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Updated: February 23, 2013 6:11AM

Modern gadgets

The people of today depend upon modern gadgets to survive. I grew up without computers, smartphones, Twitter and Facebook. My parents taught me more then modern technology ever could. If I did something wrong I was punished. I learned to respect God and my elders. I learned to love my country and all Americans. But most of all, common sense taught me a lot. It’s just like an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” — sit on a porch swing, peel an apple and enjoy life. We’re only here for a short time so let’s make the most of it.

Heavy artillery

When I go duck hunting I like to first lay down a good base of fire, usually preceded by artillery preparation.

Rodents and roaches

To the person who commented on catering to prisoners. Does anyone think a rapist, killer, thief or child abuser actually deserves as much love and respect as a dog? I have a Doberman and she loves me, protects me and asks for nothing. She has the very best of everything including food, medical care grooming and my love. The criminals don’t deserve that. I prefer to think they belong in the rodent or roach category. Those that are guilty should be dropped off on some remote island to fend for themselves or kill each other. That would save the taxpayers a lot of money.

Media concerns

I wish the news media was as concerned and thorough in revealing and reporting the lies and deception of politicians and government as they are of Manti Te’o and Lance Armstrong.

Bush’s order

Curb your outrage Republicans. President Obama has full historical precedent for his actions. In 1989, President Bush signed an executive order banning the importation of assault weapons.


Regarding prejudice: When will people tolerate and accept different ethnic groups or immigrants? Haven’t we seen enough tragedy unfold in this country?

Double standard

President Obama uses children during his announcement of executive orders concerning gun control. Then his spokesman is critical of the NRA for asking why the president wants his children protected by armed guards, but not our children. Guess there is a double standard.

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