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Words of the month

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

On a recent morning, I was trying to hear what the president had to say in his speech. Something that is very distracting whenever he gives a speech is the noise that the cameras make. I don’t know what kind of cameras they use, nor how many pictures they have to take, but it must be a lot, because it seems that the clicking is continuous all throughout his speech. And when a reporter has a question, the cameras seem to go into rapid fire, so much that the question can hardly be heard.

Maybe I have better hearing than anyone else, because the noise that one channel’s news reporters made with shuffling papers also was very annoying, too.

According to my wife, my hearing is not as good as anyone else, especially when she asks me to do something for her.

According to what I read and what a reporter said, “sequestration” means “locking the jury in a room until they come up with a solution for the problem.” The president’s answer to that was that he is the president, not a dictator, and he couldn’t do that.

Maybe, there is another word for what they are doing that makes better sense.

To me, that word would be “filibuster.”

Fritz Von Bruenchenhein


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