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Barry Crimmins

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political satirist Barry Crimmins

Turn off the AC! Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Turn off the AC

Delete me and it feels as good as when you stop hitting yourself in the head with a hammer.

That's right, it's summer and I am begging people to turn off the AC. I don't mean the (in more ways than one) climate-altering device. Instead I refer to the hideous media troll who makes asinine remarks to distract us from serious issues. She wants the attention. She wants to change the subject. She wants to be the subject. Don't take the bait. She should be taken as seriously as someone who joins a Red Sox discussion board to post "YAZ IS A HOMO!"

That person should be ignored and all further posts by the illiterate bigot that happen to slip through should be deleted. Trolls want attention. Trolls want to distract us from what's really happening. Stop falling for it.