The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
"Can't have the unwashed asking questions of their benevolent overlords, now can we? It gives them ideas, and the last thing we want is for people to have ideas."
commenting on the Aug. 24 sltrib.com article, "Are public comment periods too risky for Utah's local governments?"
"Of the dozens of meetings I've attended, I cannot recall a single instance where those simians sitting on the dais cared at all what any member of the public said."
commenting on the Aug. 27 Tribune editorial, "Public comments: Imagined risk no cause for alarm
"I would prefer casinos for raising school money instead of pilfering our land to do it."
commenting on the Aug. 26 sltrib.com article, "Utah sportsmen outraged by gas, oil leasing on Book Cliffs"
"Why, yes, I did lose thousands of dollars. But that was on my stock portfolio while Bush was in office. It's much better now."
commenting on the Aug. 26 sltrib.com article, "Did you lose thousands of dollars? UPD still has it"
"This is, after all, a processed drug, not just the raw stems and leaves off the street. So what is different from it versus Oxycodone or whatever?"
commenting on the Aug. 27 sltrib.com article, "Mormon mom wants medical marijuana for her sick son"
"The difference is the drug companies can't make their billions off it because it doesn't take much to 'manufacture' it. It's all about control and $$."
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