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Letters to the Editor

December 24, 2008

Is the media truly unbiased?



To the editor:

You're the Democrat Party and their allies in the mainstream media...

Sarah Palin's church is fire -bombed and this may have made page 39 of the back section of most newspapers. Can you imagine the outrage if this would have happened to Obama's church and it was proven that a "Timothy McVeigh" type was responsible? How much have you heard about this investigation?

Gov. Blagojevich? Which party is he from? I have not seen this identified by any news story? Must be a Democrat since he is not identified as a Republican. The word "Republican" would lead all stories if he were one. Remember Sen. Ted Stevens (R) from Alaska?

Al Franken's campaign is stealing, in my opinion, the Senate seat in Minnesota. Amazing how suitcases full of ballots just miraculously turn up weeks/months after the election.

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Where is the outrage that our Social Security dollars, which are supposed to be in a lock box, have been spent by Pelosi and Reid?

This is something that all hard-working Americans have paid into, and it will not be available when we retire. Where are the stories and outrage? A much bigger story than Enron, etc.

Look at the treatment Rick Warren is getting for being against same-sex marriage. I always thought that gay activists were for "tolerance."

The people who forced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide loans to high-risk people are now in charge of bailing out and controlling these companies. Can you say Barney Frank and Chris Dodd?

Where are the stories with "journalists" looking into groups such as Obama's ties to Acorn and voter fraud? We have only heard for eight years that "Bush stole the election."

Will all the people in the media who said that Sarah Palin is not experienced enough, admit that Caroline Kennedy has zero experience? Sarah Palin still has more experience than Barack Obama.

I could have thought of more, but answers to these will suffice. Any questions?

Chris Meyers
Hagerstown




Save the COLA for DDA providers



To the editor:

As this difficult economic year comes to a close, an even more difficult year is approaching for nonprofit organizations such as ours, The Arc of Washington County, that serve the increasing needs of our community.

Recently, The Arc purchased a home in Washington County that will meet the specific needs of developmentally disabled adults, including several individuals from the Rosewood Center -- an institution that Gov. Martin O'Malley bravely closed due to continuing life-threatening issues.

We are very excited to offer the opportunity for these individuals to actively participate in community life; however, it is critical that future funding keep pace with inflation to ensure the well-being and successful community placement of some of Maryland's most vulnerable citizens.

On behalf of more than 900 citizens with disabilities who are supported by our agency in the western region of Maryland, I am urging Gov.O'Malley, Health Secretary John Colmers and Budget Secretary Eloise Foster to please protect the small cost of living adjustment for DDA licensed providers that we struggled so hard to achieve this past legislative session. 

Community providers such as The Arc have simply run out of places to cut budgets while the needs and associated costs of serving our community have only continued to rise.

Phyllis A. Landry
Executive director, The Arc of Washington County




 

Just give Jesus a chance with you



To the editor:

Twas a week before Christmas and all through the land the atheists were stirring for Christmas they could not stand.

They say winter solstice they will celebrate because this story of a savior and Christmas is all about hate.

I ran up the stairs and took up my pen, I said to myself I won't take this on the chin.

As I sat there and pondered I began to get mad, then I thought to myself this makes Jesus so sad.

While I can't completely grasp Jesus love and compassion, I know of no man his love will he ration.

If it weren't for Jesus, I would have no hope because you can't put your trust in the president or the pope.

Just because you don't believe it, doesn't mean it's not true, just give Jesus a chance for a life brand new.

So I get on my knees and I thank God above for his caring, grace and saving love.

This time of the year let the whole world sing, Jesus Christ is my savior, hero and king.

David Spade
Clear Spring




Christmas joys we can cherish for all our lives



To the editor:

The joys of Christmas. The look of astonishment on a 2-year-old as he views the train layout at the Valley Mall.

The beauty of all the Christmas trees in banks and other places of business. The telling of stories of Christmas past over coffee in eateries all across the four-state area. The anticipation of parents and grandparents as children open the perfect gift.

And above everything else the peace and calm that exists for most people on Christmas day that last for one precious day. Enjoy the season.

Meredith Fouche
Sharpsburg 

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