Opinion

Another explanation of the $3 leak fee: More money

Thank you, Mr. Brown, for properly scrutinizing, or should we say ingeniously spinning, the Leak Protection program. I am sure that everyone is removing his hand from his wallet after reading your letter to the editor from Sept. 10.

After all, $36 per year to pay for a service that has been free for the last 50 years is not more than anyone can afford. No one minds if your raise our mandatory bill by almost 15 percent. We all wish that everyone we do business with would do the same (!). Read More»

Obama’s lies keep piling up: Count abortion untruths

This week I wanted to highlight just one example of Obama’s extreme mendacity and cynicism.

In 2009, amid concerns that the healthcare law as written would permit federal funds to be used to pay for abortion in violation of the Hyde Amendment, Obama went into full for finger-wagging mode and said: “And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

To be clear, he was saying here that Obamacare would not allow federal funds to be used for abortion. Read More»

How could cop shoot unarmed man 6 times?

I read the letters to the editor by Mr. Terry Garlock and Mr. Anthony Coleman, both concerning events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed young black youth by a police officer. Mr. Garlock defended a previous letter and Mr. Coleman wrote criticizing Mr. Garlock’s letter. Both letters were very well-written but neither really addressed the central issue.

Clearly a capital crime was committed. An unarmed citizen was shot at least six times and killed by a police officer. Read More»

Our challenge: Repent, ask God to forgive us

We are a proud people and rightly so. America has always been at the forefront of all nations, but that position is now challenged. We, as a nation, attained that position because our forefathers were smart enough to realize that strength comes from God. Because of this belief, America was established on biblical principles.

Some will argue, “ain’t so,” but their argument is oh so weak. The truth is explicitly revealed in our founding documents. If a reasonable person will just take the time to peruse these documents, I find it hard to imagine they will not agree. “In God we Trust.” Read More»

Irony continues to abound

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

It was just too ironic.

Late last fall, Dave asked me to come with him to look at a trawler for sale in New Bern, N.C. He had seen it advertised in Soundings, the monthly wish-book for boat-lovers, and had spoken several times with the owner. It sounded like Our Next Boat.

You must understand that for the nearly 60 years we’ve known each other, Dave has spent most of his free time scoping out boats, marinas, or navigable waterways. Read More»

Cats in socks

Rick Ryckeley's picture

An expectant mother placed a picture of three kittens above the changing table. She had purchased the item from a garage sale in the neighborhood.

The kittens dangled from a huge limb of a grand old oak tree. A unique picture for a room that housed a changing table full of diapers, wipes, assorted lotions and creams.

Each of the kittens filled a sock that left just their faces exposed. The first was white with brown spots — the kitten’s face, not the sock. All the socks hanging from the tree limb were white. Read More»

Vince Dooley, Devil Dog

David Epps's picture

Anyone who has been around Georgia and the University of Georgia football is familiar with the name of Vince Dooley.

Dooley spent his entire 25-year head coaching career at the Southeastern Conference school in Athens, Ga. He was the head football coach from 1964 through 1988 and was athletic director from 1979 to 2004. Coach Dooley compiled a record of 201-77-10, won six Southeastern Conference championships, and won the National championship in 1980. After the 1980 season, he was named “Coach of the Year” by several organizations. Dooley’s Bulldogs played in 20 post-season bowl games Read More»

Wave the flag at Chick-fil-A

Terry Garlock's picture

At the Chick-fil-A on Ga. Highway 74 at Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City, my 12-year-old daughter Kristen and I are regulars, picking up her breakfast and Cobb salad for lunch a couple times a week on the way to The Bedford School in Fairburn. I remember the pleasant surprise of my very first visit to Chick-fil-A at the Cordova Mall in Pensacola, Fla., about 40 years ago.

And so it will seem odd to you and even a little strange to me that this high quality fast food chain reminds me to worry about America. Read More»

Do we have a war strategy for ISIS?

Dr. Earl Tilford's picture

President Obama in his Sept. 10 speech did not deliver a viable war-fighting strategy against ISIS. In fact, the president doesn’t seem to understand that ISIS is at war with the U.S.

The 18th century Prussian strategist General Carl von Clausewitz defined war as “an act of force to compel the enemy to do your will.” By that strategic definition, ISIS, the spawn of al Qaeda, has been at war with Americans for nearly two decades. Its modus operandi is terrorism, which is currently defined as “violence conducted against innocents to achieve a political objective.” Read More»

The sacking of Ray Rice

Cal Thomas's picture

The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancee, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player. Read More»

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