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Letters to the Editor

December 09, 2009

Reader weighs in on letter writer's Limbaugh criticism



To the editor:

After almost falling off my chair from uncontrollable laughter, I just knew I had to respond to Jeanne Jacobs' letter to the editor of Saturday, Nov. 21 ("Limbaugh should tone down his hatred," page A4) that criticized David Limbaugh's column. Knowing that Limbaugh is a staunch supporter of our military, there is no need to defend him. But a number of assertions in her letter need to be set straight for the record.

To paint the New York Times and Washington Post as entities that honor our war dead and veterans is a joke. The New York Times and like-minded liberal newspapers have nothing but disdain for our men and women in uniform. The proof is in the pudding. May we never forget how the New York Times divulged state secrets during a time of war, knowing full well that it would put our troops in greater danger. The individuals responsible should have been tried for treason. Period.

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More proof: Why is it that, historically, the left (to include the newspapers you hail) do not want military absentee ballots counted at election time? As a Navy veteran, I know the reason.

Regarding the gubernatorial elections - a Republican governing New Jersey. It speaks for itself. That is the shocker, not some district in New York. Was this the result of local issues or a referendum on Obama? We'll see come 2010.

On the issue of "climate change," the polar bear argument has lost its steam. The numbers indicate that the polar bear population has grown. And it seems every time a global warming conference has been scheduled, it is canceled due to snow. It's all a scam making the likes of Al Gore filthy rich as he flies around the globe with his huge carbon footprint. The latest blow to this scam has to do with data found on computers at Hadley CRU, Britain's largest climate research institute and a proponent of the global warming theory. Apparently, someone has uncovered evidence of substantial fraud in reporting the "evidence" on global warming. What an inconvenient truth this is.

Last, but not least, Jacobs' argument for socialized medicine could not be weaker, but at least she admits where Obama wants to take us. Here's a news flash - leaders of socialist countries always seem to come to the U.S. for their life-threatening surgeries and medical treatment. Moreover, we know there aren't queues of Americans forming in the U.S. who want to go elsewhere for their health care. Bottom line: Most Americans are adamant, don't mess with our health care system.

I am sure Limbaugh does not have hatred for the president, as you suggest. Dissent of policies leading us into an abyss is not hatred. And what was it that the liberals told us only a year ago? Something about "dissent being the highest form of patriotism?" But I guess that only applied to George W. Bush.

Jim Rosko
Boonsboro




Consider a donation to the United Way



To the editor:

I love this community. In fact, I've dedicated the majority of my time over the last 19 years to doing whatever I can to make Washington County a better place to live, work and raise a family - for everyone. I believe in this community. I always will.

I'm coming to you now because we need your help to continue forwarding positive change for Washington County. This year, in partnership with my friend Mike Harsh, I am co-chairing the United Way campaign. We have an important goal this year, specifically given the challenges so many people are facing. These challenges cannot be addressed one person at a time.

That's where United Way comes in. Until I got involved with United Way, I really didn't know the impact they have on our county. Through 26 partner agencies and almost 50 different health and human services programs, United Way of Washington County touches the lives of about one in three people each year. These are people we know, people we see every day.

This year, the need has increased. Certainly, we've all seen that need face to face this year. But what we are asking you to consider, for those of you who can, is to make a donation to United Way this year. You don't have to give a lot. Just give what you can.

Someone - maybe someone you know, someone you love - will be forever grateful that you did what you could to make a difference in their life. From after-school and mentoring programs for youths to programs that provide food, counseling and employment assistance - day in and day out, the United Way is there helping provide for our community.

Thank you for considering a gift to United Way. If you have questions about United Way, the programs they support or the work they do, please don't hesitate to call Executive Director Leah Gayman to ask your question. I know she'd be more than happy to take the call at 301-739-8200, ext. 11.

Gregory I. Snook
Williamsport




All Americans should have health coverage



To the editor:

Please don't let big business interests prevent American citizens - your constituents - from getting the quality health care they deserve.

There is no reason a nation as wealthy as the United States shouldn't provide health coverage to all.

Stephanie Olmstead-Dean
Hagerstown

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