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A recent letter writer has “had enough” negativity about Donald Trump.
I, too have had enough. Enough of seeing president-elect Donald Trump choose advisers who advocate white supremacist agendas and cabinet members who will roll back protection of our natural resources, gut the Affordable Care Act, bring down public schools and curb the hard-won civil rights’ gains of vulnerable populations.
I have had enough of reading about violence and harassment of LGBTQ people, immigrants, and peoples of color, and the president-elect doing absolutely nothing to discourage it.
I have also had enough of the outrageous tweets and international phone calls that could cause worldwide instability and the horribly immature tweets about anyone who dares criticize or parody these appalling actions as being “unfair.”
Finally, I have more than had enough of people telling those who oppose what’s happening now to come together, to heal, to unite.
If there is no justice, there will be no peace, and we will not go gently into that good night.
I was so pleased to read Jonah Goldberg’s Dec. 6 column (6A, “Bears are not cuddly; they’re vicious and voracious”) and learn that he has a lighter side.
He wrote about people assuming that bears are cuddly and adorable when, in fact, they are “vicious and voracious.”
Ordinarily I would have skipped his column because of his very conservative slant. However, I made myself read it and I was gratified. Lesson for me.
Ben Carson is by all accounts an excellent pediatric neurosurgeon. He came up under circumstances that make for a remarkable Horatio Alger story.
But I wonder why such an excellent doctor’s talents were not assigned to the cabinet post of secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Why is his talent concerning health not going to be used?
Is this a hint that HUD is going to be further stripped, so there is no need for expertise to shore up housing? Is this a backhand swat at those not voting in numbers for The Donald? Could it be that in appointing this black man, Trump can claim he has a diverse cabinet?
And does such a smart man not know that he is possibly being used?
Is this a cheap shot from a man who knows, without a doubt, how to shoot the cheap shot?
James M. Kilpatrick
Kansas City, Kan.
A basketball player at the University of Kansas allegedly slaps his girlfriend and pushes her down stairs. He gets arrested and is taken to jail. He is charged with a crime. He is suspended for a game against Nebraska but gets the best seat in the house for the game: on the players’ bench.
Is this a great country or what?
Richard W. Dahms
Country Club, Mo.
After reading the Dec. 9 story, “More truck safety rule rollbacks ahead?” on possible changes — especially of the rules on driver rest time and weight limits — I think states can save money on the inspection stations at state lines. Who needs them?
Driving on the interstate highway system will become more dangerous. Time to travel more safely via non-existent high-speed train or by expensive aircraft.
Profit trumps safety. How sad.
Love for KC
Kansas City, you are a favorite. My wife and I have visited you many times. She was born in your fine city.
Every time we have visited has made a memory for these Nebraskans in some way or another.
Recently, I had a minor issue with Boulevard Brewing that, surprisingly, was responded to within hours by the company’s customer service. Great Midwestern values were again evident in their actions.
I can only say thanks again, KC. You should be proud of your city.