paul potyen

paul potyen 1 year, 2 months ago on Andy Kennedy: We can do better

To Brian Kotowski, with all due respect: I strongly suspect the the people Ms. Kennedy referred to in her excellent opinion piece did not do what they did for praise (or in your case, disparagement) from others. They did it because they knew it was their right, their privilege, and their responsibility to manifest a world according to their own values. It's called "democracy." Kinda like voting...

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paul potyen 1 year, 3 months ago on Jeff Peters: A shift to the right?

Actually I think the change raised the bar on both the editorial and the comics pages. Not that the pilot does anything to raise intelligence on purpose... who knows why they do anything? I say this knowing and liking many people at the Pilot. I think they use a ouija board to make their editorial decisions. For example, have you ever read another newspaper that used some form of the word "mull" in a headline at least once a week? But I digress...

As far as the Pilot's comic section, I haven't been heard to utter even a muffled grunt while reading the Pilot comic section since Gary Larson retired. But I digress again. (I've got to take my medications.)

I think Tinsley deserves something for raising the intelligence level of the comic section. (The dubious distinction of the least funny comic has consistently been a tie between "Garfield" and "The Fusco Brothers.") I sincerely believe that the Pilot comic section deserves the stupidity award for 2013 (this is 2013, right?). In the words of H.L. Mencken, "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

As far as Ann Coulter goes, I'm thinking of creating petition to have her column moved to the comics section, and taking it the the Steamboat Institute for signatures. Of course, I'll have to wear my clown suit, so as to not offend any of my tea party friends.

Now I'm really going to take my medications.

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paul potyen 1 year, 3 months ago on Jeff Peters: A shift to the right?

Well put, Jeff. Here's a suggestion: Since everybody seems to agree that Ann Coulter is an entertainer, let's put her column in the comics section. Worked well with that crusty curmudgeon Bruce Tinsley--now there's a guy who really knows how to draw a duck!

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paul potyen 2 years, 8 months ago on Ken Collins: Missed opportunity

Fred, are you willing to consider the "fact" that "Obama is the most polarizing president ever" might at least in part due to the behavior of the right in government and in its avalanche of anti-Obama propaganda?

"Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind." -Edward Bernays, Pioneer of Corporate PR and Propaganda

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paul potyen 4 years ago on Group takes educational tour to visit Steamboat gardens in action

John,

As always, you speak with insight and intelligence. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas--both in this forum, and during our time at your house on the garden tour.

Paul

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