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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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Letters to the Editor: March 16, 2017

Willful Ignorance Dear Editor, You continue to refer to the tragic murders in Greensboro in November 1979 as a “shootout.”  This is wrong factually and follows a pattern of denial, willful ignorance and racism that has been holding Greensboro back for decades. You ignore the historical facts established in federal court and by the evidence gathered in Truth and Reconciliation process that took place in the 2000s.  It was not a shootout.  It was murder.  The event was captured by multiple television crews, so the fact that these were premeditated killings was obvious to anyone who cared to look.  It took a while, but the Greensboro police were found liable with members of the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Party of murder.  No police department sworn to protect the peace could possible have a blacker mark against it.  To continue to tell the lie of a shootout 40 years later is hateful and pernicious. Stick with your alternative facts, but the truth will be known. Gary Kenton   Editor’s Note: The Klan and Nazi shooters were tried in both state and federal court, and both times they were found not guilty. The investigation revealed that a member of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) most likely fired the first shot and that almost exactly the same number of shots were fired by members of the CWP and by Klan...

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March 16, 2017 Sound of the Beep

In response to the worker at the Coliseum who called in calling about losing hours because of the cancellations caused by HB2, maybe he should blame those who cancelled, not the bill itself. For instance, Bruce Springsteen, who claims to be the champion of the working man, yet he put a lot of working people out of work when he canceled at the Coliseum. While he and his band members are wallowing in their millions, they uncaringly put a lot of people out of work. % % % Hello. In the March 9, 2017 edition of the Rhino Times, the Under the Hammer column was so incredible that I started underlining all of the great points with red ink. By the time I was finished, it looks like I had spilled the can of red paint on pages 32, 33 and 35. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. Thank you. % % % A day without women was held on March 8 nationwide. And for a lot of men, that was really a national holiday. I mean, come on, golf, beer, basketball, guitars, whiskey, poker, cigars, girly magazines, hunting, fishing, motorcycles, sports cars, sleeping late, grilling steaks and no mother-in-laws. % % % I was reading the letters to the editor in the March 2 issue. And the one letter in there, “Nose in the Tent,” by...

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Letters to the Editor: March 9, 2017

Word Play Dear Editor, Isn’t it funny that NPR refers to people on the far left as “the most progressive” whereas it refers to people on the far right as “the most extreme”?  The agenda-driven liberal mass media use language cynically so as to manipulate the way you think. In this way, illegal immigrants become merely “undocumented workers” or better yet, “asylum seekers.” Jobless meddling busybodies become “social entrepreneurs.” Taxpayer supported radio magically become “listener supported radio.” Anything disapproved of by liberals is always labelled “controversial,” such as the enforcement of immigration laws, but anything they approve of, like homosexual marriage, will never be described in that way. Sorry, I should have said same-sex marriage, since the correct English term, homosexual, still carries negative connotations – which is why they won’t use it. When they attack Christians you will notice that they refer to them as “evangelicals” because they’d ruffle the feathers of too many donors and listeners otherwise. Government schools are “public schools,” in one of their more entrenched duplicities. NPR advertisers become NPR “underwriters.” Well, the elites at NPR would never sully themselves by associating with everyday commerce, would they? It is so beneath them. Rabble rousers with too much time on their hands become esteemed “community organizers,” like our dear former president, who only briefly held down a real job in the private sector, which he...

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March 9, 2017 Sound of the Beep

About half of US startup companies worth a billion dollars or more were founded by immigrants. That Apple smartphone in your hand was dreamed up by Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant. And one of the guys who started Google is a refugee from the Soviet Union. Let’s get a little perspective. Unless you’re Native American, your people and mine came from somewhere else, folks. If you have a job you like, are you going to worry about who created it? America has always prospered by taking our talent an innovation from wherever it comes. % % % Editor’s Note: Very few people oppose immigration. It is illegal immigration people oppose. % % % Hi. I’m calling in regard to Jeff Session about everybody calling for him to resign. I think that it’s a shame that Chuck Schumer is on TV asking for Jeff Session to resign. And, now, you’ve got Nancy Pelosi up there asking for him to resign. I think it’s time for Chuck Schumer to resign. And it’s time for Nancy Pelosi to resign. These are lifers. They’ve been up there living off the government for all their life. It’s time for them to resign. You don’t hear nothing but negativeness coming out of both of their mouths all the time. You know, she was the one that said, you got to pass the...

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Letters to the Editor: March 2, 2017

Right Reason to Repeal Dear Editor, House Bill 2 should not be repealed because of its negative financial impact on the state.  It should be repealed because it is wrong.  It should be repealed because it is discriminatory.  It should be repealed because it is unjust.  It should be repealed because it is the right thing to do. Maureen Parker Supremacy Dear Editor, A student group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now demanding free tuition for black students, and only black students. “How racist!” you may say, and you would be right.  But it gets better. The neo-fascists at UWM are also demanding that SAT scores no longer be considered in the admissions process, since this is an example of “white supremacy This is just one example of black privilege. The gratuitous granting of extra points to people with black skin in the university admissions process has become so routine that it is no longer remarked upon. The fact that it is a form of institutionalized racism is never mentioned. Black privilege also manifests itself in the outrageous MWBE preferences. MWBE stands for minority and women-owned business enterprises. Translation: White men need not apply. How would the “fair-minded” and sanctimonious left react if the positions were reversed, and the message said “black women need not apply”? Affirmative action is the most entrenched example of black privilege. If you’re not a member of...

