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Category Archives: Opinion
It’s been a while since I’ve done a sports column and this past Saturday morning I spent a couple of hours watching the talking heads at ESPN trying to make all happy about the first college football playoff rankings. They were doing their best trying to explain why undefeated teams like Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State and Iowa were left out of the mix and one-loss teams like Alabama and LSU were in it. The answer was basically, they were SEC teams and deserved it more.
Which made sense to the ESPN analysts and gave me this column. Read More »
Today, we see ads for Veterans Day sales, just like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Presidents Day and so on. The US Congress and the mass media writers, owners, advertisement buyers and retail stores have gotten their way; they use certain pinnacle events that affected this country by replacing them with a blockbuster sales day by a promotion to increase their hunger for buying things. Read More »
The Baker County Commission, starving for a break after another agonizing season of putting together an annual budget with scant resources, may have gotten one with the retirement of a veteran county manager in neighboring Columbia County. Read More »