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Ruining good nation - Little Rock (Arkansas) Democrat-Gazette by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
The sending out of covid relief checks is a boondoggle if ever there was one. "Let's just send a bunch of people a bunch of money because a bunch of people have been unemployed because of a bunch of government shot-in-the-dark efforts to fight the covid virus."
Take this young couple I know: were never unemployed, just added on to the home they own on a couple of acres and put in a nice paved driveway, three vehicles on that new drive, earned upwards of $140,000 last year--not bad in Arkansas. Believe me when I say they did not need the money. They got a check for $8,400 because they have four children. Then another person I know, 94 years old and living on minimal Social Security, got zip. Now what is up with that?
The gubmint really can't afford to be sending anybody a check for any amount, much less billions of dollars to millions of people, many of whom, to be honest, probably don't need it either--all the while sending people who could use a few bucks nothing. Just another example of how said gubmint is hard at work ruining a perfectly good nation. They should go ruin China or North Korea instead.
Tell the truth about diet - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Wake up people!
The Lima News article from March 29 titled “Report details county response to pandemic” admits that due to the pandemic mandates there have been increased suicides, drug use and people with symptoms of depression and anxiety. Not one mention outside of vaccines in this article to bring hope for normalcy.
Where has the mass media public service announcements been, to combat the scourge of metabolic syndrome diseases?
Do you know according to the CDC the people who supposedly died of COVID had on average 2½ underlying conditions? Where is the massive campaign to address the poor diet of our people that has direct correlation to these underlying conditions? You say, well people have free choice, so we can’t mandate what people consume. But then you’ll mandate quarantines, business closures, small gatherings, masks, and social distancing?
I don’t buy it.
True we shouldn’t mandate at all. But we should tell the truth about the effects of good diet and the multiple effective early treatments such as budesonite, ivermectin, and hydroxychloroquine.
Government targets guns again --Adirondack (New York) Daily News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
This is my personal opinion. Once again the Second Amendment is in the bull’s-eye of the socialist-minded people in our government. Is it a coincidence, America, that we are seeing a new surge of tragic shootings rising also? Don’t be beguiled by those who are bent on taking our constitutional rights from us. Fight for your country.
Is There a Problem? -- Roanoke Times by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
With respect to the Carole Elmore’s letter to the editor March 9 ("GOP defense before God"), God's word tells us we will know a person by their fruit. A person who wants to free or reduce penalty for adult murders so that they can be released back into society to repeat their crimes, but still want to kill unborn babies by abortion for convenience. God knows these babies from conception.
The Democratic Party has been using give-away programs during my entire life to buy votes, by keeping people dependent on the government programs. God’s word is clear that one should not eat who are not willing to work for their needs. As a person who has been around close to 81 years I look forward to standing before God. I believe that there is change showing up in the people who have been held down by those give away programs. There seems to be concern in the liberals of the falling away from their ideals by people of color. Why else do they want to open the flood gates for illegal immigrants and to reduce the voting age to 16 years of age? Children don’t know enough at that age to vote.
Those two issues along with the liberals wanting to give back the right vote to the criminals. If they had their way, there would be a drop box on every corner to fill with votes for their candidates as many times as they wanted.
I fear for our nation because of the situation we are in today. I can’t remember at any time before, the need of the vice president to stand so close by, to keep the president straight. He has a lot of problems keeping his liberal ideals straight. IS THERE A PROBLEM?
Laymon E. Dishon, Grahams Forge
Where was ‘bipartisanship’ when the GOP rammed through tax cuts, Supreme Court pick? Letter to the Editor by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
The Marc A. Thiessen column, “Hope for bipartisanship is dead. And Biden killed it,” in the March 16 edition of The Plain Dealer, was beyond the hypocritical. Was the Republican Party acting in a bipartisan way when only Republicans voted for the tax cuts of 2017? Was it bipartisan when Republicans repeatedly tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act? Was it bipartisan when Republicans refused to even consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court? Was it bipartisan when Republicans found a way to vote for the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court right before the 2020 election?
Before Marc Thiessen complains about President Joe Biden, who has been in office less than 100 days, he should consider the actions that Republicans took in recent years, and ask whether they were in the spirit of bipartisanship.
An open letter to Joe Biden --Sheridan (Wyoming) Press by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Since your inauguration Jan. 20, 2021, you and your handlers have raced, at breakneck speed, to weaken and destroy the United States. Why? Ruthlessly, you have attacked America's energy industry. You've shut down major pipelines, including the Keystone XL pipeline. You've stopped oil exploration in the oil-rich region of ANWAR, in Alaska. That region alone has enough oil to supply all of America's energy needs for more than 300 years.
Rather than protecting the needs of the American people, you chose to serve the interests of your billionaire green donors. Since Jan. 20, oil prices (wholesale) have risen from $53.24 a barrel to $65.05 a barrel, March 8. During this time, wholesale unleaded regular gasoline rose from $1.54 per gallon to $2.05 per gallon, with much higher prices to come.
Our Air Force, and other branches, need lots of oil to fuel our fighters and bombers. While our submarines and aircraft carriers are nuclear powered, the rest of our surface fleet in the Navy and Coast Guard need lots of oil to protect our nation. How do you plan to keep our ships and aircraft fully operational? Do you plan to run our ships and aircraft with wind turbines and solar panels?
Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution begins with: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion..." How are you protecting the American people by weakening our military and allowing thousands of COVID-infested illiterates illegally enter our country daily?
Do you really believe Communist China, North Korea and Iran won't attack us because you're turning America into a totally impotent nation?
President Trump loves America, and puts "America first." You so hate America, you're willing to put "America last" in violation of your oath of office. You have no honor, no decency and no integrity left in you.
Won't get vaccination --(Little Rock) Arkansas-Democrat by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
I am not saying anything. I am posting Mr. Bemis' comments.
Still this is a great letter, isn't it?
[–]Earendil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
What are you trying to say here, Nema?
People Behind the Curtain by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Who are the real people making policy for this country behind Biden's fake leadership? It is obvious to me he is incapable of a sustained thought, and the public should know who is making policy decisions. Maybe they should do the press conferences and answer questions from the media and Congress instead of Biden trying to read what is written for him.
This country deserves better.
Let's get something cleared up now for all the covid "Nazis" out there. I understand that you work on as few brain cells as it is, but demanding that everyone take the vaccine when there's nothing wrong with them is as draconian as it gets.
So listen up. I will view any attempt to forcibly vaccinate me, via coercion, as a threat against my life. I urge all others to make the same declaration. It is my right to refuse a vaccine when I'm not sick, and it should remain my right to stay employed when I'm not a "viral" threat to anyone. Capiche?
Taking orders from Uncle Sam? - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
President Biden, a man surrounded by razor wire, spoke to the nation about what must happen in order for Americans to do things we’ve enjoyed for decades.We may be allowed to gather with family, we may be allowed to celebrate Independence Day in small groups, we may be allowed to show our bare faces.
The notion of the government “allowing” citizens to live freely should shake every American awake. We must stand our ground against government leaders promoting a dystopian society.
Are you okay with government agencies manipulating data to support their control? Are you OK with censorship of data that contradicts government narratives? Are you OK with your tax dollars being spent on emotional propaganda that ultimately influences blind masses to follow tyrannical orders?
Through censorship, the word “truth” is being redefined daily to mean only that which supports the government narrative. You would expect that in China or North Korea, but it is here, now, in the United States. The emotional appeal that is keeping many people in fear of living life must stop. Our children are being taught to follow orders that go unchecked. It’s time to stand up and reject the medical tyranny being waged to transform the United States of America.
Stop waiting for permission from the government to live. Seek out smart followers of science who have no power agenda.
We have nothing to lose by allowing ourselves to question why we are being discouraged from questioning our government.
Freedom in Florida -- Denver Post by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Hello from the free state of Florida. I’ve been wintering here since early January. You can feel the freedom here when you step off the plane at Tampa International. All businesses are open, kids are in school and people wear masks inside. At 67, I received both vaccination shots. It took about 30 minutes, including a 15-minute wait time. You don’t need to take people’s freedom to be safe. Only Democrats feel compelled to make people afraid of living. Glad I have this opportunity to enjoy freedom again.
Palm Harbor, Fla. (Aurora)
Instead of banning Dr. Seuss books seen as insensitive, use them as teaching tools -- Plain Dealer by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Regarding the March 3 article on six Dr. Seuss books no longer being published because of “racist images” (”Now, what SHOULD we do? Well, what would YOU do?”): As a retired librarian, the words “banned books” are anathema to me. I have a better solution. Some of these titles were written in the ’40s and ’50s, but are being judged in 2021. What a great opportunity for a teaching moment. Just add a suggestion on the cover of each title that the subject matter or illustrations might be a perfect opportunity for discussion -- an awareness of differences, of prejudices, of acceptance, etc. Wow!! Look how productive this could be one-on-one, or in a classroom?
I once was on a class trip with fifth-graders, where the lecturer was being treated rudely by the class, so he got up, said he was through and walked out! I was stunned, but then the magnificent teacher of that class asked the students, “What just happened?” She then gave a tongue-lashing -- love that expression -- and the students learned about civility and respect. It was a teaching moment.
Dr. Seuss -- what better instrument to do the same? No banning of books; they are tools!
The downside to a busier Rockford airport --Rockford (IL) Register-Star by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
I read Mike Dunn’s “My View” column in the Register Star last December and it stuck with me. The executive director of Rockford’s airport wrote about the facility’s tremendous growth, the 1.9 billion pounds of cargo that moved through it in 2020, and a dizzying list of other metrics he cited as evidence of the airport’s success.
