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To the Editor: BG man opposes anti-discrimination ordinance Amy Evans 2009-08-11 06:55:19 Mr.Thompson, While being well meaning, you are mistaken ... Human Right's should be broad ... if ther were not, we would all be at the mercy of the group in power. As to opening the door to "unnecessary lawsuits, fines and a possible charge of a 4th degree misdemeanor", my answer is simple ... do not discriminate in the first place. I am in favor of the proposed ordinance's, and urge all to contact the Council to urge them to adopt them. Amy Evans
To the Editor: BG man opposes anti-discrimination ordinance brutus 2009-08-11 09:16:35 Hey Gary and snickets. If there were not people like you 2 out there we would not need laws like this. But since people like you have little regard for other people, we have to have laws that spell things out. And lawsuits are always unnecessary when they are not yours.
Documents: Rove involved in U.S. attorney firings brutus 2009-08-11 14:21:31 Surprize, surprize. Imagine that, Karl Rove involved in illegal activities. Hopefully we are getting jail cells ready for Karl George, Dick and Don Rumsfeld. Oh and you too Alberto. Gosh we could fill up a whole prison with the Bush administration.
To the Editor: Hate-filled oratory should be denounced Jim Fox 2009-08-11 18:54:54 You Libs make me laugh. You are always the first to play tha race card. It wouldn't matter what evidence was shown, you would ignore it. Let Hillary Clinton bellow about it being patriotic to disagree and debate with the Bush administration or any administration and you all shout yes. When the American people, of which I am one, get upset about Socialists trying to ruin our country and you all want to stop any disagreement, your so predictable. The problem is that many of the people who voted for Obama thought he was a moderate not a progressive whacko.They are now saying this is not what we voted for and his numbers are falling. The truth is the truth!
Kirby Gerken fair demo derby winner strausie 2009-08-11 23:30:59 where can i find a video of the derby?
To the Editor: BG landlord: Code enforcement does more harm than good Mark 2009-08-12 04:37:39 Having known Brad since High School I can tell you that he is a BG resident. He also owns a business in BG. I have known him since the early 80's when we were in Jr. High school and I can tell you that I believe that he has integrity and is probably one of the most caring people you could meet. If you are a college student and the house you live in has an extra bedroom you are going to try to cheapen your rent no matter how low it is. Not every landlord in town is a money grubbing slum lord. Some are actually decent hard working people who also have day jobs. Brad is one of those people. This whole incident brings to mind some serious questions about the role of "Code Enforcement" in our city.
To the Editor: BG resident criticizes how city dealt with landlord Brad 2009-08-12 05:25:43 What can I say; Brutus, you're on top of it again. Nice Germany reference, certainly applicable and again salient. And the two choices thing, very nice of you to allow us two choices. I'm googling now for country no laws no rules...
To the Editor: If they don't plan to discriminate . . . kelleepullen 2009-08-12 06:42:24 Very well said.
BG Junior High assignment sparks memories Julie Lause 2009-08-12 08:55:25 You have captured some fabulous pictures of the JH! They tell quite a story in an of themselves. Kinda gonna miss the charm...
To the Editor: BG man responds to letter about denouncing hate-filled oratory brutus 2009-08-12 09:30:20 Wow Robert all this hate because there is a Black man in the Whitehouse. Let me refresh your memory. When GWB took over, the national debt was a little over 5 trillion. When GWB left office is was at 11 trillion. I hate having to keep giving you right wingers history lessons. Do you even know the meaning of Fascism? This is where Corporations run the GOV. This was prevalent under GWB. Does Halliburton mean anything to you? Now the real question is where have you been the last 8 years when the country was plunged into this debt? Where were you when the Patriot Act was put in place without anyone reading it. This Act was the single most anti Constitutional Act in the history of our nation. And you just like most hatefull right wingers could have the facts put right in front of your face but without Rush or Beck's approval they just are not true are they. There are so many lies in what you have said that I would just be wasting my time refruting them. Shed some of that hate Robert, you will feel better.
To the Editor: If they don't plan to discriminate . . . brutus 2009-08-12 09:35:12 Good letter.
To the Editor: If it's right for city employees, it's right for all in BG brutus 2009-08-12 09:38:28 I could not agree more DR. Stewart.
Gr. Rapids man sentenced to 12 years in deaths of two teens MAD AS HELL 2009-08-12 10:26:40 12 years that's all!! What kind of system only gives a man 12 years for killing 2 boys? 12 years is not good enough, 21 years is a good start. He killed 2 boys, what is wrong with all of us for not demanding much larger sentencing times. He should be in for life under the "Three Strikes" law. Strike one: driving drunk. Strike two: driving high, marijuana or other. Strike three: killing somebody while drunk and high. When is this type of killing going to stop.
Gr. Rapids man sentenced to 12 years in deaths of two teens downthePike 2009-08-12 11:09:21 Some sentences regarding some crimes do not make much sense. This same man could have been convicted of selling cocaine and might have gotten life in prison. But, as I read this I had to think that even though Mr. Walbolt was intoxicated, he didn't deliberately kill these two young boys. Try to "judge not that ye be not judged." We don't know how much remorse and grief this man may have for this outcome. It was an "accident," not an "on purpose." I'm sure many people are mourning because of this accident.
