POSTED ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009:
Love Letters/ Hate Mail
Not About Numbers
(In response to Ted Rall's "13 vs. 2,000,000" in the Nov. 19-25 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
Merry Thanksgiving and Happy Christmas! Two Million dead and they STILL refuse Jesus and Democracy?! Obviously, America has much more work in next decades.Our soldiers are so frustrated with the Iraqi/Afghani lack of gratitude for their sacrifice--many are actually driven to suicide. Why won't those people accept what WE are trying to do and show some appreciation? They need to give thanks that America cares enough to send her sons and daughters to save their ungrateful behinds. Two million+ for their salvation is worth it!
In Jesus' Name
It's not about the numbers. It's just about who's blowing up who. Come on. The Muslim's have a minority that has been committing acts of terroism on the world for the better part of 40 years. Yet the Muslim community just stands on the sidelines and does nothing about it. This is basically condoning the act. A fight within the Muslim faith itself. So we have better bombs. Don't you think if Taliban had an F-22 with a 2000lb bomb they'd use it on US soil?? The Terrorist TARGET them (innocents). Purposly plan attacks to kill as much western people as possible. My point is, if the mintoriy of Muslims that think they have to rule the world, would stop blowing things up around the planet, we wouldn't be engaged in anywhere near the amount of conflicts today. Let them crater their own piece of property be it Iraq or Afganistan. I'm all for letting the Taliban rule some piece of land they want. As long as they keep that rule to themselves and don't let anyone on that land conspire to screw with the rest of us. I can't remember the last time we invaded Iceland or the Bahamas (oh wait, I was in the Bahamas a couple years ago, but I didn't kill anyone....).
"Still wondering why they hate us?"
Yeah I am. We didn't start this fight. We didn't start hijacking airliners or blowing up discos. When did we go to them? They came to us. Ted, we may have killed a couple million over the past few years, but we have 40 years of this to catch up with. If they scurry back into their holes, stop their violent ways, we'd have nothing to go after. Oh heck, I'm sorry, yes we do. We have the lives of everyone that has died at the hands of a terrorist the last 40 years. Every soldier, man, woman, child that has been put in harm's way because some Muslim doesn't like the American way of life. Remember-THEY drag naked bodies through the streets. THEY decapitate American's when they get the opportunity. The only fight we started was in 1776. Whose side you on Ted?????
(In response to Katharine Kelly's restaurant review of Campus Grill, "Not a School Lunch," in the Nov. 19-25 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
Sounds good if you really get excited over for what is basically heat and serve food. I give Chef an A for honesty but for what I have seen, tasted and know based on the interview just another wannabee chain. I do wish them good luck and fortune, but it is what it is.
Window of Opportunity
(In response to Arnold Hamilton's "Kiss and Makeup?" in the Nov. 19-25 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
Arnold Hamilton seems to think that the elimination of term limits is the answer to the "...short term mentality that focuses ever more on what will sell in the next election."
Term Limits actually provide a window of opportunity every 12 years when a legislator CANNOT focus on what will get him/her re-elected. If we wanted to capture the true spirit of the founding fathers, we would not allow any legislator to be re-elected without sitting out an election cycle.
While that would create more "...scrambling to even locate the Capitol restrooms," it could also eliminate the political and legalistic process complexity, which more than anything else prevents visionary action by our legislators. Let the staffers be career employees and the legislators be concerned with representing and implementing the ideas for which they were elected.
Ode to Downtown
(In response to Mike Easterling's "Downtown at Your Doorstep" in the Nov. 19-25 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
Yep, the Tulsa Housing Authority wants you to answer 50 questions about why you live downtown or don't want to live downtown. The THA spent $40,000 to hire a consultant to conjure up the questions and they want you to answer them.
Urban Tulsa Weekly published an article this week about the THA's efforts to figure out why folks don't generally want to live downtown.
-Kent Morlan, Esq., Editor & Publisher of MoreLaw.com
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