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Opinion Letters

My neighbor Vic Drummond has earned the highly esteemed honor of being allowed to join in the ranks of the Flat Earth Society with his powerful remarks in a recent letter to the editor in The Franklin Press. He used the most effective communication method of our society which was first espoused by Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and often enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it."

Drummond forthrightly criticized Obama for trying to attack this "non-existent climate change crisis." He continued "why does he (Obama) think he can modify nature?" Drummond so wisely didn't even try to argue against the fact that 97 percent of climate scientists in published scientific articles between 1991 and 2011 agree that there is severe climate warming and that humans are causing it.


In a new letter to the editor, Sen. Thom Goolsby restated his headline “Moron Mondays” to a new agenda titled “Money Mondays.” Ahah, the truth is out! He has to connect money to Rev. Barber’s movement because he and his Republican cronies cannot, for the life of them, connect the movement with morality. There is not a moral bone in their bodies. Talk about money. This legislature was, with the help of the “Citizens United” case, bought and paid for by corporate money.

There is another movement afoot to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not persons. Sixteen states have signed resolutions to amend. It takes 38 states to take it to Congress. It will take some time but it will be done. Petitions online at MoveToAmend.


Who does one speak to about our (lame) main stream media? You know, those folks known irreverently, but aptly, as “talking heads” who ostensibly impart the news!

If what is being poured into the airwaves for hours on end is “all the news,” you would think only those select items were the only things that had actually occurred. Each station attempts to out-do their competitors, yet drones the same things. It would appear they compare notes, select what will be broadcast, and then see which of them can say the same thing longer, louder, better, with more graphics, and/or additional guests to substantiate their message. Is it a contest? They start before dawn, give full throat at noon, and then belabor the repetitive messages for another hour and a half at supper, winding up the day with a shorter repeat at night.


To Mr. Brokaw: You don’t get the usual greeting of Dear sir, as you don’t deserve it for the way you omitted the most important and maligned outfit of World War II on your program the other night.

The U.S. Merchant Marine who had the highest losses of any outfit in WWII. Can’t say service as the VFW won’t recognize us as a branch of the services.

One in every 26 Merchant Seaman were lost in WWII. Many in the VFW may have been overseas but not in harm’s way, but a U.S. Merchant Seaman was in harm’s way as soon as his ship left port.


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