Opinion

Kremlin tactics in Houston

David Epps's picture

Politicians in Houston, Texas, have apparently adopted Kremlin tactics in dealing with dissent. The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

This all began when the City Council passed an ordinance allowing, among other things, men to use women’s rest rooms and vice versa. The action was part of the city’s “non-discrimination ordinance.” Read More»

Stupidity, cowardice, politics on parade

Terry Garlock's picture

With a firm grip on his dual mantra of making everything about political impact and never letting a crisis go to waste, President Obama has appointed a Democrat heavy-duty political operative named Ron Klain to be “Ebola Czar.”

Never mind that Klain has no medical or disease expertise. Now we get to watch news reports of a few thousand of our troops diverted from their military duties, plus trainloads of American dollars, pour into West Africa to build medical infrastructure while the Ebola Czar labors to make Obama look good. Read More»

We’re living in depressing times

Cal Thomas's picture

Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in charge.

The stock market rises and falls, playing “now you see it, now you don’t” with your 401k, the Ebola virus is on the move, infecting more and more people, while the United States pretends there isn’t anything at all to worry about. Read More»

Irresponsible ‘education’

Thomas Sowell's picture

Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by “educators” in our schools and colleges. Read More»

My Grant Tinker

Ronda Rich's picture

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday.

There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel. Read More»

The Pope’s stance on ‘hostile rigidity’

Pat Buchanan's picture

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

But, on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page report from a committee picked by Pope Francis himself — and the secondary explosions have not ceased. Read More»

Disrespect shown to PTC taxpayers

Dear Peachtree City Council members, I am disappointed in the recent vote to approve a second pay raise in a year to city employees which was not planned into the budget and will lead to future tax increases on the taxpayers of this city who you were elected to represent.

Why did the taxpayers not have a say on which firm was chosen to conduct the pay survey?

Why was the vote rushed before the public can see and understand the results of the survey and schedule the proper public hearings on the matter? Read More»

PTC pay raise based on questionable study

The Peachtree City Council recently voted a second increase in salary for city employees for the coming fiscal year that will increase spending by over $900,000. Why I am concerned: Read More»

Watch out for ARC blatant power grab

To: All Elected Representatives (state and local)

CC: The ARC Board, Media

 Subject: Atlanta Regional Commission Proposed Bylaws Change

 This letter is to inform you of the proposed governing bylaws change for the Atlanta Regional Commission. There has been very little coverage in the media and the last two monthly newsletters from the ARC have not made any mention of it. The changes are being characterized as just “housekeeping” since they were last modified in 1971, although we believe they are far more sweeping and significant than just housekeeping. Read More»

PTC needs its own development authority — again

As promised, this is a continuation of my letter of last week concerning the road trip to Franklin, Tenn., which included then-Council members Kim Learnard, Vanessa Fleisch, the Chamber and Bob Ross from the Tea Party and Republican Party.

Why has Franklin had such successful growth when Peachtree City has not? Read More»