It's been preached that if you eat fat, you'll get fat. Bad science. It's like saying, if you eat tomatoes you'll turn red. Since the low-fat and diet drinks have been in vogue, our nation has just gotten fatter and fatter.
After reading Lois Murphy's letter on Dec. 8, "Many provide help for homeless," regarding The Columbian's "ample front-page space for photos and ink" on the weekly Frassati supper for the homeless at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater, I was very disheartened.
I am amazed that Roy Moore of Alabama has been described by many as a good church-going man. Does his going to church mean he cannot be guilty of sexual abuse? Have we forgotten, so soon, that it was men of the church who abused children, of both sexes, over decades? Their denial of that behavior means as much as the denials from Moore.
In regard to Rep. Liz Pike’s response (“State’s burdensome business climate drove G-P to flee,” Dec. 7, The Columbian) to a partial shutdown of the Camas paper mill, I would like to know what part of G-P’s statement “Economic impacts from the continuing decline in demand for communication papers make it necessary to discontinue operations” she does not understand.
I have been wrestling with what I should do as a God-fearing, Bible-believing Christian in response to the series of articles and front-page coverage of gay marriage in The Columbian. We are taught to love the sinner and hate the sin. Society has a hard time differentiating between the two, but God has no problem doing so.
Here we go again. The GOP tells us that we'll be better off if we give our money to the wealthy. Remember "St. Ronnie's" tax cut for the wealthy, known as trickle-down? Tax breaks for the rich, paid for by the middle class.
Have the people who program the traffic lights on the east side of Vancouver ever driven in the area? I doubt it. Specifically, from westbound Mill Plain Boulevard turning south onto Lieser Road, eastbound Fourth Plain Boulevard turning north onto Northeast 104th Avenue, and southbound Andresen Road turning east onto Burton Road, are horrible examples of traffic light programming.
Why is it all right for Roy Moore to get away with his alleged transgressions and Sen. Al Franken has to resign? Is that fair? I don't think so. I guess it's because Moore's a Republican and Franken is a Democrat.
An important message from Republicans: "I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told The Des Moines Register, "as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it's on booze or women or movies."
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