Thank you Sheriff Wilson for taking a stand for liberty
So, the chairwoman of the county Democratic Party believes Sheriff Dean Wilson's involvement in the Tea Party is "offensive" ("Tea Party Sheriff," Oct. 3). Most members of her party believe the Tea Party is "offensive" because it's a threat to those who think their purpose is to intrude in every aspect of our lives.
The Tea Party believes that unalienable rights come from our Creator. Her party finds this "offensive" as well. They assume our rights come from the EPA and a gazillion other regulatory agencies that keep American prosperity stuck on its meat-hook.
Debra Broner states her purpose is to "bring information to the voters andhellip; not shove (ideas) down people's throats." Are you kidding me? I can think of a host of freedom-robbing, tax-increasing, social engineering agendas that her party is shoving down our throats with ill-regard for our personal liberty.
There's the recent law demanding our schools include the
contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in social
studies. Why is her party so obsessed with skin-color and sexual
orientation? Their obsession is "shoved down our throats."
Consider the teaching of Darwinian evolution. Again, shoved down our
throats without allowing any objections by the scientists not beholden
to "faux science."
Consider manmade global warming. Most of us know this has nothing to
do with "protecting the planet" but is about concentrating power in the
hands of a few environmental extremists who want to see America turned
into a Banana Republic of bicycle riders.
Obama-care is another boondoggle shoved down our throats. Oh, and the
trillion-dollar "stimulus package" that never stimulated anything
except more borrowing and indebtedness to China.
Broner states the Tea Party is "not opposed to spending public money,
but they're opposed to spending public money on things they don't
support." The truth is, the Tea Party supports the spending of public
money where the Constitution grants such power but opposes the
spend-thrift ways of Washington that has created this Debt Vampire that
is sucking the life out of America's hope for a prosperous future.
I really do think Dean could think of better ways to spend his
leisure time than involvement in the Tea Party, but those concerned
about the downward spiral our country is taking just can't sit on the
sidelines. Thank you, Dean, for taking a stand for liberty and for real
solutions to a nation in crisis.
9/11 memorial at fairgrounds was a great tribute to our fallen heros
I along with my mother and sister Sue had the privilege of attending
the 9/11 memorial at the fairgrounds. Yes it was early on a foggy Sunday
Seeing all the emergency personnel there to great us made me realize
just us how much work it takes to keep us safe. What a tribute to our
fallen heroes. I can't put into words what that meant to us. All I can
say is thank you, thank you to all first responders.
I am proud to be an American and a Del Norter.
Local 9/11 memorial service was very well done and moving
I just returned from Sunday's 9/11 memorial service that was held at
the fairgrounds. For all involved, you did an awesome job!
It was very well done and moving. It seemed rather a bonding time as I
looked out over all the different law enforcement, fire fighters,
paramedics - all our emergency responders.
I want to say "thank you personally and also how much I appreciated
the time and effort it took to put the memorial service together.
The prayer penned by John Adams and the quotes from Abraham Lincoln
were very timely, in that what was spoken so long ago by great men in
our history still has very real meaning and relevance for us as
Agrees with Sheriff Wilson that he is being overcompensated
I am in complete agreement with Sheriff Dean Wilson ("Tea Party
Sheriff," Oct. 3), he is being overcompensated with his "insane" and
"overgenerous" benefits, and should offer to give them back immediately
out of simple decency, and as an example of responsible citizenship.
Kudos to those at high school who keep grounds in great shape
We want to give kudos to the "campus keepers" at Del Norte High
School for the excellent shape, and yes, the beauty, of the school
grounds. We dare say that none of the schools in Humboldt-Del Norte
League would look as good.
We also give kudos to the teams and their coaches and the
cheerleaders and their coaches and the general attitude of all. Keep up
the work and it will instill Warrior pride in all who attend. Go
Chat and Carolyn Hilger
Pleased with the improvements made to town in the past year
I lived in Crescent City for 15 years. I moved away from the
beautiful area almost a year ago, returning briefly for a visit last
I must say I was literally shocked at the clean-up and improvements
to the city and harbor. Way to go Crescent City! Trash was nonexistent
in the downtown area, vacant lots had been mowed and cleaned up, and
many more "fixes" were evident.
Crescent City has become a very beautiful, clean spot to live and
vacation! Other communities could take a lesson in what is possible in a
year's time! Way to go!
City should do something with the forest and wetlands it owns
Currently, the City of Crescent City owns a community forest and
wetlands of 16.79 acres. But for years the City Council has done little
or nothing to support this urban forest. Should this change?
With funding from groups like the Wildlife Conservation Board, the
city could create a natural area for its citizens and visitors. Maybe
the city could create activities that would appeal to visitors and they
would stay a little longer in Crescent City.
This would create jobs and sales tax for the city.
Too much buzzing by the little bees about the good old days
And the little bees they buzz and buzz about the good old days that
never were. Milk from the family cow with a fly or two and corral dust
too, unpasteurized, of course.
Polio, encephalitis, scarlet fever and the mumps. No vaccines for
childhood ills. Bring on the laudanum and mustard plaster. That was the
cure for Grandpa's gout.
Rancid meat and botulism. Tuberculosis rampant. Social justice meted
out by union-busting goons who now pose as governors. No need for the
Pinkertons or Bull Connor and his goon hounds.
The little bees have become wasps.