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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 »

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 »

From The Sidelines 12-16-11

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist I don’t know about the likes of Antonio Villaraigosa, Newt Gingrich, and Thomas Sowell. The first two advocate ignoring or breaking laws that they don’t like, in spite of the oaths that they took when sworn into office to uphold the laws. In those oaths they swore to uphold and […]

December 27th, 2011 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

From The Sidelines 12-19-11

By Irving Leemon, Contributing Columnist I’m sick and tired of Christians claiming that their traditions and holiday, Christmas, are under attack. The only thing that is under attack is their attempt to exclude any other religions from publicly celebrating their holidays at the same time of year. This country was founded on, and is under […]

December 19th, 2011 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

From The Sidelines 12-5-11

Large Crowds

By Irving Leemon, Professionally Opinionated Contributing Columnist I’ve noticed the apparent increase over the last several years in the number of people who join a large crowd with a ‘purpose’. It can be waiting for a store to open with the latest gadget for sale, to ‘make a political statement’, to buy tickets to a […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

From the Sidelines 11-28-11

By Irving Leemon With 15% of the population living on $10,000 a year or less, we have a real problem. We are already experiencing an increase in violence and crime. Lately it seems as if every other day there is another person being killed and an officer involved shooting. With the papers not reporting all […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in Opinions and Editorial | Read More »

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