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I'm just funnin', truly

Anyone who knows me also knows of my sideways sense of humor and feeble attempts at levity. Though lately I am receiving looks after I voice such an attempt that seem to convey the message that I am to take a very long walk off a very short pier, forthwith! Then I realized that no one can see my friendly grin as I immerse myself into silliness due to the mask that is strapped so tightly to my face that it resembles a starfish gripping a clam with all appendages attempting to pry it open and get to the juicy morsel that is to be his supper.

So I thought a wink as I closed one of my silly statements would suffice, but soon thought better of it for fear of being misunderstood and getting myself into the gravest of circumstances. As a wink to a married woman with her husband not far off could very well end with my being pile-driven into the pavement.

So then I thought about painting a grin on my mask, but like previously thought it would likely be best not to run around town looking as though Gotham City's Joker had escaped from the local penitentiary and is running around unchecked causing mayhem.

So let's all try to stay lighthearted, and also try to remember that we can all be covidiots.

Frederick Schilling IV‎


Can’t follow guns-and-bullets logic

Guns and bullets seem to be Alabama's answer for solving everything. I find it difficult to follow this logic, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guns and bullets, and Trump's magnificent, magical wall, by the way, did not seem to stop our national disgrace of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is there a marksman so good that he (or she) can pot a virus? And, how do walls stop viruses when people refuse to wear masks and keep proper social distance to keep the virus at bay?

I just can't seem to follow the guns-and-bullets logic for solving problems of this sort.

Karen Hedwig Backman


Time is short, and there is much to learn

Thank you for providing this segment of the paper as an excellent platform for writers to share their thoughts with the public. Using the death of George Floyd as an excuse, the goal of the perpetrators of death and destruction is clear. With tacit approval of the Democratic Party, they desire to transform our culture, the most envied in all of world history. “Unlearn history” is one of their favorite slogans, as if that will propel them to power and control of America.

“Not going to happen on my watch,” said President Trump. A piece of cake, however, if a member of the Democratic Party should become president.

History has shown socialism to be a catastrophic failure everywhere it has been tried. Democrats are now nothing more than avowed brazen socialists. Their support of the anarchists responsible for the constant violence ignores history.

To not know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever, said Cicero, the Roman orator and statesman. Time is short and there is so much to learn. It’s time, too, for Americans to grow up.

William H. Bell


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