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March 2, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I am a regular reader of the Rhino Times. I’ve been one for the past 15 years or so. I thoroughly enjoy your newspaper over the years. Again, I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Geof Brooks, your cartoonist. I miss his cartoons greatly. They were always funny, and they added a light bit of humor to our stressful lives. Hopefully, though, one day you will bring onboard another cartoonist. I know for right now there is a respectful moratorium that you’re doing with the newspaper. But if you could, please, one day bring on another cartoonist. I do – I always enjoy the cartoons and look forward to having something new to pin up on my refrigerator from week to week. Thank you Mr. Hammer, and we love the Rhino Times and the whole staff. Take care. Bye-bye. % % % Yes, I work your Hyper Sudoku each week. When I worked the one for Feb. 16 and worked it out, I came out with three different answers that were all correct. And when there’s multiple – I’ve never had three before. I have had two. When they have multiple answers like that, how nobody can pick out which one has the correct answer. I could check it the next week and looked at what they had, but it’s just one of the three that I had....

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 23, 2017

Refreshing President Dear Editor, It has been a little over three months since Donald Trump won the election, and since that time the left has done everything they can to make his job as president as difficult as possible. For starters, Democratic Party members of all levels, including the press, talked about how important the peaceful transfer of power is, yet they have failed to deliver. If they truly cared about the state of our nation, they would not work so hard to sabotage Trump in the media – even calling for his impeachment on Inauguration Day. They take to the streets and set things on fire, criticize and hold up his cabinet nominees and set an awful example for their party and its constituents. Many of those who get in conservatives’ faces and destroy property are full of hate and may even be paid to commit anarchy. These people will never support President Trump and his agenda, so we need not waste our time trying to get them to understand. We need to let President Trump know we support him by sending him postcards, emails, tweets etc., as well as by working through our county, state and national GOP, along with our GOP women’s clubs. I am proud and heartened by the way President Trump has conducted himself in office as well as the agenda he is promoting....

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Feb. 23, 2017 Sound of the Beep

Yes, I was just calling to just really kind of compliment you guys on the new articles that you have put into your newspaper, the Street Level columns. They are just really, really good. And at first, John, I thought you might have a ghostwriter writing them for you, but – because they were so good. But – and I’m really kind of interested in the fact that nobody’s mentioned it in the Beep or letters to the editor. At least I haven’t seen it. And if they have, I apologize for that. But they’re just really great articles. And I just think I just want to give you your props and tell you that it was a great idea to include them in your newspaper. And the last thing I just want to say to you guys, leaving page 34 open for Geof Brooks, that’s a lot of class, guys. You could use it for advertising space or what have you. But to honor him like that is really a class act. And I appreciate that. Have a good day. Bye. % % % Hi. I’m calling about the Grammys. I didn’t watch them per se. I kind of clicked in and out at different times. I’d like to just say this: American people do not have a platform to say to Hollywood what they would like to...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 16, 2017

Liberal Meltdown Dear Editor, Once again President Donald Trump is shaking the social justice whiners, liberals and the left to their core by doing what he said he was going to do. And of course they pushed back by judge shopping on the left coast to try to stop him. But he has already started an end run around them by rewriting his travel ban and is about to put it out again. Then, while they were celebrating their temporary victory, he brought one out of left field and began rounding up and deporting illegal alien criminals, again as he said he would. Now they are in panic mode again, but the best part is those leftist who were still hiding in the closet have shown themselves. This brings up another subject. Here is the definition of sedition lifted directly from the Oxford Dictionary. Sedition: conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch. Synonyms: rabble-rousing, incitement to rebel, subversion, troublemaking. Does any of that sound familiar? With this definition in mind, look at the actions of not just individuals, but of government officials at state, county and municipal levels that have openly advocated for “people to rebel against the authority of a state” in violation of their oath of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” When are...

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Feb. 16, 2017 Sound of the Beep

You know, I’d go somewhere and protest against that Ninth Circuit Court deal. But I got to work. Get it? % % % Good morning. I just wanted to call the Rhino for another great issue. Sorry to hear about Mr. Brooks’ passing. I was reading the column, Street Level, Policing in the Twilight Zone. This is great. This is super. A lot of his situations belong up there with News of the Weird. I’ll tell you that. But, please, keep it up. We appreciate your paper. We appreciate your expertise, and I hope I never get under the Hammer. You take care. Bye. % % % You want to talk about discrimination? Did someone say something about discrimination? Let me tell you who is the most discriminated against people are in our country. The people who are discriminated the most against are poor people. I’m not talking about black people. I’m not talking about Hispanic. I’m not talking about whites. I’m talking about poor people. They are the most discriminated against people in America. I’m sorry. You can’t eat in this restaurant because you don’t quite have enough money. I’m sorry, you can’t sit in the front of the airplane, this is for the people with all the money. First class. I’m sorry, you can’t live in this gated community, because you don’t have enough money. I’m sorry,...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 9, 2017

What If You Want a Revolution? Dear Editor, In Sen. Dan Bishop’s column, he wants to make it a crime to “threaten, intimidate or retaliate against a present or former North Carolina official in the course of, or on account of, the performance of his or her actions.” Wasn’t this same course of action the whole basis of the founding of our country? If fighting a revolution against the king wasn’t retaliation, then how does Sen. Bishop (or anyone else) define the term? And how can chasing a man down an alley for five minutes possibly compare to taking up arms for six years in order to overthrow the current regime, and institute a new form of government? Our Constitution guarantees the people the right to protest and demonstrate against unjust, oppressive or corrupt officials. We have seen this right exercised numerous times in our country’s history, particularly during the 1960s during the Vietnam War and the civil rights era. Though there were a number of times when, unfortunately, these demonstrations turned riotous and violent, could anyone deny that they helped bring about the end of Vietnam and beginning of civil rights for blacks? If I were an elected official of this state, I would be very hesitant about voting Sen. Bishop’s proposal into law. Under this proposal, anyone who writes a letter, sends an email, speaks out in public...

