June 28, 2017

As a boy, I barely knew an adult who didn’t smoke.

My mother and her best friend smoked cigarettes at the kitchen table every afternoon. My dad didn’t smoke, but all his buddies did. After he died of lung cancer at age 50, Army pathologists said his lungs looked as if he had.

My uncles…


June 28, 2017

Counting beachcombers, mountain climbers, barbecue enthusiasts and family reunionists, more than 1.2 million North Carolinians are likely to hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday next week, a record according to AAA Carolinas.

With great numbers of leisure seekers, unfortunately, come a few…

June 28, 2017

It always been a bit unseemly, kicking a man when he is down.

Unseemly? What about mean?

Yeah, that’s it. Kicking a man when he’s down is downright mean.

When Tiger Woods was arrested recently on a charge of DUI, some critics of Woods appeared to delight in the news.


June 28, 2017

I think a lot of people misconstrue the meaning of the Bible.

For instance, where Jesus says “go into all the world and preach the Gospel.”

He didn't say, send people out into all the world to preach the Gospel.

Of course, it is a lot harder to go out into all the world to preach than…

June 27, 2017

A few days ago I was at a conference in Montreal, and a Canadian gentleman, trying to grasp what’s happening to America, asked me a simple question: “What do you fear most these days?”

I paused for a second, like a spectator waiting to see what would come out of my own mouth. Two…


June 27, 2017

A Clarabell in the White House, is what the American people have elected for president For those too young to know who Clarabell was let me inform you. In the 1950s, a children’s TV show called “Howdy Doodie” was very popular. Clarabell was the clown that craved attention, like…

June 27, 2017

I would like to see an IQ test given to presidential candidates.

People who are too dumb for the job can do real harm.

The presidency is one-third of our entire government.

That is too much power in the hands of a dummy.

You should have to score in the upper percentile to get the job as president.…

June 26, 2017

It was a hard-fought race, people. But the results of our Worst Trump Cabinet Member reader poll are in.

And the winner is — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos!

With a near tie for second place between Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.…


June 26, 2017

We don't win wars anymore.

The last one that we won was World War II.

Though we fight and there is not a whole lot glory to go around, but what glory there is goes to today's soldiers and to the armed forces in general.

They fight our modern wars and they venture out into harm's way.…

June 25, 2017

Republican legislative leaders last week mockingly dared Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the $23 billion state budget approved by the N.C. General Assembly.

The governor already had publicly chastised the compromise plan worked out by House and Senate negotiators even before its final passage by the…

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