Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Liberals and the lowering of the bar

The problem I have had and still do have with many liberal plans is that they lower the bar for everyone. Education has lowered the bar so that they get higher passing rates. Youth sports awards everyone for participation. Schools are discontinuing valedictorians. In many businesses-notably government-raises are given automatically, not on merit.

What really frightens me is the clamor for “Medicaid for all”. This is another plan to level the playing field and it will result in a lower quality of care across the board. Ask patients who are currently on medicaid and see if you are willing to receive that level of care. Ask Doctors and hospitals how their care will change.

All the talk about giving everyone quality healthcare begs the question, what quality is the goal? That of Presidents and Congressmen? That of company provided for CEOs? As long as there are some people on private plans, coverage cannot and will not be equal. But for the average American in an effort to create equality, the bar will be lowered. Quality will be lost.

By Guest Column -- Michael Chandler- Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Full Story

Let history record 7-17-17 as a date of dire infamy to be mourned forever by Conservative Americans

Let history record 7-17-17 as a date of dire infamy to be mourned forever by Conservative Americans,

For on that fateful date, the effort to Repeal and Replace Obamacare died in the Republican- majority US Senate at the hands of alleged Republicans, AND the Trump administration certified to Congress that Iran has continued to meet the required conditions of its nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers.

For shame!

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Full Story

The Wheel of Misfortune

The Democrats are in dire straits after losing every majority position in the 2016 elections. They haven’t the foggiest idea why they lost, blaming it on the Russians and Trump brown nosing them.

They’ve been resorting to desperate means to support this unfounded theory, from reaching for straws to throwing darts at a board, marked with erroneous accusations to expand on their crusade, but neither have come to fruition, because they have failed the test to provide substantial reason to pursue their attacks.

By George Giftos - Friday, July 14, 2017 - Full Story

Will Trump now show Paul Ryan how healthcare is done?

RyanCare is an abysmal attempt for Ryan to make good on his promise to repeal Obamacare. He has wasted a lot of time and energy solely focused on the tax benefits that he might be able to provide, rather than focusing on how to reduce costs for businesses and the country.

On the campaign trail Trump promised to reduce the premiums for everyone. He said he would not cut Medicare and that it would be the best plan ever. I don’t think he was talking about RyanCare. He was talking about a radical transformation in our healthcare system.  Congress gets far too much money from the established Medical Lobbyist for Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell to do anything of substance.

By Guest Column -- Mark Pinsley- Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Full Story

I remember that under Obama the published job numbers were often quietly adjusted to reflect more un

How about those jobless numbers? It looks like more people are employed, wages are higher and work weeks are longer.

Pretty darned good for a President who was predicted to fail, who has the media hiding any positive news about him and who has
a Congress that should be helping him reach his goals but instead is gridlocked.

I remember that under Obama the published job numbers were often quietly adjusted to reflect more unemployed. Under President
Trump those adjustments are reflecting less unemployment but you’ll not hear that on the evening news.

By Guest Column -- Wilma Howe- Monday, July 10, 2017 - Full Story

An agreement that will live in infamy

Justin Trudeau is not even halfway through his first mandate and continues to make make the kind of grievous decisions that will almost surely guarantee he will never see a second term as PM. His government’s decision to make terrorist Omar Khadr rich with a $10.5 million settlement and give an official apology to Khadr who murdered American soldier U.S. Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer in cold blood and left a grieving wife a widow with two children is about as wrong as it gets and millions of Canadians will surely remember this outrage come election time in 2019. This is nothing less than a slap in the face for not only the grieving widow and family of the murdered soldier but also the Canadian and American military and all freedom loving Canadians and Americans alike.

By Guest Column -- Gerald Hall- Monday, July 10, 2017 - Full Story

Who’s Yehoodi?

On the old Bob Hope radio shows, Jerry Colona created a catch phrase, Who’s Yehoodi? The response was, “The little man who wasn’t there!”

Yehoodi has reappeared as, “The unnamed anonymous sources,” created by the desperate democrats and adapted as the darling of the mainstream media.

You can be sure he is going to be a mainstay for the 2018 congressional election and the 2020 presidential election, because of his vast repertoire of lies and innuendos that have been widely utilized today, to cripple the present administration from draining the swamp and passing any serious legislation, amending or eliminating programs that are costly and haven’t worked in the past.

God forbid, if the country ever reverts to a socialistic pattern again, you won’t have to ask, Who’s Yehoodi? You’ll know!

By George Giftos - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Elizabeth Warren: “People will die” under the Republican healthcare proposal

I listened to Elizabeth Warren, this morning,  emphatically stating “people will die” under the Republican healthcare proposal. 

