Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 12:00am

Egg on their face

It is quite amusing to hear comments from all the naysayers of President Obama now that the stimulus is working and car sales are out of sight and far beyond expectations. The cash for clunkers was so successful that the billion plus amount allotted is now gone and more needs to be appropriated.

The best news is that the recession has bottomed out and the economy has started on an upturn just as the president said it would. I have full faith that that if the Congress will grant him the health care plan that he wants that it also will be successful.

The Republicans are showing a lot of egg on their faces because they have been wrong with their scare tactics — some that were so juvenile that a kindergartner could see through them and are trying to make him fail any way they can. Even though they had years to do it, they didn't produce and now that he is producing all they know to do is turn to Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck — two of the most radical right wing nuts in the world.

I hope they continue to hang all their hopes on these hacks that have nothing to lose and follow them in to the pits of destruction just long enough for the President to make things right for Americans. Olé President Obama.


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313 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 5:21

Mr. Clouse: You have another LTE in that other paper today. Their greatest accomplishment along the lines of scare tactics, is the "birthers". These Limbaugh/Beck/ Rove/Ingram/Coulter/ clones are insisting Obama wasn't born in Hawai'i. (buy the way, it's Obama's 48th birthday today). And Sarah Palin is positioning herself for a run for the White House in 2012. There goes the neighborhood.

By: house_of_pain on 8/4/09 at 5:26

Well, at least the LTE isn't about abortion again.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 5:28

Good morning.

Clouse's letter hits on the truth once more.

The Republican party has been taken over by the anit-American gang of terrorist.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 5:31


The convention does not start until thursday. My vaction stated at 6;00 yesterday and I want leave until tomorrow. But thinks for the post yesterday.

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 5:31

d'pain: What did you get for Obama's birthday party? You got an invite, right?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 5:39

chief little rush did not pass the emotion mental test once more. This is good news for the true fighting men and women of America.

By: house_of_pain on 8/4/09 at 5:39

Oh yeah, d7, I'm invited. Right after I finish cutting his grass.
Nemo, do not wear a red shirt to the convention. You won't make it back.

By: Loner on 8/4/09 at 5:41

Good morning, Nashville!

Congratulations, Dooley, another fine LTE. You are correct in your analysis of the situation. In spite of every obstacle the Republicans have thrown his way, the President continues to be successful. If he can turn the economy around, end the Iraq War and restore America's prestige across the globe, Obama will probably be granted a second term.

If all that the GOP can offer is an air-headed, book-banning bimbo as their presidential candidate in 2012, we can start to measure Obama, for inclusion on Mt. Rushmore.

But, if Obama continues to anger the Israeli leadership and public, we could witness another JFK style assassination - it's that same old "existential threat" argument once again - just like in 1963.

With friends like the militant Zionists, who needs enemies?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 5:56

Verbal Cartoon

From the depths of his slimy abode the wrinkly old hobgoblin wails at the daylight, "Clouse you fool when will you lear that the democraps or looser?"

The neighbor next doors shout back, "id can you ever start the new day with a happy note"?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 5:59

I should have put a (sic) after lear.

By: Kosh III on 8/4/09 at 6:00

"Even though they had years to do it, they didn't produce"

Wrong. The Republicans managed to run us deeply into debt, they and their Wall Street cronies succeeded in plundering the economy, Bush succeeded in ignorning bin Laden, Bush successfully lied his way into a war with a country that didn't threaten us and spent a trillion or so trying to have a successful mission.
PLUS despite years in power, not ONCE did they propose(much less pass) a ban on abortion.

Yes. Bush was quite successful at being one of the most disastrous administrations ever.

By: Loner on 8/4/09 at 6:02

I was 13 years old when Obama was born, I was chasing skirts when he was crapping in his diapers. Yeah, you know you're getting old when the POTUS is more than a decade younger than yourself. We need younger minds and a fresher approach, IMO, the country is in capable hands. Long live Obama!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 6:05

House, I never wear red. I'm afraid that I would be mistaken for a Republican. lol

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 6:10

Pain: Do you cut his grass with oregeno? Oh, you mean mow his lawn.
I hear he needs one of those "Doc Johnson" marital aid gizmos. With all the pressures he's developing ED. Just a rumor.

By: Loner on 8/4/09 at 6:12

Amen, Kosh. When Bush-Cheney siezed power in that tainted 200 election, the country had a budget surplus, the ecomomy was cranking and we were at peace. In a few short months, all of that was turned around. The steady decline in all things positive took a precipitous nosedive, just before Bush-Cheney left town to begin their lucrative, 100% government-financed, golden parachute retirements. Those two criminals left a huge mess behind and Mr. Obanma is doing an excellent job at cleaning-up after them.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 6:12

I did not realize that the President and I have the same birthday. I was 16.

I realized that I was getting old when then I was older than then President Clinton.