To the Editor: BG man responds to letter about denouncing hate-filled oratory rdensic 2009-08-12 12:19:43 Wow - pot, kettle brutus?
To the Editor: If they don't plan to discriminate . . . epluribusunum 2009-08-12 13:05:31 What so many fail to recognize is the intent of protected classes. It was meant to protect people who had been subjected to a long history of de jure and de facto deiscrimination. In fact, the de jure aspect of the discrimination through poll taxes and voter disinfranchisement was the most onerous of violations. Under this legislation a person who hates african americans and expresses that hate in a vituperative manner toward that group would be entitled to the same legal protections as an african american. Talk about an upside down world. A person whose family had endured 250 years of slavery and 100 years of legalized apartheid would have no better legal protection than a person whose family owned slaves and is currently actively involved in the KKK.
To the Editor: Ballot vote may be best way to resolve BG issue Marlene 2009-08-12 13:35:12 Ms. Smith -- So I guess back in the 1960s when African-Americans were battling for equal rights in the south, they were wrong to gather in committees before organizing? I also take it from your statement that they should have asked the voters to decide whether or not their equal and inalienable rights under the Constitution would be recognized? What about the rights of religious minorities, Ms. Smith? Should they have waited for the rich, white, male, property-owning elite who made up the voting public in 13 Colonies to grant them equality, instead of adding it to the First Amendment? I guess you forgot that all but one of the states were all theocracies? Surveys and an imagined lack of open discrimination does give you or anyone else the right whether or not to vote on a citizen's *guaranteed* equal rights in this country! I've been discriminated here at a restaurant in BG, and I've been discriminated on the job, too (though not in BG). I would like you to re-read Marcy St. John's letter, and ask yourself, how would *you* like it if it was *your* rights as a heterosexual were being debated? Because that's exactly what's being played out -- these conditions protect you as well, my dear... remember that! Heterosexuality is just as much a sexual orientation as homosexuality, and when this law is passed, it will protect YOU and every other heterosexual from discrimination!
To the Editor: Ballot vote may be best way to resolve BG issue Amy Evans 2009-08-12 13:43:16 Ms. Smith, Are you aware that our Mayor Quinn added these same "Rights's" for our city employee's well over a year ago? ... and no one complaigned then? If they are good enough for our City Employee's, why are they not good enough for the residents of Bowling Green? As to putting ones (African-American or any other group) rights to a vote, you should know full well this can, and should never be done ... otherwise we would all under the thumb of whomever was in power ... they could vote your Rights out as well. I urge all to support these 2 Ordinances, and to contact the Council and tell them to adopt them both. Amy Evans
To the Editor: If it's right for city employees, it's right for all in BG Amy Evans 2009-08-12 13:56:53 Dr. Dafina Stewart, An excellent letter! I give great credit to our City Council for having the guts to adopt the ordenance put forward by Mayor Quinn ... and for stating with one voice (No decenting votes) that they supported those same values for the entire State of Ohio Amy Evans Bowling Green
To the Editor: If they don't plan to discriminate . . . Amy Evans 2009-08-12 14:10:06 James Bissland & the replyers, Thank you for speaking up! As much as I hate to say it Discrimination has raised it's ugly head, and these 2 ordenances will help to keep it's head down again. All of the letters against the proposed ordenances bring one thing to mind ... the protest too much! What is wrong with scuring one's right's? ... do they have a guilty conscince? Amy Evans Bowling Green
To the Editor: BG man responds to letter about denouncing hate-filled oratory brutus 2009-08-12 15:03:52 Still in the fact-free zone eh rdensic? I'm still waiting for facts from the last time.
To the Editor: BG man responds to letter about denouncing hate-filled oratory give me a break 2009-08-12 15:56:03 Why is it so unfortuate that the President of the United was born in Hawaii? It is my understanding that all citizens born in that state are issued a certificate of live birth,just like Obama. The state doesn't issue any citizens a birth certificate,just the same form Obama got. It is a fact and is what that state does for every citizen's birth. Are you questioning the validity of all people born in Hawaii? I dont think so. I didn't here Rush or Beck having a fit and questioning GWs first election. Which as I recall had to go through the courts before a winner was announced and suprise,surprise it was decided along party lines. Please, just because you choose to give you time to blowhards doesn't mean you are informed, just a sheep being exploited so those two fat cats can get richer.
To the Editor: Volunteers needed to give BG 5th graders library time jill 2009-08-12 18:25:06 Volunteers are needed for all grades not just 5th grade.
To the Editor: Hate-filled oratory should be denounced brutus 2009-08-12 18:43:26 I voted for him. I am happy I voted for him. This is what I voted for. Oh and I am an American too. And who is "they"? And what is the truth Jim? You right wingers always seem to know "the truth". Please let us know.
To the Editor: Volunteers needed to give BG 5th graders library time Former Kenwood Parent 2009-08-12 20:05:10 I am sure the board, as well as the superintendant, explained that it is not just funding for the students themselves that is needed. You also have to consider things like transportation, the drivers for that transportation, the supplemental contracts that pay for the teachers that stay overnight with the children and any insurance that an event such as this needs. There is much more involved than just "finding funds that a school board needs." This is was a great program and you are right - it would have been an enriching experience. Consider sending your child to summer camp on your own.
