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A message to the jerks who burglarized my home


This letter is directed to the jerks who kicked in my door Thursday morning:

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You kicked our front door in, ransacked the house, and stole at whim. You are punks and losers and I’m frankly tired of your pathetic kind. You stole guns, jewelry and electronics as well as a hand made raku bowl given to me by a dear friend who is no longer with us. It has no value, except to a large cavity in my heart. Speaking of which, you apparently have none.

Your MO is noted, and I want you to know that the things you stole had special value - why do you think that stealing from others is acceptable? Be brave, be yourself and set a vision for your life. Don’t be a thief, a thug, a girl- beater or a loser. Break the chains that bind you and do your own thing.

The jerks that robbed me weren’t starving. I have fed many homeless. These were punks. I will find you and can’t wait to prosecute. You entered my house and when you are caught, it is game on.

Get an education. Work hard. Pay your bills. That’s what the rest of the good people do. You are garbage.




Bacon Park alum raves about golf course

As someone who was born in Savannah in 1959, I have always considered it a pleasure and a privilege to have been raised in Savannah.

Both of my parents retired in Savannah and were prominent figures in those days. My father introduced me to the game of golf at the age of 7 and always took me to the Masters each year. I was partly raised by Shorty Cooper at Bacon Park Golf Course, while my dad played golf I would hack around with a cut down 7 iron until Shorty fed me a hot dog and a Coke. Growing up there with Tommy Ryle as Head Pro all the way through Don Consos was such a honor.

I remember working there as early as 14 in the cart barn with George and watering fairways with Randy Jacobsen and Darryl Morris. The youth golf there was amazing then with the names such as Mike Morris, Frank Paris III, Tom Hagan, O.C. Welch III, Tom Carlyle, Darryl Morris and myself.

But this past weekend, after not having played there in 28 years, I had the privilege to play the course since the renovations were made by O.C. Welch and let me tell you; never have I seen the course in such immaculate condition.

The fairways, greens, traps from tee to green had plush Bermuda Grass everywhere. Fresh luscious vegetation had been planted, including fruit trees. The woods were entirely cleared, it was absolutely amazing. But I did find one thing wrong. From almost the time of arrival to the time play had finished, I saw very little appreciation from the players. Some of them were finding fault with the cost, inventory and conditions of course. It infuriated me so much after the enormous amount of effort, and money spent on the golf course, that I had to write this letter. Being a native Savannahian, I believe Savannah needs to recognize how much they are blessed by the return of such a beautiful landmark provided to them by a great city and a great citizen, O.C. Welch III. I’ll end by simply saying, “Replace your ball marks, fill in your divots and play it forward!”

God Bless Bacon Park Golf Course and God Bless O.C. Welch III.


Lakeland, Fla.


What about Hillary’s ties to Russia?

Speaking of special prosecutors, isn’t it about time to investigate the Russian purchase of a U.S. uranium company which required State Department approval. It is interesting that Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time and the Clinton Foundation received donations from the people involved in the sale. This is based on a report in the New York Times.

Talk about collusion with Russia. This was the sale of a strategic asset. It’s Time to drain the swamp.




Don’t give up on Donald Trump

I have written several letters to the editor in support of Donald Trump. In some, I said I thought he was a spoiled rotten, egotistical, and at the same time, an extremely insecure jerk. Anytime I saw him on television, I changed the channel, just as I did whenever I saw O.J. Simpson. I couldn’t stand the guy. But, he ran for President and as a successful businessman, gave millions of people hope that America could be strong again, and a safer place to live. We will see.

Our country has been , and still is, in a death spiral, mostly financially. For years, it has been like we are in an airplane with a kamikaze crew in control. Namely, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

We continue drowning in debt. The outrageous growing deficit cannot continue at this pace of $100 million dollars per hour. Yes, per hour. Trump is certainly not the best, but we had to endure eight years of the worst president ever, and Trump has only been president for four months.

Think about this: He isn’t doing a very good job yet, but unlike President Obama, he does love this country and he does want to get back to something close to what America used to be.

It’s too early to give up on Trump, but he must start acting like a man with a brain soon. The news media thrives on negativity. That’s what people want to hear unfortunately. We won’t hear much about good things that Trump does.



Jewel Sanders 3 days ago
 No Randolph there is no need to investigated Clinton as to the Russian uranium deal as Clinton had very little to do with it.

The puerile  attempt to define Hilary Clinton as some trump like Russian stooge never fails to amaze me.

"Trump tweeted late Monday night: “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia?”

