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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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Sept. 7, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I read in the paper where the ACLU had decided since what happened at Charlottesville that maybe all speech shouldn’t be protected. I just wondered who they thought was going to make decisions about whose rights were going to be protected. Thank you. % % % Isn’t it amazing how these people are berating Trump for pardoning this sheriff for not obeying a court order? Yet all these same people are refusing, in these so-called sanctuary cities, violating laws passed by the Department of Justice. When you’re goring my ox it’s bad, but when I’m goring yours it’s OK. Hypocrites all. Love your paper. Thank you. % % I was just reading the August 24 Beep and the last caller about the qualifications of president saying they had to read and understand the Constitution. I wonder what they had thought about Barack Obama’s total disregard of the Constitution. Because I got the feeling and impression from him through his eight years that all he wanted to do was rip it to shreds and start over and rewrite a whole ‘nother one. % % % Our president is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his way regarding building the wall. I was working for the government during one of the shutdowns. Here’s what happened. We were told, you can’t come to work during the shutdown, or you’ll get...

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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 7, 2017

Still time to donate Dear Editor, The tragedy that occurred in Houston and southern Louisiana two-and-a-half weeks ago caused massive damage to that region of the country. I believe Texans when they say that they will come back stronger than ever. Nevertheless, it might be prudent to help them in any way possible. The secular elites on both coasts (think New York and California) who look down their noses at religious people and organizations will probably donate to the Red Cross, Americares, the United Way and other local secular aid organizations. They will almost certainly not donate to the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse or Catholic Charities because those organizations are built on religious foundations. That is sad. These religion-based groups need funds and volunteers. So, if you still intend to donate to disaster relief, please consider donating to the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse or Catholic Charities, even if you are not Catholic. If you would like to donate to help out displaced pets, consider donating to “Austin Pets Alive” (1156 W. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703). Google “Austin Pets Alive” to see examples of the good work they do rescuing and saving lost and displaced animals. All of these organizations may be looked up on Facebook or Google. Be aware of scams. The organizations’ websites should end in “.org.” If you do not recognize a name, the group may...

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Letters to the Editor: August 31, 2017

ALL ONE NATION DEAR EDITOR, My ancestors were raided, raped and ravaged by white men who employed violence to wrest our historic lands from us, forcing us into a small corner of what was once ours.  They destroyed our idyllic, peaceful, bucolic lifestyle that imposed no ecological price on our planet. My race defended our lands valiantly but were overwhelmed by successive waves of numerically superior invaders from foreign lands. Do you expect us to share in the glorification of those who oppressed and overwhelmed us? I am Welsh. We were the first Britons, defending as best we could the impossibly indented coastline of our island home from Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Vikings and Normans. Without immigration control we lost our country, ultimately pushed into the enclaves of Wales and Cornwall. So do we deface the statues of Churchill, Wellington, Nelson, Lloyd George, Victoria and Elizabeth?  Of course not. Superimposing today’s morality on previous ages is absurd, futile and pointless. My people – the Brythonic Celts – salute our British heroes and our Teutonic queen, Elizabeth Saxe Coburg Gotha. It’s all water under the bridge because we forged a nation together, from the Magna Carter to Brexit. We are all Britons now. There is a lesson here for Americans – of all races, creeds and cultures. If our embattled but enduring little island can come together as one, why...

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August 31, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Yes, I’d like to self-report my brother. He has a picture of my great uncle in a casket wearing a Confederate uniform with a Rebel Flag draped over it. I also want to self-report my first cousin. Her mother was a racist. If I can help out, who should I contact to do this self-reporting? I think the Communist Workers’ Party, which is affiliated with the Democratic Party, the progressive end of the Democratic Party, they should come after all these things. I think he also has some Confederate toy soldiers that he used to play with. Please, see if you can find out where I should self-report my brother and my first cousin. Thank you. % % % I was just reading in the Beep in the Rhino where the City Council apologized for the Klan-Communist shootout. Is there nobody in Greensboro that can go and vote to remove these fools? This woman is the biggest racist that’s ever been on that board. Everything that comes about is racism is her aspect in the whole situation. I can understand why the mayor done what she done, because she’s from Connecticut. I was wondering where she was from. Apparently, everybody in Connecticut is a fool, and they send them further down. I don’t understand how they can apologize for something that happened 40 years ago. What has that accomplished? What’s it...

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Letters to the Editor: August 24, 2017

NOT DIGGING QUARRY DEAR EDITOR, Lehigh Hanson Southeast LLC, a subsidiary of German corporation Heidelberg Concrete, will soon request an operating permit from Guilford County for a rock quarry to be located on a 355-acre site in southeast Guilford County. I am a resident of Pleasant Garden in southeast Guilford County, totally opposed to the quarry, and have asked Guilford County’s Planning Board and commissioners to deny Lehigh Hanson’s operating permit request.  The chief reason for my opposition is the possibility of significant environmental damage caused by the quarry’s work. The company has a sad history of serious environmental violations in other states resulting in fines and penalties.  In California, for example, industrial wastewater, containing high levels of dangerous metals, was discharged into the San Francisco Bay; solid wastes were dumped onto the ground; and, in April 2017, they were fined for violating air quality regulations.  The estimated productive life of the proposed quarry in southeast Guilford County is at least 40 years, plenty of time for irreparable damage to be done by a company that appears to have little regard for environmental responsibility or respect for local ordinances. No quarry here. Ann Thornlow PULL THEM ALL DOWN DEAR EDITOR, The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, wants to remove all Confederate statues from the US Capitol. Why not remove all of the statues of slave owners and Indian...

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August 24, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I am not a racist. Racism is wrong. Let’s tear down all Confederate statues: The Washington Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. Remove all Confederate graves. What do you want next? There will always be one more demand. Change the name of the country. Design a new flag and remove the national anthem. God help us. % % % Well, I’m watching Fox News at the moment. And I see there’s a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, where so far 13 people are dead and 50 or more are injured. I suppose that’s Trump’s fault, too. Everything seems to be Trump’s fault. Nothing was ever Obama’s fault. You know, if you people would just stop for one minute and stop your hatred for this guy, and let him work, and quit blaming everything on him, he might could get something done. Just let him try. I mean, you people talk about how you’re the part of – you want equality, and your peaceful. That’s a big bogus lie. You are not – you do not want equality. And you’re not peaceful at all. As a matter of fact, you’re quite the opposite of peaceful. % % % Given that North Carolina saw a record tourism dollars in 2016, while House Bill 2 was in full effect, I would have to say that while you may not want to credit HB2...

