Letters to the Editor
Two recent articles (Sept. 20, 2006) in YES! Weekly were very disappointing. The article on Tasers [“Tasers implicated in dozens of wrongful death lawsuits”; by Amy Kingsley]seemed accurate, yet the accompanying photo portrayed a stun gun, not a Taser. They are not one and the same.
The article on the Greek Festival “Greek Festival has become a Gate City institution”; by Amy Kingsley] seemed to be written by someone who hadn’t actually attended it. I went to the festival between the peak times of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. There was no problem finding a parking place, and I never saw any “clots of the crabby middle-aged.” There were long lines for food, but I expected that. Most everyone there seemed to be enjoying themselves. Seems the only “crabby” person attending was the author of the YES! Weekly article.
Send someone else to the Greek Festival next year.
And a little love
Thank you for printing the article about gays in the military and the arrests that were made in Greensboro [“Right to Serve campaign brings sit-ins back to Greensboro”; Sept. 27, 2006; by Amy Kingsley]. I was reluctant to write to you because I am absolutely speechless. Speechless! Our current government and military “leaders” are so f***ed up that I am ashamed. Ashamed of Rumsfeld, ashamed of that mindless Rice character, and mostly ashamed of and filled with such disgust for George that I cannot even describe my emotions. I never thought I would live to see our country come to this. So if anyone wants to talk abomination let’s talk about our not officially voted in “president” (has everyone forgotten he lied and stole the election? Has everyone forgotten?) They want to intimidate us to silence with the so called “Patriot Act”. But guess what, Georgie, freedom of speech comes first and always will. I know I’m getting off the topic at hand but our current government will not stop until they have all the money and power they so greedily desire. What about impeachment? They were ready to impeach Clinton over the Monica incident and that is nothing compared to what George has done to our county. George has made so many impeachable offinces it is astounding. Why are we as Americans putting up with this bull. What about impeachment?
Missing the point?
That was a solid article about Mr. Tate and his property [“House of cards”; Sept. 20, 2006; by Jordan Green]. It is sad and disappointing.
On a different note, if I am interested in finding out about foreclosed properties, how’ would I proceed?
Hands down the best Chinese food in Greensboro is Golden Wok at the Target Plaza off Wendover [“YES! Weekly’s ten best Asian restaurants”; Sept. 27, 2006; by Jordan Green]. The food is the best I’ve had anywhere in town, the owners are friendly and extremely fast. The place is always packed and the value is great.
Can’t touch this?
Great article on the tool of Greensboro [“When the only tool is a Hammer”; Sept. 27, 2006; by Brian Clarey]! I agree with you 100 percent. Back in the ’80s when there were music clubs on Tate St., the police also tried to install a “no standing on the sidewalk” policy. So, basically we could walk around in circles, but could not stand still. Needless to say, the policy did not work. It lasted maybe two weeks. I almost got arrested for citing it as Nazi Germany. Dramatic? Yes, but I was young and under the influence. Anyway, keep up the good work.
I’m getting to really love YES! Weekly. I read [Jim] Longworth’s distortions [“Brad Miller running scared (from televised contest with Vernon Robinson)”; Sept. 27, 2006]. I know you have to print stuff like that, but this is truly written from the page or tape of Robinson’s disgusting twists. And yes! I am for Brad Miller and am a Dem, but I also vote for Repubs from time to time as I have common sense. Speaking of common sense, I adored your article re: the Hammer today. Be well and I am thankful for publications such as yours – in any case.