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The high road with Lowe

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Re: Lowe blow nothing new for our fine community (June 14). Maybe Rob Lowe had a few drinks and tweeted something he should not have. But you can bet if he were in a sports bar in his hometown watching a basketball game and it was interrupted with something he thought could have waited, he would have thought or even tweeted something similar.

Let's show our heart to this visitor to the heart of the continent. After all, we are the ones celebrating the anniversary of the victory of 1812.

Don't forget we used to be called Friendly Manitoba. Either way, forgive and forget. Enjoy the rest of your stay here, Mr. Lowe.

You are lucky not to be here when our mosquitoes are biting or when it is -40 C with the cold wind blowing.

 

DIANA TAMBLYN

Sanford

 

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It was both comical and sad witnessing the overreaction to Rob Lowe's tweet that he is "stuck in a hellhole."

First, who cares what Rob Lowe thinks? He gets paid to pretend to be someone else or to help make movies of people pretending to be someone else. He is not sitting on the Nobel Peace Prize committee or fixing global warming.

The reaction shows a lot about the true character of this town. Our radio stations were running the story as their lead news item late into the day Wednesday. Is that not a sad reflection of our insecurity?

Richard Cloutier challenged his CJOB audience Wednesday to sum up Winnipeg in one tweet of 140 characters or less. After Wednesday's overreaction, my answer might be: "Insecure. Horrible drivers. Transit system that screams for return to the horse. Great perogies. Fantastic sports city."

 

GARY HOOK

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 15, 2012 A13

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