What he neglected to mention is the toll the airport’s excessive noise is taking on Rockford citizens and their quality of life. The 66 daily UPS flights, countless Amazon cargo jets, and other activity he mentions follow a flight pattern that operates mostly from north to south and follows the Rock River. This means the thunderous booming of jets often passes every five minutes all day and all night directly over some of the city’s greatest urban assets: our near east and near west side residential neighborhoods.
These communities are within a mile or two of the Rock River. People like me chose these neighborhoods because they were quiet and convenient with mature trees and one-of-a-kind homes. We did not choose to be underneath a flight pattern with a nonstop procession of roaring planes that shriek if they descend too quickly.
Wouldn’t it be smart to figure out how to route planes away from the rooftops so that we can all truly celebrate the airport’s progress, revenue, and job creation while also preserving the unique older neighborhoods that give Rockford its great character and identity?
— Susan Kasten, Rockford
Donald Trump: America’s greatest president -- Topeka Capitol-Journal by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
President Trump is leaving a vacuum that will not be filled by the Biden administration. His accomplishments include: three supreme court justices (they’ve ruled against Trump proving their nonpartisanship beliefs); many federal judges; low tolerance for China’s blackmail and dreams of conquering the world; laughter at Paris Climate Control taxes on average Americans (look up Finnish latest scientific data); lowered taxes on all Americans; let us keep our health coverage (provided manageable deductibles); brought back manufacturing; eliminating China’s dangerous role in our manufacturing (including medicine); exposed the “deep state” and the Washington swamp; energy independence (including $2 gas; watch this go to $4); exposed the hatred of Democrats and media; found the radical left in bed with antifa and Marxist (Communist) BLM; stood up for all races, including whites; supported all religions including Christians; ramrodded the vaccine and produced (states can’t even distribute); kept the economy open and inspired people; canceled outdated and prohibitive regulations; produced the greatest economic recovery in history; fought the nation’s most corrupt election in history; exposed the rot from sanctuary cities; took no pay or bribes; made USA great with its military and economic power; stopped wars; defeated the lies and corruption of the impeachments and Mueller probe; and etc.
Americans, brace yourselves for the onslaught — the left deserves it.
Michael C. Welch, Topeka
Democrats seem to remain blinded by hate for Trump, now Hawley --Missourian by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
The Democratic Party platform for the past four years can be easily summed up in three words: hate, disrupt, distort. All four years of the Trump presidency you were giddy when people publicly called for his death. This level of hate reached all the way into the halls of our elementary schools, where my student would come home and tell me multiple instances of classmates saying they wished Trump would die. Congratulations, Democrats, for indoctrinating your young with hate.
You cannot compete in the arena of ideas and policies that bring success, so you employ “cancel culture.” You cannot recognize accomplishments like low unemployment and job creation for all Americans because you are blinded by hate. I believe you want a permanent lower class that you can manipulate through government welfare programs so you will have a voting block for life.
Second, you disrupt society by rioting, burning businesses and creating racial warfare all throughout 2020. Instead of encouraging justice to do its job after the death of George Floyd, months of unpeaceful rioting ensued while Democrats were silent on the looting. (Editor’s note: Time Magazine reported that 93% of the Black Lives Matters protests were not violent. The U.S. Crisis Monitor also tracked summer protests following Floyd’s death and released a report on its findings.) Even former President Obama tried to convince us that the riots were peaceful, yet our eyes told us otherwise. The Republican platform is respect for the rule of law, creating jobs and ensuring constitutional freedoms and opportunities for all. Just like the unlawful actions at protests in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were widely condemned, I am amazed how quiet the Democrats were when cities and businesses were burned in 2020.
Third, you distort facts right before our eyes. All the way until the end of January and days after Biden’s inauguration, stories continued to roll out that the election was completely fair with no evidence to show otherwise. (Editor’s note: Homeland Security officials and election officials issued a joint statement Nov. 12 stating the election was the “most secure in American history.” Voter turnout was high, and many state elections officials did conduct recounts in close races, as is their practice.) You slam Sen. (Josh) Hawley all the while knowing Democrats objected to election results in 2000, 2004 and 2016, and they were praised for it. (Editor’s note: This article looks at the history of congressional objections to Electoral College results, dating back to 1969. People have criticized Hawley not for his objection alone, but also for what they say is a failure to uphold the Senate’s Code of Conduct, the U.S. Constitution and his oath of office.)
I want fair elections, and the evidence of multiple states violating their own election laws is clear to me that this election was not fair. I believe Democrats set out after their defeat in 2016 to make sure they drove Trump from power using any means necessary. They used the COVID-19 crisis to do just that. I publicly thank Sen. Hawley for his courage to challenge election results. It is interesting to me how hard the media and Democrats worked to convince us that no fraud existed, which means all the more to me that it did.
This special kind of civics test for voter qualification would be a good idea --Press Enterprise (Riverside CA) by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Mr. Woytek brought up an interesting point in a recent letter on Feb. 10, “Voting reform.” In the letter he indicated that he would favor a written test where potential voters show their knowledge of current affairs. That proposal presents a conundrum of sorts. The test sounds a lot like literacy tests that were forced on Black Americans to suppress their vote in the Jim Crow South. That is a bad idea. However, if a test of basic civics would eliminate about half of the Trump voters, it’s a good idea.
— Robert Peterson, Murrieta
Governor gets it wrong with outrageous budget -- Reading (Pennsylvania) Eagle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed a budget that reads like something from a kid who owns a candy store and still wants more.
Here is a guy who’s supposed to know something about running a business, and what’s his response to an emergency? Shut things down and go hide, killing a functioning state economy. No options, no thinking outside the box to keep businesses and jobs going, no immune support prophylactic protocol to help the populations adapt and combat a 99% survivable virus.
And now the governor wants to raise our taxes to cover up for his bad judgment and make up for his fiscal malfeasance. Forget about it.
Wolf has taken billions of federal stimulus money along with other pandemic-related money infusions and has increased state spending over previous years. And he wants more?
You have to be kidding.
How about having everyone in the state government who has been paid for the past year — employees, administrators, legislators, judges — take a 50% pay cut? How about cutting spending by 25% across the board? How about freezing all hiring and equipment expenditures until the entire state opens for business? So that we the people can earn our living again.
It’s simple. Do not spend more than you have and get out of the way of the people. Open Pennsylvania now.
Sin a real issue in today's America --Indiana (Pennsylvania) Gazette by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
What is the most pressing issue for America in 2021?
Ask anyone what the most pressing issue facing America is today and you will get many responses. Some would say the ongoing pandemic, others political unrest. Some would indicate economic conditions, others looming foreign threats. Some would say domestic or international terrorism, others unfair wealth distribution or climate change.
The real issue facing America today will not be solved in the political arena or in the corporate board room but in the hearts and minds of its citizens. The issue facing America is a three letter word that is little used today — sin.
Almost 2,800 years ago a little-known scribe penned these words, “They sow to the wind and reap the whirlwind.” In today’s society almost all moral absolutes have been replaced by moral relativism. If it seems right to me at the the time, it’s OK. What might seem right today can change with the circumstances tomorrow.
This is where we get back to the issue with sin. Sin is a willful breaking of known moral absolutes. A good starting place to look at moral absolutes is the Ten Commandments, but it goes much deeper than that. When we harbor bad attitudes or evil intent against another person, we are in dangerous territory.
So how has America sown to the wind? Hatred, envy, sexual perversions, abortion, malice, murder, deceit, lying and cheating are just a few examples. How is America reaping the whirlwind? Broken homes, drug addiction, violence, fear, loneliness, isolation, disease, hopelessness and broken people.
In all this distress there is a remedy. “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” We need to fall on our knees before a just and Holy God and repent and turn away from sin. If we don’t God’s forbearance will end and, “It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Her heart breaks for Pence --Panama City (Florida) News-Herald by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
My heart broke again today for Mike Pence.
As I watched the impeachment hearings live, like I watched the events of Jan. 6 live, I could not imagine how Mike Pence must have felt.
Never has a good and loyal man been so betrayed, so violated, so endangered by the man to whom he had devoted years of his life and fealty. Never.
Trump knew his rioters had broken into the Capitol, and he tweeted that Mike Pence was a "coward" and had not "done the right thing." He knew that Mike Pence had his family with him. Not once did Trump call his most loyal, most trustworthy vice president to ensure that he and his family were safe, though he could see his rioters chanting "Hang Mike Pence" as they scoured the Capitol searching for him.
Trump did not care if Mike Pence came to physical harm. As the riot quelled, the bodies were removed, and Congress reconvened, Mike Pence was stoic, and heroic.
Congress went back to America's work. Only the craven, the Cruz's, the Scott's, the Hawley's, the Dunn's, the Gaetz's, continued to pursue objections to the election. Betrayed by his president, set upon by the mob, Vice President Pence certified the electoral college count, ensuring the change of power, robbed by Trump of the peacefulness which has made America unique.
On Jan. 6, stunned, betrayed, in mortal jeopardy, the entire nation was Mike Pence. It is family business. rump, the betrayer of the nation, must be convicted if the Republican party is to survive.
Meredith Shaw, Bay Point
Vote for true patriots to lead country -- Cumberland (Maryland) Times-News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
My fellow Americans, and I use this phrase lightly, I’m saddened to see the path our country has chosen to take.
Our great American bald eagle, once a symbol of greatness, freedom and democracy, the American way, is now being dismantled to pave the way for socialism and communism in America. The bald eagle which soared high in the sky, free and secure, has now been brought down by those in government with a motto to change America.
