Letters to the Editor

Friday, October 2, 2009 at 4:23am

Keep Tony by the tale

Hello. I read your Web site’s e-news all the time. The Tennesseean? Yeah, right.

But could your paper stay on the May Town [Center] happenings? If you look at the remarks from your recent story about ol' Mr. G[iaratanna]., you got a lot of hits!

We need some way of hearing the news both for and against the politics of it all.

David Kemp, 37027



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130 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 5:37

Good morning, Nashville!

This is certainly a brief LTE and not overly passionate. It's scope is limited and not all that interesting, IMO. If the author wants to hear the news and views, both pro and con, all he has to do is join our discussions on these NCP boards.

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 5:44

TGIPF. I don't think this development will happen in Bells Bend. Maybe elsewhere.
Need any rain up there, Loner?

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 5:50

No thanks, House. It's been too wet to ride.

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 5:57

Depends on what you're riding.

By: dargent7 on 10/2/09 at 6:02

"House": Just wear your Depends.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 6:15

We're already into incontinence jokes and it's only 7am, Nashville time. This should be a fun day.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 6:40

Here's a bt of sad news, all that pressure, the media blitz, from the Israeli government has paid off, the US has succeeded in getting the vote on the Goldstone Report deferred until next March. Israel had threatend to end the so-called "peace process", if the UN report was voted on this week, as scheduled. What peace process? This is more Israeli rope-a-dope.

This is the second recent victory for the Zionists, earlier, Obama's demand for a settlement freeze was ridiculed then ignored by Netanyahu's government. Obama lost face, big time. Now, Obama is playing the role of Netanyahu's lap dog, Obama pressured Japan and the EU members of the Human Rights Commission to table the Goldstone Report for the next six months. By then, the Gaza carnage will be "old news".

In case anyone had any doubts, it is plain to see that our Israeli overlords are dictating US policy and directing US influence in the UN. Obama is just a toady for Zionism....this is a major dissappointment for those who thought meaningful change had occurred at the highest levels of our federal government. Nothing has changed, the US has surrendered its sovereignty to the Jewish State in Palestine.

Hey, Obama is just trying to stay alive....he doesn't have the same kind of courage that JFK had. This joker is not a JFK, Obama is a phony baloney, he's simply a partisan hack and a pusillanimous fake. My support for Obama has been seriously eroded.

By: dooley on 10/2/09 at 7:19

I beg to disagree ,Obama is for real and a potential savior for our country . I'm amazed by his resiliency in standing up to the pressure the ultra right and some moderates and not start mumbling incoherently like his predecessor. I think he fares very well when compared to Clinton. To top it all off his wife is a babe.

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

He is not at Israels mercy . In reality Israel is at his .

By: Dragon on 10/2/09 at 7:38

EXCLUSIVE: Obama agrees to keep Israel's nukes secret
President Obama has reaffirmed a 4-decade-old secret understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections, three officials familiar with the understanding said.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 7:41

I hope that your optimism is based upon more than wishful thinking, Dooley. My pessimism is based in fact. Obama has continued the presidential tradition of pursuing Israel's national interests, even when they conflict with our own national interests.

No, this is serious, I'm very dissappointed by Obama's kow-towing deferrence to these war criminals and UN-haters. The Israelis are arrogant scofflaws, but they receive ten million dollars in US aid every day. How can this be?

We are defending a rogue, pariah state - this is not the way to win fiends and influence people. This is why so many folks hate us, we bankroll and defend their bitter oppressor.

With leadership like this, we can expect more endless enemies, the War Lobby must be ecstatic.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 7:51

Interesting link, Dragon. Oh yeah, Obama has now got his mind right. He may survive after all. It's hard to imagine a better way to squelch the rumors that one is a Muslim than grovelling before Benjamin Netanyahu and the IDF. Remember Obama's right hand man is Rham Emanuel, IDF veteran and son of a decorated Zionist freedom fighter. This stinks.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/2/09 at 8:03

Good morning.

house or anybody

How can you get four suits for a dollar?

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 8:04


By: Captain Nemo on 10/2/09 at 8:06

They have spent to much money on May Town to let it go. David Kemp is correct about keeping an eye what goes on there.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/2/09 at 8:07

You buy a deck of cards.

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 8:09

$2.50 if you want the ones with naked ladies on them.

By: dargent7 on 10/2/09 at 8:09

Lone: Wow: 9 months in office, a sh**t load of bullcrap from the prior admin. on his plate, America's bankrupt, Iran is discovered to have a 2nd nuclear facility, and the good Gen. MCCrystal wants 40,000 troops NOW, or we'll loose the entire thing in Afghanistan.....and Obama's a phoney-baloney?

