Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:05am

Spares no expense

Remind me not to vacation to Alabama anytime soon. Seems some nut there "loves Sarah Palin so much" she's forking out $63,500 for a four-hour lunch with the former vice presidential candidate.

All of it is going to charity, but knowing Palin, she'll skim a little off the top for "expenses." And of course, stiff the waiter.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

 

 

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286 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:45

By: slacker on 9/29/09 at 11:40
brrrrk, the Hispanics will do just that. They will control the southwest in 30 or less yrs., and they will not have to fire a shot.
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Wasn't the Hispanics in the southwest before there was what we call America?

By: brrrrk on 9/29/09 at 10:46

chiefpayne568 said

Well given you're conditions, then the genocide of the American Indian at the hands of Andrew Jackson and the American government was clearly justified?

By: Funditto on 9/29/09 at 10:46

Like chief, they have no life experience they honestly think they're never gonna be unemployed or get sick.

By: house_of_pain on 9/29/09 at 10:46

Who Would Jesus Teabag?

By: Kosh III on 9/29/09 at 10:47

"Hmmm, I wonder if you'd have the same perspective if Mexicans wanted to partition part of the United States off? I see no difference."

You mean the parts that WE stole from Mexico after we trumped up an Imperialist excuse to invade just so we could take their land?

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:48

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:45
well, you definitely have a point there, Nemo.

actually, i think that protestor is chief in drag.
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So that is what chief/sid looks like.

By: Loner on 9/29/09 at 10:49

Chief thnks some Jewish dude from Nashville has more of a right to land in Palestine than an Arab whose family has lived their for centuries...but he's not a racist or a supporter of Jewish supremacy....Hmmm. maybe he just wants every American Jew to pack up and git...to the Holy Land...just don't come back, y'hear?

Aversive anti-Semitism? Chief you are a jerk's jerk.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:50

By: house_of_pain on 9/29/09 at 11:46
Who Would Jesus Teabag?
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I think he drinks coffee.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:51

By: house_of_pain on 9/29/09 at 11:46
Who Would Jesus Teabag?

his followers.

By: slacker on 9/29/09 at 10:52

nemo, yes they were.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:52

Loner,

"The UN got it right, by partitioning Palestine without the consent of the Arabs living there at the time....according to Chief."

Well, even a blind pig can find an acorn every ONCE in a while.

"Chief, your beloved, innocent Chosen People assassinated Count Bernadotte in cold blood, by tommy gun, when he tried to intervene early on in the conflict; he was the first official UN peace envoy to the region. Bernadotte saved thousands of Jews from the gas chambers during the Holocaust, yet this cowardly act of state-sponsored terrorism was his reward from the Zionists. "

And I believe it was a Israelie militant terrorist group Fighters for the Freedom of Israel which did the assassination. And it wasn't the only assassination that happened. Yes, yes the leader of the FEHI Yitzhak Shamir became Prime Minister...but apparently he was never tried for nor investigated for allegedly planning the assassination. That's the history as I know it anyway.

"Chief has also bought the excuse that the prolonged Israeli air and naval attack on the USS Liberty, June 1967, was simply a case of mstaken identity. Chief, how can you defend these murderous ingrates?"

Because I have no evidence to the contrary. Both the Israeli and US governments conducted inquiries into the incident, and issued reports concluding that the attack was a tragic mistake, caused by confusion about the identity of the USS Liberty.

At any rate, Israel is an ally of the US and as such, I will fight with them if asked by the US government to do so.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:54

Blanket,

"actually, i think that protestor is chief in drag."

Still stinging are we? Ah well.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:54

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:52

Well, even a blind pig can find an acorn every ONCE in a while.
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Becareful chief. How would a pig like you know an acorn from a teabag?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 10:54

lighten up, chief.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:55

Kosh,

"Angst or not, in house politics or not, the CIA needs to remember that they work for the Commander-in-Chief."

