Letters to the Editor

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 1:02pm

Force fed

Had to watch — forced myself actually — Sarah Palin address the faithful at Saturday night's "Tea Party Convention." Was pleased when all the national media panned down the steets on Broadway [and] the bars didn't have their "Guns Welcomed Here" signs out.

Palin is a charismatic, effective public speaker, to be sure. She looks a lot better than Hillary in high heels. But, her content is an attempted throwback to "yesterday, and years gone by." Bigger military, an arrogant diplomatic posture, and pray for "Divine Intervention" when the chips are down.

She effectively, to the 600 attendees, [drew] rousing appreciation — everyone on their feet, with hand pumps and high fives.

A one-on-one question and answer session at the conclusion floated the idea of "President Palin." The interviewer said those two words "scare people." You bet they do. All of her ideas and rhetoric give people hope for something different that we bought into last election and like a little child, have become bored with our new toy.

It's always "something different; a change" that we vote into office. It was G.W. Bush as a change from the Clinton years. Then it was Barack Obama as a change from the Bush years. In 2012, it could very well be Palin as a change from the Obama years.

America has a short attention span.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

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339 Comments on this post:

By: eastnashville37207 on 2/8/10 at 3:07

When Palin first came on the scene I thought she just might be the one but have learned more that changed my mind.

I still want answers to why she doesn't talk about HAARP which is located in her own states that's involved with mind control of the American People and also creating Natural (?) Disasters. Have never heard her talk against this corrupt government organization.
I also want to know why she is heading to Texas to stump for Rick Perry when everyone knows he is a member of the Bilderberg Group and their corrupt ways.
Business as usual?? Well Palin has proven she is a mess just like the rest and people now need to be aware of her. She has sold her sole to the devil and needs to head back to Alaska. Now!

By: idgaf on 2/8/10 at 3:24

7 Palin wouldn't be doing as much damage to us as your barry is doing.

Eastnash Palin or any other governor has nothing to do/say about HAARP.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:16

Hitler would never gain power if it was not for the German people. Palin is not the one to fear, as much as the people the worship her. If she is elected President, then we will end up in another war for oil.

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 7:17

idgaf & Sons: Palin/ McCain would absolutely have bombed Iran and N. Korea within their 1st year in office had they won in 2008. Palin is now talking about Iran and the immediate need to bomb them. Next on their agenda would be overturning Roe v. Wade.
Then decimate all social services in favor of boosting the military budget from $530. billion a year to a trillion without batting a false eyelash.
With the Saint's victory yesterday, I'm looking into this whole voodoo thing.
If there is a God, He'll keep that whack job Palin OUT of the White House.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:18

Red Neck Confliction

In my travels Friday, I came across a red Chevrolet pickup truck. In the back window was a Confederate Flag and on the bumper were two stickers. One read Keep on Honking I’m Reloading and the other stated I am a defender of the Ten Commandments.

I think that maybe two of these Commandments have been broken or stretched to the breaking point.

'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'

'You shall not murder.'

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 7:25

Good morning, Nashville!

Another fine letter, Paul; I tend to agree with you on this issue. The novelty has worn off, President Obama is looking more and more like all the other recent presidents - he is a tool of the special interests and not much more.

Of course, Sarah Palin would also be a tool of the special interests, though more of an unwitting dupe than an evil conspirator. It seems that her hubby Todd, was actually calling many of the shots while his trophy wife was the figurehead governor of Alaska..... until she quit, when things got uncomfortable and when she saw an opportunity to cash in on her notoriety.

Once again, the Palin's secessionist past was never mentioned in any of the news reports. Have we so quicly forgotten how dangerous such un-American notions can be?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:32

I find eastnasty’s obsession with HAARP a fascinating nightmare. I can almost picture eastnasty hiding in a dark room with a tinfoil hat, watching a fly on the wall and wondering is it is a government agent watching him/her.

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 7:33

Nemo: Well, at leat those bumper stickers weren't in Spanish or Arabic.....yet!

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 7:37

d7 A lot of them are and names covering the entire rear window in spanish. Loud boom boxes that rock their vehicle and all others around them

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:37

Good mornig Loner. How you doing today?

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 7:38

Loner did the snow hit your area?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:40

Dargent, the bumper stickers could be written in Hillbilly one day.

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 7:44

Whoa. Sarah had cheat notes on her hand:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stefan-sirucek/did-palin-use-crib-notes_b_452458.html

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:45

They are calling for 1in here tonight.

Note to self. Must do panic buying today.

