Metro Times Readers Sound Off
Letters about medicinal marijuana, U-M salaries and more.
Published: December 24, 2013
Old is New Again
I ran across an old poem written by Detroit poet Andrew Wanless in 1885 that reads:
“Detroit lights! We have no lights at all,
Ye pretty maidens watch at night your feet,
Beware of holes and gutters in the street.
Yes, better far, at night, oh do not roam,
But read your book and stay secure at home.”
Happy New Year, and lift a “Fenderbender” to Dwayne X. Riley.
Livonia, Dec. 19, 2013
Digital Feedback ...
•Commenting online on the story “Girding for a Fight”; [News, Dec. 18-24, 2013] …
— Reader Detroit Dude wrote: The best rape insurance is a handgun.
— Reader Amyrlin wrote: If a woman [were] raped, why would you force her to have a child? Because that is what you are doing. Don’t think about that child that you are forcing her to have — the kind of life that child will be forced to endure — because you think that your beliefs should be everyone’s beliefs.
•Commenting online on the story “Screwing Us Over (Regarding ‘Rape Insurance’)”; [Politics and Prejudices, Dec. 18-24, 2013] …
— Reader Stradlin Izzy wrote: If you want to kill babies — that is your position — then just say so. Don’t try and hide that fact by tiptoeing around the subject …
•Commenting online on the story “The Canonization of Medical Marijuana (‘What if Cannabis Oil Cured Cancer?’)”; [Higher Ground, Dec. 18-24, 2013] …
— Reader nobsartists wrote: What if cannabis was not labeled an “intoxicant” like alcohol or grouped in with heroin? Better yet, what would it be like if we prevented racists from holding public office?
— Reader Michigan Compassion wrote: Thank you, Larry, for telling Alysa’s story, I have tried so many times to get the Free Press to write about it and they would rather cover magic buses and bongs.
In the Higher Ground column “Canonization of Medical Marijuana,” [Vol. 34 No. 10; Dec. 18-24, 2013] the subject of the article, Alysa Erwin, was incorrectly identified as 4 years old when she first began using cannabis oil to treat her brain cancer. In fact, Ms. Erwin was 14 years old. We regret the error.
> Email Metro Times readers