letters to the editor
Reasons many to oppose SPLOST
DEAR EDITOR: I am in favor of a number of the initiatives that SPLOST would fund, but is this the way to pay for needed services? Absolutely not. SPLOST is a neat gimmick that lawmakers use so they...
October 28, 2014 09:26 PM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican Senate victory only hope of regaining respect
DEAR EDITOR: In preparation for next month’s election, I spent some time researching David Perdue and Michelle Nunn’s positions on the issues. Surprisingly, Perdue and Nunn’s positions are very sim...
October 28, 2014 12:38 AM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST spending goes beyond intent of law
DEAR EDITOR: We are going to be asked to vote on the proposed 2016 Cobb special purpose local option sales tax that is on the Nov. 4 ballot. The SPLOST is and was not intended to pay for routine op...
October 25, 2014 10:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How best to ‘thread needle’ on U.S. Muslims?
DEAR EDITOR: We have quite a conundrum in America today with the Muslim population. Some Americans say we need to accept Muslims in America with open arms. Others say they are a threat to the Ameri...
October 25, 2014 10:49 PM | 9 9 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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2016 SPLOST vote a matter of trust
DEAR EDITOR: There are good arguments on both sides of the 2016 SPLOST renewal debate, which will be voted on by Cobb residents in a few days. I feel that too much of the money will be allocated to...
October 24, 2014 12:33 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilwoman backs SPLOST
DEAR EDITOR : “It’s time to give us a break” Lance Lamberton said in the MD after stating that the SPLOST tax had raised over One Billion Dollars. The SPLOST a penny on the dollar is what we all sp...
October 21, 2014 10:15 PM | 10 10 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gingrey made King’s case on Deal’s silence on immigration
DEAR EDITOR: In reading U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey’s response to D.A. King’s MDJ column on Gov. Deal’s reluctance to talk about illegal immigration (“too divisive”), it looks like Gingrey is helping Ki...
October 21, 2014 12:46 AM | 12 12 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disgusted with Nunn, Perdue
DEAR EDITOR: Will we ever have a chance to elect a candidate on his/her own merits instead of voting against the one we don’t want? Whatever happened to “If elected I promise to ...?” Then they wou...
October 21, 2014 12:44 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Varner property could lay fallow
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Robert Meredith letter about the Varner property proposal on Macland Road (Tuesday’s MDJ) I too was raised in the shadow of Ty Cobb Varner’s’ store and trod the dirt roads of Macla...
October 18, 2014 11:49 PM | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoping most vote for ‘Nunn of her’
DEAR EDITOR: Peculiar, isn’t it? Michelle Nunn is deferring to Barack Obama and his agenda while most Democrats striving to attain or regain important government positions are avoiding him as if he...
October 28, 2014 09:25 PM | 4 4 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professor responds to critics
DEAR EDITOR: Obviously, a cordial response to Rod Paramoure’s commentary (Oct. 15 MDJ) about my column (“Reaction to Kennesaw State University’s ‘Year of the Arabian Peninsula’, Oct. 12 MDJ) is app...
October 25, 2014 10:50 PM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reconsider paper’s endorsement of Deal
DEAR EDITOR: I respectfully ask that you reconsider your endorsement of Nathan Deal for Georgia governor. Please consider the following: First, read your own words regarding the values, both moral ...
October 24, 2014 12:32 AM | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relieved our latest war finally has a name
DEAR EDITOR : I breathed a sigh of relief when I read that, after two weeks of intense debate, our military brass finally came up with what (to them, anyway) was a suitable name for the “skirmish,”...
October 21, 2014 10:16 PM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Islam a Trojan horse
DEAR EDITOR: S.M. Ghazanfar’s guest column “Racist Bigotry Understandable” misses the point. My dictionary defines bigotry as “stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief or opinion that...
October 18, 2014 11:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST doomsayers push self-fulfilling prophecy
DEAR EDITOR: Why is it vital to pass the SPLOST 2016 initiative on the November ballot? There are a myriad of reasons including funding our county’s senior services, libraries, parks, and police/fi...
October 18, 2014 11:48 PM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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King wrong: Deal ‘rock-solid’ on illegals
DEAR EDITOR: In rebuttal to D.A. King’s guest column in Wednesday’s MDJ, Gov. Nathan Deal has been rock-solid on enforcing immigration laws. Not only has he been strong on enforcement and border se...
October 16, 2014 09:45 PM | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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MDJ readers sound off on SPLOST, Ebola
SPLOST debate: ‘Wasteful’ vs. ‘fabulous’ ... Wake up folks —Wake up folks if you vote no don’t come crying when services fall and quality of things decrease. Just like any other corporate business....
October 15, 2014 09:59 PM | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why celebrate culture trying to kill us?
DEAR EDITOR : Dr. Ghazanfar guest column So now comes Dr. Ghazanfar weighing in on the poor benighted souls (in his opinion, and that, sadly, of others) who are not happy with KSU’s “Year of the Ar...
October 15, 2014 09:56 PM | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader feels ‘cheated’ by Muslim, transgender stories in MDJ
DEAR EDITOR: As a long time subscriber, reader and occasional contributor to the letters column, I have to ask what editorial goals were achieved by plastering Muslim fashions as propaganda and a “...
October 14, 2014 09:26 PM | 6 6 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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