He’s referring to allegations, first aired in 2015, that the Clinton family benefited from a “pay for play” scheme, whereby U.S. uranium reserves were supposedly transferred to the Russian owners of a mining corporation in return for donations to the Clinton foundation.

One problem, though: it’s false.

This goes back to 2010, when Russia’s nuclear agency, Rosatom, completed purchase of a 51 percent stake in mining company Uranium One.

Over the time that the deal was going through, a 2015 book, Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer, claimed that the Clinton Foundation accepted handouts from nine individuals connected to Uranium One totaling more than $100 million.

There are big problems with citing this as evidence of Clinton corruption, as Trump has done several times, or calling it a “Bill and Hillary deal.”

First, Clinton had no power of veto or approval over the deal. She was one of nine members of the committee, and in any case only the president has veto power.

Second, the vast bulk of the donations the Clinton Foundation allegedly received came from a man called Frank Giustra, the company’s founder. But Giustra sold off his stake in the company in 2007, before the deal went through and before Clinton became secretary of state".

Republican smear tactics toward the Clinton are years in the making and borders on deep psychological problems and obsession with the Clintons.

It must be hell for Republicans who can't seem to get the Clintons out of their minds especially since their obsession is a fictitious one that they themselves created.

Mike Graham 3 days ago
Thanks, Jewel, for that long winded, internet fact based denial (everything you read on the internet is true, it's the law of the internet).  Here's a little fact chasing from the extremist right wing publication, the New York Times for your enjoyment.
Jewel Sanders 3 days ago
Clinton had nothing to do with the uranium deal and no money to the Clinton Foundation was made because of that deal.  This is a fact.

The Clinton Foundation, unlike the trump Foundation, is still running quite nicely and with both houses of Congress in Republican hands if there had been some type of quid pro quo there would be dozens of committees ongoing right now. They're aren't a single one yet we can't say that about the trump Foundation can we since it is under investigation for fraudulent activity.
Ronald Harrison 3 days ago
Sorry about your loss, Ruth, but do you really think the burglars read the newspaper? They've already forgotten about you and are moving on to their next crime.
Mike Graham 3 days ago
They probably stole her computer, so she can't read your comment.
GUY RANDOLPH 3 days ago
Mike, thanks for referring Jewel to the specific NY Times article about Hillary's corrupt involvement in the uranium deal. I'd suggest she try another refreshing glass of the liberal cool-aide while she reads the article.
Jewel Sanders 3 days ago
You are about as ignorant as they come Guy so your response isn't surprising.
Mike Graham 3 days ago
That's the point, Greg Burch.  The economy.  The liberal arts crowd that can't balance a check book has determined that government money is free and never ending.  Therefore, anyone attempting to tinker with the flow of free money is a rabid capitalist, or a facist, or a nazi.  Donald Trump is not the answer, but he is the frustrated response to the left's unfettered freebie thinking.

For those free thinkers that have rolled credit card balances from card to card until there were no cards left, and then dialed 1-800-bail me out, .the U.S. government does not have an 800 number to call for help.
Jewel Sanders 2 days ago
It is a fact that our economy does better under Democratic leadership;  major recessions and depression happen under Republicans and are brought out of these situations by Democratic administrations.
Ed Fahey 3 days ago
Typical right wing response; it is Hillary's and President Obama's fault. They are like Nero playing the fiddle during the fall of Rome or the band playing during the sinking of the Titanic.
Ronald Harrison 3 days ago
That's the Party of Personal Responsibility™ for you. Never blaming others for their shortcomings.
Mike Graham 3 days ago
Do you ride the Personal Responsibility Train?
Ronald Harrison 3 days ago
Every day. You?
Mike Graham 3 days ago
I ride the Supertrain.
Ronald Harrison 3 days ago
Never heard of it. Is that anything like AMTRAK?
Mike Graham 3 days ago
Free cheese, anyone?  
Mike Graham 3 days ago
Actually, Ed, your trite responses lack any original thought and exhibit only pavlovian repetition of the leftist agenda.  Just a walking, talking recorded message....
liz davis 3 days ago
Bingo! We have a winner. 

"And they gave Marcel the bar."  Jerry Clower

Love your posts. Peace and love.

Laugh Uncontrollably.

"No one can do everything, but everyone can do something."  Max Lucado

Ed Fahey 3 days ago

Just like 3 different stories from the WH on the firing of the FBI director, 3-4 different stories now on General Flynn and various stories on Trump and associates Russian connections.

What is the truth? But you gophers, salivate every time the Orange tweets his nonsense. Who is more pavlovian?

