Letters to the Editor

Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:47pm

Rush to judgement

Hey Terry McCormick! Are you really taking a hate mongrel like Rush Limbaugh's side? [The City Paper, Oct. 19] He's an "entertainer" and therefore he's harmless? Get real.

I understand you're just a journalist but I would like to caution you on your very biased opinions. Right now being a Republican is not a popular thing to be for a reason. They are completely out of touch with Americans.

You seem completely out of touch by saying Rush is just an "entertainer." He inspires hate. That is all he does and he does it well. He needs to be swept under a rug and kept there. We don't need his presence in football.

Sheri Garrison, 37210

 

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155 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 10/20/09 at 5:06

Sheri is drinking to much Kool-aid and reading the same book over and over againg (the talking points)

By: dargent7 on 10/20/09 at 5:55

Almost all, with the exception of Jerry Jones, NFL owners are very low profile.
Has anyone even seen "Bud" Adams? Limbaugh is a media hound who'd try to take over the game from the get-go. Glad he got smacked down.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 7:02

Good morning, Nashville!

Another NFL-related LTE? OK, the NCP wants to keep things light and airy. I don't think my recent submission will see the light of day, too heavy for the NCP, I suppose. The editors decided to stay with the bread and circus LTE's. Nobody wants trouble, my letter would stir up trouble.

The "hate mongrel" ad hominem may be better than the standard "hate monger"...it's different.

The GOP won 47% of the presidential popular vote, even with a compromised old fart and a clueless bimbo on the ticket, last November. I would not write their obituary just yet, as the War Lobby becoms less and less enchanted with Obama, (especially the Israeli component), they will finance more war-loving Republicams with even more tainted dollars. They are down but not out.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 7:05

Darge is right, even Jones' boogers have a high profle. The other owners eschew the spotlight it seems.

By: dargent7 on 10/20/09 at 7:06

Loner: If your LTE dealt with any topic deeper than what fertilizer to use for winter squash, or from out of state, they won't run it.

By: house_of_pain on 10/20/09 at 7:07

I would not be so bold as to call T. McCormick a journalist.

By: gdiafante on 10/20/09 at 7:15

A mouse could own the Cowboys and it would be high-profile. Comes with the territory. But you don't see Jones slinging the partisan poop like Rush.

Besides, several aspects of the NFL smack of Socialism...revenue sharing, public money to finance stadium deals. Hmmm...spreading the wealth of successful franchises like Dallas, to support small market ones like Buffalo...interesting...

Rush and his sheep have yet to realize that his failed attempt to enter the "club" is consistent with his political views. He should be happy he failed.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 7:23

GD, is right, the NFL smacks of communism or socialism; the owners are the politburo. Vince Lombardi was Karl Marx?

Unlike the real world experimentation with Marxism, the workers become millionaires in this elite society, Go figure.

By: dargent7 on 10/20/09 at 7:24

Just please, Mr. G Diafante, lay off them Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. They promote world peace. Their newest DVD is on sale and I've been in line at Best Buys since Sat.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 7:28

My LTE discussed the recent US "NO" vote on the Goldstone Report. The NCP accepted ads from the Israeli embassy last week, ads that condemned Goldstone and shielded the IDF war criminals. Part of that deal may have included an agreement to not criticize Israel on this issue. Money talks, and the Israelis have plenty of it, thanks to the US taxpayer.
The influnce of Tel Aviv extends to the Cumberland and beyond.

By: house_of_pain on 10/20/09 at 7:28

What's the first thing a cheerleader does when she wakes up every morning?
She goes home...

By: sidneyames on 10/20/09 at 7:36

Right now being a Republican is not a popular thing to be for a reason. They are completely out of touch with Americans. Yeah Sherri, the Demoncrats are so in touch. You know - they are protecting us all by cutting back our troops in Afghan; ramping up our National debt by trillions of dollars; making sure we all have insurance or else - we'll be fined. What's next for us stupid republicans? Oh, the democrats will have all of us by car insurance. Now that's a novel idea; wonder if it would include illegals who don't even have a driver's license? Sherri, some Republicans are out of touch; some democrats are out of touch; some people have blue eyes, some have brown eyes.

And this Republican (who occasionally votes for a democrat) doesn't EVER listen to Rush Limbaugh. I have heard him in passing and quite frankly he yells to much for me. I think you take him too seriously. I'd watch out closer for the O'bama agenda if I were you. He is ursurping freedoms as we type.

And please don't get on the wrong side of D7; it's hellish!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 7:48

Good morning.

