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Guest Column – Regaining fiscal responsibility in Washington

Guest Column – Regaining fiscal responsibility in Washington

By Andrew Romanoff You don’t buy things you can’t pay for. It’s a pretty simple rule – unless you’re a member of Congress. Every year, Congress spends hundreds of billions of dollars more than it takes in. The result: a federal government now more than $17 trillion in debt. Interest payments on the debt alone […]

Remarks – 2014 – summer is ending, time to lighten up

Remarks – 2014 – summer is ending, time to lighten up

In past years, I could “lighten up” by passing on some great jokes having as their punch line someone’s race, color, religion, physical characteristics or sexual preferences – “politically incorrect humor,” but not today, because they might offend someone. Although 99 percent of you let me know that such “politically incorrect jokes” were in the […]

Kindling – Ferguson in history books

Kindling – Ferguson in history books

Two wrongs don’t make a right The old saying, “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” is a message that we should listen to these days. We have mass killings going on in Iraq, Syria and Gaza where thousands of innocent men, women and children are being slaughtered over political and religious hatreds. Now we can […]

Remarks – Some forgotten historical facts …

Remarks – Some forgotten historical facts …

Did you know that President Obama may be the first non-white President, but when Herbert Hoover was president the Vice President of the United States was Charles Curtis — a Kaw Nation Native American. This, and other overlooked facts about our country’s history, have been detailed in a book entitled, “One Night Stands with American […]

Kindling – Class reunions bring back memories

Kindling – Class reunions bring back memories

Attending a class reunion is an emotional experience. It is like turning the clock back decades and comparing your life to that of your peers’. There is nothing quite like going back to a high school reunion and seeing how everyone has aged — including yourself. It’s funny how everyone looks older than you. As […]

REMARKS – Bob, for once I agree with you – on Israel and Gaza

REMARKS – Bob, for once I agree with you – on Israel and Gaza

Bob, Bob, Bob – After all these years, I finally agree with you on a subject. You were absolutely correct when you summed up the whole Hamas attack by writing, “Hamas wishes to deny that Israel is a Jewish State” and that, “The dispute in Gaza is over land and religion.” It is unbelievable to […]

KINDLING – Home, Home on the Range

KINDLING – Home, Home on the Range

Driving over to Craig last week for a class reunioN, I was able to observe the sad state of Colorado highways.  Sorry to report that all the traffic is wearing out the asphalt highways at an insane rate. I’m already growing weary of the TV ads promoting governor, Senate and congressional candidates. There are the […]

Remarks – On Aug. 6, 2014, let us remember Aug. 6, 1945

Remarks – On Aug. 6, 2014, let us remember Aug. 6, 1945

Because the beginning of the end of all wars lies in remembrance, let us remember Aug. 6, 1945. Let us remember the acts and facts that led our country to that momentous moment of 9:15 a.m. – 66 years ago when Maj. Thomas Ferebee pressed the toggle and one single bomb fell and changed the […]

Kindling – God is crying over conflicts

Kindling – God is crying over conflicts

I’ve never seen so much rain falling from the heavens above. Maybe God is crying over all of the death and destruction going on in his world today. Jesus was a Jew in present day Jerusalem 2014 years ago. Mohammed founded the Islamic faith in the seventh century, well after the Jews had lived in […]

From Our Politician – Limited U.S. options in Iraq

From Our Politician – Limited U.S. options in Iraq

What I remember most about serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq was realizing the extraordinary level of hatred that the Sunnis and Shia Arabs had for each other. To understand Iraq today, one must understand the deep religious divisions within the country. The Islamic faith fractured into two very separate sects following a […]

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