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

Send comments and letters via email to editor@nashvillecitypaper.com

392 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 11:28

Red Necks of let do it the road.

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 11:30

Dusty, I tried, the Reuters page partially downloaded, then a dialogue box appeared...illegal operation. Tried twice, I'm using an old browser.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:30

I don't dislike Heineken myself - just that there are a lot of better tasting beers at a lot lower price :)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 11:31

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 11:27
me too, g. Heineken is ok in my book.

Heineken is what you drink while watching someone to the Heineken maneuver.

Stolen from Blanket.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:32

loner - I recommend firefox :)

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:36

this is interesting :)

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Foremski/?p=1112&tag=nl.e539

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:41

Capt - when you go off to climb that mountain you might need this :)

http://www.smartplanet.com/people/blog/pure-genius/want-to-scale-walls-like-spider-man-new-device-could-pave-the-way/1787/

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 11:42

Dusty if the papers loss this revenue, it could be the end of the press as we know it. On the other hand trees could be saved for other things.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:44

capt - my feelings too - if the dinosaur can't compete.... :)

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 11:44

Back when I drank beer, I had some "dark Heiny"....once a man has tasted the dark side...it is difficult to go back to the light. Fortunately, I kicked the beer demon out of my temple years ago. Now, Bacchus and Dionysus rule in my Temple of Earthly Delights, along with Jah.....but when Caesar spoke, I obeyed orders to "Uncork New York"....I give unto Caesar what is Caesar's. After all, our state motto is, Excelsior....(Latin for "higher").

It's past noon here, Cheers!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 11:45

Dusty with my luck it would dry up and there I would be or should say not be. lol

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:46

capt - just spit on it or maybe p :)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 11:47

See you Loner.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/5/10 at 11:49

I need to go to work myself. I will take my meds tonight like a good boy, Dusty. Make sure to remind the others not to react to gnats.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:54

another example of why our judicial system needs fixed
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/nyregion/05dna.html?th&emc=th

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 11:55

capt - later - have fun :)

By: Loner on 2/5/10 at 11:55

Take care, Nemo..you too Dusty, I'm going to try to do something productive...wishing everyone a great weekend, I'll check the board later and respond if need be...see ya!

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 11:56

loner - I recommend firefox :)
AMEN

Opera is also good but not all websites support Opera.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:00

K3 - opera is not as security conscious as Firefox with all its available add-ons :)

By: spicedragon on 2/5/10 at 12:04

eastnashville 37207

What also irked me was that 90 some percent of those working for some railroad the are being paid disability checks along with their pay and they aren't even disabled.

You are a loon not just a little loon but the entire migratory flock . I work for The railroad out of Nashville . The company will cheat us every payday for ever cent they can most railroad employees loose a minimum $500 to payroll department oversight every year and that is after you have caught their hand on the first $1000 or so . This is not something new it is how the railroad does business starting back to the 1850's at one point railroad employees unions required the company to pay up at the end of every work day due to accounting errors .
Several employees were involved in a derailment caused by a tanker truck filled with cornsuyrp None have yet to be paid for time lost . One of them was off a year without any pay mostly bedridden , He came back to work for a few months and his health still in bad shape, he is off again unable to pay his bills and he has never seen the first of your Insane payments you mentioned . In fact they would shoot one of us a month just to raise profits by .05 % .

I am sure you would lie with any statement you make as this the most far fetched lie I have ever seen written . You might as well have said tomato's grow better on the moon due to lack of pollution ...... forget the reality of no atmosphere or watter or organic components in the moon dust .

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:21

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.

D7 has a Sidney, I love her, Scrap book. He remembers every detail about every piece of minutia I have submitted. He love me, he wants to date me, he wants to kiss me. His focus on me is actually scarey to the inth degree. I mean, do the rest of you remember all the details about ME? No. D7 get a life; talk to your wife and ask her to help you.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:22

At 10:15, D7 was posting about me.

He could not stop thinking about ME, so at 10:28 he posts:
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.

Is he obsessed or WHAT?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:26

sid - are you obsessing over d7 obsessing over you :)

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:30

Spicedragon, sorry to hear about that. A lot of big companies do that. My husband always said his boss 'treated him like a son". Yeah when he wanted hubby to work hours and hours of OT with NO OT pay. Then when hubby fell 22' off bldg, he was still treated like a son -- but it was the "red headed step child" this time. Couldn't get his job back. They're all like that.

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 12:36

Sid, you remeind all of us every day, all about your life's little details. Astrological sign, birth day, height/ weight loss/ gain, dietary requirements, food like/ dislikes, habits, job, garden, birth place,.....day & time of death......now there's one I'm waiting for.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:38

By: dargent7 on 2/5/10 at 12:36
Sid, you remeind all of us every day, all about your life's little details. Astrological sign, birth day, height/ weight loss/ gain, dietary requirements, food like/ dislikes, habits, job, garden, birth place,.....day & time of death......now there's one I'm waiting for.