CCHA rejects Huntsville's bid Marlene 2009-08-13 03:05:10 Expenses paid or not, Alaska-Fairbanks never should've joined the CCHA. It takes too much out of the teams to fly for so long and cross too many time zones. Let the Nanooks join the WCHA and save the school the expense of flying the league so far.
Mulch: A gardener's friend klassiebutterfly45 2009-08-13 03:51:42 Is it a good idea to use the black fabric if it is cut around you vegtables if you fertilize the soil first?? Does this fabric make it too hot for the vegtable plants to grow right?? This is the first yr. i have tried the fabric around my vegtable garden. they seem to be doing ok. but i don't think they are doing as well this yr due to that fabric. my husband says they are growing right on time and doing good!!
To the Editor: Ballot vote may be best way to resolve BG issue Joe Wilson 2009-08-13 05:43:25 The two proposed ordnances are not needed. People should be able to associate freely with whomever they choose and not associate with others, if they so wish. We need more freedom and less government interference in our lives. What we don't need is more city ordnances.
Consultant: No Wood County Park pay raises AdanG2 2009-08-13 11:11:13 Good. about time there is justice for the taxpayers. That's what is the outcome when you get greedy. If they chose to leave, let them. I know there will be plenty of there people that need work. Jobs are hard to come by around here. Maybe you could hire some Hispanics as well.
Consultant: No Wood County Park pay raises MH2348 2009-08-13 12:56:20 These people work really hard for their community, and while they are government employees, they, like the rest of us have families to take care of and bills to pay. They make much less working in the public sector than they would if they had similar positions in private industry. It has nothing to do with greedyness, it has to do with getting paid what you are worth and I think anyone can relate to that.
Consultant: No Wood County Park pay raises brutus 2009-08-13 13:26:32 Just so I know are you serious MH2348?
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-13 13:44:22 But Jim what about the majority of us who voted for Barack Obama and the Democrats? You are in the minority. When election time comes around run a candidate that agrees with you. Those of us who voted for President Obama, the majority of the voters, agree with what he is doing. The majority who elected President Obama happen to disagree with you and the "teabaggers". Did it ever occur to you that what is bogus to you the majority thinks is just fine? And once again how is President Obama, a constitutional law professor mind you, going against the Constitution?
Consultant: No Wood County Park pay raises sivicman 2009-08-13 13:52:15 Is this person (MH2348) for real? Well for all that voted FOR the levy, you pay for the increases. If they don't like what there being paid, get another job just like the rest of us.
To the Editor: Ballot vote may be best way to resolve BG issue Mary 2009-08-13 14:05:27 The ordinance is not about whom one "associates" with. It's about protecting citizens from discrimation in employment or housing. Passing this ordinance would not prevent anyone from continuing to "associate" (or not) with whomever she/he chooses.
To the Editor: Voters need to learn about $ spent on supreme court races brutus 2009-08-13 15:20:12 Public financing is the way to go. Each candidate should be allowed enough money to say who they are and a brief history of there decisions. No money for attacking other opponents.
BGSU announces furloughs User 2009-08-13 15:21:51 The Sentinel neglected to include this part of Cartwright's presser: The savings to the university are considerable and will be invested in *enrollment initiatives* that have the *potential* for improving resources in future years. Can't wait to see how many new vice presidents need to be hired to implement those *enrollment initiatives* to *potentially* improve something, sort of, maybe, at some time in the future.
To the Editor: Fair Housing Center supports proposed Bowling Green ordinance brutus 2009-08-13 15:23:22 Good letter and great history.
To the Editor: Cancer funding comment clarified Louann Cummings 2009-08-13 15:42:08 Yes, I absolutely do agree with your sentiments regarding smoking. And I especiallly agree with your statement: "How convenient we blame everything on smoking". I too am a non-smoker; but most people assume I once smoked. Over 50% of current lung cancer diagnoses are found in those who never smoked or quit decades ago. Smoking most definitely impacts the statistics of this insidious disease; but since there are so few research dollars it is extremely difficult to pinpoint its risk factors.
Lasagna with salsa a 'fair-ly'great dish Paul Sturznickel 2009-08-13 19:41:34 Your mother and I are very proud of you. By the way, where did you learn to collect cook books. Paul and Barb Sturznickel
Teens stage 'Grease' in Maumee mc 2009-08-13 23:09:13 May of us will one day be owning Angela Cheslock Cd's. I've watched her preform many times and the talent truley comes from the heart. Time to make the doughnuts girl.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best foxjustin 2009-08-14 06:18:17 To The “Majority Minded” Commenter, You sir never answered the editorials main points. In fact you neglected to allow yourself to hear the heart of the message and instead assumed that this was about your precious savior Obama. I will repeat what Jim said for you. The feelings of the Tea Parties started brewing during President Bush and we are feeling that the Republicans (whatever that stands for anymore) have left us as well. This is not about parties or donkeys or elephants, this is about common sense and what is best for our country. Please do not insult my intelligence with the “we are the majority” speech either. Poll after poll shows that President Obama’s poll numbers are slipping and more Americans are aligning themselves with Independents. You see, we could argue policies and bills, and you would probably loose, but you see sir, that majority mindset does not work in a republic (even if it were true). What if the majority of people believed that killing someone because they were a certain color or religion was ok? Would that make it ok? Just because the majority of Americans were fooled into voting for an image or the majority of the weasels in Washington vote to pass a horrendous piece of legislation doesn’t make them right either. Next time listen to the heart of the message. Jim was not saying Obama is the only cause for our mess, he was saying he is the head right now, but our entire government is corrupt. That is what the Tea Parties and these gatherings are about. And in case you hadn’t watched the news at all, people are standing up at town hall meetings and we are attempting to return this country to its foundation. I find it funny that people like you and heads of government will “poo-poo” the Tea Parties and us showing up and speaking out at town hall meetings, until we don’t go away, then we are the mob. I suppose you are ok with our government telling you where to spend your money….But I guess that is a conversation for another time. Sincerely, Justin Fox, Toledo
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-14 08:18:01 What are you talking about? I said the majority does not agree with you or Jim. And that did happen with slaves until people rose up against it. Run a candidate that thinks like you guys do. And the only one insulting anyone is you and Jim thinking we who voted for President Obama were all fooled. We who voted for him were not fooled. And instead of giving childiest rants, give some particulars. Give some proof where the Constitution is being violated. And reference the Section, Article, Amendment and line. Is it that hard to do? As for the nuts at the town hall, none of them asked a question, they just made statements. Just like you. And I will debate any issues with you or anyone else, but bring some facts with you.