By: Loner on 8/4/09 at 6:15

Some typos there - that should have been the "tainted 2000 election". Working w/o a net here.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 6:22

Loner you got typo's? Check out mine.

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 6:23

Loner: "tainted"? That election was hijacked, stolen, and a fraud. Big Al should of held out longer, like Al Franken did. Re-count the whole enchillada, even if it took 3 months. Get it right. GW Bush & Cheney never should of stepped into the White House.

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 6:24

Cpt. N: Yours aren't typo's. They're "spelling issues". Anyway, Happy Birthday.

By: arkay61 on 8/4/09 at 6:27

Well Clouse, I'm amused by the financial idiocy you possess if you think it is monetarily smart to take money out of the pockets of people who can hardly pay their bills and then using said funds to pay middle and upper middle class folks to buy new cars they probably don't need. Anyone who is financially secure enough to take on a five to seven year car loan should be able to make their own down payment. Besides, there is always an increase of auto purchases in late summer due to "end of model year" sales.

As a side note, there were several temporary bear markets during the years of the Depression before we finally came out of it. We will then most likely have the problem of hyper-inflation when things do rally because of all the Monopoly money this administration has been printing (remember those awesome 18-20% interest rates from the 70's?) I sure as heck do.

It is not about being a nay-sayer nor a hater, I have a lot of family members who have lost their jobs and sincerely hope for a turn around. It is about financial reality and responsibility. The monetary policies and the resulting debt and deficits of this administration is going to ruin the futures of our children and grand-children. But Clouse, as I have learned from your constant socialist netherings you are not one to concern yourself with who gets stuck paying the bills.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 6:32

dargent, It is my hillbilly diconiery it can't spill needor and thanks for the good wishes. lol

By: sidneyames on 8/4/09 at 6:43

Loner, you said "Long live Obama". I went to a dealership to figure out what the clunker deal is all about. Yeah, I could get some hell of a deal. But then my conscience got the best of me. You see, I can't see putting future generations into debt because of a stupid move by an inexperienced man (O'bama). He has NEVER done a profit and loss statement for a self-owned business; he has never really worked in the main stream and when he was only a senator, he stated he wanted to have "single payer insurance" which means national health care. He is running the pocketbooks of our children's children's children's children. Future generations will wish that people like you and Clouse and D-7 had paid closer attention to the finite details. Consistently making new money and/or borrowing does not get our country and it's citizens out of trouble. It only makes more trouble - delayed. And tell me this: If O'bama cares for people so much, why did he made his little friend who walks with a cane and has trouble walking, walk down 14 steps? And O'bama strutted like a peacock in front of him while the caring, loving non-racist white police officer helped O'bama's little friend down the steps. And what idiot planned to have a beer fest that led down 14 steps for a crippled old man? Were they racists or just people who don't think ahead. O'bama is not good for the economy. I refuse to buy a clunker deal and hurt millions of future taxpayers.

By: Loner on 8/4/09 at 6:44

I agree, D7, Al should have hung in there longer, but when the SCOTUS rules, that's the end of the line. Surely, GHW Bush's appointments should have recused themselves, but sadly, even at the SCOTUS level, honor, courage and personal responsibility are rare commodities.

On the bright side, the Democratic turncoat and Israeli agent - Joe Lieberman - was not placed "a heartbeat away" from the US Presidency. In all probability, Gore would have been snuffed, leaving Zionist Joe in charge.

By: house_of_pain on 8/4/09 at 6:45

d7, I see that your intern has clocked in.

By: house_of_pain on 8/4/09 at 6:47

Happy B-day, Nemo. Where's the party?

By: Loner on 8/4/09 at 6:50

Sid, blame the Chief-of-Staff for blowing it on the handicap access issue. That would be Rham Emanuel.

As for burdening our progeny with debt, Reagan, Bush ! and Bush 2 still retain the dubious distinction of being the most profligate spenders in US history.

By: idgaf on 8/4/09 at 6:50

What is so great about haveing people take free ,money that other taxpayers are on the hook for?

Call it for what it is another car company bailout and more paybacks to the unions.

What sense does it make to destroy perfectly good cars that others/the poor could use?

What it does show however is that if he would have put the money into the hands of the taxpayers rather then wealth redistribution we would be out of this recession already.

People spend their own money better then government does.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 6:52

Thank you house. The party will be in Vegas.

I would hope d7 had a better choice of intern. lol

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 6:56

d'pain: You're not supposed to know the intern's identity. At least today she referred to Dooley and myself by our names. In the past, "you bunch of filthy whores" has been omitted. We are making progress, except for the post, with which I have no idea what she's talking about.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 6:58

Three right-wing goblins before 8 AM. WOW!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/4/09 at 7:03

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 7:56
d'pain: You're not supposed to know the intern's identity. At least today she referred to Dooley and myself by our names. In the past, "you bunch of filthy whores" has been omitted. We are making progress, except for the post, with which I have no idea what she's talking about.

