Founding fathers would disdain both the media and politicians
What would our founding fathers think of America in 2015?
How would they react to a Congress polluted with career politicians whose incompetent, irresponsible service is undeniably confirmed by our $18.1 trillion debt, our increasing $420 billion annual interest bill, and their long-standing tolerance of 11 million illegal aliens?
Would they approve of their divisive allegiance to petty ideologies and their uninvited meddling in the affairs of other nations?
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Would they applaud our media, which they hoped would keep voters abreast of what politicians were doing? How would they view the bias and political correctness that has reduced journalism on behalf of "We The People" to blandness?
Would they be angry when they realized that another King George had gained control of their "more perfect Union" disguised as an inept Congress and president?
Like the Minutemen at Lexington and Concord, the time for Americans to step forward and start calling a spade a spade in print, on the air and at the polls is long and dangerously past due.
Medical marijuana needed
We need medical cannabis in Kentucky. Cannibis is the number one source of income of gangs and cartels.
Kentucky has a major pill and heroin problem. Guess what fuels those problems? Illegal cannabis. How? Like this: I know a guy who can get some stuff for $55 for an eighth of an ounce. It is top shelf. I may have cancer, ocd, or AIDS.
So he goes downtown and waits for a text. Than a skinny kid comes to the car window. He gives him the cash and waits, wondering if the cops will come, or will he take the money and run, will he get what he paid for, among other fears.
The kid comes back, everything worked out this time. Then he realizes that kid has a heroin addiction, and overcharged by 10 dollars. He just gave a heroin addict ten dollars to get high.
This is how illegal cannabis fuels the drug-addicted America.
No respect for Bergdahl
I protest the picture of Bowe Bergdahl wearing an Army uniform with the American flag in the background, while everyone is discussing his punishment for desertion and putting his fellow soldiers in danger.
He took an oath when he joined the Army to follow orders and do the job he was assigned. Now his lawyers are saying that he suffered at the hands of the Taliban. So what? He brought it on himself by deserting.
He should spend the rest of his life in prison for his cowardly acts. It seems he was perfectly happy receiving the military pay and benefits when it suited him. I lost all respect for President Barack Obama after his speech and after he let Bergdahl's father give a speech in his native language. This is America. I am a veteran of the U.S.A.'s most unpopular war, Vietnam, and I cannot believe a soldier in the U.S. Army could ever do what Bergdahl did and not be punished for it.
Pett cartoon hardly offensive
I don't think Joel Pett's cartoon comparing Wall Street's three-card monte dealers to the co-pilot who crashed a Germanwings Airbus belittled the suffering of the victims.
Whichever side of the left-right divide you're on, surely it's obvious that the financial chicanery which crashed our economy in 2008 caused untold grief of all kinds. Equally obviously, it could happen again if adequate controls are not put in place.
I stress "untold." Who will ever know the extent of the damage done by the joblessness and homelessness that followed the wreckage of the securities and housing markets? Those victims and their families also deserve respect.
Three stooges of government
When I see one of the State Department clowns on TV I'm reminded of the Three Stooges. Can anyone who follows national news watch these incompetent greenhorns and feel the least bit secure?
It's a shame that these people have such positions of power. The ISIS crisis reveals the level of failure of this administration. These poor bureaucrats are comedians, playing international "footsie" and war. They're out of their depth.
The last court jester, spokeswoman Marie Hart, should be sent to Ranger school to learn how to identify our enemies. I felt sorry for her as she talked about giving job training and work programs to ISIS terrorists as a remedy for their violence and monstrous acts
Drop her in one of their camps and see how long it takes her to understand the true reality of these fascists thugs. Can you see Gen. Sherman, Grant, Pershing, Patton or MacArthur taking advice from one of these namby-pamby weaklings?
The world was once influenced by such a character as these, who now misdirect American foreign policy. Neville Chamberlain was his name. It's sad.
Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News won the Pulitzer prize for editorial cartoons this week. You can see Zyglis' entire portfolio at Pulitzer.org.
On editorial about U of L Foundation spending on perks:
"Where is the outrage? Folks want drug testing for welfare recipients and don't bat an eyelash at this open form of government corruption. How many times have we heard the same story in Kentucky? An organization or university is lining the pockets of insiders with outrageous pay and perks or paying them for little or no work? Voters have only themselves to blame." — Loren Drzal, Lexington
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