To the Editor: Weston man criticizes Otsego decision rogerstobias 2009-08-14 09:13:15 Are these people even Human or are they just simple minded. I have been informed the bus will not pick up my family because it doesn't want to turn around...... Yet they are picking up a student from BG district to come to Otsego 1/2 mile form my house on my same street. What is going on with these people. I am paying the bus fair for an outsider and my family must find their own way to GrandRapids ten miles away?
Archie-Veronica wedding story line irks collector DLF 2009-08-14 10:57:00 "Outrage on behalf of Betty"? Dude, seriously, get a life.
To the Editor: Volunteers needed to give BG 5th graders library time Parent of a Fifth grader 2009-08-14 10:59:22 This is for the former kenwood parent. The funds we fifth grade parent offered to come up with was to pay for transportation, the teachers supplemental salaries, contracts and so on. We are unhappy because the kids did there part of the deal and the school board robbed them of there CAMP! They sold candy bars and did other fundraisers. They were told you sell the candy you go to camp. It's just like a job you work you get paid. These kids worked and guess what there pay was suppost to be CAMP! This camp is not the same as summer camp!
Brown: Retool ag for energy changes rdensic 2009-08-14 11:48:20 Let's not make energy from the same source as our food. Better yet, let's get the government out of the energy business and let the free market provide the solutions.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best foxjustin 2009-08-14 11:48:53 Brutus, Section 9 Paragraph 9 - Read it. Then think about the MANY Czars who have been put into place. Not elected, not responsible to the people. Essentially anything that is not specifically given to the federal government is illegal for them to do. Against the constitution specifically? Taxation without representation? How about a government run bank? How about government takeover of private industry giving them money and a leg up on competition? How about essentially attempting to stamp out private health insurance? I am not saying Obama has been the only one. Bush did his fair share. Now that I have answered your question you answer me this. What would have made you not vote for Obama? What made you vote for him? Are you for the takeover of our capitalist system? Are you for extra taxes? Are you for partial birth abortion? Are you for higher utility bills? Justin
Consultant: No Wood County Park pay raises wcresident 2009-08-14 12:25:08 Watch who you're calling greedy AdanG2. Most of the employees that work for the Parks District had nothing to do with the levy or the amount that was requested. You want to place blame, make sure you're looking in the right place...at the top. That includes the County Auditor who HAD TO APPROVE the levy before it could even be placed on the ballot! That is the same auditor who is no so adamantly against it! The same goes for the County Administrators. None of them seemed to have a problem with any of this until someone got a burr up their butt and decided to make a stink about it. How convenient.... Anyone who thinks the lowest of all low employees at the Parks District were going to be sitting pretty even after the wage increase need to look again. MH2348 was completely correct...
Consultant: No Wood County Park pay raises wcresident 2009-08-14 12:42:25 Correction, the Commissioners are also responsible for approving levies. You want to hold someone responsible, look at the source of the complaint. Politicians trying to save face...
Archie-Veronica wedding story line irks collector Murray B 2009-08-14 13:11:47 "Luebke concedes that the economic downturn was a factor, but he said his outrage on behalf of Betty is real." That's awesome! Does anyone read Archie?
To the Editor: Ballot vote may be best way to resolve BG issue Marlene 2009-08-14 14:38:24 Dear Mr. Wilson -- You're more than welcome to associate yourself with whomever you wish: the Klan, the religious right, or any other group promoting intolerance -- as long as you try to claim there's no discrimination going on in BG! Obviously, you being what I can safely assume is a white, heterosexual conservative Christian male, have never ever faced being denied service in a restaurant, rent a place to live, and/or a job you're clearly qualified for. Whenever I *do* hear of someone who's never faced discrimination -- no matter how imagined or slight, they whine and scream, and kvetch like a spoilt little child being told by Mommy you're going to have to share your toys. I'd like to see what your opinion would be if we set you in a society where it was *heterosexuals* who bore the brunt of discrimination day in and day out? What would your "cry me a river with the world's smallest violin" tune sound like?
