Editor's note: Due to technical problems on our end, Steve Lunetta's column did not make it to The Signal in time for Monday publication. With apologies to Steve, we offer it up today.
As part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, I get a large volume of mail both friendly and unfriendly. The most entertaining ones get saved for the occasional column.
I give up. I absolutely give up. On Aug. 10, President Barack Obama signed a $26 billion spending bill that protects the jobs of 300,000 teachers, police and other government workers from potential layoffs.
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Oops, I did it again. Uncle Earl and I went over to Big 5 and bought another gun. This one is a Remington 870 Express 12-gauge with a 28-inch barrel. We got the last one.
What in the name of heaven are you doing at the computer, Uncle Earl?"
"In a few moments, I'm going to talk to you about a new product that will change your life."
Stories about good kids and good programs get routinely ignored by most of the mainstream press and the majority of the news-consuming public.
It's easy to be negative. That pothole in the street in front of your house that jars your teeth in the morning as you start the daily commute can make it seem like the city does not care.
A new administration arrives. The nation and the world become enamored with these intriguing "visitors." Led by a mysteriously charismatic leader who seems able to sway public opinion by uttering a few words on television, these visitors seem incapable of doing wrong.
"Oh what a tangled web we weave when
Bad decisions. We all make them. Some have limited consequences while others are far-reaching.
"Steven, I don't care what they say, I'm not going to change."
Hey, all you Democrats and liberals out there! Are you happy now? The vile and insidious budget trick put in place by the state of California is now coming to fruition.
The burst of flame that consumes the bird momentarily blinds me.