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: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 2:56

I've been in lots of gay bars but I've never had the honor of seeing Neil Sedaka play in one. At least, not that I remember. I do remember going to the Cabaret and seeing the drag shows. I was about 15 or 16 at the time-fake id and all.

When I first started smoking, fags were about .45 cents a pack. I started with Eve's because they were "pretty." I've run the cigarette gamut from those Eve's to Camel non-filters, Kool's, Camel filters, and currently, Capri menthol ultra lights. This is going to be my year to quit though. Cold turkey. Yes, I will be one pure bitch until it's over with!

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 2:56

well, apparently she wore him out.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 2:57

slacker, you better stop it, big boy...he'll scratch your g**damn eyes out...

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 2:58

LOL you guys! I didn't know I had a date with Cap'n Nemo but if I did, I would never kiss and tell!

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 2:58

Why quit now, I'm almost completely destroyed!

-Mama's good lung

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 2:59

Mama - you another Brenda Lee? - the gay crowd loves her to death!

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 3:00

pain, probably hit me with his boa.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:00

I never said a thing. ;-)

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 3:02

Perhaps he meant when walking by a gay bar...

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 3:03

It's like me saying, Well, I'm suing the doctors since the hormone replacement therapy went horribly awry."
Hopefully, someone says, "What?"

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:04

I saw him once doing a gig at a gay piano bar in San Diego

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:06

I think I'm going to save that line for posterity - doesn't get any better than that!

Cheney - I saw him once doing a gig at a gay piano bar in San Diego

Rush - I saw him once doing a gig at a gay piano bar in San Diego

etc etc - cool!! :)

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 3:07

Lane Kiffin? I saw him once...

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 3:09

At a gay bar in so.cal.?

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 3:10

Maybe all "piano bars" cater to the gay population? When I go "Omar of Oxnard's" hair salon here in Nashville, I expect my stylist, "Brucie" to be gay. I'd be shocked and offended if a "Dick Butkis" washed my highlights out.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:10

slack - cool!! Al Gore - really?

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:13

d7 - my hair stylist in Ohio was card carrying member of Hells Angels :) (truth)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:13

Fox news spoted Limbugh and Cheney in a bathhouse in San Francisco. They did not report it because did not want to embarrass them or the network.

By: MamaG on 1/14/10 at 3:19

Dusty, not Brenda Lee, although I do have a bit of a gay magnet! And terrific gaydar! The gays term someone who hangs out with all gays a "fag hag." I wouldn't call myself that though. Not these days, anyway!

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:20

I thought Fox News was the bath house.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 3:22

Kosh wishes he could take that one back. Same as Clinton when he said, "I did not have sex with that woman".....Does Nashville even have any "gay piano bars"? I know I could find a red-neck bar in less than 1 minute, but a "piano bar" that feature's gays? Now I'm curious.

By: Kosh III on 1/14/10 at 3:23

LOL

I had gone to see Sedaka---what else. When you've got two gay siblings like I do......

--------------------
Capn

Faux News didn't report it because the embarrassing fact was that they had lain there spread-eagle all night long and had no takers.

By: dargent7 on 1/14/10 at 3:25

My God, Dusty. I've had some bad haircuts, but I think I'd steer away from a Hell's Angel doing a "shag" on my head.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:27

That one all most did me in Kosh. Careful I am a sick man.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 3:27

Kosh, if one is female, we could set her up with my sister-in-law...
not that there's anything wrong with that.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:29

d7 - no piano bars but Nash has more gay bars per capita than any other city outside of sanfran in US.
He was a big guy - around 350 lbs. Haircut paid for by my employer so was free to me. Dude had gentle hands though. Had done time for strangling another biker so had mellowed out quite a bit!

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 3:30

The Fifth Quarter has a piano bar.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:31

House - don't know that one - gay?

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:35

just got bad news for me - aol turned down my article on space race - I'll post it to my blog when I have a minute - no sense in wasting 750 words.

By: house_of_pain on 1/14/10 at 3:41

Restaurant/bar, Dusty, not gay...not saying they're not welcome there...
I don't think we should be talking about this...

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:42

house - ok subject change - how about those titans? :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:44

there are a few redneck gay bars in town. seriously

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:45

blanket - redneck, goth, and several other varieties.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:46

a goth gay bar?

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:46

Blanket, any bar where guys dress up like Garth Brooks is a gay bar...lol

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:47

gdia - true so very true :)

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:48

blanket - yep - there is a biker one too :)

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:48

I'll never forget about ten years ago when my best friend's fiance called from New Jersey. She wanted me to go downtown to pick him up at some gay bar. I was like, "what the hell was he doing at a gay bar"...she said he called her because he woke up in parking lot and couldn't remember how he got there.

I picked him up and never asked why...but I was never invited to the wedding...lol

Oh, he was a Titans fan...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:49

lol, g!

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:50

gdia - all those guys on the field in tight pants - makes sense :)

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 3:52

I bet those gay rednecks have tidy trailers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:54

slacker, i doubt that. they're pretty skanky.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/14/10 at 3:54

when i played fantasy football this year i called my team Men In Tight Pants

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:56

Blanket - cute :)

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:56

How did you do? The Titans/Pats game destroyed my entire season.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:57

It is a good thing chief is not here or he would be thinking that you all were making a pass at him.

Change subject.

How about a UFO landing pad for downtown.

By: DustyU on 1/14/10 at 3:58

capt - sure in the middle of that big stadium that isn't being used for anything worthwhile :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/14/10 at 3:59

Tight Pants lol

By: gdiafante on 1/14/10 at 3:59

Man, if the season extended to playoffs, I'd be pretty good...Romo at QB, Ryan Grant/Pierre Thomas at RB, Felix Jones at RB/WR, Fitzgerald/Colston at WR, Clark at TE. The only downfall was defense, had the Giants.

I just couldn't get them to perform evenly during the season...

By: slacker on 1/14/10 at 4:00

nemo, already have one, on top of the Veridian.