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I do not live in or near Lincoln. In
fact, I live over 1½ hours away. Years ago, however, I did live near
Lincoln and enjoyed the hometown pride and loved the little downtown
shops. The people were always so friendly and willing to help out
anyone in need. That is why I'm writing this. I grew up in a small
town and I just can't believe that someone so selfish would
contribute to Lincoln. In fact, I feel that Holiday Inn Express
should have offered rooms at a discounted price or something
(anything) to help out your local citizens whose homes were
destroyed by Mother Nature. I was so distraught by this I even
e-mailed the Holiday Inn chain.
I travel for a living -- every week
someplace new. I stay at many hotels, and Holiday Inns are in the
top two that I prefer. I have to say that my mind may be changing
now. I have stayed at Lincoln's Holiday Inn Express and had a
pleasant stay, but I know for a fact I will no longer choose that
hotel in the future.
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column in this letter]
I hope that the management at the
Holiday Inn Express will never be in a situation where they need
help and support from the community, because I fear they will no
longer get it!
God bless those in need and all that
are helping! I hope the community will find strength in numbers to
help them rebuild.
I realize you have a lot on your plate
right now, Mr. Bush; however, a lot of us in this upside-down world
are suffering too. For instance, today I paid $10 for under five
gallons of gas with ethanol added, plus an additional $5 to put gas
in my hand-driven lawn mower so I could come home from work tonight
and mow my acre of rented ground!
1 watched C-Span 2 this morning and
listened intently as the Democrats told us just what I've guessed...
Our gas prices are due to the oil refineries conglomerating and
shutting down the little guys (promising them their share, right?),
while we count the miles and pay the price! How are your oil wells
doing, Pres.? Then the lone Republican from somewhere got up and
told us how lucky we are to be living in this country. WE KNOW
THAT... Tell us why YOU, Mr. President, aren't getting up on your
high horse and telling those Arabs to start producing more oil and
I'm a two-year college person, sir, and
I know enough to see through the oil industry's plan. I want to know
if your oil refinery is full and idle just so you and your cronies
can make a million off this damnable scheme to rob the American
people once more. You claim to take a great deal of pride in the
"little guy." Well, why don't you start thinking like one of us
then? Get these oil tankers moving and get the lead out and find Bin
Laden and kill him, just like his men did Mr. Burke!
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column in this letter]
I am a Republican and do try to see
your side of this mess. I do understand it was prudent for us to get
rid of Saddam; however, I thought the main objective of our 9/11
payback was supposed to be Bin Laden?!? Instead of having his head
on our platter, over 700 of our boys and girls have paid the price
for freedom [as of May 19] and "Bin" is still around!
You want to be re-elected in November,
don't you? Maybe you think all that oil money will be enough to do
it; but, be careful, there are a lot more like me out there that
USED TO BE ON YOUR SIDE, SIR! I guess you'll just have to wait for
the final count to see just how mad we former Republicans are, won't
Dorothy J. Paxton Butler