After a blessedly quiet spring and early summer, recent News-Gazette offerings — From Our Readers, Voices and Guest Commentaries — have been showcasing the rabid right. Many authors are the usual suspects we readers have grown to expect.
"You sure got us into a fine mess this time, Laurel."
This is a paraphrase of a favorite statement of the old-time comedians Laurel and Hardy.
However, it appears that it is also apropos to that which the Mayor for Life (Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing) is doing to the city.
As I looked at the July 7 News-Gazette, I noticed that the front page contained a story about the University of Illinois basketball coach and the basketball team being unable to play several of their opening games in the to-be-renovated State Farm Center.
I am responding to the letter from R. Stan Marsh regarding low/no-information citizens.
He conveniently omits the much larger group who fall into the "intentionally ignorant" crowd. The facts are available yet they ignore anything that disagrees with their prejudged fallacies.
Space is limited so I'll be brief.
Animal welfare is the focus and concern of any animal producer. Therefore, people who raise animals are very concerned about their health and well-being. Research has shown that comfortable and contented animals do better from a production standpoint.
Apparently, J.J. Roy has some hate issues. In his July 6 letter to The News Gazette, he reminds readers that in a previous letter he wrote about people who hate the president. Now he writes that conservatives hate, well, everyone.
Really? You really can't speak to that.