Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 11:03pm

Going away? Not likely

After quitting as Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue, arrives on bookshelves in November. "Rogue" was her affectionate nickname as the VP candidate during John McCain's failed Presidential run.

I guess it was so cute and fit her that she's capitalizing on it's success.

Known as the champion of the GOP's position to derail and cause failure with anything President Obama says or does, she coined the phrase, "Death Panels" to describe his health care reform project. And, if after listening to her speak, if your own child doesn't have "Down Syndrome," you actually feel guilty.

I wonder if she has a chapter in her book, "How to Quit Your Job," or "How to Let Everyone Down"?
Instead of "going rogue," I wish she'd just go away.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

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288 Comments on this post:

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:37

Nemo,

I'm already in the Guard, Nemo. They call us to active duty when they need us...but I am already in the military...and probably will continue to be for the next 10 years.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:38

Dargent,

Aw come on...go ahead and post. I'm curious what you had to say.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:39

Well, at least he admits it.

Schultz Admits That ObamaCare Is The First Step To Single-Payer
http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=2289

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 2:45

Like I say..you are losing it chief. Maybe this is why the gaurd has not called you up. Your to crazy.

Well I have got to go to work. Maybe you should do the same chief before it is time for you to go to work.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 2:47

bitter party of one, your table is now ready. bitter party of one.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:50

Blanket,

Well, enjoy your table then.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:51

Nemo,

Sorry but insane people are given a section 8...I don't have one and don't expect one either.

Projecting again perchance?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 2:51

i'm not the one with the bitter Obama posts.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:52

Blanket,

No, you're the one with bitter posts about anyone who disagrees with Obama.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 2:56

I did not say you were insane, chief. I said that you are crazy. Why haven't they called you?

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 2:57

Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 2:04

"Would you pay $4.95 to attend a motivational speech by President George W. Bush?"

Nope, but I'd pay $10.00 to hear a motivational speech from Matt Foley... maybe G W will eventually join Mr. Foley and live in a van down by the river.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 2:59

Nemo,

Not sure...possibly because they are going to call my whole unit up at the same time.

And isn't crazy and insane the same thing?

BTW, most of my unit think along the same lines I do...as does a majority of those in the military.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 3:05

I will charge 3.00 to say It is hard over and over.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 3:06

It is hard work over and over. GWB

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 3:07

nemo, meaning GW jr. of course?

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 3:09

nemo, lol you beat me. I was trying to help.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 3:11

I tryed to correct that but I lost the link.

Yes slacker it was Bush jr at the debates that kept saying over and over that it was hard work.

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 3:12

brrrrk, Matt Foleys motivational speeches are truly missed.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 3:12

slacker, I was afraid that chief would get excited and tell on himself. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 10/22/09 at 3:14

See you all tomorrow.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 3:22

Isn't it amazing how even when I'm not part of a conversation Nemo keeps trying to bring me into it.

Is he THAT insecure?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 3:23

bye, Nemo.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 3:24

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 3:12
brrrrk, Matt Foleys motivational speeches are truly missed.

indeed!

By: dargent7 on 10/22/09 at 3:26

Chief: I dunno...today's "posts" read like a screen play for a "Pee Wee's Big Adventure III" movie. Out of 270 posts, two deal w/ the LTE. The rest is slamming each other . Like I care how much hair you have.
As you know, I was elected as the "Hall Monitor" until I had to resign for medical reasons (premature ejaculation).
Tommorrow's another day. Maybe a comet or meteor will hit Earth and stop this thing we call "life".

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 3:29

dargent, i'm still holding out for the rapture so those pesky evangelicals will go away.

By: chiefpayne568 on 10/22/09 at 3:29

Come on Dargent.

Life is good no matter what's happening. Things will still get better eventually!

I really don't like slamming people...but I won't just roll over and die either. You're similar to that...you don't attack until attacked - or at least you haven't with me.

Anyway, I look forward to what you have to say tomorrow.

By: sidneyames on 10/22/09 at 3:54

By: slacker on 10/22/09 at 9:04
Sidney, I am so embarrassed. I just called Barnes & Noble, asking for your book, and they said they didn't have it. I would appreciate it, if you didn't mislead me like that again in the future.

No, no. You need to call Amazon. Just kidding. The title of my book is "To Be Announced".

Chakracon thank you for being another voice for intelligent life form on CP. 29" inseam? Me thinks that's too much; try 24" inseam.

