frothy_beeline (frothy_beeline) wrote in binky_betsy,
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even tea party land hated this strip

Hello! It's been a couple months since I read/lurked/posted here but I had to bring this to you.

My local newspaper, the Bakersfield Californian, has a weekly column called Sound Off to answer questions, comments, and complaints. Until Saturday the 7th, it can be found as the first article on this page: bakersfieldcalifornian. com/ opinion/ sound-off (remove spaces as always)



READER: First, my compliments on the e-edition. Husband Jack and I are active retirees, enjoying beautiful Bear Valley Springs and doing our best to not be "left behind" in this technology era. A huge, but fortunately rare, fly in our ointment has been the occasional disruption in delivery due to weather or whatever.

Not only has that problem been solved by the e-edition, but we can now both read the paper at the same time! If only there was some way to do the crosswords on our iPad and iPhones, well that would be perfection!

And I love being able to respond so easily! Just a touch of the finger brings makes it possible to "sound off" with a compliment or complaint, which brings me to "For Better or Worse."

Wow! I realize that this strip has been in reruns for about five years, and that Lynn Johnston was reminiscing fondly when this first ran, but really? Did [last Sunday's] strip not raise any eyebrows?

I would have thought it in questionable taste when it ran the first time, decades ago, but now? ...This one really knocked me for a loop. At least somebody had the good sense to bypass the first two panels of the original strip, where Mike is invited to come "check out" some new kids on the block and exclaims, "OK... Wait'll I get my gun!"

Perhaps a better idea would have been to bypass the rest of the panels, as well. It's just bad on so many levels.

Thanks,

Pam




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