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By Vesta Copestakes
I just came from my home town Town Meeting. I am impressed, thrilled and disappointed all at the same time.
Impressed and enthralled with the people who put countless hours of their personal time into maintaining the integrity of our home – and disappointed at the people who don't see the value in their contribution.
Random thoughts about the Great Gun Debate:
1. Protected from tyrannical government by the 2nd Amendment since 1787, millions of Americans have been shot to death under the watchful eye of our benevolent government.
In Praise of the Press Democrat
The banner headline across the top of the front page of the Jan. 16 Press Democrat (Jan 17th Print Edition) and the article that followed were stunning. They were among the best in my nearly daily reading of the PD for 20 years.
By Shepherd Bliss
“Sustainability” has become a buzzword. But what does it really mean? One definition is that it requires a triple-E bottom line—economics, the environment and equity. However, this word sometimes is used to “green-wash” and promote things that are not sustainable. An authentic application of the word requires that it be evidence-based. But language can be used to conceal rather than reveal.
What better way to solve the illegal immigration problem than to annex Mexico, give it commonwealth status, and turn all those illegals into instant legals? No more surreptitious sneaking back and forth, no more sucking off our colonial teats, no more bitter, largely uneducated, "second class" citizens depleting resources that are under another country's stewardship, no more avoiding taxes and sneering in the face of the USA legal system by making a dash for the border. After all, if we're truly the Land of Plenty, lets acommodate the "tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to be free".
Another Fourth of July has marched in and out. Small towns across America like Sonoma parade in patriotic fervor, even permitting the dissidents and dissenters their voice in the march, past reviewing stands with waving local politicos. Happy, joyous, bright, stepping to the local band, adorable gaggles of children in costumes, wannabe cowboys and girls on horses, old-time fancy cars and their proud papa owners, fire truck squirting the kids and barbecue and fire works to top it off.
And here comes Bill Moyers to piss on the parade. To remind us in that soft Texas drawl, that annoying sting of truth and morality to pop the bubble of belief of the myths that sustain us. The Fourth: Independence Day, Freedom and Liberty Day, to welcome in a new world order, a new kind of government that guaranteed equality and justice and rights for all.
By Tony Adler
All things change and evolve with time, some for the better and some for the worse. Take the English language. It originated from the Germanic language of the Angles and the Saxons mixed with Celtic and after the 11th Century French and Latin. What we have today is a far cry from any of these especially in America, as Henry Higgins once stated. “In America English completely disappears.”