Letters to the Editor

Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 9:59pm

Naturally, it’s Metro Parks

I think that instead of demonizing Roy Wilson for the Metro Parks budget overrun we should recognize the fact that under his direction our parks system have improved immensely and is providing the citizens of Metropolitan Nashville and our visitors with pleasure, beauty and services never before seen.

The $704,000 budget overrun pales in comparison to the mega millions of taxpayer dollars that are force-fed to Bud Adams, Gaylord and many diverse developers for useless unneeded and unwanted tax exempt projects such as the new convention center without any return for the people, such as we are receiving from the city parks, and which usually end up costing us eternally for maintenance of these follies.

I, for one, thank Mr. Wilson for his foresight and leadership in making our city beautiful and providing needed service to the communities. I had rather see my money spent there than with some of our governments favorite profiteers.

I had rather see our parks remain a top priority over some of the junk projects that are heaped on us cost overrun or not.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

 

 

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235 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 3:06

Good morning.

Ok dargent todays word is Nemo

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 3:29

From friday

Saint Sidney was a man. Does this mean that sidneyames is really a man in drag or that sid is a woman in denial?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 3:33

From Firday

Funditto

Verbal cartoon.

chief holding a sign

Your hungry

Your problem!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 3:34

Friday oops

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 3:38

People you must remember that the GOP has been over run by RATS. So don't think that all Republicans or like chief. Even his is just a mouse.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 3:57

For todays letter

It has been years since I was in Hawaii on vaction, but I still remember how beautiful the city park in Hilo was.

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 5:13

I guess you've had your coffee this morning, Nemo.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 5:45

No not yet house. I went back to bed and got some more sleep. Now I am going to shower and then have my coffee. Or not. lol

Just look at tv and seen that there is another wreak on I-24. One person dead. I hate that section of road. Maybe the worst in the city. Sure has had more thean enough wreaks.

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 5:51

I took the day off...family out of town...no shower for me.
I don't have much to say about the parks system. They're nice to have around.

By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 6:04

I think "Nemo" makes far greater sense posting while he sleeps than when actually awake.

By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 6:06

OK, so two guys who refuse to shower and I'm not wearing any pants...we're off to a good start.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 6:18

By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 6:04
I think "Nemo" makes far greater sense posting while he sleeps than when actually awake.

lol
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By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 6:06
OK, so two guys who refuse to shower and I'm not wearing any pants...we're off to a good start.

d7 are you flirting with sid? ;->

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 6:18

All we need now is a bearded lady, and we can go on tour.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 6:26

I did not know what the fuss about Roy Wilson was, so I did a little reading. It seems that the parks was not the only department that went over.

It seems that he was doing what the people wanted for their parks.

I think I will support him.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 6:28

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 6:18
All we need now is a bearded lady, and we can go on tour.

Are you flirting with sid too? 8-0

By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 6:36

Quit stirring the pot, "Nemo". St. Vicious specifically instructed me to call her by her santified name and cease and desist commenting on her weight gain and fallopian tubes. Can you say "fallopian" on this board? I don't know how to spell uterus.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 6:49

d7, you sure did say fallopian on ths board.

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 6:50

Good morning, Nashville!

Congrats, Dooley, on another successful LTE submission. My only (minor) criticism is that the first two paragraphs are long, single-sentence paragraphs. No big deal, the LTE is good.

I see that Darge is slumming it again....we are not worthy.

Over the weekend, the Health Care Bill narrowly passed, by five votes in the House. The Catholic Bishops, pompous celibates on a mission from God, dictated the freshly inserted language that will prevent any insurance company in the "exchange" or in the public option from providing benefits for abortion services.

The theocrats claim that US women can go out and purchase expensive insurance riders, if they want that sort of coverage. If this language remains in the finished bill, look for a nostalgic return to rusty coat-hanger abortions..... for poor American women

By: Funditto on 11/9/09 at 6:57

Sue me. Unless the mother's life is at stake, I don't think the government should pay for terminations. That needs to be clearly stated in this bill.

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:00

Make the slutty bitches pay for their sinfulness, by saddling them with raising a fatherless kid, on their own? That sounds so Catholic.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:02

There are no reason to sue anyone unless I make money off it. -idgaf

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:03

Why should I have to pay for parks? I don't use them- idgaf

By: Funditto on 11/9/09 at 7:06

I am Catholic. While I don't want to ban abortion, I do think there should be limits and that it should not be a form of birth control.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:08

umm aaah IIIwant ahh snnn ta..x mone.- chief mouth ful of tea bag

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:20

Last week I said that unlike American Jewish politicians, who take their marching orders from Jersusalem, American Catholic politicians do not take their orders from Rome. I was wrong. Catholic lawmakers take their orders from the Pope, through the Catholic Bishops organization.

