What's happened to our postal service?

In the last two days, we have heard from five friends in the Baltimore-Washington area who received Christmas greetings from us this week. The Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, post office postmarked these cards on Dec. 15, 2020. We also received today a returned Christmas card addressed to a Chattanooga resident as undeliverable. I mentioned this shabby performance on Facebook and received many me-too responses.

There is no excuse in our mind for this kind of performance.

We would sincerely like to know what happened and how the USPS operation can improve to the standards that all American citizens once took for granted.

Joseph E. Huber



Are Biden, Putin already colluding?

Canceling the Keystone pipeline is bad for the environment. "The 1,700 mile pipeline would carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast," according to a recent Times Free Press.

This oil is not going to stay in the ground in Canada; so, instead of moving this oil in a pipeline, the Biden administration would rather it move via rail or truck. Rail and/or truck is much worse for the environment; plus, much more dangerous.

(Interesting that Warren Buffet is a huge donor to the Democratic Party and owns the giant freight train company BNSF Railroad). And, Russia is continuing to build oil pipelines while the Biden administration wants to stop building in the U.S. I wonder if Biden is colluding with Putin.

Kris Riefler


Dotley will lead with hand, heart

A presence in the community doing grassroots work from the bottom up is the perfect profile for a leader of people. From ushering people to their seats in her church, to educating and mentoring children at the Net Resource Foundation's after-school program, and everything in between, Raquetta Dotley has proven to be a consistent catalyst in her community and one who forms meaningful relationships with the people she serves. She is a hands-on, solution-oriented thought leader who leads with head and heart.

Timothy Careathers


Was Limbaugh true conservatives' voice?

A recent Free Press editorial headline states "Because of Rush Limbaugh, Conservatives Found Their Voice."

As a woman, I find this very upsetting when I look back at Limbaugh's history concerning women. He famously stated that, "When women got the right to vote is when it all went down hill. Because that's when votes started being cast with emotion and uh, maternal instincts that government ought to reflect."

He also said that women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud! He called a female Harvard law student a slut and a prostitute because they disagreed on birth control. I won't even repeat the things he has said and called Blacks. If this is the voice the Republicans have found, I want nothing to do with them.

Christine Robertson