Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 19, 2013

In Your View


ASHLAND — Greenup hurts self by banning alcohol

In response to alcohol sanctions in Greenup County, Greenup County has alcohol in special places. They hurt themselves by banning it.

Businesses in Portsmouth, Ashland, Ironton and Kenova that sell alcohol are full of Greenup County voters. All of the surrounding towns have the jobs, taxes and money.

Adults who want to drink, smoke or gamble will do so somewhere. Bring their alcohol home to Greenup.

If you do not approve of drinking, that is your right as an American. Do not drink, but for the people who do drink, they will drink and spend their money somewhere else.

This is also true of Sunday sales in Ashland. The Bible belt really squeezes the hypocrites.

These voters should visit the eating places where alcohol is served. Every place is very careful to avoid serving alcohol to those under 21.

Mary Lynn Montague, Greenup County

State of the Union all about rhetoric

What topics should a State of the Union address cover? It seems we get campaign-style rhetoric rather than a condensed statement of condition. It’s certain we will hear something about “jobs, taxes, education, health care.” Now don’t throw up, but you might be justified because this aging pablum diet has become noxious.

The “chamber” is a dangerous place to be, for one might well be trampled by herding noteworthies bent on exchanging pleasantries on camera with the president, a veritable coup de miatre! We drifted off at this point, but were saved by the pundits who naturally had already interpreted the speeches for us, i.e. the delivery, the major points, the opposition’s rebuttal, the nuances within, et cetera. Now we’re really confused.

We admit we are not qualified to make comment. We have not suggested that the “affair” is a complete farce, even though it might be in that vicinity. Grin and bear it. So much for banter.

We have taken this circuitous route to refer you to David M. Walker and his “Comeback America Initiative” for insight into the state of the union from one who appears qualified.

Michael Myers, Ashland

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