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 8:13

"a sh**t load of bullcrap"...as opposed to a crap load of bulls**t?

By: BenDover on 10/2/09 at 8:18

The Obama is in over his head. Convinced everyone else is an idiot and that the untested ideology and ideas of his liberal professors and crazy commie mentors are gospel; he thunders along like a leftist freight-train further ruining the US economy and diminishing world security.

He blames his sinking popularity on talk show hosts and right-leaning media personalities and fails to acknowledge he was elected on vapid and vacuous promises of 'change' and as the specter of his 'change' materializes the people recognize it, not as a savior but as a frightening and inept ghoul.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 8:21

Dragon, your link is slow to load and seemed to freeze up at times when I tried to scroll down. Nevertheless, if true, it proves my point about Netanyahu's arrogance, he blabbed to the media, bragging about getting the secret nuke deal "in writing", not just a verbal understanding..

That Nixon-era "deal" was reaffirmed back in May? Knowing that, it's now obvious that all of Obama's demands upon the Israelis were rhetorical. Bibi has the documents that, if published, could severely discredit Obama in the eyes of many across the globe, and he's bragging about it.

Bibi compromised the secret, just to rub Obama's face in the doo doo. Wow!

Obama is a phony and a willing submissive, or so it would appear. It's disheartening to an American patriot. I'm sure the Judeo-Christian war-mongers find all this kow-towing quite heartwarming.

By: dargent7 on 10/2/09 at 8:29

House: your vernacular is the correct one.

By: Dragon on 10/2/09 at 8:33

Dargent, Gen. MCCrystal was selected by Obama (confirmed in June) to replace Gen. McKiernan and implement Obama’s new strategy to “win the hearts and minds”. It appears that the new strategy is not suceeding and a new new strategy is needed. Maybe next month?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/2/09 at 8:36

As I remember Kenndy got off to a bad start with the Russian, but came back big.

I thought Clinton was was going to be a one termed president, but he came back strong. Even with the crap the Republicand slung.

I thought Bush was going to be a one term president, but he had help from the Saudis when Osama attacked and his invasion of Iraq.

It is still to early to tell about Obama, even with the forecast of gloom and doom coming from the likes of Beck Limbaugh, chief and his pet Dragon. Not to forget id's pearls of wisdom.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 8:39

Jesus Christ the crap that is spewed on this site by a few (Dragon, Ben etc) is ridiculous.

Don't you guys have a life?

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 8:42

I dunno about all that, Ben, but on the US-Israeli "special relationship" issue, Bibi established his dominance over the Obama Administration vis-a-vis policy development and implementation in all matters pertaining to the MIddle East and perhaps beyond.

Obama talked about a nuclear free ME, turns out he was lying, or had a sudden change of heart. More Phony Baloney.

Obama is cool. Obama is cool with more "Jewish Only" housing on stolen land and he's cool with Israeli war crimes in Gaza. He's cool with Israel's illegal nuclear arsenal. The man's got his mind right.

I resent Obama sticking his nose into New York state politics. He tried to short-circuit the democratic process here. He told Gov. Paterson to throw in the towel, to his credit, Paterson snapped the towel, he's standing his ground.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 8:51

Yes, D7, Bush-Cheney screwed the pooch and left the mess for Obama to clean up. That has nothing to do with Obama's kow-towing to the Israeli government. We've been had, D7, ths guy works for the War Lobby.

Same sh*t, new wrapper.

By: BenDover on 10/2/09 at 8:53

I'm right GD. Obama's popularity drop is because the nebulous mantras of 'hope' and 'change' are becoming tangible policies that the people in this country are smart enough to see as just plain stupid.

I may be in the minority and a party crasher to this CityPaper's daily liberal circle-jerk; but I'm not in the minority of likely voters anymore. You have Obama's own policies and failures to thank for that.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 9:00

Hey, if the Republicans ran a decent, secular candidate, a man who could tell Israel to shape up or lose it, I'd be tempted to go that way. That will never happen, the Judeo-Christian base would balk. Neither major party will ever distance itself from Israel and the idea of a Jewish State in Arab Palestine, it's axiomatic.

We're screwed.

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 9:07

Don't blame me, I voted for "none of the above"...

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 9:15

Blame me, I voted for the same sh*t in a new wrapper...I couldn't vote for the same old sh*t in the same old wrapper. I was fooled by the packaging and the rhetoric, at my age, that's shameful.

But no, I could never have voted for Senator Mettle Fatigue and Governor Bimbo.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:15

Ben, with all due respect, you're nothing more than an "anyone but my guy is a total failure" type of person. Sorry, but I'm not buying it. Especially after 8 years of Bush.

