Month: March 2016

Sarah Silverman says it best

I find it somewhat ironic that Hillary Clinton’s clinching of the Democratic nomination will likely be the result of dominance in states like South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and other Southern states that Republicans will easily win in November. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders does much better in states where the Democrats can actually contend in November. In other words, Hillary has built her huge advantage with states that are irrelevant in the general election — not exactly what I’d want if […]

Today’s a good day for some Bible verses

Note: I don’t know whether my column today was too controversial for the Ledger-Enquirer or if they just forgot to post it on the Ledger-Enquirer’s website. Hopefully, it’s the latter. But it had a lot of direct quotes from Jesus that hypocrites hate, so it’s possible that it would have interfered with the hypocrites’ feel-good spirit on Easter and got spiked. It wouldn’t be the first time in the last 18 years of writing for the L-E that a column […]

Sorry, bigots — Georgia is my state and you can’t have it

UPDATE: On Monday, March 28, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced he will veto the bill at issue here, as I and many other suspected he would. Georgia’s efforts to bolster discrimination and uplift bigotry as if it were some sort of Christian virtue have given this otherwise great state a deserved black eye. There is legislation sitting on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk right now (just to the left over there … no, under the Rubik’s Cube) that opens the door […]

Moving is the cat’s MEOW

We are currently crammed into a small rental house while we await the construction of a new house — well, actually awaiting the start of construction on a new home. Our cat, Sadie — er, I mean my wife’s cat, Sadie — is not fond of this whole moving thing after having lived her first seven years or so in a different home that she believed was was hers and she simply allowed us to stay there out of the […]

Going in front of the TV camera

There was a brief period in my life when I did 1-minute commentaries for a Columbus television station’s Friday night newscasts. Other newspaper columnists gave serious TV commentaries Monday through Thursday, so I guess they wanted to lighten things up by giving the local nutjob a chance to change the pace going into the weekend. I never wanted to do it — I was told to do it. The only thing I really enjoyed about that was seeing the anchors’ faces […]

Those “Pray for our Nation” signs have sure helped!

All around my community — and probably around yours, too — “Pray for our Nation” and “Pray for our Country” signs are all over the place. They started going up — coincidentally, I assume — about the same time we elected our first African-American president. Well, I must report that they certainly have worked. Since folks started praying for our nation, the Bush recession ended, we’ve seen the stock market rise, unemployment fall, gas prices plummet, business start-ups increase 20 percent […]