Letters to the editor, March 21

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On the money

Bubba called. Said it’s not often he reads Clarence Page’s columns on the DRC editorial page, but the other day Page’s article — “Online trolls: just sadists at heart” [Feb. 21] — was right on the money.

Bubba said whether the online troll is a left-winger or a right-winger makes no difference on the lack of civil discourse on the Internet.

Page wrote: “mounting evidence suggests that trollish behavior can dangerously distort civil discourse and, in some psychopathic cases, even pose threats.”

Page further wrote: “a small but troubling percentage of online trolls slither over the line into what amounts to cyber stalking with comments that not only are vulgar but threatening.”

Bubba said, do you trolls out there police yourselves or do you want the government to do it? Can you say NSA?

Bubba was incensed the Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United States — now people considered to have provided “limited material support” to terrorist groups are no longer automatically barred from the United States (DRC, Feb. 10).

Bubba said that should make all of us rest easier at night. What will these Obama useful idiots think of next?

Alice Gore,

Denton


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