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The Sound of the Beep: July 12, 2018

I heard on the news today that the drug cartels, the human sex traffickers, the smugglers and the coyotes are all in favor of open borders, and the Democrats are, too. % % % Yes, so many people are asking why there is so much hate in this country due to the government and – well, there’s only one answer. That’s Donald J. Trump. I can’t understand what the deplorables, which Hillary called, and she was so right, the people that voted for him. And Robert De Niro was right on track when he said what he did at the end of the Tony Awards. Thank you very much. Have a good day. % % % Yes, I hope I can express this in the timeframe that I have allowed. The election of this Cortez woman, she’s not elected yet, but more than likely she will be in New York, and her actual pronouncement that she is a socialist should alarm all the people in this country. Take a look at Venezuela, how things started and how they are now basically surviving, the people being trashed, the money completely out of control. Is that the path that the United States wants to go on? Bernie Sanders was a big proponent of these people in Nicaragua. In fact, he went down there. Again, is this the path, the socialist path,...

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Letters to the Editor: July 12, 2018

Sounding the Alert Dear Editor, It’s time for another civics lesson. Today we look at Article 1, Section 3 of the US Constitution. Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution as originally written reads, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.” This meant each State Legislature chooses two people to represent the state in the federal government. Under this system, the House of Representatives represents the people, the Senate represents the state. Jump ahead to 1911. The House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 39 proposing a constitutional amendment for direct election of senators. The final version was adopted and sent to the states for ratification. On April 8, 1913, three-quarters of the states had ratified the proposed amendment and it was officially included as the 17th Amendment. Thus began the popular election of senators and the end of the representation of individual states in the federal government. Thanks to this amendment, foreign countries have more representation in the federal government then North Carolina, and the people of the individual states lost more power. How? Let me explain. Ever heard the old adage “all politics are local”?  When the senators were being selected by the state legislatures, it meant that indirectly the people were choosing them...

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Letters to the Editor: July 5, 2018

Illegal Crossings Cost Big Money Dear Editor, The media, Democrats and RINO’s all have their hair on fire about what they see as horrible separation of illegal immigrant children from their parent, perhaps to distract from the Department of Justice inspector general’s report. John Kasich and Jeb Bush in their desire to run for president in 2020 are piling on. Their selective memory refuses to state that Obama, Bush, Clinton did the same. As head of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen stated, those who entered the country at legal points of entry were not separated from their children. In the US, people who are going to jail are regularly separated from their families. Then there are Trump’s Angel Families who have been permanently separated from loved ones after they were killed by illegal aliens. Children are separated from a “parent” when immigration is unable to be sure the child is actually their child. Some children have even been stolen for this purpose. This began with the rumor that people were released more easily with children. Daniel Horowitz in “The Immorality of the open-borders left” says: “We can continue telegraphing the message that when you come here with children you are home free. This will continue fueling the drug crisis, growing MS-13, enriching the drug cartels, including sex trafficking and terrible crimes at the border, encouraging illegals to kidnap children to...

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The Sound of the Beep: July 5, 2018

MSNBC has stooped to a new low. If you thought they couldn’t get any lower, you were wrong. There was a man on there, I don’t know who he was. He said that anybody that voted for Trump or voted a Republican ticket was just as guilty as Trump, because they were abusing the children. He says you need to know that before you go to the polls. You are as bad as he is. There is one thing I did learn in school. The best way in this country, the best way in a country to get them divided, that’s the way to take over a country. And the news is absolutely trying to destroy this country, and people standing by and doing nothing about it. CNN and ABC and CBS, MSNBC has got to be stock companies. It looks like to me if a Republican had money in it, he would draw it out. This is awful what they’re doing to this country. % % % Several weeks ago, I had a Sound of the Beep in the Rhino about my recent visit to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, on the 74th anniversary of D-Day, Wednesday, June 6, The Longest Day. Space did not allow me to say in that issue that the two-hour drive up 29 North from the triad is well worth your...

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The Sound of the Beep: June 28, 2018

This message is for the teachers and parents that attended the county commissioners’ meeting the other week and insisted on what they call full funding for the schools. Well, I’m here to tell you, you went to the wrong place. The schools are being fully funded. Thirty-percent of the entire state budget goes to schools, along with $674 million in the state education lottery. You’ve got the money. And it’s in the hands of the school administration in Raleigh and Guilford County. And they claim that they fund from the bottom up. Now, if this is true, if they truly do fund from the bottom up, there would never be a lack of any kind in the classroom. You’d have plenty of supplies, good buildings and well-paid teachers. The lack would be at the administrative level. But it’s not. Put two and two together. But wait, maybe you’re a product of the North Carolina school system and can’t do that. % % % Hi. I want to echo the same sentiment of countless others at The Sound of the Beep. Please, bring back The New York Times crossword puzzle. I read more of the Rhino Times when there’s a crossword puzzle in there. % % % Hello. I’m sitting here watching this news thing with Horowitz and the FBI director, Wray. And you’ve got these Congress people up here....

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Letters to the Editor: June 28, 2018

Servants Earning More Than Masters Dear Editor, Employees of the Greensboro city government have a minimum wage of $15 an hour. I don’t think that the minimum wage for public “servants” should be higher than the minimum wage of private citizens who pay for the salaries, pensions, bonuses and benefits of government employees. Shouldn’t the people of Greensboro decide the salaries of their employees?  Do they work for us or do we work for them? Chuck Mann     It May Be Time To Get Dirty Dear Editor, The Democrat, socialist, communist left has finally done it. California is trying to restrict law enforcement officers on how they can defend themselves and the public. Austin Texas wants to declare itself a “freedom city” and curtail arrests for misdemeanors. Antifa is posting personal information about ICE agents on the web and encouraging action against them and their families. Peter Fonda has called for people to surround the homes and schools of ICE and Custom and Border Patrol agents and their children and terrorize them. He also called for taking Barron Trump away from his mother and locking him in a room full of pedophiles. The mainstream media are comparing President Trump to Hitler and the administration to the Nazis and the Holocaust repeatedly while conveniently forgetting dear leader was doing the same thing. The list goes on. Even the TMZ/Hollywood Access watching...

