ON THE CHIN
Here’s to guest columnist John Doe.
[“YES! Weekly discriminates against ‘Triad
Today’”; Feb. 22, 2012] I’m glad he turned
his penetrating insight away from the club
ads and toward the rest of YES! Weekly. I
would like to shake his hand. (After he has
washed it, of course.)
If John Doe is not Jim Longworth, give
him a job. If he is Jim Longworth, give
him a raise in salary — up to, say, two
sandwiches a day.
He writes pretty good, and he’s a TV
Bill Bloxham, Winston-Salem
THE POLICE STATE
I am the police state, hear me whimper.
I decry the abuse of my inalienable
rights by my government, but turn a blind
eye when this same government abuses the
God-given rights of those abroad.
I fi nd outrage in the groping of the elderly
at checkpoints, drones over our cities
and invasive surveillance on our streets,
but I happily cheer when this is done in
other places with funny names like “Kandahar”
I insist on the need for foreign aid to
our allies giving little concern to the fact
that portions of it are required to be spent
on American-made weapons that will be
turned on foreign populations by their
own governments once their economies
are sacked to make debt payments inviting
anti-American insurgencies to take root.
I will call you “unpatriotic” if you don’t
support overthrowing potential threats
10,000 miles away, but will praise you as
a “free-market advocate” for supporting
the true threat to our security which is the
debt-based monetary system just blocks
from my home.
Despite these contradictions, I am still
most hospitable and would gladly give you
a place to stay.
Unfortunately, I can no longer provide
shelter for I am now homeless on the continent
my forefathers conquered.
Michael Norbury. Greensboro
NOT GETTING IT
I was horrified and extremely disappointed
to see the caption under the picture
from the article with the New Edition
concert [“Cooling it, now”; Feb. 22,
2012; by Ryan Snyder]. Not only were
the names wrong, they were NOWHERE
The group members’ names were correct
in the article, but way off base in the caption.
Al B. Sure, Guy, Father MC, Kadeem
Hardison, Tevin Campbell and Ginuwine
are NOT NOW, nor have they ever been,
part of New Edition.
I don’t know if it was a joke that made
its way into the paper by accident, or
what.... But I was very disappointed in the
Cami Marshall, Greensboro
Editor replies: Yeah, that was a joke.