The Daily Star never shows the other side

When Rep. Gabrielle Gifford was seriously injured in an attack that killed six people in Arizona in January 2011, President Barack Obama stated that he was strongly against harsh words in politics. Yet in September of the same year while attending a Labor Day rally in Michigan, he was introduced to the audience by James Hoffa, who stated in his introduction:

"President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these (SOBs) out and give America back to an America where we belong."

Now Mr. Hoffa said these words and Obama not only did not denounce him in his remarks, but he praised him lavishly. In a recent editorial in The Daily Star, the newspaper came down rather hard on Rick Santorum because he had failed to comment on a lady's question that was uncomplimentary to the president.

The editorial praised Sen. McCain for his telling a woman during 2008 presidential campaign that she was wrong in calling Mr. Obama an Arab and that he was in fact a decent family man. The editorial then stated that Rick Santorum is clearly no John McCain. In the same vein, Obama is also no McCain.

The Daily Star never mentioned Mr. Hoffa's unfortunate vile and contemptible language, but is always on the alert to take an unfair swipe at anyone it disagrees with.

Was it really necessary in the editorial to go out of the way to mention Sarah Palin and call her ignorant?

She had nothing to do with the subject matter and it was just a shameful wisecrack that is beneath contempt of any newspaper.

Robert C. Beckman


Thank you Cindy, for caring for your mother

A dear friend, Gwen Chandler, has passed away. I've known Gwen for 50 years. I will miss the trips to NYC, concerts, card games and her wonderful sense of humor. She was a great friend.

But this letter isn't about me. This letter goes out to Gwen's daughter, Cindy Chandler. Cindy was always there for her mom. If Gwen needed anything at all, Cindy was there, no matter what time of day or night. From plowing snow from the driveway, visits to the doctor, groceries, and the list goes on and on.

Even though Cindy has her own home and a full-time job, she was there for her mom.

Through all of Gwen's surgeries, Cindy was there. Even when a 24-hour caregiver refused to do nursing care at 3 a.m., Gwen had to call Cindy. And Cindy had to be at work at 7 a.m. for her own job.

I am so proud of Cindy. I want to say thank you so much for the loving care of your mom, my friend. This just shows what love a daughter has for her mom. Cindy is a loving and compassionate person with a big heart. Cindy also cared for her sick husband for many years before he passed.

I believe it's now time for Cindy to go out and enjoy life and have fun.

I love you, Cindy. Thank you again for caring for my dear friend.

Elsie J. Terpenning


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