Hmmm. I’m as sure as Ms. Warren that people are dying as a result of Obamacare and as a result of the VeteransAdministration. You will never
hear about those poor people.

Also, the average age of an American is getting older as a result of the Baby Boom of the late 1940s. More people are going to die. Not from anything except old age.

Senator Warren, is using an old Democratic tactic, try to scare people. Give them half truths in order to garner support. Her statements are about as truthful as her Native American heritage.

By Guest Column -- Lyman Williams- Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Hand wringing about the Senate version replacement of the ACA is disingenuous if not downright laugh

Surely, the Dems know that our Republican memories are not impaired. But, just in case, let’s assure them that we remember Nancy Pelosi saying, “We have to pass it to see what’s in it” speaking about the Affordable Care Act. So the hand wringing about the Senate version replacement of the ACA is disingenuous if not downright laughable.

They set the standard of behavior and then whine when other follow their example. At least the replacement can be read before the vote.

By Guest Column -- Malcolm Williams- Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Absolute and total refusal of most media outlets to give any credit whatsoever to President Trump

Before the election of Republican Karen Handel in Georgia, the press was saying that a win would be a referendum for the prevailing party. With Handel’s win, the talking points have changed to try to paint it as a win for Dems because of the 4 point spread.

But what is most obvious to me is the absolute and total refusal of most media outlets to give any credit whatsoever to President Trump or Republican voters. Nor will they give air time to the quiet but effective conservative movement. It seems they think if it is ignored it will go away. But it won’t.

By Guest Column -- Alice Vann- Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Country is weaker, more left leaning, poorer, less sovereign but still standing

It’s a funny thing. While the IRS was denying tax exempt status to conservative groups by flagging applications containing certain words or phrases, groups
that promote or incite violence have been left alone by law enforcement agencies to feed the minds of unbalanced citizens. And entertainers are given a free pass to do or say things that would land you or I in jail.

By Guest Column -- Carolyn M. Brown- Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Full Story

Pure wealth redistribution explained

Let’s say you live in a neighborhood of 200 houses. Let’s say 150 of those homes burn oil, 10 burn wood, 10 burn coal and 30 heat with solar panels. Let’s say of the 170, all would switch to solar if they had the money.

So, the neighborhood votes to restrict all form of energy except solar and also votes for the 30 already using solar to pay for some or all of the cost for the remaining to convert.

If you are one of the 30 are you going to stay or move? Duh. You will move. Unless you are Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, you are not going to penalize your family to meet some arbitrary and unnecessary mandate. It would be irresponsible of you to do so. Your family depends on you for support and protection

The question is, would the 140 have voted for the change if they were paying their own tab? If not, they were voting to spend other people’s money. In fact, the money of those already using solar. That is pure wealth redistribution.pure wealth redistribution

By Guest Column -- Andy Bishop- Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Full Story

We have been blinded by feminism,  leftism , liberalism , communism, political correctness

We just witnessed another attack of Islam on the free world. Their ideology has an interesting saying “boko haram”.
Loosely translated it means “West is bad ” I. E. Islam is good.
Their calculus works because it is based on a very simple principle -
One Muslim kills 2-200 infidels - we won. 
One Muslim woman has 5-10 children - we won.
By this calculation Europe is vanishing swamped by Islam , Canada is not far behind.
Who cares about our great western civilization - Darwin made it abundantly clear-
you don’t survive because you’re not fit !!!
You’re a Dinosaur!!

Muslim kids will be singing songs about how they defeated the West.

Allahu Akbar!!

We have been blinded by feminism,  leftism , liberalism , communism, political correctness.

George Orwell describes it as “new speak”.
We say love we mean hate.  We say peace we mean war.
We say peaceful religion we mean we should dominate and control you, you should “submit”.
We say women’s rights - we mean killing babies.
We soon will be destroyed If we don’t stop behaving like a bunch of sheep.

Cheers

By Guest Column -- P. Nisenson- Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Full Story

Actions have consequences, Kathy Griffin

Actions have consequences. It’s a fact of life that we are taught as children.

So when Kathy Griffin says, “He broke me” referring to Donald Trump’s reaction to her crude skit, she’s practicing a typical liberal tactic, shift the blame. No, Kathy, you made a choice. Public reaction was swift, sponsors pulled their money. Good for them, they have retained a modicum of decency. And good for the public for their response, we are still, at a minimum, holding on to our humanity.

I don’t know how I would react as the focus of a Griffin style joke, nor how my friends and family would react. But I’m certain we wouldn’t write it off as a free speech issue. Yes, you may have the right to be an awful person but you must accept the consequences. Let this be a lesson to others, we the people have a red line when it comes to what you call comedy, when you cross it, we will react.

