Letters to the Editor

Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 5:43pm
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What’s that smell?

There is currently a lot of discussion on the effectiveness of the American TEA parties held nationwide and connection to racism. Many, especially on the left, are accusing the vocal "contientous tax objectors" as merely a veiled attempt to derail Barack Obama's presidency.

Oh, and the fact he's "black." It's a loaded argument on both sides, and maybe we'll never know the truth.

What I do know is while watching Fox News and it's various spin-offs, the "analysts," "contributors," commentators" and "experts" are quite a recycled dubious group of people with backgrounds replete with political and personal failure. All have one common idea threaded through their "opinion:" Obama is on the WRONG course — heading America into foreclosure, terrorist attacks, wars, and loss of national security.

Not a day goes by where every show doesn't have Dick Morris, Bernie Goldberg, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani and Dennis Miller on, all in unison proclaiming President Obama is steering America off a cliff. All seeming pals, they appear on every anchor's show, some four times a day.

When Beck MC'd his TEA Party, his featured guest was Ted Nugent, who's claim to fame is a one ‘hit’ song with the Amboy Dukes when 17 years old. Forty years later, when not churning out stuff like, "Wango Tango," he's shooting anything on four legs. Now [he’s] an expert on world economics?

Sean Hannity has Mark Furman on as a featured commentator during his nightly Obama "slam-fest." Isn't he the disgraced LAPD detective who perjured himself during the O.J. [Simpson] trial, saying he never used the "N" word, then played a tape using it 18 times. If Mr. Furman wants to comment on a homicide or crime scene I will listen, but not his view on supply-side economics or global warming.

To round out the hypocrite field there are Gingrich and Guiliani, married three times apiece, poised to run for the 2012 presidency on the proverbial GOP's "family values" platform. Anyone else in the Republican field who's had mutiple affairs? Oh, that's right, Sen. John McCain.

Coulter is developing a speech impediment, almost stuttering because she can't get all the slamming hatred of Obama out of her mouth quick enough. Is it possible that 100 percent of Fox News cannot find any redeeming qualities in Obama and his abilities to lead?

Maybe it really isn't about race, but something sure smell's fishy.

Paul D'Argent, 37209
 

196 Comments on this post:

By: dooley on 5/1/09 at 3:15

Great letter dargent. They are a bunch of whining losers who all combined do not have one degree of credibility. Your letter gives them exactly what they deserve.

By: arkay61 on 5/1/09 at 4:16

Who cares? You are whining over ONE channel . The other 999 channels are composed of people who get so excited they wet their collective pants every time BO walks into the room, much like little puppies. If you don't like the channel, don't watch it. Besides, CNN's ratings are in the tank and they need all of the viewers they can get. Just watch them and you will get all of the "enchanted" media you want.

Considering the fact that BO can't complete a sentence that is not scripted and posted on a prompter and Biden who can't open his mouth without completely embarrassing the whole administration, the intelligence of everyone in D.C. is questionable.

By: idgaf on 5/1/09 at 5:57

He won paul as you and he like to keep reminding us so stop whineing about his race. He is spending us into oblivion and playing the victim/race card isn't going to make anyone feel better or the future of this country any brighter.

Do you not remember what your party have done to black republicans? Stop trying to make excuses for him. No one every got the pass he did during a presidential campaign. Heck he wouldn't and didn't have to even prove he was eligable to run. Wouldn't that be something else if he was really born in Kenya.

Its his policies people don't like not his color and many dems will dislike them too when the bills start rolling in.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 5:58

Good morning.

Love the cartoon. Biden does have a loose tongue. It would be funny in a different circumstance.

Paul has done it again. Good letter. I just wonder what id has to say this day. I bet it is something we all have already heard from these loose tounge. lol

Yes Blanket yesterday cartoon it was worth the wait. 100 days of no's from rat Republicans.

Good to see cheif is well.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 6:16

How many time did Bush use the teleprompter in his scripted speeches. When Bush was ask a question away from his teleprompter he was lost for words.

As for the intelligence of D.C. It was at its lowest point during the Bush years.

It was so low that it highest point was at the bottom of an reporter shoes.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 6:22

Lets see the usual

By: idgaf on 5/1/09

playing the victim/race card

really born in Kenya

dems will dislike them too when the bills start rolling in.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 6:24

I still think Coulter is in drag.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 7:05

Justices Souter is retiring.

By: daKine7 on 5/1/09 at 7:10

id., your "slams" of Obama ARE typical racism. You and your comments "hide" not so subtle racism behind untruths. "Born in Kenya"? You can't help yourself...got to get that in. Oh, but you're not a racist, just tear down the man with fallacies. Granted, the south took down those classy "White's Only" signs and stopped having two drinking fountains, (the small basin said, "Colored"), but your true feelings cannot be hidden by your denial.

By: CAH on 5/1/09 at 7:38

Balderdash, Dargent. Pure Balderdash!

I see Nemo is his usual smarmy self this morning trying to out brown nose Drooley.

