I am saddened to read some of the online posts in response to the article in the Dispatch today about the open forum in Starkville.
I wanted to thank The Dispatch for its coverage of the current Starkville School District uniform debate. It has turned out to be a sensitive issue in the community. I can honestly say, it has made me and many other parents realize we need to be paying better attention to what is happening in our own backyard — and this means attention to bigger issues than uniforms. I thought I was doing enough by helping out in my son’s class when needed, participating in fundraisers, etc., but I was wrong, and I am embarrassed by my lack of involvement.
Steve Mullen (in his Wednesday column) finds it odd that MUW Alumnae send cakes to Mississippi legislators, and he wonders what the secret ingredient might be.
This is in response to a letter from Raymond Gross that was published in “Voice of the People” on Friday, Jan. 29.
Mr. Gross states that President Obama has frozen the cola increases for Social Security recipients for 2010 and 2011 (Voice of the people, Jan. 29 The worst one-termers). He did not.
In Mein Kamp Hitler demonstrated that he understood the power of the “big lie.” Being more genteel than he, I prefer to call the repetitions, distortions, denials and ad hominem attacks on MUW alumnae who oppose the name change – myths. In the interest of accuracy in journalism, I want to bust a few of those myths.
There once was the Supreme Court of our land Who pondered free speech with unfair hand.
The Tea Party keynote speaker Angela McGlowan states that we should elect individuals who are great motivational speakers. George Bush was one of the best and look what he left us. Two wars, if you put them back to back, it would be a total of 16 years. The cost of these wars would have paid for the health care bill several times over.
After 63 years of business, Parker Appliance and Furniture Co. has decided to close.
I asked Harry Sanders, president of the board of supervisors, to help me get a road named for the veterans. He said it would be too much for 911 to change all the addresses, and we would need to wait till the county put in a new road. Then he said for me to talk to John Holliman, because he builds subdivisions, and to get him to name a street for the veterans. I thought that would be an insult to the veterans of our country,
With heartbreaking scenes of Haiti everywhere on TV, once again certain televangelists have opened their mouths and spoken hurtful opinions by saying that Haiti brought this on themselves. Seems according to this one major evangelist, Haiti made a deal with the devil in the 1700’s so they could overcome the French and be their own sovereign nation. Maybe they did and maybe they didn’t, I don’t know since I wasn’t around.
I, too, read the article comparing religious faith and education (Religion, happiness and education levels, Voice of the people, Jan. 10).
As the Alumnae of MUW come together to defend The W, we are given a beautiful example of the importance of the university to the community in the work of Professor Al Holen. (”MUW, Arts Council join in exhibits”).
Guest editorials the Natchez Democrat and the Biloxi Sun Herald citing the latest Pew Forum results, pats us on the back for our top position as religious believers along with our elevated status as some of the happiest people in the country. Noting that we seem to fall into last place and flounder in so many other categories, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a correlation in the findings and, if so, the reason.
What is it with the Doctor’s offices here in Columbus? My question is, “Why do I spend so much of my life in your waiting rooms?” Our lives are important too, some of us have deadlines and other appointments to attend.
In the “From Our Web Site” column In the Jan. 5 Commercial Dispatch, there is a “Supervisor angles for money for rural parks - 1/2/2010” article from “Walter.” Walter touts all the many strengths of Mr. Brooks and how he “single-handedly” battles against all others for his constituents; etc, etc, etc, etc, and oh well, let’s do another etc.
I went running this evening. The sheep at the funeral (Memorial Funeral Home) home are a little bolder, and don’t run to the back of the cage anymore when Ponty comes.
I am canceling my subscription to the newspaper. I can not stand to read it any more. My grandson, Brian, was convicted in the newspaper before his trial. I thought a person is considered innocent until PROVEN guilty. Brian did not purposely shoot his wife. It was an accident, but because of so much false media coverage prior to his trial and a change of venue not granted, Brian did not receive a fair trial here in Lowndes County.
During the holidays, national attention often turns to supporting our military men and women celebrating in lands far from home. In our generous spirit, let's be sure to include support for their loved ones still at home. The recent decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan leaves thousands of families to face New Year deployments, as everyday Americans search for ways to help military families separated by eight years of war.
I would like to offer a very different opinion from one of your reader’s negative comments about Rep. Harper’s comments at MSU graduation.
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