Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES You Can't Have Shoes with That Press Pass

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES You Can't Have Shoes with That Press Pass

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I'm sure there are a lot of people in the U.S. who were gleeful that an Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at President Bush. I suspect these gleeful people are ignorant of the facts or don't care that under Saddam the only reporters were those allowed by Saddam. If this incident happened under Saddam, this reporter would have been lowered slowly into the log shredder made infamous by Saddam's sons.

MEDIA, LOSE THE SHOES

Now we have news reporters throwing shoe missiles at the president's head. As of today, all journalists ... must remove their shoes before attending a news conference.

DON'T WALK ALONE; CARRY GUN

Recently, as a public-service message to all our residents, one of the television [stations] listed how we can stay safe from crazies that walk our streets trying to attack. They proceeded to tell us to never walk alone, always be mindful of our surroundings, and carry your cell phone with you. This was good advice, but they forgot one very important rule: Buy a gun, get a permit to carry it, and use it, if necessary. I would venture to say that our crime rate would decline dramatically if we were at least equally armed as our assailants.

CUT TEBOW, NOT THE COMICS

Come on. You want to cut the comic section in half? I have a fix for cutting back: How about finally cutting the 8x10 pics of Tebow out of the paper?

DOOMSDAY FOR 'DOONESBURY'

Let's face it: Gary Trudeau, the creator of Doonesbury, hasn't had a new idea in over a decade. Liberals love Doonesbury because of Trudeau's roll in the Watergate scandal, but that was 30 years ago! Get over it. You've paid enough homage to this guy. Put Doonesbury out to pasture.

THE BILL COSBY SOLUTION

The president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP, Adora Nweze, stated that the number of Jacksonville police shootings was "atrocious" and that she was going to ask the Justice Department to investigate. …

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