Printed letters, Sept. 2, 2010

Even after election change, Herzog still won’t get it

Denny Herzog, in his anti-Glenn Beck diatribe printed on Aug. 31, was certainly right about one thing: He doesn’t get it.

There is a tidal wave building in this country, one that Herzog clearly doesn’t see. And when it hits — perhaps as early as this November — and he gets swept away and dumped on the ash heap of failed ideologies (along with Danton, Robespierre, Lenin, Trostky, Mao, Obama and all the others), Herzog will still be mumbling to himself, “I don’t get it.”

AVROM HOWARD

Grand Junction

Herzog’s columns a good reason to read the Sentinel

I’d like to express my sincere thanks to Denny Herzog for his thoughtful and thought-provoking columns recently. He has explored the issue of the proposed community center near Ground Zero (which some people have mistakenly asserted will be a mosque at Ground Zero) as well as the inexplicable sway that Glenn Beck has on so many Americans.

I look forward to reading his well-reasoned columns and find that he is a much-needed antidote to the hateful and untrue rhetoric being spouted across the United States on a daily basis. He — along with the goofy Steve Beauregard — is one of the reasons I subscribe to The Daily Sentinel.

SHARI VANDERVELDE

Grand Junction

Herzog’s bias, elitism, displayed in Beck column

Denny Herzog’s amusing Aug. 31 column was unexpectedly thought-provoking.

It is no secret that the newspaper business is in decline in America, with many of the nation’s flagship publications losing readers at an alarming rate. I wonder how much of the decline is because of the elitism continually peddled by newspaper opinion writers like Herzog.

Citing left-of-center influences including Daniel Patrick Moynahan, PolitiFact, and Stephen Colbert, Herzog’s own bias is not hard to decipher. One thing that is difficult to understand, however, is how newspapers like The Daily Sentinel can continue to operate on the assumption that it is possible to have a sustainable business model while at the same time condescendingly insulting many of its readers and advertisers.

I also wonder whether Herzog is aware that many Sentinel subscribers read his column, not to take stock in his wise opinions, but to chuckle at his disdain for those of us whom he attempts to smugly write down to.

VAUGHN PARK

Grand Junction

Herzog right to challenge views of Beck, Limbaugh

I have to commend Denny Herzog on an excellent column on Glenn Beck. I must say it took guts to write what he did when we seem to have more than our fair share of right-wing extremists in this valley. I am sure he will hear from some of them.

It is time those of us who value the truth and facts start standing up to and challenging the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. We cannot assume that most people will realize they invent their own facts to fit their opinions. If we don’t challenge them we risk the chance they will help steer this country down the wrong path.

Our freedoms are too important to trust them to someone like Glenn Beck.

Again, to Denny Herzog, well done.

STEVE MILLER

Grand Junction

UN has no business challenging Arizona

What gives?  Is the United States not a sovereign nation made up of many sovereigns states that have the right to control their own established and long-recognized borders?

If so, what gives the United Nations any right to be involved in our internal affairs?

Arizona’s actions are none of the United Nations’ business.

When is the leadership of this country going to stand up to those who are trying to destroy this country and our way of life?

Our leaders should tell them once and for all:  “We have raked your coals out of the fire, we have helped build you up after wars, famine and natural disasters, we have freed you from tyrants. Now, we neither want nor need your advice or criticism. Clean off your own doorstep, kill your own snakes and put your hands in your pockets or use them to work because we aren’t going to continue to fill them.  We have enough enemies. We don’t need to buy any more with money, food, supplies or good deeds.”

NEAL A. WARD

Delta

Morris’ support of Tipton raises concern for voter

I’ve noticed that Scott Tipton is actually seeking the assistance of Dick Morris for the coming election.

I recall that a number of years ago I had serious questions about the nefarious activities of President Bill “Slick Willie” Clinton, activities that were aided and abetted by the same Dick Morris.

Now, I have serious questions about the judgment of Scott Tipton.

ED WARD

Grand Junction



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