Ky. pain-pill law causing more pain
I am a 70-something person with the typical metal spare parts and arthritis. My doctor gives me a prescription for a low dose of Lortab and one refill. Imagine my surprise when I went to get the refill and could not have it anymore. I have to go to the doctor's office and get a new prescription.
The powers that be who created this legislation have too much time on their hands. They didn't think it through. How are people like me supposed to manage? Will I have to drive through bad weather just to get some pain relief? This is stupid.
I know it's supposed to keep people from abusing drugs; it won't. It will just keep average innocent people like me in the iron grip of arthritis.
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I don't feel like my expiration date is up yet and I would still like to contribute to life. This legislation needs to be amended.
Schrader for judge
This is to endorse the re-election of Judge John Schrader. Schrader is an outstanding Family Court judge. For the past five years, I have had the pleasure of practicing before him, chiefly as a guardian ad litem in his Dependency, Neglect and Abuse Court.
Schrader consistently treats everybody with respect. Patient and compassionate, he gives careful consideration to all sides before crafting orders that are just, lawful and targeted to do the most good.
Through his accomplished service, Schrader has earned re-election. More important, our community deserves to retain a judge of his caliber.
We have a golden opportunity to do just that. Please vote for Schrader on Nov. 4.
Rules of the road
There has been so much discussion about Cherokee Schill's right to ride her bike on Nicholasville Road but everybody knows there are certain rules that they need to follow. Now everybody is yelling that they have the same right to use the roads as cars.
Did everyone forget that cars don't have a right to use the road? It's a privilege. We must have a drivers license, maintain insurance, follow the rules of the road, have a current license plate and if a car is traveling 15 mph or more below the posted speed limit it can be given a ticket for obstructing traffic.
If cyclists want all the same rights they should have to follow the same rules. If not, now might be a good time to stop complaining
Gone but not forgotten
We all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, did you know that in 1988 President Ronald Reagan declared October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month? More specifically, Oct. 15 is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Many families each year lose precious children to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies, stillbirth, SIDS or another form of loss.
One in about every four pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Stillbirth occurs in one in every 200 pregnancies each year. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age.
Let's not forget the courageous men and women who have fought, won or lost their battles with breast cancer. But let us also remember those angel babies in heaven. At 7 p.m. Oct. 15, please light a candle to participate in a wave of light in memory of not only my angel, but for all of those angels who have gone before us.
Vote GOP for Ky. House
Recently House Speaker Greg Stumbo tried to dismiss poll results showing that a majority favor Kentucky becoming a right-to-work-for-more state by using the outrageous excuse that we didn't understand the question.
If that's true, then is the result showing a majority in favor of an increase in the minimum wage also a result of misunderstanding? You can't have it both ways.
The reason Democrats don't want right-to-work is that unions donate almost exclusively to Democratic candidates. They don't want to lose that gravy train.
This election is an opportunity to shut down pay-for-play shenanigans. We can make a difference by voting for Republican House candidates and not only bringing back a sense of decency and fair play to government, but make us competitive with neighboring states.
Every state south of us is a right-to-work state, as well as Indiana and Michigan. For crying out loud, if Detroit can be right-to-work, so can Kentucky.
Voting against herself
It was disappointing. but not surprising, to read what Kentuckian Robin Evans said about the Affordable Care Act in a New York Times article the Herald-Leader published Sept. 18.
Evans, who suffers with high blood pressure and Graves' disease, had not been able to afford health insurance on her $9 hourly salary.
She now can go to the doctor as can her 9-year-old daughter who qualifies for Medicaid.
Evans stated that the law has "helped me out a bunch" but that she would vote for Mitch McConnell, who is fond of saying the law should be pulled out "root and branch."
I guess saying "thank you" to the president for making it possible for her and her daughter to have health insurance is asking too much.
If McConnell gets re-elected, he can help repeal the law and make sure she doesn't get into a higher tax bracket due to a hike in the minimum wage.
I have serious problems with the Sept, 30 article by Sam Youngman, "Tune out the ads: Obama's case for a Democratic Senate."
My main objection is his failure to point out the falsehoods, in particular. President Barack Obama's statement, the "deficit cut by more than half."
Yes, the annual deficit this year might be half the annual deficit of last year, but this refuses to admit that this year's deficit is added to past years.
That is why we have a total deficit of more than $17 trillion, roughly twice what it was when Obama took office. He will soon be asking Congress to increase the debt limit, again.
He is doing a fantastic job, but not as president. He is nothing more than a campaigner.
It wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't persuade the mass of individuals who voted him into office, twice, to help him maintain control of the Senate.
After this he will probably seek to add all the 11 million illegals to his base by granting mass citizenship to them. You think the deficit is bad now, how do you think it will be with another 11 million in line for government handouts?
James D. Miniard
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