CJ Welcomes New Cartoonist Terry C. Wise
Editor’s note: Over the past few days you may have noticed the introduction of some new editorial cartoons on this page. The Commonwealth Journal today introduces the man behind the pen, native Kentuckian Terry C. Wise. We look forward to seeing his unique perspective as reflected in his work which we plan on publishing on a regular basis. We’ll let Terry tell you a little about himself.
I'm a Kentucky native, having been born near Hodgenville, living now in historic Glendale (home of the world-famous Whistle Stop restaurant) with my lovely and deserving of your sympathy wife, Debbie. We have two daughters, more wonderful than I deserve, who try to shelter their friends from my humor, cartoons, and opinions, but I end up speaking at their schools too often for that to work.
Don’t Penalize for Being Good
Sports are intrinsically amoral.
Not immoral, as in evil. Amoral, as in indifferent to right or wrong.
Two-week notices and life lessons
Apparently a two-week notice is not required, nor observed, when a football coach resigns his position.
A Thank You from Veterans
On Friday, November 11, 2011, the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard and other veterans were honored by some of the local schools in Pulaski County.
Bringing a brother home
I recently attended the funeral services for SFC. Larry Gene Kiers, a US Soldier killed in action while serving our country. The services were held in his home town Owensville, Kentucky.
The scene was one we have seen far too often, one we will never get used to, one which rips at our hearts, automatically brings tears to our eyes, brings back memories long forgotten--- but always a part of us. A scene which brings a terrible sense of loss, as we once again say goodbye to one of our nation’s finest. We as a free people can never ask nor expect any more noble and selfless act from one of our own.
The Prayer of a Nation
Few are they that remember this prayer offered up in the name of the American people by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on D Day, June 6th 1944, for all our armed forces as they began the mightiest invasion in history.
Almighty God: our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
- Two years later, family of Price has questions
Help me understand the PCHS dilemma
A recent Commonwealth Journal article put my brain in a tail spin. The article; PCHS Grade: Needs Improvement. I'm sure the writer was attempting to relay to the general public the condition of the Pulaski County High School and the attempts being made to improve it. Buried within the article was one paragraph describing what needs to be done to start addressing the problem, I think. Please allow me to quote it here:
Jack Abramoff, he of the perpetual five-o-clock shadow, has a new book out on how to end the influence of lobbyists and their clients on our political system. Mr. Abramoff was sentenced to prison in 2006 for mail fraud and conspiracy related to his lobbying activities for which he received tens of millions of dollars for work that was either not done or poorly done. He headed up one of the most effective lobbying organizations in Washington DC and contributed fortunes to the legislators he was hired to influence. He said that he spent hours walking and thinking while in prison on how to clean up government and has come to some conclusions. Being who he is led me to think that he may have some insight into the cancer that eats at our political process.
In a recent article I wrote about some regimes of the past and present that have miserably failed or on the decline; Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Tse-tung, Che Guevara, Castro and Hugo Chavez, describing their political ambitions and social philosophies.
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