The View from Where I Sit:

A Story About Sunshine

Many years ago, when my dad was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC, we’d often spend part of our summers with Grandma and Grandpa in Kings Mountain, NC. My cousins and their friends and I would play ball; my sister and the girl cousins did whatever it was that girls did… that was well beyond our kin back then and is […]

The ‘ObamaPhone’… You’re Paying For It!

What’s next? I hope you are sitting down. I had a former employee call me earlier today inquiring about a job, and at the end of the conversation he gave me his phone number. I asked the former employee if this was a new cell phone number, and he told me, yes, this was his “Obama phone.” I asked him […]

The Government’s Tax Fraud

President Barack Obama campaigned on the notion that he wouldn’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. Or was it $225,000? Or maybe it was $200,000. Anyway, that’s what he said, even though the figures changed from time to time… depending on his mood, I guess. But of course we’re seeing that that was just one of his many […]


As You See It

I wonder if anyone got film of the temper tantrum Tuesday night. It would be great for America’s Funniest Home Videos!!!! I understand Barbie smarted off at the deputy sheriffs after the election…they didn’t put her out… the people did. How can we pay $17.00 an hour for a secretary at the commissioners office and $15.00 for secretary at the […]

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?

Editor’s note: Just in case you question what most of us down South thinks about the Second Amendment of the U. S. Constitution. Here is a little test that will help you decide. The answer can be found by posing the following question: You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife, and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to thank you people for a great newspaper. My neighbor, Aaron Parr, formerly of your area, receives the Miller County Liberal. Aaron shares it with me; in turn, I read it, cut out some of the jokes and articles, and then I mail it to my brother in California. He in turn reads it, and […]

Free could be deadly

Coumadin (Warfarin) recall

If you’ve recently received a free sample pack of Coumadin from your doctor, do not use it. The FDA just issued an urgent recall alert for sample packs of Coumadin in the 1 mg strength- -because taking these pills could put you in dire straits. Bristol-Myers Squibb initiated the recall when it realized that a key ingredient–the one that activates […]

The National Doctors’ Tea Party

While the original Boston Tea Party was sparked by a Tea Tax in 1773, the Doctors’ Tea Party of August 7, 2010, is a response to an over-reaching, out-of-control government. TEA stands for “Taxed Enough Already.” Originally a grassroots organization of private citizens, passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has stirred the sleeping masses of private […]

Sister Mary Ann’s Gas

Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas […]