Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Subscriber Services | 928 Media Lab | Real Estate Search | Galleries | Obits | Yellow Pages | TV Listings | Contact Us
The Prescott Daily Courier | Prescott, Arizona

home : opinions : columns September 29, 2014


Column: Child-like joy is key to happiness
Here is another installment of Granddaddyisms I wrote to my grandson when he was a teenager.
(9 comments)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Column: Jail sales tax necessary - and is most affordable option
"To be or not to be" - that is NOT the question, for it IS to be.
(24 comments)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Column: Americans' wages stagnant at 1988 levels
For nearly two years, multibillionaire Mark Zuckerberg has been one of the most vocal comprehensive immigration reform leaders.
(12 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Column: ISIS nickname may infringe on copyright
President Obama lectured the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday on Islam, social justice, climate change, aid to poor nations, war and terrorism. During the speech, the president referred to ISIS as the Network of Death. Apparently he's never heard of Blue Cross of California.
(2 comments)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Column: Hard to read the Jenners' faces over divorce news
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" mom Kris Jenner filed for divorce against her husband Bruce Jenner in Beverly Hills court after 15 years of marriage. Everybody is so saddened by the news. The whole country was looking forward to watching them grow younger together.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Column: Homeland the beautiful, of thee I sing?
"God bless you, and God bless the Homeland." It won't surprise me if that's how a future President closes one of his "State of the Union " addresses. The un-American term "the homeland" is taking over America.
(1 comments)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Column: A rational, conservative view of abortion
If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement?
(3 comments)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Column: Prescott should welcome 'the other'
Those who want to condemn all Muslims are making us weak.
(42 comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Column: Obama always safe on the golf course
The White House was entered by an Iraq War vet who leaped over the fence and made it inside the mansion waving a knife Friday. The Secret Service is embarrassed. The security breach occurred four miles from the nearest golf club so the president was never in any danger.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Column: My reasons in support of the jail tax
How can it be that people like Justin James Rector, the 26-year old alleged murderer of 8-year old Isabella Grogan-Canella in Bullhead City, are walking among us?
(26 comments)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Column: Kids' behavior reflects treatment
I spoke with some young parents recently. During the conversation, it became clear they were struggling with number of parenting issues.
(7 comments)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Column: Siri, dial down the new phone hype
Shake off the blues, put on your shoes, and tell grandma the news: the next generation iPhones are here.
(4 comments)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Column: Averting shutdown was self-preservation
Congress passed a supplemental spending bill Thursday to keep the U.S. government from going broke. They avoided another shutdown.
(2 comments)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Column: Can 'civilized' nations defeat ISIS?
Does the "civilized" world have what it takes to defeat the self-declared Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS?
(12 comments)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Column: Scotland vote will be precedent-setting
Scots went to the polls Thursday to vote whether Scotland will separate from the United Kingdom after three hundred years. This won't be the last time. Three hundred years from now the Iraqis will go to the polls to decide whether Iraq should separate from the United States.
Friday, September 19, 2014

Column: Hard to trust Obama on ISIS/ISIL
Miraculously, President Obama has conjured a strategy to wipe the Islamic State from the face of the Earth!
(19 comments)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Column: Ebola almost as scary as the NFL
President Obama ordered three thousand U.S. troops to West Africa Tuesday to halt Ebola before this virus becomes deadlier by mutating. That's when things get scary. We all saw what happens when NFL players developed an immunity to the calming effect of elevator music.
(1 comments)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Column: Pets provide health, emotional benefits for owners
Pet ownership comes with many proven physical, mental and emotional health benefits - from enhancing social skills to decreasing the risk of heart attack.
(2 comments)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Column: Don't fall for candidates' distortions
Candidates have a responsibility to use facts in an accurate and honest way, not only for moral and ethical reasons, but also because by misleading people, it creates a false foundation for the future.
(34 comments)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Talk of the Town: Child hunger is real, preventable
For most of us who grew up in this land of plenty, it is hard to imagine how it would feel to go to bed at night hungry and to not know if there would be any food tomorrow. How hard would it be to pay attention in school when you are hungry?
(8 comments)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Column: Glimpse into someone else's reality
A close friend and I had a disagreement recently. No big deal, but it got me thinking about why we differed and why there is so much disagreement among folks of good will, not to mention those in public life who denounce and disparage those who differ with their political views at the drop of a sentence.
(7 comments)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Column: White House doesn't care about US workers
Another meaningless Labor Day has passed. For most Americans, the holiday represents a day off from work and the unofficial end of summer.
(15 comments)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Column: Bad news a matter perspective for NFL
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was sued by a stripper for sexual assault.
(1 comments)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Column: ISIS is about brutality, not piety
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: Where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
(21 comments)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Column: Charlie Sheen a saint next to football players
Charlie Sheen gave a thousand bucks to the Philly waiter who was stiffed by Eagles receiver LeSean McCoy. It's just what the NFL needed on top of wife-beating videos and sexual assault suits. You know your league's in trouble when Charlie Sheen is helping you clean up your image.
Friday, September 12, 2014

