Sorry To Harsh Your Mellow, Dude
Once again, the Idaho Statesman Letters To The Editor section provides a clear example of the dangers of making it too easy to go online and write a missive when one is stoned. From yesterday's paper, check out this letter, in its entirety (2nd letter down):
"Bush's job approval rating, 34 percent. Representatives in office due to corporate un-America's control. Is this the democracy Americans are dying to establish in Iraq? Headlines tell the truth about the lies.Statesman: Analysts repeatedly warned of insurgency's growing threat. May 2005, Cheney: "I think they're in the last throes." Think?
"Poll finds U.S. troops in Iraq back withdrawal. Find way to raise funds without selling forest lands, feds say. The Bush administration proposed selling up to 200,000 acres to fund rural schools and county roads. Individual property taxes rise. Gov. Kempthorne is $6 delinquent.
"The Simpsons are familiar, the First Amendment isn't.
"American Forces Press Service: Cheney, "Terrorists have demonstrated through their violence that they understand what's at stake in Iraq." Catching on? Dick.
"Iran, North Korea, China emerging as threats. Attack? Dubya.
"Let democracy work. Vote. $20 tax on every $1 contributed. End paid holidays government employees get that private industry doesn't. Cap credit-card interest rates. Don't tax overtime, tax straight time over 40 hours, keep half time over 40. End pay raises for representatives. Consolidate government: unicameral. We don't need the same government in every city, county and state, and on federal level."
I can just imagine the scene at this guy's house -- just finished sparking up the chronic, and is getting some Twinkies and Fruit Pies out of the kitchen, when he spies the computer. He heads over, and thinks, "Hey, I should share all these truths I've learned with the people". The letter above is the result -- a letter he never would have been able to send out if it had involved finding paper and a stamp, but made too easy with online submittal. I wonder how his fellow liberals will support his demand to end government holiday status for Martin Luther King Day, though...