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Feb. 9, 2017 Sound of the Beep

There are two words to describe Trump supporters: ignorant and gullible. That doesn’t mean they’re bad people, just that they’re uninformed and they’ll believe anything the man says. Ignorant and gullible. % % % Hillary walked out of her mansion and didn’t see her shadow, which means four more years with her not being president. % % % You brave people that want to tote around a gun so you can protect someone from someone else with a gun. That’s fine. But as soon as the shooting starts, you need to jump up, get the shooter’s attention and let him know that you have a gun, and you’re going to be shooting back so that you distract him, and you are the one being fired on since you are so brave. That would show me that you really are true in what you say that I want to help protect people from someone with a gun. Then put yourself in the line of fire. That is truly protecting someone from someone else with a gun. Otherwise, you’re just a wimp. % % % I’d like to comment on Mr. Rees’ column concerning the UK’s European Project of 1973. That should be a must-read for all independent thinkers. Such insight from his knowledge and experience is priceless. Would love to read more from him. Well done, Mr. Rees. We raise...

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Feb. 2, 2017 Sound of the Beep

I just finished reading the second installment of the Street Level cop column, and I wanted to commend that officer for his fine writing. And he certainly could probably have a second career should he choose to go in that direction. Thank you. % % % I read the article in the Jan. 12 Rhino Times, “Commissioners Want Answers, Not Requests for More DSS Jobs.” As a citizen that has been dealing with DSS, I have several recommendations to help them to be more efficient. One, provide clients with written guidelines of what is expected or what each party’s responsibilities are. When questions about policy and procedures regarding the aspect of their program came up, we were told they didn’t have any. So each social worker interprets the situations differently. McDonald’s has a policy on how to make french fries. How does DSS not have those? Treat your clients with respect. I’ve never worked with professionals whose communication practices include not returning phone calls or deleting emails without reading them. I understand the social workers are required to renew their licenses by obtaining continuing ed credits, four of which are in ethics. I only wish they applied these principles to the people and families that they are supposed to help and work with. % % % Mexico pays for the wall with every company that relocates or stays in...

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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 2, 2017

Dishonest in Small Things … Dear Editor, On Jan. 2, 2017, newspapers around the country published a report from the Associated Press that stated that the inauguration attendance for President Donald Trump was far less than it had been for either of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations. To bolster their story, the AP supplied two photographs, one taken at each president’s inauguration. The photo supplied for President Trump’s inauguration clearly showed large, open spaces on the National Mall between the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. The photo supplied for President Obama’s 2009 inauguration showed the same area completely filled with people and no open spaces. The AP claimed that both photos were taken within one hour of each other on the respective inauguration days. But were they really? Live television feeds and photos from other news agencies after the noon hour showed no open areas on the Mall during President Trump’s inauguration. Granted, the AP photos were shot from the Washington Monument looking towards the Capitol, while television and other media were taken from the Capitol looking towards the Washington Monument. So what happened to all those large open areas shown in the AP photo? Proponents of the AP story say it was the difference in photo angles that caused a discrepancy in the number of people that appeared in the respective photos. However, a Getty Images photo...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 26, 2017

Half Truths Are Fake News Dear Editor, The Associated Press may well be the most prolific source of “fake news” on the planet. By using carefully crafted phrases and terms intended to mislead and misinform, they attempt to steer public opinion to the side of the alt left. For instance, how many times have you read an AP news item stating that North Carolina HB2 “limits protections for LGBT persons.” While this is partly true, by failing to report what those limits are, they have and are purposely misleading the public. As it turns out, LGBT protections are limited to the very same protections as everyone else. This is hardly discrimination and is, in fact, equal treatment for all persons under the law. Then we have last week’s AP reports on various “immigrant” rallies and protests. A closer read reveals that these so called “immigrants” are actually in the US illegally. In other words, they are illegal aliens, not mere immigrants. Calling them immigrants is tantamount to calling someone that enters your home uninvited a guest.  If everyone who enters this country is termed an immigrant, how do you differentiate between those who enter legally and those who sneak in illegally? The AP would rather that you didn’t. These are only two examples of how the AP reports half-truths and uses clever word play to distort facts, mislead and influence...

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Jan. 26, 2017 Sound of the Beep

  Well, Trump is finally our president. And the Republicans can kiss their elephant, and the Democrats can kiss their, er, uh, donkey. % % % Well, more Beep amusement this week. You need to explain that Social Security is geared toward COLA. That’s c-o-l-a. Two weeks in a row somebody thinks Obama has something to do with the Social Security increase. If you had a Republican in there, you’d put your two-liner in there and explain COLA. I assume you understand how Social Security works connected to COLA. And about the guy that doesn’t like Buffett. Well, most of Trump’s appointees are billionaires. Tell him to buy BRK-B. That’s BRK-B. The caller connecting Obama to Hitler, he needs to understand that Trump’s friend, who happens to be head of Russia, controls newspapers, TVs and magazines, etc. % % % Good evening. This is the Blue-Eyed Devil. Shout out to Steely Dan Fan. Thanks for new year’s wishes, and back at you. Don’t be surprised if the press is giving Trump a bad one. The Rhino is the only thing that even touches the truth, even though sometimes it leans so far to the right it slides off my coffee table. % % % The age of post-factual journalism is upon us. The age of Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow doesn’t exist anymore. What the progressives, what the...

