D. Coulombe: Mary Jane hits a home run

I whole-heartedly agree with Mary Jane Newell's letter (July 23). While many people may find her views ghoulish and abhorrent, I believe she truly hit this one on the head.

Newell also pointed out, correctly, that Martin was "not a child" and that he stood "nearly six feet tall." Even though the 17-year-old Martin could not vote, serve his country or buy scratch tickets, surely his height should make him an adult for any right-thinking American.

Newell's keen insight on American race relations is obvious when she points out that the killing couldn't possibly be about race. George Zimmerman was Latino. Case closed.

Martin's parents should be ashamed for bringing race into the matter.

Lastly, Newell sets us all straight by courageously paraphrasing "many reports from Fox News," informing us that Martin was, among other things, " ... a thug with drugs in his system." By involving that august paragon of journalistic integrity, Fox News, all our doubts should be laid to rest.

Kudos to Newell for another home run.

Daniel Coulombe, Lewiston

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Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Martin was not a thug

The drugs in his system was pot. Very little pot. I would wager that half of teenagers in Florida have a very little pot in their systems too. Seems too many are substituting "thug" for "n-----" which is what they really mean.

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

Puh-leeze!

Memo to our "liberal" buddies who have already posted:

This letter is bogus from top to bottom. The author hates Mary Jane Newell, everything she says, everything she stands for. He believes Martin was an angelic little boy murdered by the vicious, white Zimmerman. He thinks FNC should be expelled from 1st amendment protection to make the press 100% leftist.

The home-run hit by Danny boy was to dupe you useful idiots. Since that's so easy to do, I herewith reduce his score to bases-loaded strike-out.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

That's how you decipher the

That's how you decipher the truth out of a liberal. You simply take the opposite of everything he/she says or writes, and therein lies the truth of what they really mean.

This is gonna kill me...

But you're right. Some folks missed the ironic humor of this letter. It was actually kinda cleverly done. Even had me going until the second half.

This is gonna kill me...

But you're right. Some folks missed the ironic humor of this letter. It was actually kinda cleverly done. Even had me going until the second half.

RONALD RIML's picture

You're no 'Slugger' yourself, Daniel Coulombe.....

And you think Mary Jean Newell hit one out of the park?? Perhaps playing with the liddle kidz at 'T-Ball,' she did.

You write "Even though the 17-year-old Martin could not vote, serve his country or buy scratch tickets, surely his height should make him an adult for any right-thinking American"

Since when can't a 17 year old serve their country? Obviously you failed to consult any recruiters about that, and weren't ever in Armed Forces Basic Training to find out. I certainly served at that age with parental permission, as can any otherwise qualified seventeen year-old.

You believe Trayvon Martin's height alone "should make him an adult for any right-thinking American?"

Such logic would deny adulthood to those suffering from dwarfism though they exhibit the age, maturity, and responsibility normally associated with adulthood. His height merely makes him tall. And the Sun Journal prints whatever garbage you write.

Is that all 'Adulthood' means to you? Nothing to do with maturity? Figures.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The guy's letter is bogus.

The guy's letter is bogus. You can't see that?

Mark Wrenn's picture

laugh

Thank you for the comedy: " august paragon of journalistic integrity, Fox News"

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You've been duped, Lil. Read

You've been duped, Lil. Read the letter a couple more times. It's a fake.
Do you honestly think that anyone who actually believes Fox News to be the "august paragon of journalistic integrity" would actually say it? That letter is right up there with, "I did not have sex with that woman, Lewinsky". Not an ounce of truth in either one.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Who gets the top viewer

Who gets the top viewer ratings week after week after week? It sure isn't Rachel Madcow and Al Sharpee.

Mark Wrenn's picture

SpongeBob

And Sponge Bob kicks all their butts. Your point?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Hahaha...I think you just

Hahaha...I think you just made it for me.

Jason Theriault's picture

Raitings = truth?

Isn't ratings an indication of how entertaining the show is, not about it's truthfulness? Cause NCIS would have a database that puts the NSA to shame.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Ratings are based on

Ratings are based on viewership; how many people are watching. I don't believe the entertainment or informative content values of the program have any bearing on the ratings, but I could be wrong on that. Success is based on whether you've got 20 million people hooked on what you're presenting or only 2 million are. Obviously, if they like what is being fed to them they keep coming back for more, they tell their friends and the ratings numbers grow. You guys like to rag on Limbaugh, but he has the largest audience of any radio talk show host in the business and perhaps ever. You can't say they're all conservatives because liberals outnumber conservatives if you listen to the libs tell it.
Truthfulness???
Tell 4 people something truthful and they'll all hear a different version of the truth.

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

You accidentally (?) took an overdose of sarcasm pills.

I invite you, Danny, to visit your local high school and loiter in the hall during class change. Unless you're wearing your dark blue glasses, you'll see plenty of 17 year old boys at least as tall as Martin. If one of those is banging my head on the sidewalk, he's an adult.

In this trial, Zimmerman was "white" for the convenience of the race hustlers, backed up as usual by a fawning press.

Martin's parents were the only grown-ups in the entire process. The case was brought because of race alone, and it marinated in it from beginning to end.

Finally, thanks, Danny, for a nicely regurgitated summary of talking points as presented relentlessly by all those other paragons.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The only way a lib can digest

The only way a lib can digest the truth is to wash it down with sarcasm. They can't swallow it any other way.

MARK GRAVE's picture

If the facts don't fit,

If the facts don't fit, Zimmerman we must acquit.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Some of out leftist

Some of out leftist colleagues have stated that Zimmerman' life in the aftermath of his acquittal will never be normal again. Sure it will. All he has to do is change is name to Ben Gahzi. The media will avoid him as if he were a leper.

MARK GRAVE's picture

That is a good one.

That is a good one.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Nothing but the best for my

Nothing but the best for my friends. 0O:-)

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