Here’s a friendly e-mail in response to last Friday’s column proposing a no-talent tax for the likes of T-Pain and Ryan Seacrest. I did also suggest I’d be taxed, so dissing me with my own zingers isn’t all that special.
Nonetheless, I will do my best to stay off this gentleman’s lawn.
For once you have written something that makes sense, i.e. the No-Talent Tax. However, in my opinion, you would be the prime candidate for such tax. Heck, you alone could balance the entire state’s buget.
How the Bee can devote every Friday a majority of the “7″ section to a hack writer who seemingly can only write about urban speak, bands that no one over 25 ever heard of, pictures of young people that appear to be too stupid to know that the bill of a ballcap goes forward, not backwards or at a 45 deg angle. Are their heads on crooked?
Oh well, I guess that is the price to pay to read about wannabes, has beens, and never will be’s from a third rate paper in a minor league second rate town.
Keep pushing for the no-talent tax; you won’t be by yourself. I certainly would advocate your material to be first in line for taxation.
Bruce **** (Colonel – Commemorative Air Force*)
(* The new “politically correct” name for the Confederate Air Force)
Vietnam Veterans of America – Life Member
Aviation & Amateur Radio Writer
Naval Cryptologic Veterans Assn.
Assn. of Former Intelligence Officers
[Note: I withheld his last name, but kept everything in his e-mail signature in tact]