By: sidneyames on 10/22/09 at 3:58

By: govskeptic on 10/22/09 at 9:29
D7's comments may cause poor Mrs. Palin many tears. You'd
think she quit as his beloved Governor. Without even coming out
yet her book spent a few weeks at #1 on NY Times best selling list
and is still at #3. At $125,000 per yr who could blame her for stepping
down as Governor, especially with the media grief she was enduring.
I see no reason why she wishes to appear on Queen Opra's show
although it will probably result in selling many books to a limited number
of her viewers

I'm curious govskeptic: Do you think that when obama cuts 90% of the salary from the top 25 producers in the banking/finance industry, that he will start on the media next? After all, how much do you think O'prah makes in a minute? a day? a Year? Too much for a talk show host and I think something is awry (?) in Denmark.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 4:01

sid, the difference is that the government bailed out the banking/finance companies. we really had no choice - any economist will tell you that. since the gov't. (we) bailed them out we are absolutely in our right to make sure they don't scam us with big bonuses and huge salaries.

By: sidneyames on 10/22/09 at 4:08

By: dargent7 on 10/22/09 at 9:57
Guy's: Could we leave my much aligned penis out of the comments today?
And Chakracon: When's the last time you saw a penis? (Sam Kinneson).

hee-haw; hee-haw; hee-haw D7

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 4:18

Sid, people like you et al. are casualties of the Horatio Alger myth. You believe in the pablum that it's all about (as Alger would put it) “honesty, thrift, self-reliance, industry, a cheerful whistle and an open manly face.” I'm not denying that there isn't an element of truth to that, but the fact is that we've become a society that is less mobile socially then ever before. Even England, with all of their embedded aristocracy, is now more of a socially mobile society than we are. Care to guess what has now become the biggest indicator of success in this country? It used to be the level of education that one attained, but that's not the case anymore.... the indicator is now the wealth of the parents. That's the death knell of the middle class....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/22/09 at 4:20

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 4:18
You believe in the pablum that it's all about (as Alger would put it) “honesty, thrift, self-reliance, industry, a cheerful whistle and an open manly face.”

ah, if that were only reality, but sadly it is not.

By: sidneyames on 10/22/09 at 4:20

By: Dragon on 10/22/09 at 10:46
"...he's been in office less than 12 months ..."

Thank goodness he wasn't president on 9-11-01. We would still be waiting for him to make decisions about what to do in response

And I doubt that if O'bama got a "warning prior to 9-11-01" that he would even think anything of it. He's too busy taking vacations! And besides that he's never been a boyscout so he knows nothing about military strategy.

And if he was pres at 9-11, he'd do nothing, just like he's doing in Afghanistan. OUr troops need help over there. NOW!

By: sidneyames on 10/22/09 at 4:39

brrrk said "the indicator is now the wealth of the parents".

Oh well; that leave me out; Daddy died poor and mother died middle class. BUT maybe my bro's kids and sisters kid will fare better than we did.

Actually we used to tell mother to "spend our inheritance" and she did spend most of it! God rest her soul. The part she left me was eaten up by the market meltdown. Oh well, easy come; easy go. When I die, I want just enuff moola to cremate me and ashes go to Montana so I can watch the cowboys shoot 'em up in the bars cause we can't carry guns in bars in TN.

yah, ha, ha, yah, ha. Hey D7 - hee-haw; hee-haw. I'm leaving this site permanently today. Don't want to spend anymore time quarreling with unidentifiable objects!

By: sidneyames on 10/22/09 at 4:43

No, I have to print this: it is tooooo funny for words:

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. A criminal complaint says 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers.

Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.

Police said the chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders.

By: brrrrk on 10/22/09 at 4:49

"For I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. Formerly bodily powers gave place among the aristoi. But since the invention of gunpowder has armed the weak as well as the strong with missile death, bodily strength, like beauty, good humor, politeness and other accomplishments, has become but an auxiliary ground of distinction. There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents; for with these it would belong to the first class. The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society. And indeed it would have been inconsistent in creation to have formed man for the social state, and not to have provided virtue and wisdom enough to manage the concerns of the society. May we not even say that that form of government is the best which provides the most effectually for a pure selection of these natural aristoi into the offices of government? The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provision should be made to prevent it's ascendancy."

Thomas Jeffeson

By: dargent7 on 10/22/09 at 5:22

Good-Bye, and Good Luck....

By: Funditto on 10/22/09 at 6:18

"I'm leaving this site permanently today. Don't want to spend anymore time quarreling with unidentifiable objects!"

Ding Dong! Can it be so? Say it is so!