The early response to my “blank page” opinion piece has been quite overwhelming. I have not tallied the actual survey entries yet, but will do that this week and report back next week (assuming my wife’s birthday celebrations don’t take too much of my editing time!).
Discussionon school financial picture needs to continue
The news is gloomy all over when it comes to schoolfinances in Washington State. It looks like each school district will be askedto cut as much as 30 percent from their budgets. After paying for academicprograms and fixed costs, this won’t leave a lot for extracurriculars,according to Oroville Superintendent Ernie Bartelson.
Wikipedia defines disinformation as the deliberate spreading of false information in order to deflect voter support from an opponent. Obama’s campaign has engaged in attacks on the credibility and character of anyone who would dare challenge his campaign, but it has also distorted the truth of Obama’s political agenda.
Economiccrisis certainly not the fault of the little guy
&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Some wouldhave you believe it’s the little guy’s fault we are in this current economicmess which is all too quickly spreading beyond our shores to the rest of theworld. Some would also have you believe it was those crafty little guys takingadvantage of the poor naive mortgage companies who didn’t really want to lendmoney to people who may not be able to pay it back should they start to jack upthe interest rate on the little guy’s loan. Who are they trying to convince?
Freemarket not turning out to be so free after all
&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Sothe U.S. House decided to reject the unprecedented bailout plan cooked upbetween the current administration and a Congress trying to stop what was beingdescribed by Treasury Secretary Paulson as the second coming of the GreatDepression.
Whether we are about to experience a complete collapse of our financial system is not completely clear. The stock market has been up and down like a roller coaster since the politicians forecast a complete “meltdown” if their bailout wasn’t approved.
High gas prices got you down? Get a bike
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Just a few minutes staring out the window of our Main and Central office will tell you there is a new trend in the area – people trading four wheels for two. Sure, it is summer, but gas prices seem to be the main influence on what folks are driving, or should I say riding, nowadays.
Fourth of July about Independence, escape from tyranny
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As we approach the Fourth of July and enjoy a nice barbecue, rodeo or fireworks – maybe all three, take a moment at some point during the day to remember just why we are celebrating.
View Newt Gingrich’s plan to lower gas prices.
TheFourth of July is one of my favorite celebrations of the year and here in theNorth Okanogan we’re lucky to have both the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo and theOroville Community Fireworks at Deep Bay Park.