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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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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 8, 2018

Another President on Immigration Dear Editor, Here are Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on immigrants and being an American in 1907: “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” Ed Byrum     Europa Bolsters The Downtown Dear Editor, Although it is said that money makes the world go around, I think we all realize that not everything depends on money, and because of this truth, I am writing in support of Europa, the lovely, laid-back restaurant located on Davie Street, between the Cultural Arts Center and the future Tanger Center. According to a recent article in the News & Record, the...

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Feb. 8, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Hello, John. Hello, Beep. Pennies are good for one thing. Throwing them in a fountain. However, if my wishes were to come true, I would want more than a penny’s worth. Now that I think about it, I see more nickels, dimes and quarters in fountains than I used to. Otis says hello. % % % Can you imagine the furor if the Federal Bureau of Investigation had targeted the Clinton campaign based on a fabricated dossier created by a former spy of a foreign country that had been financed by the RNC? % % % To all the Trump-haters out there. I would just like to ask you one thing. Is it comforting to know that you only have seven more years to look at him? Trump in 2020. Go, Donald. % % % Yeah, I’m just calling in response to the person talking about eight years of Obama, the economy only grow over 3 percent growth or never did. What people don’t remember, or tend to forget, I think – I don’t think they forget. I think it’s convenient for them to forget is Obama inherited a huge mess left by Bush. People forget this. I don’t know how they forget it, why they forget it. I don’t – for the life of me, I don’t understand why Obama would want to be president, or anybody, following...

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Feb. 1, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Folks, just when you thought you had already heard it all. I have been watching and listening intensely for weeks Sean Hannity’s weeknight show on the Fox News Channel about the fake Russian dossier. One guest panelist this week told Hannity that when all of this is made public and sees the light of day, out of the special counsel’s findings, it will quote, make Watergate look like kindergarten. Also, it is already the biggest, most-corrupt political scandal in our nation’s history. Think about that. Let that sink in. Guess who’s at the heart of all this? That’s right. Hillary Rodham Clinton. And there are many more lesser-knowns. Surprise, surprise, surprise, as Gomer would say. % % % This is Obama’s economy. He dropped the unemployment down from the other Republicans, Bush, from 9 percent to 4.5. That’s Obama’s. Only thing Trump has done is got from 4.5 to 4.1. And Carrier, losing jobs. Chevrolet losing jobs. Nobody talks about that. In the meantime, you’ve got pregnant Russian women coming in through Florida, staying on Trump properties. And the DACA kids, they’re not criminals. Why doesn’t he get rid of the real illegal criminals? Is he scared of them like he is Hillary and Obama? The only thing he’s done is put a judge in office. That’s it. He’s an embarrassment to the United States. The whole world thinks...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 1, 2018

Cleansing Memo Dear Editor, I’m listening closely for a sound that would be music to the ears of not just me, but of all freedom loving Americans. That would be the sound of the hoof beats of the horses carrying the various swamp creatures that have had the cleansing effect of the light of truth and openness shined upon them by the four-page memo that I believe will be released for all to see. It appears the first creature of darkness to succumb to this is Andrew McCabe, the No. 2 in the FBI. He was hoping to make it to retirement and I hope he will, in a 10-by-10 room with a view of the yard. And as I had said before, I hope they are watching all ports of departure in the coming days because there is about to be an exodus criminals that attempted to undermine the American way of life that has been paid for time and again in blood, sweat and tears. You have to wonder what else will crawl out as more rocks are overturned. One has to wonder if dear leader and his minions are worrying about what is coming out and if any of his underlings will roll over on him to save their own skins. And then there is the queen of darkness herself, the Hildabeast. Will this be the...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 25, 2018

Reader Wants to Know Dear Editor, Three questions with respects to the Rhino transparency: Have you ever been to any of the countries or to the African continent? How many minorities are full-time employees at the Rhino? Are you giving each employees bonus (if so how much) and how much of a tax refund do you and your employees expect to get in their next paycheck? James Wilson   Editor’s Note: I have never been to Africa but I did work for about seven months at a Baptist mission hospital in Limbe, Haiti, in the 1980s. The editorial staff is 25 percent minority and 25 percent female. I have no say in what people get paid but would love to get a raise and bonus myself. Could you put in a good word for me?   Attempted Overthrow Dear Editor, From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of coup d’état: “A sudden decisive exercise of force in politics; the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group.” If the information coming out in the texts (at least those the FBI’s dog didn’t eat) is accurate and is as it appears, then we need to take a good look at the above definition. And if the information in the four-page memo that is supposed to be released in February is as explosive as the lawmakers who have...

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Jan. 25, 2018 Sound of the Beep

I don’t claim to be the brightest bulb on the tree, but it looks like to me – I’m watching Channel 8. It’s 12:15, Wednesday – people standing out in the snow freezing cold, snow sticking on their face. It looks like to me that they could film that stuff from inside the car. We all know it’s snowing. And why they have to stand out there, I don’t know. I believe if the people that’s got stock in WGHP-TV needs to talk to producers a little bit and see if they could at least put them people under an umbrella instead of standing out. % % % Just want to say thanks to the staff at the Rhino Times. Every time I have called The Sound of the Beep my concerns have always been printed. I really appreciate your Rhino Times, seeing it each week. And thanks again. Bye-bye. % % % The answer is obvious. Colfax International Airport. CIA. % % % This is to the person who called in and was bragging about their sensational, unforgettable Uber rides. Well, when I say that the city has sacrificed public safety but technological correct, what I mean by that is the insurance laws regarding taxis are ducked and dodged by Uber because they can’t afford to operate and pay the taxi insurance like you’re supposed to pay. Now...

