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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The July 12th edition featured a column by Floyd and Mary Brown depicting a typical Fourth of July barbecue complete with Obama bashing. Their once young friend from Cuba reminisced about the good old days before Castro and that Castro was a closet Communist. Just like Obama. Huh? Castro became a communist after the US shunned Cuba and the Soviet Union embraced him. Batista, whom Castro displaced, was a monster and had displaced, through a coup, the legally elected President of Cuba. JFK said this of Batista: “Fulgencio Batista murdered 20,000 Cubans in seven years and he turned Democratic Cuba into a complete police state destroying every individual liberty. Yet our aid to his regime, and the ineptness of our policies, enabled Batista to invoke the name of the United States in support of his reign of terror. Administration spokesmen publicly praised Batista, hailed him as a staunch ally and a good friend at a time when Batista was murdering thousands, destroying the last vestiges of freedom, and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the Cuban people, and we failed to press for free elections”. ITT gave Batista a gold-plated telephone as an “expression of gratitude” for the “excessive telephone rate increase” which Batista had granted at the urging of the US government.

Equating our bailout of GM to Castro and communism is utter nonsense. Ironically, GM’s 1950’s cars are still running in Cuba today. So when GM pays back the money that saved it’s butt and thousands of jobs, perhaps the Browns will issue an apology. They were allowed 684 words to slam the current administration including quoting that beacon of civility Michele Malkin and her book referring to a culture of corruption. Again, huh? Who’s culture? Name the major contractors in Iraq or Afghanistan. What companies, behind closed doors, formed our energy policy with VP Cheney? Do they need to be reminded who bailed out Wall Street?

Want to help Cuba? End the Cuban embargo. Maybe they can buy new GM cars and help rescue GM from the communist takeover.

Craig S. Chisesi


Assassination comes in many forms. One form would be to declare that since Fidel Castro didn’t reveal his communist leanings before seizing dictatorial control of Cuba, that President Obama must be feared for the same reasons.

Rick Hilleary

Glenwood Springs

Imagine you have a big bucket, and you are trying to keep that bucket full with a cup. You want the bucket full for your children, friends and community. Every week you get a little bit of water you worked for dispensed to you. So you add a little water to the bucket, then you drink a little to stay alive.

Now imagine a group of people show up, and they start taking some of the water you were receiving because they will take a little less water for same job. You have less water now, but you figure it’s OK, if they help you add a little water to the bucket every week it will be fine. Then you discover that the other people do not care about your bucket. If it stays full or not. Turns out they have there own bucket back where they came from. They send their water back to their bucket and drink the rest.

So your bucket starts to lose water because you still have to drink some of yours to stay alive. Next thing you know there is an illegal leak in your bucket, it is leaking welfare, public documents in a foreign language, housing programs, baby after illegal baby taking your water and they are still not adding to the bucket.

Eventually your bucket goes dry because all the water that needed to go to the bucket to keep it full, went to another bucket far away, or leaked out. The others don’t care about your bucket, they simply plan to go back to their bucket someday and drink to their heart’s content, besides they know your bucket has a big leak so they can drink more than their share while they are here.

Nick Smalling


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