Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 12:00am

Clean up the dirty laundry

Now that most of the noted late entertainers, athletes and actors have been praised, vilified or sanctified by their worshipers, foes, fans and the media maybe I can call off my self imposed moratorium on the news media — television mostly — and all the hype from supposed close friends such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, whom I believe are just up to their usual game of grabbing the spotlight for themselves.

The coverage of Michael Jackson’s life and death has been the most shameful thing in the annals of news coverage. It has been a full-blown circus and irreverent tidal wave that has shown little mercy or compassion toward the family nor has it given them time to grieve privately.

Here in Nashville, the death of Steve McNair was shocking enough, but to air his dirty laundry the way it was done caused his wife and children the pain and suffering of adding insult to injury for his family.

It is extremely depressing to know that the mainstream media has gone ‘tabloid’ and are willing to exploit personal disasters regardless of harm inflicted just for ratings.

As or me, I am having none of it and will not listen to it anymore.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

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212 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 12:45

He'll be here the week of Aug 1st...give him...oh...two hours to settle in...and another two hours to finish my lawn...then he's all yours...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:01

two hours to settle in? why so long? you don't want him to start gettin' lazy or anything, do you?

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:12

Well, he has to clean the room he's moving into, you don't think I'm going to, do you?

By: shenanigan on 7/14/09 at 1:17

Where is the right admitting their guilt over smearing congress woman Pelosi name. All theyre dirty name calling of Pelosi.
Not one word about Cheney telling the CIA not to tell congress what the Bush team is doing .
This really goes back to Oliver North days in Reagan days alzheimer's when we could not tell the world of the president alzheimer because we might get invaded if the world knew

. Today it is Bush legacy trying be protected by his so called Alzheimer as being bounce around by his save the president guilt of over 100,000 murders he created over those WMD.

If we had went and gotten Osama Ben Laden the war would haulted at that point
Bush Cheney never wanted this to occur If it had Bush would not have his Alzheimer's tale today and will be known as the stupid president who destroyed America's respect around the globe..
You Know some people just enjoy Killings makes no difference which side they are on and the past president and vice president were the best at this job

By: dargent7 on 7/14/09 at 1:25

Ripple? Never touched a drop. Any 16 year old young hoodlum from Detroit drank Boone's Farm. Can in 1 flovor, piss yellow. And posting web address after web address that nobody gives a rat's behind about linked to sanctimonius rabblings about we "won" the war in Iraq and GW Bush was above America's brain trust, hopefully is on harder stuff than I ever go near. Carl Jung has spoken.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 1:26

shenanigan, you are up to your shenanigans again, not making any sense what so ever. Are you related to dargent? Is it true Nancy Pelosi's eyes will not close?

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 1:27

My late friend, "Loosh," used to drink Richard's Wild Irish Rose! That was some nasty stuff! But he was lots of fun!

By: Dragon on 7/14/09 at 1:28

shenanigan, either read the earlier posts or go back to sleep.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 1:28

We used to tease him that he was drinking so much they could afford to advertise on the Super Bowl one year! Heehee, the good old days...

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 1:29

dargent, was Carl Jung hung? Or did he die a natural death?

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:32

Carl Jung flung his dung before he was hung.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:32

I wonder what flavor of bum wine shenanigan drinks? I'm going to guess Night Train.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:33

Mama, glad to see you finally showed up - lol!

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 1:34

gdiafante, I also have a cedar sided house, I just let mine naturally change.
Are you going to power wash it before staining?

