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October 16, 2013

Viewpoint: Obama never lets a crisis go to waste

Last spring, when President Obama closed the White House to school kids on their spring break trips (while keeping it open for Jay Z and Beyonce) claiming no funds available due to the mean Republicans and their sequestration, I thought he had gone as low as he could (punishing school kids because he didn’t get his way). Unfortunately, I was wrong; he could go very much lower.

This past week, he barricaded the Lincoln Memorial (for the first time ever) and the World War II Memorial (both are not buildings, but open air memorials) from 80- and 90-year-old veterans. I’ll bet when they were storming the sands of Iwo Jima and the beaches of Normandy, they never imagined that nearly 70 years later they would have to storm the barricades of Obama in Washington, D.C., to see the memorial dedicated to them for their sacrifices and services. And for many of them this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity given to them by grateful Americans.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi was cavorting with illegal immigrants on the supposed also closed National Mail and thanking President Obama for making this area available to them (That just goes to show the contempt Obama holds for the “Greatest Generation” as he is trying so hard to create the “dependent generation.”)

Also, Army chaplains and priests were forbidden to hold religious services for service personnel, because the government was shut down.

But I think we finally hit the bottom when the Department of Defense said they couldn’t pay death benefits or fly families to meet the returning bodies of service personnel killed in action, because they didn’t have the funds. The same day a recruiting office spent $57,000 on a mechanical bull for a “recruiting tool.” Talk about a lot of bull.

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  • Viewpoint: Adding such a robust water resource with Mounds Lake would set us apart I have lived in Madison County most of my life, and for the past 14 years, I served on the Town Council in Pendleton, recently retiring as president. I have watched with great interest the happenings around the proposed Mounds Mall for a few reasons.

    July 26, 2014

  • Letter: Dr. David and Kay Mares are local treasures Throughout history we have had treasures that were not appreciated until years or centuries after their time. The lost art of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The terra cotta men of China. Vincent Van Gogh was a failing, starving artist in his time. Now his works are some of the world’s most valued. Madison County has a prize of its own that should be recognized in its time.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Reservoir promotion has circus approach P.T. Barnum is starting his tour to promote the reservoir by going to all the towns surrounding the dream. Rob Sparks is this town's P.T. Barnum.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Repentance is key to surviving times What happens to a nation that refuses to repent before God? What happens to a nation that had strong Christian beginnings, but now more closely resembles Sodom and Gomorrah?

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Anderson's annexed areas still lack business On July 10, 2014, at the Anderson City Council meeting, the executor of the estate was shut off from speaking, because she did not live in Adams Township, and the person from Adams Township tried to get up and speak was not allowed to. The council rushed the vote for zoning the land for business.

    July 22, 2014

  • Letter: Birth control, abortion should be woman's choice Why are Republicans so gung-ho on restricting birth control and abortion? That's easy. Republican legislators are so unpopular because they don't legislate and literally block all bills that would help the middle and lower income classes.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: Ritz under attack by state education board I attended the Indiana State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 9, and was genuinely disturbed by what I saw.

    July 17, 2014

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