Letters to the Editor

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 2:02pm

Force fed

Had to watch — forced myself actually — Sarah Palin address the faithful at Saturday night's "Tea Party Convention." Was pleased when all the national media panned down the steets on Broadway [and] the bars didn't have their "Guns Welcomed Here" signs out.

Palin is a charismatic, effective public speaker, to be sure. She looks a lot better than Hillary in high heels. But, her content is an attempted throwback to "yesterday, and years gone by." Bigger military, an arrogant diplomatic posture, and pray for "Divine Intervention" when the chips are down.

She effectively, to the 600 attendees, [drew] rousing appreciation — everyone on their feet, with hand pumps and high fives.

A one-on-one question and answer session at the conclusion floated the idea of "President Palin." The interviewer said those two words "scare people." You bet they do. All of her ideas and rhetoric give people hope for something different that we bought into last election and like a little child, have become bored with our new toy.

It's always "something different; a change" that we vote into office. It was G.W. Bush as a change from the Clinton years. Then it was Barack Obama as a change from the Bush years. In 2012, it could very well be Palin as a change from the Obama years.

America has a short attention span.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

 

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339 Comments on this post:

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:35

Brrrrk, it just occurred to me that maybe your acquaintances are saying what they "think" you want to hear. I know of no one who overtly expresses disdane for me (except D7 and you now). So they must have been either lying to me or lying to you. Either way, they are phonies and well, you know the old saying "who needs a phoney in your life".

Stop being a "little bitty, widdy, woman gossiper" brrrrk. It's unbecoming to anyone especially someone in your position.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:37

And BRRRK since you "HIDE" behind letters Brrrrk, it's not possible for me to know if any of my "acquaintances" know you. ha, ha, ha. So you have "acquaintances" that think ill of me? Don't you have any real friends ? Did you meet them at the 12-step meetings you attend? (FA - Friends' anonymous)). So hide behind your letters, brrrrrrrrrrk. Nothing you say hurts me. It only hurts you to spread ugly thoughts throughout the planet. And who would wear a tin foil hat anyway? Some dunce? NOt me.
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Brrrrk I think the only reason she post her real name, was because she was ignorant that she could post on by another name. Then on the other hand she may be just a crazy wacko. lol

Also making fun of AA is like calling someone a retard.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:38

Oh and By the way, how's your neighbor Lois doing? (and no, Lois isn't an acquaintance)

Brrrk if you are saying that my neighbor Lois would ever say anything bad or harmful about ANYONE, you are evil. And I'll ask her the next time I see her if she's said ugly things about me to an anonymous poster named BRRRRK.

I bet it will embarrass her, especially now.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 10:39

Here's a Loner prediction: Some day nearly all the semis (18-wheelers) will be hybrid powered. Diesel- fueled turbine engines will crank electrical generators, which will give power to the drive wheels through electric drive motors...regenerative braking will be standard on these machines. Who will build the prototypes and mass-produce these vehicles? Take a good guess.....it's a safe bet that the technology will come from abroad.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:39

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 10:35
brrrrk - HEY EVERYBODY NOTICE ME isn't hard to find, her personal info is plastered all over the internet, so evidently that is what she feed on.

BRFA, D7 brought me up today; I was dormant; he brought me up first thing. He likes me, he loves me, he wants to date, he wants to kiss, he wants to marry me.

So pleasssssse. Tell him to remove my name from his vocab.

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 10:42

barf - that's bfra re-spelled! And also what I just did when I thought of Sid ;-)

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:42

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 8:04
G: Did "Sid" call you a "doo-doo" before or after she called you a "horse's arse"?
And was that before or after she dictated a mandatory "time-out" between me and her? Timelines are important in court.

8:04 a.m. and I was sleeping. So he must have wanted to arouse me.

I disagreed with one of his statements at 9:02 but did not start this "personal' gibberish. I didn't start it, but I'll join in -- just for the ha ha's of it. It's amusing to me.

