Full time job
Imagine this: You're cruising along the superslab which today is littered with trucks, buses and a host of lost Indy 500 drivers all going 10 miles per hour under the speed of sound. Yep, even the truckers — loaded and empty. Yesterday we came up on a vehicle crawling along somewhere near the center lane. As we passed, the cellphone at the top of her steering wheel was most evident. Her mind was oblivious to highway conditions. Now suppose this was an 18-wheeler with a max-weight load in a hurry to get wherever. Just a reminder: Driving is a full-time occupation, as is cellphone usage. The two cannot happen at the same time.
Ken Brown, Byron
Global warming terrorists
Never miss a local story.
News stories abound with the doom and gloom prognostications regarding climate change, formerly called global warming. I believe the name was changed because global warming was proven to be based on falsified data. This is similar to liberals now calling themselves progressives since liberal sounds like a dirty word.
Conserving resources and protecting the environment is very important. I believe the climatologists who are not being financed by the global warming agenda. Unfunded climatologists say we have been in global cooling since 1998. From my perspective, I wonder why my pool doesn’t warm up as fast as it did a decade ago. I used to swim as early as late April and as of today, I haven’t been swimming. As I write this letter, the temperature just dropped one degree. Do I need to jump off a building because soon the Earth will be frozen and we will all die? Seriously, there are people lying to us, just like the perpetual Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi, her classified emails and unsecured server.
Some say the planet is headed to an ice age and others say the planet is heating up. Stick around; I expect to see the temperatures go up and down in the next few years. One thing I found interesting is how the global warming theorists have ignored the satellite images showing the Antarctic ice shelf is bigger now than ever before. Maybe we need to find a way to warm this planet up.
Mike Smith, Warner Robins
How I love your comic strip. I look forward to it every morning. I’m a retired, aircraft (C-130) electrician, so I’m up at 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. every morning. This one, May 21, where Blondie tells Dag, if he has to ask his wife how she feels, forget it. You should know how I feel, man. You know me by now. Women. They think we’re mind readers.
Yes, I’m married to one for 62 years and love it. I’m a family man. What else is important? Nov. 22 will be our 63rd anniversary. We’re from the old school. My birthday is Jan. 3, 1931, and hers, Feb. 10, 1932. We come from the age before computers and TV. Our daughter, Joanne, will retire from her school secretary job in November. Our two boys are engineers. Both worked at Eglin Air Force Base on the Gulf Coast. The oldest is retired and now works with a contractor. His brother will retire this summer. I worked at Robins Air Force Base for 22 years.
The comic strip keeps me going. I try to figure where in the world you get all the ideas. Yesterday on TV this fellow was talking about the differences in how men and women think about sex, money, cleaning house, kids and holidays. We’re different. Why does she think that way? My wife will go to Wal-Mart to look around, get out of the house and away from it all for a while. Me, I’ll go to Wal-Mart to get what I want and get out. Look around? Are you serious? If Wal-Mart doesn’t have it, Home Depot or Lowe’s will.
I like gardening and wood working. I don’t have a lot of tools but I have fun with what I do have. I like to go to craft shows and see some ideas other men and women come up with. I make a board with pegs to carry a pot of beans to church without the pot sliding around or spilling or to carry some flowers without the vase or jar turning over. It’s fun to work with and give away.
Please comic strip writer, please keep that “Blondie” strip. Why the (e) on the end of Blondie. Like Anne with an (e) Ann or Anne. Blondie, why not Blondi ?
Gene Estep, Centerville
Steps should be taken now to resolve the very troublesome restroom issue. Every school and public facility needs only to have two additional restrooms — one for a person born male transgendered to female and another for a person born female transgendered to male. Keep the two existing restrooms — one for male and one for female.
Since the transgender restroom issue is mandated by the government, it should contribute to the expense of building the restrooms. Also, every person should have an identification card showing their gender and if necessary a security person to check their ID.
Joyce Kitchens, Warner Robins
When I was in the ninth grade, during the Cold War against the Soviet Union, I asked my mother what would result if they won and took command in America. She explained that, with the influx of socialism, America would be changed fundamentally and government would begin to seize control of more and more parts of our lives and eventually it would control everything. Now it is happening from within. When the state consumes the people, they have lost their souls and the full use of themselves.
Dr. C. D. Marlow, Macon
Stop the pollution
“The Altamaha Riverkeeper is seeking to invalidate the state permit allowing Rayonier Advanced Materials to discharge 60 million gallons a day of dark, smelly wastewater daily into the Altamaha River in proceedings that start in Atlanta Friday Jume 3.” Our local state Sen. Larry Walker III, R-Perry, who won the former seat of Ross Tolleson, who was chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, would have logically tried to deal with the above blatant pollution of the Altamaha River. I want to call on our newly elected state representatives, Rep. Shaw Blackmon and Sen. Larry Walker III and Rep. Heath Clark to vote to invalidate the state permit that permits this obscene pollution of the Altamaha River.
Frank W. Gadbois, Warner Robins