Letters: Did anyone consider a stationary bridge?


Did anyone consider

a stationary bridge?

When a drawbridge has broken down 26 times since last summer, after millions of dollars have been spent on it to keep it in working condition, I’m far from an engineer, but hasn’t anyone ever thought that perhaps those millions would have been better spent on a stationary bridge like - say, Blue Heron Bridge going over to Singer Island? How many times has it “broken down”?

PEGGY BUTLER,

WEST PALM BEACH

Trump determined to

keep up distractions

Since the recent op-ed from Marc Thiessen, “Clinton, Democrats sought dirt on Trump from Russia,” (Aug. 4), was run, it should be reported that the genesis of the Steele dossier was opposition research financed by Republicans who wanted to stop Donald Trump in his quest for their party’s nomination. The Democrats got it second-hand.

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This fact seems to have been lost in the barrage of “counter facts,” like the smoke screen over the infiltration of so many Russian “observers” at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Is no one reviewing the videos?) How about the reception given top Russians to the White House shortly after the inauguration, including Sergei Kisliak (a known Russian spy), to whom Trump boasted about firing FBI Director James Comey to get the collusion monkey off his back?

Since Trump now admits there was a meeting at which Russian agents promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, his lawyers are left with: “nothing here” or “collusion’s no crime.”

Trump seems determined that as long as he can whoop up his base at rallies, keep mesmerizing the media into flooding the airwaves, he can distract the masses away from some inconvenient truths.

CURT SALKE,

JUPITER

Media suffering from

biased, negative reports

It was reported in The Palm Beach Post that the boyhood home of Elie Wiesel in Romania had anti-semitic graffiti scrawled on its walls.

But the unreported story is that anti-semitism is on the rise worldwide, and particularly in Europe. We have always had anti-semitism in this country. We now have the rise of neo-Nazis and skinheads as part of the so-called “alt-right” movement in this country.

Where is the support for these feelings coming from? We can thank some in our media for its help. As long as some in the media call President Trump “Hitler” and his supporters “Nazis,” why would you expect a different result.

As a Jew, I am outraged by the uneducated comments of journalists, who compare a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the same as “Kristallnacht.” For those uneducated journalists, Kristallnacht was the beginning of the Holocaust. The Holocaust is not a throw-away line to make a point. The trivialization of that event can only see it repeated.

I don’t believe that the media is the enemy of the people, but biased, negative reporting is. That is not a free press prerogative, it is biased propaganda.

The media is reaping what they have sown, so spare us the crocodile tears of government suppression.

DAVID NOVEMBER,

BOYNTON BEACH

NFL players should

protest on own time

Every time I read an article or letter to the editor, “NFL kneelers have a right to protest,” (August 4) about football players protesting a social or political issue I’m totally confused.

From my perspective, the NFL owners have a right to set rules for their employees to follow when “on the job.” If any player wants to speak out and protest anything or campaign for a candidate of their choice they should be doing it on their own time — not on the job.

Hopefully, the NFL owners and the players union will come to a fast and amicable resolution.

IRA GROSS,

BOCA RATON



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