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Today's Opinions

  • Is it time to get low?

    I’ve thought about preaching my own funeral. Really. I’m serious. Oh, I would pawn the obituary on a previously selected person, preferably someone who knew me, as opposed to startling some hapless soul who happens to arrive early at the funeral, “Hey, would you mind reading this?”  But the sermon, prerecorded of course, I prefer to reserve for myself, rather than depending on some distracted preacher in a hurry to get the thing done and not miss tee time, or fishing, a ball game, or a soap opera.

  • The start of something special

    It’s very hard to predict things, especially the future.

                                                                          Yogi Berra

  • Just a little more

    Perhaps the most quoted line from the blockbuster movie, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” (It was the top money maker last weekend, grossing over $19 million, underscoring the truth in its title, “Money Never Sleeps.”) will be the line where Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas)  — having served eight years in prison for insider trading — speaks before a standing-room- only crowd of mesmerized listeners. Gekko says, “Someone reminded me I once said, ‘Greed is good.’ Now it seems it’s legal.”

  • The preacher and the Koran

    I never won an argument by yelling at another person.

    I never stopped an argument by hurting another person as much as they have hurt me.

    It’s been really big news about the Florida preacher who was going to have the “burn a Koran” day at his church. The Koran is the basis of the Muslim faith, and as it would if there was a “burn a Bible” day, produced a huge outcry from Muslims. So much so that there have been deaths and shootings overseas from this incident.

    Can you imagine what that must feel like?

  • Readers Write: Reader not happy with Corbett's comments

    Dear Editor,

  • Sudan: The mission fields

    I have a sister, Mary, who married a man named Bernard. Bernard was born and raised in Marion County. Yet, despite that, we have taught him to eat with a knife and fork, use indoor plumbing, and take more than one bath a week. We’re still working on the spoon.

    Just kidding.

  • Kids

    Kids. You can’t beat them. At least not where it shows. Just joking.

    Normally, kids, after a certain age, are embarrassed to be seen with their parents. It’s just a total lack of maturity on their part.

    Take me, for instance.

    What kid in their right mind wouldn’t want to be seen with me at their side out in public? Several adults, who will remain nameless, might not, but what kid? After all, they’re not as intelligent as you are due to their lack of years on this Earth.

  • Disappointing comments from an educational leader

    Disappointed.

    That’s the word that best describes how I feel about comments made at last week’s school board tax hearing.