Jewel Sanders 2 days ago
Your response is the typical Republican propaganda based on opinion but is countered by facts to the contrary.

Just a walking, talking and tired recorded message....
All political groups deserve criticism when warranted.  But normative GOP rantings and ravings about Democrats belie serious psychological problems:  lack of self esteem, hatred of opposition, cowardice masquerading as courage, and just plain mendacity.

Go back to your drugs, booze, guns and bibles.
liz davis 3 days ago
Bwaahahaa...such a lack of self-awareness.

Man in the mirror, man in the mirror. Peace and love.

Kiss Passionately.

"Do you know what a pessimist is?" "A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it."  George Bernard Shaw

Back to your bible, Liz; look for Peace and Love.
Mike Graham 3 days ago
Ah, the smartest man in the world has weighed in today to give his daily update on who is a Nazi or a  fascist or a redneck. That would be anyone who does not see the world from his perspective. We're not worthy, oh great one.
No, you are not worthy.
Mike Graham 3 days ago
Considering the source, I will take that as a compliment.
liz davis 3 days ago
Sorry this happened to you, Ms Weimer. I do hope they catch the culprits and you have your chance to hold them accountable. As Mr Harrison said they couldn't care less and probably have moved on to their next victim. Wishing you peace and love.

Forgive Quickly.
liz davis 3 days ago
Good LTE, Mr Burch. I voted for Obama the first run and regretted it. Trump was not my candidate of choice. However, when it came down to him, a non- groomed politician and very successful business owner, or someone who had done virtually nothing for the American people in her thirty years in public service, except amass a multi-million dollar personal fortune, even so, had to hold my nose to pull the lever. As you state it is too early to give up.  As Trump has said; "Never give up". Peace and love.

Practice Kindness.

"If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this."  Friedrich Von Hayek 
Ed Fahey 3 days ago
Still delusional? Are you even capable of thinking outside the box or just only ingest the right wing pabulum?
liz davis 3 days ago
Let me know when your ready for a real conversation on the issues. Peace and love.

Be Courageous.

"A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity. "  Benjamin Disraeli

Mike Graham 3 days ago
The real question here is are you capable of thinking?
Americans like you want business owners at the head of our government.  You got your wish, hope you enjoy it.
Mike Graham 3 days ago
So tell us the type of leader you think should run the government.
liz davis 3 days ago
It worked out pretty well two hundred or so years ago, so I guess I'll take my chances. If I'm wrong, well, I've got the character to admit it...Peace and love.

Love Fiercely.

"I would die for my country but I would never let my country die for me."  Neil Kennock
William Hutcheson 3 days ago
Mr. Burch, thanks for reminding us of what is stalking us. A hundred million an hour stalker is impressive and in the time it took me to type this it has increased. That is depressive. The Supreme Court recently rewrote the tenets of matrimony. By its behavior Congress thinks it can alter the rules of economics. Those will not be bent so easily. I think they will not yield at all. The ancient Greeks' warning about hubris applies all too well to modern America.
What about the ancient Greek (Thucydides) warning about having shoemakers and businessmen run the polis?
Mike Graham 3 days ago
Yea, chairman Mao was worried about that and now the capitalist communists can't figure out whether to kill 'em or promote 'em.
William Hutcheson 3 days ago
They should run the polis provided they can pass a poll test on election days. Just a few straightforward questions about our governmental system could be administered. You no pass, you no vote. But alas, just try slipping THAT past the ACLU.

As for ordinary people I am one and grew up among a multitude of them so I am a small d democrat in the Jeffersonian mold. Still I have no worship service for the common man going on in my head. Joe Blow can make some awful mistakes. Joe Doctorate of course is above such.  And if you believe that.........
Jewel Sanders 2 days ago
You and I agree about the poll test but if such test became required I feel that it would damage the future of the Republican party more than it would the Democratic party.

Maybe if these test were required states that almost always go Republican and almost always vote against their own best interest would flip to a more progressive and a more democratic one.

They damn sure would be better off financially; both for the coffers of those states and for the citizens of those states.
Liz:  is that you in the black face mask?
liz davis 3 days ago
Tsk, tsk..

"Victory has a hundred fathers, but no-one wants to recognise defeat as his own."  Count Galeazzo Ciano

Thus your predictable derogatory comment. Wishing you a Joni Mitchell weekend. Peace and love.

Live like someone left the gate open.
When the pot boils the scum rises .
liz davis 3 days ago
Finally, a modicum of self-awareness. I'm so happy for you. Keep up the good work. Peace and love.

Be Courageous.

A good cook knows how to skim the scum on the way to a perfect broth...


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