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    Filed at 6:09 am under by dcobranchi

    Yeah, it’s a kid writing probably his first LttE. But it’s a really stupid LttE:

    Be careful with language

    I am writing regarding an article published on March 4. The article titled “A matter of values: feeding tax fears,” has two inappropriate words in it. The first is on Page 4A, paragraph 15. The second is on the first page, paragraph 3. I ask that if you come upon such words as this, that you replace them with less inappropriate words or, even better, take them out. Please keep in mind that not only adults, but children and teenagers read the paper for school or for fun.

    I am a Christian and have non-cursing as a moral, so I ask that you do not put that language in the paper for me and other Christians, and for other people who dislike cursing. I also ask that you do not put these things in the paper because there are people like me who must read the paper every day for school and I do not think that the principal wants us to be reading this sort of language.

    Zachary Schmitz

    Here’s the article he’s complaining about. As near as I can determine the two grafs he’s bitching about:

    “They’re raising hell,” said Jeannette Council, chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners.

    “We want some damn answers, because we’re getting beat up by the citizens,” Bates said.

    Total bullshit to complain to the paper, of course, as those are direct quotes from elected officials. And I don’t believe either qualifies as cursing. Hell! They’re both in the Bible, even!

    Should I quote Jon Stewart to Wall St. to him?

    5 Responses to “LOTD: DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!”

    Comment by
    March 17th, 2009
    at 7:38 am

    That’s a damn stupid letter.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    March 17th, 2009
    at 7:44 am

    I bet he’s just a barrel of fun.

    Sanctimonious little prig. . .


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    March 17th, 2009
    at 9:44 am

    I’m curious about his “school” assigning him to read this inappropriate newspaper! — if he’s in a church school, that would be interesting perspective on the school’s reasoning, and if he’s in public school despite this proggish private attitude, that would be interesting in terms of what his family is thinking . . .

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    March 17th, 2009
    at 9:45 am

    Ever notice the letters “i” and “o” sit next to each other on the keyboard? 🙂

    I meant priggish, not proggish.

    Comment by
    March 17th, 2009
    at 5:42 pm

    Here’s how I described him early this morning in an email to my friend the editor: “Goddamn sanctimonious little prick”

    Great minds …