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Rhino Shorts: June 21, 2018

What is the Guilford County school board going to do without Alan Duncan? He has been the glue that has held the board together since first being named chairman in 2002. Duncan was appointed to the North Carolina Board of Education in May and could have legally served on both boards, since one is elected and one appointed. But people speculated on how even Duncan, who is a time management wizard, could manage that along with his law practice. Duncan has done a tremendous job for the people of Guilford County, and in particular the children of Guilford County,...

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Letters to the Editor: June 21, 2018

Courtesy Saves Lives Dear Editor, I am employed by a well-known ride sharing company and have over 3,000 trips under my belt. During my tenure, I have seen or driven up on numerous accidents that could have been avoided if drivers would stop driving so fast and show some common courtesy. But I know that is difficult when we live in a society with so many people with narcissistic tendencies. The following are my observations over the last three years. Speed is killing folks. Drivers believe that their right to arrive at a destination supersedes someone else’s right for existence. These narcissistic drivers believe they are the greatest, (where have I heard this before?) and that their driving skills, reaction, spatial perception and vision are far superior to those around them, so they weave in and out of traffic. These drivers fail to take in to consideration the 70- or 80-year-old driver with poor reflexes, concentration on getting to Rite Aid to pick up their daily medication or Preparation H. For all you narcissistic drivers out there, I’ve got news for you: It’s defensive drivers that make concessions for your idiotic, reckless driving that are the great drivers. The streets of Greensboro are not a NASCAR track. Stop drafting off the car in front of you. I have had cars maybe a foot off my back bumper. If the...

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The Sound of the Beep: June 21, 2018

What was the reasoning behind you doing away with the Hyper Sudoku? There had to be a reason why you stopped putting it in your paper. What is the specific reason you went from something that was fun and enjoyable to – I don’t know – something kindergarten level? % % % It is truly sad when one’s fourth or fifth worst character defect is utter incompetence for the job they are supposed to be doing. When that person is the president of the United States, it is the biggest problem the world has faced in a millennia and has the potential to literally and completely destroy the US in a matter of two or three years. Unfortunately, while little lying loser Donny is not even a good checkers player, the rest of the world is playing chess. He is a no-class, gutless street punk. He should go back to playing Monopoly, along with ,checkers and leave the tough work of running our country to the intelligent, ethical and moral people, i.e., the Democrats. It’s fine if he insists on daily making a complete fool of himself under the Republican Party, but it’s not fine when he makes a complete fool of the United States. He’s an egomaniac with the most well-deserved inferiority complex mankind has ever seen. % % % Yes, I attended a Greensboro City Council meeting...

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The Total Real Estate Package

You expect a lot when a company’s slogan is “Your Personal Concierge Realtor,” and Total Care Realty strives to deliver. Total Care Realty works hard to make the house hunting experience a pleasurable one.  The office at 1110 Grecade St. in Greensboro is a large open space outfitted with comfy overstuffed couches and wide screen TV’s.  If you didn’t know better, you might think you had stumbled into your neighbor’s den down the street. Owner Larry Story said he has worked hard to create an inviting, relaxing atmosphere for people wrestling with the decisions involved with what may be...

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Letters to the Editor: June 14, 2017

Farewell, Bourdain Dear Editor, I have been in the food service profession since 1978.  Like a lot of people I started out by flipping burgers for McDonald’s and moved on from there to various other positions in the profession, from being a pot scrubber at the Elks Club to various management positions.  Indeed, the only things I haven’t done are being an owner or franchisee. In 2003, a fellow co-worker shared with me a copy of the book Kitchen Confidential.  The author of this book was a chef named Anthony Bourdain.  When I read this I felt at once that Chef Bourdain was a kindred spirit in that this guy knows my world and the world of thousands of us in the profession.  This is a book that could have been written by a lot of us because of similarities with the stories and events related by Chef Bourdain.  You see, Mr. Bourdain was that rare celebrity who was an anti-celebrity and therein lies his appeal to those of us who are, for lack of a better term, guerrilla chefs.  He was a refreshing breath of fresh air in a world where the “stars” are prone to sudden emotional outbursts like “Bam” or are just plain tyrants.  Rest in peace, Chef – you will be greatly missed. Jim Bailey     Protect, Don’t Hurt Dear Editor, You have probably...

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The Sound of the Beep: June 14, 2018

I don’t live in Greensboro. Actually, I don’t even live in Guilford County. But I get the most entertainment out of reading the Rhino Times. I knew when the last City Council election was held it was just going to be a great source of comedy for all of us that don’t live in Greensboro, and a source of despair for those who are unfortunate enough to be governed by these people. Wow. It’s racism 100 percent of the time. It’s handouts. It’s arguing about who is the most compassionate. I love reading about it. It’s great hilarity. Thank you so much, Mr. Hammer, for going to those meetings and letting us know what’s going on. Spend money, Greensboro. We love you. God bless. % % % Hello, Beep. To anyone who may be contemplating suicide: Please stop and think and choose life. Life often changes for the better, but only if you are around to see it happen. Otis says hello. % % % June 6, the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the Longest Day, I visited the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, as I did several years ago. Folks, if you have any appreciation for what is left of the Greatest Generation, do take the short, picturesque, especially in the fall, two-hour drive up US 29 North. You will be moved. I had the distinct privilege of...

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Letters to the Editor: June 7, 2018

Thanks, Jack Phillips Dear Editor, As a scientist, I agree with the Supreme Court decision regarding Masterpiece Cake Shop.  No president or governor, no matter how popular, should have the power to grant protections to ideological/political groups. A politician cannot reward his/her base by preventing opposition’s freedoms. The ability to disagree is inherent in our constitutional rights.  By creating a protected minority for ideological/political constructs, every constitutional right is threatened.  This is the greatest threat to our democracy. Some authors claim that the court ruling is dangerous because it allows for discrimination.  It is far more dangerous to force society to accept an ideological/political belief.  The idea of protected class of people makes sense for those groups that are currently accepted.  The current groups cannot change their minds.  They cannot hide themselves, or self disclose.  Society cannot prevent an African American from knowing who they are.  You cannot explore what it is like to be an Asian American.  No amount of arguing or social pressure will prevent these individuals from knowing who they are.  This is evidence that the currently proposed protected minority is purely ideological. I agree with the authors who posit that allowing behaviors to be made protected minorities then not enforcing the protections damages the laws.  It waters down the laws needed to protect individuals who require protection.  However, we disagree because this is the reason...

