Confusing the issue
I don't care one way or the other whether the new ball field is built. But I do think it is confusing to name it the Majestic because of the former Majestic Hotel and Majestic golf course.
I really got angry over Steve Arrison's letter to the editor and the usual bureaucrat lie about an extension of a tax not being a new tax. If it isn't a new tax why do we have to vote on it?
Let me present a similar scenario to Mr. Arrison. Let's say you have a 30-year mortgage on your house, and on your last payment the bank tells you your loan has been extended. But it isn't a new extension; it's just a continuation of the present one. I'm pretty sure you would think that was a new extension. But what do you care about sticking us with another tax as long as you get youfat checks?
If you hold a special election, only those benefiting, such as bankers, will show up, and it will be sure to pass, so we should stop whining and pay up.
On another subject, the convention center is a very nice thing for the city to have, but this city is too small to support it without the "hamburger tax" of 3 percent on restaurant and other prepared food. It irritates me when I read in the paper the city bragging about collecting in the range of $700,000 a month, out of our mouths, to support Arrison and his crew, and the convention center.
A slap in the face
Today has been the worst day in our history as our government attacks itself like a self-propagating virus or cancer. The Supreme Court today ruled that the federal courts have no jurisdiction over political districts. We have relied on the federal courts to hold the line against partisan boundaries of all political offices. We trusted SCOTUS to protect our right to a free and fair electoral process in which the majority rule. So far they overturned the Voting Rights Act enacted in the 1970s to stop the gerrymandering by those in power at the state level from suppressing minorities' right to representation.
Now SCOTUS via John Roberts has abdicated that role of oversight and turned it back to the states to oversee the fairness of all districts so everyone is given an equal chance at representation.
As if that isn't a slap in our collective faces, our president invites the Russians to interfere in the 2020 election since he feels he was vindicated by the Mueller Report. Donald Trump is selling our country out and he's doing it publicly. If I tell you beforehand I am going to rob your bank does that mean I can do it with impunity? I think not but Trump thinks he can steal our country and no one will care.
'Thanks' to supporters
The Bridge House of Hot Springs is a member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and along with ACBL members across the nation, we take part in "The Longest Day," a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. All proceeds from all clubs go directly to this wonderful organization, whose mission is to increase awareness and support research to learn more about this disease and how to treat it. On June 21, we held two games with a total of 17 tables of bridge. We also had a silent auction, and both efforts, along with other donations raised about $3,000! We could not have accomplished this without help from some local businesses who donated gift cards to be auctioned off. We want to thank the following: Newk's Restaurant, Cracker Barrel, Grand Lagniappe Shoppe, Chrysalis Day Spa, Mary's Nails, Tri-Lakes Liquor, Mr. Peepers, and MK Nails. Please support these local businesses to thank them for their support of this worthy cause.
President, Bridge House of Hot SpringsEditorial on 07/07/2019
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