The University seems to be in a rebuilding mood, and for the most part, we applaud their efforts. Buckley Green is up for a long overdue turf replacement. Somehow, those who use the field got 12 years out of its Astroturf surface when an average turf field's lifespan is only eight to 10.
Last week, Brad Levinson indicated that Senator John Kerry was not a loser ("End of election brings up '08 democratic hopefuls," The Triangle, Nov. 5, p. 14). If John Kerry is not a loser then what is he? My understanding of the term loser is that it describes a person who has lost something.
Hey, remember three years and about two months ago? Yeah, of course you do. The United States of America was attacked by agents of al Qaeda, who flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and into a field in Pennsylvania. In the wake of those attacks, we, as Americans, pledged to stand together, united, irregardless of party line, creed, ethnicity or sexual persuasion forever and ever and ever.
real quotes, not so real people
The editorial of the Oct. 15 issue ("Slow, Expensive, Philadelphia Transit Authority," The Triangle, Oct. 15, p. 12) was right in many aspects of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's current situation. Yes, SEPTA is a government subsidized mass transit service.
I'm a registered Democrat. I voted for John Kerry and I'm proud of it. Anyone still reading after that? All right. I'm not going to lie to you. I think that Bush's re-election was an egregious error on the part of the American people. It means a perpetuation of war, more tax cuts for the rich and continued isolation from the rest of the world.
Surveying the smoking ruins of a destroyed village, a Vietnam-era American officer famously remarked that he had to destroy it in order to save it. At least he only did the job once. We are now engaged in destroying Fallujah for the third time in seven months, and it is not a village of a few hundred but a city of a quarter million.
You know, it's ironic. Republicans drape themselves in the flag of the United States of America and send out troops to foreign lands to spread "democracy." However, for such a "patriotic" group that they claim they are, they've never really realized that "counting votes" is usually part of the rubric of a democracy.