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Wise's lame political 'comics' are a joke
To the editor:
Every time I look at one of political cartoonist Terry Wise’s “comics” I get so mad at the lame political comments, I had to write.
All your characters look the same — like Walmart shoppers zoned out on Mt. Dew and WWE TV shows.
Obviously there are people who think you can draw since you are in The Anderson News. But to me, you are not funny. I just don’t get your stuff.
What is it also with the scribbling black checkerboard background? Does that make your cartoon funnier? I notice sometimes it is just black swabs of ink behind the look-alike heads.
You’re probably a Republican. But your comments are so flat ... what do they mean? I do get that you are on the right and you don’t like anyone with a differing point of view; that’s about it.
Right-wingers are normally pretty good spinners. Not you, especially the stuff about that moron Sarah Palin. She is a sorry excuse for a political candidate. She won’t see your cartoons most likely, since she doesn’t read newspapers anyway. (Remember Katie Couric’s interview?)
Unlike that strange comment made by the cartoon lady on the left, I don’t think we’ve made “great strides” in much of anything, except for our new president, because of the likes of Glenn Beck, Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. They spew so much goofy stuff, and we Americans lap it up.
Folks like you just reinforce this junk; but the good thing is a lot of the stuff you do has no point, makes no sense, is poorly rendered on paper and leaves one scratching one’s head, for the most part.
I would like to see a real political cartoon that is actually humorous in The Anderson News; one that reveals varying political opinions.
Health department still wasting money
To the editor:
The Anderson County Health Department has raised the “wasting-our-tax-dollars-bar” to new heights.
The health department is now using our tax money to advertise on a billboard in Frankfort. Check the billboard at I-64 and US 127 going south, which is located in Franklin County.
What is the health department trying to do, lure Frankfort residents to Lawrenceburg so it can one day justify a $2 million new health department, and now a free clinic?
In the worst economic times our country has seen in my lifetime, the Anderson County Health Department is expanding, spending and glorifying itself more than any other public agency I can think of. It’s down right disgusting and I am sure somewhere [Director] Brandon Hurley is gleefully wondering what else he and his board can waste our money on.
Maybe they can have an Anderson County Health Department swimming pool.
Oh, and why in the heck do I have to pay $20 for a flu shot?
Optimists say thanks
To the editor:
The Anderson County Optimist Club extends its appreciation to those who gave of their time, talents and personal gifts to assist with the club’s first Special Kids Festival of Hope held Dec. 12 at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
The local Optimist Club is all about kids, and its mission is to help children in Anderson County be the best they can be.
The 2009 event was so successful with its games and entertainment that there are plans to host the same event in 2010 with additional kids and volunteers involved.
A special thank you goes to the special kids who participated in the festival and to their parents/guardians for attending and sharing their children with club members and community volunteers.
Gratitude also goes to: state Rep. Kent Stevens, the featured speaker, for his kind words and gifts; Optimist International District Governor Wayne Dunn; Anderson County Fire Department members and Sparky; and Nancye Seeburger Taylor, Lynne Marie Gritton, Hanna Harvey, Melissa Rennels, Kelly McKee, Sue Ritchey, and T. J. Taylor for playing games, reading stories and interacting with participants and parents.
Another special thank you is extended to local clowns Paul Branham, Kaye Peak and Clark Rowland for their awesome magic and comedy acts, and local city and council officials.
Club members are appreciative of the county school board and Principal Amanda Ellis for providing a location for the event.
The ACOC meets the second Monday of each month at Hope Community Church and welcomes everyone to become a part of the service organization in The club is affiliated with Optimist International.
Donna Crain Drury
President, Optimist Club