Are Hate Crimes a Problem in Campbell County and Gillette?
By Candice De Laat – Owner of the Campbell County Observer in Gillette, WY.
The Casper Star Tribune in a recent article reported on hate crimes in Campbell County, WY. In the lengthy article about two women, one of them a Gillette College basketball player who were shooting hoops with a friend at the Campbell County Rec. Center, said a man asked them to play on a different court. Here is an excerpt from the article in the Tribune.
Garner, who is African-American, and her friend ignored him because they were on the court first. Three more people then asked them to leave.
“They said, ‘We don’t want to play with your kind,’” she said.
Garner and her friend decided to leave. They felt uncomfortable. “We didn’t want to start trouble,” she said.
First of all she is black, not African-American. I have never been to Africa, and my family hasn’t for at least 7-8 generations. My husband does not require himself to be called Scottish-Dutch-German-English-Irish-French American, just American. Race? He is white, not black. My children? American, but this commentary is not to pick apart every part of the forced politically incorrectness that the majority of the media does not have the courage to correct, but to save the reputation of Campbell County.
Just recently, I read two articles about government related spending that I feel compelled to comment on.
One article talked about how the current high unemployment is affecting the number of teachers that are being hired by schools.
The other article told about $119 million in grants, from the U.S. government to fight obesity in the United States.
Now THAT’s what I’m talking about!
By Glenn Woods
There I was, at my desk in my radio studio here in Gillette, when he came walking in…
Sounds strange when I say it that way, doesn't it? Well, don’t worry. I won’t tell you who “HE” is yet, but I will tell you why he made my day.
This gentleman is one I can add to a list of people who have had enough, and are already setting themselves up to run for political office, two years from now. He’s a local business man, like the others who have come to speak with me. In this case this gentleman in question is thinking about running for Gillette City Council.
By choosing Barack Obama, the American people have demonstrated that the freedom they desire is not the freedom of self-expression and self-determination but freedom from freedom itself. Votes for Obama and the new “Democratic” party are a choice to avoid the responsibility of making choices. Big Brother knows best.
Teaching CRAZY in Public Schools
By Glenn Woods
Did you hear about the little boy in a Maryland public school who was suspended for eating a Pop Tart? No, this is not a joke.
It was not because he was eating sweets, though I’m sure that will be coming soon, it was because this little boy chewed the Pop Tart to somewhat of an “L” shape and it reminded a teacher of the shape of a gun.
Being the quick acting teacher she was, concerned with nothing but the safety of the school the teacher called the principal who called the police and the student was suspended for two days.
On April 25th and April 29th the annual shareholder meetings of Arch Coal and Peabody Energy will be held in Campbell County, Wyoming. Rodger Kerson with United Mine Workers of America has said that more than a dozen retired and active mine workers also plan to be in Campbell County during that time. Kerson says the group will protest against pay and benefit cuts. Kerson also says the meetings are being held in Wyoming in an effort to hinder turnout for the protest.
We have a FHA loan. Our mortgage per JPMorgan Chase Bank has a balance of $220,000. The assessed value of the house is $147,000. We were asked to submit a request for a modification on July 24th. Since then we have been asked for the same documents over and over again.
[April 18, 2013] - As the national debate over gun rights continues in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, Wyoming PBS presents an hour-long live call-in program “Wyoming Perspectives: Wyoming and the Second Amendment” Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Bold Republic Commentary
By Glenn Woods
I’m not sure when what Gov. Mead means when he says that he will “resist” a federal government move to withhold more than $53 million, or 5 percent, of the state’s share of federal mineral royalties. Supposedly this is because of automatic federal budget cuts known as Sequestration.