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Saving oil


Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
Not to discount Mickey McVay’s environmental education, but his “Kool-Aid’s global warming flavor” letter (Oct. 24, Oklahoma Gazette) has left a bad taste in my mouth. Reason being, he has previously identified himself in letters to the editor as having been an “oily,” as in one who works in the oil industry.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Get real about climate change


Letters to the Editor

Michael Hopkins
Tom Furlong (Letters, “Why not move already?,” Oct. 24, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “To think humans could alter the climate is hubris at its most significant.” Really? Humans have vastly increased levels of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It would be the height of hubris to think that increasing levels of greenhouse gases would fail to result in greenhouse warming as physics demands.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An allergy sufferer gives thanks


Letters to the Editor

Kasey Steffen
I recently read reports in The Oklahoman about the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals rankings. Every fall and spring, AAFA ranks the cities with the toughest allergy seasons.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Don't tax ideas


Letters to the Editor

Mike Knopp
As Oklahomans, we face an important decision with State Question 766: Are we going to tax people’s ingenuity and ideas?
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

A chilling effect


Letters to the Editor

Jalal Farzaneh
Thirty-one years ago my family started Home Creations to build quality homes at a great value. We believe in the American dream of homeownership and strong communities, things that help improve our state in innumerable ways.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Recognizing grief


Letters to the Editor

Joanette Clipson
October is Depression Awareness Month — a time to recognize a condition that affects nearly 10 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, an estimated eight to 10 million people experience the loss of a loved one. In addition to death, people experience the loss of a job, a child leaving home, or other major life changes such as a divorce.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mitt’s no everyday folk


Letters to the Editor

Jim Ammerman
Mitt Romney recently divulged in his tax release that there were deductions he had elected not to take. On face value, one could assume Mitt was just paying his fair share. I do not make that assumption.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Old gray Mitt


Letters to the Editor

Merle D. Wright
You may never read about this anywhere else, but Mitt Romney’s hair is a toupee. No, I’m just kidding. I would wager, though, that Mitt has his personal barber traveling with him — and not just any barber. This one knows color. Check those gray sideburns next time you see Mitt on TV, and freeze the picture if you can. Notice how all of Mitt’s hair is a charcoal color except for the sideburns and temples. The sideburns are totally gray, and the temples have a gray that is perfectly swept on for, I’d guess, about three inches.
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Incomplete 'grade'


Letters to the Editor

David Goin
I was disappointed in the content of an article appearing in the Oct. 17 Oklahoma Gazette (News, “Degrading the grade”). I am particularly concerned about a quotation attributed to me (“it’s just about too much to ask”) followed by words that are a misrepresentation of my position and expectations for the academic growth of students.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It’s Pat!

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kool-Aid’s global warming flavor


Letters to the Editor

Mickey McVay
Robin Meyers (Commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator,” Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette) can be foolish enough to drink the man-made global warming Kool-Aid if he wants, but he would be well advised to take some courses
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why not move already?


Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
After reading Robin Meyers’ commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator” (Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette), I wonder why he chooses to live in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rational on climate change


Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Robin Meyers uses the terms “idiot” and “criminal” to describe Sen. Jim Inhofe’s opposition to prevailing theories of climate change (Commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator,” Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette), which suppose that man-made greenhouse gases are responsible for upward trends in global temperatures. That is unfortunate; it is rarely helpful to personally denigrate those with differing views, and it avoids a real look at issues more complicated than either Inhofe or Meyers seems to understand.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

When guns don't help


Letters to the Editor

John R. Junger III
Please let me weigh in on the debate about the proper use of firearms in our society. Robert Morris’ assertion (Letters, “Guns and freedom,” Aug. 15, Oklahoma Gazette) that retired Lt. Colonel Richard Westmoreland (”How many children must die,” July 25) has not seriously considered the meaning of that oath is a little disrespectful.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Missing chicken fry


Letters to the Editor

Philip Maguire
Regarding Greg Elwell’s piece on chicken-fried steaks (Food and Drink, “Chicken fry country,” Sept. 26, Oklahoma Gazette) — any mention of them without discussing Del Rancho is sorely incomplete.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
 
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