Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 10:45pm

Too much bite for a lap dog

Republicans are seething mad at newly elected Scott Brown to the former seat held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts.

They are raging and frothing at the mouth because of his decision to support Obama's jobs bill and calling him 'Benedict' Brown because he and four other Republicans ( Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, George Voinovitch of Ohio, and Christopher Bond of Missouri) decided to represent the needs of the people instead of falling in lockstep with the party to defeat Obama on every issue.

To me this demonstrates that all Republicans are not evil and that there are a few willing to do the job that they were elected to do. But Brown is bearing the brunt of their collective wrath, although the others were also strongly criticized, because he is the most newly elected GOP Senator and they expected him to follow their " just say no " campaign.

It looks like Massachusetts might have gotten a Congressional representative instead of a party lap dog.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

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168 Comments on this post:

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 12:40

By: gdiafante on 2/25/10 at 10:53
I do brrrk, they just declined a CT for my hip, even though I have pain, reduced range of motion and "popping" (years of running). Good thing that the medical decisions are being made by doctors, huh?

G, I know you think I'm not smart, but let me suggest this: Get some fascia work on the IT (iliotibial) band that runs down the side of the leg from the hip to the side of the knee.

A lot of time when the popping occurs along with pain and reduced ROM, it is a tight IT band. Trust me, the right massage work can help with the pain management. IT can't hurt to try. Some of the Massage schools in town have advanced, ready to graduate students who can do the work effectively. Honest!

And that SunBreeze oil I posted earlier helps all type of pain.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 12:45

Translation: I've got mine so f*ck you! - so aptly said by brrrrk.

Brrrrk you always take the negative side. I don't like the tax system any more than you or anyone else does.

My insurance premiums went $3200 to $5000 for 2 people and it pays JACK SQUAT. So my life ain't all chunky dorie! Everyone has their share of burdens.
I'm sure you're at the top of the "donated to charity" list with you cocky attitudee.

Stop running me down. YOu don't know me. You don't know a damn thing about me. You just like running somebody down that can't see you face to face. You are a lilly livered sap sucker who just throws out trash at your discretion.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 12:51

Go to the Wikkapedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliotibial_band_syndrome
and review it. I bet massage would be a great help for pain management.

While pain can be acute to quite painful, the iliotibial band can be rested, iced, compressed and elevated (RICE) to reduce pain and inflammation, followed by stretching. Massage therapy may also be beneficial. Using a foam roller to loosen the iliotibial band can help prevent and treat pain although the treatment itself can be very painful to some. Also, an ultra sound machine can be used around the area to relax it, followed by a machine that utilizes electrode stimulation to the area to further relax it.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 1:04

So Sid, what EXACTLY did you imply by this?

"I don't think the Health Care Bill will make it. And I hope the increase in our taxes doesn't make it. We all deserve to take home more money."

I'd love to hear your rationalization.

"YOu don't know me."

Maybe not in person.... but I know a number of people that know you. And please, do we HAVE to go down this path again?

Un qué idiota maldecido

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 1:15

""I don't think the Health Care Bill will make it" means exactly what it says. I do not believe that it can be shoved down the throats of the majority of Americans.

"And I hope the increase in our taxes doesn't make it. We all deserve to take home more money."" means that WE the american people are already paying enough taxes. We are taxed on our income, our groceries, our clothes, our recreation, our deaths, our inheritances, our businesses and our very existence. Enough is enough. I hope the "INCREASE IN OUR TAXES DOESN'T MAKE IT".

And you don't know me. And more than that, you know NO ONE who does KNOW me. So stop the childish games.

If you knew someone who really knows me, I can tell y ou that any of my friends are PROUD to know me and would not play games with an "initial brrrrk" on a post like CP. You are a bull sheeter of the royal kind.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 1:18

Un qué idiota maldecido

And you know spanish? and french? and other languages. Are you bragging? Are you so arrogant that you can't speak in English like NORMAL people do. To quote the palin hateres: You're a retard. (not my words, theirs! just quoting them).

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 1:22

What does brrrrk mean: Are you Being rapidly rabid ranting rage and revenge?

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 1:24

Sid, do you still call your "friends" and pester them while they're trying to work?

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 1:24

LOL

By: dooley on 2/25/10 at 1:25

slacker I think you are right about Brown but isn't that what all of them should do all the time any way ?
I think you are right about Garfunkle and Fine also.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 1:30

sidneyames said

"What does brrrrk mean: Are you Being rapidly rabid ranting rage and revenge?"

