Letters to the Editor

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1:10am

A bad round

The media circus surrounding Tiger Woods accident is a total waste of ink and oxygen in their query to invade Woods' privacy. The media has bounced this story around until it has evolved into one of the biggest pieces of tabloid garbage that there ever was.

Pundits on the airwaves are clamoring for dirt and declaring that Woods owes an explanation to the public. My question is whose business it is beside his wife and himself anyway. They owe no one the right to know their personal business.

A report published by a particular sports news syndicate says that Woods will lose millions of dollars from sponsors as a result of his accident and resulting rumors, but I doubt very seriously [they will] because they are in business to sell their products and Tiger Woods is definitely the man for that.

A recent poll of the people showed, when asked if they were sponsors would they continue to use Tiger Woods in the highly dramatized aftermath of his accident, 66 percent responded that they would.

That tells me that media is wrong in their assumptions and even if he did lose all of his sponsors how much hurt could that possibly bring to bear on one of the richest sportsmen in the history of sports. After all they would be the losers in the long run if they dropped him as the face and user of their sporting products.

Hang in there Tiger and remain silent. Your personal affairs are nobody's business but your own and certainly doesn't interest me or change my admiration of you in the least .

C.W.Clouse, 37209


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198 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 1:49


By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/09 at 1:51

My point is that it does not carrie over to the children what the parents are.

My wife was from a Jewish back ground, but not a practicing Jew. She tought our daughter Jewish customs as well as other religions. So far our daughter has not choicen any and my never.

Just because Chelsea is marring Jewish does not mean she will be. Just because her father-in-law is a crook, does not mean that the son is.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/09 at 1:53

That is too funny, Blanket.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 2:01

it does sort of look like him....

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 2:02

Who she marries is no one's concern but her and the families involved.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/09 at 2:05

I kind of pictured that is how chief would post.

Maybe chief just wets his pants when posting.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/09 at 2:07

I need to go. See you later.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 2:09

later, Nemo.

By: Kosh III on 12/3/09 at 2:15

"The US is in Afghanistan for two reasons: the good reason and the real reason.

Protecting the US from terror is the good reason. Securing a route for an energy pipeline from central Asia to an Israeli distribution point in Ashkelon is the real reason. The vital interests of the Defense lobby, the Israel lobby and the Energy lobby are all at stake in Afghanistan. "

Exactly. Bush was near to an agreement with the Taliban in June 2001 about a Unocal pipeline from a "stan" to the sea. The agreement fell apart and lo and behold, suddenly the Taliban are the enemy.
The first US Ambassador to Afghanistan after the overthrow of the Taliban was a former high exec of Unocal. Hmmmmmmmmmm........

By: Loner on 12/3/09 at 2:15

The JTA made the big fuss that Chelsea was marrying a Jewish man, not me. It's OK for Jews to brag about such things. My point is that Ms.Clinton is marrying into a sleaze-filled family. We know how sleazy her parents, Bill and Hill, proved to be. Chelsea can convert to Judaism if she likes, but that won't remove the sleaze.

No, not all Jews are sleazy, I never even implied that. Chelsea's future father-in-law is a sleaze who happens to be Jewish. I love the Jewish people. I do not support US-sponsored Zionism in Palestine. I resent US lawmakers acting as de facto Israeli agents. Got it, boys?

By: Dragon on 12/3/09 at 2:22

Pelosi: Bailout money to fund jobs initiative

Anyone still believe the taxpayers will ever see a nickel of the trillions of dollars of TARP/stimulus funds returned?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 2:25

Dragon, you're off topic.

By: sidneyames on 12/3/09 at 2:31

Had to sign off to set up items for Christmas Shoppe. Came back to conversations about Morman underwear, drug testing, Chelsey Clinton's inlaws, outlaws and other various and asundry topics. Glad to see we're all not ADD and skipping around on the original intent of the letter. Privacy and Tiger Woods. I maintain that the only place on the planet where privacy is still a must is "the toilet". When people start barging into the bathroom, look for a take over of the world by martians.

I have a good line for the ladies. Come home and sit down with a sort of disgruntled and half way sad look. Hubby says "what's wrong, honey". My answer is "You know, I saw this guy today and ..... well, I'm sort of thinking of having an affair".

