Trump as president
At first I felt like many others. We are again stuck with a choice for president of a lesser of two evils? Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had to be a Democratic Party plant set to destroy the Republican Party.
I believed some of the misguided rhetoric liberals spewed about him. Then I started seeing the real person, which brought me back to reality.
I had forgotten that liberals tend to bad-mouth everyone who doesn’t adhere to their beliefs. If you don’t think like them, you are labeled a bigot, racist and bully.
Trump is not politically correct. He is not a career politician, and that makes him a liberal’s worst nightmare.
So many say they are fed up with career politicians. Trump tells it like it is.
Yes, he can be blunt. That’s his personality. But he knows how to get things done.
I believe Donald Trump would serve the will of the people. Let us unite as a nation and send a strong message to career politicians that we are not going to take it anymore.
The Midtown-Plaza area is being deluged with requests from developers to build higher-density and taller buildings than the area’s streets and parking can accommodate or the residents want (8-18, A11, “Panel juggles decisions on three projects in Plaza area”).
The Midtown-Plaza Plan, unanimously approved by the City Council in January, is being ignored and/or challenged by developers.
It was developed by representatives from City Hall, neighborhoods and businesses. But now developers are saying they didn’t know about it or are thumbing their noses at the plan.
Two developments being considered are south of 44th Street between Washington and Pennsylvania (188 apartments) and 4620 Nichols (adding three stories for assisted living and memory care). The 4620 Nichols site would be three stories taller than the plan allows. The 4400 Washington site is too massive for our neighborhood.
More is at stake at the next City Council meeting than these two projects. The owners of the Plaza have said that if these exceptions to the plan are approved then they expect similar consideration if the Plaza ever submits a plan of its own.
I strongly urge the City Council to uphold the Plaza/Midtown Plan.
The Star’s Aug. 22 editorial, “Tie U.S. aid for Israel to peace efforts,” calls on the United States “to move Israel to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Who is Israel supposed to negotiate with to resolve the conflict?
Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip and has declared the destruction of Israel as its ultimate goal? Fatah, represented by Mahmoud Abbas, who is in the 11th year of his four-year term as president of Palestine but is not recognized by Hamas?
The Palestinians are a United Nations-sponsored clown show that has been kept afloat for 68 years. Israel has proved to be willing to negotiate with its neighbors, as evidenced by treaties with Egypt and Jordan.
The Palestinians are a thoroughly wrecked people who have been victims of the U.N.’s largesse for too long.
Israel needs to declare its final borders, build a wall, institute a counter-fire plan and call it a day.
The U.N. must force the Palestinians to face their reality and go to the negotiating table to gain a realistic peace.
Dear owners of Schlitterbahn: Please tear down the Verrückt ride. It is a constant reminder of a terrible tragedy.
The Baseball Hall of Fame again inducted players, and Buck O’Neil again had an award presented in his name but did not become a member of this prestigious fraternity.
It is also ironic that during the Kansas City Royals’ visit to the White House last month, many names were mentioned related to baseball in Kansas City, including Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson as barrier breakers.
Baseball always seems to forget about one of the greatest characters and human beings to ever be associated with the great game. The president of the United States neglected to mention Buck O’Neil as one of the great ambassadors who also broke down barriers and made a significant impact on and off the field.
This might not have been noticed nationally, but I hope those in Kansas City thought about Buck despite the failure to mention him.