In response to Duke rolls out new logo (Sept. 17):
New logo for Duke Energy doesnt alter backward policies
A refreshed logo for Duke, but its still a dinosaur company relying on 20th century energy polluting coal which costs so much in health costs to North Carolinians. And a goal of just 3 percent renewables by 2032 is simply unacceptable in todays global warming era.
Sorry Mr. Rogers, Im not hoodwinked. Youre leading our state backwards, not forward, however green the logo.
In response to I wont elect someone who lacks foreign policy experience (Sept. 17 Forum):
President needs foreign policy experience? Obama lacked it
I guess Lorraine Stark voted for John McCain in the last election.
Romney is better choice than a president who has failed
I will not vote for a president whose response to the coordinated attack on our soil in foreign lands by heavily armed terrorist groups is a lackluster tongue lashing followed by an increase in foreign aid. All of this while Americans are out of work and our debt is far out of sight.
This same president has chosen to divide the nation domestically as us against them. Mitt Romney has earned my vote.
McCrory knows about good ol boy network he was part of it
Republican N.C. gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory may be fooling some, but not all. He claims the N.C. brand isnt as bright due to the good ol boy, good ol girl network that has dominated the past decade.
Really, Pat? The network has been operating much longer than a decade. Furthermore, McCrory is the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. Look closely at his long tenure in Charlotte politics, and you wont have to dig too deep to find how certain sections of the city prospered while others declined under his watch, thanks in part to how he played the network to get where hes at today.
In response to Assassinations were direct attacks; U.S. must retaliate (Sept. 16 Forum):
Youve been brainwashed; attacks part of warmongering
Ms. Peterson, you are completely off base. These attacks, just like 9/11, were false flags orchestrated to draw support for more military spending and an eventual attack on Iran.
You have been brainwashed by the media. These false flags have happened throughout history to beat the drums of war but apparently Americans never learn. There is no enemy except the enemy within.
In response to About those policies that got us into this mess (Sept. 14 Viewpoint)
Republicans pushed repeal
of Glass-Steagall reforms
Caroline Baum implied that President Clintons repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 was the beginning of the end that caused the economic collapse in 2008. Interesting take on history.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (the repeal) was sponsored by three GOP congressmen. The Congress that voted for it held a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate. The term too big to fail in reference to the megabanks was a warning given by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan.
Yes, President Clinton signed it into law rather than veto it. But it was a Republican vehicle.
Obama isnt acting presidential but Observer criticizes Romney
Lets see. President Obama instead of staying in D.C. during the embassy crisis jets off to be on the David Letterman show and laugh and joke in Las Vegas picking up campaign money. How presidential. We now hear that he does not attend 60 percent of the daily security briefings in the White House. We now know Obama has not bothered to attend the jobs council meetings in the last six months.
Yet the editorial staff at the Observer has the nerve to criticize Mitt Romney. Romney is running for president but Obama is the president and it appears he has lost interest in trying to solve any of our problems, foreign or domestic.
In response to Reagan has lessons for Romney (Sept. 15 Viewpoint):
Barry Goldwater has lessons for prez hopeful Mitt Romney too
Eugene Robinsons column brings to mind Barry Goldwaters response when asked about the effect of John Kennedys assassination on his own presidential aspirations. I cant recall his exact words, but he in effect chewed out the questioner for even raising such an issue at a time of national no, worldwide tragedy. Way to go, Barry. Pay attention, Mitt.
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