By: Dragon on 5/1/09 at 8:05

Paul, if you don't like Fox News, don't watch. I don't watch MSNBC and I don't waste my time complaining about them.

Although, Janeane Garofalo makes it hard to watch 24. That woman is nuts.

By: Citizen on 5/1/09 at 8:12

DGENT: I'll take Ted Nugent, you can have Sean Penn. Does kissing up to Chavez and Castro make Penn a world economics expert? No, just a demlib, holier than thou kisser...

By: idgaf on 5/1/09 at 8:14

7 you don't spend a million dollars not to reveal your birth certificate unless something isn't kosher on it. This may be the bigest scam in history.

By: Loner on 5/1/09 at 8:21

Good morning, Nashville!

The cartoon is too tiny to read without my reading glasses....it's the Golden Years Syndrome.

Yeah, sad but true, Biden is prone to gaffes. Considering the fact that Joe was elected when he was 29, his gaffe total is probably no worse than that of other career politicians with similar seniority. As gaffes go, this one was relatively minor; think about it, what rational person would take their public health advice from a career politician?

Dargent7, DaKine7, Bishop Dargent.....whatever, his LTE is well written and powerful. Though the letter is longer than the usual LTE, it is not too long, IMO. The list of right-wing hypocrites is a lengthy one, Paul picked some prime examples. Bravo, Paul, Bravo!

By: Citizen on 5/1/09 at 8:22

ALL DEMLIB POSTERS: Can the rest of us assume you're all making big plans for your May Day parades and celebrations?

By: Dragon on 5/1/09 at 8:25

Loner

Try CNTL+ to magnify and CNTL- to reduce. I seem to be using it more often these days.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/1/09 at 8:34

Great letter, Paul. TGIF, everyone!

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 8:38

After I saw Palin in HD on American Chopper last night, I must agree with Nemo.
Tina Fey is cuter (wink, wink).

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 8:40

TGIPF, Blanket (payday).

By: hamnbiskits on 5/1/09 at 8:42

The idea that FOX is even considered a "news" outlet is ludicrous. It is purely the propaganda arm of the harsh right. My own parents scare me to death the way they talk about Obama. It horrifies me to hear them say they "despise" him when I know they've never heard anything good about him; because they, like most FOX viewers,
only watch the FOX. The reason? People who watch the FOX are people who only want to hear what they want to hear, namely ideas that fit in with their personal programming. Anything that departs from that sets off alarms in their minds...
I always know what I'm going to hear on the FOX before I tune in. To me that says loudly that there is no legitimate, un-biased journalism going on there. Now I don't advocate censorship in any form, but FOX should certainly come with a warning label...

By: pswindle on 5/1/09 at 8:45

Leave Joe alone, he is just saying out loud what everyone is thinking. I'm not crazy about getting into a closed environment myself, and that includes a group of people anywhere.

By: BenDover on 5/1/09 at 8:46

Well... you call Fox right-wing but it would seem that they are main-stream and the left is the side that's far off-kilter if you consider that in ratings Fox trounces the other 3 major 'news' networks - combined.

The difference that I think people appreciate with Fox is that they label their commentators as commentators. The other networks label their commentators as 'news-anchors'.

The majority of Obama voters get their 'news' from Jon Stewart for God's sake.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 9:36

By: CAH on 5/1/09 at 7:38
Balderdash, Dargent. Pure Balderdash!

I see Nemo is his usual smarmy self this morning trying to out brown nose Drooley.
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What is the matter CAH? You feel left out? Poor baby. :-(

Your post is nothing but hogwash.

Now do you feel better?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/1/09 at 9:41

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 8:40
TGIPF, Blanket (payday).

Indeed! Same on my end. 8~)

Now I can go buy that pack of gum I've had my eyes on.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 9:44

By: idgaf on 5/1/09 at 8:14
7 you don't spend a million dollars not to reveal your birth certificate unless something isn't kosher on it. This may be the bigest scam in history.
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Please show us proof, naou

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 9:45

By: idgaf on 5/1/09 at 8:14
7 you don't spend a million dollars not to reveal your birth certificate unless something isn't kosher on it. This may be the bigest scam in history.
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Please show us proof, nauseous fruitcake. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/1/09 at 9:46

Dargent,

I heard a lot of hateful things about President Bush when he was in office too. That's politics. People stating their opinion with their emotions hanging out will do that.

The real test is if those who are criticizing Obama using hateful words or are using logical arguments in their opinions.

At any rate, both sides, in my opinion, have nothing to brag about.

Oh, and I also think President Obama is on the wrong track for this country too. Guess that puts me in with the "recycled dubious group of people with backgrounds replete with political and personal failure" people.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/1/09 at 9:47

Blanket,

"Now I can go buy that pack of gum I've had my eyes on."

