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: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:47

at least it's not your face, house.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:48

Blanket: NOT a member of the book club.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:48

"good looking",

d7 that is a bib fib. :- (

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:49

He's making a topographical map...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:49

topographical map?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 3:50

sid: nuts

Tthey are not even hers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:51

HA! that's funny, Nemo!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:52

maybe she grew them in the garden, aye?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:53

dargent, if you become a successful exorcist, we'll have a special dinner for you - 3 star letter or not!

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:55

One of my comments at the USA Today site got yanked within 15 minutes yesterday morning...2 words..."Puck Feyton"...those guys are freakin' fascists.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:56

Here's a review of the Trinity Red Ale i had this weekend. i concur.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/trinity-red-ale-112667/

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 3:59

Trinity Red Ale is a different thing at my house...

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 4:00

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 3:52
maybe she grew them in the garden, aye?

I think she rob some poor squirrel.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:00

i'm not sure why but i'm scared to ask....

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 4:03

Wife's name...

Channel 5 Weather just said, "IT"S COMIN' RIGHT FOR US!!".
Does Kroger carry cyanide pills?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 4:09

I said that before your wife did. :- (

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 4:13

Did you get that beer at a grocery store, Blanket?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:14

Trader Joes. $5.99/6 pack

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 4:17

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

yes and that would be Piss-tash-io's, Cash-hews, Wall-nuts and Pee-cans. I don't care if you all think I"m nuts. At least you're thinking. And now that you all have dubbed me nuts, when you're in a bar and the beer nuts come out, you'll probably choke on them.

Have a nice night. I miss Dusty. You are correct about 2 things: Sid is nuts; Dusty is diplomatic and a real gentleman. Hope he's OK today.

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 4:18

Funditto said

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

Like I said in an earlier post, ain't enough tin foil in the world......

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 4:18

I am going to go to the store and get milk. I hope you all have a safe drive home.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 4:19

sid, what's the difference between beer nuts & deer nuts?
Beer nuts are over $3 a can, and deer nuts are under a buck.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 4:22

Oh house lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:24

drive safe, Nemo.

house, that is hilarious!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:25

you know, we need to pray for Lois. she does live next to sid.....

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 4:25

sid wonders why we don't use our real names.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 4:27

Nemo, 'cause they don't sound as cool?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:28

sid seems to have forgotten that Dusty thinks she's a wacko too.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 4:29

Poor Lois. lol

You too blanket night.

I hope to hear from Dusty.

Now for real. Good night Gracie

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 4:30

I'm a "functioning wacko"...I can blend in...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:30

take care, Nemo.

8~)

hopefully we'll hear from Dusty tomorrow.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:30

oh, you blend......

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:31

that was a line from "My Cousin Vinny"

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 4:31

actually sid is nucking futs

we are still consuming all the bread and milk we bought last week!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:38

i went to Kroger yesterday and it was like the day before thanksgiving. not a free parking spot in sight!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:38

ok, getting ready to wrap it up. have a good evening, everyone.

and yes, sid is nucking futs.

By: house_of_pain on 2/8/10 at 4:39

Fun, I consumed all the tequila I bought for the last "ice age"...
I was stuck in the house with a 3 year-old.

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 4:43

Nazix2: I always welcome a "rumble" after fine dining at The Maxwell House.
"dooley" says he's got my back, and he's 77.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 5:25

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:25
you know, we need to pray for Lois. she does live next to sid.....

And thanking God every day that she nor I live near you.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 4:28
sid seems to have forgotten that Dusty thinks she's a wacko too.

No, but he's a gentleman and does not call anyone, even me, names.

By the way, Blanket, Lois lost her son, so please, you all continue to play your mind truck games, but leave her name out of it. Unless you'd like to offer up a real sincere prayer. I can't imagine that anyone with any heart at all who knows her would be talking about her and to someone who would "hurl" her name at me on this richard cranium post. She's one of the most awesome people on the planet. That she is my neighbor is a plus for me in life. Along with the other 7-8 neighbors I hold dear on this street. Glad I don't live in "blue city" where the cold runs deep.