Monday, April 20, 2009

Caterpillar torture mild

Oh, no! A terrorist attempts to kill thousands of Americans, and we put him in a cardboard box with a caterpillar. I think we "tortured" my 4-year-old sister this way one time.
The terrorist was also slapped, but only hard enough to startle him, and thrown against a specially constructed "flexible wall."
Finally, these detainees were kept up with loud music. I think there may be a CIA interrogation center across my alley.

Stephen Boone, Garland

Source: Dallas Morning News

Monday, April 13, 2009

Peril of spiritual bankruptcy

In 2006 under President Bush, the economy was booming. Unemployment was less than 5 percent, the stock market was breaking records, 401(k) accounts for millions of Americans were sparking dreams of prosperous retirements. Then the Democrats got control of Congress.

For the past three years they have worked tirelessly to destroy the American economy. They have put us in debt that even our grandkids won't be able to pay. Yes, the Republicans in name only have helped, but the Democrats have been in control of Congress for three years.

There's no question the Democrats have and are making a mess of things, but I can't really set the blame for the problems in this country at their doorstep. Our problems go much deeper. We have become a spiritually bankrupt country. We no longer put our faith in God. We no longer fill our churches, and only a small percentage of those who go to church support the church financially.

The problems we are experiencing will only get worse unless we confess our sins and accept the salvation offered through Jesus Christ. Mowing the lawn Sunday morning only gets a mowed lawn for a few days. How can we neglect so great a salvation?

Ron McDaniel
Collierville

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Is it white privilege or hard work?

Whatever credibility Wendi C. Thomas had, she trashed with her April 5 column "Erasing privileges not about comfort." The 910 people who converged for the meeting on white privilege deserve to be drawn and quartered. We spend more tax dollars on programs and handouts to minorities than any other nation. Our banks were pressured into making loans to those who couldn't qualify for them honestly. Then, when these idiots defaulted on loans they shouldn't have received in the first place, the government stepped in to provide even more programs. Who will pay my white privileged mortgage?

Mexicans are considered minorities but they always seem to be employed. Did this goofy conference address the Mexi-privilege? Probably not, but I will: It's called hard work and personal responsibility.

I've had it. I won't donate another minute of my time, a penny of my disposable income or one iota of knowledge I have acquired to help a group of ungrateful people who, no matter how much is given to them by fair, hard-working, well-meaning Christian Americans, is never enough.

Tommy Volinchak
Memphis

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Resign, Mr. President

Enough is enough. Our president needs to learn the way capitalism works. Provided he's not secretly some Bolshevik from 1984, he should know that communism doesn't work. But that's what he's bringing about.

I can't imagine how he's managed to talk himself into taking over the job of General Motors' board of directors, but he has. In "firing" GM CEO Rick Wagoner, that is exactly what he has done. He has quite literally stepped in and taken their jobs.

Isn't he supposed to be creating more jobs? Maybe after we give him lifetime rule, like Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, we'll just pass up communism. We could just go straight into Obamism, where one man does all the work and philanthropically gives everyone hope out the wazoo.

That's not the way things work. President Obama may be the second coming of Christ, but even Jesus didn't kick down the door and fire the Pharisees. Instead, he died to save them. When it comes to Obama's way, keep in mind that there's always a better way of doing things.

And by the way, I demand a resignation from President Obama.

Matt Very
Hempfield

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

GM CEO’s resignation

Capitalism is now dead in the U.S.A. The final nail in its coffin was the decision by the Obama administration to ask for the resignation of Rick Wagoner, CEO of GM. Actions like this were usually reserved for places like Cuba, Venezuela and the old Soviet Union. Comrade Obama has certainly shown his true colors.

Having owned only American nameplates, I will now have to rethink my future auto purchases. Of the Big Three auto manufacturers, only Ford has managed to not sell its soul to the U.S. government. It will probably only be a matter of time until the Obama administration decides that Ford must also be brought under the umbrella of the “car czar.”

God help America when the government decides what cars should be made.

Source: Kansas City Star