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  • Let's hear it for the girls

    James Abeare, Columnist|Aug 5, 2021

    With some of the drama circling the Summer Games and the general lack of interest in them, has anyone noticed the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team this year. They played through Group B play winning their games culminating with Monday’s win over France 93-82. And team USA hasn’t been playing in sync, at least in the first half. In the second half, it looked like they ran the table. Going into the medal round Team USA should be set good to win a medal if not win gold. But the French did explo...

  • The War on Cartoons

    James Abeare, Contributing Writer|Mar 18, 2021

    Yeah, I know the title sounds ridiculous but it is going on. The casualties so far are Disney’s Dumbo, Peter Pan and the Aristo Cats, for supposed racist depictions, along with Pepe LePew for promoting a rapist culture. And the Left has it sights set on Speedy Gonzales (again) and Miss Piggy, for also promoting a rapist culture. Why all the hate on cartoons all of a sudden? Probably because cartoons, by nature, over do things physically that normal people can’t do, like walk three feet in open a...

  • Could this be the end?

    James Abeare, Telegram Contributing Columnist|Nov 26, 2020

    As a Trump supporter, I hate to say this, but I think that the President should concede the election and set his eyes towards 2024. After four years of Biden/Harris, we might be ready to go back to Trump. Or a Trump supported candidate. The mainstream media is making Trump look foolish as he fights to find out the actual results. Even though if it was Biden fighting for the result, the media would be supporting the fight. There are still two weeks before certification of the election. Remember,...

  • Are you still ridin' with Biden?

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Oct 29, 2020

    We saw the last 2020 presidential debate last week and it was pretty balanced and tame than the first debate. But one thing popped out during the debate that made everyone heads spin. He said that he would faze out fossil fuels, I think he said in five years, but I hoped I heard it wrong. He tried to deny that he would end fracking but there is video that proves he said it. That night Biden probably lost Pennsylvania and Ohio. Why would a presidential candidate want to end America’s energy s...

  • Trump vs. the Virus

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Oct 8, 2020

    There has only been one thing in the news this past weekend, even as news about an FBI conspiracy against President Trump has started to come out. The President went into Walter Reed Hospital last weekend with a case of Covid-19. From what I understand a mild case of the virus. As of this writing the President should be back in the White House by Thursday. His wife Melania also has a case of Covid-19, along with many aides. At first many people were sympathetic, but after the first five minutes...

  • Rest In Peace R.B.G.

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Sep 24, 2020

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal lioness of the Supreme Court, died last week. She was 87. She was nominated to the Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and stayed on until death. She became part of the liberal wing of the court as it shifted to the right. But ideology did not seem to define her as one of her closest friends became the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. President Trump has a short list of replacements for Ginsburg, mostly women, but would like to...

  • And just like that, people stopped talking about Covid-19

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Jun 4, 2020

    Let’s look at the riots of the last week. The cops have pretty much stood down and have taken a defensive posture. The protestors, though aggravating, have been fairly peaceful. The trouble comes from the professional agitators that come in and do the looting and burning. People such as Antifa and probably white racists. Both hell bent on using the protests to cause trouble. They have burned churches, banks and police stations and looted Target stores. Police superiors have told the police to s... Full story

  • Things are slowly, slowly, starting to come back

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|May 21, 2020

    Things are starting to come back. NASCAR restarted last Sunday with a race at Darlington, South Carolina. Golf had a small charity event also last weekend. Both without fans. With the nicer weather, more people are venturing outside. There is more traffic on the roads. Beaches are opening in South Carolina and Florida. Even here in the People’s Republic things are starting to slowly come back. Auto plants are reopening. I picked up my father in law at Metro Airport and there was people a... Full story

  • Sports starting up this week

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|May 14, 2020

    I will admit when I am wrong and it looks like I am wrong in this. But, it looks like sports, especially professional sports, will start again this week. NASCAR is first up this weekend at Darlington, the first of four races in eleven days. The German professional soccer league is next to start followed by PGA golf. Major League Baseball will probably start playing in early July. The National Football League is planning on a September start with the Texans taking on the Chiefs in Kansas City on... Full story

  • Was the Draft a lesson in futility?

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Apr 30, 2020

    The National Football League conducted their annual draft last weekend, and the Lions’ results where pretty much mmh. Nothing spectacular, nothing too bad. No surprises. They filled some needs. Some of the needs were self inflicted, like trading away one of the best corner backs in the league in Darius Slay only to draft a new corner back. Put the main question I have is, was the draft a draft in futility? I am not talking about the Lions, because I doubt they will make the playoffs this y... Full story

  • Nasty Nancy

    James Abeare, Contributor|Feb 13, 2020

    On Nancy, Nancy, Nancy. Why make such a spectacle of yourself. It did in some way work. No one is talking about the speach, just about you tearing up the State of the Union speech. According to you who listen to, it might have been a felony. I don’t believe anyone will prosecute if it was, but Nancy Pelosi did make a statement even better than Gretchen Whitmer did. Now it might have been the snubbed handshake that she didn’t receive but I did hear she did a practice tear on the speech to mak... Full story

  • KOBE

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Jan 30, 2020

    With all the lunacy going on in Washington the last week with the impeachment trial of President Trump, we were reminded last weekend of what is important. Nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter, died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles. Not being much of a basketball fan, I found out about it during the NFL Pro Bowl. The game was almost secondary in thought as news kept coming in. My thought has been mostly toward Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, an his remaining c... Full story

  • High school coach gets suspended for winning

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Nov 7, 2019

    A Long Island, New York, high school football coach was suspended for winning-and winning big time. The final score was 61-13. Now if you are a follower of American college football a score like that happens frequently. In fact it may be encouraged to move up in the polls to make the college football playoffs. But to suspend a coach for a game for doing what he is supposed to do, WIN, seems somewhat unamerican. People haven’t been this upset over a win since the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team bea... Full story

