Peaches & Pits

Pits to efforts at politicizing the terrible wildfires in California. There are those who are blaming them on climate change, and using them to promote the political agenda of the “environmentalist” crowd. This is another example of where we need straight talk and not climate hustlers. We need to find the real cause of the fires. It’s known that wildfires are part of the natural cycle in California. There have been decades of poor forest management, as well as building homes in areas known to be prone to wildfires. Those might have something to do with the fires. 

Peaches to the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros for an incredible seven-game World Series. Both teams showed a lot of talent and resiliency. They both deserved to win. For better or worse, only one of them could.

Pits to the Washington fans and their reaction when President Donald Trump was introduced to the crowd at the fifth game. They greeted him with boos and chants of “Lock him up!” No wonder this guy hasn’t thrown out the first ball at the start of the season in Washington. Real class there, DC fans.

I personally thought it would have been better if the crowd had gone silent when he was introduced and all you could hear were crickets chirping. That’s what happens to Daffy Duck in the Warner Bros. cartoons.

Peaches to everyone who was involved with Trunk or Treat. It was a great event, and I know they made a lot of youngsters happy.

Pits to the Town of Parker's annual re-seeding and clean-up. All decorative items were moved, and the flowers we left were mowed over.

Peaches to the three police officers, Will Ponce, Dave Gray and Mike Bailey, who attended the Trilogy of law enforcement leadership courses put on by the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Today’s law enforcement officers are not only better trained and equipped than at any time in history, they are also constantly seeking to improve themselves.

Pits to the restaurant worker who took a woman's identification card and proceeded to shout out her weight to his co-workers in the kitchen. How rude!

Finally, peaches to all the veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Our nation wouldn’t be what it is without you. I hope you can be as proud of us as we are proud of you.

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