If Mr.Gandelman ("Can the Republican Party rebrand itself?" Jan. 31) feels obligated to criticize the Republican Party, he should look at the behavior of the Democrat Party as well.
The computer age - that age we all now live under - causes stupidity to reign in high fashion throughout all of America. Indeed, one no longer needs to be intelligent nor learned to land a well-paying job, not these days.
On Monday afternoon, Feb. 11, I had the honor of attending Congressman Buck McKeon's 2nd Amendment Conference at Valencia's Salt Creek Restaurant.
Anyone who is following the gun debate quickly sees that both sides have some reasonable positions, but what also seems clear and perhaps most significant is that we have some cowardly congressmen serving in Washington.
Driving west on Creekside Road in the right-hand lane approaching McBean Parkway, there is a warning traffic sign that reads "Right Lane Must Turn Right," which I always felt was confusing.
Reader Ted Aquaro (Signal, Jan. 29, 2013) seems alarmed that the president may issue an executive order taking away our guns.
In response to "An open letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein" (Jan. 31): I wonder how concerned Mr. Ladouceur would be about losing his Second Amendment rights if one of his own family members happened to be shot and killed with an assault weapon - a weapon no one needs for hunting purposes. Wake up, Mr. Ladouceur.
On Friday, Jan. 25, approximately 500,000 people marched on Washington to support the sanctity of life.
In response to Charlie Vignola's column "If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em" (Jan. 29):
Democrats, 150 years ago: "I wouldn't personally own a slave, but it's a slaveowner's right to decide that for themselves."
I just read Michael Reagan's Jan. 18 column, "Obama ignores the rational answer," wherein he calls for armed guards in every school. It is his second column in recent time advocating the same solution. I question his approach.
Well here we go again. Phil Mickelson said he made $47 million and paid 62 percent in taxes. Hey. Phil, you have the wrong accounting firm working for you or not working that hard. Take Mitt Romney. He makes $20 million and only pays 15 percent taxes. Yes, he has a house here in California. Take Tiger, Jack N., Arnold P. - they live in Florida. Just saying.
Dear Editor: A special thank you goes to The Signal for publishing comments of my two favorite thinkers - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Arthur Schopenhauer - from time to time in the section titled "The Still Small Editorial." Yes, every now and again, these two brilliant thinkers get some of their thoughts thusly published in The Signal, and I cut them out of that newspaper and mail them to my brother Mike, ...
Dear Editor: Like the King of Siam, I have a puzzlement. Maybe a Signal reader can help. Every couple of weeks I get a peculiar telephone call on my AT&T land line. It is during the daytime when I'm oftentimes busy. I hastily turn off the burners on the stove, or the iron, or race in from outside. But when I pick up the phone and say "Hello," there is nothing but silence. Then in ...
I cannot believe the publicity that this kid (Manti Te'o) is getting for this alleged hoax. I really criticize the news media for giving this subject more coverage than the attack of the Benghazi Consulate back in September 2012. As far as I can see, there has not been a crime committed, so drop it. Why are you wasting so much time on this insignificant issue? If it's true and he was a major player, ...
I would like to respond to Kevin Buck's column "Jesus Would Be a Liberal Democrat" (March 20, 2013).
Can anyone explain to me why it takes a minimum of five sheriff's deputies to greet Lindsay Lohan at curbside and escort her to the courtroom?
Charlie Vignola takes a page from Stephanie Cutter's playbook in blaming Republicans for the bad health and eventual deaths of his parents.
Editor's note: On March 19, The Signal published a story about a woman whose wallet was stolen by someone hiding beneath the racks of a clothing store while another person distracted the victim. Following is an edited version of readers' postings on the online version of the story.
In response to the column "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat" (March 19), it's always easy to use, or misuse, Jesus to make a political point, although good taste dictates against it.
In Mr. Patton's piece "Red states should be careful what they wish for" (March 22), his conservative critique of liberalism is as fact-free and unsupported as nearly all conservative points seem to be today.
After a great many conversations and debates about gun control, there are still a great many members of Congress bowing to the NRA lobby because they want to protect their political futures more than they want to protect us against gun violence.
While driving in Santa Clarita I have noticed some techniques that appear to be unique to the culture here.
I used to live in Santa Clarita. I moved to the Bay Area about nine years ago but still check in on The Signal occasionally.
Compulsion against peaceful citizens is immoral. Likewise, extracting taxes for activities that benefit some citizens, but not others, is also immoral.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
There's talk I've heard that Ford, VW & other carmakers make engines for cars in Europe and other countries that make upwards of 60 mpg. They are however not allowed in the U.S. Imagine the benefit to students and low-income families if they were allowed here.
The Signal's Opinion Page of the March 14, 2013 issue shows forethought and good planning in printing two columns on the same subject but with the authors having completely different views on the matter. That subject is the recent 13-hour filibuster by Senator Rand Paul and the authors are SCV columnist Steve Lunetta and syndicated columnist Joe Gandelman; conservative and liberal respectively.
We use words and rhetoric to express ourselves, our opinion. But in today's politics, there's such a spin that you can no longer take words at face value.