Letters to the Editor

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:45pm

Networks dropped the ball

Once again [this time on Sunday, March 21] I was appalled when I turned to the local stations in an attempt to see the evening newscasts. As usual, I found that the CBS Evening News had been pre-empted by sports and that NBC News was as well. ABC News, on the other hand, had the good sense to show an actual newscast.

On this momentous day in history [with the passage of the health care bill], one might think that someone at CBS or NBC would have had the good sense to preempt their beloved sports in favor of the news. But, once again, we see that they believe that people playing with a ball is more important than our nation's future!

Kudos to ABC News, which truly carried the ball.

John Mark Browder, 37211

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254 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:12

slacker, you forgot dago.

By: MamaG on 3/22/10 at 2:13

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:04
if they're legit they wear a badge showing that they (the paper) paid a permit fee to distribute them. it's actually not a bad way for them to make some honest money.

Blanket, who does the fee get paid to? The city? It isn't a bad way to make some honest money, I agree. The whole thing just seems odd to me. Do you know who prints it?

By: bfra on 3/22/10 at 2:13

Blanket - About those shoes, I know how to mix cement, if you need help.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:13

did you hear the commercial for the new italian tires?

dago in the rain, dago in the snow, but when dago flat, dego wop wop wop.

By: house_of_pain on 3/22/10 at 2:14

Ha!

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 2:14

and wop.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:14

Mama, yes the permit money goes to the city. that's how it worked in Chicago. i forgot which no profit does it. if you googled enough you could probably find out.

By: dargent7 on 3/22/10 at 2:14

If Sidiot went to a Predators game, she'd carjack (Zamjack?) the Zamboni and drive it into the boards, then sink it at center ice.
She'd be called for "icing", thinking it was a compliment.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:15

bfra, give me a quote. i have a feeling we'll be doing some business.

have a cannoli.

By: house_of_pain on 3/22/10 at 2:15

MamaG, Phil prints those papers, down in the Bunker.

By: bfra on 3/22/10 at 2:16

Blanket - Am I now supposed to ask what nationality the tires are? You got some good ones today!

By: dargent7 on 3/22/10 at 2:17

494 "Comments" at 3:15pm. I said 500. Damn close.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:18

fuggetaboutit

By: bfra on 3/22/10 at 2:18

house - Maybe Phil will let Blanket & myself construct some special shoes there, also! I recomment he be the first to try them.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:18

actually, my family is from northern italy - no sicilians in my kinfolk.

By: gdiafante on 3/22/10 at 2:19

Paul D'argent: The poor man's slackerdamus

By: house_of_pain on 3/22/10 at 2:20

Blanket, are there any houses to rent in Tuscany?

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 2:20

Frank Sinatra Italian.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:21

i wish, house!

By: MamaG on 3/22/10 at 2:21

Blanket, thanks for the info; I'm going to look into that further. LOL! You are on a roll today!

House! That's good!!! I knew that place wasn't just another purty bunker!

By: house_of_pain on 3/22/10 at 2:22

2 eyebrow Italian

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 2:22

nazi, Frank couldn't get made because he wasn't Sicilian.

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 2:23

Or so I read.

By: MamaG on 3/22/10 at 2:24

Hey! Good evening to everyone............

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

I bought one of those papers a couple of Sundays ago. Whew boy... it was so freakin' liberal I thought I was reading The Scene again.

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

Pavarotti - Italian and the best.

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

By: gdiafante on 3/22/10 at 3:07
Sid, I'll teach you to play guitar if you drop and roll at the Predator game tomorrow night...

G, I probably can't afford to get into the game. How about I drop and roll on the steps of the TN state capitol bldg? Then we can say I slipped on a banana peel thrown out by a homeless person after Mama or Funditto tried to help them.

I am seriously telling you that I wish someone had filmed it. Everytime I think about it, I crack up laughing. Maybe I hit my head! Maybe that's why I'm laughing.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:26

Mama, here's a homeless paper out of Seattle:

http://www.realchangenews.org/index.php/site/about/org/

scroll down and read about Programs

By: sidneyames on 3/22/10 at 2:28

By: dargent7 on 3/22/10 at 3:17
494 "Comments" at 3:15pm. I said 500. Damn close.

Buy a lottery ticket right now. YOu are lucky and good at numbers!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:28

here's some info about street newspapers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_newspaper

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:29

Ben, you seriously didn't expect it to be conservative, did you?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:30

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 3:22
nazi, Frank couldn't get made because he wasn't Sicilian.

i heard the same thing. you can be of low rank but that's it unless you are Sicilian.

By: brrrrk on 3/22/10 at 2:32

dargent7 said

"They identified that douche bag who shouted, "baby killer"....a GOP from Texas.
The place that executes more retards than any other state, especially when GW Bush was Governor.
Then, Bush invades Iraq, killing how many civilians?
And this dick weed yells out in Congress, "baby killer" to Stupak?"

Get this, I called Marsha "birther" Blackburn's office to see what "she" had to say about this. When I asked about whether Blackburn had a statement regarding the "baby Killer" comment, they acted like they had absolutely no idea that it even happened let alone have anything to say about it. Gives you an idea as to how stupid she thinks her constituents are, doesn't it?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 2:34

wow, that was pretty lame, brrrk. Marsha is such a joke.

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 2:42

nazi, careful. I think Ben has a crush on Marsha.

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 2:50

GWB and I wanna make a Marsha sandwich.

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 2:55

Ben, she would look good in a cheerleader outfit, or maybe a stewardess uniform?

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 3:03

Oh no, cocktail waitress for sure. You can't alter precedent in these things. Wouldn’t want to dishonor Ted’s memory.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:10

bitter much, Ben?

By: slacker on 3/22/10 at 3:11

Yeah, yeah.... Teddy would be so proud.

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 3:15

Hey... that's all between Teddy, Chris and their assault victim. I've got no dog in that hunt.

And Mary Jo? That b*tch shoud've taken swimming lessons at the country club when she was a child... like all the civilized people.

By: brrrrk on 3/22/10 at 3:19

BenDover said

"Hey... that's all between Teddy, Chris and their assault victim. I've got no dog in that hunt.

And Mary Jo? That b*tch shoud've taken swimming lessons at the country club when she was a child... like all the civilized people."

Spoken like someone who has no glass in his house....

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 3:19

We're talking relative value here... obviously Teddy's dogged and persistent dedication to fighting for the little people far out-weigh a few little drunken indiscretions.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:21

indeed, brrrk. when you're reaching that far down to the bottom of the barrel...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:21

it's a bit pathetic, actually.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:22

but then Ben did travel to D.C. with the tea baggers......

http://popsdc.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/tea-party-protesters-scream-******-at-black-congressman/

so i guess just consider the source.

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 3:34

I believe that whole story was a fabrication or a plant. If the event could have been characterized that way CNN would be hyperventilating and running it wall to wall.

Now someone calling Barney a fag? Yeah, I could probably see that one.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:35

oh, so now it's just a fabrication. whatever, Ben.

By: dargent7 on 3/22/10 at 3:38

Is it just late, or did Bend-O call Mary Jo Kopeckne a bitch?
Who wants that idiot on this board?
Show of hands?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 3/22/10 at 3:40

Ben, you said that as if it's a lesser offense or more acceptable to call someone a fag.