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I see the Mayor is getting out his signs again this year. This is a welcome sight because he deserves another term for...

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Friday, August 16, 2019

At President Trump’s rally for re-election in Greenville on July 17, he stepped on the toes of the “Squad.” Upon calling out Rep. Ilhan Omar, some folks at the rally started chanting “Send her back.” As I reflected on the event for which my hometown took a beating from the mainstream media, I reviewed statements made by the Squad and out of curiosity looked at crime rates in the cities they represent.

Omar on the 9-11 terror attacks: “Some people did something.” Speaker Pelosi grants Omar a seat on the Foreign Affairs committee. Fact: Members of Congress are exempt from the security clearance process. This committee will expose her to classified national security information. Minnesota’s 5th District is safer than 3 percent of U.S. cities.

Rashida Tlaib retweeted a supporter’s tweet who declared that her “first fight was for Palestine, always Palestine.” Also, Tlaib shouts, "We’re gonna go in and impeach the mother*****!" Michigan’s 13th district is safer than 2 percent of U.S. cities.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presents a Green New Deal that is more about replacing America’s capitalist economy with a socialist one than a path to green energy. She was indirectly responsible for losing an Amazon expansion in the works for Queens. How many thousand jobs did she drive away? New York’s 14th District is safer than 52 percent of U.S. cities.

Ayanna Pressley, “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice.” Massachusetts 7th District is safer than 18 percent of U.S. cities.

The Squad sit on various House committees. They have access to sensitive data. All four are women of color. I don’t have a problem with their skin color, but strongly disagree with their policies. My disagreement with their policies doesn’t make me racist. I’ll add that two of these Representatives need to go back to their districts and work on crime.

David French 

Greenville

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September 21, 2019

The day after Hurricane Dorian blew through, it was nice to see that one of our Town Council members was going around our community to see what damage was caused. The most comforting aspect of her inspection was that she rang my doorbell to check on one of her elder constituents — me. Thank…

September 21, 2019

I was a Climate Change Denier

with my head deep in the sand,

Then came the heat, that killed all the crops,

And left the dried up land.

I was a Climate Change Denier

with my head deep in the sand,

Then up came winds and down came rain,

And flooded all the land.

I was a Climate Change Denier

with my…

September 20, 2019

In a crazy mixed up world one thing that has changed for the worse is community and neighbors supporting each other. As a true artist, one that has no choice but to art or die, I have been set up for years at the corner of Bullhead and Fort Run Road here in Greene County. Most days consist of hard…

September 19, 2019

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

We've had guns since the beginning of this country. But it wasn't until the Republican party became a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA (who used to…

September 18, 2019

From my distant perspective half-a-world away here in Australia, it seems the ECU Pirate football program began to decline (with respect to Ruff) when Lincoln Riley left for Oklahoma, then went further downhill under Scottie Montgomery the last three years.

Coach Mike Houston obviously has a…

September 17, 2019

The recent purchase by the city of the “Big Splash” property on U.S. 264 by the Tar River is indeed good news. The 163 acres is intended to “create a park focused on river and lake-based recreational activities,” something sorely needed in Greenville. The property includes a…

September 16, 2019

In honor of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a group of engaged citizens gathered together to view the documentary “An Endless War-Getting Out of Afghanistan.”

Appearances by Walter B. Jones and former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corp and Joint Chiefs of Staff member, Gen. Charles…

September 15, 2019

In December 1999, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina had plans to open a branch in Greenville to help better serve our neighbors in the east. However, Hurricane Floyd had different plans.

Following the storm, the Greenville Food Bank opened and began to immediately provide…

September 14, 2019

Shamefully, ECU fraternity and sorority students can be manipulated by a narrow clique in town to seat a Greenville City Council majority to do the bidding of that narrow special interest clique. We want students voting. But it’s another thing if students are lied to and offered bribes by…

September 13, 2019

Getting right to the point and pulling no punches: Donald Trump is a sick, selfish, stupid person who should never have been elected president. His chaotic, divisive, autocratic style of governing has set our democracy on a steady downhill course. He has not done this alone, however. His house is…

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