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January 11, 2018

It is outrageous that we have as president a man who refused to go to Vietnam as a young man.

Dr. King was right.

America's poor sons paid a disproportionate price during Vietnam.

America's well-to-do avoided the war.

January 10, 2018

It sounds like some people around here need to relax and get beyond their Puritan roots and beliefs.

Brew pubs, taprooms and lotteries are the future.

We are here to enjoy life, not to keep our noses pressed firmly to the grindstone.

It is OK to live a little, really it is.

Have a brewsky, play the…

January 09, 2018

A caller recently expressed their disgust with our president stating they could never accept him being their president.

They have my sympathy because I just finished eight years with no president.

So hang on, you didn't offer me any other choice.

They call it payback, I think.…

January 08, 2018

It is no wonder we are distrustful of our big institutions.

Drug companies, big, gigantic drug companies, push opioids just like the street dealers.

They will do anything to get someone hooked to keep coming back for more.

January 07, 2018

I am reading the Speak Up columns for Dec. 30, and once again I am noticing that anytime someone calls with a pro-Trump agenda, their comments are placed in the newspaper.

I am going to try something because I am definitely anti-Trump.

This is what I say about Republicans, conservatives and the Tea…

January 07, 2018

I am calling in reference to Mike Armstrong's Letter to the Editor, headlined “Socialism by any other means.”

When he begins to make a list of ways we can make America great again, the first thing he mentions is a free nation could then begin dismantling the welfare state.

What he does…

January 06, 2018

The Bible isn't supposed to tell the government what to do.

The government in years past approved laws to pay benefits to poor people so they wouldn't be hungry, sick and homeless.

It doesn't make any sense to say that we cannot do that because it is not in the Bible.

The Bible doesn't tell the…

January 05, 2018

Since Rocky Mount and the state of North Carolina have so much extra money, how about putting that money to good use and buying some cans of paint to paint the lines on the road?

Have you ever driven at night with no lines on the road? It is even worse on a rainy night, especially on U.S. 64.


January 04, 2018

Now that President Donald Trump has won the war, we can cut the $600 billion defense budget.

While we are at it, let’s get rid of the Pentagon, too.

That monstrosity serves as symbol of government inefficiency and waste.

Lets just dismantle it. It is just an old relic left over from the…

January 03, 2018

I don't know if the tax reform bill is a good thing or a bad thing. 

What I do know and what I have seen now is just how crooked most politicians are.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker was not going to vote for this bill until he got something in there that he wanted that would help him.

That just goes to…

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