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Letters to the Editor: August 17, 2017

SLIDING TOWARD ANARCHY DEAR EDITOR, To paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s character the Joker from the Batman movie, “This country needs an enema,” and I know where to stick the nozzle. Colleges are becoming progressive indoctrination camps run by a minority of the inmates with the help of spineless administrations, and in the case of publicly funded universities, done so on our dime. The federal government is proving the definition of insanity by doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different outcome, again doing it on our dime. American society is being destroyed by state and local bureaucrats enforcing ordinances and rules (not laws) designed to appease a fraction of 1 percent of the populations by denying citizens their God-given rights under the Constitution. But the part that should be really scaring people is the obvious lack guts on the part of law enforcement officials to enforce peace and order. I’m not talking about the street level officers; I’m referring to the gutless wonders over them. I will not buy into the idea that the beat cop on the line is choosing to ignore the chaos occurring in front of them. They are acting on orders, or a lack thereof, from their superiors who in turn are kowtowing to the politicians too afraid to act for fear of making someone mad and thus losing their cushy position. A statue was pulled...

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August 17, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Why does the president of the United States keep going, every speech he gives going back to Obama and Hillary Clinton? His campaign speech, Hillary locked up. Obama did this. Obama did that. Will somebody, please, talk to him, tell him, you are the president of the United States. There are certain things you can do and you cannot do. But what he needs to learn, he needs to get off the same boat he’s riding and find another ship to ride on and be a president for the United States. Will somebody, please, explain that he’s the president. He don’t have to defend his victory and everything. Somebody tell him he’s the president. Good morning. I live in High Point. I’m reading the Rhino, the Thursday, August 3 edition. City Council, $95,000 payment. I find this absolutely disgusting that the City Council of Greensboro voted to pay this criminal thug one penny, and it cost two good police officers their job. I would not be a police officer in Greensboro for $500,000 a year knowing the City Council and the mayor does not have your back. It is disgusting. Thank you Yes, I’m calling from High Point. Our city leaders have sold, or has handed, our city to High Point University. They tear down more property there, High Point University, colors and names. The homes and the businesses...

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Letters to the Editor: August 10, 2017

THAT’S WHY DEAR EDITOR, In the August edition, Mike Northius had many complaints about President Donald Trump. I will not address his litany of complaints because he is insinuating that he wants all campaign promises 100 percent fulfilled right now, less than eight months after Trump took office.  That is a childish approach to the topic of campaign promises. It is the equivalent of a little child stamping his foot and screaming over and over, “I want it! I want it right now!” I will, however, address his rather uneducated claim that the Electoral College is a “system that, in the age of instant communication, is obsolete.” Mr. Northius, the speed of communication is not the point of the Electoral College. The point of the system is to keep the bigger states from controlling who will be president. The founding fathers knew that some states would become larger and more populous than others and so they created the college to prevent those states from taking over. I did the numbers, and using each state’s total population number as its eligible voting number (for lack of a more accurate one), I made the assumption that if one half of the voters (only one half) in each of the states of Texas, Florida, New York and California, which is where Hillary Clinton’s surplus of 3 million votes came from, were to vote for...

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August 10, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Literally, from the most decent, humble and classy president in modern American history to quite the opposite of everything that’s good and decent. Wow. Poetry is an act of peace. Peace, an act of poetry. Thank you, Beep. Yes, I’m calling regarding an editorial letter that I just read by a candidate in District 5 who is opposing Tony Wilkins. He accuses Tony of supporting a woman batterer. He accuses Tony of being a liar. And he says that he hates – or Tony hates cops. All of this is bull manure. This particular candidate has tried to run for something, for anything, just to get elected for years. Why would a current uniformed police officer not have the avid support of the local Police Officers Association? That’s interesting in itself. On the other hand, Tony has received the endorsement of the Greensboro Firefighters Association. It is time for Sen. McCain to resign from the Senate. I don’t wish him any bad luck with his health problems, but, with his vote, he has hurt millions and millions and millions of American families. He has no feelings for the American family. And, also, he’s trying to be a star in working with the Democrats, like the Democrats worked with Republicans for the last eight years. What a big laugh. And it is time for Mitch McConnell to step aside. He...

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Letters to the Editor: August 3, 2017

KEEP THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS COMING DEAR EDITOR, In the July 20 and July 27 editions of the Rhino Times, you published a letter to the editor from my opponent in the Greensboro City Council race for District 5. I want to thank you for that. Tony Wilkins District 5 City Councilmember NOT HIS PRESIDENT DEAR EDITOR, The past several Under the Hammers, you’ve omitted facts which counter your statements. You assert “The American people” elected Trump – facts: 46 percent of eligible voters abstained, 7 percent voted independent, of the remaining 47 percent, 3 million more voted Hillary. Trump was “elected” by an electoral system that, in the age of instant communication, is obsolete. You state that Trump is fulfilling campaign promises. Huh? Where is the great wall “Mexico will pay for”?  If it’s built it will be with our tax dollars, Mexico will pay “later” with tariffs – meaning American consumers will pay more for Mexican produce/goods, meaning continue to pay for it indefinitely. Where’s his “more affordable/better” healthcare? Obamacare actually made insurance accessible/affordable to my family and many friends including Republicans. Problems with the ACA could be fixed simply: Let Americans purchase drugs from Canada/Europe, tort reform, and let people buy insurance across state lines. Our health care is rated below Costa Rica in world standing (26th?), but the most expensive worldwide. The Republican answer – return to a...

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August 3, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Hey there. This is the Pleasant Garden Republican calling. I just watched Jared Kushner’s speech in front of the White House about the collusion with the Russians and all that mess that’s going on, but he forgot to mention one very important thing, even though he handled himself well in front of the news media. He forgot the most important part: He should have made clear to all the news media that under no circumstances at any time did he meet with Boris Badenov, Natasha or Mr. Big, and that he is no way connected with trying to get rid of Moose and Squirrel. Ha, ha, ha. Anybody that’s my age, 62 and older, knows all about that from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. That should tell you just about how ridiculous it’s gotten. But if I had been Jared Kushner, that’s exactly what I would have said to the news media, and they would have gone berserk. It’s Sunday morning, and the man and his father being held in Iran was on Fox News Live. When Obama and John Kerry gave Iran $150 billion in cash, I don’t know whether they mentioned getting the man turned loose or not. They’ve been holding him for 10 years. If that had been his daddy, I believe he would have said something about, I’ll let you have the money if you...

