Its the papers fault
I am not so sure The Telegraph did a service to the community by posting that story about the sidewalk snot and bleacher boogers who hurt those dogs at the rescue shelter. This is exactly what they wanted. Free publicity. Now they can be heroes with the porta potty wall smears they run around with. They will brag and boast about it, and they will be caught. Then they will be found to be children and will be sent home to momma or poppa to punish. These scum probably do not even know who their daddy is. I am hoping they get their just rewards. A broken hip and severe cuts and then letting them lay in their own mess. Hows that for justice?
Wont happen though, some bleeding heart will cry that they were failed by society. OK, fine. But one can only hope the punishment fits the crime. If it does, I rather doubt the paper will publish it.
-- James Huber
Bring him home
I agree with Bill Ferguson and Dennis Arthur. Rep. Austin Scoot, R-Ga., needs to send out resumes as we need to bring him home where he can do less damage. Perhaps he should consider a job at Robins Air Force Base. I hear a lot of people who work there know him.
-- Carl Pirkle
Strange government shutdown
This government shutdown became stranger by the hour. One Obama aide quipped We are winning. Well good for them, oh clueless one. He went on to explain their scorch and burn tactic designed to inflict maximum pain on the American public, right out of the old William T. Sherman playbook. This brilliant plan includes shutting down certain government services based on the collateral damage inflicted. They attempted to close historical venues that were not even under federal control. Mount Rushmore and Mount Vernon are both privately funded. Closing them would be akin to shutting down Walmart or Disney World. At least the other administration induced fiascoes arent center focused and its all the Republicans fault anyway, isnt it? Lets hope that the infliction of pain and suffering for purely political gain will come back to bite them.
-- Tommy Parker
In relation to the budget deal, I read a headline yesterday that said Obama Wins. That is exactly correct. He sat in the corner and pouted like a juvenile refusing to talk to Congress until he got his way. So Obama wins. But with $17 trillion of debt, America looses.
-- Dave Grant
There is an illustration supporting Dwight Pooles letter on John Wesleys sermon. He said, In Wesleys time, men were evil also, but nothing compared to now. A lot of the evil then was hurling rocks at the preacher and church because the preaching at that time made the sinner uncomfortable.
I read where there was a lay preacher in England during the days of John Wesley. His love for Jesus constrained him, compelled him to preach the gospel in an area where Christ wasnt very popular. A lot of people didnt want to hear it. They stoned him, bashed his head in until blood dripped off his chin. They took him and publicly humiliated him. The final indignity was to take him and roll him into an open sewer. And with that stink in his nostrils and all over his clothes and body he went home and wrote in his journal for that day these words, And I felt nothing in my heart but love.
Why does love cause hatred? Because true love is centered in the cross of Jesus Christ. Suffering on his cross, Jesus said Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.
When people hate and persecute Christianity, they are persecuting Jesus himself. Before his conversion, the apostle Paul was on the road to Damascus to further persecute the church when Jesus appeared to him and said, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?
In Leonard Pitts Jr.s last column, Fresh air from the Vatican he says Take care of one another. Serve one another. And for Gods sake, love one another. Again Gods love is centered in Jesus who says, God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. -- John 3:16.
-- Rev. Richard Aultman
Interesting to note that my previous comments about the Georgia Department of Transportation acting like spoiled brats over the Forest Hill Road project drew a response that referred to me as an Eco-Nazi. Having never heard the term, I went to Google. One of the cleaner versions describes a Eco-Nazi as a leaf eating, cardigan wearing, lentil munching hippie who thinks you are Satans spawn for owning a car and eating meat. Other descriptions in the Urban Dictionary are not printable in a family publication. Among the types being described are road protestors, social workers and most college lecturers.
I am afraid the above description really doesnt fit me. I have been called other things in my life that fit better. But that still does not change my position that GDOT is a spoiled brat. Now their latest trick is extortion. I sure hope the judge in the upcoming trial has been reading the paper lately. Surely someone in this state has the power to tell them no every once in awhile. They really do wield more power than the governor.
With autumn now here, I guess I should go out and look for an appropriate cardigan.
