Letters to the editor

Disturbed by theft of sign

Someone took my "Vote for Jim Wilson" sign from my front yard and I'm mad! When Attorney Jim Wilson gave me the silver and blue sign with an American Flag tucked into its frame, he warned that the political sign had become a collectible. I assured him I would place his sign for "district judge" in a safe place.

I was wrong!


MARY MOLINE

Carson City


Unimpressed with convention speakers

I tuned in the Republican Convention at the moment Fred Thompson was speaking. After him, Sen. Joe Lieberman took his turn. His opening remark was a question, "What am I, a Democrat doing here at the Republican Convention?" He answered his own question, "Country first ahead of Party." The real truth is that he was defeated in his state election and then ran again as an "Independent." Sour grapes. Then he was an escort for McCain. Almost every time you see John on TV, there was suck up Lieberman, the "Benedict Arnold" of the 21st Century. Thank God he didn't get the V.P. spot he wanted so bad.

As far as Fred Thompson goes, he praised "Sarah" because he had no other message to give. I bet a dime to a dollar he didn't even know the lady until he was briefed by the RNC. I bet you over 95 percent of the delegates had never even heard of this woman before the convention began. Face it neocons, no matter how much ranting and raving you do, the overwhelming majority of the American public will pull the lever for Obama and Biden. Why would the working men and women vote for continuation of the radical right corporations, big money interests that call the shots in the halls of power.

Mr. Barack Obama and Mr. Biden will rescue America from the billionaires and their crowd that care not for the middle-class and the poor, but for people that have seven houses. I know it is the economy, health care for all and decent wage for the worker, the symbol of our freedom, the Constitution, law and order for many not favoritism for the moneyed few. Sure we would all like to be well off but it is not possible in the system we live under.

"Status Quo" is the slogan of those in power. "Share the Wealth" should be the slogan. Then maybe the middle class would respect you.


WILLIAM L. DEGRAW

Carson City


Doesn't trust Obama on gun issues

Attention all gun owners. You don't hear about this on the news or in the newspapers. Barack Obama talks to America about "change" but he doesn't tell you what he means. When it comes to the Second Amendment, Barack Obama's "Change" means "Total Destruction."

He plans to: ban the use of firearms for home defense; pass federal laws eliminating your right to carry; ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns; close down 90 percent of the gun shops in America; ban rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting; increase federal taxes on guns and ammunition by 500 percent; restore voting rights for five million criminals including those who have been convicted of using a gun to commit a violent crime; expand the Clinton semi-auto ban to include millions more firearms; mandate a government issued license to purchase a firearm; appoint judges to the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal judiciary who share his views on the Second Amendment.

If we fail to expose the truth about Barack Obama, and hundreds of other candidates who share his views our freedom will be attacked as it has never been attacked before.


BILL BOWERS

Carson City


Supervisors run meetings with respect

This letter is in response to Mr. Michael Robbins' recent letter complaining about Supervisor Staub.

I've attended numerous supervisors meetings over the past few years; some were chaired by Supervisor Robin Williamson, a few by Supervisor Shelly Aldean and recently the meeting chaired by Supervisor Richard Staub.

In all meetings I've attended, regardless who was chairing the meeting or what the discussion was, I have personally been treated with the utmost respect. I have observed all supervisors have acted professionally, they were considerate, patient, respectful to the audience and anyone opting to speak.

I should note I arrived late and Mr. Robbins had already departed, so I can only comment to the time I was present. I felt Supervisor Staub conducted the meeting in a timely and professional manner. I regret Mr. Robbins did not participate and voice his issues or concerns so they could have been addressed at this meeting.


STAN JONES

Carson City

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