Letters to the Editor

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 1:44am

Keeping an eye out

On Jan. 11, the story I have been waiting for finally broke on the CBS Evening News! It detailed how several members of the U.S. Congress went to the Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009. None of them had any impact whatsoever, and they should have known ahead of time that they would have no impact.

But here is what is really funny to me. The radio talk-show hosts made a big deal out of the Climate Summit and, as always, lambasted Al Gore, Jr. for his views. While doing this, talk show hosts such as Michael DelGiorno profusely praised Rep. Marsha Blackburn for attending the summit, stating that she was there to "keep an eye on Al Gore."

Never mind the fact that she, like all of the others, wasted an enormous amount of taxpayer money attending said summit. By the way, who were all the others there to keep an eye on?

And this week all one could hear on talk radio was the same stupidity out of them, especially Phil Valentine. Every single time it gets cold, [we] will hear him howl that it is some kind of proof that global warming, or climate change, isn't real.

You know, it's wonderful how intelligent he and others like him are. He is able to grasp the concept that the little warming spell that occured during the Middle Ages might be the result of a volcanic eruption. But he can't fathom the concept that humans are regularly putting almost exactly that kind of stuff up into the atmosphere on a continuous basis and that, because of this, humans really are causing a negative impact upon our climate.

No, for him, nothing humans do has any impact whatsoever so we should all just keep on doing exactly what we are already doing — polluting as much as we want to.

John Mark Browder, 37211

 

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409 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 12:48

I thought of Margaret Thatcher on a cold day, naked.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 12:49

Afternoon mama - d7 had you running off with capt :)

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 12:52

gdia: Is it too late to add Neil Sedaka to my Top 10?

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 12:53

Neil Diamond

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 12:53

LOL! Just been busy this week. Our bookkeeper broke her wrist back in Oct and I've been filling in for her since then. Now, it's crunch time with year end-year beginning stuff to do. We share a computer so I couldn't get to it to post! (How dare they make me work around here! Ha!)

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 12:55

Go ahead Darge...as a songwriter or singer? Both?

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 12:56

He goes both ways?

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 12:56

I could never figure out if Neil Sedaka was gay. Not that it matters. But the hair and smile had me wondering.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 12:57

MamaG, you gotta catch up...we've solved most of the world's problems this week.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 12:59

House: I always look both ways at a STOP sign. Think that's any indication of anything? You're the closed thing to a medical doctor we've got on this panel.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:05

house doctor????

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 1:07

Oh, listening to the new remastered "Rubber Soul" right now...

beep beep...beep beep, yeah

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 1:08

We're starting a study (diabetes) right now, so I probably won't be back for a while.
Dusty, better keep those fingers crossed...the ones you don't test on, that is.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:10

house my count was 203 this morning - good luck!!

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:13

I think what we learned today, so far:
1) My sister sleeps around
2) gdia is "attracted" to Neil Sedaka
3) House uses "hands free" when posting
4) Dusty-U smoked 5 packs of Camel straights but has no addiction issues
5) Nemo's untimely death was greatly exaggerated

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:20

d7 - #4 not true - went thru h#@# quitting, non-filters not straights.

By: Funditto on 1/14/10 at 1:20

This is for all my fellow females:

http://biggeekdaddy.com/humorpages/Misc/mancold.html

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:24

Dusty: Non-filters were called "straights" in the mid-West, anyway. Glad you're off 'em whatever they're called. We also called cigarette's "fags" when I was in High School.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 1:24

so you smoked straight fags.

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 1:25

House, I figured that would happen while I was away--all the world's problems would get solved and there would be nothing left for me to do!
BTW- my count this a.m. was 101! WooHoo!!!

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 1:26

Just looked it up, Darge, Sedaka has been married to Leba (Strassberg) since 1962 and has two children.

Go figure.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:27

d7 - sorry all my years spent stationed in Ohio never made it to mid-west :)

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:29

congrats mama on 101!

