Dear Editor: I grew up on a farm and from my earliest years, I witnessed the mating rituals of cattle and hogs and other animal species. I never saw a transgender bull, boar, ram, cow, sow, ewe, or any other species. So, am I an outlier? We have now a “woke” culture, what exactly does that mean? No one is exactly sure anymore, particularly of a generation that is in my age group.
I suppose it's an age thing. But I lately I've been pondering the number of days a person has on this earth and how best to spend them. Working full time, being a mom and grandma and wishing for more hours in a day, days in a week and more years is hard. This past weekend was one of those times. I had planned to take Friday and the rest of the weekend off to lend a hand and help one of the kids, but I was torn.
Dear Editor, Darrin Lindsey . . . . I get it . . . you’re a follower . . . a believer . . . you trust in those you choose to follow. I get it. You question nothing they say. You believe all that is laid before you. It’s science after all!! There are many who follow that path. Honestly, I just can’t . . . I can’t.Someone says that “It’s the hottest summer on record!!!” .
Dear Editor:Just in: Iran and its militant governance placed a $300,000 bounty on John Bolton's (former Nat. Security Advisor) head and a $1,000,000 bounty on Mike Pompeo (former SEC State). Why on Earth are we negotiating with this criminal element? President Biden should stipulate post haste "If you threaten our people in any way, I will unleash our military response on your heads of State!" If you wish to go to your, "so-called paradise with many virgins" we will grant you your wish!!! President Bidon Where Is Your Guts?? Why the hell is John Kerry attempting to redo the Nuclear deal?? They only shrink from those who Choose POWER.
"Just FYI there were only 5 pit bulls in Keystone, I repeat 5, not sure where all the dis information is coming from. At least fact check a topic so sensitive as this, thank you. I know this how? I was the deputy tasked with speaking with the 5 families."There's one word that irritates me to no end, and that's the word "disinformation." It's so overused lately that it does not affect the hearer.
Dear Editor, Those that control our food supply wield an immense amount of power. Small family farms like the one I proudly grew up on, have been integral to the success of the United States all throughout our history, but now such farms are being gobbled up at a staggering pace. It is the who that is purchasing the land that should get our attention and be a cause for some alarm.
Dear Editor,A recent opinion letter had one paragraph dedicated to CLIMATE CHANGE with the requisite warning of imminent death due to crop failures, relief that fossil fuels are being drastically reduced and the increased government spending on alternatives to the “deadly consumption of unsafe fuels”. This particular brand of silliness seems to have taken over all other narratives because it’s proudly stated as “settled science” .
Dear Editor As someone who has retired within the last year, I find myself looking back on my life and comparing my childhood to the childhood we experience today. No, I don’t mean passing notes in class instead of texting, or having fun on playground equipment that is now considered too dangerous. What are we, the generation that experienced lead poisoning to a far greater extent than any other, leaving those who come after us? What are they inheriting?Yearly record-breaking heat waves, so severe that lives are at risk world-wide.
Editor: As I think through my now, 81 years on this planet, I wonder what is our legacy? What are we leaving our younger members? Do we have problems that require solutions? Is there a logical sequence to follow to solve these problems? Are the solutions political or are the politicians responsible for these problems? Can the “people” more readily solve the problems than a big overreaching top-down government? I remember some of the sequences –1.
Just mention anything "politics" and I'm in. I get tons of updates from our elected officials that are supposed to impress me the reader. Most of the time I read it and say, "yada, yada, yada." Under my breath I probably make some snarky remark about what they said. This time Joni Ernst actually earned an eye roll. Her news release read, "For all fans of the gameshow The Price is Right, you are going to want to set aside some time this afternoon to watch Senator Joni Ernst’s speech on the Senate floor…At approximately 12:50pm CT, Ernst will be using a classic Price is Right game – the famous Mountain Climber – to illustrate a phenomenon Iowans unfortunately are all too familiar with under the Biden administration: prices climbing higher and higher under inflation! You might remember nearly ONE YEAR AGO Senator Ernst used The Price is Right theme to warn Americans about how “The Price is UP” under President Biden’s policies.