  • Not in my backyard

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Apr 18, 2019

    For years, Sanctuary Cities across the country have been saying how open and welcoming they are to undocumented (illegal) immigrants. The mayor of Oakland, California, last year, warned undocumented immigrants that ICE was going to come through the city. An the mayor of Philadelphia was dancing the Happy Dance (literally) when the city council voted to make it a sanctuary city. So to help with the overcrowding of immigrants in border towns, like San Diego and El Paso, President Trump came up wit... Full story

  • The Meat Tax

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Mar 21, 2019

    According to Webster it is a tax on certain things that are made, sold, or used within a country. An excise tax, more commonly known as a “sin tax” is usually reserved for products that are believed to be bad for people, such as cigarettes and alcohol, or items bad for the environment, like gasoline. Will now the, ever popular, United Nations want to impose an excise tax on meat, to get people to stop eating meat and animal products. The reason? Raising animals for food is unsustainable for the... Full story

  • The next Superman?

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Jan 31, 2019

    One of the hottest rumors circling around Hollywood these days is, Creed and Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan might be the next Superman. Though Warner Bros. said the next Superman movie won't be for the next few years. Warner Bros. want to concentrate on the Supergirl movie and Birds of Prey. And before all the haters come out and say "How dare they make Superman black!" Well, there have been, at my count, four black Supermans published through DC Comics. Some better known than others,... Full story

  • Fake does actually exist

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Jan 24, 2019

    The major mainstream media had a bad time last week, mostly brought on by themselves. It got so bad that special counsel Robert Mueller said to basically that the story about President Trump advising Michael Cohen to lie wasn’t true. But the Trump hating Left leaning media couldn’t help stepping in saying that it was an impeachable offense, “if true”. The story was in BuzzFeed and was later disregarded by Mueller as untrue, which put eggs on the faces of the mainstream media. The next story t... Full story

  • Political Correctness running wild, defies science

    James Abeare|Dec 20, 2018

    The politically correct crowd are starting to loose it. This time a school in England will start teaching children that all genders have periods. Yes, even the boys. Science is now standing on it’s head. The Brighton and Hove city council approved the controversial move to battle the stigma over menstruation. According to the Telegraph Newspaper out of the United Kingdom, this was hailed as a victory for the transgender movement. I didn’t know that menstruation had a stigma. I also didn’t know... Full story

  • The War on Christmas, 2018

    James Abeare|Dec 13, 2018

    This politically correct stuff is getting out of hand this holiday season. Oops better say Christmas season or the extreme Right will be upset. The P.C. forces and some on the Left are trying to squeeze the enjoyment out of Christmas’s traditions. The newset examples this year are: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving being declared racist. Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer being about bullying, sexist and homophobic. The song “Baby it’s Cold Outside” being about rape and offending women. And candy canes b... Full story

  • What was he thinking?

    James Abeare, Columnist|Dec 6, 2018

    Last week Kid Rock was in Nashville to be the Grand Marshall of the city’s Christmas parade. That Friday morning he was interviewed by Steve Doocy on FOX & Friends. The interview went very well except for the very end when Kid Rock made some unflattering remarks about The View host Joy Behar. I won’t repeat them here. I even cringed when I heard them. Anyway, the mayor of Nashville, David Briley, heard the remarks and removed Kid Rock from the parade as Grand Marshall. Robert James Ritchie, what... Full story

  • Man 69, sues to be 49

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Nov 22, 2018

    People of this world just seem to get crazier and crazier. Remember my column on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declaring milk racist? Well this is another good one. A Dutch man, Emile Ratelband age 69, is suing his local government to be declared twenty years younger, age 49. Part of his argument is that his doctor says he has a body of a 45 year old. Another argument is that if people can change their genders, he can change his age. The difference there is that a person that... Full story

  • Excelsior! Rest in Peace Stan Lee

    James Abeare|Nov 15, 2018

    Last Monday was a sad day for comic book fans the world over. Legendary comc book editor and multi-media giant Stan Lee died at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wifeJoan who had died in July, 2017. Stan Lee had created some of the industry’s most iconic characters and made Marvel comics the number one comics publisher. In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time — led by Avengers: Infinity War... Full story

  • Milk, the official beverage of the Ku Klux Klan? Really....

    James Abeare|Nov 8, 2018

    Idiocy has reached a new level. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has declared cow's milk racist. Is this what we have become? Declaring everything racist? And it isn't for what you may think. It isn't because milk is white. No. PETA says it is the way the dairy industry treats the cows. Comparing the dairy industry to white supremacists. PETA came out with and article called "Why Cow's Milk Is the Perfect Drink for Supremacists". A quote from the article says: " As when...

  • Okay, let's take a collective deep breath

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Nov 1, 2018

    Let us understand this right now. President Trump is not to blame for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh or the sending of fake bombs to the Democratic leadership around the country. Any more than Bernie Sanders has to do with last year’s shooting of congressman Steve Scalise at a Republican softball practice. The people that performed these acts are the ones at fault. So quit blaming the President, the news media, whatever and put the blame where it belongs. The perpetrators. The main stream... Full story

  • Both sides protest, we just have to quit the violence

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Oct 18, 2018

    Mob: noun 1.a disorderly or riotous crowd of people. 2.a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence. 3.any group or collection of persons or things. Why start my column with a definition of the word mob. Because there seems to be trouble, especially in the main stream media on what a mob actually is. A group of people might technically be a mob but most are actually peaceful protesters. People marching through a street, holding signs, holding up traffic, might be aggravating, but are also... Full story

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