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Letters to the Editor: July 15-31, 2021
Thursday, 15 July 2021 22:08

Dem backing Fiorina for party’s presidential choice

I do not expect any of my fellow “liberal/progressive” Democrats to share my concern here, but because I believe that it will be very difficult for the Democrats to retain the presidency in 2024 and to retain control of the Congress in 2022 (because of Republican state legislatures wanting to make it hard for many Democrats to vote), I want whoever the Republicans nominate for president in 2024 to be a high-quality person, such as Carly Fiorina (who voted for Biden-Harris in 2020).  

I like it that she is widely known to be a very sensitive, empathetic and compassionate person on a one-to-one level partly as a consequence of the many personal tragedies and heartaches that she herself has experienced.

My own admiration and respect for her skyrocketed when her physical appearance was cruelly and sadistically mocked and insulted by a 2016 Republican presidential candidate (Donald J. Trump), and she responded with a quiet and restrained dignity and “class” by simply saying that this candidate had exhibited a “poor character.”

I want her to run for president in 2024.

STEWART B. EPSTEIN
Rochester, N.Y.

 


Time to trade Aaron Rogers to Oakland, Raiders fan urges

Give Aaron Rodgers a break, Green Bay. 

Just like Bart Starr and Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers has been a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Packers for 16 years. 

And like Favre, it appears that Rodgers is on the verge of being traded to an AFC team before Rodgers can play a 17th season in frigid Wisconsin for a franchise that doesn’t appreciate what they have in Rodgers.

The San Francisco 49ers reportedly offered Green Bay a generous trade package that included 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the 3rd pick in this year’s National Football League draft (plus additional picks & players), but the Packers balked at the deal because Green Bay’s incompetent, delusional management reportedly believes the 2020 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers will actually accept the ignominy of a restructured contract, instead of a much-deserved contract extension.

Additionally, Green Bay wants to avoid competing against an angered Aaron Rodgers as an NFC rival looking for payback against the clueless cheesehead Packers, so instead the former Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders have become a potential destination for Northern California native Rodgers, who reportedly requested to be traded to the now Las Vegas Raiders, or to their AFC West division rival Denver Broncos, after Green Bay rejected San Francisco’s trade offer.

As a lifelong Raiders fan, I say make Rodgers a Raider and do it now, Packers! 

Raider Nation would love to see the Raiders win a Super Bowl sometime this century.  And the Raiders would be more than willing to give Green Bay at least as much as the Los Angeles Rams gave up to the Detroit Lions to get quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Let’s make a deal, Green Bay! Just do it before 37-year-old Aaron Rodgers sits out the entire 2021 NFL season, which will only dramatically decrease his trade value.  

Get what you can while you can, Green Bay — Derek Carr, plus some first-round draft pick..

JAKE PICKERING
Arcata, Calif.

Can a citizens arrest be made of mayor, others?

As a citizen of the state of North Carolina and chairman of the board of advisors emeritus of the Southern Legal Resource Center, it is incumbent to have a clarification for the constituents you serve from the North Carolina legislative body on just what the Monument Protection Law truly is.

If state municipalities and government schools( University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, City of Asheville, North Carolina) are allowed to break the law, and even more importantly those responsible for maintaining the law turn a blind eye or effectuate minuscule punishment on those who break it that effectively opens the door to those criminals who continue to break the law with no fear of punishment for their illegal behavior...

This behavior has reached the point that citizens must act to protect the integrity of our lawmakers and laws they put forth.

Thereby, I ask the question of this legal body; what are the particulars needed to make a citizens arrest on those elected bodies (councils, commissions and their chairs and and mayors) who — too knowingly — break the stated and written Monument Protection Law? 
I anxiously await your reply.                                                                      

H.K. EDGERTON   
Chairman of the Board of Advisors Emeritus of the Southern Legal Resource Center
Asheville 



Draining the swamp of the future (part two)

WOKElandia was the home of the “Immortal Order of the Rainbow,” where one can become a transgendered, transexual, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, demisexual, monosexual, skoliosexual, spectrasexual transhuman! 

The implications of this are positively staggering. Imagine an eternity in cyberspace where you can shapeshift into any one of a thousand gender categories. It just gives me goosebumps thinking about it! Now that is the real trademark of an aWOKEned society. Eat dirt, Library of Alexandria!

Out in the hinterlands The Basket of Deplorable (BOD) forces are like a gathering storm readying themselves to take action and “Make What’s Left of America Great Again” with inspiration from QAnon egged on by the screaming holograms of Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. 

Their vast army was readying a siege on WokeLandia. “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!” 

At the head of this “rolling thunder” of an army was a sight that no one could ever have expected. 

Donald J. Trump’s mind had been uploaded into a gigantic vacuum cleaner about the size of one of the towers of the World Trade Center. It was impressive if not terrifying to the citizens of WOKElandia, as the huge MAGA-vac-led army approached. In the distance one could hear the drums of war accenting the inspirational strains of “Goober Peas.”

“I think my song has lasted just about enough.
“The subject is interesting, but the rhymes are mighty rough.
“I wish the war was over, so free from rags and fleas
“We’d kiss our wives and sweethearts, say goodbye to goober peas.”

Yet the twinkle-toes brigade was not going to take this one lying down. They were going to “man” the ramparts of the city. The Pentagon had long ago been trannyformed into the “Paragon” of Pride. 

Anti-MAGA drones containing the minds of Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, George Soros and Jeff Bezos were being deployed to defend the four corners of the city. 

It was like a scene from “Avatar,” with the RDA’s security force bearing down on a Na’vi encampment on Pandora. “For Pandora” is the right word for the forces that would be unleashed if this Army ever destroyed WOKElandia. 

The swamp creatures might get vacuumed up but all equilibrium, equality and justice in the world would be sucked up forever. 

For is not WOKElandia the navel of world peace and joy? It would be like going back to the days of the caveman or even worse to the days when the MAGA forces terrorized the world.

As the clouds of war gathered, Dr. Fauci’s hologram came up with a devious-but-brilliant plan to roll back the deplorable hoards that were approaching the fair city of WOKElandia. 

He exhorted his Mad Masked Covidian battalions to have faith and to prepare for battle, screaming, “We’re all in this together!”

The Good Doctor had come up with a plan to use the recently decommissioned fleet of COVID-19-31 Vaccine drones to defend the city. They would attack the advancing army and vaccinate any and all biological entities in their path. 

Surely the threat of the vaccine would shake the advancing army to the core and send them fleeing in terror back to their world of mad conspiracy theories. The heart of the battle would rest with how to engage the giant  MAGA Trump Vac. That would be the real challenge, but the good Doctor had a solid track record for overcoming dangerous and nasty threats.

As BOD forces approached the city its residents shuddered as this eubillent refrain echoed in the distance:

“Peas, peas, peas, peas
“Eating goober peas
Goodness, how delicious,
“Eating goober peas.

And that’s the way it is, Thursday May 20th, 2032…. Reporting from the future, this is BOD 010621!(To Be Continued……..)

DAVE EVANS
Arden

 



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