I just like to say that I've enjoyed Gene Royer's writing
for many years now and it's really a shame that any of his
novels haven't been published yet. He has a great writing
style, doesn't waste words and tells it like it is. His stories
have lots of humor and keep you interested to the last word.
To the Editor:
Is it okay to praise one of your writers here?
Would like to say how much I enjoy reading Gene Royer's contributions
to the Tocquevillian Magazine. Gene is one of the best"unpublished
humorists" in the U. S. of A. and that includes the State
I'd also like to commend the editor of this publication both
for his excellent work with the Tocquvillian but his really
outstandingweb page design. You, sir, are truly a genius as
Mr. Royer often tells me.
Best wishes to you both!
To the Editor:
Mr Lutz (may I call you "Wayne"?):
I came across your columns by virtue of searching on Google
for the words "Bush" and "cowboy".
What a delight!
I had rather thought, in my liberal, European way, that specimens
such as yourself had thankfully crawled back to the woodwork
whence they came.
I was wrong.
It's wonderful to read your columns - they let me know why and
how your beloved Merka has brought us to the brink of the next
Here are some pics:
You, presumably see nothing wrong or offensive in them - they're
just "ragheads" after all.
Both you and your president should be ashamed of yourselves.
Neither of youhave lived through a war, as we Europeans have
- we know the reality of what you propose. You don't - and yet
you're more than happy to inflict iton others.
Wayne (I can call you that, can't I?) - I trust you'll be in
the front of the forces invading Baghdad. If not, then shame
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Teddington TW11 9RR
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(May I call you "Blower?",
Thank you so much for your letter! You have renewed my faith
in the inherent superiority of all things American.
We will publish your letter proudly.
To The Editor:
billo wrote: "The answer, however, is not to remove
a basic safeguard against abuse and transform the internal security
apparatus into an aggressive political enforcement engine at
the service of the Chief Executive. Unfortunately this, in the
name of union-busting, is exactly what the Republican leadership
has set out to do."
I vehemently disagree--with the entire article in general, but
with this last excerpt in particular. Civil Service is a cancer,
and one trip to a government office for services will prove
it. Being able to work without serious fear of termination is
a liberal ideal (and poor management besides) because it breeds
counter-productivity. Why should a worker strive for excellence
when just showing up will keep the paychecks coming?
To The Editor:
Although your synopsis does not present it, this school district
maintains a $750 million budget with which it alleges to educate
32,000 students; and the $3 million being withheld is a drop
in the bucket. $750 million breaks down to about $24,000 per
student. Assuming 178 school days, the student-per-day cost
is about $134, or a bit more than $2600 a month.
country, there are thousands of private schools who do a much
superior job of educating students than do the government
schools. And they do it for far less than $2600 a month per
have long-since ceased being institutions of learning for kids
and have become bureaucratic repositories of employment for
To The Editor:
I just read Atty Bancroft's letter. Remarkable! This is an example
of America at its finest. Many letters appear in LTTE columns
of publications, having been written spuriously; but Bancroft's
sincere words could only have been poured from a true liberal
heart. Not even a professional fiction writer like myself could
have crafted such words of dedication and committment.
I don't know this dear lady, but I'm certain she is exactly
what she claimes to be. A confirmed liberal.
To The Editor:
It pleases me greatly to see Mr. Bently's response to you
regarding the letter from "A Concerned Liberal." I've
always known, in my heart of hearts, that so-called Conservatives
could not face the truth, even if that truth was distasteful
to them, and even if that truth was signed by someone who may
righteously fear for their lives, and so is signed anonymously.
It is a truth that conservatives in this great nation of our
have singled out and abused those they accuse of "liberalism"
to the point where it is dangerous to express dissent. I applaud
"A Concerned Liberal" for his or her decision to remain
anonymous -- and therefore safe -- while still holding up the
standard of Truth.
Unlike "A Concerned Liberal", I am unafraid. In the
course of my career as a military nurse, I cradled the heads
of many young men as they died of grievous wounds inflicted
by vicious, mindless monsters in a "war" that our
nation had no business fighting. I have faced death. I am unafraid
of the likes of Mr. David Bently, even while I rejoice at his
So I sign my letter to you, proudly, as a confirmed liberal
-- I remain,
RN, Capt. USAF - Ret.
Sgt. Kid's account of the ongoing activity is resounding.
I hung on every word. His pictures were incredibly clear and
telling. I laud him his dedication to duty and thank him for
sharing this with us.
A slumbering giant has been awakened.
At The Public Teat* was a marvelous article. Below is the
rather lengthy Mission Statement of Abington School District
taken from their website:
"The mission of the Abington School District is to educate
and to guide all students, regardless of cultural or ethnic
differences, toward achieving individual excellence, appreciating
human value, contributing positively to a changing world,
and becoming life-long learners by providing equal opportunities
to engage in the best instructional practices that respond
to the needs of the citizenry in the 21st century, while building
upon the historical and culturally diverse roots of our community
and its proud tradition of educational excellence."
Basically it says the school district is going to busy itself
in *guiding* the students toward several things and also provide
equal opportunity for them to do several things as well, etc.
At the end of the year, if the school can prove that it in
fact worked hard at guiding the kids and providing that opportunity,
then its mission will have been met. Note that whether the
kids learn anything is not mandated.
