Columns/Opinions

Wed
01
Apr

Aging with a sense of humor

Aging with a sense of humor

I know everyone has heard enough about the coronavirus pandemic. That is all you can hear if you tune your television into any of the major news networks.

And since today is April fool’s day, I was thinking about what I would write about.

First, I thought about Larry Evans. His birthday was on April 1st and I would always stop by the radio station on my way to the office and ask him how it felt to be his age. I wanted to know because I would turn the same age in two months.

Thinking of Larry and all the funny moments we shared, I thought I might devote my column this week to talking about aging with a sense of humor. Getting older can sometimes mean finding more funny things in life. Here are a few things about turning older that I found on the Internet.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

Liberals content to watch it all burn

It seems quaint, even a little funny, but during the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to “set aside their differences in case the world was invaded by aliens.”

Today, Democrats can’t even stop to take a breath before spinning, twisting, or straight-up lying in an attempt to damage President Donald Trump and Republicans in the face of a pandemic. That’s a special kind of sick; an evil that sees opportunity and advantage in stoking fear and panic without concern for the wellbeing of others.

You’d think, or at least hope, in an emergency, so-called “news” organizations would verify everything they report, knowing the public is on edge and listening for information. You’d be wrong.

 

 

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Wed
25
Mar

How to lose an election

With nearly every sporting event canceled during the COVID19 outbreak, I went back to one of my favorite pastimes: reading. One of the books I read was: Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.

With nearly every sporting event canceled during the COVID19 outbreak, I went back to one of my favorite pastimes: reading. One of the books I read was: Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.

Former Chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee Donna Brazile candidly gives readers a close-up view of how Hilary Clinton and her campaign team were active participants in their demise. This book should serve as a blueprint to the reelect Donald Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee. Better to learn from other’s mistakes than making the same ones.

 

 

Wed
25
Mar

Mebbe front porch should come back

Mebbe front porch should come back

Just before I left the office last Thursday afternoon, I received an email from my good friend, James Justiss, who made a very profound statement:

“If we could quarantine the television news for a couple of weeks, things may balance out in the health and economic issues that are so conflicted at this time. Just wishful thinking. Just ain’t gonna happen.”

As I drove home, I gave a great deal of thought to James’ statement. I had written my column around the Corona virus and its impact on our country, and had it ready for print this week.

 

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Wed
18
Mar

Wayne Allyn Root: Is Joe Biden fit to be President?

Before I get to the most important Joe Biden question ...

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Wed
18
Mar

Is everything falling apart?

Is everything falling apart?

Lots has happened during the past couple of weeks including the upside of coronavirus, oil prices falling, the Joe Biden mental decline cover-up, and intermittent mocking of liberals.

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Wed
11
Mar

Gil Gutknecht: Taxing the rich?

Michael Bloomberg said something the other night that raised eyebrows. In a slip, he reminded faithful Democrats that he had paid his dues. Bragging about his $100 million in contributions that led to the Democrats retaking the House he said, “All of the new Democrats who came in, who put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this presidency, I bought… I got them.”

The enormous influence of people like he and George Soros can cause even some crusty conservatives to consider stiff wealth taxes.

Taxing the rich is a proven vote-getter. It works almost every time. Former President Obama reminded Americans that these wealthy business moguls “didn’t build that!” He also said that no one “needs” that much money. This, of course was before he and Michelle “needed” a seven-bedroom, $12 million cottage on 29 acres overlooking the sea on Martha’s Vineyard. We assume someone built that.

 

 

Wed
11
Mar

Heart check may have saved my life

Heart check may have saved my life

Do you recognize the title of this column? It is the title of my column, which appeared in the March 11, 2009 issue of the paper. Today is the eleventh anniversary of my open-heart surgery.

In recognition of American Heart Month, which just ended, and in hopes it may help convince others they need to be checked, I wanted to take time to review the events that led up to me having open-heart surgery eleven years ago.

The surgery did not come about because I suffered the usual chest pains, had a heart attack, or any of the other symptoms usually associated with heart problems. I had none of the above symptoms, but I had found myself over the past year or so tiring quicker when I would work in my yard, but I attributed that to growing older.

 

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Wed
04
Mar

Democrats deserve Bernie Sanders!

If Bernie Sanders continues his undefeated win streak in 2020 he deserves to be the Democratic nominee for president.

So why all the agita?

He’s undefeated through three contests. He’s growing his coalition and base of support. And he’s staying on message.

How is this a mystery to people?

In the modern era, he is also the culmination of what left-leaning politics has been yearning for.

Face it, barring some radical recalibration, John F. Kennedy was the last moderate Democrat our society will likely see.

 

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Wed
04
Mar

Keep message of Jesus simple

Keep message of Jesus simple

Dr. William Robertson, better known to most of us as Brother Bill, served his Lord for more than 58 years. A native of Franklin Parish, Brother Bill actually called LaSalle Parish home, as he served as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community on three different occasions.

He also was very active in the Louisiana Baptist Convention, serving as president from 2005-07, honored as preacher of the year in 1997 and 2007, retired as Director of Pastoral Ministry from LBC last November, and returned as pastor at Fellowship last summer.

I have known Brother Bill since he first came to LaSalle Parish, but my best memories are when he served as interim pastor of Midway Baptist Church, and was serving there when the nine-week long spiritual revival broke out that involved several area churches, following the Jena Six incident.

 

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