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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

In your coverage of the lawsuit between Breezy Point/Belle Harbor residents and National Grid/LIPA, you incorrectly stated that more than 100 homes in Broad Channel ...burned down during Superstorm Sandy. You meant to say Breezy Point. Broad Channel got its fair share of suffering, but our hearts go out to those who lost their homes to fire.

Barbara Toborg

Broad Channel Historical Society

Broad Channel

Editor’s note: We thank the writer, and the error has been corrected.

The right strikes back

Dear Editor:

Re Robert LaRosa’s “The GOP is just awful,” Letters, July 10:

The purpose of the Supreme Court is to determine if laws meet the test of constitutionality. Our politicized Supreme Court no longer serves that function.

Mr. LaRosa became unhinged at the court’s decision to excuse Hobby Lobby from paying for certain contraceptives and abortion drugs for religious reasons. He called the Supreme Court GOP-controlled. This is the same court that declared Obamacare constitutional and said federal policy on immigration superseded states’ rights. Neither decision was constitutional, but since leftists agreed with them, nobody called them GOP-controlled then.

Hobby Lobby’s owners were also contemptuously said to believe in “the magic man in the sky” — the same “magic man” who gave human beings the opposable thumb and brains to think with to differentiate them from the animals. Sadly, all human beings not being equally endowed are capable of using both.

No woman today is denied access to contraception or abortions. If she is working and can’t get what she wants from her employer, she can get it somewhere else.

The truth is what is, not what one wants it to be. Mr. LaRosa would have those who disagree with Obama’s “transformation” of America into a dictatorship “dig deep.” We might then find (stupid as we are) the “irrefutable evidence” that Obama is black. But Obama is only half-black. His mother was white. Like all socialists, LaRosa doesn’t practice what he preaches. If he had dug deeper, he’d have known that Obama is of mixed race.

By the way, what ever happened to the man who was jailed for making the anti-Muslim video that caused that murderous riot in Benghazi? And those incompetent workers in Cincinnati who caused irreparable damage to the reputation of Lois Lerner and the Internal Revenue Service?

Janice Wijnen
Rego Park

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • jaye4412 posted at 5:05 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    jaye4412 Posts: 12

    In reference to President Obama's being "Half Black", last time I checked, he's considered to be Black. Not half white, not three quarters white, not one quarter white, but Black. Last time I checked, White America made this distinction. It may have been hundreds of years ago, but from what I've seen, it still holds true in this day, and age.
    As for contraceptive devices, if they can cover Viagra, penile I plant's, vasectomy's, etc, what's the problem with birth control for women? That in
    itself is a double standard, and very hypocritical to say the least.
    Now saying the Supreme Court is nothing but another political arm of Government is spot on, regardless of how they voted on theACA. Even a clock is correct twice daily.
    Lastly, I'm still waiting for "The King" to declare martial law, and lead this poliece state. That's the biggest lie going. If you haven't noticed, we've been in a police state since 9/11. Everyone is being made to forget that Bush was president before Obama (and they've done a very effective job in doing so)and many of his policies shape what's happening now.