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My turn: The great question

(The last week of November) the House Judiciary Committee raised the overarching question of our generation: Will the American Constitution stand? All the laws passed under that Constitution have well-developed and well-armed agencies to enforce them, but the Constitution itself has no such protections. It was designed to be internally self-enforcing, with the powers of […]

No Comment / December 18, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Intentions can change your life

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “The secret to changing your life is your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention.” Intention is not wishful thinking; it has purpose and goals in mind. • Before you make important decisions, it pays to carefully examine your intentions. Big […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

How old do I have to be for someone to tell me what to do?

Why is it that adult children feel the need to “boss around” their older parents? What is going on that gives them the right and privilege to “take over?” At what point does an older adult give up the rights of self-determination and roll over to the requests and demands of their adult children? These […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Housing in a shopping mall?

EDITOR: My husband and I attended the Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 11. We were there to show our support for the presentation being made by Rural Communities United and the Measure Y Committee. However, before that item reached the floor, we were treated to a “conceptual review” of an AG Spanos proposal for […]

1 Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: Yay or nay to Elf on the Shelf?

Who knew a little Christmas elf could create internal conflict and spark a mommy war? It wasn’t designed this way. The Elf on the Shelf was created by a mom in 2005 as a promise for more magic at Christmastime. Each household’s elf reports naughty or nice behavior back to the North Pole each night. […]

No Comment / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Obamacare failure

The so-called “Affordable Care Act”, better known as Obamacare, was a disaster to start with and gets worse every day. It’s such a confusing mess, with ever-changing targets, that even the Obama Administration itself seems to be winging it on the biggest social policy shift since the New Deal. Last month, the president committed a […]

1 Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Toys for Tots time

EDITOR: Christmas comes just once a year, and as we usher in the start of the Christmas season, we are fortunate to live in a community that is ever mindful of those children among us who are in need. This year marks a significant event for Toys for Tots as our Marine Corp League 697 […]

No Comment / December 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »