Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 2:31am

Peel another ozone layer

Many letters swirling around deny the concept, notion, or fact of "global warming." Many living in Tennessee are convinced Al Gore is a crackpot, a mad scientist, and invented the whole "climate change" theory to pocket millions, right after he invented the Internet.

I say we all go back to the good ole' days. Here's how:

Let's start using CFC's and blow open another hole in the ozone.

Let's allow corporations to dump their waste, chemicals, and trash into our lakes, streams, and rivers.

Let's dump our used motor oil and anti-freeze into the nearest storm drains. After all, they're just fish.

Let's petition Detroit to build those guzzling V-8's that get 8 mpg. And get the EPA to relax the emissions nonsense.

Let's stop this ludicrious and costly curbside "recycling" program and toss everything all out for the garbageman.

Let's stop the label, "Made from recycled material" from our plastic and paper bags.

Let's take down all those silly, whacky signs on buildings, campuses and hospitals, saying, "No Smoking." Those CEO's from all the major tobacco cigarette makers are probably correct in saying there is no link between using their product and lung cancer and emphasema.

Let's arrest those people going “Green” and charge them with a felony under the Patriot Act or Homeland Security. Because, as we all know, Mother Nature is very generous. She certainly does not need any help from mankind.

All is well on planet Earth. The sun rose today, didn't it?

Oh, and tell Erin Brockovich to return that settlement money from PG & E and write them a personal letter of apology.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

 

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181 Comments on this post:

By: JohnGalt on 12/4/09 at 10:47

I knew even before his name scrolled on my screen that the rant had to be from silver 7.

He must have penned it while reading Silent Spring for the umpteenth time.

Ummmm ummmm ummmm ummmm ummmmm.

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 10:49

BN, my blog is bit stale, spending too much time here and on other newspaper forums. Here it is:
http://new-york-loner.livejournal.com/

I did comment on the essay featured on the tonyjack site. The comment is awaiting moderation.

Thank you, Dragon for the kind words, there are zealots for every cause working the Congress and the WH. Some call it free speech, others call it rule by way of special interests.

Certainly the enviros do not have the clout that the energy lobby has, for example.

The top three lobbies, as far as actual policy influence is concerned, are the Defense lobby, the Israel lobby and the Energy lobby. (DIE aka the War Lobby) The greenies can't come close to the power weilded by the War Lobby...nobody can.

President Obama is powerless to rein in the War Lobby, he has failed to deliver on that key promise to his supporters. If this trend continues, his base will be eroded considerably. .

Joe the Plumber may have been correct, Obama is a tap-dancer, he's smiling and clicking the taps, as the War Lobby plays the tunes. It's actually embarassing to see a president kow tow like this while getting nothing in return. His advisors are failing him.

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 10:54

Galt! Welcome back. The right wing roster was getting thin. I do appreciate your input. You are witty, though misguided at times...that's what some say about old Loner. You take the starboard, I'll take the port...balance is good.

By: Dragon on 12/4/09 at 11:11

JohnGalt, you've been missed. Your forays from the valley seem to be more infrequent. Got room for one more?

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 11:12

Dragon, thanks for the tip on Mayor Wiseman, for a Wiseman, he sho' nuff talk like a Dumbshit. I'll bet that Mayor Wiseman has a Confederate flag furled up in a closet somewhere. Yee Haw....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 11:22

LOL, Loner!

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 11:28

The Gospel according to Peanuts? Let's put snoopy on a stained glass window....Charlie Brown too....and to think, Wiseman is probably one of the smartest guys in Arlington, TN. Instead of posting on facebook, Mr. Wiseman should consider posting on assbook. If there is a Christian manger scene in Arlington, on the town hall grounds, the role of the ass in the stable should go to Mayor Wiseman.

By: brrrrk on 12/4/09 at 11:29

Loner said

"I'll bet that Mayor Wiseman has a Confederate flag furled up in a closet somewhere. Yee Haw...."

And a bunch of Jefferson Davis banknotes under the bed....

By: brrrrk on 12/4/09 at 11:32

Loner said

"If there is a Christian manger scene in Arlington, on the town hall grounds, the role of the ass in the stable should go to Mayor Wiseman."

Loner, do you think the manger scene in Arlington has Charlie Brown and Lucy standing in for Joseph and Mary? :-)

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 11:40

Absolutely ought to, Brrrrk. Snoopy, of course, is in the manger.

By: brrrrk on 12/4/09 at 11:48

Loner said

"Absolutely ought to, Brrrrk. Snoopy, of course, is in the manger."

ROFLMAO... I knew someone would bite on the snoopy in the manger thing.

By: brrrrk on 12/4/09 at 11:55

Breaking News.... Aetna has announced that it will be dropping over 600,000 from their roster as a means of bolstering their profits for the year. Meanwhile, Aetna CEO Ronald A Williams has a yearly compensation package of 30.86 million. Really puts the Christ in Christmas, doesn't it?

By: Kosh III on 12/4/09 at 12:02

Aetna--that's obscene.

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 12:14

brrk? for real? link?

By: Dragon on 12/4/09 at 12:37

The Aetna story is from the HuffPo and is extremely misleading. Aetna is raising its rates and estimates it will lose some clients because of it. It is not DROPPING clients.

"In an effort to get back to a more profitable level, they are raising their prices to match cost trends. When you raise rates, you run the risk of losing your membership. Health insurance is a very competitive marketplace."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/04/aetna-forcing-600000-plus_n_380130.html

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 12:50

John, Dagny told me to tell you that you're no Hank Reardon. I thought that was rude, but I'm just the messenger...

"Health insurance is a very competitive marketplace."

For everyone except the consumer. For them it's rape without a kiss first.

