The City Council reversed its decision to redesign the striping of Rose Street based on a “huge public outcry,” according to the Union-Bulletin. Are City Council decisions made according to who cries out the loudest and gets signatures on a petition? Is it an “us vs. them” thing, or are we a community?
May is National Bike Month!
I’ll begin with Robert Day’s letter on May 3. He’s correct. The NRA gets its power from the American people.
What I recently learned:
Whatever happened to, “We reserve the right to refuse service?”
A critical reading of Justin Gillis shows that Elizabeth Muller (“China Must Exploit Its Shale Gas,” April 12, The New York Times) is arrantly misguided.
Back in the days of free enterprise and before political correctness, any businessman could show any customer the door without having to justify it. Remember the days of “no shirt, no shoes, no service?”
Regarding the April 15 article on page 7 of the U-B.
During his recent trip to Mexico, President Obama failed to mention Operation Fast and Furious (the United States’ government-sponsored program that allowed thousands of guns purchased in border states to “walk” across the border into Mexico) when telling a crowd in Mexico that, “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.”
This is in regard to Sen. Mike Hewitt’s endorsement of Senate Bill 5927, which would allow business owners to refuse service based on differing religious or philosophical views.
I was saddened and embarrassed by the comment made by one of Sen. Mike Hewitt’s staffers in regard to gay members of the community “growing their own food” if a grocery store refused service.
The sarin poison confusion in Syria highlights an important point: There is often no “right” side or “good guy” in war. Too often both sides are wrong and capable of causing horrible deaths and intolerable injustice.
I enjoyed Editorial Page Editor Rick Eskil’s column in the May 5 edition of the U-B entitled, “Rose Street flap ...,” though characterizing the current Rose Street matter as a brouhaha seemed a trifle far-fetched as I’ve only noted a handful of letters to the editor grumping over the city engineers’ decision. And when he claims that “folks like Rose Street the way it is (sans potholes)…” Has he taken a poll to support that conclusion or has he just made a “leap of faith?”
Regarding Dan Drumheller’s recent letter on beating the Second Amendment into the ground. Let me beat it further.
Recently a picture on the front page of the Union-Bulletin was of a young woman who identified herself as a student at Whitman College. It stated she was from Kenya. Her sign stated she was “undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic.” Then below this sign is added that “No human being is illegal.”
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