Letters to the Editor

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:11pm

Heaven help us

Free speech and hate speak are two entirely different things. Free speech is guaranteed by The Constitution but hate speak and inciting violence is not.

The atmosphere that is created by the hate mongering of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck — two of the worst among a bevy of fringe right hate mongers — only serves to create and atmosphere that is extremely dangerous for our president and his cabinet members that refuse to bow to their vitriol.

These right wingers know that there are more unbalanced right wing nuts out there than them and will listen to their bitter rhetoric and act on it. The Republican Party has lost its way and refuses to refute these crackpots.

I think that the networks are complicit in aiding and abetting these hate mongers and should be held accountable along with them if any situations of violence arise as a result of their hate speak. Right wing hate mongering has been responsible for several assassinations and attempted assassinations.

Remember if you falsely yell ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater, it is not covered by the Constitution. So I really don't think the kind of hatred that Limbaugh and company spew is either.

If the true conservatives don't get tough and try to take their party back heaven help us all.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

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224 Comments on this post:

By: pandabear on 9/18/09 at 2:50

chief: Oh Fox News proselytizer

Is the Enquirer a Fox News magazine ?

There's something in there about George and Barbara
and someone having an affair.

I didn't stand there and read it, and I didn't have $.50 to spare so I need your expertise...

By: Captain Nemo on 9/18/09 at 2:58

George W. Bush has been seen with sidneyames? He must really be off the wangon then.

By: dargent7 on 9/18/09 at 3:02

Chief: Either it was Freud, Einstein, Vonneget, or Maxwell Smart who said....we've got 135,000 troops in Iraq for 7 years..doing what? Keeping America safe? Anyone, outside the military, can tell you it's nonsense. US soldiers are kicking in doors to huts. They are getting their legs blown off from IED's. After 7 years, the Iraqi people can govern themselves, or not. Look at the USA. We can't govern ourselves. Who are we to tell anyone, how to run a gov't? Game over.

By: Kosh III on 9/18/09 at 3:03

btw folks

The Symphony last night was fabulous as always. If you have never been---go!

By: Captain Nemo on 9/18/09 at 3:06

Now the odd thing about that panda, is that the Enquirer has been sued so many times for false reporting that they now get the proof before printing. Maybe there is something to this.

By: house_of_pain on 9/18/09 at 3:07

Trying to stage an intervention of any kind in the Middle East is futile, at best.
Those guys have been at war since they realized not everyone prays to the same god.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/18/09 at 3:09

Kosh, i've always wanted to go. i hear the acoustics are amazing.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/18/09 at 3:10

Fort Campbell is setting up an MP station in Nashville because their soliders seem to becausing lots of trouble in town.

By: brrrrk on 9/18/09 at 4:01

For those of you interested in the history of corporations in America or the idea of corporate person hood, thereby giving corporations the same rights as individuals (boo), this is a good site.

http://reclaimdemocracy.org/

By: Loner on 9/18/09 at 4:26

Sidney's mother was named Jesse?

This explanis much; transgenerational penis envy is no laughing matter. (LOL) So, Sid, what did you name your daughter(s)? Let me venture a guess - I bet you named at least one daughter "Butch", am I right?

That's OK, Sid, I'll bet you look stunning, smoking a cigar, in your tightie whities, downing a brewski. Diversity is good.

By: brrrrk on 9/18/09 at 4:32

"The growing wealth aquired by them [corporations] never fails to be a source of abuses." --President James Madison

By: Funditto on 9/18/09 at 5:17

I'm sure everyone is gone by now, but I had to go solicit donations......
chief, when blanket cuts back the military, i'm certain she'll start with you.

By: sidneyames on 9/18/09 at 6:39

go on line and hear Obama say this: President Obama said this week that his health care plan won't cover illegal immigrants, but argued that's all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage

BUT he also said in the same speech we need to legalize 12 MILLION undocumented workers. That's the new term for illegal now.

So if he legalizes them, he won't have to pay the states to keep them locked up

Nemo and Loner, I have a wonderful 24-year marriage and if I see this CRAP on here about me again:

"Sidney's mother was named Jesse?

