Tear it up

To the wealthy pinko caller who does not want Social Security or Medicare, here are some suggestions: Call each agency and opt out of them or go buy yourself an individual healthcare policy and do not use you medicare and then you can either donate your Social Security check to your favorite charity or tear it up when it arrives.

Gullible Don

I’ll tell you what, it is a good thing Obama took care of Osama bin Laden. Trump would have taken him at his word.

Private time

I feel sorry for the people who keep calling in and complaining that The News-Item and other reporters weren’t allowed into the meeting with the bishop. The reason is because he wanted the people who may have been victims or related to victims to feel comfortable talking without having their business published in the newspaper. So, for the people who are all out for the gossip and to spread hateful words, we will pray for you.

Prevail and ride

I am Catholic and shall remain so all my life. What has happened in our church is certainly irreparable, but I trust in God that those responsible for that horror that took place, God will condemn them to hell and he shall see that they are punished. We should not take our outrage out on the good clergy that are trying their best to get us through this nightmare. The good priests that are bearing the burden of all this evil should be supported by our prayers and help in any way that we can. God will prevail.

Something for nothing

How much time is the Democratic party going to waste trying to impeach President Trump instead of doing something productive for the American people? This man is working for nothing. Even Mother Theresa would be vilified by the Democrats because she would be too conservative.

Who cares, wins

The Russian investigation, which lasted over two years, found nothing against President Trump as the report will show. Now the Democratic party wants to open another investigation, this time going after President Trump, his administration and family. Enough is enough. The president and all conservatives are finished taking the verbal assault constantly thrown at us. We say one man and one woman, and we are called homophonic. We say one nation under God, we are called Islamophobic. We say be responsible for your action in your life, we are called racists. You know what? Who cares anymore? We can’t use reason against insanity.

Youth of a nation

The program 60 Minutes highlighted a lawsuit brought by the young people of America against the government because of their neglect of tackling the problems of climate change. Their lawsuit uses the government’s own statistics about the risk that the warming planet is causing. The suit has already survived four court challenges. The kids know they will be the most affected if we continue to do nothing.

Hare-brained ID

Whose hare-brained idea was this Real ID business? And then to charge a fee on top of it. There is something wrong in the brains of these politicians to come up with such a moronic idea. Please, someone, give these people some kind of intelligence test before allowing them to run for office.

Big love

President Trump says he trusts his boyfriend, Kim Jong Un. While Trump and this murderous dictator hold hands and send love letters to each other, North Korea continues its nuclear program. Iran is another story. Iran entered into a treaty and stopped their nuclear program, yet Trump broke this treaty, continually criticizes Iran, make false statements that Iran did not follow the treaty and even threatens war. Trump compliments North Korea, a country with nuclear bombs and an aggressive nuclear program and threatens another country, Iran, who has halted their nuclear program. It makes no sense, but then not much of what Commander Crazy says or does make sense. Assistant editor: Though I don’t agree Trump should be kissing up to Kim, don’t think for a moment Iran is necessarily telling the truth about their own nuclear program. Remember, to the Iranian government, the U.S. is still the “Great Satan.”

Create the need

The House Judiciary Committee seems to have adopted a policy of “If you can’t find anything on the president that is even vaguely illegal or impeachable, then create something.” They don’t realize that, if they keep firing at dubious targets and missing, they are strengthening Trump’s chances for a second term. If the chairman of that committee was not a boorish, career politician, he would likely be a small-town lawyer, handling mortgage closings and Last Will and Testament settlements.


Apparently, some people are still questioning Obama’s birthplace. So that this situation never happens again, when anyone announces their intention to run for president they must produce a copy of their birth certificate to the RNC, DNC and the press. Problem solved.

Project Signs

To take care of removing old campaign signs not being removed after elections, the candidates should announce they will pay anyone $1 for each of their signs turned into a specific place at a designated day and time. This would be a great project for the Boy Scouts or school clubs to make money. Assistant editor: Forward thinking, for sure. After an election, they should be removed with the same diligence as when they were placed.

Bearing down

During Trump’s rant, including making light of the climate change controversy, Alabama was suffering from the loss of lives and the tremendous destruction of property yet to be determined. Also occurring at the same time, a vicious winter storm was bearing down, yet he continues to support the fossil fuel compies that cause this global emergency.

Forbidden gesture

I saw a picture one time of FDR reaching out and shaking the hand of a coal miner. Today that gesture would be him thrown out of the democratic party.

Dear Jesus

I know everywhere I go everybody purports to believe in Jesus Christ. Exactly how many people believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ. How many people even know what the teachings of Jesus Christ are?

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