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The Sound of the Beep: June 7, 2018

To all the veterans who may be reading this, to all that have served and to all that have fought to protect our country, a big thank you to you. Thank you for your service. % % % I was just calling to let you know how much I miss The New York Times crossword puzzles that you used to run. They were challenging and fun. And I hope that at some point in the future you can bring them back. % % % I was glad to see Danica Patrick go out like the loser that she is. In the field of racing that she’s supposed to be a master of, she only made it 58 laps in her final race. Maybe now we don’t have to hear about it anymore. The best she ever did in her career was 10th place. Like I said, I’m glad to see that loser is finally out of the sport. I can’t believe that she got all the support and recognition that she did, because she surely cannot drive. Thank you. % % % This will be brief. If you’ve noticed the pictures of Hillary Clinton recently all bundled up wearing scarves, yesterday was 72 degrees in New York, and she had a heavy like topcoat on with a scarf, and noticed what appears to be some type of back brace...

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May 31, 2018 Sound of the Beep

The May 17 issue of the Rhino Times is the best ever. The article on “As Summerfield Turns” is truly funny and interesting. Letters to the editor, particularly Dan Post is right on. And Phyllis Melton’s letter is so interesting and true. And, yes, Maureen, I did read some things that were not what I believe, but I read them anyway. So, thank you, Rhino Times. Excellent, excellent paper. Especially May 17. Thank you. % % % When decent honorable people go to war, they wear uniforms so as to identify themselves as combatants.  Islamic terrorists do not wear uniforms.   Neither do they target military facilities.   They target non-combatants, women and children in their cowardly terrorist attacks as they scream, “Allahu Akbar,” just moments before committing mass murder.   It’s a year since a Muslim murdered scores of little girls and their moms at a concert in Manchester, England.  But even that level of obscene depravity is not enough for “the religion of peace.”  Husnain Rashid, a teacher at Muhammadi mosque, wanted to inject poison into supermarket ice cream in an attempt to assassinate a little 4-year-old boy, Prince George.   Rashid deemed the little lad “an enemy of Allah” who therefore deserved to be murdered.   Islam is the embodiment of evil.   Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker. % % % You wrote that it is said that the News...

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Letters to the Editor: May 31, 2018

Quite a Card Dear Editor, Orson Scott Card’s rollicking and keen observations about most anything are often exceptional. His range of interests and level of exuberance, paired with a generally kind and tolerant spirit, are a breath of fresh air these days. Jon Maxwell     No Appeasement Dear Editor, President Trump wants a Nobel Peace Prize so bad that he offered the murderous dictator Kim Jong Un protection if he gives up nuclear weapons. He even promised that the dictator would remain in power and his country would be very rich. This is appeasement. We need a national government that opposes, not appeases, all dictatorships. Unfortunately we have never had one and we probably never will. Chuck Mann     Overhauling Dollar Dear Editor, A lot has happened to our dollar, especially since liberals like a guy named Paul said we should have gone in debt twice as much as we did, way back when.  Our children and theirs will suffer enough from this mistake as it is. Yes, this type of thinking has helped to decimate the dollar.  Why? Supply and demand for an over-valued dollar will only hurt its value in the eyes of others.  So, what is likely to replace it?  China is calling for a new global currency and surprisingly it’s not for the yuan.  Since they hold an estimated $1 trillion in US debt, an overhaul of the dollar will likely suffice for them,...

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Letters to the Editor: May 24, 2018

A Hardister Thanks Dear Editor, Thank you to the voters of NC House District 59 for the strong vote in the May 8 Republican primary election. It was an honor to achieve a landslide, 43-point victory in this race. Our victory in this race is primarily attributed to the people who volunteered their time and energy to support our campaign. I must say a special thanks to my family and friends who stood behind me during this process. Winning an election is a team effort, and I am proud of the teamwork that we did to make this campaign a success. We had several endorsements in this race, including the endorsement of the Rhino Times. I am honored to have received the support of Guilford County’s conservative publication. To the editor of the Rhino Times, I appreciate your confidence in my reelection. With the primary election behind us, we will now move forward to the general election in November. My focus in this campaign will be to continue promoting our message of legislative accomplishments, conservative solutions and a positive vision for North Carolina. It has been an honor to serve, and I would be honored to continue working to represent the people of Guilford County. Rep. Jon Hardister     Panhandling Tales Dear Editor, Thanks so much for writing the column on how potential donators can control panhandling.  In...

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May 24, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Teachers now are complaining about their salaries, not getting raises, and not having money allowed for new programs. Now they stage a big walkout. Let me ask you teachers this: Didn’t you vote for Roy Cooper? You had to have him. All the teachers wanted Roy Cooper over Pat McCrory. Pat McCrory gave you raises. He allocated money for new programs. He released a lot of money for education. But you couldn’t stand him because he didn’t want the pedophiles around your kids in the restroom. So, you voted him out and voted in mister politically correct, Roy Cooper. Now, Roy Cooper has tightened up the purse strings on money, won’t give you a raise, and won’t allow money for programs. It serves you right. % % % I just got done watching the news and noticed that in Alpharetta, Georgia, it took five police officers to pull a 65-year-old black woman out of a car for speeding because she would not sign the ticket, and she kept asking for a supervisor. And they have it all on dashcam. And then the police officer that was using derogatory comments to her resigned. Did you notice how every time a law enforcement officer gets in trouble or is caught on video for doing something illegal or something he’s not supposed to be doing, they always resign because they know they’re...

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Rhino Shorts: May 17, 2018

The May Rhino Times Schmoozefest is Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 2411 W. Gate City Blvd. Free snacks, beer and wine will be provided to all business professionals who sign in and wear a name tag while supplies last. ***** Driving back from High Point last week on Bryan Boulevard, just after the Old Oak Ridge Road exit, I came up on two Greensboro police cars – one in each lane with their blue lights flashing. At first I thought they were stopped, but then I realized they weren’t stopped, they were traveling side by side, blocking traffic, going 2 mph. I know it was 2 mph because the slowest my car will go without braking is 3 mph. I followed them for about 15 or 20 minutes and then they sped up to normal highway speeds. By that time there were quite a few cars behind us. I tried to find out the reason for the slowdown and to the best of my knowledge the Greensboro police cars were working for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and holding up traffic so it could move equipment or do something involving construction. I never saw what it was. I have been in traffic slow downs on the highway, but never that slow for that long. It’s hard to...

