LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)

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Thinks Tea Party movement misguided

Mr. (Randolph) Lipscomb says the goal of the local and national Tea Party is to kick the bums out of the Congress. We did that this past November. I noticed the group stopped short of endorsing candidates to replace the pork barrel politicians. When Glen Beck was on CNN, he said, “Chad Cochran took $653 million out of that barrel of pork.” During the program someone from Cochran’s office called and informed Beck that Cochran’s name was Thad and not Chad. Then Beck said, “I don’t care if his name is Thad or Chad” with such anger in his voice you could see the veins popping out of the side of his neck. Beck said, “I just want people to know that he got that much money.” If we do away with the pork barrel our state will miss it and we certainly need it.

 

 

Disagree with column

Your paper is getting better with each issue. I really like the give and take of the 1. Political cartoons 2. Opinions of other editors 3. E-mails 4. Letters to editor.

 

 

Beautiful picture

We are all quick enough to complain when we don't like something, but we seldom take five minutes to say thanks when something suits us.

 

 

Alcohol in Columbus

I see no way a person who has a personal relationship with God can vote for alcohol sales in his city or county! If you need more money, raise taxes, cut out new vehicles, turn your lights off, turn your A/C and heat down and slow your city/county vehicles down. You can do all of the city/county business by slowing your vehicles down 5 MPH below the posted speed limit.

 

 

Free curbside recycling

This is a great month for the city of Starkville. After months and years of deliberation and public debate, curbside recycling is now available for the citizens of Starkville. Residents of single family households will be able to sign up for curbside pickup with either their utility bill or driver's license showing a proof of that household's commitment. The cost to the citizens? Nothing! It is a free service provided by the city, the Sanitation Department, and Starkville Recycling.

 

 

Religious differences

Bert Montgomery wrote ("Singing ‘Father Abraham’", Sept. 14, 2009) of a gathering he attended on Sept. 10 at Mississippi State’s campus, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews met to discuss their respective faiths. He wrote that he was thankful that the night was peaceful and the participants were respectful of one another.

 

 

Thanks

A big ‘thank you’ to the Cadence Bank employees, led by Tom Green, who painted the exterior of Greater Columbus Learning Center, in the rain, last Thursday, Sept. 10.

 

 

Flooding in Burns Bottom not the big problem it once was

I have been reading for a long time about the Burns Bottom issue for soccer fields. Some believe that since it is located in a flood zone it is in an inappropriate location. As a person with a background in emergency planning with mitigation knowledge, it is suggested to develop such areas for communities for recreational use and buffer flood zones. The county and the city could look into the land fund mitigation for flood zones there is moneys for development.

 

 

Enthusiastic about charrette presentation

I encourage everyone who has not yet seen the presentation from the recent charrette to view it on-line. It is a fantastic plan for what can be done in Columbus and it is based on what has already been done in so many cities around the country that we often admire and enjoy in our travels.

 

 

Fragile egos

The best thing voters in the Columbus/Lowndes County area can do is get rid of the racist big dogs with fragile egos just begging to be bruised so a tantrum can be thrown. Columbus and Lowndes County will continue to suffer as long as these spoiled children are in office.

 

 

Disputes Sanders’ claim

According to the Thursday's edition of The Dispatch, Harry Sanders stated in the Charrette meeting at the Link there has been a loss of automobile sales in Columbus to dealerships in Noxubee, Lamar, and Pickens counties.

 

 

Luckovich viewpoint

Like most big-time newspaper employees, owners, editors, op-ed writers, etc., Mike Luckovich is an unashamed liberal.

 

 

Stop the self-destruction

As I perused the sullen hallways of the county judiciary recently, it was impossible to be impervious to the warehoused bodies of young men and women, black and white, and Hispanics alike.

 

 

Doesn’t like Mike

I still say (editorial cartoonist) Mike Luckovich encourages racism and discrimination. We need to move on beyond those two narrow-minded problems.

 

 

Two caring women and E-911

Several days ago, after leaving the dialysis unit, my husband began to bleed from the access in his arm and was losing blood at a very fast rate. Fortunately for him and for us, and his family, two quick-thinking and competent women saw what was happening to him.

 

 

Against Sunday alcohol sales

It is very appropriate that the State of Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol has a great push on during the Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 period to help stop drinking and driving.

 

 

Unfriendly city

I woke up this wonderful Sunday morning with rain lurking in the air to find that some one had taken a large rock to our fairly new mailbox.

 

 

Alcohol already available on Sunday

We keep hearing, “Stop Sunday alcohol sales in Columbus.” The fact is there are already Sunday alcohol sales in Columbus. Beer and light wine (wine coolers, etc..) have been sold on Sundays in Columbus for years in stores and restaurants.

 

 

Supports MUW name change

Eleven years ago I was a senior at Columbus High School. I hadn’t the slightest idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. My guidance counselor shot down my dreams of attending Morehouse College in Atlanta.

 

 

In praise of Burns Bottom

To the Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recreation Board who voted unanimously for Burns Bottom as the site for the soccer complex, thank you. And to the ad-hoc committee who also supported the site – thank you as well.

 

 

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