Letters to the Editor

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Tag: the nose

April
14th

TNT: The Nose guilty of bullying West Virginians

Re: The Nose (TNT, 4-11).

“Smoking, obese, inbred” – really? West Virginia – really? Having just returned from a wonderful day at the Puyallup Spring Fair, I can readily attest that those oft-abused, denigrated and otherwise bullied people who live in an area challenged by more than most here could stand are not alone in “fitting into” any of those categorizations by a mostly professional, but shallow-minded “journalist” hiding behind the sobriquet “The Nose.”

Really? “Deep Fried Butter?” “Earthquake Burger?” “Elephant Ears?” Really?

Those denigrating characterizations would set off an immediate investigation if made by an employee of any

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April
26th

ART: The Nose reveals his ignorance

The Nose column (TNT, 4-26) on the new Tacoma Art Museum wing reveals an ignorance of Western art. It purportedly is a complaint about the architectural design of TAM’s new Western art wing. It reads as thinly veiled, snobbish commentary on “Yee-Haw,” “Yippie-Ki-Yay” art.

I suggest The Nose visit Oklahoma City and the world-class institute that is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The primary focus of the museum is fine art. The various mediums of art, beautifully and professionally displayed, are awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining – not a hint of “Yee-Haw” or “Yippie-Ki-Yay.”

An added note: The

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Nov.
30th

THE NOSE: Odds stacked against secessionists

Re: “Some ain’t just whistling ‘Dixie’ east of the mountains” (The Nose, 11-30).

The Nose failed to note that it would not be just a Washington state issue for Eastern Washington to secede from Western Washington and, I assume, establish a new state. Congress, specifically the Senate, would have to approve.

Why would a Democratic majority allow a 51st state that would most likely elect two additional Republican senators? The population of Eastern Washington may not make much of an impact in the U.S. House, but two GOP senators would in the Senate.

But aside from reality, sticking with

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