|Pretty Far Out !!|
One of my favorite papers is The Mitchell News-Journal which is in its 86th year of "serving Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine and the rest of beautiful Mitchell County." The Mitchell News-Journal also declares itself to be "The Area's Leading Hometown Newspaper." Certain that last statement is an absolute truth, not only based on the weekly content, but also because The Mitchell News-Journal is the area's only hometown newspaper. But let's not quibble over details...
The best part of the paper is the "Rants and Raves" section, where readers can anonymously comment on those "goings on" in the community and the intelligence level of other commenters ! Here are few examples from last week's edition:
* "Last Saturday afternoon I witnessed an unbelievable, record-breaking, historic event. Walmart had 13 check-outs open at the same time."
* "To the person who was concerned about
Christian liars entering into heaven; are these lying Christians really going to heaven? When they get up there - if they do - what are they going to say ?"
* "When the TV folks put out that poll which said the majority of Americans wanted to legalize marijuana, I could not help but think: "All we need now is people riding around texting and stoned." "
* "Church is a lot different now than when I was growing up and still trying to do right."
.... "when I was growing up and still trying to do right"... has a certain ring of truth to it, doesn't it !