Opinion

Don’t be a Grinch — Shop in PTC, Fayette

Turning the corner on November means the holiday shopping season is upon us once again. It won’t be long before all the Whos down in Whoville will be clasping hands and singing in the spirit of the season.

After spending about seven months hashing through Peachtree City’s budget this year, I have a new and different perspective on our friend The Grinch. I see him sneaking around, but not with a bag slung over his shoulder. I see him driving a car and heading outside Fayette County to do his shopping. Read More»

Rep. Yates: Big win despite distortions

The national election is over generally and hopefully we will have a conservative U.S. House of Representatives with the national debt now at $13.28 trillion. If you compare this to the debt of $258.6 billion in 1945 after fighting WWII — the highest cost war of all time — this is a shocking indictment of Obama and the Democrat Congress. Read More»

Some lessons in reality to be drawn from last Tuesday’s elections

I would like to take this opportunity to dispel the administration’s notion that the “thumping” they got Tuesday was due to America’s inability to see or understand what’s best for them. Angry and frustrated with the economy, they took out their frustrations on the party in power. Yeah, right. Read More»

Greetings from the Left Coast: Be thankful for governors like Perdue

The day after the election California lays off 1,200 phony green jobs and moves them to China.

A solar company steals half a billion dollars of taxpayer money and bolts. Prop. 23 battle marks new era in environmental politics

One wealthy entrepreneur donated $5 million to defeat Prop 23 in order to KEEP the restrictive environmental laws to make manufacturing solar panels in California no longer financially possible. Surprise, he owns a solar company in China. Gov Arnold, Brown and the locked in Dems are to blame. Read More»

Thanks from an older voter to helpful young person at PTC precinct

Last week, while early voting, I had a most pleasant experience happen that restored my faith in today’s young people. Often, young folks of today are assumed to be selfish and inconsiderate; however, my experience proved otherwise.

I arrived at the Peachtree City Library and, because I am now using a walker, parked where I thought I would be close to the entry for early voting.

I made my way to what I thought was the correct door, wondering how I would open such a heavy door while holding on to my walker. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Nov. 8, 2010

Betsy Tyler's picture

Veterans Day Remembrance this Saturday, traffic alerts for Hip Pocket and Harbor Loop, fire hydrant maintenance, new CVB web site, and more! Read More»

You're fired

David Epps's picture

The American voters made a strong and powerful statement with last Tuesday’s election results. The electorate swept out scores of Democrats from the House of Representatives and put a serious scare into the Democrats in the Senate.

One can put a number of differing spins on the results but Republican victors should proceed with caution. An argument can be made that, in 2008, the voters were not so much supporting the Democrats as they were firing the Republicans. Read More»

You must have protection

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The following is going to make me sound like an out-of-touch old guy, but I’m fine with that. This story happened just as written, and for once, there has been no embellishment by yours truly.

One thing that just really gets my goat (now that’s an old guy term if I ever heard one) is buying something and having it not work once you get it home. Case in point – the $100 anti-virus computer program I bought last weekend. Read More»

2 years ago vs. today

Cal Beverly's picture

Two years ago this week — November 2008 — I wrote the following words in this space:

“Important election at a time of crisis:

“I can remember one other election since 1964 that has as much import as this year’s: 1980 and the seismic shift to a man of hope, Ronald Reagan.

“The nation was changed dramatically — many would say for the better. Read More»

Priority #1 for Republicans

Cal Thomas's picture

For newly empowered congressional Republicans, priority one must be an extension of the Bush tax cuts. There should be enough votes not only from a new Republican majority, but also from some of the decimated and dispirited (and even newly elected) Democrats. If President Obama is smart, he won’t veto the bill.

If the tax cuts are allowed to expire, everyone who gets a paycheck and has taxes withheld is going to see less money in the “net” column starting Jan. 1. Read More»