Letters to the Editor

Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:40pm

Don't take Thanksgiving for granted

During the Thanksgiving holiday, I often think of people who don’t have the luxuries I enjoy. Those who don’t have contact with families, who don’t have a delicious home-cooked meal, and who don’t have a place to call home.

Many families volunteer at local soup kitchens and shelters to help those people, but this year, I hope people also decide to volunteer on Dec. 9, one day that makes a huge difference.

Project Homeless Connect is a one-stop event hosted by The Key Alliance for homeless individuals and families where they are able to receive a broad range of services from legal services to pet care. Last year thousands of services were provided in one day.

I hope that you choose to give back during the holidays by volunteering at PHC Nashville (www.thekeyalliance.org). By doing so, you will help the homeless overcome barriers to housing. That way, they will hopefully be able to enjoy some of the things we take for granted on Thanksgiving — contact with families, home-cooked meals, and a place to call home next year during the holidays.

Casey Milleson, 37209

283 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 5:25

Good morning.

I think this is a rerun letter, but it is for a noble cause.

By: dargent7 on 11/24/09 at 5:35

I think I misjudged Bud Adams. After last night's Titan's win, to make in 4 in a row, there's something to be said for being 86, senile, classless, having a billion liquid, and pulling $250k out of you pocket for spare change paying NFL fines. Without Mr. Adams coaching style, who knows where the Titans would be now?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 5:58

From yesterday

sid post screwy post then can't understand why I don't understand.
She make a shotgun post..... "name a movie star the aborts a downs syndrome child? Probaly most of them."

I think sid's hate is taking her to new levels.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 6:00

By: dargent7 on 11/24/09 at 5:35
I think I misjudged Bud Adams. After last night's Titan's win, to make in 4 in a row, there's something to be said for being 86, senile, classless, having a billion liquid, and pulling $250k out of you pocket for spare change paying NFL fines. Without Mr. Adams coaching style, who knows where the Titans would be now?
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Never misjudge Bud. He will do something.

By: dargent7 on 11/24/09 at 6:11

Nemo: The highest profile Hollywood elite, Jolie and Madonna, "buy" their children overseas. Brittany, Roberts had their own. If they had a diagnosis that a pregnancy had "Down", they would abort quietly, and start over. Like we don't know the surgeons and plastic surgery they got, "we, the people" aren't privy to their abortions.
All we get are mug shots from TMZ for their DUI's and domestic batteries.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 6:28

dargent to lump all movie stars into one catagory is so right-wing fringe.

By: house_of_pain on 11/24/09 at 6:32

I've got a Thanksgiving-related question...is it okay to stuff a turkey with pork chops?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 6:37

Only if the pig agrees, house.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 7:12

Obama will make his Afghanistan decision known next tuesday. He is expected to bring the number of toops to 34,000 and ask NATO for another 10,000. That will give McChrystal the toops he asked for.

There want be any Nation Building in this plan.

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 7:16

Good morning, Nashville!

Nemo is right, this is the second LTE promoting Project Homeless Connect. It does appear to be a worthy cause. If I were living in Nashville, I might give them a call and see if they needed any help.

The Titans looked good last night, Bud Adams must have felt a certain amount of schadenfruede; if the taxpayers of Houston had caved in to his demand for a new stadium, the Oilers would still be in Houston. Bud had to go all the way to Nashville, TN, to find a city that he could shake down for the free panem et circum. Enjoy!

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 7:17

D7, when you use the word classless, are you sure that you're not "projecting" or relating too closely?

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By: house_of_pain on 11/24/09 at 6:32
I've got a Thanksgiving-related question...is it okay to stuff a turkey with pork chops?
Yes, dice up the pork chops; add apples and raisins and some herbs like rosemary, thyme and basil. Bake. Be sure pork is cooked at least 3/4 of way before stuffing turkey. Sounds different and yummy!

By: Dragon on 11/24/09 at 7:17

It was reported that Orzag (budget director) was in the meeting. Another "tax the rich" scheme in the works?

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 7:20

"name a movie star the aborts a downs syndrome child? Probaly most of them."

I think sid's hate is taking her to new levels.

Capt, I'm just responding to the HATE that surrounds Sara Palin and anyone who disagrees with the left wing kill babies crowd.

Most Hollywood types, if presented with an ultrasound showing abnormal baby, would abort it. I'd be willing to bet. Sara knew her child was downes syndrome and chose to give life, rather than death. There are many happy, successful downs syndrome people - living. Go to Special Olympics. Maybe they are the true chosen ones. They cheer evereyone on, they are not hate=filled, they are not selfish and they show true love.

