Thomas Spence said “there are no absolutes.” Isn’t that an absolute statement? Is that statement true just for him, or is it true for everyone?
— Craig Giddens
Never miss a local story.
‘Gang of Three’
I see that the great and powerful City Council of Centerville has dropped their boy Ed Tucker. How much did that cost us? I would like to get paid administrative leave money for doing nothing. This was just the latest travesty to come out of Mayor John Harley and Councilmen Cameron Andrews and the crowd pleasing Jon Nichols — otherwise known as the “Gang of Three.” If anyone, and I mean anyone, wastes a vote on any of these three, they get what they deserve.
I hope they turn vindictive against their critics, and they are abundant, that way we can all see what kind of “leaders” we have. I say vote for anyone but the incumbents, especially those who would deny us constitutional rights.
— Michael Collins
Not a Yogism
One of the most prophetic moments in American history occurred in January 2007 at a campaign rally where, now deceased Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., introduced then presidential candidate “Osama Obama.” If not for documenting footage, I imagine the late Yogi Berra might have gotten credit for that, too. Uncle Teddy was a true American Treasure.
— Tommy Parker
A different idea for the president
The wounded and all of the families impacted by the shooting tragedy in Oregon are in the starting process of healing and mourning and President Obama doubles down on his intent to politicize this terrible incident putting forth his usual suspects he charges as indirectly responsible for this tragedy, the NRA and the Republicans in Congress, as if his lack of effective leadership is obviously where it has so often been found, “from behind.”
President Obama will be successful in politicizing this tragedy because he is a proven expert at politicizing and creating and/or increasing divisiveness, enhanced by his lack of timely and effective leadership. One can only surmise that the shooting deaths in Chicago “do not matter” from his deafening silence day after day as the statistics mount and his former chief of staff leads Chicago.
My suggestion to President Obama is to let’s all start addressing this madness from a different perspective with one of cooperative outrage. More and more professionals are suggesting that attention be directed toward the shooters and why they shoot instead of their instruments of death.
The president should get on Air Force One, leave his “advisors” in Washington and fly west, leaving Oregon to mourn, get out of the media spotlight and fly to California to visit with his friends in the entertainment industry, not for a fund-raiser or rounds of golf, but to politicize or ask/even plead about their production of the dangerous filth that romanticizes violence, weapons and degradation of women. This filth is like a drug or infectious disease as it putrefies in the minds of many who are exposed to it.
Gun control is not the answer for our republic. I suggest a plan of citizen cooperative action starting now, not waiting as so many other cans are being kicked down the road waiting on the next president to address.
Each adult citizen, whether Democrat, Independent, Republican, even a member of the NRA, should walk in the stores where they shop and look for DVD filth. If they market it, talk respectfully to the manager and advise him that you would like to shop in his/her store, but if he/she markets these dangerous videos, you’ll shop elsewhere. Movies? You know the drill. I can hear the outcry of, “boycott,” which I also do not like. If you don’t like it, it’s better than the president’s non-plan of blaming someone else, come up with your own plan.
Some families say no guns in my home. What about these offensive, dangerous DVD’s in their home?
— Arthur D. Brook.