Letters to the editor, June 3
June 1, 2012 5:02PM
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Updated: July 6, 2012 9:09AM
Gary Library Board should do its duty and meet soon
The Gary Public Library Board of Trustees has not met since March.
Four of the seven appointed positions are required to form a quorum.
The board traditionally has been a nonsalaried position of personal honor, public trust and service. This board is obligated to convene once per month. Various appointing authorities have an obligation to insist their appointees attend, unless a legitimate reason for absence exists.
Former director O.D. Alexander vacated the position April 30. Payroll and other routine functions are processed at meetings. Government documents, a registry of federal acts and information for which this library has been a depository since 1943, are not open due to the main library’s closure Dec. 30.
The absent members and their appointing authorities have been negligent by not meeting. Patrons, employees and citizens are entitled to minimum service.
Regardless of the board’s politics, it should convene. The public deserves this, since the library is publicly funded.
Men who robbed and killed woman are complete losers
It is an obscene sin that three losers allegedly robbed and killed a young mother for $85 in tip money. They are worse than animals; I’m sorry to call these losers animals, because it is an insult to animals.
They are missing what makes us all human — a soul. No amount of rehab, re-education or corrective incarceration will cure that problem.
These subhumans are worthless. Even manure can be used for fertilizer; these losers contribute nothing.
If they are found guilty, lock them up on a barge anchored in the middle of Lake Michigan with the rest of their kind and let them spend the rest of their poor, miserable, pathetic lives there.
New GOP is not what you think it is; do some research
What’s with you not supporting President Obama? He and his entire staff, plus the first lady, have done more for veterans than the last president.
Have you not done your research on this new Republican Party? It’s not your daddy’s Republican Party. They’re out to destroy the country. They plan to give your Social Security to Wall Street, gutting Medicare and replacing it with a voucher program that could not possibly cover a catastrophic illness, leaving you undercovered or bankrupt.
As for your wife, they’re trying to get rid of contraceptives, Planned Parenthood, food programs for poor children and food stamps. Also on their agenda is privatizing schools and prisons, gutting the Environmental Protection Agency, and doing away with the regulations that protect us.
Please take the time to research this new party.