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: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 12:18

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 10:39
Here's a Loner prediction: Some day nearly all the semis (18-wheelers) will be hybrid powered. Diesel- fueled turbine engines will crank electrical generators, which will give power to the drive wheels through electric drive motors...regenerative braking will be standard on these machines. Who will build the prototypes and mass-produce these vehicles? Take a good guess.....it's a safe bet that the technology will come from abroad.
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Now back to the real world.

I can see the day that will happen, Loner. Maybe not in out time, but it will happen

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 12:20

"it's a safe bet that the technology will come from abroad."

I don't know, I think a man will create the technology...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 12:23

lol, i was thinking the same thing!

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 12:23

8:04 a.m. and I was sleeping. So he must have wanted to arouse me."""""

Funditto "arouse" as in wake up the sleeping monster.

obviously your comprehension is awry!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 12:25

Must be a commercial

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 12:25

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 11:07
Sid, what part of LOIS IS NOT AN ACQUAINTANCE do you not understand? Is it that there are too many syllables in the word acquaintance? For Gods sake, don't go pestering someone else just because of me.

I only mention her name because the persons that I do know that know you said to mention her name as proof.

If anyone REALLY knows my friend, Lois, they would not have mentioned her name this week in any other way than to say "she needs our prayers".

So you are sick, demented and evil, as well are your so-called friends who would even stoop to saying bring up Lois.

Ugly people. Ugly, ugly ugly. Downright disturbing and ugly.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 12:28

Anyone want to bet that sid was drooling went she post that.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 12:31

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:37 Brrrrk I think the only reason she post her real name, was because she was ignorant that she could post on by another name.

Capt. you didn't get too much play on this insult. I admitted a long time ago. Get D7 to search the archieves.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:59
sid has a big red button on her forehead that says PUSH ME. In small pint on her nose it says I’m easy.

Capt. my nose is not a small "pint". Must be mistaking my nose with that little bottle you have hidden in your coat pocket.

Keep the insults coming; they inspire me to greater heights.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 12:33

Now back to the real world.

I can see the day that will happen, Loner. Maybe not in out time, but it will happen

Capt. what is "out" time?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:28
Anyone want to bet that sid was drooling went she post that.

Capt. what does "went sheh post that" mean?

Are you drooling also? Or just drooping? Cause you aint "proofing".

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 12:34

Yeah, let's get back to the topic at hand - Palin Bashing.

McCain created a frickin' monster....if Palin goes rogue in 2012, the GOP will have to sit out another four years of Democratic dominance.

McCain has a habit of acting like a jack-ass with disastrous results.

Remember the USS Forrestal fire? According to persistent reports, some jack-ass turned on the fuel pump prior to hitting the ignition on his warplane, this caused an small explosion, which would have been relatively harmless, on dry land, with no other armed and fueled jets sitting all around you, on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. This "wet start" incident is said to have caused heat-seeking missiles to fire...an inferno erupted.

Later, young John McCain, the Admiral's kid and bottom of class wise-guy, was transferred from the Forrestal. Draw your own conclusions.

Here's a source link

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?read=119707

Here's a snippet from that source:
:'Wet starting' was a common practice among young 'hot-dog' pilots. McCain was quickly (they were still counting the Forrestal dead) transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred).

Oh yeah, McCain is a wise-ass...now the GOP is gonna burn.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 12:39

correction:

"went she post that"

Hey, how about that super bowl? How about the quarterback nobody wanted? He showed them. Good for him.

I like Indianapolis, but NO was great. And Brees is awesome. They say the people of NO are calling him "Brees-us" -- sort of like Jesus. He rescued NO. Now the outgoing mayor said that NO can finally finish re-building.

Guess a good win at something interenational like the super bowl goes a long way in restoring self-esteem and faith. That's a good thing.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 12:40

Sid is beginning to repeat the same post over and over and over and………

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 12:43

Capt - Who dat?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 12:43

Loner McCain said after the election that it was his fault. He did pick Palin.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 12:56

Nemo, Doctor Frankenstein never denied creating his monster, that didn't absolve him of guilt. McCain is a natural screw-up whose foolishness causes harm to others. Instead of retiring gracefully, the jack-ass kept his Senate seat, so as to carp against Obama....McCain is the ultimate sore loser...a bitter creep and a menace to society.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 12:59

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 11:56
Nemo, Doctor Frankenstein never denied creating his monster, that didn't absolve him of guilt. McCain is a natural screw-up whose foolishness causes harm to others. Instead of retiring gracefully, the jack-ass kept his Senate seat, so as to carp against Obama....McCain is the ultimate sore loser...a bitter creep and a menace to society.

But Loner, wouldn't you agree that being the wife and daughter of McCain gives his wife and daughter a lot of publicity especially when they are FOR gay marriage and he's against it? I mean, that's publicity going somewhere to happen.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 1:00

And if Cindy McCain were not John's wife, who the heck would she be then? Cindy Whodat? Never heard of her. So being John's wife gets her more mileage on the tube for her causes.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:00

Speaking of the Frankenstein Monster, I found this video of Plain looking at her hand

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/02/08/sarah-palin-crib-notes/

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 1:02

If you say so, Sid.