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 7:50

I hope and pray Palin in the nominee in 2012

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 7:51

Teleprompter too hard - Sarah Palin

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 7:53

Catch Palin with the Chris Wallace interview? She's either on something or just plain rude. Says if Obama bombs Iran creating another war, he'll win in 2012. If he continues diplomacy and peaceful efforts, he'll loose.
What a mind set this bobble head has. And Republicans want this acorn in the White House.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 8:12

here is a good look at the hand.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/02/08/2010-02-08_sarah_believe_me_you_have_delusions_of_grandeur.html

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 8:12

On Fox News Sunday, Sarah Palin became the latest Republican leader to walk back criticism of Rush Limbaugh's incendiary rhetoric, saying that he had been "satirical" in using the word "retards." In a prior statement about Limbaugh's comments, a Palin spokesperson had criticized the "crude and demeaning name-calling" of using the word, before later claiming that the statement was "not specifically aimed at Limbaugh" and, according to Limbaugh, calling his staffer "sort of in a panic" to explain it.

http://mediamatters.org/research/201002070015

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 8:17

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 6:50
I hope and pray Palin in the nominee in 2012
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If this was to take place, the all would be lost for the GOP

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 8:18

s/h/b then

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 8:31

I'm at the Java Junction right now....on the road early this fine morning. The big blizzard went a little South of this area. We did get some limited lake effect snow,,,,2 or 3 inches,

How's this fora "dream ticket" in 2012....Palin and Joe Lieberman on a third party bid. Lieberman would give the ticket the illusion of balance and a semblance of gravitas. Pro-Israel and Christian fundie money would pour into their effort. Some Democrats might even vote for that ass-kicking combo.

Any third party activity by Palin will draw off people from the GOP base, insuring a Democratic victory...Go, Sarah, Go!

By: VanDSIRROM on 2/8/10 at 8:37

I find it interesting that the left wingers are saying the very same things about Mrs. Palin that they said about Ronald Reagan 40 years ago.

Somehow, lefties don't seem to understand when "common sense" is spoken. Of course, if they did there would be more of it in Washington today.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 8:46

Van, forty years ago, they were saying that Reagan had balls, but no brains. I see the parallel with Miss Alaska.....an air-head with no qualms about putting the troops in harm's way.

With Reagan, we knew the Christian rhetoric was just lip service, with Palin, Holy War would be the first order of business. If expediting Armageddon is the objective, then Sarah Palin is the right choice.

I don't see the parallel between Nancy Reagan and Todd Palin, Van, can you elaborate on your analogy?

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 9:02

Comparing Palin with Reagan? That's about as accurate as Dan Quayle to JFK.
I think it was Sen. L. Benson who dispelled that rumor.

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 9:04

G: Did "Sid" call you a "doo-doo" before or after she called you a "horse's arse"?
And was that before or after she dictated a mandatory "time-out" between me and her? Timelines are important in court.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 9:10

In the spirit of Mardi Gras, Sarah should show us her ta-tas.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 9:14

Darge, why bring the troll into the conversation? Ignoring her is the best policy, IMHO. Maybe you just enjoy poking that mangy, tethered dog with a stick. Animal cruelty sucks.

By: oyharward on 2/8/10 at 9:17

Sarah Palin is the comparable political Ronald Reagan of the GOP. Sarah Palin is equivalent to the political Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party. Sarah Palin is the director for the leadership of preserving our forefathers practicing social and fiscal Judeo-Christian values. Her social values are built and based on That Solid Rock.

Left-wing Liberal Democrats, and members of the left-wing media, dislike and/or even hate Sarah Palin. However, Sarah Palin communicates with most Americans who share these same values.

All who hated Ronald Reagan will hate Sarah Palin. You can “betcha” the “mean stream” will continue to attack Sarah Palin on any other issues of the day.

Sarah Palin is well alive politically, and otherwise. Sarah Palin is wanted and needed, by the Conservatives and others, all across America.

Oscar Y. Harward
oharward@carolina.rr.com
http://conservativechristianvoice.blogspot.com

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 9:34

Comparing Palin to Reagan is LAUGHABLE. First, Reagan never quit as governor of California. In fact, from his days as a bad actor, he was always involved in politics. And I don't think anyone thought he was dumb, they thought he was old, senile, maybe a little too zealous...(in that respect they may be alike).

Palin's history consists of beauty pagents, quitting on the people who voted for her in order to make money and watching Russia from her front yard.

I don't like Reagan, never did, but to compare the two is ridiculous.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 9:36

Loner tell the folks at Java Junction hello

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 9:41

Oy, Harward.....so you want Armageddon to come early, so you won't have to face physical death...the Rapture will spare your ass, right? You are a useful idiot for Zionism, sir, and an unwitting dupe of the Israeli Public Relations machine. You wave the US flag in one hand, the Israeli flag in the other, as if the jewish state were part of our union of American states.

How about this, you put on a uniform and lead the attack? Or will you play the role of "sky pilot", egging the troops on from a safe distance?

Professional zealots who shill for the War Lobby sicken me. If this is what Christianity is all about, count me out.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 9:44

Will do, Cap'n. Gotta run. I'll check the board later, I hope Pastor Harward responds to my "rebuttal".

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 9:47

VanDSIRROMPlease tell me where was the common sense when we marched into Iraq?

As for Palin here is what Scarborough has to say.