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Jan. 18, 2018 Sound of the Beep

I would like to thank the Rhino for being the Rhino, and printing great editorials and interesting attitudes about what’s going on in Greensboro. And I’d like to comment about the Greensboro airport changing the name from PTI to whatever. This is a really bad idea. It’s wasteful, ridiculous. It won’t make a difference. And whoever came up with it obviously doesn’t have enough to do in their everyday work life either with the board or with running the day-to-day operations and creating more revenue, and flights, and more great things and have the whole thing flourish vs. sitting around trying to figure out something as ridiculous as a wasteful name change. Really? Are you kidding me? This is downright embarrassing. % % % This is the airport diatribe, part 2. Further, I think that the reality is that when any entity is partially funded either by the government, or taxes, or federal funding, local, state, whatever, the people in charge have a tendency to spend money that they might not ordinarily spend if it was coming out of their pocket. So, my thinking is that we aren’t privy to what percentage of airport income is earned income based on their revenues, and what percentage is state-funded, locally-funded, federally-funded, and if all those people that think it’s such a great idea to change the name had to actually pay...

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Guest Editorial • What to Do on DACA

by 13th District Congressman Ted Budd   In 2012, President Barack Obama went outside the law and granted around 800,000 illegal immigrants, ages 15 through 31, amnesty. This amnesty is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA for short. In September of last year, President Donald Trump cancelled DACA and set a March deadline for Congress to come up with a solution. Given that this topic’s been in the news over the past few weeks, many at home have asked for my views on the issue, and I thought I’d relay those here. When I look at...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 18, 2018

Logical Airport Name Dear Editor, It wasn’t so long ago that Greensboro was once referred to as that little town between Horneytown and Climax.  Today, Greensboro is the third largest city in North Carolina and it can easily be found on the map.  As a matter of fact, so can High Point and Winston-Salem, but when people travel they like to know exactly where they are and Greensboro International Airport best describes that. Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point best describes an area with over 1.7 million people, and if the Triangle of Raleigh/Durham were added in, it would be over 2 million and with international flights. Ray Hylton       Cold Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Hot Dear Editor, We’ve had extremely cold weather here recently, but let us not allow it to lull us into complacency about climate change. The world is a big place.  Cold spell or not, the average worldwide temperature is rising.  The last three years have been, worldwide and successively, the hottest ever on record.  The 10 hottest years have all occurred since 1998. When scientists first suspected climate change (global warming), they designed scientific models to predict what would happen if they were right.  These models predicted stronger storms, atypical weather extremes and increasingly aberrant weather patterns. This is what is happening all over the globe. Maureen Parker      Where Will Left Stop? Dear Editor, Is it my imagination or...

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Author Takes Issue with Uncle Orson’s Review

Editor’s Note: In Orson Scott Card’s Jan. 4 Uncle Orson Review Everything, Card wrote about My Cousin Vinny as well as the sequal, Back to Brooklyn. Back to Brooklyn’s author, Larry Kelter, was unhappy with the content and submitted the following rebuttal. (To see the Card’s column, visit rhinotimes.com.)   By Larry Kelter Jan. 4, 2018. I awoke to the sound of howling winds and clattering shutters. Winter Storm Grayson was upon us, a blizzard of such epic proportions, it carried its very own destructive moniker, bombogenesis, a title commensurate with a Michael Bay disaster film. Little did I know that all the bluster I was to face that day was not to come from explosive cyclogenesis (the badass storm). As a writer I have the privilege of working from home. I fired up my Mac and began checking emails. Lo and behold, a Google alert popped up announcing that literary icon Orson Scott Card had written a piece about my all-time favorite movie, My Cousin Vinny. I couldn’t have been more excited. Not only am I one of the film’s most enthusiastic fans, I’m the author of Back To Brooklyn, the film’s authorized sequel. I was eager to see if such a well-respected writer held this film in the same high regard that I did. After all, he is Orson Scott Card, the genius writer behind Ender’s Game. No...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 11, 2018

Can’t Have It Both Ways Dear Editor, The alt left is quick to praise “diversity” and yet considers diversity to be about how a person looks, not about how they think or what they do. Politically they believe that a person can only be property represented by someone that looks the same, is of the same race, sex, etc., as the constituent. Ironically, the new Greensboro mayoral and City Council makeup miserably fails the alt left’s diversity test. There is only one male on board, and not a single white male to be found. The new council therefore cannot possibly proportionally represent Greensboro’s male citizens and certainly not the city’s white male citizens. At least half the city is now without representation. Diversity either works both ways or not at all. It is time for the alt left in Greensboro to “diversify” the mayoral and City Council offices. Harold Gabriel     Don’t Dumb Down Airport Name Dear Editor, My wife and I moved from Washington State to Stokesdale in January 2017. As we scoured the internet and print media to finalize our retirement destination, PTI kept showing up.  At first, I harbored Italian visions of vineyards (check), varied agriculture (check), mountains to the north and west (check) and a coastal plain leading to a large body of water to the east (check).  Hoping for a Winter Olympics host city or...

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Jan. 11, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Michael Wolff’s new book is salacious. I mean, it’s really astounding. It’s dossier adieu, version 2. I mean, the investigation by Mueller has uncovered no collaboration, no conspiracy between Trump and his administration and Russia. Zero. So now it’s back to character assassination and questioning the mental capacity of the president and mental stability. Well, Mr. Wolff, you said during the year you spent time with the president and his associates. And then, when you were pushed on the point, you said that in a year you spent three hours with the president. So, in the course of a year you spent exactly 30 seconds a day on average with the president of the United States and you’re able to write this book. Sir, you need to give up journalism, if you call it journalism, and go into psychiatry. Because you, and your ability to prognosticate and determine without a question of a shadow of a doubt the capacities of the president, that makes you a genius. % % % Love your newspaper, but now that Tex and Shirley’s is closed, where’s the next closest place that we can find it? It’s hard finding it at Friendly Center. Thank you, bye. % % % Editor’s Note: You can find the Rhino Times in the lobbies of area Harris Teeters and Food Lions, including the Harris Teeter at the Shops...

