Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Story Chat hits Ellison LTE writer hard (Updated)

Wow, the comments in here are ripping the letter wrtier to shreds, and justifiably so.

GBGirl from St. Cloud
Comment Posted: 1/16/2007 8:25:00 AM
Half the Nation wants the troops pulled out...does that make us all terrorist suspects? Or Muslims?
Get real.
As for racial profiling...there is overt discrimination now against Muslims. I would imagine, based on your ignorant letter, that if you even see a person that looks as though he/she could be Muslim, that you probably glare...freak out...etc. Imagine how uncomfortable you are right now with the climate and war....well your fellow Americans that happen to be Muslim...feel those same anxieties....and they have to feel those while also being looked at as "the enemy". If someone is suspicious...of any race.ethnicity.etc.....then sure, they should be searched, etc.

mattaudio from Collegeville
Comment Posted: 1/16/2007 8:36:19 AM
Yet another reason for me to be ashamed that I live (albeit temporarily) in
Stearns County.

Proud Progressive from Your Neighborhood
Comment Posted: 1/16/2007 8:44:16 AM
Great! A whole family of bigots, and they're proud of it to boot! Let's make them the Stearns County Poster Family, put them on a bill board, and proclaim to the rest of the state just how backward and intolerant we are. That's a sure way to attract a bioscience investment and better professional jobs.I'd trust Ellison far more than any of the Singer family, based on these two letters alone.

Shelly from Cloudy Town
Comment Posted: 1/16/2007 8:57:13 AM
It was Muslim extremists who brought America the tragedy of Sept. 11 using our airlines.
As Mr. Singer states they were Muslim extremists. Not every Muslim is an extremist. Same goes for sayint that not every Christian is an extremest right-wing ultra conservative. At one time (not so very long ago) people thought
we were going to have trouble because there was a Catholic man running the
country.

We'll check more of these out as the day goes on and update. I'm glad that some (and most of the SC Times posters) get what's going on.

*Update*

The comments pouring in supporting Ellison show the changing dynamic of the 6th CD. Years ago it was rather conservative, still is in some spots. St Cloud was notorious as a GOP, right wing hate monger hotbed.

My oberservations are that people are sick of the extremes, and people like the Singers and their astute racist letter writing skills, keep dividing the conservative base.

Check out the story chat. It has morhped into an Ellison parking tickets scramble...

1 comment:

deadissue.com said...

Excellent letters - - - I've always been of the mind to believe that the more often these extreme elements amongst us reveal themselves, the less often their way lasts once their children become adults.

The attitude of right-wing talk radio, fox news, etc...turns off the younger voters in a big way. So as long as people like you and I continue to clutter up the channel with an alternative, we're doing our part!