Paul T. McDaniel

Give the troops a break

We read about the ill acts of our troops while in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. We even see the pictures of them displaying dead terrorists. This is sad to say the least. Having ...

Martha Stewart for president

Well, George Washington must be rolling over in his grave. In his exit speech one of the major warnings he left us with was not to become too partisan. Not only have we done just ...

Did Wal-Mart charm supes?

Why won’t our county supervisors let us know what is going on? The Wal-Mart issue was supposedly settled in the mid- ’90s when the location was determined to be unsuitable as ...

Leaders should share the blame

The recent picture showing the U.S. Marines urinating on some terrorists’ corpses is alarming, to say the least (Journal, Jan. 15). Having served more than one tour in Vietnam I ...

Local meetings inspire disgust

I’m often asked why I don’t attend the meetings of the Placer County Board of Supervisors or the city of Auburn. That’s really easy for me to respond to. Let me first answer ...

Squeezed out by the big boxes

Paul T. McDaniel got it right (Reader Input, Nov. 15). Sometimes traffic is relatively light, but when people are traveling to work or returning, Highway 49 is awful. He’s also r ...

Supervisors sell out citizens

We have really been had this time. We elect our supervisors thinking that they will represent and protect our county, thinking that they will preserve our area and lifestyle. I was ...

Please support Placer High

I wrote a letter to the editor that was in “Comment” recently that asked for support for our Green and Gold Placer football teams transportation. Wow! I read the next day of th ...

Support PHS sports programs

Our great green and gold Hillmen athletes from Placer High really need our support. They are having problems with the issue of transportation. I urge every business and every one ...

Everyone quit public colleges

The news today tells us that the big wigs in our California college system are getting more huge raises while the tuitions only soar. The absolute and only decent thing these overs ...

Another reason folks don’t vote

We read a lot of late on the death penalty. How terrible it is and how the cost has soared out-of-control. It is a fact that the cost is astronomical. I suspect that many of those ...

Election cycle causes heartburn

As a military veteran I have great heartburn with all of the politicians and party campaigners that bombard us anywhere and everywhere. We can’t even go to the local fair and g ...

Easier to name nations we don’t help

They must think we are stupid. All we hear lately is the deficit and balancing the budget. We are at a critical point and in fact are sinking fast. Our great so-called political le ...

Behind the signature: Paul T. McDaniel

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: North Auburn Job: Retired from U.S. Air Force having served in Vietnam; retired from McClellan AFB logistics; ...

Washington gives an F

Washington gives an F What would George say? While we have gotten great advice from many of our greater presidents and leaders over the years we surely haven’t paid heed to th ...