Maybe she is related to Palin, but not on the cute side of the family.

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 7:08

SidVic: You're kidding, right? Are you next in line to the throne of "The Sanctimonious One" or something? Did you accept and cash that govt. stimulus check?
Did you vote for GW Bush twice? Do you like that insane war in Iraq that costs $1. trillion more than the projected $1. trillion for American's health care? You're like Chief...against abortion but supports war, declared by a President he doesn't support. Says the Bible disapproves of "suffer the children" (which isn't about killing them) but can cite several Pope's who signed off on USA wars? Insanity at it's best.

By: sidneyames on 8/4/09 at 7:13

Sid, blame the Chief-of-Staff for blowing it on the handicap access issue. That would be Rham Emanuel -- Not quite Loner. See the Pezzident is the top guy so he thinks and the buck (or in this case the $$ck) stopped at the O'bama-man. He made the invitation and if I invite someone to my home, I make the arrangements and I consider all circumstances. So if the Gates man was really o'man's good friend, he would have told Rham to consider the "disability" or frailty of his "friend" when the location was chosen for the beer fest. And of course, why not get drunker? All the decisions coming out of the white house lately are being made by people who should have a permanent sat at AA - they are drunken decisions. My guess is that O-man used this incident to creat yet another photo op for his ugly face. And I have my rights to saying he's ugly. I think his behavior is ugly and therefore he comes across as cocky and unattractive to me. Just my opinion of course. I'm sure he's pretty to everyone else. He did his friend a mis-service causing him to walk down 14 steps and shame on that racist white cop for lending him a hand (that was sarcastic in case you don't notice it).

By: sidneyames on 8/4/09 at 7:17

Do you like that insane war in Iraq that costs $1. trillion more than the projected $1. trillion for American's health care? No, but I really love this recent O'man decision to step up the war in Afghanistan. Hmmmmmmmmm! Wonder what that will cost? And the lost lives count is starting to slowly mount. Or have you had your head so far up your A$$ you didn't notice that? Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan? What's the difference? War has always been going on -- since Cain slew Able. As long as there are 2 men (or women) left in a space, there will be wars. Or haven't you noticed? I mean, Look at all the peacefulness in Africa; or the wonderful peaceful climate in south america. Now the wars in Ireland are stopped - for the moment. Germany is relatively quiet and Canada, well that's another story all together. But honestly, D7, please tell me how you can justify stepping up troops in Afghanistan?

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 7:21

SidVic: It isn't a full moon yet. Obama's ugly? I find him very attractive. He's got that Tiger Woods million dollar smile. Nazix2 told me several times I have to let my "hillbilly" side come out, maybe my repressed "gay" side beat it to the punch?

By: dargent7 on 8/4/09 at 7:27

SidVic: If Obama did what he know's is right...pull everything out of Iraq and Afghanistan, he'd be excoriated by the rabid right winger nut jobs even more so. He's stuck there, due to the "Chimp-in-Chief" who put us there. Obama has to appear strong, and all America knows is violence and killing in a false attempt at "we won". He has no recourse but to continue the Bush Doctrine: "Global War on Terror".

By: Citizen on 8/4/09 at 7:29

arkay61 & sidneyames: Don't waste your time trying to get the other posters to understand anything logical. They're so deep in bed with the demlibs that they wouldn't know the truth if God Himself delivered it.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/4/09 at 7:29

Hey Nemo,

When did you do your military service?

By: gdiafante on 8/4/09 at 7:31

I'd have to agree with the LTE. Republicans are nothing more than obstructionists that would (and have) sat idly by while Rome burned. Their only idea is that whatever the Democrats propose is bad.

Yes, they're doing the same thing the Democrats did under Bush. No surprise, they're POLITICIANS.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/4/09 at 7:32

As for the letter, I will wait patiently until the bill comes due. You don't get something for nothing in this life.

We will see just how far this goes.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/4/09 at 7:33


Granted the Republicans only want to stand by. But to use your analogy, it would be better to stand by and watch Rome burn...then to try to put out the flames with gasoline.

By: chiefpayne568 on 8/4/09 at 7:35


See the problem is, most of these guys are agnostic...so they wouldn't acknowledge it was God anyway.

By: slacker on 8/4/09 at 7:36

Titans - 2 1/2 at Buffalo.

By: gdiafante on 8/4/09 at 7:36

Preseason slacker, after the first drive it doesn't matter...

By: slacker on 8/4/09 at 7:38

I know, but its something.

By: gdiafante on 8/4/09 at 7:39

I hope TO lights the Titans up...hilarious...

By: slacker on 8/4/09 at 7:41

gdiafante, Vince will be playing a couple of quarters, there will be drama.

By: gdiafante on 8/4/09 at 7:42

Is the game on TNT? They know drama.

By: slacker on 8/4/09 at 7:43

Hall Of Fame game. Be there!