Letters 10-10-13


Both parties are to blame in shutdown

This is in response to the two letters Oct. 6 titled “Shutdown shows Washington is corrupt” and “Right-wingers are domestic terrorists.”

First, I didn’t vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Personally, I’m sick and tired of this never-ending political game of musical chairs from hell that never changes regardless of which party is in control.

The writers of both of those letters are making a critical error in judgment by laying all the blame at the feet of the Republicans. To be sure, the Republicans are part of the problem.

But to suggest that the Democrats are without fault in all of this is ridiculous.

Anyone who believes that is part of the problem and will never be part of the solution because they’re only recognizing half of the problem.

The blame lies on both sides. It always has, and always will until we wake up and stop the same ol’ music.

And do we really need to label people who don’t agree with our ideologies as “domestic terrorists”? Both sides could make the same claim based on their positions.

Is that really what this has come down to? Your neighbors across the street, who don’t think the government should be involved in health care, are now “domestic terrorists” because they might have an “R” in front of their names on their voter ID. That mentality is truly pathetic and doesn’t do anything other than widen the gap between the two parties.

Man up. Accept the fact that both parties have gotten us into this mess, and until you realize this, you will never be part of the solution.

Seth Gambee

Kailua-Kona

Anyone else tired of black clothing?

Is anyone else as tired as I am of the color black in current fashion?

It is depressing to see so many people wearing black, sometimes including shoes and hats and bags, in a “colorful” place like Hawaii.

To me, black is the color of death, the color that terrorists wear, the color that punk-heads and druggies wear or the color of people in mourning for a lost loved one.

When did it become fashionable to wear so much black, which is actually the absence of color?

Ron Raridon

Kailua-Kona