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 10:28

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 9:21
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.
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It fell Kosh is the point. I was not thinking of a timeline.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:32

Kosh III said " then are at the head of the line denying gay citizens the right to marry"

Didn't I hear President Obama say "Marriage is for a man and a woman"? Yes I did, so where does he fit into your theory?

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:32

I have no idea on that, Sid, ask the teabaggers why they chose TN, not VA. If you think that you have refuted my point by schlepping in that non sequitur, you are delusional.

Sid, this is a newspaper forum, not group therapy....act accordingly.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:34

By the time of 1453 Roman was not at its full glory.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:36

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 9:23
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.

So capt how was your bm this morning? Mine was solid :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:37

sid, the difference is we talk with each other. you talk AT people.

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 10:37

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 9:15
MamaG, let's play hooky, and go get some fresh ink.

Wish that I could, house! Sounds like fun and it's certainly a great day for it! I'm still undecided on what to get to cover up the bad one I have now. I may just end up keeping it as is because it is on the inside of my forearm and that's a fairly painful place to get inked. Speaking of ink, did you know that Kat Von D tattooed Lady Gaga? It's true!

Blanket, thanks on that name info, I really appreciate it!

Capt., try a couple of PB & Crackers for your nighttime snack. I don't know why but, for some reason my BS is lower the next morning if I eat those. Only eat 2 or 3 though!

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:38

Fort Sumpter might have been a good place to hold the Teabagger Convention. Of course, Boston Harbor would be ideal. If rending the social fabric is the goal and if the Constitution and Geneva Conventions stand in the way, then I suggest Gitmo as a good venue for the Teabaggers....you can get away with murder down there....unfettered by "quaint relics " of the past.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:38

every time i see Lady Gaga i want to ask "why the long face?" lol!

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:38

They are retards just like Palin. :) said by Kosh.

Kosh, this is the capt. of the politically incorrect commando team speaking: You were politically incorrect using the word "retards"; shame on you.

Did you know that "retard" is also used in baking? I think it's to speak of when you stop the yeast from doing it's job to make a certain type of "retarded' bread.

So is that what you think Palin is: Half baked bread?

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 10:38

And that's wheat crackers, Capt! :-()

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:40

The Dark Ages, otherwise known as the Early Middle Ages, was a period in European history from the collapse of Roman political control in the West—

This is the timeline I was referring to Kosh

http://www.history.com/marquee.do?content_type=Marquee_Generic&content_type_id=54711&display_order=1&marquee_id=53127

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:40

mama - true - the pb is protein and the little bit of sugar in the jelly doesn't hurt :)

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 10:41

Oh God, someone unlocked the Gates of Hell. "Sid's" on board.
Yesterday, brrrk called her a whackey, Republican "birther".
She responded she cannot give birth to a baby. She was insulted and hurt someone would point out she's unable to concieve.
Remember this, and the phrase, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader", when anyone responds to her posts.

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 10:41

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:38
every time i see Lady Gaga i want to ask "why the long face?" lol!

LOL, blanket! My son and his friend made some kind of electronic version of her Bad Romance song, using only Japanese sounds (not actual words, per se) and putting them altogether to form the song. They layed in the background music and some backing vocals too. It's awesome! I forget what the program is called that they used. It is really cool though.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:42

wow, that sounds really cool, Mama! your son must be pretty creative.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:43

oops I was wrong!
Retarded in baking is not 'half baked".

When you put the dough in a warm place to rise, it usually takes an hour and that process helps with the flavor also.

When you want to "enhance" the flavor, the rising process should be longer so you put the dough to rise in a 40 degree fridge; it stays overnight and rises slower, thereby enhancing the flavor.

So Sarah Palin is not half baked. She's got an enhanced flavor if she is "retarded" so it's OK to call her retarded. She's great!

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 10:43

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

No, they have them too. They're just not saturated with them like the South is.

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:43

sid - 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).

sid has said - WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Dusty "help me" - Vinnie "help me" Somebody "help me" - Capt "call me"
This is not a first grade play yard! Whinning & moaning don't fit in with adult discussions.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:44

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 9:36
By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 9:23
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.

So capt how was your bm this morning? Mine was solid :)
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Apparently sid woke up in a bad mood.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:44

The technical term is "retarding the proof".
Funny that you called her "retarded"

The proof's in the pudding! She's still a viable media personality.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:46

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 9:32
I have no idea on that, Sid, ask the teabaggers why they chose TN, not VA. If you think that you have refuted my point by schlepping in that non sequitur, you are delusional.

Sid, this is a newspaper forum, not group therapy....act accordingly.

It is not group therapy, it is a "medical" forum. Just read the posts and you will seee that you are 1/2 right and I am 1/2 right.

Freedom of speech. By the way, My BP is 80/120 unless I'm sleeping and then it's lower.

By: Funditto on 2/5/10 at 10:48

Sid - what makes Palin great?????? be specific and not just why she's a great person - why should this woman be a leader of the free world?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:49

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 9:43
No, they have them too. They're just not saturated with them like the South is.

