The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on

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"This legislative investigation will produce as much results as O.J. did looking for 'the real killer'."

— SkierJim7

commenting on the July 17 article, "Nine lawmakers chosen in special session may decide Swallow's fate"

"What a scam. The get a tax increase and cut services. Then to restore services, they want another tax increase. And then they reward themselves with big bonuses. Why does anyone take these clowns seriously?"

— FreeCommunist

commenting on the July 17 article, "UTA seeking sales tax increase"

"They have been studying water conservation districts, I believe."

— Johnny Deep

commenting on the above comment

"Karma, baby. I love it. Share the road; share the rules."

— AlienRants

commenting on the July 17 article, "SLC to cyclists: We will ticket you for road violations"

"Cal Thomas, even in the face of this brave young girl who is spreading a message of hope and understanding, cannot restrain himself from making an ignorant bias comment about Islam."

— Turtles Run

commenting on the July 17 Cal Thomas column, "16-year-old has a brave heart," which praised the United Nations speech given by Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head last October by the Taliban for advocating the education of girls.

"The criminalization of marijuana is absurd and wholly unnecessary — especially in view of the real problems this country faces. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees.

— fudgiemonkey1

commenting on the July 15 Tribune editorial, "Park priorities: Busting pot smokers not important"