Opinion

Emergence of Fluoridegate (Part II)

Ben Nelms's picture

“We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” — Edward Bernays, the “father of public relations” (Propaganda, 1928, ch.1)

If there’s no problem with fluoride, then why is the warning label on you tube of toothpaste? Unless you use fluoride-free toothpaste, you are supposed to call your doctor or poison control if you, or your child, swallow more than a pea-sized amount. The reason: fluoride is a poison. Read More»

About buffaloes, metro politics and transportation issues

Scott Bradshaw's picture

A couple in White County, Ga., found a roaming buffalo trapped in their back yard swimming pool last October. County rescue workers removed the buffalo and returned it to the owner who sadly had to euthanize the injured animal.

It occurred to me, after reading the newspaper story, that a section of House Bill 277 is the “buffalo” in Fayette County’s swimming pool and deserves the poor buffalo’s fate when the legislature convenes. Read More»

Explaining evil

Cal Thomas's picture

In the aftermath of the senseless wounding of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, and the murder of six others, including U.S. District Judge John Roll and 9-year-old Christina Green, there will be many who will use this tragedy to advance their own political agendas. Read More»

Beauty and the beast

Ronda Rich's picture

It is possible that I could say that I didn’t believe my eyes. The truth is, though, that when it comes to the bizarre, the absurd, the downright unnatural, my eyes pretty much believe whatever they see.

Such as the world has become. Read More»

Frady, 2 sidekicks out to bamboozle

More gloom fell over Fayette County on Jan. 5. On that day, three of our county commissioners (Frady, Horgan and Hearn) proved they could care less about the responsibilities a local government has to its constituents.

On that day, Herb Frady finally reached his 18-year-long dream when he was elected chairman on a 3 to 2 vote with new commissioners, Steve Brown and Allen McCarty voting in opposition. Read More»

Politicians have been lying about Medicare

This is in reply to the Jan. 4 letter to the editor, “Thanks to ‘our wonderful’ Obama.” A reader thanked the President for an increased Medicare check she recently received.

Here’s the thing: The money didn’t come from Obama. As my parents taught me, money doesn’t grow on trees. All money in the government treasury comes from taxing, and borrowing against future taxes.

Ms. Zeldin, decades ago, before I was old enough to work, politicians told you a lie. They said that if you would just pay your Medicare taxes into the system, they’d pay you back when you got older. Read More»

It’s not Obama’s money to give away

I think the record needs to be set straight where the $250 that ”Our Wonderful Obama” sent to the lady really came from.

First of all the federal government owes $14 trillion. Everyone knows that if you owe $14 trillion you do not have any money to send to anyone unless it is borrowed.

Then the question is how can the government force someone to lend them the money.

This is an easy question to answer. They have the guns and the will to use them if taxes are not paid.

The answer as to where the $250 came from then becomes everyone working and paying taxes. Read More»

Bill of Rights issue arose — not at convention — but later during ratification

Mike Taylor in his reply to my letter of the previous week seemingly skimmed my thoughts to invent an issue. I suppose I can take that but I can’t accept a misrepresentation of history.

In referring to the Constitutional Convention Mr. Taylor stated: “Thus a compromise was reached that a Bill of Rights, detailing the most critical rights, would swiftly be added.” He is incorrect. George Mason of Virginia first brought up the idea of a Bill of Rights in the Constitution on Sept. 12, 1787. Read More»

PTC should support Gathering Place expansion

On any given day, walking into the Peachtree City Gathering Place, you are likely to see tables full of bridge players, a circle of seniors doing arthritis exercises, and a meeting of the PTC Pioneers Club.

At other times, the Gathering Place hosts community meetings, blood drives, election forums, wedding receptions, educational seminars, and civic club meetings.

The Gathering Place is our community center. Yet it was built 16 years ago when PTC was a much smaller community. In the past few years this wonderful space has simply become too small to hold all the events requested. Read More»

PTC Civic Association’s (successful) 2010

Do you want to be involved and stay abreast of the ins and outs of all Peachtree City local issues, but cannot get to all of the city’s meetings?

Are things happening in your community or neighborhood that you would like to change but feel you lack a voice that will be heard?

Encourage your neighborhood to join us. Read More»