In response to Kevin Siers Cam Newton, Hello Kitty editorial cartoon (Sept. 26):
Hometown paper shouldnt disrespect team, Cam that way
I understand holding the quarterback accountable; its his job to lead the team. I understand that Cam Newtons pouting on the sidelines is unacceptable and putting the towel over his head is immature and annoying.
But do remember this is his second year in the NFL, and do remember we are not 0-3.
It is disgraceful that his hometown newspaper would print such a degrading cartoon.
In response to U.S. House foes debate (Sept. 27):
Pittenger should read up; more cities turning to mass transit
Robert Pittenger is a strong supporter of more and wider highways. He is apparently unaware that more and more people are moving into cities for jobs and a better life. Over half the worlds population now lives in cities, and that trend is increasing.
I recommend he read Does Louisville need more highways? (New York Times, Sept. 27). It describes the highway spaghetti mess in Louisville, Ky., and gives examples of higher property values and growth in cities that have turned away from freeways and increased traffic to promote better mass transit and more livable urban neighborhoods.
In response to Alcohol ads are approved for CATS (Sept. 27):
Alcohol ads sure to bring increase in drinking, crime
If the CATS alcohol advertising campaign is effective there will be an increase in the use of alcohol in the neighborhoods serviced by CATS.
Increased use of alcohol will naturally result in an increase in alcohol-related crimes, domestic violence and impaired driving deaths not only in those areas but in adjoining communities as well.
Is all that really worth saving 6 cents on a fare?
Jim Van Meerten
In response to Students without vaccines told to stay home (Sept. 27):
Too easy for N.C. students to get exempted from vaccines
I applaud North Carolinas efforts to keep all students vaccinated and healthy, but questions remain about those who refuse to be vaccinated.
North Carolinas requirements say students may be exempted from vaccinations for religious reasons, and its not too hard to write up a false report if one wishes to. This fault within the current method for preserving public health should be fixed.
Chick-fil-A as a Komen sponsor? Irony in that didnt slip past me
Delicious irony. Im a breast cancer survivor and gay woman. Wednesday I opened an email from Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure to find that if I came by to pick up my registration materials I could receive a delicious Chick-fil-A sandwich. Really, is anyone home at Komen?
In response to Gay rights group pushes for change (Sept. 27):
Stop painting comment from Chick-fil-A CEO as anti-gay
The liberal media continues to refer to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathys remarks in support of traditional marriage as anti-gay marriage comments when he said nothing about gays. He just reaffirmed his Biblical beliefs of the definition of marriage.
I suppose if Cathy had said he believes in God, his remarks wouldve been anti-atheist. Why must the liberal media put the anti in front of everything that goes against their liberal beliefs?
Kim Thomas Purcell
In response to Rubio blasts Obama on jobs (Sept. 27):
Rubio, others in GOP, not exactly creating jobs we need
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the GOP, criticized President Obamas record on job creation while never mentioning his partys reply of no to every job proposal by the president.
Sen. Rubio is co-sponsor of Senate Bill 1611, the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act, which would reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent by 2015. That would mean many, many more people not paying federal or state taxes, many more collecting unemployment benefits, and possibly losing their homes and/or medical coverage.
Great idea, Mr. Rising Star.
Cant ignore role Democrats played in GOPs bad behavior
Forum writer Laura Reichs criticism of the GOPs bad behavior disregards the two years when the GOP could vote yes or no and neither would make a difference. She also forgets the 40-plus bills sent by the House to the Senate for which Harry Reid has not allowed a vote.
In response to Closings were a mixed bag for CMS (Sept. 26):
Data may look promising, but photo tells me another story
A picture can be worth a thousand words.
Its true that analyzing data is a complex task and one must be wary of quick analysis. But you can look at the photograph on page 7A that ran with this article to see the results of the recent closings and mergers.
The body language and faces of the adults and children do not reflect a positive and caring learning environment. I truly hope this picture is not indicative of the atmosphere at Thomasboro Academy.