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Letters to the Editor: May 17, 2018

A First Lady of Accomplishments Dear Editor, I write regarding your comments regarding Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign and how it makes no sense. In the same article, you mentioned that she had no doubt become leery of trusting some of the dubious speechwriters since being accused of plagiarizing lines from a Michelle Obama speech. You only need to understand that she is Slovenian, and like Russian and some other Slavic languages, the use of the definite article, “the”, in Slovenian is often if not usually omitted. In Slovenian, “Be the Best” is rendered “Biti Najboljši” or literally “Be Best,” and considering English is not her second language, or even her third or fourth but her fifth, I think that the minor omission of the definite article is not problematic if she still has any distrust of speechwriters in the White House. I am constantly amused by the criticisms of her accent and sometimes halting English speech, when many of these critics appear to have an uncertain command of their own native English. When I hear some native English speakers say things like “Me and him had went to the store,” I wonder how anyone can find fault with an attractive and accomplished first lady with impeccable taste in everything from clothing to state dinners. Dan Post Lincoln’s Guidelines Dear Editor, Please excuse the writing. I am 76 years old...

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May 17, 2018 Sound of the Beep

As our broken immigration system in America, we are seeing evidence of it now with the train and buses coming in. We have illegals on the American side welcome illegals from Mexico to come in. Put them all on a train, and the Democrats, and send them South and America will be much better off. % % % The headline in every major newspaper in America should have been, Obama duped by Iranians. But you know something? It won’t be, because they’re so fixated, the media, on Trump and bashing him and trying to basically cause the basis for a civil war. An elected person who they don’t want to recognize who they want to unseat and impeach, that’s all they’re after. But they’re totally able to forget the $150 billion, the lies that were told about that deal by Kerry, by Obama himself, by Brannon, by Clapper, who now, of course, is a CNN analyst who we know leaked the Russian dossier. It’s unbelievable. I don’t know what to say to a Democrat. If that’s your philosophy and that’s your priority, shame on you. You have no moral values. % % % So much attention concerning President Trump. I want to know when Hillary will answer for her guilt and support a fashionable suit behind bars. Southern Guilford here. I have not forgotten what she should be accountable...

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What 11 Percent of Guilford County Voters Decided

Tuesday, May 8, a about 89 percent of the voters in Guilford County didn’t vote, so about 11 percent of the voters decided who would move on from the primaries to the general election in November. It’s not hard to understand why voter turnout was so low. In many Republican precincts the sheriff’s race was the only one on the ballot. The Democrats elected a new Guilford County district attorney, since the Republicans don’t have a candidate in the race. There were no big upsets on Tuesday night. All the incumbents won, which means the throw the bums out...

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May 10, 2018 Sound of the Beep

The Democrats want us to welcome the illegal immigrant at the border and welcome them in our country with open arms. They don’t want to stop anybody from coming into the country. They say we should welcome everyone. But they have no problems stopping the babies that they don’t want from coming into the country through the womb of their mother. They have no problem aborting and killing the babies they don’t want in this country, but yet they want to welcome the illegal immigrants with open arms. But keep in mind, the babies can’t vote. Thank you. % % % City and county governments need to revamp their pay scales. The employees should get paid for what they produce instead of just showing up. Run it like a business instead of a giant welfare program and give employees for the city, for the county and for the government who do not do anything and receive a paycheck, isn’t that nothing but a welfare program? And we know that’s going on. Thank you. % % % I see where the leader of North Korea has came down to South Korea and they’re shaking hands and they’re going to try to actually put an end to the Korean War. All of this is because of Donald J. Trump. How these other news, and how people can set and watch these...

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Ask Carolyn: May 10, 2018

Dear Carolyn, I live in Raleigh and was divorced in 2009. Our separation agreement (signed and notarized) states that each parent is to pay one-half of all college expenses. My son is now 18 and daughter 16. My ex is now balking at paying one-fifth of the college expenses for my son. What remedy do I have?   Carolyn Answers … Under your facts, you have a very clear remedy for breach of contract. While the court in a domestic relations case will not order college expenses as child support in North Carolina, a parent can contract for college expenses. Your ex has a contractual obligation to pay half of all college expenses. (I am unclear why your question asks only about one-fifth when half is required by the contract. Typo? Regardless, my answer remains the same.) If the contract literally says “all college expenses,” your ex is on the hook for more than tuition, room and board. Case law interprets “all college expenses” very, very broadly. You need a consultation with a family lawyer to file a lawsuit for this breach. I would not wait, as these cases can take a few months to get through the court system. Also, sounds like the ex also may not want to pay for the 16-year-old in the future. I’d get the pattern of the ex paying half going asap. On...

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Under the Hammer: May 10, 2018

According to reports in the news media, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hired Bob Mueller as special prosecutor, he was supposed to give him instructions on what he was to investigate.These reports state that it was collusion with Russia, which is not a crime. Perhaps the reason Rosenstein doesn’t want to turn over his instructions to Mueller to congressional oversight committees is that he knows that it is all a big farce. Mueller was actually hired to dig up any dirt he could on Trump. It’s doubtful if the order states, “dig up dirt,” but if it doesn’t state specific crimes that are to be investigated then the entire investigation is improper. In another report, a legal expert opines on the wiretap of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. According to this expert, it is difficult to get a warrant for such a wiretap and specific crimes would have to be listed. But as this legal expert should know, the rules have been changed with regard to Trump and his associates. For instance, it is also supposed to be difficult to get a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), but one was granted based on the Steele dossier, which even former FBI Director Jim Comey said was made up of “scurrilous and false allegations.” So how did FBI agents in his employ take such a document to the...

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Rhino Shorts: May 10, 2018

The May Rhino Times Schmoozefest is Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 2411 W. Gate City Blvd. Free snacks, beer and wine will be provided to all business professionals who sign in and wear a name tag while supplies last. ***** The Greensboro City Council is making immense efforts to be politically correct, but the Communications and Marketing Department sent out an offensively sexist email that reads, “Lake Brandt will host a series of guided paddling tours for women Friday mornings …” Imagine the hue and cry from our City Council with its eight female members if the notice had read, “guided paddling tours for men.” It would appear that the women who now run the city are going to offer special programs for those of their gender and males can fend for themselves. Wow. ***** Teachers and educators across the state who always put children first are putting their desire for more money in their pockets first on May 16 and going to Raleigh to protest for higher wages. If they are really so concerned about the children, why don’t they wait a month and go down to Raleigh when the children are on summer vacation? The legislature is going to be in session in June, so why do they have to go in May when school is...