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Guest Editorial • Crossing the Line

by NC State Sen. Dan Bishop   Lines are being crossed, and I have been holding my tongue. Recently, however, one of the growing series of spectacles caught my attention like no other. It was a video showing the immediate past governor of North Carolina chased by a chanting mob down a blind alley in Washington, DC, on Saturday. The 3:35 video begins with former Gov. Pat McCrory bidding goodbye to TV commentator Lou Dobbs on a city sidewalk. The mob approaches him and begins chanting and shouting, “Shame on you … You’re a bigot and an a**hole … You’re not a man, you’re a coward.” McCrory retreats calmly in the company of three women and Dobbs down an alley to a building entrance that is locked. As they wait to be admitted, the mob continues to chant, “Shame.” Just after the one-minute mark, the ringleader says, “We’ve got you now.” Two more anxious minutes pass until uniformed Secret Service officers arrive and usher the mob away. The mob turns on them, shouting, “Shame on the cops, too.” Ubiquitous leftist rioters are fond of shouting, “Shame,” but invariably incapable of it. Udai Basavaraj is given credit for the video, as if he’s a news photographer. Basavaraj hails from Greensboro. His GoFundMe pages beg $1,000 to attend Socialism 2016 in Chicago last July and two grand for buses to take members...

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Guest Editorial • A Brexit Primer

by Chris Rees An Independent Thinker   They call it bait and switch. When the UK was taken into “the European Project” in 1973 without the consent of the British people, the ensuing outcry forced the government to call a referendum on the issue – in 1975. I remember it being hotly debated at my school, among both the boys and masters. Should we remain in the Common Market, as it was called? The “Yes” campaign dominated the mass media, and the bien pensants were unanimous in their approval. After all, who could be against free trade, especially in such a great trading nation? So the British people were persuaded to remain in the bloc, or the European Economic Community as it was formally called. Little did we know that it would result in us being told what kind of cabbage we would be allowed to grow, or what shape of bananas we would be allowed to eat. For we had been assured by Prime Minister Edward Heath that British sovereignty would not be impinged upon by one jot. He lied. Forty years later we found that we were prohibited from making trade deals with other nations, that the highest court in the land (which we must obey) resided in Luxembourg, and that any conflict between British law and EU law would nullify the British law, allowing EU law...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 19, 2017

Cryin’ Time Again Dear Editor, Darn those filthy Russians for their role in making Americans aware of the shady way our most popular political party manipulated the media and their own party members in favor of their chosen one.  We should never have learned that our secretary of state used secret illegal backchannel private communication to hide her ineptitude and corruption.  How dare they tell us the truth?  We should quickly nuke them so we would no longer have need of facts or honesty in our political system.  Oh crud, flashback, didn’t we accuse their government of deceiving their own citizenry too. Frankly, I am stunned by the childishness of the Dems and their need to blame their stunning loss to Trump on someone else.  As said in the movie Animal House, “Face it, Otter, you fudged up.”  The sooner they recognize their error and re-direct their efforts, the sooner they begin to regain strength. Honestly, as a businessman who has seen sales drop by 50 percent as a result of Obamanomics, I hope they continue to whine, pout and protest.  That just increases the time our sensible citizens have to reverse the degenerative slide Dems have inflicted on us the last eight years.  Oh snap, I forgot, they are now gonna revert to their old playbook, page 1, and blame it all on George again, whiney britches. Make...

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Jan. 19, 2017 Sound of the Beep

This kind of goes along with what I called in last week about, it’s ironic that the Tuesday, Dec. 20 meeting of Sharon Hightower getting in Nancy Vaughan’s face. And here it is the middle of January, and we haven’t seen anything in the News & Record. You know, are these kinds of things kept quiet by the liberal press. And, really, I don’t expect to see much in the newspaper once it goes to Winston-Salem to be printed. So, all I can say is, Mr. Roy Carroll, if there is any way, I think it’s time for you to start printing a daily paper, because as it shows here in your article about Hightower, you just don’t find that kind of stuff in the News & Record. Or if something does happen, it’s at least two weeks and three weeks after the Rhino Times has already printed it. Thank you for your time. Keep up the good work. Bye. % % % You want to see double standard at its best? Have you heard Obama, or Loretta Lynch, or Sharpton, or anybody condemn those four young black people for torturing that retarded, or mentally challenged, excuse me, white kid? No. Not one word. Not a single word. Let me tell you, if the roles were reversed, if it was the other way around, and four white kids kidnapped...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 12, 2017

Diversity Talk Is Just That Dear Editor, Observing the recent election and its aftermath, it dawns on me that neither Donald Trump nor his supporters are prone to violence. Ironically, it is those opposed to Trump that have been proven as the ones who defame, protest, riot, loot, burn and advocate anarchy. For all their talk about diversity and tolerance, they are anarchists in sheep’s clothing. Frank Swanson Shocked, Shocked Dear Editor, Everywhere there are headlines decrying the Russians for involving themselves in our elections. Yet as of right now nobody has produced solid evidence. As retired military, I understand that some information cannot be released without compromising the source, which can do harm to future operations or, worse, get someone jailed or killed. And I do have a big problem with someone from outside interfering or trying to interfere with our sovereignty. But I also have a problem with how this whole thing is being used, primarily by the left. News flash – we’ve done the same thing in other places. The United States government has conducted this type of operation in other countries before. In fact, dear leader’s own administration attempted it in Israel just last year. In the movie Casablanca, the local Nazi representative orders the prefect of police to find an excuse to close down Rick’s bar because the locals are showing intolerance towards them. When...

