Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1:31am

Peel another ozone layer

Many letters swirling around deny the concept, notion, or fact of "global warming." Many living in Tennessee are convinced Al Gore is a crackpot, a mad scientist, and invented the whole "climate change" theory to pocket millions, right after he invented the Internet.

I say we all go back to the good ole' days. Here's how:

Let's start using CFC's and blow open another hole in the ozone.

Let's allow corporations to dump their waste, chemicals, and trash into our lakes, streams, and rivers.

Let's dump our used motor oil and anti-freeze into the nearest storm drains. After all, they're just fish.

Let's petition Detroit to build those guzzling V-8's that get 8 mpg. And get the EPA to relax the emissions nonsense.

Let's stop this ludicrious and costly curbside "recycling" program and toss everything all out for the garbageman.

Let's stop the label, "Made from recycled material" from our plastic and paper bags.

Let's take down all those silly, whacky signs on buildings, campuses and hospitals, saying, "No Smoking." Those CEO's from all the major tobacco cigarette makers are probably correct in saying there is no link between using their product and lung cancer and emphasema.

Let's arrest those people going “Green” and charge them with a felony under the Patriot Act or Homeland Security. Because, as we all know, Mother Nature is very generous. She certainly does not need any help from mankind.

All is well on planet Earth. The sun rose today, didn't it?

Oh, and tell Erin Brockovich to return that settlement money from PG & E and write them a personal letter of apology.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

 

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181 Comments on this post:

By: brrrrk on 12/4/09 at 2:59

Dragon said

"The Aetna story is from the HuffPo and is extremely misleading. Aetna is raising its rates and estimates it will lose some clients because of it. It is not DROPPING clients."

The point is that they are raising rates to bolster their already existing profits of 6.9% in addition to the fact that their executives are receiving insane compensation packages. They can justify it anyway they want, but the bottom line is that people are going to be without insurance because Aetna chooses to put their investors and executives before the needs of their customers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:01

What about "Mission Accomplished"?

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

Bumper sticker: Aetna, gonna fuhgetya.

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 3:02

Gdia,

And you could be replace with a lullabye since you put people to sleep with the tone of everything's coming up roses.

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

Couldn't Aetna just lay people off like the other corporations?

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 3:04

Is there anyway someone could loan Chief a reading comprehension program?

I tend to look at the glass as half full, and express my feelings that America can do better. I'm sorry that you are wishing for the worst, but that's your problem. Deal with it.

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

I've got Aetna.
I've been in Europe during the World Cup...the celebrations can border on rioting.

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 3:06

Funditto,

They could. And they can raise their rates, etc. What the big question is, will everyone simply depart the company and find other places to get their insurance?

That would put them out of business.

Kind of hard to make that paycheck if no one is buying from you.

Hence I said, I hope they go out of business.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 3:07

True, house. If Nashville did get the Cup, I'm not even sure they could fill all the seats, so I don't think we'd have to worry about riots.

By: pswindle on 12/4/09 at 3:07

Some never understand change or what is happening to our planet. Where we would be be if we never did anything to clean up or protect our planet or its people? We have been saving our planet for years, and it becomes more necessary everyday. What is your idea? We work in every area of life trying sto save it. A nasty and poluted planet is not the answer.

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

Good point, gd.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:08

watch it pswindle or they'll call you one of those "irrational" lefties or a librul.

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 3:08

Gdia,

You see the glass as half full, I see it as half full and someone trying to pour out what's left.

We just don't see it the same way. I agree America can pull back out of this...but ONLY if the government will get out of the way and let America recover.

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

Let us not forget that Mount Aetna is an active volcano in Sicily.

Wikipedia sez: "In Greek Mythology, the deadly monster Typhon was trapped under this mountain by Zeus, the god of the sky".

There, that should explain the entire matter.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 3:15

You contradict yourself Chief. If we're in a depression (and we're clearly not , it would require government intervention to stabilize the markets anyway.

It's lunacy to believe that a market can pull itself out from the depths of a depression without some intervention.

Doing nothing is an archaic idea that people use when their creativity in how to solve problems has evaporated.

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 3:16

When does the World Cup start?

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 3:18

Not sure house, but the US plays their first match against England on June 12th.

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 3:20

Okay. No conflict with football season.

By: slacker on 12/4/09 at 3:20

Ah.. Edna, I used to date a girl named Edna, ugly as sin but.. she did put out, and had a terrific personality.

By: onehorsegirl on 12/4/09 at 3:22

Yup...I venture to agree..most of D'Argent's global warming, 'cynical thought reel' is lost on most.

However, I can offer a visual field trip, for the skeptical. Come take a walk with me and my daughter as we explore the hidden drainage outlets going into Old Hickory Lake, oozing with...what looks like...fluorescent green...well..uh..ooze. Could it be anti-freeze?? Sweet to the taste, but deadly to our pets?? We might get caught and run off..but we know a secret way through the woods. We are told by Metro H20 that the areas major industry is in EPA compliance and tests released to the consumers state these 'chemicals' are within acceptable, 'human consumable' guidelines. Why then, are there dead fish, raccoon, and otherwise indescribable furry, organic material adrift? We are the consumers, probably regarded by major industry lobbyists, as the bottom of the food chain and a consequential but small risk, in the big scope of their industry's continuance.

