MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

XXX rated The Republican presidential field has been slimming down as the candidates dig up dirt on each other. Herman Cain was shot down with surprising speed. Do you suppose that a few of the others have their fingers crossed, hoping that embarrassing episodes don’t surface? American politics has almost become free adult entertainment. The […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Real story Last week on TV, I saw a Harrison Ford movie—the one where he’s on a perilous quest for a mysterious crystal skull. That reminded me of the day many years ago when I, personally, stumbled into the world of the crystal skull. This is true. I’d driven my mother to Kitchener, Ontario, so […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

Zap on! The Republican nomination wrestle is turning out to be more fun than I expected. What a sight. All eight candidates are dancing around for a better position. While energetically looking for dirt on the others, each tries to deflect attention away from his (or her) own personal shortcomings. Yes, it’s tacky, even discouraging, […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

The people speak The Constitution states that it’s designed to “…promote the general Welfare…” Various elections around the country last week promoted something, and maybe the results were generally good for us. Down in Kalamazoo, voters decided they weren’t going to jail people who had small quantities of marijuana. Could be that Kalamazoo has too […]

MAIN STREET — by Roger Allen, publisher

Taking it easy My humor column research crew was pretty productive this week, so I didn’t have to do any thinking. (Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off NOW.) Not so sharp A butcher shop employee in the German town of Braunschweig inadvertently handed a customer a bag containing more than 2,000 euros […]