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July 27, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I am very tired of hearing about occurrences at Camp Lejern. Print that however you want. There is no R in Camp Lejeune. And after several years of French, I have no idea where this comes from. Please, stop calling it Camp Lejern. I know of no such actual place. Thank you. Bye. % % % Editor’s Note: It sounds strange to those of us who have heard Camp “Lejune” all our lives, but it’s the Marine Corps that made the change. Gen. John Lejeune, for whom the camp is named, pronounced his name “Lejern,” and the Marine Corps decided it should follow suit. % % % Whoever originated this new math was determined that all students would hate math the rest of their lives. All the people in the school superintendent’s office should have to do two hours doing multiplying fourth-grade math. % % % Regarding the current healthcare vote delayed by Republican politicians, oh, the irony of respecting someone’s medical needs before purposefully erasing others’ rights to medical care. If all politicians’ government-provided health care was the same as what they wished upon the American voter, I’m sure there would be a change of heart. John McCain, a well-known and hardworking politician, is receiving great medical attention for what now is a preexisting condition. What would his insurance rates be? Or, better still, would he be denied...

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Letters to the Editor: July 27, 2017

Council Candidate Speaks Out Dear Editor, I might have been hard on John Hammer lately but it is not like I had no good reason. I actually like John and read his paper way before I ever had the idea to run for any office. I will say the paper does give a different point of view from other papers and at times I agree with John. I like to add that I will prove myself as a leader if I win District 5 because I always get the job done. Mr. Tony Wilkins is a failure and if you read the December 9, 2015 News and Record, Tony said that he and Blust were ineffective, his words not mine. Mr. Tony Wilkins is a women batter supporter and he proved that when he backed a certain criminal over Officer Cole, the City paid good money to a felon who beats on women, call me a liar and will prove it. The suspect before ever meeting Officer Cole was a convicted felon with a long arrest sheet so I don’t want to hear from Tony the women battering charges came later, the criminal has a long history and you can look it up yourself. The video of Officer Cole arresting the felon was not extreme and if Tony or council ever did any police work they know that. I read...

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July 20, 2017 Sound of the Beep

The news agencies have got a short memory. This is July 10. They talk about Trump’s daughter sitting in on a meeting overseas, that she shouldn’t have been sitting there because so and so and so and so. They forgot all about Michelle Obama changing the schools’ food. Had no right whatsoever to do it. Stopped them from even selling peanuts. Said they were fattening. So they didn’t want them to sell any peanuts. And while I’m on the subject, pretty boy Floyd and John Kerry gave Iran $150 billion in cash. Now they found out Iran is the one that’s helping North Korea fix these missiles so they can reach the United States of America, and they don’t say nothing about that either. There should be something said about it. And everybody knows that what I’m telling you right here is true. This is not something that’s just been thought up overnight. % % % To Commissioner Carolyn Coleman, you need to realize this country was not founded on your religious beliefs. Who cares who drinks when on what day, period? Eight-to-one, welcome to the 21st century and let businesses make money doing what they do. Cheers. % % % I haven’t been in a federal building in quite a while. Is it true Trump’s picture isn’t hanging on the wall? That’s a little disturbing. I’m guessing Obama’s...

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Letters to the Editor: July 20, 2017

City Council Candidate Speaks Out Dear Editor, Well john likes to take shots at me, let me give some back. I do like to run because I don’t give up, yes I changed parties but so did the conservative God you call Ronald Reagan. As per losing races yes I do but I guess I am as good as running as you are owning and running a paper, you were on the tax deadbeat list if I recall and you lost your business and many jumped ship if I recall, happens when you don’t want to be with a loser.  The fact is you forgot your conservatives also run multiple times, did Blust not file in House 62 and Congress race, oh wait it was not me so no need to laugh at me. Your boy Tony and Blust did they not clown each other not long ago, you forget. The fact is you don’t know nothing about owning a business because Sweet Daddy Roy saved you, and he happens to give lots of money to certain people on council who happen to vote on his projects, lots of people change parties John. I like you to remember facts, I have two pensions, healthcare for life, money coming in for life, properties, what you have John, oh wait they auctioned it off and Roy saved you because you be...

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July 13, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Hey, mayor and city councilmembers, I’ve got a great marketing idea for downtown Greensboro. Since you’re very intent on construction on every road in downtown, why don’t change the logos on the side of the vehicles of the little cute leaves to a detour sign. And we can also, instead of calling ourselves Gate City, we can call ourselves Detour City. And that would make sure to bring a lot of visitors downtown. I’m just sure. Because we just love tearing up all the streets at the same time. Thanks. % % % July Fourth fireworks? Are you kidding me? I don’t imagine anyone except those folks in the ballpark, and the people who live at Center Pointe, could even see them. It was pathetic. % % % This is hysterical. I’m a 59-year-old man who happens to dye my hair to cover up the gray. No big deal there. Last week I went into a grocery store to buy wine. And I got carded. Flattering, but amusing nonetheless. Two days later, I went to a restaurant and was asked if I qualify for a senior citizen discount. You just can’t make this stuff up. But it is funny. % % % Hi, Rhino. I’m calling in reference to the lady that cannot get in touch with somebody at the News & Record. She wants the magazine stopped. They...

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Letters to the Editor: July 13, 2017

Citizens Unite? Dear Editor, Calling all concerned citizens who are fed up with perceived or actual mistakes that occasionally occur in our local surgical centers and operating rooms. We are forming the first surgeon citizens review board, which will be comprised of locals who will review the professional actions during video-documented surgical procedures by Greensboro doctors. Where mistakes are made, members will democratically vote and decide whether or not to publicly sanction, chastise, berate or criminally slander the erring surgeon. Oh, wait. We aren’t surgeons. We aren’t privy to the years of professional development, experience and continuing education that these skilled men and women endure. We couldn’t possibly possess a valid opinion on such procedures. Never mind. Bad idea. Blair Flowers Energetic Disagreement Dear Editor, The Rhino Times is the most reliable paper in the county, so it’s truly too bad that you are so uninformed about renewable energy. Contrary to your recent assertion, there are, in fact, huge batteries to store electricity. California installed two giant storage projects this past year. We need more installations, but the technology exists and is working very well. In the absence of storage, utilities can and do use solar power. Peak electricity demand occurs when the sun is shining. It’s much cheaper for utilities to add solar power to the grid than to start and stop expensive and inefficient peaker plants. When...

