Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


  • snowplow RANDOM THOUGHTS: I don't miss those Northern winters a bit! Native Tennesseans probably wonder now and again why northerners move to their state. As one of those Yankees I can answer with one word – winter! A good share of my life was spent in my home state of Ohio and then as an adult in Michigan.

    March 10, 2009 1 Photo

  • truck THEREFORE I AM: I need to brush up on manliness Are you man enough? C’mon, take it like a man. Are you a man or a mouse? Man up! Be a man. He’s a man’s man. You da man! Stick it to the man. Oh man. Stand by your man. All men are created equal. We might need to rethink that last one. Apparently all men are not created equal — constitutionally perhaps, but not where it counts. Now before you get carried away, I’m talking about manliness as it relates to what we all agree is the most crucial criterion — the perception of a multinational corporation that sells junk food.

    March 9, 2009 1 Photo

  • STUMPTALK: What have we done? Apparently, we have elected either a criminal or a buffoon to the presidency. Obama ran for election on the platform of hope and change and then proceeds to name mostly former Clinton people to his list of “must haves” in his administration, along with many more of the “inside-the-beltway-crowd.”

    March 9, 2009

  • newspaper GUEST EDITORIAL: Public documents should remain open records Lawmakers in Nashville often talk about the "slippery slope," which is a political euphemism to describe what could follow if government opens the door to certain ideas or concepts. For example, if legislators pass a law this year banning the wearing of Alabama-themed sports wear in public places, what's to stop the General Assembly from banning Gator gear or Gamecock hats and shirts next year?

    March 5, 2009 1 Photo

  • RANDOM THOUGHTS: How are y'all doing? As long as there has been a South there has been the expression "y'all." That is the way it sounds to me but the dictionary is more proper and spells it "you-all." It has stood the test of time. Distinctly Southern in origin those folks from other regions of the country embrace it and feel accepted by those who address them with that friendly greeting, "you-all."

    March 4, 2009

  • LION AND THE LAMB: Bump in the evolutionary road The Cub was reading the Sunday funnies. The Kid was perusing the editorial page. “Here’s a letter from a vegetarian,” the Kid mused. “She’s upset because when she was a child her parents butchered pigs and hunted deer. She wants humans to stop killing other animals and eating them without understanding what she calls ‘the bloody horror’ it takes to turn millions of animals into the meat for their tables.”

    March 4, 2009

  • STUMPTALK: Recent events remind us of Tom Wolfe’s 'Bonfire of the Vanities' “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” said Oscar Wilde, and the current financial mess involving Wall Street and the Duke Lacrosse team outrage of 2006 provide stark testimony to the accuracy of the Wilde quotation.

    March 2, 2009

  • hero THEREFORE I AM: It's supercolumnist to the rescue! I thought supermodels died out with Y2K, dial-up modems and Monica Lewinsky jokes. Apparently not. We still have supermodels in the world, fighting for truth, justice and the American way, which, of course, includes silicone enhancement and thigh-high boots worn to the grocery store.

    March 2, 2009 1 Photo

  • money LION AND THE LAMB: Life, destiny and money This is not a time to be a member of the so-called silent majority. Our prevailing economic system has concentrated almost unlimited power in the hands of a few. Believe it when you hear the words "money is power."

    February 25, 2009 1 Photo

  • WE THE PEOPLE: Tag! You’re It! As George Bush prepared to go his merry way, leaving the country in shambles, some asked whether or not we can afford the distraction of holding him and his wrecking crew accountable for what they have done to our country. Faced with the gigantic task of repairing the damage, would it not be wiser to forget him?

    February 24, 2009

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