Patrick Henry once said, ”give me liberty or give me death.” We the people have to make a choice to fight for our freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for. Big tech and the media are controlling our freedom of speech right now. How did we get here? We’ve been given a great privilege to vote in this country a free democracy for a representative who will best lead this country.
Corruption has no part in our government. What happened, that we have representatives who would choose socialism and communism over democracy? You’ve been handed a bill of goods. Everything free, entitlements. This country is broke, so where is all that money to pay for all the freebees coming from?
The Bible says, if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Americans didn’t mind working for the American dream. Hard work is what built this great country. We had a true patriot leading this country, and guarding our freedoms that we all took for granted. An old saying is you never appreciate what you have until you have lost it. So much unrest in our country today, and more division than ever before. You might think, yes, and Trump caused it all.
No, dear people, he was trying to protect the American dream and keep us free and independent as a nation. Where do we go from here? Get involved in politics and find out who is best suited to lead this country into the future proud and free. Vote out of office those who would betray our nation. As a nation, we need to find common ground to unite as Americans and keep our country free.
We were once all born into slavery of one kind or another, and we don’t want to go back down that road. Our constitutional rights are being threatened big time. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. There is a lot of corruption among our leaders in Congress and the Senate. I don’t know who or how many are corrupt, but if they don’t stand for America and the freedom and democracy we enjoy in America, then they are against America.
Vote for honest and true patriots to lead this country. Some representatives have been in Congress way too long, and need to go. Riots and violence is not the way to solve our problem in America; free and fair elections are the tool we need to exercise to ensure that.
As President Trump always said, “Let’s make America great again.” Get into the game, and not just be a spectator, and together we can make America great as a legacy for our children. Don’t let our democracy, freedom of speech, constitutional rights, and liberties be taken from you. It came at a heavy cost and much bloodshed.
Cleveland Whites? -- Billings (Montana) Gazette by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Sorry, you will have to click on the link.
Rural residents need protection - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Amusing isn't it? Someone wants to build something. The neighbors all seem to think they get do decide if they will let him build it. Then they go out and scream about Communism.
[–]RogueNOx 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
http://dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?Caseno=20-0417&link=POR be sure to give the comments a read they got some real windmill hate going on.
We represent a group of concerned citizens of the Grover Hill community in Paulding County. Starwood Energy Group is in the process of trying to construct a wind turbine project (called Grover Hill Wind) of approximately 37 turbines in two townships in and around the community. The project is currently in the “pre-application” phase (Case Number: 20-0417-EL-BGN) according to the Ohio Power Siting Board, which regulates the construction of wind projects. This company has actually started constructing access roads and installing turbine bases at this time. How can construction begin on a project that has not been issued the proper certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board? Something about this entire situation is not correct.
The Ohio Power Siting Board has been notified and will be contacting the company and scheduling a site visit. Has this company blatantly overstepped its authority and begun construction on a project that has not been approved by our state regulatory agencies? It appears to be that way. What does that say about the reputation of their company?
Ironically, this week a bill will be introduced in the Ohio Senate that will give township residents the right to referendum to vote in favor or opposed to a wind project. This bill will be fiercely rejected by the wind industry. But our specific situation proves exactly why this bill is essential to rural Ohio residents. Wind companies have repeatedly trampled the rights and the will of the people when developing these projects. It is their claim that the Ohio Power Siting Board has an extensive process to allow citizens input in the development of these projects. Clearly that process is not remotely sufficient.
Citizens for Clear Skies
Citizens Against the Grover Hill Wind Project
Trump fans should buy pillows elsewhere --Columbus Ohio Dispatch by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
(As a serious question, how many pillows you figure you buy in your life? Ten? How can that be a company? That is a minor product line at best.)
Dwight McKissic receives letter urging SBC to bid black members 'goodbye and good riddance’ by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Outspoken African American Southern Baptist Convention Pastor Dwight McKissic, who threatened to leave the SBC over a dispute about critical race theory, recently received a letter that disparaged blacks and urged the convention to “bid them goodbye and good riddance!”
The letter in question was authored by John V. Rutledge, an author who is no longer part of the SBC. The controversial document was sent last Monday and addressed to McKissic, who pastors Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.
“In recent years the Southern Baptist Convention has been repenting (foolishly) of the ‘sin’ of whiteness, and has rebaptized itself as an exemplar of diversity,” wrote Rutledge, who also sent a copy to managing editor of the Baptist Standard, Ken Camp.
“Verily, it has brought fruits meet for repentance: a Negro Convention president; a Negro candidate for the pastorate of a white church (FBC, Naples, Florida), five million dollars in seminary scholarship for — and only for — Negroes; appointive positions reserved for, and elections rigged to install, Negroes.”
“But it has not been enough,” Rutledge added. “For the Negro, nothing is ever enough.”
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Rutledge, who authored the 2017 book A Church Has Gone To Hell - Southern Baptists: A Denomination in a Decade of Decline, argued that despite various efforts to assist black people, “they remain savages” as well as “defile and diminish every arena in which they parade.”
Rutledge claims that African Americans are also set on destroying the SBC. It is better, he argued, that the denomination let them all leave.
Biden should adhere to US Constitution -- Sheridan (Wyoming) Press by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
So you are a supporter?
[–]bjam27 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
Biden has proved himself as the fascist.
[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
Americans want to live like in Europe. Once all political prisoners disappear from sight, and all media is firmly under the state's control, everything will fill better. Most Europeans think they are free. Americans will learn to think this way too. Say no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, and you'll be fine. Probably. Unless your rulers are feeling playful today.
Since Joe Biden's inauguration, liberalism has been violently thrashing its head, like sharks at a feeding frenzy.
Thus far, Joe Biden has issued three times the number of executive orders Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush issued, combined, at this point in their administrations.
Article I, Section I, of the United States Constitution clearly states: "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
Does Mr. Biden believe he was elected president, or emperor? Ask journalist Doug Mackey why he's in jail, for criticizing President Biden.
Since Joe Biden controls the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, why does he need to circumvent the congress and the Constitution?
I believe the Communist Chinese are preparing to attack Taiwan. China has been flying their fighter planes and bombers over Taiwan's air space. China's Navy has become increasingly belligerent toward our Navy and merchant ships, throughout the region.
China's government has warned Taiwan: "Independence means war!" Are these the words of a peace loving member of the international community?
China knows Biden is too financially beholding to China for Biden to protect Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.
A local group is now advertising in the Press, "abortion is essential health care." Would they mind telling us where is it written anywhere in the Holy Bible, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution or the Bill of Rights that anyone has the so-called right to murder any baby? Please read the book of Wisdom, Chapter 12:5-6.
Wants temperature checks -- Fort Dodge (Iowa) Messenger-News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Since day one all we read about or saw on TV was wear your face mask and the impossible thing, stay 6 feet from other people no matter where you’re at. The spreading of the virus will not change until they start taking temperatures upon any entry of any buildings. Of all places, grocery stores should be number one.
The way it is now, almost all customers put a mask on. Wearing a mask doesn’t mean you don’t have the virus. Even all the help don’t have their temperature taken before work. The cashiers are trying to dodge the virus-proof 18-inch square glass. So far, half of Humboldt workers, no matter where they work are having their temperature checked before they go to work each morning. Just like all the meat packing plants in Iowa, all the medical people in Iowa and the hundreds of workers in Fort Dodge hospitals.
There’s where the reason why the increase is getting worse. The cost is so cheap compared to being in a hospital. A thermometer for the whole family over a year. And our governor will buy them with her surplus of money for everyone. What a nice Christmas present. Too late now but not too late to do it. One second per reading.
So wake up, do what I suggest or the next day you may not wake up. Last week, over 1,200 workers in a big grocery chain of stores got the virus working there. Doesn’t that tell you how important it is for grocery stores? If this letter saves even one life, it was worth it. Wake up Iowa. What was your temperature today?
New World Order--Amarillo Globe-News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
With this Covid-19 pandemic, are the lovers of Zion either unwittingly or intentionally creating economic chaos in order to offer “as the solution” a sovereignty-destroying, all-powerful World Government and Orwellian “New World Order”?
[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
I recently walked through these stores and lost count of how many products they sell from Communist China
I recently walked through these stores and lost count of how many products they sell from Communist China
And it's mostly all junk.
It has been in the news that Kroger, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl ‘s will no longer do business with MyPillow. This is a company built by an American and employing American citizens. The "woke" Democrats want to destroy this business because the owner's political view is different from theirs — which is allowed in this country.
I recently walked through these stores and lost count of how many products they sell from Communist China. The saying used to be “God and country"; now it’s “self and country.” I am a Republican who supported President Donald Trump. Because of my thinking, I feel I am no longer welcome in these stores. I hope the 74 million people who voted for President Trump feel the same as me. The bottom line changes things.
Kate Frollini, Powell
What have we become? - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
In a Socialist/Communist, one-party state there are elections. You can vote for who you want but the “ruling class elites” put in who they want and then tell you it’s who you voted for. When a new leader is installed, the public is kept out by razor wire fences and there is always a strong military presence at these events. In such a state, the news media (like ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, etc.) are simply propaganda agencies for the state and report only what the state allows — never the actual truth. All dissenting opinions are censored and those voicing them have their businesses destroyed and jobs taken away.
It is truly amazing how one act of treason, one stolen election, can in less than one month take away all the protection of our freedoms provided in the Constitution leaving us with no ability to ever get them back by permanently destroying our ability to ever again vote in our rulers! This is what happens when no one, even our Supreme Court, has the courage to do the right thing.
