Cyber on Syria. There has to be another way to approach the problem with Syria that doesn’t involve a full strike that could cost American lives. Economic sanctions notwithstanding, there are other ways in this new world to “hit” a country. Cyber tactics, for one, would definitely be an option that the United States should explore that might be of great use.
Special month. September has different meanings to different folks. No longer is it when school starts, but still it is the time of change, when we shift gears and change focus. Many of us look forward to long sleeves, sweaters and light jackets. For those with some age under belts, remember the delightful “September Song”?
A head shaker. Romance? Dove? Yes, and did you read about the shooting involving some dove hunters and an argument over property lines? Romance, just up the road from Mount Vernon but in White County, is a pleasant little place with a post office often busy with requests for its postmark, especially for holidays and wedding invitations.
Not full attention. There we were on busy Oak Street waiting for an opening in the traffic. A car zipped by. A flat screen television was on its dashboard. And it wasn’t time for a football game or Big Brother. Yes, the TV was playing, but we could not make out the program. We hope this vehicle was headed for Interstate 40 and out of town.
A high mark. If we made out a report card on the Razorback football opening last Saturday, the grade would be B-plus. The Hog performance was good, not great. Mistakes and turnovers were few, and play for both offense and defense was not ultra-conservative. It will still be a few weeks before we have a solid reading on this team.
Forcing the issue. Announcers on the Razorback telecast constantly referred to the other team as “Louisiana.” Late in the game one rattled off the full “University of Louisiana-Lafayette.” There is quite a campaign to the south of us for a name change that drops the Lafayette. Can’t you imagine the reaction from LSU’s faithful?
“It’s going to be hard to convince me we should give the president a license to go to war on this (Syria) issue, particularly in light of how he has handled it so far.”
— Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas’ 2nd District.