To the Editor:
In response to the column by Bob Harper, “Voter ID causing a great flap”, I have a few thoughts to share. This is the first time in my memory that Mr. Harper has written about something being provided free to citizens by the government (IDs for those without one) without stating that nothing is free, and complaining that the cost is taken out his taxes. So enfranchising voters must surely be one cause he is passionate about.
Spring and snow just don’t go together
A check of the calendar tells us that spring arrived last Thursday while my memory reminds me we saw snow flakes flying by in that March wind throughout much of the day.
With Easter this coming Sunday, I’m reminded of a wet Good Friday snow in West Texas that brought anywhere from six inches in Big Spring to 18 inches in Sweetwater on April 5, 1996.
The wind that day was straight off the Polar ice cap and the snow was horizontal much of the time. In fact,the wind compacted the snow so much that it was more that six inches thick on the sides of utility poles in front of the Big Spring Herald.
On Saturday, it was almost completely gone.
Mom and Dad always warned of an Easter freeze and the weather this year seems conducive to such a phenomena of Mother Nature.
Criticized teacher ‘contemplating suicide’
Lately, I find myself contemplating suicide. Don’t be alarmed…not physical suicide. I’m talking about professional suicide. I find myself on the ledge of a very tall skyscraper, and all I can think is “JUMP.” Just do a swan dive off that ledge. Watch a twenty year career splatter into bits and pieces on the sidewalk below.
Voter ID causing great flap
There seems to be some controversy about whether someone going to the polls to vote should be required to show a photo voter ID or not? My opinion is “Darn right they should.” Voting is a right and a privilege; in fact I think it’s a duty. However, one should be qualified to vote and not vote multiply times.
Each Friday, The Daily Southerner will recognize individuals, groups and businesses in Edgecombe County who have gone “above and beyond” in their effort to make this a better place to work, play and raise a family.
For cluless GOP, No amnesty upside
On Capitol Hill, events related to the congressional amnesty debate are unfolding at breakneck pace. Last week, the Obama administration authorized the release from federal detention centers of 10,000 criminal aliens. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano hinted at the move in her press conference when she disingenuously bemoaned how sequestration would force her to cut border patrol agents. For President Obama, the aliens' release represents a two for the price of one. First, Obama is reminding House Republicans that he intends to play tough on the budget negotiations. And second, Obama has sent the nation a message that he wants his way on amnesty — or else.
Tax and spend results staggering
Let’s imagine a married couple going to a financial councilor about their personal financial problems and their meeting goes something like this:
Okay,” says the financial counselor, “You say you’re having some budget problems huh?”
Well, I guess we might,” answers the husband. “When we try to pay our monthly bills we come up much shorter than what our income is.”
To the Editor:
To the Editor:
If the flags in Tarboro are not flying at half-staff, then they should be as a true patriot, hero, and Christian has died.
Pancakes offer anniversary meal
The weather this weekend was eerily similar to that of a year ago, a fact I remember because of
an occurrence of events then.
Sales tax regressive?
The possibility of North Carolina doing away with a state income tax and going with a sales tax has gotten a lot of liberals in an uproar. “It’s a regressive tax,” they yell. “It hits the poor and favors the rich.” This is a very ‘knee jerk’ reaction when we really look at the facts.
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