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Political parties agree on 1 thing: Get rid of the tea partyers

Just recently, I attended a local Republican meeting to witness how we get the candidates we get. I witnessed the old guard sneer at any new faces and whisper that "they must be those tea party people." It's then that I began to realize how losing any control of their power is a direct threat, and will not be tolerated from either the Democrats or Republicans.

August 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


US spends too much on Israel

According to the Congressional Research Service, the U.S. has provided nearly $3 billion annually to Israel since 1985. Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since the end of World War II.

August 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Rebellious nature doesn’t reflect America’s values

I would like to encourage Americans to stop blaming the president for our financial problems but he alone is not the problem. As a country, America has gotten away from that which it was founded upon and it has opened the door for us to be a rebellious nation in the sight of God.

August 22, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Young people not as willing to work hard to get ahead

There is still a very high percent of people unemployed. But let's take a much closer look at the situation.

August 20, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Law keeps Hall residents from working on vehicles

Hall County needs money so it passed a law so they can legally rob money from the poor. They know most of us have old classic cars we work on to show off and drive. So they drum up this law to take away our rights and rob from us, though we are barely making it.

August 19, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Education not a top priority in Ga.

Congratulations to Richie Fearn for putting "the real Deal" in perspective. The devil is in the details.

August 18, 2011 | | Letters to the editor


Politicians try to get ahead by talking in circles

Are you ready? We are about to be deluged with doublespeak, and I believe the vilest election campaign we have ever witnessed.

August 18, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Obama should stop pointing fingers at others

I want to give a shout of amen in response to a recent letter where the writer encourages President Barack Obama to stop blaming President George W. Bush for our problems.

August 17, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Graves represented us well with his vote

Dear Rep. Tom Graves: I want to offer a resounding, Thank you, for your vote against raising the debt limit of America.

August 16, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Privatization of county services leads to questions

Here are my concerns about this whole idea of the privatization of Hall County services.

August 15, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Attacks on tea party unfounded, and debt debate proved it right

Yesterday's television coverage reported a poll showing that 47 percent of those polled were displeased with the tea party. I have to ask why.

August 13, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Quit blaming Bush for all of Obama’s failures

I am responding to Adele Kushner's typically liberal, "blame Bush" letter on Thursday. While some of her "facts" are correct, some are not.

August 13, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Letter distorts how Christians should treat the poor

This letter is in response to William P. Clark's highly offensive "God made the poor that way so we shouldn't do anything to help them" letter ("People of faith shouldn't give in to wealth envy," Friday).

August 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Economy was much stronger, debt lower during Clinton years

If you are old enough to be on Medicare, you should remember the glory days when the U.S. economy was flourishing. The treasury had a positive balance, a comfortable surplus and good times were ahead.

August 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tenure or no, teachers need to be held fully accountable

How about a hometown view regarding teacher predicaments. After reading the rebuke in The Times (Saturday) for how the current wave of change in public education is affecting teachers, it is obvious the teachers and the two professors who contributed to the article are more concerned about the senior union member teachers and those who have tenure as they obviously do.

August 10, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Owing a life to local doctors

I spent 60 years in newspapering in Anderson, S.C., Athens and The Atlanta Times, and 50 years in radio and television throughout the South. I write this to salute Gainesville and its vast medical community as nationally prominent in heart research. I owe my life to cardiologists there and couldn't dare name them all, but one, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, has not only been a great doctor but a great mentor to let me pursue my career after suffering mightily.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County football is top notch

I retired from coaching after 15 seasons in the NFL. I started off coaching five seasons as a high school coach in New Mexico and in Fremont, Calif. The Hall County football teams are extremely well coached. I often stand just outside the fence watching our incredibly competent coaches work. Hall County is a perfect place for a retired coach to live if he wants high-quality football every Friday night during the high school football season.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Murderers are cowards and don’t deserve a peaceful death

Here we go again, folks. Cormac J. Carney, a U.S. district judge, ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. He called the death penalty an "empty promise that violates the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment." This was brought on by a death row inmate.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall sales tax delay designed to get it passed

I vaguely remember when voting Republican meant you were virtually assured of candidates who supported policies that promoted limited government and lower taxation. Obviously, this is no longer the case.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nuclear power needed to keep state’s business climate healthy

In response to Joan King's column of July 1: I'm tired of reading and responding to her ill- and misinformed rants about nuclear power, and specifically, Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear units Nos. 3 and 4, now under construction.

July 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Smarter energy options must include nuclear

Re: Joan King's column of July 1: This will probably be my final attempt to help Joan King to acquire a more positive outlook involving use of nuclear power provided by electric energy utilities. Her ongoing presentations no longer dignify knowledgeable responses, which removes the interest to challenge them. Proper analogy is not seeing the forest because of the trees.

July 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Lawmakers should take control of interned border children case

To Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson, Doug Collins and all members of our legislative branch of government: I thought you all were elected to represent us peons and to look after our interests. Is not the legislative branch along with the president and Supreme Court (equally) the top authorities in this great nation? Have I got those facts wrong?

July 10, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville’s pedestrian bridge could be put to good use

The U.S. Congress is still hearing about the "stimulus package" that built the "bridge to nowhere." Well, we have one of those right here in Gainesville. Every time I go under the big white bridge over Jesse Jewell Parkway, I think, "What were they thinking?"

July 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Voter apathy is hard to fathom when there is so much at stake

Hall County has 78,928 registered voters as of the May 20 primary. Only 13,587 of them took the trouble to go to the polls. 19.26 percent. A primary to select a Republican U.S. Senate candidate to oppose a Democrat in the general election in November, a state school superintendent and a local school board and several other selections draws ... 19.26 percent?

July 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Cracker Fly-in was a success, though a bit hard to locate

High fives to the good folks who organized and staged last weekend's Cracker Fly-in. We were blessed with a perfect day and the aircraft and people connected with them provided a fun time for everybody.

July 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Unfunded directives aren’t just found at the statewide level

Your recent subheadline "Unfunded directives from Georgia legislature impact local budgets' bottom line" could be well enhanced locally to "Unfunded directives from Hall County tax assessor impacts local homeowners' bottom line."

July 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


State Bar mourns loss of Wyc Orr

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Gainesville attorney E. Wycliffe "Wyc" Orr on his recent and very untimely passing.

June 05, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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