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All the political hot air is the cause for “global warming”

The Way I See It by DON WEST Keep an eye on your wallet – the Legislature is in session. Even though this is a session when they are not allowed to deal with any tax propositions, you may still want to take an inventory of your money after they have concluded their business in […]

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about effort inequality

The Way I See It by DON WEST A few weeks ago, Mr. Obama proclaimed that he would spend much of the remainder of his time in office trying to resolve the injustice of income inequality. Some have, some do not and he and his liberal followers believe that is wrong. I don’t believe that […]

Let’s do away with ALL government retirement programs

The Way I See It by DON WEST This past week, I reviewed some of my columns written more than 10 years ago and I noted that, though the names have changed, politics remains the same. John Breaux, former Senator from Louisiana, was speaking then about something that he knows nothing about – Social Security. […]

Location (and spelling) is everything

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I am a prideful person. However, I also have a self-deprecating sense of humor, which is good, because now I feel the need to publicly acknowledge some major mistakes. On Feb. 13 I attended a meeting at Elton High School (EHS) with the Jeff Davis Parish School Board Buildings […]

Elections would be more fun if candidates physically fought

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH The editor asked if so-and-so was up for re-election this year but I did not know. So I moseyed on over to the Secretary of State’s web site to find out what was up for grabs this year. The answer: pretty much everything but Welsh and Fenton positions and […]

Basking in the “global warming”

The Way I See It by DON WEST Hey, Al Gore. You can kiss my icicles. I just can’t seem to find enough warm clothes to be able to maintain comfort in this “global warming”. Seems that every night the leading news story on the major networks is about another storm shutting down another part […]

What do you do with a problem like Sochi?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH The Olympic games signify a time when the world comes together and pretends to get along while watching dedicated athletes compete in a variety of sports. (However, I maintain the belief that the luge is just someone reclined on a board, gliding down a frozen slide). This year’s Olympics, […]

Isn’t it ironic?

The Way I See It by DON WEST Isn’t it ironic that we are told to not judge all Islamic people by a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by a few lunatics? Recently in an interview, President Obama raved about the fact that 8 million young people have been […]

How do you say “Coke” in Mandarin?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH By now I am sure most of you have seen Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl commercial, which featured a number of Americans singing “America the Beautiful” in English and other languages. I personally found the ad beautiful but many did not. In fact, the ad sparked the usual “When you come […]

We have been warned

The Way I See It by DON WEST I listened to the rhetoric in the President’s State of the Union message this week, but I am still looking for the “silver lining”, the improvement in my status from when he promised “hope and change” during his campaigning promises before being elected. Fact is, though he […]

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