If 85 percent of Asheville's residents are against the water-system transfer, then pretty much all of Asheville is against it [“The Water-System Merger Hurts Us All,” Jan. 16, Xpress]. Let’s move on and stop wasting everyone’s time/energy. P.S. Moffitt, please tell whatever business partner you had in this venture that you need another angle to screw us and benefit you.
Remember when all those cops kept getting killed by drivers along the freeway and that sucked [“Scooters are Everywhere,” Jan. 16 Xpress]? Yeah, people collectively decided, “Hey, maybe I should move to the left lane so it’s not so scary.” Asheville please apply this logic and respect to people pushing strollers, changing their tires, people riding mopeds and bicycles on the side of the road. Let’s make life more pleasant for all.
The Aurora shooter stopped shooting because his gun got jammed [Several letters, including, “Is Gun Control the Answer?” Jan. 2 Xpress]. High-capacity magazines are for people who need to shoot a lot of bullets fast. Those people are people in war zones, gangs, or are drug lords or mass murderers. When was the last time a hunter needed 100 bullets to kill an entire herd of deer? Never? If someone is breaking into your house, I’m sure two hand guns or a shotgun will do the trick.
I don’t want to be told I’m a sinner/jerk for an hour every week [“Keeping the Faith,” Dec. 26 Xpress]. Let’s have churches preach love, acceptance and caring for our neighbors, not how our neighbors are all wrong/going to hell if they don’t believe what we believe.
Turn off the news, especially news that sensationalizes hate.
— Mark Strazzer