The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

May 22, 2013

Ask for salvation now


Obama taps Associated Press phones: Last week we learned that the Obama/Holder team had tapped the phones of more than 20 AP reporters for over two months. They tapped reporters’ business phones, home phones, cell phones and all phones of everyone who ever talked to these reporters during this two month period. Now ... NOW ... the mainstream media suddenly takes an interest in finding out just exactly who this Obama character really is and are now covering the stories that folks like me have been discussing for over five years.

Folks like me have watched members of the “progressive” mainstream media purposefully not reporting on stories about the Chicago gangster known as “Obama” creating a low-information American public. Their inaction and dereliction of duty (based solely on ideologies) have allowed this man to cause irreparable damage to our nation. They have much work to do if they ever wish to regain credibility and trust from the American people.

If not for the serious and traitorous nature of the press’ behavior I would find humor in their dilemma, ignoring and supporting evil, until it finally touches them.

Ed Dursky


Cafos fight


Batavia and Eldon area residents have repeatedly asked the Adam family to not build Valley View Swine because of harmful impacts the 10,000-head CAFOs can have on their health, property values and quality of life. Yet the CAFOs are moving ahead. Another news publication quoted one family member as saying he feels his family went “above and beyond their duties” by participating in a meeting and answering questions.

After being witness to and a participant in many of the meetings discussing the CAFOs, it’s Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. (JFAN)’s opinion that the family didn’t go far enough to address the communities’ needs and concerns.

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