My opinion

Posted February 12, 2015 at 11:03 am

Editor:

Please go back in time to when Ben Franklin wanted to make our national bird, the turkey. Of course, they voted him down and made it the Bald Eagle.

Good choice because it seems turkeys are in Congress. I am reminded of when turkeys were raised on the range. The turkeys gathered around metal feeders. They gave no notice to what they spilled out of their beaks because the farmer refilled the feeders as needed.

Do you see the similarity? Our turkeys pay no attention to the way our taxes are wasted because all they have to do is raise taxes. After all it only raises “a little over $100” per person.

Their first thought

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    Let’s raise taxes

    Editor:

    I read an article titled “Commission Approves County Budget for 2015” on page 2A of the Feb. 4, 2015 edition of the Cedar County Republican.

    In the article Mr. Don Boultinghouse, northern commissioner, stated that “Costs are still going up and revenue is not.” Costs have always gone up and tax revenue has not because the Commission, now and in the past, has adhered to the bankrupt idea of “No new taxes, we’ll work with what we got”. It

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    The Rock Wall

    We can thank the Lord for lots of things – one of them that we are not in the Northeast. Or that the Northeast weather is not here…yet. We all know that it will come our turn again.

    - I’m waiting for the riots to start in Springfield and here over the shooting of law enforcement officers. Where is the “We have a scheme” duo?

    - Just got a news item this week on the success of one of our former summer interns, Stacy Jones, now Dr. Stacy

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    Loyal reader

    Editor:

    I anxiously await another year of your newspaper. I get worried sometimes if it is a day late getting to me. It is a real bright spot in my week. There is always a familiar name somewhere in the write-ups.

    I have been a fan of yours ever since I got my first paper from you.

    Mary Jenkins

    Sheldon

    Attacks on gun rights

    Editor:

    Well, Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally got some return on all the money he has invested into the gun control market when the State of Washington passed the I-594 initiative last December and now his appetite has been whetted to go nation-wide with the same piece of garbage. This is a classic example of the mushroom recipe, keep them in the dark and feed them with lots of bull sh//.

    This law was 18 pages long and was supposed to

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    Just say no

    Editor:

    According to the Jan. 15 Sun, it appears that once again the school board is back at it. They are back begging for more money. They are as bad as a little child begging for a cookie before supper. The taxpayers have said no time after time but they still don’t get it. They already have more money coming in than they deserve. It is time for the school board to learn to live within their budget or learn to do without.

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    Liquor license

    Editor:

    Thank you to Troy Allison for last week’s letter to the editor concerning a liquor license for Mark Shouse’s restaurant. It can take a gun to murder a person. It takes liquor to make an alcoholic; however, everyone who owns a gun is not a murder and everyone who drinks a beer, glass of wine, etc., is not an alcoholic. If wanting El Dorado To be a friendly family environment, wanting it to grow and attract families and businesses to come here, the city council is

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    Disappointed by council denial

    Editor:

    It was with disappointment followed by irritation when I read that the city council had once again denied Mark Shouse the license to sell alcoholic drinks at his new restaurant.

    Mark has invested a very substantial amount of money to enhance our eating options here in El Dorado. He is also working towards making what has always been considered the downtown “Bar” into a more reputable place. All this takes a major investment.

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    Gas prices should motivate us

    Editor:

    As we start 2015 we are all in a state of euphoria over the recent plunge of gasoline prices to levels not seen in over five years. It’s easy to see how the decline of routine travel expenses has freed up cash that Americans are spending on discretionary things – things like meals out, extended vacations, new clothes, debt-repayments and long-needed home improvements. Yes. The American economy is doing just fine with lower gas prices.

    However it should be

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    More Meat Mondays MMM…MMM…Good

    Editor:

    When one considers meats’ great taste, the eating satisfaction and meat’s important nutritional contributions – I encourage everyone to join with me in adopting More Meat Mondays as your official New Year’s Resolution. There’s no better way to begin your week. Think Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Chops, Steaks, Roasts, Ribs, Burgers, etc., etc… Come to think of it, why wait until Monday? Start enjoying more meat today.

    Don Nikodim