Letters to the editor, January 23
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Updated: February 24, 2013 6:02AM
Don’t fall for ruses that
will ruin social programs
I think a big problem for the paper-selling middle class is, of course, the collection of great social benefits programs we have instituted.
Simply stated, they cannot sell their paper to folks who don’t want it.
We have rightly promoted the general welfare (welfare here meaning safety and health) by building humane institutions like the Social Security benefits program and the Medicare benefits program.
These humanitarian programs are designed to ensure our ability to live in dignity, and we should maintain, nurture and rebuild them; and we should be constantly alert for ruses designed to ruin them.
The naysayers in Congress represent those who would find a way to charge us for the air we breathe, and who simply cannot sell their paper to those who don’t want it.
Young actor shows not all
of Hollywood is full of filth
“Out of the mouths of babes”... the recent stunning religious conversion of the young male actor of “Two and a Half Men” sitcom (in)fame(y) could best be described as “the shot heard ’round the entertainment world.” Even more significant is the fact that he turned on his former occupation and labeled it “filth.”
Poor Charlie Sheen; 2012 wasn’t a particularly good year for the not-so-jolly “Cholly,” as his program frequently was plagued by problems on and off the set; most notably in Detroit, where his traveling road show was booed off the stage.
But don’t expect any immediate spiritual revival to sweep through Christianity-hating Tinsel Town and La La Land. They’ve been mired in the “fresh trade” since the industry’s very inception. Commencing with the likes of Mae “Why don’t you come up and see me sometime” West, on through the legendary Elizabeth “Sweet Lizzy” Taylor and her endless array of “nonhusbands,” continuing with “blonde bombshells” Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and Bridget Bardot (you know, the late Kennedy brothers’ White House “playtoys”), and finally morphing into the infamous spitting, crotch-grabbing, flag-desecrating, male-mocking Roseanne.
The Left Coast finally has been exposed for what it really is — and always has been — since the creation of “Hell”-ywood, the notorious home of starlets, harlots and whoremongering “hunks.”
So, if one young Hollywoodite (out of a national population of about 300 million) has the admirable moral character and courage to call a “spade by its right name,” where does that leave the remaining 299,999,999?
Does that make us a motley crew of smut-faced sleaze bags, slime balls, scum buckets — and, oh yes, filth-mongers?
Well, as the old saying goes, “if the shoe fits, wear it.” So, here’s to the young half-a-man actor, who, in all actuality, is the only real man on the entire show.
Bless you, son; may your tribe increase.
Wendall E. Carr