In response to “Israel kills Hamas leader in massive Gaza attack” (Nov. 15):
Fed up with unfair portrayal of Israel as the aggressor in Gaza
I have to wonder why the Observer would publish this article without mentioning the 200-plus missiles that have been fired into Israel from Gaza in these last few days.
There is also no mention of the family of three that was killed by one of these missiles.
I have to wonder why a country that is defending itself is being portrayed as the aggressor.
The Observer has done a serious disservice to readers.
In response to “Survey results: CMS faces teacher morale challenge” (Nov. 16):
No more consultants, studies; act now on low teacher morale
I would rather the CMS chief spend $140,250 on a party for teachers, or divide it up and give each teacher a gift card.
We’ve had enough of consultants and public relations ploys.
Pay teachers a professional salary like bankers in town receive. If you don’t, then teachers should unionize.
Don’t make retail employees work on Thanksgiving Day
Kudos to Foon Rhee for “Thanksgiving night shopping is ruining a cherished tradition” (Nov. 16 Opinion). I hope it is read by all executives of Wal-Mart, Target, etc. What’s next – opening on Christmas night for early returns? Give your employees the holiday they deserve.
UPS erred in withdrawing
its support for Boy Scouts
UPS has withdrawn support for the Boy Scouts because BSA doesn’t want gay Scoutmasters.
Will someone please explain how a company reasons not to support an organization that teaches fitness, personal integrity and high moral values just because of gay and lesbian group complaints?
It seems all a deviant group needs do is yell loud enough and the country bows. Why not add support to flashers, peeping toms and child molesters?
In response to Fannie Flono “Women show their clout in voting booth” (Nov. 16 Opinion):
Gender gap often cited by media is highly deceptive
President Obama captured only 42 percent of the vote of white women. The famous “gender gap” comes from his winning 96 percent of the vote of black women and 76 percent of vote of Hispanic women.
In other words, Romney won white women by landslide proportions. The real story is ethnocentric voting by non-whites.
Seeds of suspicion GOP sows will be the party’s downfall
Mitt Romney is busy making excuses for his loss. He says he lost out because those freeloaders who voted for Obama were promised free stuff.
I consider myself a moderate and my vote was not bought.
One reason the GOP holds no appeal for me is this very elitist attitude.
These seeds of suspicion and paranoia that result in the kind of fear that incites some folks to entertain secession will come back to haunt the GOP.
In response to “Teen stowaway’s family sues over fall from jet” (Nov. 15):
Stowaway lawsuit emblematic of what’s wrong with courts
I’m sorry that a 16-year-old lost his life by not using good judgment, and I grieve for his family.
How can anyone in his right mind hold the three named defendants responsible for the law-breaking act this boy committed? How can any judge even allow such a lawsuit to proceed?
This is what’s wrong with our court system today. Smells like McDonald’s and hot coffee all over again.
In response to “Is GMO really just a bad word?” (Nov. 14 Food):
Evidence not in on GMOs; label them so consumers can opt out
The views on GMOs cited in Kathleen Purvis’ column are woefully shortsighted and possibly deadly.
As Ms. Purvis states, “There’s…not a lot of conclusive research on the effects on humans.” Approving GMOs for sale in our food supply amounts to one of the largest human experiments in history. Without labeling, citizens – a.k.a test subjects – cannot willingly remove themselves from this experiment.
Opting out should be the right of every citizen. Labeling enables us to do so.
Latest news has me pondering the ‘turkeys’ in Congress
Watched Simpson and Bowles on CNBC Thursday. Their wisdom got me thinking about stuffed turkeys – 535 of them in our nation’s capitol, to be exact.
Behold the grandeur: pretty colors, fattened by donors and lobbyists, theatrics “scripted” from two competing farms.
They escape the axe year after year.
They get fatter as the argument continues. Eventually they can’t move or get anything done.
The dismayed farmers decide the turkeys are too fat, they are now eat’n turkeys.
Ain’t democracy delicious?