Viagra, Breasts & Your House

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It's time, once again, for me to share some of the readers' responses I've gotten to recent columns. To protect their privacy, I've not revealed the full identity of any of these people, but I promise you that Karl Rove is not one of my sources.


In Sex, Drugs, And Congress I wrote about the House of Representatives banning Medicare and Medicaid from paying for Viagra and similar medications.

EWORTH: "My tax dollars aren't here to make sure each American male reaches his erectile potential."

RHON: "You are so far off on this subject. Child predators are receiving Viagra with Medicare or Medicaid funding."

ROBAD: "Your commentary about the government not paying for it was by far one of the dumbest and most illogical articles I've ever read."

GERA: "This legislation is just plain cruel to older men."


In Faking It, I wrote about the growing number of people who pretend to be engaged in cell phone conversations when they're not.

JACK: "There are times I want to rip the cell phone off their ear and toss it in the nearest drink!"

MRPRE: "I work for the counseling and rape crisis hotline. We often advise women (and men) who are afraid to walk alone at night to pretend they're talking on their cell phones. This increases safety by letting potential violent perpetrators know that their would-be victims have a lifeline."


In Get Fatter, Live Longer? I discussed the new food guidelines and pyramid.

DAN: "Reading parts of your column was like hearing an echo. They keep changing Their minds about what's healthy and unhealthy."

CARL: "We don't need a pyramid ... we need good old-fashioned common sense.


In Embracing Liberals, I wrote about a support group for liberals.

BALVER: "Hurrah and thank you for your article. Maybe there is still hope for this country."

STEVE: "With public opinion and the power of Congress on our side, liberals will need more than therapy — they should seek political asylum — LOL!!!"


In Deep Throat Disappointment, I expressed that I would have been happier if this had remained a mystery.

GAPON: "If there's anything to be learned from this, it's that's you're right on. Flawed, regular people can and are often heroes. And, right now, we need all we can get. Deep, mid or shallow."

GMET: "Clearly Felt was/is a reluctant, conflicted, and perhaps, troubled individual. An imperfect hero to be sure. But a hero nonetheless."
  • Lloyd Vries

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