Pride for the fifth-graders

I just want to say how proud I am. I attended my grandson’s fifth-grade graduation Thursday at Terre Town Elementary School. 

There was so much excitement and hustle and bustle. My heart was bursting with pride over this accomplishment. The teachers and staff are a great group and I am very proud that we were able to experience this.

Other than the very proud moment seeing my grandson walk to get his diploma was when Mrs. Hemmings, the principal, had every one stand to say the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Great job, Terre Town Tigers.

— Penni Lawson, Terre Haute

Vile comparisons of Trump to Hitler

Mr. Loveall’s screed on Sunday, May 19, 2019, makes not one but multiple comparisons between the President of the United States of America and Hitler. 

These are such vile, un-American statements that they defy printable description. One way Hitler and Mussolini controlled their people was by complete government control of their health care, something the Democrats have sought for years and are seeking now.

So I guess, using Mr. Loveall’s analogy, it is fair to compare the Democrats to Nazis, Hitler and Mussolini? 

Of course not. Mr. Loveall is so mentally deranged by a business man running a better campaign for less money and beating the “Chosen One”, Crooked Hillary, that he needs to seek professional help. 

By the way, Mr. Loveall, your characterizations of President Trump’s statements at Charlotte, etc., I assume are as depicted by Democrat talking points which are an intentional misrepresentation. In other words, lies. 

The intention is to keep repeating them over and over until the liar begins to believe them. Folks, fact check all these things yourselves, find and watch the actual video of these events.

— Walt Conner, Robinson, Ill.

Bias against some writers

Not too long ago, Thomas Tucker accused the Tribune-Star of “being biased,” because the T-S reported the truth, that the Mueller report did not absolve Trump on collusion and obstruction of justice. The GOP has repeatedly asked, “Where’s the proof that Trump broke the law?”

Then when they get that proof, “It’s fake news!”

There is, however, documented proof that the T-S is biased toward the letter writers in the opinion section who can fax or email. This bias has led to essentially eliminating writers like me from getting their voices heard. We pay the same price for their newspaper, but are “handicapped” because we don’t fax or email.

I know that the internet, Facebook and Google have hurt the newspaper business, forcing them to downsize. The T-S now has a skeleton crew, with no one left to type handwritten articles.

The front section of the T-S is usually seven pages. Two full pages of car sales and one page of obituaries leaves four pages to cover local news, crime, etc. Some have more interest in the sports section than the front section.

Those who submit handwritten articles should get the same treatment as those who fax or email.

— Ron Hastings, Clinton


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