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Blogs are OK, but little substitute for good journalism Justin Mason’s Sept. 23 article about the limitations of blogging was right on the mark. Here’s another: Blogging takes work from professional writers. In 2005, I suddenly began to receive requests to contribute to blogs. “What’s the pay?” I’d innocently ask, at first assuming it would be at least $1 a word, the rate for magazine articles for as long as I could remember. “Pay? Blogs ...

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September 26, 2012
7:34 a.m.

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Mary Grassfield

When you take the tax money he paid and the 4 plus million he gave to Charity he has give away over 40% of his net pay and he has done this year after year. How much do you give to Charity? If you are the Democrat that I believe you are then you are giving much less than Republicans.

September 26, 2012
8:41 a.m.

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Mont Pleasant had a take a dad to school day to specifically encourage participation by absentee dads to get involved in their children's lives. there are two many "babies daddies" out there who take no responsibility for their offspring. it's about time that absentee dads step up to the plate and having a take dad to school day is a way to try to do that. hopefully also will make "single moms" make the fathers of their children take some responsibility and grow up.

October 3, 2012
4:36 p.m.

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If Mt Pleasant wants to have a “Dads, take your child to school” day ("Don’t stigmatize kids without dads at home") then as long as they have a day for moms to take their kids to school as well, then what's the problem.

Life is not fair. My dad worked, and would not have taken me to school on such a day, no matter what. So what! We worry too much about kids "feeling bad" and not enough about preparing them for real life after school.

NEWSFLASH TO STUDENTS: When you get a job, nobody will care if your dad was mean, if you were bottle or breast fed, or if the color yellow gives you headaches. They will demand you do your job, and sometimes they will even be unfair and ask you to do more than the boss' nephew is asked to do. LIFE AIN'T FAIR! Get over it.