Letters to the Editor

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:44am

Keeping an eye out

On Jan. 11, the story I have been waiting for finally broke on the CBS Evening News! It detailed how several members of the U.S. Congress went to the Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009. None of them had any impact whatsoever, and they should have known ahead of time that they would have no impact.

But here is what is really funny to me. The radio talk-show hosts made a big deal out of the Climate Summit and, as always, lambasted Al Gore, Jr. for his views. While doing this, talk show hosts such as Michael DelGiorno profusely praised Rep. Marsha Blackburn for attending the summit, stating that she was there to "keep an eye on Al Gore."

Never mind the fact that she, like all of the others, wasted an enormous amount of taxpayer money attending said summit. By the way, who were all the others there to keep an eye on?

And this week all one could hear on talk radio was the same stupidity out of them, especially Phil Valentine. Every single time it gets cold, [we] will hear him howl that it is some kind of proof that global warming, or climate change, isn't real.

You know, it's wonderful how intelligent he and others like him are. He is able to grasp the concept that the little warming spell that occured during the Middle Ages might be the result of a volcanic eruption. But he can't fathom the concept that humans are regularly putting almost exactly that kind of stuff up into the atmosphere on a continuous basis and that, because of this, humans really are causing a negative impact upon our climate.

No, for him, nothing humans do has any impact whatsoever so we should all just keep on doing exactly what we are already doing — polluting as much as we want to.

John Mark Browder, 37211

 

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409 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 5:55

Good morning.

I'm still here.

This letter wil bring out the idgaf bag of hot air.

As for Phil Valentine. He is what I call an encyclopedia of malfunc

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 5:59

Good morning.

I'm still here.

This letter wil bring out the idgaf bag of hot air.

As for Phil Valentine. He is what I call an encyclopedia of malfunction disorder news burps and farts.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 6:00

Sorry about the first post. It was a verbal malfunction.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 6:19

Nemo: Glad you're safe and sound. I bought your headstone at WalMart and with the 90 day return policy I can take it back. (Unless we get another scare in the next 89 days).
See Palin on Glen Beck? They bet each other a steak dinner America would completely collapse under Obama within the next year. They both were giggling about their brilliant analysis.
Good thing Tne Tennessean didn't run this LTE on global/ climate change. Those guys over there are downright psychotic. They make "Chief" look positively normal.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 6:51

Keep the headstone blank for now...my wife may drive me to an early grave...
Trashing the posters "over there", d7? Didn't you jump my s**t for doing that last month?

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 7:31

House: Last month is a blur. Because NCP only publishes 4/5 days a week, and every other Leap Year, I venture over to The Tennessean. "Stop the Lunacy", "ed179", "Morris the cat", "My 2 cents", to mention a few, are wanted by the Trilateral Commission our own "eastnashville" references so often as consultants.
As I apologized yesterday for calling "Sid" , "notin' but a two-bit hooker", and "Dusty-U "a charlatan who frequents Hell ". I apologize to you also.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 7:38

Don't get me wrong, I agree with you about some of the nutjobs over there.
2cents even called me a liberal the other day...HA! What a joke.
I wasn't fishing for an apology, just bustin' your chops.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 7:44

House: I know. After a year of bloggin Tenn. papers, I'm starting to get the hang of it.
And Sid did have a price increase this year, adjusted for inflation, just so you know.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 7:56

I read a few days ago someone saying that the recent cold snap meant that we're entering into a mini ice age.

I'm wondering if there is any reaction other than the knee-jerk variety anymore.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 8:04

Just don't ask me to give up my hair spray. I've got a reputation to uphold.
"I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vick's...
and his hair was perfect."

By: Funditto on 1/14/10 at 8:04

Pat Robertson said Haiti's pact with the Devil is the cause of their disaster. Idiots seem to get a lot of press these days.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 8:11

Pat may be correct...Haiti...Hades...coincidence???

