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Letters

  • Who is a pig?

    To the editor: Sen. Obama, you pledged to run a clean campaign and not resort to low-level personal attacks, but your new TV ad makes fun of Sen. McCain not being able to use a computer to send e-mail.

    Well, he can’t physically use his hands to type because of the beatings he took during his five years as a POW.

    In my book, Sen. Obama, you are the pig with lipstick.

  • Why won't McIntyre debate?

    To the editor: Why has Rep. Mike McIntyre refused to debate his opponent on the issues that affect his constituent’s quality of life?

    He has plenty of time to travel around the county dispensing money for his pet projects that engender a photo-op, but no time to discuss issues like energy, taxes and national security.

    Why isn’t the media asking for a meeting between the candidates? An open discussion that highlights differences can enable the electorate to make an informed choice. Is McIntyre not willing to make the time for this important activity?

  • Make informed decisions

    To the editor: As Election Day approaches, it is crucial for all of us to exercise our constitutional right to vote. We should make those voting decisions based on where the candidates stand on your ranking of the important issues of our day.

  • McIntyre refuses the Democratic process

    To the editor: Mike McIntyre refuses to debate Will Breazeale. This is abysmal for a representative of the 7th District of North Carolina to refuse debate to a challenger for his elected seat. McIntyre claims Will Breazeale is not a credible candidateeereally? Section 2 of the United States Constitution says “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.”

  • Urges caution on U.S. 17

    To the editor: I would like to inform anyone traveling north on U.S. 17 at the intersection of Lanvale Road of what I consider an intersection design flaw. There is potential for a bad traffic accident around mile marker No. 41.

    The NCDOT has placed a traffic light just over the railroad pass. The railroad pass creates a hill that makes it hard to see the light and any cars stopped at the light.

  • Residents should check shelter for lost pets

    To the editor: Recently, after going to Brunswick County Animal Services twice, I was happy to find my lost puppy “Buddy.”

    Shelter workers do a great job of taking care of lost and found pets. They need people to go out there in person and look for their pets.

    Describing them on the phone and actually seeing them are two different things. One person’s description of his or her pet may be opposite of what another person sees.

  • Why are so many cases dismissed?

    To the editor: I am a homeowner on Ocean Isle Beach and a Beacon subscriber. I live in Monroe.

    Week after week, I read the district court dockets. I would like someone to explain to me why, week after week, I see cases are voluntarily dismissed.

    Am I confused or does that mean a police officer took the time to write a ticket and then is too lazy to go to court to make sure the person is proven guilty? If that is the case, there is no excuse for it and it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

  • Widow wants crime registry

    To the editor:

    Recently, I e-mailed Rep. Mike McIntyre requesting his help to push for the implementation and enforcement of a violent criminals’ registry in North Carolina. I would also like tougher laws for repeat offenders.

    McIntyre’s response was to inform me we already have a sex offenders’ registry and “since you are interested in criminal registries, we are trying to pass a bill through legislation to set up a drug offenders’ registry.”

  • Want to make a difference? Vote

    To the editor: It is amazing to me someone who was writing an article deriding the practice of bringing Gov. Sarah Palin’s “pregnant teenage daughter” into the political fray of today’s presidential election would spend the next 137 words (out of a 444 word column) doing exactly what she was criticizing others for.

    Blaming Bristol Palin for our lot in life will not solve any problems. She did not ask to be involved in this process, her mother did. Making her the weekend focus of the campaign news cycle was only done because it was easy.

  • Tragic events drive politicians

    To the editor: High offices are almost always driven by events such as 9/11. Sadly, President Bush has been second-guessed on almost every move he made post 9/11.

    It is so simple to be a Monday morning quarterback. Almost every politician from either major party has second-guessed Bush, most with malice. Bush promised all would be different if he was elected and that promise was kept.