Stop holding onto past, old ideas
President Bill Clinton often spoke of the bridge to the 21st century. We successfully crossed over it 15 years ago. But then, a grave error was made. We did not burn the bridge behind us.
Now, as a result, many politicians want to go back. The past appeals to them.
Living in bygone days is safe and secure, they believe. It provides comfort for soft-life lovers. It is dreamy.
But unfortunately, living in the past can make you into an antique. And antiques are curiosities which young people will notice and ridicule. Don Quixote was such a relic, jousting at windmills.
Therefore, move ahead with changing times, give up rusty reasonings and shun the superstition of long-past sunsets. Above all, shrug off the shameless shuffling slavery of the old school
Lion killing cruel
There were no reports of pets or livestock being maimed, or property being damaged. Yet, Fish and Wildlife agents chose to kill a mountain lion rather than to sedate and relocate.
They cited their uncertainty to properly target and tranquilize the animal for capture, posing a threat to the community. They were certain though for the kill shot.
They implied that had sedation not taken effect immediately, they would have been unable to track this animal. Seriously? Inability to track a sedated 135-pound animal in rain-soaked soil?
I was not shocked by their smiling "safari post" on Facebook. Just another example of the lack of respect some Kentuckians possess for the non-human population. It's further proof of why Kentucky ranks No. 1 in the United States for animal abuse and cruelty cases.
The same God created us all. Nothing will change until we, as a community, change our thinking, change our laws and, most importantly, change our hearts.
Cindy Sutton Hargett
Obama divides us
When I hear President Barack Obama remark that racial tensions under his administration have improved, I want to throw up.
Shopping the other day at Rite-Aid here in town, a white senior cashier related to me that, while walking into a store side by side with an African-American woman, she was shoved aside and told, "I'm before you."
It deeply saddens me to see such a great divide occurring under this so-called leadership. I felt we had come such a long way forward. After all, we were all created equal.
With all that is going on in America today, how long will it be before there are riots because a black man lost a coin flip to become a parent member of a school board's superintendent search committee. Imagine the headlines: "Heads up. Don't flip."