LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)

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The devastation in Haiti

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.

 

 

Faith and education

I, too, read the article comparing religious faith and education (Religion, happiness and education levels, Voice of the people, Jan. 10).

 

 

An example of how The W enriches

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”).

 

 

Religion, happiness and education levels

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.

 

 

Tired of waiting in doctors’ offices

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.

 

 

Mr. Brooks goes to Washington

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.

 

 

Neither a pointer or a setter, (nor a flower)

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.

 

 

Disappointed by media coverage

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.

 

 

Support for military families back home

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.

 

 

Appreciate Harper’s comments

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.

 

 

Republicans offer plenty of criticism, few solutions

In reading the story about Angela McGlowan (Republican analyst: GOP must ‘stand ground,’ Dec. 9), she mentions how Americans are being exploited by the lies of the liberal agenda. That could go both ways.

 

 

A vote for Dexter

I am writing this in regards to a football player (Dexter McCluster) from Ole Miss who deserves more credit for his performance on (and off) the field. This young man has performed outstandingly for his school and his team.

 

 

The war in Afghanistan

 

 

Too many ‘alpha dogs’

The hoopla surrounding the MUW controversy and Burns Bottom has really gotten old. It's like going past a wreck on the highway. You're sorry it's happened/happening; you don't want to look, but you can't help yourself.

 

 

Angels in scrubs

While visiting the Joe Thompsons in Columbus, I had a bad fall. We called 911. What a blessing!

 

 

MUW is alive and kicking

Reading the newspaper lately, I’ve begun to feel like the man who survives a shipwreck and when he finally makes it home, learns his family has already buried him and is so thrilled about the insurance money, they won’t accept the fact that he’s still alive. Or perhaps I should say, I feel like the Grandma whose ungrateful family wishes she’d just keel over so they can get their inheritance sooner rather than later. Too bad for them, Grandma is a smart old bird and she ain’t dead yet.

 

 

A Vietnam vet says thanks

My hat is off to Mississippi State University. I was fortunate enough to attend a Vietnam Veterans Luncheon hosted by MSU Veteran’s Center the day after Veterans Day in the Foster Ballroom of the Colvard Student Union. Not only was it a delightful meal, but the company was great!

 

 

The W, a gem that should be polished

Talk of closure and merger is aggravating, because it has the power to turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Students lose confidence. Professors seek employment elsewhere. In light of hysterical headlines, who can blame them?

 

 

Same-sex marriage

I am writing to express my disgust that you would choose to print the repugnant letter from Gerry Jones on 11/9. I am tired of hearing that the “people have spoken” on the issue of same-sex marriage. Marriage is a basic civil right.

 

 

Save The W

We need your help. Certain politicians in this state have suggested the closure and/or merger of MUW with another institution. Either choice spells the end of The W.

 

 

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