Today's Opinions

  • Who are you, Tiger?

    To the editor: Please tell me it isn’t true, Tiger; or better still tell me who you really are?

    It seems I don’t know the person. He is one who has seemingly a bottomless pit of talent, a beautiful wife and kids, a never-ending lake of money, and is a gentle person, who adults look upon as “simply amazing.”

  • See "Up!": one of the year's best movies

    The year 2009 was a great one for 3-D movies. Everything from “Coraline” to “A Christmas Carol” to “Avatar” gave viewers the option to see the movies in thrilling, just-like-you’re-there-vision, without the headaches of the old 1950s 3-D experiments.

    But instead of going for the thrill ride, I chose to see the beautiful animated film “Up!” in two dimensions.

  • Needs North Carolina items

    To the editor: Each member of our class is working on a project called Parade of States. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can. I have North Carolina for my state.

    If any of your readers would help me out by sending any pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts or products from your state, it would be greatly appreciated.

  • Socialism is not the answer

    To the editor: The book “The Road to Serfdom” by Frederick Hayek is a primer on the socialist world into which we are plunging.

    With the takeover of healthcare by the government, our descent into a government-controlled plantation begins.

  • Wrong assumptions about cat

    To the editor: (In response to L. Hiester of OIB letter.) Is your glass always half empty, never half full? Felines do not deposit waste in driveways; they cover their feces and their urine. Many cats, including Bob, cohabitate with the avian population. Cats kill to eat, unlike humans.

    Nothing ever entered my door without being neutered (with the exception of my husband and our sons).

  • Bob was a good neighbor

    To the editor: New to the neighborhood, I was walking my Labrador retriever Sasha by the house next door when I saw a beautiful Siamese cat. Instead of bolting, the cat sat quietly assessing us.

    Later, I met the Hardings. I was invited into their backyard for a cold drink. I saw the Siamese lying close by, quietly watching birds on a feeder. Our eyes met, and I swear the cat seemed to say, “Hi, I’m Bob. Welcome to the neighborhood.”

  • Do you know history?

    To the editor: Mr. Donnelly [in his recent letter] proves he either does not know his history or does not understand it.

    The U.S. fought in Korea and withdrew without victory. The U.S. fought in Vietnam and withdrew without victory.

    President Bush claimed victory when there was none. Eight years after starting a war that has been proven to be without a basis, the U.S. is still engaged but will withdraw without victory.

  • Pill abuse on the rise

    To the editor: Prescription pain pill abuse is on the rise, and more and more we are hearing about people becoming addicted to medicine that was prescribed for pain.

    Pill addiction is growing like a brush fire in Brunswick County. It doesn’t help matters that Hollywood has made it almost glamorous to take these pills, not to mention doctors doling out prescriptions like candy.