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Readers Write: Feb. 12


Lady Gaga cost Falcons the game

The Atlanta Falcons lost to the New England Patriots because of Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s impressive, but politically correct, and long-enduring halftime show helped keep the Atlanta Falcons offense off the field for almost one hour, including part of the late second quarter where Atlanta was on defense.

This created a sluggish and non-effective Atlanta offense in the second half. This also created enough time for the Patriots to regroup at halftime and make changes to their game plan. They rested their defense and came out sacking the Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan. The Patriots then began a fearsome offensive comeback engineered by Tom Brady. Again, the halftime rest created the opportunity for this to happen. The Patriot fans should send Lady Gaga a big thank you.

WILLIAM CRAWFORD JONES, ROSWELL

Falcons should be congratulated

Enough of the Falcons-bashing. Does anyone remember that we were 8–8 in 2015 and not in the playoffs? We’ve come a long way, baby! NFC Champions! Participants in one of the most-exciting Super Bowls on record. Choke? There was no choke. We simply faced an adversary that happens to be run by maybe the best coach in NFL history and maybe the best quarterback in NFL history. The Falcons did not choke and did not embarrass themselves by losing in overtime to a great football team. Our team is young and, with some hard-earned battle experience, is a team to be reckoned with in the near future. Congratulations Falcons on a marvelous season.

BILL JUKINS, DUNWOODY

Condescending leftists are own worst enemy

Mary Sanchez’s column promoting an anti-Trump resistance movement (“Progressives could learn a thing or two from tea party,” Opinion, Feb. 7) is a perfect example of the cluelessness that has liberal pundits thrashing about trying to make sense of their recent comeuppance. As a conservative equally disgusted that Donald Trump now occupies the White House, I’m struck by the fact that liberals regard obstructing his agenda as some sort of holy cause, yet still complain bitterly about Republicans resolutely blocking Obama’s leftist machinations. It is exactly this condescending, self-righteous belief that only their agenda can save a benighted America that led to their downfall. If Democrats regard future dissatisfaction with Trump as an endorsement of their past policies, they do so at their own peril.

JAMES WILEY, DECATUR

We must rid ourselves of Trump ‘leadership’

It should be apparent to all by now that Trump is unqualified, inept, and such a rank amateur and a loose cannon that the country needs to rid itself of his “leadership.”

A look at his appointments clearly shows a perverse and radical ideology as most all amount to a fox in the hen house. In the bizzaro world of Trump, up is down and black is white. He respects no tradition or protocol, neither showing his tax returns, removing himself from his business entanglements, or seeking the counsel of the justice department, the state department and the CIA. He berates the media by calling them dishonest when our country has never had such a blatant bald-faced liar in any office. He would embarrass Pinocchio.

Furthermore, most of his actions have the opposite effect of their stated intentions.

If it would be your wish to have a president that is a belligerent, ignorant, arrogant, obstinate, lying, blustering megalomaniac, you have your wish. Republicans will forever be shamed by this acquiescence. Democrats and Republicans with a conscience and all intelligent people everywhere must, for the good of our country, join together to fight this travesty.

MIKE HOFF, AUBURN

Our senators to blame if education suffers

Your two U.S. senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, voted for Betsy DeVos to be our Secretary of Education. With that vote, each of our senators expressed their support for a woman with little to no knowledge of the public school system, who has been an outspoken supporter of government support for private over public schools. When your children’s education is suffering from the lack of funds for public education, remember who is responsible: your two Georgian senators. Election day will be your time to vote for responsible representation that supports public education.

JONATHAN D. GLASS, ATLANTA




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