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Jan. 12, 2017 Sound of the Beep

The progressive narrative that Russia influenced our elections, and that’s the reason Hillary lost, is entirely a construct of the media. And the media thinks we actually are listening to them anymore. Russia hacking our election is exactly what the Democrats would love us to believe. They have yet to say that Hillary Clinton lost because of Hillary Clinton. They think if they keep pushing this narrative of Russia, Russia, Russia, that sometime in the near future we’ll forget that Hillary Clinton lost because she was deceitful, dishonest, calculating and entirely unfit to be president. The entire American population had an opinion about Hillary Clinton, and she lost the election. It’s the second time she’s lost. Hillary, herself, has never come forth and said she was guilty of anything. Extreme negligence is when you forget to sterilize instruments at the hospital … % % % I’m reading in your Sound of the Beep where is sounds like a bunch of Republicans are saying that during President Obama’s eight years in office that over a thousand Democratic seats were lost in the House, Senate, governorships, town councils, city councils all across the country. Well, that is what happens when Republicans gerrymander the district. That’s how they win all those seats. You know how to tell if something is gerrymandered? You look back at the election results. If every single election...

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Letters to the Editor: Jan. 5, 2017

Sometimes You Lose Dear Editor, After Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton, Susan Ladd wondered what she should tell her daughter. Here are some ideas: The world does not revolve around either one of us. There are other people who have other opinions. That does not make them evil. Sometimes they are right and we are wrong. In any election, someone wins and someone loses. Sometimes we lose. Life isn’t fair. Get used to it. Birth control paid for by someone else is not a right. Pregnancy is neither an accident nor a disease. Abortion is a permanent solution for a temporary problem. The media sometimes tells only part of the truth, sometimes distorts the truth and sometimes lies. The newspaper I work for does all three. Money doesn’t grow on trees. If you want something, get a job and work for it. There is no free lunch. There are no free cell phones. There is no free health care. We don’t get money from Washington; Washington gets money from us. We criticize Republicans for gerrymandering. We didn’t criticize Democrats for gerrymandering. That makes us hypocrites. The world will not quit turning on Jan. 20. It may actually improve for all of us. Wayne Hinson     What Must Police Dogs Think Dear Editor, Dog owners should be very careful around the authorities. A federal court in Michigan has ruled...

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Jan. 5, 2017 Sound of the Beep

This message is for John Hammer. I was reading the story by your dad: Remembering the Gifts You Never Got, second page, Dec. 22, Rhino Times. And, man, I’m just boohooing. It’s a wonderful story. I read it every year. I appreciate that you keep running that story. And a different topic. Democrats refuse to appeal HB2. I’m a Democrat, but some of that certainly is true. It’s a total mess, and somewhat unnecessary. Anyway, thank you, sir, for your newspaper. On occasion I agree with your politics, but I look for it every year to read this story about your dad. But what a real, real, real Christian: splitting the gifts and everything else 50/50. % % % Christmas Eve, just got in. Channel 2 has a – I’ll call back. % % % With Barack Obama giving Iran the money that he did, and turning his back on Israel with about 30 days to go in office, and this is the man that the Democrat Party, I think, is going to try to rally behind to try to bring the party back together. I’m 81 years old, and I don’t believe there will ever be another Democrat Party in as long as they got him leading them. I was a Democrat at one time, but I switched over several years ago, because I realized I don’t believe...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 29, 2016

State Politics Too Political Dear Editor, On August 11, 2016, the US District Court of the Middle District of NC ruled that there were 28 districts that were racially gerrymandered and that these districts violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. The ruling stated that new maps must be drawn that complied with the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.  Due to time limitations, the court ruled that the maps would be drawn after the upcoming Nov. 8 election. Many voters were disenfranchised because of these racially gerrymandered districts. The vote they would cast in November would not have its full power as the gerrymandered system guaranteed unequal representation. On Nov. 8, I cast my ballot for Roy Cooper for governor, in good faith that if elected Mr. Cooper would be fully vested with the same powers that McCrory has as governor; 22,281,155 voters cast their vote for Mr. Cooper, all with the understanding that Mr. Cooper would be fully empowered as governor by the existing North Carolina Constitution. In December, Gov. McCrory called a special session to discuss disaster relief. At the ending of this session, Republicans immediately issued a proclamation convening another session. The petition authorizing this session was signed on Monday without the knowledge of Democrats who were not notified until noon on Wednesday. This allowed no opportunities for constituents to be truly represented by their...

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Dec. 29, 2016 Sound of the Beep

Good morning, Beep. Just watching some of the talking heads this morning. You know, Angela Merkel has really made a mess out of the once great and prosperous country. And she should be taken out of office and put on house arrest for all of the crazy views that she’s got about letting all these illegals into that country and having them wreak havoc, have everybody on their toes all the time when someone is going to run over us? When someone is going to kill my child? It’s craziness. She should be taken out of office. Merry Christmas. % % % Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin were communicating using email, with Huma sharing the laptop with her then husband, the pervert Anthony Weiner. This was totally unsecure and the FBI has stated that US classified information was compromised as a result. By the Russians? Sure – and everybody else who wanted to hack the US secretary of state. And now Hillary and the liberals want to complain that her emails have become public, which depressed her vote total? Yes, my dear Democrats, your candidate has been exposed as a conniving, corrupt witch who secretly torpedoed Bernie’s campaign and who couldn’t be trusted with our secrets. She got outed precisely because she was so criminally careless. Now she complains that it cost her the election. Well, ain’t life tough?...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 22, 2016

There’s Already Enough Development Dear Editor, Your opinion pieces sometimes leave me wondering if you’re one of the Hammers who lived in the box my Uncle Joe always told me I was as dumb as. In your Thanksgiving issue you attacked the City Council for opposing an annexation and rezoning request by a commercial developer hoping to build on Lake Brandt Road, just south of the lake and the protected area surrounding it. It’s no surprise you’d favor, unquestioning, commercial development just about anywhere since your paper is published by a commercial developer.  But you shouldn’t expect the City Council to do the same. Councilmembers didn’t fail the city by asking questions, listening to the long-established residents who will have to contend with whatever the developer chooses to build, and ultimately deciding they would not grant him the annexation and the zoning changes he requested.  They did their jobs.  Enough of them concluded the development as proposed at that particular site would create problems for more than just the “50 angry people” you huffed about. Maybe you can’t see the issue as clearly too – beyond being professionally blinkered – because of the dust kicked up by the projects already under way heading north of the city.  Lawndale’s got a commercial in-fill project, and a patio home project, and crews are clearing land for the approaching northern beltway.  North...

