LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)

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Inaccurate assertions

This is in response to a letter from Raymond Gross that was published in “Voice of the People” on Friday, Jan. 29.

 

 

Takes issue with letter writer

Mr. Gross states that President Obama has frozen the cola increases for Social Security recipients for 2010 and 2011 (Voice of the people, Jan. 29 The worst one-termers). He did not.

 

 

Poor loser

In Mein Kamp Hitler demonstrated that he understood the power of the “big lie.” Being more genteel than he, I prefer to call the repetitions, distortions, denials and ad hominem attacks on MUW alumnae who oppose the name change – myths. In the interest of accuracy in journalism, I want to bust a few of those myths.

 

 

Money equals free speech

There once was the Supreme Court of our land Who pondered free speech with unfair hand.

 

 

The flip side of the Starkville Tea Party

The Tea Party keynote speaker Angela McGlowan states that we should elect individuals who are great motivational speakers. George Bush was one of the best and look what he left us. Two wars, if you put them back to back, it would be a total of 16 years. The cost of these wars would have paid for the health care bill several times over.

 

 

Parker Furniture: Thanks to all who helped along the way

After 63 years of business, Parker Appliance and Furniture Co. has decided to close.

 

 

How the Veterans’ Bypass came about.

I asked Harry Sanders, president of the board of supervisors, to help me get a road named for the veterans. He said it would be too much for 911 to change all the addresses, and we would need to wait till the county put in a new road. Then he said for me to talk to John Holliman, because he builds subdivisions, and to get him to name a street for the veterans. I thought that would be an insult to the veterans of our country,

 

 

The devastation in Haiti

With heartbreaking scenes of Haiti everywhere on TV, once again certain televangelists have opened their mouths and spoken hurtful opinions by saying that Haiti brought this on themselves. Seems according to this one major evangelist, Haiti made a deal with the devil in the 1700’s so they could overcome the French and be their own sovereign nation. Maybe they did and maybe they didn’t, I don’t know since I wasn’t around.

 

 

Faith and education

I, too, read the article comparing religious faith and education (Religion, happiness and education levels, Voice of the people, Jan. 10).

 

 

An example of how The W enriches

As the Alumnae of MUW come together to defend The W, we are given a beautiful example of the importance of the university to the community in the work of Professor Al Holen. (”MUW, Arts Council join in exhibits”).

 

 

Religion, happiness and education levels

Guest editorials the Natchez Democrat and the Biloxi Sun Herald citing the latest Pew Forum results, pats us on the back for our top position as religious believers along with our elevated status as some of the happiest people in the country. Noting that we seem to fall into last place and flounder in so many other categories, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a correlation in the findings and, if so, the reason.

 

 

Tired of waiting in doctors’ offices

What is it with the Doctor’s offices here in Columbus? My question is, “Why do I spend so much of my life in your waiting rooms?” Our lives are important too, some of us have deadlines and other appointments to attend.

 

 

Mr. Brooks goes to Washington

In the “From Our Web Site” column In the Jan. 5 Commercial Dispatch, there is a “Supervisor angles for money for rural parks - 1/2/2010” article from “Walter.” Walter touts all the many strengths of Mr. Brooks and how he “single-handedly” battles against all others for his constituents; etc, etc, etc, etc, and oh well, let’s do another etc.

 

 

Neither a pointer or a setter, (nor a flower)

I went running this evening. The sheep at the funeral (Memorial Funeral Home) home are a little bolder, and don’t run to the back of the cage anymore when Ponty comes.

 

 

Disappointed by media coverage

I am canceling my subscription to the newspaper. I can not stand to read it any more. My grandson, Brian, was convicted in the newspaper before his trial. I thought a person is considered innocent until PROVEN guilty. Brian did not purposely shoot his wife. It was an accident, but because of so much false media coverage prior to his trial and a change of venue not granted, Brian did not receive a fair trial here in Lowndes County.

 

 

Support for military families back home

During the holidays, national attention often turns to supporting our military men and women celebrating in lands far from home. In our generous spirit, let's be sure to include support for their loved ones still at home. The recent decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan leaves thousands of families to face New Year deployments, as everyday Americans search for ways to help military families separated by eight years of war.

 

 

Appreciate Harper’s comments

I would like to offer a very different opinion from one of your reader’s negative comments about Rep. Harper’s comments at MSU graduation.

 

 

Republicans offer plenty of criticism, few solutions

In reading the story about Angela McGlowan (Republican analyst: GOP must ‘stand ground,’ Dec. 9), she mentions how Americans are being exploited by the lies of the liberal agenda. That could go both ways.

 

 

A vote for Dexter

I am writing this in regards to a football player (Dexter McCluster) from Ole Miss who deserves more credit for his performance on (and off) the field. This young man has performed outstandingly for his school and his team.

 

 

The war in Afghanistan

 

 

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