- Chuck Pinkey
- 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.