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, ...
Vice President Joe Biden is hosting hearings on gun control that are said to include all concerned parties, including the National Rifle Association. I think this is all wonderful, and I am sure the NRA gave the vice president a good listening-to. But let's face it: everything has been said before and nothing enlightening will come of this extremely short process except what is desired ...
How I wish Jane Hills was right ("Video games, movies are the problem," Jan. 16). Wouldn't it be fabulous if removing violent video games and violence in movies would solve our gun violence rate? Sure, there might be some First Amendment issues, but we could work around that. Sadly, Canadians, Swedes, Germans and all the rest of the developed nations share the same games and movies. Their death by firearms rate is much lower than ...
One cannot escape the gun debate. It's in the press, on the radio and on television. I hope you will continue reading if I tell you that I am for the president's proposals, but I am fearful they will not be enacted. I'm fearful because we may, and I hope I'm wrong, have some cowardly people representing us in "red states" that are more worried about their political futures than they are about what is ...
For whatever reason, 'tis the season for some ultra-violent movies in release: "Hansel and Gretel" (please don't confuse this killfest with the original fairy tale), "The Last Stand" (with the retired Governator), "A Haunted House," etc.
In the long run, giving people things for free is just as destructive to their own happiness as taking things from them.
Let's get off the subjects of politics for a while. Let's talk about some good news. Home and condos are up by 12.8 percent in the San Fernando Valley, which will definitely affect the Santa Clarita Valley, which is a better valley! Won't that be nice that the trend is changing for the sellers' benefit. Good news! They have waited a long time for this turnaround. There has been a drop in foreclosures, which sank ...
Well, here we go again. The National Rifle Association wants to have armed guards at every school in the USA.
In response to "Video games, movies are the problem," Jan. 16: Ban everything! I've seen too many articles pointing the blame at video games. I'm no hardcore gamer, but I enjoy a game from time to time. Drinkers enjoy a drink from time to time, sometimes they get behind a wheel and kill someone; let's ban drinks! Using a cellphone while driving and kill someone? No more phones! Choke on a water in a water ...
I was just thinking about some of our Washington politicians when it suddenly occurred to me that an Englishman, not an American, came up with the best definition for certain members of Congress.
The president doesn't want your guns, folks - settle down. He, and the majority of Americans, want your assault rifles and more public protection regarding the sale of deadly weapons. In short, common-sense regulations for the gun industry. We live with common-sense regulations that limit our individual liberties every day, and the Republic still stands. In the interest of public health and safety, we need a driver's license to take a dangerous vehicle out on ...
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.
In December, The Signal reported that I had won an "extreme makeover" of the landscaping at my home in Saugus sponsored by the Castaic Lake Water Agency and Stay Green Inc.
The California Board of Equalization has just approved a 9.7 percent increase in the excise tax on gasoline, raising the total excise tax to 39.5 cents per gallon. This added to all the other taxes on gasoline sales will have us paying over 70 cents per gallon in tax. On top of this we pay license fees on our vehicles which are a tax as well and like many people I thought all of this money was for roads.
I want to commend Tammy Messina for her excellent column discussing the true purpose of the Second Amendment.
Let's stop the blame game and who's idea it was about the sequestration.
Tired of the debate on gun control and sick of hearing about global warming?
Liberalism allows the less charitable to feel better about themselves by giving away other people's money and freedom.
Regarding the column from Tim Myers published March 2, "Does the election date change favor the incumbent?":
This sequester panic is government fraud and misdirection at its best.
The sequester seems to be the only way that the rate at which we grow the budget is slowed down.
I quote a recent editorial contribution by a Santa Clarita City Council member: "Public participation is an essential way ... to influence the decision-making process."
I read with interest the article on the effects of the Canada – U.S. pipeline and its relationship to climate change.