As your writer said, if the story hadn't had such tragic implications it would have been a comedy masterpiece. I loved the part about how Stiffler was actually embarrassed that he was having sex with a grown man instead of a boy. It was if he were saying, "Come on, officer, I'm not gay! I'm an upstanding pedophile!"

Anyway, congratulations on a cautionary tale well told. I'll bet a lot of schools across the country are taking a hard look at some of their students.
James McWilliams, Henderson, Nevada

Where the boys are:Sick and perverted. Prison should be the minimum for those mentioned in "Arrested Development." The motive to enroll the 29-year-old in school was clearly the group's scam to recruit more kids. I do not believe the other two thought for a moment they were having sex with a 12-year-old.
Name withheld by request

Border Dispute

Sticks, stones, or names?:Laine Lawless, Chris Simcox are both racists. It's hilarious that they hate each other ("Burn, Baby, Burn," February 15), when the only difference in them is their sexual preference. But there's the possibility that Chris also likes girls, and there's no difference even there.

What annoys a lot of us about them is that they consider themselves big, swinging dicks — when that 29-year-old grade-school student you wrote about the week after the Lawless cover could kick either of their butts. People like Lawless and Simcox are cowards, who like to go around bragging about how tough they are. I wouldn't pick either of them in a bar fight.
M.C. O´Brien, Phoenix

Um, you seem to read it, too: Wow! Laine Lawless really got worked up over the story New Times wrote about her ("Activist Grudges," Letters, March 1). Chill out, girl! Consider the source and be glad Stephen Lemons doesn't write for a real newspaper (you can see why he doesn't).

You should be laughing at dumb-asses like Joe Illing ("As long as you're not Xena-phobic, either," Letters, also March 1) and Roberto Morales ("'Tard with the same brush," Letters, same edition) for buying into it hook, line and sinker.
David Jones, Scottsdale

Must hate foreigners:Why doesn't New Times understand when it comes to illegal aliens? They are a canker sore on our society! They must be stopped from overrunning our country!

Maybe people like Laine Lawless are a little crass to be burning Mexican flags, but maybe that's what it takes to get the attention of apathetic Americans. I applaud her for not just sitting around and complaining, but risking death and injury to stand up for what she believes in. I don't care if she's a radical lesbian, we need more people like her in this country.
Marianne Ross, Phoenix

Migrant jerker:Nice letter, Roberto Morales. You have the right to express your opinion because you're living in this country, the same country made great by the patriots you call "dumb-as-a-rock trailer trash." We patriots also have the right of freedom of expression and the right to uphold the standard of living being brought down to Third World status by the very people who are escaping such conditions.

Your use of quotation marks around the word illegal really shows the absurdity of your "mind" set. Even a third-grader can differentiate between a migrant and an immigrant. A true immigrant will try to assimilate, to be a real American, to be a full contributor to society — our society, not their country of origin. This means waving our flag and not the flag of the country they abandoned.

Migrants, on the other hand, aren't expected to adapt. They just leave when the work is done; they should be called illegal migrants, instead. You can now advance to the third grade, Roberto. It also seems you idealize the coyote. Moses they're not; they often extort and victimize their merchandise. It's all about money. So when you hear a story about people like Lawless filling these miscreants full of hot American lead, go cry to a bleeding heart that gives a shit, you moron.
Paul Saffell, Phoenix

Offenses make bad neighbors: This woman is an absolute joke. Does [Laine Lawless] really believe she and her forefathers are natives? There will always be someone opposing immigration, as there was early this century [with] Germans, Italians, Irish, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Asians; the list goes on and on.

We must understand firsthand that unless you are a Native American, you, too, come from immigrants. The Natives never handed out visas to our ancestors, right?

This woman hates Mexicans — not only illegals, but every Mexican. I am sure she hates other minorities, as well, but for now she concentrates on Mexicans. Who knows which race will be next? I have to laugh at such individuals (extremists/fanatics). They don't want peace, ever.

But this nation is changing drastically. This is the nation of all creeds and colors, not just white. If you don't like it, go back to Europe. Build the Mayflower II and head off to start your own country. Get out of mine.
Rachel Barajas, via the Internet

Gondwanaland for Gondwanans: This is our land. We have always lived here, and will always do so. We didn't cross the border; it crossed us.

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I think that Anna Nicole Smith has been to da rez and it is possible that marshall is her child y else would he name im marshall also they kan chekc the bank statements for evidence and if she did have this fling there is a 50/50 possibility the boy should get some of the money.

 
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