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Today's Opinions

  • The 2008 legislative session: What business wants

    As 2008 quickly approaches, the Kentucky General Assembly will soon be in session with many difficult decisions to make. Gov. Steve Beshear's first budget will be under consideration, and hundreds of competing interest groups will be working to sway lawmakers' opinions. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will also be at the Capitol, speaking for the business community of Kentucky and hoping to improve the state's business climate for all Kentuckians.

  • 'The Lord God made them all' ... Maggie,too

    "All things bright and beautiful,

    all creatures great and small,

    all things wise and wonderful:

    the Lord God made them all."

    -Cecil Frances Alexander

    from All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Cats are interesting creatures. I love their individual personalities and the "I will, but only because I want to," mentality they project. There's something comforting about a cat curling up on my lap in the evenings.

  • Doesn't understand justice system

    I can't understand how the justice system works. People choose to deal in drugs and alcohol and are found guilty but somehow seem to miss time behind bars. They are allowed their freedom just to do it again.

    This so-called diversion is nothing more than a game lawyers play to increase their bank account. Where is justice?

    Let's keep paying these people just to feed our children drugs and other junk so in the future we can have even more children that are drug addicts, unwed mothers, etc. Good job system. What a screwed-up world we live in.

  • A vote against Christmas

    Democrats should be proud to know that one of their own, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) was one of 27 other Democrats in the House who would not vote "Yes" for support of House Resolution 847.

    HR 847, titled: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith, was thankfully passed by 372 others who recognize the importance of supporting the Christian faith and our founding fathers.

    Weeks before this betrayal, Yarmuth voted for HR 635, titled: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan.

  • Merry Christmas!

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

    (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

    And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • This may be the time to go honky punk

    When I was a kid, I found an old 78 record in our basement that featured Hank Williams singing "Cold, Cold Heart" on one side, and "Dear John" on the other. Those old 78s were nigh indestructible, as were the 45s that came later. I know this because "Dear John" is hanging on my family room wall, right beside my Dean Dillon "Slick Nickel" album and my James Dean poster.

    Anyway, I was listening to the radio the other day and heard an introduction for Hank Williams III.

  • Honesty is the best policy

    "The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in a good education."

    - Plutarch, Greek biographer and moralist.

    If Plutarch speaks the truth (and the honesty topic seems to be one of his skill sets) then Jimmy Bright must own a Ph.D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • Budget woes

    During the first 10 days in office, I have discovered that Kentucky's financial house is in serious disarray. In fact, we have inherited a budget situation easily described as beyond serious.

    As reported this week, the Consensus Forecasting Group issued what I interpret as dire warnings about the state's grim revenue estimates.

    For example, their numbers indicate a $120 million shortage in collections during the remainder of this fiscal year. I'm speaking of money already obligated. Other formerly made commitments will add to the size of the current fiscal year shortfall.