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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 Americans, but even that remains to be seen. I would [&hellip...

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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...

District 2, hear this: Trump is dangerous

July 28, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (2)

It goes without saying that Trump will probably win Roswell and the rest of District 2 in New Mexico, but hopefully the entire state will not follow our folly. Republicans always win in District 2. Blackbeard the Pirate would win District 2 as long as he had...

More than skeptical about city’s proposal

July 28, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

An open letter to Mayor Dennis Kintigh, City Council, City Manager Phillips and parks directors: Haven’t some facts been overlooked? This is not Burkburnett, Texas; it isn’t a suburb of a city with a population of over 100,000. It isn’t even in Texas,...

Economic conditions must be addressed

July 28, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

(An open letter to Roswell City Council members, and the mayor:) I wonder if the city manager, mayor, and council realize just how poor the City of Roswell is? … The poverty level in Roswell is 46 percent higher than the national average. A part of the...