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No name calling

Recent writers on the opinion page were on the mark with their assertions of trash journalism. Morris Publications’ scribe Robert Ringer is not very professional. All this name calling started years ago with the emergence of the extreme right. I recall it beginning with the Clintons. Back then it was “Billary and Hillium.” Very creative.

The highlight of Ringer’s column was overlooked. Here’s the quote: “Oh...and so, to, is the possibility of a third, fourth, and fifth term — and beyond! — for the media-invented president whose arrogance now has him focused on making 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue his permanent address.” What a statement! How wacky can one get? This clearly defines the far right — a.k.a. the Tea Party. This party includes anyone that rejects scientific fact, evolution, climate change, the true age of the planet, Obama’s birth certificate, and political reality.

Someone recently suggested the Tea Party change their symbol, the elephant, to the woolly mammoth. The problem with his idea is mammoths roamed North America 3.5 million years ago, and according to the Tea Party, the earth is only 7,000 years old...woof!

This noisy group with their name calling, distortions and fairy tales is a minority, and in frustration they resort to trashy comments. The names, “Commie Obammie, Mannequin Mitt and Bolshevik Barry, merely show the writer exposing his bitter pill, and a few other writers on this page should try another pill, a tranquilizer, before expressing their (mostly distorted) views.

Gary Krueger


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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