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Richard Esposito

Romney still playing defense in poiltical Olympic sport

Despite a recent Rasmussen poll showing presidential contender and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 5 percentage points he doesn’t stand a chance of winning. Here’s one reason why: During Romney’s stopover in Great Britain he was asked a question regarding preparations for the British Olympics. “There are a few things […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: From Day to Knight

As elections go, incumbent El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight’s loss to newcomer Ron Mikulaco for the District 1 Supervisor seat was quite a surprise. People across the county are still talking about it and what it means to the district. Knight outspent Mikulaco 4-to-1 yet it wasn’t enough to retain his seat. So what […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Measuring the value of wine, wood and water

Miraflores Winery was the final stop on this year’s Ag Tour. Now in its 48th year the Agriculture Tour continues its mission of providing awareness of the importance of agriculture to El Dorado County. The event was sponsored by the Agricultural Council of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, Apple Hill Growers Association, El […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Finally … taking the reins of Facebook

Well, I’ve done it. I finally succumbed to the peer pressure. I’m now on Facebook. Just to clarify, it was the technical savvy of daughter No. 2 that made it all possible. Without her help I would still be staring at Facebook’s introduction page. With the recent media hype over Facebook’s IPO stock offering and […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: This wolverine stuff(ing) is hard to make up

Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) becomes uneasy when she enters the office parlor of the Bates Motel in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense/horror film “Psycho.” The ominous scene of stuffed birds staring down from the walls gives us a glimpse of Norman Bates, the character Anthony Perkins portrays. Stuffing things, especially birds, was Norman’s pastime. And his […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

This joke is on us

The joke: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” The punch line: “To get to the other side.” Everyone’s heard the joke and the multitude of answers to the basic question. Now it seems the joke’s on us as we’ve changed from chickens crossing the road to deer and other wildlife. With the construction of […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Bracing for a new war — on real working women

Another new war has been declared. Republicans, according to Democrats, are now waging a war on women. This battle started when Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal revealed cuts for Planned Parenthood primarily those targeted at providing free contraceptives to women. President Obama’s forces were already retreating from a skirmish involving his healthcare initiative mandating religious […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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