Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

Sexual Harassment––Puhleeze!

Sexual Harassment––Puhleeze
I have a vivid memory of putting on my mother’s high heels and covering my head with the veiled hat she wore on special occasions. All decked out, I made my way up The Boulevard in New Haven to our neighbor’s home about four houses away.

And on that sojourn, I have an equally vivid memory of a man sitting on his porch and stopping me in my tracks with his comments. “Well well well, Missy, don’t we look pretty! And where would you be going today looking so beautiful?”

By Joan Swirsky - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

The Gardens of Gwyn

The Gardens of Gwyn
Eleanor ‘Nell’ Gwyn was many things in her time. She has remained so for more than 350 years. Commencing literally as a Cinderella—sifting ashes for unburnt fuel, she progressed to peddling turnips, selling ‘strong’ drinks in her mother’s brothel, to leading actress and, for seventeen years, mistress of the ‘Merry Monarch’ Charles II. She also became something of a gardener, owning a fair-sized property with her London townhouse and 40 acres of landscaped grounds up the Thames River at Burford House, Windsor. Both were gifts of Charles.

Born in 1650, little is known of her early life. By the age of 13, she was an orange girl, peddling the then exotic fruit for an exorbitant six pence each to gallants in the theatre audience. She would have been required to work six days a week, receiving a penny for each of her sales. This did not last for long. By April 1665 she had acquired fame as an actress among theatre goers. Within two years, aged just 17, she had found fame, if not fortune, on the London stage. Doubtlessly, this is where the king first saw her. Fascinated with this witty, petite performer Charles first sent for her as an entertainer. She became his long-lasting mistress. The rest, as they say, is history.

By Wes Porter - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Defending Judge Roy Moore

Roy Moore

Roy Moore has been in the news continually for the last several weeks with a number of accusations that would be troubling if they are true. Here’s the letter he posted to Sean Hannity giving his side of the story.

I met Roy Moore when I was in Alabama last year, and I talked to him a few days ago from Norway and asked him if these allegations were true. He said absolutely not. You can read his detailed response for yourself. My prayer is that the truth will ultimately be revealed and lies will be seen for what they are.Franklin Graham

Let me say up front that I am not a huge Roy Moore fan, but I will take him any day of the week over the Democrat, RINO, and GOPe pearl clutching poseurs currently swooning over his purported behavior four decades ago.

By Jim ONeill - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Dems reckon wrongly if they think far-left agendas play well nationally

RICHMOND, Virginia — Democrats have an almost delusional case of wishful thinking that relying on far left positions and Trump bashing will guarantee them sweeps in the 2018 midterm elections.

Senior Democrats are citing the decisive victories their candidates won in off-year gubernatorial races in Democratic New Jersey and Virginia as proof that largely running far to the left against President Donald Trump and his policies is a surefire way to win.

By Whitt Flora - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Government should not directly or indirectly be perceived as fostering exclusivity.

Greek life, it’s called on the news. On campus they are called frats. What they are is exclusive clubs that, in some cases, practice bad behavior.

Isn’t there a bigger problem? Don’t these group create and foster division. They are a special club for those who are deemed to be worthy.

Yet in elementary schools across the country, better grades are often replaced with satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Youth sports hand out participation trophies to everyone and at younger levels they don’t keep score. Some High Schools have stopped naming Valedictorians. Given the the hue and cry for equality, there can be no justification for continuing an outdated system of social clubs that by their very nature create division.

Even worse is that taxpayer dollars provide about one third of the budget for universities via government tuition grants and loans.  Government should not directly or indirectly be perceived as fostering exclusivity.

By Guest Column -- Shirley Reynolds- Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

MSM Hype Notwithstanding, Clinton/Obama and Their Resistance Falling Apart

MSM Hype Notwithstanding, Clinton/Obama and Their Resistance Falling Apart
This holiday season makes for the perfect time to Count Your Blessings.

Best blessing of Thanksgiving 2017 to count first: Hillary Clinton never made it as president.

The caterwauling of that stunning loss continues over a year later.  But Clinton, who acts as if she really won the presidency, is now down to carping at the voting world from the none-too-stable Clinton Foundation, or whatever is left of it.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Much ado about a jump in ObamaCare signups, but it’s a tiny sliver of the population

Much ado about a jump in ObamaCare signups
To listen to the media this week, you’d think it was an ObamaCare triumph! Almost 1.5 million people signed up for ObamaCare since November 1! What a big deal!

Except that it’s really not. Those still determined to defend this disaster of a law are pretty excited that, even with President Trump pulling back on promotional advertising and Republicans trying (but failing thus far) to repeal the law, we’ve still got people signing up. In fact, signups have jumped compared with last year, which has the swamp creatures acting like some tasty morsel just fell into the stagnant water:

By Herman Cain - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story


In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed to everything he has proposed. The “deep state” bureaucrats have proven to be a formidable adversary as well. Unfortunately, “Never Trump” conservatives and establishment Republicans have also been very uncooperative. His legislative agenda has been stalled as Obamacare has not been repealed, despite eight years of GOP promises, and the prospect of the tax reform package passing the U.S. Senate looks very questionable.

Acting on his own, President Trump has been successful in issuing executive orders and slashing regulations. He has brought a new attitude to foreign relations, trade deals and has shown his unflinching support for our military, both active service members and veterans.

By Jeff Crouere - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Apple diversity chief thrown overboard for advocating diversity

Apple diversity chief thrown overboard for advocating diversity, Denise Young Smith
It is always entertaining watching politically correct left-wingers engaged in intramural disputes.