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-14 14:43:16 First of all there is no Sect.9 paragragh 9 in the Constitution. So before we go any farther tell me what you are refering to. It only has 8 paragraphs.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best Jim 2009-08-14 16:04:31 Well the so called nuts at the townhalls are asking questions sir and the problem is none of your socialist friends will answer the questions. Probably like you they haven't read the bill that has the people so upset. The more these frauds continue to insult the American people and not answer any questions the more the people will rise up and use their first ammendment right of free speech that your side would love to shut down. Wait wouldn't that go against the constitution. Obama has said before that the constitution basically gets in the way of what he wants to do, which is turn us into a bunch of socialists. Why does it happen that everytime a far left liberal or socialist is running for office they always act like a moderate until they are elected?? Example...tax cuts for the middle class...I never knew Bill ayers...I never heard Jeremiah Wright say those things...I don't want to run any companies...I don't want to raise your utilities or make the coal industry go bankrupt. The people who thought he was a moderate are seeing the real Obama and many of them are attending these meetings also. The more they find out about him the more they know this is not what they voted for. This doesn't even scratch the surface.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best Crys 2009-08-14 16:44:10 Section 9, paragraph 8.
Gr. Rapids man sentenced to 12 years in deaths of two teens MAD AS HELL 2009-08-14 17:34:23 Downthepike, Maybe if your kids were killed you would think different. Accident, that's B.S. . If he was drunk and playing with a gun and killed your family member would you not judge him. This is what happens when the world has to many tree huggers. REMEMBER, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR KIDS! I know because I've lost my mom & dad to a drunk. So I say no it's NOT an accident.
Stirling named Falcon hockey assistant coach Don Woods 2009-08-14 18:20:11 Scott, Welcome to the BGSU hockey family. I will see you this fall. Woody
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-14 19:38:34 Jim if you are going to quote something make sure you get the right guy. It was George Bush at a press conference who said the Constitution just gets in the way of what he wants to do. And remember when GWB said it would be easier if he was just a dictator? I believe in free speech, but when it is your turn to speak say something constructive not just some Glenn Beck talking point. And yes these white uneducated people who can't read for themselves are nuts. And who are these people who you claim voted for Obama and now are saying this is not what they voted for? He has not changed anything from when he was campaigning. And he has only been in office a little over 6 months. And yes since there are 2 of you I have to answer the rest of your Stuff later. And hey little one nobody took anything from any company. Our tax dollars were used to save the economy from going into a depression. And the consent of Congress was given. And stop using the Glenn Beck czar thing. Again very childish. And apparently you know very little about the auto industry, because I am assuming that is what you are talking about. This money was used for G.M. and Chrysler and their suppliers who also happen to be Ford suppliers. And don't be like the town hall nuts. Bring a couple of things to the table and we will discuss them and go on to the next.
CSX breaks ground on North Baltimore project Roger A. Shope 2009-08-14 23:46:07 I am encouraged that Congressman Latta supports rail and wants progress "that helps America"! Not only will investment in our rail infrastructure create jobs in the Construction trades and Commerce, such investments can also be utilized to develop an Educated and Mobile Workforce for Ohio's bright future! I would encourage our elected officials and citizens to evaluate the "Ohio Higher Education Rail Network". The Ohio Higher Education Rail Network (OHERN) is a plan to link all public and private colleges and universities in the state by rail. With historic investments in passenger rail service from the federal level Ohio has the opportunity to provide safe, reliable transportation for students and all of Ohio's citizens! In one bold move favoring the OHERN plan, Ohio would become the nation's leader in sustainability and unlimited educational opportunities! As Ohio has “So much to Discover” I’d say it’s time to discover the “Ohio Higher Education Rail Network” Let's get on Board!
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best Brad 2009-08-15 07:07:16 Its a waste of time guys. Brutus is famously all over the place. My best guess he is a socialist. He is though typically entertaining.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-15 08:59:51 Hey Brad, at least I don't break the law, heh,heh.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-15 10:42:02 Anyhow guys getting back to Jim's original letter, I get it. He is a conservative and wants a conservative in the Whitehouse. He wants limited government. But guys we had this debate last year and we had an election. Democracy right? Constitutional right? Your beliefs and ideals lost out. People overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama's thinking which also happens to be mine. In 2012 if there are enough people who think like you and vote like you then your guy will win. Democracy right? Now you think you guys would be upset that the Supreme Court selected the President in 2000. Totally against the Constitution. Not what the founders wanted. Went against states rights. You say it is not about President Obama but your only references are about him. Prove it is not a party thing. Tell me how Reagan expanded Government. And tell me the last conservative that was in the Whitehouse.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best Jim 2009-08-15 12:59:03 One last attempt to Brutus the socialist. John Mccain is not a conservative. We were told to chose between liberal and liberal light. we want conservative therefore Obama won. Don't kid yourself into thinking he represents the majority of Americans.Here are some stats for you.Total estimated eligible voters 208-212 million. Total votes cast 131,257,328.Obama received 69,456,897 ,Mccain 59,934,814. Of votes cast Obama received 52.92%. Of eligible voters approx. 30%. The point is with only 1/3 of eligible voters he doesn't represent the majority. If a portion of the 30% begin to feel betrayed and the other 2/3rds bigin to rise up against you , you have a problem. MANY AMERICANS FEEL BETRAYED BY BOTH PARTIES. THERE IS A DISTRUST FOR POLITICIANS IN GENERAL. THE BACKLASH IS COMING TO BOTH LIBERALS AND RINOS. LEAVE OUR FREEDOMS ALONE AND GOVERNMENT GET OUT OF OUR LIVES AND BE RESTRAINED BY THE CONSTITUTION AS ORIGINALLY INTENDED. Keep watching Brutus time will tell which one of us is right. I've seen this movie before.
