Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

God's Press Release


Number of Reidsville Review featured editorials: 7

Number of Reidsville Review editorials focused on God: 3


Saturday, April 27, 2013

This Week’s Walmart Tasting Feature


This week features a single chili flavored Wheat Thin served on a large paper napkin and a slice of a bean burrito served in a tiny plastic cup with a plastic fork.  The server described the Wheat Thins as "spicy".  The Wheat Thins offered a 50¢ off coupon.

For those who don't know, a Wheat Thin is a tiny cracker.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Body of Boston Marathon Bomber

Body of Boston Marathon bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.bomber2
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Mayor Meets His Match


Reidsville Mayor James Festerman may have met his match in NC Senator Tommy Tucker.

Follow this link to get the full story.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Rockingham County Earns Distinction

Yes!  We did it!

Rockingham County has the earned the distinction of being the only county in the entire state whose unemployment rate increased in the month of February. Unemployment went down in all 99 other counties.

Brown Water to Cost More


Reidsville has announced its water will soon be turning brown again.  The discoloration will likely be much worse than the last time.

On a related note, the City Council will be considering raising its water rates.

Festerman Throws in the Towel

James Festerman contemplates throwing down on another offensive speaker

It's hard to believe, but former Mayor James Festerman has announced that he will not run for re-election.

No doubt Festerman has realized his days on the Reidsville City Council are numbered.  Facing off against the Confederate Monument supporters will not be an easy task, especially considering Festerman only won his last election by less than 25 votes.

It's sad Festerman was not able to fill his promised life-time term on the City Council.

When Festerman bows out, Mayor Clark Turner will be the last remaining member of the old guard.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

This Week's Walmart Tasting Feature


This week Walmart Grocery featured a quarter-sized melted cheese in a soft flour tortilla.  The "cheese tortilla" was accompanied by a half-filled miniature paper cup of unsweetened tea.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Board should consider snake handling


The Reidsville Review is reporting the Rockingham County School Board is being led down a dangerous path.  School Board member Ron Price is trying to persuade the Board to open its meetings with "invocations".

Actually what Ron wants is full, all-out Christian prayer before every School Board meeting.  Ron is from Florida so he doesn't remember the days when the Rockingham Board resolutely prayed before every meeting.  Then the Board decided prayer wasn't legal, and then we had "invocation", and then a moment of silence, and then nothing.

The Board could have stuck with " invocations" but members like Herman Hines soon turned the "invocations" back into Christian prayer, asking the Lord (and/or his son) to strike the Board with wisdom.  The Lord never seemed inclined to do Herman's bidding, but Herman and Wayne Kirkman were stubborn and kept up the need for more and more prayer.

Now Ron wants to turn back the clock to the good old days before the U.S. Supreme Court got involved in the prayer in schools mess.

I say let's do it right!  Skip the prayers, skip the invocations, skip the moments of silence...go straight to snake handling, talking in tongues, and dancing.   Anything if it will make the little fuckers any smarter.  That's why Ron wants "invocations", right?  To make the little fuckers smarter? Not because of some twisted notion of this is a Christian nation and the School Board should behave like it.

Another Reidsville Business Bites the Dust

I took a short walk this morning from Big Apple Farm Supply to Car Needs.  After passing by Sanitary Cafe I noticed Mabry Motor Sales at the corner of Piedmont and Scales St. is closed.  I can't say how long it's been closed, but closed it is.  There were no more cars on the lot and a FOR RENT sign was stuck to the small building.

Mabry Motors has been around quite a few years.  It was sad to see another Reidsville business has gone under.

Mabry has a Facebook page.  There's not much to it, but at least you have something to click on.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bubba Tilley Too Controversial

I couldn't help but notice HPAC honcho Bubba Tilley got tossed out of a Reidsville City Council meeting today.  Bubba has often lectured me on being too controversial, an embarrassment on the good name of Reidsville.

Bubba's offense was offending Mayor James Festerman who doesn't much care for being offended.  The excuse used for shutting down Bubba was he used too much time when speaking.

Bubba exceeded his three minute time limit and was shown the door. Actually it's OK to exceed three minutes if you praise some action of the City Council. 

Bubba was not praising the City Council, he was trying to play a tape of a conversation between a Reidsville Review reporter and the head knocker of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  According to the Review, the UDC accused the City of trying to convince the UDC that the Confederate monument belongs to the UDC and not the City.  In other words, the City was hoping to wash its hands of the Monument.  It was something Mayor Festerman didn't care to hear again from Bubba Tilley.

Bubba needs to realize he has become too controversial for Reidsville.  Bubba also needs to realize the only reason he was allowed to say anything is because several years earlier a man successfully challenged Festerman's claim to be the Supreme God of What the Public Can Say at City Council Meetings.

FYI to Bubba:  There is a state law which prevents City Councils from meeting in private, which is where apparently the City Council decided it does not own the Monument.

The FREAK SHOW Continues

I got an interesting bit of information today.  I can't say it's a surprise because actually it makes perfect sense.  Someone described Reidsville Review editor Brian Carlton as "plain-ass weird".

I was immediately reminded that the Review has had nothing but a long, long string of editors and publishers who can best be described as freaks and weirdos. 

Mike DeLapp was the last barely stable boss man at the Review.  Everyone since DeLapp's time has been off-kilter to one degree or another.  I'm sorry I can't remember all their names but trust me it has been a real freak show...Greg Bear, Ralf Waters, Jeff Sykes, Ellen Somebody, Paul Long, and on and on.

God, what a mess!