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Jan. 4, 2018 Sound of the Beep

Yes, this is just a comment for the gentleman that called into The Sound of the Beep in this week’s edition, and he said, quote, the $1,000 I may get, I’m going to spend it. The $175,000 he’s going to get, he’s going to put it in the bank and put it in his pocket and keep it, unquote. Actually, that’s not true. First of all, to get $175,000 out of this tax cut, you’d have to paying about $3 million in taxes. And furthermore, whatever cut the wealthy Americans get typically goes into the bank where it’s used to provide student loans, housing loans, car loans. The banks don’t have any money of their own. They use other people’s money. This is where it comes from. And this is why in so many other countries around the world, particularly socialist countries, there is no money for investment capital. The banks don’t have any money to loan anybody. But in this country, they do, because we have people that are wealthy enough to put money in the banks, and it’s there to loan money to everybody else. % % % I met an emergency room doctor over Christmas who believed the British economy was in the tank after Brexit. He admitted to getting most of his news from NPR, poor fellow. On the last trading day of 2017, the...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 4, 2018

Twilight Dear Editor, The following quote from William O. Douglas, former associate justice of the US Supreme Court, deserves careful thought: “As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression.  In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged.  And it is in such twilight that we must all be aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” Maureen Parker Misdirection Dear Editor, It’s extremely interesting that all of a sudden the mainstream media are stampeding towards a story that says the Australian government was the one that started the Russian FBI probe. What makes it even more interesting is the lack of comment from the FBI. I think what we are about to see is a classic propaganda maneuver, that being misdirection. First, you have an individual that the FBI charged for some unrelated crime and then began squeezing him in an attempt to get him to roll over on someone else higher up in the food chain. Then the subpoenas for what exactly the FBI used to begin the witch-hunt started coming after it was revealed that the “dossier” was bought and paid for by the DNC and the Hildabeast’s campaign and that they had not been able to verify any of the contents beyond the fact that someone did make a...

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Dec. 28, 2017 Sound of the Beep

The dim-rats in this country do everything in their power to destroy the economy of the nation when we have a Republican president. Chuck and Nancy have one thing: The tax cut is for the rich. Taxes are like labor and material to a business. They have to be regained in the price of the produce. The more you tax a business, the higher the price of their product. In a sense, you can’t tax a business. % % % In regard to the grandmother whose 16-year-old granddaughter got the speeding ticket on Highway 220, just want to say, congratulations to the state trooper for giving her a speeding ticket. Wonder if she’d be upset and crying if perhaps he saved her life or someone else’s life from her being careless. If she’s not mature enough to obey the traffic laws, she shouldn’t be driving. Good job, trooper. Congratulations to the trooper for making our roads safer. % % % You know, nobody cares anymore who investigates Hillary Clinton. You can investigate her until the cows come home. Nobody cares anymore. That doesn’t mean Trump is innocent. So he’s wasting taxpayers’ dollars investigating Hillary. She’s already been investigated for these crimes many, many, many times. But whatever. Nobody cares anymore. Trump is still guilty. This is just a diversion just to keep all eyes off of Trump. But he’s...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 28, 2017

Something’s Not Right Dear Editor, Help me to be sure I got this straight. We have a representative form of government. We elect representatives to conduct the business of the state, and among those many functions we find the establishment of voting districts. Now the Democrats ran this state for over 100 years, some good, some not so good, and they established voting districts to suit their goals. These districts were heavily gerrymandered in their favor and those who were outvoted did not sue claiming rights violations. Even with these districts tilted in favor of the party in charge, the Republicans won. Now comes those who were outvoted, claiming rights violations because those now in charge are doing what their constituents expect of them. So those not in charge, sue to re-establish “justice,” involving the courts, who see fit to appoint one man to determine voting districts and that is seen as just by a judge.  Go figure. Rich Carrera     Good News from Republicans Dear Editor, It’s the end of a wild, rollercoaster ride sort of year and it appears the Republicans are going out on top. They managed to cobble together a tax cut bill and get it passed and, of course, no Democrats voted for it. In fact if you believe their usual lines – one, the cut will only benefit the rich, two, the...

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Remembering the Gifts You Never Got

The following story by my father had become a Christmas tradition at the Rhino Times. We printed it during the Christmas season for years, and for years Dad tweaked it, changing a word or two or cleaning up a messy sentence, as writers do.  Dad died in March 2004, so there’s been no tweaking for quite a while, but we think the story stands the test of time as it is.                            –  John Hammer     It all began with a strange man walking up and...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 21, 2017

Schools Choose Waste Over Toilet Paper Dear Editor, The same Guilford County school system that claims it doesn’t have sufficient funding to buy supplies for school classrooms, and in some cases not even enough funds to stock the school restrooms with toilet paper, has budgeted $200,000 and will now likely spend $1 million on a “facility study” to determine if their current facilities are meeting the needs of the students. I hope every taxpayer in Guilford County is as outraged as I am. All this nonsense about not having enough money to buy basic classroom supplies and yet plenty of money for frivolous studies. This is just one more instance of our school system having so much money, in fact, that it has to think up ways to get rid of it all. And the list of such egregious waste goes on and on. It has become obvious to me that the yearly plea to the county commissioners for more money, backed by claims of teachers having to buy their own classroom supplies, etc., is a carefully planned ruse. The Guilford County school system obviously has the money and simply underfunds their own schools and classrooms in an attempt to “poor mouth” the commissioners into giving them even more of our tax dollars. Any school system that can afford to spend $1 million on a facility study and yet claims they...

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Dec. 21, 2017 Sound of the Beep

For all of you foolish Trump supporters, I mean the law enforcement wires people up to get what other people say, what they really say, really feel, the way they really are on tape for law enforcement. Now, Trump on tape, same thing. He didn’t know he was being taped. He was just talking about what you say and do and what you think is privacy is the way you really are. And it’s just law enforcement wiring up mobsters to talk to other mobsters. Same thing. Trump didn’t know he was being recorded. So, what he says and does in the privacy, when he thinks nobody is listening, is the way he really is. He was a 54-year-old man to begin with, sounding like a teenager. % % % The Democratic Party is now the party of morality? Give me a break. John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, John Edwards cheating on his cancer-stricken wife, and the Democrats supported all of these people. As a matter of fact, the women that came forward against Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton tried to ruin their lives. And wasn’t Bill Clinton accused of pinching a 17-year-old on the behind when her high school class took a tour of the governor’s mansion while he was governor of Arkansas? So, let me get this right. Now the Democratic Party is the party of morality....