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July 6, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Go into any federal office building and look for a picture of our great President Trump. You will not find them. Many of the federal buildings do not display Mr. Trump as required by law. I think it’s a disgrace. And the building managers should be fired immediately. Have a great day, and God bless America and President Trump. % % % This is a question about 15 of us would like the editor to respond to. Someone asks for a free inspection to find a problem. They never found it. They never came to do anything more. Never signed any papers of any kind in any shape, form, and the job was not done. He was asked to leave. He didn’t leave. And, then, they, unbeknownst to the party involved, apparently, an attorney or someone, has filed a lien against this person’s property, any property that they have, to try to collect for a job not done that they had to hire someone else to do and pay them the following day. Now, our question is this, how can that possibly be legal? % % % Editor’s Note: We’ve forwarded your question to Ask Carolyn. % % % This is our second call from a group of us who want to know about what’s going on with Spectrum, the new supposed owners of Time Warner Cable. We are...

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Letters to the Editor: July 6, 2017

DA Fraud is a Felony Dear Editor, Raleigh Chief District Attorney Lauren Freeman indicted two chief district attorneys, Craig Blitzer of Rockingham County and Wallace Brasher of Person and Caswell Counties of one misdemeanor each of failure to discharge the duties of their office. These are the two who conspired, along with their wives, to defraud and cheat the State if North Carolina out of about $100,000 by hiring each other wives for “no show jobs.” And the best the Raleigh district attorney could come up with is a misdemeanor, which is a slap in the face to real justice and to all the people of North Carolina who are the victims in these cases. North Carolina General Statutes 14-100 clearly covers false pretense in this situation. In short: If any person obtains or attempt to obtain money or anything if value with the intent to cheat and defraud is guilty of a felony – a Class C felony if over $100,000 or a Class H felony if under $100,000. Further, why are not the wives also charged? The prosecution of these cases would be like shooting fish in a barrel, if only the North Carolina district attorney had good judgment, a backbone and a scintilla of common sense. I am disgusted with the misdemeanor charges in these cases. Howard D. Cole Doing Time for PC Crime Dear Editor,...

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June 29, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Do these foolish, weak-kneed, wishy-washy, sorry-they-are-Republicans, wish-we-were-Democrats really think that they are going to be reelected if they don’t get Trump’s agenda done and in place? Republicans like Burr, Tillis, Budd, Walker, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, to name a few. Is something wrong with these people? Trump is the president. I am getting sick and tired, and it’s embarrassing to see you slobbering all over these poor whacky resistant Democrats. Republicans, you won. Please act like it. Get a grip, and get the people’s work done, and back up Trump. % % % Let me get this right. Bev Perdue was elected governor. Her first order of business was to freeze teachers’ salaries and money going to the schools. She got voted out. Pat McCrory won the election. Pat McCrory gave teachers a 10- and 12-percent raise across the board the four years he was governor. The teachers hated him and voted him out and voted in Roy Cooper. Now, because of Roy Cooper’s cuts, whose mother was an educator in his ads, he is cutting the budget so much that Guilford County is losing 139 jobs. Are the teachers happy now? For some reason, the teachers voted overwhelmingly for Roy Cooper. % % % Good Sunday morning, or it could be a good Sunday morning if I didn’t have somebody’s bass sounding all...

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Letters to the Editor: June 29, 2017

Spend and Tax Dear Editor, Is Tony Wilkins the only city councilmember fiscally responsible on behalf of the taxpayer? The Greensboro City Council spends our hard earned money like it grew on trees and have the audacity to raise taxes to cover their perpetual spending sprees. How local government has gotten so insulated from the local taxpayer by spending and taxing at its whim is mind-boggling. I am of the opinion that any tax or fee increase should be voted on as a referendum during a regular election cycle, as I have no confidence this council considers the taxpayers – who fund the city government – when they spend and tax at will. Raise city wage rates?  Fine. Cut somewhere else. Raise property taxes when this city has the highest?  The arrogance. Fund special interest projects “that are a lot of money but in the scope of our budget it isn’t,” which when added up does impact the budget? It’s difficult for me to believe that the majority of taxpayers support this spend-and-tax representation. Henry Williamson     Works on TV Dear Editor, Recently I read that the Greensboro Police Department is re-gunning its handguns from the .45 to the 9mm. This program seems to be cost effective and logical. However, one might question why our law enforcement needs to be strutting around and bodily armored to the teeth....

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June 22, 2017 Sound of the Beep

As we watch Jeff Sessions testify in front of these fools in Congress again, we’re watching a witch hunt. We’re watching the same things that’s been going on ever since these Democrats lost the election. I remember what happened to the smooth transition, Hillary begging for a smooth transition. That was when she had it in her pocket and was going to win. Now that she hasn’t won, everyone is crying and left-wing Liberal fools are out and doing all kinds of crazy stuff. If they’d done the things that this fool Kathy Griffin done, of getting out there and holding a head up portraying she cut Trump’s head off, or this so-called play they just had where they’re showing them stabbing Trump, if that had been done when Obama was in office, there would have been an outrage that had ever been heard. % % % Hello, Rhino. I think it’s a sad day when a homeowner can’t buy a small-to-moderate-size swimming pool and put it in their back yard without having to pay outrageous county fees. Before you buy, do some research. In some cases, you’re looking at $235 in county permits. That doesn’t include the cost of the pool or maintenance. Southern Guilford and Otis here. The river is looking better and better. % % % Hello. Republican lives matter. % % % To those who...

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Letters to the Editor: June 22, 2017

Now Just One Minute Dear Editor, I would to respectfully reply to a couple of the letters sent in by readers in your last week’s edition. First is a response to Mr. Jon Muffley who speculated that the Glock pistol being issued to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department has a flaw due to not having a manual safety. The fact is that the Glock pistol in question is a DAO (double action only) model and is not intended to contain a manual safety. As in nearly all DAO pistols regardless of the manufacturer, a very, very heavy trigger pull is provided to serve in place of a manual safety. A heavy trigger pull would be anything over about 3 pounds. The Glock’s trigger, as Mr. Muffley stated, is rated at a pull of 6 pounds. Anyone that is familiar with firearms will quickly tell you that a 6-pound trigger pull is a far, far cry from a “hair trigger.” Second is a response to Maureen Parker, who lamented that overturning Obamacare will result in the loss of health care for millions of Americans. She asked if we should leave these people to “die in the streets?” Surely she must know that Obamacare resulted in the loss of health care for over 16 million Americans who had previously been able to afford it. I am one of them. Would Ms....

