This and that

Dear editor:

As I write this, the dust of Tuesday’s election has not yet settled.  Either our nation’s lurch towards full-blown fascism continues unabated, replete with swastikas and flag-waving, cross-burning white supremacy, and out-in-the-open Christianist, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant bigotry.  Or perhaps – and hope springs eternal – reasonable voters have turned out in numbers that shout “our rights shall not be denied!”

My friend Mike Nunn is fond of reminding us we live in strange times.  Indeed we do.  Ever vigilant George is startled to learn that Arkansas’s brightest teachers and students are mostly liberals.  Surely, a conspiracy is afoot!  Mary is, as always, fixated on Benghazi and the sins of Democrats long gone and now inconsequential.  But God Bless President Trump, nevertheless.  Meanwhile, Billy Graham wannabe Lloyd offers us yet another altar call.  Just as we are, if only we weren’t…

To arms!  To arms!  A rag-tag caravan of impoverished refugees slowly approaches our southern border, bearing gifts “perhaps” of polio, drug sales, and even possible gang affiliations.  An invasion!  Where is Ellis Island when America really needs her?  A Villager pleads for civility in our national discourse, and then abandons the moral high road for a few shekels in arms sales (after all, Khashoggi wasn’t even an American citizen…).

Our very own local Donald warns us that only the 1611 KJV is flawless, and anything else is a fast foxtrot down the path to perdition.  And of course there’s the always verbose Bradley R. Glitz from Batesville, Arkansas, who appears about twice a week on these hallowed pages.  I swear he must be paid by the word, or at least for every time he refers to Democrats as socialists and communists.  According to his erudite rationale, if you dare vote for anything but Republicans, you are nothing but a slave to orthodoxy.

Indeed, we live in strange times.  Sign me a slave to orthodoxy,

Jacques d’Nalgar
Hot Springs, Arkansas


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    • Jeff on November 6, 2018 at 2:15 am

    It amazes me how Christians make the lodestone of their political beliefs abortion, while ignoring the golden rule!

    What is hateful to you do not to your fellow man.
    That is the entire law;
    All the rest is commentary.

    • Jacques on November 15, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Can you feel the love? As expected, another letter from Mary in yesterday’s Sentinel Record (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 CE)…

    ‘You didn’t do that’ again

    Dear editor:

    We got to hear the high-pitched strangulation of the English language by Barack Hussein Obama again this week (Oct. 28). He is stuck on “You didn’t do that.” Remember when he told business owners who risked everything they have and worked long hours, “you didn’t do that!”? Now he’s telling Donald Trump, who has a booming economy, “You didn’t do that!” I did! Talk about ego! He takes the prize!

    What do you think would happen if Donald Trump used Hillary’s line “What does it matter, at this point, who killed them,” if he said that concerning Mr. Khashoggi’s murder? Smoke would be coming from the presses. Dems want us to hush about Benghazi. Remember, these were American citizens, too, as a writer pointed out about Mr. Khashoggi’s three children. And the Twitter quote, “Remember when Jesus said it’s OK to deal with murderers as long as you can make a profit? Neither do I.”

    “Remember this one? Jesus said, it’s OK to deal with murderers as long as they are abortion doctors making big bucks, OK for men to marry men, OK for women to marry women, and OK to change gender on your birth certificate? Neither do I.”

    An article on today’s (Sun 10-28) front page, all but put President Trump in the white van making bombs. Guilty until proven innocent for Republicans, right? We’ll see how this one turns out, OK? Maybe a hit job? I find it so strange that liberals own mobs, running people out of restaurants, storming federal buildings, perching on statues, screaming outside Republican’s homes, screaming on cue during the Kavanaugh hearings, Dem politicians telling people to tell Republicans they’re not welcome anywhere, ever, and it’s all because of a Trump tweet or something he said?

    That works perfectly for Dems, but there are some of us who live in the real world of reality and we’re not caving to the double standard. They call us lawless!

    God answered our prayers in the 2016 election, much to the consternation of Hillary and the left.

    I have health insurance, which I pay for. I have Medicare, which I pay for and I’m too old for free college, but I think that Chuck, Nancy, Maxine and Spartacus may be contemplating “Nutri-System,” “My-Pillow,” and “Super-Beets” for all. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

    Pray for the Jewish families in Pittsburgh who lost loved ones in a terrible tragedy.

    Thank You, God Bless America. God Bless President Trump and all the brave men and women who protect us every day.

    Mary Robinson
    Hot Springs

    • Jacques on November 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Who knew this Episcopalian was a hate-filled pagan?! Or that our local Arkansas Democratic candidates lost because of Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Cory Booker and Schumer?! This belated blithering, a response to my earlier letter (see above), appeared in today’s Sentinel Record, Saturday, November 11, 2018 CE. It is worth noting that today’s “Blood and Soil” white supremacists may not wear masks, but they are most definitely not Democrats… Try to ignore Larry’s grammatical butchery of the English language and concentrate instead on the insane notion that all the blood spilled and all the treasure wasted in Vietnam (and in our endless wars ever since) somehow protects my freedom of speech. And marvel also at my superhuman ability to dictate the exact ironic day on which my occasional letters appear in print…

    The losing side

    Dear editor:

    I could tell which side lost just from reading [Jacques d’Nalgar]’s hate-filled diatribe. He’s filled with all this hate because that’s who the Democrats are. It’s who they have always been they’ve just changed tactics a little but they’ve always been the party of hate. Last time, [Jacques], there was any hooded white supremacists they were Democrats.

    You lost here because many Democrats today, especially in this state are perceived as crazy. You lost because of Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Cory Booker and Schumer. You lost partially because of the hateful way they treated Kavanaugh. I know you don’t hear any real news but when she knew she was falling behind Claire McCaskill was running ads saying: “I’m not like those other crazy Democrats.” Hayden and Clark were nice enough but it wasn’t about them. Even they to tried to run away from those crazy Democrats.

    Instead of being so hateful, [Jacques], maybe you should get down on your knees and thank the winter solstice or whatever it is you believe in that you, despite what you’re feeling, live in the greatest country ever conceived by man. I noticed your hateful diatribe appeared on Veterans Day. I know they’ll be parades and things but it’s not about those that are still walking around it’s about the thousands that gave their lives so you can express your views no matter how much you hate your fellow Americans.

    As for me I’ll do what I do every week, along with my growing list of those no longer with us, as a Christian I’ll kneel and pray for my friend, Ron, who I was closest to, and a few others I knew who died in that crazy Asian war and for all those who gave all for you and me in all of our wars. After my kids and grandkids I try to think of them as I wait in line to vote. I don’t think Ron ever got the chance to vote. I like to think anyway, that I’m doing it for him.

    Thank you,

    Larry Bauer
    Hot Springs Village

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