Home schooling will become more popular
A recent letter writer wrote: "In time home schooling will be recognized as a form of child abuse and abolished or at least be much more vigorously regulated."
I am sure Venus and Serena Williams, Hillary Duff, Sandra Day O'Connor, Tim Tebow, Agatha Christie, Thomas Edison, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Jennifer Love Hewitt would be shocked to learn that they were abused as children.
Parents do not need a teaching certificate to be able to teach their own children any more than they need a culinary degree to know how to prepare healthful meals for their children or a home economics degree to be qualified to keep a clean, well organized home. My prediction is that homeschooling, which has proven beneficial to children over and over again, will continue to prosper and become even more popular in the coming years.
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Tina Rae Collins
Big pharma and nicotine
I see that the Fayette County Board of Health backed regulating e-cigarettes. After all, e-cigarettes are a major threat to the current big pharma money machine pushing nicotine patches and gum by companies like Johnson & Johnson. Let's call it what it is: Eliminating the competition by legislation.
And Ellen Hahn says that it is now considered, by the anti-smoking people, to be "best practice" to ban e-cigarettes, meaning that we should play follow the leader. And the vapor, which is mostly water vapor and nicotine, is polluting the air. Nicotine of course, is safe but only if administered by big pharma companies. Be careful what you say, people might just start thinking about what you say.
Bob C. Cooke
Big-money election obscene
One hundred million dollars for a $174,000 job? That's the estimated spending in Kentucky on the race for U.S. Senate seat, compared to the job's annual salary. I am an average person worried about paying bills, saving for retirement and a child's college education, and who tries to stay abreast of the positions of elected officials and candidates.
The first number is obscene and senseless. Sen. Mitch McConnell has gladly assumed the role of protector of these types of expenditures.
I do not live in Washington, but in Kentucky. I grew up where honesty and direct talk were the bedrock of the people. When businesses and corporations and whoever else have the money to make contributions in the millions, the average person has stopped having a voice in our democracy. Time is money and McConnell spends more time chasing dollars than representing Kentucky. I will vote for Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Jesus no liberal
A recent letter writer should have used a little common sense before saying that Jesus would be a liberal today. Can he answer these questions. Would Jesus be pro-homosexual? Would Jesus be pro-abortion? Would Jesus be for the welfare freeloaders who are physically able to work? Would Jesus be anti-Israel? Would Jesus be for all the pornography that comes from Hollywood?
The Bible is anti-homosexuality. The Bible is anti-abortion. The Bible wants people who are able to work to work instead of being permanent welfare freeloaders. The Bible is anti-pornography.
Most liberals support all the things that the Bible is against. I think Jesus supports the Bible.
What are the arguments for Jesus being a liberal? Like most liberals' arguments, they are not very rational. They're based on what they want the world to be. But maybe the writer is using a Bible that I'm not familiar with.
Refs gave the game away
Hey, did Kentucky win or what last week? I watched it all. Make no mistake, Kentucky won. It's just that the referees gave Florida the game at 27-20. Anybody watching saw the clock run out, then he threw the ball. But when the clock runs out, the clock runs out, you know, kind of like when I quit breathing. Then the refs willfully ignored Kentucky coach Mark Stoops. They're supposed to go back and check the replays, but they didn't. Oh, I love how Kentucky shut the mouths of the Florida fans. Awesome. Do you reckon that the NCAA will fine me 7million or 8 million for telling the truth? I'm a turnip. Yay, Kentucky. They're 3-0.
Ray E. Davis Jr.
SEC officials blind
Well, well, well. The Southeastern Conference Board of Officiating, or whatever you wish to call these yahoos, has reviewed the overtime non-call delay-of-game by Florida, who was definitely going down to defeat if the refs had gotten it right. But, as is always the case, they found no fault in the no-call and the Gators got away with one again. The refs should have automatically reviewed the play right after coach Mark Stoops ran onto the field.
Come on, refs, get a clue. One of you zebra's job is to watch the clock and someone took his eyes off it. Heck, even Brent Musburger said, "Look at the clock, it's at zero".
What do we take away from this loss? Not only do we have to play tough road games in the SEC under adverse conditions, just like the rest of the SEC teams do. But, now we have to check on whether or not the refs are doing their job, too? It puts teams like UK at a major disadvantage when the refs miss such an obvious infraction. Who are these guys trying to fool?