after line of non-descript banter, far from the original article - the thank you note or lack thereof. I think that normal people who pitch in by searching, posting signs or giving time or money, do not expect a thank you note -- or even a public thank you. I think they do the good deed out of love - not expectation! Anyway, that's my 2 cents. Now you groupies can get back to your "off the subject" discussion and bantering.

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 1:22

Blanket: I always make time for a Nazi.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 1:23

i knew you would, darg, i knew you would - lol!

By: Kosh III on 7/21/09 at 1:26

chief regarding the man in the UK who died; it is no different from strict rules by Cigna or BCBS which will limit or deny care. Done by faceless flunkies.

By: Kosh III on 7/21/09 at 1:26

dargent
The answer is: 42

By: house_of_pain on 7/21/09 at 1:26

Wow, sid, really? Can we? Oh boy!

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 1:33

Hey sidney, I'm still searching for Amelia Earhart, it wouldn't kill you to send me a little note, or maybe run by with some potato salad.

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 1:34

And Chief: I'll make this short, not another 5 hour slugg fest like yesterday: The USA was drawn into WW II by the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. (no, I wasn't there, Obama, the yellow belly, didn't surface until 1962 and I moved there in 1977. I know, we're both cowards).
Obviously, the President had to make a bold move: TWO atom bombs. We showed them. Vietnam was in the 60's. Iraq, both by Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. were in 1991 and 2002. They were and are examples of "elective" or wars of choice". Hussein posed NO threat to the USA in either case. NONE. The N. Vietnamese posed no threat to the USA, except the "bogey-man" spread of Communism.
It's 2009. And we're going into Afghanistan now to still hunt for bin Laden? The point is, the USA's motivations for war, invasions, helping our fellow human beings are suspect. After the Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz barage of "imminent " danger and threats, I wouldn't believe what Washington said about any reason for going to war. EVER.

By: house_of_pain on 7/21/09 at 1:38

d7, the reason for the wars is simple: none of those countries had sent us a 'thank you' note for not declaring war on them. Just plain rude...

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 1:39

Kosh III: Chief's age? Or IQ?

By: brrrrk on 7/21/09 at 1:45

Kosh III said

"chief regarding the man in the UK who died; it is no different from strict rules by Cigna or BCBS which will limit or deny care. Done by faceless flunkies."

Agreed, Chief would have you believe that this kind of stuff only happens in countries with "socialized" medicine. The fact is that it happens in this country all the time. But here, there's a good chance that it can happen because some bureaucrat who's job it is to save the insurance company money decides your fate. But when dollars are not in the equation, it becomes purely an issue of need versus availability. Does that mean that someone might still die? Sure. But until someone invents a way to grow livers on a tree, it will always be that way.

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 1:51

"House": "For Godsakes man, your a doctor"...(Ted Knight in Caddyshack, actually a priest, but they're almost the same).
Hey, how did Sid get my position of "spanking" you guys when you veer off topic?
I thought I was the hall monitor? I had business cards and signs on my car, too.

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 1:52

Hey brrrrk, Steve Jobs gotta a liver off a tree on Beale st. in Memphis.

By: house_of_pain on 7/21/09 at 1:57

I got a heart from an artichoke...

By: dargent7 on 7/21/09 at 2:05

d'pain: Having a tough time auctioning off your read outs on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Tried a signed polygraph of your's from the McNair murders. Still, no takers. My last attempt is your rap sheet with open wants & warrants. No one seems to want to play with me. Should I continue to play with myself?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 2:08

no, you'll go blind.

By: slacker on 7/21/09 at 2:09

dargent, don't do that, you might spill some seed, the blanketnazi, frowns on that behavior.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 2:09

i'm not the one who frowns upon it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/21/09 at 2:10

some seed is better left spilled, imo.