-- John M. Cherry III
Stupid, but clever
Every day, somewhere in the media, I read that all the political problems are the fault of President Obama. Local Republicans like John Kelley, keep pushing trash like the barrier around National Park military shrines was ordered by the president and not the result of stupid actions by the Republican-controlled Congress. Crazy Michele Bachmann shows up ranting about how Obama closed the memorial.
One minute Obama is a fascist and then he is a Marxist, a Muslim and a Communist. The Republicans came up with this idea to shut down the U.S. government to defund Obamacare. Very clever. Stupid, but clever. If this type of political activity succeeds, then we can expect both parties to try this in the future to the detriment of our nation.
Republicans thrive on misinformation, for example Obamacare, Ego Erickson in his weekly funnies stated that only a few people put in for Obamacare. Roger that. He needs to stop looking at Fox News. The sun tan kid and his tea party nitwits need to get their act together and act like adults instead of unhappy brats who dont like what daddy wants them to do.
-- Alfred J. Graham
For those of you that thought Congress has the best interests of the American people in mind, your reality check is in the mail.
-- William D. Carter
Efficiency in government
The federal limitation on individual political contributions is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court. Should the law be found unconstitutional, we could just auction offices to the highest bidder. It would be cheaper, quicker, less cumbersome and far less annoying than the current election process.
-- Neal Snyder
Majority should rule?
We have a law that is over all -- the Constitution. I am tired of progressive and liberal politics and waste. Audit the government, defund the health law. It is outrageous that lawmakers wrote rules to keep the law from impacting them. A majority of Americans dont want Obamacare. Even unions dont want the law. The Obama administration awarded big business a delay. Its time for equality under the law.
Sen. Harry Reid refused to negotiate with House Republicans. He cared more about preserving the presidents legacy than protecting the American people.
-- Kathy Douglas
Represent all the people
When are our national politicians, from the president down, going to realize that once elected, they represent all constituents, regardless of political bent or the gerrymandering of districts and states. They represent everybody. All Democrats, tea party Republicans, Republicans and Independents, deserve representation at the federal level.
-- Peter Christensen
Wait for hobby
Wait until retirement to pursue that hobby because after three months at home, the wife will not only buy you a fishing boat but a lake to put it in.
-- Travis L. Middleton
As a conservative Republican I am sick of the weak-kneed, spineless leadership of the Republican party. Speaker John Boehners and Minority Leader Mitch McConnells lack of leadership has done a lot of damage to the conservative ideals of less government, personal responsibility, and fiscal accountability.
We should unite, but it should be behind real leaders like Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. If we dont, we are in for a long, hard journey.
-- A. M. Yaughn
Exploring Explore 2013
I am enjoying your Explore Fall 2013 publication. I especially like the historical pictures and historic information it gives on Macon and surrounding counties and towns. This is fascinating to me because I love Macon as well as its surroundings. Thank you for the wonderful coverage The Telegraph gives. I enjoy reading it very much.
-- Lisa Felton
I enjoyed reading Sonny Harmons column Thursday about Work Ethic that told the story of two workers unloading furniture at his home. The point of the story was to examine the situation that now exists concerning our educational system and why it isnt working. What has caused this situation?
In my opinion, the entitlement program known as welfare is at fault. This altruistic but insidious program has not produced the intended results. Rather, it has become a cancer that feeds on its self.
Something free has no real value, and human nature reacts to it as something to be granted. The idea of giving to someone in need can also cause another person to consider himself in need even though he may be able to care for himself. Now there are two generations of people who, through no fault of their own, have no work ethic at all and this is reflected in our education system. There are whole families who have no incentive to be productive or realize the importance of education.
-- Jean E. Weaver
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father, thank you for your order. Your creations with all the living things have their instincts that continue to overwhelm us and fascinate us as you reveal more and more about your designs. That said, Im crazy about you, God my Father, Jesus my Savior and Lord, and the Holy Spirit, my ever-present advocate and helper. Please go with all of us to spread your good news. Thank you so much. We pray in Jesus precious name. Amen.
-- Chris Westbrook