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Posted on November 17 at 3:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Similarly, I don't get offended either if someone tells me, "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", "Good Kwanza to you", or anything else. No one says any of the greetings to piss me (or anyone else) off. With the commercial rush of the season, we're lucky the clerks aren't saying "F U !".
When someone offers a greeting -- ANY greeting, say "Thank you" and let it go at that.

From: Holiday Parade is not only for Christians

Posted on November 17 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

David Buckbee ("No reason Christmas has to be on Dec. 25") is absolutely correct.

We move the date for Christ's death around every year ... and we should be more certain of that date then the date of birth. We also move other holidays around too - so why not Christmas? Make it 3 day weekend, always.

From: For safe holiday, stay sober while driving

Posted on November 4 at 9:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I put a separate trash can on my porch adjacent to the mailbox. I don't give them a second look. A sign on my door invites campaigners that walk to my door to kindly place their handbills into the trash can.
Good thing none of them are touting the environment in their accomplishments and/or goals!
ps: I predict the winners of this election to be the media and the printers!

From: Mailers provide politicians precious seconds with voters

Posted on November 4 at 8:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Quoting scriptures ("Scriptures have a lot to say about abortion") is great, I guess; if you subscribe to those religions. Not everyone does, though.

From: Terminally ill patients should not play God

Posted on November 4 at 8:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think the op-ed piece a few weeks ago by Dan Weaver, suggesting RAIL is the best way to go on "by-passing" the already highly traveled roads.

From: Many reasons to oppose Fonda bypass project

Posted on November 4 at 8:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

With a picture as proof, a ticket issued to the owner of a car PROVED to have run a light has higher credibility than a ticket issued to the owner of a car parked illegally. Few question parking tickets, so what's the big deal about a red light ticket?
Don't loan your car to others if you're afraid of getting tickets for their behavior!

From: Traffic cameras only catch the car, not the driver

Posted on November 4 at 8:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When I can buy something for $16.78
And hand the cashier $21.03
And they can figure out (without a computer) that my change due is $4.25 then assign that kid a computer.
But assign him/her remedial math, a pencil and a pad until then.

From: Proposal 3: Vote no

Posted on November 4 at 8:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Which is more unfair?
1-a person denied voting because s/he cannot identify himself
2-One person voting at 3 different polling places?
I'm quite liberal most of the time, but dammit, there's nothing wrong with identifying yourself in order to engage in voting.

From: We should be making voting easier, not more difficult

Posted on October 29 at 6:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

MOST of those signs are on PUBLIC property, and SHOULD be removed.
I would never remove a sign on private property, but am 100% sure that I am entitled; nay- OBLIGATED - to remove those posted on MY property or OUR (public) property without my/our permission.
You sign-erectors be grown-ups. OK?

From: Editorial: Stop messing with campaign signs

Posted on October 29 at 6:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Like Steve Young ("Campaign signs are show of democracy") - I also don't mind seeing the campaign signs; WHEN THEY ARE PLACED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY!
All citizens should feel it their responsibility to TEAR DOWN those signs placed on public property and right of ways!

From: Gibson marriage plan wouldn't resolve issue

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