Writer poisoned by propaganda?

May 7, 2020

Editor: It is quite obvious to me that the author of a letter published in The Journal on May 2 is either suffering from “Rip Van Winkle” syndrome or has been seriously poisoned by Democratic propaganda. Apparently, the writer cannot accept the fact that unprecedented and disastrous events (hurricanes, tornadoes, flood, wildfires, terrorist acts and […]

Should government step in on internet?

Editor: As a lifelong proponent of limited government, the sentence I’m about to write borders on heresy. I’m beginning to think the internet has become critical infrastructure that may need to be — if not a direct responsibility of government, like water, sewer and roads — at least a utility that is government-regulated. By this […]

Open carry: past and future

Editor: With American citizens beginning to push back against forced lockdown and unemployment at 30 million, we now see news reports of armed protestors storming state capitols. Michigan is the latest, with some pushing their way inside with assault weapons. I saw this scene once before, almost exactly 52 years ago, on May 2, 1967. […]

Ready for the worst

May 6, 2020

The tornado that tore through southern Seneca on April 13 cost the city government millions of dollars. Seneca had 7,000 electric customers without power as the sun came up April 13 after more than 1,000 poles, 400 transformers and miles of wire were damaged or destroyed — and it all had to be replaced. The […]

I won’t be asking him for medical advice anytime soon

Willie, In his April 23 COVID-19 briefing, President Donald Trump theorized about the possible medical benefits of sunlight and disinfectants in the fight against the virus. I am adding one teaspoon of Clorox to my morning coffee. I will let you know how that works out. Willie says: I watched that briefing as well, seems […]

President not to blame

Editor: I resent the fingers of blame pointed at the president for sickness and death. He is not responsible for those things. They are inevitable. It used to be we were deathly afraid of cave bears, saber-toothed cats and dire wolves. Minor wounds were major risks. Our fears now include the ultimate shape-shifters, viruses. We […]

November presents voters a choice

Editor: Ever so passionately, the author of a recent letter, “Trump hazardous to America’s well-being,” enumerates a litany of her opinions regarding the president, both personally (e.g., “delusional,” “unhinged” and “narcissist”) and his actions. She appears to predicate her opinions on media accounts of the daily press conferences concerning COVID-19 by the president and members […]

Food on the plate

May 5, 2020

Local restaurants are going to start serving customers outside — a pleasant prospect on a warm, sunny spring day in the Golden Corner. “We’re spreading the outdoor seating out, and every time someone gets up, it has to be constantly sprayed and cleaned,” World Class Cheeseburgers owner Eugene Boyd said. “We’ve been trying to get […]