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Dear Jon talks to himself.

by Dear Jon
May 7, 2001

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Forty-Seventh Sort_Dear Jon-Dear Jon talks to himself. Dear Jon: Are people who talk to themselves crazy? Sincerely, Quiet

Dear Quiet: No, they are not.

Dear Jon: Yes they are. Sincerely, Argumentative

Dear Argumentative: No they aren't.

Dear Jon: Are TOO! -- Arg.

Dear Arg: Are NOT!

Dear Quiet and Readers: As you can see, when the mail bag is empty, there is not much left for me to do except talk to myself, crazy or not. There has not been much for the Webmaster to do, either, because forums are quiet and article submissions have slowed down. It is time to jump in, make some comments, give us YOUR partial observation.

Like this partial observation. There are vans driven by government agencies with words painted on the back: DO NOT FOLLOW. Now imagine you have turned into traffic and gotten behind such a vehicle. What are you supposed to do? Stop cold? Pass on the sidewalk? How does such a sign make any sense at all?

Or this partial observation: Women are less interested than men in sex, but more interested than men in relationships. Normal woman intuitively use these distinctions to their advantage. They are able to avoid the creeps, hold out for nice guys, and then wrap those nice guys around their fingers.

Or this partial observation: There are some women who are otherwise very intelligent who end up staying with jerks. Jerks are "projects," and anything less than the jerk changing into a sensitive, productive member of society, represents failure in the woman. So she sticks with him despite all her friends, her therapist, her mother, her pastor, her siblings, and her employer, suggesting in strong terms that she ought to dump the bum.

Or this partial observation: There should be MORE guns, not less, in this country. Specifically, we should all carry visible side-arms. I would feel a lot safer when I walk along and I see that the Rottweiler from the house down the street -- you know, the house with the lawn that hasn't been mowed in three years, with the broken kitchen window and the beer cans rusting in the gravel driveway, and the weekly intervention of police-officers, that's the house I mean -- that their Rottweiler is loose, I would feel much safer with a hand-gun. And imagine the change in this country if every woman had a 9 mm on her hip? Guns Are Good!

Or this partial observation: The basketball and hockey seasons are way, way too long. And play-offs should mean something. And a national championship play-off round in College Football might satisfy the urges of fans, but, it would only worsen the pressure on college athletes and their recruiters. The problem with College Football is not the game, it is the fan base.

Or this partial observation: I am hoping that George Bush's appointments to federal courts justify his election, because right now, his policies on environment and energy are embarrassing to his voters. Dick Cheney recovers just long enough to set back environmental protections decades at a time.

But those are MY partial observations. My advice is, give us yours! The Webmaster demands your submission!

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