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 10:43

sid - Wishful thinking won't get you D7. Give it a rest. Besides aren't you married or was that another illusion you had?

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:44

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:35

Stop being a "little bitty, widdy, woman gossiper" brrrrk. It's unbecoming to anyone especially someone in your position.
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This is just too funny. Sid makes this post when she always gossiping about herself.

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 10:44

Sid, give it a rest, this is a newspaper forum board, not Group Therapy.
Enough of the personal stuff, please...my honest advice: see a shrink, or a bartender, thanks.

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 10:45

I'm writing all this down.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 10:45

damn, i wasn't really in the mood for Trolling with Grandma today.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 10:45

hi, Funditto.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:47

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:37 Brrrrk I think the only reason she post her real name, was because she was ignorant that she could post on by another name.

Geee Capt. You are a fricking, fracking genius. You are correct. And in past posts, I have said that same thing about MYSELF. When I first signed up, I was not the computer genius that you guys/gals are.

I was new at this and didn't know the slick, slimy guidelines of hidden identity on a post. So therefore, I outed myself as a dummy.

Want to attack anything else about me? I have wart on my eye lid, moles, disfigurement in my legs, in grown toe nails, toe fungus, short to the quick finger nails, thin hair, tooth decay and oh my gosh, the list of my imperfections goes on and on.

Oh and my husband secretly hates me. He's dating his secretary. Oh, that's right. He doesn't have a secretary.

Now, Capt. soak all the stuff I wrote in and regurgatate it to me in future posts.

And you guys think girlie girl is me. So maybe I'm not SidneyAmes. Maybe I just used her name. Will the real Frank Brown please stand up?

Hmmmmm! interesting. Who pray tell who, would use someone else's name?

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 10:48

Fun - Let me know when your book comes out. Should be some interesting reading!

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:48

Also making fun of AA is like calling someone a retard

Capt. do you go to Utopia? Or Thompson lane? OR are you in the special doctors and lawyers only club?

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:49

I believe some of the posters on this "holier than thou" CP post, have called Sara Palin's innocent son a "retard". Shame on ya'll.

At least attendees of AA can defend themselves (as you so aptly do).

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:50

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 10:31
Lackaperceptionitis? Is that the same as bat guano loco en la cabeza?
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I don't know brrrrk. It could be. Dose it have a picture of a bat on it?

By: Loner on 2/8/10 at 10:50

I left a post on the Harold Ford Jr. story, re: His white wife and TN bigotry.
This particular board has become infested with emotional wrecks lately. Maybe the NCP could run a self-help column for these folks.

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:51

Take a good guess.....it's a safe bet that the technology will come from abroad.

Well, the Germans are not just known for HItler. I'm
German and we do lots of good things.

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 10:51

Capt - Sounds like a cactus juice drink.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 10:53

see what happens when you close Cloverbottom?

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:53

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 10:42
barf - that's bfra re-spelled! And also what I just did when I thought of Sid ;-)

So you're saying that you are scatter brained and can't control your thoughts, funditto? There are meds for that.

I never, NEVER think of you people till I open up CP. And some days I go ALL day without opening CP.

Ya'll don't. Stop thinking about me Funditto. It's harmful to your health to obsess on things or people.

Just ask Charles Manson.

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 10:56

sidneyames said

"Oh and By the way, how's your neighbor Lois doing? (and no, Lois isn't an acquaintance)

Brrrk if you are saying that my neighbor Lois would ever say anything bad or harmful about ANYONE, you are evil. And I'll ask her the next time I see her if she's said ugly things about me to an anonymous poster named BRRRRK.

I bet it will embarrass her, especially now."

Sid, I'll rewrite this in big big big letters so you can get it through you thick head.... LOIS IS NOT AN ACQUAINTANCE

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:56

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 10:43
sid - Wishful thinking won't get you D7. Give it a rest. Besides aren't you married or was that another illusion you had?

My husband is on my FB; and he could out perform D7 with both his legs and arms tied behind his back. He's intelligent and does not say disrespectful things to women, even those he does not like. He is honorable and D7 couldn't hold a candle to him.

