You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig. This is a perfect description of Donald Trump, who marches to his own drummer, adheres to his own set of morals, and has seduced millions of Americans into believing that his tremendous brain and business acumen are just what the country needs.
This letter is written out of exasperation. I co-own K&L Paint Service, LLC, and, when working in downtown Rome, parking is scarce. Therefore, we park our service vehicles in The Forum parking complex. That facility should come with the warning “Park at your own risk.”
I want to know with this nation being under one God and all currency having In God We Trust, why is prayer in school not allowed? The Ten Commandments cannot be displayed. Boys can use girls’ restrooms. Marriage between a man and a woman, which is good for our children, is not the only thing now.
My ideal candidate isn’t running for president this year. In fact, I’m not sure I want to vote — it will be for the lesser of two evils. But of course, I will somehow, because that is the way I was raised. As a native Roman, I grew up with values, morals, and love of my hometown and our great country instilled in me.
Bought the paper today for coverage of the Rome Braves and MLB standings. How much coverage did I find? Zero, just a line at the bottom of the page referring me to the internet. And newspapers wonder why they are going out of business. Duh!
I read with a skeptical eye the column by Joe Cook, “Georgia Woefully Unprepared for Natural Gas Exploration,” on Monday. Let’s not throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water when we analogize natural gas extraction with electrical outlet covers and child safety locks.
A vote for Hillary Clinton to be president is not a third term for Barack Obama; it is a third term for Bill Clinton. Do we really want Bill Clinton back in the White House? A vote for Hillary puts him there.
I would like to comment on the three delegates from Rome who went to the Democratic National Convention and supported (Hillary) Clinton and (Barack) Obama. The delegates should have stayed here and tried to keep the citizens of Rome from paying higher property taxes.
I recently went to see the documentary movie “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” by Dinesh D’Souza, playing at Rome Cinemas. I would recommend this movie for all Americans to see — regardless of your political leanings.
Dr. John L. Garrard was an aviation pioneer. He had the first privately owned plane in Floyd County. As a result of having a plane, he built an airport with a hangar and a runway. This was a passion of his, but so were the citizens of Rome and Floyd County.
I was sitting at Bojangles restaurant the other morning, eating my breakfast. My friend Don came in all excited, which is rare for him. He sat down. I asked, “what’s up?” He said, “Oh man, did you see The Donald last night at the convention?” I said “No, Andy Griffith was on.”
In our “Press 1 for English,” politically-correct environment, far too few Americans realize that unlike most nations, the United States has no official language. We assume that Republican Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, is aware of that sad fact.
An issue of importance in the presidential campaign this year is the Obama administration commitment to allow 10,000 refugees from Syria into the US. Last week I saw an email that addressed this with a poignant analogy. I have 10,000 M&Ms and I will give them to you if you wish. However, 10 of them are poison and you cannot tell them from the others. Do you still want this gift? I would add: do you think Obama and Hillary want it or do they just want to force it on you? We know from the campaign that Donald Trump neither wants it nor wants to force it on you.
I am reaching out to those of us who are waiting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to come around and change his strategies to win the election in November. I personally do not believe that he has the mental, social, spiritual or emotional capabilities to make that change.
Obesity, Obesity still remains / Its problems are causing incredible pains / My earlier letter is now a heart break / When lives are shortened right now at a high rate / Let’s hope the obese will see their physicians / For help, compassion, heartfelt decisions / My daily devotionals include all of you / So now you can get help with all of these clues!
I would strongly suggest that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resign and immediately move to New Zealand. Without a doubt, we as Americans would be much better off! She absolutely hurts the cause for justice.
Some extremists can be safely ignored while others are rightly feared. A lone crank waving a sign on a street corner is not a threat. Extremists become a threat when they hold government office and use the coercive power of the state to impose their agenda on others.
Early into Mr. Roger Hines’ guest column on July 6 (“The Nevers are slow to accept political reality”), I thought he was going to call the “leadership” of the Republican Party to task for not denouncing so spectacularly unqualified a candidate as Donald Trump at an early state of the primaries. He quickly disabused his readers of that notion in a poorly reasoned piece riddled with false choices, baseless assumptions, and ludicrous comparisons that sounded more like Stephen Colbert satire than serious arguments. That he taught anything other than political science or history is comforting. That he was a state legislator is scary.
An article that ran in the Senior Living section of the newspaper concerned an upcoming workshop on end-of-life issues. I applaud the efforts of the Women’s Information Network Inc. for addressing this rather neglected issue.
In response to the Rome News-Tribune’s article, “Arsenic found below Plant Hammond coal ash pond”: while the closure of all Georgia Power’s coal ash ponds is an important and necessary step towards cleaning up the waste of years of harmful and unsustainable energy practices, it is not nearly enough.
On June 6, my step-daughter was involved in an automobile accident. I want to thank all first responders. Special thanks to firefighter David Fowler and his team of firefighters for securing the scene and watching over my step-daughter until family arrived. I would also like to thank the couple who stayed with her until family arrived.
Raising children, I quickly learned there is a secret, but unbreakable mom code. We never lie to each other about what our kids did or where they went or what they ate or what they said. Moms do not lie to other moms.
The earliest settlers came to North America to escape government persecution from the Christian religion. A century later, they formed a republic government with limited powers, with the states retaining freedom of religious beliefs. Thomas Jefferson is credited with use of phrase “separation of church and state.” Then in 1878, in Reynolds v. United States, the Supreme Court first interpreted The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
I have friends in Dallas and Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Minneapolis, as well as Hazlehurst and Folkston, Georgia, and I would be embarrassed for any of them to see the front page headline in my hometown newspaper:
I just finished reading a column by Charles Krauthammer on how the voters get what they vote for. I came away with (the idea) that he can’t bring himself, because of conscience, to vote for Trump. It’s assumed that Krauthammer is a Republican, but his core is offended by Donald Trump’s life’s work to date.
A new flag of the United States of America in its grand beauty is flying high on top of Jackson Hill. This flag represents the veterans and citizens of our great nation who worked and fought for our freedom.
Race should not have anything to do with Timothy Tyrone Foster’s guilty verdict. He confessed to this horrible crime, and what makes him think a black serving on the jury might vote that it did not warrant the death penalty?
In response to your article regarding (the county being close to) full employment: I believe the headline should have read: “The last of Floyd County’s unemployed and under-employed have finally dropped from reporting statistics.”
When I went to vote in Lindale, I noticed the poll workers were giving me strange looks as I took out my ID. I was then told that I couldn’t vote due to the fact that I had a T-shirt on that said, “Hillary sucks” and was ordered to either take off the shirt, or turn it inside out.
I write as an advocate for local tennis players. While there is no doubt of the potential of the new Rome Tennis Center at Berry College to increase tax revenue, its advantage to local tennis players — the ones who funded it — has been questioned from the start.