Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Letters To The Editor.

     I don't know why I do it, but I admit it: I read the letters to the editor in the local newspaper. But on any given day, I have a pretty good idea what I am going to find there:

      35% will be from Republicans castigating the President and the Democrats' stand on the national debt, immigrants, the troops and gun control. (This is a conservative area.)
     25% will be from Democrats praising the President and castigating the Republicans' stand on the national debt, immigrants, the troops and gun control.
     20% will be from people who think we have gone morally astray, and the only thing that will prevent God from wreaking Armageddon on the USA is to turn to Jesus and the Bible.
     15% are from folks praising or ridiculing the governor's plan to privatize the lottery and the state's monopoly on the sale of liquor.
     3% are from folks who wish to thank the unknown person who paid for their breakfast or stopped to help someone in distress.
     2% defy categorization.

      I suggest that the newspaper have a section a la International, Local, Sports, etc. for Comedy. It would include the current comics plus letters to the editor, and oh yes, throw in the columnists. Of course, it would not include any letters that I write.
      My books, “There Are Only Seven Jokes” and “The Spirit Runs Through It” are available in paperback or Kindle at Amazon.

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