Can Tennessee continue to be as dangerous as Agent Orange?

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GreerVol22 writes:

Agent Orange....really?

VolOrange27 writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

Agent Orange....really?

Horrible analogy I agree

THEKIDWISCONSIN writes:

Wow...people have been fired for things a lot less insensitive

uttcut writes:

Wow...bad taste.

GreeneVol writes:

Akin to Kellen Winslow Jr's comment about going to war...whatever...just Go Vols...

easttnvol writes:

in response to THEKIDWISCONSIN:

Wow...people have been fired for things a lot less insensitive

Oh please, quit being so sensitive.

jt45 writes:

Wonder if any Vietnam Vets have read this ?

Not a very good Analogy .

bobbarbilly writes:

In defense of our heros,the Agent Orange analogy is not cool. I crossed paths with one of my former high school running mates a while back but he is not running anymore.He is struggling to walk even with a cane. As a 19 year old marine facing shot and shell, he was frequently exposed to the chemical often digging in and spending days in freshly sprayed areas. In the arena of trading in tomorrow for today, the chemical no doubt saved lives at the time but the long term effects have been devastating for those with front row seats.

A_Voice_ofReason writes:

Hey KNS, your hack job columnists (notice I didn't say writers) are pompous buffoons. You obviously are quick to delete a comment from a poster on this site, but when it comes to people being offended by something YOU put in print you ignore it.

Lail, where are you with your comments? Show some class and apologize to those you offended and get this heading off this site!

I think this article needs to be sent to news outlets across the State...lets see how insensitive other people think you are. Snapshot taken, so even if you take it down I'll have proof that you don't care anything about your readers.

A_Voice_ofReason writes:

SHAME ON YOU KNS. HERE IS WHAT YOU ARE SO LIGHTLY MAKING REFERENCE TO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCXt9h...

SOMEONE SHOULD LOSE THEIR JOB FOR THIS.

cdldoc#211897 writes:

Get over yourselves. Quit looking for insults where there are none. What do they teach at UT now? Is it becoming a Eastern liberal arts college that brain washes? Should they have used the word "poison?" Then you could be insulted for everyone ever poisoned. Get over yourselves.

tharpepb#229206 writes:

cdldoc@211897, You don't even wish to be exposed to Agent Orange,the chemical,just go to any VA hospital and you can see first hand what Agent Orange, the chemical, does to a human body. Ask the people of Vietnam, what they think of the wonderful chemical, Agent Orange?
I know first hand what the chemical can do and I am not PC or liberal. I am a Vietnam Vet.

CarlChilders writes:

I don't really see that it's much different than saying they're going to "throw the bomb".

SeminaryVol writes:

in response to GreerVol22:

Agent Orange....really?

ha I was about to post the exact same thing.

FEARinSEC writes:

in response to cdldoc#211897:

Get over yourselves. Quit looking for insults where there are none. What do they teach at UT now? Is it becoming a Eastern liberal arts college that brain washes? Should they have used the word "poison?" Then you could be insulted for everyone ever poisoned. Get over yourselves.

It's not a huge deal, but coming from someone who watched an uncle deteriorate to his death because of AO, it was extremely insensitive to write it.

Snapshot writes:

in response to jt45:

Wonder if any Vietnam Vets have read this ?

Not a very good Analogy .

Yes. I was there and this is a horrible analogy. That was some nasty stuff. The writer needs to think a little before throwing something like that out there.

UTFISH writes:

Agent Orange is just a 50/50 mix 2,4-D & 2,4,5-T, two commonly available herbicides. I think the nickname came from the orange barrels it was stored in during the war. Don't want to have an exposure to those or any other pesticides. Didn't know any better years ago.

VolJunkie writes:

The headline has been up for almost 6 hours ... apparently the editors do not agree with the general theme running through these comments. That is unfortunate and sad.

Go Vols!

jt45 writes:

in response to Snapshot:

Yes. I was there and this is a horrible analogy. That was some nasty stuff. The writer needs to think a little before throwing something like that out there.

I figured their might be a few readers here that remember those days, I did my service a couple of years after Vietnam, but Ive seen enough of its effects to know this headline was in poor taste.

CoverOrange writes:

Is there actually a story here? My provider blocked several of the website links.

thevoice writes:

Is there a "Suggest removal" for this headline? Hello, Mr. Jack Lail... come in please.
Didn't even get to the article.

vollaw writes:

There's no article. Did KNS remove it? If so, why not remove the headline and the link.

vollaw writes:

Ok, watched the video. The SEC came up with the "agent orange" analogy, not KNS. No article.

bobbarbilly writes:

in response to PeytonManning:

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And a lot of those exposed to it need their life too. Guess you had to have been there.

TNBUBBLEHEAD writes:

full court press on the advertisers.

agentorange writes:

I like it.

jt45 writes:

in response to PeytonManning:

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Who are you defending ? All anyone is saying is the headline is in poor taste, a simple observation of a poor analogy. Those that could have (Moved on)as you put it. KNS posted this analogy not one of the posters if your opinion of the headline is different than others here thats fine, but why go after the posters ? Do you like this headline ?

mocsandvolsfan writes:

I just don't think the AO reference really was funny even if it wasn't offensive to readers. I personally wasn't offended but I guess I can see it offending some. The videos were fine other than that.

VolBallCharlie writes:

The analogy may be closer than u think. Dont believe me? Try getting caught on the strip with a fat sack of burgers... Dangerous Indeed!!!

Basketvol writes:

in response to PeytonManning:

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Agent Orange is not in the past. Today, March 8, 2012 Vietnam Vets are suffering the long-term effects from exposure to this toxin. Today, March 8, 2012 babies in Vietnam are born with birth defects because of this toxin. Easy for you to say, "you live, you learn....MOVE ON!!"

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to PeytonManning:

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My father was a Navy Seal and died as a result of agent orange exposure when I was 18 months old. As you said, we need to get a life. Well I do have a life. And it was DIRECTLY effected by AO.

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

Agent Orange....how about "Can Tennessee continue to be as dangerous as the Bataan Death March?" or "Can Tennessee continue to be as dangerous as Hitler's final solution?"

I mean, those both killed a LOT of innocent people, probably more than agent orange so it's a better analogy.

BuckFama writes:

It's kind of ironic that KNS would publish Ina Hughes' column bashing Limbaugh but yet run the "... Agent Orange" headline which is in immeasurably worse taste than Rush's comments concerning that poor, disadvantaged law student at Georgetown.

Poor journalism. Double standard.

dalvol writes:

in response to BuckFama:

It's kind of ironic that KNS would publish Ina Hughes' column bashing Limbaugh but yet run the "... Agent Orange" headline which is in immeasurably worse taste than Rush's comments concerning that poor, disadvantaged law student at Georgetown.

Poor journalism. Double standard.

Really? Buck, give us a break!

BuckFama writes:

OK...you can take a break. Just remember to clock out.

hueypilot writes:

As a Vietnam vet, throat cancer survivor attributed to AO but more likely caused by twenty years of Lucky Strikes to Marlboros to Merits, I'm not offended. But that's just me. In this day and time, somebody will get offended no matter what you say.

docwater#225789 writes:

Why not "Polio Vols" (Cripple opponents) or Bubonic Vols? This AO is not a cool reference and I hope it does not take root. In fact, the word agent is not something I want associated with the program on several levels.

proud2btnvol (Inactive) writes:

My uncle, a Vietnam Veteran, died last year from Agent Orange.

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