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Today's News

  • Obama is the right choice

    To the editor:

    Lately, America’s skies have been filled with dark clouds. More than 90 percent of Americans feel we are headed in the wrong direction.

    Many things are not as we wish they were. The list is long. Each problem is complicated and expensive to solve. This election should be solely about who will provide the judgment and initiatives that stir this nation to face our challenges head-on.

  • New leadership needed in Raleigh

    To the editor:

    Sen. R.C. Soles has been in the legislature in Raleigh since1963 and the state senate since 1977. He serves on the senate transportation committee and is vice chairman of the appropriations committee for the Department of Transportation. He has oversight on the NCDOT, its budget and the plans for roads in our state.

    Last week, the Brunswick County commissioners rightfully rejected the Comprehensive Transportation Plan that would have transformed U.S. 17 into a major expressway to accommodate through traffic at the expense of local traffic.

  • Agrees with editorial issues

    To the editor:

    I would like to voice agreement with the part of last week’s editorial that instructed citizens that “if you don’t like the way government does things, vote for change.”

    Being able to keep their homes? Vote for someone who didn’t profit in the collapse of Fannie Mae and vote against oversight.

    Uncertain about their jobs? Vote for someone who won’t raise the capital gains. Most economists agree this will surely bring about a depression.

  • Responds to letter

    To the editor:

    In response to “Disappointed in McIntyre,” the congressman is a Democrat, you know. There isn’t anything underhanded or unusual about him supporting other Democrats. To the best of my knowledge, the congressman is a good person, a good representative of the people of the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina and has never been in court for failing to pay child support.

    As for running for re-election, obviously the voters still want McIntyre to represent them, since he typically gets 70 percent of the vote.

  • Thoughts about turtles and more

    To the editor:

    Two new subjects just came into my life that never were there before. One is the turtle patrol, and the other is bush hogging.

    I just attended the annual Holden Beach Turtle Patrol meeting. One of its teams released 145 newborn terrapin turtles into the Atlantic of Holden Beach. This is considered to be a record for the area.

    The turtle patrol is truly to be commended. I am not sure who all of the members of the team were though. My wife Jill, a new trainee, was one of them. She was so proud to wear her red turtle patrol shirt.

  • Obama isn’t the answer

    To the editor:

    Barack Obama is a product of the Saul Alinsky radical socialism and redistribution of wealth. For Alinsky, the mantra was “change,” as outlined in his book “Reveille for Radicals.”

    For Obama, this is the same. He has avoided being exposed until “Joe the Plumber” came along and questioned him.

    For Alinsky and Obama, there is a careful calculation of tactics where the end always justifies the means. They ridicule opponents when the arguments of the opponent could not be refuted by logic, evidence or argument.

  • Tired of Dole and McCain

    To the editor:

    There are a few things that bother me. Gas prices now reflect the fact oil companies have been gouging us for years. When they can make $30 billion in three months, something is wrong.

    I do not understand how the same crooked politicians like Dole and McCain, as well as others like them, keep getting elected year after year.

    They are both for the oil companies so they can get more graft. They are for the rich and the general public. They only work for their own private interests. Get rid of the crooks and put people in who will work for us.

  • Candidates need blueprints for plan

    To the editor:

    In some elections, you have two candidates, and in others, you have multiple ones.

    Before moving south, I was a builder, land developer and Realtor. Every time someone had an idea to develop land, build a home or buy real estate, they needed a plan and eventually a blueprint.

    Elections are set up to confuse you, and they don’t have to be. Show anybody a blueprint of your plan you intend to build, and they will get the picture loud and clear even if they do not know how to build anything.

  • Likes Sarah Palin

    To the editor:

    Staff writer Laura Lewis wrote an article in last week’s Beacon titled: “Seems like everybody doesn’t like Sarah P.”

    I like Sarah Palin. Though I haven’t been given the opportunity to really get to know her, what I do know does not cause me to dislike her. Her popularity has plummeted not because of any public dislike but because of a real concern regarding what we do know as the election draws near.

  • Liberal politics is not the answer

    To the editor:

    It seems by all the polls Senator Obama will be our next president.

    There is a real anger and hatred toward President Bush by liberals and a real dissatisfaction among voters who are tired of eight years of his policies.

    This combination of hatred by liberals and change wanted by many voters is causing an unusual combination of people coming together to vote into office as president the most liberal senator in the Senate.