David Crowe is my hero
Years ago David Crowe and Taylor Bahn were on the Central High School wrestling team with me. I was a "mighty senior" and they were both juniors. I had had a dismal season my junior year but all that was forgotten because my senior year I had been fortunate enough to win a few matches. ...
‘We all knew'
Say it ain't so, Joe. Did Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand say on ABC's Sunday show "This Week": "We all knew" in reference to President Obama's false promise that we could keep our present health care plans, period? Does this mean she and her ilk conspired to lie to the American public? How much more must we suffer before the truth is borne out? Maybe Little Rock's resident Democratic columnist Gene Lyons could spin this one also...
Thanks for storm cleanup support
As we all know a bad storm came through our area Sunday afternoon. This turned out to be a tornado that destroyed several homes and business. One of the responsibilities of the highway department is to make sure all county roads are clear of debris...
Veterans Day thanks
Thank you to everyone who assisted in a very successful Veterans Day Parade and Patriotic Ceremony in Jackson. On behalf of the American Legion Post 158 and VFW Post 10495 of Jackson, we appreciate the community efforts and participation in this parade. The Veterans Day parade is a very special event in our community to honor veterans and their great dedication to our country...
Obama's free pass no more
The "Obama health care lie" that dominated two presidential elections not only betrayed millions of Americans but it was a backhanded slap across the face of the media. The press doesn't like being deceived, and they are finally pushing back. President Bush was pounded mercilessly for his so-called "WMD lie" that preceded the Iraq War, but his entire presidency was under a constant attack by the liberal media...
Ethanol a good fuel source
As a corn farmer, I was offended to see the article, "Ethanol proving to be harmful to the environment," in the Nov. 12 Southeast Missourian. Not only was it full of inaccuracies, it failed to recognize the great strides agriculture has made to improve farming practices and take better care of the environment...
Common Core does not help
Standards do not make students smarter. If they did, then the Grade-Level Expectations from No Child Left Behind would have accomplished this. Any unencumbered educator will tell you that NCLB was doomed to failure. The Houston School District model that President Bush used to get elected as the "Education President" was based on faulty data. ...
Force feeding democracy
It is often said that those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Democracy is no harlot to be picked up off the street by fanatics. In our zeal to promote democratic elections, we sometimes fail to examine who is likely to prevail after the election. True democracy demands a long gestation period under the best of circumstances...
Making military force decisions
This is in response to the column entitled "Military upset with administration," which appeared in the Nov. 8 Southeast Missourian. It cited a statement by retired Gen. Patrick Brady, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor while serving in Vietnam. General Brady said that President Obama will never fight if there is any reason to avoid it, that he is intent on emasculating the armed forces, and will fire anyone who disagrees with him...
Learn about Missouri Militia
Did you know we have a Missouri Militia? It is a state government sanctioned (under law) organization of volunteers that serve our state in times of distress. I learned about it from their website (missourimilitia.com). They are not kooks like some of the people that call themselves militias but people who assist government in floods, tornadoes, etc...