Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: Jan. 28

Paul threw tantrum

Rand Paul’s non-appearance at the recent Republican debate was not a boycott. It was nothing more than a tantrum. I’ve had it with his continued insults to Kentucky. First we are subjected to having to hold a special Republican presidential caucus because he can’t make up his mind whether he wants to be President Paul or Senator Paul.

Most recently he “boycotts” the debate because he didn’t qualify for the big stage. Big deal, so he didn’t get what he wanted. He should have participated in the so-called under-card debate and proved he belonged on the main stage.

Instead, he throws a nationally televised tantrum, holds his breath and was last heard to be turning either blue or red, but who knows or cares?

I hope my Republican friends (I think I still have a few) will primary him to the unemployment line.

Charles A. Bowsher


Trump, Clinton blowhards

The thesis of a recent article on thought processes was that people’s brains are wired differently. Therefore, they think differently. The concept explains why two people can look at the exact same thing and see two totally different ideas and concepts.

Take the two current top presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

One side of the table considers Trump to be an arrogant, pompous blowhard. Furthermore, electing him president will mean the end of our country as we know it.

Conversely, the other side considers Clinton to be an arrogant, pompous blowhard. They feel electing her will mean the end of the country as we know it.

To be honest, it is hard for me to believe that these two are the best candidates we can come up with. Heaven help us if either one is elected.

Jerry Johnson


Rooting for Skal, Cats

Little did I know that when the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team appealed for money for relief efforts after the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake and my family made a contribution that we collectively were helping to pave the way for a young man to become a future Wildcat. This young man is Skal Labissiere.

I am cheering extra hard for Labissiere and the many adjustments and obstacles that he must overcome to become an even greater player. Huge kudos to his teammates and coaches as they give him encouragement both off and on the court. That is what makes me a diehard fan and I will continue to cheer hard for the Wildcats.

Even though the team is not having the perfect season that the Big Blue Nation always wants, I feel as a true blue fan that they deserve more than ever my 110-percent support.

Karen Faith Doran


Neighbors to the rescue

Having already dug out our sidewalk, car and part of the driveway more than once, I — at the age of 70 —was very tired. We live in the Stonewall area and like others get hammered by the snow some winters.

Last Friday, one of our younger neighbors and some of her family showed the type of super kindness and loving concern that warrant being publicly appreciated. Without being asked, they came with a snowplow and cleaned the sidewalks and driveways of many of their neighbors. Talk about the showing of Christian love.

James E. Seymour Jr.


Global warming predicted

The article comparing rising ocean temperatures to the thermal effect of constant detonation of atomic bombs reminds me that we are in the 120th anniversary year of a significant prediction.

The mathematical calculation of future global warming from increased carbon dioxide contamination of Earth’s atmosphere was published by the brilliant Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius in 1896.

Far from being a tree-hugging alarmist, he actually suggested that the warming of the northern hemisphere should be a welcome change for those who have to endure cold winters.

But that was in 1896, and although the math side of his prognostication was correct, he was dead wrong about the beneficial effects of an increase in the average global temperature. If only there was someone smart enough and powerful enough to steer mankind away from further disastrous pollution of our precious atmosphere.

Oh, but there is.

James Robey