letters to the editor
Lee proving RINO after all
DEAR EDITORS: Just wanted to remind your readership that the MDJ gave Tim Lee its unqualified endorsement in the last election for Cobb County Commission Chairman. Back then, many of us suspected t...
August 26, 2014 09:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ARC quote clarified
DEAR EDITOR: Clarity and precision are two qualities we pride ourselves on at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, so I feel it important to clarify my quote in Saturday’s edition with regard to a...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats don’t want ‘honest’ talk about race
DEAR EDITOR: I read with interest and considerable puzzlement Roger Simon’s column in Wednesday’s MDJ concerning the situation in Ferguson and his insipid call for a conversation on race and racism...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity choices wrong role for Commission
DEAR EDITOR: Once again the proposed Cobb FY2015 budget contains almost $1 million of contributions to the charities of the BoC’s choice. About the same as it was for FY2013 and FY 2014 budgets. I’...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coulter’s world-view comes up short
DEAR EDITOR: After writing a column two weeks ago simultaneously criticizing Dr. Kent Brantly as “idiotic” and all American Christians who go on mission trips as those who “slink off” to other coun...
August 22, 2014 12:19 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bottom line on Austell mayor? It’s time for Joe to go
DEAR EDITOR: Concerning your article (“DA looks into Mayor Jerkins”) in Tuesday’s MDJ, my response is that it’s about time that Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins was finally called to task for his systemat...
August 19, 2014 10:48 PM | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to cut school tofu shakes, too?
DEAR EDITOR: Letter-writer Carol Jacobson’ s progressive rant in Sunday’s MDJ (“Cobb, Marietta boards wrong to fight school snack law”) reeks of illogic and Big Government. Likening eating a donut ...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New role suggested for Lee
DEAR EDITOR: If and when Tim Lee decides not to run again for Commission chairman or is voted out of office, the Board of Commissioners should create a special lifetime position for him, that of ch...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee’s actions on Braves shouldn’t be tolerated
DEAR EDITOR: If everything in recent Atlanta newspaper stories is factual and true, then Tim Lee appears to be in serious trouble. In spite of his excuses and about-face remarks, his actions are no...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weary of attacks on Tim Lee
DEAR EDITOR: Do the critics of the Cobb Commission Chair Tim Lee really believe that he is undermining the BoC and his constituents by seeking expert advice? Just how knowledgeable are these protes...
August 26, 2014 09:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reconsider ‘no smoking’ law
DEAR EDITOR: It isn’t just the MDJ, AJC and 11 Alive (NBC) that are reporting on our new “no smoking in Kennesaw parks and cemetery” law. Both the Fox Network and AP have picked it up and it is bei...
August 26, 2014 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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If SPLOST not perfect, why support it?
DEAR EDITORS: Ron Sifen’s, guest column, “Cobb SPLOST not perfect, but deserves your vote,” in the Aug. 10 MDJ, was a self-defeating argument. In addition to the title, in his closing statements he...
August 24, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee’s efforts to bring Braves appreciated
DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in support of my Cobb County Commissioners, in particular, Chairman Tim Lee and his visionary work to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County. The Braves and the county kn...
August 20, 2014 09:44 PM | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austell rep-elect should think before she speaks
DEAR EDITOR: It looks like the Democrats of Austell’s District 39 have given the Georgia Legislature a competitor for the Pelosi-Obama-Reed “Shoot Off Your Mouth Before You Think” trophy! Georgia S...
August 19, 2014 10:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee a discredit to office
DEAR EDITOR: College baseball is a sport but professional baseball is a lucrative multi-billion dollar business. Why should folks who will never attend an Atlanta Braves game or watch one on televi...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb, Marietta boards wrong to fight snack law
DEAR EDITOR: The lack of leadership by the Cobb Board of Education and that of the Marietta School Board with respect to implementing the new food and snack laws is amazing. I remember when the gov...
August 16, 2014 09:32 PM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sifen pro-SPLOST column had opposite effect
DEAR EDITOR: I respect and enjoy Ron Sifen’s excellent guest columns published in the MDJ. I’ve benefitted and learned from his superb, thorough research into Cobb issues, but most importantly, Ron...
August 16, 2014 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council should be held to higher standard
DEAR EDITOR: This has been an interesting week for the Marietta City Council. One member is accused of “using his power as a public figure to get favors from the city government ...” The entire Cou...
August 16, 2014 09:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columnist Fein must not know many women very well
DEAR EDITOR: In his editorial on the connection between young women and the Democratic Party, MDJ columnist Dr. Melvyn Fein (as usual) builds his argument around several faulty premises. First, he ...
August 12, 2014 07:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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