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June 15, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Yes, could someone, please, call me for some information about the kiddy train in Northeast Park, Greensboro?   I’m wondering about that, where that’s located at. Thank you. % % % Editor’s Note: The kiddy train doesn’t run, so you can’t ride it. But Northeast Park is at 3421 NE Park Dr., which is near the intersection of Huffine Mill Road and High Rock Road. % % % It was interesting to see in the May 4 issue that Mr. Hammer had accepted that the Republicans are the stupid party. Gov. Bobby Jindal had accepted this fact for years. For empirical evidence, one need only travel to Burlington or Alamance and Rockingham County to observe such actions. % % % Progressive liberalism, the Democratic Party and the so-called journalists are killing us and our country. Time to wake up, people. % % % Well, it’s Sunday morning. They had another attack in England. Hillary Clinton, if you remember, wanted open borders. Barack Obama said, when they put out a clenched fist, I’ll put out a handshake. There was a lawyer from Carthage that used to write in all the time that trying to love these people into being right is trying to love a rattlesnake till it’s nonpoisonous. These District Court judges that overruled President Trump, they are so Democratic, if Jesus Christ ran on a Republican ticket, they’d vote...

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Letters to the Editor: June 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: State Sen. Trudy Wade sent the following letter to the News & Observer after the paper published an editorial attacking her. The N&O not only didn’t print the letter, the editors didn’t respond to numerous phone calls from Wade’s office about the letter. So much for mainstream newspapers wanting to present both sides of the story. Wade Answers N&O Dear Editor, I shook my head as I read your June 2 editorial, “Sen. Trudy Wade takes aim at newspapers with two costly bills.” Rather than engage in a reasonable debate on the merits of the legislation, you used your bully pulpit to launch a personal attack against me – perhaps because you know you can’t win on the merits or justify your own hypocrisy. For your readers who couldn’t benefit from a single balanced news story in the N&O on my most recent bill, a bipartisan Senate took action to delete a special carve-out in the Workers’ Compensation Act that prevents newspaper delivery workers from being classified as “employees” of their publications entitled to benefits such as unemployment insurance, payroll taxes and workers’ compensation coverage – as long as multiple criteria are met. This legislation was partially inspired by a five-part series published in this very newspaper describing how some North Carolina companies gain an unfair competitive advantage by improperly treating their workers as independent contractors and...

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June 8, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Yes, could someone, please, call me for some information about the kiddy train in Northeast Park, Greensboro?   I’m wondering about that, where that’s located at. Thank you. % % % Editor’s Note: The kiddy train doesn’t run, so you can’t ride it. But Northeast Park is at 3421 NE Park Dr., which is near the intersection of Huffine Mill Road and High Rock Road. % % % It was interesting to see in the May 4 issue that Mr. Hammer had accepted that the Republicans are the stupid party. Gov. Bobby Jindal had accepted this fact for years. For empirical evidence, one need only travel to Burlington or Alamance and Rockingham County to observe such actions. % % % Progressive liberalism, the Democratic Party and the so-called journalists are killing us and our country. Time to wake up, people. % % % Well, it’s Sunday morning. They had another attack in England. Hillary Clinton, if you remember, wanted open borders. Barack Obama said, when they put out a clenched fist, I’ll put out a handshake. There was a lawyer from Carthage that used to write in all the time that trying to love these people into being right is trying to love a rattlesnake till it’s nonpoisonous. These District Court judges that overruled President Trump, they are so Democratic, if Jesus Christ ran on a Republican ticket, they’d vote...

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Letters to the Editor: June 8, 2017

War on Trump Dear Editor, Never in my life have people sympathetic to the Democrat Party been so anti-American. This includes a majority of the mainstream media. It has been well documented by the conservative media that our smug, arrogant former President Barack Hussein Obama is currently leading a shadow government known as Organizing for Action, or OFA, with the intent of obstructing anything the Trump administration attempts to accomplish. The OFA aims to resist, oppose and challenge everything the current administration endeavors to achieve. In eight disastrous years, Obama castrated this nation, causing the economy and moral compass of the United States of America to decay. There has been an overt war on religion, primarily Christianity, even within our military. Fortunately, there were enough voters in this country to prevent “corrupt Hillary” from winning the presidency in 2016. Won’t Hillary Clinton ever go away? From everything I’ve heard or read from credible sources, she has probably never told the truth in her whole life. The same has been said about Obama. She was a disciple of Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals. From “Notes on Alinsky,” “the primary assault would be on biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish.” While at Wellesley College, Hillary wrote her admiring senior thesis about...

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June 1, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I would like to comment on last week’s Rhino Times Officers of the Month. It showed 25 wonderful, hardworking, obviously brave, dedicated public servants and the things that they did were wonderful. I also think that there are many more who could probably qualify for exactly the same. I would like to juxtapose that with a comment at The Sound of the Beep by a woman who stated that the Police Department was not doing anything at all, and that especially they were letting the black people kill each other, etc. It is just amazing to see the contrast between some people’s concept of what they think is going on. Keep up the good work, and God bless our officers and their bravery. Thank you. % % % About everybody I’ve talked to thinks that President Trump has done a wonderful job getting 50 nations together and selling $350 billion worth of stuff that will be made here in the US by union workers to Saudi Arabia. However, Fox News had somebody on that failed the second grade and quit school saying that the speech he gave was pathetic. That just shows how far down the Democrat Party wants to take this. I wish somehow or another, while they’re talking about it, they’d bring up the $150 billion that Barack Obama gave Iran. He thinks they’re fine people. Next...

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Letters to the Editor: June 1, 2017

Costly Resource Dear Editor, I recently read a copy of the Rhino Times, and specifically your article on the 2017 Guilford County salary list. I always enjoy looking at this list of salaries as well as the one for city employees. I was wondering if you noted the following for the human resources area?   John Dean, HR Director     $135,189 June Harley, HR Manager   $92,832 Carol Campbell, HR Manager  $91,025 Kenneth Gibson, HR Mgr     $90,569 Ernest Willis, HR Mgr            $72,074 Taylor, HR Div Specialist $65,000 (what is this position?) Abernathy, HR Sr Analyst $62,696 (What is this position?) That is a total of $609,385 in salaries for seven people. Wow.   As you mention in your article, there are only 2,303 county employees, and for this number, why do we need a total of seven employees in the Human Resources Department, of whom there are four titled Human Resources Managers, and who knows what the last two people do. Somebody needs to look into this further. Thanks for your listing. I look forward to the one on city employees. Gerard McCabe     Supporting All Rights Dear Editor, A letter in an April issue of the Rhino Times deserves applause. A. Wayne Hinson recalls his long-ago geometry teacher, “Old Burnsides,” a no-nonsense woman who taught at Greensboro High (now Grimsley).  I remember such teachers.  They were there to teach,...

