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: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 3:02

A gay UFO pilot walks into a bar...

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:04

...says, "hey, is that Kosh out there? Am I in a gay bar??"

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 3:04

Says take me to Neil Sedaka...

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 3:06

There used to be a bar downtown, on Broad, called Music City Lounge. I used to love going there for cheap PBR and live music. It was a home for the homeless though! But my favorite thing, they had lots of album covers on the walls, as art, and the best was George Jone, HiTech Redneck. Gotta love George!

It's been fun you guys...gonna leave work early now so I hope you have a great evening!

Nemo, shhh! *wink, wink*

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:06

Oh MamaG. lol

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 3:07

MammaG, did you ever hear of the Otto Bash combo?

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 3:07

s/h/b JoneS, my bad! And to clarify, it wasn't a gay bar.

LOL fellas!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:08

Sure thing MamaG baby. lol

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:08

I remember MCL...it was a strain-ge place...

Thank you, I'll be here all week...take my wife...please...

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 3:10

Slacker, can't say I have ever heard of them. I do remember Brazilbilly, down at Robert's though!

I think I'm going to have to go home and read the archives to see what I've missed out on!

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 3:12

SWAK, Nemo, honey-lamb! LOL

Later everyone!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:20

later, Mama!

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:21

Oh Mama, I can hear you a cryin', so scared and all alone...

-Nemo

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:26

never more to go astray....

By: Funditto on 1/14/10 at 3:32

The jig is up, the news is out
They finally found me!

By: brrrrk on 1/14/10 at 3:36

Anyone remember the Country Junction and the Moonlighter?... used to be two of the worst dives in town, right where LP field is now. Played there for tips during my "lack of salad" days....

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:01

Which league do you play, Blanket?
I named my team Lab Rats.

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:02

brrrrk, I recall those fine establishments, if you played for tips you are my kind of guy.
Didn't think you Penn state guys did that.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:04

I knew a Mohel that worked for tips...he was always trying to get ahead.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:07

slacker, I think he meant State Penn.

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:10

pain, frankly I suspected such.

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:12

''Sticky fingers brrrrk''

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:17

Oh yeah...I remember now...he had a sidekick..."Pistol Nose" Pringle.

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:22

''Give me the money or I'll brrrrk you''.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 4:25

Never heard of a Hell's Angel refered to as, "he had gentle hands".
"He was in touch with his inner child".
What's next? The Supreme Court has ruled the Angels have to start recruiting gay's?

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 4:29

Okay, now I'm caught up from yesterday's posts! You guys were on a roll for sure! Darge, I couldn't even count all the times you stated you were from Detroit! lol

I want to be cremated too with a SCOTTISH wake (LOL) and I've made my son promise to keep me around and talk to me sometimes. I'll also make sure he posts to let you all know if/when the time comes. Then you can hoist a few for me, too. I once knew someone who said when he died, he wanted to be cremated and put in a douce bag and run through, just one last time. I don't think that actually happened when he died, though!

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 4:30

Oops-I think that should be "douche" bag.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 4:31

Gay hairdresser? Check.
Gay interior decorator? Check.
Gay landscaper? Check.
Gay waiter? Check.
Gay fashion designer? Check.
Gay Hell's Angel? You ask him.

By: brrrrk on 1/14/10 at 4:31

slacker said

"brrrrk, I recall those fine establishments, if you played for tips you are my kind of guy.
Didn't think you Penn state guys did that."

Slacker, you do what you have to to put Kraft Mac & Cheese on the table....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 4:32

oohhhh, name brand mac & cheese even!

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 4:33

LOL, brrrrk!

Nemo, I do hope you're feeling better now. You felt pretty good yesterday! (wink, wink!)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 4:34

Mama! LOL!

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:36

That's it, MamaG...stand by your man.

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 4:37

Have a great evening everyone! Gotta head downtown to pick up sonnie boy from mock trial practice. I don't remember who it was that said downtown had all the salt in Nashville but, you were right about that! Looks like nuclear fallout on the roads!

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's posts!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 4:38

don't forget to jump tomorrow morning!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 4:39

last week they played "Grandpa Can Boogie Too"

8~)

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 4:40

Hey, that's just how I roll, house! I am a Scorpio, after all--fiercely loyal, hot-blooded, jealous, well, just generally awesome! As you well know, being one too and all!

Again, good evening everyone! :-)

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:40

brrrk, you know you have arrived when you can afford the Kraft mac, with the phony cheese in the pouch.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:40

brrrrk, ever been so poor you had to drink pickle juice?
Blanket, my radio at work crapped out...no Jumping for me.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 4:44

I'm back had to run down the hill to Krogers - buy the kids something to fix for supper.
The real dive was on south third - called jungle - hangout for all the male prostitutes

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:47

I was so poor I had to drive to Kroger's in the snow.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:47

Dusty, you need to know that you're dealing with people that hung out at the Starlight here.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 4:48

House - never had the pleasure - played some gigs in Bufalo though

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:52

It's on Dickerson Rd., need I say more?

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 4:53

house - the nice neighborhood!

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 4:54

d7, the Hell's Angels are equal opportunity offenders.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 4:58

d7 - cali has at least 2 totally gay branches of Angels and one of Outlaws.

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 5:01

Dusty, exactly farther on out away from the prostitutes & armed robbers.
Well maybe not, never mind.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 5:03

slack - huh?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 5:08

I still here. Just read up the post. Now I'm a dieing.