Let me be one of the first Washington Informer readers to congratulate the Washington Nationals for earning a spot in the post-season. It's something special about having a major league baseball team in the city where you live, but it's really special for a winning team to reach the post-season. There is nothing like baseball in the fall. There's a reason the World Series is called the Fall Classic: it's the colors, the weather, and the excitement of anticipated match-ups.
To me, baseball is the ultimate team sport and every year at this time, no matter what teams are playing, I get excited. Names like Mays, Robinson, Aaron, Murray, Gibson, Jackson and so many others flash through my mind. Thanks, Nats, for a great year. Yes, we can go all the way, GO NATS!
The Poor Matter Too
Mr. Barrington Salmon's article, "Religious Leaders Chastise Politicians," September 20, 2012 was right on point. Finally, there are some individuals willing to take a stand for poor people in this country. Politicians think if they even mention the poor they will lose votes, and you know why? It's because the poor are mainly disenfranchised, and people who vote don't care about the poor.
We always hear about the middle class and what they have lost, well what about the people who have nothing, who have lost everything? America can't continue to brush this problem under the rug any longer and, yes, the world is watching. Mr. President, don't be ashamed to acknowledge the fact that there are poor people living in this country who need help along with businesses and the middle class.
Upper Marlboro, Md.