Sometimes less is more
I like to think that I am a generous person. When I receive an appeal for a donation from a reputable organization, I will usually send a small donation.
Since there are so many reputable, deserving charities, I can only make one donation to each charity once per year. The problem is that most of these charities will send out multiple appeals per year. Many of these appeals contain gift items used to entice further donations. I have notified several of these organizations that I cannot afford to make more than one minimal donation per year.
It seems to me that the value of my annual donation is probably less than the cumulative value of the postage and small gifts that each of my donations generates. Therefore, I have stopped sending any donations to any organization that solicits contributions more than once per year. I believe that I’m saving them money if they stop sending further solicitations to me. I think that there are many people out there who feel the same way that I do.
If a soliciting charity assured me that they would not ask me to donate again for at least one year, I would be more likely to contribute to that charity. And they would not have to send me any gifts.
Green light means "Go"
To those of you who fall asleep at a green light, don't you look in your mirrors and see there may be eight or nine cars behind you that would like to make it through the light also?
The pedal on the right is the gas. Please use it. Did you read the manual that came with your car? That stick on the left of your steering wheel is called a directional. It tells others what your intentions are so they can make an informed decision on when to go or not. Also, be aware that left turns yield on green. The oncoming traffic has the right of way.
Let's try to be more courteous and more informed. It could save lives.
RE: 'Shame on school board rebuttal'
In response to the the "Shame on the school board rebuttal...
First of all, the teachers in Brevard County have been overworked and underpaid for quite sometime. They are educating the future generation. I think we can give them a raise. I also think they do know how to budget their money. They've been doing it for a long time.
As far as metal detectors in schools and two points of entry, there's really no problem with doing that. It's a very effective way to stop a very disturbed, violent, vicious student, parent or, possibly, a teacher from getting in there with a weapon.
As far as a guard or a metal detector, I would rather see two points of entry with metal detectors to catch the lunatic. No one can predict when the next lunatic will try to go into a school. There are 1,700 people in some of our high schools, you try and predict which one of those people have a weapon in their backpack without a metal detector.
"Racism from the highest office" rebuttal
Your heading instructions says to 'refrain from making any libelous comments'. I refer to "Racism from the highest office" in the July 26 issue.
You give this disrespectful, libelous anti-Trumper a bully pulpit to spout disgusting lies about the President of the United States. What he refers to about this gang of 5th columnists sitting in our Congress is true. They hate the United States, are enemies of the United States and should be removed, and deported 'Poste-Haste". They sound like a progressive socialist who probably would vote for one of them for president if they were running. Just what we need today.
Neither gender, nor color, nor any other "phobe" has anything to do with it. By the way, what 'governance' disaster are you referring to?
Get your facts straight and get real.
Country over political divide
It seems to me that only one political party interjects race into every discussion and, furthermore, assumes race as the motive of their political enemies.
An example of this abhorrent behavior was featured in Rants and Raves last week. Like most every conservative I know, the rights and opinions of the individual trump all, and none judge based on the superficial qualities of the individual, such as race or sexual orientation, but rather their qualities.
If one hates the policies of the United States of America, such as the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, and the rule of law (such as enforcing immigration laws) then I too will speak as boldly and plainly as our President, and put forth the recommendation that they should go back to where they came from.
Race has nothing to do with it.
Since losing the 2016 election (bigly, I might add), the Democratic party has embraced a far-left ideology that challenges the foundational principles that the United States was built on.
Socialism, open borders, and identity politics are not just the platform of socialist politicians from New England, but rather the majority opinion of the Democratic Party. From my viewpoint, I see a booming economy, unemployment as all-time lows and opportunity for those that will work for it.
I believe that most Americans see through this charade. I believe in the greatness of this country and will continue to protest in the ballot box.
Racism is not the issue
In response to “Loudmouths” rant about our President, I would point out that he is typical of what is wrong with our nation today.
Obviously, a [they 're a] Democrat, knowing only how to defame, drag on useless investigations and nitpick every word our President utters.
[They], like those elected officials in Washington, would prefer to name call rather than constructively work on problems that plague out nation. [They] obviously neglects to consider the “moral veracity of our former democratic presidents” who were glib liars, conducted under handed dealing with foreign governments and last but not least were not honorable people (or couldn’t keep their pants closed).
I vote Independent, choosing who I think would be the best leader for our country, not blindly follow some political party line; a thought comes to mind, about dirty politics when the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to someone who is honored for “what he might accomplish”, rather than his deeds. That was a farce! Talk about racism, there’s a laugh!
And what’s with the “please, ladies”? It’s obvious, he talks with forked tongue. At 62 years he has only learned “name calling” and displays his racism with meaningless babble.
Like Loudmouth, I am well past 62, I have served my county, state and country with 45 years in Law Enforcement. During that tenure I have encountered all walks of life but always treated those I had contact with in a dignified and respectable manner.
Innocent until proven guilty I always respected my president, whether or not I voted for them.