Reader Wants to Know

Dear Editor,

Three questions with respects to the Rhino transparency:

  1. Have you ever been to any of the countries or to the African continent?
  2. How many minorities are full-time employees at the Rhino?
  3. Are you giving each employees bonus (if so how much) and how much of a tax refund do you and your employees expect to get in their next paycheck?

James Wilson


Editor’s Note: I have never been to Africa but I did work for about seven months at a Baptist mission hospital in Limbe, Haiti, in the 1980s.

The editorial staff is 25 percent minority and 25 percent female.

I have no say in what people get paid but would love to get a raise and bonus myself. Could you put in a good word for me?


Attempted Overthrow

Dear Editor,

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of coup d’état: “A sudden decisive exercise of force in politics; the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group.”

If the information coming out in the texts (at least those the FBI’s dog didn’t eat) is accurate and is as it appears, then we need to take a good look at the above definition. And if the information in the four-page memo that is supposed to be released in February is as explosive as the lawmakers who have seen it claim, then we need to put a watch on high ranking politicians and ex-regime officials and confiscate their passports. If you worked for the Hildabeast and your name is mentioned in any of these documents, it was nice knowing you.

More and more information is pointing to the strong probability that the (mostly) Russian generated pile of meadow muffins the DNC and the Hildabeast paid millions for was used to get a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. If this turns out to be the case then all the money, time and resources spent by the special investigator will go down the tubes because the investigation is based on tainted evidence. If all of this doesn’t make the average citizen highly, highly concerned about the trust they have in their government then the party is over, last person out turn off the lights. We will officially become a banana republic.

All these games being played with publicly demanding this and that, threatening or actually sending letters demanding the information, needs to come to a screeching halt. Instead what needs to happen is a letter drafted, handed to platoons of law enforcement officers who will confront the individuals and if the contents of the letter is not followed to the final period, then cuff ‘em and stuff ‘em.

The letter should read as follows:


To Whom It May Concern,

You will immediately hand over all pertinent papers and recordings of all types and medium that is outlined below. Failing to do so, you will go directly to jail. You will not pass GO. You will not collect $200. You have five minutes to begin complying. If you’re a slow reader, two of those minutes are already gone.


I’m hoping for a run on pitchforks, torches, tar, feathers and rails real soon.

Go Galt and save the republic.

Alan Marshall



Electoral College Protects All States

Dear Editor,

Without the Electoral College, established Feb. 1, 1877, the United “States” of America might well be more chaotically ruled by the single biggest state of America.  With a democratically elected
populous vote, California alone would have decided the outcome of our last presidential election.  Hillary Clinton would be president, but it would mean the smaller states had no recognizable voice.

Herein, we must question not only the fairness of that but its effectiveness as well.  Perhaps our founding fathers were just a shade smarter all along than those who represent us today.

Minority interests can still complain and be heard.  Yet why should Rhode Island have as much impact as Texas?  It’s still the United “States” of America and that alone may well have been been our refuge, salvation and continuing wisdom for the freedoms we still enjoy today.  It has held us together throughout the years and those who complain most about it today might have even more reasons to complain if it were abolished.  It makes us more of a republic than a democracy, but all voices have a chance to be heard. California may not be pleased with it right now, but where would they be without the rest of the nation?

Ray Hylton


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