- Chuck Pinkey
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Founders never meant politics to be a career
We are days away from the Republican primary to select our candidate for the New York State Senate. Is it time for a change? I believe it is.
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Most in media should brush up on firearm knowledge
Recently, there was a tragic shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., and before the blood had dried, the air waves were bombarded by politicians and pundits screaming about gun control and the ready availability of ammo, bazookas and heavy weaponry.
- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Young people today make poor showing as U.S. citizens
The other night, "The O'Reilly Factor" had a feature called "Watters' World." Jesse Watters is a young producer that Bill O'Reilly sends to such events as the Academy Awards, NYC car shows, Zuccotti Park during the Occupy protest, spring break in Florida, etc. He interviews people on the street about political issues, historical events and current news stories.
- Tuesday, July 3, 2012
King Obama chooses the laws he wants to follow
Before the American experiment began in 1776, the colonists were ruled by a king. The king derived his powers from God, and was beyond human questioning, thus the "Divine Right of Kings."
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg needs a Big Gulp of common sense
New York City, the Mecca of modern liberalism, is a much safer place. The "Big Apple," under the guidance of Mayor Michael "RINO" Bloomberg, has taken another step to ensure the health and safety of its subjects.
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
America has become land of upside-down
The other day, we received an email titled "You know you live in an upside-down land if ..."
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Blessed is he who is not offended by me
A few weeks ago in our column, we included an old joke about the advantages a tractor has over a woman. We received the following email: "I was offended by your jokes about a 'good woman' in the April 10, 2012 column. This type of humor lacks taste, and unnecessarily offends people. Please do not include this type of humor in your column."
- Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Remembering Patton's Third Army at Buchenwald
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
President Obama provides little hope and change
With a little luck and divine providence, my President Barack Obama will be elected again. He certainly deserves another four years.
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tebow, Zimmerman are suffering the slings and arrows
After watching the news for the last few weeks, I have to wonder what the heck's going on. To any rational person, things are little skewed. To illustrate, let's follow the saga of two young men.
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Entitlement in U.S. has created 'permanent poor'
In the early '80s, our family began a farm equipment dealership on Route 10, south of Stamford. I had put an ad in the paper for a mechanic and the same day the ad came out, I was at that store, and there was a classic Delaware County January blizzard.
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Anti-drilling activists wasting time on inevitable
As Otis Redding once sang, "I'm just sitting on the dock of the bay, wasting time." This pretty much sums up New York state and the gas drilling issue.
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Who is really to blame for global warming trend?
Last Monday evening, my wife was at a meeting about funding a World Vision well for a Kenyan village. So, not having to watch any "Law and Order" reruns, I tuned to the National Geographic Channel and they were profiling the Alaskan village of Shishmaref, located on the island of Sarichef.
- Tuesday, February 14, 2012
GOP gets no credit for caring about the working man
During this election season that never seems to end, I've noticed that the Democratic Party is called "the party of the common man" and the Republican Party is referred to as "the party of business and industry." Is that so?
- Tuesday, January 31, 2012
On the Right Side: 'Robin Hood' can teach us a thing or two this election
A few nights ago, we needed to make a decision. Should we watch another heart-stopping Republican presidential candidate debate or the swashbuckling movie, "Robin Hood," starring Russell Crowe?
- Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Guns should be seen as protection, not danger
Yesterday, 85,000,000 American gun owners, with their 350,000,000 firearms, shot no one.
- Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Top 10 wishes for 2012
It is now a new year, and time for River Valley New Holland's Top 10 Wishes for 2012. Warning: Some may find the following graphic nauseating, or hallucinatory.
- Tuesday, December 20, 2011
'Merry Christmas' should not cause controversy
A good friend of mine is a retired Jewish fellow now leading the equestrian lifestyle in the mountains of Delaware County. I asked George a couple of years ago if he'd be offended should I wish him a "Merry Christmas."
- Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Cain scrutiny was needed on Obama's birth certificate
Imagine you live on Mars and are using an interplanetary-pulse reduction-flux-capacitor-transponder, supplied by the Obama administration's seventh stimulus package. By thus being able to receive broadcasts from Earth, you would conclude that we have the most depraved, sexually permissive society ever.
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It's hard to blame companies that flee, except Ommegang
In 1932, Will Rogers said: "This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived, shows we are a super nation."