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Letters November 27, 2015 at 4:07 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel William "Bill" Kilgore:
“You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like . . . victory. Someday this war's gonna end.”

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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Salem comes to campus November 27, 2015 at 4:04 a.m.

Beatus ille homo,
Qui sedet in suo domo,
Et sedet post fornacem
Et habet bonam pacem.

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Letters November 26, 2015 at 8:52 a.m.

Agatha Christie wrote:  “I like living.  I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” 
May we practice being awake to life, the glorious and miserable whole of it—doing what we can.

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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Salem comes to campus November 26, 2015 at 12:56 a.m.

Jonathan Chait, liberal to the bone, had this to say, in his article "Can We Take Political Correctness Seriously Now?:
ht tp:// m/daily/intelligencer/2015/11/can-we-take-political-correctness-seriously-now.html#
Interesting side bar to topic (which in no way excuses the students holding free speech to their limitations and justifications):
h ttp://fair.or g/home/corporations-and-governments-are-still-the-real-threats-to-free-speech-not-campus-activists/
And, the supposed bastion of liberal press, The Huffington Post, has set up several links that speak to the Free Speech issue and college campuses. Note how many are liberals defending the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and the voice of reasoned disagreement.
htt p://ww m/news/free-speech/
Gitz's diatribe against liberals pales and is nothing but a shadow in comparison to these more balanced and reasoned articles. He seems more interested in "trashing" liberals than for examining what many other liberals are also considering to be "trash." Trash talk, you might say.

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BRADLEY R. GITZ: Salem comes to campus November 26, 2015 at 12:22 a.m.

Beginning to sound like the sound track to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" - where the characters are most angrily painting over reality and leaving images of their illusions or delusions in its place.
The Trash monologue did drone a bit. It did, however, capture the essence of a monochrome canvas done with bovine excretions. The earthy art of futility. We are all destined for the great dumping ground. Don't forget to wear your label.
Yep. Gonna be an interesting Thanksgiving prayer in some households. "Thank Jesus (or Jethro or whomever) we're all trash and I'm not at the bottom of the heap with those stinkin' liberals." Now, pass the red-eye gravy.
And children - please do your belching and farting away from the table.

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BRENDA LOOPER: Lost in translation November 25, 2015 at 10:10 p.m.

How now Slak, my man. With for real some like righteous education, one day you talk pretty too, like us do. No Nazi touch you when you that bad, baby. You be what you be, don't you see?
An' thats a factcheck, Brother Slak. You'll have the prettiest mouth in the South,

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BRENDA LOOPER: Lost in translation November 25, 2015 at 3:36 p.m.

Guess you better go back to eating pap, Schmuk. Real food seems to difficult for you to digest. Maybe something a cannibal has pre-chewed might help your digestion a bit. We'll cook it in a Nazi fire, season it with some Nazi spices, slather Nazi secret sauce all over it, serve it on Nazi plates, and sing a few choruses of the Horst Weasel song so you can feel more at home.
Sometimes being anti-intellectual only says one thing - that you're proud to be stupid.

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Letters November 25, 2015 at 3:26 p.m.

Pack - am ignoring your climate change rant since you don't really know what you're talking about, either regarding the statistics or about the research. Anyway, as I usually remind people: go to the experts at RealClimate(dot)org. This is where the climatologists, meteorologists, and all interested parties gather to discuss the climate.
Based on their well-researched, peer-reviewed record....this is my source for climate data and commentary. Not some shill hired for big money by the oil companies to help protect their profits. It's interesting how quickly climatologists of stature take such suspect reports and show their flaws.
I'm very, very comfortable and sure about the research from RealClimate folks. Am quite positive about the existence of climate change and fairly certain that a good portion of the current problem is manmade. RealClimate provides an enormous amount of research and data to demonstrate all of this and more.
And those folks who say otherwise -- guess what? They're on RealClimate, too! (Getting their a$$e$ handed to them by the real climatologists, but they're still in their yapping away, anyhow.) Got to earn their oil money, you know.
So, Pack - whenever you do your climate change shtick, I am not threatened or harmed by your ignorance or ineptitude. You can do better, if you only try.
Again, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Blessings upon all of you and may you be a blessing to others.

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EDITORIAL: Le Decider November 25, 2015 at 8:57 a.m.

Gene Lyons brings some much-needed perspective to the Syrian refugee and ISIS terrorists issue:
ht tp://w m/in-frightening-times-we-need-leadership-not-snark/

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Letters November 25, 2015 at 7:01 a.m.

Looper said it best today and deserves a second helping (if it'll help me or someone as far gone as Crap, I'd be pleased):
Just a reminder: It's very simple to get a letter published--all you have to do is be truthful in statements of fact, make opinion clear, and keep it acceptable for publication in a family newspaper (if Grandma would smack you for it, don't say it).

Please remember that we do fact-check, and the more things that have to be checked, the longer it takes. We can't print everything, nor can we always have a completely balanced page; we work with what we have at a given moment, so sometimes there will be more liberal letters, sometimes more conservative letters, and sometimes no political letters at all ... OK, that I'm still waiting for.

The point is that if you're not finding at least one thing on the page you disagree with, then I'm not doing my job, and if you're offended by opinions that don't reflect your own, you're probably in the wrong place.

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