So I don't hate anyone. I despise some POLICIES. That's different than hating people.

So chew on reality this year. Leave the gizzard and turkey leg alone. You need to chew on reality.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 7:22

It is a war tax Dragon. They are going to tax the War Machine.

Not just how rich are you Dragon?

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 7:24

Lou Dobbs, the portly, over-ripe, flag-waving, chickenhawk, has leaked his presidential ambitions to the media. Palin - Dobbs in 2012, as a third party ticket, would split the GOP in thirds: one third would go for Palin-Dobbs, one third would vote for the GOP nominees, one third would vote Democratic, or not at all. That's what my crystal balls are saying.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 7:29

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 7:20

Most Hollywood types, if presented with an ultrasound showing abnormal baby, would abort it. I'd be willing to bet.
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There you go sid. Shotgun posting so early in the morning.

You don't know. You are only projecting what you want to think. What you think a movie star is like.

You get very grumpy if anything bad is said about Taylor Switf, but you know all about her too. Don't you?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 7:32

Your crystal balls are a shining example of something Loner. lol

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 7:43

I read where the Pentagon figures that for every troop deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan, the US taxpayers will have to pay one million dollars, just to support that single troop over the course of a year. 1,000 added troops means one billion in added expense. 40,000 troops will require an additional 40 billion per annum. Wow!

Why is the price tag so high? Our "volunteers" are actually highly paid mercenaries supported by very highly paid private contractors. The equipment is very expensive, the War Lobby doesn't give Uncle Sam any discounts, they add a surcharge. (Kerching!)

Since we are fighting these Holy Wars at Israel's behest, it would be nice if the wealthy Israelis could offer some cash (or a few troops) to help defray the costs of making the world safe for Zionism. Many folks claim the Israelis are our best allies, but they have never helped out, in any US conflict, ever. They don't offer assistance, they just provoke their neighbors and start wars that the USA must conclude.

Israel's highly acclaimed intelligence services swore that Saddam had a WMD stockpile, that was Jewish bull, but nobody has accused the Israelis of crying, "WOLF!" or setting us up as patsies. Why not?

By: Funditto on 11/24/09 at 7:44

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By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 7:20

Most Hollywood types, if presented with an ultrasound showing abnormal baby, would abort it. I'd be willing to bet."

Sid, I'm one of those "liberals" you love to despise and I have a handicapped child (I knew it beforehand). What do you think of that? I've never run for office. Never written a book. And never use him to further my lot in life. Palin's doing so makes me sick.

I just hope to God, when I spend the morning at Children's Hospital with him today that I don't get stuck in the waiting room with someone like you. Yes, it will take hours, but it will not occur to me that the reason is in any way political.

By: Funditto on 11/24/09 at 7:46

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 7:29

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 7:20

Most Hollywood types, if presented with an ultrasound showing abnormal baby, would abort it. I'd be willing to bet."

Plus Sid, not every birth defect is known beforehand.

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 7:54

Ms. Swift scored again, Tony Zizza's fawning accolades will probably be featured in the next LTE. She's so squeaky clean....no doubt, somebody out there will try to smear her and the media will dive on the story..then the drugs, acohol and spousal-boyfriend abuse stories will work there way to the surface. 'twas ever thus.

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 7:55

There you go sid. Shotgun posting so early in the morning.

You don't know. You are only projecting what you want to think. What you think a movie star is like.

You get very grumpy if anything bad is said about Taylor Switf, but you know all about her too. Don't you?

Funditto you hate anyone who disagrees with you. I just hope if I have to go to a soup kitchen, you aren't ladeling the soup. You'd probably spit in it if you knew it was me.

And Funditto, in todays ultrasound world, most defects are known. PLUS Sara palin did not start her political aspirations after her son was born. She was already governor when he was conceived. Do you think she did that so she could run for president?

What will you say if Ms. Obama gets pg with hubby in the white house? Will you say she did it so he could stay in the white house? Will you hang him if his child is a birth that is not PERFECT according to the world? What if his child is a downs syndrome child? Will he be required to hide it fromthe media?

Look, she was a public servant before pregnancy. What office have any of you who criticize her held? Please, just answer that ONE question with a real answer. BETCHA' none of you have even run for dog catcher or city council. What public servant role(s) have Ya'll served?

NONE! betcha! betcha! I'm going to work now. And no, I didn't serve any either. Don't care to; just support those I deem worthy.