G. Rapids woman doesn't let fibromyalgia beat her bob 2009-08-15 13:28:12 I feel your pain, or should I say I share your pain. It stinks, can you give me info on your support group, would like to start one in North Carolina. I will not take pills with major side iffects, just to help one aspect and to gain 10 other problems. Praying for ya, bob
'Baby Think It Over' program won't be aborted User 2009-08-15 15:49:39 That's a really tasteless headline.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-15 19:27:43 Jim, what are you not getting. There are not enough people who think like you to put the candidate of your choice on the ballot. Either that or they don't care enough to vote, and I have no sympathy for them if they did not vote in the primary. If you had enough like minded people McCain would not have been the candidate. How can it be any simpler. Why are you being so hard headed about this. How do you know how the other 2/3 voters would have voted? And why do you assume they are conservative? I still don't see the argument. And your right we have lived this movie before when Clinton won. And I did not particularly care for him because he was right of center. And the nuts came out of the woodwork then and we had Oklahoma City. And since we don't want to kid ourselves you under estimate the power of the black vote. And remember when these polls are taken, they exclude black people. No secret there. I don't know how to put it any simpler.
To the Editor: Volunteers needed to give BG 5th graders library time Jill--Kenwood mom 2009-08-15 22:15:23 The funds proposed by the PTO's would have covered everything "Former Kenwood Parent" listed. Personally, my children do go to camps in the summer but this is not an option for all families. The expense of "sending your child to summer camp on your own" may not be feasible because the rates are much higher than what the schools are able to get as a group. Unfortunately the main point of what I was trying to say must have been missed. The schools need volunteers which is a great way to help and does not involve any fundraising, politics or negative emotions. It is all about the kids which is why this all began.
Football season is here iksnam 2009-08-16 05:36:52 Lake is going to hand you a loss again.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real foxjustin 2009-08-17 07:40:06 In your church, what does Jesus say about Homosexuality?
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real brutus 2009-08-17 11:04:57 foxjustin, I must have missed it but when did the United States become a theocracy? You being a constitutionalist where does it talk about being gay in the Constitution? And more correctly where does it say we should discrimate against gays, lesbians and so on?
N.B. man killed in crash on Route 6 D. Moore 2009-08-17 11:43:02 I recently crossed through the intersection where the accident occur-ed, the death is saddening, but there seems to be an access of accident trash in the area; is there some reason the area has not been cleaned more. It looks to be a hazzard to me with all the broken glass. Also I sometimes kayak in the Portage River here near Pemberville, water levels permitting and have seen the area near where the Sheriff cruiser crashed..oh what, two years ago on Gibson-burg Road and there are still car parts laying in the area. Thank You...from near Pemberville
Ponzi scheme suspected in local offices brutus 2009-08-17 11:46:46 Doggone Government interference. This is Capitalism, guys have to make a buck somehow. Don't ya know the Constitution says make as much as you can off whoever you can right? Sarcasm.
To the Editor: Why should we trust the government now? brutus 2009-08-17 12:12:32 You make some good points about previous Presidents, some I agree and some I don't. You forgot Clinton also. Congress is an easy target and sometimes rightfully so. Now as far as trusting the President on Healthcare, do you trust the President with our military? How about foreign policy? Do you really trust insurance companies? They make money by you not using the Healthcare system. Companies should not profit off of someone's illness. Don't you think we need a choice between people who profit off of you being ill and a program that allows you medical care? And do you like Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid? Are you receiving any of these services?
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best foxjustin 2009-08-17 13:47:08 Brutus, Are you ignorant enough to believe that we picked john mccain? We the people that is? Wrong. He was run by the republican party and the media who essentially choose our candidate. We NOW have enough people to legitimately run a third party candidate. I also love how you essentially say that the Oklahoma city bombing was done by conservatives. Good one. Trust me, I know who elected Obama and I know the power of the black vote that you talk about. That is not something to be proud of either. Voting for someone because of their skin color. We dont want McCain. We dont want your version of our constitution. We dont want socialism. We want a person who will work for us and defend our rights, cut spending, and stay out of the private sector. That is what we want. You should go read a history book and read up on our foundation. Sounds like you do not understand it at all.
To the Editor: BG council urged to do the right thing brutus 2009-08-17 14:29:38 It is sad that still in this country we have to enact legislation to keep people from being discriminated against. We even needed Amendments to our Constitution to make it illegal to enslave other human beings and to give women the right to vote.
Beverly Borders scott and kathy borders 2009-08-17 17:25:06 Buddy and Family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Bev. .She touched many lives.She will truly be missed.Your in our prayers. Cousin Scott and Kathy Borders
To the Editor: Cancer funding comment clarified brutus 2009-08-17 18:41:31 Thanks for your response Louann.
