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 ...
To Congressman Howard McKeon: As one of your constituents in Santa Clarita, I urge you to vote yes on the common sense gun safety bills that will be presented to the House of Representatives in the weeks ahead. There has never been a better time for the United States to consider how best to protect the people of this country without destroying the Second Amendment. As head of the House Armed ...
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.
Kevin Buck believes "Jesus would be a liberal Democrat".
With a heavy heart I am compelled to write this letter to the editor on the anniversary date of the Iraqi War.
Yes, many cars in Europe of the same make and model have higher mpg ratings than their U.S. counterparts. The U.S. and Euro testing standards differ, as do the tuning specifications (such as fuel/air and ignition timing, computer mapping).
In my humble opinion, the only way the U.S. Postal Service will survive is to STOP service one day a week. The question we all should be asking is not whether to stop service one day a week, but which day of the week.
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.