Your Grrrs: June 13, 2006

Your Grrrs compiled by Katherine Sands, FOX News intern...

Ira in Montgomery, N.J., writes: Hi Mike — I really enjoy your column. On the topic of Ann Coulter's new book: as a Republican and someone who considers themselves a conservative on most issues, I think Ann is way out of line with her comments. The shame of it is that there may be an underlying valid point that she seems to be trying to make — that there are topics we can't discuss because of the emotions involved. I think that's what she is trying to say, but who knows for sure when she makes her point in such a shrill and vulgar way. There are many topics that I believe would benefit from more open and honest dialogue, such as race and abortion. But you can't even begin a discussion about topics like that without emotion getting in the way, which I think is too bad. Ann may have thought she was contributing to the national dialogue, but her actions have only ensured that the dialogue won't be heard over a well-deserved chorus of boos.

Jack Hamilton in Knoxville, Tenn., writes: Sorry Mike, if these four women are going to get out there and say mean and nasty things about people and put themselves in the public eye, then they must be prepared to get it back in kind. If they are too sensitive then they should refrain from making unfounded claims against those to whom they are politically opposed. When they engage in this political action, they cannot hide behind their grieving widow status any longer. The DNC seeks out these people and uses them to do political hits. If they accept the assignment, then they must accept the flak.

Vicki Kleinberg Shoemaker in Princeton, N.J. writes: As Mindy Kleinberg's mother-in-law, I can attest to the grief, disbelief and huge loss that our family encountered on Sept. 11, 2001. Have our lives returned to normal? No. Will we ever forget? No. Do we relive this every day? Yes. My son, Alan, was a very devoted father and husband. He adored Mindy. When she was pregnant with their third child in 1998, Alan told Mindy, "This baby will keep us young, as we grow old together." Can we inform Ms. Coulter of this!

Bob Hernandez in Round Lake, Ill., writes: I think Ann is right on target with her commentary about a select group of "9/11 Widows." These folks who parade themselves around for the media and exploit the tragedy that befell their families for political gain are disgraceful. These people seem to want to get their 15 minutes of fame at the expense of their deceased loved ones memory. Ann's just got the guts to call it like it is, which apparently offends some folks. Oh well.

Susan Marvin writes: I am not saying that I agree with Ann Coulter’s comments, but I find it interesting that while you lambaste her for speaking her mind, you support the Dixie Chicks for speaking theirs. Is there freedom of speech, or isn’t there? I would understand if you simply stated whether or not you felt her comments were inappropriate; however, when you insinuate that her comments should have been edited and not printed, aren’t you trying to take away her freedom of speech?

Tyler C. writes: Though I don't care if you are ripping Ann Coulter or not. I would like to see your column ripping Dan Rather, Michael Moore or Howard Dean. Please tell me where I can find these articles? OK...,2933,122177,00.html,2933,124720,00.html,2933,127081,00.html

Ben Bennington in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, writes: If "Brangelina" love Namibia so much, why don't they just stay over there from now on and leave the rest of us "common people" alone. I , for one, am extremely sick of hearing about every move they make. Grrr!

Adam in Colorado Springs writes in response to Kelli Brown: Kelli — your YOUniverse must be stuck in 1983. Credit and debit cards are the future — no, they are the present. They are safer than cash and take up less space (who likes to carry around coins?) It is also easier to manage a budget with cards because of the easy-to-track transactions. I'd use my card to pay for a 50 cent candy bar at the high school concession stand if I could. Also, the time spent swiping the card is typically not much longer than the time the cashier spends trying to make change (especially not 10 minutes as you suggested). Get used to it and join the rest of us in 21st century.

Rick in Lexington, Ky., writes in response to Eric Mustard: Eric, the Back-inion does not exist ... plain and simple. It takes a few extra seconds to back into a parking spot, but when it's time to leave it's a quick and simple exit, which makes it quicker for other parking-space seekers to get a spot. In addition, companies that employ drivers (FedEx, UPS etc) often train them to back into parking spaces because it is simply safer. You are less likely to back out in front of someone when leaving a space and your field of vision is greater. When you find a spot and back in you can view your surroundings better, but when you're backing out of a spot it is harder to spot small children or those cartlivions who appear out of nowhere. Also people who are backing out take as long as backing in, so the time is either on the front end or the back end. The worst kind of parker is the one who pulls into a spot but parks on the line (or crooked) while leaving a good 3 feet of space on the opposite side. Split the difference, people.

Lynn Miller in Canton, Ill., writes: My GRRR is to the people who go to the automatic teller machine and don't realize that a bank card will be necessary for their transaction. Why didn't it occur to them to find their card while they were waiting in line, instead of having the frantic search once they pull up to the machine? Then, if I am lucky, they will have to search for a pen to endorse a check and fill out the deposit envelope. If I am really lucky they will pull forward when they are finished so they can write the transaction in their checkbook, but not leave enough room for me to exit when I am done with my transaction, causing more of a back-up. Thanks for letting me vent.

Kelly in Philadelphia, Pa., writes: Absolutely no disrespect to intern Katherine, but Grrr that you've chosen to have an intern handle Your Grrrs. Delegating their selection to someone else sort of defeats the purpose — it tells us more about Katherine, but cuts out further insight into you. I hope it's not permanent.

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