letters to the editor
Transparency lacking in streetlight fee hike
DEAR EDITOR: In 1972, I moved into a new Cobb neighborhood. Shortly afterward, all our neighbors signed a petition asking the county to install streetlights for safety reasons. As a result, we were...
September 29, 2014 09:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Silent majority’ of Muslims irrelevant
DEAR EDITOR: After learning about “The Year of the Arabian Peninsula” program at Kennesaw State University, I called KSU and spoke with the director of the Division of Global Affairs, and the perso...
September 27, 2014 08:54 PM | 15 15 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia needs casino gambling for education
DEAR EDITOR: Democrats say they need to vote on Sunday; Republicans say it isn’t right. It is true some will bus their votes to the polls. I don’t think it matters when we vote. It is how we vote. ...
September 25, 2014 08:12 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader supports reversible lanes for I-75/575
DEAR EDITOR: It’s not often that I am in agreement with an MDJ editorial, but your support for reversible lanes on the 75/575 is a rare exception. Not only will this project reduce rush hour conges...
September 25, 2014 08:12 PM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Media’s message is ‘dark, vile, evil’
DEAR EDITOR: I am driven up a wall every time I hear or read an attack on the old TV shows “Father knows best,” and “Leave it to Beaver.” These castigations are always from blathering, smug liberal...
September 25, 2014 12:21 AM | 19 19 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KSU giving cover to Islamic radicalism?
DEAR EDITOR: Kennesaw State University’s plans to celebrate “The Year of the Arabian Peninsula” raise questions as to who thought of this and why? All of these countries are Muslim. Would KSU allow...
September 23, 2014 10:49 PM | 12 12 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama failing to learn from past
DEAR EDITOR: I have been in business for the past 26 years and am retired from the U.S. Air Force. I served as an intelligence officer for the majority of my time in the service, although I claim n...
September 23, 2014 12:43 AM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Name new stadium for Cobb
DEAR EDITOR: The new Braves stadium should be called “The Cobb County Stadium.” The taxpayers of Cobb County are going to pay a lot more than SunTrust for supporting the Braves. Art Must Jr. Atlanta
September 23, 2014 12:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seek waiver to keep Marietta High coffee shop open
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Coffee Cafe MHS and first lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch guidelines Please don’t stop the carts from rolling at Marietta High School! Our special education students need their ...
September 18, 2014 09:14 PM | 10 10 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board right to fight tax abatements
DEAR EDITOR: I applaud your recent editorial regarding new rules for the Cobb Development Authority. Such grandiose tax abatements (some as long as 10 years) are way too costly for local communitie...
September 30, 2014 10:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put Ferguson in perspective
DEAR EDITOR: In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., incident, there’s been a call by some citizens and media to outfit law enforcement professionals with cameras to reign in their power over a targ...
September 30, 2014 10:20 PM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rattlesnakes getting bad rap
DEAR EDITOR: I have no criticism of the message behind your guest editorial regarding how to deal with ISIS, but I take exception to characterizing them as rattlesnakes. Rattlesnakes really only wa...
September 29, 2014 09:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What are speakers’ affiliations?
DEAR EDITOR: Kennesaw State University, in addition to many other universities in the U.S., is using our tax dollars to promote the study of the Middle East, and by association, Islam. I question w...
September 27, 2014 08:52 PM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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No need to give to charity, thanks to commission
DEAR EDITOR: Wednesday’s MDJ brought great news for several local nonprofit agencies (“Cobb to give almost $1 million to 23 groups”). Liberals have often argued government can, and should, take ove...
September 25, 2014 08:11 PM | 7 7 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New stadium the ‘Holy Grail’ for Cobb?
DEAR EDITOR: This new Braves stadium is beginning to sound more like a temple, what with all the hero worship in the headlines. Is this the Holy Grail for Cobb County? Does Cobb Commissioner Tim Le...
September 25, 2014 12:22 AM | 7 7 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New stadium the ‘Holy Grail’ for Cobb?
DEAR EDITOR: This new Braves stadium is beginning to sound more like a temple, what with all the hero worship in the headlines. Is this the Holy Grail for Cobb County? Does Cobb Commissioner Tim Le...
September 25, 2014 12:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paper should stop downplaying Muslim infiltration
DEAR EDITOR: The Monday edition of the MDJ appears to be the smallest paper of the week. Last Monday, there were seven, possibly eight, articles that made reference to “terrorism, Islam, anti-Semit...
September 23, 2014 10:49 PM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Still has doubts on BRT
DEAR EDITOR: In a previous letter, I stated I would not vote for the November ballot SPLOST until I read in the MDJ that East Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott is satisfied with the list and was confident ...
September 23, 2014 12:43 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama ignorant of military science
DEAR EDITOR: I was shocked, appalled and bewildered when our clueless commander-in-chief actually held a press conference to tell the world he has no strategy to deal with ISIS. How insane is that ...
September 18, 2014 09:14 PM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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