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 8:00

Sid, As a favor, could you place other poster's comments in quotation marks and indicate the source of the comment. The cut/paste feature is getting a bit abused; clarity is good. Thanks.

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 8:04

Hmmm. Michelle Obama pregnant? Let's start a rumor...just kidding A WH pregnancy.....talk about a national distraction....maybe the POTUS needs to consider that option, it would get people's minds off the wars and the economy etc.

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 8:08

Best wishes, Funditto for you and yours....we've been posting back and forth for years, I feel like you are part of my internet family. I respect and admire you for the burdens you carry so well. I really mean that.

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 8:10

Loner, I don't care if she has 20 babies in the white house; after all, the president and his family are real people. JUST LIKE the former governor of Alaska, aka, vice presidential candidate, are real people.

I don't hate O'bama. I hate his socialistic policies. Yesterday at the doctor, everyone was complaining cause they had to wait 2 to 3 hours. Yummy! I can't wait till they get their wish -- a 6 month wait (or death). Hooray for O'bama's creative thinking regarding health care. Sounds like Japan and China to me! Or England, Russia or Canada. Ymmmmmm! Can't wait.

Yes, I'll put my "other poster's comments in quotation marks and indicate the source of the comment" (Loner said that), as you wish, Loner. I normally do, but sometimes when I'm in a hurry I forget. Pardon my humanism!

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 8:13

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By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 8:08
"Best wishes, Funditto for you and yours....we've been posting back and forth for years, I feel like you are part of my internet family. I respect and admire you for the burdens you carry so well. I really mean that."

I do not ever wish anyone with disabilities any harm, unlike the posters here who hate Sara Palin and her son.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 8:22

Well, it certainly looks like Joe Liebermann is going to refuse to play ball with the Democrats on this healthcare bill. Wonder if he'll tip the balance?

Of course he has the advantage if his vote does tip the balance...either he gets the public option axed or the whole bill simply dies...and I'm not sure he cares which one happens, unlike the Democrats. So like I said, if his vote does count that much then he has the advantage...because I really don't think he's bluffing.

Lieberman Digs In on Public Option
http://tinyurl.com/yhjmu8r

By: Funditto on 11/24/09 at 8:22

SID: we do not wish her harm. I simply disagree with her choice to parade her child around while she is furthering her career. That's all. I don't hate her or you or anyone. Geesh - calm down.

Thanks, Loner! Back at ya.

By: Funditto on 11/24/09 at 8:25

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 8:10
I don't hate O'bama. I hate his socialistic policies. Yesterday at the doctor, everyone was complaining cause they had to wait 2 to 3 hours. Yummy! I can't wait till they get their wish -- a 6 month wait (or death). "

So sid cant' wait for folks to die? Nice.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 8:26

If sid was to post something of focus instead of her usual shotgun approuch at blasting at anything that moves, we might be able to understand what the hell she is talking about.

But then on the other hand I would not have a good morning laugh.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 8:27

Well, well, well. Nothing to hide huh?

San Diego ACORN Document Dump Scandal
http://tinyurl.com/ydr7kcs

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 8:28

Sid said, "Loner, I don't care if she (Michelle Obama) has 20 babies in the white house". Let's do the math, if they are single fetus pregnancies, given a 9-month gestation period, followed by a 3-month rest period, 20 consecutive pregnancies would take about twenty years to accomplish. I am surprised to see that you do not care if Obama is our president for that length of time.

If you wish to see a successful socialized medicine plan in action, one that is sustainable, generous and comprehensive you should google Israeli national healthcare. Did you know that abortions are free or cheap in Israel. One in four preganancies (not counting miscarriages) in Israeli women are terminated through abortions - about 40,000 per year. Is that self-inflicted anti-Semitism?

In spite of the fact that the Israelis are the beneficiaries of "socialized medicine", Senator Lieberman and Rep. Eric Cantor, Israel's strongest supporters in the US Congress, are vehemently opposed to any public option for Americans. These guys would begrudge to Americans what they make possible for Israelis. Israel has lots of free butter, because we supply them free guns, thanks to guys like Lieberman and Cantor. I dare say, we've been had.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 8:31

Funditto it is sid's shotgun blast/thinking. Blast/say something and she might get lucky and actually hit something.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 8:33

Loner,

Sorry but once you said that abortions were paid for, you lost me, at least, on this one! As far as I'm concerned the Israelies can have their system, and good luck to them!

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 8:35

So now, is Global Warming a dead issue finally???

