- Chuck Pinkey
- 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.
- Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Protect Laurens survey not so independent
Last week an old farmer stopped in, and he was looking for a fight. He had received a pamphlet and a survey from a group called "Protect Laurens." The survey was titled, "Informal Independent Survey of the Town of Laurens Residents and Property Owners."
- Tuesday, May 24, 2011
U.S. might learn a thing or two from Andorra
A number of years ago when my daughter was on the Rotary Exchange Program, we visited her in Belgium and took the opportunity to tour Western Europe.
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Economic potential of gas fracking shouldn't be ignored
Congratulations to President Obama, President Bush, the U.S. military, and The United States Navy SEALS for putting an end to the life of Osama bin Laden. With one scourge to humanity ended, we must turn our attention to another. The ongoing Armageddon posed by fracking!
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Liberals need their own warning label
When my wife and I watch TV, we see countless advertisements for drugs. (At our age, we notice these things!) They come with alarming disclaimers.
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Natural gas drilling is a 'no-brainer'
A short time ago, we read a letter from an old soldier. I don't remember his exact words, but it went something like this.
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Raises should be earned, not negotiated
Back in the early '80s, we received a phone call from a new farmer who wanted to purchase some equipment. That evening, I met Rick, and he proudly showed me his new farm and small herd of Holstein cattle.
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Liberals: They're anything but liberal
This is the end of an era. Tom Sears, one of Oneonta's favorite personalities and a leading writer for The Daily Star, is retiring from his "On the Right Side" column. He has had quite a run with more than 130 columns in the past 5½ years.