Dear Editor: I could not let this week’s topic go by without responding. Anyone who reads your column each week knows you are a Trump supporter. As a Trumpet, you all just don’t get that this is NOT about losing. This man is an embarrassment and a danger to our country. Words do matter, especially when coming from arguably the most powerful man in the world. I listen and read many different view points and it seems that Trumpets laugh off or disregard his words as jokes, he doesn’t mean them or get over it. Your column insinuates that it’s the “losers” who blame others and need to grow up. Trump and his supporters are sore winners. Blame illegal voters for losing the popular vote, blame the media for showing pictures of his inauguration turnout, blame the nation’s top security agencies of … [Read more...] about Reader: Maybe we should give our kids a lesson in losing
Dear Editor: I would like to report on the ordeals which I and others have suffered, at the hands of the all powerful conglomeration that is called the Houston Texas Central Appraisal District (C.A.D.). They have taken our time and monies, and in return given us staged moot mocks. Texas Law has established that no more than 10% is allowed perannum, for raising property taxes which most taxpayers consider too high, especially in these fluctuating times of uncertainty. C.A.D. however, has devised a new way to ignore this rule of law, for example if a property is valued at $100,000, C.A.D. revalues it at - $200,000, thereby creating a double taxation, without representation. Sound familiar? Ignoring state laws seems to be a growing tendency, from towing laws to tax laws, and all the … [Read more...] about Reader: Legality vs. C.A.D.
Dear Editor: During daily long walks through the Heights, I feel monstrous pain seeing Leader Newspapers prostrate and ignored on so many lawns, evidently unwanted, apparently not understood, obviously unappreciated, getting wet and decaying or whatever, destined for the trash. It’s just staggeringly sad, miserably depressing, all those people missing out on reading my Letters to the Editor. J. Reynolds Response to Lynn Ashby Dear Editor: In the 2016 World Series, the Cubs beat the Indians four games to three. Each team happened to score 27 runs in the seven games. If Lynn Ashby were an Indians fan, he’d be carrying on and protesting about everything including how the weather got the Indians shafted. So Ashby is predicting unkept promises by President-elect Trump who won some 3,000 … [Read more...] about Reader: Ignored Leader Newspapers
Dear Editor: I have never in my life ended an old year feeling more intense relief (see: November election) and begun a new year feeling more unbridled optimism (see: January inauguration). Health and happiness to all in 2017 and beyond! J. Reynolds Leader of the Year - Walter Shepherd Dear Editor: Mr. Shepherd, we are proud to have known you and your efforts at the “Y” and St. Rose for many years. Now, your work is not done. Keep it up! Congratulations! George Bilnoski … [Read more...] about Reader: Old year/new year
Dear Editor: This goes out to everyone who wants the State to be in charge of health care. Government bureaucracies have de minimis incentive to provide quality customer service. Their primary goal is perpetuation/preservation via regulatory entrenchment, and not efficiency via commercial innovation. The USPS has been soundly outstripped by competing private enterprises such as UPS and FedEx, people motivated to please and to profit, rather than to spend their careers as fire-proof drones marking time till retirement. (P.S. As for health care, many insist that medicine must not be left to private enterprise, because profiting from someone else’s misery is obscene. Well, I would be obscenely miserable if I starved -- thus I don’t begrudge our food industry its profits, seeing the … [Read more...] about Reader: Post Office Nightmare