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Talk about all the dangers of deer. My son-in-law is a long haul truck driver. In some state away from here, he hit four at one time because he couldn’t stop and it killed every one of them. He was not hurt but he was really upset about it. These here in town are really getting to be a sight again. They are just everywhere. It is a shame because they are beautiful.
Thanks for the timely warning Jan. 4 on the front page: “State offers advice on dodging deer.” A majority of deer/vehicle collisions occur in October, November, December. This is Jan. 4. Thanks.
Editor’s note: I guess the half-dozen deer on my street and those in the above caller's yard don’t have a calendar. Maybe you could clip out the article and save it until October as a reminder —and go tell those deer they're not supposed to be around now.
Obama Care is a socialist/Marxist government plan from Obama. He stated, “This is where I am taking the American people.” He has appointed czars to control our government. There is much more to condemn Americans with from his program. He was groomed for this position and hates our Constitution. We have immigration laws but he has declared they are not to be enforced. The illegals are being given Social Security benefits from us and the right to vote for him. The answer is to humble ourselves before God and pray and turn from our wicked ways. Then He will forgive our sins and heal our land.
Editor’s note: From the website FactCheck.org: “Illegal immigrants cannot legally receive Social Security benefits, and Congress isn’t about to vote on legislation that would change that.” Also, undocumented immigrants actually benefit the Social Security Trust Fund by paying Social Security taxes into it but never collecting benefits. We doubt that illegal immigrants could produce the legal documentation necessary to register to vote.
I just have one question. I was watching the news when they were saying APCo is raising the rates to pay for a new power facility in Ohio. Why are Virginians paying for something we are not going to use? Somebody needs to stop these guys.
Editor’s note: Electricity doesn’t stop at state lines. Wherever it’s generated, it may benefit users on the shared grid in multiple states. APCo told the State Corporation Commission in its argument for the rate hike that the Ohio plant could be beneficial to Virginia customers because the company would pay less for energy, thereby keeping future rate increases lower.
Can’t understand it
I read in the Roanoke Times that Iran is doing a blockade and the price of oil is going to go up. It is going to make our oil and gas prices go up here. This, I don’t understand. Because about three days ago I read where gas and fuel is the top U.S. export for the first time in 60 years. Our country is exporting gas, oil and fuel oil. We are going to have to pay more because of Iran and I just don’t understand how our country can ship fuel oil to other countries and we have to pay more. We have no politicians that even think about that.
Big time signs
Responding to the Hotline and other newspaper items about the prediction of end times. No man knows the hour or day but the Father. Matthew 24 tells you the signs which are happening right now, big time and increasing. I know the Islam faith. No respect or love for women. Strapping bombs on the wife or girlfriend, saying you will die anyway, die a martyr. Thousands of Islams are becoming Christians. Oprah Winfrey and Obama are not the answer, either.
Something in return
It seems property taxes are down in Independence, Troutdale, surrounding area. Could it be possibly because we have the highest taxes around? A lot higher than Ashe County in North Carolina and a lot higher than Smyth County. Our taxes are outrageous. People don’t have the money to pay them and are asked to pay while receiving no services — old dirt roads, no services, no jobs. It seems the police just work in Independence. How come they don’t have offices at Mouth of Wilson, Whitetop, Troutdale? How come there are no substations there? It is time the elected officials bring jobs and services to the poor public who are asked to pay these outrageous taxes.
In reference to a gift getting taken that was supposed to be for the mail carrier, the mystery has been solved. The dog took it.
Editor’s note: And so, the eternal conflict between dogs and mail carriers continues...
When did Virginia start paying state troopers to answer fire calls? Is this a new requirement to run sirens, blue lights, high speed, so we can get to the fire? Just remember, the next time you see blue lights… that’s our tax dollars at work.
Editor’s note: Fires often require traffic control provided by local police or state troopers, to make sure fire trucks can get to the scene or that motorists near the scene aren’t getting in harm’s way. It’s possible that’s what was going on.
If I were to run for political office on the county level, would the fact that my spouse sings in a gospel choir help my electability and/or be a plus in the event I was elected in helping me take care of the responsibilities of the office in which I was elected?
Editor’s note: Depends on how well she sings, I guess.
I was calling about Friday’s [Jan. 6] paper. I was wondering if that is a new kind of crossword where they give you the answers and from that you have to figure out the clues.
Editor’s note: Yes, it’s just like Jeopardy! (The caller noted, as did other readers, that we included the puzzle solution that day, but no the puzzle. The puzzle was inadvertently left out when the page had to be redesigned in the production process. Our apologies.)
I would like to know how you are supposed to shop downtown. They want you to shop in your town but some stores are not open on Mondays. They close early on Saturdays.
I’d like to say “God bless Imogene,” the teacher we had back in the school off Snake Creek Road about 1949. It was a one-room school with grades 1-7. Those were the good ole days, I guess. It was time to let us out and I was out on the porch and I was feeling big. Pulled off my shirt and said stuff I wasn’t supposed to, especially not at home. The teacher heard me and came out with a switch. Said, “Is that you cursing?” I knew I was in trouble. I jumped through a fence, went through the corner of the field, back under the fence and to the road. She was standing there, called me up and whipped me from neck down to my feet. Turned me loose and went back to the school house. In my mind I have thanked her 20 million times for this. She was an exceptionally good teacher,
I am a person who witnessed a young boy being verbally abused by a probation officer inside a courtroom. I just wanted everyone to know the officer was screaming and hollering … and should have handled what was done in a better manner.
I very seldom call the Hotline but this time Lanie Pope and Brian Slocum are the best in giving out weather on TV, and so is Galax radio. The radio station gives it out at 6. I don’t know who you are listening to, but turn to another station if you don’t want to hear her. They are good and they saved your butt for sure from tornadoes.