In response to Marilyn Tyrrell's July 25 letter, "Switch out programmed greetings," I have had the same thought for over 10 years. And to steal the phrase from a very dear friend of mine, when someone tells you to have a nice day, simply say, "Don't tell me what to do." Then I say to them to have whatever kind of day you would like to have. And over time they will stop telling you to have a nice or good day.
Rik Roberts July 23 letter "Put beliefs into action by fostering" challenges people who are pro-life to adopt children from parents who are unable to care for them. He writes: "Otherwise you are … spouting words with nothing behind your beliefs." While it is easy to charge people whom you disagree with to do something, I ask him, with his beliefs, is he paying for women's abortions and birth control? If he strongly supports preventing conception, he should be helping women abort their children. Rather than forcing pro-life people to have their tax money go for abortions, which go strongly against their moral code, pro-abortion people should put their money where their beliefs are, otherwise, there is "nothing behind your beliefs."
It's too bad Clark County can't have a better idea by now for fans exiting the Sleep Country Amphitheater after shows. We went to the Mötley Crüe-Alice Cooper show July 26, and endured complete chaos after the show as it took over an hour to exit. It appeared that many of the "kids" directing traffic were of middle school to high school age.
Here we go again. Our Clark County Commissioners want yet another costly nonbinding advisory vote in November. This one will address the issue of whether to plan the proposed east county bridge at 192nd Avenue — otherwise known as the "Bridge to Nowhere."
Reading the July 23 letter "Obama cultivates discord," I find it ironic that Ron Ross writes that he is "sick and tired of this Democrat and Republican divide," yet in the same breath stokes this division by parroting the same old phony Republican-created scandals and crises. Republicans are not interested in "doing what is right for this country" at all. The only thing they appear to be doing is blocking and frustrating all progress (and then blaming President Obama for it), as well as voting 54 times regarding the Affordable Care Act, trying to prevent the working poor from having access to health care.
Victims of bullying are two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. People should care about this fact because what if there was a kid who was going to find the cure for cancer but he committed suicide because of bullying? I think no one should want to die, which is why no one should be bullied.
Several years ago, my daughter went through an ugly custody battle for her young son. Josephine Townsend's strong commitment to the law, dedication as a lawyer, and her past experience as a state trooper helped to make sure justice was done in my daughter's case.
The answer to "What is the middle class?" is obvious: The middle class includes all of those who are not members of the lower class or upper class. A rhetorical answer to Robert Kerr's rhetorical question in his July 24 letter "Provide definition of middle class."
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