Letters to the Editor

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 10:48pm

No job shortage here

Last week, my friend who works for the state of Tennessee sent 50 state jobs openings to his mailing list. I looked over the list and found just five jobs [I think] are critical to providing services to people.

This got me thinking: Why is the state is hiring 50 people to do jobs like wildlife manager when the governor is cutting important services like limits on hospital visits for TennCare recipients, and deleting speech therapy and physical therapy for patients on TennCare. I am an animal lover but I think people are more important than animals.

The government thinks it is more important for the prisons to have staff for a store where prisoners shop instead of helping 50 disabled people on the family-support program or providing services for people with mental illnesses.

I think the state should spend the limited money in the budget more wisely for the people of Tennessee.

Lorri Mabry, Nashville

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392 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 9:46

The Borg are a fictional pseudo-race of cybernetic organisms depicted in the Star Trek universe. Aside from being the main threat in Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg also play major roles in The Next Generation and Voyager television series, primarily as an invasion threat to the United Federation of Planets and the means of return to the Alpha Quadrant for isolated Federation starship Voyager, respectively. The Borg have become a symbol in popular culture for any juggernaut against which "resistance is futile".

This is what the Neo-Con fringe wants to be.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 9:48

Come to think of it, that was how Rome behaved.

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 9:50

As an aside, I wrote an LTE to the Rochester City Paper two weeks ago, I let you guys know about it. Yesterday, a letter-writer attacked my LTE and the Rochester City Paper for being "anti-Semitic". Of course, I responded to the bogus charge. If anyone is interested, here's a link:

http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/news/letters/2010/02/POLITICS-Anti-Semitism-and-Israel/

If your browser is modern enough, you can register and comment on that site. This is an opportunity for you Nashvillians to pull a Loner, and comment in my local CP. Dargent, this is your big opportunity....

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 9:50

Like I said, it's a myth. They don't want lower taxes for the working man, they want tax breaks for their rich buddies ($600 a plate...hello)...but for some reason they can always convince the yahoos to go along with it.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 9:51

God morning Blanket.

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:52

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By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 9:52

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 6:35
Nemo: Some people are like hyenas in Africa. They cannot kill their own prey, they wait around for the leftovers of someone else's hard work.
I don't know what that means, but on this board, who cares?

d7 - stop insulting hyenas or sid will get you !

Morning all - sugar was 80 this morning :)

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 9:52

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 8:11
Is this the China story?

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/02/04/china.relations

Gee, it looks like Capt. was the LAST poster at 8:11 last night. Who were you talking to, Capt? You-self? D7 lambasts me when I sign on after he officially shuts the sight down. So,you better behave and stop posting after D7 calls it quits for us at the end of the day. I think he has some ceremony where he raises some type of pole and lower the flag.

Good morning!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:52

Satan morning to you, Nemo! lol!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:53

redrum.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:54

that's awesome, Dusty. how do you feel this morning?

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 9:54

D7, YOU mentioned my name first; thank you. I know you love me, you like me, you want to kiss me (Sandra Bullock quote). You must think of me the first thing every day. You are a strange man.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 9:55

sid sid sid - look at the date before you speak plzzzzzz!!!!!

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 9:56

Speaking of yahoo...

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 9:57

blanket - thanks - I feel much better now :)

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 9:57

I think you're right, Gd. I also think that a certain backlash to a black man in the White House is also in play. Not everyone is up to speed on race relations. Is it a coincidence that the Teabaggers are quite popular in what used to be the Old Confederacy? Holding their convention in Nashville, TN makes Nashville look like a haven for bigots, gun nuts and religius fanatics....there goes your image as an All-American City.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 9:57

Loner said "The author, Lorri Mabry, may not understand that a Wildlife Manager does not really serve the game animals, he/she is there to insure that game animals are there for hunters and trappers to kill, for fun and profit. The WM serves the gun-toting public, doesn't that mitigate things for the right-wingers?"

Loner last week my husband was hiking in the "wildlife mgt" area around Percy Priest. He found 4 deer that someone had shot and just left there. WE hate the unnecessary killing of wildlife, but when we call to report such things, we get a "duh" or "well, its not our job" and so it's frustrating.

