That’s just how it is: Part two
Today’s column starts off with excerpt from a “fun-spirited” column I wrote in January 2008 titled “Back to the Future.” It was about a fictional dream that predicted the outcome of certain events of much interest or controversy in Richmond and Madison County.
The case of the cheap husband
When Sam and Irene arrived in the United States as immigrants, Sam had $2 in his pocket. And, according to Irene, after 20 years of successful farming, he still had his original $2 in his pocket despite the fact that he had amassed a small fortune.
A win-win for Kentucky’s budget and small businesses
Legislation requiring internet retailers to collect sales taxes owed to states would aid Kentucky’s depleted budget and end the unfair advantage out-of-state sellers have over Main Street Kentucky businesses.
Derby a break from reality in Kentucky
The state capitol isn’t exactly a ghost town during Derby Week, but it’s close.
How politics has changed
When two senators recently got into a spat over whether the Boston Marathon bombings were being politicized, the news was everywhere within minutes.
Reams of commentary quickly followed.
Train wreck ahead
Most Americans – even those who are legislators – know very little about the details of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare.
Next year, when it goes into effect, we will learn the hard way.
Their war, not ours
“The worst mistake of my presidency,” said Ronald Reagan of his decision to put Marines into the middle of Lebanon’s civil war, where 241 died in a suicide bombing of their barracks.
Free the ‘Work Beasts’
We who work through colds, bad backs and low moods – however liberal we might be – have permission to resent those who could hold a job but don’t, preferring to collect disability checks unto the decades. You see them at the coffee shop, refilling their cups in leisure, or even pumping iron at the gym.
That’s just how it is: Part one
Now that I’ve announced my retirement, I’m going to share with you some of my most memorable experiences as publisher.
Just remember, I will be poking some fun at some of you, so please don’t take it personally.
If you are mentioned, it just means I respect you as a community member whether you agreed with me or not. I hope to bring you some humor, but also give you food for thought about the future of our community.
The case of the tight squeeze
Mickey was a race track competitor who didn’t care whether he took the high road or the low road just so long as he ended up the winner.
On one occasion, however, he nearly ended up dead along with two other drivers.
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