Your View: The craziness of the season has begun

Nov. 26, 2012 @ 09:43 PM

I feel like I am living in a horror version of Bill Murray’s movie “Groundhog Day.”
First, we have the annual American obsession with “stuff” and the “it’s mine” attitude.  A recent Enterprise article talked about “those who flocked to capitalism’s temples” because “spending has become inseparable from the holidays” and “people … feeling … as if they had no choice but to shop.”  Another recent article about gifts vs. gift cards quoted a local resident saying he gave gift cards to the people he really didn’t care about. THAT’S the holiday spirit.
“But remember the Lord. It is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant. If you ever forget the Lord … and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them … you will surely be destroyed.”
Second, our City Council voted in favor of strapping the already highly taxed citizenship (for a city this size) with a $13 million dollar bill. This in spite of the fact that City Manager Boynton told them there was no money for required improvements. A big thumbs up to Foster Douglas and Mike Pugh for voting against this. Hopefully the newly elected mayor and City Council will focus on “proposals already deemed important to High Point’s future” (Enterprise editorial Nov 25).
Let’s fast forward through that comedy/horror section about the Obama administration. Watching that might incite a “spontaneous protest” resulting in the death of rocket-launching Hamas fighters while the (former) CIA director is on a “run.”
Lastly, the Enterprise mission is to be “an intensely local newspaper.” Why did we have the same article twice in the Friday edition (Nov 23) about a case in Ft. Jackson (Columbia), S.C. (pages A5 and B2)?  This has happened numerous times over the past year.
Somebody hit the STOP button!
PERRY DAVIS
High Point

Thanks for bring us Air Force band
I would like to thank the High Point Theatre, The High Point Enterprise, Domino’s Pizza, Krispy Kreme, and Jersey Mike’s  Sub’s for bringing us the U.S. Air Force Heritage Band. This was an amazing venue variety of music. The band put on an unforgettable, elegant and stunning performance. Shame on anyone who didn’t try to get FREE tickets to this outstanding  event.
Before the band started there was a buzz of excitement in the full theatre. This band played during Veterans week and brought an impressive early start to the holidays. I was personally in awe of the euphonium, which I only see when the Air Force band performs.
Naturally, the veterans were honored, and a Glenn Miller medley was played, as well as the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Jeffrey Warner was the conductor who kept the crowd excited by stirring lots of special demonstrations.
There are not enough adjectives to describe such a fabulous event. This Air Force band did not rest its laurels; the band gave another exemplary performance to an overflowing audience! Thanks to everyone who assisted in this outstanding performance.
HERMAN HUNTER
High Point

 

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