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Today's Opinions

  • What I learned by doing nothing

    This past weekend, I was in really bad shape.

    I threw my back out due to heavy lifting. It was one of those situations where I didn’t realized I lifted with my back until it was too late. I soon realized I had to meet my deadline for my column. To be honest, I was in so much pain that I wasn’t necessarily in the mood to write another story that would encourage readers to “keep on keeping on,” especially since I was lucky if I could even bend over to touch my shoes without feeling pain.

  • Political Promises Made, Political Promises Broken

    A politician running for a state office once made the statement, “Tell the voters anything they want to hear to get elected and after you get elected, then you can do anything you want.”  

    Isn’t this typical of what it is going on in Washington today?

    Take our Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, for example, or as Rodney Dangerfield would say, “take her, please.”  

    I remember her words in January 2007 after the Democrats took the majority and pushed through the pay-as-you-go budget rule.

  • Let The Praying Begin

    I love springtime. It brings forth new birth in creation all around us.

    A time of resurrection for nature to come alive. This brings my thoughts to the meaning of Easter.  A time for us humans to come alive out of our slumber and sleep, and accept the reality of what Easter really means- new life.

    Jesus Christ said; “I have come that they may have life, and that they may, have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

  • Dreams do coexist

    Henry David Thoreau once said, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him keep step to the music he hears, however measured and far away.”

    Have you ever had a dream? I’m sure you have, whether it be astronomical or simply down-to-earth. Everyone’s had a dream in one form or another.

    With dreams, there’s always that one person who just doesn’t get it and feel you need to go down a more realistic path.

    It’s frustrating, isn’t it?

  • Glenn Beck Starts a Revolution

    Glenn Beck is a popular talk show host for Fox News.  He has the third highest ratings behind Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity.  He recently launched a movement to engage patriotic citizens in the cause of changing the direction of the country.  

    This Friday, March 13, he is encouraging viewers to gather their friends and family to watch his 5pm show.  In front of a live studio audience, Beck plans to explain how “we the people” can take our country back.

  • There is Nothing Fair About the Fairness Doctrine

    With the election of Barack Obama, the misnomer of the Fairness Doctrine has raised its ugly head again.

    There should be a law against naming bills that go through Congress because the name rarely reflects the contents of the bill.  All bills are assigned a number and, just like in federal prison, they don’t need a name.

    Soon, Liberals in Congress will once again try to reintroduce the Fairness Doctrine, which should be named the Suppression of Free Speech Doctrine.