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Letters to the Editor: May 10, 2018

Marching Teachers Need to Think Twice Dear Editor, For those teachers who are attending the Raleigh march to pressure the legislature to appropriate yet more funding for the schools, I would suggest their interests would be better served by marching on their own school administration – where the great education funding ruse has and is being perpetrated. The school administration has long said that they fund from “the bottom up.”  Really? Give it some thought – if they actually did fund from the bottom up, then there would never be any shortage of any kind at the classroom level. Any shortage would occur only at the top – at the administration level. No, the school administration funds from the “top down.”  And, they do this precisely so that there will always be a shortage by the time the funding would otherwise reach the classrooms. In-between they cook up all manner of ways to burn off the massive funding already supplied by the legislature (via the taxpayers) so that they can manipulate public opinion into thinking that our schools are not adequately funded. By purposely shortchanging the teachers and students, they are able to garner the sort of public concern and empathy that would not be possible if they were to go in front of the legislature and ask for more money for administrative spending. Make no mistake, the school...

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Letters to the Editor: May 3, 2018

Revenge Hurts Bystanders Dear Editor, Is anyone as concerned as I am for the survival of our republic? What will be the future of our government if those who didn’t get the result they desired in the election seek to overturn the 63 million votes that chose to repudiate Hillary Clinton? Will we every four years have an impeachment temper tantrum if we don’t get our way? Clinton was a candidate with a multi-car baggage train. She ran as if she was entitled to the presidency. We have seen over and over she is a sore loser who blames everyone but herself for her loss. But lose she did and decided to destroy Trump and ruin his presidency and it is leading us to a possible constitutional crisis. We have seen how there is one set of laws for the Clintons and their allies and another set of laws for Trump’s. From the first day Trump has been vilified unmercifully, but he is still accomplishing his agenda. He is having to deal with Obama’s messes in the Middle East, North Korea, Iran, etc., while the mainstream media are obsessed with an aging porn star trying to cash in on an consensual one-night stand 12 years ago. News to them: We don’t care. Bill Clinton and Jack Kennedy turned the White House into a brothel but we were told that was...

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May 3, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Have you noticed how our educators always talk about money, but never about education? % % % It’s horrible what happened in east Greensboro, but we already feed a lot of these kids breakfast and lunch at school. Now they have to provide transportation to their parents to go to the new schools. Thank you, Lyndon Johnson, for your great society. % % % First time caller here. I like your new puzzle. Please keep ‘em in. Thank you. % % % Since Vladimir Putin is running things in the White House, I mean he told Donald Trump not to hire Mitt Romney, I wonder what Putin thinks of Mike Pompeo, if he will allow that to happen because he’s running the White House, not Trump. He’s telling Trump what to do. Known fact. Look it up. And the prostitution, the porn stars and all these women that are getting paid off. It’s not the point that poor Trump slept with women, it’s the point that they just paid them off right before the election in 2016. That’s the problem. That’s breaking the law. It’s not the point that he slept with women. It’s the point that he paid them off to keep their mouths shut. And now he’s lying about it. And Michael Cohen can’t slip on something that never happened. And you can’t make up stuff. %...

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Letters to the Editor: April 26, 2018

Conservatives Don’t Create New Taxes Dear Editor, Mark McDaniel is right; conservatives don’t impose new taxes on consumers. Sales tax killed my small business in England and led me to emigrate. The bathroom renovation business I had started was doing well and would have done better if the Thatcher government had not decided to impose Value Added Tax on previously exempt home improvements, at the rate of 15 percent. Much like our current GOP legislature in Raleigh, Maggie had embraced the wrong-headed notion that the tax burden should shift from direct to indirect taxation. So her government broadened the base of VAT by imposing it on new goods and services. By skimming off the top 15 percent of every pound I took, she was reducing my gross income by 40 percent at a stroke – before all the other taxes. I left for America. VAT has since risen to 20 percent in the UK. Can you imagine the outcry if a 40 percent wage cut for public sector workers like teachers or police officers were announced? Liberals never do the work of conservatives when in power; we should not do theirs by imposing new taxes. If conservatives would think strategically, they would affect changes which liberals would find politically impossible to reverse – such as a repeal of the food tax. That would reduce the tax burden for us...

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April 26, 2018 Beep

Hey, John, what’s going on with the puzzles in the Rhino? I really miss The New York Times crossword and the Hyper Sudoku. Thanks a lot. Goodbye. % % % Good evening, John. This is Dick in Gibsonville. Really nice article on Daniel Markus in your paper. I thoroughly enjoy your paper. But one quick question, is that an Eagle Scout belt buckle that he’s wearing on your cover? Among all the other things that he’s done, was he an Eagle Scout? Appreciate it, John. Keep up the good work. % % % Editor’s Note: Yes, Daniel Markus was an Eagle Scout. % % % Yes, I wish the Rhino Times would return to the Hyper Sudoku puzzles. The one you have printing now is for beginners. And we sudoku lovers like the more difficult ones that you were printing before. If you would go back to those, we would appreciate very much. Thank you. % % % So, I’m just reading in your April 12 edition of the Rhino Times. And I’ve read the two articles, one concerning the potential location of Publix in this area. And then also another company, Amada America. Probably not pronouncing that correctly, a sheet metal company potentially locating here. But yet to be announced their decision. But I’m just wondering if their decision is hinging on the name of the airport. That’s...

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April 19, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Hello. I’m truly thankful for the Rhino and the Beep. For without it, I couldn’t speak my mind nor hear the thoughts of others. I’m especially thankful for Roy Carroll and John Hammer and staff for your dedicated effort to keep this publication ongoing. Southern Guilford and Otis here. % % % I bet the Democrats would be in favor of the border wall if it were Russians coming across the border. Do you think so? % % % I cannot understand how the feds can raid the law offices and home of Trump’s lawyer and they didn’t look into – they didn’t raid Hillary’s lawyer, his office and his home. And they didn’t look at OJ Simpson’s lawyer and home or any of the high profiles. Why Trump? This is outrageous. % % % I believe we can cool the earth. Put millions of pieces of tin foil cut into 12-inch squares in the space shuttle. Launch it and spread the tin foil out in space over the desert Southwest. The tin foil will reflect some of the sun back into space and cool the earth. You know how much cooler you feel when you get out of the sun into a shade tree. Thank you. % % % Don’t ever expect CNN to get around to the real story about why we are in Syria. The real...

