MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher — December 2, 2010

Is it just me?   Does time go faster, or seem to, when you get old? I’m raising my hand here. Yup, time sure flies. I just heard a radio talk by a woman whose grandmother had lived entirely off the products of her family farm, with all homegrown foods. Closer to home, Courtland Township […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — November 11, 2010

All together now… …Happy days are here again… The skies above are clear again… The election is over. As you may have heard, the Republicans pretty much swept the field. Soon everyone in Michigan will have a job. Taxes? We’ll just keep a few puny taxes for wars and border patrols. The deficit? It will […]

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 […]