After visiting the post office, I was returning to my car when a man with angry and aggressive body language accosted me and said "Stop touching my car" and "Don't touch my car," followed by hurriedly checking his door locks (all were locked) and the fuel inlet cover (securely closed) on the car parked next to mine. I continued toward my car and said, "I never touched your car. I never even looked at it." I started my car, exited the parking space and left immediately. I was glad to be safely gone.
It is truly a sad day on Earth. Numerous times a Republican Congress refused to authorize full involvement of our military to remove Syria's President Bashar Hafez al-Assad permanently. Like so many times since his inauguration, if President Obama had gone ahead on his own, Congress would have cried, "Foul!" "Criminal!" "Unconstitutional!"
Contrary to the Sept. 21 editorial, "Port lacks transparency: Continuing revelations about oil terminal project reinforce distrust in agency," a terminal and related businesses will not diminish the quality of life but actually spur development. Maybe this is really just about "NIMBY" (not in my back yard).
Bravo to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington for rescuing 25 doomed dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm, prominently featured in the Sept. 29 front page story "Dogs get second chance in U.S." We should extend this compassion to other species raised in dreadful conditions for the sole purpose of human consumption.
I like dogs. I am not opposed to memorial services. But when I saw the front page of The Columbian for Sept. 30, and saw the picture of all the police and all their dogs lined up, my first thought was how many taxpayer dollars went to send each of these highly trained police officers, and their highly trained dogs to attend this memorial service for another police dog?
To obscure a primary funding source for Tea Party activism, the Republican caucus resorts to disingenuous word play in attempts to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to address global warming and climate change.
Mickie Enders' Sept. 27 letter, "Hoax suspected in clock scare" calling the Muslim boy's clock debacle a "hoax," piqued my interest. I did a little Internet digging, and am now bemused by the whole affair.
I read Kaitlin Gillespie's story "Councilor Madore borrows a grandma" in the Sept. 27 All Politics is Local column. Evidently, Clark County Councilor David Madore Google-searched a picture of a grandma for his Facebook page, apparently to make a point about reducing property taxes.
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