Thursday, September 3, 2009

Farewell Metro News...

Sorry guys, but this is going to seem a little weird. Last week I talked about the Topeka Metro News being sold and how the new owners decided they, either didn’t have room for or simply weren’t interested in hearing from any local writers. Anyway, they dumped us all. If you think about it, it is a little weird for a local paper not to want anything to do with local people, hmm.

Hey, that’s just life. I knew going in, that nothing’s forever. It’s funny, too. Because, the older you get, the more you understand just how true that is. I really wanted to the chance to say goodbye. And I still believe they owed me that much. But hey, it’s their world and I was just passing through anyway.

So today, even though I’m not really going anywhere, I’ll still be ranting and raving on the blog, I just won’t be in the Metro News, I’m going to go ahead and write the farewell column I should have been allowed to do in the first place.

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Well guys, looks like this is it. This is the last column I’ll be writing for the Topeka Metro News. I always knew that sooner or later this day would come. Still, I wish it could have lasted a while longer. Like twenty or thirty more years.

And you know what? For the first time in a long time, I’m not sure what to say. I guess I should start out by thanking you, the readers. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to spend a little time with you guys each and every week. I thank every one of you who either, wrote a letter to the editor or sent an e-mail my way because of something I’d written. That’s not to say everyone agreed with me either. But, what it meant to me, was the fact that you were reading my stuff and that it made you stop and think for a while. Thank you. That’s really all I was trying to do in the first place.

Sure, from time to time, I got a little controversial. I might have even gone over the top every once in a while too. I’ve received e-mails from people demanding that I apologize for this or that. Here's the deal, I didn’t apologize then and I’m sure as hell not going to start now. Someone a lot smarter than I said it best, "I meant what I said and I said what I meant."

You see, in America, at least for now anyway, we still have this little thing called the 1st amendment, you know, the whole freedom of speech thing. I’m real big on that one. In fact, I’m going to give it one last shot today.

America! What the hell were we thinking of when we elected Barrack Obama as our president. A lot of us did our best to warn you. We warned you about the left-wing radicals he liked to hang out with. Reverand Wright, with his special brand of racisism and hatred come to mind. The guy responsible for planning the bombings of police stations and the Pentagon, Bill Ayres was another. We warned you about the Socialist agenda he would bring with him. You accused us of using scare tactics and called us racists and fear mongerers. Whatever.

I believe with all my heart that we're in the middle of the fight of our lives. If this country is going to survive (the one I grew up in anyway) we’ve got to get our butts off the couch and do something about it. Don’t sit back and wait for your neighbor to do it for you. Is it going to be easy? Hell no it won’t. Make that phone call to your Senator! Write that letter to the editor! Turn off MTV and American Idol long enough to find out what’s going on in the real world. Pay attention to the "TEA PARTY RALLIES" being held all across the country over the next few months. Hell we're even going to have our very own rally here in Topeka on 9-12, make plans to be there if you can. It's important, even if it's only symbolic. We gotta get the message out that we're mad as hell and we're here to stop these idiots in Washington dead in their tracks. Tell em loud and clear, "this is our country and we're here to take it back!"

Just remember, if you decide to take that stand, you'll be in for one hell of a fight. The left-wing loons will come after you like nothing you’ve ever seen. They’ll mock you. They’ll call you every name in the book. Trust me, the first thing they'll acuse you of is being a racist. That's seems to be pretty popular these days. They’ll use anything they can think of against you in order to silence you. Just remember, because of the antics of the extreme, left-wing lunatics, only 20% of the American population is still willing to call themselves liberal, they’re loud and the press gives them a lot of attention, but because of their numbers, they’re becoming extremely irrelevant. Think about that.

Anyway, do you guys remember watching the Carroll Burnett Show? If so, I'm sure you remember the way she always ended it by singing a little song that went something like this, “I’m so glad we had this time together. Just to have a laugh and sing a song. Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say so long.” Remember that?

For me, this is kind of like that. Thanks for everything guys, it was one hell of a ride.

6 comments:

  1. " . . . it’s their world and I was just passing through anyway."

    That is a profound statement. The old guard power brokers think they control more than they actually do. Power is not in them; it's in the hollow of your hand. Have a wonderful new life!

    Love the pics of Anonymous, by the way. He should be flattered.

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  2. Thanks, Fred. You know, I've known many people who thought they were powerful.

    But now most of them are either tired, fired or have gone on to meet their maker.

    I just try to get by the best I can with what I have to work with.

    Oh yeah, the pics. I was googling pics of Anonymous bloggers the other day and as soon as I came across these two, I just knew it had to be our little friend. I'm still LMAO...

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  3. you just cant get over the fact that the metro fired your sorry uneducated ass can you mcginty? maybe you should take that as sign that your writing sucks and that you should just fade away. I just love watching you tired old racists squirm in agony over the fact that your pathetic leave it to beaver world has collapsed right before your very eyes. ive told you this before but it looks like youre not listening. your kind is a dying breed and the sooner youre all gone the better off the rest will be. im only trying to help. remember love always wins out over the hatred you constantly spew.

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  4. Wow. Maybe before you start calling people uneducated you should get educated yourself. Just FYI, names and words at the beginning of a sentence are usually capitalized. And talk about hatred... I'm just sayin'.

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  5. Oh, and by the way, Kevin, I love the pics of Mr. Anonymous. Or Mrs. Anonymous for all anybody knows.

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  6. Thanks for having my back, Jason. And don't spend too much time worryng about my, idiot friend.

    When he first started posting his nonsense here, it really bothered me. At first I just deleted his comments.

    But then, I realized he represented everything I've been saying all along about the left-wing loons out there. And decided if he wanted to make a fool out of himself, there was no reason for me to stand in his way.

    Because that's all they have. They can't come on here (or anywhere else) and debate the issues. They can't seem to comprehend the fact that there might be someone with another opinion that differs from their own. So eventually, they all have to resort to the personal attacks and name calling. And when you get right down to it, that's all they really have.

    That's why I say they're irrelevant. They're loud, they're crude, and there's nothing off-limits for them.

    To all you left-wing loons out there. Go ahead, bring on your attacks. Bring on the name calling. Bring on the hatred you like to call love. Because the more you bring it, the more you marginalize yourself.

    You really believe the American people are going to let you get away with destroying this country?

    Think again! You'd better step back and pay attention to what's going on from one end of this country to the other. To think you're going to shout us down ever again is childish at best.

    It's kind of like pissing on a forest fire. It might make you feel better and you can claim that you did your part to save the world. But it'll serve no useful purpose what-so-ever.

    Get over yourselves!!!

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