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 9:09

Anyone notice the first responders to the Haiti earthquake were France and China? The two countries the USA loves to hate? While we're falling all over ourselves and bombing two countries, these two Nations got off their asses and are getting the job done. We'll get there eventually, after all the Congressmen and Senators agree who's idea it was to help.

By: Kosh III on 1/14/10 at 9:12

Now that NCP is back online, a bit of humor to start to day with

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/gay_teen_worried_he_might_be

By: Loner on 1/14/10 at 9:12

Good morning, Nashville!

This sarcastic LTE rambles, whines, complains and names names, but I do not see any reasoned argument or any reasonable conclusions. It's petty and vacuous. This is not the best way to refute the on-the-air demagogues; poorly written letters like this one make their jobs so much easier.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 9:17

Funny, Kosh.
Hey, Loner, there's a story at the Tennessean you might like.
It's about Steve Cohen (state rep.) supporting marijuana legalization.

By: Loner on 1/14/10 at 9:17

Israel is sending in a team to Haiti, it's good PR. They still are blockading relief efforts in Gaza, however, one year after their vicious assault on the penned-in Arab refugees. They are a humane people, when there are camera crews around.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 9:18

If you do a good deed, and no one is around to see it, does it count?

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 9:20

I will not be ignored!

-falling tree

By: Loner on 1/14/10 at 9:21

Got a link to that, House? I have admired Steve Cohen for years; he is not a Johnny come lately on the Cannabis issue. Cohen should run for TN Governor, IMO. I would support him in any political move he chooses to make. The guy is brilliant, IMO.

He answers his emails. I like that.

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:21

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By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 8:09
Anyone notice the first responders to the Haiti earthquake were France and China? The two countries the USA loves to hate? While we're falling all over ourselves and bombing two countries, these two Nations got off their asses and are getting the job done. We'll get there eventually, after all the Congressmen and Senators agree who's idea it was to help.

Good, it's about time that France and China got there first instead of passively waiting for the U.S. to respond first. D7, if you don't like our country, why don't you sneak over some place else and become an illegal there? Or better still, apply and see if they let you in after they have read your posts on CP.

Just saying . . . .!

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:26

By: Funditto on 1/14/10 at 7:04
Pat Robertson said Haiti's pact with the Devil is the cause of their disaster. Idiots seem to get a lot of press these days.

Funditto I agree with you on this. I don't watch or listen to TV or radio "preachers" but did used to listen to Billy Graham who would have never said anything so hypocritical or stupid.

I have some friends from Jamaica, and other islands who are superstitious. But so was my grandmother and she never left Danville VA. I think that when certain regions have customs, then other people take it out of context. There is no biblical reference to a "pact with the Devil" that I know of. If a CP bible scholar knows differently, tell me and we can send Pat the news.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 9:26

"We'll get there eventually, after all the Congressmen and Senators agree who's idea it was to help."

Yep.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 9:26

It's a long one...
www.tennessean.com/article/20100114/NEWS01/1140362/1001/NEWS/
Tenn.+Rep.+Steve+Cohen+applauded+by+pro+marijuana+activists

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 9:27

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 8:20
I will not be ignored!

-falling tree and sid.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 9:28

"I'm not quite dead yet!"
Capt. Nemo

By: Loner on 1/14/10 at 9:28

House, the nuns claimed that those kind of covert good deeds will be rewarded in heaven, not on earth and by a thousandfold. They all claimed that publicizing your good works diminished their value in the eyes of God. Obviously, these devout ladies were not teaching us how to "get over" or "get ahead" in this world. It wasn't about competition in the real world, they taught us humility, and altruism..at least they tried.

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:28

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 8:18
If you do a good deed, and no one is around to see it, does it count?

Well, on the other side of that coin, if you commit a crime and no one is around to see it, does it count?

ha, ha, ha. House, you are so funny. Of course a good deed counts. Especially to the person(s) or animal upon which the good deed was bestowed.

Think about it. If you are kind to a stranger and only you and the stranger know about, then at least one of you feels good about it. Or better yet, both!