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Letters to the Editor: April 19, 2018

Missing Rhino Times Dear Editor, While in Greensboro recently, I ran across the Rhino Times, which conjured up happy memories of the original RT in Charlotte, which, quite frankly, I had forgotten about since you discontinued the Charlotte print edition a few years ago. Apparently, the new RT does not publish a Charlotte edition.  Our loss.  We sure could use you to hold the feet of local government, CMS, etc., to the fire.  A good place to start would be to ask why a state with one of the highest gas taxes in the nation (if not the highest) can’t come up with the money to widen I-77 in North Mecklenburg County, while south of the border, South Carolina had no trouble widening I-77 with a far lower gas tax. Inquiring minds not only want to know, but deserve to know. Stephen V. Gilmore     Speaker of House for Hardister Dear Editor, I’m proud to endorse my friend Rep. Jon Hardister for reelection to NC House District 59. It has been a pleasure working with Hardister and getting to know him. He is a hard-working legislator and a strong voice in Raleigh for the people of Guilford County. Hardister has been a major part of the important work we have done in getting North Carolina on the right track. He has worked hard to cut taxes, reduce job-restricting regulations...

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April 12, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Congressman Howard Coble would be the best name for our airport. He served our community, our state faithfully for over 30 years. He was loved by everyone. I can’t think of a better person to have an airport named after than Congressman Coble. He was loved by everyone, black or white. There’s your answer to the highway airport situation. Thanks. % % % I ask all concerned citizens go to YouTube and hear the speech Mark Robinson gave to the Greensboro City Council a few days ago. Hooray for him and God bless his sentiments in putting in their place the councilmembers who forget or never knew the rights of the common citizen and the Constitution. We ought to require them to individually walk alone on a late Saturday night in the more dangerous parts of town and let them see first hand what the police and law-abiding people have to put up with. % % % Am I the only one who’s sick of schoolteachers whining about how little they’re paid? Their average salary here in North Carolina is over $50,000 a year, which isn’t bad for a part time job dealing with kiddies. And let’s tell the truth, our educators are not doing a very good job of educating, are they? We consistently finish about 27th or so in international testing, with many third world countries outperforming...

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Letters to the Editor: April 12, 2018

Airport Renaming Simply Distraction Dear Editor, Regarding the issue of renaming and re-branding the Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA). It’s easy to see why the PTIA wants to get this done. Name changing and re-branding are changes with visibility, use money and easily show that something is being done. This takes the public’s eyes off the real issues PTIA should be focusing on. When you go to the counter at the airport and are asked, what’s your final destination, would you say McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) or Sky Harbor (Phoenix)? Would they say you have a layover at Hartsfield-Jackson (Atlanta) before going on to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Little Rock)? Nothing wrong with changing the name of an airport, just don’t expect to get results such as increased traffic, more business opportunities and more airlines using the terminals to pay for the cost of a name change and re-branding campaign. PTIA needs to give people a reason to come, and it’s not the name of the airport. How about providing top-notch service, more airline choices and competitive rates – goals much harder to achieve than a name change. In other words, PTIA is looking for the easy way out. David Briscoe Focus on Criminals Dear Editor, A very few years ago, the husband of a sitting Greensboro city councilmember was caught with three concealed firearms in his car...

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Odd Parcels: Home Sizes, Apocalypse Signs, Wood Heat, Aging

House sizes are coming down, but the size of apartments is going up. According to preliminary data from the Census Bureau, the square footage of new single-family homes in last year’s final quarter continued its downward trend after years of marching ever higher. The median floor area of a single-family home was 2,371 square feet in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the median was 2,440 square feet. (Median is more representative than average, because the figure is not skewed by outlier super-size houses.) The lowest median point in the most recent cycle was...

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Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2018

Driver Shakedown Dear Editor, What is the point of interstate highways/motorways/autobahns? The Germans who pioneered the concept understood the great economic and personal advantages that accrue from swift, seamless and free rapid transit between cities. The Autobahn system helped restore Germany to economic pre-eminence after the disastrous hyperinflation of the 1920s. If you had told them to erect roadblocks every few miles and bring traffic to a complete halt in order to extract money from all the drivers, they would have laughed at you.  Why build them at all? It defeats the purpose – and it’s dangerous. But our government in its greed has decided to spend $600 million on a controversial new North Carolina toll infrastructure to shake down the driving public. Raleigh’s rampant rapacity recently led them to begin stealing from the Highway Trust Fund by transferring money to the general fund – a fraud that is ongoing. If they weren’t such thieves, there would be plenty of money for road building. We are not willing to serve as ATMs for government. Just ask Pat McCrory. Austin Morris     Go Line-Item Dear Editor, President Trump wants Congress to allow him to use the line-item veto. I hope that Congress will give him this power, and I hope that the Supreme Court won’t rule that action to be unconstitutional. A line-item veto would allow a president, or...

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March 29, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Yes, I’d like to clear up several false talking points of the left. One is that McCabe will not – he will receive his pension. He just won’t receive advanced benefits. The other is that for a federal employee to be fired, it’s almost like an act of Congress. The person that fired him had 14 years in that job in the office of professional responsibility. Trump and Sessions had absolutely nothing to do with that. This case was reviewed. They found enough evidence to terminate him, and they fired him. Let’s talk about the three Democratic Congress people who’ve stepped forward knowing that this man has fully violated public trust and are offering him a job. What does that say about the Democratic Party? % % % This is actually directed to Mr. Editor. I called in a week or so ago about the Second Amendment and assault rifles, and your response with editor’s note: None of the recent mass shootings has been done with an assault rifle. Well, the Las Vegas shooting was done with a bump stock, which effectively turned the rifle into a rifle that would shoot repeatedly like an assault rifle. And they say an assault rifle by any other name is still an assault rifle. And you missed the point entirely. If our forefathers were here now, the ones that wrote the Second...

