"Now, in this day and age, you're guilty until proven innocent. It happened to me. I pled guilty to a third-degree felony because I said three words; "Leave the sheriff alone. Let him do his job."
"Bravo to the maintenance men who painted over the entrance to the abandoned church at the corner of Congress and Lancaster. Someone had sprayed the word 'Ichabod' over all entrances. What does that mean, anyway? Bravo to the maintenance men who made it look 100 percent better by painting and fixing up the doorways. Good job, guys!"
"I must laugh when I think of the environmentalist stand that wants everything to be au natural. To me, such a state, considering the human condition, is as scary as an atomic bomb. One group of old people in our country, naturally, take this position to an extreme by parading on city streets in the buff. You talk about scary! Have you looked in the mirror lately? You're beautiful in someone's eyes."
"The Athens Voice can be really interesting, but some of the Voice submissions are sheer nonsense. Where do people come up with this stuff?"
"The most intolerant people I know are Athens area enviro-whackos. In their bizarro world, anybody who doesn't rigidly follow their PC doctrine - all fracking bad, all coal-mining bad - needs to be transported to a re-education camp. Chairman Mao would be proud."
"Once the best sheriff Athens County ever had is gone, who's next on The A-News enemies list? It's always gotta be somebody, doesn't it?"
"What ever happened to hats? It used to be that everybody wore hats all the time. Someone needs to study this, since I'm sure the answer will say a lot about our human race."
"Now that things have warmed up a bit (written Friday), I guess all the climate change alarmists will be saying, 'See, we told you so. The globe is warming.' But they're already forgetting the coldest winter in Ohio history… well, one of them anyway."
"Do you know that you qualify as a teacher when you can teach aerodynamics to a bird? Otherwise, it's those that can do… all the rest work for some government agency."
"I wish the students crossing Richland Avenue in the designated crosswalk would step up the pace when cars are waiting. I've seen student pedestrians actually slow down when stepping into the crosswalk, forcing awaiting motor vehicles to wait even longer. During class-change times, this can get ridiculous."
"Uptown Athens experienced its first hint of spring-time crazy during our brief warm-up Thursday through Saturday. I guess the students realize that their annual spring crazy time only has a few warm weeks before spring semester's over. Get crazy while the getting's good."
"Why does has-been rocker Ted Nugent get any media attention at all? And why is the Republican candidate for Texas governor sucking up to this virulent racist? If that's smart politics in the Longhorn State, I'd suggest Texas get started on secession. We don't want 'em."