Sensible stewardship. Allen Dodson has been appointed Faulkner County judge for the next two years, and the choice by the Quorum Court seems to be a good one even if his name is followed by the word “who” for some folks. “Judge” is misleading. The job is administration, not presiding in a courtroom. Dodson apparently is not tied to the Democrats or Republicans.
There is no privacy. More and more, we are seeing and hearing of incidents in which a message on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter gets attention in a controversy. There is a lesson here. The social media can be a producer of headlines. Be careful what you say, blog or text. These things can come back to bite you.
Best of the bunch. Our favorite of those much-ballyhooed Super Bowl commercials is the Ram Trucks one about farmers. Paul Harvey’s voice added to its impact. Many of us who are not farmers identified with the message brought before us. And for a change, a TV pitch was not silly, patronizing or belittling of viewers.
A good one. We did not have a favorite between the 49ers and the Ravens, but Super Bowl XLVII was one of the better of the 47 games to date from a viewer’s standpoint. The excitement and the amazing plays were there. The commercials were entertaining. The power outage was something new. The halftime show? All right, but a little too intense and glitzy.
Sour grapes. Disappointing is a mild term for the uncalled for remarks of former Razorback football coaches about players “quitting” in the last, 4-8, season. Some of the players responded with not-so-laudatory comments too. It happened, ex-Hog coaches. Let it go. You have moved on now. Hush up about the 2012 shortcomings.
Saving money. The U.S. Postal Service is ending Saturday mail delivery in an attempt to slow its hemorrhage of red ink. This is understandable but perhaps not welcomed. Daily mail is not the essential that it once was. But cutting Saturday mail is a Band-aid, and a transfusion or a transplant is needed to revive this patient.
“It was a very close, heated ball game in which we hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left, and they missed a half-court shot at the buzzer. It was a great game. It is unfortunate that nobody remembers that part of it.”
— Brian Cossey,
Guy-Perkins interim school superintendent.