If President Biden wants to unite the country, impeachment is not the way by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago* (0 children)
In his inaugural speech President Biden said, “Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation.” Impeaching the past president, which some say is not possible under the Constitution, is not the way to unite our people and nation. I guarantee it will further divide us.
Doug Aitken, Clayton
America the land of technocracy - The Lima News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
To understand what has been happening here in America for the last several years you’ll have to understand what technocracy is. It becomes clear in the actions of big tech, media mob, giant corporations, radical riots, radical attacks and the destruction of Americas freedoms and values.
The rhetoric spread of double-standard and racism has been pushed on people in order to make one submit to radical left beliefs. You must look at technocracy. Technocracy infiltrated our educational system in the 1960s and into our government under President Carter. The European Union and many world governments have given a green light to technocracy. It is also known as the great reset. Agenda 21, The World Economic Forum.
Patrick Woods explains what it is. He is an economist, financial analyst and American constitutionalist and has been researching and understanding technocracy for 45 years. He also explains how we can control this.
Global elites Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg are technocrats. Jack Dorsey is a technocrat and an anarchist. Several Hollywood celebrities and Dr. Fauci are technocrats or support it. I have read that the new green deal such as solar farms effects local climates, warming the surrounding air and causing more rain. In our area possibly more humidity which can cause health issues and property damage. 5G also warms the environment.
Understanding technocracy you then will understand the mayhem, the hate and the ostracizing of others the radical left is unleashing in this country. The radical left is now censoring anything they don’t agree with. They are ushering Nazism into America.
A George Lucas 1971 Movie, “THX 1138,” shows a technocracy way of life.
Trump, Daines and Rosendale stood up for our country -- Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Thank you President Trump, Sen. Daines and Rep. Rosendale for standing up for our country.
The storming of the Capitol was caused by the left, far more than Trump. Nonstop hate for Trump and his supporters has resulted in destruction and crime across our country. There’s also a double standard when it comes to impeachment. Consider Democrat Jerrold Nadler proclaiming the following when Clinton was in office:
“There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other ... Such an impeachment will produce a divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come and will call into question the very legitimacy of our political institutions.”
A few facts for you to consider:
The Right believes in freedom, liberty, the constitution, free enterprise, opportunity, peace through strength, good education for all, law and order, legal immigration, freedom of speech, the right of citizens to defend themselves, religious freedom, ending wars, energy independence, full employment, minimizing abortion, lower taxes, and fewer stifling government regulations on business. Our “America First” mantra simply says it is time for U.S. taxpayers to no longer be taken advantage of in financing foreign wars, foreign security, foreign trade, and foreign employment.
The Left, on the other hand, believes in the worshiping of government, cancel culture that erases history, teaching children we are a racist nation, paying billions of dollars to murderous regimes (Iran), defunding police forces, breaking immigration laws, open borders, destroying free speech, eliminating the right to bear arms, raising taxes, bankrupting our nation with pie in the sky programs that are guaranteed to fail, and a dangerous fascination with Democratic Socialism based on godless Marxism that has resulted in catastrophic failure wherever it’s been tried.
Reader criticizes COVID coverage --Willston (ND) Herald by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Maybe the Herald should publish all the information on COVID. It’s proven masks don’t stop it, still wearing masks after getting vaccine. Why all of a sudden you can’t use hydroxychloroquine and other useful meds to fight coronavirus. Seems the reporters are all of a sudden scared to do their jobs and investigate. Our congressmen even take the easy way out and go with the flow like sheep. Freedom isn’t free!
Editor’s note: While there is no definitive answer on how much protection face masks provide, a recent study published in The Lancet found face coverings can reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Freedom is in the Balance -- Dothan (Alabama) Eagle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Let’s be clear; those who trespassed into the Capitol building should be brought to justice for the laws they broke. But let’s be clear about something else; this is the fault of the Socialist Democrat party and those who support their tactics of harassment, intolerance, race-baiting, and class warfare. For years now they have taken to the streets with their agenda to orchestrate one-party control. They’ve incited, encouraged, politically and financially supported domestic terrorism against our elected officials, our citizens, and our communities. They’ve pushed the common man to the brink of desperation. Nothing could be more dangerous for our nation.
Now with the unrest in Washington D.C., they suddenly want to make you believe they are outraged by the violence and are demanding law and order. What they’re actually after is one-party fascist rule of this country. They scheme to silence and punish anyone who disagrees with them. They have the full support of the left wing media and big tech in this endeavor. They are everything they claim to be against and many in this country are buying the Big Lie.
Darren Stevens’ Jan. 3 letter to the editor was spot on. The Dothan Eagle is complacent with the aims of the socialists running the Democrat party. This paper cover to cover is saturated with left-wing leaning ideology including Associated Press articles designed to inflame, indoctrinate and propagandize for the leftist cause. The occasional token conservative article is posted to mislead you into thinking this paper is a fair and balanced news outlet. This paper is part of the propaganda arm of the well-oiled political machine pushing for Socialist/Communist one party rule in this country. On Jan. 21 we will see that one-party rule go into overdrive. Your freedom is in the balance.
Black fist on poster has inflammatory meaning-- New Hampshire Union-Leader by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Well, ink is generally black. So really, you are upset about a fist.
Symbol for terrorism? OK, whatever. Try to lighten up.
[–]bjam27 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
Its the literal symbol of black terrorism and has been for 60 years.
[–]Nemacolin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
To the Editor:
I just received your free Nashua edition with the black-fisted RISE UP poster on a Nashua High School fence. I’m old enough to remember when that sign represented not only the Black Power movement but also violent Marxist revolution. What that tells me is that not only are your editorial staff clueless as to its inflammatory meaning, but that our kids are being indoctrinated and not educated. It is no wonder that ignorant young Marxist-fascist wannabes are burning America to the ground.
So please, explain to myself and your readers exactly what RISE UP means in that picture. Or are you clueless about that, too? It’s a bad reflection on the paper if the New Hampshire Union Leader didn’t know all this at time of publication. It’s even worse if you did know and published it anyway in this seething toxic American political environment.
On a related note, I was a crew member of the USS Midway in 1982 when we pulled a thousand boat people out of the South China Sea, they risked life and limb fleeing communist Vietnam precisely because of this kind of poisonous ideology. Smarten up, will you?
Know what you’re publishing before you shove this kind of stuff in the faces of your readers who know all too well exactly what that poster means and do not like it one bit.
Palm Street, Nashua
Trump treated unfairly by media, far left -- Richmond Times-Dispatch by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Probably it is best not to ask her too many questions. She seems quite worked up.
Why not upvote some of the letters here? Why not add some?
Cigaratte (sic) taxes will hurt low-income residents News & Herald ( Klamath Falls WA) by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Oregon couldn’t let a new year commence without the rollout of a new tax increase.
Voters passed Measure 108 last year which increases cigarette and cigar taxes and establishes a new tax on vaping products beginning January 1, 2021.
The measure was approved by 65% of voters, likely because it was painted as an effort to reduce smoking and help low-income Oregonians by directing 90% of funds to the Oregon Health Plan. However, once in practice these new changes will have unintended consequences.
First, the taxes are regressive and will hurt low-income Oregonians. A recent study found that “low socioeconomic status is generally associated with a high prevalence of cigarette smoking.” Smoking prevalence was 41% among men with incomes below the poverty level versus 24% for those with incomes at or above it. It’s absurd that the state is taxing some of the very same people these medical services are supposed to help.
Second, only 10% of raised funds will go to tobacco-use prevention and cessation. It’s clear the purpose of these taxes is to fill a budget hole, not to help tobacco users quit their addiction. The state has created a perverse incentive for itself--the more people smoke, the more money the state brings in. Additionally, e-cigarettes and vaping products, both safer alternatives to cigarettes, will now be taxed. One study found that for every 10% increase in e-cigarette prices, sales dropped by 26%, leading to an increase in traditional cigarette use.
If officials are truly committed to protecting public health by reducing cigarette use, they should allocate a higher percentage of the taxes’ revenue to smoking cessation and prevention programs.
Cascade Policy Institute
Increase fine for monument removal --Dothan (Alabama) Eagle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
The hateful attacks upon monuments to Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate veterans continues under Alabama’s Memorial Preservation Act, which only fines the lawbreakers a one-time $25,000 fine for removing historic monuments without returning them.
Alabama’s Legislature should raise this fine to $25,000 per day until the monuments are returned. If violators don’t want to pay this fine, then they should not do the crime.
The “war over slavery” lie is the reason our Confederate monuments are assaulted and Americans are divided. Abraham Lincoln repeatedly declared his war was over taxes only and not slavery at all. When this truth is told, the assaults and division will end.
Lincoln declared: “I have no purpose to interfere with the institution of slavery. I have no lawful right to do so and I have no inclination to do so. The power confided to me will be used to collect the duties (tariffs) and imposts (import taxes); but beyond what may be necessary for this object, there will be no invasion, no using of force against the people anywhere.” (Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861, paragraphs 4 and 21).
The famous Black educator Booker T. Washington strongly supported our Confederate monuments, writing to Mamie Harrison, June 16, 1914: “I am going to take up very carefully the matter of the Confederate monument and see if I can find someone to give the money that is still needed. We all appreciated the visit of (Confederate) General Harrison to Tuskegee. We all realize more and more that men like him are the true friends of our race, and that any monument that will keep the fine character of such heroes before the public will prove helpful to both races in the South.” (Booker T. Washington Papers, Volume 13, Page 64)
Roger K. Broxton, president
Confederate Heritage Fund
The media had a very different opinion when riots were taking place in our major cities in 2020 and nothing was done to protect the business owners whose businesses were destroyed and residents whose lives were harmed. No one called the National Guard then even though President Donald Trump wanted to call them for help. It was not pro-Trump supporters who caused violence at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. It was a peaceful cry for justice because of the injustice shown by the compromises of our politicians. Dead people don't vote. There were many signed affidavits proving fraud, but the courts would not hear the evidence. I am angry at your newspaper for accusing pro-Trump supporters of insurrection. It was a pro-Trump supporter who was shot and killed at the Capitol building.
