Letters to the editor, Dec. 9
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Published: December 8, 2011
Published: December 8, 2011
In the Dec. 7 article in Hernando Today, "No pass for red light runners," "A majority of council members agreed instead to a 30-day grace period when warnings would be issued. Signs are also expected to be posted at the city limits to warn motorists about the cameras."
Then "Representatives of Sensys America Inc. — the company contracted to provide the cameras — also raised concerns and claimed that doing so would cut into company profits, according to staff reports."
Well, now. It's not about whether people who run red lights and endanger themselves and others get caught, it's about the possible loss to company profits if people start obeying the law and behaving themselves.
Dunno about you (and the city council members) but this writer thinks maybe Sensys America Inc. just shot themselves in the foot.
They can claim all they want about wanting to make the streets safer, but it's pretty clear that their only real concern is their profit.
Gail B. Leatherwood
Tebow trampling a travesty
I thought better of sending the following remarks to your sports editor, trusting you may see fit to consider what has suddenly exploded into an ugly national brouhaha!
Having said that, if you think our current U.S. Congress is useless; if you think "the square in the oval" is useless, too; do not overlook the football driven media in your condemnation.
In general, the sports media appears guilty of the most vile and vicious "piling on" of a professional player as ever witnessed in any sport when it comes to 24-year-young now starting quarterback Tim Tebow of the National Football League (NFL) Denver Broncos.
Were the truculent football "media-ocrety" at best to have exercised unabated their faux rage — overflowing with unbridled ego — Tebow would have been identified as a flop, failure, fool who does everything wrong. With but one exception: winning!
His record since taking over as quarterback for the No. 1 Broncos is 6 victories/1 loss in his last seven games! Permit me to respectfully and vigorously suggest that you read "Putting workers to a cruel choice: Your God or your job" in the Dec. 7 edition of Hernando Today, by Charles C. Haynes, director of the Freedom Education Project. That piece is as close to a literal snapshot of the Tim Tebow issue as one could imagine!
Although the unprecedented, stunning yearlong close to superhuman 12-0 thus far performance of veteran Aaron Rogers, the Green Bay Packers' superstar quarterback, apparently has electrified the headline hunting elite "past their prime" purists enough to personally and professionally openly demean former University of Florida Gators All American and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow! For two invalid reasons: There are 32 starting qarterbacks in the NFL, throwing from the left as Tebow does a the right as Rogers does, each uncommonly different from the others.
Miami Dolphins Hall of Famer Dan Marino, among the select few quarterbacks ever to play the game, said on CBS Dec. 4 "I'm a believer (in Tebow)." In Tom Jones' Dec. 5 column "Worst Credibility" noted: "First, ESPN blowhard Merril Hoge said the Broncos could not win with Tim Tebow as quarterback. Now that he is 6-1, Hoge essentially changed his position, saying the Broncos could not win a Super Bowl with Tebow." Hoge called Tebow's style "gimmick football."
In my opinion there are those who reportedly want Tebow to fail for the most reprehensible, unforgivable reason — denigration of Christianity!
How to stop it? An ongoing impenetrable Tebow "prevent defense."
On Fox "Newswatch" Dec. 4 it was announced, "The media takes exception to Tim's praying in public and pointing to the sky after a touchdown." Displaying emotion appears acceptable in every major sport. Tebow, an Evangelical Christian hands down with Cam Newton, are the two most outstanding running quarterbacks in NFL history!
However, Tebow is vigorously targeted since from time to time he bestows upon his Lord "the honor and glory; and feels like anytime he gets the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he (The Lord) is due for it."
Tim Krattenmaker of USA Today says this about Tim: "Tebow has become the poster boy for Evangelical Christianity in the sports arena, which places Tebow at the epicenter of a cultural storm that divides our nation." Yet, teammates praise Tim Tebow and pray with Tim for the special athlete and leader he is in this chameleon dominated 21st century; bent on the sports media "teaching" a young man how he should express relentless love for his cherished religion during a sports endeavor. Regrettably, enigmatic polemics have even drawn Rush Limbaugh's polarizing negative Tebow remarks into this conversation.
As a proud Jewish octogenarian, my boomer wife a proud Christian, we find the above emboldened arguments against Tim Tebow to be unjustifiably repugnant religious prejudice which unquestionably is intolerable, inexcusable and unforgivable.
Has America become a disparate country of nihilists to adversaries and advocates alike? How come Mr. President?
No respect for Obama
After yesterday's speech, President Barack Obama has finally shown his true colors for all to see.
He also, by saying our system has never worked, spit a loogie on the graves of all the brave men and women who either paid the ultimate price or served with honor to defend our way of life.
He has shown himself to be a true Marxist, euphemistically referred to by the media as progressive. Progressive implies progress and President Dumbo's programs are distinctly regressive.
Just look no further than Greece and there my friends is where we are headed under his Marxist programs, which is why we must send him packing in 2013.
As an aside to all the readers who might not like my lack of respect for his idiotness, I do not now nor will I ever respect this anal sphincter just because he conned an electorate into voting for him the office.
I respect the man can rot in Hades for all I care.