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Dec. 22, 2016 Sound of the Beep

I am reading the Dec. 8 edition of the Rhino, Under the Hammer, and I will agree with Mr. Hammer 100 percent on the article that he has written. If anyone hasn’t read it, they need to read it. But I agree with him saying that the Democrats reelecting Nancy Pelosi to the minority leader tells you all you need to know about the Democratic Party. The nation’s moving on, and the Democratic Party is stuck in the mud. But, anyway, enjoy your paper. And thanks a lot. Bye. % % % Well, Mr. Trump has already showing his true colors. He’s already filled his Cabinet with fat-cat billionaires and major campaign donors more than any president elected in recent history. Linda McMahon, the new head of Trump’s Small Business Administration gave the campaign almost $8 million. The new labor secretary donated a third of a million. This crowd doesn’t give a darn about Trump voters, America’s working men and women. You backed the wrong guy. I feel bad for you. % % % I would say the Democratic Party has truly become despicable. They’re claiming now that Donald Trump was elected – this is in reference to the Harvard post-election meeting between the campaign managers – the Democrats are publicly stating that Donald Trump was elected off the back of white racists. This is how they now describe...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 15, 2016

Why Wouldn’t Russia Want Hillary? Dear Editor, Could some one explain why Russia would want Clinton out? During her and Obama’s guidance, the following has happened. ISIS has grown into a de facto State. Russia seized the Crimea and invaded part of Ukraine. Refusing to send weapons to help the Ukraine, they sent military ration (MREs). Obama drew a line in the sand to stop bombing and the use of gas, then did nothing. Russian jets are now bombing Allepo. So far Russia has had a free hand under Clinton and Obama. So why would they want to risk a Trump administration? It makes no strategic sense. Trump is an unknown; he is unpredictable. So why gamble on Clinton becoming a raging tiger against Russian interests? Just something to think about. Ed Philpott     Money Confiscated From Taxpayers Dear Editor, By the time Trump assumes office the national debt will be at or near $20 trillion (thank you, dear leader). Cutting federal funding from “sanctuary cities” helps a small amount but nowhere near enough. Cutting the giveaways to foreign countries will also help some. Balanced trade agreements are another small help. The reduction or elimination of the giveaway programs for illegal aliens is another. I hear the howls of outrage from social justice warrior (SJW) liberals now. But there is an irrefutable fact that must be faced. We have a...

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Dec. 15, 2016 Sound of the Beep

It would really be nice if Page High School would stop shooting off the canons on Friday nights because it’s scaring all the dogs around anywhere in a mile radius. It’s ridiculous. I know two people that are missing two dogs because they got the stuffing scared out of them and jumped the fence. The drums I can see. But the canons got to go. Thank you. % % % Dear Rhino. I’m writing the obituary of three of Greensboro’s longtime residents. Yes, indeed, these healthy and living life oak trees were quietly murdered behind the construction fencing at the Steven Tanger entertainment center downtown Greensboro. All that is left are three healthy stumps with deep roots protruding from the ground like monuments of what were old members of our city. These trees were a rare oak, nondeciduous variety, which means their green leaves were always present in winter and summer, like the city of Greensboro’s logo, which may be why they were planted years ago. I worked downtown for decades and admired these quiet and strong residents. % % % Yes, I think that the sit-in museum, civil rights museum, whatever the heck it’s called, should close its doors. I’m tired of the city using taxpayers’ money to give to the museum, and Jones, himself, didn’t even know who owned the building. And, to me, it’s just a...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 8, 2016

Go North, Old Man Dear Editor, Perhaps you should move to New Jersey, or farther north, where every corner is developed. What makes Greensboro a nice place to live is open space and parks. It is wonderful to have Lake Brandt and its roads undeveloped. We do not need to rezone small strips of land everywhere to meet private speculators wishes. I live in Greensboro because of its undeveloped nature and, after just coming back from Los Angeles last week, appreciate coming home. People who don’t like beautiful Greensboro should leave if they want to live in a city with a Walgreens on every corner. Leave Lake Brandt alone. Richard Rowland   Ban the Klan Dear Editor, A local KKK group is supposed to have a pro Trump rally in our state. I would like to encourage the people of Greensboro to have an anti-Klan rally in our city.  It is time for North Carolina to “ban the Klan.” Chuck Mann     Hiding Behind the Poor Dear Editor, Faced with taking responsibility for their actions of violating federal law by being kicked off the government teat, self-named “sanctuary cities” are falling back on the same old tactic they always use – hiding behind the poor, disabled and the children. Not having the backbone to face up to the results of their actions, they are whining that if federal money is cut off,...

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Dec. 8, 2016 Sound of the Beep

Hello football fans. I consider myself to be a Carolina Panthers fan. But this season, they should consider playing Southern Guilford High School or maybe Ragsdale, possibly Dudley. However, Dudley might be a little too tough for them. Looks like the Carolina kittens are going to have to throw in the towel this year. % % % Hey, Scott. I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed your column this week, Dec. 1. But I have one objection. That picture of the Grimsley girls, that should have been a front pager. That would have been great on the front page of the Rhino. Love that. % % % Good morning, Beep. I think the Green Party and the Hillary Clinton camp are holding up the nation’s work. As a whole, we need to move on. Also, I think that Mitt Romney should be done. He does not need to be in President Trump’s Cabinet. He would be running for president for himself and not for the American people’s good. Thank you. % % % The crime of the century in the NC election. Talking about foolish people. Everybody needs to get real. The election’s over. Cooper has got more votes than McCrory. I don’t know why he don’t just give up. I mean, really. I don’t like Cooper either but, hey, the man won fair and square. Let’s...