To the Editor: Council urged to name Hollenbaugh BG Student 2009-08-18 03:38:49 I'm glad the council decided to allow Jacob Redfern to represent the people of the first ward, the vast majority of which are students at BGSU. Like it or not, we students are a vital component of the city of Bowling Green and we deserve at least one seat on City Council.
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-18 08:55:23 Let's see, I am ignorant, I am wrong, Tim MsVeigh was a liberal. The media picked the Republican candidate. Why shouldn't Black people be proud of that? After 43 White Presidents they should be proud. Do you think white people voted for McCain because he was white? Do ya think? And look I have been researching things for more years than you have been on this earth. Plus I lived alot of history thru the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and present day. Have a civil discussion and stop the insults.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real foxjustin 2009-08-18 09:00:30 Brutus, honestly I wasnt asking you a question, but since you are all over everything that is said on this web site I will answer you. I am talking about gays from a Biblical Judeo Christian standpoint. The constitution says nothing about gays but the Bible which (believe it or not read some history and you will find out) our constitution is based upon, happens to have a lot to say about it. Let me ask you a question, if you were a business owner or owned some rental properties and you had a Christian day care, should the government be able to force you to hire a homosexual? Where do we stop defining minorities? The provisions for the similar bill in congress now has no provision to exclude pedophiles. Should that same christian day care be required to hire a pedophile?
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best foxjustin 2009-08-18 09:14:22 Brutus to answer your question, no black people who voted for Obama because of his skin color are wrong and should be ashamed. That is a shameful thing to do. Let me ask you a question. Are you black? Do you believe that people should vote on or against a candidate based on his skin color? If you believe those things you are ignorant and a racist in my opinion. Racism can be against whites too. I am sorry but I call them as I see them. If you vote for someone because they are the same color as you, you are a racist. If I voted for John McCain because he was white and the other guy was black that would be racist of me...it goes both ways.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal brutus 2009-08-18 10:51:41 Good for city council. Good for the peolpe too.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real brutus 2009-08-18 11:06:03 So what supercedes what? Does the bible supercede the Constitution? Pedophilia is against the law. Being a homosexual is not against the law and they are protected under the Constitution just like you. And if you knew anything about the Constitution you would know 1/2 the framers and signers were either athiests or agnostics. Do I have to explain agnostic to you? They went to great lengths to keep religon out of the Constitution. And before you come back with wrong info again look it up. Ben Franklin being one. Look it up. And some people don't like to engage people like you for various reasons. I will engage people who try to distort, intimidate or outright lie about things. Always!
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real equalopportunityemployer 2009-08-18 12:14:39 Foxjustin, It should absolutely be illegal and punishable by law if you would choose to not hire someone solely because of your prejudice against homosexuality. You should be ashamed of yourself and your small mindedness. Shame on you.
'Baby Think It Over' program won't be aborted rdensic 2009-08-18 12:21:55 Absolutely disgusting headline. I would hope for an apology from the writer.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real rdensic 2009-08-18 12:30:23 The falacy of the most or half of the founders being atheist continues. Ben Franklin (the poster child of the movement) stopped proceedings to ask that every session of the Continental Congress begin with a prayer for guidance from the almighty. Jacob Duche offered the first prayer at Mr. Franklin's request. A tradition that has carried on since that day. No one is forcing religion down your throats. At the same time, none of us will accept having to abide by being forced to ignore our faith in our daily lives. (Which is pretty much what BG council did last night.)
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal Spencer Cunningham 2009-08-18 13:50:33 The world, and Bowling Green in particular, just got a little safer for all of us. That is a very good thing. Congratulations to our citizens and our city council members.
PBOE says no to home school athletics Marlene 2009-08-18 13:57:52 Congrats to the Board for making this stand. For too long the homeschool movement has wanted to have it both ways -- claiming the school is inadequate or refuses to kowtow to their narrow-minded opinions, yet demand their child be included in extra-curricular activities. You pull your kid out for whatever reason, you don't have the right to demand anything from the public school.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real brutus 2009-08-18 14:32:08 I knew I should have just given the definition of Agnostic because just like everything else you don't look it up and speak from the hip. Agnostic: 1- A person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly, one who is not commited to believing in either the existance or non-existance of God or a god. 2- a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something. Not a fallacy rdensic. And do you know about the Free Masons who were there? Constitution we are talking about not the Continental Congress. Remember to go by how things are not what you think they should be.
PBOE says no to home school athletics otter 2009-08-18 16:57:26 I disagree with this decision. The parents of homeschoolers pay their taxes just like anyone else. Why shouldn't they have access to these programs? Why discriminate against them?
To the Editor: Liberals think Big Brother knows best brutus 2009-08-18 19:41:11 To answer your question I am white been white all my life. 2nd, two words. Ken Blackwell. You know the ex Sec. of State who ran for Gov. against Strickland? There thousands of white republicans who did not vote for a black man. How do I know this? Because of the vote totals in the other races. You could not get more Conservative Republican than Blackwell. Some times reality sucks. And please after hundreds of years of white people voting for people that looked like them don't be blaming black people now. And I have really refrained from using the young and naive card on you. One last question, do you believe they were still hanging black people down south in the 70's? Your answer will tell me alot about you.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal Useyourhead 2009-08-18 21:07:06 Protected classes now include race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, creed, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, family status, physical characteristics, HIV-status and genetic information. What about the financially challenged? Don't they have a "right" to live in a $300,000 house? Don't home owners have a right to rent to who they want to? I wonder how a complaint of Nazi, skin head devil worshippers is going to be handled when they move into the Bird Streets. What about convicted child molesters? Don't they have rights as well? They served their time. Are they going to be able to move next door to our elementary schools now? No? I guess we will live with single, pregnant, one legged, gender confused, 87yr old, woman/man (when the operation is complete), devil worshippers living on the 18th green at the golf course. Sorry home owner, when they show up, you have to rent to them. It's the law !!
