Letters to the editor opinion comic

Hickman’s Family Farms bashing


I, for one, am getting very tired of this Hickman’s Family Farms bashing. Hickman’s has been a major business in this area for many, many years. They supply a product that everybody needs and wants for their existence. The people who are complaining and screaming about everything concerning Hickman’s should have done their due diligence before moving there.

We had the same problems in Colorado when citifieds (don’t know if that’s a word) moved out by the ranches. They went to federal court and lost big time because the judge ruled that they should have done their due diligence before moving to a rural ranching area, and the people who have run the ranches for many, many years will stay there.

To the whiners who are making a big stink, I’ll say what the judge said: “If you don’t like it, move!”

Lee Jablow





Name-calling; placing the blame on others. This just indicates the way by which those with a feeling of inferiority overcompensate for that feeling and begin developing delusions of grandeur. By name-calling and putting those around them down, it elevates them above those that don’t agree with them.

Example: If I can demean you, put you down, find fault in you, then, in my mind, I am then better, smarter, etc. than you.

I thought name-calling was left in kindergarten and reserved for the misinformed and the mentally challenged. Name-calling is just another way for the mentally sick who lack an IQ of any significance to overcompensate for their feeling of inferiority. In other words, their motto is simple: “I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.”

What is a Democrap and what is a Republican hair? I don’t know — probably some radical idiot’s idea with lynch-mob mentality who can’t and won’t admit when he or she has made a bad decision. These types of people just keep beating themselves and others over the head with their same old mistakes, instead of learning by them. The sad thing is they don’t realize what an a— (as in donkey, jackass, etc.) they are making of themselves.

Except for other low IQers like themselves and regular mudslingers. There is an old saying: “Birds of a feather flock together” (mob mentality). There are many in the White House today with this mudslinging mentality — just follow the news. President Donald Trump’s mental status evaluation is simple — overcompensating for feeling of inferiority with delusions of grandeur, whose only interest is money and power to feed that need. He never has and never will care about the other guy.

Summing it up in layman’s terms, he is a blowhard bully. He is mentally unfit to be president of the United States. I don’t care if you are Republican or Democrat — we all pretty much want the same things. Let’s forget the radicals at both ends of the bell curve. Let’s get a decent president this next election. And let us hope we have a better selection this time. Not a lose-lose situation, but a win-win choice this time.

P.S. Another old saying: “If the shoe fits, wear it.”

Dennis Wood



Arizona’s drought problem


I have been following articles concerning the Seven Basin States drought plan. I have not seen any real proposals or suggestions as to how to tackle the water problem. An article written in the Arizona Republic by Juliet McKenna, a hydrologist from Tucson, offered three good proposals, but I only saw the word “conservation” mentioned twice. Conservation should be our top priority.

Articles about the drought plan cited that there are 40 million people in the Seven Basin States receiving water from the Colorado River. Just think: what if all 40 million people conserved one gallon of water each day? This is a realistic goal for every household. Our family has reduced our water consumption by 8,000 gallons per year since 2013. Contact your local water department for ideas on how to reduce your family’s consumption. You will be amazed at what your local city water department is doing to conserve water while continuing to meet the needs of increasing populations.

Please give these ideas thoughtful consideration. If we, the people, don’t conserve water, our government will attempt to resolve the issue for us by raising water rates.  That’s the government’s usual solution. Remember the gasoline shortage of 1973.

Ken Kiko



Wake up, America


DJ Hammond, I have to commend you on your letters. Well written and seemingly you have done some research. I am with you 100% on this subject, and there may be more likeminded Americans who are afraid to speak up for fear of offending someone from another country or culture. America better wake up before it is too late. Look at some of the people in government positions who are already Muslim. The Sons of Liberty has a full list of them online, as do other sites. I may see it, but my grandchildren probably will unless something is done to stop it.

Dennis Batterman