Columns/Opinions

Wed
26
Aug

An early morning visit from a ’coon

An early morning visit from a ’coon

Things got a little exciting around my home early last Tuesday morning. My wife and I had an early morning visit from a raccoon. We had a raccoon show up at our house and decide to come in and see if he could rouse up some breakfast.

Let me explain. I usually get up at 5 a.m. and after starting my coffee to drip, I take our two babies – Molly and Daisy – out for their morning duties. Last Tuesday morning I was on routine duties and had let the dogs out.

Daisy had surgery the day before and I had her on a leash so she wouldn’t run off somewhere. And we had our granddog – Allie – visiting. So out the door goes Molly and Allie, and me with Daisy on the leash.

 

 

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Wed
19
Aug

Tullos voters shine; approve bond issue

Tullos voters shine; approve bond issue

Congratulations are in order for Tullos Mayor Karla Cockerham and the entire Tullos Town Council in finally getting a bond issue approved, which will along with federal funds, assure the complete renovation of the town’s water system.

The vote: 96 yes, 4 no; that equals 96% of voters approving, with only 4% of the voters disapproving.

Wow! I have been around this business more than a half century and have seen some bond issues come and go, some new and some renewal. The average passing rate for most are in the range of 60% for and 40% against –some higher and some lower.

 

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Wed
12
Aug

Tom Homan: House moves to cripple ICE

The House Appropriations Committee recently released the draft Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security funding bill, which provides annual funding for the components of the Department of Homeland Security. It should come to no one’s surprise that the bill is being used as a political football by those who seek a borderless America and all the human misery that would come with it.

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Wed
12
Aug

Longing for the “good ole days”

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Oh, how I long for the good ole days…and I’m not talking about when I was growing up and life was simple – but what I am longing for are the good ole days of less than a year ago.

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Wed
05
Aug

My TV watch list is shrinking

My TV watch list is shrinking

My TV watch list is shrinking. In light of recent events I have elected to not watch many programs that once dominated what little time I do have to watch my flat screen.

I’m talking about recent events revolving around the disrespecting of our National Anthem by professional athletes at sporting events and the promotion of other non-American societal issues. I, like many Americans, am fed up with the overpaid millionaires disrespecting our flag, our military and police, and joining with the anti-American, pro-rebellion movement that has swept this country.

They can tell me all day long that it has nothing to do with the flag or patriotism and they are supporting this group or that group, but at the end of the day it is un-American…period.

Wed
05
Aug

Matt Vespa: We’ve reached a new level of idiocy

Are we living in a quasi-Oceanic state? Are we living in the United States or a place more resembling Airstrip One? Okay, maybe not that far, but the liberal media’s refusal to utilize the English language to describe what is happening on the Left Coast is troubling. Is it shocking? Not really, but disconcerting all the same.

While most of the country has moved on from rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis Police on May 25, there are small pockets where these clowns have simply not gone home. Most of it is occurring in the usual places, California, Portland, and Seattle.

These leftists are still there because it’s not about George Floyd, which unleashed a new wave of Black Lives Matter activism and political correctness policing. Oh, and it also set forth a renewed push to…eliminate all law enforcement, but that’s a tale for another time.

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
05
Aug

Provide religious liberties to seniors

Provide religious liberties to seniors

Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, nursing homes throughout the country have been closed to visitors, including family members, clergy, and others. Bascially, the same policy has been followed by most hospitals.

We certainly are not blaming our local nursing homes, because they are bound by state and/or national orders. But we are concerned about several provisions of the policy, which has been in effect concerning nursing homes everywhere since mid-March.

There have been cases, even here locally, that elderly residents in nursing homes have been denied family members to visit in time of critical condition. Just last week, a local resident was not allowed to deliver a death notice to his mother, that his sister and her daughter, had died. He was required to tell his mother by telephone of her daughter’s death.

Wed
29
Jul

You’re free to leave, anytime

Dear leftists, mutants, rioters, perma-protestors, and all those funding or cheering on these violent goons destroying once-great cities of every color and possible human configuration (I realize that’s a long way to address a letter, but I wanted to make sure to be “inclusive,” lest someone feel offended or left out).

I write to you today on behalf of everyone else – not just the people who roll their eyes in disgust at the sight of you, but the people you don’t see – the people going to work every day, people with families or without, those stuck at home, those trying to get an actual education, and anyone else who loves this country, people of every race and ethnicity. In other words: normal Americans.

You really seem to hate it here. So, we have a question: why are you still here?

 

 

Wed
29
Jul

Lot’s of us are feeling lonesome

Lot’s of us are feeling lonesome

“Are you lonesome tonight? / Do you miss me tonight? / Are you sorry we drifted apart? / Does your memory stray to a brighter, sunny day?” -- Elvis Presley

Loneliness is such a sad affair, as the saying goes, and our politicians have succeeded in turning America into a lonely nation by decree. We are going on four months now of lock-ins, business shutdowns, and few if any, social gatherings. What this is doing to the nation’s psyche has been devastating.

Stephen Moore, a columnist for Townhall Inc. gives this account of how being shut-off from friends can affect you.

“A good friend of mine, Wayne, is 80 years old. He’s sociable, always upbeat, and a great storyteller. He likes nothing more than to have a whiskey sour and a long dinner with friends. He’s single and loves to visit the ladies -- especially the younger ones in their 60s and 70s!

 

 

Wed
22
Jul

Kurt Schlichter: Masks and other madness

I’m pretty tired of the whole pangolin pandemic panic and the manifest bullSchiff surrounding every aspect of it. I’m not a COVID Truther. There’s a virus. It makes people sick. It can kill old people and people with other health problems. Everyone else is pretty much safe. Not everyone, but the vast majority. And it’s time to get on with our lives.

See, people who are vulnerable to this disease – and I have them in my family and among my friends – should stay away from other people. Those of us who aren’t especially vulnerable, well, we need to get on with our lives. So, vulnerable people should hunker and invulnerable people should be able to go about their business. Simple.

 

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