To the Editor: Nurse helped prevent tragedy at BG pool Really? 2009-08-19 08:12:30 Mr. Worch I do believe you grossly underestimate what the lifegaurds did for this child. While I do agree Ms. Ashman's actions were heroic, I think that your lack of training and understanding of how to handle a situation like this skews your opinion. A baseball game is not won on one hit, a plane will not fly with only a wing and no engine, and this child may not be alive without all involved.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Walt 2009-08-19 08:27:01 Good for you Eileen! I find Mr. Latta's "newsletters", "survey questions" and other attempts to "hear from his constituents" so biased that I just ignore, tune out and hang up on his attempts to "reach out". So while I just tune him out and wait for the next election, you reached out and actually tried to engage him. Thanks for your efforts. By the way, I too support health care reform.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Walt 2009-08-19 08:27:25 Good for you Eileen! I find Mr. Latta's "newsletters", "survey questions" and other attempts to "hear from his constituents" so biased that I just ignore, tune out and hang up on his attempts to "reach out". So while I just tune him out and wait for the next election, you reached out and actually tried to engage him. Thanks for your efforts. By the way, I too support health care reform.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal brutus 2009-08-19 10:00:42 A little paranoid are you useyourhead?
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting brutus 2009-08-19 10:23:35 I know what you mean Eileen. Mr. Latta is a coward. I now just hang up on those calls because of the same reasons you mention. Bob's only concerns are for the wealthy. His top priority when he got elected was to "take care of that estate tax". His own words. Bob like alot of his supporters believe there is no other view but theirs. Robin Weirauch would have been a much better representive for our district, but because of the bias against women in the district she did not make it. Hope she runs again.
Dean Zeigler has resigned outsider 2009-08-19 10:32:44 It seems funny that this can all just go away in the eyes of the school when it is still active with the sheriffs office. The school knew this was going on for the past two years they simply chose not to take action until the girl had been thoroughly emotionally abused.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting overhim 2009-08-19 11:16:09 He is a terrible Congressmen and hopefully will be gone soon. Don't hang up, put him on hold when he calls again. Return the surveys with a note that tells him how you feel and confront him and call him out. How has he survived in office for so long?
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real Marcy 2009-08-19 12:57:52 In my church, Jesus tells us to welcome everyone, just as he himself did. He shared meals with tax collectors and taught hated foreigners and healed persons from across the socio-political spectrum. He says nothing about homosexuality; he says to embrace everyone. Pretty radical, huh? He says he is God's New Covenant, the covenant of the Old Testament is gone. Love God and love your neighbor--and who is your neighbor? It's everyone. Re-read the story of the Good Samaritan. We don't need to be told who our neighbor is--we need to learn how to serve. And even in the Old Testament, the prophet Micah says to "Love justice, do kindness, and walk humbly with your God." Humbly. Do not play God. God will judge--that's not our task. Of the 30,000-plus verses in the Bible, which I have read several times and continue to study, only a half-dozen or so mention same-sex activity, and none of them are in the context of a loving relationship between consenting adults. The word “homosexual” did not even appear in an English translation of the Bible until 1958. I take the Bible very seriously, but not literally. It is God’s word to us, as best we can produce it, but we have none of the original texts of the Bible, and in any case, few of us are trained in Hebrew and Classical Greek. Thousands of persons wrote and transcribed and translated those texts across over thousands of years of time, often many years after the original events. They did it faithfully, but not flawlessly. There over 20 current translations of the Bible in English alone, not to mention the thousands of other versions in the languages of the world. [See www.biblegateway.com, for starters]. Regardless of religious and political history, in the United States of America, it is the principle of the rule of law that commands civic life. The promise of America is equality and justice for all. If a particular religious group chooses to be homophobic, it may continue to be so. That is part of our legal structure. But it may not impose the limitations of that homophobia onto the legal system that rules us all equally and justly. No law can force an unwilling citizen to like someone they abhor, but it can require equality and fairness. Just as Jesus would do.
To the Editor: 'Prairie restoration' called an eyesore Bluestem 2009-08-19 14:58:44 You obviously have a poor grasp of Wood County's natural history Mr. Hoehner. There is nothing humorous about prairies in the Great Black Swamp. There are many areas of shallow rock and sandy soils in and around Bowling Green which historically supported tall grass prairies. Prairie animals are not lawnmowers. Early accounts from this area speak of men standing atop of their horses to try and see over the natural prairie grasses. I assure you that seed spreading from your yard, which is no doubt landscaped with asian species, causes far more damage to natural lands than they cause to your lawn. A functioning prairie is a beautiful place for people to enjoy and provides much needed habitat for wildlife. There are hundreds of acres of mowed grass in Bowling Green for you to enjoy. Leave the few acres of prairie be!