Protesters fail to see hypocrisy

Allow me, if you will, a few disjointed thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but were worth some type of mention in this space: • The best snide comment I’ve heard from people who hate the Occupy Wall Street protests is that you have thousands of people protesting the excesses of capitalism, and […]

Protesters should focus on the Fed

The recent “Occupy Wall Street” events are entertaining political theater. It has been interesting to watch the Democrats derail the movement just as the Republicans derailed the tea party movement before. This may also partially explain why so many of the participants are missing the point. Many, if not most, of the protesters blame capitalism […]

Protesters at base part of training exercise

CNJ staff Protesters outside the gates of Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday were part of a training exercise, base officials said. The protesters, who were detained by base law enforcement, were staged outside the base, according to the public affairs office.

Tucumcari man protests over son’s death

Freedom New Mexico The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, […]

Protesters lack empathy

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., often home to anti-war protests and activities, has recently decided that it no longer welcomes Marine recruiters. As reported by a CNN on Feb. 8, the city council approved a measure that urged recruiters to leave town, stressing that they were not welcome and […]

Controversial group plans protest at soldier’s funeral

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A controversial group known for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers has planned an appearance Monday in Clovis. Those attending services for Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. will see members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., holding signs bearing messages of morality, according to Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member […]

Legislating against lunatics only lends them credibility

Freedom Newspapers Once we begin legislating against lunatics, there will be no end to the legislating. So while we share Colorado state Rep. Michael Merrifield’s revulsion at a tiny group of nut-cases disrupting military funerals, in a bid to draw the media spotlight, we don’t support his remedy — a bill that would attempt to […]

8/10 Letters to the editor

Skateboard park best place for scooters Yes, Clovis needs to build a skateboard park. The reason: to keep the scooters off of our streets. These scooters are very loud. They drive a person nuts just listening to them from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. They’re also very dangerous for the kids who ride them. The […]

Animal rights protesters object to circus

(Left to right) Shyane Maestra, Shelly Weir and Christina Dryden protest what they say is animal cruelty going on at the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Visitors to the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus got an […]

Energy bill should rest on the scrap heap

Freedom Newspapers When is the Bush administration going to stop violating Americans’ civil rights? According to The New York Times, the FBI has “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads.” The Times […]