Letters to the Editor

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 2:02pm

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 2:36

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 2:36

no, g - it's braille.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 2:37

very true, Nemo.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 2:37

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

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By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 2:41

The reason Palin name her son Trig after Trisomy G is because that was the only way she could remember the name of the Syndrome. Writing it on her hand was useless because she kept washing it off."

I've been doing it for seventeen years, Sid and still have no respect for Palin BECAUSE she exploits that child's very existence and it makes me sick.

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

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sue newspaper for libel

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8505035.stm

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 2:44

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LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 2:49

Yemen-based al-Qaida group calls for jihad against Christians and Jews in the Arabian Peninsula on its Web site – Reuters

The one exclusion was that a certain Antioch was to be spared. The reason given was that she would do more to harm America alive.

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

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 2:51

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By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 2:55

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 2:56

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By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 2:59

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By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 3:05

Hello everyone...I was "at work".
My God, my name sure comes up more often today than when my ex-wife's lawyer had me on the stand.
I'm with Loner...this is a fun "board", very chatty, but personal. NOT Dr. Phil.
If you remember, I was an as** hole in the beginning because I "didn't get it".
I enjoy writing LTE's, if only to piss off idgaf, CAH, and Sid.
My screen name is my name because I've got nothing to hide.
I use dakine7 over at the Tennessean occassionally, or my real name.
I'm not listed in the phone book....on Maui I had all sorts of weirdos coming to my house, wanting to argue whatever I put in The Maui News. Got nasty phone messages and mail too.
This "board" is a lot of fun, I've made a few friends, otherwise I wouldn't be here.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:08

Most of us like you too, d7

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:08

dargent, i enjoy your sarcasm and wit.

8~)

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:10

I am looking at the radar and I am not too pleased with what I am seeing. It looks as if that storm may come farther south than expected. I am looking at the Memphis radar.

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 3:10

I love you, man...and you can have my Bud Light...

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 3:11

Don't look at it Nemo...think of the radar like Medusa...or Sid...

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 3:12

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 2:41
The reason Palin name her son Trig after Trisomy G is because that was the only way she could remember the name of the Syndrome. Writing it on her hand was useless because she kept washing it off."

I've been doing it for seventeen years, Sid and still have no respect for Palin BECAUSE she exploits that child's very existence and it makes me sick.

I can just hear her now:;"Wow, honey, we've got a downs syndrome baby in the basket; let's say yes to running for VP so America will feel sorry for us; and then let's get the dipwad to knock up Bristol; that's gonna be a home run for us; we'll get the presidential palace for our very own">

No one, MR. or MS. Funditto would wish that on a child. Palin is a mother. What do you think? All mothers who have jobs from school crossing guards, waitresses, CEO's, lawyers, politicians and all women who have jobs should leave their children out of the "picture"?

All of America wants to know a political family "inside out". Why the hell did Jackie Kennedy allow that little boy, John, to be photographed at his "great daddy's" funeral? Was Jackie exploiting little John. NO, America needed to see that child. And at least Palin didn't get a cool million like some Stars get.

Leave her alone. I have not seen your name in the news for anything spectacular lately. OH that's right. You're just a code name. How would I know? And you never brag or put people down, do you?

And Capt, did you say oo-o o- o-o -?

Short hand is not a series of dots and dashes; it is a series of symbols and cannot be mimmicked on a keyboard?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:13

LOL gdia

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:13

hopefully it won't go below freezing.

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 3:14

"Why the hell did Jackie Kennedy allow that little boy, John, to be photographed at his "great daddy's" funeral?"

Are you mentally retarded? Seriously

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:14

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:15

g, she is "intellectually challenged."

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 3:16

And also, since you all don't like what you call "retards" should we include returning warriors who don't have all their limbs or who are brain injured? What should we do with them? Ship them to siberia or shoot them? Ya'll are cruel. I bet if you all met Sarah Palin face to face, NOT ONE OF YOU would have the balls to say to her face what you write on this CP using your "initials and code names". You'd all be too chick, chick, chick, chick, chickeeeen to speak your minds.

Well, I speak mine and I don't use child like code names. I use Sidney's name. Is that my name? Hmmmmm! Will the real Frank Brown please stand up?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:19

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By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:20

I took at look out my window and the thermometer is below thirty.

I am looking at the NOAA rader, which is not real time, but it give me a better look at the weather,

There is a big red storm over Memphis.

