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The same old tired rhetoric about guns

August 15, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

It’s presidential election season again, and the conservatives are trotting out the same tired old tropes. The Democrats are coming for our guns! This has been going on for at least 25 years. The reasoning seems to be that everybody better hurry up and buy more guns because they’re coming to take our guns. There [&hellip...

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City pays outsider instead of a local

August 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In reading the RDR headline of July 28, the Keller, Texas regime has come to an end. It never does cease to amaze me what the city of Roswell and the Roswell Independent School District go through to hire the big dogs. Spend the dough to advertise all over...

Create a citizens committee for pool

August 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

The Roswell City Council’s decision to decommission the pool and the circumstances around it are unacceptable. Why did you do it this way? Why in the name of all that’s holy did you not wait until the end of summer to do this? Of course you couldn’t...

Like Patton, Trump has more character

August 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Yeah he’s crass and brash like, hmm, maybe George Patton, and he has the ego and bluster of another New Yorker, one Theodore Roosevelt, and the entrepreneurial spirit of Andrew Carnegie. No, I am not saying he is of the same caliber of those great...

Solve state financial woes via legalization

August 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Once again, New Mexico is facing a massive budget shortfall, and once again Republicans who are responsible for our welfare — in particular, our governor — refuse to acknowledge the obvious: legalized marijuana is a taxable product. In 2015, Colorado...

Put a roof on the proposed pool

August 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In-or-Out? The new pool and recreational center proposal is moving in a forward direction. It appears to me that there will only be a single bond issue to cover both facilities as a recreational complex at Cielo Grande. A yes-vote for one is a yes-vote for...

Mostly criticism of RDR placement

August 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Three times in the last several weeks, you have had an article on Roswell’s Chief of Police Phil Smith’s ADULT son for an offense that for most people wouldn’t even get a page-two mention. Chief Smith is no more responsible for his adult child’s...

Turn the old pool into a skate park

August 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Good heavens, it’s early in the a.m. but this is how late I stay up working on stuff sometimes. OK, well if I may throw my 5-cents worth to the matter regarding the Cahoon Park Pool — as I’ve said before, I’m all about the future and embracing it....

Democracy needs repair by an expert

August 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (2)

Several people have asked me why anyone would want to support a creature like Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States, especially after the great “sacrifices” he says he has made for our country.  It is clear that many feel frustrated by how...

Study the pool, don’t pass bond issue

July 28, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (2)

I’d love to know how you justify spending money on a “study” to figure out the best way to do what you have ALREADY DECIDED. Roswell is not the big metropolis that Albuquerque is. We are a small city and the entire state is in financial trouble. I for...