May 27th 2010 6:32AM Dear Mr. Corn,
I have thoughtfully and with great care read your article regarding President Obama's vacation plans this Memorial Day weekend.
As the daughter, granddaughter and sister of the United States Marine Corps, I have only one thing to say to you . . . GO TO HELL. I shall no longer trouble you with my presence.
Sincerely ad nauseum . . .
Apr 14th 2010 2:00PM As for me and my house, we are staunch Republicans. At the same time however, we view Sarah Palin as just another political opportunist. Her "go get 'em" Tea Party enthusiasm just could be downright dangerous for mainstream Americans of both the liberal and conservative persuasions. I have no doubt she would be instrumental in encouraging paramilitary extremists of the far-right (excuse me, far-wrong) factions to join the rank and file membership of the Tea Party.
Yesterday's Tea Party is no more. Gone is the righteously energetic and inocuous symbolism of 1776. Enter now today's and tomorrow's Tea Party which, due to its inherently vitriolic approach, borders on anarchism. The very definition of the word 'anarchy' must include the element of violence. Look it up in Webster's.
Paramilitary groups like Palin because she can provide them with a storefront (i.e., the Tea Party) from which they may 'sell their wares'of anarchy, let the bullets fly where they will.
Palin, Tea Party, paramilitary . . . yep, they've all got their ducks lined up and are looking for state-sponsored, state-funded, state-legislated legitimacy as separate entities from our already established National Guards. Oklahoma is just their jumping-off point. Sarah will probably lead the charge with a pair of six-shooters on her hips and a shotgun in each hand.
Disagree with me if you wish, that is your prerogative as an American.
Mar 26th 2010 3:29PM With the ever-worsening economy in this country, my husband and I have made some very drastic changes in the ways we spend our money. We have practically obliterated restaurants from our spartan-tyle budget and, when we do go to a restaurant, we request a shared meal most of the time. We have never been turned down, nor have we received any obvious displeasure from waitresses or waiters, and our meal comes to the table in the best condition possible. Perhaps it is because we frequent only a few restaurants and the owners and staff are well acquainted with us.
I feel sad for those who are mistreated in restaurants simply because they want to share a plate. The only reason for restauranteurs to require separate entrees for each individual is so they can make more money. Money, money, money. It has nothing at all to do with "the dining experience."
Mar 10th 2010 3:45AM Kris, My heart goes out to you and all others who, through no fault of their own, have fallen victims to our terrible economic scenery. There is much greed and corruption at all levels of our political and economic leadership. Honest folks without the clout (i.e., $$$$$$) to fight the injustices they are forced to endure are paying a very high price for the existence of all this corruption. I have no sound economic advice for you, as I am not an expert in this area. But I know a lot about faith and, though it may seem irrelevant to you at this time, during this particular hardship, I would encourage you to 'hang in there' with faith and hope that your trials are temporary. I would extend that same sentiment to all others who suffer against seemingly incredible odds at this time. My grandpa said to me one day while I was still in high school, "Sandy, there are only two kinds of people in this world . . . those who care, and those who don't." I am one who cares, and will remember you in my prayers tonight. Please keep faith. Maintain your common sense and do all you can to keep your family together.