Yes Limbaugh and the NFL. The NFL is made up mostly conservatives.

They think that Limbaugh is to much of a clown for their likings. They would not want this so called entertainer to embarssass them.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 7:51

Verbal Cartoon

In a sea of kool-aid, idgaf floats with a sipping straw in his mouth, thinking that the whole world is a fool.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 7:56

And this Republican..........doesn't EVER listen to Rush Limbaugh. I have heard him in passing and quite frankly he yells to much for me. I think you take him too seriously. I'd watch out closer for the O'bama agenda if I were you. He is ursurping freedoms as we type.
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This is so Limbaughish

By: gdiafante on 10/20/09 at 7:58

"He is ursurping freedoms as we type."

Really? Pray tell...

By: sidneyames on 10/20/09 at 8:08

Based on the new medical marijuana conversations, I"m going to look into a new plant for my oh so awesome garden. ha, ha, ha. I bet you guys would love me then. I'll open a "pickin' parlor; bring your guitars and bongs! ha, ha, ha. Just kidding of course. I'm anti-drug.

Oh Captain, it is not Limbaughish. It is SidneyAmesish. I don't like Limbaugh. Can you get that through your thick skull. YOu have never seen me defend him or his antics on this forum.

If so, please search the archieves, or get your twin D7 to search and tell me what date it was.

By: pandabear on 10/20/09 at 8:09

Rush Limbaugh is an fat drug addict who's worth over
$400 million dollars and cares about the little guy...

...there's something not quite right about that statement...

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 8:13

Limbaughish or SidneyAmesish, it is still crap. :-)

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 8:25

LOL THIS might be pretty difficult to do since some of the other networks are having their people WATCH FoxNews so they won't miss a story. LOL

White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News
Senior Obama administration officials took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse Fox News of pushing a particular point of view and not being a real news network.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/18/white-house-escalates-war-fox-news-1925819282/?test=latestnews

And the Obama Administration doesn't consider FoxNew a "credible news source" --- Just hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzKc-kxEP1A&feature=player_embedded

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 8:28

chief is a good reason not to watch Fox. This is old news.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 8:38

I found this interesting. This is a speech from Lord Christopher Monckton - Climate Change Expert - October 14, 2009

Is Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMe5dOgbu40&feature=player_embedded

By: slacker on 10/20/09 at 8:53

I was surprised the investors involved in this, didn't anticipate the backlash against Limbaugh. As soon as I heard about it, I knew how it would end, but I am after all slackerdamus. He was blackballed from joining an exclusive club, not for his political views, but because the owners didn't feel the amount of money he was bringing, was worth the hassle. Maybe the investors will ask George Soros to invest, his political baggage is ok.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 8:56

Slacker,

If he was blackballed because he didn't bring enough money, why did they use his political views to do it? Cover?

And why is Soros political baggage any better than Rush's?

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 9:01

Well, it appears the blackballing of Rush will cost the NFL SOMETHING anyway...some fans apparently won't be attending anymore.

Major Auto Dealer, Who Has Been Longtime K.C. Chiefs Season Ticket Holder, Gives Up on NFL Over Treatment of Limbaugh

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/55746

By: slacker on 10/20/09 at 9:02

chief, because George Soros is a nice guy, and he try's to help the children, and the lame, which includes me.
Whoopi Goldberg also approves of him.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 9:07

Slacker,

And is also the backer of Moveon.org, is a socialist, and finances anyone who will forward the socialist agenda in America.

Hummm...guess you're right...he should be able to buy an NFL team with NO problem at all.

By: dargent7 on 10/20/09 at 9:08

Ames: The LTE concerns the NFL and Limbaugh trying to buy into it, an exclusive club, that was denied.
Your typical "off-the-cuff" rant about Obama has little to do with anything relevant.
Stick to your talking points: refuse a woman her right's to choose abortion. Because, as we all know, at 5 weeks, or during the 1st tri-mester, the little bundle of joy is/ are "babies". If she, the mother dies, she dies, right? According to you, no sympathy given.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/20/09 at 9:09

hey, g. how are you feeling?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 9:25

slacker, I wonder how many fans would have protested NFL games if Limbo had been able to buy?

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 9:33

Nemo,

Good question...the other side of the coin.

And also, I wonder how many players would in fact have refused to play with Rush had been able to buy? Would they have just sit this out and renege on their contract? Sure would have been interesting to see how that would have played out in the long run.

By: BenDover on 10/20/09 at 9:56

She's obviously never listened to Rush and has allowed someone else to form her opinion of him. Too common these days.

