Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1:31am

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: brrrrk on 12/4/09 at 4:12

Felonious Bullhockenus? Didn't he play with Coltrane?

By: dargent7 on 12/4/09 at 4:13

Funditto: I just write the LTE's. If I or Clouse didn't, what springboard would you use to go "off"? And, obviously by the content of this board, there are no rules and no requirements. Everyone's rude, got an agenda although hidden or denied, believe's no one's smarter than anyone, and everyone's sarcastic and pokes fun. Some get caught in this net, and we that do pay dearly. We're all faceless to a large degree, so WTF, who cares?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:28

"pay dearly"? omg, it's a friggin' posting board! sheesh.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 4:30

Some people take this board way>/B> too seriously.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 4:31

Sorry

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 4:33

Way to go, gd...

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 4:34

I can't believe that felonious bullhockenous, once again!

I hope you all have a great weekend...even you, darge. Can't wait to see what Monday's letter brings us!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:34

have a good one, Mama!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:36

I've had LTE's published in the Scene, TCP AND the Tennesseean. Do I get a triple crown for that?

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 4:36

I wrote a letter to Santa when I was seven...does that count?

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

You're the "bombdiggity".

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:38

cool, i get the bombdiggity award! awesome.

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 4:38

Speech! Speech!

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 4:39

I mistakenly wrote my letter to "Satan", gd...I wonder if DaddyYo got it yet...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:39

i'd like to thank the academy, and my fellow posters, and all the folks who wrote letters that were not deemed worthy of publishing.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:43

house, don't be summoning the demon for cryin' out loud!

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 4:45

My bad. "DaddyYo" should have been "Peyton Manning".
Again, I apologize.

By: conservarage on 12/4/09 at 4:49

Wow, Paul - way to mix a lot of different issues and claim that they follow the same line of reasoning. Of course, in your mind, it probably makes sense.

He is mixing different issues and claiming they are related.

'Real' pollution - ie: dumping toxic wastes into streams, the Brockovich case, etc have nothing to do with the AGW/CO2/Cap-and-Trade issue.

In fact, if i were an environmentalist trying to solve actual problems or promote conservation of natural resources, I would be SO angry at all of the time/attention/money/effort taken away from real conservation and dedicated to fighting the CO2-boogeyman which Al Gore has been babbling about for years (though of course, he wasn't the first and isn't the only one)

The problem is that Al Gore and his ilk would like trillions of dollars (your dollars mind you - remember - corporations CANNOT pay fines - they just pass them along to customers) to be spent to cut CO2 emissions - which is not, despite what Robert Gibbs and others would have you believe, definatively shown to cause any sort of 'global warming'.

You see, scientists need to prove that AGW is true - we shouldn't have to prove it to be false. A hypothesis must be validated before it should be accepted. The proof simply isn't there. Not even close to justify Cap-and-Trade.

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

That reminds me...predictions...

Giants 20
Cowboys 17

Titans 10
Colts 33

Upset: Cards over Vikings

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 4:58

Yup, it's feelin' like time for Brett to fold.

Titans 34
Colts 30

Cowboys 3
Giants 2

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 4:58

have a good weekend, everyone. i'm going home to admire my bombdiggity award.

By: slacker on 12/4/09 at 4:58

I'm doing my part, I've stopped peeing in my back yard.

Lock of the week: Cincinnati -13

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 5:00

That thing is real gold, Blanket...better get it bronzed...

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 5:03

Can't forget the SEC:

Alabama Menstrual Cycle 26
Florida Burt Reynolds Characters 17

By: slacker on 12/4/09 at 5:08

dick658

By: house_of_pain on 12/4/09 at 5:12

Sally Bone

By: slacker on 12/4/09 at 5:15

Sally F. Bone

By: gdiafante on 12/4/09 at 5:15

"Can't forget the SEC..."

Sure I can...although I did watch a replay of the 2006 SEC championship today.

By: sidneyames on 12/4/09 at 5:16

By: MamaG on 12/4/09 at 2:51
sid said: "When I used my "real" name it was because I thought I was supposed to and now I don't know how to change it. Any suggestions"

This smells like felonious bullhockenus to me, sid. At any rate, we already know who you are so what's the dif now?

Be that as it may, mamma, I was not "poster" savvy when I came on this site. Don't be so cynnical. Everyone who posts is not a liar. I didn't know how to sign on. Still don't know how to change it. Instead of running me down, why don't you educate me on how to change it.

No bull intended.

By: Funditto on 12/4/09 at 7:05

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/4/09 at 3:36

I've had LTE's published in the Scene, TCP AND the Tennesseean. Do I get a triple crown for that?"

Me too! And the Tennessee Register! Twice. And one prompted the bishop to call and thank me. I win.

By: dargent7 on 12/4/09 at 8:00

So, gdia, you had a relationship with Santa at 7. That's best kept between the two of you.