Laws that can't be enforced don't help
Regarding pedestrian safety and jaywalkers, I'm so tired of our government wanting to pass laws that can't really be enforced as they should be every day of the year. Jaywalkers know it's a no-no, so I say if they want to risk getting themselves killed, then so be it.
People today are so daring. Pedestrians in crosswalks don't look anymore, they just cross whether the light is green or red.
The new crosswalk law just makes maniac drivers speed up to pass the crosswalk before someone steps into it. It seems somewhere, somehow, parents and schools are forgetting to teach our young ones about road etiquette and road rage. As for the grown-ups, it's too late. They know better and don't give a damn.
God wants you to vote out all Democrats
Deuteronomy 30:19 reads: "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; there choose life, that both of you and your descendants may live." Now we know how God of the Holy Bible feels about abortion.
What about marriage? God says, "but from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female ... therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." Marriage is for one man and woman, nothing else.
Our congressional team of Senators Inouye and Akaka, and Representatives Case and Abercrombie and the Democratic Party as a whole continue to do harm in Congress for those who desire godly family issues. In the next general election, vote every Democrat out of office.
Melvin Partido Sr.
Bush used Veterans Day to boost himself
As a veteran, I found it very upsetting that George Bush used Veterans Day for his personal political agenda, in this particular case twisting the facts to make it appear that others are trying to rewrite the history of why he started the George Bush/Ahmad Chalabi Iraq War.
Those who have followed his speeches since he became president know that he has changed his reason for starting that war at least a dozen times. After each reason came under scrutiny, he changed it. He and convicted felon Chalabi should be held accountable for it.
Each time he slipped lower in the polls, Bush came out with yet another reason for starting his war. Now he tells the troops they must keep fighting in Iraq, or the thousands of Americans who have died there will have died in vain. Talk about a stupid reason for continuing a war.
It would have been more presidential if he had gone to Arlington to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have died in wars, and the more than 24 million of us veterans who are still around to challenge him. Or perhaps he could have issued an apology.
So much for rules at Aloha Stadium
On Saturday we attended the University of Hawaii vs. Utah State football game. When we arrived at the entrance, we paid our $5 and received a ticket stub and a notice, "Aloha Stadium Tailgate Policy," containing nine no-nos the stadium would be boldly enforcing.
No. 5 on the list was "Ball playing and frisbee tossing, etc., is prohibited."
No. 8 -- "Live bands and broadcasting of loud music is prohibited."
Two parking stalls away from us, a group of adults with one or more small children were playing music with lyrics that included obscenities and other words that didn't rhyme, with the volume turned up for the benefit of people 15-30 stalls away. We pointed out No. 8 to them, and they complied for awhile until the security people disappeared; then they turned up the volume for more excruciating, scatological verses. Security was advised, but they did nothing to help.
A couple of stalls away and across the lane, two boys were tossing a football both before and after the game. No action by security. No action taken by the parents.
I'm sure these infractions occurred throughout the entire parking area. I recommend getting rid of the security personnel. Look at the money the stadium and the public would save. (Might even make the cost of a beer in the stadium cheaper.)
Enforcing nondrinking in the parking lot? Fat chance.
Sweet solution to high gas prices
I can't wait until the price of gas goes up to $15 or $20 a gallon. Then, and only then, will we finally start using the corn syrup (which is currently placed into all of our food and drinks) to good use.
It's cheap, it's a renewable resource, it's readily available right here in the USA and the technology for engines to burn it already exists!