By Guest Column -- Margaret Grover- Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Full Story

The Paris Climate Accord was never, I repeat never, about the climate

The Paris Climate Accord was never, I repeat never, about the climate. It was always about taking American dollars and giving them to other countries. I am so proud of President Trump for pulling the plug on the agreement.

Here are a few reasons why. One, the actual reduction of global temperatures is estimated to be miniscule. Two, the biggest polluters of the air didn’t have to change their ways until 2030 or later. Three, the United States already does above and beyond the standards to protect our environment.

Do you ever hear about the pollution in China that sometimes requires citizens to wear masks? Why should Japan be able to delay implementation of the accord? They are not a poor country?

Can we set aside the fact that this agreement was made by President Obama without Congressional or popular support nor looked at whether it is good for Americans? What are we getting for our investment? Will it actually make our lives better, safer, healthier?

Finally, if it was truly about climate change then there should be a global willingness to renegotiate it. If there is not, there is your answer.

By Guest Column -- Virginia Sparks- Friday, June 2, 2017 - Full Story

This year my vacation will be time away from the insanity in Washington, DC.

I’ve decided to allow myself a summer vacation. Haven’t had one since probably 8th grade, after that I had summer jobs.This year, it will be a little different, primarily because I am retired. This year my vacation will be time away from the insanity in Washington, DC.

As I see it, every media outlet reports the news as they prefer to see it, not as it is. They choose to avoid information that goes against their agenda. They over use “breaking news”, “bombshell”, “this just in”, “stunning revelation”, etc. to capture our attention for even the most mundane information.

International news, except as it pertains to our President, is pretty much nonexistent. Stories like the mess socialism has created in Venezuela are under reported. Except in rare cases, the activities of Bill or Hillary, George W. or Barack, are of little interest to me.

So, for the summer, I’ll check the weather, watch some Andy Griffith reruns, read a book, anything except fuel the media frenzy and my own anxiety.

By Guest Column -- Fred Kirby- Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Have you been wondering why there are so many leaks, supposedly, coming out of the White House?

Have you been wondering why there are so many leaks, supposedly, coming out of the White House? Me too, it just didn’t make sense until I learned one important fact about many White House employees. In the past they were appointees and served at the will of the President. After the Nov. 2016 election but before the Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, President Obama made many of those people civil servants. It is a much different process to fire a civil servant.

In my mind, that was done to continue the surveillance of Pres. Trump, to impede his agenda, and to create chaos. If those employees can’t be fired, send them to the back 40 to pick dandelions or to the basement to count the bricks. They may have to stay but they don’t have to be seen and heard or to see and hear.

By Guest Column -- John Bryant- Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Sneak attack in Montana (We got Suckered)

The Democrats are so nervous about TRUMP, and losing political seats everywhere, they are hitting the “Panic Button”.  How utterly convenient that a foreign news reporter would ignite the wrath of a Republican candidate, the “Day Before the Election”.  How convenient a left wing heifer from FOX happened to be close enough, she could vividly describe what she wanted the viewers to see.  See ?  Where are the photos of the

“entire attack”?  Democrats are not brave, but they have back stabbing down to a fine science.  Like small dogs, they bark, bite the backs of your ankles and run like Hell.  How well orchestrated this little altercation was carried out, is amazing, even for Democrats.

I hope the voters of Montana are not fooled by the Press and the back biting Democrats.  Just imagine what they will do in the next election and in the midterm Congressional elections.  The Press is our biggest enemy, by the way they have chosen to “Manufacture News”. 

We have seen no EVIL as we will see Democratic evil, in less than two years.  The GOP better get their heads straight, clear and pull together.  The Republicans need to purge the back stabbers from the GOP, quickly.  I doubt we will ever know the complete, and true version of what happened.  We have Democratic News and we have Fake News, but then, I repeat myself.

By Guest Column -- Taylor- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Atrocities of North Korea Regime Underreported

North Korea has spectacularly gained the attention of America, the West and indeed the entire world with their continued nuclear tests and reckless threats against America and other allies. The threat is certainly real and well reported but not so well reported is their deplorable human rights atrocities.

By Guest Column -- Gerald Hall- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Matriculation

The families and friends of the most recent graduates of Notre Dame were able to see what years of study and tens of thousands of dollars have produced. A numpty individual with bad manners, poor judgment and doomed to flipping forms and documents, a thoughtless buffoon with bottomless self esteem. What a return on investment! Many have the additional reward of being indebted to the government for decades.

The lessors, the burger flippers will likely move on to better and better employment, freedom and good judgment based on experience. Some debt but far less. And one other thing, happiness and optimism.

Who actually knows more?

By Guest Column -- Hank de Carbonel- Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story