Thursday, March 10, 2011

Editorial Comment

Dick Worm

I am a dues-paying member of most of the mainstream environmental-conservation organizations that exist, be they national or local; about 36, according to my contribution notebook. So, one can easily imagine the heat radiating from my computer lately with all the pleas for support, be it monetary or for a letter, e-mail, or petition regarding the current legislative debacle in Iowa and Washington, D.C., as the purging and misdirection go on.

We DO need to get the spending under control but what got us into this economic mess? Mostly the wealthy with a distaste for taxation and paying fair salaries and the ploy of Weapons of Mass Destruction (and our enemy on THAT front is winning--as our economy is being decimated as we fight roadside and suicidal will-o-the-wisps as well as our nation's idiotic lust for illegal drugs.)

Anyway, we would cut education and lament our low standing in the world--made obvious by the mindless rhetoric coming from the mouths of some of our politicians and their ditto-heads. I seldom agree with George Will, but his "Flaky Faction Foils Republicans" column in the March 7 Dubuque Telegraph-Herald was right on regarding the "careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates to whom the sensible American majority would never entrust a lemonade stand, much less nuclear weapons." Take THAT, EIB network.

While abortion is not the best way to curb unwanted and unneeded births, responsible family planning and pregnancy prevention ARE. Where are the Right-To-Lifers for the world's abused, starving, sickened, and jobless and the wildlife being exterminated to make way for "human" overpopulation and egotistical greed? Stay on top of it all!

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