Opinion

Bunny slippers return

This story was going to be entitled “True Confessions of a Retired Firefighter,” but that title was too long for the paper. Unbelievable as it may be, I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that everything you’re about to read is indeed true. Happened just as written.

So sit back in your favorite easy chair, prop up your feet and get ready to smile. You’re really not gonna believe this one. Read More»

Will U.S. survive news media?

Terry Garlock's picture

Too bad shame died in America long ago, else Democrat leaders would be hiding their heads. Not only because of the election results, but the mainstream media, having delivered an exhaustive defense of Obama, is now trumpeting two false messages on behalf of Democrats.

Talking heads begin with, “What the voters were saying ...” and then they add their own agenda, which usually ascribes to the voters the desire to get rid of gridlock, compromise and get things done. But the voters were saying nothing of the sort. Read More»

Much fraud against elderly is preventable

Claude Paquin's picture

All of us, and I mean absolutely all of us, are the potential victims of criminal activity, including fraud. That does not mean we should be neurotic about it, but we certainly should be vigilant.

Many of us are more vulnerable than others, and thus more attractive targets. That would include the young and many of the old, especially those with diminished mental capacity, often labeled with the Latin term of dementia. Read More»

What happened last week

Thomas Sowell's picture

Just what happened last week on election day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead?

The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States. Read More»

MLK, Jr. at the Berlin Wall

Dr. Paul Kengor's picture

[Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The Washington Post.]

When we think of Martin Luther King Jr.’s great speeches, we don’t think of Berlin. And when we think of great American speeches in Berlin, we think of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan; we don’t think of King. Yet, 50 years ago, the civil rights icon delivered historic remarks on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Read More»

Out of control

Ronda Rich's picture

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

“Listen, I’ve got to tell you something,” she began. “And this is confidential. Do not tell anyone.” Meaning, particularly, “do not write this in the paper.” Which, of course, I would never do.

“Okay.” I stopped what I was doing in the kitchen so I could listen carefully. “What’s wrong?”

She took a deep breath. “I’m out of control. Seriously. I am out of control.”

I rolled my eyes. Read More»

PTC pay hike close to unethical action

The Citizen headline on Nov. 5, 2014, was, “Pennington fires back at pay raise critics.”

My opinion is the headline should have read, “Pennington fired for misleading City Council and taxpayers.”

Pennington’s points in The Citizen are mumbo jumbo at best to try to temper public awareness that he misled the council and the taxpayer. Read More»

School endangers elementary kids

I am very concerned about a situation at a Fayette County elementary school.

Drivers picking up children after school are instructed to not get out of cars to buckle small children into car seats but drive forward to a designated area, pull over, then strap the child in.

Not all vehicles are configured so that the driver can reach into the back seat and fasten the child into the car seat. With those vehicles, the driver has to get out into the traffic lane. Read More»

PTC’s recreation budget is out of control

For the last four years we have been told by now-Mayor Vanessa Fleisch and council members Kim Learnard and Eric Imker that we have a great budget, all is under control, our priorities are sound and there will be no more tax increases from 2015 on.

I gave many warnings, which were ignored, that we were at a tipping point that can no longer be ignored. Sadly, too many think if a majority, any majority, comes up with an answer they must have knowledge and facts behind them. Read More»

Election wave swamps Democrats, puts GOP on hot seat

I’m waking up and looking at the morning news this morning, and what it headlines is the results of yesterday’s mid-term election. The Republicans have won almost every position that they have run for. Incumbency has been a minus. The people want “change.”

Can you imagine a worse nightmare than being a member of the steering committee of the national Republican Party today? It was a “sweep” by your political party in almost every elected position yesterday and your party is in the hot seat. Read More»

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