Eleven years after fantasy film fans attended the celebration of his “eleventy-first birthday” party, Bilbo Baggins is back — this time as the central character in Peter Jackson’s new movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”
In contrast to the outrage expressed at Mitt Romney's comment that 47 percent of Americans were unlikely to vote for him because they benefit from one government program or another, so he wouldn’t be campaigning too hard to reach them, no one has railed about Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent comments that rural America is “becoming less and less relevant” to government and to politicians, the editorial page of the Duluth News Tribune notes.
It is nearly impossible to begin to pinpoint the most outrageous claim or offensive remark in Terry Cruse’s letter. In fact I fully intend to let it mostly speak for itself. I believe Mr. Cruse did a far better job of painting the clearest picture of just exactly what kind of man he is than I could do. I am confident that the people of Hodgenville and LaRue County will read it with as heavy a heart as I did and wonder how in the world we could have ever allowed such a person to get elected to any office, much less the office of mayor of our fair city.
I want to thank Mayor Terry Cruse for proving my points about him so eloquently in last week’s letter to the editor. And, with regard to common sense, I certainly would have had more common sense than to telegraph my intention to racially profile and to instruct my chief of police – in the newspaper – to target the Latino population by threatening them with ICE. My feeling is Chief Johnson is much, much smarter than that.