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20 Reasons I will not vote for Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist. 1. His party is trying to take the vote away from the poor and other citizens. 2. His foreign policy experience is non-existent. 2. He has no clue on how to handle international affairs and diplomacy. 3. I’m afraid that he would use force inappropriately, if at all. 4. His […]

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in Politics Government | Read More »

From The Sidelines 3-26-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist Anyone who doubts that there is a civil war going on in Mexico only has to read the newspapers and listen to the news broadcasts. In February 2012 the U.S. State Department said that 120 U.S. citizens were killed in Mexico in 2011. In addition, carjackings and robberies have resulted […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

From The Sidelines 3-12-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist Why aren’t all of the government agencies at all levels (local, state and federal) required to put at least a small percentage of their budgets aside for times like these? Any smart household puts some money aside for emergencies and if income decreases. The governmental agencies at all levels act […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

MIS-LANE-IOUS — Shook-Up (Parents Beware)

Fraudulent Phone Calls

By Lane Sherman, Contributing Columnist Last week I received a phone call that shook me up and still is disquieting. It all happened like this: Ring-Ring Me: “Good afternoon.” Caller: “Hi. This is your grandson.” Me: “Which one?” Caller: “Guess.” (The caller sounded very much like my younger grandson, but not exactly. He is in […]

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Family and food | Read More »

From The Sidelines 3-5-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist The recent spate of shootings in schools seems to have a couple of things in common. They appear to be associated with relatively small towns and townships. Most of the shooters are teenage students that are loners, are the victims of harassment, usually on the Internet, and they get their […]

March 5th, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

The Story of Chico and Chiquita

Chihuahua Not Irvings

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist Last July 4th I lost two of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever known. All of my life I’ve owned dogs, mostly medium sized, such as German shepherd mixes, and Retriever mixes. Early on I decided that I did not want documented pure breeds because I do not like what happens […]

March 4th, 2012 | Posted in Family and food | Read More »

From The Sidelines 2-27-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist Recently, every day, in the papers, on the radio, and on TV there are beatings, shootings, killings, armed robberies, and suicides in Southern California, and other parts of the nation. I believe that this is a result of the poor economy and the lack of jobs, and the number of […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

From The Sidelines 2-11-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist We are very lucky and fortunate to be living in the USA and in California. We currently have freedoms that most of the world can only dream of. We can publish our opinions without fear of censorship or recriminations beyond other people disagreeing with us in print, or in other […]

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

From the Sidelines 2-6-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist We are teaching our children and young adults that it’s OK to break the law and also to use violence when we don’t like someone or something. They are being constantly exposed to violence in video games, on radio, on television, and in the movies. If you don’t see that […]

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

From the Sidelines 1-24-12

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist If you thought that last year (2010) had political craziness, wait ‘till you see what this year will bring. I predict that by the time next December rolls around you will not only be letting out a sigh of relief, you will also have banged your head against the wall […]

January 25th, 2012 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

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