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To answer Brent Bartlett’s response to John Carlson about the displays at the Capitol, we Christians do not have a problem with atheists putting up a display on their holiday (whatever or whenever that might be).
Prior to making any recommendation for light rail routing on the Eastside, residents should be assured the Lake Washington floating bridge can support a viable light rail system that has three or four-car trains every three or four minutes, carrying 12,000 to 16,000 riders per hour in both directions.
John Carlson seems to be missing the fundamental point of the atheists’ display at the capitol. Due to the separation of church and state clause of the First Amendment, if you allow one religion to have a display, you have to allow a display for any religion - be it Muslim, Hindu, Scientologist, or Flying Spaghetti Monster - or even a display for non-religion, such as the atheists.
We are pleased to have Patty Luzzi back to the table of the Bellevue Reporter.
We were impressed with the story, “Liberated: Holocaust survivor, U.S. soldier united through tragedy.”
On Jan. 1 Eastside residents will begin paying an additional .5 percent tax for a total of .9 percent sales tax to fund Sound Transit. Their contribution provides 40 percent of all of Sound Transit funding.
Good for Walter Backstrom and to the Bellevue Reporter for publishing his Nov. 22 column (Would Martin Luther King hate George Bush?).
I could not attend the forum about the possibility of a new regional jail in Bellevue. However, it would work better if we save Bellevue areas for business and housing and then pay tax to contribute to jail building elsewhere.
I don’t like the majority of the decisions, beliefs or policies of George Bush. In fact, I think there is sufficient cause to try him for crimes.
With the downturn of our economy and inflation, many retirees require some additional income. Business owners and managers might consider the following benefits in hiring seniors.
I know first-hand that Pat Cashman erred when he said in his Nov. 12 column that Who’s Who requires a fee from people included in their annual books.
I find it hard to understand how an obviously intelligent person, since she voted for the Obama/Biden team, can take issue with the cruelty, as she calls it, by the press towards Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
I had to smile reading Craig Groshart’s Nov. 12 column regarding the “media sniping” about Sarah Palin.
I read Craig Groshart’s column about the continuing insults aimed at Sarah Palin. The article echoed my exact sentiments.
A thank you to Walter Backstrom for sharing his experience with your readers (Bellevue Reporter, Wed., Nov. 5). Most of all I’m grateful for his courage and faithfulness and loyalty to values and good judgment.
I am a black Republican (have been from birth) and it is so nice to read Walter Backstrom’s article knowing that he understands what a black Republican goes through, especially the ones who go public.
I wonder what those people with political bumper stickers, those people with signs in their yards, and those standing on the street waving political signs must think of me. They are advising me, a complete stranger, to vote the way they are planning to vote.
Well, one senator (Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens) has been nailed for misusing government funds; 99 to go.
I think the article on the subject “Time to take care of animals at shelter” is important because it points out the problems that we face in properly caring for our homeless animals.