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Letters to the Editor: March 22, 2018

Mask is Slipping Dear Editor, The mask of the socialist, progressive, radical left has slipped, and I’m thinking they don’t care. These school walkouts supporting gun control should prove once and for all what is going on in the overwhelming majority of taxpayer funded public schools. I exclude private schools because if you are paying for attendance you the option of changing your situation. These walkouts were way too organized, and in some cases too well financed, to have organized by the children on their own. And not only are the school administers guilty of allowing professional organizers access to the children, they are guilty of participating in this blatantly obvious indoctrination. There are a few exceptions and I salute them. I am not saying that these kids do not have a right to assemble and protest. In fact, I encourage it. But when someone who is supposed to be educating children instead abuses their position of power and authority by using it to brainwash, indoctrinate and dictate to the children whom they have been given responsibility, it’s time to stand up and demand answers. In some of these protests the children were placed in situations where they could have been injured.  In fact, in one case a child was assaulted and received a broken arm as a result. If that had been my child, I would own the...

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March 22, 2018 Sound of the Beep

I believe that most Americans, Republican or Democrat, believe that the Second Amendment right of self-defense against aggression and tyranny is absolutely necessary. But I want to talk about the First Amendment, which is protected by the second. I read the Beep every week and, as you say, it tells us what people are thinking. What much of it tells me is that many people don’t know what they’re talking about or what is really going on. In this country, everyone still has the right to say what they’re thinking even if their opinion requires no thought. % % % Hello. I’m calling about Hillary Clinton out there in India talking about white women that didn’t vote for her because our husband, you know, wouldn’t allow us to. I’d like to say this to her. I’m a married white woman, and I didn’t vote for her because I don’t like her. I don’t like her policies. I don’t like her period. She killed these four people in Benghazi, and I just don’t like her policies at all. She didn’t stand for nothing. She felt like she was supposed to have that presidency job because she lost in 2008. Not only that, you know, just because I’m white, I have a right to vote for whoever I want to. I don’t have to vote for her. I don’t have to...

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Letters to the Editor: March 15, 2018

Downtown Needs Parking to Grow Recently, I posted the question, “What do you want our home town to be? Should we grow or stay as is? If we grow, what does it look like?” Overwhelmingly, the responses confirmed that we need to grow thoughtfully with a diverse employer base that supports Greensboro’s varied workforce. With more than 40,000 college students, Greensboro must make every effort to keep this brainpower in our community. Over the past two years, more than $413 million in downtown projects has been announced, currently under construction or completed. In addition to these quality developments, downtown Greensboro has the potential to see more than $435 million of new development in the coming years, including two new and substantial office projects. For Greensboro to grow – and grow intelligently – we must have quality office space development to attract both new and relevant businesses. A major point in the ability to build new office space is that bank financing is not available without a minimum number of dedicated parking spaces. This important fact in the recent parking deck discussion has been overlooked. There is a direct correlation between business growth, recruiting and retaining jobs, working with small and large employers and parking availability. Downtown Greensboro has approximately $1 billion in tax base, almost 22,000 employees and 2,700 residents with more to come, including the first hotel in almost...

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March 15, 2018 Sound of the Beep

County to pursue drug dealers, colon, the corporate kind. Since this is a family paper, I cannot describe the county commissioners as I would. So I will just call them fools. There are strict federal and state laws that determine how these type drugs can be distributed and who can buy them. If these laws were not broken, the fools that are going to sue them stand no chance. The only thing they’re doing is wasting our tax dollars. Thank you. % % % Hello, Rhino Beep. I was just sitting here watching the ACC tournament from New York City. Ain’t it a darn shame there ain’t no fans in the stands? Wow, I feel sorry for those poor boys playing basketball with nobody there to watch. Bring it back to Greensboro. There ain’t nobody there. Nobody’s there. % % % Hi. I’m calling about the other night I was watching Tucker Carlson, and he had a guest on there that comes on there quite often. And she said she would like to see the world rid of men. And I’d like to say this to her, I’m a woman, and I say this: Why? Why would you like to see the world rid of men? You wanted all women. I guess the Democrats – she’s a Democrat talk person – I guess the Democrat Party has just gone...

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March 8, 2018 Sound of the Beep

In response to the Beep caller who complains that this president didn’t give him any Social Security boost when people got $1,000 bonuses from their company. We all know that people want to blame this president for everything. However, the bonuses came from companies, not the government. LBJ, a Democratic president, borrowed the money from Social Security. It was never returned. That’s why Social Security is running out. There is no relation between Social Security and the $1,000 bonuses. I know you want to blame this president for everything, but not this one, my friend. Thank you. % % % I’m not a gun owner but I’m going to join the NRA and I’m making a list and checking it twice of all these places that are boycotting the NRA, and I’m going to boycott them. % % % So sad. Now Trump and his lackies are attacking Republicans FISA warrant court judges. Too bad. So sad. Like a soap opera up there in that White House. It’s very entertaining. At least they do make us laugh. % % % Hello. I was just reading the Beep. And there was an call in there that was talking about that they don’t want the government to send them food, that they wanted the food stamps, and people should be talking to the government about it, that they should all reach...

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Letters to the Editor: March 8, 2018

Schools Safer Than Homes Dear Editor, Youthful exuberence can result in a severe lack of objectivity. After the extremely rare but recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, there were several student protests. In one, a young woman carried a sign reading, “Kids should be as safe in school as they are in their homes.”  Really? If that young lady had done any research she wouldn’t have made and carried that sign. There are roughly 51 million children enrolled in schools throughout the US. The number of children killed in school by any means, whether it be shootings, stabbings, beatings, falls, transporation accidents (the leading killer), etc., is about 150 per year (0.00003 percent). Conversely, the number of school children killed in the home by any means is much higher, at about 2,300 per year (0.005 percent). In reality, we should be more concerned about making children as safe in the home as they are in school. Activism and engagement are important. But so, too, is credibility. Emotion and a rush to judgment based on media misinformation often discredit otherwise well-intentioned activism. Statements must be backed by facts if they are to have any value to those attempting to improve a given situation. For anyone truly interested in making schools safer, the following should be required reading: http://safehavensinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Relative_Risks_of_Death_in_US_K-12_Schools.pdf Tom Kirkman III     Seeking Ears To Hear Dear Editor, This is...

