Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, October 13, 2006

"Add her name to the list"

Great letter to the editor in today's Daily News:
In response to Michael Hanley’s letter in the Daily News (Opinion, Oct. 5), he knows five people wanting a Pullman Wal-Mart. I would like to add my name to his list.

Last spring, the Evergreen had a picture of a young woman signing a PARD petition on campus, with a sign underneath saying, One Wal-Mart is enough. I agree, and hope that Pullman may have one, as first planned, soon.

Dot Kimble

Dr. Hanly is a professor in the WSU Department of English along with PARDners TV Reed and Alex Hammond. It's not likely he does know many people who support Wal-Mart. Medieval literature experts who have taught at universities in Switzerland are not your typical Wal-Mart demographic.

Unfortunately, for an English professor, Hanly seems to hold a dim view of free speech. At least the guy doesn't read Chaucer all the time. He apparently has read at least one comic book.

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Satanic Mechanic said...

They believe in free speech so long as it does not lead to "thoughtcrime"*. They should go back to writing their policitally correct "Dictionary of Newspeak"* instead of going after Wal-Mart.
I would hate to take an english class from those pinkos. Double plus good.

* The terms "Thoughtcrime" and "Dictionary of Newspeak" was from George Orwells "1984". Read it.

Sarcastic Housewife #1 said...

Chaucer didn't hate Wal-Mart.