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Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: July 18, 2019

#!*! If Public Works really wants a response to its survey, try sending a first class letter without threats and blame for the postage cost....

 

Letters: July 18, 2019

Slavery Wayne Olson, of Moscow, wants to rewrite history. He wants us to believe that the Civil War was all about states' rights, and not about the enslavement of Africans. (Letter, Lewiston Tribune, July 9, 2019). Granted: There were competing under...

 

Worth of the Moon Mission

Shortly, after Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous first steps on the dusty lunar surface, some comedian in our army unit at Ft. Knox, KY, posted a sign in our barracks: “Sorry, Drill Sgt., No Green Cheese!...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 11, 2019

None of Your Business

President Donald Trump's itinerary at the G-20 summit in Japan included a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government is accused of using dirty tricks to interfere in the U.S. election to sway things Trump's way. As Trump was...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Service Dogs

My television viewing is normally limited to the news, Mariner’s baseball and Gonzaga basketball. Shut in by bad weather a few weeks ago, I found myself temporarily out of library books, so I was daydreaming while a drama series played on my TV....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 11, 2019

American Beauty

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous. The most obvious exception is the ballpark, which has gotten more beautiful...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes

YYYYY Endicott fireworks were amazing, and it was outstanding that they had it set to music! #!*! Pothole at Zips, someone's going to break an axel. #!*! Retail clerks who call customers “dear,” “honey,” “sweetie,” etc. YYYYY Beautiful...

 

China's Mighty Migrating Mandate

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. In fact, when it comes to tough new garbage and recycling restrictions, they may migrate elsewhere sooner than you might think. For example, Shanghai is one of the world’s largest cities with...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 4, 2019

MIGA

He actually said it! While talking to reporters on his way to Camp David, he used the phrase "Make Iran Great Again"! Does this mean that President Donald Trump has ordered that Iran will join America in the Greatness Club? "MIGA" as opposed to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 4, 2019

The Madcap Caution of Donald Trump

The worry was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then the next week President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks weren't a big...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes

#!*! Promised new trees on Main Street? YYYY New renovation at DSHS. Send your pet peeves and okeydokes to Whitman County Gazette P.O Box 770, Colfax, WA 99111 or drop them off at the Gazette office at N. 211 Main, Colfax...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Restoring Affordability to a College Education is Vital to America

When my parents graduated from high school in 1936, a college education was too expensive for the son of a copper miner and the daughter of a plumber. Eighty years ago, our country was in the middle of the Great Depression and teens took odd jobs to...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 4, 2019

The Wall

Deployments to Vietnam from Fairchild normally included an overnight stop in Pearl Harbor. Some of our crew had been there before and suggested we go out to the USS Arizona. We went to the pier and rode to the site in a small open boat operated by...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes

#!*! My husband was a WWII veteran. I feel it was such a disgrace to him and all veterans that our flags were not flying on Flag Day! Shame on Colfax....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    June 20, 2019

The Game Show

Let's play "Jeopardy," where the answers are questions. If Alex Trebek were to ask contestants to specify "A glaring contrast between Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump," the correct response would be "What are class and crass?" Of...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 20, 2019

CEOS for Abortion

Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs. If anyone had any doubt, look no further than the "historic" pro-abortion statement by nearly 200 CEOs that ran in a full-page ad in The New York Times. It is a...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: June 20, 2019

YYYY David Nails, who voted no to spend more taxpayer-funded money for the Colfax School District. #!*! Where were the flags on Flag Day?...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    June 13, 2019

S&T Fetishist

As he exercises his Putin-given right as president to lay waste to the United States, it turns out that Donald Trump can really draw from only a very few weapons in his quiver as he causes all the traditional allies to quiver. When all else fails,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    June 13, 2019

The Daily Beast's Shabby Scoop

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked,...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: June 13, 2019

Great music for First Thursday!! Too bad the cool weather kept the crowd away. You missed out....

 

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