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    Online round-up

    Our opinions page has gotten some interesting feedback online this summer. Here’s a few samples, edited for space.

    Commenting on Justyn Dillingham’s

    “”The politics of Harry Potter””

    The article about Potter, I think that it’s good for kids to have a little fantasy. It takes them away from boredom days in the hot summer months. It takes them away from stressors in life. I think every kid needs this stuff. Without it, life could be very dull.


    posted July 23 at 10:28 p.m.

    Commenting on Allison J. Dumka’s

    “”What does it mean to be a Man?””

    While I support eradication of the unibrow, I strongly disagree that male eyebrow tweezers/waxers is any sort of progress toward embracing their feminine side – it just means that they’re being drawn into the same sort of obsession with appearance that women have had to live with for years.


    posted July 11 at 8:44 a.m.

    Commenting on Andrew Austin’s

    “”We could all live without Live Earth””

    UMMM yeah you don’t speak for me.

    This was not a concert meant for only our generation. It was meant for the entire world. This was clearly seen if you watched Live Earth instead of just reading about it by the people in the audience. You could clearly see 18 year olds in the audience as well as 40 year olds.

    The point of Live Earth wasn’t to get you to buy a new car, change all your light bulbs, and to buy a new mp3 player. It was to make the world realize that climate change is an issue that isn’t going away unless we do something.


    posted July 11 at 2:51 p.m.

    Good article, well written. I didnt see it myself, but i would think it wasnt *only* intended to target the young generation, so I don’t see it as that bad that they had older groups playing. But your ideas on how they want to fix things with consumerism, instead of conservation. DEAD ON! 🙂

    It reminds me of the day they turned the lights off for *one day* on the Eiffel Tower “”to show their support for the Global Warming revolution”” or whatever their reason was.


    posted July 12 at 6:49 a.m.

    Commenting on Justyn Dillingham’s

    “”Immigration ‘crisis’ a fraud on voters””

    The writer, Justyn Dillingham, is simply confused. He tries to have it both ways, criticizing both sides of this issue. He first criticizes the “”No Amnesty”” crowd who have scared the American public into thinking the illegal immigrants are a danger to this country. But then he criticizes those on the other side, like President Bush and Linda Chavez, who are trying to create a guest worker program to legalize the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently here.

    You are either for legalizing the immigrants that are here by making them pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line to apply for citizenship the right way (as most Americans are in favor of this approach) OR you are for rounding them up and deporting them. It’s that simple.


    posted June 28 at 9:57 a.m. EST

    Commenting on Alan Fullmer’s

    “”Smoking ban annoying but necessary””

    The whole idea of a smoking ban goes against every proncipal that America was built upon. People fought and died so you could have those freedoms. No one is forced to enter an establishment that does not offer what you want, that’s why we have (or had) freedom of choice and a free market….use your rights, don’t throw them away because you are selfish.


    posted June 20 at 2:36 p.m.

    Commenting on “”Are strict DUI laws a good idea?”” June 13, 2007

    Photo editor Alan Fullmer said yes, make them stricter even, while Editor-in-Chief Justyn Dillingham thought them “”a smokescreen for tyranny.””

    Referring to driving [as] a right is a bit of a stretch. Rights are generally protected by the Constitution or laws granting those rights. The freedom of speech and voting rights are solid rights that all people in this country have. Driving is a privilege that the majority of people in this country can exercise. If driving were a right, we could not require driving proficiency tests. Literacy tests for voting have been outlawed.


    posted June 19 at 9:35 p.m. EST

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