Dear Editor. This two-months-in-one July issue threw off my internal time clock. Is this August or September or April? -Twilight Zone dweller
ED NOTE: Tough to say. You wrote your question in August for the September issue, and April showers may come your way. They bring the flowers, that bloom in May.

Dear Editor. Love the Metro. It seems to be very well edited for spelling mistakes. Have you ever made any serious typographical errors? -Laryr
ED NOTE: Thanks to my wife Margaret, most of my glaring spelling mistakes are caught and fixed before we go online. However, she is not with me at work. The letters T and G on the keyboard are very close to each other. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email to the school board with the phrase "Regards" again.

I was visiting Cancun, Mexico on official business last month and someone hurled a large amount of vomit in my sunroof. This is only the second time in my life this has ever happened to me. -Senator Richard A. Gephardt
ED NOTE: If it was the black vomit, all I can tell you Dick is that it's another tequila sunrise starin' slowly 'cross the sky, said goodbye

Dear Editor. I want to get my girlfriend a nice gift. I was looking at our local Kay Jewelers. What would you suggest I get to say "I love you", but without any implications to the idea of marriage? -A McCarty Grandbrat who is not ready for commitment
ED NOTE: Actually,
I disagree with the Kay Jewelers advertising. I think that more kisses begin with Coors than Kay.

I just want you to know that because your son and daughter-in-law are having 3 receptions, don't expect me to send three times the presents. I mean do they really expect $15? -Aunt Kate
ED NOTE: Play the ball as it lies Aunt Kate. And by the way Shooter, you can expect Chris and Amanda in the parking lot. 


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Submit rants, praises, & observations to reply@mccartymetro.com. This month's observation is from Metro reader Mike Borelli

I find it sad that this country worships people like Michael Jackson and hardly gives a thought to the people that are dying for them. It speaks volumes about our values. Please take the time to say a prayer for the people that deserve your respect. Please pray for the families of those listed below.  This is a message that should grab your heart as you read through the names. With no disrespect intended to the Michael Jackson family. While the focus today, tomorrow and for the next God-knows-how-many-days will be the death of a pop culture icon; while many will mourn, wail and quite literally make fools of themselves over it, and while as many will speak endlessly about it, allow me, if only for a moment, to remind us all that others have died this month; others whose lives were cut short; others who leave behind loved ones and whose families will dearly miss them; families who'll suffer with much more dignity and honor than we'll be exposed to on the tube in the coming days. Yes, it's true. We've suffered a great loss, but forgive me while I tell you that I'm not talking about the king of pop music... 

These American Military members died in Iraq the same month as Michael Jackson:

Sergeant Justin J. Duffy
Specialist Christopher M. Kurth
Specialist Charles D. Parrish
Lance Corporal Robert D. Ulmer
Staff Sergeant Edmond L. Lo
Sergeant Joshua W. Soto
Captain Kafele H. Sims
Specialist Chancellor A. Keesling

And these members of our U.S. Armed Forces died in Afghanistan the same month as Michael Jackson:

Sergeant, Ricky D. Jones
Specialist Munguia, Rodrigo A. Rivas
Command Master Chief Petty Officer, Jeffrey J. Garber
1st Sergeant, John D. Blair
Sergeant, Paul G. Smith
Staff Sergeant, Joshua Melton
Sergeant 1st Class, Kevin A. Dupont
Specialist, Jonathan C. O'Neill
Chief Warrant Officer, Ricky L. Richardson. Jr
Specialist, S. Eduardo Silva
Lance Corporal, Joshua R. Whittle
Major, Rocco M. Barnes
Major, Kevin M. Jenrette
Staff Sergeant, John C. Beale
Specialist, Jeffrey W. Jordan
Specialist, Jarrett P. Griemel
Specialist  I, Roberto A. Hernandez
Sergeant, Jasper K. Obakrairur
Staff Sergeant, Jeffrey A. Hall
Private 1st Class, Matthew D. Ogden
Private 1st Class, Matthew W. Wilson