In response to “State looks at voter recruitment by GOP firm” (Oct. 1) and related articles:
Shame on those who make voter registration partisan
So Strategic Allied Consulting, the company employed by the GOP, is accused of voter fraud. What a surprise.
What I don’t understand is, why does anyone need to be paid to register voters?
I have been out registering voters several times this year, not once have I been paid, nor did I ask for any pay. I registered anyone who wanted to register regardless of affiliation – unlike the young lady employed by Strategic Allied Consulting in Colorado who said she was only registering Romney voters.
It’s your civic duty if you’re registering voters to be party blind.
Stop using ‘Nazis’ so casually, issue carries serious weight
“America’s nutrition Nazis are watching what we eat” (Oct. 2 Viewpoint) was an insulting headline for an article about nutrition.
The author expressed his opinions clearly, but nothing he said would have encouraged the horror of real Nazis.
I think apologies are in order.
In response to “MidAmerican to buy 2 California wind farms” (Sept. 30 CharlotteObserver.com)
Don’t let wind energy subsidy die, we need alternatives
This article mentions that some in Congress want to allow a federal wind subsidy to lapse at year’s end. If it does, then let’s take away all the oil and gas subsidies to be fair.
Burning fossil fuels is making a significant negative impact on us and our environment. Now is not the time to hobble a renewable energy source.
Allow wind power to compete on a level playing field with the big boys.
Don’t blow this one, Congress. Give wind power a break and extend the federal wind subsidy.
Vote with Greece in mind on Election Day; it’s that serious
The key issue in this election is not who is going to win or which philosophy will prevail, but will we be the biggest “Greece” ever because we are too focused on “what we thought we wanted” versus “what we need to do” to survive.
There is no nation or group of individuals who will be able to bail us out.
Keep a close eye but open mind on presidential debates
Even though I’m a registered Democrat I make it a point to listen to Rush Limbaugh every few days. In talking about the upcoming debate I expected him to warn listeners to listen for exaggerations and misstatements by the president.
Instead, he categorically stated: “Everything he says are lies.” I winced and thought of the many conservatives who feed on an exclusive diet of Limbaugh who likely accepted his pronouncement as gospel truth.
Notwithstanding their marching orders from Rush, I hope my Republican friends will watch the debates with an open mind. We should all resolve to do so.
Mickey and friends shouldn’t be pushing political agenda
How enlightening to read the Op-Ed piece by Frank Cerabino of the Palm Beach Post (“Disney is Republican? Let’s see it in the parks,” Oct. 2 Opinion).
The Disney Corp. should be ashamed for pushing their political agenda unknowingly on the public by contributing 90 percent of their contributions solely to Republicans and their causes in this election cycle in Florida.
The wonderful innocence of Disney World has been blown out of the park!
In response to “Jacob’s Ladder works; merger threatens that, put it on hold” (Sept. 30 Forum):
Done right, merger could benefit both Charlotte agencies
The writer is a volunteer with Jacob’s Ladder.
Volunteers and employees alike tend to not like change. I think the merger between Jacob’s Ladder and the Urban League has something each organization needs.
Jacob’s Ladder clients can benefit from Urban League’s training programs and Urban League’s clients can probably benefit from the more intensive one-on-one tradition of Jacob’s Ladder.
This merger can benefit both organizations if one or the other is not treated as the “ junior partner.” It must also proceed with respect for employees and volunteers on all sides, as well as clear communication.
In response to “Under greenway bridge, some huff and some puff” (Oct. 1):
Pains me to see smokers waste their lives while mine is at risk
I ride my bike to stay fit, and hold my breath through the gauntlet of smoke under the greenway bridge.
I’ve never smoked, seldom drink, don’t do drugs, and have always taken care of myself. Yet, I need a kidney transplant. It pains me to see young healthy people, especially pregnant girls, smoking under the greenway bridge.
I would give all my earthly possessions to have the good health some of these smokers are frittering away.
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