Couldn't come up for anything for the "k"? Oh, and one too many "r"'s :-)

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 1:37

Whirlpool Cuts 1,100 Jobs In Indiana, Moving To Mexico.

http://www.manufacturing.net/News-Whirlpool-To-Cut-1100-Jobs-Close-Factory-082809.aspx?menuid=260

Whirlpool gets $19.3M in federal smart-grid grant money, but impact on jobs in Michigan unclear

http://www.mlive.com/michigan-job-search/index.ssf/2009/11/whirlpool_gets_193m_in_federal_smart-gri.html

So, Whirlpool accepts federal funding and then outsource jobs.....

By: dooley on 2/25/10 at 1:41

loner , Shemp Moe and Curley were brothers .Joe Besser was a complete let down as a replacement for Curley . Brother Jerry (curley) a ball room dancer was a replacement for Shemp when he had a mental crack up, in the original Three Stooges .After Curley died from alcoholism Shemp was pressed back into the trio
act. Larry was originally a violinist.

By: dooley on 2/25/10 at 1:45

There is a great movie out on their lives and careers . I don't recall the title but the casting could not have been better. The look a likes who played their parts were unbelievable. Their lives were full of tragedy.

By: house_of_pain on 2/25/10 at 1:46

No more Whirlpool products for me.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 1:49

: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 12:24
Sid, do you still call your "friends" and pester them while they're trying to work?

None of my "friends" have jobs. They are either wealthy, retired, lazy or bums. Which category does "my friend" that you know fit in? ha, ha, ha.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 1:54

By: house_of_pain on 2/25/10 at 12:46
No more Whirlpool products for me.

ditto that house. I never liked their products - anyway!

By: dnewton on 2/25/10 at 2:02

I think Senator Brown has been drinking the Keynesian Kool-Aid. The justification for spending money on unemployment payments rather than tax cuts is because according to classic Input/Output multiplier theory, unemployment payments have a multiplier that is nearly twice as big as tax cuts. What they don't tell you however is that the data that they are using to calculate those multipliers(except tourist related activity) are at least five years old. That is the standard lag according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis and a clear warning to users of their data.

The bad news is that the government is using data that was compiled during mostly good times and during the housing bubble era that was sustained by credit. The good news, for the Democrats, is that for once they can at long last make a fairly strong connection between their failure and George Bush.

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 2:10

dooley, thank you. You should be the resident ''stooge'' expert here, you know your stuff.
I read somewhere, that Russell Crowe wanted to do a movie about the ''stooge's with him playing ''Moe'' of course.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 2:13

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 12:49
: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 12:24
Sid, do you still call your "friends" and pester them while they're trying to work?

None of my "friends" have jobs. They are either wealthy, retired, lazy or bums. Which category does "my friend" that you know fit in? ha, ha, ha.

Brrrrk, it's been 20 minutes; can't you think of anything? Call my "friends" at work -- ha, ha, ha. I have no friends with jobs. YOu must be having a reaction: late effects of early drug use!

Get a job. sha, na, na, na, sha, na, na, na, na!

By: MamaG on 2/25/10 at 2:18

slacker, just wanted to let you know, FYI, that my ENT dr. said clear snot can also be an indicator of a chronic sinus infection. He didn't tell me how to tell the difference in regular clear snot or chronic clear snot though, so use your own judgement. LOL

Mel Gibson directed (or produced?) a movie on the Stooges a few yrs back. I didn't like it anymore than I did the originals...(sorry fans-nothing personal).

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 2:33

Slacker, mama is right. Here's an excerpt from the show The Doctors on ABC daytime. They were covering body fluids that day:

"A blonde woman has a question for Dr. Jim. “When my child gets sick, what color snot would possibly suggest infection?” she asks.
"Hey, that’s a great question. Both yellow or green [mucous] is typical of infections, but even just the clear, runny mucous at the beginning of a cold, that’s probably most contagious kind of mucous,” the pediatrician answers. "

That show has some good comments on it; helpful.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 2:38

sidneyames said

"Brrrrk, it's been 20 minutes; can't you think of anything?"

Excuse me for going to lunch (it's a thing that people with real occupations do) ....touchy, touchy, touchy. Maybe I hit a nerve, you think? :-)

"YOu must be having a reaction: late effects of early drug use!"