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Dec. 14, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Just heard on the news that Alcee Hastings paid $200,000 out for a sexual harassment case. Not Alcee Hastings, the public, the people of the US paid $200,000 for a sexual harassment case. These people that have done this should be sued, and we, the people of the US, should be paid back with interest for every little thing that they took out of that account. The account, the sexual harassments account, should be done away with. No more free rides on such mess as that. Thanks. % % % The superintendent of the Guilford County Schools should have called the schools out early when it started snowing. And how many school bus wrecks did we have? Three or four? The superintendent should resign. She’s incompetent. Thank you. % % % On Fox News I see Gloria Allred, the big high-dollar lawyer from California, with this lady that said Roy Moore molested her back in 1977. And she was crying about that. My question is, has she been crying for 40 years? That is a long time to cry about that. And the next thing, did her mother not tell her at 16 years old to be getting in the car with grown men? Something about this don’t add up. Why didn’t she come forth before now? I wonder what politics her people are. % % % So Nikki...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 14, 2017

Reflections on Public Service Dear Editor, As I read about the Nov. 3 decision in Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial, I was painfully reminded that my youngest brother was killed in November 1969, at 20 years of age, serving in the Army in Vietnam. My first thoughts were bitter. My brother died because he chose to serve rather than to evade the draft by lying, cheating or even by escaping to Canada, as approximately 60,000 American citizens chose to do. Ultimately, the Vietnam War draft dodgers and even deserters were given amnesty and, in some cases, pardons. These amnesties and pardons were meant to reunite the country, as President Lincoln sought to do after the Civil War. But, in my case, it did not help me to heal. Instead, I felt that it made a mockery of the life my brother lost because he chose to honor his citizenship by serving when called to serve. Amnesties told those that ran away from service, or subsequently deserted while in service, and those that would choose to do likewise in the future, that one would likely be forgiven. I was concerned about the precedent set. When someone is given a thing of significant value for free, without having to work for it, scrimp and save for it and put in blood, sweat and tears for it, that thing can never be as cherished...

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Dec. 7, 2017 Sound of the Beep

There is a very serious problem in America and beyond which has, apparently, hit Scott Yost particularly hard considering the coverage he has given to it in his columns. So, I am extending this advice, which should eliminate all his anxieties and depressions. When you have a cheeseburger with the cheese under the meat, turn your burger over and, shazam, the cheese is on top. % % % I just read in The Sound of the Beep, a gentleman talking about how poor people are the most discriminated people in America. He goes on to say that the government should subsidize whatever they want. They should be able to live in any neighborhood, wealthy neighborhood, big home, eat in the finest restaurants. If they can’t afford it, the government should subsidize it. I got to thinking. What a great idea. Why don’t we all quit our jobs. Let’s just stop working. We will all be poor. But we can afford million-dollar homes. We can eat in the finest restaurants. We can get a new car every year. Heck, a new car every month. The government will subsidize it. What a tremendous idea this gentleman had. Why didn’t somebody think about this before? % % % Hello. I’m calling about Sen. Thom Tillis wanting to pull the funding for the red wolves. I think that he needs to look in...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 7, 2017

UNC Athletes Did have Class Dear Editor, I agree with your assertion that the NCAA should abandon the pretext of amateur athletics and simply pay the athletes.  However, you continue to refer to UNC athletes attending “classes that didn’t exist.” That is false.  Various investigations revealed that the classes in question were misrepresented as lecture classes, when they were, in fact, independent study classes, approved by the faculty. Athletes and non-athletes were required to write a 20- to 25-page paper in order to receive a grade and credit for the courses. Regarding your suggestion that other schools follow UNC’s lead in this area, you might be surprised to learn that many schools already give academic credit to varsity athletes, just based on their participation in sports. They include such institutions as Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, Michigan, TCU and many others.  This is verifiable fact, unlike your “presumption” that the UNC starters got A’s and the benchwarmers got B’s. I have been reading, and enjoying, your reporting for many years.  It surprises me that you have lazily bought into the narrative spouted by Ed Hardin and the rest of the mainstream media hacks that the NCAA should have hammered UNC with penalties. Here are some facts: The NCAA Notice of Allegations did not accuse UNC of academic infractions. By their own admission, this is out of their jurisdiction. They alleged that athletes’...

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Nov. 30, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Scott, I enjoyed your article related to the freestyle voters and the accompanying photo of Zack Matheny, Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Elmo, Donald Duck and Sheriff BJ Barnes. Thank you, Loyal Rhino Reader. % % % This is for Uncle Orson. You reviewed many Christmas movies this year, and I know one of your favorites you mentioned in the past is One Night at Christmas. Do you know when it is coming on, if so, this year, and when? % % % Card’s Note: I haven’t seen that on the schedule, but the Hallmark website does not offer the full season’s schedule, and I find it on TiVo only two weeks ahead. So it might be running this season, but I haven’t seen it yet. % % % Discrimination. Did someone say discrimination? Poor people are the most discriminated against people in America. They’re told they can’t live in certain neighborhoods. They’re told they can’t go to certain clubs. They can’t eat in certain restaurants just because they don’t make enough money. Poor people should be able to live in any neighborhood in Greensboro that they want to live in. If they can’t afford it then the government should subsidize the rest. These people should not be punished because simply they don’t make enough money. It’s just not fair. These people should be helped and there should be government help...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 30, 2017

Swamp Continues to Shock Dear Editor, “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This old saying is coming more to the fore as more masks are ripped away. To paraphrase a line from my favorite movie, Casablanca, “I’m shocked, shocked to find out this kind of thing going on here!” This would be funny but there are actually people in Washington, DC, that would say that with a straight face. Left-leaning liberals started this when they trotted out the 40-year-old, currently unsubstantiated accusations against Roy Moore of Alabama. Am I defending him? No, because I have not seen any solid proof one way or the other to decide. Al Franken, on the other hand, provided us with photographic proof of his lewdness. And John Conyers, all we have to do is file a Freedom of Information Act request to see how someone who accused him of inappropriate behavior can receive a $27,000 “severance” payout and still have to work there. The left started these actions and they came back to bite them. They started talking about how if Moore is elected they would consider a vote to toss him out of the Senate. If the accusations – and that’s all they are is accusations with no proof – are the grounds for that action then why haven’t they said the same thing about Franken? Oh, I forgot – they’re the ruling...

