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

should be "found one in the past"

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

The Palm serves a magnificent surf & turf. Fresh key lime pie, too.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 2:34

wow, that sounds wonderful house. key lime is one of my favorite desserts.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 2:34

sounds interesting house :)

http://www.thepalm.com/sitemain.cfm?site_id=25

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

Scoop: the arena naming rights are about to purchased by Bridgestone.

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

Last time at The Palm, date ordered the steak with the added 1/2 lobster tail for me and then I had the key lime pie. That worked.

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

Bridgestone would be more appropriate than Sommet.

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

Loner - Just saw a forcast for the East Coast of up to 30" of show. Keep us updated.

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

I think they'd be more stable, that's for sure.

Bridgestone Center...

Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Fortress of solitude

Bridgestone Brownstone

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

My typos are getting terrible. Slap me! That is "snow". Proofing is not my forte.

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

The No Skid Center.

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

(Homer Simpson) ummmm, key lime pie...ummmm, steak.....ummmm, lobster.....(droooool)

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 3:01

So the unemployment rate has dropped, along with the Dow, and the economy lost 20K jobs...

One of these are not like the others...

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 3:02

There is another absence on the board. Get ready for another blast!

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 3:07

I just turned on ESPN...there's a football game on this weekend?!

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 3:09

House - just a rumor - ignore it :)

By: MamaG on 2/5/10 at 3:10

Have a great weekend, everyone! Remember, Coonasses make better lovers--they'll eat anything! Geaux Saints!!!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 3:11

you too, Mama!!!!!

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 3:12

bye mama

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 3:12

Puck Feyton

By: Dragon on 2/5/10 at 3:14

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 3:01
So the unemployment rate has dropped, along with the Dow, and the economy lost 20K jobs...One of these are not like the others...

From the article, the job loss was determined by surveying the employers. The unemployment was determined by surveying the households. So, even though there was a net loss in the number working, more than that number quit looking.

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 3:14

Ditto - house

By: gdiafante on 2/5/10 at 3:19

All hail Peyton Manning...Drew Brees will fall!!!

Or the other way around...lol

By: bfra on 2/5/10 at 4:09

g- That is definite, it will end one way or the other,

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:11

the end is upon us!

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 4:12

Hi - I was beginning to think everybody left early :)

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 4:15

We did, Dusty...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:16

we're posting from beyond......

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 4:18

welcome to the twilight zone :)

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 4:19

and you didn't invite me to go with you :(

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 4:24

We assumed you had been raptured, Dusty.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:24

ha!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:25

yeah, really not sure how i got here, out of all folks.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:25

still haven't seen the big guy yet.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 4:27

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:25
still haven't seen the big guy yet.

sure about which place you are then?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:29

oh yeah, that's right. house is here too.......

let me see if g is around. he had box seats in the VIP section of hell.

By: house_of_pain on 2/5/10 at 4:29

Look around, Blanket...if you see Ted Kennedy...you're in hell.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:30

if i see Teddy i'm bumming some whiskey.

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 4:31

blanket :0

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/5/10 at 4:34

damn, i bet the only serve blended scotch here......

By: DustyU on 2/5/10 at 4:37

blanket - worse than that - only the cheapest bar whiskey :)

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

Good night Dusty