Columns/Opinions

Wed
24
Jul

The arrogance and the ignorance

Derek Hunter:

Separately, arrogance and ignorance are some of humanity’s worst traits. Together, when coupled with power, they achieve “weapon-grade stupid” status.

This is the marinade of the “gang of four,” the “progressive” Congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar –  who I’d accuse of having exponentially more social media followers than accomplishments, but it’s impossible to multiply by zero. This week we witnessed why those two traits together are such a problem for Democrats, and it was hilarious.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jul

Identity politics devours itself

Michael Brown:

There is a biblical principle that everything produces after its own kind. Cats produce cats. Dogs produce dogs. Apple trees produce apples. Orange trees produce oranges. Love produces love. Hate produces hate. What does identity politics produce?

It produces bigotry. It produces division. It produces a victim mentality.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jul

Facts on sales tax collections

I don’t do Facebook. My wife does, and from time to time, she will share something she thinks I might be interested in.

Last week, she shared a post about sales tax collections hitting an all-time high in LaSalle Parish, as reported in The Jena Times last week.

 

 

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Wed
17
Jul

Every business, industry important

This week is the time each year when officials and citizens pause to give thanks for all the businesses and industries we have in LaSalle Parish. Every business and industry, small or large, is important to the economical well being of the parish.

The staff at the Times-Signal has been quite busy for several weeks now preparing this edition of your hometown newspaper as a special salute to all businesses and industries for being a vital part of our parish.

Many stories can be found throughout this edition of the paper reflecting the changes in La-Salle Parish. Every business in the parish was invited to submit information for a free story in this issue, and at last count, over 200 stories had been written. Throughout this edition, you will find each business’ own success stories.

 

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Wed
17
Jul

Kurt Schlichter: Doubling down on hating America

You gotta hand it to them – it’s an innovative strategy to run for President by taking the position that your country is garbage and that its are people deplorable monsters. It’ll be interesting to see how the Democrats fare on their “America sucks!” platform. The last week has seen Team Donkey take brave stands against the flag and celebrating our military, and you would half expect them to next advocate something insanely suicidal, like taking your health insurance or forcing you to pay for illegal aliens’ doctors.  

Oh wait, that happened too.

Who are these lunatics? Do they really think this is going to play in America as well as it does in Chicago, Manhattan and Scat Francisco?

 

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Wed
10
Jul

Life was different back in those days

Had my mother lived, she would have turned 110 on her last birthday. Many years ago when God was looking for volunteers to come home a bit early, Mother must have raised her hand because she died. I still miss her.

But you know as I think about my mom and how things were when she was a little girl, I sometimes wonder how folks made it.

For those of you out there under 60, life was a tad bit more difficult when my mother was a girl. The truth is we’re all more than a little spoiled.

Most students know how exciting the last day of school is. Well, it hasn’t always held the elation of “school’s out” for the children way back then.

 

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Wed
10
Jul

Free everything being promised

Terry Paulson:

After two nights of watching the Democrat candidates debate, it’s almost comical if it were not so sad how Democratic candidates are doing everything they can to outspend their opponents with your money. It’s a frenzy of entitlement promises. It’s “free everything” paid by the tax-paying Americans who work hard to earn and keep as much of their paycheck as possible. At least New York Mayor Bill de Blasio candidly admitted their plans for your money, “There is plenty of money in this world, and there’s plenty of money in this country, it’s just in the wrong hands. Democrats have to fix that.”

Wed
03
Jul

President dodged an ambush

Kurt Schlichter:

Assuming nothing happens between the time I write this and the time you read it, it appears that Donald Trump has refused to take the sucker’s bait and engage us in open war with Iran. And while I remain more hawkish than many of my fellow supporters of the Trump Revolt against the garbage liberal elite, it’s pretty clear that Trump was right. Some quality conservatives disagree with me in good faith, but whatever makes Fredocons like Bill Kristol upset is presumptively a good idea.

Let’s clarify some things. Iran is our enemy – the notion that we might wish to avoid being drawn into open conflict today does not mean these mullah bastards don’t deserve to be hanged from the very cranes they use to murder gays, women who refuse hijab oppression and people who like freedom. We have been at covert war with them for four decades, and they’ve murdered our people from Lebanon to Iraq and elsewhere.

 

 

Wed
03
Jul

Trump: Smarter than the experts

Gil Gutknecht:

Remember the bold predictions made by the New York Times’ economist and resident expert, Paul Krugman? The Nobel Prize winning economist said that the economic fallout of a Donald Trump presidency would be severe and widespread, predicting that it could “plunge the world into recession.”

 

 

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Wed
03
Jul

The history of our Independence Day

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).

In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

 

 

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