- Chuck Pinkey
Socialism is sneaking into the U.S.
After watching President Obama's State of the Union speech a couple of weeks ago, I came to the realization that we are witnessing the continued growth of socialism in America. Believe it or not, we are far down that road already.
King Andrew's New York is a liberal utopia
In his typical "my way or the highway" recent interview with Susan Arbetter on the Capital Pressroom program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it crystal clear that there is no room in New York for those who disagree with King Andrew.
The Democrats expect us to thank them?
A week ago, a letter writer from Delhi in the opinion column of The Daily Star wanted to, "Thank a Democrat for 2014 prosperity." Wow! It must be a matter of perspective. I suppose someone from Antarctica, visiting New York last week, would find the weather sweltering.
Let's all go back into the closet in '14
To those of you who didn't find that sparkling new Lexus, Mercedes or Audi sitting in the driveway of your million-dollar home on Christmas morning with a red ribbon on it, join the club! Once again, my wife says, "Next year, for sure!"
We need a redneck in the White House
I was recently watching one of those focus group talk shows, and noticed a pencil-necked fellow with a week-old beard, uncombed hair and a disgusted look on his face. I said to my wife, "See that unhappy, scraggly looking young man? He's got to be a liberal."
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Obama forcing us to give 'til it hurts|
Recently, a friend of mine sent me an email, and it read, "Putting things in perspective: Dec. 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day and March 21, 2010 (Obamacare passage) to Oct. 1, 2013 (website launch) is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We're seeing the neutering of America
In our last article, we wrote about the out-of-control politically correct movement, and how the self-appointed PC police are on a mission to ensure that no one is offended by the spoken or printed word, names or mascots of our sports teams, or any action anywhere that may somehow be the least bit construed as racist, sexist or offensive to anyone.
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Proud to be politically incorrect
When the movement began to restrict smoking in elevators and restaurants, who would have dreamed that someday you wouldn't be able to smoke a cigarette on the streets of Manhattan? Likewise, who would have envisioned multi-culturalism morphing into "press 1 for English" in America?
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Washington politics full of deception
An old farmer once told me that when it comes to politics, he feels like a mushroom. "What do you mean?" I asked. "Kept in the dark and packed full of s*#t." he exclaimed. As I've grown older, this colorful pearl of wisdom has rung true many times.
- Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Put a stop to Obamacare while we can
If one is able to wade through the waist-deep media-manure and make some sense of whatâ€™s going on in Washington, it boils down to two issues. They are the stopping of Obamacare, and once again, the raising of the national debt limit.
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013
If anyone knows upstate farmers, it's yours truly
I've been dealing with dairy farmers in Delaware and Otsego County for the last 42 years, and while there's no way of knowing the exact number, I'd bet 90 percent of them have gone out of business. I suspect that I've seen it all.
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
If fracking can't save us, what will?
Last night, I had a terrible nightmare about the future. New York had followed Pennsylvaniaâ€™s lead and allowed fracking, and now the effects of gas exploration and fracking were coming home to roost. It was worse than any sorority house slasher movie and more terrifying than the implementation of Obamacare.
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sustainability crowd doesn't get economics
A few weeks back in The Daily Star, a guest commentator wrote an article titled "Does Our Local Economy Have a Future?" He noted our 16 percent poverty rate, 8 percent unemployment, inability to lure outside manufacturing, maxed-out tourism, and the exodus of our young. He forgot to mention the slow, agonizing death of the dairy farmers in our area, but that has been going on for a generation, and all they have ever gotten is lip service.
- Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Trust me, I'm as old as I need to be
As I slump further and further into senior citizenhood, certain things begin to annoy me that I'd have ignored a few years back. You know, little things that lead one to believe that the gene pool could use a good cleansing.
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A campus is no place for race baiting
In the late '60s, I was filling out my major in English Secondary Education, and during Presentation Day, where professors showcase their courses, Professor Williams asked if I was considering taking his course. His class was African-American Literature.
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Border war, or battle of the bulge?
Sadly, I heard the other night that the United States of America ranks second in obesity. That’s right, we are second only to Mexico in our percentage of fat people. I wonder why that is?
- Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The grass isn't always greener over in Europe
My wife and I were recently visited by old friends from Europe -- Austria, to be exact. We met Peter and his lovely wife, Edda, years ago when he worked for the UN, and they bought acreage for summers in upstate New York.
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Obama has violated our trust
Last Tuesday evening, I had to drive from Hartwick to Andes. A couple of farmers needed tractors and my boys were already out on service and sales calls, so they called the retired guy for help. Ah yes, once again decades of experience paid off.
- Tuesday, June 4, 2013
NRA succeeds because it defends freedom
Ryan Charles Pinkey was born Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 1:19 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. A great job was done by Stacey, Adam, the doctors, nurses, midwives and staff of Bassett. He arrived kicking and screaming just like his father did 34 years ago.
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Obama's just getting better and better
I've always been an admirer of President Obama. One can only marvel at a man who writes his autobiography before he does anything noteworthy.
- Socialism is sneaking into the U.S.