TERRE HAUTE —
Hot air of politics swirling around
It’s an election year and the rhetoric is heating up. The theme seems to be that if you repeat a lie long enough and loud enough people will believe it and accept it as fact.
Obama keeps telling everyone that we have a “do-nothing Congress” and that it’s all the fault of the Republicans. So the average person hears that a dozen times a day and blames the Republicans. If people would actually examine the facts instead of just listening to the propaganda they would find that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed 30 bills, yes 30, and sent them on to the Democrat-controlled Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has tabled all 30 bills and refused to let them come to the Senate floor for a vote. One person, Harry Reid, a Democrat, is the person who is actually running the country. Reid is the single do-nothing person holding everything up.
Do you know why he won’t bring the bills to the floor for a simple up or down vote? He won’t even let them come up for discussion, because it would mean the senators would have to go on record with their votes. The average person would see exactly how their senator voted and everybody knows we can’t have that — this is an election year. They don’t want to jeopardize their $200,000 per year jobs by actually going on record.
Remember the Illinois politician (the one who is not in jail) who voted “present” most of the time? He ended up in the White House because nobody took the time to find out and pin him down as to where he stood on issues.
Don’t take my word for it. Look it up yourself and remember it. Then when you hear Obama blowing hot air simply tune him out. Facts are stubborn things.
— Frank Grochowski
It’s a matter of opinion
I’m truly sorry if my letter to the Tribune-Star upset letter writer Shirley Thomas. She is correct. She is a liberal and I am conservative. All her Bible quotes are true. So were mine. It has been said God created Adam and Eve. He did not create Adam and Steve. Twenty states have asked that the health care bill be repealed. The U.S. Supreme Court is trying to decide if it is constitutional.
A doctor friend of mine said people just don’t understand that 2,000-page health care bill. He said it is really scary. Doctors will not be able to prescribe the right treatment for their patients. The senior citizens would not have any rights. The government, not the doctors, would dictate their needs. It sounds pretty scary to me.
The First Amendment gives everyone the right to voice their opinions. Enough said.
— Reba M. Hadley-Morley
TERRE HAUTE —
Hot air of politics swirling around
READERS' FORUM: May 22, 2013
Rich history all along the river
Great work by Duke employees
READERS’ FORUM: May 21, 2013
• Great response to annual golf outing
• Doing your part on climate change
READERS' FORUM: May 20, 2013
The dangers of a little knowledge
Students enjoyed Rose study trip
READERS' FORUM: May 19, 2013
• Flawed reasoning on gun checks
• A hint of things yet to come?
• Are the ‘makers’ doing the ‘taking’?
• The ‘Obamination’ is finally revealed
• Pondering effects of Obamacare
• Fantasizing on the ‘Apocalypse’
• Another view of Hinduism
• Great experience for HCMS students
FLASHPOINT: A legislative session of missed opportunities
Given the nature of politicians, grand claims of accomplishments and overblown rhetoric about “historic” efforts are to be expected at the close of any legislative session.
READERS' FORUM: May 17, 2013
Hinduism doesn’t deserve ridicule — Shefali Purohit, Terre Haute
Readers' Forum: May 16, 2013
Moving Deming folks sounds ‘nuts’
Readers' Forum: May 15, 2013
Participants rise to the challenge: I would like to write a letter congratulating all the Wabash Valley Roadrunners that competed in the One America Indianapolis Mini Marathon.
READERS' FORUM: May 14, 2013
ISTEP failure exposes flaws
Community hasn’t changed its spirit
Egregious threat to nation’s defense
READERS' FORUM: May 13, 2013
• Women’s group criticizes Bucshon
• Let’s hope this doesn’t come true
• Many get thanks for fest success
READERS' FORUM: May 12, 2013
Vigo Youth Football, entering 45th year, seeks new support
Media ignoring important case on abortions
Proud to be old-fashioned
Guns in school? What’s next?
Promoting hate not a ‘brave’ act
FLASHPOINT: Again in 2013 General Assembly, middle class generally ignored
Last year, the people of Indiana entrusted the Republican Party with some of their most precious possessions.
Readers’ Forum: May 11, 2013
I just wanted to express my disappointment at the lack of response shown by President Obama after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Readers' Forum: May 10, 2013
CANDLES event plants new seed: On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace.
READERS’ FORUM: May 6, 2013
• Money drives our newfound ‘needs’
• Guns not the only dangerous objects
Readers’ Forum; May 5, 2013
Thankful for Pyle museum: I was happy to see the announcement of the Ernie Pyle Museum’s summer season opening, and I was reminded of how fortunate we all are to have such a museum close by.
FLASHPOINT: Lessons from the legacy media — get it right, first
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
FLASHPOINT: Hoosiers got steady hand in recent session
As the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker of the House, I pledged a renewed spirit of bipartisanship with legislators working together to solve our state’s most pressing challenges. As this year’s legislative session concludes, representatives from throughout the state — Republican and Democrat — have joined together to address those issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.
READERS' FORUM: May 3, 2013
Deep gratitude during tragic time
READERS’ FORUM: May 2, 2013
• Terre Haute takes care of their own
• Postal contract causes concern
• Food price rise not appreciated
READERS' FORUM: May 1, 2013
Great support for Clay Habitat
READERS’ FORUM: April 30, 2013
• Gujarat attack was provoked
• Proud honor for THN student
READERS’ FORUM: April 29, 2013
• Avoid language of extremism
Readers' Forum: April 28, 2013
Another debacle for landowners: The integrity of our city and county officials continues to erode with an Issue that has come up on the east side of the city behind the Sycamore Terrace apartments.
FLASHPOINT: Time has arrived for overhaul of TV news
Former FCC Chairman Alfred Sikes gave an address in 1992 in which he claimed television news was too superficial and too focused on visuals.
Readers’ Forum: April 25, 2013
• Common Core: A simple choice
• Club again launches St. Ann’s fundraiser
READERS’ FORUM: April 24, 2013
• Good service was noticed
READERS’ FORUM: April 23, 2013
• Another great season at THN
• We’ve discarded our own privacy
READERS’ FORUM: April 22, 2013
Chickens should not be banned from residences
A challenge to Islamist dogma
FLASHPOINT: Fiscal cliff, Obamacare have already raised taxes enough
Our history is rich with stories of people who have immigrated to the United States for a chance at the American Dream. The American Dream, in its truest form, is the opportunity to achieve success by working hard and playing by the rules; to make it on your own and to say, “I earned this.”
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