I would say something like "it's only been nine months", but it wouldn't matter if he were in office one day or three and a half years, no matter what he does you will find fault and believe it, and he, is a failure.

Same with Dragon, although I think some stalking laws might apply in his case.

I don't care about being PC, so I'll just come out and say it, STFU. Thanks.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:25

House, Titans beat the Jaguars this weekend?

If they do, no one will know in Jax, it's a blackout.

I think they will win. I think my Cowboys will lose. Frankly, right now I'm rooting against them so that the coaches will get canned. We won't win anything significant until we get quality coaches.

By the way slacker, I just sold a mechanical nose picker to Jerry.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 9:32

Remember John "the Maverick" McCain? That "maverick" runs with the herd like never before, the presidential race must have turned that bull maverick into a docile steer. His rogue running mate is grooming herself for the big job. McCain's monster is on the loose, terrorizing the countryside. Thanks, John, that woman may bring the GOP house down for good. I hope that she runs on a third-party ticket with Limbaugh's support.

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 9:33

The Jags are screwed this weekend.
Don't give up on the Titans just yet, they had a similar start in '02(I think).
Finished 12-4 that year.
Frankly, gd, I can't stand Wade anymore. I always liked Bum, though.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:36

Yeah I remember that year, 1-4 and won out. Hottest team in the league at the time. Was that the year they lost to the Pats...just barely...in the playoffs? Can't remember.

Completely agree on Phillips. I don't even like his 3-4 setup. It only works when you have a quality secondary, which we don't. Two glaring areas the Boys are vulnerable is the O-line and secondary, which they have done jack to fix. Part of that is Jerry being a terrible GM, the other is Phillips who's only comment to Jerry is "Thank you sir may I have another".

Get Shanahan, give him control like Parcells had and MAYBE they can salvage the team that Tuna built and at least win a championship or contend for one.

By: Dragon on 10/2/09 at 9:39

Looks like Chicago and Tokyo are out of the running. I bet Rio gets it.

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 9:41

Yeah, lost the AFC championship in NE that year, by 2 or 3 points.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 9:44

I hope so, Dragon. There'll be a lot more T&A in the opening and closing ceremonies, if Rio hosts the show - Viva la carnivale!

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:45

As I recall, Bennett had the ball in his hands inside the 20 and couldn't hold on. They could have won or gone to OT, can't remember. I was pulling for them, but you knew that was McNair and George's last shot.

Of course, if they wouldn't have been shut out in the first half of the SB against the Rams, they probably would have at least two rings. Seriously.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 9:45

wow, i didn't expect chicago to get eliminated that quickly. what a shame.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:46

Tokyo would have been a good choice. Chicago?? Nah. Nashville would be, I bet if the OIC knew about the bunker it'd be a done deal.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 9:47

lol, g!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 9:48

Today, the British newspaper, the Guardian, blows the lid off the $380 million dollar (and counting) campaign that corporate interests are waging in out and out warfare against the President - intended to kill real health care reform and get a new federal handout for themselves.

By: Loner on 10/2/09 at 9:49

With the Daley family dynasty running things in the windy city, this may be a good thing, in the long run. The mob never really left town, they went legit.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 9:50

true that, Loner. i was just hoping this would bring some much needed jobs to the Chicago area.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:50

I heard that the crime in Rio and Chicago wasn't a plus for either city, but apparently it must be worse in Chicago.

Chicago...bang bang

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 9:51

depends on the side of town, g. downtown is relatively safe.

By: gdiafante on 10/2/09 at 9:57

This was for the summer Olympics? I really only care about the winter stuff...in Vancouver this year.

Oh, by the way, my Leafs lost in OT to the Canadians. Damn them...damn them to hell!

By: sidneyames on 10/2/09 at 10:10

: dooley on 10/2/09 at 8:19 said
I beg to disagree ,Obama is for real and a potential savior for our country
No, dooley you are a little off base. He is the "savior of the world"; didn't you get the memo?
I mean, look at Chicago. Since he left, there's no one there to represent them, so he has to take Prezzidential time, and taxpayer money to go to lobby for the olympics. That's just what I want my president doing, especially when there are NO OTHER PROBLEMS in the world that he needs to work on. My question is this: Who's paying for him and Michelle to lobby with O-pra? His white house is so transparent that I'm sure we'll never know.

ANd Ben said: "I'm right GD. Obama's popularity drop is because the nebulous mantras of 'hope' and 'change' are becoming tangible policies that the people in this country are smart enough to see as just plain stupid.

I may be in the minority and a party crasher to this CityPaper's daily liberal circle-jerk; but I'm not in the minority of likely voters anymore. You have Obama's own policies and failures to thank for that."

I second that "emotion". Have a great week end.