Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 11:03pm

Going away? Not likely

After quitting as Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue, arrives on bookshelves in November. "Rogue" was her affectionate nickname as the VP candidate during John McCain's failed Presidential run.

I guess it was so cute and fit her that she's capitalizing on it's success.

Known as the champion of the GOP's position to derail and cause failure with anything President Obama says or does, she coined the phrase, "Death Panels" to describe his health care reform project. And, if after listening to her speak, if your own child doesn't have "Down Syndrome," you actually feel guilty.

I wonder if she has a chapter in her book, "How to Quit Your Job," or "How to Let Everyone Down"?
Instead of "going rogue," I wish she'd just go away.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

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288 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 9:54

gdia

All chief knows is what is programmed into that tiny chip he calls a brain.

By: dargent7 on 10/22/09 at 9:54

Chakracon: You're as dim-witted as Ames. You said for me to get off my "Fat-ass" numerous times. That's why I mentioned my height & weight, like Ames loves to do.
But I lied...I weighed myself at the meat processing plant, and I'm at 220.
All that tofu.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 9:55

Blanket,

More like the kid who promised the sun, moon and stars...but then failed to do the most basic of promises.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 9:56

Gdia,

And yet, you and Blanket continue to ridicule me and try to minimize my points. Strange that, if I sound so ridiculous.

Or is it that you're worried about what I am mentioning too and are in denial?

By: dargent7 on 10/22/09 at 9:57

Guy's: Could we leave my much aligned penis out of the comments today?
And Chakracon: When's the last time you saw a penis? (Sam Kinneson).

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 9:57

Once again chief is confused.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 9:57

I guess Chief really is that naive.

Can we just say childish?

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 9:58

Gdia,

I assume you CAN say it...but it doesn't apply.

As for my comments about critical broken promises, they stand on their own merits and have yet to be refuted.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 9:59

No, I've stated my position, it's too early to judge as it's a work in progress. You may be the most blindly partisan poster on this board. That's what makes your points ridiculous.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 9:59

I think it is more like decimal point for chief.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 10:00

yep, childish.

however, on a good note, did anyone read the link I posted? Reid, Leahy and Schumer announced that they would strip the health insurance industry of its exemption from antitrust laws. that's huge!

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:00

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:00

Sorry, my bad about the italics...

By: dargent7 on 10/22/09 at 10:01

Chief: At least Obama didn't quit. He went for it, and goddamn it, he got it.
Palin quit for the money to write a book for $5. million up front. Can you say, "Sell out"? Sure you can. Anybody who would vote for her is a brain-dead Republican. Oh, that's redundant.

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 10:01

From my perspective, Palin has essentially become a wedge within her own party. It's become a serious love/hate thing. The mainstream GOP loves her because she brings in the far right (and their money) while at the same time they hate her because that same far right will never get them back in power... and they know that. It's an adorable conundrum for the GOP. Keep it up Palin.... :-)

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:02

Gdia,

Say what you will but no one has proven what I said was wrong.

No matter, you are correct in one thing...time will tell if more promises will be and will continue to be broken.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 10:02

Maybe I should say that cheif has fracture points.

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 10:02

I'll fix it

There... fixed...

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:02

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:03

"Say what you will but no one has proven what I said was wrong."

Yes, I have. You said he has not kept any promises. He has kept many. Try again.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:04

Thanks Brrrk, I put the close tag in there, it wouldn't take it...twice...weird.

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 10:04

gdiafante

I loved you Titans prediction from yesterday.... Bye 35 - Titans 3

I almost spit up my coffee!! ROFLMAO...

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 10:04

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 10:02
I'll fix it

There... fixed...
_________________________________________________________________

If only chief's parents had been fixed....

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 10:06

Captain Nemo said

"If only chief's parents had been fixed...."

If I could do that, I'd run for God.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:07

It was a close call, brrrrk, the bye could score more, depends on the weather.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 10:07

Bye 35 - Titans 3

I missed that. LOL

That is if the uniforms show up to play.

