Some time ago, Jon Mays, editor of this paper, wrote a piece about all the enemies he has. As it turned out, Jon confessed to having no enemies at all. Well, this writing is offered in similar fashion except, unlike Jon, I’m not pulling any punches. I confess, there are some things I hate, so let’s get started.
To begin, I have to take issue with those who argue or admonish not to use the word “hate.” Typically the argument is made that it is too strong a word. However, it is the word I choose to use in lieu of what the complainant usually has in mind: the word “dislike.” True enough, there are things I dislike. For instance, I can’t say I hate Brussels sprouts but I can say I dislike the taste. On the other hand, there are things I truly do hate and for that, I offer no apologies.