Letters to the Editor

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 12:13am

Maverick back in the barn

Former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, just wrapped up her whirlwind book tour. From all accounts it was a rousing success, drawing standing-room-only lines everywhere she went. The book sold millions, set all kinds of records, and didn't drop in price to $4.79 until the second week of publication.

I didn't buy the book on principle. The public's fascination and blind faith to this woman is astounding.

Palin can take any event that most of us would call "tragic" and spin it into a wonderful, positive experience we all should envy. Her 16-year-old unwed daughter getting pregnant for instance, and she herself at 44. Finding out her child had Downs Syndrome she declined an abortion and now parades the boy around as a badge of honor.

Bristol's relationship has ended with Levi, soon after her mom's failed VP run. Or maybe his posing nude in Playgirl ruined the blessed event?

Now Palin claims to have no interest in running for president in 2012, or at least claims to not know, which I believe. Anyone who doesn't know what's lying on their coffee table, night stand or arriving in the mail, probably isn't up to knowing where the Oval Office is either.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

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445 Comments on this post:

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:17

slacker - careful you use the right title - that's Don VT ie: da godfather :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:18

By: slacker on 1/28/10 at 1:16
Nemo, I don't want to make you mad, I know that you and VinnyT are tight.

lol

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:22

By: Loner on 1/28/10 at 11:44
Ben Dover sez: "we have politicians who use other people's money to buy political favor... while shaving off a cut from themselves and their ever-growing underlying bureaucracy."
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Loner, Ben never said that during the Bush years of US and Iraqi occupation. Halliburton! Blackwater.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:25

Capt - true - cheney is most corrupt VP since agnew :(

By: Loner on 1/28/10 at 1:25

Gusty Dusty puts a loaded question to the lone one, " - so you don't believe in ever striking back at those who sponsor terrorism?"

"Ever"? I suppose there are times when you fight fire with fire. The trouble is, we are fighting the effects, not the causes. This failure to recognize the difference between cause and effect has resulted in our current Whack-a-Mole approach to fighting the "terrorists".

We need to lift the blockade that is slowly killing about a million and a half stateless and destitute Arabs in Gaza. The fate of these refugees and the West Bank Palestinians and their right of return must be placed on the front burner, not kept in the fridge, waiting for final resolutions and formalized agreements, etc.

Operation Cast Lead killed about 1,400 Gazans, mostly civilians, many were children. The IDF got away with murder. The US Congress has condemned the UN Goldstone Report. The cycle of violence, revenge retribution and vendetta was re-fueled by these Israeli-US actions. This is why they hate us, it's not the well-worn US decadence canard.

Of course, our ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have also acted as recruiting tools for many Jihadi-types. eager to die fighting in a Holy War.

Sadly, US foreign policy is being formulated by the War Lobby consortium. From their point of view, this Holy War is an opportunity for advancing their congruent agendas.

Add an all-volunteer military force, augmented by mercenaries and you have a blueprint for eternal conflict.....unless it goes nuclear. In that case, Armageddon arrives and Jesus rules for a thousand years, or else the Jewish Messiah actually gets to rule, or else the Prophet Mohammad has returned and he gets to rule.

Regardless of the origin of the Scripture, it always ends up with the destruction of secular democracy....so it is written.

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 1:26

I predict a Saints victory, in spite of John Fourcade & Archie Manning's presence at the game.

By: slacker on 1/28/10 at 1:27

Seems to me, Palins recent book, & face time everywhere, was created by the constant criticism of her.
If the libs. had ignored her after the election, she would be a faint memory like Geraldine Ferraro.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 1:28

sadly, she was the pawn of both the dems and the repubs, slacker.

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

Blanket, Geraldine Ferraro?

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:28

Loner - I've already told you I agree with you on Israel's treatment of the Palestinians

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:29

That maybe true, slacker. But you have to admit she is so funny and wacky.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:31

capt - sorry my description of her is more like scary :(

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:31

I would like to know

By: slacker on 1/28/10 at 1:32

nemo, she don't look bad. I might could work into the slacker stable. Maybe a tue.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:32

That was a mis post. sorry

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 1:34

slacker, I hear that she makes a mean cup of cocoa & can kiss the hurt right off a boo-boo.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:37

By: brrrrk on 1/28/10 at 11:48

And while we're at it, give me one, just one, example of a successful economy built on libertarian principles.

I would also like to know of a nation, that has sustain for long under a conservative principle.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:40

capt - ancient rome I think - Of course most of their downfall was decadence - Matrons used to tell their sons to come back carrying their shield or on it (cowards running away from a battle always dropped them so they could run faster) when that tradition died so did rome :)

By: slacker on 1/28/10 at 1:42

pain, they develop many talents in the long nights of Alaska.
Hope you gal chat roomers, don't consider that chauvinistic.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:42

This is what Beck thinks of Palin

http://gawker.com/5413577/glenn-beck-dismisses-palin+beck-2012-because-sarah-belongs-in-the-kitchen

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 1:45

no offense, slacker. gals get lonely and bored at night too.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:47

I disagree Dusty.

