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In case you haven't noticed, you can now leave comments on EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE we publish.

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Comments of the Week

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Photo by Jenny Jimenez. Click here for a slideshow.

In case you haven't noticed, you can now leave comments on EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE we publish. You've always been able to toss in on the blogs, but now you can spout off on our restaurant reviews, music stories, columns, and everything else.

Here's a look at a few (unedited) thoughts left on articles over the last week:

Should Springsteen Be Forgiven?

“What is the deal with you critics? Are you all failed artists so you have to spend all of your time nitpicking the creations of others? Step away from your keyboard. Pick up your guitar, or watercolors, or clay and just spend sometime creating. Now, doesn't that feel better?”

-- Posted by “Anti Critic”

“Never liked Springsteen. Nothing special. Barked his nondescript songs with a voice devoid of quality or character. Don't buy how special his "blue collar" quality is. So, to me I am puzzled you have to dig up this kind of middle of road glorified garage band that got lucky and do a critical analysis.

You could have incited more synapses if you spent half the amount of ink wasted on "The Boss" (Please....boss of what?) and do a small essay on, for example, Tom Waits and his genre-bending, genre-breaking, mind-blowing body of work. Not even in the same league, I realize....way more provocative.”

-- Posted by “Jim”

“p.s. Do you "critics" even KNOW Tom Waits?? I shouldn't presume....”

-- Also posted by “Jim”

It's Not Time to Leave Iraq

“I'm with you, Krist. But is it too late? Hell if I know. Can we please get some goddamn honesty from this administration? You know, Shinseki was right when he said we needed more troops. And he's still right. I don't know if that country can be saved, but if it can, it's pretty damn clear to me that more troops will help it happen quicker. If you thought Bush was wrong to fire Shinseki, you ought to consider supporting the idea of more troops.”

-- Posted by “Mark”

"I couldn't disagree more, Krist. The fact is this war does not and never did have anything to do with bringing peace or democracy to Iraq. It is about oil and empire, which is why regardless who wins next November, US troops will stay. It is the occupation itself which has unleashed wave after wave of sectarian and fundamentalist violence. The vast majority of Iraqis want US troops out of their country. Wouldn't we feel the same? And isn't it pretty arrogant to think that we know what's best for them?"

-- Posted by “Jonathon”

 
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