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Letter to the Editor

Reader takes columnist to task, "your opinion is for the birds"

web posted January 3, 2007

Dear Editor:

I usually enjoy reading edgefielddaily.com in the morning with a cup of java; however, this Langley dude is over-the-top full of himself.

First, who is your audience Langley? If you want to talk about higher education, then focus on the schools that where readers and their children may attend. I don't think you have any readers whose children may attend Univ. of Wisconsin anytime soon. Do you have any evidence that this hatred is being spread at USC, Clemson, SC State, College of Charleston, Presbyterian, Newberry, USC-A, Coker, Benedict,
Clafflin, Piedmont Tech, Aikne Tech, Midlands Tech, Coastal Carolina, etc. The reading audience of edgefielddaily.com doesn't give a hoot about what is being said in schools where its readers do not attend. Don't splatter all educ. institutions with your
hate-filled rhetoric when the fine schools in SC offer many a chance to advance their own lives financially and culturally.

Talk about rhetoric and lies, "Dubya" has spread enough bull to fill a large barn, he is so full of it his eyes are brown. All the conspiracy stuff about 9/11 is for the birds, but let's talk about Iraq. First, weapons of mass destruction, then Iraq was a threat to our national security, and so forth and so forth...I don't care if Bush is consistent, he is
consistently wrong. Rumsfeld tried to do it on the cheap, not enough troops, not enough equipment, and some of the reason is that Clinton slashed the military to the bone, to get this country in the black, financially.

I don't know where Langley gets his ideas, but here are some facts for you to chew on. China produces 50% or more of all the toys in the world that children received on Christmas Day. China produces 75% of the elctronic gadgets or parts for electronic gadgets in the world including TVs, phones, stereos, video games, microwaves, can openers, computers, printers, calculators, MP3s, etc. etc. Soon China will own more
of this country, than Americans do. Langley, if I was you, I would start paying for your grandkids to take Chinese lessons. China is now economically where we were in the industrial revolution. Workers have no rights, they have very low wages ($30-$100 per month), and they have an enormous work force that is willing to work to survive.

Carl, these are the facts, not rhetoric. Why don't you go out and do some investigative work on the good things that state-wide higher educational institutions are doing for your readers and there children. I don't thin you have many readers in Wisc. at this point in time. To me you sound like the the old textile barons that used to make sure the workers did not get an education so the mills could have cheap local labor to
line their own pockets. Look at where the textile industry is today. The only thing left of the textile industry in SC is abandoned buildings.

Carl, your opinion is for the birds.

Alan White
Edgefield, SC


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