D7, I used to play a game with my stepsons when they got on my nerves (they were 5 & 8 years old). It goes like this: Let's play a game......let's see who can be the quietest. The first one who speaks, LOSES! I bet you lose. D7, the game starts NOW!

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:41

"He remembers every detail about every piece of minutia I have submitted."

Replace "minutia" with "manure" and you'll have something...

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:41

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:26
sid - are you obsessing over d7 obsessing over you :)

Dusty, No not actually. I just challenged him to a game. The rules are that he can respond to everyone but me; and I to everyone but him.

How's your health today Dusty? Hope you're OK. Hope mama is as well. I got my bp scores upside down. BUT generally speaking I never worry about BP. I don't get "high" BP, I actually am a "carrier" as I "give" people high BP. That's what I used to tell mother.

She always had high B P and blamed it on me. So I turned it around on her and told her that I was a "carrier".

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:42

Looks like Sid lost...LOL!!!

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:42

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:41
"He remembers every detail about every piece of minutia I have submitted."

Replace "minutia" with "manure" and you'll have something...

Now G, that is funny, especially since it was written by a horse's arse like you!

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:45

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:42
Looks like Sid lost...LOL!!!

No, you didn't read the rules. It has to do with me and D7 speaking with each other only. He can speak with or to or AT others, but not me. And vice versa.

So no, not either of us have lost YET. He has not addressed ME, nor I HIM. GET IT, dodo?

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:45

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:42
Looks like Sid lost...LOL!!!

less than 3 minutes :(

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:46

Name calling, Sid? tsk tsk...and for such an old broad too...

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:46

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:41
By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:26
sid - are you obsessing over d7 obsessing over you :)

Dusty, No not actually. I just challenged him to a game. The rules are that he can respond to everyone but me; and I to everyone but him

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:47

No sid - you said "let's see who can be the quietest."

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:47

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:46
Name calling, Sid? tsk tsk...and for such an old broad too...

If the shoe fits, you know the rest.

Dusty read the rules. We can't speak to each other, We can speak to others on the post.

No one lost YET.

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:47

"Let's play a game......let's see who can be the quietest. The first one who speaks, LOSES! I bet you lose. D7, the game starts NOW!"

Ok, where in there do you get that you can respond to everyone but him?? You are not only old, you're senile.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:49

You are losing yourself in the details. The game was NOT for anyone else. It was that we (the you know who) not speak to each other.

The game is still on. "HE" has not mentioned or directed a speech to me, nor I to "HIM" (whoever he is).

Oh, I bet you know what senile really is, don't you G?

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 12:51

Let's play a game......let's see who can be the quietest. The first one who speaks, LOSES! I bet you lose. D7, the game starts NOW!

My post never mentioned ALL the board posters. I was directed to "HIM" in the "Let's".

So HE is not speaking and I am not speaking to EACH OTHER. That's all.

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 12:52

Ok Sid, it's obvious you're too stupid to understand what you even write.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 12:59

oh for the love of god GROW UP!

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 1:02

Heineken in Europe is good. Here, not so much.
Dusty, I was a Schwaben Brau man, myself.

By: sidneyames on 2/5/10 at 1:04

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 12:47
No sid - you said "let's see who can be the quietest."

Dusty, I was in a dialogue with HIM; no one else was involved with that particular dialogue. I did not know I had to write a thesis on it. Just spoke to HIM as "let's" which is "let us" and the "us" with HIM and Me at the time.

Yeah, Blanket for the love of GOD! "G" I'm not too stupid to understand what I write. YOU are too stupid to comprehend it. Don't blame your "lack of" on me.

NOW get back on target: Sara Palin is to the Left as ___________?

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 1:07

How about Sid is to sanity as Palin is to _____.

I say intelligence.

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 1:08

Sid, looks like more than just myself understands what you wrote. Why can't you?

Yes, let's change the topic from trolling with grandma in la la land...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 1:11

works for me, g.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 1:12

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 1:02
Heineken in Europe is good. Here, not so much.
Dusty, I was a Schwaben Brau man, myself.

house - I'm in love with scottish bitters myself or brown ales :)

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 1:12

By: Kosh III on 2/5/10 at 11:06
"You gonna hike at night, Kosh? The game doesn't start until like, 7pm"

7?? Shows how little I pay attention.

Kosh, earlier in the posts, house told me the game starts at 5:00, so that goes to show what I know, too! LOL At any rate, I hope you enjoy your hike!!!

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 1:13

g - As I have posted earlier, it is obvious, sid doesn't remember from one post to the next. Surprised she can remember 1 letter to the next while typing. Oh! That's right she doesn't.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 1:14

Dusty, i never could develop a fondness for scottish bitters. but oh i do love a good stout!