I'm sure they do, Kosh. But the CIC needs to remember they can only do what he authorizes them to do too.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 10:55

Waiting from a great come back chief.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 10:56

brrrrk,

"Well given you're conditions, then the genocide of the American Indian at the hands of Andrew Jackson and the American government was clearly justified?"

Justified or not, it clearly happened and is in the past. So should we now give back all of the Americas to the American Indians now?

Ok...so given your conditions, we need to move out and give it all back then, right?

By: MamaG on 9/29/09 at 10:56

house, you are so naughty! lol

By: Loner on 9/29/09 at 10:59

Ally? The Israelis have never sent a single soldier into any of our conflicts and they have never spent a dime supporting us in our wars. They do get us into wars, however. And they deliberately attacked our sailors...I have talked with a survivor of the Liberty, that's my firsthand source, Chief.

Israel is not an ally at all, it is a parasitic liability.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:00

Nemo,

I see quite well thank you...and a teabag is a protest, while an acorn is apparently a community organization which has some bad seeds, apparently.

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 11:01

"Who Would Jesus Teabag?"

Maria.

You do mean Jesus Martinez from Antioch, right?

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 11:02

One "apparently" is quite enough, Chief.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 11:03

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:54
Blanket,

"actually, i think that protestor is chief in drag."

Still stinging are we? Ah well.
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I bet Blanket is shivering from that tongue lashing.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:03

yeah, Nemo. i'm shaking all over - lol!

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 11:04

It been fun but they need me to go to work. See you later.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:05

later, tater.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:05

Loner,

"Chief thnks some Jewish dude from Nashville has more of a right to land in Palestine than an Arab whose family has lived their for centuries...but he's not a racist or a supporter of Jewish supremacy....Hmmm. maybe he just wants every American Jew to pack up and git...to the Holy Land...just don't come back, y'hear? "

Ah me. Loner, the Palestines have been there for centuries...as have been the Jews. Going back in history does no one any good because both have claimed the land since bibilcal times. And BTW, neither side can claim a definitive "right to the land". Hence the contention there.

But the Jews were given the land after WWII...by spoils of war. Now that may not seem fair, but that is the way it was. Same as the way the US gained territory in our early years. Was it fair? Was it just? No but it happened. We did it and that's that.

By: brrrrk on 9/29/09 at 11:05

chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:56

"Justified or not, it clearly happened and is in the past. So should we now give back all of the Americas to the American Indians now?

Ok...so given your conditions, we need to move out and give it all back then, right?"

Did I suggest that? No. But it must be taken into consideration here just like it must be taken into consideration in the middle east. The Palestinians, just like the American Indians and the indigenous people that occupied current day Texas, had legal right to that land through previous occupation regardless of their nomadic society. As always, you look for excuses to justify your position....

By: dargent7 on 9/29/09 at 11:06

Gd: You need to re-read Gray's Anatomy. I believe when "Chief's" head is so far up Bush's rectum, he actually tickels his gallbladder, which is south of the pancreas. Could be the liver, though. I'll 'Google" it.

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 11:06

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 12:00
Nemo,

I see quite well thank you...and a teabag is a protest, while an acorn is apparently a community organization which has some bad seeds, apparently.
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hehehe

By: Captain Nemo on 9/29/09 at 11:08

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 12:00
Nemo,

I see quite well thank you...and a teabag is a protest, while an acorn is apparently a community organization which has some bad seeds, apparently.
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HahaHaHa

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:09

brrrrk,

I look for excuses? Hardly as I didn't make the comparison...you did. Point is, this was done by UN fiat after WWII as spoils of war. Again, it wasn't necessarily fair or just but it was done. Later the UN tried to simply make a divisional line which was refused and then a war ensued which the Israelies won.

Now everyone seems to want to blame the Israelies for winning a war to hold onto the land the were given. Seems to me they did what any people trying to hold onto what they have would do...just as the Palestinians did what anyone trying to get their land back would do. Point is, the Palestinians lost and the Israelies won...right or wrong.