We even call when there is excessive dumping of garbage, but to no avail. So I want to know what Wildlife Manager is getting paid to do?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 9:58

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:00

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By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 10:00

Loner, it's the Bible belt...of course it has bigots, gun nuts and religious fanatics...lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:01

Loner, it IS a haven for bigots, gun nuts and religious fanatics, unfortunately.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:01

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 8:55
sid sid sid - look at the date before you speak plzzzzzz!!!!!

OK, so he was the first poster of the morning after the last post. OR he was on the wrong page. BUT my point is, after the day is done, don't post anymore cause D7 will be upset.

And now I'm upset cause Capt. posted after me. I was last. Waaaaaa! Just kidding DustyU. You are observant to look at the dates. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll be more careful.

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:01

Dusty - If one dosn't know what they have previously posted, how do you expect them to know anything about dates?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:01

Much like AK :(

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:02

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 8:52
By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 8:11
Is this the China story?

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/02/04/china.relations

Gee, it looks like Capt. was the LAST poster at 8:11 last night. Who were you talking to, Capt? You-self? D7 lambasts me when I sign on after he officially shuts the sight down. So,you better behave and stop posting after D7 calls it quits for us at the end of the day. I think he has some ceremony where he raises some type of pole and lower the flag
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Wrong as usual sid. If you would look before you flap your mouth, you would have seen that it was 8:11 today. I posted it on yesterday’s letter by mistake.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:03

yeah, but we can't see Russia from here, Dusty.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:04

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 9:00
Loner, it's the Bible belt...of course it has bigots, gun nuts and religious fanatics...lol

Since the Bible belt is mostly southern, are you saying there are no "bigots, gun nuts and religious fanatics" in the north?

Hmmm! Guess not! Wonder who does all the killing up north? And no bigots? I'd bet that's not so. And religious fanatics? Michigan? Minnesota? Chicago? Guess there are no religious fanatics there' (Jeremiah Wright -- or is it White?) Black Theology church preaching against "whitey" is not bigoted, is it?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:05

sid & bfra - we will be polite and not notice capt is getting old and senile - posting on yesterday's lte instead of today's - ok ? :)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:06

Good morning Dusty. Hope you doing well today.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 8:52
Satan morning to you, Nemo! lol!

Am I supposed to do something? Lol

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:07

Posted at 9:02 by capt "Wrong as usual sid. If you would look before you flap your mouth, you would have seen that it was 8:11 today. I posted it on yesterday’s letter by mistake."

Don't you read before you post, Capt. I was on at 9:01 apologizing for my grave error of making a mistake. YOu need to apologize for your grave error. (Ha, ha)

So I guess you also were "wrong as usual". Get a grip Capt. I made a mistake. YOU made a mistake. At last we both can agree, that we both made a mistake and we are human. At least I know I am. What about you?

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:08

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 9:05
sid & bfra - we will be polite and not notice capt is getting old and senile - posting on yesterday's lte instead of today's - ok ? :)

Spoken by and like a TRUE gentleman.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:08

capt - thanks - I am feeling much better now :)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:09

Dusty do you feel insulted by sid's post about being the last to post yesterday? lol

And good about the sugat count. mine jusmp to 137 this morning.

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:10

I see, the Convention site was appropriate, after all. My image of Music City is probably inaccurate. The libs on this board may not be representative of the general population.

Sid, poaching in a restricted area is serious stuff here in New York. Why don't you compose an LTE expressing your views on that subject. Eliminating poaching should be a priority for any Wildlife Manager; if you have been given the run around, Sidney, do your homework, then pen a good letter.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:11

Capt - I noticed you both HAD to post after me :)

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:11

Question: IF all the bigots and racists are in the south, then what do you call the Yankees who migrate to the south? And why in heavens name would anyone who hates bigots and racists pay to move all their things to a state where they exist?

I mean, why not stay where you were? Especially if you hate southerners so much? Just curious.

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 10:12

Mornin' peeps!

