Many thanks and appreciation to all the people who assisted us at the Richland Towers when we had to be evacuated from our building Oct. 4 due to a fire.
To all the fire departments, ambulances, emergency medical technicians, police, CamTran (for the buses and the drivers), Graystone Court (for taking us in) and so many others. Your help and kindness will never be forgotten.
Also, thank you to Mary Roth, our manager at Richland Towers, and her staff.
Love and God’s blessings.
Republican Party must stand firm
The House has passed legislation that funds all of government but provides no funds for Obamacare. The Senate and president refuse to accept it – no discussion, no compromise. Republicans control the House, Democrats the Senate.
Most Americans want no government shutdown and don’t want Obamacare, either. President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not budge on Obamacare to keep government funded.
So who is to blame? Any thinking person concludes that it’s Barack Obama and Reid’s Senate. Barack Obama fluently lies and claims a willingness to work with Republicans, yet he sees no need to give up anything. He bends over backwards to support Muslim (Brotherhood) terrorists, many of whom are working in strategic security positions within his administration, while being cool toward support of Israel.
Witness Benghazi, fast and furious, unconstitutional National Security Agency spying, Environmental Protection Agency corruption, weapons to Muslim Brotherhood terrorists, IRS political-enemy targeting, rulings by executive orders and more.
One asks: At what point do loyal Americans draw their “red line”?
Barack Obama operates by this rule of thumb: If it benefits America, he’s against it. A slavish media and an ignorant, prostituted voting base bought with food stamps and Barack Obama phones makes this possible.
Republicans must hold the line and not blink on stopping Obamacare or not only will America be finished, but the Republican Party will be finished with true conservatives.
My conclusion: Barack Obama and his progressive ilk will ultimately answer to the God they deny.
Barry W. Billings
Awaiting the crash of Obamacare
While the Obamacare train wrecks the economy, the passengers are directed to assigned seats in the coach cars with fares that have skyrocketed since they got on board. The boxcars are full of empty promises and crates of boxes labeled Top Secret contain bronze, silver and gold health insurance plans that have exploding deductibles.
The chief engineer put the locomotive on autodrive while ignoring the flashing red lights so he could play a round of golf.
The conductor and crew decided to take a long lunch at the last stop. Dispatch controllers decided to allow the train to run toward the unfinished bridge by a five-to-four opinion. Hospitals and health care workers are jumping off.
Moments before derailing, one-third of the country slept well, knowing that the passengers in the caboose were getting a free ride.
Not surprisingly, the media will reap huge profits from commercials during 24/7 coverage of the crash.
Dr. Bill Choby
Too many ingredients will ruin the cake
If you add too many of your own ideas into something that’s already good just the way it is, you’ll end up destroying it. That’s just what some of our presidents and congressmen have done to government, trying to make a name for themselves.
They’ve destroyed the simplistic functionality and framework of the Constitution by adding to it their own self-promoting and perverted convictions. What a recipe for disaster, and what a bad taste that recipe has left in everyone’s mouth.
God has said he will vomit us out (Revelations 3:16). We’ve done the same thing to him and his word. No longer do we present him and reveal him as he designed. Now it’s all according to our own popular opinions, and entertaining pageantry and programming. Did we ever once pause as our forefathers did before diving headlong and headstrong into all these things to inquire of the Lord, is this how you want us to reveal who you are to the world?
No wonder nothing of liberty, equity or freedom rings true anymore. We’re just another godless nation that no longer reveres the Lord in all his splendor and majesty as we once did. Yes it is time for change. Let us beg of God not to be left to flatter and deceive ourselves any longer.
Let’s also humbly ask for his spirit of empowerment to get back to the basics of preserving our heritage as one nation under God, instead of a nation under Obamacare.
Santa's sack soon will be empty
You can’t fire Santa Claus. I cannot recall who said this first, but our nation is overwhelmingly burdened with this political philosophy.
Barack Obama is our president, and he leads the cause. Our elected congressmen follow suit to ensure re-election or to fall in line politically.
The handout lines are long and never-ending when you wave a sack full of free benefits, subsidized services and promises to individuals and organizations. Thus, the majority of our population stands in line for these handouts.
Who in their right mind would vote against this when a promise of some mythical date in the future is projected to be when all the costs in Santa’s sack can be satisfied? More fairy tales.
The actions of our government are tearing apart our nation. Its strengths are slowly eroding with more and more debt.
People, it is not a “free lunch.” Santa’s sack will be the end of our nation that the world looked up to. The major battles that this nation fights should not be on foreign shores. It is time to reprioritize our government’s direction.
Start now to let your local, state and national elected representatives know that they must start legislating responsibly.
Workings of gov’t lost on most people
It’s incredible to think how many people are naive in their knowledge of how government is supposed to work. That’s not surprising considering that civics and government are hardly a blip on the radar in the curriculum of our public school system.
It appears that the only responsibility people feel they need is to maintain a constant vigil looking for politicians who promise them everything short of the moon. Judging from the headlines every day, it looks like the indoctrinations have shown positive results, rapidly pushing this country toward a socialist, total central-government-control style of governing with very little resistance.
“It’s the Republicans’ fault,” “It’s the Democrats’ fault,” “It’s the president’s fault,” “It’s the governor’s fault,” are the daily headlines across this nation with people screaming at each other because of the fear of losing something given to them by some politician. Not once is there reflection as to how all this came about.
With no knowledge of the workings of a representative republic-style of government, how would people know how important it is versus a socialist or communistic-style government.
If people dare mention the fact that government is out of control, they risk being labeled as delusional and most likely racist (the latest demagoguery that covers most everything). Our out-of-control government only exists because we put it there and, quite frankly, we deserve it.
History has shown us what happens when people blindly follow, but apparently we’ll be better at it. Civics classes anyone?
Marvin R. Gindlesperger
Our hired workers didn’t do their jobs
I don’t know one person who wanted the government to shut down – everyone I know wanted to avoid a shutdown and keep the government running.
That’s important information, and I’ll tell you why: Politicians are like itinerant laborers who work under contract. Except instead of being carpenters or masons or house painters, their specialty is representing us in the day-to-day operation of the government. It’s that easy. They say they can do that job better than anyone else. And if we believe them, we hire them.
When we hire them, we have the right to tell them, from time to time, what we want them to do. That’s why we vote, we’re either hiring our politicians or telling them what we want them to do for us. And we trust them to get along well with their co-workers – well enough to not shut down the company.
The problem is, though, that we generally hire them to represent us while keeping the government running, not while the government is shut down. That’s what happens when our hired laborers don’t work together well enough to keep the company running.
And that’s why the government is shut down. The guys we hired didn’t do their jobs well enough. Every couple of years, their contracts expire, and they need to re-apply for their jobs.
If I did my job so badly that the company had to shut down, I’d be fired.