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We're divided about a lot of things in this country: Bush vs. Kerry. Open borders vs. closed. Pro choice vs. no choice. But there's one thing most people agree on: Greg Haidl is an asshole.Henry Hudson
The words of letter writer Richard C. Jarrett, in praise of Commie Girl, resonated in my head over the past few days leading up to the election [Letters, Oct. 29]. "The only way to attack them bad guys is by being nastier and more of a smart ass." Good plan. It's working well—FOR THE REPUBLICANS! How many elections will you Democrat nasties have to lose before you realize that being nasty smart asses isn't getting you anywhere? A long, long time, I hope. A little recent history for you: Republicans have controlled the House since 1994. The entire first term of President W. saw Republican control of both the House and the Senate. At the very least, the first two years of W.'s second term will see the same. People do not vote for negative candidates. Anger, bitterness and nastiness aren't going to win elections for the Left. I know that when you lose again in 2008, it won't hurt as bad. You should be getting used to it.B. Dirk Yarborough
Regarding Gustavo Arellano's "The Gospel According to the GOP" [Oct. 29]: Isn't there an item in our Constitution that separates church and state? Wonder what or when the line will be drawn? Wonder what their stance would be if they realized the only reason the GOP is against abortion is to get their vote? Bush & Co. doesn't give a whit about an unborn child or anyone's child. Personally, I think the Church's tax-free status and the tax deduction for tithing should be taken away if they continue to meddle in politics.Shirley Knudson
I would say it is unbelievable to me that you would print such an issue as "Burnin' Bush" [Oct. 8], but sadly it is what I have come to expect. I was not going to bother to respond, but when I read your response to the letter from "D" condemning this issue [Letters, Oct. 29], I felt compelled to address it. For you to state that President Bush and conservatives do not take personal responsibility is simply untrue. President Bush makes a decision and stands behind it, taking full responsibility, as do the majority of conservatives. The entire liberal philosophy is based on NOT taking responsibility but expecting others to bail you out. I used to enjoy your magazine, but I've now been left with the taste of your bitterness lingering in my mouth.S.
Well, I see Larry Agran's chickens have finally come home to roost over power plants, trees and a $200,000 job ["A Boy Named Sue," Oct 22]. Which is worse: An airport, a power plant or Larry Agran?Donald NyreDEPT. OF CLARIFICATIONS
Seeking irony where there was none, the Weekly implied Classic Tattoo owner Eric Maaske fatally overdosed by syringe. His sister Michelle has since informed the WeeklyMaaske only used needles while tattooing and did not use one to overdose.