Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Fire department must be changed

At one time, poorly paid state employees got relatively good retirements to ensure longevity and a living wage in retirement.

But super nice improvements have resulted in retirees often drawing more in retirement than they did working.

To Trump haters: Hasta la vista

As Americans give thanks for our blessings, I am especially thankful that Donald Trump defeated the most despicably corrupt politician in the history of America to become president-elect. In doing so, POTUS-elect Trump has exposed the blatant hypocrisy of the "tolerant-preaching" leftists, who are in reality the most intolerant of all citizens.

Now GOP has to govern, not talk

Last month, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan claimed his party was given a mandate in the election.

Mandate? His party lost two seats in the Senate. His party lost six seats in the House. His party lost the presidential popular vote by over 2 million votes. Hardly a mandate.

OSU attack result of Somali invasion

The nightmare brought on by the attack on the Ohio State University campus by a Somalian refugee is not an unexpected event but a given certainty.

Lions Club can buy more eyeglasses

The Champaign Lions Club is happy to announce that our recent fundraising activities have netted enough that we will be able to purchase up to 18 pairs of glasses for those who cannot afford them.

For the last time: Folks, get over it

While listening to a sermon, I learned God doesn't like us to talk negatively about our leaders, which most know I have in the past.

Thus, to repent myself, this will be my last missive about writing negatively about our leaders.

Below are my thoughts concerning those who didn't like the outcome of this presidential election.

Greed be gone; common good only

Who will foot the bill for President-elect Donald Trump's recent $25 million settlement in the Trump University fraud case?

We will, because Trump will write it off as a business expense.

Study a defense of Israeli policies

This responds to News-Gazette columnist Jim Dey's "Study ranks UI near top in anti-Semitic attitudes on campus" (Oct. 30), and to my friend Professor Brett Kaplan's promotion (Nov. 9) of the Program for Jewish Culture and Society as a means of countering anti-Semitism.

On Trump's forehead: A big 'L'

In light of the fact that Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote reached 2 million recently, which greatly exceeds the margin that Al Gore had over George W. Bush in 2000, I propose a nickname for Donald Trump: The biggest-loser president.

GARY S. DELL

Champaign

Can't keep politics out of 'Hamilton'

Amid all the outrage over the cast of "Hamilton" confronting Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a recent theater performance in New York, almost everyone — including The News-Gazette editorial writers — misses the most obvious fact.

"Hamilton" is a political play.