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The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

September 30, 2014

Letters To Editor

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Benefit planned for Prom Dress Essay Contest

Atmosphere the Salon and Beyond is holding a sidewalk sale on Nov. 1. If you are cleaning out your closet, moving, or just want to declutter in time for the holidays, we will take donations of any type. The proceeds will benefit the Prom Dress Essay Contest for students in Communities In Schools.

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Nothing will change with public housing

The Galveston Housing Authority and developer McCormack Baron Salazar recently broke ground on two mixed-income housing developments that will be built on the sites of public-housing developments wrecked by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

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Business has to pay fair share

The purchase of the doughnut chain by Burger King is only one of the tax inversion deals by corporations. Do you know that one in four companies don’t pay any income tax?

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Monday 09/29/2014
Oil spill pros should have known

On TV the other day, it was disclosed that after four years, the BP PLC oil spill is affecting fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Henry has accomplished his goals

County Judge Mark Henry was elected four years ago to reduce the size of county government, reduce spending and, probably most importantly, lower the tax rate. Mission accomplished by Judge Henry and the three other conservative members of commissioners court.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Is Schmidt correct about climate change?

Wow, even an educated successful man like Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is talking about the climate change nonsense.

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Desalination is far too expensive

Bill Young wrote a column (“County should be in the water business,” The Daily News, Sept. 18) that either shows no study on the subject or just a lot of ignorance.

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Why are we looking for a city manager?

Our new Galveston City Council members are to be commended and particularly Mayor Jim Yarbrough for the successful established working team, as he promised.

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Saturday 09/27/2014
Mail-order pharmacies do not save money

Regarding Joe Sullivan’s guest column “Mail-order pharmacy ... don’t be fooled!” (The Daily News, Sept. 2): There are other things people should know about mail-order pharmacies. When the medication is delivered, it is put in a mailbox or by the front door — easily stolen. This has happened.

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President Obama doesn’t deserve any respect

Considering that the liberal media supports President Barack Obama, no matter what, I found Mitzi Maceo’s letter rather amusing (“President Obama doesn’t get any respect,” The Daily News, Sept. 20). You don’t earn the respect of the American people by continually lying to them as “if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it,” or “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

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Use your faith at polling place

It’s time again when we voters are asked to choose a candidate to represent us as our leader in government. The candidates tell us their views on the issues. Do you support more or less government, the economy, taxes, immigration, Israel and more. 

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Spanking has shaped many professionals

In response to Adrian Peterson, the football player in the news for disciplining his 4-year-old son: Looks like he went a tad bit overboard, but not enough to lose his endorsements and career. Although, I think athletes are grossly overpaid.

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Friday 09/26/2014
We can do without stereotypes

Regarding David Stanowski’s guest column (“Is this ‘real’ mixed-income housing?” The Daily News, Sept. 17): Concerning the affordable housing project, race may have a lot to do with those for and against it. My African-American grandparents bought a house (1938) at 5008 Ave. K while Galveston was liberal. Now, it’s 2014 and people want to deny affordable housing in the same place where liberal thinking has always been prevalent.

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Criss will work with all political parties

Strength of character, knowledge of state laws and her many years of selfless service to Galveston County are just a few examples of the qualities and qualifications that separate Susan Criss from her opponent.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Prayers for the Middle East

I read with such sadness, an email from a friend: The city of Quraish was taken by ISIS recently. 

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Ignore the media -- this is war

There has been much talk and more written in the past several weeks concerning war in the Middle East, among the “talking heads,” read analysts(?), in the TV news media. 

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Should optometrists be allowed to do surgery?

Last week, I went to my eye surgeon for one of the regular injections she puts into my eyes to treat the damage done to my vision by macular degeneration. 

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Running in D’Feet is family affair

I participated in the D’Feet Breast Cancer for the first time in 2011, just after moving to Galveston. I did the 10K, and my kids ran in the 1K.

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Criss has the know-how

Editor’s note: Republican Wayne Faircloth and Democrat Susan Criss are running for the District 23 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Susan Criss is prepared

Editor’s note: Republican Wayne Faircloth and Democrat Susan Criss are running for the District 23 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Faircloth is better positioned to help entire district

Editor’s note: Republican Wayne Faircloth and Democrat Susan Criss are running for the District 23 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Faircloth has the real-world experience

Editor’s note: Republican Wayne Faircloth and Democrat Susan Criss are running for the District 23 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Tuesday 09/23/2014
America’s founding principle is freedom

The greatest good is freedom for all, and that’s a founding principle of the United States of America. But people who try to justify their intentions by appealing to the greater good want to restrict our freedom.

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Criss has experience

The Texas Legislature has enormous responsibilities, which must be met within a short period of time. It is vital to have representatives on a committee who really understand the matters assigned to that committee. One of the busiest and most important committees is Criminal Jurisprudence. District 23 voters should elect Susan Criss, who could be an outstanding member of that committee.

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Best wishes, Ms. Blute

I had the pleasure of visiting with Karen Blute at the local Target store. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. She told me she had guest column in the Sunday paper (“No more waiting for initial contact,” The Daily News, Sept. 14).

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Galveston’s heroes

With all of the negative events going on in the world today, I wanted to submit something positive and uplifting. We have an elderly neighbor who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He and his wife have a dusk-to-dawn yard light, and the gentleman repeatedly adjusts the control box.

