Letters to the Editor

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 11:48pm

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

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 9:54
sid, each time you show up you make a complete ass of yourself. consistently. what motivates you to be such an obnoxious person?

Well Blanket, I'm glad I"ve achieved the goal. YOu are still a half ass.

What motivates me to be obnoxious? Your comments.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:08

I have an idea people of good and sane minds. Let’s not deal with sid of bad and insane mind at all. That way we can be mean and laugh at the same time without effort.

Do have a show of post

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 10:09

My pet rats? Curly Shirley & Sandy Cheeks are fat & happy.

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

It's hard to keep from swatting an obnoxious gnat!

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

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 9:58
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!

D7 you are not only self-indulgent, you are ignorant; go to mayoclinic.com and review the B P: Below 120 and Below 80 Normal blood pressure Maintain or adopt a healthy lifestyle.

I have adopted and maintain a healthy lifestyle, unlike you D7.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:11

That is a great name for a sit-com, house.

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

That's cute pain! What color? Or is that a joke?

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

I"m bored! Oh that's cause ya'll are boring me.

NOt you mama, or Dusty. Just the rest of the nut crew!

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

Yous guys do what you want, I'm shunning any shunning activity.
Sid needs attention, as they might say around here, "T'row da bitch a bone fer Chris'sake!"
Of course, old Loner tries to rise above his humble beginnings in "polack town".

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 10:14

So if I told you, house, that I am in favor of mouse traps...you're response would be...

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:14

Just skip over it Blanket. It would reduce the time you spend in reading her cry for help.

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 10:15

Either Sid is a reverse Jhedi Mind Trick genius, fooling everyone on this board, or dumb as a box of rocks. Now she's saying she was "just kidding" when brrrk called her a "birther" and she didn't know what it was. Thought it dealt with childbirth.
But now, she knew all along.
Just like her 1 LTE she denied submitting. when the board's feedback said it sucked.

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

No, bfra, I'm a dork...I do have pet rats. Brindle(color).
gd, I freakin' hate mice. Go for it.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:16

Sorry bfra that was ment for you.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:18

That is the right idea Loner. We have better things to do. wink wink

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 10:19

Curly and Sandy live in their pajama's all the time. They are called, "Ratzinjammers."

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:19

Of the two choices given, D7, I'll go with the latter. Why throw stones at a mean, but tethered dog? The poor dog ain't quite right in the head, capeesh? There are better ways to have fun, D7.

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:20

That's true Capt!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:21

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 10:15
Either Sid is a reverse Jhedi Mind Trick genius, fooling everyone on this board, or dumb as a box of rocks. Now she's saying she was "just kidding" when brrrk called her a "birther" and she didn't know what it was. Thought it dealt with childbirth.
But now, she knew all along.
Just like her 1 LTE she denied submitting. when the board's feedback said it sucked.
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She is a nightmare, d7. Wake up and look at the bright day. I know it is raining, but that is brighter that that DOSAB.

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 10:23

Super Bowl scores (you can count on):
Indy Colts: 27
NO Saints: 21

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

Capt - I believe that was my question when I first started posting here?

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:24

Now Mama that will be the "Post of the Day"! I'm still laughing.

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 10:24

Blanket, in re to son's lady gaga, yes, he is pretty clever with computer/electronic stuff. Wish he would teach me some things before he leaves me! LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:25

I know it is bfra. We just have to remind ourselves to not to look.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:25

cute mama :0

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:26

No D7 reverse those scores and you might have a winner. They will be on Payton like white on rice. And that is not racist, just an old adage.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:26

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:23
Capt - I believe that was my question when I first started posting here?
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And we should have listened to you.

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 10:27

"ask the teabaggers why they chose TN,"

Cause Nashville is a "unique brand" with just zillions of reasons for tourists to flock here and make our new convention center a huge financial success. After all, we want to be just like Atlanta. (sarcasm)

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 10:28

Sid: The ratio for BP is Diastolic over Systolic, 120/80 is "Normal".
You are attempting to appear "normal", but reversed the numbers in your usual, retarded way.
Also, being from freakin' Mars, yours ARE probably reversed.

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

d7 & bfr - who cares since it's not the steelers? :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:29

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved Sen. Jim Webb's (D-VA) National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009 on a unanimous voice vote Thursday. The bill would create a commission to conduct a top-to-bottom evaluation of the country's criminal justice system and offer recommendations for reform at every level.

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/617/jim_webb_national_criminal_justice_commission_act_passes_senate_committee

i meant to post this a couple days ago. i'm happy to see some action being taken on this. i plan to write too all the TN legislators my concerns regarding sentencing guidelines.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 10:30

k3 - true :)

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:30

Here's a sad story from a CNN report, seems the last living member of an obscure and ancient tribe passed away today. She was the only person on the planet whose native language was "Bo". With her passing, another creation myth dies too. Again, British colonialism wiped out the tribe. Here's the link:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/05/india.extinct.tribe/

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:30

i agree too, K3

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:30

"Ratzinjammers,”people pay good money for dog coats. Why not.

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

blanket - interesting article :)

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

Colts 52
Saints 30

Defense? We don't need no stinkin' defense...

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

Not a Steelers fan, but wish the Jets had made it, Their QB, IMO will be one to watch in the future.

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 10:34

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

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whose life, liberty and happiness are they trying to destroy?

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 10:35

g - Wishful thinking! GO SAINTS!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:35

That is s ad Loner.

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 10:36

"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?
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How will the Doctor travel is he can't use his TARDIS?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:36

Me too Blanket.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 10:38

Funny Kosh.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:39

Judges across the country are condemning federal sentencing guidelines, 1980s-era anti-drug laws that force them to impose “irrational” sentences, the LA Times reports. “When I have to sentence a midlevel drug dealer to more time than a murderer, something is wrong,” said a judge forced to sentence a 24-year-old to 59 years for selling pot.

The laws have ballooned the federal prison population to 181,622, compared to 24,363 in 1980. Copy-cat state laws have had a similar effect.

http://www.newser.com/story/8463/judges-condemn-sentencing-guidelines.html

let's get the laws revised so that the prisons can be used to house the violent offenders and get them off the streets!

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 10:39

My Super Bwl Pick? Tim Tebow will be the MVP, (Most Villified Person). he certainly worked hard and spent a lot of money to win that award, he deserves it. The Super Bowl used to unite the nation, now it is being used as a platform to divide us. The NFL and CBS should be ashamed of themselves. As for Tebow, I say follow Christ's command, give away all your riches, take up the cross and follow Yeshua of Nazareth, your half-man, half-God Messiah. Otherwise, shut the f*ck up!

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 10:39

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

Yes, since English does not have the very useful plural form, we have devised one.
In Appalachia it is You-uns. Or occasionally you can also hear we-uns, they-uns, and us-uns.

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

What's everyone got in the bag for SB Sunday? Any good tailgating parties? I'm gonna do an early pre-tailgate, tailgate party! Planning to make some cajun food to enjoy with a few friends and some killer bloody mary's. Should be good times!

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

mama - sounds like you and capt are going to have fun :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 10:43

i just plan on watching it at home.