To the editor: Slowly but surely, many Americans are waking up to realize that Obamacare is a budget-busting farce. But wait, there’s more! Many miserable months ago, the Traditional Values Coalition discovered these documented facts that the Lamestream Media carefully avoided (censorship by omission).
To the editor: Was there a real shutdown? Does a shutdown still have an income? On Oct. 15, during a government shutdown using a government website, I paid $4,900 in federal payroll taxes. I believe it can be documented that there was no shutdown on receiving money from employers.
To the editor: I stood at the end of the parade route for the Veterans’ Day parade, holding my baseball cap identifying my old military assignment with the now deactivated 9th Infantry Division, previously stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. The truck carrying military personnel slowly rolled by, when one of the men in the back wearing a Navy uniform took notice of my hat. Without hesitation, he squared up, faced me, and sharply saluted. I was stunned, honored, and deeply moved by his action. And, I froze. You see, I enlisted in the military almost 40 years ago. At that time, the Vietnam conflict was winding down, yet those enlisting were still within the Vietnam conflict era. Stories abound about the general view of the public toward military personnel during this period, equating military service with nothing short of being a criminal. It did not matter that, as a soldier, your rifle was never fired in combat. You were guilty by association. Period. For many, many years, veterans, including myself, felt this animosity, and avoided any celebration of military service.
To the editor: I just attended a meeting of the school board-appointed Mascot Committee. What a great job the members are doing of trying to abide by a charter, involve the community, and work within specific guidelines to be sure the high school receives a good new mascot.
To the editor: Enough is enough! I am mad and fed up with your loud fireworks that continue to terrify my animals. Handing out your little flyers doesn’t cut it.
To the editor: Please enlighten me. All home owners in Wasco County will be taxed for the $3.7 million bond measure to create a new swimming pool. Is this not so?
To the editor: During November we honor veterans and their families. Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. As members of the Wasco County Veterans Advisory Committee we are grateful for a dynamic public-private model for serving veterans.
To the editor: Every year around this time something special happens in The Dalles. It’s the Veterans Day Parade. It is my favorite parade of all.
To the editor: I applaud our Congressman, Greg Walden, for voting to fund the Government without funding the Affordable Care Act.
To the editor: Greg Walden did what he could as our only representative as a Republican in D.C. Those putting out negatives on one vote that he had to do should know the facts.
To the editor: I read and reread with increasing disbelief and indignation the articles on the Columbia Gorge Community Colleges teachers’ vote of “no confidence” in President Dr. Frank Today. You have to be kidding. No confidence? No confidence in what?
To the editor: As another year draws to a close, and we prepare for colder days, longer nights and the holidays to come, you never know how many more years you may have with loved ones. Losing a friend, family member, or co-worker suddenly, unexpectedly dramatically alters your world. When the death is by suicide, survivors of such a loss too often find themselves haunted by silence and stigma for months and years to come.
To the editor: I must say that picking up a Chronicle lately has been hard to do.
To the editor: As a previous NWPRD board member I can tell you from sitting in eight years of meetings that this pool will close in the near future. Your choice is simple: vote yes or no pool.
To the editor: It was summertime in The Dalles. 1966. Some of my friends in the neighborhood had come over to have a sleep out in our back yard. We really didn’t need sleeping bags. The thermometer had topped out at 112 degrees that afternoon and it was still in the mid 90’s even though it was 9:30 at night. We couldn’t sleep so we watched stars, told stories, and made plans to be at the Nat before it even opened so we could be the first ones in the pool.
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