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Monday 09/22/2014
Local politicians have no say on Obamacare

Republican candidates for county commissioner and the state legislature (Ken Clark and Wayne Faircloth) made pledges to fight Obamacare.

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VGS to host fifth annual Worker of the Year event

In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is celebrated annually in October, Vocational Guidance Services is hosting its fifth annual Worker of the Year awards reception to honor persons with disabilities who have made outstanding contributions to the workforce.

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Saturday 09/20/2014
Kudos to the UTMB staff

A heartfelt thanks to all the nurses on 9D and all the great doctors in Family Medicine. 

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President Obama doesn’t get any respect

I have kept quiet whenever Republican-slanted writers expound identical data, as I, too, have received the same propaganda. 

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Israel could return to 1967 borders

My grandfather was a Russian Jew who came to America in 1889 from Krolevets, a small town in the Chernigov province of the Ukraine, about 150 miles northeast of Kiev.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Constitution Week for Sept. 19, 2014

American colonists fought, sacrificed and died to establish and preserve the freedoms now guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States.

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Criss has superior qualifications

The most important decision local voters will make in the 2014 general election is who will succeed retiring state Rep. Craig Eiland.

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Please send me information about Texas

Dear Residents of Texas,

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Constitution Week note for Sept. 18, 2014

Our Constitution, the cornerstone of our freedoms, was written to protect every American from the abuse of power by government. The Fifth Amendment states: “No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law,” and it protects us from double jeopardy and incrimination.

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President Reagan was not a model of fiscal responsibility

Regarding the guest column by Wayne Faircloth (“Two politicians, two different solutions,” The Daily News, Sept. 7): I want to point out some things about President Ronald Reagan that Mr. Faircloth evidently doesn’t know. President Reagan raised deficit spending to record levels. That pattern was also followed by President H.W. Bush.

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Designated Drivers Day is Friday

On Friday, employees of Anheuser-Busch and Del Papa Distributing Co. will promote the use of designated drivers as part of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Global Be(er) Responsible Day.

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Texas should have its say on marriage

Here is what I find dangerous about Susan Criss’ guest column in support of same-sex marriage (“Gays have equal marriage rights,” The Daily News, Sept. 14): She says that she believes the Constitution should ultimately decide, and she says the Supremacy Clause determines that federal court opinions always trump state law on any issue. She either doesn’t know what the Constitution actually says, or she doesn’t care.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Winograd to speak on no-kill advocacy

Relevant to your recent stories about animal shelters in the county — particularly Friendswood Animal Shelter and Galveston County Animal Resource Center — Nathan Winograd, director of the No Kill Advocacy Center, will be presenting his documentary “Redemption” in Houston on Oct. 7.

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We need better mosquito control

The Galveston County Mosquito Control District surely needs some better management. Every year, we have an influx of mosquitoes and the same excuse that it was caused by high tides or that the north winds blew them in from Harris County.

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The Daily News is an example of media liberal bias

Regarding the story written by John Wayne Ferguson (“Authority breaks ground on mixed-income housing projects,” The Daily News, Sept. 11): Today’s Daily News provides a textbook example of media liberal bias. Recall that the day after the anti-public housing councilors were swept into office in 2012, The Daily News completely ignored that event and, instead, celebrated the diversity of a new local school superintendent.

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Supreme Court can’t redefine ‘person’

In the race for governor this fall, the topic of abortion is sure to come up. State Sen. Wendy Davis became famous for defending it. 

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
GAIN invites you to hear about city budget

This year the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods (GAIN) has had the following illustrious speakers address our members: Mayor Jim Yarbrough, Police Chief Henry Porretto, Dr. Bill Merrell, Kelly de Schaun, executive director of the Galveston Park Board, as well as council members Ralph McMorris, Craig Brown and Mayor Pro Tem Terrilyn Tarlton.

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Mentoring can change lives

I started mentoring four years ago. It changed my life. Working with kids who are behind other kids is a rewarding experience that allows you to meet incredible young people who are yearning to make a better life for themselves and their families.

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COM pool is a necessity for all

Repairing the College of the Mainland swimming pool could cost about $875,000. Curtis Morgan, owner of Paddock Southwest, told trustees repairs could extend the life of the 42-year-old pool.

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Monday 09/15/2014
America is great

Reading the recent column by the Three Musketeers (“Never forget United States is exceptional,” The Daily News, Sept. 8) reminds me of the quote by Tony Blair, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. He said, “A simple way to take the measure of a country is to look at how many want in … and how many want out.”

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Saturday 09/13/2014
We have a long history of bias

The idea of martial law in Galveston seems like a crazy proposition. However, it already happened during the longshoremen’s strike of 1920. The strike was caused by steamship companies trying to break the International Longshoremen’s Association unions, and they sent white scab workers to black shops, and sent black scab workers to white shops.

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America can be exceptional

Mel Tarman’s opinion that the United States is not exceptional is a good start to looking back in history (“America needs some work to become ‘exceptional’,” The Daily News, Sept. 11). Although Native Americans suffered from the French, Spanish, English, etc., only Americans continue to support that group hundreds of years later.

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Friday 09/12/2014
President Obama should do his job

President Barack Obama showed blatant disrespect to the family of the reporter that was beheaded by enemies of America when he made a brief reference about it and rushed off to get back to the golf course. On every scandal, he has never seen any of them through. He either leaves to play golf, goes to attend a fundraiser or returns to finish one of his vacations.

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Group seeks working women of World War II

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

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