Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 2:29am

Where are the Tigers?

I can't help but notice that since you have been in existence there has been little to no coverage on the Tennessee State University Tigers.

I just feel like we are underappreciated, undervalued and marginalized, and it is really a shame.

Terry Holcomb
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145 Comments on this post:

By: Funditto on 12/1/09 at 10:01

The joke's on you Sid, GWB put all those security measures in place. Another fine example of his eight year reign.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 10:11

OK you guys. We need to talk about what's really important.

Did Tiger Woods' wife beat the crap outta him or what? LOL

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 10:26

That's what my wife thinks, Blanket. Something's screwy, for sure.

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 10:29

Where the heck is slacker?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 10:31

house, i think he's too nice of a guy and too private to want to air his dirty laundry in public. that or else she's really got something she's hanging over his head.

By: Funditto on 12/1/09 at 10:37

Blanket, I think Tiger was texting and driving.

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 10:39

Maybe his OnStar malfunctioned.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 10:42

house, would that be a wardrobe malfunction?

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 10:44

Only if he got caught with his pants down.

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 10:47

Fidelity malfunction?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 10:48

uh, that's probably more like it.

By: gdiafante on 12/1/09 at 10:51

It's obvious that Tiger somehow obtained top secret information that exposes a wide-reaching government conspiracy. This was a thwarted assassination attempt by members of the secret group known as "Dargenatti"

Tiger discovered symbology hidden in Dargent's LTE's that reveal the names, addresses and underwear size of all the conspirators. Tiger's mistake was casually mentioning this to a new caddy, who is a long time member of the Dargenatti.

Tiger hasn't said anything because he fears for another attempt on his life. I think I've said too much...someone's at the door...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 10:53

nice, g. nice.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 10:54

has anyone seen any interviews with Jesse Ventura regarding his new show? that guy is NUTS!

By: Funditto on 12/1/09 at 11:09

Saw him on Larry King last night. For the first time, LK was speechless. I did agree with him about the war.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:11

Yeah, I agree with him about the war. He did leave LK speechless a few times. Got a few chuckles out of that.

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 11:21

So he & Larry didn't rassle? What a gyp.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:24

yeah, i know!

By: Kosh III on 12/1/09 at 11:31

More GOP tax-evaders

http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/1125_schwarzeneggar.pdf

By: Funditto on 12/1/09 at 11:33

I'm afraid Larry would break. He's looking a tad fragile.

By: Kosh III on 12/1/09 at 11:35

Dragon:
"Huckabee merely commuted the sentence from over 100 years down to 47 years. Liberals will agree that over 100 years for a 16 year old is excessive."

This progressive thinks the whole sentence should be served. No parole for certain crimes.

By: MamaG on 12/1/09 at 11:38

I knew Steven Segal had a new show coming out but, Jesse Ventura has a new show too??? What's it about?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:40

I totally agree, Kosh.

Mama, it's about conspiracy theories - lol!

What is the difference between an SUV and a golf ball? Tiger woods can drive a golf ball 300 yards.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:41

Steven Segal looks like such a douchebag in those commercials.

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 11:43

My buddy & I met Segal downtown once. He gave us the stink eye.

By: sidneyames on 12/1/09 at 11:44

By: Funditto on 12/1/09 at 10:01
"The joke's on you Sid, GWB put all those security measures in place. Another fine example of his eight year reign."

No, Funditto, the joke is not on ME; it's on America. Remember? CHANGE? So why didn't he (go-bama) change it if it was so bad from Bush? Change? Buziness as usual, I say.

Also, if Huckabee commuted any sentence, it had to have been brought up by someone else and recommended by someone else. The President and the Governor's of all states, don't go trolling in prisons for people to help out.

At 17, a 95 year sentence was hefty; don't know the details. The failure comes in when 2 judges release him on bond for RAPE. They need to be hung out to dry, not the governor. If he could have predicted the rape, he'd never have pardoned the guy.

If huckabee could have predicted the killings, he never would have pardoned the creep. If huckabee could predict anything, then he would not have run for P-dent. He would have known he'd lose.

So, he did what most governor's would have done. Took bad advice on a supposed bbad court decision - the 95 year sentence was too strong.

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 11:46

"the 95 year sentence was too strong."
Tell that to his latest victim.

By: brrrrk on 12/1/09 at 11:47

Anyone remember the days when a person working a part time job could actually pay their way through college? Maybe it wasn't Yale or Harvard, but at least you could get a decent college education from a public school. College will soon be for the wealthy only.... just like Reagan wanted.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:48

sid, there's people who commit crimes at 17 that deserve life without parole, don't you agree? Huckabee has a brain and makes his own decisions (I know that is debatable, but just go with it for a minute) so he could have chosen to NOT to commute his sentence.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:52

Clemmons was among 1,033 people who were pardoned or had their sentences reduced during Huckabee's 10 1/2 years as governor, a number that far surpasses that of his three predecessors combined. Bill Clinton, Frank White and Jim Guy Tucker granted 507 clemencies in the 17 1/2 years they served. Beebe, Huckabee's Democratic successor, has issued 273 commutations and pardons since taking office in January 2007 — all but one of them were pardons after the completion of the inmates' prison terms.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:54

Prosecutors have said Huckabee, a Southern Baptist preacher, was more inclined to release or reduce the sentences of prisoners if he had direct contact with them or was lobbied by those close to him. Clemmons' letter perhaps appealed to Huckabee's Christian faith.