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Nov. 23, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I’d just like to respond to two of the comments that were in last week’s Sound of the Beep. The first is in response to a gentleman who said that Donald Trump has caused his insurance, I assume he means health insurance, to go up by $800 a month. Well, Donald Trump hasn’t done anything to health care in this country yet. The law of the land is still Obamacare. If your insurance premiums increased, that’s on Obamacare, not Donald Trump. Second, another gentleman or lady wrote in to say that Nancy Vaughan has driven Greensboro’s taxes to the highest in North Carolina. This is not true. High Point’s taxes are far and away the very, very highest in North Carolina, almost 25 percent to 30 percent higher than Greensboro’s. Thank you. % % % Editors Note: Greensboro has the highest tax rate of major cities in North Carolina. High Point is not considered a major city. % % % Can we stop in this country with the hero nonsense? For some reason everybody who does their job now is a hero. Can we just stop with it? It’s getting a little bit out of hand. And, quite frankly, nothing can be farther from the truth. The true heroes are these people who sign up for the military, sign up for overseas duty, go over there to the hottest...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 23, 2017

Unpopular News Isn’t Fake News Dear Editor, The Rhino Times persists in referring to Democracy Greensboro as “another one of Nelson Johnson’s organizations.”  This is not true.  To give credit where it is due, Rhino was a purveyor of fake news long before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin made it popular. In this case, I think I understand how Rhino gets it wrong.  Rhino admires power and money and mistrusts overt displays of democracy.  The Rhino is a business owned by one person (local developer Roy Carroll, whose yacht is also named Rhino) who answers to no one. Democracy Greensboro, by contrast, is owned by no one and is fully committed to a democratic process.  No individual has any more power within Democracy Greensboro than anyone else. After observing the Rhino for several decades, it is clear to me that John Hammer and company could learn a lot about truth telling and fairness from Rev. Johnson.  I certainly have. Gary Kenton   Editor’s Note: Rev. Nelson Johnson certainly seemed to be taking credit for Democracy Greensboro at the Democracy Greensboro Candidates Platform Conference, and his people were running the forum.     Head Scratcher Dear Editor, When I read your newspaper it is with a skeptical eye, which results with a range of humoresque disbelief to head scratching puzzlement at some of the statements printed in your paper. As...

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Nov. 16, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Yes, good morning. I’d like to thank the knuckleheads that keep switching the time. Now, instead of getting up at 4:30, I’m getting up at 3:30 in the morning. Leave it one way or the other, please. % % % So we finally know what it takes to shut up Hillary Clinton – Donna Brazile. % % % Theresa May will be forced to step down as prime minister within a month. If she is replaced with a remainer, then Brexit will be in jeopardy and the globalsts will have wrested control away from the British people. So say a prayer for Boris Johnson (BoJo) or Jacob Rees-Mogg to assume the premiership, which is exactly what the EU is afraid of. They have enough backbone to tell the EU that we’re not married to them so there will be no divorce bill. And we’ll just walk away. The EU needs Britain more than we need them. Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker. % % % On voting day I hope everybody – or many people in Greensboro – are going to do better than the primary. Less than 10 percent, way less, showed up, and we missed out on the opportunity to get some new blood on the City Council. Therefore, I hope the weather is raining. I hope people will make the effort today, because we...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 16, 2017

Proof That Tax Reform Works Dear Editor, This letter is to respectfully take issue with the News & Record’s Nov. 10 editorial about tax reform. In this editorial, the News & Record claimed that tax reform will increase the national deficit. They referenced the often-cited but much-disputed figure that tax reform will add $1.5 trillion to the national deficit over the next decade. The problems is that this figure does not account for economic growth. When we implemented tax reform in North Carolina, our detractors claimed that it would increase our deficit and result in budget shortfalls. But those predictions were wrong. Our state’s economy has grown steadily since implementing tax reform. We have turned budget deficits into surpluses, including a surplus of over $500 million this year. Jobs are being created, the unemployment rate is down and our GDP is strong. We cannot tax ourselves to prosperity. Reforming our nation’s tax code is a necessary and logical effort. We need to unleash the potential of private enterprise across America, which will create jobs and generate tax revenue through a stronger economy. We don’t need more taxes. We need more jobs and more opportunity. If tax reform worked for North Carolina, it will work for our nation as a whole. Rep. Jon Hardister NC House Majority Whip     Go With Hope Dear Editor, As we journey though life, most...

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Nov. 9, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I just now read this week’s issue, and I run into John Hammer’s Under the Hammer on the back page. I absolutely think that this should be moved to the front page and more people should be able to see it and realize what’s going on in this country. Thank you. % % % Yeah, I just want people to know that there is a – Trump was on David Letterman in 2013 talking about meeting Putin. Now that’s a video. If you need proof, there you go. Plus, he’s on a talk show, another one, Mike Savage, saying the same thing. And I sure would like to know why he’s so scared of the Russians. What do they have on him? % % % Editor’s Note: Trump does not deny ever meeting Putin. He denies colluding with Putin to fix the presidential election. % % % Yeah, I was just wondering, since Trump released the JFK files, did it prove Ted Cruz’s father is the one that killed JFK? Trump is such a fool. Did it prove it or disprove it? It’s just all in his head. % % % Well, once, again, great Americans. We have blood on the Obama’s hands and Clinton’s hands once again. Seems like the guy that killed all those people in New York, mowing them down with a Home Depot truck, he...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 9, 2017

