Commentaries Archive


After Vegas, 59 More Notches for Congress

Posted October 17, 2017 By Triad Today
Notches on a gunstock

I suppose somewhere in the sick mind of Stephen Paddock, he fancied himself a western gunslinger. But a gunslinger of the Old West had to cock the hammer on his six shooter before he could fire a single round. Paddock, on the other hand, was able to fire off 600 rounds per minute with one […]


Ferguson: the Prequel

Posted October 10, 2017 By Triad Today
The 1967 funeral of James Eller

An unarmed black man was killed by a white police officer while resisting arrest. Details of the incident were withheld by police for over a week. Later, a judge dismissed murder charges against the cop, and riots ensued, including burning and looting. This wasn’t in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, it was in Winston-Salem in 1967. […]


Woods of Terror Owner is Two-Faced

Posted October 3, 2017 By Triad Today
Woods of Terror

Eddie McLaurin is two-faced. Literally. Just spend an evening at Woods of Terror and you’ll see what I mean. He patrols the haunts in a costume of his own creation, and his character name is “Bone Daddy”, a tall creature whose hair is spiked, and whose neck is adorned with a live boa constrictor. If […]


ESPN Has Lost Its Way

Posted September 26, 2017 By Triad Today
ESPN logo spinning out of control

On February 27, 1968, after returning from a tour of southeast Asian battlefields, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite ended his nightly broadcast with an uncharacteristic commentary. In just three minutes of prepared text, the iconic newsman told us that the war in Vietnam was “mired in a stalemate”, and was unwinnable. He called for a negotiated […]


Time to Talk About Hurricanes

Posted September 19, 2017 By Triad Today
Flooding in Port Arthur, Texas, from Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of a mass school shooting, pundits and politicians tell us that families are in mourning so, “This is not the time to talk about gun control.” Similarly, right after hurricane flooding claims dozens of lives, we hear, “Now is not the time to talk about property owners taking responsibility for their own situation.” […]


Alienation of Affection Law Must Go

Posted September 12, 2017 By Triad Today
Illustration of woman upset woman

In her new book “What Happened”, Hillary Clinton blames a variety of people for her loss to Donald Trump.  She blames Trump, saying he is sexist. She blames James Comey and the FBI.  She blames Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. And, of course, she blames the Russians. OK, so what would happen if next week, […]


Boxing Match a Sad Social Commentary

Posted September 5, 2017 By Triad Today
Promotional image for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor bout

The recent match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was heralded as the greatest sports spectacle in modern times. Mayweather, a recently retired, undefeated world boxing champion, was pitted against McGregor, the top draw in Mixed Martial Arts fighting. But unlike the 1976 bout between Muhammed Ali and Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki which was billed […]


National Anthem Protests are Divisive

Posted August 29, 2017 By Triad Today
Colin Kaepernick

Over the past few years, an increasing number of pro athletes have forgotten the old adage: “There’s no ‘i’ in ‘TEAM’”. Teamwork in team sports has taken a back seat to individual end zone celebrations, bat flips, domestic violence, and political protests, the latter of which has become closely associated with former San Francisco quarterback […]


Hard Time Doesn’t Always Mean the Same Thing

Posted August 22, 2017 By Triad Today
dice and judge's gavel

Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time.” It’s an old familiar phrase to fans of TV police dramas, and a stark warning to all would-be criminals to think twice before doing something bad. But people don’t always heed that warning. Nevertheless, when they get caught, there is a reasonable expectation that the […]


Too Young to be Transgender

Posted August 15, 2017 By Triad Today
Transgender symbol

Over the past few years I’ve written several columns about Transgenderism, and I must confess that some of the nastiest emails I’ve ever received have come from Trans advocates who misunderstood my intent. In short, I have no problem with an 18-year-old transitioning to another gender, but I do have a problem with parents who […]

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