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Dear Uncle Sam:

Please consider bailing me out! I’ve been reading where you bailed out a women by the name of Fannie Mae and a man by the name Freddie Mae. I hear they wasted the first money you gave them, and now that you’ve bailed them out, they are using the bail out money to go on recreational excursions. If this is true, they both need firing.
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Honoring America’s Veterans Today

The American poet and philosopher George Santayana, gave us this quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
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Mealy-Mouthed Preachers

The world loves mealy-mouthed preachers. They’ve been around from time immeasurable, uttering their soft-spoken platitudes for which earth’s insincere crave. Some in the age of Isaiah demanded, “Smooth things”. Their exact words were, “Prophesy (or preach) not unto us right thing, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits (Isaiah 30:10). Though that was spoken eons ago, the same attitude is well and alive today. Don’t tell us right things (the truth), speak smooth things. Munchers, living off the fat of the land, in their case, congregations, invade pulpits like a swarm of honeybees, prostituting their talents for a mess of pottage.
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Recovering The America We Once Knew

In all probability, to ponder the possibility of restoring America to Her once glory is engaging in wishful thinking.
The people of today’s United States are much like the people of Jeremiah’s time: “Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, we will not walk therein,” (Jeremiah 6:16). “We will not walk therein.” That was the problem in that day, and is still the problem today. Man is rebellious, and insists at all costs in having his way.
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First Grade Students Attend Gay Wedding

It was not just another field trip. It was out of the ordinary – a field trip composed of first grade students who were attending their first wedding of a gay couple in San Francisco. Two women were married, and as they left the building where they were married, the children were throwing rice on them. According to their teacher, this was supposed to be a learning experience, subjecting them to an alternate lifestyle. Education is now being employed to change our culture into a paganistic society – one in which all lifestyles are to be accepted.
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The Unmasking Of Error

Error is not always easily recognized. It is often deceptive. Couple this with the fact that a large segment of American people are so prejudice that they could care less when they are being deceived, and the result is a major catastrophe in the making.
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Unmasking The Koran

I’m keenly aware of the fact that many of our citizens wear blinders when it comes to analyzing both the political positions of the liberals and the violent nature of some religionists.
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Apathy Gone To Seed

It is hard to arouse an apathetic public to danger. A lack of strong feeling or interest saturates our society. Truth doesn’t matter for too many people, like the proverbial ostrich; bury their heads in the sand of apathy, caring less what happens to their children and grandchildren.
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Radical Muslim Sympathizers

Are some Americans ignorantly sympathizing with radical Muslims? It sure seems that way. If my readers want to meet a full-grown liberal, then read Sue Caldwell’s letter to the Macon Chronicle’s editor, which appeared in last week’s issue. Her attempt to paint Muslim religion as peace-loving is ludicrous. It is my opinion that she is suffering from the ostrich syndrome on else she is highly prejudice. There is a vast difference between the liberal philosophy she has bought into and the actual truth.
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Digging Up Political Bones

According to the news media, thirty persons have been dispatched to Alaska to dig up bones. This reminds us of Randy Travis’ hit song of a few years back, “Digging Up Bones.” But these people aren’t archeologists. They are flunkies who are employed by the leftwing segment of the Democratic Party to hopefully dig up political bones that will cool the momentum of Sarah Palin. Boys, boys, why are you so afraid of this little woman? Oh, I know, you’re not afraid of her; it is the truth that she is so skillfully articulating that scares the daylights out of you.
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The New Weapons That Frightens The Liberals A Modern Deborah

John McCain has unleashed a new weapon that is sending shock waves throughout the liberal camp. I can’t believe it, but they are scared to death of McCain’s new addition to his arsenal. Can you believe that one little woman could give so many liberals a bad case of the jitters? Well, Sarah Palin has done it. They appear to be afraid that Governor Palin won’t be intimidated by their insults and lies. They are right, she won’t. Boys, you’ve got a tiger by the tail. Rest assured, Palin will rally the troops to the conservative cause.
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“Tell It Like It Is”

Mealy months are far from being appreciated. They may think they are being diplomatic or politically correct, but their hypocrisy is highly audible to those on the sidelines. They are fooling no one but themselves. The people who pay the taxes are keenly aware of these oxymorons.
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Write-In Candidate

The following was passed along to me by friend, Evelyn Cole of the Thomas House in Red Boiling Springs. It is so good that I wanted to share it with my readers.
I HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE.
HERE IS MY PLATFORM:
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Wilson Fair Gives In To Atheists Discount


Wilson County Fair officials had planned to offer a church bulletin discount only to Christian groups attending the Goad and Country Day this past Sunday in Lebanon, but atheists “threw a monkey wrench” into their well-intended plans by demanding a discount for all atheists.
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Political Possums In A Persimmon Tree

Today’s politicians, especially those in Washington D.C., remind me of my boyhood days of possum hunting. The Smith Chapel boys hunted possums as a pass time and for the .75¢ on $1.00 their hides would bring.
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Bitter Pills

Bitter Pills! Normally physicians prescribe the pills, which we take, but self-licensed politicians, social engineers, and religious freaks have invaded today’s market place with a new brand of bitter pills, which has proven harmful to those who are forced to swallow them.
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Take A Buyout Or We’ll Sell You Out

Read it and weep! Who will champion the underdog? I will! It may not be much, but it will be something.
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Community Living

We don not live isolated lives in the world. “No man liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself” (Romans 14:7). Our lives are interwoven with others. As the population explodes we understand that what one person does has an impact on others. As a general rule, when one person gets the flu, usually many people get it. We are all aware of the fact that epidemics take their toll on our communities.
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Defacing And Destroying God’s Earth

I suppose I should be more understanding with those who are apparently unable to appreciate the beauty of Mother Earth. However, the older I get the shorter my patience becomes with public employees, who in an effort to get out of work, deface and destroy earth’s vegetation.
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Outrageous Gas Price Works Havoc On The Economic Life of Small Towns

-    A leading national newspaper recently took the position that high gas prices will eventually contribute to the economic death of small rural towns.
-    Rural consumers pay more for the necessities of life than do the city dwellers. This is due mainly to the expense of trucking products to the rural areas.
-    Then there is the matter of the NAFTA plague, which sent rural jobs to Mexico.
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