Ultimate Price: $10K Dear Editor, Every service member past and present, active duty, retired and any and every one who ever served and was honorably discharged has just been spit on, slapped in the face and told that you wasted your time serving by Col. Jeffery Nance of the Army Judge Advocate General Corps. Nance (I refuse to add the title colonel to this stain on JAGs everywhere) just tagged the price of service members that were killed, wounded and disabled while searching for this creature at a mere $10,000. That is the amount of the total fine levied against it. It will continue to steal air, enjoy life and walk about freely while good men lie in their graves or struggle through life with their injuries. And all this right before Veterans Day. Bowe Bergdahl is a disgrace to the uniform of the US Army. His actions deserved nothing less than life in a military prison at a minimum. And it’s made even worse by the actions of Nance, who, in my opinion, should immediately resign his commission and disappear. It is my hope that no state would grant him status as a lawyer and allow him to practice anywhere. No doubt, many people are outraged by this decision. And I am not demeaning anyone when I say you don’t know the level outrage, disgust and sense of...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 2, 2017

Barber is Needed Dear Editor, I am writing to encourage voters in the upcoming Greensboro election to support candidates with broad experience and genuine concern for the total good of the city (as opposed to political expediency). My top choice is Mike Barber, an at-large candidate. He has served with distinction on both the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and Greensboro City Council and has been a moderating voice for reason and wisdom on what is best for the entire region, whether the issue is economic growth or public safety. He has been especially sensitive to the importance of honesty and integrity (he has both) when it comes to law enforcement. Greensboro’s government has gone through significant changes in recent years, particularly in the performance and efficiency in the Police Department. He has been a steadying and rational influence in working toward professional approaches to reasoned solutions within that department. City government in Greensboro also has tilted rather sharply to the political left in the last elections. He has helped keep the tilt within a reasonable balance. His commonsense approach to issues is critically important for continuing this way of governing. Mike Barber’s service needed now more than ever. Walter A. (Sticky) Burch Former Guilford County Sheriff     In Support of Kenton Dear Editor, Nancy Hoffmann continues to defend her leadership and vote to rezone the property at...

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Nov. 2, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Hi. I only hope that those people who protested the awesome Trader Joe’s store are kicking themselves all the way up and down Hobbs Road now that they’re getting that who-knows-what on the corner, and right across the street on the other corner. I hope they’re happy. % % % Hey, people. Southern Guilford here. It’s that time of year again. So, watch out for deer. They’re trying to deal with traffic just like the rest of us. % % % Yeah, this is for the guy that called in about no proof about Trump and Russia. What about all the emails they got from the Russians and all the backdoor deals they made with the Russians and the point the fact that Trump wants to bend over for the Russians? No telling what they did in the White House when the Russian spies were in the White House. So, here’s the proof. It will all come out. And the dossier has not been disproven. Most of it has been proven. And Hillary Clinton, oh my goodness, she’s been investigated over and over and over again. They found nothing. But, yet, Republicans keep bringing it back up. And I don’t understand why Fox News doesn’t do their own investigations instead of just repeating on TV half stories, not even the whole story that comes out. Yeah, Trump is Putin’s...

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Downsizing with Blue Moon

Chris and Terri Dickson own and operate Blue Moon Estate Sales of the Triad, providing estate sale services for Greensboro and the surrounding area.  The couple discovered Blue Moon Estate Sales when they had to move to Greensboro to take care of Chris’ aging father.  They needed to downsize to make the move, so they hired Blue Moon out of Raleigh to handle their estate sale.  They were so pleased with the service that the Dicksons became Blue Moon’s first franchisee and set up shop in Greensboro.  The parent company has gone on to establish numerous franchises and has...

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 26, 2017

Tax Exempt Property Not Good Solution Dear Editor, Regarding the High Point stadium catalyst project, we have a TIF area that is already deep in tax-exempt properties. This afternoon (Thursday) we learn that High Point University may be planning to build a satellite building or buildings plus graduate housing in the TIF area. This equates to yet more tax exempt properties in the TIF acreage. The very idea that a TIF area comprised of so many tax exempt properties can possible repay a $35 million bond ($50-plus million repayment cost) is absurd. The county commissioners were right to ask the questions they did and now, more than ever, they must decline. This has been a shaky financial deal all along, and now, even more so. Frank Swanson       NC Whip for Hoffmann Dear Editor, This letter is to express my support for Nancy Hoffmann’s reelection to the Greensboro City Council. Over the last few years I have observed Nancy’s work on the City Council. I have been impressed with the time, energy and dedication into her job. She is accessible to her constituents and she works hard to address their concerns. There have been occasions when I contacted Nancy to seek her assistance with a local matter. In each case she was very responsible and adamant about resolving the issue. This is exactly what people want from...

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Oct. 26, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Now that the local elections are over, I urge all of the candidates to, please, pick up all of their signs. % % % Editor’s Note: The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7. % % % I’m sitting here listening to the talking heads on Fox and, once again, it seems like the Clintons have kicked the American public under the bus. They deserve an orange jumpsuit and to be with Bernie Madoff. We’ll see how it plays out. % % % The question is, why is it right for football players to demonstrate by kneeling in a football game when they play the national anthem, and they get praised for it, and a vice president exercises his right to protest by walking out of the ballgame after they did this, and he’s being political and grandstanding? The reason that it was wrong for what Pence did is because he knew he wasn’t going to be staying at the game. He knew he was going to walk in. He knew the players were going to do that. And he knew he was going to get up and walk out. And that is political because he was there for the game and didn’t stay for the game. And it cost taxpayers about $1 million for his little stunt. The football players stay there and play the game. That’s what they’re there...

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 19, 2017

Defending Animals and Their Defender Dear Editor, I’d like to respond to the article of yet another debacle at Guilford County Animal Shelter (Sept. 21, 2017). You see, Gretel McCall is a friend and probably one of the most compassionate and thoughtful people I’ve met.  Thankfully, she’ll speak up for animals and that seems to be the issue behind this “vendetta.”  The reason, according to Gretel, is as a volunteer she witnessed a dog named “Daphne” in distress.  The area where she was reported as having entered was the medical room where Daphne could get care.  Gretel reported this neglect and was then banned from returning to the shelter.  Daphne died not long after. I grimaced with every assessment of what went wrong and how it was (probably) Gretel’s fault.  I also contacted Art Cole.  His report of the events of how the shelter refused the items his church collected: box fans, canned dog food, puppy food and toys was plausible. To hear a Southern Baptist church went to this length for animals is pleasantly surprising (I grew up Southern Baptist).  According to Mr. Cole, he spoke with Nancy Fauser, volunteer outreach coordinator for the Animal Shelter to tell her about the donation.  He expected this to be well-received news.  Instead Ms. Fauser refused it telling him she didn’t know him or his church. I also asked Mr. Cole...