If the students do not learn, the school can throw up its
hands in dispair and drag out its records to show that it
did its job as mandated by its mission: It guided and it provided.
Mission completed. School district One, Kids Zero.
BOARD LEADERSHIP 2000, The Things Staff Didn't Tell You At
Orientation (Brockton 1996 now in Third Printing)
Where rules are broken to placate a rule breaker, can orderlyness
thrive? I think not. Your rule is clearly written in the margin
of this forum's display, yet you flippantly ignored them in
allowing an anonymous writer to be heard simply because they
are of a dissenting ideology.
Of course, it is your forum, and you are at will to break
your own rules. However, I will not address this forum again.
sorry to see you go, David. You are right, of course, and
we shall endevour to make amends. But not yet. As soon as
we get some coherent and signed mail from some brave liberal,
we will promptly delete the object of your distaste. Will
you then return to the fold?)
"Massachusetts Madness" refers to the child having
been given to a *gay couple*. Yet the article does not state
whether the couple is male or female. There is a reason for
This is an indication of what logical conservatives call *The
Three Sexes Phenomenon*. Male, Female and Homosexual.
RA (Ray Adler)
letter to the editor is off the mark. It is obvious when one
encounters a troll in a discussion forum. Trolls are trouble-makers,
plain and simple. It has nothing to do with Liberals or Consuckatives.
I suggest Mr. Bently get his head out of the liberal newsgroups,
if he's so afraid of them, and back into his safe little Barney
newsgroups where trolls won't bother his sensitivities.
A Concerned Liberal
(Normally we do not publish letters sent anonymously, but
we get so few from our liberal friends that we've made an
exception in this case.)
I read Nancy
Ahern's article about trolls on Usenet. I agree with her.
Some people post opinions and/or articles for the sole purpose
of stirring up trouble, as she avers. But more needs to be
said: (note colon)
One man's troll is another man's *right-on Bro*. For example,
in a newsgroup inhabited by 90-percent liberal thinkers, a
conservative who posts a right-wing opinion would immediately
be dubbed a troll. Yet, the other conservatives see the logic
in their posting and laud them either online or via e-mail.
By the same token, the plethora of liberal-leaning (and controversial)
articles appearing on the newsgroup--which seem perfectly
logical to the leftists--seem wacko to the conservative thinkers.
Yet those articles are not identified as troll bait by the
leftists majority denizens on the group.
Trolling seems to be in the eye of the beholder. It all depends
on whose ox is being gored. (damn those are great clichés)
Clarity rules with stories when you can direct the analogy.
Royer did it, and the concluding thought is: "Yes, of
course. That's the answer."
to live too, you know! So what if a few idiots who don't know
better than to pursue their idle sport get chomped? Like that's
the shark's fault? Face it, there are too many people out
there anyway, and by rigging things so that Mankind always
wins out, we'll end up with FAR TOO MANY of the types of losers
who can't figure out which chad to punch. I REALLY don't want
to be supporting these bozos when they get old, you know what
So let's lighten up on the shark thing. If the future residents
of Palm Beach county want to take them on, that can only be
a good thing, am I right?
article about the judges giving both runners the first-place
medal and then letting all the girls win who tried out really
hit home with me.
This happened to my daughter when she was a jr. in high school.
She was in the Miss (our town) contest. She and another girl
were 4.0 students. When the awards were passed out, the other
girl and a girl whose father was a bigwig for Boise got the
awards. When we contested the judges said her name was inadvertantly
left out. It was embarassing to her and made me mad as hell.
She was given an expense paid weekend for her and her family
at the state finals in Houma. We went because she wanted to
go so bad. One of our neighbors was one of the sponsors of
the contest and he resigned. He said he didn't want to be
involved with people like that.
My daughter has gone on and has a good life but I'm sure
she still thinks of the way she was shafted.
the period of time Clinton held the White House, Europeans
have seldom been on the same page with we Americans. They
liked his social/liberal principles and amorality. So, why
should we expect that they be in agreement with Bush on Kyota
or anything else.
George W Bush became president of the United States in order
to look after the interests of the citizens of the United
States, not those of Europeans. He is doing what he was elected
to do, and when the Euros start giving him favorable marks,
then I'll worry.
He is the President of the United States, not the president
It is four
ayem. I just fed 32 cats. You suck.
a keen forum. I'm quite conservative, but I do have liberal
leanings when it comes to abortion because I was an aborted
child who lived to tell about it. It is a long story.
Keep up the good work, and I do enjoy the off-the-wall reporting
of unusual stories.
James Whittier, Esq
I read your
news item concerning the books on bums in Austraila. I fail
to see the point. So they don't like bums! What's the big
deal? Its they're literacy campaign and if they want to not
have books that feature child porn photos in them, their within
I just thought you should know that.
Thank you, and good day.
(Yes, literacy is important. Thanks.)
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and unique. As a site owner myself, I can really appreciate
the thoughtfulness, ideas, and work you have put into your
site, in order to keep it informative as well as entertaining.
If you don't mind, I would like to add a text link to your
site from my links page. Perhaps you would consider adding
a link to my site as well. These are the specs for my site:
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Please let me know either way at your convenience.
(Thanks for the votes, Bill. We enjoyed your site. It's
a fine example of the phenomenon we've noticed taking place
ever since Gore tried to steal the White House - the surge
in grassroots conservative momentum on the web.)