Letters to the editor – Wednesday – 7-13-16

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Talking about Trump

Is there really a revolution, or is there so much echo from the constant assault of `’information” that people don’t have time to sort out reality?

A case in point is the Trump campaign and its barrage of “tweets.”  These have been thrown together to represent some great pronouncements, followed by a flush of conjecture by pundits. In the process, Trump gets away with saying inane words that mean nothing.  Hence we have spawned a cottage industry of fact finders.  Is this Trump’s method of job creation?

What he says most of the time is neither feasible nor truthful. Deportation of 11 million people, building the wall and water boarding are not realistic.  He seems to think the presidency will give him unlimited powers to do as he pleases.  His record as a businessman is that he didn’t pay his bills and went bankrupt, put contractors who worked for him out of business.

The domino effect meant workers lost jobs, homes and sometimes family.  That is the legacy of a scam artist.  With a record of about 3,500 lawsuits, he has possibly provided more legal positions than any other type of good-paying jobs.   

Did the banks cover for his bankruptcies by blaming the `’housing bubble” for their lack of money?  Did we taxpayers have to bail out the banks because they gave huge loans to build the Trump brand?

Another thing mucking up the world are the GOP attacks on.  One would think that the party of wealthy businessmen who spread industry and jobs all over the world should be happy with the way things are headed.  Not so, as the majority of people have come to realize that the wealthy are hoarding piles of money and not paying taxes commensurate to the needs of the community.

— Don Tracy


100 percent accurate

Author of  “A Spartan Game: The Life and Loss of Don Hollender,” the writer is responding to a June 20 article, “Tibbetts writes about a true hero.”

Mike London’s story about me and my book was an exceptional piece of work. I’ve had a number of interviews with media people about this, but he is the first person to write the story in a spellbinding manner and with 100 percent accuracy. Not one single error of any type. The interview I had with Sports Illustrated contained a couple of minor errors, even with my using verbiage that I thought couldn’t be misconstrued.

But even more amazing was that Mike did some additional research to fill out the story even better. And it was 100 percent accurate as well. Frankly, I don’t know how he found that information. Bottom line; it was great!

I sent the story to a dozen or so people who were knew Don Holleder, and they agreed wholeheartedly.

My next project is a book about Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famers who played 50 or more years ago about their experiences and their observations of today’s game. I’m trying to reach some people who can steer me in the direction of people in-the-know. If you know of any people in particular, please let me know.

— Terry Tibbetts