Letters Butterfly savior reinforces faith in humanity


Butterfly savior

reinforces faith

On Monday morning I went through my Palm Beach Post as usual and at the end, in the Accent section, I read the story, “A costume designer repairs a baby butterfly’s wing.”

It virtually made my day, this baby monarch butterfly with damaged wing received a replacement match wing from another dead donor monarch made possible by this incredibly wondrous and skilled lady Romy McCloskey. She described it as a simple “gluing job,” but just imagine the delicate skill she had to apply. And it worked!

She said, “He flew up in the direction of the sun.” When I finished the article I felt completely elated, full of admiration and humility for this admirable, loving woman. My God, there are really some very good people among us.

JOSEPH KALMAN, PALM BEACH GARDENS

Neither I nor Trump

requires any apology

Who is this Angela Grant, who has the temerity to apologize to foreigners for the actions of the president that I and millions of others voted to elect? (“Point of View: Please accept my apology for President Trump,” Friday)

She certainly is not apologizing for me, and she has a colossal nerve to assume that any apologies are in order. If she is so enamored of her teaching experiences overseas, let no one stand in the way of her return to those outposts for an unlimited duration.

President Donald Trump has succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of his most ardent supporters. The naysayers of election night have no shame. They still wait for the Armageddon of the Trump collapse and they say the darnedest things to support the nonsense.

We finally have a president who is not afraid of his shadow, nor of the threats of the “swamp creatures,” and whose only vested interest is in making America great again with enthusiasm and stamina, in the face of withering assaults to accomplish it.

Critics are mistaking jealousy for foreign disdain. There is no country on earth that would not kill, sometimes literally, to have our economic success, our standard of living, and a president who stands up for it.

DAVID KAMM, PALM BEACH

Racism is back, front

and center, in US

America needs to face up to the fact that we are at a very important intersection in our history. Donald Trump has ripped open the festering issue of racism in our country.

The cause of the recent government shutdown can be painted many different colors, but the one that floats to the top is white.

The resistance to a compromise on the so-called Dreamers has little to do with illegal immigration but more to do with ethnic cleansing, whether anyone in the so-called Freedom Caucus or any white nationalist group would admit to or not.

There is no doubt that our borders need to be secured and that the threat of Islamic terrorism is a real and present danger. But having said that, let’s not delude ourselves by ignoring that there is a white nationalist movement in America being construed as law and order, which has infected all three branches of our government.

DAVE CLENDINING, LOXAHATCHEE

Dolphins should get

Tebow, shake it up

Gee — I was born in Miami decades ago. I was there when the Dolphins last went to the Super Bowl. Since then our team just consistently falters. Why not just shake it up?

We here in Florida have a reputation. So, let’s just play into it. Get Tim Tebow for our quarterback. Make noise. Get energized. Make some more noise. Give it a shot.

My ongoing wish for about 40-plus years is that we get back to the Super Bowl before I die. Come on — get out of the loser box and make some real changes. What is there to lose?

MARY ELLEN CARROLL, PALM BEACH GARDENS



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Opinion

Opinion: The Trump era is a renaissance of half-witted intolerance

In West Virginia, Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of creating jobs for “China people” and getting donations from his “China family” (McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, was born in Taiwan). In Georgia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams drives around...
Opinion: A Scarlet Letter in the Emerald Isle

DUBLIN — My parents chose my middle name, Brigid, as an homage to a beloved Irish saint. According to legend, St. Brigid of Kildare had some cool miracles in ancient times. She was a brewer who turned water into beer. She was a virginal abbess who conjured a comely maiden for her disappointed suitor to marry. But surely my parents didn&rsquo...
Opinion: From Russia with love

Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump and the Russians colluded to rig the 2016 presidential election so far has borne little fruit. The Democrats and their media allies would love to find some Russian collusion and interference. I can help them discover some, but I doubt that they will show much interest. Here it...
POINT OF VIEW: Science teachers sacrifice to provide lab materials

Whatever salary the science teacher at your local public school makes per year, subtract $450. That’s how much money the typical middle and high school science teacher spends out of pocket each year on science lab materials. The $450 figure is based on a study we recently conducted to determine whether science teachers have adequate funding to...
Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon

CARTOON VIEW NICK ANDERSON
More Stories