ROMNEY CALLS ON PERRY TO REPUDIATE ATTACKS ON MORMONISM
Republican presidential Mitt Romney, a Mormon, has asked fellow GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry to disavow comments from a minister who introduced Perry last week and implied the LDS Church is a cult.
My take: There is absolutely NO PLACE in politics for this. I’ll say this much — if Perry doesn’t repudiate these comments, I cannot consider him as a presidential candidate.
Why? If you’re going to spend your time hating others because of their religion (or race or sex), or supporting those you spend their time hating others because of their religion, you’re not worthy of being a leader of our melting pot country.
LIONS IMPROVE TO 5-0; APOCALYPSE COMING SOON?
My take: I don’t know about y’all, but I’m getting my affairs in order. With Buffalo at 4-1 and the Lions beating all comers, the Apocalypse might certainly be upon us!
Seriously, though, congrats to my favorite Lions fan (Katie Marshall) and Bills fan (Charlie Kraebel) — both former Free Pressers who are in football heaven right now.
KINSTON UP TO NO. 6 IN AP 2A POLL; A-G NO. 6 IN 1A
After defeating two-time defending 2A champ Tarboro in overtime last week, the Kinston High School football team jumped from 10th to No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press 2A poll. Tarboro fell from fourth to ninth.
The only other local team in the AP poll is Ayden-Grifton, which remained No. 6 after its huge win at Spring Creek.
The Vikings are also 12th in the ncpreps.com 2A poll, while Ayden-Grifton is No. 7 in the 1A poll.
My take: Congrats to the Vikings and Chargers for their statewide recognition. It’s good to finally see Kinston getting some football love around North Carolina, though.
The iPod shuffle
Stories For Boys — U2
Duke Of Earl — Gene Chandler
In Your Eyes — Peter Gabriel
Paul Revere — Beastie Boys
Life Goes On — Poison
P.S.: A very special happy birthday to Keith Spence, one of the true “good guys” in Eastern North Carolina. He has made me feel like a native since the minute I got here almost nine years ago. Keith is a hell of a sportswriter and The Free Press has been lucky to have his byline since the 1980s. He’s also a great dad and one of the most trustworthy dudes I know. Simply put, he’s a great guy. Happy birthday, dude!