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Letters to the Editor: Dec. 1, 2016

California Voting Dear Editor, As of today, Trump leads Clinton by over 1,400,000 popular votes if California is excluded.  What can this tell us? Ray Hylton     Snowflakes Have Gone Too Far Dear Editor, At first I was amused by the reaction of the liberal/progressive/socialist/buttercup/snowflake left to the unexpected election of Trump. It was fun watching the criers, screamers and deniers as they slowly began to realize the sleeping giant that is the silent majority awoke and flexed their collective muscle. Hard working, mostly blue collar, middle class Americans that they have despised and overlooked for far too long. It progressed to protests, which is their right. But then it began to morph into something ugly – violent protests, riots, assaults. Now it has reached a point where every true American should be concerned and repulsed. Now they are threatening the electors selected to vote in the Electoral College. You haven’t seen anything about this in the mainstream media (surprise) but there have been threats of physical harm, even death directed at individual electors if they fail to cast their vote for Hilary Clinton. They have had their very lives threatened if they refuse to kowtow to these subversive scum. What have we come to? How have we allowed it to go this far? These animals are now threatening the very fabric that makes up the bindings of our...

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Dec. 1, 2016 Sound of the Beep

I agree with John Hammer’s Nov. 24 editorial regarding defunding NPR because of its liberal slant. And I’m a lifelong Democrat, a yellow dog Democrat. Listen to NPR all the time, agree with almost everything they say. But not everyone should have to pay for that. Republicans shouldn’t have to pay for it. The Tea Party shouldn’t have to pay for it. It’s just not right. This is about the second time I’ve agreed with John Hammer in 10 years. But, John, you are right on this one. % % % So the mainstream media are shocked, shocked when Donald Trump says millions voted illegally in the election, but never even raised an eyebrow when Obama encouraged illegal aliens to vote. How does that work? % % % This is to the cast of Hamilton and the way you disrespected our vice president. You’re just more trash that we need to get rid of in this world. And if that were my building, I would be bulldozing it down tomorrow. % % % Yeah, this government race for governor has really been upside down, inside out, flip-flopping like crazy. Total nightmare. Still don’t know who the governor is right now. I tell you what, come by our address and pick up a Pat McCrory for governor sign. Take it home. Stick it in your front yard. Get it out...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 24, 2016

Another Reason to Like North Carolina Dear Editor, I visited the great state of North Carolina from my home in Portland, Oregon.   But don’t hate me. I’m a closet conservative. You have to be secretive about it in Portland. For all I know, I’m the only one. Standing in line for a sandwich in High Point, I came across your publication. Do you know your newspaper had the very first photograph I’ve seen anywhere of average Americans celebrating Trump’s win? The media has put a black armband around the country. Didn’t about half the country vote for Trump? I’m sure someone, somewhere, is at least smiling, but to listen to the media, you’d think every American is mired in depression. I think half the country would say it’s morning in America and half would say they’re in mourning. So be it. There’s a loser in every election, but there are also winners. It’s too bad I had to travel three time zones away to see a little evidence of the hope that the rest of the media refuses to cover. I don’t know if it’s morning in America – it’s a tad bit early to say that Trump is in the same league as Reagan – but at least someone has woken up from sleep. I’m headed back to the narcolepsy capital of the world soon, but I enjoyed my...

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Nov. 24, 2016 Sound of the Beep

This November marks a very sad 30th anniversary in Greensboro. In November 1986, radio station WBIG, We Believe in Greensboro, 1470 AM, went off the air for good after many decades on the air. As a baby boomer who grew up in Greensboro, I could remember waking up many a school morning in the 1960s and early ’70s to the voice of Bob Pool and news director Lloyd Gordon. Shortly before he passed away, Lloyd Gordon told me the station had no idea that Jefferson Pilot was literally pulling the plug on WBIG on that November day. Long time Greensboro radio personality Dusty Dunn had the unpleasant task of telling the station listeners that afternoon that WBIG would pass into Greensboro history that evening at 6 p.m. How very sad. % % % Hello. I’m calling about the recount for Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper. I’d just like to tell Pat McCrory that we’re rooting for him and not to give up, to hang in there. Because I think the count will come back and show he is the winner. And I’d like to tell Roy Cooper that if it just so happens that he is the winner, that he’s going to have a long four years, that the American people of North Carolina are not going to be behind him. He’s going to have a rough road to...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 17, 2016

A Deplorable Speaks Dear Editor, I feel compelled to explain how a “deplorable” like me could vote for Trump. With the election finally over, and the “lesser of two evils” elected to the presidency, people with an inflated sense of self importance are coming out of the woodwork threatening to move to Canada (I’ll help Cher pack her bags, gladly), and asking how they are going to explain this to their children. I was less than thrilled with the choices we were given, but the choice was made, and it’s time for the sore losers to either get on the team, or get out. I was really torn about voting for Donald Trump. I was originally a Rubio supporter, and when Rubio dropped out before the North Carolina primary, I decided to vote for Ted Cruz. I only preferred him slightly to Trump, but felt he had a better chance of defeating Hillary. As late as Monday, the day before the election, I still had misgivings about voting for Trump. I knew I couldn’t vote for Hillary, and I felt that voting for Gary Johnson would be a wasted vote. I didn’t vote for Trump because I thought he was the best choice (although he probably was). I didn’t vote for him because of his positions on the issues. Immigration and abortion are important issues with me, but with...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 10, 2016