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:09

The bookies have it: Bye -69

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:10

I don't know, the Pats could only get 59...the bye doesn't have Tom Brady...

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:10

Famous last words: ''I wanted to feel like a winner''.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:11

Gdia,

Granted you did prove he has kept some promises...but you have not refuted the promises I have mentioned that he did break.

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:12

The Bye has the ghost of Johnny Unitas.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:12

Slacker, did you hear the "scoop" that John McClean said on the radio yesterday?

"If they don't win some games, and the effort isn't there, Fisher may be fired"

I had no idea!!

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:14

I think Fisher wants to be fired. He will get a buyout, and pity from the fans.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:14

Nemo,

"If only chief's parents had been fixed"

Then there would be one less interesting person in the world and one less person willing to ask questions of this Administration.

Fortunately, my parents were God-fearing people and would never have considered such a thing.

Life if good!

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:14

"...but you have not refuted the promises I have mentioned that he did break."

Reading comprehension aside, I pointed out that (1) politicians never keep ALL their campaign promises, (2) he's been in office less than 12 months and (3) it doesn't matter because you are digging for something, anything, to criticize him. You are a troll.

Here ended the snack.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 10:15

I have been hearing that rumbling for days now gdia. Fisher does not look very good on TV.

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:17

I'm changing my mind about these new teenage coaches, look at Denver.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:17

I've always thought that Fisher was overrated. I wouldn't lose any sleep if he's fired, but at the same time, I have a fear that Dallas would hire him.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 10:19

You are a computer program chief. You would not know the differance.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:19

Well, they got ACORN again...worse, they got the lady the burned lying about what really happened.

Not a good day for ACORN.

Change Player Size Watch this video in a new windowACORN Unveiled Part 3: Press Conference 10-21-09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGq5FSOtW9s&feature=player_embedded#

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:21

You know Jerry probably would hire him, Fisher would know how to spin him.
Jerry could hang out, and be one of the guys.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 10:22

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:19
Well, they got ACORN again...worse, they got the lady the burned lying about what really happened.

Has anyone noticed how much chief likes to play with tiny nuts. Maybe he is a tiny homo?

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:23

I think Fisher would be a good defensive coordinator...he knows nothing about offense, never has. Unless you think dumping the ball to the tight end is offense.

Dallas has some offensive weapons, just don't have the coaching to use them correctly. Having Fisher as HC would be a regression...even from Wade Phillips.

I'd like to see Holmgren or Shanahan. They, I think, would finally get Romo going.

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 10:29

If Jerry hired Steve Sarkisian, he would be on to something, young, innovative guy.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:30

Nemo,

Well, how homophobic of you! Hummm...must be projection working here.

But to put your mind at rest, I am not gay nor do I have any interest at all in the same sex.

By: BenDover on 10/22/09 at 10:31

I'd vote for Palin against Obama. Better a tug boat pulling in the right direction than a freight train pulling in the wrong direction.

Not that Obama is a freight train though... but he thinks he can, he thinks he can...

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:34

Yeah, he wouldn't be bad for Romo. That makes too much sense. Jones had the choice of Norv Turner and Wade Phillips...one of those coaches developed a young future HOFer named Troy Aikman...one has never won a playoff game.

Perfect choice. end sarcasm.

Not saying Turner is a good head coach, he's stinking in SD, but no doubt he would be better for Romo. So goes Romo, so goes the team.

By: gdiafante on 10/22/09 at 10:35

Of course you would Ben, the stones said so. (No, not the band)

By: house_of_pain on 10/22/09 at 10:41

When Turner was coaching the Skins, a radio station in VA used to play a song called "Norv Turner Smokes the Peep".

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 10:44

This was not unexpected.

New jobless claims rise more than expected to 531K
First-time jobless claims rise more than expected to 531,000, continuing claims fall

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/New-jobless-claims-rise-more-apf-1168669314.html?x=0&.v=1