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Oct. 19, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Hillary is against guns except for the ones the Secret Service have to protect her and Bill. She should ask the Secret Service to remove their guns. % % % Finally, credit has been given where it’s due. Finally, private citizens can show heroic values and act as heroes and help people and they have been recognized. The horrible shooting in Las Vegas was one of the worst catastrophes in our nation’s history. We had private citizens jumping to each other’s aid, sticking their fingers in bullet holes, making tourniquets while the bullets were still flying over their head. Just private citizens helping each other. True, 100-percent Americans and, finally, the news media has called these people heroes. And that’s exactly what they are. Finally credit was given where it was due. % % % Question. Why is it all right for football players to demonstrate by kneeling at a football game when they play the national anthem, and get praised for it, and if someone else, like our vice president, exercises his right to protest by walking out of the ballgame after they did this, and, yet, he’s considered done politically and grandstanding? Talk about grandstanding, what do you think those $80 million a year players are doing what they’re doing out there? It’s stupid to me. How about you? Sorry about John and his what’s her name...

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Oct. 12, 2017 Sound of the Beep

These players and coaches have shown the ultimate disrespect for our veterans and their families who have lost their husbands, wives, sons and daughters. You have no respect for this country and what it stands for. You are nothing but a traitor to the USA, as is anyone who supports these teams in any way. If the true Americans don’t insist these players and coaches are fired, this country is in a serious downward spiral and all that she stands for. You’re not protesting the president. He’s not at the game. You’re disrespecting our national heritage, our national rights and American pride. It’s the national anthem, not hail to the chief. Obviously, you don’t know the difference. % % % Hi, Beep. This is for the Page coach who said he let his players make the decision about respecting our flag and country. Coach, you are a patsy – one who is easily manipulated, a sucker. I played on all three sports in high school, two sports in college. I played on three championship teams in college and went to the NAIA World Series. I am an NAIA All-Conference third baseman. We finished third in the nation in NAIA Baseball World Series. No coach ever let me make the decisions. Evidently, you know very little about discipline. % % % Millionaires. Unbelievable. You know, fantasy football is exactly what...

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 12, 2017

Define Creep Dear Editor, So Hillary Clinton hangs out with Harvey Weinstein and Anthony Weiner but thinks that Donald Trump is a creep because he walked behind her on a debate stage? Well, what can you expect from a woman who’s married to the most famous sexual abuser creep in recent history? Austin Morris     United in Disrespect Dear Editor, I was born in October 1941. In December 1941, my father joined the Marine Corps. He was at Guadalcanal, Saipan, Okinawa and some other god-awful places. I did not know him until 1945. He was a quiet, serious, unhappy man for the rest of his life and died young. He, like hundreds of thousands of other men and women, gave their lives in service of this country and what it stood for. In today’s fishwrap, the headline reads, “United They Stand,” and you can see who is not standing. A similar headline and article appears in USA Today. This country, with all its freedoms that remain, allowed these bores an opportunity to play a game for a living, and make lots of money while they are doing it. It doesn’t matter what the president says, our anthem is a chance to show our respect and admiration of all those who gave of themselves so that we might retain our freedoms, and to the greatest country that has yet...

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 5, 2017

Like a Prayer Dear Editor, With regard to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, it occurs to me that President Trump has taken the position that kneeling is disrespectful when in fact, throughout history, kneeling has been seen as a sign of reverence and respect. For example, many people kneel to pray as a way of expressing love, awe, respect, supplication, humility, and a recognition of a power greater than themselves.  People pray in times of celebration and in times of desperation.  Often they do both at once, giving thanks for having survived the storm while asking that loved ones also be spared. The national anthem and the flag are not divinity, but they do represent our national soul.  They inspire us to be the best that we can be. They remind us of those things about ourselves that we are proud of.  And there are many.  But this does not mean we are perfect. The NFL players did not stomp on the flag or boo during the anthem.  They merely knelt, or locked arms, in honor of what we are, and in recognition of the fact that much remains to be done. Maureen Parker Stand Up Dear Editor, Taking a knee is un-American when the national anthem is played.  Our American national anthem honors Americans’ fight for freedom. That freedom is emblazoned in our founding document –...

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Oct. 5, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Hi, Beep. Just reading your Sept. 28 edition. And Scott Yost’s column just cracked me up. I just think he’s a funny, funny guy. But, listen, I’m not going to save any money for tickets for your dining. It’s a wonderful idea. Thank you for the laughs. Bye-bye. % % % Old Man Rockingham here. I’m watching the news again. Don’t know why. But they’re talking about all these football players, and I guess they’ve got no backbone or something. They got to take a knee during the national anthem. And all these commentators are saying that Trump is just being a bully on them by talking mean to them. Well, on Facebook when they put something up there about it, all I saw were hundreds of people telling these big babies to shut up and stand up. If they think their feelings got hurt or something, why don’t they go to a VA hospital and tell those people there how their feelings are just getting stomped on? Yeah, I’m pretty sure there won’t be a dry eye in the house. % % % Hey, editor, do you still love our liar, embarrassment, arrogant, crotch-grabbing president who just called hundreds of US citizens sons of bitches? % % % John, on your recent slam on the convention of states, please look at this again. Since the country’s founding, it...