When I tell him about ya'll, he laughs so hard and then says "so that's why you didn't cook dinner, do the dishes, laundry or run the vacuum"? But he gets a great laugh out of you posters.

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 10:56

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 10:42

By: dargent7 on 2/8/10 at 8:04
G: Did "Sid" call you a "doo-doo" before or after she called you a "horse's arse"?
And was that before or after she dictated a mandatory "time-out" between me and her? Timelines are important in court.

8:04 a.m. and I was sleeping. So he must have wanted to arouse me."""""

THAT was what made me want to barf - you just don't remember from one second to the next, do you? That's what makes you so entertaining ;-)

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 10:57

Who the hell is Lois?

By: Funditto on 2/8/10 at 10:58

Hey - Blanket! Have you read "Then We Came to the End" by Joshua Ferris? I am now and it's hilarious.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 10:59

sid has a big red button on her forehead that says PUSH ME. In small pint on her nose it says I’m easy.

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 11:00

My husband is on my FB; and he could out perform D7 with both his legs and arms tied behind his back. He's intelligent and does not say disrespectful things to women, even those he does not like. He is honorable and D7 couldn't hold a candle to him.
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UGH! I just regurgitated

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:00

no i haven't, Funditto. i'll add it to the list!

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 11:00

Sid, I'll rewrite this in big big big letters so you can get it through you thick head.... LOIS IS NOT AN ACQUAINTANCE

brrrk, implying that she is your "friend". I can't believe you'd even bring that woman's name up considering the immense loss she has gone through. YOu are down right barbaric.

Now I'm bored and going to watch soap opras. This post is boring.

D7, your letter was well written. Didn't agree with all of it, but it has good points.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:00

bfra, did you b-a-r-f?

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 11:01

Blanketnazi2

"sid, a good read is "The People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn, if you have not already read it."

Sid? Read "The People's History of the United States"? You've got to be kidding!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:02

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 10:53
see what happens when you close Cloverbottom?
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Thats what happen.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:02

i was wondering when someone would catch that, brrrk!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:03

i guess the soap operas are more compelling to her.

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 11:04

Blanket - Tthat post of sid's would make anybody barf! By the way the bfra is sentimental and has something to do with my oldest grandbaby. She picked that out.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:05

that's sweet, bfra! not the barf, the grandbaby part - lol!

By: sidneyames on 2/8/10 at 11:06

America has a short attention span.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

And Paul, D7, zip code 37209, so do the posters on this site. And that's not all they have a "short" syndrome in.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:02
By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 10:53
see what happens when you close Cloverbottom?
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Thats what happen.

And did they close it because you both got let out and you both were their primary source of revenue?

Probably!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:07

By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 10:56 is

Sid, I'll rewrite this in big big big letters so you can get it through you thick head.... LOIS IS NOT AN ACQUAINTANCE
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By: brrrrk on 2/8/10 at 11:07

Sid, what part of LOIS IS NOT AN ACQUAINTANCE do you not understand? Is it that there are too many syllables in the word acquaintance? For Gods sake, don't go pestering someone else just because of me.

I only mention her name because the persons that I do know that know you said to mention her name as proof.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:08

On a more practical note, we have not heard from Dusty today.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:08

i was hoping we would, Nemo.

8~(

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:10

i thought you left to watch your soap operas.....

By: gdiafante on 2/8/10 at 11:10

Good lord Sid, take it down a notch...this is what happens when granny has too much caffeine...

By: bfra on 2/8/10 at 11:11

Blanket - Didn't you feel a little queasy when you read that post. TMI took on a whole new meaning as to what should & shouldn't be posted in a forum.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:11

oh yeah......

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:11

sid does not want proof. sid want to be noticed.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/8/10 at 11:15

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/8/10 at 11:10
i thought you left to watch your soap operas.....
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.She a soup opera and a bad one at that, these is why she keeps getting out attention