Wednesday, September 17, 2014
     
Editorials

Hearing a preschooler recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a patriotic holiday like 9/11 for a television rodeo series sounds like an advertiser's dream.

Washington state real estate broker Dave Retter created such an ad to run during CBS's broadcast of the Wrangler Champions Challenge rodeo. It stars his 4-year-old granddaughter whose recitation of the pledge on the YouTube video is too cute for words (Google: Windermere Our Future H264 1).

CBS Sports however, didn't think so and rejected the ad, terming it "too political."

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,

I can remember the days when roads were paved, bridges were beautiful, salaries were high and a whole family received medical insurance by the main breadwinner, and there were no deductibles. I remember when moms could stay home with their children and kids didn't have to pay to participate in sports.

I remember when Catholic School education was free if you were a member of their church. I remember when everyone who worked received a pension. I remember when you didn't have to spend $100 on school supplies at the beginning of each year.