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Letters to the Editor

THE MOST ENTERTAINING section of our small, weekly newspaper is the part containing Letters to the Editor.  Every thing gets published, no matter how ludicrous, argumentative, or ignorant.  I've come to suspect that the world's problems would disappear if only the politicians in charge would read and follow the advice of these letter writers.Of course, people with all the answers typically understand none of the problems.  Where I live, there are a lot of global warming doubters.  Their strident letters readily illustrate that they really haven't a clue what they're talking about.  The ones citing the Almighty and quoting biblical text are the most hysterical.Utah has remained obtusely and intransigently Republican through GWB and the current congressional stumblebums.  Anti-Obama letters proliferate.  They obviously aren't getting their news from the same source as I am.Many of the letters take environmentalists to task.  I live near a working coal mine that employs many of my neighbors.  In addition, avid ATVers go bonkers at the suggestion they should be barred fgrom running rampant in any portion of our local wilderness areas, especially the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  People around here still hate President Clinton for designating it as a national monument, thus bringing into play federal laws protecting it from such rampages as thoughtless ATVers tearing up the land.Did I say the Letters to the Editor section of our local rag is entertaining?  Perhaps I should say aggravating.  Some reach levels of sheer stupidity that make one marvel at the fact that the authors achieved adulthood.  Of course, as we all know, the two most commonly occurring things in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.

posted on Aug 25, 2013 7:21 PM ()

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After reading other comments I am reminded that when we got down here I noticed an item in the paper that there would be a debate in the local highschool "Evolution vs. Creationism". Sheesh, I thought, what's next, minutes of "The Flat Earth Society"? Being here has been a horrendous wake up call that this country is in deep s... and I just didn't know it when I lived in civilization.
comment by tealstar on Aug 27, 2013 11:02 AM ()
Our local paper precariously balances between catering to the know-nothings which comprise most of the population in this area and the progressives. They have given me some space in their opinion columns, so I have to guess they are trying. Definitely my stuff is center-left. Now that I have an entre into the Op-Ed part of the paper, I feel superior to those who merely appear in the letters column. And, of course, I didn't think it was an honor when my letters were published to be next to some right wing nut job with just as much space as me.

Most of the political opinions that are mindless and stupid directly derive from religious conviction. The faithful are proud of their ignorance.
comment by tealstar on Aug 26, 2013 7:02 AM ()
I just cannot imagine accepting anything on "faith," whatever that is.
reply by steeve on Aug 26, 2013 7:18 AM ()
My paper is staunchly Republican and regularly misinforms voters. It is full
of hateful anti Obama sentiment and praise for the stupid open carry law.
I hate that paper but it is the only option available and has a strangle hold
on the state. People seem to think if it is in the Daily Oklahoman it must
be gospel.
comment by elderjane on Aug 26, 2013 6:04 AM ()
You can openly carry a gun in Oklahoma?? Holy merde.
reply by steeve on Aug 26, 2013 7:26 AM ()
must agree with you about letters being entertaining in the daily paper .
the main one that i buy has a complete page full of only one topic being discussed , at the moment its our federal election , it gets really heated, and the replies next day are give a laugh . half a page is given over too local happenings , again replies following day can get quite heated.






comment by kevinshere on Aug 26, 2013 12:02 AM ()
I think I'd rather read the funnies...
reply by steeve on Aug 26, 2013 7:24 AM ()
The big thing here is about gun control laws, and the few counties that want to form the 51st state. Another county on the other side of the state wanted to either join them or attach itself to Wyoming, and the Wyoming governor said there are much more important problems in the country than that bit of frivolity. I was proud of him.
comment by troutbend on Aug 25, 2013 8:45 PM ()
I think Teal would like to see HER governor move to Wyoming...
reply by steeve on Aug 26, 2013 7:23 AM ()
Stupidity is not unique to rural Utah. Did you see the poll of Louisiana Republicans this week that showed as many of them hold Obama responsible for the slow response to Katrina as Bush?
comment by miker on Aug 25, 2013 8:02 PM ()
Incredible!! The Flat Earth Society must thrive there too.
reply by steeve on Aug 26, 2013 7:21 AM ()

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