Letters to the Editor
A recent letter to the editor, “A wonderful life,” by M.L. Colburn poses questions that deserve an answer. He states “Religion ... is taking life every day.” True, all have sinned, the religious as well as the non-religious.
“Jesus didn’t get married or have a family.” True, his mission on Earth was far more important. Besides, would you marry and have kids only to have them watching you nailed to a cross?
“A lot of religious treat women in a low-respect manner.” Allow me to explain why that is. God made man as a prototype. Then he made woman, the 100 percent new and improved model. Men see that women realize they are built better than men and that they are even built to last longer, so men have to try to keep women humble, otherwise women would not only rule men ... They would also rule the world!
The writer in Tuesday’s paper that accused Burlington Northern of “greenwashing” has merely dipped her brush into a different color and painted as much distortion and she could. She certainly could not believe that pollutants are only emitted from idling engines. It is when idling that engines produce the least emissions. I also cannot fathom why she feels Amtrak trains are an equal swap in emissions. What does that mean? She also ignores the fact that there are roughly 50 freight trains moving through our area every day. Some with as many as five locomotives and at least one every day hauling that “dreaded” coal. If you really want to find a source for air pollution in our area, go and sit where you can view the freeway. There, 60 to 100 diesel trucks and many hundreds of cars whiz by each hour. The Union of Concerned Scientists website says cars and trucks account for over 20 percent of the United States’ total global warming pollution with trains and airplanes adding only 10 percent.
By the time this is printed it is almost certain that TDN will run at least one more story about that scoundrel Trump doing some new nefarious deed. Almost as certainly it will be akin to the May 17 story that prompted this letter. The writer of that piece announced that the scoundrel in the White House had asked Comey to drop the Russian/Flynn investigation. And what is his evidence? An anonymous individual in the FBI purportedly read a reporter a few paragraphs on a memo supposedly written by Director Comey that supported that allegation. The reporter has never seen the memo, there is no corroboration, but it is all accepted as gospel. Give me a break! I heard that a new Gallup poll indicates that 90 percent of conservatives and 70 percent of independents do not believe any of these recent charges. I have not seen the poll but the charges against the President sound so flimsy that the report certainly rings true.
Despite the pitiful con jobs against Hillary Clinton, ex-FBI head Comey is head and shoulders above Trump, who is wallowing in the swamp he swore to clean up.