The U.S. Capitol Police should have been prepared. They were not. Trump was unfairly treated for four years by the media and the far left. Half of America believes the 2020 election was stolen yet our politicians were too weak to do an audit.
Thank you to Melania Trump New Hampshire Union-Leader by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Obama and Biden are both China's whores.
To the Editor: Thank you to Melania Trump for being our most elegant, beautiful, intelligent and competent First Lady ever.
Under the most difficult of circumstances, Melania has represented America with grace and dignity throughout the world. Despite vile names being hurled at her, her son, and her husband, she worked tirelessly to accomplish success for her important programs and for the United States.
Never in my lifetime has a First Lady and her son been so maligned by myopic partisan forces…partisans whose hatred drove news stories, magazine covers, and twitter gutters for four years. Melania wisely chose to promote anti-bullying programs and “Be Best” platforms and ignored the vitriol.
Melania immigrated to America and became the American success story all immigrants strive to become. Working tirelessly, she overcame difficulties and established her own businesses. She learned the language, and in fact speaks five languages fluently. She lived the American dream.
America will miss her courage, dignity and perseverance. It will be a long time before America is so honored by a First Lady who embodies the American spirit with such courage, individualism, and honesty. And it will be an even longer time before young girls have such an elegant and intelligent role model in the White House.
DOLORES SOUTO MESSNER
Democrats are at fault -- Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
What is a Trump supporter to do? I think back in history to Paul Cantrell of Athens, Tennessee, to Tom Pendergast of Missouri, to Richard Daily of Illinois and to Joseph Kennedy of Massachusetts. They had one thing in common — all Democrats who ran corrupt political machines.
Do I believe that a larger bunch of Democrats corrupted the recent election? You bet I do! As far as I am concerned, Joe Biden is an “illegitimate and corrupt” president. Political corruption has historically been the Democrats’ game plan, and I believe it was done in 2020. It is my firm belief that the only agenda of the Democrats is to destroy and control. The animus shown by Democratic leaders is appalling.
Now don’t you think there are millions of Trump supporters who know he has been the greatest president of their lifetime and are upset? So a few “wackos” invade the Capitol building. It was bad, but I feel it was caused by the Democrats and the vile treatment President Donald Trump has received at their hands over the past four years. No president should have to put up with that. He accomplished many good things in his presidency; hence the frustration people like me feel is real.
Did the president screw up now and then? Sure, but don’t we all — and haven’t past presidents screwed up? I do not see that President Trump’s words to the thousands to “peacefully, patriotically make your voices heard” was wrong. He never directed an invasion of the building. So a thousand or so eggheads get out of control. Investigate, arrest and prosecute
Certainly, that would be more than was done regarding Black Lives Matter, antifa, looters and rioters, but alas, those folks were Democrats. They were allowed to do what they did with little consequence.
Assault on free speech Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
The events of the past week in our nation have been truly troubling. This began with a pro-Trump rally Jan. 6 on the National Mall that morphed into a violent protest at the Capitol to interfere with Congress’ constitutionally mandated responsibility to count electoral votes, a pro forma event stipulated in Article II and the 12th Amendment which was created before the era of modern communications.
Equally troubling are the resulting threats from employers, corporations and big tech to ostracize and punish without due process anyone attending the event whether they were exercising their peaceful right to protest or engaging in violence.
This includes backlash against conservative politicians who objected to the electors based on perceived voting irregularities as allowed under the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The blacklisting by big tech of the conservative social media site Parlor in the name of public safety only contributes to what has become an overt suppression of free speech.
One of the most controversial pieces of legislation in our nation’s history was the Sedition Act of 1798 restricting freedom of speech and the press. The Federalists feared French infiltrators were trying to undermine the John Adams Administration and labeled it sedition to speak out against the president, Congress, or their policies.
Fortunately, this dangerous assault on the First Amendment was rescinded by the Jefferson Administration in 1802. While what happened at the Capitol is reprehensible and those who engaged in violence need to be held accountable to the full extent of the law, there is a process that must be followed to preserve our rights as American citizens.
America is on perilous ground when we are willing to cede our fundamental rights of free speech and due process to big tech, corporations and employers who now consider themselves the self-appointed arbitrators of truth.
As Benjamin Franklin admonished, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Orange Park has a master's degree in public administration and is a retired naval officer.
What is driving Republicans to desperation? --Hutchington (Kansas) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
The violation of the constitution and the rise of Democratic Fascism.
Reject the narrative that Trump instigated mob -- Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Courier by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
I truly have no idea what you are trying to say. It reads as if it was written by some early artificial-intelligence system.
[–]daytripper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
you college boys are gonna sit here and spin yarrns about this takeover attempt..
there will be ping pong tables in the oval office in about two minutes.
Fake news led to Capitol protest Minot (North Dakota) Daily News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Why is the fake news media surprised and outraged at the mostly peaceful protest at the Capitol on Jan. 6th, after all they have spent more than four years orchestrating the coup that looks to be completed which will turn our country over to China without a shot being fired.
For years the fake news have misreported the news glorifying the lefts burning down cities, and the social media has and still is censoring free speech so the free exchange of ideas is thrown out the window. In fact them saying they stormed the Capitol is a lie as video shows the police opening the gates and letting them in.
The election has been proven to be fraudulently compromised and Congress just certified the fraud by naming Biden President. All the challenges to this fraud have been tossed out of court, the FBI doesn’t investigate, the justice department is absent so privately funded investigators and lawyers are looking into something the government should be doing because elections laws have been broken but since the fraudulent left is doing it, then it’s OK.
So when all else fails people protest and if that fails they take up arms, that’s how we won our freedom from the English, freed the slaves from the Democrat slaveholders, and how in Athens Georgia in 1946 when returning WWII vets took their town and county back from corrupt Democrat mobsters. When all else fails patriots rise up and I fear the shooting of a unarmed 35-year-old, 14-year Air Force veteran, Ashli Babbit, in the Capitol building by some old guy in a suit, not a cop, will be the new shot heard around the world. Maybe justice can be prevail and be resolved peacefully but I don’t see it happening.
Steven Moen, Minot
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery -- Hutchington (Kansas) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Seriously, look at this mess. One paragraph. Three sentences. Breathe man, Breathe!
The "Summer of Love" was 1967, that is to say more than fifty years ago. He cannot ever capitalize or use a question mark.
Oh my goodness! He has a blog of all his letters and other writings!
After four years of pummeling by a hostile media and six months of watching American cities being burned to the ground, not to mention a concerted attempt to erase our history during the “summer of love”, buttressed by the frustration of enforced lockdowns that defy logic and science, it is nauseating to hear our left-wing brothers and sisters along with a chorus of RINO republicans froth with contempt because some alleged Trump supporters went rogue at what started out as a peaceful rally and trashed what should have been heavily guarded government buildings. As usual, Donald J. Trump is the culprit (what else is new). There is no excuse for what happened at the capital on Wednesday, but for self-righteous types in the Democratic Party who have suddenly discovered that we must have law and order, remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
In his recent op-ed, Russel Fox asked “Can Kansas function without moderate Republicans?” The real question is “What is driving Republicans to desperation?”
His sort bemoans the lack of “reasonable compromise.” Many Kansans believe that too much has been compromised away already. They see a nation where big-city Democrat machines, socialist educators, Marxist political activists, and an enabling mass media have pushed the “norm” far to the left.
It is now their core values that are threatened: reverence for God, family, constitutional government, and personal responsibility and achievement. They see a campaign to destroy history and its lessons, a campaign that portrays the USA as the greatest source of evil on the planet. It is a campaign that is destroying our legal system through the election of left-wing activist district attorneys and the elimination of bail.
With so much already gone, there is no room for compromise.
Yeah. Coming through the window as part of a baying mob.
[–]bjam27 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
In most countries the ONLY appropriate place to protest Govt is at the Seat of Govt. This false narrative that the capital was "stormed" or whatever is Orwellian bullshit.
Babbit was an unarmed innocent protestor murdered by her Govt.
I suppose you think murdering elderly white ladies in Minnesota and then looting a liquor store is valid protest?
After witnessing the events in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, a day that was anticipated to go down in history, I was moved to write down my thoughts before the full force of the mainstream media/pundit machine pushed the narrative in the direction of their perspective. While I may be a bit late given the calls for invoking the 25th Amendment or Impeachment to remove President Trump from office, perhaps my view of an American tale of two women will help some reflect on where we go as a nation.
One woman — Heather Heyer — was in Charlottesville, VA on Aug. 12, 2017 to protest against keeping statues of Confederate officers in a park. A counter-protestor — James Fields — drove a car into a crowd, striking and killing the 32-year-old woman who was exercising her right to represent her views. The other woman — Ashli Babbitt— a 36-year-old Air Force veteran, was in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 for the “Stop the Steal” rally to protest the election of Joseph Biden as president. Babbitt was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol building after she and a mob breached barriers and ignored orders of law enforcement to leave the building.