Blanket, did you catch any of that radio interview this morning on RVU? I listened to some of it and thought it was pretty interesting, although I missed the beginning of it, and don't know who the guy was or the purpose of the interview!

Dusty, great # this morning! I was at 116, which is good for me! I find drinking plenty of water really helps.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:12

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 8:54
D7, YOU mentioned my name first; thank you. I know you love me, you like me, you want to kiss me (Sandra Bullock quote). You must think of me the first thing every day. You are a strange man.
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My bad d7, she might have not noticed if I had not pointed it out. lol

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:13

Capt - too many carbs before bed time! Evening snacks have to be fruits or protein! :)

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:13

Is it a coincidence that the Teabaggers are quite popular in what used to be the Old Confederacy? said by Loner at 8:57 a.m.

Loner, Danville VA was the last capitol of the Confederacy with Jefferson Davis' last stand.

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:15

Dusty - I have no idea who posted the last letter & care less. Don't link me with the one that can't remember from one post to the next what TMI they continued with.

Good morning and glad you are feeling fine today. Good spirits have a way of healing a lot of things.

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 10:15

MamaG, let's play hooky, and go get some fresh ink.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:16

hiya, Mama. no, i didn't catch the interview. i did catch the first couple of songs on Nashville Jumps. my friend who went to the hypnotist went out of town. i'll get the name for you when he gets back.

8~)

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:17

Sid, Virginia was part of the Old Confederacy and Jeff Davis was its President...and your point is?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:17

bfr - capt accidently posted this morning on yesterday's lte and your comment just fit in perfectly with my picking on him - lol :0

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 10:18

"this is what the right-wingers have in mind when they talk about "freedom" and "liberty"."

Yeah, they yammer about freedom and then are at the head of the line denying gay citizens the right to marry, the right to serve in the Armed Forces, the right to work.

Some of them would even deny the right to live for gay people.

85% of this "freedom-loving" citizenry in TN cheerfully enshrined marriage discrimination in the constitution. They are retards just like Palin. :)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:19

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 9:07
Posted at 9:02 by capt "Wrong as usual sid. If you would look before you flap your mouth, you would have seen that it was 8:11 today. I posted it on yesterday’s letter by mistake."

Don't you read before you post, Capt. I was on at 9:01 apologizing for my grave error of making a mistake. YOu need to apologize for your grave error. (Ha, ha)

So I guess you also were "wrong as usual". Get a grip Capt. I made a mistake. YOU made a mistake. At last we both can agree, that we both made a mistake and we are human. At least I know I am. What about you?
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Well sid you DOSAB, if you would think about it, you would have seen that I had not gotten to that point where you retracted your post after Dusty had pointed out your stupid mistake.

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 10:21

Nemo.
The "Fall of the Roman Empire" was not for the reasons you give, aside from the fact that it really did NOT fall until 1453.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:23

So why don't the teabaggers go there instead of Nashville, Loner?

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 9:15
Dusty - I have no idea who posted the last letter & care less. Don't link me with the one that can't remember from one post to the next what TMI they continued with.

And bfra, I normally do not care who posts first, last or in the middle. I'm just making fun of D7 cause when I post "last in the evening" he comes on the next day and makes fun of me by saying I talk to myself.

So bfra TMI back at you. I know everyone's BP and sugar count who posts here, but I don't criticize anyone for this being a health forum also. Quite frankly, I think it's caring, human and loving to care about one another's health and to cheer people onward who are trying to quit smoking, lose weight or just be healthy.

So my question is this: Why are SOME so mean to me when I am exercising my own freedom of speech? I don't censor anyone else (unless you call my posts to D7 censorship).

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:28

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 9:18
"this is what the right-wingers have in mind when they talk about "freedom" and "liberty"."
Yeah, they yammer about freedom and then are at the head of the line denying gay citizens the right to marry, the right to serve in the Armed Forces, the right to work.
Some of them would even deny the right to live for gay people.
85% of this "freedom-loving" citizenry in TN cheerfully enshrined marriage discrimination in the constitution. They are retards just like Palin. :)

K3 - this isn't limited to right wingers unfortunately - left wing nuts can be just as hateful :(