Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Readers Speak Out: 12/12/10

Reader’s Editor Doug Fields here. It’s been awhile, but we have a few letters worthy of being published.

The first one is a surprise letter from a trustee candidate:

To The Babbler:

I wanted to say thank you for publicizing Bolingbrook.  It is hard work to run a web site for so long.  I appreciate your articles and my husband and I chuckle all the time about it.  My favorite was the girl with the basketball! :)

Respectfully,
Bonnie Alicea
Bolingbrook, IL

Thank you Bonnie, but this doesn’t mean we’ll stop keeping an eye on Mayor Roger Claar, you and every politician in Bolingbrook.

Which bring up this string of letters we received this week. This first one starts out like this:

To The Babbler:

I was minding my business when a man in a black suit walked up to me. He told me not to vote for Bonnie. I think he was working for the mob. So I’m voting for Bonnie.

Name withheld
Bolingbrook, IL

Then there’s this letter:

To The Babbler:

I read your letter in last week’s Babbler about a man in suit telling people not to vote for Bonnie. I’m going to vote for Bonnie too.!

Name withheld
Bolingbrook, IL

Then there's this letter:

To The Babbler:

I live in Missouri, but after reading the last two letters you published, I am mad. I am going to move to Bolingbrook just to vote for Bonnie.

Name withheld
Arnold, MO

You almost had us, except for the fact that all three letters were sent in the same package with a Bolingbrook postmark. Plus it doesn’t help that all three people have the same signature. It is much harder to pull off a sock puppet in real life than it is on the Internet.

Mr. Sock Puppet, you aren’t helping Bonnie, and you aren’t promoting good public discourse either. If you must use sock puppets, go post on Topix.

Finally, we get this warning from a local reader:

To The Babbler:

DO YOU KNOW THAT GOOGLE WANTS TO GET RID OF THE CAPS LOCK? IT’S TRUE! THEIR NEW TEST NETBOOK DOES NOT HAVE A CAPS LOCK BUTTON! IF WE CAN’T SHOUT ON THE INTERNET, THEN WE CAN’T SHOUT AT THE GOVERNMENT ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Paul X. Stagner
Bolingbrook, IL

Um, I could celebrate and use more Google products?

Also in The Babbler:

Lisle issues new snow snake warnings
Bolingbrook braces for Minnesota snow refugees
Brookfield Zoo asks for Yeti.
God to smite Bolingbrook on 12/17/10

Please note: All articles on this site are works of fiction.

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