GOP, Can You Hear Us Now? Dear Editor, On the evening of Election Day it became known that former President George W. Bush had refused to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Mr. Bush inherited a prosperous, free country with a balanced budget and no foreign wars. He left America embroiled in a disastrous unending foreign war, the largest federal budget deficit the country had ever had, a huge new entitlement program and a massive increase in federal regulations and spending. With Republicans like that, who needs Democrats? But we conservatives were exhorted to overlook all this, hold our nose, and prevent John Kerry becoming president – in the name of party unity. And in 2008, we were told we must vote for our bête noire, the “maverick” (i.e. closet liberal) John McCain. And again in 2012, we were expected to toe the party line, ignore our conscience and vote for the Massachusetts liberal who introduced the model for Obamacare. These are the statist policies and politicians the Republican establishment has delivered in this century, with little daylight between them and the Democratic Party. “W” left office as an unusually unpopular president, McCain lost in a landslide and Romney went down in flames. Are you starting to get the message, GOP? Where were the calls for party unity this year, Mr Bush? Despite the GOP establishment’s best efforts...

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Nov. 10, 2016 Sound of the Beep

Everyone has been debating the merits and the utility of Obamacare, this great, noble concept. Let me tell you why it will fail, and why it will never work until our government can rearrange its priorities. The government can’t even maintain and administer the veterans’ administration. If you truly want to see an example, you need to have a sterling model in the veterans’ administration healthcare system. If the federal government cannot take care of vets, what hope do we have that they have any ability to run national health care? The Affordable Care Act is anything but. We can’t even fire people within the VA. What kind of enterprise can you not fire the incompetents who hide patients … % % % Hey, I can’t believe I’m calling into this right-wing fish wrap, but I live on Summit Avenue near Yanceyville, and it’s A&T homecoming. Alumni have taken up every parking spot at my local grocery store and drugstore, not to mention my private residential parking area. Traffic is insane with people weaving in and out of lanes and, heaven forbid, anyone use their turn signal. Perhaps A&T should institute a mandatory driver’s ed class. Also, people leave trash on the sidewalks and in people’s yards. In the future, homecomers, please have some respect for the neighborhoods you invade. Go Aggies. % % % WFMY News is a...

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Letters to the Editor: Nov. 3, 2016

Darned If You Do … Dear Editor, My Obamacare’s getting cancelled. Then I’ll have nothing – and he’s going to fine me. I liked my previous plan, but he wouldn’t let me keep it. Austin Morris     Lukewarm for Burr Dear Editor, I continue to see what seems like endless commercials for Deborah Ross. It seems that all she does is berate Richard Burr for taking money from special interests, but I have yet to see one that outlines what she would do for North Carolinians if she were elected. I admit that Burr hasn’t exactly distinguished himself in Congress – after all, the primary reason for wanting to be in Congress is that the compensation is great and you don’t have work very hard.  I get the feeling she is simply jealous of Burr’s good fortune and just wants a piece of the congressional pie for herself. By the way, Mrs. Ross, since you are outspending Burr, where are you getting your financial support? Glenn Buckland     Seeking Dramatic Changes Dear Editor, We have two choices this election and either candidate will dramatically change the direction of our country. I fervently hope that the path espoused by Donald Trump will prevail. If his goals can be achieved, we can all breathe easier for at least four years. As a non-politician, he will institute change in the government that...

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Nov. 3, 2016 Sound of the Beep

For all the WikiLeaks revelations, I think the direct quote from Colin Powell is the most telling. Pretty much sums up Slick Willie and Hillary Clinton. Colin Powell, quote, everything Hillary Rodham Clinton touches, she kinds of screws up with hubris. I would rather not have to vote for her, although she is a friend I respect. A 70-year-old person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greed, non-transformational, with a husband still dicking bimbos at home, end quote. I mean, that is from a former secretary of state, what was he, one of the joint chiefs? That’s pretty blunt. Bill and Hillary Clinton have pulled the wool over our eyes for 25, 30 years. % % % I was wondering if you all could publish the address where people can get signs for the Republican candidates. Someone keeps taking them out of my yard, my Trump/Pence signs, and I was hoping that you could do that so they could find out where to get their own and quit taking mine. % % % Editor’s Note: Signs for Republican candidates can be picked up at Guilford County Republican Headquarters at 5002 High Point Road. % % % Yeah, I don’t want a bunch of Christian Republicans trying to shove their agenda on me by hijacking everyone’s Supreme Court and forcing everyone to follow by their guidelines when it comes...

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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 27, 2016

Four Out Of Five Chief Justices Agree Dear Editor, We four former chief justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina – two Democrats and two Republicans – are writing to express our support for the reelection of Senior Associate Justice Robert (Bob) H. Edmunds in November. We know from experience the importance of each member of the court. We have seen Justice Edmunds’ work. He has demonstrated in his years on the state Supreme Court that he is an independent justice who understands and abides by the rule of law. His opinions are legally sound. Moreover, the work of the court is highly collaborative. The justices constantly consult as they reach their results and draft their opinions. Justice Edmunds has shown that he is a respected, hard-working and reliable member of the court team. Justice Edmunds’ contributions to the legal profession have received national recognition. In August, he was named chair-elect of the Appellate Judges Conference, a national organization of over 1,100 state and federal judges and practitioners. He is active in bar and other civic organizations. In sum, Justice Edmunds has proven himself to be an invaluable public servant. We hope others will join us in voting for Justice Robert (Bob) H. Edmunds for reelection. Former Chief Justice Rhoda Billings Former Chief Justice Jim Exum Former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell Former Chief Justice Beverly Lake     DOJ...

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