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Today's Opinions

  • Texting without thinking

    I don’t know if I’m just noticing things as I get older or what, but it seems that lately I’m noticing some stupid people out and about.

    Don’t get me wrong we’ve all done stupid things at one point in our lives. Some of them probably more stupid or worse than others, but I’m noticing a trend lately and it’s got me worried.

    The other morning as I was sitting at the entrance of Hogan’s Mill preparing to turn right onto the Dry Ridge Bypass, I observed a man, driving a maroon Chevrolet, drive past.

  • No mercy for the hard-of-hearing

    When people are near blindness, straining to see through thick-lens glasses, people, in general, admire their courage and have some sympathy for their challenges. I’m pretty sure if someone is completely deaf, they are also extending understanding.

    Not so, for the hard-of-hearing. People yell at them. Sure, it’s what they have to do to get them to hear, but it’s usually mixed with a good dose of, “You’re really annoying.”

  • Propaganda or information?

    It totally amazes me what has happened to our political parties and people. Decisions are being made along party lines—no matter if they have any substance or reasoning. People are adhering to lies that have been told and retold until the liars believe the lies themselves.

  • Let the Madness begin!

    They call it March Madness for a reason.

    The NCAA basketball tournament is crazy and by far the best sporting event of the year.

    It easily surpasses the Super Bowl, the World Series and the BCS National Championship game for the most thrills, biggest surprises and greatest fun a person can have sitting in front of a television all day.

    For the first time, I will be taking off work for the first two days of the tournament to enjoy the matchups with two of my friends.

  • Hugs from heaven

    I think we all hold onto things: a tattered baby blanket or tiny baby shoes, a fragile piece of china, a broken pocket knife or a family Bible passed through the years and through the tears, from one generation to another.

    Often, these things have no great monetary value, yet they are priceless. How can that be? A baby blanket is not just a blanket, china is not just china and a broken pocket knife is not just a knife. To repeat a line from the PBS series “Lark Rise to Candleford,” it’s simple; there is “love in these things.”

  • Election season is officially open!

    Is it flu season? Is it hunting season? No, but it is election season.

    The Grant County News does not endorse candidates. We will, however, publish a story and profile of candidates seeking election. This information will be published at the end of April/beginning of May.

    All candidates were mailed a questionnaire last week and will be given two weeks to return it. If they choose not to return it, they were informed by letter that they would not be included in the special section on the election.

  • Obama's first year: What didn't work

    While it’s true that as we look backwards towards inauguration day 2009 we have seen neither rivers turn to blood, nor plagues of locusts descend upon our land, what we have seen has been troubling nevertheless.

  • Obama's first year: What worked

    On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama, inaugurated as 44th President of the United States, was immediately presented with the worst economic circumstance this nation has faced since the Great Depression.