Come on folks...if you're around just breathing up air...fine. You do your thing and I'll do mine. Mine is be aware, educated and vigilant. So if you think Gore and his allies are 'out of their mind'. and our lawmakers, near and afar have our best interests in mind...well, Just go on breathing your air. I'd like mine and my families quality of water/air/resources a tad cleaner..By the way...I can't fathom drinking Nashville/Old Hickory tap water..Not since 1993. Would you drink an 8 oz. with a floating fly? Just imagine what your not seeing after the chlorination. Please see:www.Mercola.com/chlorination

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:22

did you meet her at The Starlight? lol

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 3:22

Did you use a paper bag?

By: sidneyames on 12/4/09 at 3:22

By: dargent7 on 12/4/09 at 9:28
Dragon: Thank you for the sentiments. But, I must warn you, "SidVicious" will unlease a tirade against you now that knows no limits. She's a flamethrower, and doesn't care of hitting the right target. 4 weeks ago it was "Loner", this week it's going to be you. I'm always on her radar screen. As in the Wizard of Oz, the sign before the wicked witch's castle said, "I'd turn back if I were you".

D7, I am not SidVicious and I'm not a flame thrower. Unless you equate free speech and freedom to think and act independent of a "committee" as a flame thrower.

D7 we had a truce. As part of that, please stop making disparaging remarks about me. Thank you. I was joking when I referred to knowing you and or hubby knowing or meeting you.

And Funditto, I don't see the similarity between myself and D7. Enlighten me, please.

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

World cup eh? That means ''Becks'' will show up with ''Posh''
We'll trot out Dolly.

By: slacker on 12/4/09 at 3:27

Yep, met her at the Starlight. Dear Edna brought her own paper bag, and cab fare home.

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 3:28

No sense of humor and taking everything literally.
Dishing it out but not taking it.
Using your real name and being proud of it, to name a few.

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 3:29

A belly full of liquor and a lap full of Edna...you go, slacker.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 3:32

I use an alias.

My real name is Kaiser Soze.

Now I have to kill everyone who read this post...

By: JohnGalt on 12/4/09 at 3:38

AARP is going balls to the wall in favor of Bammycare since they will make tons more money selling medicare supplement policies where the rates increase with age unlike medicare advantage policies with flat rates for everyone.

By: JohnGalt on 12/4/09 at 3:39

Is Kaiser Soze any relation to Keyser Soze?

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 3:40

At least Edna didn't need 2 paper bags! (in case the first one fell off...)

Where would we hold the WC if we get it in Nashville? The downtown arena that can't keep a name?

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 3:40

Bammycare?

Racist much?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:41

Mama, careful or you'll get those fairgrounds people all riled up - lol!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:42

the medicare supplement policies that Bush helped put into place?

By: sidneyames on 12/4/09 at 3:43

No sense of humor and taking everything literally.
Dishing it out but not taking it.
Using your real name and being proud of it, to name a few.

Thanks Funditto.

When I used my "real" name it was because I thought I was supposed to and now I don't know how to change it. Any suggestions. And I'm proud of my name, but not for the reasons you might think.

Dishing it out. I'll stop.
Sense of humor - mine's on vacation. Hope it returns soon.

thanks for the enlightenment lesson.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:49

http://www.joyofbaking.com/barsandsquares/RockyRoadBrownies.html

Loner, feel free to adjust the recipe as needed.

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 3:51

sid said: "When I used my "real" name it was because I thought I was supposed to and now I don't know how to change it. Any suggestions"

This smells like felonious bullhockenus to me, sid. At any rate, we already know who you are so what's the dif now?

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 3:55

"This smells like felonious bullhockenus to me..."

Oh man, I loved his album "Live at the Village Vanguard"...

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 3:56

Man those things looks good blanket!
(Homer Simpson: "Brownies...drool, drool, drool")

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 3:57

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 2:55
"This smells like felonious bullhockenus to me..."

Oh man, I loved his album "Live at the Village Vanguard"...

Que? You've lost me dear!

By: JohnGalt on 12/4/09 at 3:58

Learn the difference between supplement and advantage and get back to me nazi.

Supplements fill the huge gaps in basic medicare. Advantage plans cover everything.

By: slacker on 12/4/09 at 3:59

I hear there is a new conservative geezer organization, cranking up to compete with the AARP.
Don't recall the name but they are advertising. Dragon will know.

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 3:59

Ok, G, google helped me there! Uh, duh!!!

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 4:01

Geez, my mom must have the best damn insurance anyone can have because after all this cancer bs she's been through this whole past year, she hasn't had to pay one cent out of pocket. Medicare and TriStar are good for her.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:01

drop the racist slang and get back to me JG.

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 4:02

TriStar
My goof, s/h/b/ TriCare!
teehee

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:02

the place where i work is bombdiggity about covering cancer, pregnancy not so much.

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 4:03

the place where I work is zonkers about covering the boss and his wife with insurance...the other staff, not at all! LOL

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 4:08

seriously though, my mom is very fortunate and I am grateful she has the coverage she does. we should all have that kind of coverage imo.

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

It was an obscure reference, Mama, my bad. I'm actually listening to BIll Evans at the Village Vanguard so that's the first thing that came to mind.