Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 23, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 23, 2012

Kokomo — Feds must de-fund Planned Parenthood

I am wondering why the Kokomo Tribune decided to print such an important article and hide it down in the NEWS OF THE WEIRD!

“A better reason to de-fund Planned Parenthood: The organization has survived a controversial de-funding campaign over its limited [LIMITED?] abortion program, but its Washington state chapter, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, began a quixotic safe-sex campaign in February in which thousands of condoms were distributed with scannable bar-codes. The plan was that users would automatically register information about their locations during sex, and, if the users chose, other information about the particular sexual experience they just had ...”

And this is what OUR tax dollars and money borrowed from China are going for? No wonder we have such a huge deficit!

The U.S. government definitely needs to de-fund Planned Parenthood!

Pat Duchane, Kokomo


‘Audacity of Deceit’ unveils secret agenda

I just started a rather chilling book. You will soon learn just how chilling, should you choose to read it too.

The book, penned by Brad O’Leary, president of ATI-News.com, is a warts-and-all look at Barack H. Obama, and from what I have read thus far, there is no shortage of warts.

The book titled “The Audacity of Deceit” paints a rather unflattering portrait of our current president.

Mr. O’Leary, in the dust-jacket notes, states the following points of Mr. Obama’s agenda:

(1) Blocked emergency-related aid for babies who survived abortion.

(2) Plans to ban the use of firearms by law-abiding citizens for self-defense.

(3) Would raise tax rates to a Hoover-like 60 percent.

(4) Will transform the U.S. Treasury into the United Nations’ ATM.

(5) Wants fuel prices high and farmland taken out of production.

These five points I’ve cited are just the tip of the iceberg; the story runs deeper and should be sufficient cause for a closer look at Mr. Obama and his record. For additional information, visit


Since Election Day is Nov. 6, the time to arm oneself with the facts is NOW.

Kenneth Crockett, Kokomo


Silence of ‘Silent Joe’ not acceptable

The current TV advertisements that proclaim U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly’s record of fiscal responsibility does not jibe with his voting record.

At the town hall meeting held at the Inventrek building, Donnelly promised to read the Affordable Health Care bill prior to voting. However, he did not. Instead he followed Speaker Pelosi’s example of “first pass the bill and later find out what’s in it.”

Despite declaring concern for our national debt, Donnelly consistently supported deficit spending. In response to my communications to his office, I receive cordial letters containing standard talking points.

In Howard County, Donnelly is known as “Silent Joe.” It appears that he only wishes to answer “softball” questions, rather than addressing hard facts about his voting record. He is not a leader, and if elected as a senator from Indiana, I predict he will faithfully follow Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s instructions.

Remember, Sen. Reid’s Senate has not passed a budget in the past three years.

Donnelly promised to be a regular guest on Peter Heck’s WIOU radio program, but has failed to respond to more than 650 invitations. Joe, your silence is unacceptable.

Paul Plomp, Kokomo