"Re the complete idiot (Tuesday) who thinks it’s OK for a teacher to have sex with a student if the student was the one who did the seducing. For that individual’s information, the teenagers are not liable for their decisions; in the eyes of the law they are not capable of making decisions. Therefore it is completely immaterial whether the student seduced the teacher. . . . The teacher is fully responsible."
"It’s always the adult’s place to be in control, whether male or female, and it’s never right to have sex with children, no matter how bad either one wants it. It’s the American way."
"To the (Venter that called Tribune writers) jackasses: I think you’re a jackass because it takes a sick adult to want to be seduced by a teenage girl."
"When you’re a teacher, you don’t put yourself in a position to be seduced by a student. Who’s the jackass? "
"There are some jackasses out there, all right. It’s those kind of people who think that a teenage girl can seduce a man and he can’t say no. Let’s see now: If a 4-year-old seduced him, would that be OK, too? "
"For Gary Nelson, the Tribune columnist: Do you write these things to get a rise out of people, or do you really believe if we (weren’t watching) ‘The Bachelor’ we would really be out stealing hubcaps? I resent that! "
"(Gary Nelson) was right the first time. News is not news when it’s crap like that. You have to be more suspicious when the Tribune calls it news in their own newspaper."
"To the Venter who thinks that because stock dividends and savings accounts are both investments, neither should be exempt from taxes: What planet have you been on for the past three years? The savings account at a bank guarantees a return on your money. In invested stocks there are no such guarantees, and you can lose any or all parts of your investment, including the dividends. I’d say these two. . . are as different as night at day."
"(State Sens.) Slade Mead and Linda Binder owe their constituents an apology. Why didn’t they tell anybody they were going to vote like Democrats? They should never have run on the Republican ticket. I’ll bet they never get elected again, too."
"Re Mark Salem’s (Sunday) letter: ‘No trespassing means no trespassing’? How would a Girl Scout or a missionary know that it didn’t mean them? "
"I would like to thank the Tribune for the massive effort you put out (Sunday) to match the pictures to the names of the casualties who died in Iraq. It is so sad that only one of Arizona’s casualties gets much recognition."
"I don’t really see how ‘best-educated’ goes with ‘hardest-working’ and ‘most-productive.’ "
"Can the TV weathermen slow down when they’re talking? They can talk faster than I can hear."
"If it’s ‘free,’ how come I have to pay shipping and handling? "