Rome did not become so conservative until toward the end and even more so after it became a Chirtians Empire.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:48

capt - interesting - beck seems to consider himself as a political something or other - I not sure what ?

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 1:50

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 1:45
no offense, slacker. gals get lonely and bored at night too.

As evidenced by the invention of the Snuggie...

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 1:50

He's the official crier of the GOP.

By: slacker on 1/28/10 at 1:51

nazi, true. ''Gals just gotta have fun''.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:51

Capt - I was thinking more in line of economic structure - how they absorbed as they expanded - purely conservative principles there - of course worked mostly because of the expansion :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:52

Here more interesting news

http://www.minnpost.com/derekwallbank/2010/01/28/15409/bachmann_pulls_out_of_the_tea_party_convention

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:53

And there is more.

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20100128/NEWS01/100128007/Blackburn+pulls+out+of+Tea+Party+convention

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 1:55

capt - cool - palin will have stage to herself - she'll love that! :)

By: Loner on 1/28/10 at 1:57

Ben, you dirty old man. You just want to go for the T&A...that's OK.

Perhaps, Doctor Dover, you are ready for Brushwood, but you will have to promise to leave the Jesus freak stuff at home. You will need a Gembay drum and a nom de camp. Warning - phonies are soon identified and shunned...you must go with an open mind, a tolerant outlook, noble thoughts and a gallon of Captain Morgan.....(a full ounce of kind bud may be substituted for the Captain Morgan)...be discreet.)

We agree on that, Dusty, the Israeli oppression, the bigotry and the mistreatment are facts, not an "Arab narrative". Do you agree with me then, that solving the Israel-Palestine conflict is the only way to quell the Arab and Islamic antipathy towards the US? Wouldn't a fair settlement take the wind out of the Jihadi sails? Solving that conflict is a sine qua non, IMO.

Recognizing, addressing and resolving the causes of terrorism is a prerequisite to lasting peace...without a modicum of justice, there will be no peace...'twas ever thus.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 1:58

But in the end Rome fell, Dusty. Anytime a country maintain only a conservative stands, they stop growing.

Detroit is a good example of conservatism. They would not change with the time and look what happen.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 2:02

capt - true - detroit and buffalo both. I'm am a firm believer in conservative economics and progressive everything else :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 2:03

The plot thickens.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/28/gop-lawmakers-drop-tea-party-convention/

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 2:04

That's a good point, nemo.

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 2:08

capt - thickens huh? - gumbo instead of soup? :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 2:08

The GOP is no longer a Conservative Party. It is a party of control and nothing else. BenDover and others have been duped into thinking it is a Conversvative Party

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 2:10

Capt - regrettably true - junior/cheney killed it :(

By: Captain Nemo on 1/28/10 at 2:10

Thanks gdia.

Gumbo is thick. Tea Party is watered down. lol

By: brrrrk on 1/28/10 at 2:13

DustyU said

"capt - true - detroit and buffalo both. I'm am a firm believer in conservative economics and progressive everything else :)"

Interesting.... So where do you stand on the balance between the individual and society?

By: Loner on 1/28/10 at 2:14

Detroit went retro, desperate to recreate the happy days. Going retro is about all that Detroit can do, in the face of an existential threat to the American automobile industry. PT Cruisers, and the resurrected Camaros, Mustangs and Dodge Chargers are not going to save the industry...Detroit just doesn't get it.

Some day, perhaps soon, we will be buying our smartest and best value cars from India. Even the Japanese have started to falter re: Toyotas massive recalls.

The American car industry may be reduced to building structural platforms for NASCAR entries and little more.

By: brrrrk on 1/28/10 at 2:15

DustyU said

"capt - thickens huh? - gumbo instead of soup? :)"

Speaking if gumbo.... do any of you know of a decent place in town to get good Cajun kwi-seen?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 2:16

Bro's! It's on Charlotte and it has quirky hours.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 2:17

http://www.broscajuncuisine.com/

By: gdiafante on 1/28/10 at 2:20

Loner, even Nascar is waning. I think Detroit should fulfill its destiny and make flying cars.

I mean it's 2010 for pete's sake...

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 2:21

Blanket - love Bro's - greasy but good!
brr - gov't has no business in doing what individual can do for himself - not to say oversight to prevent abuse isn't sometimes required

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 2:22

Chappy's was good when it was in MS, but I haven't been since Katrina relocated them here.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/28/10 at 2:23

Crappy Chappy's, house. it's horrible!

By: DustyU on 1/28/10 at 2:23

Chappy good but super expensive - Bro's is better in my opinion for a lot less :)

By: house_of_pain on 1/28/10 at 2:23

That's a shame. I guess the fresh seafood made a big difference.