Do we really want to put up with old dumb Donald for another four years?
Get real. He's the worst president we ever had. Millions of Americans have lost medical coverage because of him.
How many more will die because they haven't got medical insurance? How many more politicians will be investigated by foreign countries at the risk of losing military backing? How many more innocent children will be locked up and separated from family at the border?
Think about it, Americans. Use your heads. You're smarter than that.
We are living in the darkest of times, and we are losing a sense of what is sacred. Truth is becoming subjective and made to fit what pleases the eye of the beholder. The soul of our nation is becoming sickened because of the lies we allow ourselves to believe.
In watching the proceedings from Washington, D.C., recently, it became obvious that following one's conscience and convictions no longer matter; and being guided by the precepts and principles of our faith, are not important. Words such as integrity, honor and character are not held in high regard.
However, “through the darkest of times, one must remember to turn on the light.” Sen. Mitt Romney did just that during the impeachment proceedings. He turned on the light of truth, freedom and justice. He truly was “a profile of courage” as he followed his conscience and refused to “stand with the team.”
Mitt Romney knows well that “speaking truth to power” has its consequences. He has already received threats from the president, the public and members of his own party.
I thought it was an outstanding, encouraging State of the Union address.
President Trump is right. "America is back and we're not going down again."
Honored a WWII veteran, soldiers, wives, children who've risked and lost for America. Honored courageous young relief worker who lost her life after being kidnapped while on assignment.
Honored a bright young woman and by extension her hard-working single mother with a scholarship to a non-failing prep school.
Honored a national radio personality with the Medal of Freedom as he battles advanced lung cancer.
To the future: The military, school choice, judges, abortion, life for the business of America, demanding the Europeans pay their fair share of NATO and refreshing trade parity with our trading partners. It's all on the agenda.
Considering that most of us would have withered under the attacks the tag team comprised of Democrats and the mainstream media hurled at him on a daily basis, he makes Rocky Balboa look like a slacker.
Investments in early childcare and preschool are fundamental difference-makers for Washington children and families. That’s why I support the efforts in Olympia to make childcare and preschool more affordable and accessible in Washington.
Four years ago, I became a father. Due to limited openings and few day care providers in our region, we were only able to access part-time care. My wife had to cut her work hours and eventually left a highly competitive, technical job to work closer to home. When we had our second child, we were more prepared, but the costs are astronomical.
Childcare is our biggest expense – equivalent to more than tuition to the University of Washington. For the 21% of Southwest Washington families near or below the poverty level, these costs and lack of access represent dead-ends.
This is the story of too many working parents in Washington. But, we can change that. Encourage our lawmakers to commit to quality early care and education programs for our children, and give a boost to hard working families.
How many red lights need to flash for those supporting the methanol plant proposed by the Chinese-government backed Northwest Innovation Works?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned governors to be extremely wary of China, which he said was targeting individual U.S. states in a strategic effort to expand its economic and political influence.
While addressing the National Governors Association meeting, Pompeo urged governors to be wary of Chinese investment and influence. “The lesson is the competition with China is not just a federal issue. It’s happening in your states with consequences for our foreign policy, for the citizens who reside in your states and indeed for each of you.”
This is us, people.
Don’t drink their toxic Kool-Aid. The Chinese wanting to build the world’s largest methanol plant in our backyard for their benefit at our expense is exactly what Pompeo is referring to.
Thank God Gov. Jay Inslee is no longer supporting this disastrous project, and I urge all of you who have not done adequate research on the project to do the same.
Albert Einstein reportedly defined madness as doing the same thing over and over in hopes of that this time the outcome will be different.
We might define stupidity as continuing to pursue President Trump’s impeachment long after it is clear you are causing an impact that is the opposite of what you desire. The goal was to peel Trump’s supporters away from him. The result was to push his approval rating up to the highest level to date.
There was nothing stopping House Democrats from putting out a press release saying they had decided that the best way to make Trump pay for his “crimes” was to have the people kick him out of office.
Nancy Pelosi’s juvenile petulance during and after the state of the union address shows she has learned nothing from this disaster.
On the national level the Democratic Party needs to find some adult leadership.
On Wednesday (Feb. 5), Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote for conviction on one of the two impeachment charges brought against President Trump.
I applaud him for stating what most members of the Republican party refuse to (publicly) acknowledge: the emperor has no clothes on.
Make no mistake, it will cost Romney big, and his Senate vote will not quickly be forgotten by those who have convinced themselves that Trump is garbed in the most elegant attire ever to grace the Oval Office. Which makes the senator's act all the more laudable.
After Romney's vote, Trump Jr. stated that by doing so Romney had "officially become part of the resistance." If that's true, Romney, May the Force be with you. Where do I enlist?
For 66 years I have worked with students as a teacher or administrator. For 15 years I have worked with extraordinary Castle Rock High School students participating in our “Bridging the Generations” program at the Castle Rock Senior Center.
When I first entered education, there was enough money for new buildings as well as updating older buildings for growth. Today, to meet those needs, it is necessary to ask the community to support a bond.
Comprehensive community meetings determined a $34 million bond will build a much needed new middle school and upgrade the elementary school. Meeting the technical needs of the 21st century is also a must. Our teachers and staff have done a great job. The bond proposal improvements would positively enrich a child’s education. A yes vote will make this happen.
We must also renew the school levy. This levy money supports day to day operations, helps to train staff, purchase up to date texts, reduce class size, etc.
Please support the bond and the levy for the benefit of our children, grandchildren and community.
Robert Kleinfelter’s Jan. 16 letter to the editor cites the First Amendment and then construes it as justification for religious displays at public buildings; that is not the case. It is meant to keep the government out of the business of religion, along with the freedom of speech. It protects speech and religious liberty, but does not establish religion as a pillar of the government. If that were the case, would it be the Christian God? Buddha? Allah?