Denise Young Smith, a black woman who became Apple’s vice president of diversity and inclusion six months ago, ran afoul of the Silicon Valley thought police when she spoke last month at the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia.


In a November Pew Research Center poll, an amazing 77 percent of Democrats with a bachelor’s degree or higher believed that a person’s gender “can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.”  Yet, the scientific evidence is much less clear, and this conflict between science and popular belief is why the Trump administration has just announced a new research effort to ensure that sex education programs “follow the science to improve youth health and well being.”

The Trump administration’s research initiative is welcome, given the numerous instances in schools where ideology is prevailing over scientific evidence.

By Lance Izumi, J.D. and Lauren Geary, Ph.D. - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Moore and the yearbook

Moore and the yearbook

Many women have now come forward with allegations that Roy Moore harassed, fondled, or otherwise solicited them, the two most serious coming from women who claimed they were 14 and 16 at the time. Moore has consistently denied wrongdoing. His claims have been supported by other Alabamans who have known him for years.

So where does the truth lie?

The UN Takes Aim at Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Weapons

The UN Takes Aim at Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Weapons
“You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!” This chilling line from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, published just shy of 200 years ago, is an apt description of the potential power of artificial intelligence over mankind that mankind has created. These systems are designed to emulate human intelligence and learn on their own.  They have many potential applications, including in warfare.

At a UN-hosted conference on artificial intelligence in Geneva last June, a bizarre scene took place. Sophia, a humanoid robot, tried to convince the humans attending the conference that artificial intelligence “is good for the world, helping people in various ways.” She told her audience that “we will never replace people, but we can be your friends and helpers,” although she did admit that “people should question the consequences of new technology.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Time to stop paying millions for politicians giving in to their baser instincts

Time to stop paying millions for politicians giving in to their baser instincts
It’s not the chant: “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!” that is foremost in the minds of the progressive-left.  That’s just the one they send snowflake screechers out to grab public attention when screaming helplessly at the night sky.

The never-ending mantra of the progressive-left is: “Hey, Hey!”, “Ho,” Ho!” Donald Trump has got to go!”

That’s the chant that’s their driving force, the one they mindlessly repeat to themselves as they go about their shady business;  the chant they plan to scream without end after they’ve managed to bring the Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore sexual harassment charges back onto President Donald Trump, the last one before the “IMPEACH HIM!” finale,  which has been their intention all along.

• Congressmen exposing their genitals on the House floor—getting to go unnamed
• WaPo Replaces ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ To Take Out Trump
• The News Can Kill You and is doing it to Targeted Enemies Every Day

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Virginia goes Don Quixote

Virginia goes Don Quixote
Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme requiring polluters to buy credits for emitting carbon dioxide.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Nigel Farage unveils George Soros corruption with EU

By News on the Net - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

As COP 23 Convenes, Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Continue to Rise

The 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP 23) is currently meeting in Bonn, Germany, to work on a rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement. Since many of the Paris pledges remain fairly opaque and the specific policies the countries will take to meet them are vague, a major feature of the conference will be to obtain transparency in measuring, reporting and verifying each country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Since the Paris Agreement does not include sanctions for countries that do not meet their agreed-to targets, peer pressure is the main mechanism for ensuring that governments abide by their commitments. The final rule book is due at the end of 2018 and is subject to approval at the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland.

By Institute for Energy Research - Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

Mugabe boys’ party days are over

The hard-partying sons of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe went to ground this week as their parents were besieged in their Blue Roof mansion in the exclusive Harare suburb of Borrowdale.

Close friends and confidantes of the young men – Robert junior (25) and Chatunga Bellarmine (21) – say they have been holed up at the mansion in the exclusive Johannesburg suburb of Sandhurst, which a company owned by their half-brother, Russell Goreraza (33), bought for R43 million in February.—More…

By News on the Net -- News24.com- Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Full Story

The Obama Uranium-1 Story even FOX News Won’t Speak About!

The Obama Uranium-1 Story even FOX News Won't Speak About!
Midday on November 14th, FOX News talking head Shepard Smith, whom we might charitably label as a liberal non-heterosexual who may not like Donald Trump, meaning his politics have everything to do with his sexual preferences and whom he would vote for, and very little to do with reality, gave the nation a much-needed reality check.

Hillary Clinton is innocent of all charges. As Shepard opened his mouth, we saw former FBI Director James Comey’s eyes peeking out.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Twilight Zone, Capitol Hill
In episode 22 of the first season of the Twilight Zone, space aliens decide to descend upon a quiet neighborhood to test the fragility of the human occupants, remove them from their comfort zone and watch their reactions. They observe the reaction to electricity being turned off on most of the homes while leaving a few others untouched. Autos all over the neighborhood were unable to start while a few others appear normal. The episode ends with the once quiet neighborhood in panic with fighting, finger pointing, suspicion and prejudice. Human fragility indeed. All this to test methods of invasion by the aliens at a later date.

Our current Maple Street is the once dignified and honorable seat of government, Washington, D.C., and the center of hero worship, Hollywood - two corners of powerful social change. They have become places where service and dignity take a back seat to power, riches and licentiousness. Our leaders and ‘heroes’ have openly demonstrated to the world that they are as fragile and as filled with human weakness and prejudice as the rest of us, maybe more so. It was probably always like that, but at least it was hidden in dark corners. There was always a figment, a bubble of superhero presence. No more.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story