An insult to all the monkeys
Shame! Shame! Shame! On you, Sen. John McCain, for your Unsweet Tweet: “So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space — wasn’t he just there last week?” (Referring to the monkey shot into space by the Iranians.)
Madly rushing to the defense of President Ahmadinejad (“the foremost anti-Semite on the planet”), Rep. Justin Amash (Michigan) tweeted back: “Maybe you should wisen up and not make racist jokes.”
Rep. Amash, you’ve got it all wrong.
Sen. McCain insulted monkeys. Our closest relatives happen to be very intelligent mammals. Can we say as much for the president of Iran?
Our good cousins love, nurture, and care for their young, not unlike our species.
At least one and a half million children perished in Auschwitz and the many other Death Camps of Nazi Germany. But that didn’t seem to register with the world’s most famous Holocaust denier. Nor did the rest of the 6 million victims.
So, Sen. McCain, on behalf of all the monkeys of the world, I do believe you owe them an apology.
— Saul Rosenthal
Are they serious about scissors?
In a new training video, the Department of Homeland Security has just come up with the most amazing idea. When faced with a killer intent on shooting as many people as possible, arm yourself with a pair of scissors.
Why hasn’t someone thought of this before? I’m sure that facing a second-grade teacher armed with a pair of those little plastic scissors with a blunt end and metal inserts designed to prevent kids from cutting themselves will strike fear in the heart of every would-be mass killer.
This is such a wonderful idea and will save so many lives it should be adopted by our government. All government buildings should be turned into gun-free zones and all government security should be required to turn in their guns and be issued little plastic scissors. This advice from the DHS should prove to all those doubters that the government of the United States takes its job of protecting the lives of its citizens very seriously.
— Robert Ledermann
West Union, Ill.
An insult to all the monkeys
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 9, 2013
Remove politics from education
FLASHPOINT: Dealing with hunger requires less rhetoric, more action
In November, millions of families in Indiana and across the nation saw their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits cut through a planned phase-out of a temporary increase in funding that originally took place during the 2009 recession.
READER FORUM: Dec. 8, 2013
• Diving in to pool project
• A timely review of food basics
• Name-calling shows sad state of our politics
• Republicans their own worst enemy
• Full attack on common sense
- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 6, 2013
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 5, 2013
• Anarchy is in the ‘tea’ leaves
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 3, 2013
• Prestige chosen over practicality
• Tea partiers love country, freedom
• Same old clowns
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 3, 2013
Prestige chosen over practicality
Tea partiers love country, freedom
Same old clowns
Readers’ Forum: Dec. 2, 2013
‘Ask not …’: Living by the words we speak
READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 1, 2013
The dangers of aggressive driving
Thanks to Lowe’s for great work
Another ‘Miracle’ set for Friday
Obama lies with malicious intent
Down the path to nowhere
Remembering to help needy
Jihadis, be careful what you wish for
Hanging on to people’s rights
No more trespassers thanks to mayor
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 29, 2013
Cooperation helps enhance security
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 28, 2013
Governor can put words into action
- Readers’ Forum: Nov. 27, 2013
READERS’ FORUM: Nov. 26, 2013
• Include Wea in Terre Haute’s ‘Walk of Fame’
• You can pardon a holiday turkey
• Rebuffed by Bennett
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 25, 2013
• Bosma wrong on marriage debate
• Savings Bank was key event sponsor
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 24, 2013
• Tech fails, but change positive
• Terre Haute Take care of your own trash, please
• What about the women?
• Another view of a physician’s life
• Could you follow these instructions?
• Just more lies from politicians
Readers’ Forum: November 23, 2013
Common sense or just nonsense?
Why all the air evacuations?
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 22, 2013
Nominations open for Polaris award
Frustrated by city’s response
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 21, 2013
• Bleeding green at West Vigo HS
• Fundraiser a great success
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 20, 2013
• More liberal shortsightedness
• Food no longer tried and true
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 19, 2013
• Candle lighting honors children
• Join the fun of Girl Scouts
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 18, 2013
Very pleased with child care center
Wrong directionon health care
READERS' FORUM: Nov. 17, 2013
What do you know about distracted driving?
Patriotism on display at vets museum
Here’s what’s governing nation
Bird’s legend the greatest gift of all
Mott misses boat on health care
Celebrating JA of Wabash Valley
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 16, 2013
FLASHPOINT: A pledge to work together with respect, civility
Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Indiana is improving at the second-fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, teachers and the parents and school reformers everywhere who have insisted that we hold ourselves to high standards.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 15, 2013
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READERS' FORUM: Nov. 12, 2013
• Wonderful walk on memory lane
• ‘Mini-Hitlers’ still plague world
• 'Amazing’ theater at Rose-Hulman
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 10, 2013
FLASHPOINT: A common-sense Congress could strengthen our economy
My top priorities have always been to strengthen Indiana’s economy and to help create Hoosier jobs. We can all agree — Democrats and Republicans — that the recent government shutdown and the threat of failing to pay our nation’s bills were significant setbacks to this seemingly simple goal.
- READERS' FORUM: Nov. 9, 2013
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- Readers’ Forum: Dec. 9, 2013