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May 25, 2017 Sound of the Beep

This is for the caller who called in and said I’m driving the speed limit in the left lane so I should not be fined for not moving over to the right to allow someone to break the law. Are you really that foolish? Maybe your speedometer is wrong? Maybe you’re going two or three miles below the speed limit and don’t realize it. It’s got nothing to do with the speed limit. It has everything to do with causing a rolling logjam, blocking traffic, causing people to build up behind you, and probably going to cause someone to maybe even have a wreck. The polite thing to do, the right thing to do, and I’m sure the thing that you were taught in driver’s ed, is you pass on the left, and then you get back over to the right so that someone else can pass you even if they’re going one mile an hour faster than you. % % % Hey, Yostie. I just heard on the radio Taytay has got a new boyfriend. Sorry. Sad but true. % % % Yost’s Note: Thanks. Hopefully they will be broken up by the time she comes to Greensboro next. % % % So, I recently picked up a copy of the News & Record and right there on the front page was an article about my favorite organization...

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Letters to the Editor: May 25, 2017

Behind Every Tree Dear Editor, The Democrats/alt-left/liberals/progressives/socialists/anarchists are on a roll. The moment they lost the election, they began saying and doing anything they could to bring down the then president-elect, now president. They couldn’t even allow one day of quiet for a peaceful transfer of power. Rather than accept the fact that the American people refused to allow themselves to live under their warped sense of how things should be, they opted for anarchy and violence in an attempt to do by force what they couldn’t do by an open election. “Oh, but we won the popular vote.” And your point is? That and $5 will get you an overpriced cup of coffee at Starbucks. Our form of government doesn’t work like that. Thank, God. The Constitution makes for a system where states big and small have as equal a say as possible in how things are done on a federal level. By your line of reasoning, and I’m sure it’s because you know what’s best for all, people in places like California and New York should be the ones telling people in places like Iowa and Idaho how they should live and act. I look at those places and have to ask you one question – how’s that whole socialist thing working out for you? The left has turned into rabid dogs in their quest to bring...

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May 18, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I was very sad to see the Street Level column come to an end. The author’s column was insightful, philosophical and good advice for all. I hope it returns. % % % Where one sits on an airplane, or in which neighborhood one resides, is not a measure of their humanity any more than the size of their bank account. Moreover, these things are not rights assured by the government or the Constitution. Only the potential, perhaps, to earn them is. Accountability for one’s self leads to self-respect. That’s the first step that must be taken. Sign me off as Riling Red. % % % Just got in to find out that President Trump has relieved Director Comey from the FBI. Mr. President, we support you. Mr. President, please, make every effort to restore faith in the judicial system and make every effort to remove political activism from the American justice system. Good call, Mr. President. We support you. % % % This is an addendum to my comments about President Trump reestablishing trust in the American legal system. To all you snowflakes, millennials and doubters, naysayers, look back 24 years ago. The only other person to fire an FBI director was William Jefferson Clinton when he kicked William Sessions’ patootie down the road after the elections. So don’t you for one minute call this out as something without...

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Letters to the Editor: May 18, 2017

Democratic Political Intrigue Not a Story? Dear Editor, Isn’t it funny what constitutes a political scandal these days? Last year a Democratic Party operative was shot dead in Washington DC and the police have no culprit, nor any theory about the murder. So someone on behalf of the victim’s family hired a former DC homicide detective turned private investigator to take a look into the mysterious killing. The investigator has just revealed that the operative, Seth Rich, was communicating with WikiLeaks on his laptop in the run up to the presidential election. Well, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to connect the dots here. What appears to be a third world-style political assassination should be a front page scandal of the highest degree, but our mass media are wringing their hands over what President Donald Trump might have said in a meeting with Russian officials. Where are today’s Woodward and Bernstein? Why are no journalists investigating this explosive story? The mass media are a de facto arm of the Democratic Party. Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker. Christopher Rees     Cherish Differences Dear Editor, A recent beeper accused Democrats of wanting to ruin our country.  I can only hope this person was using a bit of hyperbole.  My own perception is that people of both parties want the same basic things: good education for our...

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May 11, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I am a lifelong Republican who wants our elected politicians to pass all of Trump’s agenda, not theirs or Paul Ryan’s. I will vote against every single Republican senator and representative who does not support Trump’s agenda. I am glad the Democrats aren’t happy. Good. They certainly didn’t care what the Republicans wanted or needed when Obama won. So, you Republicans, do to the Dems what they did us when Obama won and get Trump’s budget done. You don’t need bipartisanship. Did they care about you when Obama won? You either vote and get Trump’s agenda in place or say goodbye to your office when you come up for reelection. % % % Well everybody is crying in the Rhino Beeps this week of Meals on Wheels supposedly not getting the right kind of money. But, anyway, they’re going to still have Meals on Wheels, people. The president has just cut out some of the funding. It’s already being funded by the states and the cities. But all this extra money that they don’t need, the meals are still going to be served. And I suggest maybe High Point don’t build that $45 million stadium, and they can feed some of those hungry people there in High Point and Guilford County. So, that’s one problem solved. % % % That sorry, worn out old has-been Hillary Clinton, the embittered...

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Letters to the Editor: May 11 2017

Open for Business Dear Editor, It was recently announced that North Carolina has a $580.5 million budget surplus for the current fiscal year. This shows that our economy is strong and that our economic policies are working. While many other states struggle to balance their budget, we are showing that tax reform and pro-business policies are the keys to stabilizing budget revenue. To further verify our strong economic standing, Site Selection ranked North Carolina number one in their 2017 “Prosperity Cup.” The reported cited our simplified tax code, a strong work force and an overall positive business environment as reasons for the ranking. This recognition is evidence that we are serious about job creation and that North Carolina is open for business. North Carolina’s economy has produced over 500,000 new jobs since this time in 2011 and we are one of only a few states that has a AAA credit rating from all agencies. We have the 23rd largest economy in the world. This is news that we should all celebrate, regardless of our political views. Let’s stay the course and further establish the Old North State as the best place to live, work and raise a family. Rep. Jon Hardister NC House Majority Whip   Education Racket Dear Editor, It’s very rare that I agree with Democratic Guilford County Commissioner Carolyn Coleman, but last year during the budget...