More likely the early effects of late drug use... just so you know, that's a joke. You don't seem to catch on to well.

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 2:38

MamaG, the girls just don't seem to appreciate the ''stooges'', could be their cheap suits, I don't know.
According to famed Snotologist , Dr. Phillip Phlegm. The clear mucus that is usually found on door knobs, indicates an employee is considering calling in sick.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 2:42

slacker said

"According to famed Snotologist , Dr. Phillip Phlegm."

Is this the same person that studied with Dr. Hock A Loogie?

By: house_of_pain on 2/25/10 at 2:43

Mucous, Stooges, and implied drug use...sounds like politics to me.
We're still on topic, IMO...

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 2:46

brrrrk, the very one. Both are Penn State graduates, I do believe.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 2:46

slacker, ROFLMAO

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 2:48

Penn State has always had a very strong Snotology program.

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 2:52

pain, are you ready to call for a Cecil B. DeMille protest on Whirlpool?

By: Kosh III on 2/25/10 at 3:00

slacker
Dunno, but I'm ready for my closeup.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 3:02

Sid, it's been 20 minutes; can't you think of anything? LOL......

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 3:07

brrrrrrk said: Excuse me for going to lunch (it's a thing that people with real occupations do) ....touchy, touchy, touchy. Maybe I hit a nerve, you think? :-)

What are you? Chief cook and bottle washer? Executive in a strip joint? or the head mop at the car wash? Oh, I bet you're CEO of something. That's not a real job.

Oops, Brrrrk, I was wallering on the sofa, watching Jerry Springer and trying to pick up some pointers on how to deal with CP posters who tell tall tales. I'm self employed and only had to work 7 days this month. Yummy. I love my job.

You're jokes are funny. I'm LMBO.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 3:08

Actually Brrrrk, I'm unemployed, homeless, divorced and have extremely bad failing health. Can you do a charity fund raiser for me? Please.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 3:09

Rats, I knew I shouldn't have poked it....

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 3:12

Kosh, a tight right profile should fit you nicely.

By: house_of_pain on 2/25/10 at 3:19

slacker, get the protesters ready...make sure none of them are allergic to refried beans...

By: bfra on 2/25/10 at 3:20

brrrrk - You're right about the poke. Should let sleeping dogs lie. But that is a problem when they don't sleep.

Loner - Just logged back on and your favorite Frist ad is taking up 1/4 of the screen. It wasn't there this AM.

By: bfra on 2/25/10 at 3:22

Loner - My error! make that 3/4 of the screen!

By: MamaG on 2/25/10 at 3:23

Slacker, thanks for clearing up the snot issue! What station is Dr. Phlegm's (or as I've heard him called, Dr. PP) new show going to be on?

(Note to self: check door knobs before turning them.)

By: bfra on 2/25/10 at 3:24

If anybody sees the picture of that Knoxville shooper, he has got to be a reject from the Three Stooges.

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 3:25

pain, will do. We can use the pitchforks, & Matzo balls on this one.

By: Kosh III on 2/25/10 at 3:25

"Kosh, a tight right profile should fit you nicely."

How dare you! I'm going to ring for Max to toss you out. :)

By: house_of_pain on 2/25/10 at 3:27

It may be a good time to employ the old "cement in the washing machine" tactic.

By: sidneyames on 2/25/10 at 3:32

brrrk - K= Kinked, konked, konged!
Being ridiculously radical ranting kinker!

just kidding. You're Spe-cial! I know it. Cause I know people who know you. They said so!

By: slacker on 2/25/10 at 3:35

MamaG, Dr. Phlegm has made a killing on Medicare fraud, and is buying George Clooney's villa in Italy, and relocating there, with his bevy of large breasted girlfriends.
He hopes the paparazzi, will respect his privacy.

By: brrrrk on 2/25/10 at 3:45

sidneyames said

"just kidding. You're Spe-cial! I know it. Cause I know people who know you. They said so!"

Nice try, but you lose. But thanks again for playing "You don't know Jack about Brrrrk".

By: MamaG on 2/25/10 at 3:54

Oh well, slacker. I guess I'll have to rely on you for snot expertise then.

By: MamaG on 2/25/10 at 4:04

bye everyone! until the 'morrow...

By: BenDover on 2/25/10 at 4:08

Reminds me of one of my favorite advertising faux pas...

"If you think it's butter... but it's snot... it's Chiffon"