Regarding Kathleen Parker's Nov. 7 article "Sins of omission," I realize her subject was primarily an effort to smear Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). But if she wishes to point out lies, that quote about being able to keep your insurance was nowhere near the greatest or most damaging lie ever told. It was not even the worst of Obama's lies. That would be Obama's claim that change has come to America. He said it way more than 23 times, and we know repetition is key to making any lie believable.
I've never quite understood the national debate about getting government out of our bedrooms until election night 2013.
I want to thank the awesome businesses around the Gainesville square who handed out candy on Halloween. Your generosity made it a very festive experience for many children and adults, including myself and my two little superhero grandsons! Thank you very much!
Citizens are concerned about the economy, the deficit and the decline of family values. Fixing our broken immigration system is a way to address these concerns in a positive way. Immigration reform will have a positive effect on our economy.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Gainesville-Hall County community and even surrounding counties for their support of the Gainesville Lions Club. You have bought our mops and brooms, donated to our White Cane project which pays for eye surgeries and you have contributed to our fundraising endeavors over the years. The community we serve is the community that supports us.
Even with America's present distractions, problems and challenges, and Republicans' utter failure on the budget standoff, Republicans cannot be counted on to behave sensibly with the next budget negotiations. There are many things, however, which favor this not happening, the major one being the proximity of next year's elections.
I believe I have written three letters to The Times over the years, one in which I tried to make the case that public schools can not do it alone and must have the support of the larger community in meeting the challenging needs and demands placed upon it.
As I survey the political landscape, I see what an unmitigated mess our country is in. I keep saying to myself this is all a terrible nightmare. Unfortunately, it is not a nightmare but reality.
President John F. Kennedy said, "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
Your editorial this past Sunday was a perfect example of what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they spoke of the need for a free press in our country. We need to know when our elected officials take their election as permission to disregard their obligation to conduct the people's business in an open manner and as part of the public record.
You hear it all the time when you play Buford or Gainesville: "I just hope no one gets hurt."
U.S. Rep. Allen Grayson of Florida compared the tea party to the KKK. I don't remember hearing anything about any tea party personnel hanging or beating any black folks, burning crosses or running around in white sheets.
I am concerned about the opening of a new gun dealership very near Gainesville High School. From the door of the store to the GHS gymnasium measures about 900 feet. This new gun store is not the only gun store near GHS. If you go just a bit further down John Morrow Parkway, you will find another gun dealership.
On Oct. 17, The Times wrote that Gainesville city officials are analyzing a proposal to fund a hotel and convention center that might possibly generate some jobs and revenue.
Re: "Science used...purely political," Friday's Times: The critic of Joan King's editorial claims that the "science" in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is "purely political." The latest report from the IPCC is not complete, but parts of it may be found at Internet sources, and I took the opportunity to look over it. It's actually pretty dense with scientific reporting, and fairly dispassionate. I found nothing to merit the charge of "political ... not scientific."
Where did that five years go? Time to renew my driver's license. At least I did remember this time.
Here we go again, folks. A couple days ago, President Barack Obama spoke to an Al Sharpton audience spewing more lies that the GOP is trying to stop people from voting by requiring them to show an ID. Lie, lie, lie.
It is my hope that some new blood on the Lula City Council will bring an end to silly regulations like the one requiring a resident to pay a fee and to get the city's approval in order to have a yard sale on his own property. I know that part of the fee is refundable if the yard-saler cleans up his property to an inspector's satisfaction after the sale.
There is hardly a day that goes by when Democrats fail to use the term "racism" in some sort of capacity regarding conservatives. It is the current buzz word that they hope will keep them relevant in upcoming elections since they have very little else to hang their hat on: the train wreck of Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner, endless executive actions without congressional approval, and the list goes on.
As Georgia patriots and members of Patriots for America, we are reaching out to all Georgians about the event "Operation American Spring" that is scheduled to begin in Washington on May 16.
I am a gun owner with a concealed carry permit, and I think if more people had guns and were licensed to carry, we might have a safer city or community. My reason of thinking is if you possess such a permit, then you are less likely to commit a crime because you have paid the money for it and have no record or serious or violent crimes against you. We are basically law-abiding, gun-carrying people who are exercising our Second Amendment rights.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate E. Wycliffe "Wyc" Orr Sr. of Orr & Brown LLP in Gainesville on receiving the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Give me the sprawl. I love it. Hopefully, Hall County municipal fathers will attempt to get sprawl (according to the Hall County sprawl index published in The Times on April 12) down to 50 from its current 103.3.
During the airing of an interview by Bill O'Reilly on Fox News on Thursday, Col. David Hunt mentioned arming the "leadership" when O'Reilly quickly blew off the suggestion. O'Reilly then continued on with leading questions about the tragedy and promoting his own agenda.
In his Thursday response to Jerry Callahan concerning right-to-carry laws, Michael Parker presented a comparison of Atlanta and Chicago while decrying the availability of guns. I would like to counter his argument with a comparison, albeit brief, of Chicago and Houston.
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