Better get it quick before the inflation from oversending of our government hits. Might be too expensive by the end of the year. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 5/1/09 at 9:48

By: Citizen on 5/1/09 at 8:22
ALL DEMLIB POSTERS: Can the rest of us assume you're all making big plans for your May Day parades and celebrations?
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Surely you jest. It is you right-wing extreamist that dance around Rush Mayday pole.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/1/09 at 9:49

hey, we're not paying $4/gallon for gas right now, are we?

By: slacker on 5/1/09 at 9:50

The country has not been this polarized, since the advent of the civil war.
Family members, and friends, have stopped speaking to each other, because of political differences.
All of the so called political news shows, are politically biased, I don't know why anyone would have a problem admitting that.
None of them are interesting to me, so predictable.
I watch Axe men, and Ice road truckers, and the Joe Biden show, and drink beer.

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 9:50

I can't wait to get that 3-pack of underwear off layaway at Target.
Been making payments for almost 3 months.

By: carleydale on 5/1/09 at 9:51

@Dragon: OMG, thank you for the CNTRL + thing!!!! Here I've been a PC geek for decades and that one totally escaped me all those years. Well, to be honest, I didn't need it until now....LOL

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/1/09 at 9:51

Loner,

"The list of right-wing hypocrites is a lengthy one,"

While I would not argue about a lengthy list of right-wing hypocrites, I would like to mention there is an equally lengthy list of left-wing hypocrites as well.

Seems there are hypocrites on both sides, IMO.

By: Dragon on 5/1/09 at 9:52

"hey, we're not paying $4/gallon for gas right now, are we?"

Obama & Co are working to fix that. Cap and Trade anyone?

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/1/09 at 9:53

house_of_pain,

Man, you really DO need a government bailout, don't you!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/1/09 at 9:53

house, we're all happy about your new underwear. trust me.

slacker, all the guys i work with are addicted to ice road truckers for some reason. i just don't see the appeal.

By: daKine7 on 5/1/09 at 9:55

Id., CAH,: Do you honestly think Obama, would run for President, over two grueling years, knowing he was born in Kenya? You GOP fringe fanatics had two full years to "prove" your allegations before election day. Besides the four Congressional morons suing to see Obama's "hard copy" locked away in some vault, after he's elected,...to prove what, at this point? And the BIGGEST scam in presidential history was GW Bush hijacking and stealing the 2000 election from Gore. That was a pivital point of no return for America...the WRONG way. But we've got a flashy brand new, spankin' Embassy in Baghdad, perpetrated by two OIL men. Any connection? Of course not.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/1/09 at 9:55

Blanket,

"hey, we're not paying $4/gallon for gas right now"

No...but give it time and we probably will.

By: slacker on 5/1/09 at 9:56

nazi, you don't like to see a truck on an ice road, with a hillbilly driving it?
Whats wrong with you?

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 9:57

Sure do, chief. Parts of me are bailing out of my current pair. :o
I don't watch Ice Road Truckers, but I do guzzle beer while my daughter watches Spongebob & iCarly.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/1/09 at 9:58

House_of_Pain,

"Parts of me are bailing out of my current pair"

Way, WAY more information than I needed thanks! 8^\

By: daKine7 on 5/1/09 at 10:06

Chief: Glad to see you back. How many volts were you up to in the ward?
If you want to marry and divorce 3x as a practicing Catholic, that's fine. You want to run for an elected office on a GOP platform called "family values", that's another. Gingrich served his wife "papers" when she was in the hospital with cancer. Guiliani was carrying on with #3 while STILL married to his 2nd...his own children won't talk to him. And you guys spent $60 million to get, humiliate, (the entire country as well) Bill Clinton for doing the same.

By: gdiafante on 5/1/09 at 10:09

Welcome back Chief, it'll be nice to have intelligent discourse for a change.

I am starting to believe that Dargent is the only person with enough spare time to write LTE's. For someone who dislikes Fox News, he is very up to date on it's programming content.

As far as gas prices, when the economy improves, we'll likely see an increase. But right now, global demand is down, so this summer doesn't seem to be gearing up for the ride we had last year. Good thing, I have several road trips planned already...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/1/09 at 10:10

By: slacker on 5/1/09 at 9:56
nazi, you don't like to see a truck on an ice road, with a hillbilly driving it?
Whats wrong with you?

I don't like to live THAT dangerously, slacker! LOL

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 10:10

Yes, chief, welcome back. You missed quite a bit around here.
To get caught up, we need to know where you stand on the following topics:
fruitcake, torture (with and without fruitcake), vegetarians, and swine flu.

By: slacker on 5/1/09 at 10:20

nazi, Manny Pacquiao, and Ricky Hatton sat nite.

BE THERE

By: daKine7 on 5/1/09 at 10:24

LaMaison d'pain: I gotta know where he stands on granny's fruitcake. (keep your front door open with a rusty horseshoe instead of her last year's winning loaf) The Tennessee Stae Fair is right around the corner and she's up for re-election (rigged, of course).

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/1/09 at 10:24

enlighten me, slacker.

By: house_of_pain on 5/1/09 at 10:30

Boxing, Blanket. I haven't watched any of that since I got hooked on MMA.