This explanis much; transgenerational penis envy is no laughing matter. (LOL) So, Sid, what did you name your daughter(s)? Let me venture a guess - I bet you named at least one daughter "Butch", am I right?

That's OK, Sid, I'll bet you look stunning, smoking a cigar, in your tightie whities, downing a brewski. Diversity is good."

then I'm going to get a court order and sue your a$$es for slander. Don't ever, ever, ever again speak of my deceased wonderful, hard working, awesome Mother in those terms again. You both are Jackasses! Don't ever speak ill of my Mother or my marriage again. And I do't smoke. And I could not have children due to a medical condition. So Jackasses, get off my case or you'll get to meet me face to face in a court room with a judge. I don't mind the banter, but the slander is going too far. Don't ever refer to my Mother again!

By: dooley on 9/18/09 at 6:52

You better read up on what constitutes slander first. I don't think opinion fits.

By: Loner on 9/18/09 at 6:52

Hey Sid, your momma wears combat boots! Now sue me. (LOL)

By: dooley on 9/18/09 at 6:54

Back to funditto . I didn't realize that you were a female -- if I was rude to you I apologise.

By: Loner on 9/18/09 at 7:10

Suddenly, Sid vicious gets all misty and goes feminine on us - "Don't ever, ever, ever again speak of my deceased wonderful, hard working, awesome Mother in those terms again."

Like a chameleon, Sid turns colors to suit the situation. One minute, she's an @ss-kickin' muthah, the next minute she's a sob sister threatening mean old Nemo and Loner with a lawsuit.

You are certainly an entertaining figure here on the NCP boards, Sid. Please don't go away mad. We love you!

By: sidneyames on 9/18/09 at 7:24

Go to Hell, Loner.

By: Loner on 9/18/09 at 7:30

Ah! Back to the manly tough talk, eh Sid. You are quite the chameleon. Have you sought professional help for your anger issues? Seriously, you have issues, dear.

By: sidneyames on 9/18/09 at 8:33

Loner, I'm not angry. I'm offended and starting to suffer severe emotional distress from you and who's it! Right. I'm just amused that the two of you have no one else to take our your pent up frustrations on. You have to bash me and talk down to me. Maybe your wife (husband), lover, spouse beats you. I don't know. But don't take it out on me. I do not talk "manly". Thanks anyway for the compliment.

By: Loner on 9/18/09 at 10:02

Sidney, I didn't realize that your ego was so fragile. You wrote, "I'm offended and starting to suffer severe emotional distress from you".

Sorry, Sid I didn't mean to destroy your mental health. I'll take it easy on you from now on. I had you pegged as a hard-nosed, pusillanimous poster. I can see that's not the case. You're hurting inside.

I truly mean this, I'll try to remember just how vulnerable you are and back off on the criticism. Have a great weekend.

By: Funditto on 9/18/09 at 10:22

By: sidneyames on 9/18/09 at 8:33

Loner, I'm not angry. I'm offended and starting to suffer severe emotional distress from you and who's it!"

No surprise there.

No offense taken Mr. Dooley. And no offense intended.

By: sidneyames on 9/19/09 at 9:22

Thanks. My mother is precious to our family. Her name is Jessie. She worked in a fricking cotton mill as a weaver; nasty, dirty and extremely hard work to keep 15 to 18 looms running - on the midnight shift. She never drank or partied. She devoted her life to her kids until my sis was 18; then she left the mill, married a prince charming and worked in a decent day job. She was strong, level headed and taught us to be strong and stand up for what we believe. My friends from High School still remember her and she's voted one of the best mom's ever. So when someone makes ugly remarks about her, I get upset.

By: Loner on 9/20/09 at 9:09

Sunday mornin', heading off to church (UU). I just wanted to check in and say that Sid's Mom sounds like a great human being. Picking on family members was not cool and I should have refrained. The theme of the LTE was apologies, and I'd like to apolgize to Sid and Jesse. "See" you all Monday morning......if the NCP is still here.