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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM
A few weeks ago I met a guy in Kentucky who’d lived through every trend of deindustrializing America.

He grew up about 65 years ago on a tobacco and cattle farm, but he always liked engines, so even while in high school he worked 40 hours a week in a garage. Then he went to work in a series of factories — making airplane parts, car seats, sheet metal and casings for those big air-conditioning fans you see on the top of buildings.
  • BROOKS/The Clinton calendar
    Hillary Clinton made a very pertinent comment recently: “‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask.”

    Indeed we might!
  • PERRY/Hacking the election
    One of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s rallying cries is that the system is rigged. The populist, anti-establishment mantra appeals to frustrated Americans who feel shortchanged by the elite or fear “the others.” They think international trade deals benefit company CEOs to the detriment of American workers. They believe if the FBI concluded they had been “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” they would be prosecuted; but Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was not due to her VIP status. They believe insider political cartels game the system to control our country’s leaders.
  • The Charlotte rioters didn’t know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified or not, and didn’t care.

    They worked their mayhem — trashing businesses and injuring cops, with one protester killed in the disorder — before anything meaningful could be ascertained about the case except that the cops said Scott had a gun and his family said he didn’t.
  • But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

                                                      — Matthew 6:33 ESV
  • In this epistle Paul is addressing two issues that especially challenge the faith of Christians and exposes the faith of some as spurious. One is suffering. The other is false teaching. Paul’s fundamental teaching is that there will always be obstacles to be overcome by Christians, but the obstacles in no way change the truth of the gospel. Therefore, the best antidote to the challenges is to know the gospel well and live by it.
  • PERRY/The real puppeteer
    Political consultants Greg Brand and George Williams have pleaded no contest in the case of the anonymous mailer featuring caricatures of Madison’s mayor as a puppeteer during last year’s state election cycle.

    The duo last week entered no contest pleas to participating “in the authorship of and/or paying for and/or distribution of a printed campaign mailer” referencing elections “that did not bear upon the face thereof the name and the address of the author and of the printer and publisher thereof,” which is a misdemeanor under state law.
  • LOWRY/Is Trump a traitor, as Hillary says?
    Someone dares call it treason. Hillary Clinton used the occasion of the New York-area bombings to accuse Donald Trump of providing “aid and comfort” to ISIS.

    This speaks both to her desperation as polls show a tightening race and her foolish misunderstanding of what drives ISIS and other Islamic radicals.
  • “Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.

                                                          — Joel 2:23 ESV
  • SEPT. 25, 1936

    Mr. Lewis Henderson, Assistant in Cotton Adjustment in the office of the County Agent here, gave an interesting resume of the AAA and soil conservation programs as applied to Neshoba County since their inauguration, at the Monday luncheon of the local Rotary Club.

    Mr. Henderson pointed out that more than $675,000 in soil and crop benefits had flowed into the county from the government, whereas approximately $450,000 in taxes were paid out in the same three year period, or a net “profit” to the county over $200,000.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/2nd Timothy 2:14-19
    John Bunyan’s classic work “Pilgrim’s Progress” is an allegory of the Christian journey by faith to the celestial city or heavenly city to be with God forever. Early in the story the pilgrim named Christian has a burden on his back that represents the weight of guilt and sin, but he loses it at the cross. He is subsequently greeted with peace, given new clothes, a scroll, and sets off on his journey that has many dangers, toils, and snares.
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