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Today's Opinions

  • A time for action on fire issue

    Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
    That’s the sound of time, and it’s running out, at least if you listen to the statements made by the Washington County Fire Protection Association’s leaders.
    In last week’s issue of The Springfield Sun, the WCFPA was represented by John Goatley, who said in not so many words that he doesn’t see the deadline going away for his organiztion to stop providing fire protection to the citizens of Washington County who pay a $45 annual fee for that protection.

  • The days go by

    It’s a line from the Eagles 1975 classic hit, Tequila Sunrise: “The days go by.”
    And they do. Whether you like it or not, whether you are waiting for (or enduring) a tequila sunrise on a beach in Acapulco, or working in a coal mine in Eastern Kentucky, or trading stocks on Wall Street, or writing songs in Nashville — the days go by. Like wet sand slipping through our fingers, the days go by.

  • Fears about tomorrow

    “Be not afraid.”
                  God

    “Be not afraid” is the most quoted phrase in the Bible. It was used by God more often in speaking to his people than any other words that he had to say.
    He knew us so well.
    Why did he have to tell us to not be afraid so often? Because this world is a scary place. It was yesterday, it is today, and it will be tomorrow.

  • State legislators staying busy in Frankfort

    Legislative committees were hard at work this week approving many bills that then moved to the Senate floor for consideration by the full body.

  • People are work

    “People are work, brother. A lot of work. Too much work.”

  • My van hates my daughter

    It’s my belief that cars and trucks actually have personalities. Some are good natured all the time, some are grumpy in the morning, some love a challenge like running through snow, some don’t like to be rained on, some like it hot, and some like it cold. Then again, some can be just plain ornery when they feel they’ve not been given proper respect.
    Really.

  • A crime against nature

     

  • You wanna bet?

     

    “I’d be willing to bet you, if I was a betting man, that I’ve never bet on baseball.”