Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Why irony doesn't work in certain parts of America

This is an actual letter to the editor found in the Tuesday, 9 June 2009 edition of The Spectrum ("Southern Utah's No. 1 Information Source"). Really, I am not making this up:

Don't allow rapper to perform
Why must we allow someone to bring in such a salacious, disgusting and demeaning hip-hop rapper to our city? Have we lowered our moral standards so low that we have lost all control over what our youth, in particular, are permitted to see?

The organizer says that booking such a high-profile performer is a good thing for Southern Utah. Now is the time for honest citizens of our community to step up to the plate and hit a home run for the Gipper right out of the ball park. We have it within our power to nip this in the bud. We've already lost 99.99 percent of our republic to the clowns in D.C.

Surely we have enough upright citizens left in our city to stand up and say "no." If we don't make a stand now, then we had better buy out the remaining inventory in our local gun stores because the proverbial end is at hand.

Leland Tate
St. George


Chris Cope said...

Every sentence in this thing is golden.

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly.......musn't let them Commies and terrorists win

Toodle pip

Unknown said...

For some reason I thought the righties were all about this thing called freedom. Someone might want to explain the finer points to this gentleman.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be a resident of Washington County, Utah as well as a subsciber to said Spectrum Newspaper. I read this letter last night and ran across your blog this morning through an unrelated search (coincidence?). I have to say, don't let the vocal-yokels ruin your taste for Southern Utah. For every weirdo, there's a whole lot a folks who just employ common sense and keep their mouths shut. Sure, it's a conservative stronghold. I happen to lean that direction myself, but it's still full of mostly nice, not-as-stupid-as-HBO-would-have-you-think, people. Anyway, I understand you're down this direction right now. Enjoy your stay! We're kinda proud of the scenery here, so I hope you have a great trip.