Williamson's 'apology' was weak
Dear Editor ,
So, Bishop Richard Williamson apologized for his statement in not believing in the Holocaust, how many people were killed (although even one would be too many) or how they were killed.
This makes me wonder if Bishop Williamson can believe in the number killed in the Crusades by so-called Christians trying to force nonbelievers to convert?
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Cartoon about Limbaugh was not necessary, cruel
Linda Headrick's cartoons should be titled "My Perspectives" rather than "Our Perspectives."
I find Headrick's cartoon depiction of Rush Limbaugh (from Feb. 18) completely insulting on a very human level. But, sadly, it's becoming commonplace to attack someone on a personal level when you cannot stand toe-to-toe and debate the issues.
From my perspective, she has lowered herself to the likes of Don Imus with his "nappy headed" etc., comments that so incensed and outraged people all over the United States that it lead to his firing. While Imus was going for a laugh at someone else's expense, head:Truck is putting her perspective (under the words "Our Perspectives") on Limbaugh on a very personal level. Rather than words, she wields and hides behind her pencil as her weapon of attack. Rather than showing Limbaugh some mutual, human respect in her drawing, she goes right to the jugular by depicting him as "loser pig" (her words), drawing his weight issue more than what it is; He is scantily clad with a beer in one hand, a cigar in the other and his pill bottles toppled over on a table.
Did she ever draw a picture of President Obama regarding his previous drug addiction and less than favorable affiliations/connections with the leftist extremist radicals? No, she has not, and it is not necessary. But, it is obvious that when it comes to conservatives, the gloves come off.
This cartoon kind of reminds me of my children fighting over an issue that neither could agree on. While both children passionately believed what they were saying was right and neither would compromise to settle the argument, it never failed what was next. When it was obvious that Child A could not stand and argue his point with Child B, Child A went on a personal attack on Child B by calling him names. And then it went from a healthy debate to a fisticuffs.
There is always going to be a "winner" and a "loser" in an argument, a debate, an election. That's life, plain and simple.
While "we won!" is heard loud and clear shouted by the Democrats and liberals to the Republicans and conservatives and we are constantly reminded by the media who won, is it necessary to go to the level of personal attacks by trying to destroy those that have differing points of view? Have we lost our compassion, dignity and respect for our fellow man that much?
Ray at the Val Mart treats you like family
There are still good honest people in America
In the news, all we hear about are Ponzi schemes, CEOs whose companies are collapsing and yet they still take a $1 billion bonus, or how people are losing their jobs. We hardly ever hear about the good honest people out there.
I recently met one of those people when I went to the Val Mart on Hwy. 160 in Tega Cay.
I met the owner, Ray, and his staff and I couldn't say enough about how great they treated me. I was one of their family members and they made sure that I felt that way before I left. They were honest, caring, and helpful when I needed it most. I can't even begin to thank them for all that they've done.
If you are looking for a great place to get gas, food, and to feel like you never left home, go to see Ray at Val Mart.
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