From my perspective, these women and their tragic deaths frame the presidency of Donald Trump — Heyer the beginning, and Babbitt the end. Six months into the Trump presidency, the mainstream media pointed fingers at Trump as the cause of Heyer’s death due to statements he made that were clearly misconstrued and distorted to label him as a racist. These allegations and many others were consistently made throughout his presidency. Such allegations against Trump enraged many of his supporters, perhaps even Babbitt. While the “Stop the Steal” rally was intended to complement efforts to protest the certification of electors for Joseph Biden with some considering the possibility that Trump would be declared the winner of the election, it actually sealed his defeat.
Ironically, my political views are probably more like Babbitt’s than Heyer’s. And yet, I must acknowledge that Heyer was in the right to peacefully protest as was Babbitt until the moment she crossed a barrier and illegally entered the Capitol Building. Trump supporters often specify the thin Blue Line with respect to law enforcement and ironically Babbitt crossed a thin line that separated her legal right from her commission of a crime. Perhaps these women’s deaths have meaning in the fact that truth results from tragedy and in the end we all need to acknowledge those thin lines we encounter in our lives and rise above the rhetoric and vitriol of the mob. Babbitt and Fields crossed such thin lines but Heyer did not.
I feel strongly that the allegations Trump instigated the tragic events of Jan. 6 be rejected. One can make analogous allegations that the treatment of Trump’s presidency by his political opponents as well as the mainstream media incited Babbitt and the mob to invade the Capitol building thus maintaining the finger pointing cycle. Rather, if we truly believe we are an American people, we need to acknowledge the views of the thousands who gathered in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6. Not the mob but those that walked up to the barriers of the Capitol building but did not cross the line. As Trump stated in August 2017 after Heyer’s death, there were good people on both sides. On Jan. 6, those good people were the police defending the Capitol and the people who peacefully had their voices heard and then went home. I believe deep down in my heart that the American way mandates we make our views clear but then do not act to the end result that property is destroyed and God forbid, Americans die at the hands of Americans. My view of the American way is that in the end, if we cannot achieve consensus on something, we agree to disagree and peacefully go our separate ways. The American way was framed in our country’s Declaration of Independence, which stated that our Creator intended all Americans are deserving of mutual respect with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Let’s pray these two women become known as martyrs in the legacy of the true America we all know and love.
Robert A. Morrison lives in Lower Makefield.
Trump robbed; changes needed - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Questions I have for political parties and candidates:
Why do you think we are stupid? Estimates of more than 75 million people voted for President Trump. More than 75 million people know he won. The election was stolen with casino type voting machines. The GOP was gifted with the Georgia runoff election but failed to insist on a change in the voting equipment. This is a definition of insanity … do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Until Dominion and all other copycat tabulators are outlawed and replaced, my donations to political parties and candidates have ceased.
Instead of a sticker saying “I Voted Today,” why not give us a paper receipt with the corresponding number on our ballot showing how our vote has been counted? Then we will truly know our vote has been counted accurately. What an insult accepting that sticker. I guess we were naive. Voting corruption woke us up.
We aren’t stupid. We are awake. Changes must be made in our voting equipment.
Joseph F. Schmersal,
Food for Thought --Dothan (Alabama) Eagle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Quote from page 18, Sept. 21, 2020, New American:
“While born in the United States – Oakland, California – at the time of her birth, Kamala Harris’ father was a citizen of Jamaica and her mother was a citizen of India. This makes Kamala Harris a native-born American – thus eligible to serve as a U.S. senator – but she is not a natural-born citizen, the higher standard set for those occupying the office of president. …
“The Founders’ standard is important to follow because preventing constitutionally unqualified candidates from usurping power is of critical concern to every American and every man and woman whose life and liberty could be taken by the person with his – or her – finger on the button.”
Mask mandates are not the answer to the pandemic -- Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
I am writing this letter in response to one submitted by Tim Conlan and others. I do intend to make my voice heard, but it won’t be in favor of the mask mandate. I completely agree with Gov. Gianforte and the sentiment that Montanans are capable of making the right decisions for themselves and their families.
Contrary to what Mr. Conlan states, the data does not agree with the assertion that mask mandates work. In a study from rationalground.com done on all 50 states, between May 1 and Dec. 15, mask mandates have been shown to be an abject failure. The study shows that states with mask mandates have a case rate of 27 per 100,000 per day, whereas states with no mandate have a case rate of 17 per 100,000 per day. At best this shows that mask mandates simply don’t work, and at worst it shows them to be completely counterproductive.
I find great irony in Mr. Conlan’s statement that “God didn’t lay down the 10 suggestions for a reason.” The equivocation of God and government is the very root of the problem. As we as a society become more and more dependent on government to solve our problems, we squeeze God, whose commandments make sense, out of the picture, in favor of the “all powerful” government.
As has been proven time and again in this pandemic, government can not, and should not be expected to be able to control this virus. Neither mandates, nor lockdowns nor any other draconian measures that various governments have tried to implement, have been able to stop this virus. The only thing these measures have succeeded in doing is conditioning us to willingly lay down our freedoms and God given rights.
Letter:… what you can do for your country - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
s it February 2nd already? Is it Punxsutawney Phil? No wait, it’s Kelly Anspaugh with in-depth insight as to why the government should control every aspect of our lives. He does, however, profess the minimum knowledge as to the use of the mask as preventative measure to protect a person from the COVID. It is imperative that the paper mask be used only once, thrown away, and the cloth be washed after a days use. Doc, if you place the mask in your purse or pocket after its removal from your face, it would have the possibility of contaminating the entire contents of your handbag. This could enhance the ability to infect.
You have stated that the volunteers who died in the service of our nation are not worthy of our sorrow and admiration, after all, they took it upon themselves to answer the call of duty. May I remind you that without their selfless act, a Confederate flag might be flying above the White House and Capital Building. Our national language might be German or even Japanese. Our military today is all voluntary. With your military background, you must have this knowledge.
Is it more abhorrent to enslave the body or mind? I profess that each is absolutely revolting and yet the liberal element in our schools of higher learning hold the thoughts of our youth in total bondage. For purpose of passing grade, the student is forced to think in the radical belief and wokeness of the instructor.
The last great Democratic President eloquently stated, ” Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
Leslie Kubinski, Wapakoneta
MEMO TO SUPREME COURT: The Constitution Won’t Mean a Thing If the Country It Was Written for No Longer Exists --Central City (Louisiana) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
I'm pretty sure that's the goal.
By former Sen. John Milkovich (D-LA) • MEMO TO SUPREME COURT: The Constitution Has No Meaning If the Nation It Was Written for No Longer Exists!
It’s true. The Theft of a Presidential Election violates the Constitution. It constitutes illegal insurrection. It embodies a War on Freedom.
It is for a time such as this, that you wear the Robe.
Hyper-technical consideration of Jurisdiction, Casuistic Deliberations over Standing, and Ivory Tower Hairsplitting over Legal Causes have their place. But that place is not the Highest Court of a Crumbling Republic.
Your job is to defend the Constitution. And sometimes, in order to defend the Constitution, you must defend the Country–– without which there would be no Constitution.
George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy all understood: A Constitution has no meaning or value, if the Nation it was designed to protect, no longer exists. If there is no Country–– there is no Constitution.
What happened in the 2020 Presidential Election was a Coup. Akin in some respects to the midday murder of President John F. Kennedy, in broad daylight, in Dealey Plaza, on November 22, 1963.
And from all over America–– and the World–– Ordinary Citizens whose primary expertise about the Legal System comes from Traffic Court Summonses, understand this: You cannot take down America, without violating the Constitution. In the face of a Tsunami of Massive Election Fraud and Deceit, if you do not defend the Country, there may be no Constitution left to defend. Next to the Right to Worship God, there is perhaps no other Constitutional Right so fundamental to Freedom, as the Right to elect Officials in honest elections. And if that right is lost–– if the corrupt Voting Machine Companies, Corporate Media’s Stream of Unconsciousness and amoral Vote Thieves are allowed to steal a Presidential Election in full view of the American Public–– we may never have a fully Free Election again.
Its past time to jettison the hackneyed, philosophic divergence between Judges that are Liberal, Activist Legislators from the Bench–– and Conservative Non-Interventionists. Judges should be prepared–– always–– to actively vindicate the Principles of Justice, Freedom and Self-Governance that innervate the Constitution.
It is not the Supreme Court’s job merely to determine whether Pleadings and Causes of Action fit neatly within the contours of Statutes and Judicial Precedent.
Occam’s Razor does not divide Conscience, Country and Constitution.
Now is not the time to shrink from Constitutional Duty, confessed to God, because of the specter of Soros-sponsored street mobs. As History instructs, those that seek to dominate by violence, proceed from Riot to Rule.
The people that pay taxes, raise families and defend the Country in Uniform are sending you a Message: This is an Assault on America. An Attack on the Republic. A War on Freedom. “Be Strong and of Good Courage.” Defend the Constitution. And the One Nation Under God, without which the Constitution cannot exist.
Supreme Court decides to shred the 2020 U.S. election - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Oh my goodness. This is going to be bad. It seems both of us are those kind of people who want to get in the last word.
[–]astronautrob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
That's the way it tends to be when you have trouble regulating your emotions.
My feelings are hurt.
So no upvote?
Do you understand how saidit works my friend?
Do you have an upvote button on your machine?
So like you got an upvote for me?
Man what are you guys gonna do after Jan 20th? All this energy is gonna have to go somewhere. Hope y'all can learn to funnel it to something more productive. It's like I've been going through the 5 stages of grief with you savior complex Trump folk.
Review needed on plan for cell tower --Southeast Iowa Union by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
On Nov. 25, AT&T announced plans for a very tall (199-foot) cell phone tower at 504 W. Jackson Ave., across the street from the Fairfield city limits on county land, very near residential and core commercial areas.