True - I can still remember towns up north which forbade blacks from living there :(

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:49

In Music, ritardo means "delay" or "lag", although some musicians interpret it as meaning "slowly".. We'll have to go through the mountains of sheet music and correct this outrage. Don't you agree, Gd and Slacker (of the 3-chord band fame)?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:50

Capt., try a couple of PB & Crackers for your nighttime snack. I don't know why but, for some reason my BS is lower the next morning if I eat those. Only eat 2 or 3 though!
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I have been experimenting on what I eat, MamaG. The night before I eat a chocolate bar and the next morning it was 84. Last night I forgot to take my meds and it was 137 or something. No sweets at all.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:51

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:37
sid, the difference is we talk with each other. you talk AT people.

No, Blanket, you ASS-ume I'm talking AT people.

Apparently sid woke up in a bad mood. No Captain, I'm in a good mood. And the fact that some people think I"m in a bad mood causes me to laugh that much better.

Mama, the reason I said "pay for your own cigs" is that makes them all the MORE expensive and smoking a cig that costs twice as much might make you smoke twice as less!

I know it's twisted logic, but it could work and slow you down on your smoking. After we talked so much about smoking, I called my neighbor and she got me a cig (for a $1.00).

So I was trying to be helpful to you Mama. Not being mean at all.

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:51

Motor mechanics will be forced to use a euphemism for "retarding" ignition. Maybe they can say that the spark was "challenged".

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

Loner - On tv that was the dude stupid enough to stay married to lucy :()

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

and when I say someone is hurting my feelings and I'm being "picked on" and then I put in the word "waaaaa", can't ya'll figure out that I'm being sarcastic?

Shame on ya'll!

If my feelings are hurt, then I'll just go away. So when I"m here, then you can bet I'm having FUN! And loving it!

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

sid, each time you show up you make a complete ass of yourself. consistently. what motivates you to be such an obnoxious person?

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:54

The term "tardy" is now suspect, as is "tardiness". And the word "leotard" will need to undergo a change as well. Any other pertinent suggestions from the board?

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

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 9:50
I have been experimenting on what I eat, MamaG. The night before I eat a chocolate bar and the next morning it was 84. Last night I forgot to take my meds and it was 137 or something. No sweets at all.

Capt - take your meds with supper so you don't forget them. Sugar only puts the count high for a short time till it burns off and takes you lower - not a good way to do it though :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:55

Loner, some idiots think the word "niggard" is racist! gosh, has our level of education really sunk that low?

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 10:56

MamaG, my wife & I toyed with the idea of going to L.A. so Kat could do us.
Airfare would eat us alive.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:56

would it be hard to get an appointment, house?

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

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 9:49
By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 9:43
No, they have them too. They're just not saturated with them like the South is.

True - I can still remember towns up north which forbade blacks from living there :(

Dusty my husband was raised in Maine for 18 years and he didn't see black people till he went on the road in construction. I was raised in Virginia and didn't see any one but black and white people till I was in NYCity at age 14 and met people from Asian countries. (this comment is directed "to" you Dusty, not "AT" you -- so you don't have to duck)

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:57

Blanket - True words! Her (and I be nice and say) contradictions of things she has previously posted makes me think her memory is very short.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:58

D7 said "Yesterday, brrrk called her a whackey, Republican "birther".
She responded she cannot give birth to a baby. She was insulted and hurt someone would point out she's unable to concieve."

D7 you are so gullible. YOu bought that line?

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 10:58

Sid: You don't need Dr. Phil as much as Dr. Oz. Your blood pressure numbers are reversed....like your crainal synapses.
Anyone who has 80/120 BP has been shown to be a rambling sociopath, with narcisisstic overtones, and a rampant, unresolved Oedipis Complex...Hey, that's you in a nutshell!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:59

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 9:41
Oh God, someone unlocked the Gates of Hell. "Sid's" on board.
Yesterday, brrrk called her a whackey, Republican "birther".
She responded she cannot give birth to a baby.
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He is being mean to me. Boo who! - sidneyames

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 10:59

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:37
sid, the difference is we talk with each other. you talk AT people.

Duck! Blanket! This one is being hurled AT YOU!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:59

sid is like the obnoxious uncle that shows up at every family reunion. the one where everyone cringes when he comes in.

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 11:00

Appointment?! Beatiful people don't need no stinkin' appointment...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 11:00

lol, house! how's the rats today?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:00

D7 - nasty but funny as h&ll :0

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 11:02

By sidney: Mama, the reason I said "pay for your own cigs" is that makes them all the MORE expensive and smoking a cig that costs twice as much might make you smoke twice as less!

I know it's twisted logic, but it could work and slow you down on your smoking. After we talked so much about smoking, I called my neighbor and she got me a cig (for a $1.00).

So I was trying to be helpful to you Mama. Not being mean at all.

WTF??? Wasn't this yesterday's conversation? Let's move on...

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 11:03

"Y'all"? That must be the second person plural of the pronoun "you", in the Southern Confederate dialect.

Why not, around here, a lot of folks use the term, "yous" in like manner....as in, "Hey, yous guys!" I believe that Italian immigrants contributed the useful term, it's now in the local vernacular.

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 11:04

Slacker is missing!

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 11:04

House, I think it would be killer to have Kat Von D tattoo me (or you, or your wife)! Too bad we didn't make it down to Miami when she was still there. I liked Chris Garver (Miami) too but thought Ami James was a little arrogant. Those retards they have on LA Ink now (Paulie, Audrey and the girl that looks like the bride of frankenstein) need to be removed from that show for good! LOL