I am tired of reading and hearing it's the guns, it's the music, it's the video games, it's schools.
Danny Tyree's tirade on Monday morning regarding repealing the 22nd Amendment was entertaining enough if it wasn't such a serious subject.
I write this not to besmirch, but to lift up. To the extent that Gary Horton laments capitalism in his Jan. 9 column, "A bad day for good taste in Santa Clarita," I praise capitalism for the freedom it allows us, and our souls, to achieve our purpose in life. Free market capitalism is the best way for the Holy Spirit to work in us. Pity not the restaurant ...
Having read The Signal for 40 years, I am compelled to write my first Letter to the Editor. I am appalled by Rob Kerchner's Jan. 6 rant on Social Security (or as he calls it, "antisocial theft"). Having paid into it my entire working life and now living meagerly on it in my retirement, I and countless others would be on the street without it. The challenge is keeping up with ...
The English language is falling into decay, especially by the following three venues: rap music, texting and everyday speech. Indeed, all three of them are making it hard to communicate properly with one another.
Regarding Tammy Messina's column, "What is gun control?" Jan. 11: Tammy Messina wastes two columns mostly defending people's rights to own handguns to defend themselves, a right that is not even under attack by proposed or pondered legislation. She brings up the old and tired line that "guns, assault style or otherwise, don't randomly kill people." One could file this away with the observation that tanks, drones and nuclear weapons also don't randomly kill people. ...
What is with our youth? Well, I know. My grandson wanted me to prove to the world that his grandma could play video games. I bought a Playstation and hooked it up to my TV.
Guns, guns, and more guns! Every time a crazy goes off his head because he feels powerful with his weapon, the whole country gets excited. They propose all kinds of solutions to make things safer. They want teachers to have guns, they want armed guards at all schools. Most of the things they propose will never work because what it comes down to is who shoots first has the advantage. The thing I think has ...
In a recent visit to the Monterey Presidio, I was talking to a state ranger and Huell Howser's name came up.
It's been said that "You can't fight city hall," and the latest tactic by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors regarding a homeowner fee for clean water proposed by the L.A. County Flood Control District makes that crystal clear.
Decade after decade, we've borrowed from literally penniless future generations, who don't even have the right to vote yet, in order to pay far more affluent grandparents today - and with even more chutzpah, we've called it "social" and "security," rather than "antisocial" and "theft."
There has been a steady discussion in the media since the recent massacre (in Newtown, Conn.). There have been many suggestions to prevent future tragedies and many explanations as to why these things occur.
Editor's note: The following letter was published in Friday's Signal but attributed to the wrong author. With our apologies to both the actual author and the credited author, we offer the letter in its entirety below with the correct attribution.
There are two "ideas" which I would like both Gov. Brown and President Obama to consider, since they both are promoting plans which they expect John Q. Public (us!) to "accept" as worthy.
Rumor has it that after the advent of Obamacare, a new movie version of the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" has been in the works and is due out in 2014.
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.
Here is what gets me: The Republicans are always asking, where are the jobs? Well as of March 1, 2013, they are going to let thousands of people get laid off.
The toll roads are great for the young people but how about us older ones that still like to get out and see things. ? How about making it free for older people?