Monday is Earth Day, a day to increase awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. This brings to mind the debate about global warming. Billions are spent each year researching if it actually exists and opposing any study that suggests it does. Does it really matter if global warming exists or not? Shouldn't we be doing what we can to reduce and remove pollution from our Earth anyway?
Arguing that global warming doesn't exist is the same thing as arguing that it's okay to continue polluting because the only thing that matters is making money.
Money. Money. Money.
Please step up
I've gone over my records, and it's hard to believe, but I've been voicing my opinion every Saturday for over seven months. It's time to retire again. I must say that 99 percent of the feedback I've received has been favorable and supportive. Many people say, "the first thing I do on Saturday morning is read your opinion." Thanks to all. I always tried to write about something timely and/or current, and occasionally remind people of laws they don't seem to be aware of.
During my time on the panel all but one of the contributing members varied the subjects of their opinions. The other member should really start a blog. Then all the anti-Obama followers would be able to get a "fix" whenever needed, instead of waiting for Saturday's paper for a pick-me-up, or whatever.
Step up, call Pat Pankratz, his number is in the fine print at the end of this column. Voice your opinion! After all it's just your opinion. Thanks again, and arrivederci.
Check the facts
... and another thing!
We panelists should check our facts. Obama raised the debt 60 percent; Little Bush, 100 percent. Obama doubled the DOW; Little Bush, halved it. Obama lowered unemployment 10 percent; Little Bush raised it 80 percent. During Obama's presidency two embassies were attacked and six died; during Little Bush's 10 were attacked and 60 died.
Obama wants the uninsured to buy health insurance; the GOP wants to continue to give them free health care at emergency rooms. Obama delegates authority; Little Bush gave the presidency away to Cheney and Rumsfeld and they started a fake war. Obama is standing up to North Korea's and Iran's nuclear weapon development; Little Bush didn't even know that Pakistan had nuclear capability. Yes, Obama is the first African-American president and he isn't foreign born any more than Mitt Romney's dad was!
The internet is a terrible thing to waste, use it!
... this is ridiculous, stop it already!
If you qualify...
Having 100 percent background checks, including gun shows, has absolutely nothing to do with anyone's 2nd Amendment rights. If you are qualified to own a gun, you will have a gun. In 1999 the NRA leader, Wayne Lapierre, said, "We think its reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show, no loopholes anywhere, for anyone."
Wayne is against his 1999 stance today. There are several laws that deal with alcohol, drinking age, drunk driving, etc. Laws for driving a car, driving age, speed limits, stop signs, etc. Alcohol and cars are not taken away from us, if we obey the laws.
The North Korean threat of nuclear rockets has provoked the customary, apologetic response from Obama and his sycophants. Secretary of State John Kerry has begged for help from Japan, China, South Korea, and the U.N. This meekness is applauded by the socialist, liberal media as America's world peace initiative. Our world peace initiative should be two new battalions of Marines on the 38th parallel, a carrier task force in the Sea of Japan, and a squadron of stealth bombers in Japan. The gears of America's powerful engine of self-reliance don't mesh anymore because a massive cog is missing in the White House!