Wednesday, December 30, 2009

LETTER TO THE EDITOR --WIP

eDITOR, THE TIMES:
HAVING GROWN UP IN PINELLAS COUNTY, MY JOYFUL RETURN AFTER A 40-ODD YEAR SOJOURN IN THE RURAL OUTSKIRTS OF THE GREAT AMERICAN MIDWEST IS FRAUGHT WITH DISMAY: THE CITRUS GROVES OF MY YOUTH ARE REPLACED BY A SCARY COBWEB OF TEN-LANE LIMITED ACCESS SUPER HIGHWAYS CARRYING MORE VEHICLES THAN SHOULD EVER HAVE BEEN ALLOWED ON THE PENINSULA.

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE, HOWEVER , AND i CAN FIND SOLACE IN ONE OLD FRIEND WHO HAS STAYED STEADFAST AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: THE NON-VENERABLE AND UNASHAMED ST. PETERSBURG TIMES IS STILL THE WILDLY SOCIALIST, HATEFULLY ANTI-AMERICAN YELLOW RAG IT ALWAYS WAS, PRINTING UNTRUTHFUL EDITORIALS ON THE FRONT PAGE DISGUISED AS LEGITIMATE NEWS STORIES... AND DOING IT IN STYLE, BETTER THAN ANYBODY! AN ART FORM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANNALS OF aMERICAN JOURNALISM!

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