In his application for clemency, Clemmons wrote that he prayed Huckabee would show him compassion and said at the time of his crimes he had just moved to Arkansas from Seattle. Clemmons also wrote that he had changed his life since "the angel of death has visited and taken away my dear sweet mother."

In 1989, Clemmons, then 17, was convicted in Little Rock for aggravated robbery and other charges and sentenced to 95 years. Between 1989 and 1998, Clemmons broke prison rules more than two dozen times — sometimes violently, said state prison system spokeswoman Dina Tyler.

But hey, Clemmons is a good Christian so let's forgive him and let him go.

By: Dragon on 12/1/09 at 11:57

By: brrrrk on 12/1/09 at 11:47
Anyone remember the days when a person working a part time job could actually pay their way through college?

So, where is Obama's $4,000 for everyone? He promised he would "will make college affordable for all Americans".

By: Kosh III on 12/1/09 at 11:57

"the 95 year sentence was too strong."

Certain crimes should never allow for pardon or early release. This was one. I am sure the 4 cops would agree if they could.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 11:59

Dragon, you'd complain if he did. Never happy with anything Obama does, are you?

By: Dragon on 12/1/09 at 12:00

"In 1989, Clemmons, then 17, was convicted in Little Rock for aggravated robbery and other charges and sentenced to 95 years."

You mean aggravated robbery should be life without parole?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 12:02

"Between 1989 and 1998, Clemmons broke prison rules more than two dozen times — sometimes violently, said state prison system spokeswoman Dina Tyler.

Clemmons didn't stay out long. He was convicted of robbery in Ouachita County in 2001, but was released again in 2004 by the parole board. Little Rock police say Clemmons also faced charges here in 2001 but prosecutors dropped the additional charges when Clemmons was released a second time. Months after his 2004 release, Clemmons was named as a suspect in an aggravated robbery at a hotel in Little Rock but he was not charged."

guess you left that part out, Dragon.

By: Dragon on 12/1/09 at 12:05

So, Huckabee commutes the sentence from 95 years down to 47 years. Should have executed him so the judges and parole boards couldn't screw things up.

Somehow, it must be George Bush's fault.

By: brrrrk on 12/1/09 at 12:06

Dragon said

"So, where is Obama's $4,000 for everyone? He promised he would "will make college affordable for all Americans"."

I guess you would have called Christianity a failure a year after the crucifixion? :-)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 12:09

Dragon, life without parole would have worked fine.

By: Funditto on 12/1/09 at 12:09

If Clinton had been the one to release this thug, sid and co. would be singing an entirely different tune, without a doubt.

By: gdiafante on 12/1/09 at 12:09

"Somehow, it must be George Bush's fault."

Nevermind your apologist attitude, you're starting to ramble now. Off your meds again?

By: brrrrk on 12/1/09 at 12:23

Anyone catch Dana Perino, while calling the Fort Hood shootings a terrorist attack, state that no terrorist attack ever occurred during the Bush administration. So I guess that means that 911 didn't happen during the Bush administration or that the 911 attack wasn't a terrorist event? GOP, thy name is hypocrisy....

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 12:25

Tiger Woods was attempting to carry out a terrorist attack on a fire hydrant...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/1/09 at 12:27

I think his wife has a Tiger by the tail.

By: brrrrk on 12/1/09 at 12:28

house_of_pain said

"Tiger Woods was attempting to carry out a terrorist attack on a fire hydrant..."

LOL

He declared a Jihad on that sucka'

By: house_of_pain on 12/1/09 at 12:29

I thought she had him by the putter.

By: dargent7 on 12/1/09 at 12:31

OK, I get it now. The humor down here in Nashville, Tenn. is on such a plane that us Northerners, "just don't get it". "It's over your head's". Well, with "gdia" at the helm, "Chief" spooning out the usual chum, "Dragon" sitting shotgun, and "Sid" pulling up the rear, and "Funditto"/ or "Mamma" as a replacement, you guy's got it all covered. The best line, "We all could write a LTE"...well then, write the fu**cker.

By: gdiafante on 12/1/09 at 12:31

She has him by the Titleists.

By: gdiafante on 12/1/09 at 12:33

STOP!

Dragon, could you loan Dargent your pacifier? Thanks buddy.

By: dargent7 on 12/1/09 at 12:41

House: It's true: Johnny Carson once said to Arnold Palmer's wife, when she said she "rubbed his balls, for luck", he said, "That would straighten out any man's putter". Was sued for millions...but worth every penny.