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The News Pauper: To Whom It May Concern

THE NEWS PAUPER
By W.B. Dunne

To Whom It May Concern

Ill begin with my vitals…Caucasian male, about fifty, American born and bred. There is nothing exceptional about me my life, my views, or my intelligence. I have received what little education I have at the pleasure of disinterested-at-best institutions, followed by the meanderings of an undisciplined mind through whatever source happened to be at hand.

As if in order to bolster the myth that America produces the most unlikely of opportunities, I have been tapped by the venerable Tattlesnake to contribute to the LT Saloon. To prove that hes as crazy to think I am up to this task as he is succinct in everything hes expressed in all of his columns, I have decided to accept.

I am awash in trepidation over my shortcomings compared to the other contributors to this site. I perceive them all as having some ability, direction, and validity that I do not. I am petrified over the possibility of having to defend my views with coherent and compelling argument when my natural inclinations tend toward the irrational.

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