Readers' Hotline 10/31/12

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Put God in your vote
Just by chance about a year or so ago, I was listening to a TV panel on a religious network. It amazed me to listen to people calling in regarding our president. What really touched me was black men calling in and admitting they voted for Obama because he was black. They said they had to repent and ask God to forgive them. I thought this was commendable. It doesn’t matter what color a president is. It’s what does he stand for. People are so blind they can’t see this election is not about jobs because jobs won’t do you any good when this nation is judged for not putting God in your vote.

Background reading
All you seniors with concerns about Obama Care or its effect on Medicare, please check out pages 67-70 of the October/November issue of AARP magazine.

Insist on accountability
It is a shame and disgrace for Obama and his staff [by how they represented] what happened Libya in which our ambassador and three more lost their lives. They asked for more security many times and the Obama administration neglected them. He was busy campaigning and neglected to give them more security. See what happened? Obama and his staff covered it up. They need to be held accountable. Obama should be impeached. The way he took our country down, we don’t need four more years. They need to read the 10 Commandments. It has, “thou shalt not lie.” Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are who we need. We can’t have four more years of what we have just gone through. This is the worst shape our country has ever been in. God have mercy on America.

Leaning left?
I’m complaining about the way you put your editor’s note in. I can tell you are leaning a little left in all your opinions. Nice try.

Deer innards
I don’t understand how deer hunters can hunt down deer, shoot them, kill them, skin them but they don’t have common courtesy to bury the remains. They have to throw them off the side of the roads we drive down and you have to look and see the disgusting remains on the side of the road. If you are going to shoot an animal, have the common decency to bury the remains.

Silver spoon
Mitt Romney said he would try to get Congress to cut funds for Public Broadcasting. He will probably try to get Congress to cut funds for Head Start, people suffering from disabilities and any program for disadvantaged children and families. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and a silver knife in his heart. He said he likes to fire people.
Editor’s note: You don’t cite specifics to back up your opinions (other than the funding cut for PBS, which Romney has supported). The “fire people” comment, as presented, lacks context. Mr. Romney made the remark while saying he likes the option of being able to replace his health insurance provider if he found it inadequate: “I want people to be able to own insurance if they wish to, and to buy it for themselves and perhaps keep it for the rest of their life, and to choose among different policies offered from companies across the nation. I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep you healthy. It also means if you don’t like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I’m going to go get somebody else to provide that service to me.”

Had your say
This is to all the people in the Hotline and writing letters to the editor about the Obama/Romney debates. You guys need to write Washington, because everyone around here knows it is not going to do any good to write the paper and it’s just like Grayson County High School. You get about as much done putting it in the Hotline as you will writing a letter to the editor. You probably won’t print this, but I wanted to have a say.

Bikes for kids
I was just up at the recycling facility near Twin County Hospital and there is a pile of bicycles there. I just wonder why some club like the Lions or Rotary doesn’t repair those bikes for little children that don’t get anything for Christmas.

Can’t decide?
I don’t know why people in Virginia can’t make up their mind who they want to vote for. Obama’s not got the second George Bush’s mess straightened up yet. He needs to be re-elected.

Not yet informed
The Republican and Democratic parties need to send out information on their candidates to every household for election so the people will know what they are in favor of. And if they have any bond issues or rules and regulations to change on the state ballots and all, they need to send information on that. I have not received any information on the candidates for president, Congress and any issues on the ballot. They need to change this.
Editor’s note: We get them every day. Can we trade mailboxes? Please?