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Wisdom from the Web

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On the Vail Daily Web site, readers can comment on each story or editorial they read there.Here, we publish excerpts of those comments:Re: English as a hot topic”The one absolute certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, or preventing all possibility of it continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities. We have but one flag. We must also learn one language and that language is English.” Theodore Roosevelt (1915) Re: TipslineStrange that people in Eagle County are complaining about Peter Runyon and Arn Menconi. Has everyone forgotten how Tom Stone and Michael Gallagher voted together on just about EVERYTHING while both were in office – going against all form of concern for the county in general – and doing this while Johnson and Menconi were in elected positions. Funny that Tom Stone got all his agenda approved while Gallagher was a commissioner and now that he can’t run the show due to the new elected officials he’s now whining about everything! And, remember, when Stone was elected each time, he didn’t win the popular vote, as there were three candidates for the office. If you counted the votes for the two other candidates, he lost the elections! Maybe the idea of five commissioners isn’t such a bad one after all. Then maybe Stone and the Republicans could gain some ground and put their own agendas back on the table!Re: Intelligent designIt might be funny if not so sad that so many people know so little about science. This problem is never so clearly exhibited as when people foolishly try to use science and logic to defend religious beliefs. Those who attempt to use science to argue religion understand neither science nor religion. Science does not entertain the supernatural, and religion relies on faith rather than proof. If religion could be proven by science, faith would not be required. Religion and mythology certainly should be taught in our schools, but they do not belong in any science curriculum. And if we are to teach religion and mythology in public schools, then to be intellectually honest with our students and ourselves we must cover the full breadth and depth of them all (not just the Judeo-Christian-Islamic version). Re: Home ruleYeah right. Why don’t we go to 13 commissioners? What we need are three full-time commissioners. What we don’t need are more lazy people like Menconi and Runyon. These guys make over $50,000 a year, get a free car, all of their gas, they stay in expensive hotels and we pay for it all. Why do you think that only two counties in the entire state of Colorado are home rule? Because it’s a bad deal. Yeah, Aspen is smarter than we are.Vail, Colorado