Plus who knew Mr Garrison was married? ... and to a woman??? Maybe it's his sister.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 10:05

Players have go on strick for better pay. Refusing to play with Rush would not be that hard.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 10:06

oops that should have been stike.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/20/09 at 10:08

Stock Market must be sliping BenDover returns.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 10:14

Nemo,

Ok...but it would have to be ALL the players going on strike, wouldn't it? Would that be the entire NFL or just the team members? I confess to not knowing much about this matter.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 10:37

The NFL is one of the few things that the Bush dynasty was not able to politicize.

I'm glad that hate merchants and demagogues are not welcome in pro-football. Limbaugh's entry into the NFL organization would have hurt the sport on many different levels.

With an annual payroll of 3.6 billion dollars, the NFL doesn't need Limbaugh's tainted cash.

Stand by for more sour grapes from the drug-addled Limbaugh. Rush won't buy a Goverment Motors (GM) vehicle, now he'll probably try to torpedo the NFL itself. He may even call for a boycott of the product. What a consummate loser!

By: house_of_pain on 10/20/09 at 10:43

He could probably get a UFL team...

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 10:50

Loner,

Out of curiosity, do the terms "hate merchants and demagogues" include Soros too, by your definitions?

By: brrrrk on 10/20/09 at 10:50

dargent7 said,

"Almost all, with the exception of Jerry Jones, NFL owners are very low profile.
Has anyone even seen "Bud" Adams? Limbaugh is a media hound who'd try to take over the game from the get-go. Glad he got smacked down."

Exactly! If anyone has issues with the fact that Limbaugh can't get in the "club", then they should take it up with the guys that are already in that want to keep Limbaugh out... the current owners.

By: BenDover on 10/20/09 at 10:56

It would be interesting to see what would happen if Jessie Jackson was was denied entry into this same club because of HIS history of knee-jerk race baiting hysteria.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 10:57

How 'bout those Israelis? With friends like srael and US citizens like David Nozette, who needs enemies? Nozette was caught in an FBI sting operation, trying to pass top secret data to our good buddies colonizing Palestine. Here's a snippet from the JTA, a Jewish rag:

"The (FBI) complaint says Nozette was employed as a technical consultant for Israel Aerospace Industries, the (Israeli) government owned aerospace company, between 1998 and 2008.

"Approximately once a month, representatives of the aerospace company proposed questions, or taskings, to Nozette," the complaint says. "Nozette answered the aerospace company's questions and, in return, Nozette received regular payments from the company, totaling $225,000." It "does not allege that the Government of Israel or anyone acting on its behalf committed any offense under the laws of the United States."

Isn't that cute, Israel itself is not named in the complaint....de facto Israeli gents have infiltrated the federal government at every level, the Israelis will not be punished, they get away with perfidious activty every day. Still, most Americans think that Israel is our best ally.....the Kosher Kool-aid is very popular with both US political parties.

Check it out:

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/10/20/1008595/pentagon-man-arrested-on-israel-spy-attempt-charge

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 11:02

No, Chief, Soros is neither a demagogue nor a hate merchant. Soros did not make his money by whipping up the masses into a frenzy of anti-guvmint paroxysms...Limbaugh did. The only common denominator is that both men are very wealthy.

By: Funditto on 10/20/09 at 11:05

By: BenDover on 10/20/09 at 10:56

It would be interesting to see what would happen if Jessie Jackson was was denied entry into this same club because of HIS history of knee-jerk race baiting hysteria."

There would be riots. No doubt.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 11:05

Ben, Jesse Jackson is no saint, but equating him with Lmbaugh is quite ludicrous. Jackson's rainbow coalition sought to bring people together, Limbaugh's schtick is to divide people. You'll have to find a better analogy, Ben.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 11:06

Loner,

Soros created moveon.org and finances various socialist organizations...granted he does this in the background but he DOES do it. Limbaugh states his opinions openly. Guess that's what he gets for honesty huh.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 11:08

Loner,

Why is it ludicrous to equate the two? Sorry to me both state their opinions on politics.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/20/09 at 11:15

WOW! Don't know much about the Oath Keepers but this sounds a bit worrisome.

Alienated & Radicalized
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34038

By: gdiafante on 10/20/09 at 11:18

I think they're both full of it.

By: Loner on 10/20/09 at 11:23

Soros is not on the air for 4 hours a day, five days a week, spewing venom to 20 million devoted, armed and dangerous knuckleheads...Limbaugh is. Pull your head out, Chief.