If all Americans would only buy American made products when they are available, jobs would rebound rapidly. If the four to eight million jobs held by illegals from south of the border were to be made available to Americans, there would be more growth for America.
Our current attorney general and our president are hell bent on letting America becoming a welfare state. Why else are they at odds with states seeking deportations of all illegals.
Large numbers of corporations have their products made world wide and pay little or no federal income tax. Wake up folks. Kick Congress out and elect a person with America in his or her heart!
I read an opinion letter about what atheists believe this time of year. Atheists believe in logic, reason, science and what they can detect with their senses. Many atheists do celebrate the original reason for the season: The passing of the winter solstice. Many ancient people observed the days getting shorter and weather becoming colder as fall and winter progressed. As far as they knew, daylight would go away completely and everything would become permanently frozen. The shortest day of the year (Dec. 21) would pass, and a few days later (Dec. 25) the days would be noticeably longer. They celebrated the future coming of longer days and warmer weather. Happy winter solstice celebration.
-- Clint Ready
Over the decades, Macon has been blessed with many outstanding doctors. In our midst today is an Emory-trained, heart-thoracic surgeon who will go down in Macon’s pantheon of great doctors as among the best of the best. He is truly a “physician’s physician” whose peers seek to emulate him, whose patients appreciate him and whose medical staff and nurses admire him.
He doesn’t rush his patients. He listens intently to them, takes time to answer their questions, and is a superior diagnostician. He explains medical issues and surgical procedures, even drawing sketches for enhanced comprehension. Constantly engaged in life-saving surgeries, he considers himself fortunate to be equipped to prolong and enhance life. His name is Dr. F.S. Wanna. Next time you see him, shake his hand and thank him for all the good he does for the people of Macon and Central Georgia.
-- Billy Powell
Vehicles and cell phones
I usually find myself in full agreement with The Telegraph’s editorials, but the agreement with the latest pronouncement of the National Transportation Safety Board just screams for rebuttal.
I have no argument with the no-text and no e-mail policies already in effect. Anything that distracts a driver’s attention for that long should not be allowed. Also, I personally avoid hands-on use of my phone while driving as much as I can. My principal argument against a total ban on phone use in the car is that by using hands-free devices like blue tooth or headset systems, a phone call is no more distracting than listening to the radio or conversing with a passenger. What do you tell the tens of thousands of folks who bought cars with cell phones hard wired in?
Just how much control does the NTSB suggest should be placed on the American driver? Does the Editorial Board agree that wives should be able to ride as passengers, but confined to soundproof chambers in the back seat lest they be distracted with conversation? How about requiring both wrists to be handcuffed to the steering wheel in order to avoid changing the station on the radio?
The old saying goes, “There is no cure for stupidity,” and there’s also no way for any government agency to legislate against it. Government should encourage and require highway safety, but should not punish people for exercising the cautions that hands-free cell phone use already provides.
-- Ron Wheeler
Being a computer “nerd” with the city of Macon for 26 years, I have loved being a problem/puzzle solver and continue to be one since I retired. One favorite pastime is the daily Cryptoquote in The Telegraph. Solving is fun, and the double reward is always an interesting quote from a quotable person.
As far as I’m concerned, the Dec. 15 puzzle was unbelievably directed to the people of Macon and Bibb County regarding consolidation, among other things.
Judge for yourselves: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
-- George Bernard Shaw
Thank you, Telegraph, for the Cryptoquotes.
-- Tracy Coyle
Modern WPA project
Any sane motorist who travels Watson Boulevard for more than the past six months has my sympathy. Just how long does it take to install new traffic lights with pedestrian crossing signals? Will it never end?
Fortunately for the motorist, traffic safety engineers haven’t involved the local constabulary to sit in the middle of the road and add to the confusion with their blue light specials. By the way, where are the sidewalks that one would use to get to those expensive pedestrian crosswalks. Looks like another “WPA” project reinvented from the 1930s.
-- Ken Brown