First piece of advice, ignore Jon Justice.
life goes on!
One has to love them cyber grammar police, issuing their worthless, meaningless cyber grammar tickets as if anyone cared about a misspelled word other than them, but my best guess is those cyber grammar police use their spell check constantly worried someone will find out they too cannot spell 100% of the time or by accident hit the wrong key in a fast typing moment or someone might find out they do not use all ten fingers but one finger type since they cannot do the ten finger thing! I always find amusement when they issue me a cyber grammar ticket since it proves they are angry, miserable and have absolutely nothing in their mental tool bags to use other than issuing the useless, meaningless and worthless cyber grammar tickets!
Wes. S: We certainly do make mistakes and, as the editor, it's particularly embarrassing for me. There are a few technical errors each week, although thankfully very few factual ones.
Considering your other comment today calling the award-winning staff of the Weekly "sleazes," "pervs" and "dickheads," and how these occasional errors vex you so, I hereby release you from the need to read our paper or online product. Celebrate your freedom from this burden in whatever manner frustrated geniuses like yourself do. Perhaps yelling at contestants on "Jeopardy!" Muttering about innovations you thought of first? I imagine hate-reading our work became an essential part of your week, but life will go on.
Not a comment on your usual useless (except for the Jeff Smith comments) editorial but on your appearance on the Jon Justice Show. I'm not sure what you said because I was revolted by your (and his) grammar and switched to (as I more frequently do these days) the Andrea Tantaros Show.
I mean like I didn't like know what like you were like saying---oops I mean like "going." It sounded like two like teenaged-boys like talking. So, like what was like your point?
I think you should stick to editing. Maybe you could fix things such as the use of "sight" instead of "site" in last week's Chow, or "less" instead of "fewer" in this week's Chow. Just a thought.
Dan, I am sad to read your news that the fine writer, Jeff Smith, has passed away. I am a writer and I saved a thick file of his articles through the years. My favorites are his humor articles when he wrote as a woman, complete with frumpy dress and boa, under the name of Wanda Johnson I believe it was.
We emailed many times years ago, his email address was Jeffyboy, and then he stopped and i wondered if he was sick. I never phoned him to find out. His work disappeared and editors he had worked for told me he was too difficult to deal with. A motor cycle accident decades ago that put him in a wheelchair may have had a lot to do with his disposition. His talent was
large and I am sure his fans wish he had written more.
Now most media is politically correct and boring. Jeff's writing was never boring. And rarely politically correct.
Barbara in Houston, TX
Wow, been watching channel 58, aka 104.1 FM Jon Justice and his pal Frank Antenori and they finally came out of their closet and admitted they do not like other ethnic groups moving into their neighborhoods! I mean this one is so proverbial give one enough rope one can expect one to hang ones own self! Is this due to both have Italian ethnic shared backgrounds? It must terrify them to imagine having a black president in the white house no wonder they stay so obsessed with him 24/7! They are terrified one might move into their neighborhood! I truly believe 104.1 FM hired James T. Harris as a station mascot, token black fellow I am still reminded of that old southern classic "Uncle Toms Cabin"!
Where is Russell Pearce now? Where is Chris Simcox now? Where is J.T. Ready now?
What do the three have in common? They do say birds of a feather do flock together, and two of the three have been special guests on 104.1 FM radio, but have moved onto disgrace one lost his job, one was arrested and is likely to lose his freedom the 3rd was pals with the first but killed himself after murdering 4, one a infant! I think if one looks at the guests who appear on 104.1 FM radio do they do any kind of background on them?
Anyone who appears on Jon Justice show either in audio via phone call or visual on his new channel 58, is either a shill for the show or a desperate right wing politician like Frank Antenori trying to boost his sagging, failing political career! Anyone who calls into the show and is not agreeing with Jon Justice or one of the other many right wing snake oil salesmen or sales ladies in case of Laura Ingraham, that cure all that ails you right wing stuff that if it worked why did it not work from 2000-2008! Albatross around ones neck is good but a "Mill Stone" is a better description! Frank Antenori is going to get his enemies in the republican party defeated at the ballot box, how did that work for him when he tried to win a seat at the ballot box, one ahs to laugh at this neutered right winger with no job, no power no mojo!
Reading this article about this candidate all one has to note is the usual suspects surrounding him "Jon Justice" a alias used by a disgraced former Michigan right wing radio shock jock who uses a alias to hide his drowned dog hoax past! Of course no doubt he will say he has other reasons for this use of a alias, at least his recently imported black pal from the Midwest uses his real name James T. Harris but they are the dynamic duo like Bat man and Robin one the star and the other the side kick almost as comedic in their constant hate of anything not true conservative and republican! I am reminded of the old southern classical novel though Uncle Tom's Cabin, this might be how best to view how this duo is operating to try and convince voters the republican party is ok for non-whites, non-republicans to vote for, since only independents might fall for this ruse! I think hard core republicans like Antenori are to busy turning on their own in that civil war inside the GOP!
Icecld2: That's my fault. We had some technical issues last night, so I put up what I could of the new issue. Mexican and some of the other features should be up shortly.
Why did you leave out "Ask A Mexican" again? You doing this WAY too often!! I protest!!!!
The world today is filled with self-proclaimed 'experts' who know no more than what they read on the web. And you ALL know you can trust everything you read on the web. When a 25-year-old writes a heart-wrenching account of what it was like during the depression, or someone expounds at great length on the reality of global warming, even though they haven't computed any of their own greenhouse models, you need to take it with a grain of salt! They are simply repeating something they read or heard, and decided was true, for whatever agenda reason suits their fancy. And if you listen to it, and worse repeat it, you are doing the same thing.
Is there any problem with that? Well, that is exactly what the Boston Bombers did. Though they had never actually seen any Muslims die at the hands of Americans, they HAD heard people talk of it. The point here is to neither listen to individuals who bloviate on about things they know nothing about, nor to do it ourselves.
Can you please limit the most viewed and most commented to the current edition?
I detected more empty space(s) in the print edition than normal. Was that intentional or was that a Regina Romero editorial?
Shanti was an amazing person. In remembrance of her, a mutual friend has created an email address so that friends and family may write stories and provide memories of her. These stories will likely be turned into an album of sorts for her family.
email stories to BecauseOfShanti@gmail.com
Bummer for me Dan. I understand that we all have a unique sense of humour. Some of us lean toward dry, dark, thought provoking or just plain clever humour and, no offense, but I find Mild Abandon to have none of these qualities. I can actually appreciate Bulletin Board and Hoopleville every so often, but Smell Ya Later! and Mild Abandon just don't do it for me. I will give TW this though, all the other strips are great! I still wish The Boondocks (R.I.P.) and Eye of the Beholder (R.I.P.?) were printed in TW though. :'-(
AZ/DC: I love Mild Abandon, so you're probably stuck with it for awhile.
I understand that you're looking for something local, but if that doesn't work out you should definitely consider Cyanide and Happiness. It is a daily strip though, but maybe you could choose two of the best panels offered weekly or get rid of the lamer strips you're currently printing. I personally wouldn't miss Wild Abandon, Hoopleville, Bulletin Board or Smell Ya Later. I am gonna miss The Last Days of Roland & Cid though.
This is the second time I've seen TW use the word Medicare, when Medicaid (AHCCCS) was being discussed. Is this a typo, or is there confusion on the part of TW between Medicare and Medicaid? Just curious.
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