Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Negative immigrant plan could have consequences

Negative immigrant plan could have consequences Re: Jahiel letter, Press, (Nov. 20); responses, (Nov 24) In light of recent disagreements concerning Jacob Jahiel’s comments that generally supported immigrants and immigration, as expressed in recent letters to the editor, I would like to offer him a little, maybe much- needed, support. In my view, his arguments are basically correct. I… Continue Reading

Letter: Bullying tears at social fabric

Bullying tears at social fabric Re: Families scarred One person cannot stop bullying. One person cannot be in the heart and mind of someone who is being bullied. How can we, as a society, get to the heart of bullying? As they say, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It takes the same village… Continue Reading

Letter: No refugees here; ‘pink lacy line’

No refugees here; ‘pink lacy line’ Re: Jahiel letter, Press, Nov. 20 Mr. Jahiel’s letter to the editor was not factual at all. ISIS announced their intent to infiltrate the refugees with terrorists. At least one of the Paris terrorists came to France as a Syrian refugee. Fact: 70 percent to 80 percent of the Syrian… Continue Reading

Letter: ‘Facts’ wrong in refugee entry crisis

‘Facts’ wrong in refugee entry crisis Re: Jahiel letter, Press, Nov. 20 Mr. Jahiel’s opinion letter could have been pulled directly from The Daily Beast or any one of two dozen left-wing websites, all of which contained the same disinformation as “facts” he uses to make his point of disagreeing with Gov. Matt Mead’s decision to… Continue Reading

Letter: New facilities make SC a destination school

New facilities make SC a destination school Re: Music, arts study The Whitney Foundation with Tom Kinnison and the board has made an extraordinary gift to Sheridan College. The new visual arts and music facilities have the ability to transfer education in those departments to the very top level. Sheridan College will become a destination for… Continue Reading

Mead’s refugee refusal is folly

Re: Syrian crisis When news of Gov. Matt Mead’s refusal to accept Syrian refugees came to me, I was shocked and horrified. Perhaps it was naïve of me to think that the people of Wyoming aren’t so afraid of ISIS that they refuse to help orphans and widows. Worst of all, the actions of Gov.… Continue Reading

Refugee fiasco; Obama dithering

Re: Milbank column, Press, Nov. 17 In response to several conservatives’ attempt to inject a measure of sanity into the Syrian “refugee” debate,  President Barack Obama attacks them, and his sycophants in the national media such as syndicated columnist Dana Milbank call them  “xenophobes” and “bigots” — Milbank’s own words. Never mind that FBI director… Continue Reading

Letter: What the Paris attacks highlighted

What the Paris attacks highlighted Re: Gun control, refugees On Nov. 13, ISIS launched a well coordinated terrorist attack in Paris, France. The killers murdered at least 129 people and wounded more than 350 others. Strict French and European gun controls failed to save a single life. The gun controls exacerbated the bloody carnage. The… Continue Reading

Thanking those who serve

Re: veterans, others Not only do I want to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice, but I also want to thank their families and loved ones for their service and sacrifice. Without their support, our journey would be a lot tougher. In addition, I want to thank those people and their families who have… Continue Reading

Letter: Time for giving

Time for giving Re: Listen to the heart of community “Giving thanks” is always in season.  This time of year generates heightened awareness as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  We should take advantage of this special time to account for our own thankfulness. Sheridan is a very blessed community.  We are… Continue Reading

Acts of kindness affect all of us

Re: Food Bank programs We each have our own stories to tell of loves and acts of kindness that defy logic. Times when you were saved or helped by another person or saved against all odds with an invisible force called kindness. It is all that we take with us when we cross over to… Continue Reading

Media insensitivity; horrifying comparison

Re: Trump cartoon, Press, Oct. 28 I couldn’t agree more with Dale Rath’s assessment of the ludicrous and offensive cartoon recently published in The Sheridan Press. I, too, was horrified by that cartoon which visually likens Donald Trump and his supporters to several malevolent creatures from the 20th century. As one whose parents suffered the… Continue Reading

Wyoming football not worth supporting

Re: Cowboys’ win-loss record My rant is not understanding why the University of Wyoming football program gets the support it does. There is a lot of gnashing of teeth and beating of the breast, but no questioning of motives on why UW is a participant in major college football. Who are the suits in Laramie… Continue Reading

City administrator job; local traffic issues

Re: Sheridan’s mess Some pet peeves: • Why do we need a city manager? The only excuse Mayor Heath and the city council offer is that Gillette and Casper both have city managers and they are first-class cities. And supposedly, if we don’t get one we will be a second-class city. Give us, the residents, a… Continue Reading

Letter: Media insulting; Hillary, Benghazi

Media insulting; Hillary, Benghazi Re: GOP debate, Oct. 28 The recent CNBC Republican Party presidential debate exposed the American lame stream media for what it is: biased, hubristic, condescending and thoroughly dishonest. The three CNBC moderators repeatedly asked rude, biased and insulting questions of the Republican candidates. They were more concerned with fantasy football than… Continue Reading

Letter: Book recommendations

Book recommendations Re: Climate change, education, Russia, political discourse In his daily column, Sheridan Press Publisher Stephen Woody sometimes includes descriptions of books he’s read. Based on my recent reading, I’d like to recommend the following books. • Given that the character of America’s founding fathers is often attacked these days, a young author, Joshua… Continue Reading

Letter: Media path to “least reality”

Media path to “least reality” Re: Parker column, Sheridan Press To be a syndicated columnist is a privilege not to be taken lightly, I believe, and honesty should play an integral role in reporting on issues contained therein. So I was more than disappointed reading the opening statement of Ms. Parker’s column in last weekend’s edition… Continue Reading

Letter: SHS teacher Teter recalled

SHS teacher Teter recalled Re: Inspiring educator Tom Teter was one in a million. Thousands knew him as their biology teacher at Sheridan High School. He retired in 1996. Many know him as their favorite teacher of all time. I am one of them. In 1956, my uncle stayed in the Teter Quad at the University… Continue Reading

Letter: Halloween? Not scared; meat industry frightening

Halloween? Not scared; meat industry frightening Re: ‘Slave’ wages, public health I was never scared of all the witches, zombies and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the industry that mutilates, cages and butchers billions of cows, pigs and other feeling animals, that exposes… Continue Reading

Middle East ‘mother of all quagmires’

Re: Bring our troops home When you aspire to be the world’s military policeman, generally you get stuck with the job. And the reasons are never wholly altruistic, as Iraq has shown us, just ask Haliburton or Bechtel. I have long called for the withdrawal of American troops from the quagmire in the Middle East.… Continue Reading

Letter: Omissions from the Democrats’ debate

Omissions from the Democrats’ debate Re: Debt, Hillary’s emails The recent Democrat candidate debate focused on typical leftwing subjects — income inequality, evil corporations, greedy banks, excessive student debt, free college education, gun violence, Medicaid for illegal aliens, taxing the rich more to pay for their schemes, etc., ad nauseam. Not surprisingly, not a single question… Continue Reading

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