Column: Summer rains are boon for wild birds
Our abundant summer rains have created an explosion of both native and non-native grasses, weeds and flowers, which are providing a buffet for wild birds in terms of nectar and seeds.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Column: FBI should hunt ISIS, not nude photo hacker
Breitbart News is reporting federal border agents have been warned by their superiors of a serious threat by ISIS to cross into the United States.
(5 comments)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Column: Local Muslims prefer peace, privacy
I wanted to find out whether local Muslims condemned murderous groups like ISIS and, if so, whether they wanted the local community to know that. The answers are yes, and no.
(43 comments)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Column: Prince Harry just can't win for trying
Prince Harry fell to fifth in line to the throne Monday when William and Kate said they're expecting. He's the comedian's favorite. Harry wears a Nazi uniform to a costume party and everyone gets mad, then he wears nothing to a Vegas party, and he gets in just as much trouble.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Column: Living will: Live life well
Recently a friend of ours had a "Going Away" party. He had inoperable cancer. He and his wife decided to throw a party for his family and 250 or so of their friends.
(5 comments)

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Column: Conservation - We can and must do more
Our news is saturated with reports of regional drought causing surface water shortages in California and shrinking Colorado River reservoirs.
(23 comments)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Column: Comedians vie for top billing in heaven
Joan Rivers died on Thursday, joining Robin Williams and Richard Pryor at the Comedy Store Upstairs. What a show.
(5 comments)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Column: Invention could avert family feuds
President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. will destroy ISIS and then said ISIS could be a manageable problem. His opponents just went ballistic. Coors Lite needs a can that shows the mountains changing colors to warn you when your uncle is going to start talking about Obama.
(1 comments)

Friday, September 05, 2014

Column: Date Creek Ranch Apple Festival is this weekend
On major holidays, when the store is closed, our family has a tradition of going on short day trips where we can hike and explore little-known locations. This year the idea of visiting Date Creek Ranch came to my mind, so that is exactly where we went.
(1 comments)

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Column: Monarchy sounding better and better
President Obama fell to the lowest approval ratings of his presidency Tuesday, the same day that Congress fell to its lowest approval rating in history. It's appalling. Americans are just starting to figure out that we had it much better when we were ruled by a mad English king.
(14 comments)

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Column: Learn to recognize animal abuse - and report it
Animal neglect is a passive form of cruelty. There are many forms of animal neglect including failure to provide food, water, shelter or veterinary care sufficient for an animal's survival.
(5 comments)

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Column: Pets are loved, mourned like family
On Aug. 20, our fourth grandchild was born in Torrance, Calif. Donovan Richard Williams came into this world at 2:40 a.m. Those who are parents and grandparents know why this is called a "Blessed Event."
(7 comments)

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Column: Good news, bad news for Arizona women
The good news is that Arizona has the smallest gender pay gap of all states according to WalletHub.com. The bad news is that pay in the state doesn't reach the median level of a lot of states, but at least we know women and men are getting the same mediocre pay.
(5 comments)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Column: Manning's strategy is the same as Obama's
The Seattle Seahawks opens defense of their NFL title Thursday, seven months after they beat Denver in the Super Bowl. They have a great defense. Peyton Manning has not yet developed a strategy to beat the Seahawks, fueling speculation that he's presidential material.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Column: Labor Day is Liberation Day for moms
Labor Day means summer is over.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Column: Lessons learned along the way
I was driving behind one of our Prescott school buses recently and a flood of memories came crashing into my awareness.
(3 comments)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Column: Are we really teed off that Obama golfs?
Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started - just like clockwork.
(45 comments)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Column: Team name goes from bad to worse
The New York Times announced it will refuse to print the name Washington Redskins in its sports section. The editor says the name is associated with imperial conquest, cultural genocide and racism. From now on, the newspaper will simply refer to the team as the Redskins.
(2 comments)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Column: Rev. Al shocks by urging responsibility
Sharpton is being criticized by other blacks - liberal blacks - who didn't like the tough sermon he preached at Michael Brown's funeral Monday.
(12 comments)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Column: Loss of jail tax would cost us more
Having been privileged to serve Yavapai County as the elected sheriff from 1989 to 2005, I saw many changes. Of utmost importance was the creation of a Jail District in 1999 to establish a consumption-based tax at the conservative maximum rate of one-fourth of a cent per dollar for a maximum period of 20 years. This issue will again be decided by the voters this year to address current and emerging critical needs.
(25 comments)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Column: Birds and beyond - Encounters with local wildlife
Last week, after a big rainstorm, my wife and I decided to hike the Flume Trail in Granite Dells.
(8 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Column: Common law, sharia not compatible
Religious freedom was so important to the Founding Fathers, that they protected it in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
(22 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Column: Lots of practical uses for iPhone kill switch
Apple announced it will include a kill switch on their next generation of iPhones in order to stay ahead of the curve. On Monday California passed a law requiring every smartphone made after this year to have a kill switch. With any luck, it's for whenever anyone takes a Selfie.
(1 comments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Column: You can affect elections across nation
Some big election races are coming up now that primary season is past, and you can be involved.
(15 comments)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Column: Obama, Biden top natural disasters
President Obama issued a statement Sunday after seeing the damage from the six-point earthquake in Napa Valley. He said he was deeply moved. It's the funniest thing out of this White House since Joe Biden saw the Joplin tornado damage and said he was blown away.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
HSE- Rants&Raves
Find more about Weather in Prescott, AZ
Click for weather forecast



Quick Links
 •  Submit site feedback or questions

 •  Submit your milestone notice

 •  Submit your letter to the editor

 •  Submit a news tip or story idea

 •  Place a classified ad online now

 •  Browse the Yellow Pages

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Submit Other Publications Links
Classifieds | Subscriber Services | Real Estate Search | Galleries | Find Prescott Jobs | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Contact Us
© Copyright 2014 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Daily Courier is the information source for Prescott area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, dcourier.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info, Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved