published Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Lloyd still looking out for Third District and other letters to the editors

Lloyd still looking out for third district

How great it was to read the letter this Aug. 14 from former congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd. She helped my cousin in getting he and his wife Social Security for his disability. It saved their lives. This is just one of many things her 20 years of service represented.After being elected to Congress she went to Washington, not as a Democrat, but as a representative of all the people in the Third District. Upon reading her letter, I see that she still remains concerned for the district's welfare.

She was elected for 10 terms and states it was an honor to represent the Third District. Well said Congresswoman, but may I say: It was our good fortune to have the honor of being represented by you.

HELEN MALMGUIST, Cleveland, Tenn.


Obama omits energy efficiency in speech

It's an exciting day when the President of the United States comes to town. If his proposed plan to "create good jobs that pay good wages in durable industries" came to pass, there would be even better days. How to get there is, of course, the challenge.

But when the president was talking about energy, he neglected to mention energy efficiency--one proven way to create good paying jobs. Bonus: energy efficiency and use of renewable sources help avoid power produced from dirty coal and unsafe nuclear plants that spoil our air and health.

In Chattanooga, we're proving we can do more with the same or less amount of energy. That means more jobs and less pollution in our community. Just look at Volkswagen, the world's first and only LEED Platinum certified car factory run partly by solar energy and providing 5,000 jobs! EPB has also taken award--winning steps to keep operational costs down with energy efficiency measures that provide jobs. Next time the president comes to Chattanooga, I hope (s)he'll see more, good, old--fashioned American ingenuity at work making our homes and businesses more energy efficient. The result will be lower utility bills, less harmful emissions, and more jobs.

SANDRA KURTZ


Respect for president is common courtesy

Talk about moral decline! I can't believe people would think it's OK to tell a seated president to take his plan and "shove it" in a public forum. Common courtesy would prevent most, I hope, from being so disrespectful, no matter what his or her political leanings. If the Times Free Press were as biased as some (very vocal) people would have us believe, it wouldn't print their letters of complaint. It's very sad, and typical of what is going on in our government today, that parties can only see one side of an issue with no objective to try to understand opposing views in a civil manner.

ELSIE O'BRIEN, LaFayette, Ga.


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ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

Regarding 'Respect for President'.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Yes. ALTHOUGH... to promote a rabidly deadly lifestyle (not just protect those in bondage to it, but, promote it) is not healthy for any population.

HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic. Homosexuals make up approximately 5% of the U.S. population, but, they account for 50% (PER CAPITA) of all HIV/AIDS cases. In other words, if 1,000 people lived in a town, 50 people would be homosexual. If there was 10 cases of HIV/AIDS in this town... among 50 homosexuals there would be 5 cases of HIV/AIDS and the other 950 people would have 5 cases of HIV/AIDS. This is how the term 'per capita' is described. For instance, in 2009 homosexuals accounted for 61% of all new HIV cases.

Anyway, the point being, in 2011 (approximate date) President Obama signed an Executive Presidential Memorandum inviting all homosexuals from around the world who claimed discrimination, to come to the United States for asylum.

Now, right in the Obama Administration's front yard, Washington DC, our Nation's Capital, we see an incidence of HIV/AIDS that is 3 times greater than what the W.H.O. (World Health Organization) categorizes as E-P-I-D-E-M-I-C !!!

So, with all of the HIV/AIDS virus mutations that are currently continuously boiling...we have maybe every brand of this infectious scourge coming to us...invited by the Obama Administration! The patients receiving treatment for AIDS, if they are somewhat successful treatments (everyone with AIDS 'WILL' die from AIDS eventually)will have no defense against a mutated form of the virus utilizing their current treatment. (if they have sex again and contract from that new encounter).

Anyway, I don't include the otherwise innocent victims of AIDS who did not choose a destructive lifestyle, but still, someway contracted the disease.

Jesus Christ of Nazareth will always win if someone thinks they want to play a game of chess with Him. This is only one of the reasons folks are upset with our President.

Ken ORR

August 17, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.
klifnotes said...

Absolutely, Ms Elsie! Orr, what about the other percentage of gays that remain in the closet or those, like those preachers and clergy caught, who remain in denial? There can't be an accurate of accounting for things that can't be accurately accounted for. That 5% you come up with is an estimation, not an exact count.

August 17, 2013 at 9:52 a.m.
ORRMEANSLIGHT said...

klifnotes

I concur! kwo

August 17, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

What?! No letters in the paper from the holy rollers today? They must all be gathered at the foot of those towering crosses, mesmerized by their majesty, awaiting the rapture!

August 17, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Orr wrote: "Jesus Christ of Nazareth will always win if someone thinks they want to play a game of chess with Him."

Wrong. I invited JC over for a game and he never showed up. I won by default.

Rumor has it he's over at the Big Crosses playing ring toss with his halo instead. Just like JC, never shows up when he says he will - likes to keep people guessing about his big return. He's been threatening that "Second Coming" thing for centuries now, but still a no-show.

Next time to talk to him Orr, ask him why he doesn't heal amputees on TV. Healing witch's spells and demon possessions that nobody can see is one thing, but how about growing a limb on one of the Benny Hinn healing shows? Maybe turn water into Metamucil for constipated Christians? Do something useful besides choosing winners in football games? Card tricks or pull a demon out of his hat?

August 17, 2013 at 12:08 p.m.
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