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RECEIVED Mon., Aug. 24, 2009

Dear Editor,
    In “Rights and Responsibilities” [“Postmarks,” Aug 21], Mr. Parrett suggests that Mr. Cuddy should pay his mortgage if Mr. Parrett is expected to contribute to Mr. Cuddy’s health care [“Postmarks" online, August 7]. I’m wondering if Mr. Parrett thinks the same people who believe in the right to free health care also advocate free property ownership. Personally I don’t know anyone who equates essential medical care with free real estate, but sign me up for that country – sounds pretty posh. In lieu of that, maybe we could come back to reality and discuss this issue like adults.
    On Nathanial Sanders, a recent viewer comment on a local newscast suggested the police had to protect themselves from this dangerous thug [“Nathaniel and Li’l Nate,” News, June 26]. A helpless, crashed-out kid who may or may not have been (innocent until proven guilty anyone?) involved in petty crime. “Thug.” The last time I checked, no one called white Westlake kids “thugs,” not even the petty criminals in Westlake. Just sayin’.
    And finally, when the hell did the memo go out about this free-for-all Marc Savlov-bashing? Because I never got it, and darn it, that dude borrowed a Minor Threat t-shirt from me in 1984 and never gave it back, so I want on this bandwagon now, yessir! That said, I happen to find his article on the plight of local business owners [“Crime and the City Solution,” Music, June 26], self-centered patrons, and wi-fi culture pretty relevant, and for many reasons – not the least of which being a microcosm/macrocosm thing, but whatever, back to Savlov-bashing. Where do I sign up? All them fancy, multisyllabic words have no place in your fine paper, and I say a lynchin’ is in order.
Kristin Casey
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