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May 4, 2017 Sound of the Beep

To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, don’t you think it’s time that France had a woman president? % % % I really appreciate the insight of Orson Scott Card concerning Israel in his column dated April 20. However, I would like to change his last paragraph that says thank God, they’re on our side to read, thank God, we’re on their side. And I might add, for now. Thank you. % % % Yeah, I thought the president of the United States was a powerful position. Apparently, I’m wrong, because all it takes is a couple of District Court judges somewhere to overrule him and what he says doesn’t matter. That’s amazing. % % % Logical Dan here. Otis brings up a good point about the animal massacres on the roadways. With me being an animal lover and all. Hey, Otis, did you hear about the Himalayan possum that was spotted in Northern Guilford County a few weeks ago? Well, I can verify his existence because just last week I saw him a layin’ in the road. % % % Hi. I want to let you know my experience with the Guilford County Animal Shelter, period. I wanted a new cat, and this was in January. And I went to the Guilford County Animal Shelter, and it was locked up tight as a drum with no hours posted. And no way...

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Letters to the Editor: May 4, 2017

Concerned for Yost Dear Editor, I am visiting my son this weekend and read your April 27, 2017 edition and am very puzzled by Scott Yost’s article. He goes on and on about a lengthy IRS call he received wherein he answered a lot of questions, some about his return and other more personal questions. Now we have been seeing public service announcements where I live in western North Carolina, especially for seniors like myself, about not giving any information over the phone to anyone claiming to be from the IRS, as it’s a scam to get hold of all your personal information in order to steal your identity and your money. They said the IRS will only contact you by mail, never by phone. What gives?! Has Scott been ripped off and doesn’t even know it? Please have him investigate this. I for one will not give or acknowledge anything by phone if I can help it. Martha (Marti) Bowman Editor’s note: The Rhino Times believes Ms. Bowman’s advice about not giving out highly personal information over the phone to unknown callers is excellent.  We also believe that, in general, it is a very good idea never to emulate the actions of Scott Yost in any way, shape or form.  Also, we understand that Scott is now working to get his bank accounts back in order with the...

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Letters to the Editor: April 27, 2017

Slower Traffic Do What Now? Dear Editor, So now it appears that a new law in North Carolina will make it illegal to drive the speed limit in the left hand lane if a person who is breaking the law is impeded in that lane by someone driving the speed limit. Give that some thought. Yes, you can now receive a ticket for impeding another driving who is breaking the law. What a brilliant bunch we have working on our behalf in Raleigh. Mark Murray   Editor’s Note: It is a brilliant bill and I hope it becomes law.     Innocent Victims Dear Editor, This is in reference to the Street Level column in your March 23 issue, “Policing Can Be a Bloody Business.” This column helps show what a difficult job it is to be in security in the military, government or private industry. No wonder there is a shortage of applicants for this field. The honest, responsible, caring individuals deserve our full respect and appreciation. The column mentions a suspected shooter and his live-in girlfriend who have a baby living with them. The column stresses the dangerous situation faced by the law enforcement people, which is the purpose of the column. It tells of the probable terrible death of the live-in girlfriend. What can be done to bring to the forefront the terrible future that may lie...

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April 27, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I love the new Street Level column about first-person police stories from officers in our community. % % % If the City of High Point is so hot to spend $45 million on a multi-use stadium for a yet-to-be-determined baseball team, and to spend all that money without seeking approval from the taxpayers, then maybe they should try to work a deal with HPU for the abandoned Oak Hollow Mall. Then find some private money and equally split the cost to build the stadium. If I read their tax plan correctly, they want to tax businesses around the stadium and use that money to pay for the cost of the stadium. If this is such a great deal for High Point and benefit to the city, why not tax every single taxpayer in High Point instead of punishing the locals near the stadium and forcing them to pay for the darn thing? I bet if everybody was going to be taxed, this latest scheme would fail. When will elected officials stop spending money they don’t have on projects that may or may not work out for the community? If taxpayers have to pay for the project, all taxpayers should be asked to vote on its cost, value and community benefit. Why are politicians afraid to put it to a vote? % % % Hello, Beep. I’m guessing John Hammer...

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Letters to the Editor: April 20, 2017

Forgiveness Not Always the Answer Dear Editor, I am pleased to learn that Guilford County Commissioner Kay Cashion, a Democrat, scolded Sam Funchess, president of Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, for asking the taxpayers to forgive a $75,000 loan made 16 years ago. And I am angry that five knuckleheaded commissioners voted and approved this forgiveness. I’d say the Nussbaum Center is aligned with corporate welfare and has little to nothing to do with true entrepreneurship.  Those of us who opened businesses in 2007 and 2008 learned how to squeeze the buffalo off the nickels, all the while delivering quality service, and struggle big to meet payroll and cover expenses. That’s entrepreneurship. Mr. Funchess and his center should not have been allowed to defecate on the county taxpayers. The mighty five that approved this plunder of taxpayer dollars ought to be fired at the next election. Henry Williamson     Murderers Yes, Terrorists No Dear Editor, Maureen Parker conflates violence and terrorism. Bonnie and Clyde were not terrorists, they were bank robbers. Terrorism is a consistent pattern of violence that manifests from an identifiable credo and has a specific purpose. For example, the IRA’s bombing campaign in Great Britain during the 1970s was terrorism. Their purpose was to coercively integrate Northern Ireland into the Republic of Ireland; their credo was Irish Republicanism with a Marxist flavor, and their atrocities were...

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April 20, 2017 Sound of the Beep

When the Democrats celebrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s brilliance for initiating the nuclear option to be able to insert numerous liberal judges into the judiciary, I wonder if the Greensboro fishwrap called it a divisive rules change. You can bet your life they did not. % % % I’m just noticing in the last few weeks the comments regarding President Obama. Obama is no longer president. We now have President Donald Trump. With Donald Trump, it’s not a fact – I mean, it doesn’t matter if you like him or not like him. He’s still the president. The one thing I would like to see is Democrats and Republicans come together and work together. But this presidency is starting on a very rough and bumpy path. % % % People are so quick to judge, and people are so quick to talk about people and make fun of people who are on government assistance. They will make fun of these people and say they don’t need it. They’re just taking advantage of the system and stealing from taxpayers. How do you know that person’s situation? Let me ask you this. Even if that is true, how is that different from a government employee who is lazy and sorry, and doesn’t do their job and gets paid for doing almost nothing? How is that different? I think the government...

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April 13, 207 Sound of the Beep

Republicans are red and Democrats are blue, and neither one give a rat’s posterior about you. % % % Phew, that was close. I heard that President Trump ordered the military to arrange a nuclear attack on North Carolina. Thank goodness somebody asked him if he didn’t mean North Korea. % % % You know, there are a lot of things right now that are so confusing. But at least we’ve had a few things clarified. The people who hold the most power in the United States of America are random judges in California and Hawaii. And the people who hold the most power in the State of North Carolina are the members of the NCAA. % % % Hey, newsflash. About 10 days ago Susan Rice made a statement on TV that she knows nothing about the leakage or the unmasking. And you all know that Susan Rice would never lie to people. % % % I’m telling you what. Barry O. sure made a mess out of these United States of America. Good day. % % % Hello, Beep. I hear the City of Greensboro claims it’s owed a large sum of money concerning parking tickets. It would be interesting to know how much Greensboro owes its residents. % % % How is it hateful to speak the truth? % % % My dictionary defines a massacre...

