Here are Letters to the Editor for Sept. 1, 2016
Cougs will prove editor wrong
You only project a third place finish for my stunningly fabulous Cougs in the Pac-12 North (“Predicting the Future: Our ‘Experts’ Tell You How the Cougs and H!@#$%s Will Do,” August 17)?
Seriously? Were you not at the Spring Game where we got a first glimpse of the Rose-Bowl-bound team, where plays of legends were made? Did you not see photographic evidence, captured by Ed Broberg Photography (http://tinyurl.com/jmxy8h8), of the power in Luke Falk’s pinky, the athleticism of Gabe Marks’ grabs, and the unassuming craftiness of Coach Leach’s and Alex Grinch’s plays? Have you not gotten the updates transmitted out of Fall Camp in Lewiston of the amazing contributions of our freshmen, the break-out plays of the team in general, and, finally, the exciting confirmation that this is indeed our year? Watch out for shark attacks and swinging swords–we’re just Cougin’ it (Mike Price era connotation) this year!
You did get one thing right, though: H!@#$%s–WE HATE THOSE GUYS.
On behalf of Cougar Nation, I am looking forward to a story correction/update in the Cougs favor. If it has to wait until January when the roses are still fresh from the parade and the final polls have been released and I am reading it online on the airplane coming home from an exciting game won in a warm place, I’ll take it. #RoadtotheRoses #WavetheFlag #GoCougs
(Super Proud and Fierce WSU Platinum Life Alum, Cougar Athletic Fund Member, Cougar Football Season Ticket Holder and Northeast Washington Cougs President – Facebook: Northeast Washington Cougs)
Release your tax returns, sir
Hard to miss what is going on regarding the race for the White House. One candidate has a tremendous following of true believers, I can tell you. So much winning come November.
However, some people are saying this candidate is not really a successful businessman, is in the pocket of Putin, does not give to charity, has tremendous debt owed to Russian and Chinese banks, and is not really, really rich. His true believers don’t seem to want answers to these allegations, but one simple act would put them to rest (or not): release your tax returns, Sir.
Disrespect and Dishonor
Cathy McMorris Rodgers endorses and supports a person to lead our nation who disrespects and dishonors the very citizens of the nation he wants to lead. Cathy has not unendorsed or unsupported this person, thereby embracing the future he promotes in degrading individuals, and showing her lack of character and courage in facing up to it.
Cathy’s endorsement means she openly approves this person’s positions: dishonoring and disrespecting Senator John McCain as no war hero because he was captured and spent years in prison camp in service to our country; dishonoring and disrespecting all Purple Heart recipients, their service, and their families by claiming he had always wanted a Purple Heart and conceding how much easier it was to receive the medal as a gift; disrespecting a Gold Star father and mother because they pointed out his lack of sacrifice and service; insulting AfricanAmericans about how they live and what their schools are like; mocking a disabled reporter by mimicking the reporter’s arm movements and voice impediments; proclaiming a U.S. citizen judge would not have the ability to give him a fair trial because he was a “Mexican”; debasing women with all manner of crude remarks.
By extension, she devalues and finds unworthy the very same types of good people we have here in Eastern Washington.
Cathy’s approval of this disrespectful and dishonorable behavior does not represent our values and is never appropriate for our representative. She does not deserve your vote.
Myrna D. Wiltse