By: dargent7 on 9/29/09 at 11:10

Chief: Your response to the question, "Did Palin do the right thing", ie., does quiting as Alaska's governor QUALIFY her for being President of the USA (which she is obviously on the path to) or is it a DISQUALIFYER? You have NO opinion on the subject? Can't say? Well, you sure got an opinion on everything else on these boards from SALT II treaties, to morality, to cow fertilizer.

By: Kosh III on 9/29/09 at 11:14

"So should we now give back all of the Americas to the American Indians now?

Ok...so given your conditions, we need to move out and give it all back then, right?"

No. The population of Indians is small now. Just give them a few spots; maybe Shelby County? nothing of importance there now. :)

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 11:15

Darg, I think the gallbladder may be a little south and to the right of the pancreas, which is behind the stomach. My point was that his head was THAT far up there.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:16

Well, you may not like him...but you can't say he isn't generous at any rate!

Rush Limbaugh Donates $500,000 to House Ear Institute in Memory Antonio De la Cruz, MD

http://www.hearingreview.com/news/2009-09-18_01.asp

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 11:17

He isn't generous. It's a tax break and a PR move.

Next.

By: dargent7 on 9/29/09 at 11:19

Gd: I flunked out of Med School. Was probably because I didn't know a ascending colon from a descending.
But, I did sleep in a Holiday Inn last night and will take credit for the mayhem we're witnessing on this board today.

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 11:21

Kudos to the mayhem you created. I applaud your LTE.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:22

Dargent,

"Chief: Your response to the question, "Did Palin do the right thing", ie., does quiting as Alaska's governor QUALIFY her for being President of the USA (which she is obviously on the path to) or is it a DISQUALIFYER? You have NO opinion on the subject? Can't say? Well, you sure got an opinion on everything else on these boards from SALT II treaties, to morality, to cow fertilizer."

Frankly, I am unable to comment as I don't know the full situation as I said. However, does it disqualify or qualify her for President? Neither. Qualifications come from what you have done in the past. I don't know the full story of why she quit. I do know what she did while in office. Would that qualify her for President of the US? Perhaps, perhaps not. Depends on the individual. For myself, I think she would have made a good VP...but she needs more time before she runs for President.

I also believe Obama needed more time...his qualification were pitiful at best. However, the people chose him...so be it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:22

Hoagland, 36, is one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans — insured and uninsured — facing collection suits, wage garnishments and, more rarely, trips to jail because of medical debt.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090928/NEWS01/909270377/-1/NEWS01/Medical+debts+compound+Nashvillians++pain

Yet they tell us our prison system is full and the judges let the felons out in 5 months for a two year sentence.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:23

Gdia,

"He isn't generous. It's a tax break and a PR move."

LOL Not giving an inch, I see. Oh well.

By: house_of_pain on 9/29/09 at 11:24

The person that "won" the lunch with Palin wouldn't happen to be from
Greenbow, AL, would they?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:24

so our tax dollars are paying to imprison people who can't pay their bills yet the GOP screams that tax money will be used to create a good healthcare system. they don't mind paying the jail time tab, just don't let them "benefit" somehow off the rich.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:25

It IS a tax break and a PR move, is it not?

By: house_of_pain on 9/29/09 at 11:26

I thought debtor's prisons were a thing of the past, Blanket.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 11:26

apparently, not anymore.

By: chiefpayne568 on 9/29/09 at 11:29

Blanket,

"It IS a tax break and a PR move, is it not?"

Well, considering the House Ear Institute is the one who advertised it, I would assume it is for them. Didn't see if Limbaugh mentioned it. As for a tax break, that's probably true...but then, it's a tax break for everyone who donates money to charities too. So I guess both are true...but it doesn't make the gift any less charitable.

By: gdiafante on 9/29/09 at 11:29

Debtors prison is having too many bills and not being able to afford NFL Sunday Ticket and being forced to watch the Titans play every week.

Actually, that's more like Hell...

By: house_of_pain on 9/29/09 at 11:34

Still beats watching Jerry Jones chase nose goblins.