Given the intense GOP opposition to anything Hussein Obama proposes, and given the input from the Catholic Church on the Healthcare Bill, I am predicting failure for genuine healthcare reform in the USA. This is shaping up as a political disaster for the Obama team and a tragedy for the American healthcare consumer.

When one mixes politics, money and religion together, the results can be explosive. Plug your ears....

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 7:21

There's a band name in there somewhere...
The Fallopian Tubas?

By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 7:29

House: For a small fee, I'll manage your band: "House of Uterus and the Fallopian Tubes".

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:35

Here is my Draconian Plan to end the scourge of abortion: When young boys reach puberty, we require that they each deposit their sperm in a federal sperm bank and then undergo a vasectomy. After a few decades of this, unwanted pregnancies, deadbeat dads and custody battles would be virtually unheard of. Welfare savings alone would be in the mega billions.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:35

By: dargent7 on 11/9/09 at 7:29
House: For a small fee, I'll manage your band: "House of Uterus and the Fallopian Tubes".
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

;-)

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:39

I think you have a plan Loner. That way as a solcity we can weed out the unwanted seeds before they are planted.

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 7:41

The Reproductive Gardeners

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:41

solcity was on purpose. I should have made the clear in the post.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:42

I like that house.

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:43

Bumper Sticker idea:

Prevent Abortions. Support Universal Mandatory Vasectomies.

By: Funditto on 11/9/09 at 7:45

Perfect.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:47

You two should get a copy write today.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:48

Got to go now see you all later. Have a good day.

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:50

That's a bit too long...how's this:

Prevent Abortions. Sterilize Men.

That's got more punch and is less "cerebral"...passionate trumps cerebral on bumper stickers, IMO. What say you?

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:56

Thanks, for your input, Funditto.

And here's a sister-product for the feminazi bumper sticker market:

Prevent Rape. Castrate men."

That's a might strong......but some man-hating female would gladly paste that on her bumper. (Kerching! Hey, I need the dough.)

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 7:58

Errant quotation mark notwithstanding...mea culpa....need meds and latte.

By: slacker on 11/9/09 at 8:00

I lean towards tube-tying myself. I don't want a nervous surgeon messing with the package.

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 8:03

One more....

Prevent War. Support Male Infanticide.

The peace-loving, man-hating consumer on your Christmas list will enjoy that bumper sticker.

By: Loner on 11/9/09 at 8:03

Wassamatta Slack, chicken?

By: house_of_pain on 11/9/09 at 8:04

Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies:
Go F**k Yourself

By: idgaf on 11/9/09 at 8:06

Dooley get a grip on reality. What Adams gets was voted on by our (cough) representatives this clown just took our money without authorization.

Let him get away with it and we will have more of it. His budget was not a "suggested" budget it was an authorized one.

By: idgaf on 11/9/09 at 8:11

By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:02
There are no reason to sue anyone unless I make money off it. -idgaf

.By: Captain Nemo on 11/9/09 at 7:03
Why should I have to pay for parks? I don't use them- idgaf

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You are one sick puppy nemo.

This place is getting to the point where it needs a moderator or to get rid of some people if they can't stay on topic.

By: CAH on 11/9/09 at 8:11

Abortion is nobody's business except the woman, her doctor and whoever else she wishes to consult. Not the business of government, you or me.

If we have laws supporting abortions, they should be restricted to politicians after 2 terms. Seems logical since pregnancy is measured in terms.

By: Dragon on 11/9/09 at 8:13

OK, Dooley. Since the budget must be balanced, what do you want to cut by over $1 million?

By: Funditto on 11/9/09 at 8:16

Start with the Mayor's salary and eliminate 25 council members w/ all those perks.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/9/09 at 8:17

CAH,

"Abortion is nobody's business except the woman, her doctor and whoever else she wishes to consult. Not the business of government, you or me. If we have laws supporting abortions, they should be restricted to politicians after 2 terms. Seems logical since pregnancy is measured in terms."

If abortion is nobody's business except the woman, her doctor and whomever she wishes to consult - then why should anyone else have to pay for it? If it's her body and her right and her decision, let it be HER bill too then.