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Reader Opinion: The Rube-like slippers

Just when I was thoroughly convinced the newspaper wanted us all thinking it was only the storm-trooping, bible-thumping, racist, toothless hillbillies in the Teabagger party telling us that the new Pope was taking his red shoes a bit too serious...

Just when I was thoroughly convinced the newspaper wanted us all thinking it was only the storm-trooping, bible-thumping, racist, toothless hillbillies in the Teabagger party telling us that the new Pope was taking his red shoes a bit too seriously, along comes an encyclical from the town commissar, Professor Rolf, likening the pontiffs' latest jottings to the Communist Manifesto. Right down to the total wealth redistribution and materialist pagan Earth worship. Will one-hit wonders never cease!

You know, if we didn't have a mayor standing guard against such diabolical tampering, one might conclude there was something in the water.

You can take me now, Lord. I'm ready.

Guy Green

Brainerd

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