Last Word get a new fan, May 26

Local driver thinks bicyclists make for dangerous traveling companions along Newman Road.

 

One more Last Word

New to the community, just read and enjoyed the Last Word submissions, was thinking there will always be an endless stream of Last Words but one must remember, "When all is said and done, there is more said than done."

Street racing 

There are several small cars (one white car/one black car) with young male drivers that race up and down Lake Powell Road/Treasure Island Road squealing tires and driving at excessive speeds periodically.        

Bad potholes 

The City of Williamsburg needs to fix potholes on Merrimac Trail before someone falls in one or a car has a wreck on one. Thanks.

Black Lives Matter

If the lives of young black men matter so much to the Black Lives Matter movement, why aren't folks doing something about what is killing thousands of them every single day of the week: gun violence? Every night our news is dominated by stories of black men, as well as women, who kill each other with guns. These millions of young black deaths far, far exceed those lost to police violence in our county yet the BLM movement exclusively focuses on police abuse. When you compare the loss of millions of black lives through black-on-black violence to the numbers of lives lost by police abuse, it makes you think it's just easier to blame someone else. So sad.

Yield the road

To all the bikers that think it is a good idea to bike down Newman Road:  First you are asking for an accident to happen considering all the hills and the narrow road. Second, the least you could do is move over to the side of the road when you see a car behind you, and if you are riding 2x2, it is common courtesy to move to the side of the road single file to let the car pass you. York River State Park has beautiful bike trails right there so maybe try riding on those, and not in the middle of an unlined road.

Looking for ...

Lost:  Simple fliptop black cell phone somewhere in Williamsburg last week. Please call 345-0399 if found.

Naming rights

Now that George Mason University has sold the naming rights of its law school to the friends of Anthony Scalia for ten pieces of silver, William and Mary business school can sell its naming rights to Donald Trump and VIMS can be known in the future as the Shell Oil Institute of Marine Science.

Syrian immigration

I don’t understand at all why an average American would feel that we don’t need to do heavy security checks on those coming in from Syria. It’s illogical to me.  Why would you not want to curtail any movement until you’ve got it under control?  When the Homeland Security director tells you that it’s not under control, when Immigration will tell you it’s not under control, when NSA will tell you it’s not under control, that the vetting has not been properly done—it need to be redone—you need to put a hold. This is not the first time the United States of America has put a hold on immigration.

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