Scarborough: Behind Scenes, Top Conservatives Angry At Palin

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2010/02/08/scarborough-behind-scenes-top-conservatives-frustrated-palin

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 9:50

VanDSIRROMP, i'll agree that Sarah is common, but sense? no.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 9:50

good morning, everyone.

WHO DAT!!!!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 9:51

With people like Howard who needs the devil?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 9:52

Morning Blanket.

By: oyharward on 2/8/10 at 9:53

The left-wing’s history is to destroy Sarah Palin, “at all cost”, to stop the Conservatives’ agenda. The Liberals continue to send undocumented legal “bull____” at Sarah Palin which forces her to defend her political activity and her political beliefs. The record shows she has been dismissed and/or found not guilty; most of the “bulls___” which has been reported against her. Sarah Palin is a principled fiscal and social political leader, whom Americans can admirably count on.

Oscar Y. Harward
oharward@carolina.rr.com
http://conservativechristianvoice.blogspot.com

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 9:54

Here are some other views

Republican former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska provided a less than vigorous defense of her endorsement of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul’s campaign on Sunday, vaguely referencing his “domestic” agenda while mixing him up with his father, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

fhttp://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000003291676

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 9:54

principled fiscal and social political leader? surely you jest!!!!

Hi, Nemo!

By: Dragon on 2/8/10 at 9:54

Regan was scary. The Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR were the results.

Obama is not scary. Iran ignored the end-of-the-year Obama ultimatum and Obama had no response. Iran is now declaring further enrichment of the uranium and the UN will write resolutions, maybe.

It's time for a strong leader for our country. Not Palin, but hopefully the voices are being heard.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 9:56

Please show the documents of Bull__ Howard.

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 9:57

Reagan was not scary. He simply outspent Russia and bankrupt them (us) in the process. If you truly believe that Socialism/Communism cannot sustain itself, then that's the easy solution. No?

Now change your diaper, Dragon, chop chop.

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 10:01

Oh, and Russia had a guy named Gorbachev...he may have had something to do with it...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 10:01

Reagan was scary in the fact that the public had no idea how senile he really became while in office.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:02

Paul Said: "All of her ideas and rhetoric give people hope for something different that we bought into last election and like a little child, have become bored with our new toy."
I know people think that every redneck southerner is gonna be there with their confederate flat voting for Palin. I think you might be wrong on that one.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 6:18
Red Neck Confliction
In my travels Friday, I came across a red Chevrolet pickup truck. In the back window was a Confederate Flag and on the bumper were two stickers

Capt, but really if you think about it, there are fewer and fewer of these scenarios. Red necks are outnumbered these days by logical thinkers.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:07

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 8:04
G: Did "Sid" call you a "doo-doo" before or after she called you a "horse's arse"?
And was that before or after she dictated a mandatory "time-out" between me and her? Timelines are important in court.

AT 8:04 a.m. I was snoozing away in la-la land. BUT who was thinking of little ole' me? Who had me square on their mind and brought me up? Who took valuable time out of their day to addresss something I wrote on Friday? Who, who, who?

At 9:02 a.m. I responded politely to his LTE. It was well written.

Then he trys to "bait" me bringing up history? Oh paul, you are the doo-doo! Can't you just get your ADD corrected? I did not dictate anything. I merely suggested it. Would you even know a suggestion if it kicked you in the arse?

Paul, don't mention my name and I won't mention yours. Let's have one week without YOU typing in my name FIRST on C P. Did you even stop thinking about me over the weekend long enough to enjoy the Saints' Win?

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:10

By: Dragon on 2/8/10 at 8:54
Regan was scary. The Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR were the results.
Obama is not scary. Iran ignored the end-of-the-year Obama ultimatum and Obama had no response. Iran is now declaring further enrichment of the uranium and the UN will write resolutions, maybe. It's time for a strong leader for our country. Not Palin, but hopefully the voices are being heard.

Dragon, this is well written. No one in Iran is scared of Obama. Probably no one in the world. He's sort of wishy-washy on his "threats".
And I agree that it is not Palin, but it's time for a strong leader.

At least Gorbie jumped when Regan said "Tear down this wall, Mr. G". The wall is down.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:12

Reagan had a part in the fall of the wall, but he did not do alone.

Uwe Kross, a 65-year-old retiree, fought back tears as he recalled watching the drama unfold two decades ago, hours after a confused announcement that East Germany was lifting travel restrictions.
"That night, you couldn't stop people," Kross said. "They lifted the barrier and everyone poured through. We saw it first on TV, normally it was very quiet up here, but that night we could hear the footsteps of those crossing, tap, tap, tap."
Merkel, who was one of thousands to cross that night, recalled that "before the joy of freedom came, many people suffered."
She lauded Gorbachev, with whom she shared an umbrella amid a crush of hundreds, eager for a glimpse of the man many still consider a hero for his role in pushing reform in the Soviet Union.
"You made this possible – you courageously let things happen, and that was much more than we could expect," she said.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/08/berlin-wall-20th-annivers_n_350203.html