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Citizens also have duty to respect public officials, speaking privilege

Letters to the editor

February 4, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I profoundly disagree with The Call’s Nov. 28 editorial “Council leaves the people out of people’s business.” The entire premise that “everyone has a right to speak at council meetings” is conditional. The County Council extends the opportunity of citizens ...

Reader offers ‘Pool Table Theology’ in response to various missives

Letters to the editor

January 29, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: Some of The Call’s Dec. 5 letters require rigorous rebuttals. For instance, Jan Tucker of Oakville thinks that where an ex-president decides to live has some relevance to the “theory” of global warming. Several better or more relevant sources include: 1. Rec...

Caffeine consumption can be beneficial, but also has its drawbacks

Letters to the editor

January 22, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I am doing a research project about the effects of the consumption of caffeine of the students of Lindbergh High School. Consuming the right amount of caffeine can be very beneficial to the overall physical and mental health of the students of Lindbergh High School. ...

Letter writer offers his predictions for 2020, with a Trump re-election

Letters to the editor

January 21, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: As a consultant, I’ve been making predictions 15 years with 90-percent accuracy. I want to take the worry out of the new year, calm fears and put people at ease. Be anxious for nothing. So here are my predictions for the new year 2020 — enjoy. 1. President...

If Broughton was no longer an alderman, he could write more letters

Letters to the editor

January 20, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: In response to Jan Burmeister’s letter in the Dec. 12 Call, I hate to throw cold water on Jan’s thesis, but if Green Park were not to re-elect Alderman Michael Broughton, he would have even more time to craft more letters to The Call. I, for one, enjoy Mr....

Newspaper’s ‘liberal critical pen’ is in the wrong for editorial on Trakas

Letters to the editor

January 15, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: The editorial in the Dec. 12 issue of Call Newspapers criticizing County Councilman Ernie Trakas for attempting to protect County Council members and staff from the recent threatening and intimidating tactics used by some speakers during the “open period for c...

Bible verses guide this reader’s philosophy on abortion and morality

Letters to the editor

January 14, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I was listening to “Donnybrook” and Ray Hartmann repeated the standard line, “I support abortion, because I don’t know when life actually begins.” What a flimsy, stick-your-head-in-the-sand excuse. Turn on Channel 9 and check out a documentary and see for ...

Letter on ‘smart, rich’ not voting for tax hikes seen as ‘Onion’-worthy

Letters to the editor

January 8, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: Did the Oct. 24 letter writer Joe Spezia Sr. intend his letter entitled “Join the ‘smart and rich’ and vote against every type of tax increase” to go to “The Onion”? So let’s play along. I gleaned some “tongue in cheek” comments from his letter. ...

Reader has a suggestion if curiosity and knowledge come from devil

Letters to the editor

January 8, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: In response to the Nov. 28 letter of Shawn Finney claiming that curiosity and knowledge are the products of Satan, I suggest that the Finney family decline all future prescription drugs and medical procedures. These are the result of scientific curiosity, and sur...

Bayless Avenue road project not all it’s cracked up to be for resident

Letters to the editor

January 7, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: After attending the meeting about the Bayless Avenue road project at Weber Road Library, I was even more unimpressed with this project. Agreed, the road needs repaving — that was supposed to be done in 2020. Agreed, the bridge needs to be replaced. But as fa...

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