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March 1, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Thank you for the papers you leave at the Thomasville Library. I pick some up to take to some of the folks at the senior center. We enjoy reading them, especially your cartoons and your crossword puzzles and sudoku. I like your new political cartoonist very much. As the person who does Speed Bumps is a comic genius, I hope you don’t lose him to a big-city paper. Thank you. % % % Yes, I’d like to give everyone in Greensboro a verbal warning. If you’re driving down Gate City Boulevard, the speed limit is 45 miles per hour. When you get to Gate City Boulevard in Adam’s Farm, the speed limit is 45 miles per hour. But when you come up where the GOP headquarters and the Box Seat is and it splits off to High Point Road, the speed limit drops down 15 miles, all the way down to 30 miles per hour right there in that curve into that intersection. And there’s a lot of people getting yanked over, because there is no reduced speed limit signs or anything. In fact, I have it on good terms that the speed limit is supposed to be 45 through there. But somebody has stuck up 30 miles speed limit signs right through that one section of the road. And there’s a lot of people getting pulled over by...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 22, 2018

Why Have a City Council? Dear Editor, I read with interest and frustration John Hammer’s article on the City Council retreat.  My first comment is “no new taxes!” The City Council needs to work within its budget like taxpayers must.  It is inconceivable that the City Council takes no responsibility for overseeing the budget and gleefully works with a tax-and-spend mentality.  They should all be put to term limits and out to pasture. I love the community, the people and the great geographic location of Greensboro.  However, in the nine cities I have lived in, this is the most irresponsible city governance of them all. One need only look to larger US cities and Canada to see what raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour has done to cause massive layoffs in entry level positions.  But then again, these would be city employees and in a protected status.  More taxes and no improvement in services. “Move Along” Yvonne Johnson didn’t want time to discuss allocations of the housing bond money.  Is there something she did not want discussed?  For what reason? If the priorities of spending tax dollars is to be set by staff and not the City Council, why have a council at all?  To whom are staff heads accountable?  Should it not be elected officials such as the council?  Or are they turnkey figureheads on parade? It...

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Feb. 22, 2018 Sound of the Beep

This is for Scott Yost. I graduated from Greensboro Senior High School in 1946. The team was known as the Purple Whirlwind, one of the outstanding teams in the state coached by the legendary Bob Jamison. For the new reporters, Purple Whirlwind was too much. So, they changed the name to the Purple Whirlies. After a while, they dropped the purple from the name and the uniforms and called them the Whirlies, which they are today. Thank you. % % % The Florida shooting is a tragedy. It’s unfortunate there weren’t any resource officers there, teachers or other individuals that were armed to stop that person that wasn’t supposed to be there in the first place. Why wasn’t there some kind of system for identifying the children going in and out of this school? You’ve got to control the people. What are they doing in one of the most dangerous places in the world, Israel? You don’t hear of school shootings in Israel. And they don’t only have to worry about shootings, but also bombs and other fanatics who just want to kill them all the time, not just the occasional psycho. Gun control won’t do it. It’s got to be people controlled. % % % Yes, every Republican and every Independent needs to read Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. And if you’re a Democrat and you care...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 22, 2018

Transgender Athletes Hurt Women’s Sports Dear Editor, Texas is divided as an 18-year-old transgender individual has won the state girls wrestling championship. Mack Beggs was born a female and now identifies as a male.  Beggs has undergone preliminary gender reassignment, which involves steroid treatment.  Some in the sidelines cheered with enthusiasm as Mack pinned each competitor.  Others loudly booed. Beggs won two years in a row.  Last year Beggs responded to the controversy by stating he would prefer to compete as a male on a men’s team. On the surface, this seems like a logical win-win for all involved.  It would allow Beggs to live a male lifestyle.  It would allow female competitors to face individuals that do not use performance enhancing steroids.  The reality is that all of the alternatives in the current calculus are dangerous to women’s sports. The State of Texas has two policy alternatives.  It must either allow females who identify as males – transgender males – to compete against female athletes or allow males who identify as females, transgender females, to compete against female athletes.  The transgender male athlete competing in women’s sports will have the advantage of legally allowed performance enhancing steroids.  The transgender female competing in women’s sports will have the advantage of decades of muscular development enhanced by natural testosterone. Regardless of the state’s policy decision, women’s sports will suffer.  We...

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Feb. 15, 2018 Sound of the Beep

News flash for Scott Yost. The Greensboro-Guilford megasite is in Randolph County near Liberty. Not one inch of it is in Guilford County. And I know Greensboro likes to think they’re the biggest gorilla around. Well, they are pretty dumb at times. Down here in Randolph County, we were hoping that Toyota and Mazda wouldn’t look very closely at the way the Greensboro City Council and their politicians up there act because we figured that would kill the whole deal. Randolph County has a nice set of people, a good government, conservative Republican government to keep the taxes low. The people get along. We don’t have all the crazy goings on like they do in Greensboro. So, Liberty is the home of the megasite, and we hope to get something in here very nice very soon. % % % Let’s look at the newspapers. Justice for Jose. Attempted murder. Just saying. % % % Rhino, feel free to strike my previous comments, because this is more alarming. Quoting Politico. Comey suggested that the memo had failed to offer proof of malfeasance while doing significant damage to the intelligence community, quote. That’s it. That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House Intel Committee, destroyed trust with the intelligence community, damaged relationships with the court and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. Comey treated, for what? I don’t...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 15, 2018

Scary Sheriff Dear Editor, You can go online and see police body camera footage from a recent incident in Tennessee. An unarmed driver named Michael Dial was suspected of driving with a suspended license.  A car chase ensued. Deputies rammed the vehicle and tried to run it off the road. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe gave the order to “take him out by any means necessary including deadly force.” Deputies spun the car around. Then Deputy Adam West “neutralized” the driver by shooting him in the head. The sheriff showed up on the scene and body camera footage shows that the sheriff was more concerned with his patrol cars getting damaged than the life of a person who was suspected of driving with a suspended license. We need sheriffs and deputies that are more concerned with the lives of citizens than damage to police property. Chuck Mann     Republicans: Man Up Dear Editor, I’m wearing my body armor while writing this because I’m going after Republicans. It’s a given that liberal/socialist/communist Democrats are included. Why do these FBI/DOJ officials that have overtly demonstrated through word and deed still have a job? And in one case not only still have a job but working in human resources. Why is one of them that was in essence fired being allowed to sit at home, still collecting his salary, and wait out his time until he...

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