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?
http://tinyurl.com/yhx9juw

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 8:37

Loner, sid do math? Shotgun approch is so much simpler for. She does not have to think.

As for Israel abortion ploicy, wow. But then on the other hand it is not that big of a country.

Liberman votes on what is best for Liberman.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 8:37

Apparently someone must like her...her book is selling very well!

AP source: Palin book sells big in first week
http://tinyurl.com/yka3n5u

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/24/09 at 8:39

Funditto, I hope the dr. appt. goes well. *hug* and here's an extra for your son - *hug*

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/24/09 at 8:39

btw, did your rookie play last night?

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 8:46

Blanket:

sid said that people at the doctors office yesterday were complaning ahout having to wait for two hours to see the doctor. She did not hear how the were complaning that two hours with her was like 6 hours. lol

By: Loner on 11/24/09 at 8:52

Chief, what part was not clear, in my post? The Israelis have long-enjoyed freedom from worry about healthcare issues. Israelis are entitled to free transplants, for example - even if they are performed in other countries...that's generous. Kids get free dental care...that's generous.

And the abortion issue? As I said, one in four pregancies are terminated by way of socialized medicine in Israel. Free or cheap.

Israel can afford to provide this 1st class plan, because the US taxpayers are pumping in the aid...Israel is the undisputed number one recipient of US generosity.

So, it is ironic, that two outspoken fans of Israel, the IDF and everything Israeli would deny to their own constituents what they help to provide for Israeli citizens. Beyond irony, this is hypocrisy. Do you follow me on that, Chief, or do you have a blind spot when criticism of the US-Israel "special relationship" is the issue?

If socialized medicine is so bad for the USA, why don't the opponents point to our client state Israel, as an example of a failed system, not to be emulated?

I know, some will say I'm anti-Semitic for pointing out the hypocrisy and irony...I'll take that risk, in order to inform.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 8:57

Loner,

And what part of what I said was unclear...as I do not agree with abortion, I would not want their version of healthcare HERE. Simple as that.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 8:58

Loner you are talking to a box. Nothing is clear to it.

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 9:00

Loner said "Let's do the math, if they are single fetus pregnancies, given a 9-month gestation period, followed by a 3-month rest period, 20 consecutive pregnancies would take about twenty years to accomplish. I am surprised to see that you do not care if Obama is our president for that length of time"

No I was figuring on her adopting 16 and having a set of quads. That could all be done before 2012 elections.

Capt. said "By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 8:46
Blanket:

sid said that people at the doctors office yesterday were complaning ahout having to wait for two hours to see the doctor. She did not hear how the were complaning that two hours with her was like 6 hours. lol"

You know Capt. I bet there are folks out there who don't like you either. Pick on someone else. I know I'm a good person and don't need your validation.

Also, capt and blanket, Loner said to use " quote " marks when "quoting" someone and you all AIN'T doing it. So do it! I command you to use quote marks.

And Funditto, every word that comes across here negatively about Palin is because of her choice to have a political career. What about Hillary? Nancy? all the other fabulous mothers who are in political careers?

Shall we all take a step back to the 70's? MEN with families should get out of office ASAP. All resign and run home to change the diapers, help with the homework and get those kids ready for college.

I remember seeing Jerry Ford's boys dropped off at Rocky Racoon's bar on 20th street north west every week. They were going there to listen to music and I bet they didn't drink. My patio door faced the restaurant/bar/grill.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 9:03

Hope and Change for the young adults of the Obama era!

Goodbye jobs, hello mom and dad, say young adults
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091124/ap_on_go_ot/us_boomerang_kids

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/24/09 at 9:09

Only this term will apply here as far as I'm concerned:

Sieg Heil!

Katherine Kersten: At U, future teachers may be reeducated
They must denounce exclusionary biases and embrace the vision. (Or else.)

http://tinyurl.com/ybjcxyx

By: sidneyames on 11/24/09 at 9:10

Empty nesters, get ready to share your nest AGAIN! Hope those kids coming home can make a bed, run a vac, do dishes, cook. Oops! that's a great expectation.

I'm going to mcminnville and see how their paper is doing.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 9:12

Wow sid! I know that there are people that don't like me. You don't seem to understand when there is a joke being played.

You can dish it out, but you can't take it. Maybe you are so full of hate that you just can't help yourself.

As for Mrs. Obama adopting 16 children.....wow you are really a freaky person. You seem to know how evrybody should live their lives. I bet you know evrything in your neighborhood too. All of their little secreats.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/24/09 at 9:18

McMinnville must be warned!!!!!!