An American left-right combination. Respecting Michael J. Fox. Being the good cop. The pride of Punahou. Plus more.
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Re: “Who Will Tell Michael J. Fox He Needs to Die?” Okay, the
ONLY reason I read more about this article was to CMA before I
ripped you a new one. You really shouldn’t use that as a headline
for interest. It immediately angered me that you would even
compose such a sentence regarding Mr. Fox. I was going to
call you a dick, now I just need to ask you to re-think your
title since I do realize your point in using it, still… it is
very disrespectful and was in inciting disrespect from me.
Don’t we have enough of that already?
— Nina Soli Texas
Jeffrey Lord replies:
Reader Nina Soli says of the title of this piece, “it is very disrespectful and was in inciting disrespect from me.”
To which I can only respond, the people who are writing this philosophy into law intend much more for Ms. Soli than disrespect if or when she is old, disabled or just a little bit more medically needy than the numbers say is acceptable. It is hoped she — and for that matter Michael J. Fox — will speak up now before they both are told their QALY just doesn’t suit.
DOING HIS JOB
Re: William Tucker’s There Are Towns a Lot Tougher Than Cambridge:
You are partly on track here. There is no racism here whatsoever. You just have a cop, and by the way a good one, doing his job.
Put yourself in his position; you get a call that TWO men are breaking into a house; when you get there you see ONE (but where is the number TWO): you ask number ONE to step outside, you surely don’t want to go inside not knowing where number two is.
Number one gets an attitude and now it reinforces the fact that he wants number one to step outside so that he can sort out the situation. The cop wants to get home at night to his family and not shot by number two but number one has this attitude. The cop did the right thing. He did his job but number one wants to bring a racial thing and “who do you think I am” into the picture.
There is nothing racial here — it is only a good cop doing his
— Gordon Nilsen
East Northport, New York
THE PUNAHOU POLICE
Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.’s More Media Follies:
When Obama applied to various schools, the application probably
asked if he was a citizen of the U.S. How did Obama answer that
question? What say Punahou? What say Columbia? What say Harvard?
I will accept Obama’s answers to those questions!
— Jack Hughes
Re: G. Tracy Mehan, III’s Will Obama Continue to Defy Gravity?:
Even with the state-controlled “news” media’s slant, the majority of the country begins to see that a coup has occurred.
They also see that what candidate Obama said or promised before election is not what President Obama intended or intends to do.
By the way, Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Gravity doesn’t apply to
the president. Didn’t you get to the memo?
— C. Kenna Amos Jr.
Princeton, West Virginia
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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