Time to go
President Donald Trump:
Though I could address the fact that you have not succeeded in providing leadership for our country, nor in leading the free world, what disturbs me the most is your seeming support for the neo-Nazis here at home.
My shipmates and many other sailors, along with other members of the armed forces, gave their lives fighting the Nazis in Europe and others who attacked us. Many millions were killed protecting us from the Nazi scourge.
Your apparent disdain for those who gave their all is an insult to their memory and to our country. It is time for you to step down.
No to cable news
As our national political discourse continues to devolve, much of the blame goes to our juvenile, hateful president, but another major contributor is the juvenile, subprofessional performance by cable news. CNN and MSNBC are not reporting on President Donald Trump’s latest rants so much as reacting to it.
Thank goodness there are some competent journalists on the scene and some intelligent, responsible pundits, but by and large, cable news has come unhinged with its tirades and whining. As usual, there is the common practice of mingling opinion with reporting that is a great disservice to the viewers.
It is everyone’s civic responsibility to find sources for the most factual news possible. Much of it is on the internet, and a great deal is provided by conscientious media such as The Kansas City Star, The New York Times, The Washington Post and “PBS NewsHour.”
It’s not that hard. But losing our democracy would be.
Can’t go on
Wednesday, I was confronted with a Facebook post purportedly from a news network featuring a picture of President Donald Trump in a Nazi uniform with swastika. His face was altered to look like Adolph Hitler’s.
This picture is every bit as repugnant as the one posted by comedian Kathy Griffin showing her holding a bloody fake head resembling the president.
I hope The Kansas City Star will research and report on this. Comparing the president to a person who murdered millions of Jews, Gypsies, gays, Catholics and other innocent people. This is unconscionable. No wonder we had Charlottesville. This has got to stop.
Sen. Pat Roberts just shamefully dishonored all World War II veterans. In response to the horrific violence caused by Nazis and other like-minded white supremacists in Virginia, Roberts couldn’t bring himself to condemn these groups by name. His website bears no statement, while his Facebook page carries this embarrassingly brief post: “The hatred and ignorance displayed by a violent and pathetic group in Charlottesville is unacceptable. Their values are not American values.”
My father and most men of his generation risked their lives fighting the Nazis. Many lost their lives in that fight.
I have volunteered with an honor flight group, taking WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial built in their honor. Roberts showed up at picture time, shaking veterans’ hands and making sure he was in the photos. Yet now he can’t muster the courage to say that Nazism is wrong.
His cowardice dishonors and insults WWII veterans in the worst way. Roberts doesn’t deserve to shine these men’s shoes, much less shake their hands.
Easy to follow
Hey, Royals, the recipe for making us really happy in October?
1. More four-game winning streaks.
2. No four-game losing streaks.
It’s that simple. Try it.
In the 1940s, if you fought against Nazis you may have received a medal from the president. Today, if you protest against Nazis you get a scolding from the president.
I can see why older generations look fondly upon the past.
GOP lawmakers have sought to pass driver-immunity legislation in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas. If they had their way, any driver who strikes a protester would have civil immunity.
This is yet another sign of our nation’s moral decay.