August 14, 2013 - Because an interview fell through before deadline, I have gone to Plan B for this week's column. I shagged this "gem" from 10 years ago. Ah. Memories. I hope you enjoy. -- Don
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There's an old, cliched saying that goes something like, "You can't please them all." Or is it, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, but not all of the people all of the time?"
Or is it, "You are what you eat?"
Got me sports fans, but somebody out Ortonville way has finally pegged me. And, instead of trying to columnize on what this person figured out, I thought I'd take a break from writing to let this person tell it like it is.
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Attn: Jim Sherman, Publisher and especially the ignorant and dangerous DON RUSH,
Under the protection of anonymity — because I am well aware of what scum and other low life such as Don Rush are capable of in the way of retaliation, I direct this letter to you all and especially to the ignoramus, stupid and downright insulting Mr. Rush.
I have allowed Mr. Rush's unbelievably horrible columns to go in one eye and out the other because I consider the source and because his kind is growing in number -- sort of like carpenter ants who chew their way into a house, reducing it to splinters -- he has the mind of a carpenter ant -- but why insult an ant when Mr. Rush is OH so much lower on the evolutionary scheme of things?
Mr. Rush writes not only like an idiot but, of course, he is one.
If someone looks like an idiot, talks like an idiot, walks like an idiot, it is time to write with the knowledge that even though I think Mr. Rush MAY be capable of reading, he is NOT capable of understanding. And, therefore, it becomes a moot point -- but at least this letter may raise his blood pressure (I HOPE!) and blast his hillbilly attitude into outer space.
Recently, he quoted "who wants to listen to an idiot with stupid hair speak of billions and billions, etc." Of course, he does not know that he refers to the late great astronomer Carl Sagan. Dr. Sagan had more knowledge and understanding than Mr. Rush can EVER comprehend.
(Don here: Actually I wrote about my viewing preferences as an child and never called Sagan an idiot: "Come on, really, how could some guy with funny hair slowly articulating, "Billions and Billions" of things compete with the unholstered femininity of Charlie's Angels?)
Now, Mr. Rush has attacked the "whacky eco-terrorists ELF and ALF" and P.E.T.A. and it is impossible to ignore his rantings and absolute mindless, and moronic writings any longer.
The entire world is under the threat of extinction by big business and corporate greed. They have polluted our water, fouled our air, genetically modified our food and poisoned us all and hope for revival was lost years ago. Obviously, the crude and disgusting Rush is not aware of the hormones put into all of our food and creating a Frankenstein of horrors by injecting everything we consume with a manifestation of terror that should scare everyone — except, of course, the know-it-all Mr. Rush!
Urban Sprawl threatens us all.
How DARE Rush say: "DAMN PETA?! DAMN THE VEGANS!?
What (this newspaper) has on its staff is a REALLY low life creature who does not and will never understand what big business has done and continues to do to us all and he has no business being allowed space in your newspaper as he reduces you ALL to HIS level.
When Mr. Rush develops cancer because of the rotted, hormone-infested, genetically altered beef he so prides himself of eating (he even LOOKS like a genetically modified beef patty, cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles and special sauce on a sesame seed bun!), he will still not have a clue where it came from because he has no brains except perhaps the mush that is MAD COW disease rotting away in what once may have been a thinking human.
Spew hate where it belongs, Mr. Rush — on yourself and your infinite billions and billions of dead "brain" cells.
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That about says it all, I think. I'd like to thank the reader for writing this column (giving me more time to kill myself). Comments to the Dangerous One can be e-mailed to: Don@ShermanPublications.org
Don is Assistant Publisher for Sherman Publications, Inc. He has worked for the company since 1985. He has won numerous awards for column, editorial and feature writing as well as for photography. He has two, sons Shamus and Sean and resides in the area. To read archived copies of his columns, click on his name, just under his picture up top . . . He can be e-mailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org