Post Tagged with: "Op-ed"

From the Hart: Holder exits, stage far-left

From the Hart: Holder exits, stage far-left

Humor, Opinion October 8, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Eric Holder has announced his resignation, ending the reign of the most racially divisive and political attorney general in modern history. Now he can do ceremonial things, like attending baseball games. The Washington Nationals might ask him to attend the first game of next season so he can go toRead More

The muddled history of tailgating

Humor, Opinion September 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Contrary to popular belief, tailgating was not invented by Al Gore before he invented the Internet, global warming and Seven Eleven convenience stores. The original tailgate episode is said to have occurred in 1869 at the first ever college football game played between Princeton and Rutgers. Fans were hungry beforeRead More

Sports view

Sports September 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

If you’re sick and tired of reading or hearing the name Barry Bonds, then this column isn’t for you.  But if you’re interested in justice and protection from an abusive government, read on. Bonds is in the news again because his 2011 conviction for obstruction is on appeal before anRead More

Iraq: The closest Obama’s been to being right—until now

Humor, Opinion September 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

President Obama has not been particularly engaged in Iraq. He concluded that he is so likable that people in the media heap massive kudos on him for anything he does. Why shouldn’t terrorists? Instead, Obama has focused his considerable community organizing skills on domestic issues, like wealth redistribution and fanningRead More

Rod runs galore dot local calendar

Entertainment, Humor, Opinion September 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott The mayhem and madness continues through September and October. Rod runs are running all over the place. Yes, the community just survived Shades of the Past and the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, but let us take a closer look at what’s lingering around the corner. Next upRead More

Debt Smart

Opinion September 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

By Scott Biker Scott, I had a card that had a fixed rate of 5% on my balance. I closed the account years ago when I started taking control of my debt. Since this was the lowest rate of the cards I had, I was only paying the minimum andRead More

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Stranger than fiction: Jack the Signalman

Weird News September 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams During the latter part of the 1800s travelers voyaging to Cape Town, South Africa along the Port Elizabeth Mainline Railroad frequently saw a curious sight as they entered the train station. The signalman operating the levers that set the railroad signals in the control tower was aRead More

Wisconsin Duck Hunting

Humor, Opinion September 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott I watch Duck Dynasty on a regular basis but I am not, nor will I ever be, a duck hunter. Duck hunting involves early mornings and cooler weather, if not down right cold. I don’t do either one of these activities well. I also do not eatRead More

Southern Style with Randall Franks

Opinion September 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A little funny never hurts One of my readers remarked that I needed to share a bit of comedy in my column to raise the spirits of the folks back home. Seems like a good idea and I’m willing to take aim at it. One of my favorite places toRead More

Ted and Steady, a love story

Humor, Opinion September 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott His name was Ted. We didn’t know too much about him. He had moved into the community about five years ago and lived in a small house just pass the river bridge. Ted pretty much kept to himself. He was a big guy with the looks ofRead More