Letters to the Editor, November 3, 2016

Voting against Democrats


To the editor;

I am a Chinese immigrant and have been the supporter of the Democrat Party since I got my U.S. citizenship.  I have voted for Mr. Van Hollen for several terms in Congress but not this year as he runs for U.S. Senate, and not anymore.  My family and I have had enough from the Democrat Party. We have had enough injustice and unfairness from the Democrat leaders in government at all levels. The last straw was a car accident that my father was involved with an illegal immigrant last December. That illegal immigrant apparently ran a red light and severely damaged my father's car. Despite much evidence that we had to prove her fault the local police department refused to investigate the case. On the contrary, they were protecting her. As a result my father was not able to get any compensation from her. 

When we shared our story with others we found that what we experienced was just a tip of an iceberg. If people have accidents with illegal immigrants there is no way for the victims to get any compensation from the violators because illegal immigrants are protected by the Democratic leaders in Montgomery County, in Congress and the White House. They are like "super" citizens in Montgomery County!  We need law and order. Therefore I call all my fellow Chinese Americans to vote for the Republican Party - Kathy Szeliga for Senate and Donald Trump for President.  I am proud of becoming a "deplorable and irredeemable Republican". Let's Make America Great Again!

H. Li



Groping with Donald Trump


To the editor;

At many Trump rallies, you hear the chant : Lock Her Up" referring to Hillary.If any one should be in jail, it's Trump!

Trump freely admits that when he sees an attractive woman, he wants to kiss, grope and possibly have sex with them all without their consent. If other men did that they would be arrested and put in jail for sexual assault. Most women don't report the crime and in the case of Trump, he would just deny it. knowing his aggresive attorneys would take care of the issue.

If anyone should be in jail, it's Trump!

J. Marrinan



Tear down this Wall! I mean statue


To the editor;

The German and Japanese warriors who waged World War II were very competent. As for their leaders, their generals and admirals ranged from the merely good to the exceptionally able; today military historians study General Rommel, Admiral Donitz and Admiral Yamamoto.  If these warriors had been less able and fought less well, fewer American soldiers and sailors would have been lost. And I do not doubt that these warriors led virtuous personal lives; they were good citizens, good husbands and good parents. But they were all on the wrong side of history and there are few if any publicly displayed statues of them anywhere in the United States.  

Similarly, many of the warriors who fought in the American Civil War for the Confederacy were also very able.  But that ability also cost the United States dearly.  The skill of the Confederate warriors prolonged the war; the Union and Confederacy armies both lost more men and there was additional collateral damage. But in public places in the United States, there are many statues of these warriors.

The Confederate warriors were also on the wrong side of history. Confederate warriors’ military strategies should be studied but their statues should be removed from public display.  

In addition, the warriors fought for the institution of slavery and the African-American community views reverence for them as nostalgia for slavery. More broadly, the warriors should no longer be revered.

W. H. Friedman




Letters to the Editor, October 27, 2016


Republican voting for Clinton


To the editor;
I am among those Republicans who have re-registered as Unaffiliated.
I was a life-long Republican. I have never voted for a Democrat since first voting in 1972.. This year I will be voting for the Democratic candidates for President, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives. The Republican nominee for President does not represent conservative, Republican values and is unfit to be President. Yet he has not been repudiated by either the national Republican party nor by most Republican candidates.


Letters to the Editor, October 20, 2016



Casting his vote for Van Hollen

To the editor;
In what has been a heated and often shocking election season, one thing remains true: we need to elect leaders who get things done. We need to elect people who not only fight for our values, but are willing to compromise when it is in the best interest of Maryland, as well. Chris Van Hollen is the pragmatic leader we need. At the end of the day, he gets it done.
For years, Republicans have tried to stop any and all efforts at progress or compromise. They orchestrated the government shutdown, and even now refuse to grant President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court a hearing, to say nothing about their flagrant refusal to fill the vacancy. In the face of it all, Chris Van Hollen has continued to reach across the aisle to be an effective legislator in Washington.


Letters to the Editor, October 13, 2016

Robots and the school year?

To the editor;

“OK, robot waitress.  Your first recommendation was the slow baked salmon with lemon and thyme.    I’ll try that.  With the peas and carrots.  By the way, that is a snazzy outfit you’re wearing…. You’re welcome. ”  

In a few years conversations like this will become common.   More broadly, robots will increasingly perform many jobs now performed by humans.   We may expect that the robots generally will first be used to do repetitive physical jobs.   Jobs remaining available to humans will involve greater complexity and skill.  Less skilled humans will have a harder time finding work.   New kinds of human jobs will be created more slowly than traditional jobs disappear.


Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22, 2016

My opinions versus your facts

To the editor;

When politicians accuse other politicians of corruption, fraud or misrepresentation without factual evidence to support “opinion deception;” those self-serving screwballs create hoaxes to fool gullible people to believe propaganda from politicians dealing marked cards for the blame game are not from the Jokers.

There is no evidence to prove P.T. Barnum said, “Thers a sucker born every minute.”


Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2016

Get Back Jack! Jack goes right!

To the editor;

Get it right

Right foot braking when driving automatic transmission vehicles is the way to stop your moving vehicle. By taken the right foot off the accelerator pedal and applying pressure to the brake pedal with the right foot is the right maneuver, no matter what Trevor W. Frith the unreal blame game man says.


Letters to the Editor, September 8, 2016

The Blame Game - Real men and the tragedy of right foot braking on automatic cars


The car has always been one of the most dangerous modes of transportation from not only the driver’s point of view but also other victims such as cyclists, pedestrians and people including children, inside supposedly safe buildings.

There are times when car crashes reach epidemic proportions and at this point politicians and governments play the blame game. The favorite and easy targets are the automobile manufacturers and the drivers. The governments in charge of driver legislation and training never blame themselves so if you don’t mind we will.


Letters to the Editor published August 18, 2016

The Rockville Police issue

To the editor;

Councilman Mark Pierzchla is quoted [Sentinel, Aug. 11, 2016] as saying that one of his priorities is “adding more police officers to the city’s municipal force, though he did not say how many officers that would include.” 

This brings to mind a remark by Prime Minister Salisbury that “if you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe.” 

Substitute police chiefs for soldiers and you have the situation in Rockville. 

J. Gelin



Beating the heat

To the editor;

The weather in Rockville is a horrible mess.

It’s hot and my neighbor says there’s no such thing as Global Warming.

He also wants to vote for Donald Trump.

Do you think there’s a connection?

R. Schwartz



And now for something completely different

To the editor;

Has anyone else noticed there are few problems in Montgomery County like in the rest of the United States?

Here we have a good government, people who are involved and a responsive ability to cope with change.

We should be the guide book on how to conduct good local government and we should be a lesson to the rest of the world.

Why don’t the media report on that.

J. Sprague


editor’s note: Pollyanna? Is that you?


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