Super Bowl was one of the greatest this year

February 04, 2009 at 11:38 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Super Bowls used to be dull affairs. Not Sunday night.
Pittsburg’s Steelers came roaring back after losing the lead in the fading minutes to the Arizona Cardinals. It was a thrilling ending after 60 minutes of some of the best football ever.

It’s amazing how so much is made over the commercials in Super Bowl games. Usually people mute them out while they restore food and drinks. But, judging from news reports, some people did their serving duties during game time so they could bear in on the commercials. It’s not supposed to be that way.

And the halftime entertainment is getting out of hand, too. Having left after the end of first half play and returned a few minutes later, it looked like New Year’s Eve was going on. Bruce Springsteen, however, kept it under control.
But the game could not have been better. Except, the Cardinals should have denied the Steelers their sixth win of the annual championship event. And they almost did.

You can get young again like Benjamin Button

Some time ago, this writer decided that when he got to be 79, he would go backward in figuring his age. Like 78 . . . 77 . . . 76 . . . etc. While seeing “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” I discovered that F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote the story that led to the plot of that movie, had the same idea years ago. In the movie, of course, Button is born an old man and grows young.

Now I have discovered how to make that a reality. Tune in radio station WIST, AM 690 on your dial, and you’ll hear music from the forties and fifties. If you’re in your eighties or so, you’ll feel young again listening to the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Andrews Sisters, Ink Spots, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, etc., etc. Did you ever think you could go back that far in time?
If you’re in the age range we’re referring to, you’ll enjoy hearing what was popular back then on AM 690 today. It’s a way to get young again.

Tune in.

Obama makes taxpayers support abortion

Our new President did not waste any time in giving the go-ahead for taxpayer money to fund abortions. He reversed the Bush administration’s ban on the funding.

Now, even if a citizen believes abortion is immoral, he has to help pay for them, thanks to Barack Obama. This while a majority of citizens are opposed to abortion.

Even if we give women a choice of getting an abortion, there is no reason to make taxpayers pay for them. In Communist China, yes. Here, no.

We were hoping Obama would put his intent to make it easier to kill unborn babies on the back-burner, at least at the beginning of his administration. Now he will probably  go ahead and promote passage of the Freedom of Choice Act which will nullify every bit of pro-life legislation that has been passed by states in the past and will prevent passage of any in the future. And undoubtedly he will sign that.
Obama should have concentrated on tackling the big issues where most of the people are on the same side and saving the more controversial issues until later. Now he has invited opposition from pro-lifers who are not likely to look favorably upon his administration in the future.

For years, the United States of America allowed states to pass laws that restricted a woman’s right to choose abortion on the grounds that human life started with conception. Then the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe vs. Wade that states could not prevent such a decision.

Soon they will probably have an open door to abortions, even the partial-birth type where the heads of babies are crushed to kill them as they are coming out of the womb.

We were looking forward to an enlightened administration from President Obama. We’re having our doubts.

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