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 1:31

Fun--that was fun! Typical males...you would think when a man gets sick (like a cold) that no one has ever been sick in the world before that moment!

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:32

The Haitian Red Cross said it believed 45,000 to 50,000 people had died and 3 million more were hurt or left homeless by the major 7.0 magnitude quake that hit Haiti's capital on Tuesday. The quake flattened entire hillsides and many people were believed to be still trapped alive in the rubble

Heavy aircraft had begun to ferry in aid but the influx had yet to reach shell-shocked Haitians who silently wandered the broken streets of Port-au-Prince, searching desperately for water, food and medical help.

"Money is worth nothing right now, water is the currency," one foreign aid-worker told Reuters.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 1:32

Mama, as far as I know, that's correct. Sickness was not known to mankind until I caught a cold on September 5, 1969.

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 1:34

They didn't have gays in the Sedaka era.
Lots of closets though.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:35

slack - true

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 1:35

Thanks, Dusty. That is the lowest it's been in a long time and I felt really good about it. That was actually my yesterday morning's reading. (I only do once a day, before I eat anything.) Today's was 129, which is better than it has been! Good luck to you too!

"Don't smoke more than 50 fag's a day."
--Big Audio Dynamite

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:36

slack - ecept for Liberace of course!

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 1:37

LOL, gdia! I believe it brother! I bet you caught it from a woman, too, didn't you?

Sedaka was (is?) a great songwriter. I think I prefer to listen to Diamond if I have to listen to either of them though.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:37

gdia: Elton John married a woman too. Michael Jackson,....."chief"...the list of homo's marrying is lengthy. I'm even thinking of marrying again. Provides good cover.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 1:39

Probably mama, I was only a few months old, but I still have the scars...

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 1:40

True. You'd think he would have come out by now, though. I mean if Meredith Baxter can, why can't Neil?!?

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 1:40

"...pour me a drink, and I'll tell you some lies..."

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 1:41

Dusty, Liberace coulda played for Bill Gaither.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:42

Nazix2: No, always smoked filtered.....Kool and Viceroy. They were .25 cents a pack back then. Didn't have to show ID or anything....I was 10 or 11.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:48

That "Brady Bunch" guy, Reed, had me fooled. I thought, "what's next"? Fred MacMurray from "My Three Son's" is coming out as a pedophile! And Dr. Smith from "Lost in Space" is transgender!

By: Kosh III on 1/14/10 at 1:48

"I could never figure out if Neil Sedaka was gay."

Hey kid! Are you deaf dumb and blind?

I saw him once doing a gig at a gay piano bar in San Diego. The gaydar alarms could be heard for miles around.

By: Funditto on 1/14/10 at 1:50

When I was 13, I'd buy cigs (marlboro red in a box) and a coke at the neighborhood liquor store... go figure.

Sarah Palin weighs in:

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/01/14/chaos-theory-foxy-lady-sarah-palin-weighs-in/

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:50

d7 - stated in military so I paid $1.30 a carton.
And yes it was Dr Lisa Smith!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 1:50

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:13
I think what we learned today, so far:
1) My sister sleeps around
2) gdia is "attracted" to Neil Sedaka
3) House uses "hands free" when posting
4) Dusty-U smoked 5 packs of Camel straights but has no addiction issues
5) Nemo's untimely death was greatly exaggerated

Yes I still here d7.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 1:50

What were you doing in a gay piano bar...no, wait, I don't wanna know.

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 1:50

I've always kinda wondered about Barney Fife, too. I mean, sure, there was Thelma Lou but...

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 1:51

Sorry to have to ask you, K-3, what are you doing at a "gay piano bar" in San Diego? I lived there over 10 years. I couldn't give anyone directions to a "gay piano bar".

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:52

Mama - still waiting for the juicy details of your date w/ capt :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 1:53

well, apparently she wore him out.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 1:53

"I saw him once doing a gig at a gay piano bar in San Diego."

???

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 1:55

Blanket - from the sounds of silence evidently :)

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 1:56

O my gosh Kosh.