Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 4, 2010

Pretty scary The scary election commercials are over and now we’re back to the regular dumb TV commercials. That’s the good news. Despite new people in office, nothing much will change. That’s the bad news. Subprime Court I agree with Richard Jackson Jr. (Rockford) that we don’t need big corporations promoting candidates with huge sums. […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 28,2010

ROTFL: Dave’s colonoscopy If you’ve read this Dave Barry piece elsewhere, you’ll notice that this is a shortened version. We wouldn’t want anyone to bust a gut laughing, especially since it deals with the gut.   About the writer: Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist for the Miami Herald. I called my friend […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 21, 2010

Advertising pays!   TV’s current flood of campaign ads proves we’ll get the best politicians money can buy. This year’s Supreme Court ruling changed the game: corporations are now free to support candidates with unlimited infusions of money. It doesn’t take Einstein’s brain to figure out that big business’ preferred candidates are likely to be […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 14, 2010

Out of Iraq They say the long war is over in Iraq. It started with a sweep of military might, which left the enemy army in shambles. Then we took over the job of turning the country into a democracy and rebuilding the damage from the war. It’s all over now and we didn’t do […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — October 7, 2010

They’re BACK! (FYI)   Bedbugs are everywhere in the news, because, it seems, they’re everywhere. The good news: They’re not scary-looking; they’re tiny and hard to see. They aren’t poisonous and they don’t carry disease. The bad news: They’re hard to get rid of. Their bites itch. They’ve expanded their territories, even hanging out in […]