Leonard Pitts spoke volumes in his Saturday column. "Now we may be advised to wear Kevlar." Black Friday has gotten so ridiculous and when you have people getting hurt over a good deal on something you or your child want's then all I got to say is get real.
Moultrie is now headline news because of the riot at Walmart. Come on people. Thanksgiving Christmas and New Years have gothing to do with great deals or dootball. It isn't about getting drunk on New Years and trying to drive home. It is about thanking God for our blessings. Thanking God for sending His son on that first Christmas day. It is for thanking God we made it through another year.
We have lost sight of what is really important to these holidays we celebrate right now. So what do you say we get our heads back on straight and say “hi” to each other in Walmart. Wish each other a merry Christmas and happy New Year. And since this is part of the Bible and Baptist Belt, pray for each other this holiday season. You don't need to know why. Just say that person’s name and God will do the rest. So I say to everyone reading this, have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. And God bless us everyone.
It’s true: Objects are closer than they appear
You know that little warning on your rearview mirror that says, “Objects are closer than they appear.” Well, it’s true.
- Rant and Rave for 12/06/13
How did those lame names happen?
I’ve often wondered what process is used to determine the mascot name for a football team. Is there a committee formed to do this? Is it thrown out to the public in the form of a contest to come up with a moniker? Were two drunks in a bar involved?
- Rant and Rave for 12/05/13
In retrospect, tragedy seemingly gains new light
It’s often said that hindsight is 20-20. Many of us have instances in our lives where that thought would have application.
Now comes the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. As you recall, Zimmerman, described by some as a cop wannabe who couldn’t make the grade, killed young Martin. The jury acquitted Zimmerman of homicide charges. Many felt the prosecution was weak.
- Rant and Rave for 12/04/13
Tis’ the season when scammers hone their deeds
It might be the season to be jolly, and we all might hope for peace and goodwill, but the fact is this is also the season for scammers.
- Rant and Rave for 12/03/13
‘Black Friday’: It’s a subset of our capitalism
Someone asked me what the term “Black Friday” meant. Well my understanding is that it means businesses would like to end the year in the “black” as opposed to being in the “red” financially. So they have a big sale.
- Rant and Rave for 11/29/13
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