Letters to the Editor

Water system critic: Some improvements are seen

“There’s something rotten in the Fayette County water system ... and it stinks.” That’s how I began an open letter in early September. In the letter, I was critical of the county’s response to the state’s inspection of the water system. Read More»

Obamacare love misplaced

I had to read the long letter from Mr. Alaimo a couple of times to really grasp his message. There is one constant thread having to do with this country’s Judeo-Christian roots, and it seems that this is the basis for Mr. Alaimo’s “love” for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Please allow me to respond with a few high-level observations.

1. Mr. Alaimo spoke to his desire to provide healthcare plans to his employees. While this is commendable, we must understand the original reasons for companies providing such plans. Read More»

Choose one: Liar or incompetent

So, now that we’ve witnessed a near complete failure of the launch of Obamacare, what should we conclude about the man himself?

Not to mince words, but to quote one of my favorite comedians, Adam Carolla, he’s either a liar or stupid. In either case, that’s a bad thing for our country.

If he’s stupid, that would explain why Obama kept reiterating that you could keep your plan, even after DHS bureaucrats wrote the actual rule and made grandfathering a plan exceedingly difficult. Read More»

EPA forecast: More lies

There was a cute, accurate cartoon in The Citizen (2-3 Nov. 2013) which got some people’s noses out of joint. In frame #1, A man is watching a TV screen which proclaims: “New Climate Study: Disaster in a Generation!” The man’s significant other (from another room) asks: “What’s the long-term forecast?”

“Scorching heat in 2060.”

Frame #2: The man’s significant other follows up with: “I mean for this weekend.” Man: “Who knows?” Read More»

Brown: It’s time to be thankful

I give thanks this year for having the privilege to serve on the Board of Commissioners at a time when critical decisions were required at the same time I had colleagues who were willing to cast the tough votes.

I am thankful for the great relationship that exists between the county and city governments these days.

There are times when the workload gets heavy, making it easy to lose sight of the good things in life. I plead guilty on multiple counts. Read More»

PTC business owner: ‘Why I love Obamacare’

As are most Americans, I am saddened when we listen to our political leaders argue to the point of brinkmanship. Our country was founded upon strong Judeo-Christian values such as our sense of right and wrong, truth is sacred, human life is a gift of God, human liberty, justice, love your neighbor, self discipline, self respect, individual responsibility, courage, compassion, servant leadership, helping the poor, and others. Many of these same values are found in other cultures. Read More»

It’s holiday season: Time to embrace military families

Dear citizens of Fayette County,

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

This quote is often attributed to George Washington. Unfortunately, he didn’t actually say it, and further research has not divulged the name of the wise person who did. But no matter, it does ring true. Read More»

Voter turnout shows Fayette full of ‘worthless citizens’

I have two words for the 4,763 people who voted in the Nov. 5 municipal election in Peachtree City: Thank you.

I have one word for the 17,622 registered voters in Peachtree City (about 80 percent of the electorate) who did not vote: Shame, shame, shame!

That same word applies to the 85 percent of registered voters in Fayette County who didn’t vote: Shame!

Even without hearing your excuses, I would bet that not a dozen of them are worth the powder to blow them to hell. Read More»

Rebuttal: In defense of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland

I would like to disagree with Mr. Neil Monroe on Lynn Westmoreland and the Tea Party.

I too have been a long-standing Republican. I was an “I like Ike” kid when I was 10 years old.

To begin with, Lynn Westmoreland showed a lot of backbone when he stood up and questioned the judgment of putting Muslims of questionable background in sensitive areas of our government. The last person to do this was Joe McCarthy. Read More»

Pota Coston, you are good candidate

In a day and age where most candidates only provide lip service and their actions show far less there has been one candidate from Tyrone who gained so many people’s respect because we saw her actions way before we heard her speak.

Pota Coston, thank you for being a candidate we can be proud of. You gained my attention and respect when you were the only politician to work a food drive and worked it with a humble servants heart and attitude for over three hours. Read More»