Free Speech Letters, 11/1/11

Correction
In October 18’s League of Women Voters Voters Guide, there was a mistake on the bio for a candidate for Beavercreek Township Trustee, Bob Stone. The bio should have read:
Bio:  BHS Class of ‘67, Vietnam Veteran awarded Bronze Star, Married 38 years to Margaret.  60 year resident of Beavercreek, serving on: Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Veteran’s Memorial committee, City Council, and Beavercreek Township Trustee.
The Dayton City Paper regrets this error.

A good read
Very informative, brought to light many issues that have fallen by the wayside. I enjoyed reading this article. Well written, with substance holding my attention.
Alan Kenny
[RE: “The Dangerous Dames of Dayton” by Jolene Pohl, 10/18/11]

Kudos
The Election Issue of your paper was stunning! As a LWVGDA member, I know that your immediate agreement to publish the 2011 edition of the Voters Guide assured the local communities of non-partisan election coverage. Done with great integrity, the issue promoted voting as intended. Your front-page design was perfect for our recent celebration of Dayton’s 90th anniversary of the suffragist movement. Thank you for providing the greater Dayton area with the Voters Guide, as it should be done.
Brenda Whitney
Dayton, Ohio

Can I get a laugh?
Geez, I thought guys like you worshipped at the altar of irony. But like most zealots, you seem to be incapable of detecting your holy entity elsewhere. If you’re going to try and make some kind of ostentatious rebuttal to someone else’s writing, it would serve you well to actually understand what you’re responding to. The entire thing was written in jest (come on, the guy wrote about Rebecca Black. No one can take it too seriously). Jack White seems to have a sense of humor — teaming up with an unpopular band to perform a song about sexual acts that would make your mother blush? I think the rest of us found the humor in that, and as a member of the hipster cult, you probably should as well, lest you lose your license to listen to Weezer.
Raina A.
[RE: Spin It: Lou Reed and Metallica” by W.C. Ruffnel, 10/4/11]

A big, artistic thank you
Great article Lara – I especially like the featured painting! It was my first year doing the show as an artist. I have always gone however. The show was very well attended and all four artists at my studio location sold plenty of their art. We estimate that at least 350 people came to drive the whole tour.
Libby Rudolf
Yellow Springs, Ohio
[RE: “A creative peek” by Lara Donnelly, 10/11/11]

I have a dream…
I have a story to tell you about my son Alex who turn[ed] 12 on Saturday. He is a big Wright Brothers fan. Last year we assembled a model of the Wright Flyer and visited Kitty Hawk N.C. and Huffman Prairie (Dayton) … and we love the Air Force Museum in Dayton … great history. We were in Washington, D.C. in late April of this year. I was there for a board meeting and took the family during spring break. Most of the way to D.C., Alex was in the car upset that Ohio was not getting a shuttle and wanted to express his dismay to the powers that be: NASA. He made a sign that said “Ohio wants the shuttle!” He wanted to hand deliver the sign … to Congress. He actually gave it to staff of Rep. Steve Stivers, our congressman. The photo is [above]. We also drove to NASA headquarters and Alex stood in front of NASA headquarters and gave a good shout of protest, “Ohio wants the shuttle!” It was great. You had to be there. People who have visited Rep. Stivers’ office afterwards said the sign was still prominently displayed in his office so everyone could see. Just thought it was a good story about an Ohio boy who wants the shuttle in the state that gave birth to powered flight.
Jerry Freewalt
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
Columbus, Ohio

No need, no how
Well said and the stark truth … it cannot be denied.
Katharine Harrison
Dayton, Ohio
[RE: Debate Forum Right: “Obama don’t need no stinking trials” by Mark Luedtke, 10/18/11]

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