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Sept. 28, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I am a big fan of the Rhino Times. Uncle Orson Reviews Everything sometimes has something of interest to me and frequently I’m not interested at all. But this last week’s article from the Sept 14 edition, Third Places in American Life was spot on and one more fantastic article. I think it ought to be required reading in all sorts of different educational venues. Great job, Uncle Orson. Thank you. % % % President Trump and the members of Congress need to consult their dictionary for the word illegal. Taxpaying citizens of the US do not owe illegals in this country anything. They are all lawbreakers, no matter what age. The children are the responsibility of their parents, not the US citizens. We paid for their education and their health care. Let him go back to their own country and help their own people with their education. America first; time to help our own. Candidate Trump said repeal and replace, build the wall, no amnesty, no DACA. So far we’ve gotten nothing. He’s about to lose a whole lot of votes. % % % Why would anyone make a contribution to help renovate a theater when so many of our American friends in the southeast are in such dire need. % % % I wonder if the Dreamers are doing themselves any good by protesting and shouting down...

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 28, 2017

Freedom For all Dear Editor, One Beep caller seemed to be lamenting the results of the “Brunch Bill,” which makes provision for alcohol sales earlier on Sunday than had previously been the case. Contrary to the caller’s lament, it has nothing at all to do with the Sabbath, since Sunday is not the Sabbath, never was the Sabbath and never will be the Sabbath. Having said that, may I add that there is a much more serious issue to the caller’s complaint, namely, the idea that we can and should use the force of law to coerce others into behaving in the manner we think is appropriate. I neither drink “adult” beverages nor condone drunkenness, but the idea of telling someone else what hours he can’t buy alcohol based on my religious beliefs is abhorrent to me. If the law can prohibit liquor sales while a church service is going on, what’s to keep the same fools in Raleigh from restricting what hours a church service can be held? Or maybe they could keep you from shopping at Wal-Mart during the hours of a synagogue service on Saturday. Would you be happy with that? It comes down to a basic, fundamental idea called freedom. If you like the idea of freedom for yourself, you should extend that same courtesy to the person purchasing alcohol, or doing whatever else isn’t inherently immoral...

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 21, 2017

Subsidizing Disappointment Dear Editor, I so enjoy our great yearly Bryan Series of lectures (sponsored by Guilford College and many corporate partners) provided by talented and intelligent guests from around the world.  However, I am becoming frustrated with the venue for these lectures – our own Greensboro Coliseum. I have previously `sounded off about the stadium seating that is packed so tight that people with long legs experience pain pressing their knees into the seatbacks in front of them.  But last night was really frustrating for all attendees. For the first 15-plus minutes of this lecture, both Dr. Jill and former Vice President Joe Biden were using wireless headset microphones that obviously had not been sound-checked before the presenters mounted the stage.  The result was garbled sound throughout the facility and the audience was not able to understand what was being said for at least 15 minutes. My wife and I saw people seated all around us trying to adjust their hearing aids, as they must have thought it was only them who could not make out what was being said. Finally, someone brought Jill and Joe wireless hand-held microphones, and even those had to be replaced yet again after another 10 or more minutes due to batteries running low or whatever. In a quality facility, the batteries would have been renewed and a full sound check of the...

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Sept. 21, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Hi, I’m calling about Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened. I’d like to tell her or anybody that’s associated with her, I’ll tell her what happened. What happened was she was a lousy candidate, not only that, the American people did not believe a word that was coming out of her mouth. Also too she thought that she was queen, that she was owed the presidency because she lost to Barack Obama. Not only that, she called the American people deplorable, and then she had the audacity have that woman come out and say that if you didn’t vote for this woman president, and you were a woman, you were bound for hell. Anybody that is going to be campaigning to be a president, you’ve got to be connected to the American people or you are not going to get voted in. I think that she is the most disgusting woman that has ever gotten up and talked on the platform. She’s dishonest. She’s not anything that we want as a president, and I think that’s why she lost. If she wants to know why she lost, there’s a lot of reasons why: Benghazi, the email scandals, the Russian reset button. She’s just a bald faced liar. And to call Donald Trump creepy? Well, her husband is creepy. That’s what you call a creep. Bill Clinton is a number...

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Sept. 14, 2017 Sound of the Beep

My property was damaged in the rear of the 1300 block of Elwell Avenue, which abuts to the playground of Peeler Recreation Center.   Several males have come by there and pulled one of the boards of the wooden privacy fence off, breaking it in half, stuck a paint gun through my fence and fired several rounds of paintball material, striking things inside of my yard in the rear. They also fired the paintball projectiles against my wooden fence causing damage. Then they went to the side of the rec center by the pool and fired several shots with the paintball up against the brick portion of the building. % % % Even the liberation theologist liberal pope cannot bring himself to acknowledge such an absurdity as homosexual marriage, deigning to allow only some sort of vague civil union.  So as Australians participate in a mail-in referendum on whether to legalize gay marriage, let’s hope that their elites don’t overturn what I predict will be an overwhelming rejection of the charade, as our US judiciary did.  The Aussies aren›t stupid. Even their dogs are intelligent enough to recognize a contradiction in terms when they see one. So a deafening silence is as absurd as a vegetarian carnivore, a square circle and homosexual marriage. Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker. % % % If an individual can start a business...

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 14, 2017

Stadium Questions Remain Unanswered Dear Editor, Specific answers to legitimate questions about the High Point stadium project are still not being answered. Given that Nido Qubein said that private donations, which were expected to be $38 million, have reached $50 million, shouldn’t this additional $12 million negate any need for Guilford County to sign over the requested $11 million from county property taxes? Why bother the county now that it has been announced that proponents already have a surplus of $12 million on their hands? Why continue to seek county dollars, or even High Point City tax dollars, since they have more on hand than they claim the entire project is going to require? Furthermore: What is the true total cost of the project including all required city infrastructure improvements? How much property/acreage will be required and therefore removed from the tax roles for both the stadium and the museum/cinema/park complex? What will be the annual cost to the City of High Point to staff, operate and maintain the museum/cinema/park complex? Who will be providing the land for the museum/cinema/park complex? Will it be purchased with the private donation funds or will it be acquired with tax dollars? Who will be designing and building the museum/cinema/park complex and has the City of High Point agreed to accept it, operate it and maintain it? Will it be delivered intact or will...

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