By: dargent7 on 12/4/09 at 12:55

Funditto: And as Mrs. Freud, what is your particular affiliation to this board? Why do you always chime in, rather sarcastically? What's your agenda? To bless everyone? I got two peas alright, and they're not in any pod.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:07

Here's some good news...

http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/04/news/economy/jobs_november/index.htm

On a lighter note, I would weigh only weigh about 30 pounds on the moon.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:07

s/h/b only one "weigh"...too much Juan Valdez this morning...

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 1:09

Juan got after me with a cattle prod this morning.

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 1:13

By: dargent7 on 12/4/09 at 12:55

Funditto: And as Mrs. Freud, what is your particular affiliation to this board? Why do you always chime in, rather sarcastically? What's your agenda? To bless everyone? I got two peas alright, and they're not in any pod."

I didn't realize there was requirement to post here. Most of us don't want to put our name at the bottom of a letter and don't get why you think it makes you any better, or any smarter, than the rest of us. If you get picked on it's because you ask for it. Capeesh?

By: Kosh III on 12/4/09 at 1:16

So Aetna is raising rates even though inflation overall is near zero.
What about the obscene salary level? Is that still true.

By: Kosh III on 12/4/09 at 1:18

Capiche

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 1:18

Bless you.

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 1:21

LOL!

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 1:22

Here's the link.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/04/aetna-forcing-600000-plus_n_380130.html

What would Chief say?

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:26

Dargent,

I see you're ranting again. Ok. Then I fully agree with you! Let's implement ALL of what you suggest above...if it means that we can finally ignore the politically-based pseudo-scientific BS that has been thrown out without good above-board scientific support.

Frankly, you're too late with me...I've been ignoring the global warming sham since it began.

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 1:27

Lobbying costs money, and Lord knows the insurance companies have been pumping oceans of cash into the political arena lately. The TV and radio ads, the campaign contributions, the phony research etc. etc. it all adds up. I figured that most insurance companies would raise their rates after the "Obamacare" plan passes and then blame it on Obama. Aetna isn't waiting, they aim to recoup their expenditures right now. Maybe they know something we don't.

As I said before, the Stupak Amendment is the poison pill; if it is not disgorged, the bill won't fly.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 1:27

Damn it, Funditto. Why did you have to summon the demon?

btw, this is not a new ploy by Aetna. they have a history of such behavior.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:28

"What would Chief say?"

Aetna is reacting to the possibility that health car reform will bankrupt it and every other insurance company.

Oh, and it's Obama's fault.

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:28

Funditto,

What would I say? I would say I hope Aetna goes belly up and that ALL the people who have it find other places to get their insurance.

That work for you?

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 1:32

Hey! I just heard "The Demon" on the radio! LOL

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 1:32

Chief's back. The starboard wing is gaining mass....in quantity, if not quality. Where is Ben Dover?

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 1:35

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:28

Funditto,

What would I say? I would say I hope Aetna goes belly up and that ALL the people who have it find other places to get their insurance.

That work for you?"

Who are you and what did you do with Chief?

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 1:37

Ah, the dangers of sarcasm, eh Chief? D7 knows all about it. I tell you we need sarcasm marks as a new punctuation mark for online discussions etc. Or not.

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:41

Loner,

Well, if Dargent is going to go on the deep end, then I figured just this once I'd join him. LOL

By: Dragon on 12/4/09 at 1:42

Sorry, Loner, the ship is listing to starboard and soon everything will slide to that side.

Good news on the employment dip, hope it continues after the Christmas holidays. The market started to react with big positives but then the stronger dollar and consequent drop in oil caused it to come back down. Right now, its about even for the day.

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:44

Dragon,

While I share your happiness about the unemployment drop, I somehow doubt it will carry thru after Christmas. Frankly I was hoping for larger drop, due to Christmas shopping.

Frankly, I don't see it holding...but it is a bit of good news.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:46

Of course you don't, Chief. And we're in a depression too...LOL

How's that hyperinflation working out? LOL

Have you seen "2012" yet? LOL

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:47

Gdia,

Thanks for admitting it but don't expect the Administration to do that.

BTW, I don't expect much to come from the conference hosted by this Administration to resolve the unemployment issue either.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 1:49

g, did you see where Nashville is being considered for the World Cup?

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:49

Look up "LOL" and get back to me.

Chop Chop

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:52

I did see that, blanket. They did the draws this morning. USA got England, Algeria and Slovenia in the C bracket.

I think it's a longshot, but if they pull it off, I'd go.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 1:53

"Another hopeful sign cited by economists was a 52,000 increase in the number of temporary workers. Typically employers bring on temporary help before they add permanent employees. It was the biggest jump in temporary help in five years."

http://money.cnn.com/2009/12/04/news/economy/jobs_november/index.htm

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 1:54

"Lots of love," right?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 1:55

it does seem like a longshot but that would be a really good for Nashville if it happened. As long as the residents here don't get rude when the fans don't all speak perfect English.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 1:56

"Lots of liquor"?

By: chiefpayne568 on 12/4/09 at 1:56

Gdia,

Give it time...in the meantime, how is the unemployment still over 10% working for you - even though Obama said it wouldn't go over 8%?

Or how about Chrysler hiring an Italian Ad agency after taking a bailout?

But of course to you, that all means nothing...why we aren't in a depression and everything is smelling like roses. Meanwhile, our unemployment which would have expected to drop dramatically during Christmas barely moved down...and will likely move back up after Christmas.

By: Loner on 12/4/09 at 1:57

World Cup? Isn't that a piece of protective equipment? It's related to the jock in function, right? Hey, any new manufacturing enterprize, even for unmentionable sports equipment, is good.

Good luck, Nashville!

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 1:58

Yada yada yada, Chief. You know you can replace that broken record with a brand new IPOD, right?