By: BenDover on 7/14/09 at 1:34

Now you're going Jungian on us... personality types... introversion , extroversion, sensing , intuitive, thinking, feeling, perceptive and judging ... whoo hoo... Meyrs-Briggs had a much better interpretion of his work than he did. I personally find his work pretty usefull but Viktor Frankl was much more interesting to me.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:35

I prefer Pooh.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:40

I did a few year ago, the color was a dull gray. But It just needs a light coat to touch up some of the worn spots.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:41

It's amazing the level of crap one can find by searching google.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:46

yeah, the google has a lot of Pooh.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 1:48

gdiafante, yes that's how mine is now, a grayish look. I have a problem with woodpeckers, seriously.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 1:48

Yeah, blanket, it's been a madhouse today around here! VBS going on and chillin's running around everywhere. LOL

shenanigan, dragon and chief probably drink together, just sit around in a circle, espousing their love of Bush/Cheney, et al, and pass the bottle around. I think there's a term that applies here....now what is it?....

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 1:49

Oh yeah, circle jerk!

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:51

I have a problem with carpenter bees. They like to nest in the wood and hover about. I personally don't like the gray look, makes it look like a shack. I use a light redwood stain and it brings out the color of the wood much more than the cedar stain, which I used years ago. After a few rains it looked almost yellow.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:51

Actually Mama, I don't think shenanigan drinks with that circle. he's not a member of the dragon-chief-ben circle.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:52

man, i have the worst problem with carpenter bees too! at least they don't sting....

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:55

No, they just annoy you...I'll be trimming the bushes or something and the damn things dive bomb me. For the novice, you'd think it was a bumble bee. I do love to see my sister run screaming when one gets near her...lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 1:57

ha ha - that's what i used to do before i found out that they're harmless. well, harmless to me anyway. i can't say the same about my garage.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 1:58

nazi, why do they call them carpenter bees? Wear tool belts or something?

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 1:58

I'm constantly filling in their little holes. But I haven't had any woodpeckers....

knock on cedar...

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 2:00

I haven't had a problem with bees, just woodpeckers and those damn moles.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 2:02

yes they do, slacker. tool belts and they carry itty bitty hammers. the accounting bees have pocket protectors. i've never had a problem with them or woodpeckers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 2:02

are you suspicious that the moles have wiretapped your phone? i hear they do that sometimes.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 2:03

Yeah, I've got a mole too. Nearly broke my ankle the other day stepping in one of his little hideaways.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 2:04

I'm not worried about the mole, Cheney's been listening to my calls since early 2002...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 2:05

LOL! just beware of the rats.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 2:06

I was once stung by a sewing bee.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 2:07

Okay, I'll give that to shenanigan that he isn't a part of that circle.

Man, carpenter bees are the worst little suckers! We had a new patio cover put on a couple years ago and they love that new wood. My mom put sticks in the holes, just tries to do it when they aren't in there. I said, well, they'll just keep coming back and make new holes that way, mom, so when you see one crawl in, plug it up!

We have lots of woodpeckers in the hood and I firmly believe that is what killed my huge maple tree!

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 2:07

I got stung by an Aunt Bea.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 2:09

Shazam, gdia!

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 2:10

gdiafante lol, that reminds me of Harriet Meirs or what ever her name was, that Bush nominated to the Supreme court.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 2:10

i was stung in a spelling bee one time.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 2:13

I lost a spelling bee in 11th grade on the word "breathe"...I spelled "breath"...very embarrassing...I've never forgiven the letter "e"...whenever the letter is highlighted by Sesame Street I have to just turn the channel.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 2:14

been stung by a doo-bee.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 2:17

MammaG, it might have been my woodpeckers that murdered your tree, I raised em rough.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 2:17

Wow, me too slacker? Ever since I listen to the music and drink black water...weird...

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 2:18

dick658 will be stepping in soon.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 2:19

oh, gdia, I'm so sorry for your loss!

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 2:20

Thank you, mama. In lieu of flowers, you can give donations to "Remove 'E' from the Alphabet, Inc."

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 2:27

gdiafante, you are suppose to be chasing girls in the 11th. grade, not entering a spelling bee's you pansy. Turn in your hockey stick.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 2:28

slacker, I knew those pecker-heads were a rough and tumble bunch; now I know why! lol