If approved, this would be the third 5G telecom network in the Fairfield area, along with US Cellular and TMobile.
Tall skeletal metal towers detract from community beauty, degrading nearby residential and commercial appearance, and are counterproductive to potential nearby city projects such as more affordable housing.
Towers often reduce property values up to a mile or more away.
Please request an environmental review from the FCC – by Dec. 25: www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest
State that the tower will harm the human environment, giving aesthetic reasons, property devaluation and health danger under the American Disability Act (ADA).
Tens of thousands of scientists and approximately 20,000 published studies warn that the new modulated 4G/5G is dangerous. It’s being rushed without one study – insufficient regard to safety – and with little or no customer demand (despite telecom industry promotion).
If you are sensitive to radiation, mention the ADA and Fair Housing rules - central issues. Low band 5G -- 700 MHz -- deeply penetrates, and can certainly impact EMF-sensitive people miles away.
Towers ordinarily lease space for multiple other transmitters (increasing in number over the years) creating more and more potentially dangerous electrosmog (in the context of ADA).
Our county board and Fairfield City Council can effectively address this. Your letter or call to them can make a big difference:
• Dee Sandquist firstname.lastname@example.org
• Lee Dimmitt Lee.Dimmitt@jeffersoncountyia.com
• Daryn Hamilton email@example.com
Although the proposed tower site is not in the city, adoption of the “2-mile rule” by Fairfield City Council could allow city action.
Please also encourage City Council members to finalize ASAP a new and proposed expanded city cell technology ordinance.
• Mayor Connie Boyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
• At-Large Doug Flournoy email@example.com (relevant committee chair)
• At-Large Katy Anderson Fairfieldkaty@gmail.com
Find your ward council person: http://cityoffairfieldiowa.com/114/City-Council
Ward Map: http://www.cityoffairfieldiowa.com/DocumentCenter/View/244/Fairfield-Ward-Map-Effective-Date-1-15-2012?bidId=
Letters to the Southeast Iowa Union, and contacting others, will also help.
*For legal reasons, do not ask to prevent or stop the ATT tower. This language can be used in a lawsuit claiming an attempt to ban or prohibit wireless coverage, preempted by the 1996 Telecommunications Act (TCA). Also, communities cannot legally discriminate against carriers.
However, communities can adopt ordinances with installation requirements.
Ask for a “decision to deny” this tower, not for a ban or regulation (TCA limits local regulation).
If you would like to see consideration of using the county nuisance law according to its initial general definition of nuisance, please let the supervisors know this.
This tower is not just up to a few leaders to deal with. It is up to you and us. If you would like to see this tower addressed and decided upon appropriately, please let our local leaders know how you feel: County Supervisors, Mayor Connie Boyer and our City Council members.
The United States “Supreme Court” just committed the most egregious mistake in SCOTUS history.
By a 7-to-2 vote, seven of the nine “in-justices” turned their backs on their responsibility to defend and preserve the U.S. Constitution. It will put a stain on the court that will never be erased, and any decisions, down the road, will be very difficult for half of the population of the United States to ever trust future decisions or elections.
They basically allowed a DemocRAT Party to steal a presidential election, allowing that party to break the U.S. Constitution by illegally allowing four states to set up a corrupt voting system that did not follow the Constitution’s mandate that such decisions be made in their state’s House and Senate.
For the last four years, the DemocRATS have been able to corrupt the FBI, State Department, Justice Department and other federal departments and pay no price for their corruption.
The current president-elect and his immediate and extended family have made millions off the Chinese Communist Party, the Russian Communist Party and other foreign countries. The American people will pay a terrible price on jobs and taxes for what lies ahead in the next four years, and many years thereafter, as the US Constitution will become irrelevant!
Ninety-five percent of the national news media have lied over the past four years and cannot be trusted in their reporting when it comes to politically-based issues.
Indians should ask fans what they think first - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Just a note to the gutless owners of the Cleveland Indians: Have you ever asked your fans if they want the team’s name changed? Did you ask your fans if they wanted to get rid of the Chief Wahoo mascot? Why are you now bowing to pressure from the political correctness police, who do not represent your fans but a cabal of social justice freaks who want to destroy the culture of our country?
As you know, the TV ratings for Major League Baseball have dropped drastically due to MLB selling out to the Black Lives Matter Marxists and other pressure groups.
Now it appears that you, the owners of the Cleveland Indians, are rolling over and showing your true cowardice.
Kenneth E. Harris,
Getting it wrong on both counts on Trump as 'sore loser' -- The Advocate (Louisiana) by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
I have been an avid reader of The Advocate for 40 years, and reading it is my first activity of each day. In your “Our Views” piece Dec. 16 you stated that “Congratulations are in order for the winners,” assuming it’s Biden and Harris. You further stated that there is “increasingly pathetic noise of the losing party” and that there is “no evidence of fraud or maladministration.”
I have to assume that the editorial staff at The Advocate, as well as weekly Trump-deranged syndicated columnists such as Michael Gerson, Eugene Robinson, and Baton Rouge professor J. Gerald Kennedy, and lawyer Aub Ward get the news from CNN, MSNBC, AP, and late night, “formerly-comedy-turned-Trump-bashing“ shows.
For anyone not ill-informed by the mainstream media (which has spent four years trying to destroy President Donald Trump with a corrupt Russia hoax, an impeachment, and completely covering up the truth about the corrupt Biden crime syndicate, etc. ) there is overwhelming evidence of voter fraud, with new information forthcoming daily from reputable sources, including some who were participants in the massive theft of and manipulation of votes, eye-witnesses, software experts, video evidence, a truck driver who delivered thousands of fake ballots, and an MIT professor. The evidence is certifiable, and is voluminous! Still, we are expected to believe this was a fair and unbiased election and to accept it.
Common sense tells me that a man who spent literally the entire campaign season cloistered in his basement, and who could draw only fifteen people to one of his campaign rallies, could not possibly have garnered millions of votes more than Obama or Hillary. He knew the fix was in, and there was no need for campaigning. If Biden is not indicted for his criminal activity prior to inauguration day, along with his son, Hunter, and is duly sworn in as president, all we will have is a third term of Barack Obama, who is the mastermind behind everything. Why did the media completely bury the Biden family crime story until “President-elect" Biden was declared the winner? Fox News has been covering it for two years!
Congratulations will soon “be in order for the winners,“ and it may not be Biden and Harris. Do your homework! There’s overwhelming evidence available to anyone willing to take the blinders off and look/listen. I still love my Advocate!
Future looks bleak --Lewiston (Iowa) Tribune by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Dallas Kiele and Sharon Curtis, I sure hope you enjoy the next four years of an idiot that cannot even choose a Cabinet or staff without just replacing doofus Barack Obama’s choices.
I really don’t care so much, but I worry about my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I just hope you continue to enjoy the liberal Lewiston Tribune rag and try to find something to eat on communism. When you get hungry and all you have to eat is a head of cabbage you grew yourself and want some meat, try chasing down a rabbit because that is what you would have to do with no guns.
The biased media will only attack a conservative and praise a dummycrat. I have met the Alfords and they are nice people, but they are just in bed with the rest of the biased media.
Incidentally, if all of the conservatives they have chased away with their policies were still reading this rag, they would not have a so-called money problem.
My subscription expires in a few days and will not be renewed after being a customer for several years.
The destruction of the U.S. - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
So let’s just all sit around the campfire and sing kumbaya and relish in the fact that Joe Biden is here to save the country. Or at least that’s what the pathetic media and even more pathetic so called celebrities would have you believe. Let’s just forget all the investigations, all the false accusations , all the attacks on anything Trump.
Most importantly just go ahead and forget the impeachment proceedings that took up most of the last four years based on outright to try to take this president out of office from pretty much day one. Let’s just forget the fact that there was no Russia collusion even though we were told there was 24/7.
It seems there is nothing off limits to what can be said or done to accomplish the destruction of the US, whether it be to destroy anyone who doesn’t toe to the left’s warped line of thinking. If you can justify abortion you have something wired wrong.
Its’s actually sad that a person like Biden could be elected president (if he even was ) just because you didn’t like how Trump talked. It’s been said be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. I think that is applicable in this case.
I for one am not interested in unity or any other kind of acceptance.
I won’t forget the last four years anytime soon. I am, however, looking forward to watching the next four years of utter chaos.
A military family that backs Trump - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Nemacolin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I predict in two years the Democrats will get the socialist country the seek. We’ll lose many of our freedoms that our soldiers have fought and died for.
I am proud to say my family is a three generation military family — World War II, Vietnam and Iraq, which my son has 18 years in with the Marine Corp. My husband and I have been married 52 years and are proud to have voted for President Trump.
The Democrats need to read the old-school history books and the U.S. Constitution. The Democrats are going to destroy America. They are the ones who divided this country. I am proud to be a conservative and a patriot.
Annette Miller, Lima
At least Castro could orate by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
With media blackout on all things Biden, from gaffes galore to senile socialism, to begging the rich to pay their “fair share” of taxes while Joe, Jimmy and Hunter receive under-the-table income from lethal communists in exchange for White House influence, we are living in a dimension of surreal stupidity fit for a Mel Brooks movie.
Joe Biden is more interesting fully asleep than he is flip-flopping for votes. When voters are asked about Zombie Joe, “bringing people together” is about all they can extract from his stated policies.
If anyone in the process of buying a house from an agent had found as much false advertisement as we’ve gotten from Mr. Biden — from inflated upkeep costs to open borders in the backyard — they would pull out of their signed contract in a flash. Mr. Biden‘s “plans” for the U.S. amount to a con job, not worth the paper they’re written on.
