Thomaston Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/OPINION http://thomastontimes.com/section/OPINION Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:37:13 EST 1800 Counter OPEC’s power by boosting American crude oil exports http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152049422/Counter-OPECs-power-by-boosting-American-crude-oil-exports The national average for a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching just $2. Drivers can mostly thank the highest level of domestic oil production in four decades — over 9 million barrels per day — for these low prices. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:50:51 EST The State never rests http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152049341/The-State-never-rests What a week! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:45:51 EST Penny ponders… Facebook friends http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/152049174/Penny-ponders-Facebook-friends Recipes, adopted dog, sad news, happy news, need of prayers, videos, scriptures, cartoons, pictures of delicious food, Italian humor, Thomaston history, Community Event, Happy Birthdays were all recent posts a minute ago when I checked on my Facebook... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:35:52 EST Mandy, Milo, Friskie and Emma http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151933083/Mandy-Milo-Friskie-and-Emma If you've ever lost a pet, you know how I feel. When I finish writing this, I have to go home to bury Mandy. She was our Scottish Terrier. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:40:51 EST Will work for shoes http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151933163/Will-work-for-shoes Late one evening last February, my wife Jilda and I heard scratching at the front door. We both looked up from our reading to listen. “There it is again,” Jilda said. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:40:53 EST HB 170 needs to be voted down http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151932961/HB-170-needs-to-be-voted-down Remember the TSPLOST from two years ago? If not, let me refresh your memory. The state divided the 159 counties into 10 districts, then had each district come up with a list of road projects that would be funded by a 10-year, 1 cent sales tax if the... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:35:51 EST Police Officers: Authority and Accountability http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151428767/Police-Officers:-Authority-and-Accountability America is not a police state. This is not a country in which the arm of justice is empowered to pursue arbitrary and selfish goals. Instead, America is a land of laws that restrict harm, damage, selfishness, and the arbitrary use of force by police... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:20:51 EST A clash of attitudes http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151428679/A-clash-of-attitudes A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the retrial of two armed robbers/kidnappers. The courts had overturned their earlier convictions because of an undisclosed relationship between the judge and the lawyer of one of the defendants. We convicted them... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:15:51 EST To Brayden from Ah: ‘Happy Birthday!’ http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151428362/To-Brayden-from-Ah:-Happy-Birthday On this day three years ago, a very special boy came into my life. My nephew, Brayden, was born on January 23, 2012 and my dream of becoming an aunt finally came true. Nothing has brought me more joy than watching him grow up and I cannot believe that... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:10:51 EST Just put it in my quilt scrap box http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151302821/Just-put-it-in-my-quilt-scrap-box To get into a quilt scrap box in the old days was not an easy job. A garment went through several siblings and maybe several generations. It had to reach the title of Worn-Out-Hand-Me-Down-With-The-Buttons-Removed before it could be recycled into a... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:10:51 EST The trip when Paul sang http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151303059/The-trip-when-Paul-sang There are two kinds of vacations.One is the refreshing type. You go to a place where the weather is beautiful. Then, you do nothing. When you get home, you are rested, energized, inspired and ready to conquer the world. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:20:51 EST Penny ponders: Families that play together http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/151302673/Penny-ponders:-Families-that-play-together I have learned not to hum, “Can't touch This” while obliterating my two sons, daughter, husband, and son's buddy at the card game 'Cover Your Assets. ' I don't know the lyrics, but as I drew the good cards... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:05:51 EST