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Today's Opinions

  • Feral animal problem?

    To the editor: If Don Yousey is convinced 60 percent of animals his men pick up are feral, then Brunswick County, you have a problem! You are all in danger!

    Or maybe he’s just trying to justify using that dinosaur to kill them in. What an outrageous thing to say. You poor taxpayers will be paying through the nose to keep that secondhand archaic form of killing repaired and safe. That is why the Reidsville Animal Shelter got rid of it. It’s a money pit.

  • McIntyre got vote right

    To the editor: I have been critical of Rep. Mike McIntyre on several occasions. I have not always agreed with him on some of his decisions; however, on his vote regarding national healthcare, he voted correctly.

    Who in his right mind would buy a pig in a poke, which is what the Democrats offer us?

    I have counted and the Democrat leadership has made 297 statements in regard to healthcare, and they have contradicted themselves about half of the time.

    Who would buy a house and move in without knowing what the cost would be? No one.

  • Hagan had distorted facts

    To the editor: In last week’s paper, an article mentioned Sen. Kay Hagan’s support of the Reid Senate Health Care Bill. She says we spend more than any other developed nation on healthcare with no better outcome.

    Really? This data is from the discredited U.N. World Health Organization study, which by the way, found the life expectancy in the U.S. ranks just behind Cuba, in spite of the fact Cuba’s spending is a fraction of the spending in the United States.

  • Will mandates govern your healthcare?

    To the editor: Breast cancer is 25 percent of all cancers out there. Breast cancer in women in their 40s is aggressive.

    New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of no oncology experts, recommend women in their 40s no longer have annual mammograms. Most insurers and the Medicare program said they would ignore the panel’s recommendation, as it should be. But Obama-care will mandate by law that this task force will provide the new regulations that micromanage all health insurance decisions (see section 2713 of the Senate bill).

  • Records fees will break the law

    To the editor: Your editorial gets right to the point: "The school board is seriously considering violating the North Carolina public records law."

    One shouldn’t be surprised by their brazen willingness to again flip off the public. This is the same inept gang that plotted behind the scenes to keep schoolchildren from hearing a speech by their president and were exposed to widespread ridicule when their “confidential” e-mails were unexpectedly made public by a vigilant press.

  • Speak out against Cap and Trade

    To the editor: With the recent scandal involving Climate-gate, which hasn’t been covered by the mainstream media, the proposed Cap and Trade Bill is obsolete.

    Scientists who championed global warming research altered documents by changing numbers to “hide the decline” in temperatures and refused to disclose documents despite the Freedom of Information Act.

    In e-mails recently exposed, there was collusion in the destruction of these documents.

  • No fees for access to public records

    The law in North Carolina is clear. Public records belong to the public.

    We oppose any attempts by any public body to impose fees that would discourage access to public documents.

    We believe if the proposal before the Brunswick County Board of Education moves forward, that’s exactly what will happen.

    Last week, Brunswick County Schools’ Policy Committee discussed adopting fees for “excessive public records requests.” Board members will review this at their Dec. 1 meeting.

  • Miss Out of this World beauty pageant to feature men in their finest--dresses that is

    A Shallotte police officer, a contractor, a truck driver and a taxi driver walk into a room.

    One of them is wearing a dress. One of them has on high heels, the other a wig.

    Oh, wait. They’re all dressed that way.

    What’s the punch line for this?

    There isn’t one. They’re doing it for a few good laughs and most importantly for a good cause.

    On Saturday, Dec. 5, Brunswick County men will put on sparkling dresses, high heels, wigs and more to compete in the “Miss Out of this World” Beauty Pageant.