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OPINIONS
Monday, September 20, 2004
photo A new constitutional ban

Isn't it funny how all these political ads getting so much play in the media are from a couple of groups who, judging by their names, really are "for truth?"

Ironically, nothing could be further from the truth. The ads created by these "truth" groups are so far beyond the realm of honesty and reality that any attempt to label these groups as truthful is laughable.

But sadly, these types of "independent" groups aren't alone in their quest to alienate every American citizen from the political process with such an unrelenting disregard for the truth in advertisements. Our politicians themselves have proven quite adept at using their own ads to resort to cheap manipulations, to distort reality, and to flat-out lie. [Read article]

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Demeaning women through fashion

It's a wardrobe staple in the hot Arizonan climate. You see them on both men and women, yet it bears a distinctly feminine name, though what it implies is not something pleasant. They are the white tank tops that nearly everyone knows as "wife-beaters."

Now, I'm usually not one to jump on the P.C. bandwagon, but to this, I'm waving a big, fat politically incorrect flag at this wife-beater phenomenon. [Read article]

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Yellow bracelets for the wrong reasons

Donating money to help fight cancer - could there be a better cause to donate money? I, too, was very impressed at all the people wearing the yellow bracelets to show their support, until I overheard one girl saying, "Yeah, my friend gave me this, isn't it cool!"

The truth is people are donating money for all the wrong reasons. Most of the people that wear these bracelets could care less what foundation they are helping; they just want the bracelet because it is now "trendy." [Read article]

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