E-mail letters, April 3, 2010

Story on field house
appreciated by area Hoosiers

A note of appreciation for the April 1 article in the Sports Section about the Butler Hinkle Field House.

Most self respecting Hoosiers share a certain love affair with this building. Number one, we believe basketball was invented in Indiana! Number two, so many historical games have been played there. Probably the Milan victory is the one most remembered.

The hero of that game, Bobby Plump, owns a restaurant not 5 miles away and has some memorabilia to share.

With the filming of “Hoosiers” final game in the field house, more people became aware of this legend. Legend is a title we also attach to Tony Hinkle, former basketball coach for many years.

I sent the article Indianapolis for my family to enjoy.

Ginny McGriffin
Grand Junction

Tea party is opposed
to what Dems support

In the interest of full disclosure, I have not attended a tea party. But I have watched them on TV, read about them in The Daily Sentinel and listened to them on the radio, so I feel I have a good idea what they are about.

I find it odd that after every tea party in Grand Junction, the local media charge over to Martelle Daniels, the head of the local Democratic Party, to get a response from her. She always gives the same responses to the tea party: “What are they about?” “What do they stand for?” “What are they trying to accomplish?”

With all the media venues that are available to her for information, one can only conclude Daniels chooses to be ignorant about the tea party.

I’m just a simple guy, just another “Joe” in the crowd. I own a business, take care of my family, go to church, pay my tithes, pay my taxes and watch lots of high school sports. I feel that being simple, I could give Daniels a simple answer to her questions about the tea party.

The Democrats are for high taxes, taxes without representation, passing bills they don’t read, telling us they need to pass the bill so we can find out what is in the bill, paying out hundreds of billions of dollars to buy votes to pass a socialist health care bill. So to simply answer Martelle’s questions about the tea party, the tea party is for the total opposite of what the Democrats are for, and that is what they are about.

I hope this answers all of Martelle’s questions about the tea party. 
Scott Booher

Salazar ignored constituents
with health care vote
I want to thank Congressman John Salazar for acknowledging my phone call and e-mail which urged him to vote “no’ on health care legislation.  Unfortunately, he chose to go contrary to the wishes of the majority of voters in his district.
His letter points to some good aspects of the law, but you do not have to be smarter than a fifth grader to figure out that the alleged savings are completely phony.  The cost of this law and other “economy saving” legislation will drive our nation into bankruptcy.
Did Democrats make any attempt to control frivolous lawsuits or allow selling of health care insurance across state lines? We needed adjustments to health care law, but not the monstrosity Salazar favored.

Did he object to the disgusting “under the counter” deals being negotiated behind closed doors in order to win favorable votes?  Did he get anything for Colorado out of these deals?
During all of my 85 years, I have never witnessed anything approaching the deceitful actions common to this session of Congress. I will be watching for Salazar’s future votes on “cap and trade” and illegal immigration, and if he votes as I think he might, I will do all I can to see an end to your service to the tax payers of the 3rd Congressional District.
Dick Prosence



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