October 5, 2012
Readers' Voice: Oct. 6, 2012
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The theory that quilts had hidden codes and messages in the Underground Railroad cannot be documented in a scholarly way. Your reporter should have done some research before disseminating misunderstandings about the role quilts played in the escape of fugitive slaves. Many of the blocks were not named until the 1900s, so how could they have been used as a mnemonic device?
Could someone other than me and the people that I work with tell me or us why they don't think the city water tastes like sewer?
Thank you to the good Samaritan who found my keys on the path to the lake at Wine Cellar Park and turned them in. God bless you.
It is Oct. 4 at 5:45 p.m. I wish somebody would take Danny Jones up in a helicopter to show him what a mess he's made out of Charleston. Nobody can get home.
Well, we're still wondering where our illustrious president of the UMWA is at. You know, this time in '08 he was all over the news hugging and kissing Obama on TV, in the newspaper. What has happened to him, anyway? Oh, by the way, Romney did mention coal last night on the debate, thank God.
People of Charleston, please. The next time it is time to vote for a mayor, please vote for one who knows how to run a town. The traffic is such a mess, and Danny gets what he wants by closing down the Boulevard, and he doesn't know what he's doing for people trying to get home.
Rick Lord is probably the best anchor in the valley.
It's a generous and liberal tribute to the First Amendment of the Constitution that the Charleston Gazette allows so many right-wing rants on its pages.
Many thanks to all the Gazette editors for exposing Mitt's lies, hypocrisy and evil past. This is a real public service.
Quotes in today's excellent editorial worth remembering: "Gov. Romney . . . is for turning Medicare into a voucher program; won't accept another dollar of new taxes on the wealthy." "Everything Obama said was basically true, while much of what Romney said was . . . a lie."
Why do fans of "fair and balanced" Fox News want to purge the few liberal commentators they have? Can't stand the heat?
Here we go again a wreck on the interstate and the Boulevard is shut down for a car show. It took me an extra 30 minutes to get home because of the traffic. That is just wrong in a town of this size. Jones should find a new place for HIS car show.
What is it with all these young men walking around town holding up their pants with one hand? Don't they have any clue how utterly silly that looks?
I would like to add to the debate that anytime you vote for an unqualified candidate just because of their race, then you are the biggest racist of all.
Oh the horrors of the coming 'fiscal cliff' and automatic spending cuts! It simply means we will be paying for approximately 80 percent of our government expenses instead of the current 60 percent. Only $600 billion more needed to close the deficit.
Why does it seem to surprise everyone that teacher's unions are involved in activities that are of benefit to their members? Can anyone name a union that does not do this? Yes, 20,000 voters do carry clout, but then, shouldn't it?
What a wonderful world of electronics we live in. Come 9 p.m., instead of watching Jim Lehrer and the two on stage, I can flip over with my remote control and watch the Three Stooges, thank God.
Despite Mr. Romney's painted on, condescending smile and fast talk, the president had the facts at his fingertips all through the debate and presented them clearly all evening. God bless and keep President Obama.