- Chuck Pinkey
- 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."
- Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Beware of group seeking to control drilling rights
Today is Election Day. Thank goodness the campaigning is over! Seems like every October and November, our roads are lined with thousands of campaign signs and slogans. There are so many that one begins to ignore them, much like "Rollback Pricing" at Walmart.
- Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Occupy protesters do little to help their own causes
The liberal left has a new "darling." With the sweeping success of the conservative Tea Party movement in the 2010 fall elections, liberals and their media allies were grabbing at straws. Like Dorothy in the Land of Oz, they found their scarecrow, but unlike Oz, there is no wizard.
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Things seem to be a little strange these days
Maybe it's global warming, sunspots or pre-fracking hysteria, but hasn't last week had more than its share of peculiar editorial columns, insane settlements, bizarre verdicts and outlandish causes?
- Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Obama to push for oil, gas drilling fees, tax increase
A Sept. 19 Fox News article on the proposed Obama administration's fees and tax increases states: "Another proposal would charge $4 an acre on non-producing oil and gas leases on federal lands, raising $1 billion over a decade. The idea is to prod energy companies to get their leases into production or give them up and allow others to develop them."
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The mindset of Mother Nature 'is senseless'
Last Tuesday evening, my wife, our son Adam and I took a drive to Prattsville, Gilboa, Middleburgh and Schoharie. We had heard about all the flood damage from Hurricane Irene, and having friends and customers in that area, we decided to visit and see if we could be of help.
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
'You have made mothers mad, you'll wish you hadn't'
"As far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell." -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
- Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tea Party values will help fix U.S. credit rating
"Look at the history of this _ the fact of the matter is that this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade. The Tea Party brought us to the brink of a default."
- Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Working hard once actually made a difference
July 30, 2011. Congratulations to Brian and Liz! When children find true love, parents find true joy. God bless your joy and ours, from this day forward.
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tight budgets make priorities a little clearer
A few weeks ago, I stopped at Losie's Gun Shop and gazed upon a Savage Model 12 F-Class long-range target rifle in 6.5x284 Norma. With a Leupold FX-3 30x40mm scope and all steel bases and rings, this baby runs $2,000 and it's worth every penny!
- Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Random chance doesn't explain man's greatness
The other night as my wife fell asleep watching the seventh rerun of her favorite "Law and Order: SVU," I took the opportunity to channel-surf to the History, Military and Discovery channels. Lo and behold, here was a documentary on animal survival.
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
No evidence hydrofracking is killer concept
On death row at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, a condemned man begins his final walk from Cell Block 1. The death chamber awaits. His feet are heavy, his legs are weak, and his breath is short.