Friday, February 27, 2009

Financial terrorists should be brought to justice

One of the goals of the 9/11 terrorists was to destroy our financial system, and we have gone to great lengths to try to track them down, and rightly so. Yet for all the tragedy and devastation that came out of the 9/11 attacks, it was a mere blip on the radar of the financial markets.

Now let's take a look at the real terrorist -- the "financial terrorist," the company executives and Wall Street elite who feel everything is theirs for the taking and everyone else be damned. What the terrorists could not do with planes used as flying bombs these people have done through pure greed. They have brought the world's financial markets to their knees.

I say let's use the Patriot Act on them, round them up, send them to Gitmo and let them rot there for a few years. Maybe that will cause the next generation of "financial leaders" to pause and think about more than how they can manipulate their company's books for personal gain.

RON LOWREY
Carrick

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Monday, February 16, 2009

Liberals whine, hostages pay

I cannot understand why the liberal pansies in this country get outraged because the U.S. military, CIA or NSA pours water on the heads of suspected or proven terrorists/militants head to obtain information that will keep their liberal pansy selves armed with the freedom to whine.

If it will save one American life, and preserve our freedom, why not? I got worse treatment pledging a high school fraternity.

Why haven't liberals been protesting and shouting about the Western hostages, a.k.a. American military, and innocent foreign employees who are kidnapped and beheaded (usually on a video to be shown around the world)?

I would like to see them take their liberal, mealy-mouthed selves to Pakistan, Iran or Iraq and speak against the murderers who commit those atrocities. They know they wouldn't last long.

Fred H. Tate III
Memphis

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Funny evolutionists at it again

I had to laugh out loud at the "thought" of the Memphis Freethought Alliance holding Darwin Day with a whopping 50 people in attendance (Feb. 12 article). The poll conducted by the University of Tennessee is revealing indeed. One-half of all Tennesseans don't believe evolution is a well-established scientific theory. And 44 percent believe intelligent design is just as valid. Sounds free thinking to me.

By mentioning the "shock" of people moving here from other areas, this article not so subtly suggested that Tennesseans are ignorant hicks for having the audacity to question a theory over what they believe is Biblical fact. The only thing free about the Freethought Alliance is that you can believe whatever you want, just not the Bible.

As far as "shouting what evolution is," our children get that shoved down their throats in science classes throughout their school years. And if that doesn't do it, they get professors in college like the one quoted in the article who "warns" them of exactly what they will be learning in his class. He goes on to threaten them that if they can't handle it they should leave because "it is not up for debate." Sounds to me like he can't handle the debate.

The fact is, one day everyone will know the truth. On that day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. He is the creator of the universe and all that it contains. On that day, there truly will be no debate.

Linda Berry
Collierville

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Limbaugh critics not playing fair

The writer of the Feb. 3 letter "Terrorists of like minds" quoted Rush Limbaugh out of context.

The writer has no idea what Rush actually said -- that if wanting the "president to succeed" meant that Barack Obama was going to pass all of his socialist anti-capitalist policies, then yes, he did in fact want Obama to fail. I don't recall any Democrats wanting George W. Bush to succeed since Day 1 of his presidency.

Second, this quote -- "I would call that a form of anti-American economic terrorism. I know someone who agrees with Rush -- Osama bin Laden" is totally ridiculous.

God forbid anyone disagree with the current president's policies.

Maybe we should all be lined up and thrown in a Soviet gulag. I did not know that voicing disagreement with the administration warranted such punishment and likened itself to the killing of 3,000 Americans.

The writer's comments say much about the liberal mindset: Agree with us or be silenced. I compare it to the actions of Stalin, Lenin and all current terrorist organizations.

Daniel Tacker
Memphis

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Saturday, February 7, 2009

No way for president to speak

When former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush left the White House, class and character went with them. "I screwed up," shows no class in President Barack Obama admitting his bad judgment.

Mima Hohn, Dallas

Source: Dallas Morning News