Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Thursday, October 26, 2017

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump AP

Seniors want more

I think much of the depression in senior citizens stems from loneliness and boredom. How can I say this with confidence? I am a senior, that’s how. We are like little kids; plopped in front of the television to be entertained. People on television are actively having a great time even in the denture and adult diaper commercials.

Oh, sometimes we become babysitting safety nets when we let it get out of hand. Most of us, if not all of us, enjoy time with our grandchildren, but we need balance. Many of us may not admit it, but we want interaction with adults; we want to do activities such as movies, social events, travel and the like.

The television goes off or stays on, I get bored. I remember my best friend who died years ago. I have no one to go out with, and then comes the loneliness. “Hey girl, you’re on a very fixed income, you can’t do nothing but watch this TV.

I would love to share adventures with someone of the opposite sex, even have a girls night out if only I had someone who is alive and well. The answer to this dilemma is learning to seek and make new friends. We need to get out of our own way.

Dorothy Henderson,


I don’t understand

I just finished reading the editorial mentioning the many exciting accomplishments already active, as well as future projects plans for Macon. All are positive. All are realistic. All are attainable. Why would anyone desiring or needing to relocate in this area not be impressed? My answer, obviously, won’t have a satisfactory answer.

How could the Macon Symphony Orchestra not be supported and maintained? I’ve enjoyed season tickets for the past nine years. Before moving home to Forsyth, I had season tickets to Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina symphonies. Sadly, Savannah, let theirs die as Macon has followed suit.

Two college towns that have given us internationally talented musicians — both steeped in history, tradition and tourism. I fail to see how the MSO has not been at the top of the list for a reason to love Macon.

Betty Hill,


Doesn’t care

Bill Ferguson’s latest column made me angry. In it, he calls Donald Trump , among other things, “mentally unstable and unfit for office.” Looks like he’s been drinking the same kook-aid as Maxine Waters and Al Sharpton, both of whom have joined with other left-wing wackos and have nothing better to do than call a “news” conference and call the president all sorts of vile names and scream for his impeachment. And what is so funny, they don’t even know what the word “impeachment” really means, as revealed in some of their recent statements.

Ferguson writes that his “concerns with Trump have little to do with his policies or political ideology.” Could that be because he is too stupid, ill-informed or uneducated to know what his policies are or political ideology is? He states that early in his campaign it was evident that something was wrong with his mental state. Really? Dang, I hate that I missed that.

He goes on to malign the president and his supporters in various ways, all of which reveal how unfit he is to write a column for a real newspaper.

Geez, Bill. Do you really believe what you write? I hope you are not a product of the Houston County schools because I know nice people who have children attending local public schools and I wouldn’t want any of them to grow up with warped political and social views like yours. You won’t or can’t look beyond your own political ignorance and see what President Trump is really trying to do. Sure, Trump can be a bit of an ass. He’s an egomaniac, but I don’t care. The establishment in Washington is two-faced (both parties) and gutless, and illegals are everywhere. I want it all fixed. I don’t care that Trump is crude. I don’t care that he insults people or that he has changed positions on many issues. I don’t care that he’s been married three times or that he insults “The View” airheads and Rosie O’Donnell. I don’t care if he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.

Our country has become weak and bankrupt. Our enemies are making fun of our incompetent Congress. We are being invaded by illegals and too many believe that everybody in the world has a right to move here and that we have an obligation to support them. How absurd is that? We are becoming a country where everyone is a victim and a member of a special group which is being persecuted by members of every other special group. I want it all fixed. Trump is the only person in Washington who seems to understand what the people (me) want and need. I’m sick of politicians in both parties and sick of illegals. I just want it all fixed.

Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn’t have lobbyist money controlling him and he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him. He has been very successful at negotiation and has built a lot of things and, best of all, he is not a politician. Trump says he’ll “drain the swamp” and I believe him because he’s too much of an egotist to be proven wrong. I don’t even care if the guy has bad hair. Good luck in having him impeached, Bill.

Jerry Norris,

Warner Robins

Not paying attention

Centerville is not having city elections in November, even though three positions on the city council became vacant: mayor, Post 1 and Post 2.

Mayor Harley is unopposed, Cameron Andrews (1) is unopposed, and Randall Wright (2) retires in January, and... well there’s the rub. There’s a finite time in September when candidates can apply to be on the council, and that time came and went mostly unannounced. But wait. A day before time ran out, Cameron Andrews’ friend decided to apply for Post 2 to replace Wright. How did he find out at the last minute time would expire?

Since they are unopposed, they decided not to have an election. We the people thought surely we would be able to write-in a candidate on the ballot on the day of election, ensuring that we would have our choice of councilmen. Seems that write-in candidates must qualify beforehand and only during that minuscule time in September. So now we have three close friends on council, (plus the mayor) who will vote together, with only one councilman clearly doing the business of the people, Edward Armijo.

I contacted Houston County and sure enough what they’re doing is legal, but certainly not moral. How could we have elected officials when they’re not even elected? Cronyism rules the day. Fed up in Centerville.

Geraldine Parker,