Have a blessed day.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 9:30

House: If you masterbate and you're alone, does it count in God's eyes?

By: Kosh III on 1/14/10 at 9:31

"He answers his emails. I like that."

That's more than can be said of Jim Cooper. All you get from him is a form letter says "thanks, we got your letter."

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 9:31

Thanks for the head stone d7, but don't waste the money. Instead give it to some charity you like.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 9:31

Q: What kind of meat can a priest have on Friday?
A: Nun.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 9:31

"There is no biblical reference to a "pact with the Devil" that I know of."

Well...I believe that the Haitans didn't get out from under France until the early 1800's...so unless there's a Victorian chapter of the Bible, you won't see one.

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:33

Actually, D7 I was touched by the speed and sincerety displayed by President Obama when he was talking about the Haiti tragedy. I truly believed him and I secretly think that if he were not president, he'd be on a plane with a group going to roll up his sleeves and help, as would all of us (if we didn't have to work or had time off from work).

A natural disaster could occur at any time, any place on our planet. And it won't be because of Pat's predictions or ass-umptions. It's just part of life. Not the good part -- but another part.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 9:37

If sid does a good need, you can bet that she will tell the world and make it sound as twice as big.

Have a bless day. wink wink

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 9:40

"A friend with weed is a friend indeed."
J. Knight

By: Dragon on 1/14/10 at 9:41

Seems that Haiti is devastated by hurricanes at least once a year and now a major earthquake levels the capitol. If there is a god, it doesn't appear that he smiles favorably on that poor country.

At least Bill Clinton is on-site. Isn't he our embassador to Haiti, or some such appointment?

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:41

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 8:31
"There is no biblical reference to a "pact with the Devil" that I know of."

Well...I believe that the Haitans didn't get out from under France until the early 1800's...so unless there's a Victorian chapter of the Bible, you won't see one.

I think you're correct gdiafante. And in the recent years, Haiti has had a revolution to gain their freedoms within their country. I think I heard that yesterday.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 9:42

Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting a different result.
May I suggest we update that equation:
Arguing with Sid about anything, remote or otherwise, is the current definition of insanity.

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:43

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 8:37
If sid does a good need, you can bet that she will tell the world and make it sound as twice as big.

Well Captain, you know me so well and you've got me all figured out. And I bet you think 6" is T---------H-------------I-------------------S big!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 9:44

When bad or good things happen in life. God always get the blame. Why couldn't it be that God just sit things in motion and what happens is what happens.

If you then still want to blame for disasters, then you can blame God for you being here.

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:45

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By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 8:42
Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting a different result.
May I suggest we update that equation:
Arguing with Sid about anything, remote or otherwise, is the current definition of insanity.

D7, you're the only one arguing. I'm actually in agreement. Read the previous comment to Capt. and ditto it for you T---------------------------H--------------------------I---------------------------S Big!

By: sidneyames on 1/14/10 at 9:46

: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 8:44
When bad or good things happen in life. God always get the blame. Why couldn't it be that God just sit things in motion and what happens is what happens.

If you then still want to blame for disasters, then you can blame God for you being here.

Or blame the taxi driver who drove you there!

By: Loner on 1/14/10 at 9:49

House, that J. Knight guy is no fool. I read his book.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 9:49

d7 you and I can push her button so easy.

Now she will think--------that -----this----post-----is some ----sexual----------remark.

I will say to all......yuck!!!

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 9:51

It is written: Anytime Lane Kiffin changes jobs, there will be an earthquake.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 9:52

Nemo: I already had the grave stone etched with ...."and hung like a mule".
No one else on this board qualifies.

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 9:54

God gets the blame because he created everything, set everything in motion and allows everything that happens.

At least that's what I've been told...

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 9:55

If only d7. Not even in my prim. Maybe sid?

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 10:00

Sorry Nemo. When I first landed in Nashville I went to the DMV and wanted a personalized license plate, "Big D*ck on Board". They said "it's taken". Your name came up in the conversation.