Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
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Re: “The talk radio mousetrap,” by Craig Bolton

I don’t know where you get some of these “guest columnist” but this guy who thinks talk radio should be censored because it doesn’t conform to his views is a prime example of why it’s necessary.

Bolton writes most people would look differently upon Mexicans and others who enter this county illegally if they were white. Well color has nothing to do with the objections. For some reason some Hispanics not just Mexicans think that they have a right to skip correct immigration laws and get free education, housing and citizenship and we taxpayers are supposed to look the other way.

Yes, most of these people are hard workers, but so were my great grandparents who also did jobs no one else was willing to do back in those days and entered this country legally. Bolton thinks he’s got a better understanding because he dated minorities? Big deal. And if we listeners live comfortable lives in our gated communities, that makes us racist? Do you think someone gave us these accommodations? Do you think our lifestyles were gifts? Well if you do, you’re sadly mistaken.

Most of us worked long hard hours for many years to get were we are. Nobody gave us these items.

You as a listener of radio have the same option I do, change the station or turn it off. I find, as most people do who listen to these shows, they are entertaining. Do most of the listeners take them verbatim? No. And it has nothing to do with your Christianity. But it’s got a lot to do with censorship, especially if you agree with Bolton.

James Woods

Brooksville

Political contributions

Do you know where your political contributions are going? Did you watch “60 Minutes” on TV Sunday night? The show was an investigation of your political representatives in Washington and how they are spending your contributions.

While nepotism is illegal, meaning a politician can not hire a family member to work directly for them, they can hire them as campaign workers or be a member of a Political Action Committee, PAC.

One politician hired his two daughters to the tune of $130,000. Another politician spent over $100,000 having meetings with members of his PAC at premiere golf courses. That was just two examples but there were many more.

Every politician when asked about this stated they were doing nothing illegal. Is there a law against this use of your money? No! Should there be? Yes! Why isn’t there? A member of Congress, a Republican, and a Senator, a Democrat, have put together a bill banning these actions. Why isn’t this bill being voted on? Because they can’t even bring it up for a vote in either house.

What is your representative doing with your contributions? If you ask him he will act indignant and give you that “how dare you question my ethics” look.

OK, so he doesn’t spend your donations on himself or his family, but why hasn’t he spoken up about this matter? Why hasn’t he and the other members of the House and Senate brought this up for a vote? Next time you see “Honest Abe” ask him that question.

Ron Dakin

Spring Hill

Re: “The talk radio mousetrap,” by Craig Bolton

In regards to the letter “The talk radio mousetrap,” the writer goes on a tirade about how talk hosts are bad-mouthing ethnic minorities because of their skin color which is not true in every case. In addition to that, he claims that the majority are Christians. It was obvious that the writer’s statement also points an accusing finger at all American Christians as well.

While it is true most American media is liberal, the writer conveniently omits the slander, bias and offensive comments from their media hosts against white Christians, who are on the main menu of their discrimination.

The writer divulges he is an atheist, which makes sense why he blames Christians for the ills of minorities. The irony of his letter however doesn’t attack the minorities of color and religion for their racism and bias against white Christians because they are different. The writer also avoids recognizing the widespread persecution and death sentences that target Christians in foreign lands.

It is fact that racism and bigotry is not partial to one race, color and religion. I have to wonder if the majority of Americans were of another skin color and religion, would they be targeted by non-religious society for the fodder of vocal discrimination?

Anti-Christians just may need to look long and hard at their own faces in the mirror and see they are no better for their bias and hateful judgements before they cast those stones in the direction of Christian society.

Joyce Grochowicz

Brooksville

Rape and murder not important

The execution of Clayton Lockett has excited our news media giving all the minute details of the execution and they claimed his execution was horrible.

What was horrible was the brutal murder of Stephanie Neiman, a 19 year old girl. Lockett and other men raped her, then shot her with a shot gun and while she was still alive, buried her in the woods, thus causing her to slowly suffocate. Although she begged for mercy, Lockett gave her none.

The few minutes that his execution lasted was nothing compared to the hours of suffering and torture she was put through by Lockett.

The news media, as usual, failed to tell her story and failed to tell of the unhappiness caused to her family, but the news media turned on the tears and sympathy for the murderer Lockett.

Because Lockett was black, our racist president, while in Germany, immediately jumped into the fray claiming that racial bias was involved in Lockets’ conviction and execution, although he had only meager information about both.

Obama then called upon his racist attorney general to investigate the entire Lockett case, hoping there was racial bias so he could file suit against the state of Oklahoma, which could be good public relations for him. Obama does not miss a political trick.

When will the public learn that the main deterrent of intentional murder is the loss of the murder’s life. Murderers value their life and will avoid anything that will cause the loss of their life.

There is no deterrent to murder when the death penalty is not on the table, which is common to our judges, state attorney and juries. The worst they get is jail time and their life is saved.

I feel that a good deterrent to intentional murder is that the murderer must pay for his misdeed with his life.

If you agree, wake up our failed judicial system to a better way.

Norman Pallot

Weeki Wachee

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