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December 4, 2013

The Ping-Pong Paddle

I haven’t written much lately—not because I haven’t wanted too, but because it’s hard to keep your thoughts on one subject for a long period of time when you’re 70 years old, working full time and helping raise a three-year-old. 
However, I do find time to read the Commonwealth Journal, especially the Opinion Page, and recently some columns have caught my eye. The first was from Maryanne Davis entitled “Reader is tired of politics.” I could not agree with her more, but unfortunately politics has governed the life of the average American citizen since the founding of this country—a necessary evil.
Maryanne, its common folks like us that need to stay aware of what’s going on, help alert the other Maryannes of this nation, vote the scumbags out of office and elect some who hopefully know what they’re doing for the majority of this country. I personally believe the next man or woman who holds the highest office of this land should be a conservative medical doctor with a double dose of common sense.  
The second article was by Ronnie Ellis and his writing of “Its getting complicated to be a Kentucky Republican these days.” His article simply proved the point that Maryanne was trying to make. Ronnie, it’s not hard to be a republican, I’ve been one all my life. The problem is: picking out the lesser of the evils to vote for. With the medical coverage disaster that is happening and going to soon explode in this country, it’s sometimes hard to concentrate on things such as what Maryanne suggested: “four-way stops, the price of food going crazy, gas prices, something other than government issues.”
This past Sunday, our preacher told a story in his sermon that made us stop and think about why we should do good things for others today, and not put it off until its too late, and in doing so, it will help free our minds from a lot of the negativity such as politics. 

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