Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

May 1, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND —



First Saturday in May in Kentucky

It’s the first Saturday in May in Kentucky.

“And they’re off!  Hypotonic Haw breaks left out of the gate causing Manifest Destiny to reverse course, Oh mercy, oh my! Awful!

“And it's Revolving Door on the rail at the first turn, Plutonium is second, Commander-in-Chief on the inside, and Mailpouch  . . .

“And down the backstretch (way down), it's Whippoorwill in front, then Freight Train, Intimidated, Oscilloscope, Commander, Crap Shoot, Twenty Twenty, Mailpouch, Serendipity Sally, Bombastic, Jacks Are Wild, Combustion Chamber, Slot Machine, Escepcionale, Bally Who, Legislators Folly, Deficit Spender, Nose Job, Haywire, Budget Director, Dogbane, Federal Debt, Upsey Daisy, and Plutoniummmm  . . .

“Around the final turn and  Oh my! Miss Congeniality bumps Atomic Oleander forcing Deficit Spender to jump the rail! My, my this is terrible ...

“Down the back stretch they come,  Combustion Chamber is out of gas, Federal Debt is coming up fast, too fast, He breaks down unseating his rider, scary!  Spender is finishing on the turf, Mailpouch is fading fast, now it's a three horse race to the wire. It's Spender, Haywire and Bally Who neck and neck, now Haywire by a nose, now Spender, now Bally Who, now Haywire, now Who ...

Oh never mind.”

P.S.: Deficit Spender finished in the money, but was disqualified because he was on the turf course  and had to be put down. 

Mike Myers, Lexington, mrmyers1936@gmail.com 

Canada offers ‘friendly’ oil

It seems that the people of the United States has a misconception on Canada’s oil in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan.  You use the term, “Tar Sands.”  The proper term you should use is, “Oil Sands.”

The oil up there is trapped in sand.  To extract the oil from the sands you need to use heat.  In this case they use steam which loosens the oil and causes it to flow separating it from the sand leaving the sand cleaned from the oil.

To do this they remove or mine the sand with big loaders and dump trucks.  The sand is then put through a facility the steams out the oil separating it from the sand. The cleaned sand is then reloaded into trucks and placed back from which it came.  New trees and plants are then reintroduced to the area making it ready for wild animal habitat once again.

 The Keystone XL Pipeline will create more jobs in the United States. Canada produces only 1 percent of the world’s carbon.  The United States, India and China produce over 50 percent of the world’s carbon.

Have you ever looked north and seen any troops on our border? We’re more than just friends.  We argue a lot but settle our differences by talking them out.

My question is simply this: Where do you what to get your oil — from a friend or foe?

 Keith Picard, Dalmeny, Saskatchewan

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