It really jumpstarts my husband into action. Dinner out; cooks dinner; starts back emptying the trash; makes the bed, runs a hot tub with candles and so on. You know, being up front and having a great line of communication, really helps keep the marriage (or relationship) on it's toes!

OK, enough about me. How's D7?

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 2:38

lol Blanket

By: Captain Nemo on 12/3/09 at 2:56

One quick one before I really got to go.

Bank of American is paying back the 45 billion of TARP Money.

I think that is more than a nickel.

Go google it for yourself Dragon.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 2:59

Here's the link for Dragon:


Nice try though...lol

By: MamaG on 12/3/09 at 3:35

Here is an afternoon game fo you guys! Have fun!!!


By: Dragon on 12/3/09 at 3:38

gdiafante, you didn't bother to read my post. I said the TAXPAYER won't see a nickel. Pelosi and friends are planning for new spending.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 3:38

took you that long to come up with a retort/whine?

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 3:39

We should turn Tiger & his wife loose in Afghanistan with an SUV & a 9 iron...

By: MamaG on 12/3/09 at 3:40

At least my link was still on the LTE topic for today!

Slacker, thanks for the tv online tip. I have a friend who works for AVE, an audio-visual store but they are very high-end and I cannot afford one through him! He recently got one as big as Texas and had a hard time getting it mounted on his wall. I told him I had plenty of studs in my wall and he could just bring it over and I would take care of it for him. didn't work unfortunately!

Have a great evening everyone...I may be back if I can...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 3:41

"The top Democrat on Capitol Hill said Thursday that Congress will tap unused funds from the Wall Street bailout to pay for new spending on roads and bridges and save the jobs of firefighters, teachers and other public employees.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said money from the bailout should be used to pay for jobs legislation that would funnel billions of dollars to road, bridge and other infrastructure projects and also help struggling state and local governments retain public employees. She also promised help for small businesses reeling from a credit crunch. "

Dragon, firefighters, teachers and public employees are taxpayers, right?

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 3:41

Of course the taxpayer won't see that money. And if they did, you'd whine about that too. You're posts are all the same...yada yada yada

Now go change your diaper.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 3:41

later, Mama.

By: Dragon on 12/3/09 at 3:43

I knew I shouldn't have wasted the electrons.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 3:45

No you didn't Dragon, because you keep doing it. Moron.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 3:45

we're talking current affairs, aren't we?

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 3:48

Tiger's current affairs...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 3:48

got that right, house! good call!

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 3:50

He may be staring at $45 billion in alimony & child support.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 3:50

I read he paid the mistress a million to not have that press conference today, and she kept a ton of text messages.

Tiger's golf sense: A+

Tiger's common sense: F-

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 3:52


By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 3:53

I also read that the Mrs. is redoing the prenup...uh oh

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 3:55

He'd be really stupid to go for that.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 3:59

He may not have a choice. Either way, he's going to need some more endorsements...maybe for Verizon

"I'm Tiger Woods, when I needed unlimited text messaging, I called Verizon."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/3/09 at 4:00

lol, g!

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 4:02

Anyone that amasses that kind of wealth by themselves should:
A) hide 90% of their assets before getting married, or
B) don't freakin' get married!

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 4:03

C: erase text messages
D: don't leave voicemails

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 4:05

E) keep it in your pants.
Who am I kidding? That's not an option.

By: gdiafante on 12/3/09 at 4:08

And he married a Swedish model with an identical twin...

**Tearing up**

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 4:10

Then I'd say it's time to pull the old switcheroo.

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 4:17

"No, officer, my wife isn't missing...she's right here..."

By: slacker on 12/3/09 at 4:23

This could be a tv series, Tiger and the twins, starring Arnold Palmer as the grouchy neighbor.

By: MamaG on 12/3/09 at 4:34

Oh how funny you guys! I needed to smile this afternoon--that's why I logged back in. Thanks a bajillion!

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 4:35

45 billion will do, MamaG.

By: MamaG on 12/3/09 at 4:36

Let me text a friend of mine and see if I can blackmail, I mean borrow, that much from him house!

By: house_of_pain on 12/3/09 at 4:37

Palmer: "Keep your balls off my lawn!"
Woods: "Those are your balls, Arnold."
Palmer: "Oh...I guess they are."

By: sidneyames on 12/3/09 at 5:04

Good jokes mammaG. Wish I'd said that.

have a good one!