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Date Posted: 13:19:00 09/20/16 Tue
Author: All Politics Is Global (épater le bourgeois)
Subject: Re: Trib newsroom or morgue?
In reply to: Wonderlic 's message, "Re: Trib newsroom or morgue?" on 18:39:05 09/19/16 Mon

You know nothing about me, and your presumptions are wide of the mark, but I hold nothing against you. I am sixty-one years old, I drive at (or slightly but reasonably below) the speed limit, I avoid highways because of enough nutso Pittsburgh motorists (if this metro area had decent public transportation, I’d never drive at all), and I find the local papers grossly unreadable (the prose is semiliterate at best) and obscenely overpriced (the news hole is shrinking to the circumference of a pinhole). The local dailies are moribund, and their demise will be unworthy of mourning. There's no pride in my saying any of this; I'm just a realist. Pittsburgh has the politicians it deserves. I’m not a Pittsburgher; I just live here, but I love it—the place, that is, meaning the architecture, especially, and the vivid neighborhoods—in a detached sort of way. I vote for national candidates only. A vote for Trump is a Dadaist gesture.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib newsroom or morgue? -- Wonderlic, 15:45:23 09/20/16 Tue [1]

Voting for national candidates only with little regard for your state and city politicians is ignorant. That is a fact. I am also a realist.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Trib newsroom or morgue? -- All Politics Is Globus Hystericus (Glee), 05:11:41 09/21/16 Wed [1]

Oh, my goodness. Please review the distinction between "opinion" and "fact." You might also want to review Keats's pronouncement that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” (Having "little regard" for politicians is a stance arrived at through hard experience.) You also want to acknowledge that you are using the adjective "ignorant" in the fuzzy sense peculiar to western Pennsylvanians. A trip to a Merriam-Webster or Webster's New World dictionary will disabuse you of your, um, ignorance.

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