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 3:23

Anyone catch my 3 *Star LTE on Sat. over at the other trough, The Tennessean?
If you get designated a 3* Star, they have this dinner for other similar psychotics in April at the Maxwell House. (and I'm NOT bragging, so don't call me on this..it's all bull sh**, I know).
Everyone gets to meet everyone else. Face to face. You get 2 minutes in front of the mic with other sociopaths. It's like the Munsters or Addam's Family reunion.
Clouse, who's the only one I know from TCP, tells me there's 2 or 3 who want to "rumble" every year out in the parking lot afterwards.
Anyone know where I can get a Glock with the serial # removed?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:25

wow, dargent. that sounds like one hell of an event.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:26

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By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 3:26

There is challenged, mentally off and then there is just plain stupid. Stupid being the word I would use from her comments.

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 3:28

Everybody should use their real name on this forum because sid said so. Since she chooses to air her dirty linen for all to see, she wants everybody else to follow.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:32

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:32

so you're saying garden variety stupid, bfra?

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 3:34

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 3:23
Anyone catch my 3 *Star LTE on Sat. over at the other trough, The Tennessean?
If you get designated a 3* Star, they have this dinner for other similar psychotics in April at the Maxwell House. (and I'm NOT bragging, so don't call me on this..it's all bull sh**, I know).
Everyone gets to meet everyone else. Face to face. You get 2 minutes in front of the mic with other sociopaths. It's like the Munsters or Addam's Family reunion.
Clouse, who's the only one I know from TCP, tells me there's 2 or 3 who want to "rumble" every year out in the parking lot afterwards.
Anyone know where I can get a Glock with the serial # removed?

Yes, we all caught it. It was great! See you at the dinner. "other sociopaths"? Are you admitting to being one? Personally, I mean this: I think your letters are well crafted and written. I don't always agree with you (what's new?), but I do think you have an excellent way with penning those LTE's.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:35

d7, there's a few posters "over there" that could use a really good a$$ whoopin'.

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 3:36

Sid: I worked on Friday so wasn't able to go toe-to-toe with your eloquent posts.
I read the board after 6:00pm (everyone knows we all get lives after 5:00pm) and was struck by your name calling,.... "gdia", in particular.
That's why I brought it up today.
You've got at least 30 posts today, 20 using my name and 100% defending your positions and name calling. Everyone is telling you to "shove it, stow it, lighten up, cool it". It's so obvious.
Question for you....look at the individuals who post here, and assign a word to describe them.
eg., Loner "brilliant", gdia "smart and musical", Fund-O/Nazix2: "smart, sarcastic, funny", Dusty "good hearted", Mama "big heart", Nemo "good looking", House: sarcastic with an extra edge". So, in a way, we all know each other, to a certain extent, screen name or not.
YOU?_____________......what's YOUR description? Think about it.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:36

My real name is Filthy McNasty.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 3:36

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 3:28
Everybody should use their real name on this forum because sid said so. Since she chooses to air her dirty linen for all to see, she wants everybody else to follow.

I do not wear my dirty linen. And name one "dirty" item I've aired.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:37

bfra, I think the mental stress of trying to understand what the definition of retarded is too much on her old feeble mind. It is just sad how she babbles.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 3:37

Oops. I forgot about being on that "lover's rights" show with Geraldo Rivera. Yeah, that was dirty.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:39

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:36
My real name is Filthy McNasty.

Nice. See you later in the ditch, McNasty.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:42

dargent, you forgot "get lost" and "stfu"

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:43

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By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 3:43

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 3:36
Sid: I worked on Friday

So you finally got another job. Good for you. You can call me. Everytime I post, I try to include you Paul. At least I know you can count.

And your descriptions of everyone? What's the point? Are you trying to say you know them; you know what and who they look like? It's pointless to me because you didn't include names with the descriptions.

Anyway, in case you missed it: Good letter. Signing off now. Later I'll post a list of all the Sidney Ames on the planet.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:46

sid, d7 is sitting in my lap as we speak...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:46

Loner: free-spirited
gdiafante: musical/well read
Funditto: witty
MamaG: sweet
Dusty: diplomatic
Nemo: honest
dargent: sarcastically witty
house: offbeat/hilarious
bfra: friendly
brrrrk: smart
sid: nuts

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 3:47

it's official - I'm seriously afraid of sid