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 1:05

Sources report that rather than use teleprompters during her Q&A period at the tea party convention, Sarah Palin wrote notes on her hands to help her out..... the right hand said "Inhale", the left hand said "Exhale"....

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 1:05

And I liked the dog barking collar ad for the Dorritos commercial better than any other commercial. It was so funny.

I said so, Loner.

If you say so.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:05

Loner

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By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:07

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 12:05
Sources report that rather than use teleprompters during her Q&A period at the tea party convention, Sarah Palin wrote notes on her hands to help her out..... the right hand said "Inhale", the left hand said "Exhale"....

LMAO

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 1:08

According to reliable sources, Cindy is a beer heiress, Sid. She's got the big money, not him. She made her money through alcohol sales, that's perfect for a family values narrative. The ends justify the means.

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 1:11

Yeah, I think Cindy has all the money, John just tagged along for the ride.

As far as Palin reading notes off her hand...very professional...such a role model for the idiots of our country.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:11

Loner why are you trying to reason with a rock? You know it can't stay on the same subject for long.

By: Dragon on 2/8/10 at 1:13

"Yeah, I think Cindy has all the money, John just tagged along for the ride."

Don't forget to include John Kerry.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:14

this pretty much wraps up what the Tea Party movement is really about:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/02/christocrats.html

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:15

I think they both made a smart move by marring wealth. There is nothing wrong with that

What is your point Dragon.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:16

"Everything they stand for is about more spending, not less. Remember that none of these people were up in arms when an evangelical president was adding trillions of debt, with not even a gesture at funding any of it. And they want to cut taxes as well.

So why are they really there?

This is about Christianism, permanent war against Islam, rounding up illegals (did you hear Tancredo?) and a culture war against the cities and "unreal Americans". Unreal means not Christianist."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:17

"One of the “breakout sessions” featured a speech from Pastor Rick Scarborough — who is most famous for trying to get America’s preachers more politicized. (“I’m not a Republican. I’m not a Democrat. I’m a Christocrat.”)

After his speech, a middle-aged female delegate with a twang stood up and said, during the Q&A, “All the media types are asking us why we’re here. Here’s what I say. We’re all here for a little R&R — revival and revolt. If you’re not a Christian, and a person of faith, you just can’t understand what we’re doing!!” She got a standing ovation."

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 1:18

Morse, of course......eh, Nemo? I'm too lazy to play....I'm working a few bingo cards here. I know one word in Morse code.
... .... .. -

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 1:18

"When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 1:20

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 12:15
I think they both made a smart move by marring wealth. There is nothing wrong with that

What is your point Dragon.

Capt, what is your point? How do you "marr" wealth? It is "marrying". That's one of the words that you "leave the y and add ing".

By: Dragon on 2/8/10 at 12:13
"Yeah, I think Cindy has all the money, John just tagged along for the ride."

Don't forget to include John Kerry.

Yes, his wife is a tomato, isn't she?

What about Mayor Dean? Does he or doesn't he have money? Inquiring minds want to know.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:20

yep, he was right.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:22

Well that pretty must says what I said, loner. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:23

Sure enough Blanket. ;-)

By: MamaG on 2/8/10 at 1:30

Good afternoon ya'll! Yes, blanket, WHO DAT???!!! I loved the game last night!!

This carping back and forth between sidney and everyone else is just ridiculous. Sidney, especially, if you are going to correct other's typos, you should look at your own posts first. (ex- interenational) and last time I checked, the super bowl was between football teams in the USA, not international.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 1:31

Bn, we are sliding into theocracy....Obama beefed up the faith-based initiative and he gave his personal imprimatur to the Nat'l Prayer Breakfast last week. Obama was vetted and then anointed by Rick Warren - America's corpulent mega-pastor and million-dollar panhandler. Both parties are trying to work the believer demographics. There is no secular choice...it's Judeo-Christian heavy or Judeo-Christian lite. Holy Wars Suck!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:31

hiya, Mama! I was so excited last night i couldn't stand it - lol!

By: MamaG on 2/8/10 at 1:32

Next up: Mardi Gras!!! I'm getting my King Cake recipe ready and trying to decide what to give up for Lent! LOL

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:33

oh, i love me some King Cake! someone here at work brings one in every year! oh, i always give up religion for Lent.

Loner, you got that right.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 1:37

I'm all suited up for cross-country skiing...my grandson, Kevin the Bold, is gonna snowboard, while I do the skinny board shuffle......carry on; Loner out.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:37

Holy Wars do suck and so does the pig. ;- )

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:38

Wear your helmet, Loner

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:39

see ya, Loner. have fun.

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 1:40

"Don't forget to include John Kerry."

Why, are we talking about him? Go change you diaper and shut up.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 1:40

Nemo, the good news is that palin can fit her entire political philosophy onto the palm of her hand - lol!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:43

wink wink and just for the fun of it wnki.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 1:45

I can see Russia next to my thumb.