Viewpoints

Placement ironic

Dear editor: How ironic that Mike Nunn's leftish bashing of Trump supporters (The Sentinel-Record, Aug. 22, 2016) appeared adjacent to the Mallard Fillmore cartoon which ended in, "I can't wait until we're in charge of the Real World

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Stop offshore lease sales

Dear editor: For many years, the Gulf Coast has enjoyed the riches gained from exploration and development by the oil and gas industry. Refineries meant good-paying jobs, offshore drilling and exploration required even more highly skilled jobs that increased the revenues of those that came down there to join in the largesse offered by the oil and gas industry. There seemed to be no downside.

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The right decision

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column by Mike Masterson, former executive editor of The Sentinel-Record, was published Tuesday in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Think before voting 'yes'

Dear editor: My letter is an appeal for reasoning by the voters of Hot Springs in the ballot issue that is seeking funds for the huge millage increase for the HSSD. Our The Sentinel-Record paper of Aug. 21, 2016, states that the cost of the two primary projects would make up more than 85 percent of the funds the increase would generate for the district.

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A lie is still a lie

Dear editor: I read Mr. Nunn's letter in Monday's edition of The Sentinel-Record. I must admit I was genuinely amazed by the blatant and unmitigated gall he demonstrated in this letter. Mr. Nunn had the temerity to call Trump a liar. It takes a heap of chutzpah for a Democrat, even the most devoted sycophant, to call another candidate a liar. Hillary Clinton has told more lies than she has pantsuits. Even liberal pundits and reporters have admitted this. Not to mention the FBI director.

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Vote 'for' millage

Dear editor: Wow, were we excited about the Hot Springs School District's plans for the future which we read about recently in this paper! It is true that many of our school buildings are showing their age and need restoring and rebuilding. But we were most happy to hear that the number of school campuses will be decreased so that transporting a family's children of different ages will be easier. With fewer campus changes for each child, teachers will be able to work with students over several years and get to know them well.

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Weighted justice

Dear editor: Hot Springs, Ark., has not changed its basic values since the days of Al Capone and Bugs Moran. Money, connections and political powers win out in business and in the courts.

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In defense of Trump

Dear editor: My computer and I were both offline for nearly two weeks. When I got everything going again I found this in my Inbox. Liberals needn't read it, as I just read a Bloomberg report that Liberals are brain-damaged, so they wouldn't understand it anyway. Check it out on Google. Here is one proof: Five identical statues of a nude Donald Trump have appeared overnight on street corners in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle and New York City.

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Turkey's potentially momentous shift on Assad

CAIRO -- For five years fighting has raged in Syria -- a humanitarian disaster destabilizing the region and the world. The aim of Bashar Assad's opponents' always was to drive the Syrian leader from power, but they have lacked the means to dislodge him. Now an inflection point may be at hand, with powerful opposition backer Turkey suggesting Assad, despite his brutality in the war, could play a role in an unspecified transition period.

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Still standing together

As an eyewitness to the five-day trial of Wade Naramore, who was charged with the negligent homicide of his son, Thomas, I could focus on a criminal investigation marred by error and innuendo. I could focus on a disengaged special prosecutor who waited seven months to file the charge and then could not be bothered to try his own case. I could focus on the despicable tactics used by the prosecutors who were subsequently assigned to the case.

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Disqualify Trump

Dear editor: In my opinion, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, must be disqualified. He is disqualified because he only talks about building a wall on our southern border, instead of concentrating on stopping illegal drug use in the U.S.

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CLOB photos sought

Dear editor: I am pursuing research into an organization that existed in Hot Springs in the era between 1968-1970 known as CLOB, the "Council for the Liberation of Blacks." During that three-year period, this group managed to make numerous lasting changes in the social, cultural and political racial climate in Hot Springs.

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Seedlings to sawmills

From school mascots to annual festivals and parades, it is evident that forestry is woven into the fabric of Arkansas.

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Trump and his supporters

Dear editor: I am amazed at the number of people who have joined the chorus for Trump. This is a man who allegedly kept a book of Hitler's speeches in his nightstand. He lies so frequently that it is impossible to determine when he is actually stating a fact.

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The company we keep

The American lawyer and political leader, Daniel Webster, was born in 1782, just a few years before the United States Constitution was adopted in 1787 to replace the Articles of Confederation. He would grow up and leave quite a mark on American history, but one thing he said about George Washington, the Father of our Country, made quite an impression on me. He said, "America has furnished to the world the character of Washington, and if our America had done nothing else, that alone would have entitled them to the respect of mankind."

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