The Issue: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ suborbital journey to the fringe of house in a reusable rocket.
So Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Bernie Sanders and different like-minded legislators are upset at Jeff Bezos for taking his house journey (“Behind the Left’s Bezos-Hate,” Editorial, July 22).
I applaud Bezos’ pioneering spirit. He has completed extra in his life than the aforementioned “legislators” might ever hope to obtain.
I’d like to remind these political hacks that he paid for the journey along with his personal cash. He earned that cash from beginning his personal firm, taking dangers and dealing laborious — unfamiliar territory to Bernie & Co.
I’d additionally like to remind the DC crowd that they make the tax legal guidelines. If they really feel that Bezos isn’t paying his fair proportion, then they need to change the tax code.
Maybe as an alternative of spending numerous hours overlaying billionaires (who do their finest to keep away from paying federal taxes) sending themselves to house, the media ought to be specializing in people who find themselves really serving to others.
Instead of spending thousands and thousands to go to house, these billionaires ought to be investing in charities.
Now that Bezos and Richard Branson have completed their costly publicity stunts, would somebody please inform them they didn’t go into house? They merely went up excessive.
For them to have gone into house, they’d have had to cross via the extraordinarily harmful re-entry section the place their aircrafts would have wanted to be at the excellent angle to keep away from burning up. They didn’t go into outer house.
Palm City, Fla.
It is fantastic to take into consideration house journey — however first, clear this planet of ours and take away all of the house junk that’s flying round and falling to Earth.
Ironic that Bezos’ buddies in the Democratic Party are coming for him.
He is one other nice instance of the do-as-I-say crowd, and I’m glad to see the likes of Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacking him for not paying his fair proportion to the black gap that’s authorities spending.
Just like the remainder of the limousine liberals, he gained’t know what hit him when the beast he helped create activates him.
The Issue: The Norwegian girls’s handball workforce’s selection to put on shorts as an alternative of bikini bottoms.
Bravo to Norway’s girls’s seaside handball workforce for selecting to put on shorts as an alternative of struggling embarrassment by sporting the “regulation” bikini bottoms (“Shorts & Sweet,” July 21).
Bravo to the Norwegian Handball Federation for supporting these nice athletes and paying the effective for his or her gamers.
Wake up, European Handball Federation, and alter your guidelines. Show some respect to girls and allow them to gown modestly and decently as an alternative of sexually harassing and degrading them by attempting to drive them to put on clearly inappropriate apparel.
In the annals of antiquated sexist sports activities guidelines, the European Handball Federation undoubtedly stands tall.
The EHF’s knee-jerk and discriminatory motion in opposition to the Norwegian girls’s handball workforce for sporting shorts as an alternative of bikini bottoms is senselessly insensitive.
Ironically, the identical requirements don’t apply to the males’s class.
Kudos to the Norwegian girls’s handball workforce for standing up in opposition to these biased guidelines.
Atul M. Karnik
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