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Opinion: Fewer days of newspapers has some advantages
09292017 THE TIMES

Some people may reasonably agree that the reduction of daily newspapers printed by The Times from seven days each week to only five provides some benefits and relief to its readers that were most likely not originally intended. 

One example might be the fewer opinionated, acid-laced letters authored by those who are convinced that Donald Trump is actually the Antichrist and that anyone who believes that he has done more for the state of Israel and God's chosen people than any other U.S. president is a religious zealot, or that Donald Trump has accomplished more in his first term for the good of America and its citizens than most recent politicians have accomplished in their lifetimes are "gun-toting, Bible thumping rednecks" who shop at Wal-Mart and Bass Pro Shops.  

These far-left (so-called) elitists can spin more lies and spit them farther than most people can throw a marble. These type of opinion letters do nothing more than stroke the egos of those who enjoy seeing their names in print. Readers usually read the names at the bottom of those printed letters first and upon seeing those same familiar names immediately flip to the Sports section.  

Some may even consider it a reward to read less of the nostalgic trips into the past authored by those who seemingly still live in it. Some may even be thankful for the lack of constantly being reminded about how good the Bulldogs and/or Falcons will be next year.  

Some of The Times employees may be enjoying more time with their loved ones, raking leaves or walking an empty mall for exercise.

Subscribers can keep their fees that would have been spent on receiving those extra two-days of fish-wrap and purchase a new pair of socks or a three-month supply of dental floss.  Remember to vote in 2020, even if the results aren't published until two days later!

Marion Darracott