Joe Biden is not the president. He was carried as a place-holder for Kamala Harris, the daughter of a Marxist professor. Ms. Harris hides her true intentions, as all communists do. What she wants is a system that works well for the few, not the many; super-capitalism for crooks who sell swamp land for a living.
I know. I am Cuban and saw Fidel Castro commit this same farce, but better. At least he could speak for hours on a podium with energy. Joe is better at snoring.
Decision to abandon Indians name betrays fans who helped the franchise grow in value --Cleveland Plain Dealer by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
As a longtime Indians fan and season ticketholder, I write this with much consternation. I won’t get into the debate (which never occurred in the light of day) over the Indians name change, as it is done.
However, I’d like to shed light on a few things. First, the Dolans bought the team in 2002 for $323 million and the team, as of April, was worth an estimated $1.15 billion, per Forbes magazine’s annual rankings -- a tidy appreciation which came from the fans’ passion for the team and its history. All the time they’ve owned the team, the Dolans gladly and willfully peddled the nostalgia associated with the team’s name, history and mascots. In 2018, they traded Chief Wahoo for the All-Star Game but Dolan told Terry Pluto they were “adamant about keeping the name Indians.” Another profit grab.
Now, Paul Dolan, Chris Antonetti, et al. have suddenly become enlightened in an effort to unify the greater community? All these years, all I’ve ever seen is the community rallying together (I have a T-shirt that says so) because of the Indians.
My Mom once said, “Nothing worse than a hypocrite.” Except a fifth-generation one who should know better. For shame, Dolans.
Solar project is frightening - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
The column, “Misinformation About Solar Project,” by Kevin Smith, CEO, Lightsource bp, reveals his poor judgment extends beyond SolarReserve, the $1 billion dollar failure that occurred while being CEO of Crescent Dunes. Multiple internet searches beyond the Bloomberg report reveal this: The Wall Street Journal stated, “DOE posed to lose approximately $225 million.”
Allen and Auglaize County residents should be frightened by this massive industrial scale solar project. We want what is best for our community. Lightsource bp is catastrophe.
There are currently 27 utility solar facilities proposed in Ohio. Not one is in counties as large as Allen/Auglaize. The proposed Birch Solarina population of 27,445 in townships Shawnee, Logan, Duchouquet is preposterous. The impact of 1,900 acres fenced, 750,000+solar panels, and approximately 28 miles of 10 foot high fence and dirty muddy access roads is devastating for so many economical, ecological, and sociological reasons.
Population density is a major determinant of whether massive scale facility runs into organized public opposition. PUCO Siting Board public comments show this. Lightsource bp is exception so many developers in lower density populated areas. BP fails to recognize Allen Auglaize as too densely populated for this 2,600 acre monstrosity.
Kevin Smith left SolarReserve prior to it filing bankruptcy. Can we trust Lightsource bp with our community’s best interest in mind? The answer is apparent in his closing statement. He touts increased tax revenues (more revenue would be gained without PILOT), creating jobs (about 5permanent) and increasing farmer’s incomes. Paraphrasing, “Health, welfare, environment, habitats, you silly local middle-state folk, mean little.”
Restaurants should not be scapegoats for virus cases --The Advocate (New Orleans) by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
As Thanksgiving approached, officials near and far asked us to reconsider traveling, hosting and attending large family and friend gatherings during the holidays. Doctors and officials have continuously traced the spread back to these types of private home gatherings specifically; however, in other states, we are seeing a return to limitations and restrictions.
The misperception is that restaurants are spreading the virus among their patrons, even though contact tracing has shown otherwise. My driving force in opening my restaurants in New Orleans was so that I could offer opportunities for our citizens to find rewarding work in my restaurants. Before COVID-19, among my seven restaurants, I employed 500 of our residents. We had to lay off 400 at the beginning of COVID-19 and now, almost nine months later, our staff is at a modest 200 team members. I worry for those who have yet to return to work and if I will be able to bring them back any time soon.
I’m continually disheartened that restaurants continue to be associated with bars and other places that clearly show that they are spreaders. After the government, restaurants are the largest employer in the country. We are all suffering, and we must look at other options to target the spread where it is actually occurring instead of automatically assuming it’s happening at restaurants when there is no data to show that.
We were one of the first restaurants to re-open with a very detailed and thorough COVID-19 policy in place. In the eight months that we have been open, our procedures and policies have shown that we can safely operate in this environment. We have had fewer than five cases of COVID in those months, and those were contracted at private gatherings outside of the restaurant. Those five were quarantined and removed from the restaurants, and we continued to operate safely.
Restaurants can provide a safe and controlled environment for people to stay engaged and keep people employed. We cannot regulate what happens at private events and private homes, but we can control the environment that the dining public goes out to eat in.
I cannot stress enough that we need to put our politics and personal freedoms in check right now. A better way to manage this crisis is for each one of us to take responsibility for ourselves by wearing our mask, washing our hands and keeping our distance from those outside your immediate family. By doing so, you can save thousands of restaurant jobs and help an industry that has been devastated by these harsh restrictions.
To our elected officials, when determining future measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, please use facts, data and contact tracing, and resist the urge to scapegoat our restaurants like so many states have done so far.
If anyone would like to meet with me, I would be happy to share our experience, our data, our procedures and ideas on how to work together to keep our restaurants open and operating safely while getting our people back to work and our economy back on its feet.
Link Restaurant Group
Cornerstone of honest elections - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
[–]Druullus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Plenty of people have come forward.
Are you saying you have proof?
Are you saying there isn't any foul play in US elections?
You probably the missing piece of the jigsaw, the clue that bring down the whole mob of election-cheating, child-molesting lizard people. You need to get to the White House now! President Trump needs you!
If you have information about a crime, you need to call 911.
Oh, and where's my upvote?
Are you saying there isn't foul play in US elections?
Oh, the poor man thinks his vote was stolen. I hope his family has gotten involved.
The votes cast by Ohioans for Donald J Trump on Nov. 3 do not matter. Our votes for Trump were negated by corrupt politicians, power brokers, poll workers and bureaucrats in six states: Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada.
Ohio’s 2020 election was run honestly and transparently. It was the fifth presidential election I’ve had a small role in. Mistakes were made, but they did not alter the outcome of the election. Ohio, Florida, New York and California counted the votes the day of the election. Why did they stop counting in most of those six states? Why did they stop counting at the same time? Transparency is a cornerstone of honest elections and the law requires it in Ohio. What became of transparency in those six states?
Americans should demand the results of the election in those six states, be reviewed openly, honestly and thoroughly by equal numbers of both Trump and Biden supporters prior to the certification. Those conducting the review should have complete access to ballots, equipment and software. If there is nothing to the claims of fraud and corruption, that will be borne out.
If what Trump is alleging did in fact occur and if the results are not honestly reviewed and overturned, votes cast by Americans in future elections will not matter. Americans will have lost their most important right and precious role in their own governance. That is a tremendous right and critical role to lose. Ask the people of Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, to name six foreign states, if you need proof.
Joseph Kuhn, Minster
Pandemic based on fake test results --Lawton Oklahoma Constitution by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
There are numerous problems that RT-PCR poses, recognized by organizations or governments such as the WHO or the CDC and by prestigious international experts on PCR, such as Dr. Stephen Bustin who considers both the arbitrariness of establishing criteria for results and the choice of the number of cycles to be nonsense because they can lead to anyone testing positive.
Fauci has known since at least July that most Covid “cases” are false. The US routinely uses 42-45 cycles, Fauci says any positive test above 35 cycles is a false positive. This is what the whole pandemic is based on — fake test results.
In July of this year Dr. Fauci was on a podcast where they talked about the PCR tests and how a positive test using a cycle threshold of greater than 35 is essentially worthless.
Then, in August of this year the New York Times ran a story about how 90% of the positive PCR tests they analyzed were run at a cycle threshold of 37.
The sources are not crazy conspiracy sources. If these things are true why is this not being covered by all sources of news? Why are we continually locked down and told to wear masks?
The kind of nonsense we’re being sold is what makes people believe in conspiracies. There is no reason for this manufactured COVID crisis to continue. I’m turning the corner on the belief that the serious nature of this pandemic is a hoax. Are people dying? Sure. Have people died? Yes. But, are they dying at the numbers being attributed to COVID-19 or were 90% of the deaths confirmed at cycle thresholds above 35? If that is the case then the world is being lied to on a scale never before seen in the history of man.
Lights shouldn’t outshine helping others -- Houston Chronicle by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Regarding “To get in the holiday spirit, these Houstonians spend $5,000+ on massive Christmas light displays,” (Dec. 1): I don’t mean to sound like Ebenezer Scrooge, but I was reading the Houston Chronicle’s article about the extensive pre-Christmas lighting and decorations, especially in the upscale River Oaks and Tanglewood neighborhoods, and thought to myself about the many thousands of dollars spent by the homeowners to decorate their homes. And I wouldn’t ordinarily begrudge them from spending this money which is obviously expendable income in ordinary times. But these are not ordinary times. So many fellow Houstonians have lost their jobs and income and are in the position of being unable to put food on the table for their families and are in danger of losing their homes and apartments and being left essentially homeless. And I thought to myself just how much more it would matter if the monies used for the decorations were used instead for food for those unable to provided it or for other necessaries which are now beyond reach — just how much more the spirit of the Christmas season would be shown over and above the temporary lighting and decorating of homes.
Mitch (Scrooge) Glassman, Houston