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When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”

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I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.

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I’m not the guy you go to when you need directions. As my wife will gladly testify, I have gotten lost in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America

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The best part of writing these stories is hearing from readers. Like the lady who once told me, “I really enjoy your columns. Who writes them for you?” 

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.  Send the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.  I will lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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Mr. Webster defines a contradiction as a situation in which actions or propositions are inconsistent or contrary to a stated or implied position on a subject.

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First, let me apologize for a slightly misleading headline.  Hugh Moore has actually attended closer to 2,000 concerts. That just sounded snazzier to me.

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I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things.  First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.

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The contenders for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States were featured in a two night televised event last week. 

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There has been considerable speculation about future rulings with the new appointments made to the United States Supreme Court within the last two years.

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For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news.  The last one involved abortion legislation.  This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.

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The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.

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It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people.  Since that point, things have gone downhill.

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I will admit I am somewhat of a prissy head.  I know this because I’ve been called that on numerous occasions by members of my own family.  I am always the recipient of comments about what I’m wearing.  And it is always the same.  Someone inevitably asks me why I’m all “dressed up.”

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The mother of a student who attends Notre Dame University stirred up a hornet’s nest recently by writing a letter to the student newspaper expressing her displeasure with girls wearing leggings to school events.

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The report that took 22 months and $25 million dollars to complete is finally ready.

On Friday of last week, the Robert Mueller report was given to Attorney General William Barr.

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It really is no secret that people with money often have the advantage over others who do not have as much.  That concept is as old as dirt.

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It all began with a routine check by a Florida Department of Health Inspector.  During an inspection of a day spa, the employee noticed suitcases, slept-in massage tables and provocatively dressed women in the parlor of the business.

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Baseball season is here, and not a moment too soon.  After enduring a gray winter, I’m ready for some delicious, overpriced hot dogs.

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I remember when my son was small and began to develop a real personality.  He wanted to do everything his dad did and tried really hard to mimic his walk and talk.

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Things are really heating up in our former hometown.   Even though Simpsonville is not part of Greenville, South Carolina, it is part of the Upstate where I lived for almost 20 years.

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I love animals of all kinds.  I could sit and watch animal videos all day.   If I get the opportunity to watch them in real life, I am mesmerized.  On my way home last week, we spotted a family of deer in a pasture.  I literally stopped the car in the middle of the road to watch them. 

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I realize I am from a different century and from a conservative part of the country, but I managed to grow up learning to make my own decisions and form opinions without being influenced as a part of the school curriculum.

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I was on my way home but still several miles away when I heard Jean’s voicemail.  She said, “Call me, right now, please, now!  I need you home!”

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As the 2017 regular session of the Alabama Legislature enters its homestretch, I felt it important to take a few moments and share my thoughts and observations on some of the pressing, high-profile issues that have recently faced the state.

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Last week we had an oil crisis in parts of Alabama.  That was not our first; probably won’t be our last, and it certainly was not our worst.   Thankfully, it didn’t last long.

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While making summer trips we have seen all kinds of amazing or interesting things. We have seen rainbows over the water, sunsets so colorful they look fake, flowers of every description, and so much more. Our country is beautiful and awe-inspiring, and it is a joy to travel around and see it.

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Something simple, yet supernatural took place this week while I was attending the Church of God General Assembly in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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We’ve probably all seen those dreaded words: “Batteries not included.”  Before Christmas morning or your child’s birthday arrives, it’s best to carefully search each box for those words.  The last thing in the world we want is a holiday or birthday crying jag.  No, I meant the child but you make a valid point.  I hope your car battery isn’t dead because you will need it for that quick dash to the store. 

Dr. Bill King, a DeKalb County native, writes a weekly column that appears in several newspapers across Alabama.  He is a director of missions in Opelika/Auburn, published author, singer/songwriter, musician, published author, and performs Christian humor as Billy Bob Bohannon (www.brobillybob.com).  You may contact him at bkpreach@yahoo.

 

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I remember Camp Jackson being so big and mysterious when I was a Boy Scout.  I remember days spent fishing under the Natural Bridge and hiking the trail to the Pinnacle.

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The hydrogen economy and renewable energy resources are available and in the process of large scale development across the globe. Hydrogen is the fuel of our future. Unfortunately, the U.S. is seriously lagging behind other nations due to the corporate influences of those in our government who receive money from the coal, oil and nuclear power industries.

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Our military never sleeps, nor do they take a holiday from their position of defending our nation and our Constitution from all enemies foreign or domestic. Readiness of the force and the individual is a crucial factor in our national defense.