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Mine Creek Revelations by Louie Graves: Note to rapper


THE OLDER I GET, the harder it is to hold my arms above my shoulders. It’s a good thing I don’t make my living changing light bulbs.

But, in order to pinch my nostrils closed real tight, I must hold at least one hand up over my shoulders.

It’s not all that important any other time, but it’s REAL important here at the end of this Presidential campaign.

I am determined to vote, but I will have to hold my nose. I’ve heard a lot of other people say that, too.

Don’t know nuthin about the ‘other’ candidates on the ballot (and they don’t have a chance anyway — they’ll just affect the outcome if Trump & Hillary are close) and I especially don’t like either of the main party candidates.

Just know that I will vote, and I won’t tell you which way I fell because I’m sure it would do nothing but make you mad.

I am soooooo ready for this campaign to end. Also, I’m getting short of breath because I can’t breathe through my nose right now. We can live with whomever wins the White House. They won’t be able to get anything through the Congress anyway.


THIS IS THE SORT of thing that can do nothing but help the Trump campaign: A petition signed by 100,000 people has reached the White House asking the President to ban a rap ‘track’ which encourages young thugs to break into and burglarize homes of Chinese-Americans.

The ‘artist’ is a convicted felon who calls himself YG (spent time in prison for burglary, naturally). Mr. YG says he wrote the lyrics because breaking into homes and robbing the residents is a part of his culture in Los Angeles. He picks on Chinese Americans because, as he says, they don’t like banks.

Of course, our guarantee of freedom of speech will prevent the President from doing anything, but I wish he had the gumption to at least make a statement condemning YG and his ‘art.’

Seems to me this ought to qualify as a hate crime. YG is currently performing on the “F**k Donald Trump Tour” now raking in money on the East Coast. This is real art. Uplifting, don’t ya think?

(NOTE to mom and dad, I sure hope you don’t give money to Junior and Sissy to buy YG’s ‘music.’)

Information for this gem came from legitimate BBC and NBC news articles.


IT WAS PURE LUCK. Last week, not more than FIve minutes after our last page was ‘sent’ by email to the printer, we got a call from the county judge’s office asking us to publicize that a ‘burn ban’ had been declared due to continued dry conditions.

“Sorry, our last page is already filled and gone,” was our regretful reply.

But, ha ha, we were also jubilant because we know from experience that as soon as we print the newspaper issue with the Burn Ban on the front page, the skies usually cloud over and we get a drenching rain.

It happened that way again. Less than 24 hours after our newspaper came out (without the burn ban story) the burn ban became a moot point.

This week, 24 hours BEFORE our last page was sent to the printer, we were noticed that the burn ban had been officially lifted.

So there, you pyromaniacs can go out and burn to your heart’s content.


WUV A WABBIT. At the state livestock show, Anna B. Sweat of McCaskill won the Himalayan Rabbit variety competition with her champion wabbit named Yeti.

Just joking about the wabbit’s name; not joking about Anna winning at the state fair. A fine accomplishment, and let me take this opportunity to salute all of our local kids who raise cattle, swine, chickens, sheep, wabbits and armadillos. And a big thanky to the adults who teach and support those kids. It’s not just mom and dad.


THE TWINS. Just had a nervous visit with those rambunctious delinquents, Hit and Miss.


THE MERE FACT that you are reading this means I have survived another week without being slaughtered by Flag Line Moms. My little article about the difference in danger levels between Flag Line Corps flipping flags and saucy majorettes twirling fire batons stirred up at least a few conversations. Lots of local bands still have majorettes. Like the Marching Rattler Band. I still have a question: Who teaches majorettes to twirl?


I KNOW I mentioned this before, but out of 113 million-plus Americans, are Hillary and Donald the best candidates the political parties can come up with?


HE SAID: “The problems we face now – poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad – will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them in the first place.” Donald Trump, presidential candidate


SHE SAID: “I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction.” Hillary Clinton, presidential candidate



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