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City not true home of hospitality
Editor,
You always hear about Hartselle being the "City of Southern Hospitality." It may be to some and it used to be that way for me. I was born and raised in Hartselle and loved it until it changed. What I mean by changed is all these fancy positions like "city administrator."
Why would Hartselle need that when we have done fine all these years without it? I think Hartselle needs to take a look at the people they hire. There are people who have worked for Hartselle since there were 15 years old and have done a good job, never any complaints or anything, until Hartselle hired the new city administrator.
Well, when he came in it was like Hartselle was any army and he is the five-star general. I'm sorry, I always thought Alabama was land of the free.
Everyone don't realize Hartselle is losing the title of the "Home of Southern Hospitality" because of these big shots getting these fancy positions when there were more than one person to apply for that job that were far more qualified than others.
But I guess that goes along with what people say about brown nosing. I've always heard it will get you far. Well, I guess it does these days.
I don't think people in Hartselle know exactly who is in control of things. The people of Hartselle need to take a look at what Hartselle needs instead of what people want and then Hartselle will be known as the true "Home of Southern Hospitality."
Jean Roden
Hartselle
Protesters getting it wrong
Editor,
Almost everyday, the mainstream media glamorizes the anti-war, anti-Bush protests. Let's pretend for a minute that we have things their way. Let's say we destroy all of our defense weapons and stick daisies in the gun barrels, sit around with white wine and cheese and pat ourselves on the back for what we have done for world peace. Let's say we bring all of our troops home, increase our foreign aid, and drop all the trade sanctions against everybody. I suppose in their fantasy world, this would create an utopian world where everybody would live in heavenly peace.
The protestors and the celebrities need to get their heads out of the sand, (or other places), and stop and smell the Trade Towers burning. Sean Penn went to Iraq and showed just how ignorant he was. Barbara Streisand's hateful and fanatical ranting about President Bush makes just about as much sense as Michael Jackson hanging a baby over a railing. The Dixie Chicks are embarrassed to be from Texas. The truth be known, Texans are embarrassed that the Dixie Chicks are from Texas. Martin Sheen needs to get a real job, not pretending to be the President. He couldn't even stand the load that our President has on him. Mike Ferrell can't get a job acting, so he tries to be an activist for peace.
Thank God we have some entertainers that on the right side of this action, who are not afraid of injuring their careers, and showing support for the President and the troops. People like Charlie Daniels, Darryl Worley, Toby Keith, James Woods, and Arnold Swartzenaeger who support the action against Saddam Hussein.
How can you support the troops and not the President? The President is the Commander In Chief, which is the highest rank of the military. Where were all these protestors and activists when Bill Clinton bombed Iraq for two days, hitting aspirin factories and other non-essential buildings? Not a peep out of none of them. This is not a protest against the war, it's a protest against the honorable George W. Bush. Al Gore said yesterday that under no circumstance would he authorize any actions against Iraq. What does that say to you? Long Live George W. Bush.
Mike Dowdy
Hartselle

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