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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Pleased with an editorial

March 11, 2013 · Updated 2:26 AM

To the editor:

I was pleased to find that you have not lost your biting wit when reading your editorial comments (Record, Feb. 27) regarding the sequestration pageantry taking place in the other Washington.

Your column was subtle humor at its best. There is no better way to expose and highlight political antics than with satirical sarcasm that you are a master of, e.g., as follows:

“We should not fear sequestration because it’s just another balloon filled with hot air from the gasbags in Congress.”

I enjoyed especially your use of Isaac Newton:

“Congress gave us this fear. It means the budget will be automatically cut by 2.5 percent over a number of years if nobody does anything about it. This is the slowest drop off a cliff ever devised by mankind, defying Isaac Newton’s law of gravity. Had Congress dropped the apple from the tree, Newton would have had to wait approximately four years for it to him in the head. He would have long since gone home for dinner and today we would have no law of gravity.”

Good informative fun. The web citation and quotes are for friends getting copies.



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