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April 6, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Yeah, we were wondering, does anybody that works in the Summerfield area, did y’all happen to see an object about the size of a car kind of hovering over, I guess you would say Battleground Avenue, up towards Summerfield, out past the big lake out there? There’s a group of us out here watching this thing about the size of a station wagon car. It’s well illuminated. It was basically sitting in mid-air over there by the lake. And we all parked over here where the old dam used to be right near at the crossing where they widened the road. I guess the dam is underneath the bridge now. I don’t know what they did with it. Anyway, there’s a group of us sitting here watching this thing. A Guilford County sheriff’s car come up and down this road in the last 30 minutes. % % % Yeah, I just saw in the Letters to the Editors where a fellow was taking John “my son can go with the girls” Swofford, the ACC commissioner, off his Christmas card list. I think we ought to take it a step further and nobody call him when the Hot Now signs are on at Krispy Kreme. % % % Try Trump for treason. The truth must get out. % % % Your argument for loose gun control laws, because there are...

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Letters to the Editor: April 6, 2017

A Blow for Freedom Dear Editor, Wednesday, March 29 – Brexit Day – NPR aired a piece by Frank Langford in which he implied that the majority of the British people were racists and xenophobes inasmuch as they voted to leave the EU because of resentment towards foreigners. That is simply untrue. The left’s character assassination of Brexit voters (and Trump voters) is standard operating procedure in the mainstream media, but it is offensive and mendacious. Millions of brave soldiers, sailors and airmen made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars precisely so that Great Britain would preserve its historic and hard won sovereignty and liberty. Are we now to casually surrender it all with a shrug, as we submit to the rule of a cadre of unelected foreign bureaucrats in the European Commission? It’s as if we lost the war (that’s a sentiment you would hear often in Britain). As British Prime Minister Theresa May said today, the United Kingdom has simply decided that it wants to make its own laws, reclaim its freedom and determine its own destiny. Is that not the right of every free people?  But that is what sticks in the craw of all the progressives and globalists who subtly seek to emasculate what the Islamists call “the great Satan and the little Satan” i.e., the United States of America and the United Kingdom....

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March 30, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Donna Brazile, a CNN News correspondent and the Democratic chair, has now admitted to giving Hillary Clinton the questions to the debate days before the debate occurred. So, let me ask you this, now that she has admitted to it, and there’s no question, why isn’t she and Hillary Clinton being arrested for election tampering? This is blatant election tampering without any doubt, and Donna Brazile has admitted to it. So, why aren’t both of those people arrested for tampering with the election? They accused Donald Trump of getting help from Russia. Hillary Clinton got help not even a block away. % % % In Brexit news, Jean-Claude Juncker said that the British will come to the table and eat what they are given, or they will eat nothing at all.  Wow, what breathtaking arrogance, what supercilious condescension, what abject rudeness. The EU in general, and the French in particular, have always treated Great Britain like the red-headed step child of their chummy little family, to which we never really belonged anyway. Now that we have summoned up the nerve to reclaim our liberty, their anger is exposed for all to see. Hell hath no fury like a bureaucracy scorned. The Eurocrats even have a poster in their Brexit war room that mocks the UK as a tiny boat at sea in which the seafaring Brit has lit a...

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Letters to the Editor: March 30, 2017

Big & Tall Complaint Dear Editor, I would like to get to the “bottom” of several issues of concern to me.  First, I have great concern for us tall men and women now that I have learned about the planned Greensboro performing arts center (GPAC) seats. An earlier article in your paper over a year ago noted that GPAC would have fewer square feet than the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), but it would have more seats than DPAC has.  For tall men and women this likely means one thing – we will not fit in these GPAC seats. Currently both my wife and I cannot fit in our Greensboro Coliseum seats because our knees push too hard into the backs of the seats in front of us.  In order to attend the Bryan Series of lectures, the management had to move us to folding chairs on the floor of the Coliseum for this reason.  I know a variety of other tall people who never attend Coliseum events because of their tightly packed seats.  As each American generation continues to get taller on average, our future GPAC facility will exclude more and more people who cannot fit in its small seats. Second, the Brassfield Cinema is currently installing new seats in one theater after the other.  These new seats are made of a much harder plastic (easier to keep...

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March 23, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I got a laugh out of the lead Sound of the Beep call from this past week. Caller said unless you were an American Indian you were an immigrant. I really don’t know how he figures that. I’m indigenous, like 85 percent of the people in our nation today. I was born here. Now if he’s going to argue that I’m an immigrant, because my ancestors immigrated here 300 years ago, well, let’s include the American Indians in that. They didn’t just originate here. They came here from elsewhere, too. Therefore, everybody, including the American Indians, are immigrants. But back to the point, as the editor says, nobody is against immigration. They’re against illegal immigration, and that’s not the same thing. % % % Just sitting here watching the news tonight with Roy Cooper on there crying about House Bill 2. The taxpayers of North Carolina are not interested in doing away with House Bill 2. HB2 was put in place to protect our families, our children and our grandchildren. And whatever you’re crying about, Roy, I hope that the Republicans stand firm and don’t allow you to destroy that bill. We don’t care about Carolina and Duke having to play in another city. If these fools in the ACC are foolish enough to move that games on account of such as that, then what happened out there during...

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Letters to the Editor: March 23, 2017

Budget Test Dear Editor, The Trump administration is beginning to address the one item that is going to cause the left and the liberals to enter the final phase of meltdown, that being the budget. And this is also going to be a test for the Republican Congress as to where they stand on fiscal responsibility and if they are listening to the people or the special interests. Trump has proposed massive spending cuts in the form of cutting off foreign aid and eliminating funding to a variety of programs and organizations. Most of the programs are duplicates of one another, and while the actual spending level on them would not be reduced, the administrative cost of running them would be. In other words, “You’re fired!” Domestic programs to be defunded include PBS, NPR and other such “arts” programs. And it’s about time. For those that are screaming that these are necessary programs for the sustainment of the arts, let the free market decide. If they are that important they should be able to find the private funding to operate. Now if he would start going after the various welfare programs. The best news of all this, in my opinion, is the proposal to cut 50 percent out of the funding going to that organization that I compare to a traffic cop on Valium, the UN. They are already...

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