Secondly, the Bible says a lot of things, look no further than Ezekiel 23:20 and its innuendos that read like erotica. Even if the Bible makes reference to not working equating to not eating, do we base public policy off of the Bible? Why not the Koran? Nowhere is Christianity established as the state religion.
To those that wish to push Christian tenants as part of law, the only thing that separates you from the Taliban is the deity that you worship. It’s the Christian version of Sharia law.
Just recently I read that a “charitable” organization (Urban Revitalization Coalition) is attracting black voters with a kind of raffle promising hundreds of dollars in financial rewards (in Cleveland, Virginia-postponed, and more in the pipeline).
The gatherings are promoting the candidacy of our current president.
I am quite sure this is illegal under IRS rules noting that 501(c)3s are prohibited from political activities.
I believe this is serious enough to warrant communicating with our federal representatives and senators.
I moved to Castle Rock from the largest school district in the nation. I have one student at each school. In Las Vegas, tax money was wasted on luxuries and salaries for unnecessary staff. Here it's completely different. Money is being used for the things students require to expand and grow. This bond and levy addresses growth, improves security and gives our students career and technical education and modern science classrooms.
In Castle Rock, volunteers organize community events and work together to meet the needs of our growing community. The support of the bond and levy is a way we can come together as a community. We can choose to build a better future by investing in our schools and in the education of our youth.
All the businesses popping up, locally owned by Castle Rock graduates, prove that our kids grow up and invest in our town for the long haul.
Voting "yes" is a vote for us all, not just our schools, because we are investing in our entire community.
I am a member of the C4KS (Citizens for Kelso Schools) and as such, I ask you to vote yes for 2021-2024 Kelso School District Replacement Levy.
There are many good reasons for approving this levy.
1. The $2.07 proposed for 2021-2024 will allow the district to restore many of the positions it had to cut with the previous levy. (The district lost 20 teaching positions and 10 support staff.)
2. The Special Education Department requires an additional $1 million more than it receives in state and federal funds to satisfy the requirements mandated by state and federal governments. The new levy rate will be able to supply that without affecting other programs.
3. The 2021-2024 replacement levy will sustain current fine arts and music programs and the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
4. Most importantly, the new replacement levy will add new mental health support services, more counseling services, and increase the focus on early learning services, technology, and career and STEM opportunities.
5. The district also will receive an additional $4 million in LEA (Local Effort Assistance) funds from the state because we are mostly a residential district.
I ask all Kelso School District voters to vote "yes" on the new replacement levy. Ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 11.
Before the State of the Union speech, the Democrats asked if it would be unifying. Fifteen Democrats boycotted and the rest defiantly sat on their hands and Nancy Pelosi ceremoniously ripped up her copy.
We saw where the discord is. They are sick, sick people.
When the country learns the total cost of the impeachment insanity and realizes that if the Democrats had cooperated and spent the money wisely, we could have fixed the homeless problem, fixed the drug problem, and started work on our crumbling infrastructure.
If I understand Jaime Herrera Beutler's comments (Feb. 6 Daily News, "Herrera Beutler cheers trial's end"), the House did a lousy job on the impeachment so the Senate had no choice but to do a lousy job, too.
Excuse me, but in my 30-plus years in the electronics industry, if I'd taken that lame, self-serving attitude (a) nothing would get finished and (b) I would soon be out of a job.
Who can honestly say that someone giving you sub-standard work is an excuse to do a poor job yourself? It happens all the time. Suck it up, do your job. It's called work.
The Senate should have dug in and done their job. Herrera Beutler is just searching for an excuse for the outcome she wanted, it's that simple.
Thank you for including the guest editorial in Thursday's (Feb. 6) edition titled " A Weather Blind Spot."
It's pretty obvious those drivers are thinking "Why are all those idiots driving in daytime with their headlights on? I can see where I'm going just fine!"... as he/she drives a carbon gray automobile on carbon gray asphalt in lowered lighting conditions in heavy rain.
It's a self-centered approach to driving and it probably never occurs to them that headlights in poor visibility conditions help other traffic see them.
Fifty years from now, those of you who are now 20 and care about our country, will look back on Sen. Mitt Romney's brave Republican vote to convict the President Trump of an impeachable offense in the same way those of my generation now look at Sen. Wayne Morse's and Ernest Gruening's votes to oppose the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution justifying the war in Vietnam.
How sad it is that we are such slow learners of history.
I’m a Southwest Washington voter. I saw advertisements for a congressional candidate forum in Lyle, Wash., recently, so I attended.
But I was befuddled when event organizers told attendees they were not allowed to record candidates. People running for public office, giving answers about how they'd govern, can't be recorded? How come only the 20 attendees were privileged enough to hear where candidates stand on issues?
It seems odd that forum organizers would advertise an event, then decide they didn't want proceedings shared with voters. I wonder if a campaign asked forum organizers to not allow recording at this public forum.
Also curious: Candidate Carolyn Long criticizes Jaime Herrera Beutler for not holding more town halls, but as far as I can tell, Long hasn't held one this election cycle. Only invite-only coffees in supporters' living rooms.
Long constantly boasts about offering transparency and accessibility, but she did nothing when event organizers policed people from videoing her answers.
I don’t respect a candidate promising accessibility, and then not following through.
We have a criminal in our White House helped by the Senate aiding and abetting.
No innocent person would deny witness testimony. Our country is being used for self-serving reasons. Our deficit is sky high and citizens are suffering. The top percent gets the perks and the rest of us pay dearly for it. Vote them out.