Making asses of themselves in the letters to the editor

I’m not likely to attend the donkey basketball game being held Wednesday night at Louisa-Muscatine High School as a fundraiser for the school’s FFA program.

But I’ll bet Lee Blake of Evansville, Wyo.; Rhonda Stock of Estevan, Saskatchewan; and Carol Huff of Hartwell, Ga., won’t be there either. And I can’t help but wonder why they are so worried about a fundraiser in Muscatine County. Or why they would think their opinions matter to anyone here.

There must be important issues closer to home on which they could focus their concern. But I wasn’t concerned enough to discover them by doing a Google search for those communities. And I’m sure not going to write letters to the editors of their local newspapers.

The great thing about this fundraiser is that its proceeds will help students. But now that the game is almost over, not having to read any more letters from Blake, Stock and Huff in our local newspaper is a nice perk, too.

Donkey ball

2 thoughts on “Making asses of themselves in the letters to the editor

  • I understand your not being interested in the opinions of people from far away who are not “minding their own business,” but their letters affected me in the opposite way. Before I read them, I’d been thinking it would be fun to go (and support my own school’s FFA), except for it being held on “church night” when I’m directing choir practice. I’ve seen donkey bb games 100 years ago and thought they were funny…but now that I’ve read these letters, which IMO pretty eloquently described what really happens to the donkeys, I’m not in the least inclined to go. I won’t protest or complain, but I wish more people were compassionate toward ALL people…and animals.

  • Being involved in animal rescue, I see all sorts of kind-hearted animal lovers lumped into the same group. Most people don’t realize the difference between animal welfare and animal rights groups. Welfare groups include your local shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups. Animal rights groups like PETA and HSUS are primarily lobbying and fundraising organizations that do not operate shelters. Their members are the ones protesting circuses, rodeos, and probably this basketball game.

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