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By Lou Marzeles
Editor and Publisher 

Stupidity knows no season and certainly no reason



A thoughtful hate monger—it’s so nice when they’re considerate—left a message on a copy of The Sentinel in the newspaper rack at McDonald’s last week. Above our picture of the gun rights rally in Centerville, showing an orderly crowd listening to an orderly speaker, someone had written in bold black letters, “The only thing missing is a burning cross and hoods. Don’t be late for church now, you hear?” Below the message was a bold arrow pointing to the picture.

Of course it’s hard to try to reason what was in the mind of an unreasonable person. How, one strains to imagine, does someone equate people in favor of gun rights with racism—and then with church goers? Does thi...

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